While brewing craft beer on a lost coast might sound a bit fruitless, the reality is far from that. Lost Coast Brewing has gained quite a following and is producing some absolutely outstanding craft beer. Their quality and creativity have caught the attention of thousands of enthusiasts all over the United States, including those of us here at West Palm Beach Brewery and Wine Vault in south Florida. We saw one of the labels of a Lost Coast brew and simply had to see what their craft beers were all about.
When we took the time out of our schedule to go visit Lost Coast, we had no idea that it would turn into quite the adventure that it did. Nor did we have any real idea about how great their craft beer could possibly be. Sure, we had checked out some of their brews on BeerAdvocate and Ratebeer, but the comments of others could never have prepared us for what we would experience on this trip.
The staff at Lost Coast have a great sense of humor, which resulted in plenty of shenanigans during our trip. They had no problem helping us to select some brews to try and the stories they told of experiences in brewing over the years had us laughing the entire time we were there. They also made suggestions as to different meals that would be well suited to the brews we took with us when we left, which showed that they really care about their patrons enjoying the brews they produce. Nice touch, Lost Coast, a nice touch indeed.
While Lost Coast’s brews were certainly the highlight of our visit, the artwork on their craft beer labels is definitely worth noting. The art of Lost Coast is both amusing and inspiring. Each label is clearly suited to the brew inside, but with a creative genius that we can not help but admire. Knowing how closely tied the craft brewing industry often is to the local art communities, we were curious about where the designs had come from. Sadly, that is a question we completely forgot to ask, though we intend to next time we visit them.
We were especially impressed with the label on our Fogcutter Double IPA, but perhaps because we’d just watched Ghost Rider the evening before. No matter the reason for it catching our attention, it really does showcase the creativity placed into the Lost Coast craft beer labels and we plan to start collecting their labels at some point.
Have you visited the Lost Coast? Perhaps you’ve tried some of their delicious brews like Fogcutter Double IPA, Arrgh Pale Ale, or Eight Ball Stout. If so, leave us a comment and let us know what you thought of the brew or the brewery. We’d love to hear from you and your comment just might be the inspiration for our next feature post! In the meantime, Happy Brewing from all of us here at West Palm Beach Brewery and Wine Vault.
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