Crop Bistro & Brewery

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BEER AVG
3.68/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
24
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
518
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
38
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
1.57%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
Crop Bistro & BreweryCrop Bistro & Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1859 Mountain Rd
Stowe, Vermont, 05672-4890
United States

(802) 253-4765

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Added by stoutluvr420 on 01-24-2012

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 38
Reviews by ElGallo:
Photo of ElGallo
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Crop Bistro is a huge departure from its previous life as The Shed. While the pub side remains, it is very different from the cozy apres hangout for ski bums that existed in its former life. There is also a fancy new bar in the center of the formal dining area. I was there on a nice August evening, so we ate out back on the patio.

No in-house brewing yet. Draft list was decent, but no Hill Farmstead or Lawson's that day, so I had a couple of Heady Topper cans ($7), which are always nice. The appetizers were very unique and tasty. Entrees are pricey (this is Stowe, after all), and to be honest my $30 fillet didn't wow me as much as the apps and was overcooked.

Overall this is a nice place for good beer just down the road from the mountain. However, the Waterbury triangle is a better option for beer and food if you don't mind the 20-minute drive.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of rodmanfor3
2.69/5  rDev -29.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.25 | service: 3 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of byronic
3.6/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Definitely a very nice dining room and pub area. A decent menu and nice beer selection. On occasion a menu pairing is offered with beer or wine. Service was good but the food selection and quality was a let down. The appetizers were phenomenal but the main courses were a let down.

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of NJB145
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of TimBeaulieu
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of JKV96
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of braican
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of TBonez477
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of parris
5/5  rDev +30.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Crop Burger + bacon is so good.

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Photo of Duffman79
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of IPAchris
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of baybum
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of yarnbomb
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mkirkland80
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Cairncad
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Svendozen
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of bobv
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Duffke
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Crop has come a long way in the last year. While I'm not in love with their in house brew list, the Idletyme IPA is legit. Great beer and very reasonably priced. They sell 22s to go or growler fills. They typically have one tap of Hill Farmstead (usually Edward) and a good offering of bottles/cans too (including Heady Topper). The new outdoor bar is a slice of heaven under some shady trees, right off the Stowe recreation path and the westbranch river. A little lawn with cornhole and ladder balls makes it like your backyard with a bartender and some good food. Chef Steve has really brought some great changes to the menu. We met the baker who makes the pretzels and they were excellent and the baker was very nice and gracious. The beer cheese sauce is drinkably good. Short rib poutine...need I say more?

Indoors there are two bars. The old Shed bar is a no frills good space and the brewing setup is in that space too. When they expanded a couple of years ago they built another huge upscale bar also. Something for everyone here. Check it out if you haven't already.

Bonus points, they are across the street from the Liquor store which sells crop 22s so if they are out of your choice at the brewery itself, check across the street.

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Photo of Spreetaper
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Dicers
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of sdaly3
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Crop Bistro & Brewery in Stowe, VT
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