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Brewery: The Alchemist Brewery

Heady Topper

Drink from the can! Drink from the can! Drink from the can!

Type of Beer: Double IPA

ABV: 8%

Heady Topper, a Double IPA brewed by The Alchemist Brewery

As for the unfiltered Heady Topper, what can you say that hasn't been said? It is Beer Advocate's #1 NEIPA. It appears in RateBeer's top 50 craft beers - though the Stowe brewery does not.

The Alchemist Brewery Beer Description (on can)

Heady Topper® is an American Double India Pale Ale. This beer is not intended to be the biggest or most bitter. It is meant to give you wave after wave of hoppy goodness on your palate. Tremendous amounts of American hops will creep up on you, and leave you with a dense hoppy finish in your mouth.

So drinkable, it's scary.

Sometimes I wish I could crawl right into the can.

Freshness and control have always been my main concern when it comes to our beer. We are committed to providing you with an unfiltered and unpasteurized hop experience.

Why do I recommend that you drink it from the can?

Quite simply, to ensure a delightful hop experience. The act of pouring it in a glass smells nice, but it releases the essential hop aromas that we have worked so hard to retain.

If you MUST pour it into a glass, you may find that some of the hop resins have settled to the bottom - leave them in the can while pouring. This beer is perishable, and at its best when it is young, fresh and hazy.

Keep it cold, but not ice cold.

Drink this beer immediately, we are always making more.

  • John Kimmich

Hops & Malts used in the Heady Topper brewing recipe

A draft pour of The Alchemist's Heady Topper at their Stowe brewery
A fantastic beer

Final thoughts on Heady Topper

Dude John could write. Wow. The Heady Topper description is intense. He also goes on to advise you recycle the can when you are done, lest you be a d-bag.

To quote a friend, "Heady Topper is a helluva pour"

Where can I find Heady Topper in Vermont?

Heady Spotter put together a great list of where you can find Heady Topper in Vermont. Credit goes to them for this info.

