Magic Hat Brewing Company | South Burlington, Vermont
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Magic Hat Brewing Company
Good based on 67 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

5 Bartlett Bay Road
South Burlington, Vermont United States 05403 [ print map ]
802 658 BREW

Hours: 10:00 AM -5:00 PM Monday-Saturday

Mayor: Bulk_Carrier (1) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 5-10

Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Magic Hat Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Magic Hat Art Hop Ale 2015 42, Art Hop Ale 42, Magic Hat Circus Boy 22, Magic Hat Stealiní Time 31, Magic Hat Hi #9 I.P.A. 40, Magic Hat Jinx 58, Magic Hat #9 41
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67 reviews for Magic Hat Brewing Company
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  77%
 Selection  67%
 Food N/A 
 Value  78%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  81%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
DerrickR  (10) Quebec | October 3, 2015
Very nice store, the tour only showed an overview of the brewery which was disappointing.
keanex  (63) Atco, New Jersey | May 17, 2015
Ambiance: Really cool decorations and such, I really liked the set-up. It felt fun and welcoming.
Service: Neither good or bad, friendly people but seemed to kick back instead of working.
Selection: Only had 6 or 8 beers on tap, bummer.
Overall: The aesthetics are cool inside, outside itís not too inviting though. Selection could be bigger, but itís worth a stop here.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jamesewelch  (19) Burlington, Vermont | January 30, 2015| Updated February 24, 2015
Dog friendly. Has lots of beer, glasses, t-shirts, etc. for sale. Has 8 beer on tap and usually 1 or 2 local (VT only) brews. Staff has always been super friendly and helpful. Ambiance feels a little strange, like a mix between a store that fits into a mall-like setting and a pub. You can pick up growlers or samples (4). Samples are free and you pick from 8 on tap.

Growlers, tasting flights, dog friendly, bottles, cases, lots of glasses/t-shirts/etc
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 7/20
Braudog  (792) Phoenix, Arizona | October 12, 2014
Iíve never really been a huge fan of Magic Hat, but stopped by anyway. Itís a quirky joint, with a haunted house vibe going on, even without the smattering of Halloween decor. The staff seemed like they could care less about our presence, but did offer the free round of four samples. I only had two because I didnít want any more than that, and you canít get a pint anyway. Gotta pay for anything else, including 25 cents per coaster, so more of a schwag shop than anything else. (Brewery #671)
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
liquidcrack  (15) Ohio | June 23, 2014
So Vermont has weird laws regarding samples and you can only get 4 samples. Magic Hat has 8 or so beers on tap for samples only, no growlers or pints. But they do have a large selection of bottles to go, some that arenít so easy to find. Of course there is the usual brewery tour, and a ton of merchandise. They are pet friendly and that is a big plus in my book.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis  (585) Sunnyvale, California | May 22, 2014
Seems to be a pretty interesting place. No tours when I was there however. Four tasters for free ,and friendly banter with the bartender. To bad the beers arenít better.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
andrewjames78  (2) Underhill, Vermont | November 22, 2013
The folks at the Artifactory are always awesome to deal with!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
cratez  (256) Toronto, Ontario | October 20, 2013| Updated October 21, 2013
When I visited: Late May 2013. What I had: Humdinger Series Over the Pils, Rousing Root, Blind Faith, Elder Betty, and Circus Boy on tap. Also bought a tulip glass for the hotel room. What I liked: The high-energy tour is a lot of fun as the guide mixes random facts about the company with zingy one-liners, and the brewery is unique in that it resembles a haunted house. The schwag selection is pretty impressive too. What I disliked: The beers are wholly unexciting and leave a lot to be desired. Itís a good thing they were free with the tour because none of them stood out for me (yes, theyíre that mediocre). In hindsight the only reason we visited this place was because it was across the street from our hotel. Prior to discovering that we had no plans of hitting Magic Hat. Would I go back? The tour is worthwhile if you happen to be in South Burlington, just donít expect to be wowed by the beers. Overall Rating: 66
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 10/20
bellco33  (22) Willington, Connecticut | October 16, 2013
This is a tough rating. This might be the coolest brewery I have ever visited, but also the worst beer. A+ Ambiance,free samples for taking the tour, and lots of variety on tap. I just donít like many of their beers. Worth a stop if youíre in the area.
Ed5388  (67) Forked River, New Jersey | August 4, 2013
Took the brewery tour. Really cool and definitely worth checking out. Tour guide was really knowledgable and the decorations and set up of the tour and shop were really cool and wacky. I wasn't sure if it was worth checking out the brewery but glad I did. You also get 4 samplers for taking the tour.

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