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The Parker Pie Co. / Lake Parker Country Store

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The Parker Pie Co. / Lake Parker Country StoreThe Parker Pie Co. / Lake Parker Country Store
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42 Ratings
Ratings: 42
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 7.74%
Taps: 13
Bottles: 25
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

161 Country Rd
PO Box 9
West Glover, Vermont, 05875-0009
United States
phone: (802) 525-3366

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(Place added by: grassrootsVT on 12-17-2006)
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Reviews by Roguer:
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4.28/5  rDev -5.3%

Nine beers on tap - eight of which were from Vermont, and including Double Dose - which was just as fantastic as advertised - and Hill Farmstead. The only non-local brew on tap was Founders. Looked like a decent bottle selection, too.

They obviously specialize in pizzas, but I enjoyed an excellent hot Italian sausage sub.

There isn't much to say about the atmosphere. It's a relatively small place, with a couple bar areas, an attached shop, and an outside deck area (probably more useful in the Summer).

Definitely a good spot to stop if you're visiting.

Roguer, Nov 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

DCLAguy11, Nov 14, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev -1.8%

New England jaunt in the Spring. Vermont today, tomorrow, and then Maine for a few days. Never been this far up 91 before, and my guess that the unmarked road with a bridge was Roaring Brook Road was a successful leap. To the end, hook that right, and it’s that, over there, on the bend, parking around the side in the early April Vermont mud…

Entered up front and was greeted by wine & beer displayed; Dieu De Ciel, Alesmith, and well, hello, Fantome Noel. Take in the little country store scene; dry goods, baked goods, nuts, cheese, wine & beer, and through the corral doors to the rear. 2 bar pieces split, seating 3 and 3 on colorfully painted chairs; wood topped bar here, dented & dinged metal top bar there. A brass ’T’ tower of 5 on the front side and 2 barbell uprights with 2 taps each below the rear piece with stacked glassware. Piping glassware rack with tulips and stemware a-dangling to the left, and a horizontal board to the right listing the 9 tap selection sectioned in alternating colored chalk (brewery, beer, origin, style, ABV, IBU’s, price, & serving size). Kitchen corralled in between the two, with swinging saloon doors; its door frame and adjacent kitchen peek a boo window framing pasted with dollar bills & pictures. Past tense tap handles line the space above and alongside, and some domestic bottles and cans displayed with craft & import interjected.

Wood slat/plank floorings, slat ceilings in light gray, and the walls in red, yellow, & orange, and some areas done blue with cloud play. And the décor; some local art (paintings), snow shoes, beer ad tin silliness, license plates, rusty old signage, and the wall near the rear door with newspaper cutouts & beer stickers. A ½ dozen tables mix & match behind us, boothed and benched. There’s a small TV showing soccer. Phil is psyched for the world cup, I cannot understand why.

9 taps here and 5 more in the back room bar not currently open (but they will draw from there if you’re polite and nice). 14 taps in all; a mix of right down the road local hero craft (Hill Farmstead Edward, Single Hop Simcoe, Double Citra, & the Blaugies La Vermontoise collab), craft regionally nearish & far (Sixpoint Sweet Action, Local Option Sweet Leif, Finch’s Sobek & Set, Bruery Oude Tart, Stone Ruination Grapefruit Slam, Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye), a single import (Siren Broken Dream Stout), and an in-state soda/cider/kombucha hat trick (Rookies Root Beer, Citizen Cider Unified Press, Aqua Vitea Kombucha). I drank the Hill Farmstead Single Hop Simcoe & Double Citra because I could. They’ve also got a bottle list of some 3 dozen offerings broken out by origin. It’s a pretty good list and includes a handful of macros, N/A, gluten free, & cider action. No Cantillon bottles today, wah (just to hurt me).

And food, yes, sure, I mean, we’ve only been driving all damn day. I had been toying with a BLT, because, well, it’s where bacon lives, but opted instead for a small piiiiie. Pizza Margherita was her name (fresh garlic, crushed plum tomatoes, fresh basil, and you know what, I’m feelin’ crazy, why don’t we add pepperoni). Phil went with the Scott’s Revenge (Scott’s oil, crushed plum tomatoes, spicy shrimp, scallions, and roasted red peppers). Mine was a kickin’ pie, and Phil said his was excellent, too. “Lots of shrimp, spicy, very good”. That there was actual Phil verbiage.

Tunes have been excellent! See the way I dealt that with an exclamation point, you can tell I meant that shit. Zeppelin, Stones, Animals, Zombies, CCR, Doors, Beatles, Cream, but some of this stuff sounds like slightly different versions than those I know. I’m wondering if we’re getting alternate versions of some of these or if I’m experiencing the single speaker mono effect. ‘Trickery’, I say!

Darcy serves us up, Maine kid she is. This we find, Phil & I, as we talk of plans for the days ahead. Unexpectedly good pizza & a jammin’ tap list. Come and get your drink & snack on before heading down the road for growl fills or wait in line there hungry, grumbly, & sad, like the clown.

slander, Nov 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

fBest tap list in the north, Regional craft and imports.
Food is really good. Staff is super
Pizza and specials are hard to beat.
Price point is good for the offerings,
Wonderful experience every time.

Cheers

SABERG, Sep 16, 2014
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I may be a tad biased but I was there for the Hills Farmstead 4th anniversary. The place was packed, Hills had taken over their back yard and were pouring many of their finest libations. The waitstaff was amazing, the food was awesome (Curry Chicken Pizza, can I have another please?) If you are even in "almost Canada" I highly suggest a stop.

Mini4x, May 25, 2014
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The Parker Pie Co. / Lake Parker Country Store in West Glover, VT
99 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.