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The Shed Restaurant & Brewery
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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1859 Mountain Rd
phone: (802) 253-4765
// CLOSED //
This location closed in Fall of 2011 and production was moved to Middlebury, VT.
The Shed Brewery:
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Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 38
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$$
We have been to the Shed twice, both times in the off season (early December and summer). The Shed is located in the ski town of Stowe. The pub is cute exactly what you would expect in a ski town. The dinning rooms are very nicely appointed, the sun room looks like a lovely place to dine.
We have only eaten in the pub and the food is fine, nothing to write home about. We did find that the food was a bit overpriced, but it is a tourist destination after all. The beer is good, nothing outstanding. Both times we had very friendly service. I did enjoy reading the interesting history of the property on the menu. I also love that the sampler comes on a ski, very appropriate for the area.
03-17-2009 19:51:13 |
More by ImHereForTheBeer
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
OK, The Shed is where you go when you want to chill-out, drink some decent beer, sit in a dimly-lit bustling bar and eat salty bar food. And if you are in the mood for that, it's a great place to go and blend into the atmosphere. If you are looking for a place to get dressed-up, eat high-end food or go on a quiet date, keep driving.
That being said, their Mountain Ale is fantastic. Dark, roasty, Vermonty...it brings me back every year. On our visit last week, we were thrilled that they had a new Quad on tap - the Shady Monk. Please, if you are into quads, you can't pass this up. Even if you are not into quads, don't pass this up. No carbonation and a thin head, this beer was bursting with deep dried cherries and velvety mouthfeel. Not that we know everything, but there was not one thing about this concoction that we would change, tweak, or criticize. Bravo to the brewers.
So, you may find yourself tracking down the waitress or going to the bar for service - get over it - it's a comfortable place where you don't feel like a tourist. And if you like reggae music, then you will feel right at home.
02-02-2009 19:07:31 |
More by steph1974
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4 | $$
Went here "off-season" and it was still fairly crowded. That speaks more to their food, I think, than it does to the beer. I tried their sampler which is served in a ski. Cute. Not the same can be said about the beer..the Mountain Ale was the only one that struck me as tasty...all the rest, while OK, seemed subpar for their respective styles.
The place is pretty large, so service will always be hit-or-miss depending on crowds. Given that you are in Vermont, your beer choices are far superior than what is offered in this restaurant. You might be better off grabbing something from the local brewery and going home.
01-13-2009 17:04:49 |
More by PudTinkler
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Located in the mountain resort town of Stowe. A charming red ski hut building that fits nicely in the surrounding area. The bar and main dining area area separate. The dining area is somewhat classy with a more upscale atmosphere. The bar is more rustic with old ski decor on the walls and a nice woody feel to it.
They had 8 house beers on tap and from what we had everything was pretty nice. I enjoyed the Cascadian Ale, National IPA and Mountain Ale best of all.
Service was adequate....although we had to track down our waitress to get our bill...and it wasn't that busy. But,while she was taking care of us she was pleasant and accurate.
Having eaten previously at the Bobcat we didnt eat...although we did take advantage of the free popcorn...nice touch.
All in all a decent place....certainly not in the same league as The Alchemist just down the road...but if you are in Stowe it is worth a stop. I would be interested to return and have dinner in the dining area.
07-25-2008 14:06:54 |
More by Deuane
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Located along Mountain Road in the resort town of Stowe. The building itself is a charming red ski shack type structure that fits in well with its surroundings. Upon entering the bar entrance, the eye picks up forest green walls, ancient wide beemed ceiling rafters and posts and a wide planked pine floor. The lighting was soft and the decor was ski themed, with old ski paraphanalia on the walls. A nice popcorn machine as well.
There was plenty of seating in the bar area, and an appealing menu. The doorway to the left leads to a center hallway with two distinctly styled dining rooms. One was a deep red walled traditional country motif with a large center fireplace. The other was more of a neutral colored Mediteranean styled setting. There was a small back bar as well.
There were about 6 or 7 house beers on tap. All seemed to pour well and were fresh. The beer prices were very reasonable and the bartender friendly.
07-22-2008 14:59:15 |
More by plaid75
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This is a nice restaurant and brewpub worth seeking out if you are in the area. The restaurant has two sections, both with ample room. The pub section is quite a bit smaller, more pub like in its decor, and a whole lot more cozy. I went with a large group, all of whom ordered different meals. Everyone was satisfied with the food. I had the veggie burger. It wasn't bad, nothing to rave about either.
