As much as it pains me to update my review to this less than stellar rating, I am becoming more and more annoyed with all the changes to Lost Rhino.
Their beer? Still SO GOOD! Â But they've made some changes that make it not so fun to stay and chill there anymore. First of all, they serve food, so its more than just a tasting room. Â The food is still not impressive even though I keep trying it month after month. (it changes frequently). Â
What I'm most annoyed with are the seating options if you want to eat food there. All they have now are the picnic tables or the high-tops. The fiance is in a wheelchair and there are no regular tables for us to sit at if we want to eat some food! Â I just want to get in quickly now...grab a beer (hoping there is space at a high-top since the picnic tables won't work) and jet. Â Not only is the seating a major bummer, but there are frequently singers with the speakers on full blast which makes it damn near impossible to carry a conversation. Â
I love the people at Lost Rhino. I think they are wonderful and I love the beer. But its just becoming a pain in the ass to hang out here anymore.
My second visit to this place.. Â Multiple beer selections both local brewery & some other local brews, it's nice that a local brewery will serve beers on tap other than their own, pretty much guarantees you'll find something you like. Â Bring the kiddies they have awesome root beer.. Â I had the BBQ Chicken nachos, had them serve Nachos, chicken & cheese in separate dishes I hat soggy nachos.. Â These have just the right about of spice to be really flavorful and not so much your tongue feels like it is falling off..
I'd return if I were in the area again..
Favorite Brewery in the Northern Virginia area. Â I'm a big fan of the Face Plant IPA, Pretty in Pink, and Hopstar brews. Â Their food is also very delicious. Â My friends and I always grab the soft pretzels and BBQ Chicken Nachos. Â Very delicious. Â It can get packed and the lines long, so I do think they should expand their lines. But the quality of their beer and food is excellent. I will always come back at least once every other week to fill my growlers.Review Source:
I visited this brewery mainly because it was close to my hotel. It is in an office park on Red Rum Rd (which I found interesting). I tried a few of the beers: The Rhino Chaser, a Never Mind the Bollekes collaboration Holy Brew Honey Blonde, and an double IPA Ice Breaker. The Ice Breaker was definitely my favorite.
I also ordered a Jerk Chicken wrap. It was spicy, has pineapple, and came with a side of 3 bean salad (cold). I enjoyed all of it. The atmosphere was a little loud, even tough it was not full. They have merchandise available as well. I left with a couple of shirts and stickers. There are growlers available in three sizes, and I would have bought one but was unsure how to get it home without breaking.
I would like to try the other beers, but I definitely enjoyed the Ice Breaker.,
Checked this place out last weekend, it turns out it is by my house, who knew. Â I stopped in for lunch and a beer. Â I had no idea what to order and the staff was friendly and patient with me and gave me some samples to try. Â I did see other people with a beer flight afterwards, but I did not see that on the menu when I ordered. Â
The beer selection is a good mix, although nothing really stood out that much for me. Â Nothing was bad though, so it is worth checking out. Â The food was actually pretty decent as well. Â I had the Jerk Chicken Wrap and I would go back for that alone. Â
I would like to go back and try some of the seasonal beers in the fall.
Beer is good, and they certainly seem to have no problem selling it as there's a line to front door to get your next fill or tasting. Yeah, on that, waiting in line longer than it takes to drink the little tasting. Seriously? They need more staff to handle the volume of business. I can understand being busy on a Saturday, but employ the staff to meet demand. They had three people behind the counter to handle two lines, tastings and all food/bar type sales, and another line for growler fills. Both lines out the door the entire time we were there. They definitely need more staff, and even had this whole separate bar in another room that was not open. There was a hostess at the front door, I don't know why because she wasn't doing anything more than holding down the floor, she should have been helping pour beers, taking orders, busing tables, or something. I didn't see anyone acting in a managerial type role.
Food is OK, but over priced. Everything is pre-made, easy to prep type stuff. No cook to order foods. The nachos where good, the asian duck tacos where OK but expensive for two tacos, and the $13 pizza is too small to be called a pizza and should be a $6 appetizer.
KIDS? A KIDS MENU? TOYS!?! WHAT THE? Like another reviewer said, this piece is the Chuck E. Cheese of breweries. Young kids running around, playing and screaming, while their adults get drunk and ignore them, genius! If you can afford craft brews, you can afford a baby sitter for your screaming misbehaved kids, but the real issue is the brewery is catering to children ruining the experience responsible adults expect at a brewery.
