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Lost Nation Brewing

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Lost Nation BrewingLost Nation Brewing
Based on:
19 Beers
1,720 Hads
Place Score: 94
Reviews: 31
Visits: 118
Avg: 4.25
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
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

Place added by: youbrewidrink on 05-21-2013

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Reviews: 31 | Visits: 118
Photo of Veganjello
5/5  rDev +17.6%

Lost Nation is one of my favorite breweries in VT. The Gose, in my opinion, is one of the best beers around. All of their beers are tasty and different than what is going on at other breweries around the state. The inside of the location is pretty cozy, and the large outdoor seating in the summer by the smoker gives it a smokehouse feel. Their food menu is interesting and delicious. The smoked tofu blew my mind! Definitely worth multiple treks to get my growlers filled!

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Photo of Cascade77
5/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

This place is just an incredible addition to the Vermont beer scene. An unpretentious watering hole with fantastic beer, great food and a laid back atmosphere. The bar/tasting room is a long narrow room with a beautiful live edge wooden bar. Recycled barn boards are used for trim. A gorgeous copper lined tap area with 18 Belgian style taps and Belgian style glass rinsers.

I've eaten here twice now and the menu is simple but outstanding. Way above your average pub food. NOTHING from a fryolator. Great smoked meats hand smoked in back of the brewery for the sandwiches and entrees. Always a vegetarian option as well. Creative salads, local cheese plate and house made charcuterie. All very reasonably priced. An incredible value considering the quality. Beers prices also can't be beat at $4/pint or $4.50/20oz. All tasty, sessionable and fresh as you will find them.

One of the brewers is usually helping out around the bar and eager to talk to customers about their beers and brewing in general. No attitude.

Service can be a tad slow if the place is full and they are filling growlers but considering they are in their first month of operation I'm sure they will get things smoothed out.

Wish this place was local to me. Would be here every evening.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.79/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Traveling in Vermont and stopped at the Brewery. Surprising find in a business park. Warm, cozy, welcoming environment. Beer was excellent but was surprised by how good the food was. Had my 16 year old daughter with me and she had an excellent time with some very good non-alcoholic drink options. Impressed, should do very well.

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Photo of sallylovesstout
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

A must-visit if you go up to Northern VT -- amidst all of the other great breweries and restaurants to visit in the greater Stowe area Lost Nation Brewing is a wonderful addition to the landscape.

Delicious drinkable beers (love the Gose and the Pilsner especially) and a wonderful selection of food. I had Gose mussels and a pork belly sandwich that was awesome! The bar space is beautifully outfitted in warm wood and the handcrafted tap system is very eye-catching! There's even an outdoor beer garden dining area that would be great in the summer time.

Jamie and Allen are very friendly and personable. You can really sense the passion they have for what they do and they LOVE talking beer! I always look forward to visiting when I go to Vermont.

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Photo of skivtjerry
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

My wife and I went up to get growlers of their fine gose, which we'd tried elsewhere, for a tasting we're helping with, and to have dinner.

It's tucked into the back of a small industrial park but this now obscure location will soon be right on the rebuilt Route 100. Parking is a little tight because this small, new place is already very popular; plenty of places within a couple of blocks though.

Edit... after coming here for 2 years and constantly being very impressed, I'm kicking the food and service ratings up to 5. Also, it is right off the highway now.

The atmosphere is a little reminiscent of the old Alchemist brewpub; not just the paint job but the clean, attractive space and layout and the relaxed locals' gathering place vibe. The food is also a little Alchemist-like in its creative takes on old pub standbys. The menu is small, but they've only been open a few weeks and are primarily a production brewery. I don't make the Alchemist comparison lightly; we live 8 miles from Waterbury and our patronage was on track to put Charlie (the Kimmich's son) through college, maybe an Ivy League one, before the flood.

The beers we've had are very good to outstanding, all clean session type brews with plenty of appropriate character. It's way too soon to judge variety but the quality is wonderful. Expect great things (sours? please?).

Most BA reviews describe places with good prices as 'reasonable' but LN is downright cheap: $4 pints and no menu item over 9 bucks (for very filling dishes).

The big downer is that it's a 45 minute drive from our house.

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Photo of youbrewidrink
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

Seriously, now that they have their own exit off Rte 100 you have no excuse not to go here.

The tap list always has at least 6 of their own, awesome guest taps, their own bottle for sale from time to time.

Food is killer, great soups, sandwiches, slow cooked and grilled meats. Dayum, my mouth is watering just writing this review.

This one is a must visit, what are you waiting for? get yor ass over there.

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Photo of jhavs
4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

In the middle of nowhere, but on the way to HF and worth the side trip. Great beer that is offered in full pours, 3 oz. tasters, or flights of 6 tasters. The Mosaic IPA is great, and underrated. They also sell beer to go in growlers, 4 packs of Mosaic and Gose, and 750ML. bottles when available (The Wind on 9/14/15).
They have a great indoor and outdoor space for food and/or drink.
The food and service was great. The pork belly sandwich with house made romesco was exceptional.
No complaints, wish it was closer, will definitely go again.

