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4.46/5 rDev +3.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$
During a vacation in VT I made this a destination during my stay and I will easily say that it was a great choice to stop by. Sean/Shawn? was awesome and gave me a tour of the craft beer selection. He pointed out VT only beers and notable limited stuff that I prob wouldn't see in PA. Granted, some beers pointed out to me were everywhere in Boston and VT but they were priced much better than anywhere else. The two guys working at the time were more than accommodating and made me feel welcome 9 hours from home. Great service and awesome employees. I didn't really ask about liquor or other drink so I can't comment on that. I scored low on atmosphere because when I walked in, I felt as if it was, in fact, a bulk store warehouse. The selection compared to what I have in York was awesome because it was different. There were a few "shelf turds" that I had to pick up but nothing absolutely "make you lose your mind". They have good volume of great beers. This place is a must-visit if you're in the Burlington/Winooski area.
03-05-2014 05:38:33 | More by jaltland
4.49/5 rDev +4.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | $$
From what I read this is the main beer store in the Burlington area. The location is pretty shady, so don't leave any valuables visible in the car.
Once you get inside it's a whole different world. There are two large sections for beer, one section for wine, and a liquor section near the cash registers. I found plenty of Vermont beer and regionals I can't get back in Iowa. The gem of a find was Dogfish Head Punkin ale. I was able to build a six-pack with lots of interesting finds. Several breweries I visited didn't serve by the glass so it was nice to get some items without having to buy multiple growlers.
11-13-2013 17:13:58 | More by DesMoinesMike
4.67/5 rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$
My favorite place to shop. The best selection of beer in Vermont by far. Around 950 beers to choose from, from all around the world. Not to mention weekly shipments of Lawons's Finest Liquids and Heady Topper. Great selection, great service and very reasonable prices.
10-20-2013 02:05:15 | More by Rheaume17
4.73/5 rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | $$
This place rules. There are very few places where you can get Lawson's Finest Liquids and this is one of them. I go every Friday (the shipment arrives somewhere between noon and 3 PM and bottles rarely last through the first couple of hours) and pick up my one or two bottles. I try and get something else every time I go. These guys take pride in their beer selection without being weird about it. No one there brags about how rare their selection is or refers to themselves as "beer geeks" (seriously, that makes you an instant jack ass. It's like calling yourself a foody. UGH) but they are happy to make suggestions and help you find what you're looking for.
While I go almost only for their beer, I also know that they have a terrific wine and liquor selection. For those who like to drink their beer in style, they have tons of great glassware, much of it with cool branding. I am almost ashamed to admit how much I like drinking Lawson's out of Lawson's glasses. I also got a Fantome glass from these guys. Which is super cool, even if I was a little ashamed of myself when I sprung for it.
Finally, I'll point out that their cashiers are super friendly. They're always happy, never talking about how much longer they have to work and they never seem stressed, no matter how long the lines are. Which I appreciate. The only negative of this place is that, much like the name suggests, it's a warehouse. Its concrete floors and industrial shelves are no nonsense, but not exactly warm either. It doesn't really bother me, but it's hard to give them a perfect score in that regard. I will continue shopping here as long as I live in the area.
10-13-2013 05:21:12 | More by SnacksForMax
4.81/5 rDev +11.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This is where I get my Heady, my Lawsons, my Founders, Grassroots and more!
The staff is incredibly helpful, not uptight at all.
They go out of their way to make you feel welcome and to help ensure as many people get their Heady and Lawsons as possible.
Single best beer selection in Vermont and an awesome staff.
Evan and James are the two guys I go to more than anyone else when I'm there.
10-11-2013 00:21:52 | More by BoldRulerVermont
4.18/5 rDev -3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped here on our way out of town when we visited Vermont, to stock up on Vermont beer and cider before heading back home to PA.
They have a very extensive selection of local Vermont and New England brewed beer, which is what I was most interested in. They also had a large import section that would be great if you're a local. Prices were reasonable compared to PA. Staff was helpful and gave me some suggestions.
09-24-2013 22:04:42 | More by jmdrpi
4.01/5 rDev -7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Quite simply put : the best beer place within a few hundred miles. I saw stuff there I hadn't even dreamed of seeing in a beer store. I walked out of there with brews I never even though I'd be able to find.
The place itself kinda reeks. Rough set-up, dirty floors, sweaty fridges that lay pools of water across sections of the floor... they could at least try to keep it respectably clean.
Other than that, the general selection is definitely above average. I actually had to walk out of there before I spent too much - and my friend had to quite looking around lest he got a nosebleed or something similarly awful. This place is serious about its beer selection. I am somehow grateful I don't live next to it - I don't know how I'd pay my rent.
From now on, this is my official let's-go-there-before-we-go-back-across-the-border store when I'm in the Burlington area. Walk in, buy like your life depends on it, load the car and hope the customs are too lazy to get out of their booth.
09-15-2013 03:08:38 | More by FrostBlast
4.36/5 rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Stopped in here over the weekend while in town for the HF Festival. I have heard a lot of great things about this place, really wanted to make it a point to check this place out.
Atmosphere is a little weird honestly. Shop is broken into a bunch of different rooms, almost as if they kept expanding but never made the effort to incorporate the additions into the main space. Service was good overall. I was approached by a few of the beer side guys to see if I needed help and I was rang up by what appeared to be a wanna be member of LMAFO, white glasses and singing really made the look. Quality was quite good overall. Tons of beer, only a few here and there that I would consider to be too out of date to consider. Section was in a word, insane. They have a TON of beer. I have only been to maybe 2-3 other bottle shops with this much beer on offer. Bottles ranging from BMC crap to some more limited stuff like Golden Blend and Lawson's. Liquor selection was pretty good as well but it seems to be more of a beer store. They also have a nice glass selection to round things out. Prices were on par with all of the other bottle shops in the area, some where even a little lower.
Overall an above average bottle shop with a huge selection and reasonable prices. I will definitely return in the future.
08-13-2013 00:56:12 | More by orangesol
4.64/5 rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Best selection and fairest prices in Vermont. Typically fresh inventory,knowledgable and friendly staff . Downside is the social media network of locals works well for them and not so much the consumer, as items like Heady Topper & Lawson's get wiped out in the blink of an eye the moment they arrive.
08-06-2013 01:00:08 | More by Hendry
4.29/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I was up for Brewfest and went here to pick up some bottles to bring home. Managed to grab some Heady, and Lawson's which were released at designated times because of the Fest. Also grabbed some other locals, as well as Logsdon, Anchorage, and some 3F Golden Blend. There overall selection is huge so it should be hard for you to leave empty handed.
07-20-2013 19:21:28 | More by Archemedies
Beverage Warehouse in Winooski, VT
95 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.