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Lost Nation Brewing

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Lost Nation BrewingLost Nation Brewing
BA SCORE
96
world-class

74 Ratings
Ratings: 74
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.49%
Active Beers: 13
Beer Ratings: 954
Beer Avg: 4.01
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

254 Wilkins St
Morrisville, Vermont, 05661-6117
United States
phone: (802) 851-8041

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @lostnationbrew

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(Place added by: youbrewidrink on 05-21-2013)
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Photo of jjboesen
3.87/5  rDev -11.2%

As previously noted, Lost Nation is situated in the former home of Rock Art, which relocated down the road. The tasting room is a large rustic area featuring a long bar that ends at the kitchen door. Several offerings in convenient sizes: full pint, a small pour and an even smaller 3-ounce taster, all reasonably priced. The beers represent different styles, yet seem reminiscence of Belgian ales - no doubt the yeast. A friend and I had just come from a sumptious lunch at the beloved Prohibition Pig in Waterbury, so we did not eat - the menu was somewhat upscale given the rustic surroundings (Goose pate and beer?) Still, it is a great place to support local products and get some wonderful brews.

jjboesen, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of koopa
4.14/5  rDev -5%

Went to Lost Nation for the first time yesterday with baconsausage (thanks for driving) and had a good time. Tucked away in Morrisville VT, this brew pub is at the old Rock Art brewery location. Rustic building on the outside towards the back of a tiny industrial complex (more like a col-de-sac with a few industrial buildings). Beware of the large icicles formed on the highly elevated roof overhang as you walk towards the building during the winter. Inside, you find a small but warm and inviting space. The typical "opium den red" walls are nicely accented with lots of reclaimed wood, copper tap back splash, and wrought iron style fixtures. They have a 24 tap system that usually includes roughly 6 of there own offerings and some guest taps. Not all taps seemed to be in use when I visited. They also have a pegas counter pressure filling growler unit hooked up to 4 of the lines. Service was friendly and attentive. Really chill down to earth people for sure. Food menu was small but the quality was excellent. Beers come in your option of a 16oz or 20oz pour. Even had some rarities on draft that you don't see at many other places in the North East. I think I'll make a point of stopping here on my way back to Waterbury or Montpelier from Hill Farmstead from now on.

koopa, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of slander
4.08/5  rDev -6.4%

See, I’ve never seen this stretch of 100, as we always run straight at that light back there out to 15A or some shit towards G Bend. Damn, it got dark quick. The snow sure didn’t help, and the road we turned onto didn’t actually connect to where we needed to be, so we had to criss across cross to right ourselves. But we found ourselves Lost just the same...

Far corner of the building in a set of buildings that are an industrial park behind a residential neighborhood. It’s a small tasting room proper on the end of a brewery. ‘L’ shaped tree slab bar with a plank wood vertical base on the inside wall, seating 10 on hightop wood chairs. No barback to speak of but the wall there holds an 18 tap row inlayed within phat post framings. ‘Genesis project’ growler filler to the left, stereoings to the right, and a large square board further down listing house & guest taps.

Wide wood plank floorings, and drop ceiling with a pair of spinnys & exposed ducts. Red walls all around with mounted cone lamps and light lanternings. Decor, well there’s a painting of a farmhouse that this place is not, a Pilsner Urquell print, a small Orval tin on one wall, and a large long one on the opposite wall over the door to the brewroom, an Arabier print to the rear and I can see an Oerbier print in the big window above the bar, I guess the office. Surely you don’t think you can keep it safe from me. Shirt, um, tree in the rear corner of the bar, and slight kitchenings beyond.

A pair of shorty 4 seat tables just inside the door, and 3 lengths of tree slab bar counter running adjacent to the bar at different heights; lower on the ends on windows offering views of Vermont nighttime mischief and higher in the middle.

