The Alchemist

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Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

100 Cottage Club Rd
Brewery & Visitors Center
Stowe, Vermont, 05672-4139
United States

(802) 244-7744 | map
alchemistbeer.com

Notes: Opened in July 2016, The Alchemist Brewery and Visitors Center in Stowe provides samples of beer for tasting, retail beer sales, merchandise and a fun, educational experience.
BEER STATS
Average:
4.61
Beers:
45
Reviews:
4,443
Ratings:
25,914
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PLACE STATS
Average:
4.56
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
238
pDev:
6.36%
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BubbleBobble from New York

4.87/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Feb 13, 2020
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shawver74 from North Carolina

4.86/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

End destination of 2020 summer road trip. Curb-side delivery. Amazing place and location.

Jun 23, 2020
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ChipChaight from New York

4.29/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

May 27, 2020
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Jimmylikesbeer from Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Apr 25, 2020
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Cuthbert from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Apr 25, 2020
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Handz from Rhode Island

4.57/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Apr 14, 2020
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cratez from Canada

3.39/5  rDev -25.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

What I bought: Three four-packs of Heady Topper and one t-shirt.
What I liked: Pungent smell of hops smacks you in the face as you walk in the door, quirky signs explain the history of the beer and brewery, well-organized retail store has lots of Alchemist schwag.
What I disliked: The woman at the cash till was thoroughly uninterested in talking beer, even though we said we’re from Toronto and I bought quite a bit of stuff. Oh well.
Would I go back? For their world class DIPA, yes. And it’d be fun to do a brewery tour providing the lady who served us wasn’t running it. :)
Overall Rating: 68

Jan 29, 2020
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Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

4.88/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Jan 24, 2020
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timmy2b from New York

4.83/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Dog friendly for my wife and I. 3 Free Samples (Heady, Focal and Crusher), Clean inside and out. Patio was very nice and had a few chairs. Def worth visiting in the summer to have a full pour outside. Can sales very reasonable priced and line moved fast.

Jan 17, 2020
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hozersr from Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Visited this world class brewery in fall of 2019 with my wife and 2 dogs. Was not disappointed. Had three beers to sample at no cost. Only wish they had samples of the beers that they had for sale, however you can't go wrong with what whatever you choose. Totally dog friendly inside and out.

Oct 30, 2019
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colby600 from Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

I've been here a couple times and thoroughly enjoy their beer. Small area to try some samples but no pours are offered. It would've been nice to have more samples available of beer currently offered in cans to make a more educated guess on purchases.

Oct 27, 2019
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Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Oct 24, 2019
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SSGCujo from Wisconsin

4.04/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

This is a cool brewery! The only problem is that it doesn't have a taproom! I had three beers to sample, that's it. I was told there's a law about serving food and beer. They have to serve food, to serve beer.

Sep 30, 2019
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Budlum from Maryland

4.7/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Sep 28, 2019
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Sep 07, 2019
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BeerBucks from New York

4.64/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Aug 16, 2019
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kelvarnsen from Canada

4.59/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Visited here in the summer of 2017. Such a well designed and modern looking facility. Easy to find once you make it to Stowe. They had free samples of 3 of their beers including Heady Topper and all were very tasty, and generous. The line up to purchase beer took no time to get through. The only real negatives is no tours (although you can easily see the brewery from the tasting area) and no beer samples outside, which is too bad since the surrounding property was really nice, and would be a great place to relax and have a beer.

Aug 12, 2019
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Ryannotbryan from Texas

4.33/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Aug 03, 2019
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.24/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

What's left to say? State of the art building. Beautiful location. Outdoor activities and plenty of room to spread your wings. Sample the beer, gawk at the beautiful brew house and tanks. The merch is excellent. Fun stuff.

Jul 29, 2019
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322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Jul 25, 2019
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Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Jul 18, 2019
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Zraly from Virginia

4.73/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Super cool tasting and retail room out in the bucolic and cool area around Stowe, VT. Open and airy as long as the line is short. Can art is on the fermenters, and you know where you are at all times.

Free tasters of Focal Banger, Heady Topper, and a limited or seasonal on tap. This place makes enough that there is no need for anyone to sweat the small stuff. $4 for a full pour. Any tips are donated to local charities. Outside there is seating and a few lawn games for entertainment. All four packs are $12.50. The business model of compensating your employees properly and thus not relying on tips, etc. should be a model for other successful brewers.

Jul 13, 2019
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M_chav from New Mexico

4.68/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Jun 29, 2019
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Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Jun 23, 2019
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Husky-Topper from New Jersey

4.88/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Jun 07, 2019
The Alchemist in Stowe, VT
Brewery rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 25914 ratings