United States > Vermont > Shelburne
jercraigs (234) Toronto, Ontario | May 10, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
2013-04-29. Only two beers on tap when we were there (Helles Lager and IPA). The brewery is open more often than the pizza place next door which sucked since we were planning to have lunch there. Oops, my bad. They should probably put up clearer signage actually - We almost drove away thinking it was closed too. The girl behind the taps was super friendly, gave us a good spiel about the brewery and some tips about places in Burlington. I thought it was a brewpub so I was hoping to try more beers while there, but the two they had were quite good. Got a small growler to bring home. Beers are great, but you may see them around in town as well. We stopped at Shelburne Farms on the way here and did a nice short hike with a great view. I suspect they would strongly discourage it but a growler from Fiddlehead would go nicely with some cheese at the farm. Just sayin... :)
italarican (35) Ottawa, Ontario | April 5, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
This place was a nice surprise. Just three taps: their IPA and whatever else they’re brewing at the moment. The head apparently was long time at Magic Hat and wanted to get back to the smaller microbrewery atmosphere and experimentation. Staff was really friendly and passionate. The IPA itself is fine, and the other two beers during my visit were quite good. It’s 5 minutes down the road from Magic Hat, and if I could go back to one, it’d definitely be Fiddlehead.
josarah (101) Hinesburg, Vermont | December 27, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Nice little taproom right on Rt7. There are usually 2 beers on tap, the flagship IPA & a sesonal availalbe in full size and 1/2 growlwers. Folino’s Flatbread in the same building is a must do adn it’s BYOB, how conviiiienentt.
j12601 (262) Poughkeepsie, New York | October 29, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Heading out to Hill Farmstead for their Harvest Fest with Max via Waterbury for lunch we were driving on 7 when “Hey Max, was that a brewery we just passed?”
”Yeah, I think so”
“Want to go back?”
And go back we did. Fairly new place, opened in January 2012 from what they said. Only two taps running for growler fills and samples, though they have three taps up (sounded like the run doubles of a beer if it’s going well). Tried both beers and took a small 32oz medicine bottle style growler as well as a jar of pickled fiddleheads (which are delicious and I’m having to pace myself to not finish the jar too fast, and will certainly be pickling my own come spring). While I wouldn’t say this is somewhere I’d plan a vacation around, I would (and will) certainly stop in while passing by.
chronictonic (49) Oreland, Pennsylvania | October 19, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
New small brewery. When we were there only 1 beer (IPA) on tap - which was very good. Unique "growlerette" 1/2 sized growlers. It is connected to a really good pizza place so while they don’t serve food, you can get beer there and go into the pizza place. No real ambiance to speak of as it’s pretty much a waiting room with a tap and a brewery. Based on the quality of the IPA I’d consider this a must stop in western VT.
hbmason (24) Shoreline, Washington | August 19, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Real personable and knowledgable crew. Nice beers. Nice place.
jamesewelch (5) Burlington, Vermont | May 16, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Small bar area with 3 beers on tap. Received free samples of each of the three. Large glass window behind bar looking into brewery. Shirts, bottle openers, and glasswares for sale at bar. Picked up a growler of IPA while I was there and I’ll definitely be back for more.
There’s also a pizza place located within the brewery, but I think it’s operated independently of the brewery.
Great location. It’s directly across Route 7 from the Shelburne Winery.
I asked about taking a tour, but (I think) the server said they weren’t doing tours just yet or there weren’t any scheduled for that day. I did see Matty O in the back through the glass window hard at work making great beer.
rachelcleve (1) Middlebury, Vermont | May 9, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Small space, but feels open. Local artwork on the walls and large glass windows give you the opportunity to watch the brewer at work. Friendly staff and great beers. The Bavarian Hefeweizen was delicious. Pizza place (Folino’s Pizza) right next door. I was able to fill a growler and take it next door to enjoy with my pizza. A great experience, will definitely visit again!
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