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Photo of acread
4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I love this place. The waitstaff are wonderful, and Allen and Jamie always seem to be around greeting guests and generally being more available than most brewer/owners tend to be. The biergarten is a welcome addition on summer days, and the food is always excellent. Of course, the beer is fantastic as well. Personal favorites are the Gose, Lost Galaxy, and Saison Lamoille.

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Photo of vtscooter
4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Top notch food and brews. Lost Nation is a an amazing place to sit back relax and enjoy a German inspired beer and some amazing high quality local driven pub food. The rustic inspired atmosphere is comforting and welcoming. This little gem is tucked away for the moment in an industrial park thats currently plagued by construction, but that is part of the magic. Due to the construction the area is nice and quite and offers an isolated, peaceful feel right in the heart of Morrisville.
LN's staff is amazing. Everyone involved in the operation of LN is kind, welcoming and very knowledgable. From the waitstaff, and cooks to the Brewers everyone has a smile on their face and a love for the establishment they are involved in.
The beer is clean, great tasting and consistent. There is a great range of beers for most pallets. The Gose (A sour German beer brewed with sea salt) is an the best example of the style I've had. It's a bit tart, very refreshing and session-able. The Pitch, is a great light body dark beer that offers a slight roasty/smoky hints. Their VT Pilsner is a great light body hop forward Pils that you can drink for days. The Saison and Rustic are also seem to be local fav's. When I was there There was a limited edition IPA called the Lost Galaxy. This was an amazing session IPA with a very light body. I will come back again and again for that one.
LN is one of the best Brew Pub experiences in Vermont, or maybe in the North East. This one you should not miss.

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Photo of N17shelfside
4.59/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Went after a trip to Hill Farmstead. I had some of their beer (Pitch Black) as a growler fill at a nearby filling station, and liked it so much that I wanted to give the actual brewery a try. Have to say that the food was all really good, and well made. Cole slaw with fennel seeds was interesting and the TLT actually made me not that sad that there was no bacon. Tried everyone else's food at my table and it all was top notch.

I have to say that part of my love for this place is that I respect a brewery that is trying to not just go out and make big beers, but everyday high quality stuff. This place does a great job of that across the board.

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Photo of jtdolla911
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Great new brewery/tap room conveniently located between the Alchemist and Hill Farmstead on the Vermont "IPA Highway" featuring sessionable, quality ales with a small food menu.

The atmosphere is quaint and cozy, although it is situated at the end of an industrial complex. Once inside, the tables and long bar are made of finished wood with ample seating, one automatic growler filler and a 16-line tap. There are a few tables aside from the bar.

There were 6 beers on tap, all Lost Nation products, all available for sampling as well as $4 pints or $5 20oz glasses. Four of the six were available for growler fills at $10 plus a $5 deposit. All of the beers are well worth the price and worth the inevitable wait, as service can slow down a bit if the bar is full. There was only one server who was being helped by one of the brewers off and on. Both the server and the brewer were friendly and smiling the entire time, while providing personal attention to every patron.

Although there were only 6 beers on tap, they each represented a different style and covered the gamut from Belgian farmhouse to near-extinct German Gose. There was a small, local oriented food menu which I did not partake in on this trip. I look forward to visiting this brewery again and adding good food to the good beer I encountered on my first visit!

Lost Nation puts out some great, traditional beers that are in contrast to the hop bombs available elsewhere in the state.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

In the middle of nowhere, VT, but conveniently between Stowe and Greensboro (Hill Farmstead). We sat outside in the beer garden since it was such a nice day. Got to try a flight of their beers plus one extra for the Lost Galaxy IPA. They had 4-packs of Gose and Mosaic IPA for sale inside. Food was awesome, we had small plates tapas-style: steamed mussels, VT Brie with blueberry jam, and chicken liver pâté. Service was solid. All in all a great place to stop for some good beers and BBQ. I liked the Gose, the Petit Ardennes, and the Lost Galaxy IPA the best.

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Photo of jbertsch
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 5

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!

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Photo of smakawhat
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Excellent beer experience, offering just a little bit of a twist to it.

The turn off to the place is a little misleading, figured it out, but it's easy to miss as you have to go down a service road by the industrial park area.

However, once arriving it's a great space. There is an excellent benched area for the biergarten which is what I really like to find in places like this. The other is a bar/restaurant area for you to also partake in the food and drinks as well, which is where I sat and ate.

I loved the diversity of the styles they had, it was one of the few places in Vermont that had this and they were also done real well. Service is real fantastic, as the staff handled my food and order of cans to go real nicely too.

Really like the experience here, I would easily return

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Photo of TroyS62
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%

Stopped here on my latest Vermont trip for my birthday.