3-4 stars for the beer, but understaffed service and kids ruin the brewery experience. Ditch the toys and the kids menu and maybe the brewery will grow up.
Venture west of DC to the edge of NOVA to find a casual spot with a great variety of brews and good food to boot. Â They have live music, growler fills, and modern pub food that hits the spot. Â If you just want a fill-up or want to stay, socialize and imbibe, Lost Rhino provides the spot for it. Â I just wish it was closer to home so I wouldn't need a DD... no, I'm not moving to Ashburn.Review Source:
This brew house is very nice, simple but nice. The limited menu offers pretty good food considering the focus of the company is beer. The beer itself is good, but Lost Rhino also caters to more people with "guest taps" and a local wine selection. The downside to the Lost Rhino: the KIDS. With a children's menu and play area I felt I was a Chuck E Cheese, which also serves beer. I should not have to watch my language or alcohol consumption so parents can tie-one on with kiddies in toe.Review Source:
Seriously, this is the best brewery/taproom/brewpub I've ever been to. Â You're in a very anonymous looking office park, but who cares. Â The inside of the taproom is very nicely done, with nice artwork, a nice bar, and PINTS! Â PINTS! Â PINTS! Â
Every other taproom I've been to can only serve tasting glasses, but I guess Virginia's laws are different. Â In any case, you can get a small pour (12 oz, I think), a medium (pint), or a large, which I think was 20 oz. Â Nifty, eh?
Their beer was really tasty, and they've got really great beer glasses. Â The pints are actually in the shape of a beer can, which is just damn cool, to me. Â So cool, that I bought a glass to add to my collection!
I can't comment on the food, as we just had a couple pints, then went our way, but this place is awesome. Â It's far busier than you'd expect, especially on a Friday after work. Â There were a lot of families there, and while a ton of people have complained about kids on here, I didn't have any complaints. Â My son is well behaved, and so were the rest of the children.
Stopped by here for dinner and of course the beer.
Pleasantly surprised to find live music with a guitar player who covered Gin Blossoms at least twice, covered Van Morrison, and generally played well.
They have a good selection of beer here, which I hope they would as they are a microbrewery, with different sizes ranging from a 5oz sampler to a half pint to a full pint (or 0.4L glass). A few of the beers which are higher ABV are served in smaller sized goblets. Prices differ based on the beer, however, regular pints are on average about $5. I had sampled all of the beer and my favourite was the Face Plant IPA. Really good flavour and unfiltered, this beer is available in cans to go for about 10$ for a six pack.
Food-wise, a small limited selection but everything is made to order. I had the Jerk Chicken Wrap w/ Italian 3 Bean Salad for about 12$. The wrap was good, but think I was more impressed with the 3 bean salad. The 3 bean salad had black beans, pinto beans, and kidney beans mixed with celery and tossed in a good quality olive oil w/ seasoning. Simply delicious combination.
As for atmosphere, interesting crowd with locals w/ kids, business professionals both local and traveling, and younger people coming in with growlers to fill. There are a whole bunch of tables setup and you order everything at the bar area and bring it back to your table. I enjoyed walking around with my beer and exploring the brewery.
I recommend this place and would definitely go back.
All I have to say is thank god the Dominion Brew boys are back in town with the real stuff.
Got the old school feel of Dominon with some refreshing new beers. Â Icebreaker is one of the best double IPA's around, The Woody Stout aged in Burbon barrels is amazing, and the Honey Blond is a nice session beer.
Welcome back boys, nothing but good times!
Lost Rhino is a tweener. Â It serves food and has tables and so it's more upscale than Port City in Alexandria or DC Brau, Three Stars, or Chocolate City in DC. Â On the other hand, it has a limited menu , limited hours, and is in an office park and so it really can't compete with full service brew pubs like Capital City, Sweet Water, or Mad Fox.
And it's pricey. Â Though Port City just raised its flight prices from $7 to $9 for a sample of 6 beers, Lost Rhino doesn't have a flight price and sells the same size tastings (4-5 oz) for anywhere from $1.75 to $2.75 per pour. Â The food menu has nachos for $11 and a chicken wrap for $12. Â I will upload a picture of their limited menu.
