Our September home.grown. Brewer of the Month: Magic Hat Brewing Company!

We love all things local, and one of our favorite sectors of local food is local beer. There are so many different brews, flavors, and styles, and so many stories to tell! That’s why we’re embarking on a new home.grown. adventure: to bring you fresh craft beer stories each month from our Northeast region; the best region in the United States if you ask us!

Up next: Magic Hat Brewing Company!

Stirring up some mysterious concoctions in the heart of South Burlington, Vermont, Magic Hat is a well-known local brewer. They refer to their brews as elixirs, and their most popular potion is #9. It’s not quite a pale ale, but it runs across your tongue with notes of fruit and floral hop bitterness, bringing an unusual and curious palate. As they say at Magic Hat, #9 asks more questions than it answers. You’ll just have to see for yourself.

Another mischievous feature in the Magic Hat lineup is Circus Boy. A unique and refreshing American-style Hefeweizen. Due to his nocturnal behavior, only appearing under the darkness of a cloudy night sky, Circus Boy is something of an anomaly. Curious for more? Perhaps a closer encounter with this suspicious brew is necessary. 

If you’re not sure which Magic Hat brew to choose you can always go with a variety pack, like the special edition IPA Playlist Variety Pak. A 12-beer variety featuring some of the companies best creations, led by TFG (Taken for Granite) Rock Solid IPA. TFG is a crisp IPA with a smooth malt backing, balanced with orange and grapefruit notes guaranteed to rock your taste buds.

Interested in trying some Magic Hat brews?

Check out our in-store tasting schedule below to sample Magic Hat craft beef, take home some brewery swag and more.

Saturday 9/7, 11am – 2pm at our Shelburne Rd Market 32

Saturday 9/14, 11am – 2pm at our Clifton Shoppers World Market 32

Saturday 9/21, 11am – 2pm at our Bethlehem Price Chopper

Saturday 9/28, 11am – 2pm at our Wilton Market 32

Interested in visiting the brewery?

Make the most of everything Magic Hat Brewing Company has to offer! Visit https://www.magichat.net/ for taproom hours and menu, get info on brewery tours and more.

Brewery House Address: 5 Bartlett Bay Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403

Our August home.grown. Brewer of the Month: Northway Brewing Company!

We love all things local, and one of our favorite sectors of local food is local beer. There are so many different brews, flavors, and styles, and so many stories to tell! That’s why we’re embarking on a new home.grown. adventure: to bring you fresh craft beer stories each month from our Northeast region; the best region in the United States if you ask us!

Up next: Northway Brewing Company!

In 2016, Northway Brewing Company bought an old movie theatre and turned it into a brewery. Launched in 2018, Northway was created to celebrate the people and the landscapes that inhabit the Adirondacks. Located right on the edge of Adirondack Park in Queensbury, NY, Northway’s facility features a 50-barrel brew system, 3.5-barrel pilot system, a bottling and canning line, and a 3,000 square-foot taproom.

Northway offers a number of core brands brewed to encapsulate the essence of a relaxing day in the Adirondacks. Of these core brands, Sunrise Session IPA is a favorite! Sunrise is an unfiltered session IPA dry hopped with Mosaic and Mandarina Bavaria hops, creating the perfect combination of hazy and juicy. Perfect Day Pilsner is another tasty brew that has met rave reviews; a classic, German-styled Pilsner, Perfect Day brings Bavarian malts, Saphir, and Tettnang Hops into a beautiful blend. A satisfyingly crisp and refreshingly clean brew that will prove to be the perfect beverage to complement your perfect day.

Interested in trying some Northway brews?

Check out our in-store tasting schedule below to sample Northway craft beef, take home some brewery swag and more.

Saturday 8/3, 11am – 2pm at our Warrensburg Price Chopper

Saturday 8/10, 11am – 2pm at our Clifton Shoppers World Market 32

Saturday 8/17, 11am – 2pm at our Glen Street Price Chopper

Saturday 8/24, 11am – 2pm at our Route 50 Price Chopper

Saturday 8/31, 11am-2pm at our Wilton Market 32 

Interested in visiting the brewery?

Make the most of everything Northway Brewing Company has to offer! Visit https://northwaybrewingco.com/ for taproom hours and menu, get info on brewery tours and more.

Brewery House Address: 1043 U.S. Rt 9 Queensbury, NY 12801

blog_post_Paradox Our February home.grown. Brewer of the Month: Paradox Brewery! We love all things local, and one of our favorite sectors of local food is local beer. There are so many different brews, flavors, and styles, and so many stories to tell! That’s why we’re embarking on a new home.grown. adventure: to bring you fresh craft beer stories each month from our Northeast region; the best region in the United States if you ask us! Up next: Paradox Brewery! This February, or should we say “Febrewary,” we’re highlighting Paradox Brewery. Located on Route 9 in Schroon Lake, Paradox is the home of Pure Adirondack Craft Beer. The brewery was founded in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains and they pride themselves on creating pure, authentic brews with all the tastes and feelings of the area.  If you ask the team over at Paradox, they’ll tell you their foundation is the water they use; it can only be found 600 feet below the Adirondack Park. Water so pure it needs no filtering or treatment before being brewed! ParadoxBeer The beginnings of Paradox date back 30 years to when President and Founder Paul Mrocka fell in love with brewing while stationed in Germany as an Army Pilot. Mrocka began brewing for family and friends around Paradox Lake, and those lucky enough to know where to go on the lake could go share a beer with him. Mrocka became fairly well-known for his beer and in 2013 eventually received enough encouragement to open the brewery in Schroon Lake. When following the Paradox Brewery Beer Trail you will find a wide variety of unique, and tasty Adirondack Beers. Check out their core beer selection including Paradox Pilsner, a crisp and highly-drinkable cross between a Czech and German style lager. Also, definitely don’t forget their Off Trail Series, where Paradox enjoys trying new ingredients and different ideas. Off Trail brews include American Wheat, a beer full of wheat, with esters from their house yeast blend, white wine, and a hint of lemon character. American Wheat brings lots of hop flavors and aromatics. Paradox also offers a menu full of seasonal brews and bottle releases. Interested in trying some Paradox Brewery brews? Check out our in-store tasting schedule below to sample Paradox Brewery’s craft beer, take home some brewery swag and more. Saturday 2/3, 11am – 2pm at our Lake Placid Price Chopper Saturday 2/9, 11am – 2pm at our Malta Price Chopper Saturday 2/16, 11am – 2pm at our Wilton Market 32 Saturday 2/23, 11am – 2pm at our Amsterdam Market 32 Interested in visiting the brewery? Make the most of everything Paradox Brewery has to offer! Visit paradoxbrewery.com for taproom hours and menu, get info on brewery tours and more. Brewery & Taproom Address: 154 Route 9 Schroon Lake, NY 12870