Beverage Warehouse

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Beverage WarehouseBeverage Warehouse
Store

1 East St
Winooski, Vermont, 05404-2023
United States

(802) 655-2620 | map
beveragewarehousevt.com

Notes: Beverage Warehouse stocks every beer currently available in the state of Vermont. The current total is 850 uniquely different beers, ciders, malt beverages and vintage releases from the Beer Cellar. Free tastings and giveaways nearly every month.
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.41
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
200
pDev:
10.2%
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Photo of BillRoth
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Stopped @ end of VT Beer Safari to add some more gems following all the scores at the 6 breweries I visited. Place was busy with a lot of new inventory arriving. Staff were very friendly but mostly occupied with the deliveries or sales register. Beer section is removed to one side of the building, but one guy did come over / very friendly/offered help. Good vibe... they were clearly just busy.
Excellent selection of Vermont beers as well as a decent cross section of other NE and some national stars. Pretty decent European/international choices. Much on shelves; judicious use of limited # coolers.
Enjoyed that you could pull singles from packs.
Most important... I was able easily score a few bottles/cans from other VT breweries I wasn't able to visit. And ones I’d never see at home.
Glad I got there.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

They brag that they're Vermont's number 1 beer store for biggest selection and this is probably true, but their bottles and cans aren't always the cleanest and/or the youngest on the shelves. What makes up for it is the Lawson's bottles on Fridays, get there early or check Lawson's website to see what they're releasing that week. Also, if you get there early, it'll be easier for you to get the bottle, as the Bevy only lets out 50 bottles on Fridays and lets the others out on Saturday. Heady comes on Wednesdays and the prices are the same everywhere in the Winooski/Burlington area. They have a growler station now with some interesting beers.

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Photo of cmurphy7
3.81/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

just updated my score. was up there recently and the service was really poor. after having waited for 2 hours in line, the folks managing the release were really disorganized and did a very poor job of tending to those that had waited the longest for the release. unfortunate.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.74/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Went on a Thursday morning for Heady release.

Big warehouse kind of buildning, with not much of a vibe at all, it's a store.

The selection and quality are amazing. If you're looking for beer from Vermont, well it should be here, same goes for a lot of New England as a whole, as well as major stuff from out west. They also had a pretty impressive array of European beers.

Staff was friendly and helpful, but pretty hands off. I had done my research beforehand, so I didn't need help, but the staff made it clear that all I needed to do was shout. Jen also helped me out a lot in the planning for the trip, via e-mai.

Basically, if you're in the Burlington area looking for beer to bring home, come here first.

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Photo of Mattybuchs
5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I'm biased since I work here part time but I was a customer long before that. Owners Jen and George are always willing to go out of their way to help customers find great VT beer. Staff is loaded with beer geeks and the selection is second to none in the state. Cheers to the Bevie!

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

In my opinion Beverage Warehouse is the finest stop for craft brew near Burlington.

They've got a growler filling station with 6 taps that focus mainly on local (and often, unusual) beers with 1 or two other interesting beers (i.e. Mikkeler) thrown in. They constantly change so you could go back almost day to day and find new stuff.

They've also got what I feel is the best selection of local beers anywhere around, and like most other shops they post the times that they get their deliveries so you can try to get your hand on the stuff that goes quickly (check out their website, the information is very detailed). With that said, even if you can't get that special beer (Focal Banger, for example is currently only available in bars) you still shouldn't be disappointed as they've always got a pretty decent selection of other stuff from the likes of Burlington Beer Co., Hermit Thrush, Lost Nation, Zero Gravity, Crop/Idletyme, Lawson's, Frost, Stone Corral, and so on.

There's also a huge selection of other domestic craft brews, and imports (including one of my favorites, Hopfenstark from Montreal, CA).

The prices are very competitive, and the service is very good (although they can get very busy at times and then you're mostly on your own). For me it's a must-visit.

