Otter Creek Brewing

Otter Creek BrewingOtter Creek Brewing
Otter Creek BrewingOtter Creek Brewing
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

793 Exchange St
Middlebury, Vermont, 05753-1193
United States

(800) 473-0727 | map
ottercreekbrewing.com

Notes: Formerly Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

Acquired by Long Trail Brewing Company in 2010.
BEER STATS
Average:
3.92
Beers:
30
Ratings:
6,190
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.12
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
80
pDev:
10.92%
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Ratings by Patches826:
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Rated by Patches826 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Jul 01, 2019
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Rated: 4.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Friday at 06:33 PM
 
Rated: 4.03 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Feb 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.07 by neliam24 from New York

Dec 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.09 by Gkruszewski from New York

Sep 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.33 by Dchansen54 from Vermont

May 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.88 by ohthatgaston from Vermont

Feb 19, 2018
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Reviewed by ryanm3850 from Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +21.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
The best beer in the great state of Vermont and that is saying something. Sit on the patio and enjoy the scenery or head inside for amazing pub food (vegetarian/vegan available) and tons of bottles, cans, and swag to take home. The beers rotate occasionally and sampler flights are offered for each of their brands (Otter Creek and Shed Brewing). The Couch Surfer on Nitro will blow you away (if available).
Dec 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.15 by Kayakguy from Massachusetts

Jul 04, 2017
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Reviewed by kool-aid from Vermont

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
The revamped taproom is attractive with lots of seats and much improved food. (Trust me, the food was awful before.) The beer selection is standard OC fare which is found everywhere, but it's clean and tasty from the source. Often there's a pilot brew on tap and sometimes it's for sale in cans. The merch here is great and I think could be expanded even further, considering the strength of their design branding. Service is friendly and excellent- it's easy to leave here happy.
May 14, 2017
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Reviewed by byronic from Canada (ON)

4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
Worth the trip to Middlebury! Wasn't expecting too much but was pleasantly surprised. A nice shop, a great bar area with really good small bites for lunch/dinner. Good selection on tap and best of all the staff was phenomenal. We dealt with three different staff members and all were some of the best we've had in any brewery visit. The acoustics are a bit overwhelming and it tends to get loud quit quickly. Other than that, top notch place.
Apr 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4.03 by SpAiReArGsEonNE from New Jersey

Apr 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.15 by Chrismulk22 from Pennsylvania

Feb 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Jan 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.01 by smanson56 from New Hampshire

Oct 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.97 by kdivers from New Hampshire

Aug 20, 2016
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Reviewed by Sound_Explorer from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
In a small town off the beaten path of Burlington. Has a modest taproom/pub that is fun and simple looking into the brewery through windows. Food is snack to light lunch or dinner and very tasty. Staff are attentive and very helpful. Glad I stopped in on my way through.
May 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.16 by BubbleBobble from New York

May 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.54 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

May 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4.33 by JAEvans from New Jersey

Apr 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.33 by redfish2942 from South Carolina

Mar 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.51 by Waldronsean36 from Pennsylvania

Mar 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.91 by Kegatron from Pennsylvania

Feb 11, 2016
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Reviewed by Kinger22 from Virginia

4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 5
The sandwich I had was amazing, thanks in large part to the Jamtastic Jam they used. I decided to go with Shed IPA instead of Otter Creek, as I had never had Shed prior to that. It was definitely worth the stop on the way home from skiing.
Feb 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.66 by mkyer from Connecticut

Nov 06, 2015
 
Rated: 2 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

Nov 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.88 by zotzot from Vermont

Oct 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.39 by bluehende from Delaware

Oct 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4.15 by JaredSammy from New York

Sep 17, 2015
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Reviewed by Hoptimistic_Pissamesstic from New Jersey

5/5  rDev +21.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
My fourth visit here, never really crowded and never disappoints. Menu is SO good with healthy offerings all showcasing locally sourced products. the first time I was here they were aging triple bag in oak barrels. Great people great food great beer!
Aug 23, 2015
 
Rated: 3.95 by Heronn from Connecticut

Aug 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4.16 by paulytasker from New York

Aug 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.94 by fastestmanalive from Florida

Aug 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by smb71481 from Vermont

Aug 04, 2015
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Reviewed by orcrist_cleaver from New York

4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75
Smallish tasting room with a bunch of high top bar tables situated around a horseshoe bar that seats about a dozen. Retail store is situated nearby and stocked with signs, glasses, Frisbees, etc. You can see the tanks through a glass separator.

You can expect a broad clientele here. From group tours to families to aficionados. Doesn't seem like many locals go here, but I did go on a weekend. Can get quite loud.

You can get wolavers, shed, and OC beers here. About a dozen overall. I'm pretty sure all are avail in stores except their pilot batches. The one when I went was an English mild, and I could definitely drink it all day. OC beers are pretty good to semi-spectacular. Prices for beers are $5/pint, and tasters are avail, but they choose the beers.

I didn't expect to order food, but after seeing and smelling the smoked buffalo wings I gave it a shot. They have wraps, paninis, nachos, and vermont cheese board for mostly under $11. I had pulled pork, smoked gouda, and jalapeƱo pesto on crostini. Very delicious and reasonably priced.
Jul 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.66 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania

Jul 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.81 by tobelerone from New Jersey

Jun 23, 2015
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Rated by cnwillis31 from Vermont

5/5  rDev +21.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
Great beer, great service, great food. What else is there to say??
Jun 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.99 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jun 01, 2015
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Reviewed by The_Librarian from New York

4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
Good vibe from the staff very clean bar and tables. Ordered a flight and revived a complementary beer sample. The food seemed a little expensive so we opted not to eat there.
Apr 30, 2015
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Brewery rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 6190 ratings