I ordered the sampler of beer, which comes in a boat shaped carrier. I had the Golden, Amber, National IPA, Mocha Porter, Mountain Ale, and their Dunkel-Weiss. My favorite, hands down is the Mountain Ale, which I reviewed separately. The Dunkel Weiss I won't reveiw because it just wasn't ready yet and was a bit too immature, even by the admission of the brewmaster. It needed a few more weeks to age. I will review most of the samplers separately as well.
If you are in Stowe, or nearby, than this is the brewpub to visit. You won't be disappointed. They also have a refrigerator full of growlers to go, but not all of their offerings are available in growlers.
Re-review August 2009: I think the National IPA on-tap is better than the Mountain Ale. However, the growler of Mountain Ale I purchased at the store was very good, and quite a bit better than that served at the brewpub.
07-09-2008 09:30:47 |
More by albern
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
We stopped in here for lunch and a brew during a Vermont Disc Golf/end of school year long blowout weekend tour. Interesting place with multiple room and "environments". A pub, a restaurant, an out door patio area and a glass house type of room. Growlers to go, 6 of their own creations on tap. The IPA was might tasty, what they called an "Imperial stout" looked more like a light porter, the old ale was rich and also quite well done, clearly a quality creation. Extensive pub menu, food was better then adequate, service also decent, with a smile, but perhaps a bit on the slow side. But hey, were from NY and this is northern Vermont...Pleasant place for some quality beer and a hearty meal. Great place to stop if in the area.
07-02-2008 11:56:35 |
More by Billolick
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Had lunch here today. We managed to get our order in and out to us right before the power went out from a massive thunderstorm that came rolling through. We both had the Shed Burger and it was very tasty. I was impressed by the burger. I got a ski of beer (a 4 oz. serving of each of the beers and the waitress even got me a 7th so I could try them all). The waitress was really good. Though she didn't know anything about the beers, she went to ask and gave us a very thorough explanation of the beers that weren't on the menu (a dubbel/tripel and a Belgian Golden Ale and a RIS). That being said, I wasn't impressed by the beer. They had 7 beers on tap, an American Golden Ale, an Amber Ale, an IPA, a RIS, an Old Ale/Strong Ale, a beer called Trouble, which they described as half Dubbel/half Tripel, and a Belgian Golden Ale. They were all kind of watery and light in body. I was hoping the Mountain Ale (the Old Ale) would be good, but it was just as watery as the Golden Ale (the American Golden). The Amber Ale and the IPA were the best beers, followed by the RIS, which was a little light in body for my tastes, but had a nice flavor.
I'd go back for the burgers, but would probably be careful about my beer choice. It was worth trying all of them that once though.
06-11-2008 00:30:35 |
More by RunawayJim
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
A very pleasant restaurant that also has some decent beer on tap. Patio on a warm day was great. Most beers are rather ordinary, and nowhere near the best beer around (L'alchemist 15 minutes away, or the brewer Magic Hat) but the freshest seasonals were as expected their best, with the Black IPA quite good. WOrth a stop if in the area at all, but only worth the drve out from Burlington (about 45 minutes or so) if you have the time.Prices are a bit more than the Vermont average, but less than most cities elsewhere.
05-14-2008 14:07:31 |
More by Sammy
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
This place needs a visit from Gordon Ramsay - It reminds me of some case studies from his "Kitchen Nightmares" show. It's one of those schizo places - the restaurant atmosphere is quite at odds with its ski town beer pub status: flowered linen tablecloths, dreadful elevator Muzak piped in, and a fussy, gray-bouffanted hostess who was originally averse to seating us as early as 4:30 pm (1/2 an hour after day skiing ended up the street at the resort, when everyone was piling down Mountain Rd looking for an après-ski option).
Once we were seated, however, everything was great: We had an attentive, beer-knowledgeable waitress, good food (from the lunch menu), and a couple very tasty brews (well, for me - my ski-partner daughter's a bit young for the stuff). Their IPA was the best I've had in a while, and even better than the one I had at American Flatbread in Burlington the next night (and that was pretty good). I like my IPAs as bitter as possible, but also highly hoppy - and this one satisfied. It was a complex-tasting beer, with lots of stuff going on I can't articulate. Oh, and their Mountain Ale (a dark ale) was also quite good, and apparently has won an award from some ski mag.
The parking lot was full but the restaurant was virtually empty while we were there - Obviously, the crowd was over on the pub side, so I'm guessing that's a very different scene. It's the restaurant that needs a Gordon Ramsay overhaul.
02-28-2008 17:00:49 |
More by kwmac
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