#2 of 22 Boone Restaurants

Lost Province Brewing Co.

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Lost Province Brewing Co.: Destination Microbrewery and Gastropub
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

At Lost Province Brewery Co., you will find a family-owned and operating destination microbrewery and gastropub (at the historic downtown location), with two brewery locations in Boone, NC from which to choose. Enjoy high-quality locally-sourced, wood-fired dishes to go along with the expertly brewed beer. 

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Family-owned and operated “for better or worse,” the Lost Province Brewing Co. is a destination microbrewery and gastropub that first opened in August 2014 in the historic downtown area of Boone, NC. This brand brews authentic and innovative craft beer that is served alongside wood-fired, savory fare.

This small company is committed to its community, employees, and environment and seeks to offer gracious hospitality to each and every guest. In June 2021, Lost Province Brewing Co. also opened a Hardink Creek brewery and taproom that is located conveniently east of downtown Boone, NC. As the second location, the Hardin Creek brewery does not feature a restaurant but instead focuses solely on beer production.

The idea behind the eventual opening of Lost Province began in the late 80s when Lynne bought Andy his very first brewing kit for his birthday (Lynn and Andy are the Lost Province owners). Home brewing quickly grew to be a favorite hobby of Andy’s and one that he became very passionate about perfecting.

Eventually, this brewing hobby outgrew the family home and even the garage until Andy moved it into a new home with a garage dedicated to its purpose. After retiring from their respective careers and moving to Boone, North Carolina, both Lynne and Andy felt it was time to retire from their existing jobs and open up their own brewpub, and so the idea behind Lost Province was born.

Lynne brought to the company a keen ability to manage and Andy brought along the passion for beer perfected by his extensive knowledge garnered from over 25 years of his brewing venture. It was also aided by his chemistry background from his profession.

The demand for Lost Province beer outgrew the ability to meet the demand in only the downtown location, which was the impetus for opening the second location in Boone. Both locations are designed to be used as community spaces and will ideally be seen as a Boone favorite.

When visiting either of the Lost Province Brewing Co. locations, you can expect to experience some of the best tasting, most expertly crafted beer available in North Carolina. However, when you visit the Downtown Boone Gastropub locale, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy live music (on Friday and Saturday nights) as well as some amazing wood-fired dishes.

The Gastropub is a true farm-to-table establishment as it uses locally sourced or house-made everything. What isn’t available in the local community, Lost Province gets from surrounding counties or within the Southeast region of the United States.

In a time in which most restaurants are using prepared foods or highly processed ingredients, Lost Province aims to offer high-quality food with no shortcuts taken. Therefore, if the item isn’t made in-house, it is likely purchased directly from a local producer or farmer.

When visiting Lost Province Brewing Co., be sure to try out the following…

On Tap
Obviously, no visit to Lost Province is complete without tasting some of the beer produced on site. Both locations feature unique selections of beer. The Bless Your Heart, made with blonde ale, is one option as is the Lost Province IPA, which is a yellow-colored IPA with Citra, Mosaic, and Chinook hops. There are many other options between the two locations.

Seasonal Specials
These dishes change based on what is available locally. You can choose a Seasonal Appetizer, which can include fried green tomatoes and is served with Pimento cheese dip and pepper jelly, or choose the Wood Fired Vegetable with Shishito peppers prepared in a honey-soy glaze.

Snacks and Aps
To pair perfectly with your beer, you can choose one of the many snacks and aps options. Some favorites include the Wood-Fired Wings, which are sweet tea brined chicken wings with apricot and jalapeno beer glaze, celery, and carrot served with buttermilk herb or blue cheese dressing. Another favorite is the Wood-Fired Pretzel, which features egg wash, and house-made beer mustard.

There are many other dishes to enjoy from the boards, pizzas, and desserts to the salads and soup. There is something available you are sure to love, all made with high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients.

Insider Tip:
Reservations at Lost Province Brewing Co. are only available for groups of between 12 and 19. Groups of 20 or more are considered a private event.