12 taps in all. 6 house (a sampler of all dealt in 3oz taster glasses for $5, went there); Gose, 4.5%, excellent, a bit, and I mean just a bit of sweetness there; Vermont Pilsner, 4.8%, really nice, sharp, good bitterness, I do dig it; Petit Ardennes, 4.2%, light, easy drinking, spicy and a bit fruity, total WIN; Saison Lamoille, 5.9%, funky & oddball, I don’t know what or why; Rustic Ale, 5.4%, herby, earthy, pleasant enough; Pitch Black, 5.4%, smoky phenolic, not over the top or full on, but enough, so that, no. Gose, Vermont Pilsner, & Petit Ardennes were the best of ‘em. And 6 guest taps; beer local (Lawson’s Big HAPI India Black Ale), and import (McChouffe), and non beer local heroes; cider (Citizen Cider brose), a Kombucha drink thing (Organic Strawberry Joy Kombucha), and sodas (Rookies Root Beer & Ginger Beer).

Food menu board on the rear wall; cheese & charcuterie, soup of the day (sweet & sour squash butternut), a handful of sandwiches (grilled chee, tempeh & veggie panini, chipotle bacon patty melt, cubano), and a single entrée, that being a NY strip steak. It we hadn’t gone all Worthy, I’d be a grilled cheesin’ as we speak.

The sampler was pretty inexpensive as is everything else ($4 pints, $5 imperial pints, & $10 growlers). All of their house beers are under 6%, actually the 3 of them I liked the most under 5%. Nice sessionable stuff here. Light foodings, I definitely good have ‘etten here. Good crowd, and the music; well, it’s the blues, baby, the blues. Yep, we’ll do this again.

slander, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

bearmcnair, Mar 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

InspectorBob, Feb 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

EvilAsh, Feb 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

LukeW, Feb 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

woooobeer, Feb 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

kvnklingler, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

one800higgins, Jan 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

gwiedman1, Jan 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

jamesewelch, Jan 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

bobv, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of TroyS62
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%

Had a very good smoked ham and pork sandwich with Vt Pilsner. A very nice place to sample beer and grab a bite to eat. Great friendly service. Look forward to visiting again and trying some more of their beer. Rustic Vt atmosphere surrounds which is why I like living in Vt and enjoying all the great beer available here.

TroyS62, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of yourefragile
3.75/5  rDev -14%

yourefragile, Dec 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

RyanOooh, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

jayhunter357, Dec 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

BfloBrewHound, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.89/5  rDev -10.8%

This is one nice new place in VT. Here you have a small and simple bar area, a little slice of home in the midst of an industrial area. Intimate and laid-back. They had a nice selection of good-quality microbrews, dabbling in Belgian, German, and American styles.

I didn't like that they don't offer sampler sizes, nor do they have medium-sized pours as an option. I mean, it's nice if this is your local watering hole, and you can come in for a pint at any time, but as VT is a big state for beer tourism, a sampler flight would be perfect for a place like this. But oh well, no real harm I suppose...I ordered up a pint of gose and was pleasantly surprised. I wish I could've tried everything, but unfortunately, I'm not always looking to get wasted, and 7 or 8 pints might do it for me.

Service was okay. The girl behind the bar seemed a little overwhelmed with even a small crowd, and took an extremely long time getting our orders, but I stood there patiently and waited. Prices are solid all around. Food options looked interesting, but I've yet to sample anything. Maybe next time.

If you haven't been here yet, you definitely want to check Lost Nation out. They seem to be getting off to a good start, and I think they'll have a lot to offer in the future.

Rifugium, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of jbertsch
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%

My wife and I stopped by Lost Nation on the way from The Alchemist to Hill Farmstead. Really glad we gave it a try.

As others have said, the place is in an industrial park, and we drove to a point where we could see the place but couldn't cross the road we were on because of construction. We figured out where to get beyond the construction ("Cross St.") and made it over.

We got there right as they opened at 12pm (on a Wednesday). There was only one other group there, but they seemed to be salesmen of some kind talking to the bartender (brewer, also) about insurance or whatnot. But they were also eating and drinking.

