Zero Gravity Craft Brewery - Pine Street Brewery

Zero Gravity Craft Brewery - Pine Street BreweryZero Gravity Craft Brewery - Pine Street Brewery
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery - Pine Street BreweryZero Gravity Craft Brewery - Pine Street Brewery
Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

716 Pine St
Burlington, Vermont, 05401-4922
United States

(802) 497-0054 | map
zerogravitybeer.com

Notes: Beers are listed at the original location: https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/9784/
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.03
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
42
pDev:
14.39%
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Photo of kelvarnsen
4.68/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Checked this place out as part of a visit to Burlington this past July. It is right across the street from Queen City brewery, and of those two breweries Zero Gravity is probably the one I would go back to.

The tap room is really nice, a huge space with lots of seating and a nice patio. We were there early afternoon on a weekday, but I imagine it could get pretty busy in the evenings. I had a flight of 4 beers and all were really tasty. They also had a good selection of beers in cans to go. Even the staff behind the bar were really friendly.

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Photo of Billolick
4.11/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Make sure you go here if you are gonna be in or just visiting Burlington, VT.

Clean, light, new and great looking new place. Large outdoor decks, large windows letting the sunshine in...retail area offering fresh cans of their brews....great place to check out and enjoy, just south of downtown...

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.19/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

its cool these guys have taken the brewing aspect of their business to the next level, it was great to make it in here to check it out. they do all of their cans out of here from what i gather, and are making some really amazing beers out of both locations now. i love the space, outside focused just south of downtown, with an awesome wooden patio with built in benches, lots of open space, beautiful flowers and decorative plants and room for a fair few folks without it feeling crowded, it feels like its been here forever. the inside is clean and colorful with the bar as the center attraction, i was a little let down by the list, they have a lot more pouring at american flatbread it seems than they do down here, at least in my experience, but they had a couple of new ones that i really liked, including the fuzzworthy peach ipa and the keller. these guys will never make a bad beer, so you know that going in, but the space is awesome too, so if you find a nice day to sit outside, i highly recommend it, we had a blast here and will definitely return for both the beer and the vibe. excellent expansion of their business here! we all loved it.

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Photo of slander
4.23/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Guess what? Yes, it is walkable from the other location, but no, it’s not as close as we thought (I mean, it’s only like 2 inches on the map). Found that out the hard way last August; the small strange man who selfishly refused to give me a piggyback ride the last half mile or so of that walk, and I. That’s okay, got to see the sights some. In the strip of things south of town on Pine, parked and in…

2 garage doors opening over the wood deck we bypass, and in. Concrete ‘U’ shaped bar to the rear, vertical wood panel base, and a foot bar; seating for a baker’s dozen on high back chairs. We will set up here. Barback holds a subway tile panel with 5 handles alt (low high low high low) to both sides of a center firkin head (from wherest the cask comes). Some glassware shelved below. Dangling tulips racked from the underside of a wraparound shelf above the taps with growlers lining the top side, and colorful horizontal slat placards describing the tap list (beer, style, & ABV) atop. Slight shelving around the sides with books, cans, glassware, growls, and stuuuuuuff. Panel windows on the rear wall to each side looking in over the brewery proper.

Concrete floors and cushy vaulted ceilings with spinnys & duct work. The awning over the bar in wood block holding mounted lamps from both sides and drop 3 bulb half suction cup lamps over the bar and adjacent seating. Gray painted places over beige below on one side, and a sprawling vibrant colorful bird mural on the other (Witz assesses the bird varietal to be that of Chickadee. I don’t know how he knows these things but he do. It is in fact a black capped Chickadee). A single mounted flat showing the Summer Olympics and a giant Vermont flag hung above. Corner swag with shirts up and up and up above; coolered cans & Caledonia Old Tom Cat barrel aged bottles. A giant hooked piece of madness above (I read that in my notes and wonder what I’m talking about, but somehow I think it’s a cool lighting fixture) and a logo “time for a Green State’ clock over the coolers. 3 shared hightops for 8 each stooled off the bar.

7 beers on tap just now taken in on sampler (Green State Lager, Pils, 4.9%, yes, she’s a Pils, I like; Northdown, EPA, 4.7%, a pleasant English best bitter; Mungo Berry, American Sour Ale, 4.6%, peach & strawberry, strawberry jam, ends in peach, nice; Conehead, IPA, 5.7%, Citra, my obligatory Conehead when in Vermont; Black Cat Porter, 5.4%, chocolate and roasty; VT Haze, Session IPA, 4.2%, Citra, Amarillo, Simcoe, and dry hopped with Enigma; Sans Souci, FPA, 5.9%, Belgian spiciness, a bit sweet) + the rotating cask selection (Conehead IPA dry hopped with Azacca), which I stupidly did not get to. Mungo Berry & Conehead IPA for the win win, but I dug the Northdown EPA & Black Cat Porter, as well. Really, no clunkers in the lot of ‘em.

