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 Wilhelm Scream Pumpkin Ale 44, Magic Hat Big 100 IPA 60, Magic Hat Meat Whistle , Magic Hat Humdinger Series - Over the Pils 51, Magic Hat Single Chair Ale 22, Magic Hat Odd Notion - American Wheat IPA (Spring 10) 68, Magic Hat Dream Machine IPL 47, Magic Hat Ticket To Rye IPA 68, Magic Hat Pistil 36, Magic Hat Humdinger Series Belgo Sutra 84, Magic Hat Blind Faith 77, Magic Hat Rousing Root , Magic Hat Elder Betty 40, Magic Hat #9 44, Magic Hat Circus Boy 25, Magic Hat Sťance 36, 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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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere  (664) 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.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton  (580) London, England | May 10, 2010
Visited in the fall of 2009. Took the tour, which was pretty informative and allowed us to see most of the brewery. The decor is fun and trippy. Our guide seemed to really know her stuff and she, too, was rather fun and trippy. The tasting room cum gift shop proved to be a highlight. I got to try every different beer they had on tap, which was around eight I believe. All the standards plus some seasonals. Perhaps the best part about the visit was that everything was free. I would definitely visit again.
76
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy  (550) Toronto, Ontario | December 5, 2007
Great self-tour, itís always Haloween. Sasmple to your heartís content. Good cheap beer products like beer soap. Lots of fun and worth stopping in the area. Always something unusual on tap.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | July 7, 2009
The eclectic decor in the gift shop/tasting room and the dark lighting translate well the companyís image. The free tap samples are always fun, even though I canít say their beer ever transcends into masterpiece territory. Everything they brew is crisp and clean, but never memorable to me. You can get growlers here at the tasting room, and you can also get decent info on the 9-10 beers offered because the waitresses are usually well trained and knowledgeable. If you do not want to wait for the mezzanine-level tour of the brewery, you can walk it yourself.
66
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
Drake  (476) Free Union, Virginia | September 4, 2007
Very dark and cool (not in the temperature sense) inside. Large selection of merchandise and large selection of beers available for sample. Brewery tour is rich on info about the companyís history, but poor on the process (but, you get that almost everywhere else, so itís not a huge loss).
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh  (446) Tampere, Finland | July 24, 2011
Quite interesting looking place. Lots of merchandise available. Not that cheap prices. Only 5 beers available in bottles. Didnít do the tour.
72
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis  (367) 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.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
notalush  (329) Denver, Colorado | August 5, 2007
Large, campy warehouse store and tap room up front, that looks like it was designed by Tim Burton - lots of merchandise for sale - a fairly large selection of beer, with quite a few brews that are only available there (the Kerouac and Thumbsucker were on when I was there, as well as a belgian dubbel that is supposedly going to be the mystery beer in the fall 12 packs) - the girl working the taps was friendly and helpful - we viewed the brewery, but didnít take the tour - they have the largest operation Iíve seen for a microbrewery - large automated bottling line, giant fermenters, etc. - itís kind of cheesy inside, but itís worth a stop for the rare brews (which you can sample for free).
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs  (314) 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.
72
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones  (305) Buffalo, New York | March 19, 2007
Stopped by for tour set up through my reps. Very eccentric place. Received a great tour from the head brewer. They went all out for us. Recieved a nice limited bottle of Chaotic chemistry. Great place with decent beer.

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