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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
zerogravitybeer.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
99
Reviews:
334
Ratings:
1,593
PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
221
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
4.88%
 
 
Taps:
19
Bottles/Cans:
80
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by slander:
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4.68/5  rDev +8.8%
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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4.07/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

A cool spot with nice artwork and vibe, the bartender was very nice and cool. Nice merch and a sour 750ml in bottles to take away. Beer was good, nothing outstanding and the selection was decent. Would go back.

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Photo of Bradley_BizKutZ
4.6/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of PaleAleWalt
4.3/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

American Flatbread is right off of the main town-green, and just south of the Vermont Pub & Brewery. It casual and warm inside (wood floor, wood bar, mirrored back bar, exposed brick walls, tin ceiling, fireplace), although it's showing its age (that can be seen as charming though). The bar is directly to the right as you enter, or you can get a table at a multitude of different spots, which is nice because it's kind of broken up into smaller areas which can be more comfortable.

It's an old building which brings some character with it already, and the menu and some of the artwork they've got up have a kind of 70's hippie-vibe. But we're not really here for the decor, are we? No, we're here for beer and pizza! (Actually, it's flatbread).

There are 16 taps. I'm not sure what the connection with Zero Gravity is, or where they came in, but I'm guessing that they couldn't produce enough beer and so they brought ZG in as partners. Or I could be completely wrong, did it start as ZG and they expanded???... yeah, that's the ticket! What does it really matter if you're getting high-quality beers that for the most part that you can't get somewhere else?

On to the flatbread. There's only one other place in the Burlington area that I think does "flatbread" just as well, but only one, and I won't name them. This is the real stuff, made with organic wheat, and baked in a wood-fired oven! You can choose from their offerings or you can create your own. Personally I'm a little plain, but I like their "Medicine Wheel" which is just organic tomato sauce with mozzarella, grana padano, and Italian herbs - there's no need to muddy the waters if the basics are already perfect!

Given the food options that are available, and especially right in the area, I'd certainly recommend it. Two thumbs up!

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Photo of GreenMind
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of TheElectricOne
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of NelCet
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Mohawkhitchhiker
3.45/5  rDev -19.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Photo of mkyer
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of redfish2942
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

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3.5/5  rDev -18.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Gatch
4.69/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Gajo74
3.91/5  rDev -9.1%
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 +4.7%
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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4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of JustinTauscher
4.3/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of blisscent
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Ajlvt
4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of bostonbeans
4/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of smb71481
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of mattmarka1
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of user785335
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

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

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Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread in Burlington, VT
3.82 out of 5 based on 1,593 ratings.
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