When I visited: Late May 2013.
What I had: Hopfenstark Greg American Foreign Harvest Stout, Hill Farmstead What Is Enlightenment?, Schlitz Gusto Classic 1960s Formula, and Lawson’s Finest Liquids Chinooker’d IPA on tap, Chopped Pork BBQ plate with collard greens and maple baked beans, Pit Smoked Chicken plate and multiple glasses of Evolucio Furmint for my better half.
What I liked: Redwood walls, dark ambiance, and candle-lit tables give the bar a cozy, cabin-like atmosphere, incredible draught list with many of Vermont’s best beers on offer, top notch barbecue (perfectly seasoned, huge smoke flavour, delicious sides), ample space between tables provides plenty of privacy, waiter and bartender were engaging, efficient, and made great recommendations, well laid-out beer menu, gorgeous, towering bar, cool t-shirts (I bought the charcoal grey one), even the patrons were friendly.
What I disliked: Nothing.
Would I go back? Without question. We had a very memorable experience here and will return any time we find ourselves in Vermont. I wish I could transplant this place to Toronto.
Overall Rating: 100
This place was spectacular. We stopped in because a buddy of mine raved about it. Ambiance is nice. It’s a little small. But I love the woodwork and there are plenty of seats at the bar. The service was awesome. Dude was very attentive and we even got to talk to the head Brewer for a bit. He gave us some samples and talked about the beer just to talk. It was awesome. The food was magic. Poutine and chopped pork mac and cheese were consumed. Amazing. The selection was good as well. Hill Farmstead, Lawson’s, Almanac, and a bunch of house brewed beers that were good. The price was just what if expect to pay for the quality we got. This place is an absolute must!
This place is unbelievable. Selection was top notch, solid in-house brews, an unbelievable poutine, the bartender and head brewer were more than helpful, and the building smelled of brewing beer and smoked meat. What else does one seek in life?
Visited a few times on my visits to Vermont. Great location and ambiance. Have always sat at the bar where the service was outstanding. They have great locals on tap plus and nice bottle list. Was able to order food at the bar which was served quickly and was great. Prices were reasonable and overall a must visit while in Vermont. Cheers!
Great place, great food, great beer selection. Wish they had tv’s to catch a good game but other than that this place rocks.
jredmond (289) New York, New York | July 4, 2014| Updated February 12, 2015
Great bar. Great service. Friendly bartenders and pleasant hostesses. Beer list will guarantee Heady Topper, Hill Farms, Rock Art, now Prohibition house beers, Lawsons, lost nation and a stillwater or two. One of the best beer bars in the world in the corner of the pinnacle of the best trifecta of beer bars in the WORLD.
World class. The food is phenomenal, as is the beer selection. Lots of great Vermont beer. Great service, very professional and knowledgable. Pretty good prices considering the quality. Good ambiance, clean and stylish without being sterile or pretentious. If you are traveling through Waterbury and are hungry for a meal with good beer, this place is a must-visit.
Popular, first rate bar/brewpub/restaurant in downtown Waterbury. Service was friendly, and the selection was superb, with interesting in-house brews, and the area’s best IPAs fresh on tap. The food leaned a little towards gourmet/New American, but with lower prices than your typical destination restaurant. It is #1 on RB’s Vermont charts and it deserves to be.
Housed in what was once the great - and much lamented - Alchemist, the Prohibition Pig is another venue to visit when in the charming (and beercentric) town of Waterbury, Vermont.
Located on the main street – and across from the Flyback Pub (See Review), the Pig combines savory local craft beer with succulent pig flesh – also local. While Alchemist was bright and airy, the Pig is dark and intimate, decorated with cranberry brick walls; it is, to say the least, very atmospheric. The bar is roomy enough, with enough veneer and polished wood to furnish several establishments.
Oh yes, they had Heady Topper on tap … nuff said.
This is a really great place...a must stop if in the area...and worth a detour if anywhere’s close. The selection of local and regional craftbeers is amazing...Lawson’s...Hill Farmstead...Fiddlehead...Trapp...Heady Topper (when available)...a great Belgium style from Mystic down in MA to name a few. Also, the food is fantastic. I had a great VT cheese board...duck fat fries...the Bahn Mi sandwich...and a side of maple baked beans...finished with some bourbon maple bacon ice cream! The bartenders were very entertaining...and informative. In case you didn’t know...this was the Alchemist brew pub before the 2011 flood. After that the Alchemist moved into new digs up the road and new owners took over this place. That’s likley why they are one of the few places with Heady Topper on draft (keg kicked just before I got there...darn! But I still had my precious cargo in my trunk...a case of 16 oz cans!). A visit to the Alchemist Brewery followed by food and beer tasting here at The Pig is the perfect one-two punch!