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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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3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

Bumblebtna, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

JohnofUpton, Aug 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

yourefragile, Dec 20, 2013
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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
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3.79/5  rDev -13.1%

This was stop #7 for my wife and I on a 9-day East Coast pub crawl and a family visit. The brewery is located in a fringe industrial-like area of this small community, and our GPS had some difficulty getting us the final 100 yards to this brewery. We stopped in the early afternoon on a Sunday to try the beers and to have lunch.

The brewery occupies an industrial-style building, and there is a large lean-to next to the parking lot where picnic tables are available for eating and drinking under a roof. The small taproom probably can’t hold as many as the patio, so it could get plenty crowded during the cold-weather months.

We ordered a sampler flight of all 7 of the brewery’s beers that were available. The beers are served in small snifter glasses – a nice touch, even though that glass style is not traditional for some of the beers. All of them were brewed very well to their respective style, and our scoring system gave all of them at least a B grade. The Vermont Pilsner was most notable because it’s rare to find a good one in this style. However, we thoroughly enjoyed them all.

The food was exceptional as well. It appears that it is prepared outdoors at the far end of the covered porch, so we have to wonder if the food is available year-round. This brewery is highly recommended.

Mothergoose03, Jul 07, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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3.96/5  rDev -9.2%

This place is hidden in the back of another business. It is tucked away and i almost didn't see it. The atmosphere is very nice. The beer/eater is very small, but has a cool vibe. I wish I had time to try there food. The menu was a little too fancy for my taste. But I enjoyed the beer. The bar tender was great.

Abilow33, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Davepoolesque, May 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

acurtis, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

jayhunter357, Dec 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Dicers, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

one800higgins, Jan 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Onequarter, Aug 13, 2014
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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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4.1/5  rDev -6%

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!

tobelerone, Sep 27, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -6%

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.

GarthDanielson, Aug 08, 2013
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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
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4.23/5  rDev -3%

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.

Cheers

SABERG, Jul 25, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

PKrol, Aug 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

ColForbinBC, Aug 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

RickMac456, Aug 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

bearmcnair, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

KForge, Aug 13, 2014
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Lost Nation Brewing in Morrisville, VT
96 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.