Founded by Marty Bonneau, a beer judge and avid homebrewer, in May 2016, the name is a translation of his French last name and plays on the old adage “good beer needs good water.” Bonneau has won multiple homebrew competitions and is lauded as one of the most creative forces in craft beer, which led him to a collaboration with Burlington’s own Matt Cohen of Fiddlehead Brewery.
Since they opened, they’ve had a hard time keeping up with demand for their four flagship ales — Sweet Winter Brown; Hoppy Side of Pale; Proper Mild, an English-style beer; and InspiRED, an Irish-style red ale. But you’ll get to sample all of these as we tour their taproom and learn how Bonneau applied innovative homebrew techniques to larger scale production brewing. Goodwater brews are also available at locations such as the Bearded Frog in Shelburne and Finnigan’s Pub in Burlington and flow as far east as St. Johnsbury.
740 Marshall Ave
Williston, VT 05495