  • Restaurant 1/2 Lounge, 136 1/2 Church St, Burlington, VT | (802) 865-0012
  • Restaurant A Single Pebble, 133 Bank St, Burlington, VT | (802) 865-5200
  • Restaurant Ake'S Den, 5351 Main St, Waitsfield, VT | (802) 496-9000
  • Restaurant Ake'S Place, 134 Church St, Burlington, VT | (802) 864-8111
  • Restaurant Akes' Old Brick Tavern, 7921 Williston Rd, Williston, VT | (802) 316-4262
  • Restaurant Arvad'S Grill & Pub, 3 S Main St, Waterbury, VT | (802) 244-8973
  • Restaurant Bee'S Knees, 82 Lower Main St, Morrisville, VT | (802) 888-7889
  • Restaurant Belted Cow Bistro, 4 Park St, Essex, VT | (802) 316-3883
  • Restaurant Big Picture Theater, 48 Carroll Rd, Waitsfield, VT | (802) 496-8994
  • Restaurant Bistro At Ten Acres, 14 Barrows Rd, Stowe, VT | (802) 253-6838
  • Restaurant Blue Donkey, 1669 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT | (802) 253-3100
  • Restaurant Bluebird Bbq, 317 Riverside Ave, Winooski, VT | (802) 448-3070
  • Restaurant Bluebird Tavern, 86 St Paul St, Burlington, VT | (802) 540-1786
  • Restaurant Bueno Y Sano, 213 College St, Burlington, VT | (802) 864-9900
  • Restaurant Buono Appetito , 182 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT | (802) 985-2232
  • Restaurant Burt'S Irish Pub, 135 Luce Hill Rd, Stowe, VT | (802) 253-6071
  • Restaurant Cactus Cafe, 2160 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT | (802) 253-7770
  • Restaurant Castlerock Pub, 102 Forest Dr, Warren, VT | (802) 583-6822
  • Restaurant Chicken Charlie'S, 1160 Williston Rd, Burlington, VT | (802) 862-1211
  • Restaurant Cork Wine Bar, 1 Stowe St, Waterbury, VT | (802) 882-8227
  • Restaurant Corner Stone Pub & Kitchen, 47 N Main St, Barre, VT | (802) 476-2121
  • Restaurant Crop Bistro & Brewery, 1859 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT | (802) 253-4765
  • Restaurant Crossroad Beverage, 52 N Main St #1, Waterbury, VT | (802) 244-5062
  • Restaurant Daily Planet, 15 Center St, Burlington, VT | (802) 862-9647
  • Restaurant Das Bierhaus, 175 Church St, Burlington, VT | (802) 881-0600
  • Restaurant El Cortijo, 189 Bank St, Burlington, VT | (802) 497-1668
  • Restaurant El Gato, 169 Church St, Burlington, VT | (802) 540-3095
  • Restaurant Fairgrounds Beverage, 103 Pearl St (Rte 15), Essex, VT | (802) 878-5377
  • Restaurant Finnigan'S Pub, 205 College St, Burlington, VT | (802) 864-8209
  • Restaurant Gracie'S, 18 Edson Hill Rd, Stowe, VT | (802) 253-8741
  • Restaurant Green Mountain Inn, 18 Main St, Stowe, VT | (802) 253-7301
  • Restaurant Guild & Company Steakhouse, 1633 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT | (802) 497-1207
  • Restaurant Halvorson'S, 16 Church St, Burlington, VT | (802) 658-0278
  • Restaurant Hen Of The Wood, 92 Stowe St, Waterbury, VT | (802) 244-7300
  • Restaurant Henry Street Deli, 11 Henry St, Burlington, VT | (802) 864-1754
  • Restaurant Higher Ground, 1214 Williston Rd, Burlington, VT | (802) 652-0777
  • Restaurant Hostel Tevere, 203 Powderhound Rd, Warren, VT | (802) 496-9222
  • Restaurant Hyde Away, 1428 Millbrook Rd, Waitsfield, VT | (802) 496-2322
  • Restaurant Ice House, 171 Battery St, Burlington, VT | (802) 864-1800
  • Restaurant Juniper Bar, 41 Cherry St, Burlington, VT | (802) 651-0080
  • Restaurant Ken'S Pizza, 71 Church St, Burlington, VT | (802) 862-3335
  • Restaurant Kismet, 52 State Street, Montpelier, VT | (802) 223-8646
  • Restaurant Mad Taco, 2 Main Street, Montpelier, VT | (802) 225-6038
  • Restaurant Mad Taco, 5101 Main St, Waitsfield, VT | (802) 496-3832
  • Restaurant Manhattan Pizza, 167 Main St, Burlington, VT | (802) 658-6776
  • Restaurant Marriot Courtyard, 25 Cherry St, Burlington, VT | (802) 864-4700
  • Restaurant Mcgillicuddy'S, 14 Langdon St, Montpelier, VT | (802) 223-2721
  • Restaurant Mcgillicuddy'S, 28 Walnut St, Williston, VT | (802) 857-5908
  • Restaurant Mexicali Grill & Cantina, 28 Walnut St, Williston, VT | (802) 879-9492
  • Restaurant Michael'S On The Hill, 4182 Waterbury-Stowe Rd, Waterbury, VT | (802) 244-7476
  • Restaurant Mint Restaurant & Tea Lounge, 4403 Main St, Waitsfield, VT | (802) 496-5514
