About Us

alchemist pub and brewery logoThe Alchemist is a 7 barrel brew pub specializing in hand-crafted  beer and casual pub fare.  All of our ales have and will again flow directly from our  basement brewery, which was designed and installed by our brewer and  co-proprietor John Kimmich.   We use only the finest imported malts and  domestic hops available to bring you the tastiest and finest selection  of beers in Vermont!

In  addition to our house-made ales, we have an eclectic menu featuring  fresh-from-the-farm Vermont products and seasonal produce.    Our  talented chefs serve delightful appetizers, grilled panini sandwiches,  flatbread pizzas, vegetarian fare, hearty entrees and imaginative daily  specials.   Come in and enjoy a taste of Vermont in our cozy pub  surrounded by the work of local artists!

And so it was, that just after Thanksgiving 2003 Proprietors Jennifer  and John Kimmich turned their vision into reality and finalized  renovations on Waterbury’s original Post Office.

Why don’t we sell growlers though?  Quite simply, quality.

According to Brewer John Kimmich: “It is impossible to present a  bottled version of the beer and have it taste identical to the draft  version.  I have a hard enough time letting someone else pour my beer, let alone watch it walk out the door to an uncertain future.

On  the bright side, if you are drinking my beer, you’ll find yourself  surrounded by some of the finest people on earth: our customers.  The  Alchemist Pub and Brewery, “Where the only beer to go is in your belly.”