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“Mardi Gras like, beer just ok” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Magic Hat Brewing Company

Magic Hat Brewing Company
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Burlington Brewery Tour
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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!
Montreal, Canada
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“Mardi Gras like, beer just ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

The place is very Mardi Gras like. The brewery/shop/tasting area is filled with beads and giant colorful heads, skulls, balloons, a photo booth .... I can't name them all as there was just too much stuff to see. Sensory overload!

I guess they're best known for their #9 beer which I tried and can say, was not very impressed. The Maple Chocolate Stout and Feast of Fools Raspberry Stout weren't so bad and we purchased 1 bottle of the Wheat wine but we later had buyers remorse.

Overall, we don't plan on revisiting but hey, we got one stamp on our VT Brewers Association Passport.

Visited January 2013
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Old Orchard Beach, Maine
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“Very dark but good beer”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

Very dark inside, poorly lit. Cashiers lack friendliness and both time there was treated poorly. Very little thanks. The tap people however very nice and friendly.

Visited January 2013
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Boston, MA
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“A decent experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

The corporate vibe has definitely taken over at Magic Hat. 95% of the experience is sitting in their giant gift shop. The beer is great as always, but the service and passion of a small brewery is gone.
Trade slips of papers for beers and no insight on the brewing process from the bartender. For a better experience, go check out Fiddleheads.

Visited December 2012
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glenside, pa
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“Fun Stop”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

If you like beer this is a fun stop. You can take a self guided tour of the brewery. There is of course an enormous amount of items you can purchase with their logo. The staff is very knowledgeable and you can taste test a good amount of different beers to help you decide which of the Magic Hat brews is your favorite.

Visited November 2012
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“So Much Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

This is a great place to visit with a group of friends. I have been a fan of this beer for a while and it was great to experience the brewery. They give you four samples and they had 10 different beers on tap. The variety was excellent and they all tasted great. I love the wackiness of the interior and all the mardi gras decorations. Seeing the production line was really great. They have a digital photo booth and you can take a free picture and email it to yourself. Also they have a great selection of beer and gifts to purchase.

Visited December 2012
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