Last week during a visit to Burlington, Vermont we were lucky enough to get a tour of the Magic Hat brewery (which I later learned isn’t really done right now due to the on-going construction). Our tour guide Chris showed us around, let us taste lots of great beer from Magic Hat and their organic off-shoot Orlio; we learned all about their current expansions — upgrading from a 150 barrel system to a 300 barrel system, a new much faster bottling line, and more — and the reorganizations of the company due to the recent aquisition of Seattle’s Pyramid Brewing Co. (including a new distribution of Pyramid on the East Coast! and vice versa); and got to pocket a couple of growlers to take home with us. If you find yourself in the Burlington area — once the construction is complete — stop into Magic Hat for a tour. In the meantime, be sure and check out their all-new artifactory full of small-batch beers you can only find there and lots of sweet schwag. For a first-hand account of the brewery inside and out, check out the slideshow of the pictures I took while on the inside:


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