Beer and BBQ at Lost Nation Brewing

Is there a better way to finish a morning bike ride on the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail other than by stopping in at Lost Nation Brewing in Morrisville, Vermont for lunch and a brew? (feel free to submit your suggestions!). Well, that’s what we did, and we also managed to get there a little after the lunch rush (~1:30 pm) and were able to secure a spot at at picnic table in the “BBQ-garden”. The meaty aromas coming off the chef’s fires to the back are just luscious. Lost Nation is consistently ranked at the top of best places to eat in Morrisville.

I went with the smoked turkey sandwich shown below and was not disappointed. Not to undo my exercise from the morning, I decided to forgo the handmade chips or cowboy beans and went instead with the homemade coleslaw

June 16, 2018 - Smoked turkey sandwich at Lost Nation Brewing in Morrisville, Vermont

After ordering my food, I turned my thirsty attention to the beer menu on the chalkboard. I recognized several of my favorites (e.g., Petit Ardennes and Mosaic), but I decided to change it up and sample some others. Here’s what I found:

Gose (4.5% ABV) This is one of Lost Nation’s classics, but I’ve never taken a shine to it. Its brewed with coriander and sea salt, has a nice golden glow and a slightly tart taste of lemon and wheatgrass.
Appearance: 4.0 | Aroma: 4.2 | Feel: 4.2 | Taste: 4.4 | Overall: 4.2

Saison Lamoille (5.9% ABV) A Farmhouse Ale … nice amber color. Although smooth drinking,  I found it lacked aroma and taste.
Appearance: 4.2 | Aroma: 3.8 | Feel: 4.2 | Taste: 4.0 | Overall: 4.0

Rustic Ale (5.4% ABV) This ale is brewed with loads of American hops and brought back a much-needed bitterness in both the aroma and taste after my first two samples. You can drink a few pints of this very happily.
Appearance: 4.5 | Aroma: 4.5 | Feel: 4.3 | Taste: 4.5 | Overall: 4.5

The Wind Blue (4.8% ABV) Pours with a muted pink color, and definitely smells and tastes of grapefruit. Very pleasant mid-day beer.
Appearance: 4.6 | Aroma: 4.6 | Feel: 4.4 | Taste: 4.5 | Overall: 4.6

The Cicerone says: as always, timing is everything … avoid the lunch and dinner rushes. Also, bring your growler and fill up with Petit Ardennes if they have it!

One Reply to “Beer and BBQ at Lost Nation Brewing”

  1. The gose and Blue seem to e the best pairing that I take it with the BBQ.I do enjoy a good gose. What are cowboy beans?

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