Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Alchemist Brewery/Cannery

How do I stay so fit, yet drink so much beer?!?!
35 Crossroad
Waterbury, VT 05676
(802) 244-7744
website

Since Hurricane Irene did her damage some time back, the Alchemist has focused on making only one beer, perfectly: Heady Topper, a double IPA.

Recently I reviewed the Stone/Alchemist/Nikasai collaboration, but I had never tasted Heady and thus didn't understand the magnitude or necessity of such a philanthropic gesture.  But thank the good beer-lord this place still exists; otherwise, no Heady Topper, and no reason to be in Waterbury.

Unfortunately, the tasting room is not too impressive, especially when all you get to taste is one beer and the "self guided tour" is about as long as walking down the hall to take a piss.  But Heady is good, damn good.  So if you're in town, or on your way to ski in Stowe, you MUST stop here and buy as much as your wallet can afford.  If you don't and I find out, I'll kill you.

Heady, and her lovely fermenters.
OK, maybe not, but maybe this clown will:

Dentistry is much better with a clown, right?

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