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“Really Great IPA's”
Review of The Alchemist

The Alchemist
Ranked #5 of 71 things to do in Stowe
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We made a special trip to the Alchemist over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. You simply cant get this amazing beer where I live so for me it was worth the trip (3 hr drive - with teenagers). The Alchemist brews mostly IPAs - they are world class and honestly some of the best you ever hope to have.

This is what a brewery should be: lots of awesome beer to purchase (cans and growlers), free beer samples (yay!!), free stickers, short lines, cool swag, a laid back atmosphere and friendly staff.

Could only be better if they served food. Maybe they do I am not sure. We were on a road trip and the kids were anxious to get going to the Ben & Jerrys Creamery(punks!).

Bottom Line: if you love IPAs, really great IPAs, do your self a favor and try this beer!!

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

What an operation! They offer free tastings (up to 3) and the beers are really good. Quite an operation. They sell pints in a four pack; not cheep but worth picking up as it is only sold within a 25 mile radius. Beer is unpasteurized so it must be kept cold. Can’t wait to get back home to PA and relax with a can.

Thank kathys009
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

The beer is really good and the tap room is friendly and cozy. Great staff as well. Fantastic beer for the IPA lover!

1  Thank red_head_dude
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Amongst beer afficionado's this place is just about nirvana. People come from all around the east to get their ales. This is a new facility with state of the art brewing equipment. Supply is limited, it is distributed locally only and is, I would say a little quirky. They are best known for their Heddy Topper which is an American Double IPA which is to say it is very hoppy. In fact all of their ales tend to be very hoppy. They do have a tasting bar and a retail shop which is always crowded. Other ales are "Focal Banger", a hoppy stout called Beelzabub and an imperial stout- with not too much hops called Luscious. Quantities here, like in the retail stores that carry it limit quantities. And btw, the goods are not cheap. Expect to pay about $15.00 for a 4 pack - of 16 oz cans. Its a fun stop and people are passionate about this product. One story goes, that a guy that was on his honeymoon, is reputed to have left his wife at the hotel in Montreal drove 2.5 hours south, picked up a supply and drove the 2.5 hrs back to his bride in waiting! It is good stuff. Enjoy.

1  Thank Mikeatsea03242
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

I was expecting more of a tour. It was a tasting room and gift shop, with views of the brewery, and nice signs explaining things. A very modern building with funky landscaping.

Thank suz_brown99
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