Beverage Warehouse

BA SCORE
94
outstanding

196 Ratings
Beverage WarehouseBeverage Warehouse
PLACE INFO

Type: 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.

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PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Ratings:
196
Reviews:
95
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
8.94%
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Ratings: 196 |  Reviews: 95
Reviews by TheSevenDuffs:
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great place with a great bottle selection and friendly staff.

Stopped here on my way to Burlington. Got lucky with some Lawsons bottles and also found a bunch of other great seasonal/limited selections and fresh Heady Topper! One of the employees (possibly the owner) was incredibly friendly and helped me find some limited releases and some of the better Vermont locals after I mentioned that I was from out of town.

The store is pretty big with aisles dedicated to European and American craft beer and a wall of refrigerators that kept the Heady Topper and Lawsons cold with a few others.

Will definitely stop by on my next trip through Vermont.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -6.1%
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
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

my go to place for Lawson's. absolutely amazing selection and consistent availability of Heady and Sip of Sunshine on Saturday mornings. also have a great blog for breaking new beers in the market. great resource.

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.72/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Do NOT miss this place if you are truly interested in craft beers. Exceptional

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JamFuel
4.74/5  rDev +11.5%
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 +17.6%
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 +2.8%
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 +9.2%
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 +5.9%
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 BubbleBobble
5/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of jtk21351
4.61/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.85/5  rDev +14.1%
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 +4.5%
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 +11.1%
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 Real_keel
4.88/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Stop eveytime I'm in VT, staff is friendly and VERY efficient

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Photo of redfish2942
4.61/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Jerk_Store
4.78/5  rDev +12.5%
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 ggarrow
4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Shaun_S
4.69/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of HamdenHector
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
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 +0.7%
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 costanzo_mike
4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of zotzot
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of user785335
4.76/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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Beverage Warehouse in Winooski, VT
4.25 out of 5 based on 196 ratings.
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