Floating in Zero Gravity Brewery

Zero Gravity Brewery

Have I been here before? Walking in to the tasting room at Zero Gravity Brewery on Pine Street in Burlington, feels very familiar and welcoming. This location opened in 2015, and obviously has a much different buzz from the original, 2004 location inside of a flatbread restaurant. But we were in search of the beer, not the pizzas.

My colleague and I ordered up a four-part tasting flight. Here’s what we found.

Zero Gravity Beer Tasting Flight

Bernie Weisse (3.2% ABV). Made with Lactobacillus, this yeast imparts a slightly sour taste; however, it is crisp and tingly and not a bad beer.
Appearance: 3.5 | Aroma: 4.0 | Feel: 4.5 | Taste: 4.0 | Overall: 4.0

VT Haze (4.2% ABV). This is a session IPA made with a bunch of different hops: the  boil has Citra, Simcoe, and Amarillo, and then it is dry-hopped with Australian Enigma. All of which creates a smooth-drinking IPA.
Appearance: 4.0 | Aroma: 4.0 | Feel: 4.0 | Taste: 4.0 | Overall: 4.0

Bretthead (5.8% ABV). I love this beer. Brewed with Brettanomyces yeast and Citra hops, this beer has a wonderful aroma and a not too tart, not too bitter taste.
Appearance: 4.5 | Aroma: 5.0 | Feel: 4.5 | Taste: 5.0 | Overall: 5.0

Grand Royal (8.3% ABV). The “Grand” is a double IPA made with Galaxy and Mosaic hops. It has the classic distinguishing features you would expect: strong hoppy flavor and a bitter aftertaste. Very good.
Appearance: 4.5 | Aroma: 5.0 | Feel: 4.5 | Taste: 4.5 | Overall: 4.5

The Cicerone says: The IPAs are superb, but give the Bretthead a shot. Also, enjoy the vibe of the Burlington tech and art scene at this brewery.

Zero Gravity Brewery
716 Pine St, Burlington VT (map) 

Open Sun – Thurs Noon – 9pm, Fri & Sat Noon – 10pm
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