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The Shed Restaurant & Brewery
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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1859 Mountain Rd
phone: (802) 253-4765
// CLOSED //
This location closed in Fall of 2011 and production was moved to Middlebury, VT.
The Shed Brewery:
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| Reviews: 38
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
Stopped in for a pint and a growler on a recent trip to Vermont. The Shed is located off of I-89 in Stowe; (we decided to drop in for a beer after dinner at the Alchemist located in Water-barre off of the same exit). We opted for the bar side of the establishment, although there did seem to be more seating in a restaurant venue which is located in a separate setting. The brew menu offered about seven choices, but we were disappointed to find that only five were available at the time of our visit. The Mountain Ale, we were told was kicked just before we arrived (no problem, we picked up a growler on our way out). I sampled a new belgian ale of theirs, titled 'Initiation'. It was a decent attempt, not one I would order again, but a nice effort at the style. They also offered an amber, a golden, and an IPA if I'm not mistaken. Service was nothing to complain about either. A nice little stop on our tour of Vermont, but not a place that is a 'must stop' in the future.
11-01-2005 15:40:26 |
More by NEhophead
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
After my second visit to this place, I have changed my opinion about the beers. Only thing drinkable used to be the Mountain Ale, but the new brewer is really turning things around. Stopped in around happy hour time on a Fri. afternoon in the summer and the bar area was pretty empty, but by the time we left it was packed. They had some regular beers like an amber, pale ale, ipa, but the real winners were the specials. They had a saison that although had some sulfur in the aroma, was quite complex and tasty as hell. Even the sulfur seemed to mix in quite well. Probably the best Saison I've had at a brewpub. Also had a "7.95"% abv trippel that was too sweet for the style, but was a great Belgian strong ale with complex estery aromas. IPA was tasty, but the cask version was just ok. Had a half pint of the Oliver which was a decent and mildly hoppy strong ale. Had a couple of 40 cent buffalo wings which hit the spot.
Since the ringwood has left the building, I will be back to sample some more of those specials more often.
09-06-2005 16:22:51 |
More by Longstaff
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Stopped in for lunch on a rainy day in August. Seated in the greenhouse, probably due to the sandals and tee shirt. There was also two "nice" dinning areas in addtion to the patio and the small bar area. I stopped in for the beer. They had a list of about 6 available with one special release. I had the porter and the special "Oliver" named after the bartender's or maybe brewer's newborn child. I had the fish and chips and my son had the clam chowder. The grease was too heavy on the fried food!!!
The porter was great once I let it warm, server far too cold in a cold glass. The Oliver was good I was told it had alot of hop and bitter taste. I guess I should wear a BA shirt so people won't exaggerate things. There was a mild hop and bitter taste. It was a good unfiltered old strong ale. I look forward to going here in the future maybe for dinner next time.
08-15-2005 16:29:03 |
More by richdude
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
The shed located on mountain road in Stowe is easy to miss. It is a little bar/brewery/restaruant. The parking lot is really small and gets crowed fast. Right next to the toe/bike path. This place is a shed that sells great craft beer. Walk in and it is a very warm Vermont feeling that you get being there. Ski and snowboard memorablia on the walls. Pictures of Mt. Mansfield all over. This place just seams to be a historic place in Stowe, VT history. Being there since 1965 they make a great beer and great food. They also have a dining room that is big w/ a fire place in the center. They offer growlers for $8-9. You can get them refilled for $6. They have pint glasses, T-shirts, and other things for purchace. Try the mountain ale, the sheds famous ale. Strong smokey stuff. All the brews are great there. Burton Snowboards also has the Shed make there beer for a lot of there parties. A place you must go to get the true Stowe, VT experience.
06-18-2005 00:17:41 |
More by board45
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4
I had heard alot of good things about the shed brewpub, but it seemed to be pretty average to me. It is definetly worth a visit if you are in the area. It is located in the heart of the green mountains. The brewpub offers a large restaraunt with three different themed rooms. There apeared to be a large outdoor garden seating area too. The beer was basically of average quality and the selection was good too. The sampler was large and kind of expensive. The only item that really bothered was their logo pint glass, which cost almost $10! This was by far the most expensive logo glass I have added to my collection, and there was nothing special enough about it to warrant such a high price.
02-24-2004 05:29:16 |
More by etho1416
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
A small bar, but nicely layed out for us. The Mountain Ale is always a big hit. A trip to Stowe is not complete without a few pints of it. The other beers are also nice, but pale to the epic Mountain Ale. Service is mostly solid. The burgers are out of this world. Possibly the best in New England if not the best burgers in the states. Them yummy burgers are served as balls on english muffskies. That's served medium rare as big balls a top an english muffin just for you. Yum! Check in, because there are often unusual one run beers on tap too.
11-08-2003 00:22:10 |
More by scottum
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3
Visited this place a number of times over the years, and have never been very impressed. Stopped in again this past weekend, and nothing has changed. Everything about it is pretty average. It's just an okay bar in a good location trying to be a whole lot more than it really is. The bar area is small and not too comfortable. It was filled with smokers which took away from the beer experience. Not that the beer experience has much to offer to begin with. There is a wide selection of styles, but most are severely lacking. The beers are all bland and have light flavor. I enjoyed the pumpkin porter, but there really was no pumpkin flavor to it. It was just a decent porter. The food is extremely average. Typical pub fare, and I think I could cook it better myself. No reason to stop here at all. Go next door to Grill 108 for better food, and go down the road to Mr Pickwick's pub for incredible beer selection.
10-22-2003 01:26:51 |
More by far333
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4
I have visited the Shed during three seasons: winter, summer and fall. October found it uncrowded, the winter did bring out a healthy apres-ski crowd. The road in can get congested, too. If you are visualizing a perky little joint way out in the country, well, you're half right. The Shed is on a heavily commercial road that feels more Southern CT than Northern VT.
I've never eaten outdoors at The Shed, nor in the proper dining room, preferring to lurk in the woodsy bar area. I'm sure it has to do with keeping the place warm in winter, but I'm a little surprised at the Shed's lack of windows. Instead the atmosphere is all interior with a fairly unneccesary television. Plaid tableclothes make a cute touch.
As with most places, sit at the bar, beer comes faster. This is especially true when the place is crowded. Waitresses in my Shed past have been easier on the eyes, more than deft with the tray. No real complaints.
If you are such a beerhead that only OK brews turn you off, you can skip this lot. For a place that has been open for so long, one might assume improvement over time, but my first trip to the Shed back in 1997 has been the best in the beer category. My most recent trip, in 2002, I stuck to the Amber and the Mountain ale and enjoyed them both. Perhaps a sampler ski of everything next time to get to the bottom of others' complaints.
Food: compared to other ski towns' dining joints, The Shed is up in the eightieth percentile, but as a pub in general, the sandwiches, appetizers and fries are nothing special. Still a warm place with a warming batch of choices on the menu.
All in all, I know what I'd do to improve the place for my tastes. But still a hesitant "recommend" for the beerfly.
07-16-2003 17:07:36 |
More by ecoboy
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