Fiddlehead Brewing Company

BEER AVG
4.09/5
Fiddlehead Brewing CompanyFiddlehead Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

6305 Shelburne Rd
Shelburne, Vermont, 05482-4437
United States

(802) 399-2994 | map
fiddleheadbrewing.com

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Added by Brad007 on 12-31-2011

BEER STATS
Beers:
33
Ratings:
4,616
Reviews:
525
PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Ratings:
90
Reviews:
22
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
4.35%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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3.76/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Since it's the only place to find the rare one-offs and seasonals, it's always worth a trip out here. Don't forget your growlers if you've got em because that's the only way to enjoy more than a few sips. There's not much else of note here, especially since the taproom is in transition and the brewery has moved to a nearby space. Service is hit or miss, depending on who's pouring. Something I find disappointing is that when cans are for sale, they're kept warm and have often changed flavor from temperature fluctuations. Cans bought from other retail spots are almost always better quality. There's a lot to be improved here but they do seem to be working on it. I'll still keep stopping by for their delicious beer though.

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Photo of xtonytx
4.1/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of riderwbd
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Soloveitchik
3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25

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3.81/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of sbuchert
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Jesterr44
4/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped in here on our way to Burlington during a drive to the East Coast. A great little spot attached to a pizza place with very good pizza. Loved the unique Hodad Porter & also sampled Fiddlehead IPA which was very nice although not outstanding when compared to some of Vermont's finest which I was able to try later in the trip. Great little spot I'm hoping to be able to visit again some day.

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Photo of edthehead
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Phantom2665
4.73/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of qcbrewer
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Only able to purchase Growler or receive free samples due to state law (must sell food as well to sell pints). Therefore the space is pretty small with the room basically a large bar for tastings/fills and merchandise around the room. Great beers, friendly staff - just wish I could buy a pint a sit for a while.

There is a pizza restaurant next door, and they are BYOB only, which basically makes them the tap room to consume the Growler fills.

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4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of rjp217
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.85/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Burgh1328
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of thoglund
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of BranfordBound
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Cool vibe in this small place with a great bartender. The pizza next door was awesome (I really love the thin crust pies that are well done). Fresh Fiddlehead IPA on tap was amazing. Definitely one of the highlights of the trip was drinking Fiddlehead and eating pizza, for sure. Only complaint was that the brewery itself was as hot as a sauna.

Mastermind was out and a few people were walking out with cases, no line for it and only about 4 or 5 other people at the bar getting growlers. Some merch available, too.

They only had the IPA on tap and Mastermind in cans, so they get points off for selection, but both were well made so a few notches added back to the score.

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4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of NickTinyRace
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of puftdank
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of MPhilipLeGassey
4.58/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Friendly bunch, great IPA, very clean. Great Pizza next door.

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Fiddlehead Brewing Company in Shelburne, VT
4.09 out of 5 based on 4,616 ratings.
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