Zero Gravity Brewpub at American Flatbread

Despite widespread success, this beer company still brews in the pizza restaurant where it all began.

By Molly McDonough

American Flatbread’s clay-domed pizza oven takes proud inspiration from prehistoric kitchens, and its attitude toward brewing beer is no different. According to Zero Gravity’s website, back in Mesopotamia, those ovens not only baked bread, but also malted grains for beer-brewing—as if you needed further convincing that beer and pizza are the OG perfect pairing.

Zero Gravity, American Flatbread’s brewing arm, was launched in 2004 inside the restaurant. Now you can find its cans of Cone Head IPA and Green State Lager all over New England (or visit its bigger brewery on Pine Street in the South End). But we think it’s best to sample the suds at the original source, next to a fireplace in the bustling restaurant bar. With 16-or-so rotating taps of everything from the staple Little Wolf American Pale Ale to a sake rice beer or a Leipzig-style gose, there’s enough to keep you busy sampling till the munchies set in—and then it’s time to order a pie.

Zero Gravity Brewpub at American Flatbread

115 St Paul St, Burlington, VT

  • Insider Tip

American Flatbread doesn’t take reservations, and while you can call ahead to add your name to the waitlist on weekdays, on Fridays and Saturdays you’ll have to wait it out. Luckily the bar is here for you; sip a pint or flight while you wait for your pager to buzz.

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