Our Beer Garden Opens Thursday,  July 1
Hours: 11 AM-7 PM
Enjoy $6 cans on our beautiful lawn
Outside food and picnics encouraged
Please drink responsibly!

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front view former location at Waterbury pub
The original Alchemist Pub and Brewery in Waterbury, Vermont

John and Jen Kimmich originally opened The Alchemist as a 60 seat brew pub in the village of Waterbury in 2003. After eight years of success and growing popularity, they decided to open a small production brewery in Waterbury in 2011.

Waterbury pub circa 2008
Five year celebration at the old pub. Circa 2008.
Mentor Greg Noonan
Mentor Greg Noonan
jen holding heady cans waterbury
Headys fresh off the canning line at the Waterbury brewery

Not long after, Tropical Storm Irene flooded much of the state, causing widespread damage in downtown Waterbury, including the Pub. Forced to shut the Pub doors, the Kimmichs focused their efforts on the new Cannery and distributing Heady Topper locally.

Pop-up truck sales, long lines in Waterbury, and a booming craft beer scene led up to  the opening of the 2016 Stowe Brewery and Visitor’s Center.

pop up truck sale may 2013
Pop Up Sale, May 2014
Customers line up inside former Waterbury retail space
Another busy day in the former Waterbury retail space
exterior stowe brewery
The Stowe Brewery and Grounds

Today, The Alchemist operates two breweries in Waterbury and Stowe and distributes Heady Topper and Focal Banger throughout the state, with the occasional out-of-state shipment. Limited specialty beers are released at the Stowe Brewery only, where curbside beer sales have been our only public contact since March 2020.

curbside sales Shane with dolly full of beer
Pivoting to curbside sales during COVID
crowd laughing at jazziest 2019
Revelers enjoying Stowe Jazz Fest 2019.