The good news is it might be slightly easier to obtain Heady Topper in the near future. They're currently going through the permit process to build a second brewery in Stowe, Vermont. “We hope to break ground on that first thing this spring, and be open for business one year later,” Kimmich says.
And this doesn’t just mean more Heady Topper for the masses. Once the new brewery and its tasting room are built they will also begin producing a couple of new beers—Focal Banger (American IPA) and Beelzebub (American Imperial Stout).
In the meantime, we've culled a list of our favorite Heady Topper alternatives. They're not the same, but they'll do.