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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4.24/5
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23,100 Ratings
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:
39
Reviews:
3,815
Ratings:
23,100
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PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.57/5
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
154
pDev:
6.35%
 
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Ratings: 154 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of eluvah
4.53/5  rDev -0.9%
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 -2.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Jimmyy
4.53/5  rDev -0.9%
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 -13.8%
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 +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of JLK7299
4.45/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3

Photo of Spoklahoma
5/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of KMcGrath
4.2/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Bitburger
4.06/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of IrishChocolate
4.26/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Not as good as riverwalk ipa in newburyport. Only had 10 and then i puked. The vomit was mostly brown, a little green, some specks of hops and it smelled pretty good.

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.12/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Bcreech
4.61/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of REVZEB
4.26/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of TGarbo
4.66/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of AlvinLin
4.9/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of bubseymour
4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
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 +8.1%
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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Photo of vaneswara1
5/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of AAllers08
4.26/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Modern. Upscale facility. Samples, but no drafts on site. Basically come to get cans and merch

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Photo of GranCitra
4.61/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great testing room. They only served three types of IPAs while I was there. They might want to consider serving different varieties. Heady Topper was awesome.

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Photo of CAcker
4.7/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of OffHeGoes
4.46/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of AnitaBrewski
5/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Duffman79
4.39/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3

Photo of benjaminsa
4.28/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Fun place. Very modern as you can tell by the photo. There was a small line, but rumor has it that it can be a very long line on certain days. 4pk Limits a generous (although Heady Topper was a max of 3 which has the potential to be annoying). A must stop on a VT Beer Vaca.

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The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center in Stowe, VT
Brewery rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 23,100 ratings