Vermonters love their locally grown and made food and beverage. Their booming maple sugar industry and dairy favorites (think Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and Cabot Creamery cheese, both which offer delicious tasting experiences) are known around the world, and the craft beer scene in Vermont is just another reason to visit.

The Burlington, Vermont area is home to a number of breweries, and beer lovers should definitely keep a tasting trip in mind.  Sonesta ES Suites Burlington, VT is a short drive from downtown Burlington, and with its spacious suites with kitchens and fireplaces, along with free hot breakfast, it’s an ideal place to make your home base in the area.

Zero Gravity Craft Brewery Burlington Vermont

When you visit the Zero Gravity Brewpub at Flatbread, you can get the best of two worlds – local beer and delicious pizza, along with a peek at the brewing process.

Zero Gravity Craft Brewery Burlington Vermont

This cozy family-friendly spot has plenty of space and New England charm to spare; roaring fireplaces provide a warm welcome from a cold Vermont winter, and this award-winning brewpub offers an extensive and rotating list of craft beers.

Zero Gravity Craft Brewery Burlington Vermont

Other brewery favorites in the Burlington, Vermont area include the well-known Magic Hat Brewing Company.  You can visit the Magic Hat Brewery in South Burlington for a tour of the brewery and to taste some of those cheeses that Vermont is famous for.

In downtown Burlington, Foam Brewers, along the Lake Champlain waterfront, is a favorite and has quite the following, especially when it comes to the brewery’s new releases, days when thirsty fans will line up outside the door well in advance of opening.  Find out more about beer releases and live music dates on the Foam Brewery events calendar.

If staying a bit closer to Sonesta ES Suites Burlington, VT is in your plans, you only have to travel down the road to Goodwater Brewery.

Goodwater Brewery Williston Vermont


Vermont Breweries

Enjoy a relaxing brewery experience at this tasting room, which is adjacent to the brewery itself and features tasting flights and fresh growlers of beer made on the premises. Try favorites like Hoppy Side of Pale or seasonal pours including Sweet Winter Brown; depending on your tastes, there’s something for everyone!

Williston Vermont Breweries

Cheers to a beer tasting getaway in Burlington! If you need additional ideas to plan your trip or want to book a stay, be sure to visit the Sonesta ES Suites Burlington, VT website to get started!