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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3
Reviews by skivtjerry:
4.22/5 rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
A nice shop in an out of the way location, but much closer to my work than the store in Winooski (also a nice shop). The staff greets you immediately upon entrance but doesn't hover. You will get all the attention you want but no more (I like to browse around in case something suddenly looks good). Well stocked with fresh malts and vacuum sealed hops. Yeast selection is medium to small but extremely fresh. They just don't sell old yeast. If you want something that's out of stock, they will have it in 2-3 days. An unexpected small treasure in a delightful funky little town. Positive Pie pizza is 3 doors away, with Hill Farmstead beers on tap. Returning to the main highway when you leave requires stopping on a very steep little hill with bad visibility; can be challenging, especially when roads are icy. Try to regard it as entertainment.
02-12-2013 01:13:32 | More by skivtjerry
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2.75/5 rDev -26.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 1.25 | service: 5 | selection: 1.25 | $$$
I hate to leave this review. I want this place to be awesome and Josh is a knowledgeable, friendly, helpful guy. However after having my third WYEAST Yeast pack from there be a complete dud, I have to say something. I bought three yeast packs about a month ago and have been storing them in my fridge and using them as I brew. I have now had the third one not do a thing after more than 72 hours after pitching. That's three yeast packs, of different varieties, that were completely dead in the bucket. Each one I had to replace from the Brew store in Winooski. After replacing, the beers started up within 24 hours.
I also can never go into Local Potion with a recipe. The meager selection requires me to put a recipe together on the spot, using whatever I can find.
This is the last failure I can take. I will not be returning to Local Potion to throw my money away. I have had to double up on yeast purchases as well as the cost of the supplies for Beers whose quality is now suspect.
10-30-2013 21:16:18 | More by Mcskinnygins
4.3/5 rDev +14.4%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I was on my way back from a beer run when I saw the carboys in the window and had to turn around to go look.
The space inside was pretty small but it was packed with stuff. He had all the beginner equipment including the Ale Pale starter kit. There was also a nice selection of extra tools like brushes, corks, spoons, pots, ect.
I spoke with him a little bit about recipes. His book was organized by darkness of the beer with a nice picture in the upper corner. Really nice to be able to flip back to the dark stuff.
I was particularly interested in an oatmeal stout recipe which he priced out at ~$34. I felt like that was pretty reasonable in comparison to VHBS in Winooski.
I think this place has great potential, I just wish it wasn't so far away.
10-02-2010 20:29:54 | More by Ouisi7
Local Potion in Plainfield, VT
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.