Lost Forty Brewery

Lost Forty BreweryLost Forty Brewery
Lost Forty BreweryLost Forty Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

501 Byrd St
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72202-2629
United States

(501) 319-7335 | map

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 45
Photo of craft_shannie
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

space is a comfortable cross between industrial warehouse & german biergarten. selection of beer was heavy on the hops (IPAs, PAs). and overall beers were average, nothing noteworthy. service was great, our server was attentive & fun. food was very good. would return for the food not necessarily the beer.

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Photo of IMFletcher
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Visited on Christmas Eve. The brunch menu was great, there were 12 beers on tap, we got some flights and enjoyed everything. The owners were very friendly (they were operating the gift shop), and we snagged some cans/swag to go.

If you're brewery-touring, Rebel Kettle is a block away, so you can kill 2 with one stop.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Hopping joint at lunchtime. Rowdy local crowd. Good sized warehouse with tasting room brewpub sectioned on one end. Bar seats 10, a dozen or so tables. 12 beers on tap, the one I had was solid. Food smelt good, but did not try... next time.

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

LOST forty
Visited on a Friday at dinner. Crowded but room at the bar.

V - A foodie vibe more than beer. Bright, clear, bustling, active but not too loud. Good acoustics. A nice big glass window that looks into the brewery. 4.25

Q - When you’re at the source you can't go wrong. Proper glassware all around, including tecnu style for their Saison. 4.5

Ser - Sitting at the bar. All is well. Friendly, but maybe a bit more attention. The staff spend more time chatting with each other than focused on the customers. 4.0

Sel - Great selection. Stout, Saison, various types of hoppy beers, three different lagers, there Belgian styles, 4.5

FOOD - I order the brisket sandwich sandwich ( yep it’s so big they use the word twice ). Yummy. Filling. The coleslaw on the sandwich might be the best thing. 4.5

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Photo of ovaltine
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Never heard of them until I visited, the service was excellent, the food was good, and the beer selection was great, as was the quality of the beers. A worthy visit if you're in Little Rock.

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Photo of mrcraft
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Lost Forty is located in an industrial area a short walk from the Clinton Presidential Library. A nice walk through a street car stop, abandoned train tracks, and local businesses. There's a big logo on the wall, and once you walk inside, it's really nicely set up. The production side is on the left with a glass wall separating it from the patron side with tables. There were bunch of communal benches and a bar at the far end with a grill.

I liked how the interior was designed. The servers were very nice and prompt. The bartender that served me was cool. I had a flight of tasters and bratwurst. The brat was very good. The beers were solid but maybe not exceptional. Not yet. Lots of potential here.

Cool spot, enjoyed my visit very much!

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Photo of TMcCallie
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Lost Forty is one of my favorite local brew pubs. I've been to a lot around the region, and LF feels like home every time I walk in the door. It's quaint with long farm house style tables. During busy times you may just sit down next to a stranger, and leave as new friends. The dining area offers a wide view window of the brew house and a look in to the daily operations. Food is locally sourced as much as possible. The beer is great. Large selection from American style ales, stouts, IPAs, and small batch brews. I have yet to be let down by a LF beer. Many beers are available for take home (even on Sunday's) in cans and growlers. Event nights regularly too. Check them out if you are in town. I don't think you will be let down.

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Photo of russpowell
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Loved the relaxed open environment, some thought was put into this place. A few TVs to watch the game
or whatever

All beers were of good/great quality. The Rock Hound IPA, the Dopplebock & Barrel aged Love Honey Bock were great, as well as the Cowboy Coffee Stout I put in my howler

Service was attentive & prompt, not sure how well the guy knew his beer, but he was helpful enough

12 different beers on tap, to include several lagers, a brett beer, plus a Baltic Porter

Food menu looked good. I will try this if I ever come through again. Easily the best beer destination I have hit in Arkansas, so far

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Photo of Lahoi
4.18/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Arkansas might be a little behind when it comes to breweries--OK, WAY behind--but Lost Forty is doing their best to help out. I've been twice: once on a Monday after lunch, and once on a Saturday during the holidays. The Monday trip was pretty dead, but that's to be expected. The Saturday trip was hopping. Lots of people enjoying themselves, enjoying the good food, and best of all, enjoying the good beer. Quite a few brews on tap (~15, I think); you can get growlers filled; or you can buy their beer canned (no bottles). I highly recommend this cool place.