It's set way out in this weird industrial area of Morrisville. Big red building, with a large beer garden. Sat outside, despite the cold, because the bar seemed crowded.

About 10 beers on tap. 2-3 guest selections, the rest are brewed in-house. The Gose is as good as advertised- the rest of the beers were tasty, while not knocking my socks off. I went the day of a bottle release for Bretta Lamoille, picked up 4 bottles of that.

The food is expensive, but quite tasty. They cook it outside, mostly- big grill, lots of BBQ type options, makes the beer garden smell quite tasty. The beer on the other hand, is very reasonably priced. 64 oz growlers are $10, pints are $4 dollars. Are you kidding me?

Definitely worth a stop.

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Photo of mynie
4.25/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Lost Nation was about a 30 minute drive from Hill Farmstead. It's kinda tucked away, but so it nearly everything else in VT.

There's a big, red, barn-looking taproom that's abutted by a "biergarden" which is actually much more of a full-service restaurant than just a place where you sit to drink. Cans and growlers are available for purchase inside, and all the food needs to be consumed outside. (I have no idea what they do when it's cold outside).

As for the vibe--you're outside in Vermont. It's breathtaking. The food is hearty and hippie-ish: nearly everything is local and they give you lots of greens as sides. It was very tasty.

There were around 8 house beers on tap, including the delicious gose, along with a handful of good guest taps. The beer was tasty.

There are so many places in Vermont that qualify for "must visit" status that I don't know if Lost Nation quite makes the cut. If you're going to Hill Farmstead, however, and it's nice out, and you're hungry, I don't see why you wouldn't want to stop here.

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Photo of PKrol
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Fantastic people, food, & brews. Favorites of the day were their Saison Lamoille and the Gose. Owner was extremely knowledgable and friendly, gave us a tour and then had a beer with us.

Atmosphere was true, down home Vermont. Reclaimed wood bar and accents. The room was quaint and cozy. Counter pressure growler filler that forces CO2 into the growler which helps keep your beer from coming in contact with oxygen.

Food was excellent and chef was straight out of the New England Culinary Institute. Local voure salads and sandwiches with artisan cheese plates.

Facility is clean and efficient. All session beers with lower %ABV.

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Photo of SABERG
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Visited the location at lunch on a Thursday, Great feel to the place.
Staff is superb, smell the kitchen, a lite haze from cooking (ventilation).

The offerings on tap were superb and well curated, server (hate the term) suggested Gnoccio special. Spot on fabulous.
Great detail and flavor was a cornucoppia to be rsavored with the fine Pilsner.
Price / value was wonderful, lunch $10 beer $5.
I cannot say enough about the quality.

Best to the owners for executing the vision.

Endorsed highly.


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Photo of huddyball
4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 5

Vibe was laid back. Quality of the brews is excellent. Sat down and had a pork belly sandwich was fantastic. Service was very good. Brew selection for onsite was much better than the to go selection. This is a must visit if you're making the rounds in VT. Come hungry!

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Photo of koopa
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

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.

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Photo of tobelerone
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%

Friendly folks, solid beer, excellent food. Very relaxed and casual setting, service was hospitable but slow. Glad to see they are doing flights now. Also glad to see them slow smoking that BBQ. Really tasty.

Fair prices, not cheap but not exorbitant. Left quite full. 7-8 beers on tap. Rustic, unpretentious. Alleged kimchi was more like vinegar slaw but that's okay. Moderately full on a Thursday afternoon, one server outside in their fenced off "beer garden," one outside. Seemed like they were a little slammed. I appreciate the fact they were chatting up each customer very generously, but that delayed everyone else in their quest for beer and food. Can sympathize because I tend to do the same thing on the customer service end; love talking to the people!

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Did a mini-tour of breweries throughout VT, and hit up this place. Nestled in the back of an industrial park, this place has a great feel. Long bar, with tabled seating around it, and a window peeking into the brewery equipment, which looks like there is already a ton of space for expansion. They had 6 beers on tap, and there were 10 empty tap handles that I am sure will be filled as time goes on. Decent menu, with limited options, but all very tasty. Rustic food options that go very well with the beers on-tap. Decent selection of brews, including beer to go in growlers. The bartender was awesome...very attentive, and very knowledgeable about their brews. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Photo of slander
4.08/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 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.

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Photo of jvodom
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Trip there was 10/29/2014 after our trip to Hill Farmstead. It was a little difficult to get to, but the new road is opening this weekend and it should help a lot. We went there for tastings and food. The outdoor area was closed for the season, so we went and sat at the bar.
We ordered a flight and a sandwich. The flight included 5 of their current beers. We got the 6th one too. The pork shoulder was very good. Our bartender was very nice and informative. No tour was available. I would go back, but would want to hit the other local brewpubs in the area 1st.

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Lost Nation Brewing in Morrisville, VT
94 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.