Magic Hat Brewing Company

Magic Hat Brewing CompanyMagic Hat Brewing Company
Magic Hat Brewing CompanyMagic Hat Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

5 Bartlett Bay Rd
South Burlington, Vermont, 05403-7727
United States

(802) 658-BREW | map

Notes: Subsidiary of Florida Ice and Farm Company S.A. Cerveceria Costa Rica (Florida Bebidas).
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Ratings by bostonbeans:
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Rated by bostonbeans from Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Aug 15, 2015
More User Ratings:
Rated: 3.56 by slasich from Pennsylvania

May 16, 2020
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Reviewed by cratez from Canada (ON)

3.32/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25
What I had: Humdinger Series Over the Pils, Rousing Root, Blind Faith, Elder Betty, and Circus Boy on tap. Also bought a tulip glass for the hotel room.
What I liked: The high-energy tour is a lot of fun as the guide mixes random facts about the company with zingy one-liners, and the brewery is unique in that it resembles a haunted house. The schwag selection is pretty impressive too.
What I disliked: The beers are wholly unexciting and leave a lot to be desired. It’s a good thing they were free with the tour because none of them stood out for me (yes, they’re that mediocre). In hindsight the only reason we visited this place was because it was across the street from our hotel. Prior to discovering that we had no plans of hitting Magic Hat.
Would I go back? The tour is worthwhile if you happen to be in South Burlington, just don’t expect to be wowed by the beers.
Overall Rating: 66
Jan 29, 2020
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Reviewed by hozersr from Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5
Went there with my wife and dogs in the fall of 2019. The place is really cool. Staff was friendly and kind to our dogs. Only negative was they were out of 3 of their beers on tap.
Oct 31, 2019
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Reviewed by Bitburger from Vermont

4.57/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
Looks a bit like a 70´ disco but the beers and wines are pretty good. Huge taproom and restaurant. Always worth a visit. The staff is attentive and friendly.
Jul 28, 2019
Rated: 4.38 by Mike_Garber from Florida

Jul 04, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by O-Meg from New York

Jun 25, 2019
Rated: 4 by Arg914 from New York

Jun 25, 2019
Rated: 4.21 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Jun 21, 2019
Rated: 3.95 by Griffith from Connecticut

Mar 18, 2019
Rated: 3.56 by ADKbeerguy from New York

Oct 28, 2018
Rated: 3.53 by robrio89 from Connecticut

Apr 26, 2018
Rated: 3.54 by SkiBum22 from New York

Feb 22, 2018
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Reviewed by ryanm3850 from Rhode Island

4.86/5  rDev +26.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
Cool atmosphere with a funky feel that makes you forget your at bar but actually experimenting with magical tonics and herbal solutions in the dank chambers of a medieval court wizard.
Dec 28, 2017
Rated: 3.76 by GranCitra from Texas

Dec 06, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by neliam24 from New York

Nov 30, 2017
Rated: 3.97 by Mattybuchs from Vermont

Nov 28, 2017
Rated: 3.91 by DaveCash from New York

Oct 29, 2017
Rated: 3.88 by eluvah from New York

Oct 27, 2017
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5
I stopped in here yesterday just because we drove by and I had font memories of when I used to seek out their beer. The building is the same as I remember fairly industrial with merchandise for sale and a self guided tour behind glass. Sampling station with a couple of odd beers you wont find in the store at least in NH Its a weird cool kind of place but I'm kind of over their beer so no real reason to stop again other than nostalgia. PS Meat Whistle or Thumbsucker should be beers you brew again IMHO!
Sep 15, 2017
Rated: 5 by bwilso79 from New York

Jul 29, 2017
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Rated by ChipMurray from Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3
Great outside and inside, but sorely lacking good beer.
Jul 01, 2017
Rated: 3.74 by HurryItsJacob from Massachusetts

Jun 21, 2017
Rated: 3.61 by mltobin from Connecticut

Jun 09, 2017
Rated: 3.06 by tbryant21 from North Carolina

Jun 04, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by njbusa from New Jersey

May 28, 2017
Rated: 3.23 by Ecxeeder616 from Massachusetts

May 12, 2017
Rated: 3.61 by edthehead from Maryland

Apr 21, 2017
Rated: 3.66 by acurtis from New Jersey

Mar 17, 2017
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Rated by shelbs1202 from Indiana

4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Super creative, visually stimulating vibe; much like their labels. A carnival. Really fun.
Mar 04, 2017
Rated: 3.09 by sbuchert from Massachusetts

Feb 15, 2017
Rated: 3.98 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Feb 06, 2017
Rated: 4.49 by costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

Jan 27, 2017
Rated: 3.7 by twenteone from Pennsylvania

Jan 24, 2017
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Reviewed by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4
One of the first breweries I ever went to, I still like the vibe they have there with the black lights and florescent colors all over the place. The selection is pretty good from the times I've stopped in. The Service is decent.
Nov 12, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by nater919 from New York

Aug 29, 2016
Rated: 3.65 by kdivers from New Hampshire

Aug 20, 2016
Rated: 4.2 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Jul 28, 2016
Rated: 3.74 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 21, 2016
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Reviewed by Kv0nT from Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3
This is a fun brewery. Free samples, free tours, and pleasant service. Fun, but the quality isn't tops. Still, they usually have one or two fairly good beers on tap. Overall worth going to if your taking a trip to Burlington.
Jun 26, 2016
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