Magic Hat Brewing Company | South Burlington, Vermont
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Magic Hat Brewing Company
Exceptional based on 63 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

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

magichat.net

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


Mayor: Leighton (3) | 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 Odd Notion - American Wheat IPA (Spring 10) 68, Magic Hat Dream Machine IPL 47, Magic Hat Big 100 IPA 55, Magic Hat Ticket To Rye IPA 68, Magic Hat Pistil 37, Magic Hat Humdinger Series Belgo Sutra 84, Magic Hat Blind Faith 77, Magic Hat Rousing Root , Magic Hat Elder Betty 41, Magic Hat #9 44, Magic Hat Single Chair Ale 22, Magic Hat Circus Boy 25, Magic Hat Sťance 37, Magic Hat Heart Of Darkness Stout (2012-) 90, Magic Hat Wooly 33
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63 reviews for Magic Hat Brewing Company
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  78%
 Selection  67%
 Food N/A 
 Value  78%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  83%
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90
  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.
72
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis  (356) 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.
74
  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!
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
cratez  (198) 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
70
  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.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Ed5388  (57) 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.
56
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere  (651) Montreal, Quebec | July 18, 2013
Finally visited in May of this year and was perhaps not too surprisingly not all that conquered. The tour itself is not devoid of interest for seeing the sheer size and crazy artefacts (and is fairly quick anyway), but in the end, the beers (4 samplers with your visit) are not all that distinguishable and I ended up leaving empty-handed. Has grown into quite a touristic spot, on a very rainy Saturday, it was filled with dozens of curious people of various origins.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs  (270) Toronto, Ontario | May 10, 2013
2013-04-29. Overall impression is just a little over the top. The self guided tour was worth the two minutes, but if you have seen a brewery before it was not that different. 8 beers on tap, you are allowed to sample up to 4 based on state law apparently. Most beer geeks will have tried the bigger brands, they had some more obscure ones available, including some ltd release and VT only beers. All the beers were decent, none particularly wowed me. The "Humdinger" series Belgo Sutra was my favorite of the ones on today. Large gift shop. Worth a stop, but its definitely a sampling area and not a bar.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
italarican  (68) Winston-Salem, North Carolina | April 13, 2013
Opening sign had the word "Brah" on it. The whole place had that Brah vibe. Everyone was friendly, but they didnít really seem to know much about beer. Tour was pretty basic. You wonít really learn much on it. You get a few samplers of stuff not as easily available. Overall, I enjoyed the beer down the road at Fiddlehead much more. The tour guide even said during the tour that theyíre not focused on the "beer geek" crowd. Thereís nothing wrong with that, but it highlights that this wasnít really my kind of place and probably not a great match for many users of this site. Iíd go if I was in the area, but it would be low on the priority list.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
devman171  (117) Annapolis , Maryland | February 22, 2013
Cool brewery to visit, very eclectic tasting room and shop. Didnt do the tour but did the free samples and bought some goodies.

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