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The Vermont Pub & Brewery
Active Beers: 25
Beer Ratings: 294
Beer Avg: 3.58
Taps: 13 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
144 College St
phone: (802) 865-0500
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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
I absolutely love this Brewpub. The people are great and the beers are even better. Greg Noonan does an exectional job of running this fine establishment. I have been going to the pub for about 5 years. I fell in love with the place during college and now I try to make it back as much as I can. It takes me 4 hours to get there now. The selection of beer is great and the list will suit the taste of any experienced beer drinker or first timer. I highly recomend their IPA extreemly hoppy and my favorite. Great seasonal beers and always working on new brews. The wait staff and bar tenders are some of the nicest people I have ever met. My other favorite aspect is the Growlers nice 64oz. jugs to take home. The IPA stays for the longest. If you are in Burlington I suggest you stop by and give the VPB a try.
06-28-2004 18:42:59 |
More by bigone4
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
Hit it up for lunch. My first visit as a legal drinker. As a kid I had been there before for dinner but was unable to sample the brews. An what brews! All the beers I sampled with the exception of the Irish Stout were awesome. The bar is in a greenhouse on the side of the building which makes for a great place to have a beer on a sunny afternoon. The food is top notch. I had a lovely Toad in the Hole which is maple sausage and chedder cheese in pastery served with chutney. Mmmmm.
03-25-2003 08:07:54 |
More by scottum
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Stopped in for lunch the other day while visiting VT. The place has a nice feel to it, lots of wood. The beer list was quite impressive. They had about 6 or 7 brews on tap and 2 casks. They had a great food menu as well. I had their Flemish Sour Red and my wife got a tasting of their stout on tap and on cask to compare. All the beer we had was quite excellent. I was very impressed. The waitress knew her stuff and was very helpful. I ordered their Ploughman's Lunch for lunch. It was a loaf of bread, some VT cheese, and some spreads. It was extremely tasty.
This place was recommended to me by a couple BA's and I recommend it to anyone else spending time in Burlington. It was well worth the trip.
06-15-2008 03:20:01 |
More by RunawayJim
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $
On a recent beer-themed vacation, this was one of the few places that I visited twice. The pub has a good variety of beer styles, including standard and off-the-wall styles. One of my favorite features here (and at other Burlington brewpubs) was that you could order a 1/2 pint for 1/2 the price of a full pint. This allows you to sample more beers without resorting to the 'beer sampler' which I don't feel gives you enough to enjoy.
I ate dinner their twice and was pleased each time. The food was very reasonably priced and often made with local and/or organic ingredients. Service was attentive and the place has a dark, bar hangout feel to it. Outdoor seating is available when its warmer.
10-15-2009 16:51:56 |
More by JimmyK77
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
My wife and I did a quick, one-day visit to Burlington in mid June which included visits to all three brewpubs in the downtown Burlington area - Vermont Pub, American Flatbread, and Three Needs (listed in rank order from best to very good). They're all within walking distance to each other and a block off the main pedestrian shopping area. These three visits put me at 167 breweries/brewpubs visited.
We sat outside on the patio at Vermont Pub & Brewery and enjoyed the beer sampler of...
Grand slam baseball summer blond
Forbidden fruit stein raspberry beer
Chiiwll xxx Trappist tripel
Beetlejuice spicy sour mash wheat
Burly Irish ale
Dogbite bitter ESB
Handsome Mick's smoked stout
12 oz Bombay grab IPA
I ranked Vermont pub #1 in my experience because of the ambitious and well-done beer styles. We also ate lunch here and especially enjoyed the Vermont cheese plate.
07-09-2009 20:57:00 |
More by Yetiman420
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
The Vermont Pub & Brewery is certainly a good place to visit when in the Bulington Area, ne of many good breweries/brewpubs in the vicinity. Atmosphere is pretty clean, laid back, and fairly well lit. Nice separated bar area, with a closed off area on one side for smokers and an open area with plenty of bar tables on the other side for those who wish to breathe somewhat fresher air. Service is usually very good and attentive, at least in the bar area where I've spent most of my time. Food is pretty decent, but not outstanding...though I've heard ravings about the sweet potato fries. The beer is excellent, with a good selection of 6-8 house brews on tap at any given time. Haven't had a bad beer there. The highlight for me usually is the Vermont Smoked Porter, which at least in my mind is unparalleled...bold statement I know, but you gotta try it. Prices are pretty reasonable, and 3 oz. samples of the beer are available for like 50 or 75 cents, a good way to try several without finishing your day all at once....
