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Switchback Brewing

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100% employee-owned & operated. Brewing unfiltered ales and lagers in Burlington, Vermont since 2002. Visit our Tap Room where you can enjoy a sample flight or pint, peruse merchandise, or watch the bottling line run from our viewing hallway. Tours...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
160 Flynn Ave, Burlington, VT 05401-5400
+1 802-651-4114
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a tour of the brewery and a flight of beers. The beer was was great! I especially liked the switchback ale and the citra pils and my husband enjoyed the blackstrap ale. We purchased some beer to go! We’ll definitely...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank christinelF5909DE
Reviewed 3 November 2018

We stopped here after visiting the Tallest Filing Cabinet and my wife and I split a flight. The brewery was not busy, which was nice. We sampled Thai Lime Gose, Smoked Marzen, Smoked Saison, and Blackstrap Ale. We especially enjoyed the delicious smokiness to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kwnike13
Reviewed 24 October 2018

My sister and I stopped in for a couple of flights. Very charming: They serve the samples on a wooden tray in the shape of the great state of Vermont. I was hesitant to try the smoked beers, but after tasting the first four on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LoisLane_S17
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Fun brew pub spot with absolutely delicious and unique beer. They are dog friendly so bring your paw friends with you if you choose and then be ready to be delighted by delicious beer.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kara H
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

This is a small, but nice, set up. Windows enable you to see the bottling production. A real Laverne & Shirley moment. Employees are very pleasant and can bring their dogs to work so there are some friendly brew pups around. Nice selection of beers...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KellyS93
Reviewed 8 September 2018

We were in the area for labor day weekend and stopped by on a very hot day for a cold beer. We were able to bring our dog in. Tasting room was great and the beers they had on tap really hit the spot. Left...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Msmymny
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Fun and quirky brewery with non-standard beers. Enjoyed a very diverse tasting. The highlights were the unique osyeter stout and other smoke beer style options. The tour with the city bre tour program was limited, as you can only see some of the production area...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Zephyr_Travel
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

A great outdoor patio (though indoor seating is also very good), an excellent selection of beers and a solid pub menu. This spot won’t disappoint!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank brettstar
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Beer is very good. Still a small beer and you really get and feel of that during the brewery tour. There are no restrictions and the tour guide is very knowledgeable and answered all our questions thoroughly. Great spot!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jakev673
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff, good beer, picked up a nice tshirt. Too bad they don't have anything for food but hot dogs/brats that sit in a hotdog cooker all day.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Trisha W
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20 August 2016|
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Response from Switchback B | Property representative |
Hi there! Thanks for reaching out. Tours are on Saturdays at 12PM & 2PM. There is a 30 person max per tour and they do fill up, so we ask that you call ahead to make a reservation. The tour is free but if you would like to... More
Elizabeth F
24 February 2016|
Response from Switchback B | Property representative |
Hi Elizabeth! Thanks for reaching out. We do indeed allow pups inside of our Tap Room. I would say that the majority of breweries in the Burlington area do the same. Also - if you head to Church St. (our downtown area... More