The beer is good, and they seem to have a wider selection than most other brew pubs. Â Face Plant IPA my favorite. Â The House Made Bread & Butter Â pickles are not really B&B, they are quite dill. Â You get a nice tasting serving for a buck, but don't expect Bread and Butter.
They also have a lot of growler options - full growlers, half growlers, etc. and have a band on some Fridays.
Overall it's a nice place, a pricier than equivalent breweries, with a limited food menu. Â There are two new brew pubs planned for Ashburn and Sterling later in 2013. Â It will be interesting to see if the competition causes Lost Rhino to reinstitute its "flight offering" at a more competitive price.
After hearing lots of great things about the Rhino, I finally made it out there. It's a pretty quality establishment with good folks working there who provide good service. I wasn't there for a tour, just to enjoy lunch with a buddy. About half of the samples were good, but nothing stands leaps and bounds above other options out there. As for the food, it tastes pretty good, about 3/5, but it's ridiculously overpriced and somewhat lacking in areas.
The flatbread was $13 for a lamb sausage/feta/onion/greens combo on a very small piece of naan. After seeing how small it was, I thought about how I could've ordered a large pizza with just as many toppings and been way happier with the outcome! It was tasty, but what a ripoff. As for the nachos, they're $11 and not the colossal size you'd expect like you get at Champs and other places with good bar food. They come with barbecue chicken, spicy queso and a few diced tomatoes -- no peppers or salsa or anything like that. Again, pretty good, but lacking some key ingredients and pretty expensive.
The place itself is down a long road filled with brick warehouses and could easily be overlooked. The inside just has wooden picnic tables with movable benches; nothing in terms of atmosphere to write home about.
If you like supporting local businesses and you happen to find yourself a fan of one of their brews, I guess Lost Rhino is the place for you to maybe drop in and fill your growler. But I can't recommend it as a regular hangout spot. Unless maybe you're a Loudoun cougar -- that seemed to be the main clientele.
One final note: Lost Rhino, you're basically a sports bar, but there were no TVs. That being said, you shouldn't be encouraging people to bring kids. And idiots, stop taking your kids to sports bars. Yet, the Rhino has a section of TOYS (they keep them under the makeshift music stage), and there are brats running around while you're trying to hang out with your buds. Very weird. And sorta breaks the whole experience. Derp.
I was supposed to be meeting a friend for a workout at the Gold's gym when I noticed little signs that beckoned me to the Lost Rhino Brewing Company. Â My husband and I had heard of the place from a friend, but she didn't really care for it much. Â Having said that though, since Hubby likes their brew, I wanted to see where they were located. Â So I kept creeping along, then turned into.... an office complex??....and keep on driving slowly, almost stalker like....til I saw a glass door and windows for the establishment. Â WTF? Â Is it a bar? Â Or what? Â So off to gym class I went.
Two weeks later, I took my hubby there on the way home from Pittsburgh. Â Why not try something new? Â Surprised by the fact that they close MUCH earlier than regular bars, I was also further turned off the children running around. Â It was 8:45pm. Â Sure, on a Saturday night, but at a bar??? Â Hrm. Â Turn off. Â Kids have their place, adults theirs too. Â This was NOT a kid place. Â But it appeared to try and cater to kids in the corner. Â Very odd. Â Either thats a nice thought, or we have some desperate parents who need a drink bad and need to drag their kids with them. Â BUT I digress.
The food? Â Ew. Â Microwave, crockpot nonsense. Â I wouldnt' really call that food. Â Frozen soft pretzels that you microwave is not cooking, nor should be called food. Â At best its snack food at best. Â I was actually a little scared looking in at their "kitchen" area. Â I saw a number of crock pots and nothing that they would use for actually cooking anything. Â Do those crock pots keep food at a consistent temperature? Â Kinda...I guess...but for ALL DAY LONG? Â No, it just keeps slowing cooking the food and cooking it more and more. Â By the end of the day its probably way overcooked. We tried a couple of items that I felt would be safest and not contribute to food poisoning. But it wasn't anything I would write home about. Â Still, it's the beer that you come for. Â Yes, its an odd place with Ikea like furniture in their bar (another afterthought- or at least it feels like it) but I'd come for a drink....if they don't have kids running around in front of me..... Otherwise, I think I could skip it for someplace else.
