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“Worth the trip to Vermont”
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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 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.

Thank Edarke
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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.

Thank cutsman
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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.

Thank interviewtraveler
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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.

Thank NTutSTut
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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, my husband and I went on Veteran's Day to buy a case each (the maximum amount allowed). Since it was a day off and the last week of them selling from the brewery - there was a HUGE and slow moving line. We waited in line for 2.5 hours. While we were waiting outside in line we weren't sure what was taking so long. Once we were inside, it seemed like the process should have been going alright (the employees were working as fast as possible). It was just a case of too many people. The place was handing out free beer tastings to everyone as they waited in line. The beer is excellent. It was worth the 2.5 hour wait. We also went back the next day to buy a case each and the line was only about 15 minutes long. Everyone at the brewery was very friendly and working very hard (on what must have seemed like an endless line). Definitely worth checking out if you enjoy IPA's. Hopefully, with a new location there won't be a crazy situation like there was this past week. The brewery only cans Monday through Wednesday and they easily sell out by Thursday. Just keep that in mind in case you're planning on visiting.

Thank tigg189074
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