Brewery Hopping: Burlington

After Breakfast, I was ready to check out some breweries. Vermont ranks towards the top of craft beer breweries per capita in the United States and Burlington has a solid selection to satisfy all types of beer lovers.

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This Way

I took an Uber to the Magic Hat Brewing Company in South Burlington.

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First Stop

It was different from other breweries I’ve been to thanks to the vibrant and funky decor.

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Magic Hat Brewery

I stood at a spot at the bar and ordered away. I started out with their Big Hundo IPA.

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Big Hundo IPA

They do not offer flights, but there are smaller sized tastings available. I tried the Elder Betty and Art Hop Ale.

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Art Hop Ale

They offer free guided and self-guided tours as well. I just joined on the spot.

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Tour Starts Here
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Art Space
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Factory

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After Magic Hat, I took another Uber to Switchback Brewing Company. From here, I was able to walk to the next two breweries.

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Switchback Brewing Co.

They offer generous tasting flights.

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Tasting Flight
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What’s On Tap?

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Smoked Marzen

While walking to the third brewery, I spotted the most random thing ever – the World’s Tallest Filing Cabinet! It’s on Flynn Ave.

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World’s Tallest Filing Cabinet

My third stop was Zero Gravity on Pine Street. I already tried a couple of their beers at the Brewpub inside American Flatbread, but wanted to see what else they were offering.

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Zero Gravity Brewery
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Menu
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Bar

For this tasting flight, I chose the Green State Lager, Keeper, Sans Souci, and Conehead.

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Another Flight

I also ordered a bowl of popcorn to munch on for $2. Free refills.

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Bottomless Popcorn

My fourth and final stop was just across the street. The Queen City Brewery is a family-run brewery located in a renovated warehouse.

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Final Stop
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Queen City Brewery
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On Tap
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Another Flight

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Bar Area

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They offer growlers (64oz) and bumpers (32oz). I bought a bumper of Monk of Underhill because I really enjoyed it and I could bring it along for my sunset sail later.

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Bumper To-Go

I had a great time exploring a few of Burlington’s craft breweries. I made my way back to my hotel to get ready for a sail on Lake Champlain.


Magic Hat Brewing Company
5 Bartlett Bay Road
South Burlington, VT 05403
(802) 658-2739
Website

Switchback Brewing Company
160 Flynn Ave
Burlington, VT 05406
(802) 651-4114
Website

Zero Gravity Brewery
716 Pine Street
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 497-0054
Website

Queen City Brewery
703 Pine Street
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 540-0280
Website

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Author: Desiree

Desired Tastes is a Food and Travel Blog written by Desiree, a food enthusiast from New Jersey who just wants to see the world and eat good food.

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