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Photo of m_penor
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Laid back atmosphere. All of the beer vats and barrels take up 90% of the facility and are in wide open view through windows in the bar area. The place is spotless and the brewer's take their jobs seriously. You can watch them canning the beer for production. They had 12 home brews on tap, of which I sampled 9. All of the brews that I tried were excellent. The majority of their beers are available on a flight consisting of 4, 4oz. glasses. I was particularly impressed with their small batch Cabernet Barrel Aged Stout, which was available only by the glass and uniquely severed in a wine glass. A native Arkansan and an avid craft beer connoisseur, I've never been particularly impressed with our home brews. Lostforty has given me the opportunity to give a big thumbs up to some outstanding Arkansas brews. Lostforty's brews can go head-to-head with breweries such as Rogue, Avery, and Schlafly in my opinion. If you are in the Little Rock area this brewery is worth a visit.

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Photo of ubenumber2
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Best brewery in Little Rock by far , gets crowded fast so gotta grab your waiter or waitress quick , the food is amazing , the staff is great and the beer is the best being brewed in Little Rock as of this review

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Photo of champ103
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Big open tap room as you walk through the front entrance. Tall ceilings (which does make the place loud) with a few unobtrusive TV's off to the side showing a baseball game. Big communal style seating with a bar towards the back. The bar area has the tap selection on a chalkboard with the open kitchen. Really inviting and well done atmosphere.

Selection is about 10 taps. They had a Summer Saison, a few Bocks (one was barrel aged in Four Roses Bourbon barrels). Two summer seasonal's, Wandering White Hop Ale, and Summer Saison. Along with The self titled Pale Ale and Bare Bones. Both of witch I think are the best two beers made in the state of Arkansas. Some beers are a little similar, I would be hard pressed to tell if the Saison was a Saison. It seemed real similar to the Bare Bones Pils, which to say is very good but not what I was thinking for the style. Along with a DIPA, regular IPA and an Imperial Stout. There might have been a few more. You can buy six packs if they are available, and they do growler fills of most offerings.

Food and service is great. If sitting at the bar, you can see the kitchen working, which is always tricky when the public can watch. Though they are on top of everything and food comes out before you know it. Bartenders are there to answer any questions, and you are never left with an empty glass.

The Gulf Shrimp Gumbo was one of the best gumbos I have had. Big thick roux, very spicy, with lots of different flavors and textures. The house made bratwurst is on point as well. With home made mustard, pickles, and sauerkraut. The kraut was great, not to pungent, but with enough funk to satisfy, as well as being uber fresh. I am amazed at the quality of the food here.

Maybe not an all time favorite brewery, but certainly my favorite in Arkansas...and damn good in its own right. When they hit, it is spot on. As well as a great atmosphere, along with service and food that makes you want to come back for more. Big Orange and Lost Forty are my beer spots from now on in Little Rock.

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Photo of ShiftyMagoo
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

The bar and restaurant are in the same building as the brewery. A huge window let's you see the brewery as you enjoy your meal. The only minor downside is the 8 or so beers on tap. The awesome things are the food, very nice. The 8 brews are extremely good. A really cool thing is every Monday at 4:00 they tap a new pilot brew, any variety, I think the brewmaster just experiments and puts out like 2 kegs when they're gone...no more. The nice waitress informed me that they recently had a watermelon ale, sounds bad, but actually sold out very quick with rave reviews.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.14/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Big tap room and seating in brewery with the kettles too. Did not try food, but those next to me (long community style tables) enjoyed their dinners/sandwiches. Service was outstanding and staff very friendly. Some of their beers were quite good.

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Photo of infinitebruner
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

As far as brewery taprooms go, this one is just about flawless. The big open room with lots of communal tables and a few bar seats allows for groups big and small to get in comfortably, the TVs are big but unobtrusive, and the vintage Nintendo Play Choice 10 in the back is one of my favorite things ever. The quality of the food and beer are both top notch. Service is excellent, though the bartenders/servers have varying levels of knowledge about their own beers. I have the selection a bit lower just because the number of beers on tap tends to stay fairly low, but they do rotate fairly frequently. The food is outstanding; I have had the kielbasa plate and the pimento cheese every time I've been because I can't bring myself to order something else; however I've tasted from other plates and have been very impressed. Overall, a fantastic place to toss back a beer or to have a meal, and to hang out for awhile.

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Lost Forty Brewery in Little Rock, AR
Brewery rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 596 ratings