The Alchemist

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The AlchemistThe Alchemist
BA SCORE
4.23/5
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24,918 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: 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
Beers:
44
Reviews:
4,175
Ratings:
24,918
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PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.56/5
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
203
pDev:
6.14%
 
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Ratings: 203 |  Reviews: 45
Reviews by RockHop:
Photo of RockHop
4.03/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Mostly a retail storefront with sampling line. Shirts and swag. Sample line sold full pours too and there are high tops to perch and chat. Only had Heady Topper, Focal Banger, and Crusher to sample while I was there; would have been nice to sample their lesser-known beers. No one available to talk about the beer, the process, etc. Upscale vibe. But the place is beautiful. Likely even better when the weather is warm.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Pinkylives
4.12/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Userme59
4.4/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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

As you’d expect, amazing spot!

Incredibly friendly people, free tasting pours of a variety of their beers (mid-January they had HT, Focal Banger, Crusher, blanking on others...) plus full pours for purchase (new since my first visit in 2017)

Handful of standing tables in the middle to hang at while you sip/stare at the fermenters, section on the right for can/merch purchases

Easy to find, lots of parking too

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Photo of Knapp85
4.49/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Really happy to see that they've finally got a place that is visitor friendly. The vibe is cool, lots of trippy artwork and animations on the walls. The free samples were a nice touch. The service was good and so was the selection. I was hoping for a little more of a taproom experience here but all in all it was worth checking it.

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

Excellent brewery, building and service!

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Photo of JonB25
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Kurzman
4.73/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Pumadog
4.86/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of moltch
4.56/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Zach423
4.09/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

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

Photo of sgregory
4.33/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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

Outstanding beer. Sadly a relative has moved from Vermont and I can’t get it.

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Photo of VABA
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

A very nice facility. A good place to pick up some of their good beer and try some of the samples. Not much of an atmosphere, but hey, their beer is not too bad.

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

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

Photo of npolachek
4.37/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

The inside felt pretty touristy, but I loved how they have disc golf out back as well as tables, etc. I'm sure if I didn't arrive right when it opened, I'd be giving it a much higher score for vibe. Either way, free samples, and great place to visit.

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

Header Topper is deserving of being labeled a top-5 beer in the world in my opinion -- certainly lives up to the hype. They have a couple of other really great beers like Focal Banger and Crusher, but outside of those, quite mediocre in quality. Still, Heady alone should propel them to a high rating. Great tap room too!

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Photo of DMC43
4.38/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.61/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

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

The top of the line in IPAs. As soon as you open the can, you know you are in for a treat. The aroma is amazing. You can almost feel the resin, the grapefruit, the pine needles bouncing around in your head. Then the first sip. Amazing, full and dry, but with a rich hoppy flavor that is filled with all the goodness you come to expect from an IPA. The finish was just about as good as the first sip. Lingering, just leaving you wanting for more.

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Photo of Tracker83
4.44/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Peter1977
4.22/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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

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The Alchemist in Stowe, VT
Brewery rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 24,918 ratings