  • Restaurant Misery Loves Co., 46 Main St, Winooski, VT | (802) 497-3989
  • Restaurant Monkey House, 30 Main St, Winooski, VT | (802) 655-4563
  • Restaurant Montpelier Village Pizza, 89 Main St #5, Montpelier, VT | (802) 229-4333
  • Restaurant Mr Mike'S Pizza, 206 Main St, Burlington, VT | (802) 864-0072
  • Restaurant Mr. Pickwick'S, 433 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT | (802) 253-7558
  • Restaurant Mule Bar, 38 Main St, Winooski, VT | (802) 399-2020
  • Restaurant Mulligans Irish Pub, 9 Maple Ave, Barre, VT | (802) 479-5545
  • Restaurant Mutha Stuffers, Sugarbush Village, Warren, VT | (802) 583-4477
  • Restaurant Nectar'S, 188 Main St, Burlington, VT | (802) 658-4771
  • Restaurant Nika, 83 Church St, Burlington, VT | (802) 660-9533
  • Restaurant O'Grady'S Grill, 504 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT | (802) 253-8233
  • Restaurant Penny Cluse Cafe, 169 Cherry St, Burlington, VT | (802) 651-8834
  • Restaurant Pie-Casso, 1899 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT | (802) 253-4411
  • Restaurant Pistou, 61 Main St, Burlington, VT | (802) 540-1783
  • Restaurant Pizzeria Verita, 156 St Paul St, Burlington, VT | (802) 489-5644
  • Restaurant Positive Pie, 22 State St, Montpelier, VT | (802) 229-0453
  • Restaurant Radio Bean, 8 N Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT | (802) 660-9346
  • Restaurant Red Hen Bakery, 961 US Rte 2, Middlesex, VT | (802) 223-5200
  • Restaurant Ri Ra'S Irish Pub, 123 Church St, Burlington, VT | (802) 860-9401
  • Restaurant Rimrock'S Mountain Tavern, 394 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT | (802) 253-9593
  • Restaurant Ruben James, 159 Main St, Burlington, VT | (802) 864-0744
  • Restaurant Skinny Pancake (Burlington), 60 Lake St, Burlington, VT | (802) 540-0188
  • Restaurant Skinny Pancake, 89 Main Street, Montpelier, VT | (802) 262-2253
  • Restaurant Skinny Pancake, Burlington International Airport, South Burlington, VT | (802) 497-0675
  • Restaurant Stowe Cinema 3 Plex, 454 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT | (802) 253-4678
  • Restaurant Stoweflake, 1746 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT | (800) 253-2232
  • Restaurant Sweetwaters, 120 Church St, Burlington, VT | (802) 864-9800
  • Restaurant Tanglewoods Restaurant, 179 Guptil Rd, Waterbury, VT | (802) 244-7855
  • Restaurant The Blue Stone, 13 Stowe St, Waterbury, VT | (802) 882-8185
  • Restaurant The Essex Resort & Spa, 70 Essex Way, Essex, VT | (802) 878-1100
  • Restaurant The Farmhouse Tap And Grill, 160 Bank St, Burlington, VT | (802) 859-0888
  • Restaurant The Inn At The Round Barn, 1661 E Warren Rd, Warren, VT | (802) 496-2276
  • Restaurant The Old Stagecoach Inn, 18 N Main St, Waterbury, VT | (802) 244-5056
  • Restaurant The Pizza Joint, 383 Moscow Rd, Stowe, VT | (802) 253-4172
  • Restaurant The Prohibition Pig, 23 S Main St, Waterbury, VT | (802) 244-4120
  • Restaurant The Reservoir, 1 S Main St, Waterbury, VT | (802) 244-7827
  • Restaurant The Scuffer, 148 Church St, Burlington, VT | (802) 864-9451
  • Restaurant Topnotch Resort, 4000 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT | (802) 253-8585
  • Restaurant Trattoria Delia, 152 St Paul St, Burlington, VT | (802) 864-5253
  • Restaurant Vemront Ale House, 294 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT | (802) 253-6253
  • Restaurant Windjammer Restaurant, 1076 Williston Rd, Burlington, VT | (802) 862-6585
  • Retail 802Bws, 1199 North Ave, Burlington, VT | (802) 863-6728
  • Retail Alpine Mart, 968 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT | (802) 253-8932
  • Retail Berlin St Mobil, 3 Berlin St, Montpelier, VT | (802) 229-1819
  • Retail Bessery'S Quality Market, 1398 North Ave, Burlington, VT | (802) 862-1731
  • Retail Beverage Warehouse, 1 East St, Winooski, VT | (802) 655-2620
  • Retail Beverage Warehouse, 1 East St, Winooski, VT | (802) 655-2620
  • Retail Beverage Warehouse, 1 East St, Winooski, VT | (802) 655-2620
  • Retail Bridge St Butcher, 40 Bridge St, Waitsfield, VT | (802) 496-3474
  • Retail Burlington Bay Market, 125 Battery St, Burlington, VT | (802) 864-0110
