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Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American FlatbreadZero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
BEER AVG
3.77/5
Based on:
66 Beers
959 Ratings
Place Score: 95
Ratings: 169
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: n/a
Taps: 19
Bottles: 80
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

115 Saint Paul St
Burlington, Vermont, 05401-8411
United States
phone: (802) 861-2999

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @zerogravitybeer

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Reviews by slander:
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4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Seems like we'd been driving around visiting brewpubs all damn day. The day's sun's done, we're finally up North. A pop into the hotel for a quick change (read: nap), and then we're Burlington bound for mischief. I'm sure we can find something to do, somewhere to go. Hell, there's 3 brewpubs in a 2 block radius, it's like I'm being called out...
Upon entering, you're greeted by banners describing the 5 facets of food (Hunger, Nature, Flavor, Nourish, Heal). Very enlightening. 7 tables in the front nook below the panel windows looking out towards the park, and a 12 seat "L" shaped bar with a large mirror backed wood unit beyond that. An adjacent bar counter sits in the middle of the room. On the other side of it lies a handful of long tables, and to the rear, an unused brick hearth in the corner (a Jazz quintet was playing in front of it the next night). Big brick walls, pressed tin ceiling, duct work, drop lighting over the bar & tables (Vice President Zwerver says, "They've got the coolest lighting fixtures"), big ol' sunflowers in the vase on the counter, colored pieces of cloth strung on a line overhead with statements about this and that written on them, De Dolle posters on the back wall (Stille Nacht, Ara Bier, & the uncanny Randy likeness OerBier), and the tap selections printed on a large blackboard on the wall to the right of the bar.
A large brick archway leads you into the side dining room, a space with about a dozen and a half tables & booths. The walls carry large food themed tapestries (Organic Garlic, Tomatoes, Extra Virgin Olive Oil). A large brick hearth holds the rear corner before the kitchen area.
Dave Broderick was good enough, no... great enough, to buy us a couple of flatbread pizzas, one all veggied out for Peggy & Baker, and the other for us carnivores. The pepperoni & pepper pie kicked ass, seriously, and I'm a New Haven pizza junkie, so if I'm saying it, you know it's on the up and up. And Peggy claims, "They have the best salads".
The beer scene here is maddening. 18 taps (6 house brews and a dozen guest taps), 4 hand pumps, and a mean bottle collection. Starting with the house beers, Paul's Pils was sublime, the Extra Stout smooth & roasty, the Session Brown Ale well sessionable, the TLA IPA wonderfully hoppy, and I don't think I got to the Summer Bock and Villier's ESB). The dozen guest taps were a great mix of local (Magic Hat Dunkel, McNeill's Impy, Switchback Unfiltered Ale, Trout River Rainbow Ale, Wolaver Wit, Long Trail Double Bag), regional (Smutty IPA, Allagash Grand Cru, Harpoon IPA), and imports (Saison DuPont, Salopian Entire Butt Porter, Mahr's Reserve). The 4 hand pumps (Adnams Tally Ho Barleywine, Otter Creek Alpine Ale, Rock Art Ridge Runner, Shed Mountain Ale).
Food was outstanding (Woofed a whole lot of flatbread pizza the next day at the VT Brewer's Fest, where they set up shop with a giant hearth out there. It was on a platform, bricked and then muddied up, the thing looked like a giant hornets nest but damn if it didn't crank out some serious pizza). House beers were damn good and the guest taps are tempting, although you really want to run with the house beers. Paul Sayler is a wonderful host, and has got himself a great little place up there.

More User Reviews:
Photo of parris
4.77/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of NickTinyRace
2.79/5  rDev -34.8%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3

More of a "hipster" type place. Overall had a nice selection of beer.

Photo of Sweeneydawg
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Duffman79
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of woodchip
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of metalshea
4.52/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Reagan1984
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Wonderful spot. THe pizza's are great as is the atmosphere. I've been both in warm and winter weather and thought the ambiance was more conducive to the winter feeling. But the quality of the beer was quite nice.
Definitely a spot to hit while in town.

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.36/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Chuck_IPA_Mathus
2/5  rDev -53.3%

Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev -6.5%

The flatbread is very good, though if you don't want pizza you aren't going to have much else to choose from. Prices are reasonable and the beer is good. Nice selection of house beers and while they don't offer flights they do serve half pints if you want to try a few different things. The lagers were actually the standouts of what we had with the hoppy beers being good but not great.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.36/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread in Burlington, VT
95 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.