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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

254 Wilkins St
Morrisville, Vermont, 05661-6117
United States

(802) 851-8041 | map
lostnationbrewing.com

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Added by youbrewidrink on 05-21-2013

BEER STATS
Beers:
21
Reviews:
427
Ratings:
2,847
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.32/5
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
171
pDev:
8.33%
 
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Photo of slander
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
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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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Rifugium
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Updated review, 2017.
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. There is also a larger outside area, a biergarten-style layout, with a grill for BBQ. They have a nice selection of good-quality brews, dabbling in Belgian, German, and American styles, with a leaning toward IPAs and saisons. However, their main seller has always seemed to be the Gose, which is almost universally available in cans throughout the state nowadays. They also now offer sampler flights, which is a great improvement, allowing you to sample all they have available in generous portions.

Service has improved over the years, with a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Prices are solid all around. Food options are somewhat limited, but what they have is very good, and in fact, they serve what could be the best burger I've ever had. To the point that I go out of my way to get one every time I'm in VT.

If you haven't been here yet, you definitely want to check Lost Nation out.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of qcbrewer
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Mothergoose03
3.79/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Dicers
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Knapp85
4.07/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

The vibe here is pretty chill, The service is very good. The selection was very good. I hung out here with a few friends for several hours one day and it was a great time. I wouldn't mind going back and doing the same all over again someday.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of orangesol
4.07/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jjboesen
3.87/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of mynie
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
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 rjp217
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of VABA
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of tobelerone
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%

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 mklisz
4.06/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
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 Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%

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 imbibehour
4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.97/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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Lost Nation Brewing in Morrisville, VT
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