Alchemist proposes Stowe site for brewery construction

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  1. polarbear14

    polarbear14 Initiate (0) May 11, 2012 Vermont

    #1 polarbear14, May 5, 2014
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  2. BoldRulerVT

    BoldRulerVT Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2013 Vermont

    Just past Stoweflake on the Mountain Road. Great, great location. Roughly one year away.
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  3. duchessedubourg

    duchessedubourg Aspirant (260) Nov 2, 2007 Vermont

    Now Stowe and Waterbury can share equal billing as beer destinations - nice.
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  4. jtdolla911

    jtdolla911 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 Massachusetts

    Should do wonders for the Crop. Great food, fairly decent beer selection.
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  5. RyanOooh

    RyanOooh Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2013 Vermont

    If only it were June 2014...then the summer would be infinitely better.
    Hey, truck sales til then!!
    Cool news.
  6. telejunkie

    telejunkie Aspirant (253) Sep 14, 2007 Vermont

    maybe time to give up my dream...thought manchester would be the perfect spot for them too :rolling_eyes::wink:
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  7. monkeybutler

    monkeybutler Aspirant (231) Mar 15, 2005 Vermont

    I'm happy the Kimmiches found a good location, but incredibly disappointed that Waterbury let them walk away.

    We're in the middle of "Revitalizing Waterbury" and we let a world-class brewery pull up stakes for the next town over? Very lame that Waterbury/Waterbury Center was not more accommodating.
  8. Fluke828

    Fluke828 Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2011 Massachusetts

    I understand your sentiments and I do not mean to come across as nit picky... but for the record, they aren't pulling up stakes entirely. At least the way I read the release, it seemed that the existing cannery will still be the production brewery for Heady while the new facility will be where other Alchemist beers are brewed, retail space, etc...
  9. mani

    mani Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2012 New Jersey

    Except that people will be driving to Stowe to buy their Heady (for the most part), which means that more people will stay/eat in Stowe that would have done so in Waterbury. Not all will, maybe not even most, but some will.
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  10. Fluke828

    Fluke828 Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2011 Massachusetts

    Good point. And I agree completely. Hopefully "most" will return to Waterbury to enjoy the copious establishments that serve fantastic food and drink. And spend the night....
  11. duchessedubourg

    duchessedubourg Aspirant (260) Nov 2, 2007 Vermont

    Waterbury gets way more beer-specific traffic than Stowe presently - this will even it up nicely. And I totally get wanting to have your office only 4 miles from home/kid's school. I can walk to work and I love it - especially when the driving is nasty! The state broke ground on re-building the State Office Complex in Waterbury yesterday that's been closed since Irene, so that 1,000 state employees that used to spend all kinds of money daily in Waterbury will be returning soon, to their distinct relief.
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  12. HRamz3

    HRamz3 Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2010 Pitcairn

    Time to open a combo We Ship 4 You / killer burger joint in Stowe!
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  13. natejohnson126

    natejohnson126 Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2013 Vermont

    I wouldn't worry about a lack of breweries in Waterbury...
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  14. TheGator321

    TheGator321 Initiate (0) May 29, 2013 Connecticut

    at least Stowe has a taxi service.
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