Three or four visits from 2013-15. I moved away from Vermont just as this place was getting going, and lots of others in the area were a-borning; luckily I moved to a place with a brewing industry just as happening, so I donít feel too sorry for myself. Still, this laid-back, simple place is something Iíd wish to see more of anyplace. First time I went they only had their (very nice and eminently drinkable) IPA; later I tried a Rye, a Belgian Wit, and a IIPA. Very cool employees, GREAT pizza next door; the only real suggestion Iíd make to really improve the experience (apart from the obvious: more beers available at any given time) is for them to put some more effort into their outdoor seating area - enlarge it and maybe screen it off somewhat from the (very close) highway. I look forward to another visit this fall (hopefully).
This was a little disappointing. The ambiance is pretty awesome. You can see the guys working on the brewing, and itís attached to a pizza joint. The girl behind the bar was awesome. Very knowledgable and you could tell she had a passion for the beer. We didnít eat, though the pizza smelled pretty awesome. The beers we got to try were free samples which was pretty great. Only samples and to-go growlers and howlers. The pricing was very reasonable for both of those, but we opted not to buy. Overall this place is pretty good. I was hoping that weíd be able to have a few beers and get some cans, but it wasnít in the cards. I hope they expand out to their own brew pub soon!
Very small friendly setup attached to a wood fire pizza restaurant and across the street from a winery. Free samples of their flagship ipa and two other beers that change often, usually one-offs, I believe. Growlers are only $3 to purchase and $6 to fill. Excellent service. If you are in the area Fiddlehead is a must for any beer enthusiast. Great brews and and an easy quick stop.
Visited on a particularly busy Thursday night (there was a Decemberists concert in Shelburne). Visited the growler filling room only but not hte restaurant. They have this deal where the restaurant is actually BYOB so you get a growler from the brewery and then just walk across to enjoy it with a meal. I got some growlers, the girls working at the bar were very enthusiastic, kind and helpful, they give out samples of everything (in my case only 2 beers on draft). The growlers are amongst the cheapest Iíve seen and their IPAs here are bomb. They have some cool merch as well thatís worth checking out. Recommended stop.
Visited 7-13. Very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. You walk into a very small place, but thereís glass in there so you can see in the brewery. Girl behind the counter was super friendly and trying to sell us on growlers (I got an empty because Iíd be driving all day with no cooler and it was 90 out. Didnít want spoiled beer). I have heard the pizza is great, but having already eaten we skipped that. The selection was only one beer, their flagship IPA. Not much to choose from, but I bumped it up a few points because they had cool merchandise to buy. I snagged a shirt for my dad, sweet hat for myself, and some of the Fiddlehead can glasses. All very nice and reasonably priced. I liked it and would love to be there on a can release weekend event sometime. I heard those are insane, but Iíd love the chance at Fresh Second Fiddle, Mastermind, etc. Maybe Iíll be luckier next time with another draft option for a growler fill too!
Stopped in and unfortunately just missed some Second Fiddle. Really enjoyed my small taste of both the IPA and the Hodad (awesome stuff) though. Worth a stop in if you want to snag a growler or if theyíre selling cans, but otherwise not a lot going on. Pizza next door is supposedly good stuff though.
Ambiance: Rustic feeling in and out, enjoyed it, but itís small inside. Service: Really friendly bartender, a little slow but very nice. Selection: They only had 2 beers on tap, bummer. Overall: Stop in for sure, the beer is great, unfortunately no pints for there, only samples and growlers.
Stopped in on my way to Burlington, VT last week (April 8th).
The place was very clean and inviting. A fair amount of people were there with their children, but that didnít bother me. The service was good as they seemed to have accommodated the crowd that was there. Prices seemed reasonable for their growlers and paraphernalia. I didnít buy any growlers or their stuff but got to sample their beers and was quite impressed. I hope to go back.