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Beer Available At The Reservoir - Restaurant & Tap Room (arranged by most recent)
Otter Creek Kind Ryed IPA 96, Lost Nation Vermont Pilsner 68, Fiddlehead India Pale Ale 91, Alchemist El Jefe 97, Lawson’s Finest Ava IPA , The Bruery Humulus Lager 98, Crooked Stave Surette Provision Saison 99, Hill Farmstead Edward 100, North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout 100, Hill Farmstead James 99, Shed Mountain Ale 55, Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #47 - Saison Various 90, Lost Nation Saison Lamoille 82, Zero Gravity Green State Lager Czech Pilsener , Sixpoint Spice of Life - Sorachi Ace , Lost Nation Petit Ardennes 80, Founders All Day IPA 96, Allagash Confluence Ale 98, Victory Swing Session Saison 82, Allagash Odyssey 99
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Ernesto987 (104) Connecticut | February 19, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great spot, 38 beers on tap half local, hill farmstead, lawsons, etc. Food is awesome! Loved it
cratez (185) Toronto, Ontario | October 20, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
When I visited: Late May 2013.
What I had: Shed Mountain Ale, Hill Farmstead Edward, Green Flash Hop Odyssey Black IPA, and Lawson’s Finest Spring Fever Session IPA on tap, Alchemist Heady Topper out of the can, Vermont Meatloaf Dinner, Pulled Pork Tacos and several Chimney Creek Sauvignon Blancs for the lady.
What I liked: Outstanding draught list, beautiful dark wood bar, extremely friendly service (bartender even bought us a round), tasty fare, beer-infused food menu, welcoming patrons. An absolute first class beer bar and restaurant.
What I disliked: On our second visit the place was so busy that we weren’t able to get seats, and the service suffered due to the craziness, but we still enjoyed our drinks.
Would I go back? Definitely.
Overall Rating: 88
changeup45 (109) Mount Dora, Florida | July 23, 2012| Updated July 24, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
After checking out the much more crowded Prohibition Pig next door, we decided to have dinner here on our way back from Burlington. The dining area consists of pub style tables, and the place was half full, I’d guess. I like the vibe; doesn’t hurt that they had the Red Sox game on. While there is a small bar in this section, they also have a large bar in another area if you are there just to drink. The beer menu is more than adequate with 35-40 drafts and quite a few bottles. I had a pint of Lawsons Knockout Blonde. Had I noticed the option to get a flight of five local brews for the same price sooner I would have done that. Great idea and excellent value. The food was very good; we didn’t order anything out of the box, but the homemade mac & chese, sweet potato fries, and chicken spinach wrap were all really well done. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. We had a nice time at this place and wouldn’t hesitate to go back if in the area again.
tom10101 (75) Quebec | April 29, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice restaurant and pub. Service was really good and friendly! 36-tap line including 18 Vermont beers (some HF and Lawson’s). Lot of "lesser" beer too (ie Stella Artois). Food was good (not as much as Prohibition Pig though, more familial). Price were good. Worth the detour!
mcberko (205) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 14, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Had some lunch and sampled some beers from their very fine taplist, which includes a few beers by Hill Farmstead and Founder’s, and many other local Vermont brewers. One of the several worthwhile pubs to hit if passing through Waterbury.
ThirstyBird (26) Düsseldorf, Germany | March 30, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Local pub/restaurant with 36 taps. 2 HF taps and 1 Lawson’s and a decent selection of other stuff. The selection is not as highly concentrated as the Black Back or Prohibition Pig as far as the beer quality. It looked like some of the pours might be a touch larger than the other places meaning better value. I counted 13 Vermont brews on tap. I did not order food but it looked like traditional pub fare. Friendly and homey...some beers served in mason jars.
AdamJackson (177) Lyme, New Hampshire | September 2, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice digs, lots of taps, a bit "salty" as far as local clientele goes, decent bottle list. the beer is always changing. I’ve enjoyed myself here but there are lot of locals pretty drunk playing billiards
bellco33 (20) Willington, Connecticut | December 28, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
The Res doesn’t seem to be as popular as Prohibition Pig or Black Back with the locals, but it is still quite good. The food is tasty, but not as good as the Pig, but the menu is more diverse which is a plus. The taplist is usually bigger as well with a large sample of many Vermont breweries (including some that should be excluded in my opinion). I like this place a lot.
Reynolds314 (26) Connecticut | February 20, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Really great pub/eatery in downtown Waterbury. Across the street from the black back pub. 38 Taps including 2 Hill Farmstead, Lawsons double sunshine and many more. Food was good and HUGE. Service was a bit unattentive and mediocre the time we went but otherwise great time.
johnnnniee (86) Bedford, New Hampshire | July 14, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in here for the first time with my wife this past Wednesday for a night cap. We sat at the bar and didn’t have any food, but the trays floating by looked and smelled great. Walk through the front door into a smallish dining area. There is a bar midway across the room that straddles the right side of the building and encompasses the kitchen behind it. 20 to 30 seats at the bar and maybe twice as many tables for dining. The beer selection is great and lengthy with a focus on VT Breweries. They’ve even got a mix and match VT sampler; 4 - 5oz VT brews for like 6 bucks if you are so inclined. Tap list when I was there included: Brooklyn Lager, DFH 90min, Namaste, Guinness, Harpoon Rye IPA 100bbl, Hill Galaxy, Edward, Longtrail Belgian White, Magic Hat Wacko, Mcneils Dead Horse, Old Rasputin, Hennepin, Otter Creek Copper, Rock Art IPA, Saison Dupont, Sam Summer, Shed MT Ale, SN Harvest, Ovila, Smutty IPA, Southern Tier 2xIPA, Stella, Stone Ruination, Switchback, Switchback Roasted Red,The Rez, Trout River Red, Trapp Helles, Long Trail Truck Driver, Weihenstephan, Wolavers wildflower wheat, Wolavers IPA, Woodchuck Pear Cider. And they have a good bottle list too. Ill go back again, and maybe eat there too.
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