Magic Hat Brewing Company

Magic Hat Brewing Company

Brewery and Bar$$$$
South Burlington
  • Danielle C.
    "Four free beer samples per person and free brewery tours every day!"(5 Tips)
    jane m.
    "four free samples"(7 Tips)
    Eric L.
    "Best beer tour in VT."(2 Tips)
    Meredith B.
    "Try a sample of Single Chair (or bring a growler home) ..."(2 Tips)
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  • Erik C.
    Erik Cintron1 week ago
    Famous magic hat. This is fun place hidden. Parking lot and when you open the door this low lite place was fun. It had so much color and crazy music and a lot of beer. Great service and merchandise
  • Magic Hat Brewing Company
    Be one of the firsts to grab our new, Liberty Bottle. Its a new 32oz bottle that can be filled with our tasty beer to quench your thirst as the days get warmer. $24 includes the bottle and the fill.
  • Eric L.
    Eric L.August 7, 2014
    Best beer tour in VT. Place is super creative. They limit the amount of samples you can have, but they're still free. Keep an eye out for Big Hundro if you like hops!
  • Elizabeth T.
    Elizabeth ThomasJanuary 25, 2012
    Loved the vibe!! I know its just sampling and a tour but I really wish the place was a full fledged bar. I would go there all the time. Definitely stop by if you are in the area.
  • Kerry C.
    Kerry ClarkOctober 25, 2014
    Great beer, 8 of their own on tap. No seating at the bar, 4 free samples allowed. No pints sold, only growlers. They will fill other brewery's growlers and growelettes!
  • jane m.
    jane mcconnellJuly 22, 2013
    If you visit you can take the free self guided tour and then get four free samples of their beers. Crafty rather than craft its an ok visit if you are in the vicinity.
  • Monika K.
    Monika KaufmanJanuary 3, 2015
    The bulk of the tour is just a video about the beer-making process, not much of the actual facilities, but it's free! You also get four free beer samples at the bar.
  • Danielle C.
    Danielle C.August 27, 2015
    Four free beer samples per person and free brewery tours every day! As far as the beer itself goes, though, I like the other breweries in Burlington better.
  • Tara E.
    Tara EdwardsNovember 5, 2014
    Free self-guided tour with a SUPER cute movie. Free beer sampling. Can grab a growler of fresh beer cheap! Kids & parents loved this stop!
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SnyderJuly 16, 2013
    Everyone is super nice, but the tour goes on for a very long time. We went in the summer, and I bet the beer samples are a lot better in the fall or winter.
  • Mikko E.
    Mikko EerolaJuly 30, 2015
    A cool brewery store/taproom with excellent beers on tap. Tasting flights are also offered. One of the best Vermont brewery experiences!
  • Seven Days
    Seven DaysOctober 12, 2011
    Check out Matthew Thorsen's exhibit, Sound Proof, at the Artifactory through October. The exhibit showcases Burlington's 90s music scene through multimedia. It goes well with your beer. Read more
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SullivanJune 12, 2015
    Really fun and interesting place! Tour guide was funny! Definitely sample the Electric Peel!
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa MossMarch 29, 2014
    Funky and awesome, success hasn't changed them. Just one reason to love them. The other is the beer! #9 & Circus Boy are old faves and Pistil is a new one!!
  • Alicia M.
    Alicia McNeilMay 11, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Looking for a way to inexpensively enjoy fresh craft beer? Hit up the growler bar and take home 4 pints of Magic Hat for under 10 bucks!
  • Alicia M.
    Alicia McNeilMay 11, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Looking for an inexpensive way to enjoy craft beer? Hit up the growler bar and bring home 4 pints of fresh Magic Hat for under 10 bucks!!
  • Ben M.
    You have to pay for samples now. Four for $2.50. They have a restaurant here now too.
  • Foodiespr
    FoodiesprNovember 9, 2015
    Magic Hat #9 it's one of those Pale Ale's that leaves you wondering about the ingredients, great beer
  • Erik H.
    Erik HopwoodMarch 8, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Spring Beer is now on tap: Pistil, Ticket to Rye, Rousing Root, and Belgo Sutra. Grab a growler or two... Or ten.
  • Alex H.
    Alex HennesseyNovember 11, 2015
    Very cool artwork and funky carnival atmosphere. I generally like Magic Hat but wasn't crazy about the samples on tap when I visited :/
  • Betty M.
    Betty MakSeptember 7, 2014
    Great tour and beers. Answer questions the guide ask and get a free pint glass or sticker.
  • A.G. P.
    A.G. PitsilosMarch 12, 2013
    Don't go with you wife. Especially when she's hungry and rushing you out the door. Reason enough to come back soon.
  • James C.
    James CAugust 23, 2016
    It was a great tour and tasting that was a fun end to a day. The staff really gave some great insight to the company and the brewing process.
  • Erik H.
    Erik HopwoodJune 12, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Get your summer shwag here at the magic hat Artifactory! Boogie boards, frisbees, golf balls, backpacks, cooler bags, hats and T's and so much more... Oh ya, grab some beer too!
  • ecomagination
    ecomaginationFebruary 16, 2011
    Magic Hat Brewery uses a method to turn brewery waste (hops, barley, yeast) into natural gas that can power the brewery, shaving $2 off each barrel brewed!
  • Christopher W.
