Craft beer predictions: What lies ahead in 2019?
Listen to Brew Master Dan Western discuss the state of the Rochester Beer Market in the latest Rochester Business Journal RBJ Podcast! 🎙🧔🏻
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Listen to Brew Master Dan Western discuss the state of the Rochester Beer Market in the latest Rochester Business Journal RBJ Podcast! 🎙🧔🏻
Best Beers of 2018
It's always a thrill to see our name in print, especially when it lists our #LiveandLetLager as one of the Top Beers of 2018 in the Democrat and Chronicle! If you haven't done so, be sure to check out Will Cleveland's sensational piece. Available online below and in print tomorrow. We're honored to be in such distinguished company...
2018 YEAR-END WRAP UP
What a ride it’s been over the last year! To get a better idea of where we are headed, I asked each area brewery two simple questions: What do you want your brewery to be known for? Where do you see the Rochester beer scene headed in 2019? While each has their own perspective, I think you’ll find there’s a common thread running throughout their responses...
10 beers to enjoy, places to drink over Thanksgiving holiday
I've been raving about the growth and development of Dan Western, co-owner and brewer at Lost Borough Brewing. His recent Live and Let Lager Schwarzbier stands as one of the best local beers I've had this year. So as the brewery's fourth anniversary approaches, Western and Lost Borough are releasing one of their most adventurous beers. LBBC's Moonshot barrel-aged Russian imperial stout, which rested in barrels for over a year and sits at 12.2 percent alcohol, will be released...
High Praise for Award Winning Beer
Live and Let Lager is one of the best beers I’ve had this year. (It might be the best local beer I’ve had.) It’s a gorgeously crisp black lager with just the perfect amount of roast. Do yourself a favor and get some ASAP
Lost Borough Wins Silver!
We are thrilled to announce our New 'Live and Let Lager' Won a #SilverMedal at the 2018 New York State Craft Beer Competition, in the Amber and Dark Lagers Category. One of New York's, biggest competitions it featured entries from 123 breweries and over 642 beers. A shoutout to our friends Three Heads Brewing, Fifth Frame Brewing Co, Roc Brewing Co, and Naked Dove Brewing who also brought home some serious hardware helping The Roc/Finger Lakes region lead the state with 17 total medals wins! 🥈🍾
Real Beer Week 2018 Guide
Have you mapped out what events you'll be attending at Rochester's upcoming #REALBEERWEEK? Will Cleveland's latest piece in the Democrat and Chronicle breaks it all down. Be sure to join us
Trailer park-themed bar, Rochester Beer Park, opens near the South Wedge
We're excited to be on tap at one of Rochester's Newest Beer Destination! It's a cool concept. Be sure to read about it in the @DandC here
IPA lovers: These 10 breweries make the best ones in Rochester
India pale ales completely dominate the craft beer market. I like variety and balance, but you can't deny the IPA throne. It's nearly impossible to visit a local brewery and not see something hoppy on the menu...
Sip Through the Craft Beverage Trail
Upstate New York is full of unique breweries, cideries and distilleries for you to enjoy. Start your road trip in Rochester and travel towards the Finger Lakes to discover a wide array of craft beverages from creative cocktails to tasty beers.
WHAM 1180 Food and Wine Show
Dan Western of The Lost Borough Brewing Co stops by to share his news of having gotten his beer in to Wegmans. and then getting a cease and desist on one of the flavors!
Ruck for ROC brewery tour for veterans
The Ruck for ROC brewery tour kicked off Sunday afternoon in Rochester in efforts to raise awareness to issues many veterans face when returning home. Attendees were encouraged to donate non-perishable food items to the Veterans Outreach Center...
13 WHAM - Gingerbread competition at local brewery raises funds for George Eastman Museum...
First Canning Release
One of my favorite Rochester-area breweries is celebrating its third birthday on Black Friday. Lost Borough, 543 Atlantic Ave. in Rochester, produces a wide range of compelling beers, including a new Maple Scotch Ale. For its third birthday, brewer Dan Western and company are celebrating with the release of its first two canned beers...
