Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

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3.82/5
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American FlatbreadZero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

115 Saint Paul St
Burlington, Vermont, 05401-8411
United States

(802) 861-2999 | map
www.zerogravitybeer.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
102
Reviews:
319
Ratings:
1,566
PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
102
Ratings:
217
Avg:
4.31
pDev:
4.87%
 
 
Taps:
19
Bottles/Cans:
80
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

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4.44/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of TheElectricOne
4.48/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Mohawkhitchhiker
3.45/5  rDev -20%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Photo of mkyer
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of redfish2942
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of gwiedman1
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Gatch
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Gajo74
3.91/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

This is a nice place with a warm and inviting vibe. There is a nice brick oven pizza display in the center of the main room and a nice bar in the other. A great place for both singles and families. They have good pizza. As for the brews, it is a brewpub which exclusively features the beers brewed by Zero Gravity. I only had one beer, Black Cat Porter, but it was good. The pizza was also nice. I would go back for both the pizza and for the opportunity to try more Zero Gravity brews.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Went here on Sunday during our trip to Burlington. Wanted to sit outside but it was a bit busy so we sat at the bar. Got great service there (two bartenders to check on us) and grabbed some pies and beers. The flatbreads were awesome, really reminded us of the thin crust pizza we get back home. Probably the best pie in VT. Beers were all tasty, fresh, and from the Zero Gravity brewery (but brewed on-site). Had a few of those and was feeling pretty good for a walk by Lake Champlain!

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Photo of SDRedDevil
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of JustinTauscher
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of blisscent
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Ajlvt
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of bostonbeans
4/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of smb71481
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of mattmarka1
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of user785335
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Baab200
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of tim007007
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of jhavs
4.31/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

This is a good place to grab an affordable meal with some better than average beer. I think Cone Head has grown in quality and it is now one of my summer drinking favorites, I love that it is now available in cans. The food selection (flat bread yuppy pizza and fresh salads) is made with mostly local and all high quality ingredients. The vibe is casual and sort of hipster. Beer selection usually has a wide variety of styles.

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Photo of JArt
3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of SABERG
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

We stopped in on the Saturday of the Vermont Brewers Festival.
Our server and the bar staff were composed, and delightful under the crush of humanity.
The food was wonderful started with simple salad, then special pie. Both wonderful.
The tap list was quite nice, Berliner-IIPA. A cask engine provided the joy for me.
A 1 year old English Old Ale on cask was simply outstanding.
A wonderful place.

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Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread in Burlington, VT
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