There were about 8 beers on tap. All lower ABV stuff. Nothing over 6%, which is a nice change of pace from all the double IPAs northern VT is known for. A gose seems to be the flagship (who else's flagship is a gose??), and there's a pilsner, rustic ale, saison, black ale, belgian pale ale, a marzen, and a version of of the gose made with currants. We tried most of the beers, and they're solid. The pilsner was fantastic - hard to find a well made pils out there. The black ale was a bit smokey and just fantastic. The marzen was great, too.

Food was stellar. Very small menu but it focuses on quality. I had a grilled cheese with soup - roasted tomato and garlic soup. Delicious grilled cheese, made with hearty bread with nuts and berries, blue cheese, bacon, etc. The soup rocked. The wife had pork with spaghetti squash in a cider glaze. I tried it and it was also fantastic.

The server guy (who said he's also one of the brewers) couldn't have been more friendly. He was talkative with us but it probably helped that it was almost empty in there. He did say that he usually tries to feature a guest tap in addition to their own beers. He's had Lawsons on recently, said he was getting something from 3F next, and he's also getting one of the only 6 kegs of De Dolle Oerbier coming to the states soon.

The interior is intimate. Lots of wood. Maybe 6 tables or so in addition to a medium-sized bar area. Seemed nice and simple but was also a bit dark due to the time of day and so I don't remember much of the interior as I was sitting at the bar, facing the taps.

Growlers sales are available - but not of all their beers, just 4 to choose from. Unfortunately I'd prefer a growler of the pils or black ale, but they weren't available for growlers. We got one of the gose which I want to try pairing with a specific dinner I have in mind.

Oh pints are only $4, imperial pints are $5. Great value.

I can't recommend visiting Lost Nation enough. It's a nice change of pace from the big IPAs in the area between the alchemist, Lawsons's, HF, etc. These are easier-drinking beers done extremely well. We'll be back!

jbertsch, Oct 31, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

dkw0063, Oct 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

acurtis, Oct 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

jessehd09, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of craft_shannie
3.76/5  rDev -13.8%

at first we thought we were in the wrong place, as the frontage of the property is industrial & devoted to another business entirely. lost nation is located at the rear of the property & has a definite different feel than its close-by neighbors. parking is a bit of a confusing PITA. indoor space is very comfortable, narrow shotgun w. a tall ceiling; great use of color and texture to make it seem cozy & bigger than actual size. there are a half dozen or so tables, chair rail seating on the west wall & bar seating for a dozen or so.

having tried their gose on tap nearby earlier, I was excited to try more of their offerings. I quickly learned they don't do flights, but the bartender did offer up to supply a sample of whatever I had interest. after trying their petit ardennes, i settled back with a pint of their gose w. currants. i would have loved to have sampled the others, but it just wasn't a comfortable set-up to be "that person" asking for samples while she was attending to other patrons as it seemed like the girl had her hands full with the 8-10 people there.

i was definitely impressed w. their gose w. currants & enjoyed a couple of pints. didn't try the food - although about half of the people there were, and it looked creative and local. wished we would have been a bit later, as the male bartender coming in seemed a bit more casual, relaxed, knowledgeable than the girl that served us.

craft_shannie, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of mcenroeb
3.93/5  rDev -9.9%

I visited lost nation while on vacation last week. We had a hard time finding it but the state is rerouting Rt 100 and soon Lost Nation will be located on the new section of Rt 100. This was the former location of Rock Art Brewery. They really did a nice job on the redecorating. It has a nice vibe and the bartender/brewer/owner was great to chat with regarding the history of their beers. I had the gose and it was my first one. I really enjoyed the sour/saltiness of this beer. I would highly recommend a detour here if you are beercationing in the Waterbury/Stowe Vt area.

mcenroeb, Sep 09, 2013
Lost Nation Brewing in Morrisville, VT
96 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.