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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

16 Reviews
State Liquor StoreState Liquor Store
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

1880 Mountain Rd
Stowe, Vermont, 05672-4638
United States

(802) 253-4525 | map

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Added by RunawayJim on 06-29-2008

PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
32
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
4.24%
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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 32
Reviews by RunawayJim:
Photo of RunawayJim
3.85/5  rDev -4%

Was given the suggestion to visit this store by the innkeeper at the place where we stayed. We had asked for a good selection of local beer. While the place didn't have a huge beer selection (compared to liquor stores here in RI and MA), it did have the best selection of the places we had been to in the Stowe area. They had what seemed to be the entire lineup from every VT brewery, including the smaller ones like Rock Art, McNeills, and Trout River. They had a lot of Unibroue, Stone, and even some Berkshire Brewing. I knew what I was looking for (2 harder to find beers from Trout River and Vermonster from Rock Art, had the Trout River, not Vermonster). I didn't really talk to the guy working, but he seemed nice enough to a couple tourists.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.13/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Solid selection of local beers with great selection of imports and other breweries from the midwest and from out west. Staff is knowledgeable and always willing to help. Prices are fair but there is no deal to be had over here. Parking is ample.

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Photo of SpoiledInVT
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Great little store with a decent selection of local VT beers. Everyone will comment about the Heady, or lack thereof, when they go... but that is every store in Vermont, 2 hours after they get it. Do your research and go on time. Also, talk with Bob about some hidden gems, he really knows his stuff!!! It's a great place for liquor and wine, as it is a Vermont State Store.

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Photo of byronic
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

Not a bad store, a decent selection but some with a noticeable amount of dust. Should you spot some rare bottles be sure to check for any dates! A nice selection of beer which echoes the other stores in the area.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Stopped here in Stowe on Saturday. Out of Heady (of course) but found some other VT options to pick up. Service was friendly and we had a conversation for a few minutes. Selection is decent for the size of the place (re: small). Overall the only package store worth visiting in Stowe. Show up early on Friday and get your Heady.

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Photo of SRBush1974
4.41/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Resuin
4.09/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of RichD
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of tobelerone
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JKV96
4/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Antg8989
2.2/5  rDev -45.1%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3

Did not feel too welcome here. I don't know, maybe it's because I wasn't a regular.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Jwale73
3.57/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Decent selection of local brews as well as Shelton beers but nothing in the way of the elusives (HF (except La Vermointoise), Heady, Lawsons). Solid cooler selection of bombers and some six-pack options. Picked up a Lost Nation Gose and there was a decent array of Crop beers. You'l definitely find something worthwhile if you drop-in.

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3.92/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Rifugium
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Very cool for a small shop, and they seem to always have something that surprises me when I go in (got some super cheap BA Biscotti Break and MOAS here once!). The owner is a cool guy to talk to, and he definitely knows what's up in the beer scene. HT is sold here, but as with most places, goes quickly. I always make a point to pop in here when I'm in VT.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of MattGrimley
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of stillmatic856
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of orangesol
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Stopped in here over the weekend while in town for the HF Festival.

Atmosphere is pretty laid back. Quality was quite good. I checked out quite a few bottles and for the most part they were all either fresh or intentionally aged. Service was awesome. Bob was super helpful and he is a great guy too boot. I would describe the beer selection as adequate. It isn't the biggest in the area but it does have some nice bottles you don't see every day, plus they get heady topper all the time. Liquor Quality / Selection was also awesome, they even had some local offerings which is always a plus. Prices were on par with all of the other places in the area.

Overall if you are staying in Stowe, or passing through for that matter, this is definitely a place to check out.

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Photo of ElGallo
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This place is a great little gem of a store if you're in Stowe any time of year. It's small and has more wine and liquor than beer, but the beer selection is decent and the best in town. There is always a random selection of Belgians and domestics in the couple of small fridges, but most of the stock is on shelves at room temp. My most recent visit (August 2012) had a nice selection of Trappist beers (including Rochefort 10), Stone beers (including IRS and 10th Anniv Ruination), Founders (including Frangelic Mountain Brown), Rock Art, some Maine Beer Co., Anchorage, Jolly Pumpkin, Pannepot, and Peche Mortel. Manager is very helpful if you have questions. Overall selection is better at Winooski Beverage Warehouse and Hunger Mountain Coop, but this is a nice shop just down the road from the ski slopes.

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State Liquor Store in Stowe, VT
4.01 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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