Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's Organic Ales

793 Exchange St., Middlebury, VT, 5753, United States
(800) 473-0727
Latitude: 44.01845, Longitude: -73.16898

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Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.56 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.25 | Food: 4.00
87.1
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
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miori1230 (215)
Sunday 6th of January 2013 01:40:08 PM
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I stopped here while driving through Vermont and had high expectations. Not surprisingly, Otter Creek met and exceeded those expectations.

Even living in NY I hadn't been too familiar with Otter Creek's beer, but the sampler I had at the brewery was impressive. The sampler included 6 beers, all of which were dark / amber colored and very flavorful. I especially loved the Copper Ale, which is their flagship brew and has been a staple in my house ever since.

I also tried the cheese soup, which went well with the beers.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.0
90.0
Overall
Sunday 8th of April 2012 07:12:55 PM
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Otter Creek is a Vermont legend that claims OC Copper Ale and Stovepipe Porter as it's flagship brews, they also brew in cooperation with Wolaver's Organic. OC was recently (past year or two) bought buy Long Trail, but the beers have not suffered, just more gear in the gift shop. The taproom is cozy and generally has about 10 drafts, it is in Middlebury which is a great VT town and a nice drive from Burlington. They had some great Ale Cheddar soup when we were there and free popcorn. Otter Creek have also got into the Black IPA game and have one of the better examples in the Northeast. These guys have some serious steez as one of the original VT brown bottle of the 90's craft beer explosion (Rest in Peace Catamount) and the backing behind the great work that the Wolaver's label has done. If you are doing the VT Beer Passport, you'll see that this is one of the best taprooms in the state.
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Service: 4.25 | Food: 4.5
90.0
Overall
Tuesday 23rd of August 2011 01:36:14 PM
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About an hour south of the Burlington area, it was a very nice drive to get here. Seem liked a fairly large operation here with a small tasting area. They had quite a number of beers on tap and a tasting tray that gave you 6 four ounce samples of your choice. No real tour but there were big windows in the tasting room that looked out to the brewery. The shop was nice too, with a nice selection of merch and beers. It was especially nice that they sold single bottles of all their beers, so you weren't stuck having to buy a 6 pack of anything.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4 | Food: N/A
86.7
Overall

Hochreiter (16)
Wednesday 10th of December 2008 02:34:36 PM
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One of my many stops on the Vermont Brewery Challenge. Off of VT rt-7. I stopped in to this Brewery on my way down from Burlington. I highly recommend this place to anyone driving in the area. It was in the afternoon and there were a few of us who went on the tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Afterwards we received free samples. One intriguing beer I tried was called Ottersan. It was brewed using a Sake yeast and had a distinct sake flavor to it. I'm also a fan of their Stovepipe Porter.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4.25 | Food: N/A
81.7
Overall

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