Black Flannel Brewing Co.

Essex Junction, Vermont

Black Flannel Brewing Company opened on July 1, 2020.  With plenty of safely spaced indoor and outdoor seating in our 3 indoor sections and 2 outdoor spaces, there are many opportunities to join us for great custom crafted beer, food, and spirits.

With 4 of Vermont’s 17 Certified Cicerone’s comprising the brew staff, Black Flannel focuses heavily on quality and education.  Our brewers are rooted in tradition but not shackled by it, Black Flannel produces true representations of classic beer styles (both ale and lager), but also love coloring outside the lines (pastry stouts, sours, barrel aged anything and everything).

Our vision is clear: celebrate true passionate expressions of craft. Our strategy is simple: gather a group of people who have talent and passion for their respective crafts, and deliver a unique experience to our local community.  We are the only Vermont Brewery with an on-site sister Distillery.

Voted best new restaurant by Seven Days readers in 2022, with culinary program headed by 2022 James Beard Semifinalist for Best Chef NE, Black Flannel’s Executive Chef Christian Kruse (formerly of Basin Harbor Club, Vergennes Laundry, and 2016 Vermont Chef of the Year) has designed and executed an ever expanding and rotating menu of elevated pub food and so much more inspired by his heritage.


Mon-Tues: 4-9pm
Wed-Thurs: 4-10pm
Fri: 3-10pm
Sat: 11:30-10pm

Reservations may be made HERE

Indoor Spaces:

Main dining room and barrel room can seat 225.  Reservations recommended. Tables remain a minimum of 6 feet apart.  Bar seating first come first served.

Outdoor Spaces (Seasonal):

Biergarten – first come first served, dog-friendly, patio heaters, beer and snacks available.

Patio seating – full-service reservation required, dog-friendly, patio heaters, beer and full menu available.

Other Details:
90 minute seating time limit suggested for parties of 6 or less
Hand sanitizer available on request
Staff required to wash hands frequently
Touch points sanitized frequently throughout public spaces