Brattleboro Food Co-op
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Reviews by mltobin:
4/5 rDev +6.4%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
The Food Co-Op is a natural foods grocery store with a good beer selection. If you are looking to snag some McNeil`s, they have plenty of it. They also carry Rock Art, Otter Creek, Trout River, Smutty and some other local/regional beers. Stone, Rogue, Stillwater, DFH are some of beers that they also carry. Service is friendly and helpful. Aside from the beer, they carry some local cheese, maple syrup, sausage and various other food products. I opted to pick up some local cheddar cheese and salsa. The Food Co-Op is a small detour for those traveling along I-91, but is very much worth checking out.
12-12-2010 16:44:09 | More by mltobin
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3.85/5 rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
They built a new co-op and the old one is just a memory. The beer department has a pretty good beer selection. If passing thru, this is the only place in the area worth stopping at for beer to go- but not worth a visit just to go there.
Update (6/14): They keep improving the beer selection, a great place for fresh as heck Maine Beer Company at a reasonable price and always a few surprises in the cooler (like Lawsons once). They now have excellent choices for growlers fills at a good price (FBS, MBC Lunch).
Now with Flat Street, the legendary McNeills and the recent addition Whetstone nearby things are looking up in the area.
06-11-2014 21:09:45 | More by Flashy
3.97/5 rDev +5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Swung by yesterday (10AUG13) with Artied2. Fairly modern, one-story building in the center of town. Entering off the parking lot, an overhead sign directed you to all your needs, with bier being straight ahead. Has extensive shelves of warm bier, plus a decent sized cooler as well. A solid selection of local VT brews, plus a solid New England array, and some stuff from afar I had never heard of... Attendants roaming the aisles were courteous and offered assistance readily. Prices seemed pretty fair, overall. Would stop by again if nearby... Prosit!
3.97/5 rDev +5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
08-11-2013 16:51:05 | More by Bierman9
3.55/5 rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $
A nice place, sort of a rural version of Whole Foods, of course less corporate than that. Big selection of Vermont craft beer, Rock Art, McNeills, Long Trail, etc. Lots of more limited distribution stuff from Rock Art in particular. Prices were very low, and maybe lower if you're a shareholder (I think, at least I got that impression as I checked out.
Tons of food options here too, ranging from the selection of an organic grocery store through the prepared boxes, a deli, and more. I spent a good 10-15 minutes looking through the beer options and another 10th minutes on food. Happy I stopped here.
05-06-2011 17:24:29 | More by TurdFurgison
4.3/5 rDev +14.4%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
The Brattleboro Food Co-op is well worth the detour off I-91 and set in downtown Brattleboro. The downtown itself is worth a look, with some fine shops and restaurants and pedestrian friendly streets. A little bit of "city" in this scenic spot on the Connecticut River. The Co-op has one of the better beer selections I've seen in southern VT. All beers are available as singles, and prices for singles and packs alike are clearly marked. The staff is generally helpful and friendly, especially over in the beer and wine section. Their prepared foods are also numerous and what I've tried is pretty good. There's also a good selection of organic and local products in the store. I come through this area often and plan to make this store a regular stop.
12-24-2010 02:55:30 | More by Nordicsk8er
4/5 rDev +6.4%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
We stopped in here while we were heading home to grab some things to grill and I am glad we did.
Walk in and beer is on the right. I caught that immediately upon entering to which my wife said "Don't take forever!".
They had a ton of good stuff for cheap (in my opinion). Lots of Vt stuff I don't see in MA all the time. They had lots of McNeill's for only $2.99 a bottle as well as a good deal of Rock Art for $3.99.
I grabbed a Smutty Baltic Porter, Otter Creek Imperial IPA, McNeill's Champ Ale and a Rock Art Belvedere IPA. All were VERY well priced. I also noticed they still had some bottles of Otter Creek RIS and a few bottles of Smutty's Quad.
Great place, the food selection is great. I got some great local produce and some fresh hamburger that was amazing on the grill.
This is THE place to stop for beer if you are in town.
07-13-2009 01:59:05 | More by indiapaleale
3.85/5 rDev +2.4%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This well run, community driven food coop is located downtown. The only downfall to the entire store is the insane intersection getting in and out of the parking lot. That said....
The beer is on the right when you first walk in. Two large open faced coolers of quality beer. The usual New England Micros are well represented. Long Trail,Wolavers,Pennichuck,Magic Hat. A hefty selection of local beer great McNeills and Berkshire Brewing from down the road. Stone,Ommegang and numerous other assorted quality brews round out the mix.
I walked out with several McNeills ,North Coast Old Stock Ale, Stone Vertical 08 and a Lindemans Gueuze for under 45 bucks. Not to shabby. Be sure to grab something from the deli, the food is killer (I HIGHLY suggest the Sesame Noodles and the store made sausage is great)
04-05-2009 22:00:23 | More by jeed
4/5 rDev +6.4%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I was pleasantly surprised at the beer selection in this place. I was expecting a cheap food store, but there is a nice selection of beer. Most of the beer is refrigerated. Vermont beers are well represented here: Otter Creek, Magic Hat, Long Trail, Trout River. They have a bunch of 22oz and 750ml bottles as well, including most Berkshire Brewing Company beers and all of the year round Ommegangs. They also have most of the McNeill's Brewery beers available in 22oz bottles, which is why I went here in the first place. They do have offerings from non-Northeast breweries as well, including DFH, Stone and Sierra Nevada (12 packs of Celebration Ale). They do have a few imports (Chimay and Samuel Smith), but most of it is domestic, which is fine by me. They don't have the vast selection that a large beer store would have, but this is more of a grocery store than a beer store, so I can't hold that against them. What they did have though was top quality stuff. I had two very friendly store clerks ask if I needed help while I was deciding what to buy.
01-06-2009 18:11:06 | More by mtbbaboon
3.7/5 rDev -1.6%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
I've been into the co-op quite a few times. My wife is from Brattleboro, so every time we come up, we poke in to grab something. Great organic food/homeopathics/cheeses/decent wineselection/baked goods/etc. Apparently I've had my blinders on when anywhere near the beer section, because I didn't notice the decent mix of beers on hand. The beer section is somewhat modest at three coolers and a rack for 22 oz.'s (predominantly McNeill's), but quite a decent selection, with brews from Magic Hat, Otter Creek, Trout Brook, Berkshire, Gritty's, Wolavers, Long Trail, Flying Dog, Dogfish head (incuding some seasonals), Anchor Steam, Sierra Nevada and even a couple Ommegang (the purpose of my stop). Also had a small selection of cider (mostly Woodchuck, but also a couple brands I didn't recognize) and a few imports like Chimay & Sam Smith. Very nice selection indeed, although I prefer to go straight to the brewery for my McNeill's. Definitely worth stopping in if you are in the area.
10-06-2007 14:45:11 | More by Jwale73
Brattleboro Food Co-op in Brattleboro, VT
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