My latest featured article for RateBeer’s The Hop Press… posted on Saturday, February 13th.
Located in Winooski, adjacent to Vermont’s largest city, Burlington, lies one of Vermont’s great treasures for serious craft beer drinkers. Tucked back off the road and only recently exposed to passing traffic by the demolition of an old restaurant, lies the Beverage Warehouse . This business, in an unassuming one-story building, established in 1977 by George Bergin and Jen Swiatek, has been described by some people as “the best GD (“gosh darn”) place to buy beer in Vermont”. From my considerable experience traveling around Vermont, without question, the Beverage Warehouse definitely has the best selection of beer available within this state’s borders.
The Beverage Warehouse in Winooski is, without question, Vermont’s best place to “browse for beer”… I swear that I cannot leave that place without dropping $100 (or more!) for beer. They have more than 450 beers (“The most in Vermont”) and with the change in the state beer laws last summer, they are really starting to stock some truely fine beers. They also offer a “Free Pint Glass Friday” event most weeks… on 2/20 they will be hosting Vermont’s own Magic Hat Brewery and on 2/27 they will be hosting two great breweries… Brooklyn and Stone. Stone Brewery is one of my very favorite brew makers.
Jeff Baker, BW’s Beer and Wine Manager, has an excellent and very up to date blog at http://bwbeerlog.blogspot.com. Jeff keeps the rest of us abreast of new beer arrivals, BW events and other important information.