River Roost Brewery

River Roost BreweryRiver Roost Brewery
River Roost BreweryRiver Roost Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

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

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.32
Beers:
56
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
713
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.28
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
40
pDev:
7.01%
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colby600 from Connecticut

4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Nice little place to stop for a beer and hopefully some cans if available. The quality of their beer is most certainly worth taking a long drive. Very small area to stand and enjoy a beer.

Sep 26, 2019
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Billolick from New York

4.28/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Chill and tiny. Just a few mins from the highways intersection in WRJ.

Samples, small pours and growler fill available...cans available sometimes but it’s more hit and miss.

Products I sampled were quite delicious, fine NEIPA, tasty stout and a barley wine, all were tasty and on point.....friendly guy behind the counter is always a plus...well worth seeking out their brews and/or making a visit.

Jun 28, 2019
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TheDoctor from Canada

4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Sep 11, 2018
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captivaboy from Virginia

4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Aug 06, 2018
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papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Mar 11, 2018
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Jan 12, 2018
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jhavs from New Hampshire

4.66/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

Jan 11, 2017
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Small brewery across the parking lot from a bbq joint. Service bar opposite entry is about 8 feet long, no seating per say in the foyer. 4 beers on tap, the 2 I had were excellent.

Jan 02, 2017
River Roost Brewery in White River Junction, VT
Brewery rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 713 ratings