    Christopher WelchOctober 27, 2013
    Make sure to get samples of the Maple Chocolate Stout and the Graupel if they're there.
  • Craig
    CraigAugust 8, 2014
    Free fun beer tour. 4 free samples. Great merchandise shop.
  • Donovan M.
    Donovan MaguiganSeptember 21, 2015
    Four free samples. Try the Single Chair, you can only get it here
  • George L.
    George LOctober 12, 2013
    Awesome free beer, and a free can you possibly beat that?!!
  • Mike D.
    Mike DeeJune 17, 2016
    I think the staff here was having as much fun and the people drinking free beer!
  • Amesicle
    AmesicleJune 28, 2014
    Eh. Not as good as before, number 9 is still their best beer. The 4 shots of beer rule is lame. I would rather pay and at least get to try each of the beers.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithFebruary 22, 2014
    Choose your favorite beer from the sampling bar, and then buy the pint glass that matches that beer!
  • Meredith B.
    Meredith BayJuly 23, 2012
    Try a sample of Single Chair (or bring a growler home) ... Only available at this location!
  • reece p.
    reece pachecoDecember 31, 2012
    beer samples are free, but bartenders always appreciate a tip!
  • Frank
    FrankAugust 4, 2013
    Pick up a growler of the Honey Wheat IPA. Delicious and exclusive to Vermont!
  • Calvin M.
    Calvin MultanenJanuary 16
    Really interesting tour, watch the video. Beer tastings are free!
  • Erin B.
    Erin BandaOctober 11, 2010
    best decorated brewery in existence. staff are incredibly friendly despite the crowds.
  • Jonny
    JonnyMay 13, 2015
    You have to take the tour. Crazy place but a lot of fun.
  • Ann M.
    Ann MJanuary 2, 2012
    Don't forget to tip the bar tender after you sample!
  • Brian S.
    Brian SutowAugust 10, 2014
    The tour is ok. The free samples worthwhile
  • J $.
    J $June 27, 2013
    Free Magic Hat sticker with check in. Take a photo of something at the Artifactory
  • Floyd G.
    Floyd GreenwoodMarch 21, 2015
    Beer tasting was amazing!! Friendly staff
  • Adam M.
    Adam McMonagleSeptember 17, 2011
    A nice scent if beer welcomes you into the factory.
  • Amy J.
    Amy Johnson CookSeptember 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Pups are allowed inside & they even have treats for them.
  • Erin M.
    Erin MurphyFebruary 21, 2015
    I don't really like beer but enjoyed touring the factory and samples. Fun place!
  • Erik H.
    Erik HopwoodApril 12, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Wacko is on tap! Cone in for a sample and tour before the summer rush hits.
  • Allison H.
    Allison HerzogMay 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    free samples, but always tip your bartender!
  • Erik H.
    Erik HopwoodApril 26, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Now you can make your own mixed 6-pack for no extra charge, come to the Artifactory today!
  • Caitlin S.
    Caitlin SchrackMay 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask For Winchester. Mention Green Mountain Derby Dames...get a present!! ;)
  • Duane B.
    Duane BoucherOctober 12, 2014
    4 taster limit wish you could have more.
  • Erik H.
    Erik HopwoodJanuary 10, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Spring packs are on sale already and Vinyl is on tap! Come and get it.
  • Magic Hat Brewing Company
    Sample the new Imperial Stout, Impromptu Brute, Mardi Gras weekend and St. Patrick's Day!
  • Tim B.
    Tim BodifordOctober 21, 2011
    Drink, shop, have fun!
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa SullivanAugust 10, 2013
    Great customer service here!
  • Brendan C.
    Brendan CoyleJune 2, 2012
    No more unlimited samples, booooo, fail! You only get 4 .
  • Megan P.
    Megan PorterAugust 21, 2014
    Awesome brewing company!
  • Alicia M.
    Alicia McNeilMarch 29, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
  • Ross T.
    Ross TheriaultSeptember 23, 2012
    Tours: Mon-Sat 10-7, Sun 12-5
  • Chika K.
    Chika KomatsuFebruary 28, 2015
    Free shots!
  • Kerri W.
    Kerri WallaceJune 2, 2012
    Sad no more unlimited beer tasting!!!
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 6, 2011
    Try the Number 9 ale
  • Magic Hat
    Magic HatDecember 14, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    The Magic Hat Artifactory is ready to take your taste buds to places you never knew existed! Read more
  • Kelly D.
    Kelly DiamondJanuary 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Only 4 samples per person now. So sad!
  • Alex N.
    Alex NeilDecember 28, 2013
    #BroTip: Turn Up!
  • Adam M.
    Adam McMonagleSeptember 17, 2011
    Free samples!
  • Peter A.
    Peter AbareDecember 3, 2011
    Try the feast of fools
  • Lauren .
    Lauren 💜💕💜January 31, 2011
    Hex is amazing!
  • Brittany E.
    Brittany ESeptember 5, 2011
    Mmmm #9...
  • Jonah S.
    Jonah SchulteFebruary 15, 2010
    Try the 100 IBU while it lasts!
  • Michael H.
    Michael HayesFebruary 2, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Find Lillian and ask for the Mayor
  • Clo M.
    Clo MttiDecember 29, 2016
    Sympa si vous voulez goûter différentes bières en une journée enneigée
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