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Magic Hat Brewing Company

5 Bartlett Bay Road, South Burlington, VT 05403
+1 802-658-2739
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Breweries
Activities: Beertasting
Owner description: While you're in the Burlington area, come tour our brewery, where ancient alchemy meets modern day science to create the best tasting beer on the... more » Owner description: While you're in the Burlington area, come tour our brewery, where ancient alchemy meets modern day science to create the best tasting beer on the planet. FREE brewery tours, FREE samples, growlers, bombers, 12-packs and tchotchkes. The new bar is a sight to behold with 30 taps flowing and a constantly changing line-up of Magic Hat's best beers, including all our year-round offerings, the current seasonal and even some experimental brews! Always on tap...#9, Circus Boy, Single Chair Ale, Dream Machine, our seasonal offering, our small batch Humdinger Series and a surprise or two! Come watch our our spores dance and play! Summer Hours: (Memorial Day- Columbus Day) Mon- Sat 10- 7, Sun 12- 5 Free Guided Tours: Tues- Wed 3 & 4, Thurs- Fri 2, 3, 4 & 5, Sat 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, Sun 2 & 3 Winter Hours: (Columbus Day- Memorial Day) Mon- Thurs 10- 6, Fri- Sat 10- 7, Sun 12- 5 Free Guided Tours: Thurs- Fri 3, 4 & 5, Sat 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5, Sun 2 & 3 Self guided tours and samples are there for the taking anytime during open hours! « less
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English first
South Florida, Florida
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146 reviews 146 reviews
23 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Magic Hat is a favorite brewery of ours and we had the opportunity to go to the actual brewery. Neat operation. As the other posters have written, Magic Hat is quirky, dark and a bit eccentric. The staff is enthusiastic and well versed in the world of beer. The tour of the brewery is self guided and can be done... More

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Loveland, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We had never been to a brewery like this. It was very dark and modern. Not really our style, but we're older. They have a lot of gifts to choose from and the beer tasting was good.

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Brooklyn, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The day we went there was no brewery tour. It was self guided which means go wander on your own and see what's happening. While the brewery itself was by far the coolest decorated brewery I've ever been to, (think Mardi Gras meets the Wonka Chocolate factory) I was disappointed in the actual brews. You do get 4 nice sized... More

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Buffalo, NY
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Stopped to try and they give you a choice of 4 beers to sample. Found a couple we liked and did make a purchase of their variety pack. Can do a self guided tour or if you are in the time frame they give you a tour of the plant from above. Lots of stuff to buy so it does... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Great beer and rotating selection. Four free samples is great. Lots of merchandise to buy including pint glasses and shirts. I visit quarterly.

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Claymont, Delaware
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Friendly staff. Great choices. You get four to sample for free. Nice self guided tour of the brewery.

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Massapequa Park, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Stopped in for a tasting and a growler fill with my wife and father in law who was visiting from Ireland. The brewery is really cool. They have a great bar and the tastings were awesome! The girls behind the bar could not have been friendlier or more welcoming! Growler fill price was spot on. Left with some cool merchandise... More

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Boston
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The brewery tour is not only free, but it was one of the best I've been on. They tell you about the history of how Magic Hat came to be, which I found interesting, but my favorite part was the free tasting we did after the tour. It's a very fun atmosphere! If you love beer or even if you... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I've long enjoyed Magic Hat beer and was excited to go there for a tour. I've been on a number of brewery tours and this was one of the better ones. One reviewer described the 'artifactory' as a combo between Willy Wonka and Rob Zombie and that's right on. Very funky place with great beer. Worth a visit for sure.

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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133 reviews 133 reviews
58 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Wow this is like walking into some crazy side show! The video explaining brewing was odd and funny. The scenery is crazy! Tour was great and the guide was funny as well. You get 4 free samples after which were very good. Beers were good. I enjoyed the IPL.

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