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Photo of EMH73
4.64/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Recently visited for the first time. The people that work here are incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. I was looking for local beers that are not available in my area. The guy helping me asked a bunch of questions about what I like and then steered me to local micro-brews. I could not be more happy about my visit. Can't wait until I am in the area again.

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Photo of VABA
4.5/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Very impressive selection of beers, with a lot is beer-sharks around. But everyone was courteous and got what they wanted. Recommended for their food selection.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.85/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

god these guys are awesome, and their releases give me an opportunity to get beers I cant find anywhere else. with the addition of the new growler bar offering even more interesting and rare beers, this place is unparalleled. for locals it may not be the best place to get heady or sos... but for out of towners it absolutely is. and if you have the extra cash to spend while your there picking up heady or lawsons, your sure to find other awesome VT beers including hill farmstead collaborations, tribute IPA, frost beer works, lost nation, .... as well as other great NE and west coast beers. much love to this place and the people working there, top freakin notch!!

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Visited Saturday morning, April 9, 2016 for Heady Topper and Lawson's drop.

V: It's great for a large beer store. The folks in line were great, anyway. Employees seemed to enjoy their work.

Q: Clean and they keep moving stock for freshness.

S: Several registers open, they move the lines quickly.

Sel: Absolutely ridiculous. Biggest selection I have ever seen and they make great efforts to get in-demand items to the largest amount of people.

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Photo of SpoiledInVT
4.72/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Its pretty much THE beer store, of beer stores, here in Vermont. Amazing selection of local brews, but certainly not at all limited to them. Staff is wildly knowledgeable, and very helpful. They keep a very updated Facebook page for those of you looking for Lawsons and Heady drops. An absolute must stop, if you are in the greater Burlington area.

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Photo of Jerk_Store
4.78/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Just amazing service, visiting from Quebec, Scott took the time it took to introduce us to stuff we hadn't even heard of. Never thought I'd be able to score Triple Sunshine, thought it would be sold out, but they asked my if I was looking for anything specific, I asked for Heady and SoS, they handed me a Triple Sunshine!

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Photo of CTHomer
3.94/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A little run down and there doesn't seem to be any organization to how the beers are displayed. They do have a wide variety of local, regional, and national craft beer, so it's worth the time to go through the entire beer section.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

One of my go to places to go to for most amount of bottles/cans. When I'm on this side of town, I love this place for the singles. I don't have to pay for a whole sixer of something new that I'm unsure about when I come here. I'm always treated with great service though often asked by someone if they can help me, I usually just say, I'm looking thank you. Still, I'm impressed. Sure the place might not look like a "happening" stop but hey, random Lawson bottles on Fridays, Heady on Tuesdays, and the rest of the selection, uh...I can always find something there I haven't had before.

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Photo of sliv
4.82/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

I love this place!

I took my family on a last-minute getaway to Burlington this year, and the day we were leaving, I thought I would hit a local store to find some local beer. I wasn't hunting Heady, but accidentally walked in (to the end of the line) at a distribution day with a bonus of Sip of Sunshine. Made it through the line twice, ended up talking with the staff for at least a half hour, and came out with some beers they didn't have out on the shelves. Such nice people, everywhere. Not the crabby people hating on beer travelers, but friendly people interested in other people's interest in good beer. I will make sure to visit this store any time I am in the area.

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Photo of KOrtyl
5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place has it all. nice knowledgeable people. great beer selection. 2nd to none. If you want Heady Topper or Lawson's Liquids go to no other place.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
1.83/5  rDev -58.5%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 4

The worst service imaginable. I wish I did not have to buy beer here.

It's the only place to get limited Lawson's bottles, otherwise I would avoid this place at all costs.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.96/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Got my case of Heady so I'm happy. I'd say my complaint here would be that the place is filled with 3 month old (and older) IPAs, and prices are tough to find on some beers. A nice big selection of local stuff, just make sure you read the dates if they have them.

