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“Very good beer!”
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The Alchemist Brewery
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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.
Reviewed July 30, 2012

We stopped in Waterbury to visit Alchemist Brewery on the way down to the Harpoon BBQ.

The brewery is new and modern and has a tasting area where they charge you $1 for a 3oz glass of their Heady Topper beer. As others have mentioned it would be nice if they could re-open an eating area.

The beer is very hoppy and runs at 8% ABV (so you're not going to be drinking a lot of them). If you let it warm up a bit, the beer really develops and you get some really nice tasting notes.

Definitely worth the trip!

Thank ggrrrr
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

This tour has you looking through the windows of their production line. If you don't know what you are looking at, it is meaningless. Step up to the bar for a sample of their beer. It is quite "hoppy". Husband liked, not so much for me. They sell it there too.

Thank romantictravel
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

This was a stop on our VT Brew Tour and unfortunetly we made this trip after Hurricane Irene had hit the area so their bar/restaurant was gone. The new brewery is nice and I hope they can expand to get a little bar going with some noshes. They charge $1 for a sample of beer which is not too bad. There's really nothing else there. You can watch them brew and bottle from the front area and see the pictures from the flood. Crazy!

Thank SGKC
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

The beer drinkers loved the $1 sample and bought a case. The kids thought the smell was a bit overpowering, and the music too loud. But it was an extremely clean environment and neat to see the way the beer was being kept. Worth a look if you are in the area.

Thank cbrzez
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

This is local beer at it's best! Very hoppy and delicious!

Thank Sonya S
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