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The Alchemist Brewery

Address: 35 Crossroad, Waterbury, VT 05676
Phone Number: 802-244-7744
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Waterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Breweries, Food & Drink
Owner description: The Alchemist Brewery is our new 15 barrel, small production brewery specializing in fresh...
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Type: Breweries, Food & Drink
Owner description: The Alchemist Brewery is our new 15 barrel, small production brewery specializing in fresh, unfiltered IPAs. We are currently focused on brewing one beer perfectly: Heady Topper, our flagship Double IPA.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Really this is the best beer in Vermont if you like ipa. The small batch the crusher and focal banger are also outstanding. One can is plenty.

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Wolcott, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

We tried. We found it. It's is gloriously awkward location. We peered and looked in the windows and hoped someone would open the door. But no one did. We did find the beer. It was good.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Brewery now closed to the public but will likely open a new facility soon. The lines were quick when it was open and well worth the trip to get a case of Heady Topper. Easily one of the best DIPAs in the country and fairly cheap

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Duxbury, Vermont
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Although the brewery had to close to the public, the Kimmich's have made sure that there is plenty of Heady and Ouroboros available in town. A true gift. John and Jen are working hard to find a new retail spot nearby, so keep your ears open. It should be great! Meanwhile visit Waterbury's restaurants and pubs to get your Heady... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Brewery is currently closed to the public. Alchemist beers are served in most of the great Waterbury Restaurants. Finding cans of Heady Topper to take home is a virtually impossibility as Demand so exceeds Supply it isn't even funny.....

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

One of the reasons my friends and I made the trip to Vermont was to come here and buy Heady Topper. It was nice being able to try it on tap and we got there shortly after they opened so we had no trouble buying a case. It was definitely worth our trip coming here.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

It's hard to imagine a place where all the product the make sellout in less than one day. When there was an announcement that they would no longer seek their beer from the current location, local hotels received cancelations! They will soon have another location, so that the enormous traffic created by their beer, can be better managed.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The brewery is conveniently located in Waterbury, VT, the same town that has the Ben & Jerry's tour. We walked right in and bought a case of their amazing Heady Topper beer, and that was that. It is a really popular beer. We're lucky we got some from their HQ before their more recent close and plans for relocation.

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Pittsfield, New hampshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Great Beer. Great People. Very Friendly Open to questions. Quick with a sample. They were in the process of renovations we are looking forward to stopping in this winter to see the results.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

First, to start off the brewery posted that the week we went (the week of 11/10) was the last week they were going to be able to sell their famous beer directly from the brewery until they found a new location (they have already posted on their facebook page that a new location has been found). With that being said,... More 

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