Outside space we are hiding from (‘Damn you, sun!’ he says, shaking fist towards the sky) holds 6 tables on a wraparound wood deck with colorful flowerings potted along its perimeter, strung bulb lighting and multicolored umbrellables. And you know what? There’s now a side room I’ve seen on subsequent visits. Yeah, I’m sure; peeped it myself. They’ve got some bar counter seating, table shuffleboard, and a wood stove up front with some chairs and a cushy couch. Nice space.

I spy Paul coming through the tasting room and say ‘hello’. Did I mention dog and small child friendly? Well, they are. I opened a door to let a bee fly out. While I’d like to think I am now known to be a hero to all bees, I suspect the word of my deed will not be universally disseminated. They do some light foodings, mostly in the hot dog, sausage, brat realm. Good house. I always find my way here when in Burlington.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Really nice brewery right across the street from Queen City Brewery and just down the street from Citizen Cider. So if you don’t like Zero Gravity’s beers, just go across the street or walk up the street to Citizen Cider. Lots of bar space along with tables. Paraphernalia and some canned beers off to the right. Service seems to keep up with the peak times. Give it a shot if you’re in this part of Burlington.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Ah-ha! Zero Gravity Pine Street, the only establishment I've been to in Burlington that I haven't yet reviewed, and one of my favorites.

They are closed on Tuesdays, and Queen City across the street is closed on Mondays, so if you want to tour both (and perhaps Switchback which is right around the corner) you'll have to try a different day.

So, it's a simple tasting room, just like so many others, but it looks great. Even the poured concrete bar is nice, and guess what... it's heated during the colder months so that your elbows don't freeze! How cool it that?

I was impressed by the beers, and I was impressed by the selection because they had beers on tap, and a cask, that you couldn't normally get. I had a vintage old ale that was killer, and a barrel-aged Belgian golden strong ale done with Brett that was so good I had to buy some to take home. But all of the beers are done with quality ingredients, which may not seem like much to say, but there are breweries that skimp; and they're done well, with great attention to the style they're meant to be follow; and they're done with great care to achieve a great balance. Really, really drinkable stuff IMHO.

As for food: pretzels, nuts, brats, dogs. Again, it doesn't seem like much to say, but it's actually a lot more than many tasting rooms put out.

If I were to make a quick trip to Vermont, and I will be back at some point within the next two years I'm sure, these are the places I'd be sure to visit (and not in any particular order, but let's start with ZG since this is their review):
- Zero Gravity Pine St.
- Foam Brewers
- Fiddlehead/Folinos (you have to go for the combination!)
- Hen of the Wood
- Beverage Warehouse

There it is! Done. (Drops mic)

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Photo of CaptYellow
2.56/5  rDev -36.5%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1 | selection: 1.75

The first time i visited this spot, the bar keep was a hot mess and gave me one of the wrong beers in my flight. Second time, again got surly wait staff. Very limited selection. One was the worst beer I've ever had and no AC. I won't be coming back ever. Flat bread is much better.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Until the can release of Bernie Weiss, I had no idea ZG had a tasting room open to the public. It's a good space, a little sterile compared to the charm of American Flatbread. There's a bar to sit at and plenty of table space / standing room. Queen City is right across the street, and Switchback is also a stone's throw away, if you want to make a little bar hop out of it. The beers here are generally solid, if not extraordinary. I prefer to sample them with a good flatbread, so I'd be over at AF before coming back to this location again, but it's still worth checking out.

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Photo of bluehende
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

I visited this place on a beautiful October evening. It is set up like an old car repair place with doors that slide up. The feel of the place has nothing of that vibe, It was a beautiful evening and the place was very busy. Even with that the bartender made time to talk to me about the beers and how they are made. The beers were fantastic and a nice flight cost 8 dollars but included a 4 to 5 ounce pour. You can buy cans to go which was nice as I loved their Conehead IPA.

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Photo of jjboesen
3.83/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25

Located across the street from Queen City, this tap room is a recent entry to the scene and a poor comparison to the downtown venue. It is an attractive little room with a small bar and high-tops with an outdoor patio for al-fresco quaffing. That said, there were only four beers on tap during our visit. Still ... it is always good to have a new place to hang out.

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Photo of youbrewidrink
4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Nice indoor & outdoor beer garden. Usually 6 beers on tap (one is cask) food is limited to hot pretzels & popcorn, but there is a decent restaraunt next door.

They sell cans of their flag ship product & have a great swag shop.

Just a nice place to hangout.

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Zero Gravity Craft Brewery - Pine Street Brewery in Burlington, VT
Place rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 42 ratings