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State Liquor Store

Not Rated.
State Liquor StoreState Liquor Store
very good

14 Reviews
Reviews: 14
Visits: 30
Avg: 3.96
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

1880 Mountain Rd
Stowe, Vermont, 05672-4638
United States
phone: (802) 253-4525

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Place added by: RunawayJim on 06-29-2008

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Reviews: 14 | Visits: 30
Reviews by Hibernator:
Photo of Hibernator
3.8/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

After having a few beers at The Shed, we walked across the street to the State Liquor Store. This place is located in the middle of a mini strip mall.

Upon entering, go to the left for beers. I found this selection to be pretty good. There is a nice cross representation of Belgium, English and American craft beers.

Selection highlights include Unibroue, Dogfish Head, Chimay, Foret, Ommegang, Weihenstephaner, Trappistes Rochefort 6, 8 & 10, Westmalle and Celebrator.

There are also some nice wooden shelves in the back left corner showcasing Stone, Rogue, Allagash and Southern Tier. This store also has local Vermont favorites like Long Trail, Rock Art, Wolavers and Trout River.

The dude checking us out was friendly enough, but our interactions were minimal. Certainly a good place to stock up on some craft beers when in Stowe.

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Photo of byronic
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Not a bad store, a decent selection but some with a noticeable amount of dust. Should you spot some rare bottles be sure to check for any dates! A nice selection of beer which echoes the other stores in the area.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Stopped here in Stowe on Saturday. Out of Heady (of course) but found some other VT options to pick up. Service was friendly and we had a conversation for a few minutes. Selection is decent for the size of the place (re: small). Overall the only package store worth visiting in Stowe. Show up early on Friday and get your Heady.

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Photo of SRBush1974
4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Resuin
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of RichD
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of tobelerone
4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JKV96
4/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Antg8989
2.2/5  rDev -44.4%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3

Did not feel too welcome here. I don't know, maybe it's because I wasn't a regular.

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Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Jwale73
3.57/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Decent selection of local brews as well as Shelton beers but nothing in the way of the elusives (HF (except La Vermointoise), Heady, Lawsons). Solid cooler selection of bombers and some six-pack options. Picked up a Lost Nation Gose and there was a decent array of Crop beers. You'l definitely find something worthwhile if you drop-in.

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3.92/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Rifugium
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Very cool for a small shop, and they seem to always have something that surprises me when I go in (got some super cheap BA Biscotti Break and MOAS here once!). The owner is a cool guy to talk to, and he definitely knows what's up in the beer scene. HT is sold here, but as with most places, goes quickly. I always make a point to pop in here when I'm in VT.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of MattGrimley
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of orangesol
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Stopped in here over the weekend while in town for the HF Festival.

Atmosphere is pretty laid back. Quality was quite good. I checked out quite a few bottles and for the most part they were all either fresh or intentionally aged. Service was awesome. Bob was super helpful and he is a great guy too boot. I would describe the beer selection as adequate. It isn't the biggest in the area but it does have some nice bottles you don't see every day, plus they get heady topper all the time. Liquor Quality / Selection was also awesome, they even had some local offerings which is always a plus. Prices were on par with all of the other places in the area.

Overall if you are staying in Stowe, or passing through for that matter, this is definitely a place to check out.

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Photo of ElGallo
3.88/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This place is a great little gem of a store if you're in Stowe any time of year. It's small and has more wine and liquor than beer, but the beer selection is decent and the best in town. There is always a random selection of Belgians and domestics in the couple of small fridges, but most of the stock is on shelves at room temp. My most recent visit (August 2012) had a nice selection of Trappist beers (including Rochefort 10), Stone beers (including IRS and 10th Anniv Ruination), Founders (including Frangelic Mountain Brown), Rock Art, some Maine Beer Co., Anchorage, Jolly Pumpkin, Pannepot, and Peche Mortel. Manager is very helpful if you have questions. Overall selection is better at Winooski Beverage Warehouse and Hunger Mountain Coop, but this is a nice shop just down the road from the ski slopes.

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Photo of Jayli
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Hit this place up numerous times over a week long trip the first week of December.

As others have mentioned, this is primarily a liquor store, but to the left is no shortage of craft beer. They had a bottle of Pliny just hanging out there which my partner and I recognized. The guy working sparked conversation "You know that beer?" And thus began a rather indepth discusion of beer that was revisited each and every time I hit the store during the week.
The selection here is very good for such a small place, and by far the best selection from any place else that I had frequented. Lots of local (and New England) love - Rock Art, Otter Creek, Hill Farmstead, Magic Hat, Switchback, and that day canned at the brewery fresh Heady Topper. I'm all about locals so that was what I queued in on - but there was a decent selection of other offerings and I believe some Pannepot was headed in to the store later in the week.
As I mentioned earlier, I sparked quite the convo with their beer guy - Bob while there, and he made sure to treat us right every time we came in to the store as well as give us great suggestions for places to grab a bite and a good beer.
This is definitely a place to pop your head in to if you're in Stowe as you'll get the best selection and great service in the area.

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Photo of papat444
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Came here after the bottle release and getting some Heady Topper at the cannery.

This is the place to buy your beer in Stowe. A liquor store first but they have a great selection for the area and much better that Edelweiss.

A few big bottles of DFH, some Heady Topper, lots of Belgian, English and German ales as well as lots of U.S. micros including Clown Shoes, Stone and others.

A word of caution though. I saw lots of dust on some of the beers, specifically the imports. Check your dates before buying!

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State Liquor Store in Stowe, VT
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