Hunger Mountain Coop

BA SCORE
91
outstanding

26 Reviews
Hunger Mountain CoopHunger Mountain Coop
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

623 Stone Cutters Way
Montpelier, Vermont, 05602-3635
United States

(802) 223-8000 | map
hungermountain.com

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Added by skivtjerry on 12-17-2006

PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
112
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
6.36%
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Reviews by orangesol:
Photo of orangesol
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Stopped in here to start my second day in Vermont. I was really surprised by the size of this place, it really feels big once you get inside. Tons of people all over the place doing their daily shopping and eating in the cafe area. Everything in the store feels like it is top quality and the staff was very helpful and offered some suggestions on which beers to get and when the new ones would be arriving. I wish I hadn't eaten breakfast yet, I would have just eaten here since the food looked really good.

I actually missed the beer area the first time I made my rounds, once I found it I was pleasantly surprised it wasn't picked clean yet. They had 4-5 different Hill Farmsteads, a few different Lawson's, some four packs of Heady Topper and even some Belgian Lambic's too boot. I picked up a few bottles and was very happy with the prices. Overall a really nice place to stop and get some bottles while you are in the area, I will definitely return in the future.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mynie
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

They did Heady case releases during the 2-ish year period when Alchemist wasn't open to the public. They still get Alchemist in now, only less of it, since the brewery is focusing on being able to sell cases direct.

Nonetheless, when they did do case releases, they handled them fantastically. The lines were ticketed and orderly and the staff was very, very friendly. Any time Hunger Mountain organizes any special even, you know they're going to do a courteous and professional job of it.

Anyhow, the place is just a nice, big food co-op: lots of local produce and meat, lots of organic packaged groceries, and lots of already prepared food. The already prepared food is wonderful.

The beer selection is also wonderful. VT's beer scene is huge and constantly expanding, and Hunger Mountain seems to get in at least a little something from everywhere. You don't have time to stop at *every* VT brewery, and Hunger Mountain is the best place to grab stuff from the places you couldn't make it to.

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Photo of byronic
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Photo of CayseyW
4.51/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of SveNss0N
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of elkinbrown
4.5/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of bobv
4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of ScottP
4.6/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of zotzot
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Brian29
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

Photo of emottram
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Tmyhre802
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of KGilmour
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

I'm generally not a fan of this place. My wife has a membership, but they don;t have a Family membership option, so when I go in (on rare occasions), they always ask for my member number. As soon as I explain that I'm not a member, I get a dirty look. Others have also commented on the almost cult-like air of the place where the "You are Not One of Us" vibe is practically forcefully projected onto browsers.

All that said, they have a great selection of beers, heavy on the Vermont breweries. Great prices on Eclipse ($26), a broad selection of styles. Picked up a Rock Art Vermont Spruce Stout and the 2015 W00tstout.

Some beers chilled. I'm not a Heady Topper fan, but I understand it's possible to get it here if you show up on the correct day.

Worth a look for a co-op/health food place. Surprising craft beer variety.

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Photo of bostonbeans
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of smakawhat
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

These are the places Iove to shop for beer. Good sized, not too large and not too big.

Really well diversified selection and stock of items. Locals, other nearby great brews from Mass and elsewhere. Excellent stocked shelves and really good prices. A 25 dollar bottle of Eclipse?! Why yes thank you very much.

Staff are also real knowledgeable, one guy brewed for about 12 years and could answer any questions I had about availability or stock of any product I was looking for. Good amounts of cold storage here too.

Definitely a must stop when beer shopping in Vermont.

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Photo of SRBush1974
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of JArt
4.86/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mklisz
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Kegatron
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of winningwes91
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of RichD
4.53/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of rodmanfor3
1.83/5  rDev -55.3%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 4

The beer guy at Hunger Mountain Coop is one of the worst human beings I have ever encountered.

This spot gets great beer with their weekly Alchemist and Lawson's selections, occasional Backacre, and other limited release bottles.

If you can stomach the lousy service, you will walk out with some quality beers.

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Photo of seanchai
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BastardFromABasket
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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Hunger Mountain Coop in Montpelier, VT
4.09 out of 5 based on 112 ratings.
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