Brewery Review: Whetstone Station (Brattleboro, VT)

Brewery Review of Whetstone Station in Brattleboro, VT.

WS4

Pros:

  • 24 total beers on draught between the restaurant and bier garden
  • They have a rooftop bier garden with tons of seating and fire warmers, with a great view of the river
  • This is a full service restaurant, so food is never an issue
  • The atmosphere is modern, yet welcoming with a lot of stainless steel touches and fireplaces
  • This is a large place with tons of seating between the restaurant, bar and bier garden, so you should only run into a significant wait at their busiest times, and even then you can wait for a dinner table up at the bier garden
  • There is additional outdoor seating on the first floor outside the bar if you don’t want to go to the bier garden
  • Great beer prices, especially for a place this upscale
  • Knowledgable staff with a good understanding of the beer menu

WS2

Cons: (I’m really nitpicking here)

  • They only have 4 of their own beers on draught (They are a fairly small production facility)
  • Due to the seating capacity they could use an extra set of restrooms

WS3

Final Verdict: This is my favorite dinner spot in Brattleboro, and I eat here every time I stay in town. I’m not saying it’s my favorite brewery, but definitely my favorite overall experience because this place has it all. 24 draughts will keep you busy, the rooftop bier garden is awesome, the dining room and bar are inviting and comfortable, the extensive and delicious food menu makes it a dining destination, and even the bottle list is quite good. All of this adds up to a place you can spend the evening, rather than just popping in for a couple pints. This brewery isn’t brewery-centric, meaning your experience there won’t revolve around it being a brewery like it would at a local taproom with 10 in-house only draughts and tours on the weekends (and no food). Whetstone station is about the total package, making it the Lex Luger of Brattleboro breweries.

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