I've been here a few times and really enjoyed it over all. Â My first time there was a bit frustrating and I assume others feel the same. Â When you walk in there's no direction from any staff members at all. Â You wait in an awkward unorganized line and you're ask what would you like? Â Since I've never been there I say "I don't know, first time here". I got a quick overview of the chalkboard and kinda created my own tasting of some of their beers. Â Once I was ready to leave I realized I had to wait in a long line to close my tab which is fine but seemed dysfunctional. Â If they had servers coming around and could just swipe your card or close is out real quick from an ipad or something that would really make a difference. Â
The pale ale and stout was my favorite and I'm looking forward to trying more. Â If you go with a group get the bbq chicken nachos you won't regret it!
The industrial complex location caused me almost to miss out on this great brewery!
When we walked in, the place was packed, and I saw a constant stream of folks getting growlers refilled. There are some loyal LR customers, for sure!
Tours are 8.00 each with 4 tasting tokens and a free glass. Well worth it, to me!
Aaron took us on a very detailed tour of the facilities, and gave us all sorts of fantastic trivia about various aspects of the process. We were even able to taste the grains, which was fairly neat (and very interactive!).
The pretzel and nachos were great, though the nachos were a bit too spicy.
I really enjoyed sampling the different offerings, and will be back for sure!
Drove up from Richmond because of a Living Social deal. Â Brew tour, sample glass, pint glass, and t-shirt. Â The beers were fantastic! Â I tried the Faceplant IPA, Icebreaker IIPA, 2200lbs of Sin Barleywine, and the Kolsch straight from the tank. Â All were excellent. Â They also gave 2 free hot pretzels with mustard. Â These were ok, the mustard was very good. Â It was probably local, not sure what the brand was. Â
The place was very busy (Saturday afternoon). Â There is a play area for kids, nothing spectacular but it can keep some of the kids out of the way of drinking adults. Â
It is located in a strange spot. Â It is in a business park but not hard at all to find.
I will go again and hope to raise the rating. Â Top deck service at the bar with a talented and knowledgeable draft wizard. Â Sorry I had not brought my growlers. Â
They smoke their own meats for the kitchen, so on my next trip I will go for the brisket. Â The apps were above average and not greasy.
Â The beer is fresh and they are growing a good set of recipes I am a fan, but wish there was bitter or double hop could have tried.
Â The sound level can get to be much as the place fills but it is a industrial park and you have to take that into consideration.
I have been remiss in writing a view for The Rhino. They have become a weekly (at least) stop for me to get growlers for home and sample fresh craft brew from the source. Their beer is fantastic, but I had held off reviewing them because I wanted to try the food here, which has gotten mixed reviews. After going here for several months, I've tried the food recently and feel that I can now give a proper review of their full offerings.
But forget the food ... the reason you should be coming here is for the beer. It is, after all, a fully-functioning brewery that has a tasting room out front which offers various sizes of their beers for on-site consumption, growler fills, and also happens to serve food. Of their three flagship beers - Rhino Chasers Pilsner, New River Pale Ale, and Faceplant IPA - I like New River the best. (I'm a pale ale guy). But my favorite brews here have been their seasonal or small-batch beers that you can't find anywhere else. Lost Hog Dark Ale, 2013 Apocalyptic Belgian Golden Strong Ale, 2000 Lbs of Sin Barleywine, Dirty Lickings English Bitter, Steampunk Amber Lager, Wandering Belgian IPA, Farmwell Wheat - all great beers.
But the best I have tried there is the amazingly complex and aptly named "Facebreaker". Â I can't remember all of the alchemy behind it, but it's last year's "Icebreaker" Imperial IPA aged in oak barrels, then fermented with a special yeast strain, and mixed with Faceplant IPA that was also given a second fermentation with a special yeast strain. I think ... for a beer nerd, my knowledge of the alchemy behind the brews is novice. What I can say is that this is an amazingly complex-flavored beer, with strong notes of earthiness and tropical fruit. One of the bartenders described it perfectly ... it's "funky", but in a VERY good way.