  • Retail Cheese Traders, 1186 Williston Rd, Burlington, VT | (802) 863-0143
  • Retail City Market, 82 S Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT | (802) 861-9700
  • Retail Cold Hollow Cider Mill, 3600 Waterbury-Stowe Rd, Waterbury, VT | (800) 327-7537
  • Retail Craft Beer Cellar, 3 Elm Street, Waterbury, VT | (802) 882-8034
  • Retail East Warren Community Market, 42 Roxbury Mtn Rd, Warren, VT | (802) 496-6758
  • Retail Edelweiss Mountain Deli, 2251 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT | (802) 253-4034
  • Retail Essex Discount Beverage, 76 Center Rd, Essex, VT | (802) 879-8951
  • Retail Greentop Market, 639 Morristown Corners, Morrisville, VT | (802) 888-8883
  • Retail Harvest Market, 1031 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT | (802) 253-3800
  • Retail Healthy Living Market, 222 Dorset St, S Burlington, VT | (802) 863-2569
  • Retail Hunger Mountain Coop, 23 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT | (802) 223-8000
  • Retail Irasville Country Store, 5134 Main St, Waitsfield, VT | (802) 496-5400
  • Retail Jericho Country Store, 25 Jercho Center Circle, Jericho, VT | (802) 899-3313
  • Retail Logans, 30 Main St, Burlington, VT | (802) 489-5935
  • Retail Mehurons Market, 5121 Main St #6, Waitsfield, VT | (802) 496-3708
  • Retail Mill Market & Deli, 1580 Dorset St, S Burlington, VT | (802) 862-4602
  • Retail Montpelier Discount Beverage, 370 S Barre St, Montpelier, VT | (802) 229-9042
  • Retail Mountain Cheese & Wine, 1799 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT | (802) 253-8606
  • Retail Natural Provisions, 329 Harvest Lane, Williston, VT | (802) 876-1400
  • Retail Nutty Steph'S, 961 US Rte 2, Middlesex, VT | (802) 229-2090
  • Retail Pearl Street Beverage, 240 Pearl St, Burlington, VT | (802) 862-1209
  • Retail Pine St Deli, 316 Flynn Ave, Burlington, VT | (802) 862-9614
  • Retail Richmond Beverage, 56 Railroad St, Richmond, VT | (802) 434-2519
  • Retail Richmond Mobil Mart, 1436 W Main St, Richmond, VT | (802) 434-3818
  • Retail Route 7 Liquor, 2659 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT | (802) 985-3246
  • Retail Sammy'S Quick Stop, 264 Malletts Bay Ave, Winooski, VT | (802) 655-3111
  • Retail Shelburne Meat Market, 2989 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT | (802) 985-1145
  • Retail Shelburne Meat Market, 40 Tafts Corner, Williston, VT | (802) 878-0084
  • Retail Shelburne Rd Variety, 1855 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT | (802) 658-0332
  • Retail Simons Deli & Grocery, 974 Shelburne Rd, South Burlington, VT | (802) 862-8011
  • Retail State Liquor Store, 26 Hinesburg Road, South Burlington, VT | (802) 862-9543
  • Retail Stowe Beverage, 1880 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT | (802) 253-4525
  • Retail Stowe Quick Mart, 745 Main St, Stowe, VT | (802) 253-7249
  • Retail Stowe Seafood, 504 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT | (802) 253-8004
  • Retail Sunflower Natural Foods, 2934 Waterbury-Stowe Rd, Waterbury, VT | (802) 244-5353
  • Retail Sweet Clover Market, 21 Essex Way, Essex, VT | (802) 872-8288
  • Retail Tomlinson'S, 81 Bridge St, Morrisville, VT | (802) 888-3120
  • Retail U Save Beverage And Filling Station, 1332 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT | (802) 862-2907
  • Retail Uncommon Market, School St, Montpelier, VT | (802) 223-7051
  • Retail Vermont Meat & Seafood, 104 Cornerstone Dr, Williston, VT | (802) 878-2020
  • Retail Village Market Of Waterbury, 80 S Main St, Waterbury, VT | (802) 244-1804
  • Retail Village Mobil, 8252 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT | (802) 985-2478
  • Retail Waitsfield Village Grocery, 4348 Main St, Waitsfield, VT | (802) 496-4477
  • Retail Waitsfield Wine Shop, 4330 Main St, Waitsfield, VT | (802) 583-9463
  • Retail Warren Store, 284 Main St, Warren, VT | (802) 496-3864
  • Retail Yankee Wine & Spirits, 26 Main Street, Montpelier, VT | (802) 223-2331
  • Retail  Beverage Baron, 411 N Main St, Barre, VT | (802) 479-9227

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