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A work of alchemy in the world of beer

The Alchemistspecializes in unfiltered fresh American-style IPA and in particular, Heady Topper. The brew is a flagship IPA, hopping with hops and waves of flavor. Brewed in Vermont, there’s no astringency or bitterness. It typifies the creativity and individuality of the best craft brews from small family breweries.
For eight years it was served on tap at the Alchemist Pub & Brewery,a 7-barrel brewpub in downtown Waterford, VT. In 2011, the family built a 15 barrel canning facility and two days after the first cans of Heady Topper came off the line, a tropical storm demolished the brewpub.
Today, The Alchemist brews 18 barrels a week. If you have the chance to try Heady Topper, you’ll be hopping happy!