The Alchemist: Tragedy and Triumph

By Spencer Powlison

Earlier this year, we reported on the devastating news that The Alchemist Pub & Brewery, of Waterbury, Vermont, had been destroyed by Hurricane Irene. In “A Flood of Support,” we told the story of the Vermont brewing community’s swift and generous response to help the Alchemist salvage what they could from the disaster.

Now, over three months after the storm, our friends, The Happy Hour Guys, have an update on this wildly popular brewery. The video provides details about the future of the original pub and the brewery’s new location, The Alchemist Cannery. It also includes an interview with Alchemist owner and brewer, John Kimmich, from a few months before the flood.