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Four Quarters Brewing Turns Parking Lot Into Beer Garden


Beer garden at former bank in Winooski - COURTESY OF FOUR QUARTERS BREWING
  • Courtesy of Four Quarters Brewing
  • Beer garden at former bank in Winooski
The drive-up lanes of a former bank in Winooski are dispensing beer instead of bucks. Customers can walk up and score a hometown IPA.

Four Quarters Brewing is opening a satellite beer garden at the site of the old KeyBank on 70 Main Street. After a trial run last weekend, the parking-lot beer joint will be open Thursday through Sunday (weather dependent) starting on Friday, June 21. Four Quarters’ new site is about five blocks from its primary location, where owner Brian Eckert opened Winooski’s only brewery in 2014.

“We wanted to use [it] as a pressure-relief valve for the number of people who come through,” Eckert told Seven Days. “And we wanted more outdoor area for people to hang out at.”

The Main Street location will serve five to six beers on tap and can offer up to 10, with a selection of IPAs, sour beers and darker brews, Eckert said.  A food tent at the site will offer grilled-cheese sandwiches that range from a no-frills classic made with American cheese to varieties such as cheddar, pepper jelly and apple slices, and chevre, tomato and pesto.

On rainy days when the beer garden is closed, grilled-cheese sandwiches will be served at the brewery at 150 West Canal Street.  The Four Quarters satellite site will be open Thursday to Saturday, 3 to 9 p.m.,  and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. 

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