Definitely worthy of a few visits. I was impressed with the overall beer quality across a solid range of styles with the Belgians particularly fun and tasty brews. Keep in mind they have about 20 house brews. Thereís also one cask offering. As mentioned, the flatbreads are delicious. The bartenders are friendly and chatty. Thereís outside seating for the warmer days. A great spot.
This is a cozy, packed (even on Thursday) and authentic wood-fired pizza place (pizza was A+) that also boasts a sturdy list of quality in-house beers. Burlingtonís #1 beer destination in my book. (Brewery #674).
Dinner stop after the beer tour of Vermont. Standard brewpub atmosphere, kind of pretentious service - they would not seat us until everyone in our party was there AND we all promised to order food. Pizza was indeed good, but I was not overwhelmed with the two beers I tried.
Popular lunch (or dinner for that matter, but it has a midday feeling) spot. Delicious pizza specialties, the ingredients smell a lot, so you may want to have a table not as close to the brick and wood pizza oven as we did. Interesting lager styles, I expected more, but itís mostly a question of personal preferences, I tend to prefer more attenuated stuff. Fun outsider beers selection by Vermontís standards (dupont on tap for instance)
The beer is not bad, decent on the zero gravity house brand. The attrction tonight was a special Magic Hat night, yet only one special Magic Hat was on, the Chaotic Chemistry. Taps are good and so that alone attracts a more mature portion of the crowd. Large bar area and good sized restaurant. Good it was open, as it was closed for reno or whatever on my previous trip here two years ago. Good experienced waitstaff who even knew a bit about the beers.
We visited on a Sunday afternoon in Autumn. We were just here for drinks, so sat in the small bar area on the right hand side as you enter. They had about 12ish house-brewed beers on offer during our visit. I thought the quality of the beers were above average in general, with the IPAs being the best of the bunch. Saying that they didnít blow me away and there are much better beers in Burlington to be drinking. Service was fine and prices seemed all right. A decent place overall, but not the most exciting beer available in town.
Literally stumbled across this place while walking around the farmerís market (to those not from Burlington...they have one really large and great farmerís market here). I went in and on the bartenderís recommendation had the house specialty...flatbread pizza. It was very good but not as good as the "Flatbread Company" (no "American" in the name) in eastern New England. The Zero Gravity beers were very good. I would not say great...but very good with a couple of standouts. For me this place is a little overated on RateBeer. I think The Farmhouse Tap & Grill is much better...but any craftbeer trip to Burlington should include a visit to both so you can decide for yourself. I do recommend this place in spite of my rating the other a bit higher.
In all seriousness, one of, if not the only restaurant and brewery Vermont I do not like. The ambiance feels very chain like, just doesnít fit. Service is ok, but to busy to be personable. The pizza sounds and looks amazing, but falls short. The crust is super crispy but lacks flavor. There is very little sauce, and the whole thing is super dry. Their fennel sausage is mouthwatering. The drinks focus on Zero Gravity, which throws back to older styles of beer like a vienna lager, gose, gruit etc. They are ok, and true to style but just so boring. I get how some may find this refreshing in a hop overload in Vermont, but the beers just arenít that good.
This is a miss for me.
A very cool spot that I was finally in while sober enough to actually recall the visit. A dark wood lined bar, low lighting and a crackling fire (a nice touch on a 20 degree day). We were hoping to grab a pizza, but they stop serving mid-afternoon now, which was an unfortunate surprise. A pretty long list of beers and the three I had were uniformly excellent. A friendly bartender and the ability to order both full and half-pints and still get proper glassware gets big props from me. This place has a great ambiance and is a very nice spot to while away an evening. I hope to be back shortly.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | December 5, 2005| Updated October 13, 2012
The superb oven the corner with visible flames creates quite the artisanal feel to this pizza restaurant. Local ingredients are carefully chosen for succulent pizzas where flavors are exhibited with care and restraint. Beers are all solid, but somewhat forgettable in some cases, as they cannot reach the pizzaís inspiration. Everythingís well made here, I will return.