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Brattleboro Food Co-op

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Brattleboro Food Co-opBrattleboro Food Co-op
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very good

21 Ratings
Ratings: 21
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 8.24%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

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

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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -20.2%

05-15-2014 04:24:10 | More by chippo33
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev -14.9%
quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $

A small selection of beer, though all of the recent and basic 4 offerings of
McNeill(which you can get at the Burlington Co-Op) Be sure to buy additional choices at the pub itself (and take the car). Good selection of food accompaniments for beer. Almost everything in the cooler. Almost all, local selection. Below average for a Whole Foods these days. If you are in the area and need some beer, this is the place. Closed at 9 pm. Parking no problem. Nonexistent service as you wouldn't have expectations in a grocery or supermarket.

07-12-2007 03:13:01 | More by Sammy
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Goldorak

Quebec (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$

Quaint little hippie Coop in a quaint little hippie town. I’d love to have a grocery store like this in my neighborhood. Beer selection is basically an all-Vermont lineup, not too many of which are worth it or are widely available elsewhere, and the McNeill’s section was exactly the same as at the pub two blocks away. We did stop there for a quick lunch, though. We weren’t allowed to drink any Beer in the seating area but we did enjoy the food there. Who says Americans don’t eat well? I ate more organic food in one meal here than in the past month at home!!

If you’re going to make the detour to have a pint at McNeill’s, you might as well stop by here on the way in just to take a look. As mentioned below, parking seems to be scarce in this town, so watch out for meters or “customers only” signs.

07-19-2005 18:17:25 | More by Goldorak
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

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
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NEhophead

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$

I stopped in at the co-op in late April while checking out Brattleboro on our way to up to Burlington. This natural foods, grocery store is easy to find as you make your way off the interstate and into Brattleboro. As you walk in, the brew and wine are located in coolers directly to your right. I was pleasantly surprised to find the full line up of McNeill's and BBC 22 oz bombers, in addition to other New England micros, including: Magic Hat, Trout River, Long Trail, Otter Creek/Wolavers, Hornpout, Harpoon, Sunday River, etc. In addition to these usual suspects were a few other, non-locals like DFH, and imports like Chimay. This is a grocery store, so the service was average as expected. The selection isn't huge, but enough of a variety for non-locals to leave happy, especially if you haven't sampled many of McNeill's or BBC's brews.

05-12-2007 14:29:19 | More by NEhophead
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bjohnson

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $

Ran in here quickly on the way back from a ski trip to Mt. Snow. I wanted to hit either McNeill's or Flat Street, but it was about two in the afternoon on a weekday and neither were open and I wasn't leaving without some brew from Brattleboro.

A nice and clean store with brew and wine right as you walk in. I like this as grocery stores seem to put beer and wine in the back like it's a bad thing. Anyways, on the beer. Mostly Vermont brews with some out croppers also. Otter Creek, Long Trail, Troutbrook, Magic Hat with others including Stone Coast, Gritty's, Peaks, Berkshire, DFH, Chimay, St. Peters, and the whole lineup of McNeill's. Not a bad little store to peruse if you can. About 4 coolers dedicated to craft brew.

No one helped me while I was checking out the coolers, but the checkout guy was nice and accommodating, letting me know where McNeill's was and their hours of operation (although I knew both of these).

A good place to stop if you're in the mood for the whole McNeill's lineup or another local selection.

02-06-2007 01:54:45 | More by bjohnson
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slander

New York

3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
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
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$

The Co-Op has become my home spot for good brews, only twenty minutes from Keene,NH This place has been amping up the beer selection as of late. They Feature: Dogfish Head Brews such as Chicory Stout, 60 min IPA and Raison D'etre and Indian Brown Ale.Sunday River's Black Bear Porter(YUM!) Stone Coast's 420 IPA, Most Berkshire Brewing co's brews, Gritty Mcduff's black Fly stout bombers, the Magic Hat line Many local Brews, most of the Vermont based brews and a hefty selection of Mcneill's, including the Imperial Stout and Old Ringworm (as of 1/20/07) The New addition's this time was the Dogfish Head Pangaea...1 Pt 9.4 liter Bottle for $8.99 and the Rock Art Extreme series ESB x 3. Good stuff! They also have Saison Dupont year-round and they encourage buying singles from the sixer. 6 packs of DFH 60 min IPA is $9.99 with a new Vermont 6% sales tax on beer. I would concider the selection excellent for around this area, but only sub-par overall.

This is also an organic health foood store with a great selection of the finest organic food goods.

The service is usually very nice, someone at the Co-Op loves their beer because almost every time I walk in there's something different.

01-20-2007 16:01:08 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

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
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Flashy

Vermont

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
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Brattleboro Food Co-op in Brattleboro, VT
87 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.