Burlington Vermont area breweries

Although Burlington is not the capital of Vermont, it is the largest city and home to popular universities.  Burlington is a great place to tour many breweries within a short distance.


1st Republic Brewing1st Republic Brewing Company & Homebrew Supply Store
39 River Rd #6, Essex Junction, VT (map)
Open 10am – 9pm on Saturday, 10am – 4pm Sunday, 3-7pm on Wed & Thurs, and 3pm – 8pm on Friday. (Closed Mon & Tues).

Our take: 1st Republic Brewing is a veteran-owned small craft brewery

Zero Gravity Brewery

Zero Gravity Brewery
716 Pine St, Burlington VT (map) 
Open Sun – Thurs Noon – 9pm, Fri & Sat Noon – 10pm

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

Goodwater BreweryGoodwater Brewery
740 Marshall Ave, Williston VT (map)
Hours: Sun 1pm – 5pm, Closed Mon / Tues, Wed – Fri 3pm – 8pm, Sat Noon – 8pm.

Our take: If you’re looking for a bright, clean, friendly escape from the shopping madhouse that is the Williston area, stop in for a pint at Goodwater Brewery.

Frost Beer Works

Frost Beer Works
171 Commerce St, Hinesburg VT (map)
Open only Friday 4pm – 7pm and Saturday Noon – 7pm

Our take: Frost Beer Works makes great beer and is one of our favorites. Their Lush Double IPA is their flagship and extremely popular.

Foam Brewers Burlington VT

Foam Brewers
112 Lake St, Burlington VT (map)
Open Tues & Wed 12p – 9pm, Thurs 12p– 10pm, Fri – Sat 12p – 11pm, Sunday 11am – 7pm.

Our take: Situated in an ideal location right on the Lake Champlain waterfront.


Simple Roots BrewingSimple Roots Brewing Company
1127 North Ave #8, Burlington VT (map)
Open Wed: 4-8pm, Thurs 4-9pm, Fri 3-pm, Sat 12-9pm, Sun 12-5pm



Farnham Ale and LagerFarnham Ale & Lager VT
82 Ethan Allen Dr, South Burlington VT (map)
Open Thurs & Fri 3pm – 9pm, Sat 1pm – 9pm, Sun 1pm – 6pm



Magic Hat Brewing

Magic Hat Brewing Company
5 Bartlett Bay Rd, South Burlington VT (map)
Open Mon – Sat 11am – 7pm, Sunday Noon – 5pm



Burlington Beer CompanyBurlington Beer Company
25 Omega Dr, #150, Williston VT (map)
Open Mon – Thurs Noon – 8pm, Fri & Sat Noon – 9pm, Sun Noon – 7pm.



The Vermont Pub & Brewery

The Vermont Pub & Brewery
144 College St, Burlington VT (map)
Open daily 11:30am – 1am



Queen City Brewery

Queen City Brewery
703 Pine St, Burlington VT (map)
Open: Tues & Wed 12-8pm, Thurs – Sat 12 – 10pm, and Sun 12-7pm. Closed Monday.



Switchback Brewing Co, 160 Flynn Ave Burlington
Switchback has been a long-time staple of the Vermont beer scene. [Website]

Three Needs Taproom & Brewery, 185 Pearl St Burlington
A fun bar scene and pool hall that also makes it owns drafts. [Facebook Page]

House of Fermentology, 777 Pine St Burlington
A rare destination for beer tourists but an eclectic set of beers including ales aged in oak barrels. [Website] 

Halyard Brewing Company, 80 Ethan Allen Drive #2, South Burlington
Taproom and small food selection.  Positive reviews for their ginger beer! [Website]

Four Quarters Brewing, 150 W Canal St, Winooski
Located a short drive from Burlington in Winooski with a tasting room open only on weekends. [Website] 

Fiddlehead Brewery, 6305 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne
One of the more popular breweries across Vermont and the New England area — well known for their IPAs.  Worth the stop if you are in the Shelburne area. [Website]