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Lost Nation Brewing
Active Beers: 7
Beer Ratings: 308
Beer Avg: 3.95
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar ]
254 Wilkins St
phone: (802) 851-8041
(Place added by: youbrewidrink on 05-21-2013)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 12 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 5 | $$
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!
10-31-2013 13:20:19 |
More by jbertsch
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | $$
at first we thought we were in the wrong place, as the frontage of the property is industrial & devoted to another business entirely. lost nation is located at the rear of the property & has a definite different feel than its close-by neighbors. parking is a bit of a confusing PITA. indoor space is very comfortable, narrow shotgun w. a tall ceiling; great use of color and texture to make it seem cozy & bigger than actual size. there are a half dozen or so tables, chair rail seating on the west wall & bar seating for a dozen or so.
having tried their gose on tap nearby earlier, I was excited to try more of their offerings. I quickly learned they don't do flights, but the bartender did offer up to supply a sample of whatever I had interest. after trying their petit ardennes, i settled back with a pint of their gose w. currants. i would have loved to have sampled the others, but it just wasn't a comfortable set-up to be "that person" asking for samples while she was attending to other patrons as it seemed like the girl had her hands full with the 8-10 people there.
i was definitely impressed w. their gose w. currants & enjoyed a couple of pints. didn't try the food - although about half of the people there were, and it looked creative and local. wished we would have been a bit later, as the male bartender coming in seemed a bit more casual, relaxed, knowledgeable than the girl that served us.
09-22-2013 15:20:43 |
More by craft_shannie
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
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.
09-09-2013 17:23:42 |
More by mcenroeb
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75 | $
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.
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.
08-29-2013 01:02:31 |
More by skivtjerry
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Fantastic people, food, & brews. Favorites of the day were their Saison Lamoille and the Gose. Owner was extremely knowledgable and friendly, gave us a tour and then had a beer with us.
Atmosphere was true, down home Vermont. Reclaimed wood bar and accents. The room was quaint and cozy. Counter pressure growler filler that forces CO2 into the growler which helps keep your beer from coming in contact with oxygen.
Food was excellent and chef was straight out of the New England Culinary Institute. Local voure salads and sandwiches with artisan cheese plates.
Facility is clean and efficient. All session beers with lower %ABV.
08-24-2013 01:54:53 |
More by PKrol
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | $$
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.
08-16-2013 23:57:37 |
More by Abilow33
vibe: 4.75 | 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.
08-09-2013 01:00:14 |
More by JamieDuncan
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.
08-08-2013 00:42:38 |
More by GarthDanielson
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.
07-26-2013 03:35:06 |
More by N17shelfside
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.
07-25-2013 22:21:03 |
More by SABERG
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