12-16-2003 05:11:06 |
More by mikeys01
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4
We made a stop at the Vermont Pub and Brewery last evening and I must say that it was a pleasant surprise. I had gone there about 5 years ago and it was a bit of a fiasco. Did not catch an exact count but they had probably at least 8 of their brews on tap as well as their Vermont Smoked Porter and Handsome Micks Irish Stout on cask. I had both casks and must say that the Smoked Porter was excellent! We had about a 20 minute wait for a table but it was very busy in the city this weekend so we enjoyed a few brews at the bar as we waited, was a nice experience as even though the bar area was somewhat crowded we where able to find two seats easily. Once seated the service was quite excellent, as they did not allow us to wallow in our corner of the restaurant. Had numerous visits from out waitress asking how everything was and if we needed anything. The food was also very good; we got an appetizer of nachos then a turkey sandwich and a burger and all where prepared well. Liked the way they had their menus, like a small newspaper, with some interesting beer tidbits as well as the actual food and beer menu. The place has a nice feel to it, very open layout with dark wood through out the bar area and the restaurant side. A very inviting place to go and hang out for a while.
02-13-2005 13:28:58 |
More by Stimack
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
Great spot. Not the greatest atmosphere. It was blindingly bright and hot on one side of the place and very dark and cool on the other. We sat in the sweltering green house side which was ok after they set up a fan. Service was ok. Little slow and she was kind of careless with the beers and spilled beer twice. Not a ton, but enough to be kind of a pain in the ass.
beer was good though and they had a lot to offer. They had a stout, a tripel, their smoked porter, IPA, wee heavy, and 4 or 5 other brews which I forget. I had the smoked porter, IPA and wee heavy. Good stuff all around! I didn't take notes so I won't review them here, but suffice it to say I was impressed. I'm sad that they get such poor rankings here. I mean, the smoked porter wasn't super smokey or rich, but it was damn good. The wee heavy was a little cloying, but it's supposed to be! It was damn good.
Food was good. The nachos were really big and really fresh and tasty. Very nice chips. Interesting menus with good looking burgers and other pub grub. I got a strange BBQ pulled pork shepard's pie. yeah...it was weird but really quite good!
03-18-2005 01:58:14 |
More by cerevisiaephilus
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This past weekend was my second visit to VPB. The first was quite a few years ago, and I honestly don't remember much from it unfortunately.
I was in town for the Vermont Brewers Festival, so I obviously had to stop off again and have lunch and sample the brews.
They have a really nice menu and just had to ask for a side of the brown onion gravy to go along with the fries ( and if you've ever read any of my other reviews, you'll know I most likely ordered a burger, and you'd be right).
The beer .... did the flight tasting on 6 beers of my choice. They were all good and nothing stood out as being out of the genre for the style in which they described as.
This place can get quite busy by the locals
07-24-2007 19:27:35 |
More by madmanjf
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $
Rolled into the VPB on a bright sunny Sunday afternoon for a few pints with a bunch of beer loving friends. As you walk up the step a massive outdoor patio section lies in front of you with about 15-20 tables shaded by umbrellas and some trees. Enter into the brewpub and either sit in the greenhouse, where we ended up, or inside at the bar. The inside section is dimly lit with wood walls and knick-knacks here and there. The greenhouse sat about 12 people at the bar, glassware hanging down from the ceiling and in a rack behind the bar.
The bartender, Hannah, was very talkative and attentive; although we did keep her busy the entire time. Ask her to tell you some jokes. On tap included a nice list of 10 brews, 8 of which were their own house brews. Included were a Red ale, IPA, Flemish sour, smoked porter, pils, rye lager, esb, and a weisse beer.
I sampled a few of the mentioned brews and all tasted quite good and fresh. The smoked stout was nice and creamy with a hint of smokeyness and roasted malt. I had never experienced a rye lager before and this one didnt disappoint. Big rye body with a nice crisp lager finish. $3.50 for a pint is unbeatable, but so is $9 for a growler.
Unfortunately we didnt try any of the food, but the bartender did say there were some delicious offerings on the menu. Also from looking at th menu I got the impression that you get what you pay for as many of the offerings were priced on the cheap side. A good place with a good vibe that was pretty packed on a Sunday early afternoon. I can see this brewpub being quite packed throughout the week. Another must hit if your in Burlington.
06-12-2007 17:03:35 |
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The Vermont Pub & Brewery in Burlington, VT