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Otter Creek Brewing

793 Exchange Street, Middlebury, VT
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Middlebury
Type: Breweries
Activities: Drinking, Beertasting
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to visit since it is right on the route of 5 other breweries / wineries to try. Price was $7 I think to sample but you got to choose from a bunch of different beers from Wolavers, The Shed, Otter Creek so that added some variety.

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Cape Coral, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stopped at Otter Creek over the weekend during a trip to Vermont. We immediately ordered two beer flights and some smoked buffalo wings. The beer was really good and the wings were fantastic (if you like smoked buffalo wings). Staff were friendly and professional. It is not your typical tasting room, and this is not necessarily a bad thing.... More

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Top Contributor
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79 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Even though the beer is very good, not really worth the trip unless you are near town. The main reason for our visit was tour and tasting. They had neither. We should have gone elsewhere.

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Ben B, Public Relations Manager at Otter Creek Brewing, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback with us. We are unfortunately no longer able to offer guided tours of our brewery due to safety concerns. While guests are unfortunately no longer permitted on the brew house floor, we encourage and welcome any and all questions relating to our brewing process. Our knowledgeable Visitor Center staff is... More

Top Contributor
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162 attraction reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Otter Creek actually bottles three brands – Otter Creek, Shed and Wolaver’s organic beer. I love the way this place is designed – you can watch the whole bottling process while you sit at the bar a sip a beer. Lots of locals come here for lunch – they have good sandwiches. Otter Creek is now owned by Long Trail.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Unfortunately, during my last visit to Otter Creek Brewery I was informed that they only fill their own branded growlers. I was told by the woman behind the counter that this is due to the fact that Otter Creek wants to make sure the growlers are clean before filling them. I assured the staff that my double walled stainless steel... More

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Ben B, Guest Relations Manager at Otter Creek Brewing, responded to this review

Hi Jessica, we’re sorry to read this and can understand your frustration. While we wish we were able to fill all types of growlers, we are mandated by Vermont state law and the Department of Liquor Control from doing so. In order to meet state sanitation guidelines, we're required to only fill our own, cleaned and sanitized growlers. Otter Creek... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

We have had their beer before so we decided to visit the brewery. The atmosphere was bright and cheery. The beer was very good and reasonably priced. We also ordered their beer pretzels which were served warm and fresh with mustard. My husband also ordered their chili which was served with toasted sourdough bread and was perfect in taste and... More

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Charlotte, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I've worked in Middlebury for 20 years and I had no idea that the brewery was ever open for more than tours. Went with a friend after work and it was so good! We had buffalo chicken nachos and beer. I'm not even a beer drinker, but the copper was really good. Staff was really friendly. Really looking forward to... More

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Enfield, Connecticut
19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I highly suggest the 6 beer sampler and the meat platter. Also, the coffee porter goes fantastic with the maple nuts on the sample food tray!! And the Wolavers wildflower wheat is pretty much the most delicious thing ever!!

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West Des Moines, IA
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175 reviews 175 reviews
64 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Whilst out touring covered bridges I happened upon this little treasure in the Champlain Valley. OK, I mapped out all the good beer spots for a family vacation, this was worth the extra drive. It's probably 10 minutes north of Middleburry. The atmosphere is relaxing. You can order food and beer by the glass. The brewery is behind a wall... More

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Lancaster, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We enjoyed a great lunch and sampled beer/ale. I loved the Woalaver's Pumpkin Ale! The Copper Ale and cheddar soup was delicious as were the sandwiches. The staff was very friendly and answered our questions thoroughly. Overall, a nice place. I'm glad we stopped by.

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