Rock Art Brewery

Rock Art BreweryRock Art Brewery
Rock Art BreweryRock Art Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

632 Laporte Rd
Morrisville, Vermont, 05661-8322
United States

(802) 888-9400 | map
rockartbrewery.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.78
Beers:
51
Reviews:
1,603
Ratings:
4,115
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.03
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
106
pDev:
10.17%
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 106
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.27/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Touring around the Stowe/Waterbury/Burlington area for a week... Beer bum vacation style and randomly came across Rock Art after driving by Lost Nation just back down the road a piece.
It was early afternoon on Wednesday I believe, so it wasn't exactly crowded, which is always nice. Got to chat with the owner as she poured us all 8 samples currently on tap. I let her know I had been drinking and enjoying Rock Art brews for nearly 20 years.
Easy going vibe, good selection, but just sample pours. Went home with a few choice cans and a small painting if colorful cows from a local artist. Don't pass it by!

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is a neat place lots of local artwork in the walls and you can buy all of their beer right there. I had all 8 of their beers on tap. I was most impressed with a gruit they had more for the fact I’ve never had one. Service was amazing and quite a selection of beers.

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Photo of Rand_Schoeb
4.93/5  rDev +22.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

An amazingly friendly couple and their staff offer tastings, a view overlooking the brewery operation, and artwork by local Vermont artists for sale. They also make some incredible beers including several double ipas. The "Nawch Hoppa," which they brew when they can get enough of the required hops is especially tasty, and a worthy alternative to the more famous cult beers (Heady Topper or Lil Sip of Sunshine, for example).

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Photo of jonfed
4.81/5  rDev +19.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Stop by for a half-flight (4x2oz.) Excellent beer selection. The trays for the flights are cute wooden & locally crafted. They have a broad range of bottles & cans for sale, in addition to local food and art.

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Photo of epyon396
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Visited 9-17-2015

Low rated vibe due to the commercial aspect of this place. I feel as though they care more about selling their brand than their beer. Hoodies, shirts, glassware, etc are fine, but do you really need wallets, umbrellas, cheese plates, and countless other knickknacks with your logo plastered all over it?

The bartender was high as all hell and wanted nothing to do with beer, but at least she was nice to us.

Beer was middling at best.

Lame stop.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Small place just around the corner from Lost Nation look a bit like a country store one would expect to find shelves of maple syrup in, although there are a few strands of hops trellised in the front yard. There is a front porch with a few Adirondack chairs to add to the rustic feel. Directly inside is a small L-shaped bar that seats about 10, and to the left is the bottle/ gift shop. RA only does sample pours, you you can't sit on the porch and enjoy a pint. They do have all there products available to go.

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Photo of KingdomBobcat
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Rock Art Brewery, in my humble opinion, may be the most under-rated Vermont brewery. To those who believe Vermont is just Heady Topper, Lawson's, and Hill Farmstead that is understandable. But Rock Art brewery has been in Morrisville for so long because it is the brewery for the common people, the crunchies if you will. Rock Art may not make their way onto the critic's top beer list, but what they do make are damn fine beers. Not even to mention how much more affordable their brews are compared to the big 3($9 for a growler of DIPA). The atmosphere of the brewery is excellent, you can smell the malt before you even walk in the door. Upon entering you will notice an excellent gift shop, plenty of beer, and a smiley tasting room staff who really takes the time to talk to customers and shoot the shit.
Now for the beer: Rock Art has traditionally been a more malt-forward brewery in my book, but they even grow their own hops. There hasn't been a beer from Rock Art that I haven't liked. Now that they're playing with barrel aging and experimenting with new varieties, I am very excited to see what Rock Art continues to produce in the future.

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Photo of jjboesen
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Following lunch at the spectacular Prohibition Pig, down Route 100 in Waterbury, followed by some tasting at Lost Nation, located in Rock Art's former location, a friend and I swung by for some samples and some shopping. Several styles were to be had - and quaffed. The tasting room is really a well-stocked store with a bar in it. That said, we did not leave empty handed: my friend purchased a case of Scotch Ale; yours truly, some Russian Imperial Stout. (And I don't care about Putin's land grab; I lovw the stuff.)

When in the Waterbury-Stowe Area, this makes for one leg of a great Vermont crawl.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.99/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Rock Art is always kind of the brewery everyone seems to pass by when going to VT because everyone just wants to hit Hill Farmstead and others instead. However, the place has always been a decent spot to stop in and have a flight just to see what they're doing. I have yet to have a back experience here.

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Rock Art Brewery in Morrisville, VT
Brewery rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 4115 ratings