Madison Brewing Co.

Madison Brewing Co.Madison Brewing Co.
BA SCORE
43.6%
Liked Their Beers
3.65 w/ 149 ratings
Madison Brewing Co.Madison Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

428 Main St
Bennington, Vermont, 05201-2109
United States

(802) 442-7397 | map
madisonbrewingco.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
27
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
149
Liked:
65
Average:
3.65/5
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
50%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
52
Liked:
26
Avg:
3.66/5
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 30
Reviews by strengthdoc:
Photo of strengthdoc
4.1/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I stopped by today with my wife and daughter while taking the scenic route back to Connecticut from Vermont and I am glad we stopped. The atmosphere was excellent and I thought the food was very good. I had the Brewmaster's Steak Sandwich, which was very good and my wife enjoyed the Fish-n-Chips. My wife commented that they have one of the best kid's menus she has seen with 9 choices ranging from $4.99-$9.99 with a drink and a dessert. My daughter really liked the $4.99 chicken fingers with fries. I had the 7 - 4oz sampler of their beers. I thought they were all good and thought the Buck's Honey Wheat and the Old 76 Strong Ale were very good. I took home a growler of the Old 76. This is among the better small brew pubs I have tried and will take the one hour detour on the way home to stop by again in the future.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Bennington's one and only brewpub, this little place is a happening joint just about any time of the week. Always clean, quick service, beers are pretty good. TV's are on usually with sporting events. Crowd is super to easy to chat with, and the place isn't too loud. Food is always great. It's a worth a shot when going through this city. Their Breakfast Porter is an absolutely fantastic beer!

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Photo of Karenremom
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.88/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Love to stop in for dinner on our way back from visiting family in Syracuse, NY. 5 tour drive from Keene, NH to Syracuse so we are very thirsty and hungry when we arrive!
Love the building, classic vibe right on main 91st. Of Bennington, VT.
Selection is pretty standard for a local brewery. Quality is always good for food and beer.

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Photo of zotzot
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Mohawkhitchhiker
3.07/5  rDev -16.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3

Photo of Barleycorn
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Photo of fastestmanalive
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Lindsey_DuquetteBrown
4.24/5  rDev +15.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Great time when we took a detour from Mt. Snow - nice surprise!

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Photo of pharris192
2.89/5  rDev -21%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

I've spent a lot of time here and I can say that Madison's is a middle of the road brewpub. Focusing on beer that generally satisfies but not going any further. Its totally British and the menu reflects that. If your in Bennington, go. If you have a large party opt for the nachos and get the 8 buck sampler.

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Photo of Hop-Up
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 1.75

Hemp and hoppy very good!

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Photo of Dicers
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of psweendogg
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of kettleandcask
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Flashy
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Located downtown in a hard to park area, big lot out back though but even it gets full. Nice space, needs a little updating as it has not changed since opening. Bar in the front soon as you walk in. Staff is always nice. Food is expensive, twelve bucks for a cheese burger in Bennington Vermont is out of the question and that was the cheapest hamburger on the menu, though it was good. They are trying at least to keep up with the craft beer world by having a cocoanut porter (good, not great) and a RIS which I did not try (after dropping twenty bucks for a cheeseburger and ONE beer) because I ran out of money. Sucker Pond Blonde and Old 97 have always been decent, but the craft beer world has changed a bit since this place opened and after having a cheeseburger and a beer, I had no money left for anything else. Worth a stop if you are in the immediate area, but that is it. A much better place can be found ten minutes down the road, The Man Of Kent Tavern in Hoosick, NY. Better beer, better food and more reasonable.

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Photo of BGsWo22
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of KingCobra686
3/5  rDev -18%

Best part of this place is the tasting flights. You get a large laminated sheet with about ten of their beers pictured and it makes it easy to try most of their lineup in one sitting. They have a bar that you can visit but the experience is better if you stay for a meal. Food is pretty decent. Lots of merchandise available but much of it was for seasonal beers that they were not producing at the moment, so i didnt really want to buy stuff for something that i wasnt able to try.

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Photo of Mini4x
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of tubeman
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of BierBliss
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of coombski
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of kvnklingler
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of civicm87
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Madison Brewing Co. in Bennington, VT
Brewery rating: 43.6% out of 100 with 149 ratings
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