As for the food ... what I have had here has been pretty good, but I can understand the complaints on price and portion size. First, don't expect full service, or a server, here. You order everything at the bar - all food and drinks - and then given a number to set at the bar/table for food delivery. And they don't have a full kitchen on-site, so options are limited. I've tried the root beer float - the $3 child's portion is ample and good for a light dessert. The crab stuffed "jalapenos" and bacon wrapped dates were good, but a very small portion for $8. It was just one jalapeno, split open and filled with a small amount of crab, and 3 dates, stuffed with blue cheese. All were wrapped with a slice of bacon. Tasty, but just very small for $8. The better option at that price are the black bean sliders. It is basically a nice black bean dip/spread, served on two slider rolls, and served with a "side". I went with the jicama salad, and the portion was ample ... there was almost as much "side" as their was of the main item. And I enjoyed them both.
I really view the food here as more of a nice "option" to soak up the beer rather than a focus item/offering. And those who come here for the beer only will be more satisfied than those who come for a full dining experience. This is not a restaurant ... this is a brewery with a tasting room. And some fine fine beer.
When I asked my husband whether this place should get four stars or five, his response was, "Five! They have food."
A friend and her husband had some sort of groupon or something deal so we went along to check out this place. As it turned out, it was quite a fun afternoon.
I don't drink beer so I started with a root beer, which was good. From there I moved on to the blueberry soda, and if you are thinking that sounds gross, I assure you it was not.
Foodwise, since the deal covered food and not beer, we went a little crazy with food and probably tried most of the things on the menu:
Root beer float: we didn't have it, but my friend said it was great.
Nachos: gross. I don't know what that cheese/chicken crap was on it, I was too disgusted to try that part and hunted for chips that had escaped whatever that was.
Sliders: Definitely not sliders. Or at least not my version of sliders, which to me means tiny burgers. It was this huge black bean burger that was cut in half. When I saw that I couldn't try it, but my husband had half and he said it was "not delicious" - the black beans tasted sweet to him.
Pretzels: Fabulous! Probably ate more than I should have. The mustard sauce was delicious too.
I think the table also ordered some sort of cheese plate but by that point I was full of pretzel.
Anyway, from the beer side the hands down favorite was the Woody Stout. Both my husband and my friend's husband walked away with a growler of the Woody Stout.
I know we will all be back soon!
Been here twice. Â Taken Growlers home twice (this will be habit forming). Â Here's the deal:
-- Really great beer, fresh from the source (love the IPA).
-- Growler's filled for about $8 (great beer, fresh in my fridge)
-- Â Friday nights they have live music. Â Nice atmosphere, great beer, live music. Â Just make sure you like what's playing, last Friday our stomach's churned to country music, not our favorite (the first time was a fantastic one-man show)
-- The food. Â Ugh. Â We went with the bartender's top recommendations, nachos and BBQ Brisket. Â Both were pretty much terrible, and quite expensive too. Â
So, I'm thrilled to have this brewery in my backyard, for the beer on tap and in my growler, and for the occasional live music venue. Â Just make sure you eat first and like who's playing!
I had purchased an Amazon local deal for my husband and I a few months ago. We finally got a free Saturday to use this coupon. The coupon deal gave a tshirt, plate of soft pretzels, growler, and glass.
1. The beer was really good. The bar offered samples of beer for purchase for a few bucks. I would recommend while waiting for a tour to start to enjoy a few sample glasses.
2. On the tour you get a chance to try one of their new beers that will be releasing this summer.
3. I believe our tour guide was drunk hahaha so that is always fun times
4. The bartender who took care of our amazon coupon was extremely nice. He told us they will make an announcement when the next tour starts. However, no one ever came back so we asked the bartender again and he said he would check. Apparently no one came to make an announcement to our side of the bar (where we were told to wait). So he said we can join them since they weren't too far into the tour or wait for the next one to start in 45 mins. We said we would go to the current one. The bartender hooked us up with a free drink refill of our choice for our troubles.
5. Location is a pro and con. The location is located in a strange office area. Ample parking but not too much around.
1. We didn't purchase the food but it smelled good. The soft pretzel that came with the coupon deal was just ok tasting.
2. The tshirt for the amazon promo deal need to expand on their sizes. They ran out of men size large and my husband had to get a M. Of course it didn't fit but he got something since it was part of the deal. The guy told Us we could come back to exchange it if we wanted.
This new brewpub is still finding its way. Â It fills a void left by Dominion when they left their nearby location a few years ago. Â The beers are good, the food is still evolving and seems to be improving.
