The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center

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The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors CenterThe Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
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4.25/5
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The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors CenterThe Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

100 Cottage Club Rd
Stowe, Vermont, 05672-4139
United States

(802) 244-7744 | map
alchemistbeer.com

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Added by bobv on 07-01-2016

BEER STATS
Beers:
42
Reviews:
3,888
Ratings:
23,464
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PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.54/5
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
162
pDev:
8.81%
 
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Ratings: 162 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of Didier
4.45/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3

Photo of JBix
4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

The building is awesome looking, almost worth driving to see it. I've waited in line from 0 seconds to 40 minutes. The selection and allotments are great. There is no food and absolutely nothing to do there. It is so much easier to get their beer here than it use to be, waiting up to 40 minutes for the amount of cases you can get is totally worth it. If you consider quality, variety, and price, then this is probably the best brewery in the NE and maybe the country.

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Photo of Blewline
1/5  rDev -78%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

Photo of gbiello
4.24/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Short lines. Very open space with plenty of natural light. Good view of the brewery section. Excellent service all around. Sample pours, but only on a few of the beers.

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Photo of keith40
4.83/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

The first brewery we visited in Vermont. We were first in line when it opened at 11 so it wasn't overcrowded. Vibe when it filled up was very good. The building itself is impressive with high ceilings, typical Alchemist artwork even on the ceiling and a very good peak at the brewery operation. Service was great and we were impressed with the availability of free samples of their 3 top beers. Purchased Heady Topper, Focal Banger, Crusher and Holy Cow. An excellent experience.

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Photo of Rand_Schoeb
4.86/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Would be great to add a beer hall/ seating area, and the existing tasting and vending area gets crowded quickly, but an awesome place with friendly and down-to-earth staff.

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Photo of Prost76
4.21/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Jgmiller829
4.77/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of polloenfuego
4.37/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

As you drive up you know you are going to have a good time here. The outside is funky and inviting. A nice modern facility with great bits of art built in.

There was a small lineup and an employee came out and gave a very nice welcome. The friendly staff continue on the inside, which is a very nice space. The tasting bar is great, friendly fella working it loved to chat. Then the lineup for beer was orderly and efficient.

Just a real pleasure visiting there. Such a nice group of people and no drawbacks.

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Photo of eluvah
4.53/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Only three selections available to sample but they make up for it in what you can purchase in cans. What a great place. The Quality of the beer they produce is first class.

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.46/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Jimmyy
4.53/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

The outside looks awesome and what’s on the inside is only even better.
There will almost certainly be a line in front of the door before they open shop for the day so it’s recommended to get there earlier rather than later, I went during the colder months so there were only around 2 dozen people in line but I can see it being a whole lot more during the summer and during holiday weekends.
Once inside, you’ll find only good vibes and the line to purchase their beers moves very quickly. They have limits on the amount of 4 packs each person can buy which varies by day and by beer, which is definitely understandable given the volume of people passing through. They also have plenty of merch for sale as well as free samples of some of the beers they are selling, no pints or flights for sale though
Overall, it’s one smooth sailing ship they have going on here and it’s well worth the trip for their world class beers.

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Photo of Lift_PocketBeer
3.94/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

It feels like disney land for beer. Wait in line, rush through the attractions, heavy push on the merchandise.

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Photo of Pontiac03603
5/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of JLK7299
4.45/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3

Photo of Spoklahoma
5/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of KMcGrath
4.2/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Bitburger
4.06/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.12/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Bcreech
4.61/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of REVZEB
4.26/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of TGarbo
4.66/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of AlvinLin
4.9/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of bubseymour
4.6/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

A very sterile and new brewery/gift shop. When you walk it feels like your in a museum or movie theater lobby. Instead of buying popcorn you buy beer. Well they have a good system to buying beer, I'l l give them that.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.94/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Honestly what is there to say about The Alchemist that isn't glowing?
No lines these days, friendly staff, amazing selection, great price and world class beers.
This remains the gold standard. Only knock is that I wish I could get a pour other than just samples.

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The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center in Stowe, VT
Brewery rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 23,464 ratings