|Lost Tavern Brewing
782 Main Street
Hellertown, PA 18055
Lost Tavern Brewing in Hellertown, PA, opened its doors on Friday, July 1, 2016. The brewery was founded by local homebrewers Robert Grim and Anthony Gangi back in 2014.
According to the brewery’s Facebook page, the story goes like this:
“In the rich history and heritage of our hometown of Hellertown, Pennsylvania, a tavern was lost to the ticking hands of time. Folklore states, in the 1740’s when early dutch settlers arrived and established a community, one of the first buildings commissioned was a tavern, where they undoubtedly brewed beer. This was quite common in the colonial era, as taverns were very important centers to these small rural villages. It was in the tavern where the most urgent and pressing issues of the day were discussed over a pint of locally brewed beer. Hellertown’s first tavern was certainly no different. However, this tavern’s location has become unclear. No one knows exactly where it was. We named our brewery to honor the legend of the Lost Tavern of Hellertown, it’s more than 270 years of history, and the forgotten importance of sharing a local beer with a neighbor.”
Located in a 1920s brick building at Hampton Avenue and Main Street in Hellertown, PA, Lost Tavern is next to Responsive Marketing Incorporated (RMI), a marketing company that targets the Steel producing industry and the US manufacturing base.
The space features exposed beams, gray paint, natural wood accents, and an exposed brick wall featuring the eye-catching Lost Tavern logo. The bar features hand stained wood and metal accents from Penn Sheet Metal.
The beers on tap during opening day included:
- Grace – 4.7% ABV American wheat ale with light bodied flavors of doughy bread and wheat alongside the mild citrus hop flavors and zest from orange and lemon peel.
- Edgewick Ale – 5.0% ABV English Pale Ale named after co-founder Robert Grim’s grandfather. Malt flavors of toasted bread, caramel, and nuts with herbal and floral hop notes.
- The Seeker – 6.5% ABV American Style IPA named after the Lost Tavern logo, has floral, citrus, and tropical fruit notes.
- Silent Partner – 5.9% ABV Oatmeal Stout that is rich and complex in flavor with a creamy mouthfeel and smooth finish.
- Double IPA – 7.5% ABV Double IPA with extra malt for a formidable backbone for the assertive floral and citrus American hops.
- Coffee Amber – 6.75% ABV Amber brewed with Ethiopian coffee to accentuate the extra malt and notes of fruit present in the base beer.
Libations coming soon include Odd Fellow, a 6.2% ABV saison with orange and honey and Cider, a 5.0% ABV American Hard Cider made with apples pressed less than 3 miles up the roar at Bechdoldt’s Orchards.
Beer can be purchased in 5oz, 10oz, 16oz, and 20oz pours. Enjoy a flight of four 5oz beers for $10. Take beer home in 32oz, 750mL, or 64oz growlers.
There are bike racks out front, making it easy for cyclists to hop right off the Saucon Rail Trail and enjoy a pint. The brewery will also be selling growler carriers to fit bicycles.
There’s plenty to do inside with table shuffleboard, darts, and a shelf of games including Cards Against Humanity.
There’s plenty of street parking along both Hampton and Main Streets. The tavern seats over 50 at tables with a view of the brewing area and additional seating at the bar, as well as outdoor seating.
For the grand opening on Friday, there was food from Bella’s Ristorante Pizza available for delivery all day and food from Stuffed to the Grills Food Truck and Old Pappy’s BBQ on premise during dinner hours. Live music was provided by GT3-Jazz Standards.
For the Fourth of July weekend, Lost Tavern will be open Saturday, July 2 from 11 AM to 10:30 PM with food from Bella’s Ristorante Pizza available for delivery all day, food from Stuffed to the Grills Food Truck on premise during lunch and from Old Pappy’s BBQ on sale in the tap room during dinner hours.
Lost Tavern will be open Sunday, July 3 from 11 AM to 10:30 PM with food from Chick’nCone Food Truck on premise during lunch hours and from Old Pappy’s BBQ on sale in the tap room during dinner hours. Live music will be provided by Urban Achievers.
Finally, Lost Tavern will be open on Monday, July 4 from 11 AM to 5 PM with food from Old Pappy’s BBQ on sale in tap room all day.
Regular business hours will begin Thursday, July 7th. Lost Tavern Brewing is open Thursday 3 to 10 PM, Friday 3 to 10:30 PM, Saturday 11 AM to 10:30 PM, and Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM.
“Honor the Past. Craft the Future.”