The atmosphere is very lacking. Â To start, there were too many children. Â
This is a bar, yet people still think that it is an appropriate place for children. Â It is not! Â It seems that a lot of parents have the attitude of the reviewer who claimed that their money allows them the right to bring their brats. Â How about some respect for the peace of your fellow diners?
Managers, please discourage children in your bar.
When we pulled up outside and there were a couple of BBQ grills going we figured it would only get better from there. Â Unfortunately, the smell of BBQ cooking outside was the highlight of the trip.
Three of us tasted a couple of the beers and one had a glass of wine. Â We had hopes of a good IPA or porter. Â But, alas, the closest thing to a "real" IPA was rather low in the "IBU department" and not a porter was to be had. Â All the wines served were "local" and our wine drinker reported it to be "strange" -- quite, uhh, "unusual." Â So, well OK, this is a "beer place." Â We got that.
On to the food... Â First thing one should note is that it is QUITE pricy. Â Figure on paying about 25% more than one might elsewhere. Â The prices are inconsisstent with both atmosphere and quality. Â Example: Â I had nachos -- quite possibly the worst I have ever had. Â The wheteish-chese-whiz-type-stuff they dumped on otherwise decent corn chips remained liquid-ish at room temperature and was nasty. Â But the best prize was reserved for the member of our party who got a nice sharp chicken bone in her meal. Â
So, bottom line: Â Mediocre beer and really overpriced food that is best left uneaten.
We left rather silently, vowing not to return.
You've been warned ...
Good for Kids? Â "No." Â But that certainly didn't stop the yuppies who reside in Ashburn from bringing their strollers into Lost Rhino Brewing the week between Christmas and New Years...oh well. Â On to the review.
Lost Rhino resides about a half a mile from where the old Old Dominion Brewery was (now known as "Dominion" since that beer is now made in Delaware). Â But the set up is similar, and its location in the heart of cookie cutter office park is the same. Â The signs are helpful, but it would be a good idea to map the route out beforehand. Â
The beers are all fantastic. Â Unlike other brewery tasting rooms, they don't offer those little shot glass-size tasting platters (like Sweetwater, Gordon Biersch, Blue Mountain, etc.) Â Instead you can order as many 5 oz. glasses as you'd like (for about $2 each). Â They make a lot of beer here (their three anchor beers---the IPA, the pilsner and the regular pale ale--as well as many seasonal options). Â Choose your samples wisely. Â Three is usually a good number, unless you want to try them all and forego getting a larger glass or pint of something you like. Â
The menu is pretty varied, offering Korean BBQ options as well as sandwiches, pretzels and sausage platters. Â Not a lot of tables inside but I understand they're expanding. Â I think the beer is one of the best crafts in the state, up there with Starr Hill and Blue Mountain. Â Apparently they will begin to process some of their mainstay beers in cans.
I noticed other reviewers complaining about the food. Â This place is a brewery first. Â Food is secondary. Â Be thankful they have some food because lots of breweries in this country don't offer food - not even a bag of chips. Â You want food and a football game on the TV? Â There are hundreds of options for you in the area. Â But we don't have many bonafide breweries in the area so lighten up. Â
If you can't make it to their brewery, you can try their beer at several local watering holes (Carpool, Big Bowl, Clydes). Â And whoever is controlling the music is doing a great job. Â R.E.M, the Rolling Stones and old ELO seemed to be absolute fitting for this experience.
Went there for the first time today. Â The beer by itself would have gotten 5 stars but a few things were distracting:
1) Not enough tables - the layout of the room is not great and there are only a few tables. Â Not being able to find a table for two at 2pm on a Thursday seems kind of nuts.
2) Few food choices..... and not one of them a sandwich. Â We settled for the pork barbecue nachos which were quite good.
3) I agree with an earlier writer that I got tired of having to go back up to the bar everytime I needed another drink or something to eat. Â It might have been OK if the service was quick but the two bartenders were serving customers, filling growlers, explaining the beer choices, and busing tables. Â It didn't work. Â Waiting 5+ minutes to get a simple refill was a real downer.
Bartenders were super friendly.
My husband and I just moved to the Ashburn area. I used to work at Â brew pub in Richmond and my boss had told me to try Lost Rhino.
