Shed Brewery Stowe

The hallowed Shed Restaurant & Brewery will be closing their doors at the end of October, a day that will surely be very sad for any ski bum, local, or tourist that ever stepped inside this classic “ski” bar. From their free popcorn, Barn-burgers, and daily chalk-board specials to their Beer Shot Ski and infamous Mountain Ale, this place is legendary in the East Coast ski community.

The Shed owners, Ken and Kathy Strong say that they were not offered a chance to renew their lease and that they are going to look for a new space in Stowe for their business. This is the good news and hopefully they can rebuild this local landmark, something they have done in the past. The Shed first opened on Rt. 108 in 1965 and had to rebuild in 1994 after the original building burned one January night to the ground.

Kathy Strong was quoted in Seven Days saying, “If this cannot be our home anymore, then we feel we owe it to so many people that have a special place in our heart to find a new home. Our loyal employees and patrons have made the Shed what it is, and that’s a great feeling.”

A new restaurant will open in the Shed’s former space called Crop Bistro, a local-use farm to table concept restaurant.

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  1. Vanessa says:

    Horrible news. We have good beer in our greenest of states, but the Shed is, or was:( one of a kind.

  2. Tim Konrad says:

    bummer. Shed burgers where the best in VT. Still use english muffin on my burgers thanks to the shed.

  3. Colin says:

    Aw man… looks like I got my first and last ski flights and growlers this summer. Shame.

  4. Carol says:

    a terrible disappointment….hope you’ll be open again SOON.

  5. Lizzie says:

    Can’t believe it! How many memories?

  6. Matt DeLuca says:

    good luck to that new place…

  7. nick says:

    YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY !!!!!!! This place sucked ! Lived in stowe my whole life and the owners do not deserve any mercy. Kathy is by far the most miserable and offensive fleshy blog that i have ever met in my long life. The place was cool but run down, i hope the new owners keep it the same but i am so happy to hear that i will never have to see that thing ever again when i stop in for a beer.

    • Teeny says:

      Nick, I have to agree — being a resident of the Shed for a year (apartments upstairs, quite nice in fact! Certainly couldn’t beat the commute to the mountain), I witnessed more than my fair share of Kathy beating on… well, everyone. The kitchen left something to be desired – like cleaning products. Just sayin’.

  8. Devon Brownell (momsen) says:

    my parents met at the Shed.

  9. Gary says:

    Now I have no reason to come to Stowe… I will never forget the Shed Burger… The greatest of all burgers!!!

  10. Jeff says:

    I have to agree that the shed burger and mountain ale were (are the best) in all on New England. Hope they find a new location.

  11. Dave says:

    I’ve been going to Stowe for 23 years, and I always looked forward to having a meal at the Shed. The last few years there have been a lot of changes to the Stowe restaurant/lodging scene. Now one more. It’s to be expected, I guess.
    One of my favorite meals after a cold day on the slopes will be no more, a Shed shephard’s pie and a couple cold Shed mountain ales.

  12. Beer Lover says:

    First time visiting the Shed summer of 2011. Found the beer, stout and mountan ale, to be excellent. Food was good. A surprise find. Sorry to hear of your demise. Would definately return when in the area.

  13. Cheryl says:

    Bought out by Otter Creek and are now bottling. They are now for sale! Mountain Ale and IPA were all I’ve seen so far…

  14. Sarah says:

    Does anybody know if a waitress named Sarah worked here ? :)


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