Magic Hat Brewing Company

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Magic Hat Brewing Company
Industry Alcoholic beverage
Founded 1994
Headquarters South Burlington, Vermont
United States
Key people
Alan Newman
Products Beer
Production output
154,236 US barrels[1]
Owner North American Breweries

Magic Hat Brewing Company is a brewery in South Burlington, Vermont. It began production in 1994, and has grown over the years being currently distributed across the US. It brews year around favorites, several seasonal products, and one-off batches available only at the brewery.


Magic Hat Brewing Company was formed in 1994 in Burlington, Vermont. It moved to its current South Burlington location in 1997. By 2005 it had 64 employees.[2] In 2008 the company purchased Pyramid Breweries, makers of the Pyramid and MacTarnahan's brands, expanding to 129 employees.[3] In 2010 Magic Hat (including Pyramid) was acquired by North American Breweries of Rochester, New York.[4] In December 2012, North American Breweries was purchased by the Costa Rican company Florida Ice & Farm Co.[5]


Magic Hat #9 in a mug

Magic Hat brews four year-round beers: #9 "Not Quite Pale Ale", Dream Machine, Circus Boy and Single Chair. It also produces up to four seasonal beers, seasonal variety packs and several limited release products.[6]


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  3. ^ Baird, Joeal Banner (29 July 2010). "Magic Hat reportedly 'days away' from sale". Burlington, Vermont: Burlington Free Press. pp. 1A, 4A. 
  4. ^ Rochester, North American buys Magic Hat, Pyramid and MacTarnahan's
  5. ^ "Cerveceria Costa Rica to buy North American Breweries". Oct 26, 2012. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Elixers". Magic Hat Brewing Company. 2013. Retrieved May 22, 2013. 

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