I'll admit that I am not a fan of the ordering process- you order from the bar and then take a number and sit at your seat. We made our own sampler and it was kind of difficult for me to carry all the tiny beer glasses I ordered. It would be nice if they expanded a bit and added actual servers...but I get it...employees are expensive. Hopefully that's something they will grow into.
The beer was excellent. I tried one of their wheat beers in addition to the hoppy beers on the menu and actually liked it...and typically I hate wheat beers.
The food menu is sparse- would like to see some yummy burgers and such. We ordered BBQ Nachos and Crab Stuffed Jalepenos wrapped in Bacon. The Jalepenos were AMAZING! I wanted more!! The nachos were not as good...they were...okay at best.
Overall we had a good time and will be back...it would be a much more viable place to go often if they had a full menu...as of right now...its just a good place to go for apps and delicious beer.
While visiting the Fam during the Thanksgiving holiday I was happy to come to this fine establishment.
I was much happier coming out than I was going in! Â Beer tour was fun not sure if it was any good or not since it was my first one but certainly informational. Â
Beer was yummy and reasonably priced. Â Face-plant was my favorite. Â The food was pretty good too. Â I had the andouille sausage soup in the bread bowl. Â Yum.
I'm writing this review b/c I was totally bummed about my experience at Lost Rhino. I will say - this is not a reflection on the food [sort of]. I never actually tasted the food, b/c the menu was a bit too wine bar pretentious for me.
To put it in context, I went to Lost Rhino on Sunday with 3 buddy's after a golf outing. We had hall passess for the day, and were taking a buddy out for drinks to continue his 40th birthday celebration. Our ask was simple. Awesome beer. Awesome bar/brewery food. Football on the TV.
Right off the bat, I was underwhelmed by the fact that I had to constantly go back and forth to a counter to order my food and beer. I go to a restaurant [and usually [ay good money] not to serve myself.
Second, the beer was ok. We sampled 4 of the beers - and none of them blew me away compared to the beers i typically drink. And to boot...the only beer I really wanted to try, the Brown Ale...well...they were out of it.
Finally, the food. It's probably good, but I wouldn't know. When I belly up to a brewery on football sunday, the last thing I want to eat is a heirloom tomato stuffed with grab. Or a cheese plate...or Charcuterie. I want burgers, nachos, wings, good sandwiches, etc...Nothing! We actually left and went to Clyde's to eat and watch the game.
Overall, I was thoroughly unimpressed. This is a brewery, less than 2 miles from my house [which i had no idea about btw] - and no one was more excited than me to visit. I was very disappointed in the experience, and probably won't go back.
Hope this review [in it's context] helps.
Amazing beer. Â Brilliant names for their beer. Â (My imaginary girlfriend....that's hysterical.)
When they serve food its outstanding. Â
The service is great.
The have the best rootbeer in town. Â I will go there just to get a stein or two of rootbeer. Â Me and the kids love it. Â It makes the best rootbeer floats.
The noise level is not loud like most pubs/restaurants. Â I really like that. Â I like that I don't have to shout to talk the the person next to me.
As much as I liked this place, and their beer, I cannot recommend it. When they opened they were unable to sell beer by the glass, so instead they sold these tickets that you could use to have beer samples. Several of my friends and I bought 5 tickets each (the quantity they sold them in), and were told that we could use them any time, if we didn't use them all that day.
I returned today (maybe a month later?) intending to use the last of my tickets and fill up my growler. They are now apparently selling glasses, and they refused to honor my tickets. I was told that people were bringing in their own tickets, and that they had to stop the whole ticket process sometime. While I'm sympathetic to that, the ticket system sounds like a poor business plan, and I shouldn't have to lose what I bought and paid for because of it.
I left without beer samples, and without filling my growler. I will be recommending other establishments to my family and friends, and for happy hours. Too bad.
I have had their beers before... I realized I was staying near the brewery just a few miles away. Â I looked them up on Yelp and they were open Wed-Sun from 12-8. Â Tasters only!
I'm in. Â For 5 bucks, you get 6 tasters. Â They are approx. 5 oz, but at least you can try them all at a low cost. Â I liked their Fallen IPA as well as their lagers. Â The Belgium knock off was pretty good as well. Â The reason only for 3 stars? Â Every time I went to try a new brew, the lady did not wash out the glass. Â Not good.. I was not able to taste the beer correctly.