Lost Nation Brewing
Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
4.08/5 rDev -5.6%
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.
03-08-2014 22:52:46 | More by slander
3.89/5 rDev -10%
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.
11-01-2013 18:07:50 | More by Rifugium
3.87/5 rDev -10.4%
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.
03-18-2014 21:53:00 | More by jjboesen
4.1/5 rDev -5.1%
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.
08-08-2013 00:42:38 | More by GarthDanielson
3.79/5 rDev -12.3%
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.
07-07-2014 19:20:33 | More by Mothergoose03
Lost Nation Brewing in Morrisville, VT
95 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.