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Photo of captainkrad
4.89/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Amazing store! Stood in line for Heady Topper and Sip of Sunshine. The distribution was organized and flawless. The staff were courteous and helpful, and the line moved amazingly quick. The selection of beer is outstanding. So many rare beers to be found on their shelves!

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Photo of Wolvesinthetaproom
5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

It's essentially the one-stop shop in Vermont. If the state gets it, they will have it while supplies last. The secret out that this is the go to, so anything limited/obscure that comes in will go faster than the other shops in the state, and of course for Heady/SOS shipments, expect to be there at the time the shipment drops or you won't get any. I've seen Heady sell out in under 5 minutes.

On that note, the service also makes everything here ideal. Not only knowledgeable, very good at pointing people to the right vermont beer direction as well so if you're not there trying to find heady and lawsons, you will still find somebody who can tell you what good VT brews you might have skipped out on otherwise. They also count the heady line to ensure if you do line up you will get at least some. Some days they are handing out cases like nothing, and others you'll stil at least get a pack or two.

Since it's also the most distant from me in the direction I come from, I don't always get up here for cases, but no complaints when I have, and I always get a case. The line itself is also not too bad as every time I end up meeting with and talking to fellow beer geeks about VT beer or other highly reviewed/sought after beers from our parts of the country so it's always a pleasant visit compared to other experiences. Prices are about what you will see across the state as well.

Overall I can't think of anything more you would need out of your typical bottle store.

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Photo of RMD579
5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

My favorite beverage store there is. Also the best place to get Heady Topper, Lawson's, and a bunch of other Vermont treasures. I was lucky enough to live right around the corner so I could roll out of bed 10 minutes before Heady got delivered and still score some.

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Photo of byronic
4.64/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

This place never disappoints. They have a vast selection of beer from all over the world. Local and Belgian appears to be the main part of their focus and lately a bit more Quebec beer is finding its way on their shelves. The staff is always exceptional and willing to help. They can give you as much guidance as you want or as little as possible if you just want to browse. The brews are stored well and kept cool, you may want to bring a jacket.

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Photo of polloenfuego
4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

I visited on a Friday after the Heady lines, but there was still lots of Sip of Sunshine, which was a nice thing.

I went in just hoping to get some good beer that I cannot get in Canada. I was shocked at the variety. I knew they had a good selection, but this was better than most bottle shops I have visited. One of the first things I spotted was Achel Extra...WTF? That is obscure and can be hard to get...there were 6 of them on the shelf.

Prices were quite reasonable. I would say I was shocked at how low the prices were on some of the labels I bought (compared to other US places I have shopped).

Service was good, but they were quite busy. I expect that I could have had more time to chat and ask questions if they were not so busy. Still, everyone was very polite and helpful.

All in all a great place that will become my go to spot for craft in the US.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Hopping liquor store just outside of Burlington. Great beer selection with regular deliveries of Lawson's and Alchemist. They sell single bottles and cans. Friendly, knowledgeable staff.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Really great place that is seemingly crammed into a building that was adjusted to fit its needs as VT craft beer took off.
This is a great beer store and a great liquor store as well. The interior is laid out in different 'rooms' with one for liquor, one for mixers, a little section for wine, and a room and some coolers for tons of awesome beer.
The beer room has coolers around the perimeter with singles and sixers separated. In the middle there are shelves (also separated in sixes/singles) with American/Canadian craft and a decent selection of imports. There also is separate shelving space and coolers for cider.
The staff was extremely helpful (not ignoring, not over-bearing, and very friendly). The prices are about par for the course (but coming from QC, they seem dirt cheap hahaha).
I was able to get my hands on some local stuff I'd never heard of, some Lawson's (which I never thought I'd see), and some nationally distributed stuff that you can't get in QC. I would definitely go back every time I am anywhere nearby. Great store!

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Beverage Warehouse in Winooski, VT
Place rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 200 ratings