1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Brattleboro Food Co-op

Brattleboro Food Co-opBrattleboro Food Co-op
BA SCORE
87
very good

20 Ratings
Ratings: 20
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 7.96%
$$ - reasonable


[ Store ]

2 Main St
Brattleboro, Vermont, 05301-3201
United States
phone: (802) 257-0236

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: Longstaff)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20  | next › last »
Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 20
Reviews by mltobin:
Photo of mltobin
mltobin

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.1%
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
More User Reviews:
Photo of Bierman9
Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
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 | $

256

08-11-2013 16:51:05 | More by Bierman9
Photo of TurdFurgison
TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
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
Photo of Nordicsk8er
Nordicsk8er

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
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
Photo of indiapaleale
indiapaleale

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.1%
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
Photo of jeed
jeed

New Hampshire

3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
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
Photo of mtbbaboon
mtbbaboon

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.1%
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
Photo of Jwale73
Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
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
Photo of Billolick
Billolick

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$

Just a couple of miles off of and easy to find from Highway 91, this place is a better then decent spot for beer and food in the crunchy little southern Vermont town of Brattleboro. Beer highlights were limited to the full line of Rockart extreme bombers and plenty of McNiels selections, also in bombers. So some things to pick up beer wise. The food selections were more interesting, with artisinal and local rich choices in the bread, cheese, condiments, fruits and veggies departments. Organic is the hot word in this place. Support this well stocked, earthy, friendly and beer geek friendly spot.

09-24-2007 23:34:03 | More by Billolick
Photo of slander
slander

New York

3.55/5  rDev -5.8%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $

Missed the co-op last time we were through, as instincts were to hit McNeill's first and the beer store an afterthought, well closed by the time we got around to it. Supposedly the keeper of more McNeill's bombers than McNeill's has in their corner cooler, I guess I would need to see to know for sure. Caught a pint around the corner and now it's time to hit the co-op for bombers, before we head west across Vermont and out to Albany; Trouble's got a train to catch...

Big old food store on the bend. You don't have to get too far in, as the beer and wine are real easy to find on entry, just off to the right in coolers mostly. Nearly a dozen McNeill's bombers types, and a half dozen BBC bombers, too. Beyond that, a good selection of Vermont beers (Magic Hat, Orlio, Long Trail, Otter Creek, Wolavers, Trout Brook, Rock Art), a few regionals from New England (Gritty's, Peak, Stone Coast, Geary's, Smuttynose), and a little further out (Ommegang, DogFishHead), and then micros from elsewhere (Anchor, Sierra Nevada, Flying Dog). Also a few imports (Chimay, Sam Smith, Rodenbach, St Peters, DuPont). A place like this, you should in no way be surprised by the number of organic selections (Orlio, Wolavers, Peak, Sam Smith) sold here. Didn't find the bombers we were looking for (I shoulda had her get 'em when she saw 'em 2 days before), but this was our best bet in town.

Still, easy, one stop shopping in Brattleboro for all your beering needs.

09-08-2007 16:17:50 | More by slander
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20  | next › last »
Brattleboro Food Co-op in Brattleboro, VT
87 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.