River Roost Brewery

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4.28/5
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456 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

230 S Main St
White River Junction, Vermont, 05001-7204
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riverroostbrewery.com

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Added by WillieThreebiers on 01-31-2016

BEER STATS
Beers:
46
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
456
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.26/5
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
28
pDev:
7.51%
 
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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of TheDoctor
4.26/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

A literal hole in the wall alongside the brewery where you can get tasters, shirts/glasses and growler fills. They were nice and the beers were very good. Purged growlers and some seating would be great in the future but as it is it was nice and is well-worth the stop when driving through White River Jct to try their excellent beers. Also I imagine they want to keep it as low-key as possible since they are pretty much just a hallway at the brewery. A cool little place in a pretty town with great beers. I didn't take the time to review the three I tried (both there and in a growler) but they were good and actually pretty diverse considering that they were all NEIPAs.

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Photo of captivaboy
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

A small little brewery in downtown White River Junction. Tasters only available, as well as 4 packs to go. Friendly and warm, and the IPA selection was great. Glimpse is a wonderful DIPA, Heady Topper sibling, which is a delight to drink.
I wish there were seating and full pints available, but the restaurant in the same parking lot serves the purpose.

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Photo of dfhhead25
3.96/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Sacarlson1
4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of kw_pip
4.87/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of papposilenus
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

A very small operation unapologetically brewing almost exclusively New England-style pale ales and doing it as excellently well as, or better than, nearly anyone else. I give it a 4.5 for selection because, even though I can't overlook the fact that there's nothing but NEPA's, hence not a 5, NEPA's seem to be all I ever really want.

No hype, no fuss, and seldom any kind of line at the taps. No place to sit down, either, but Big Fatty's BBQ across the parking lot usually has one or two River Roost brews on tap (as well as HF, Lawsons, crowler fills, etc. - but that's another review).

Mark is a super-relaxed, unpretentious guy who can usually be found hanging around chatting but gets all nervous looking if you start getting excited and talking fast at which point he'll slip off and try to look busy out back. I've never seen him actually doing anything that looks remotely like brewing beer but somehow it seems to get done every week.

Note on growlers: screw-top growlers which aren't CO2 purged, just over-filled so, even though I've never had a bad fill, I don't keep them hanging around for more than a few days. They'll fill your 750ml swing-tops but at the 32oz price even though it's pretty easy to multiply the quart price by point-eight, right? At any rate, cans are coming soon, or so he says.

River Roost shares a fairly small parking lot with two restaurants, a florist and maybe a couple other businesses so parking can be a challenge at busy times.

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Photo of Bloodsnot77
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Prost76
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of smb71481
4.26/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Stopped in after my "stint" at Big Fatty's, cuz one just should if you like beer, period.
Really nice looking set up they got going on, but super small with no tasting area. Service was really nice, though and I did get a good vibe. Selection, obviously is only their beers. If I lived closer, I'd probably make this my go to brewery. Just glad to have sampled and am looking forward to "ripping into my growlettes" soon enough.

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Photo of chriswjr
4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of KingColumbus
4.52/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Amazing, wonderful NE IPAs without the big lines! Plus a great BBQ in the same parking lot with River Roost on tap!

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Photo of Nichols33
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of lochraneg
4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Resuin
4.26/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of JLK7299
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Sulty
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of mkyer
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

You must check this place out! Great beer, great people!

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Photo of acurtis
3.78/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of jhavs
4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Chill, warehouse style brewery. Nice small sized bar and high quality tap set up. They usually have 4-5 brews on for tastings and growlers. All he brews I have tasted have been above average and high quality. The hoppy brews are exceptional.

Mark (owner) is friendly and will discuss his brews and his set up with you.

They have glassware and t-shirts available.

In the same parking lot as Big Fatty's BBQ (great tap list which usually includes River Roost) crowler pit, bottle shop.

This combo makes it a nice rest stop while heading to VT brew tour.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of ScaryEd
3.7/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

Photo of InspectorBob
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

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River Roost Brewery in White River Junction, VT
Brewery rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 456 ratings