Another awesome beer article in the Democrat and Chronicle by Will Cleveland. How cool to see our pint glass front and center in print! Will has some excellent insight and thoughts on seeking balance in an IPA dominated beer market. Give it a read! 📰
Brewers confront packaging issue: Cans or Bottles?
A great article by Mike Costanza in the Rochester Business Journal debating the issue. Brew Master Dan front and center in the photo.
2018 Hometown Throwdown Winner!
The Lost Borough brings home first price at the 2017 Hometown Throwdown...
Where the breweries are: The beer-iest counties in New York, ranked
Congratulations to Monroe Country for having the 2nd Largest Number of Breweries in the NYS! And to Trevor DeMott for having his photo chosen yet again to represent, must be the beard. 🗽🍺🤓 #585BREWERSRead It
Syracuse.com Real Beer Week 2017
Nice to see The Lost Borough Brewing Co. on Syracuse.com Thanks to the Cuse' for giving Rochester Beer some loveRead It
Facebook Live interview for USA TODAY
Watch Brewmaster Dan's Facebook Live interview by Democrat and Chronicle's Will Cleveland on USA TODAY...Watch It
Top of 12 out of 500 at Tap NY 2017
The Lost Borough's Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout was selected as 1 of 12 beers, out of 500 total, to be highlighted at TAP New York this weekend!Read It
Best of the 'Fest: Six from 2017 CNY Brewfest
Jason Purdy can exhale. His first CNY Brewfest as owner is in the books and the few hundred guests in attendance at each of the two sessions had a chance to sample some of the finest beers in the country. Fresh Nugget Nectar was available from Troegs and Singlecut brought fresh Billy Stack IPA from Brooklyn...Read It
Selecting New York's 10 best breweries
At last count New York state has 240 breweries. There's no question that number is higher right now. We have a lot of good beer in this state. We also have a lot of bad beer. I've drank a lot of beer produced in this state. And this exercise is something I've been considering for a long time. In my time...Read It
Sticky Lips eyes yet another expansion project
Nielsen wants to restore this southern-most section of the building with three interior hallways and a dozen 750-square-foot shops. That would be on the smaller side of Park Avenue shops, he said, for comparison. He describes the vision as "very first class." Windows and doors should be installed any week now...Read It
The Democrat and Chronicle's TOP 10 IPA's in Rochester!
We've already established that India pale ales are powering the craft beer market. About two months ago, I wondered why the increasingly popular New England-style weren't being produced in our region...Read It
What's coming in local beers this winter
The Lost Borough is also trying to diversify itself in an increasingly crowded winter market. The brewery will continue to have its normal rotation of stouts and porters, but will try to separate itself with two offerings this season. Cookie lovers might appreciate the Gingerbread Brown Ale...Read It
After beer release, Rochester brewers continue to build collaborative
It almost reads like a recipe. Combine 10 Rochester breweries, various hops, yeast, and some collaboration. Brew and let ferment. Yields 20 barrels of India Pale Lager...Read It
A Sampling of Rochester Breweries
The brewery that began this brewery-opening spree was Lost Borough Brewing, which opened for business in November 2014. With eight beers on-tap in their tasting room, they are a rapidly growing brewery that focuses on classic styles...Read It
Top 5 local beers to try in Rochester !
The city of Rochester is now home to seven breweries. I couldn’t narrow my IPA choices to just one beer, so I picked three that represent different interpretations of the style. Swiftwater’s 9 is cloudy and juicy. Lost Borough’s 007 has more pronounced hop bitterness and a bigger, sweeter malt backbone. 3HB’s Kind is more in the style of a traditional West Coast interpretation, with lots of citrus in the hop bite...Read It
5 Local Beers You Must Drink This Fall
If you are looking for the most authentic pumpkin ale, Lost Borough is your spot. Most ales are made with pumpkin additives, but they use real pumpkins that are roasted on site. This robust pumpkin taste, plus the addition of ginger and cinnamon, brings this 6% ABV fall ale to another level of flavor...Read It
10 breweries team up for 585 Brewers Release
Brewers from Genesee Brew House,CB Craft Brewers,Knucklehead,Lost Borough,Naked Dove, Roc, Rohrbach, Stoneyard, Swiftwater and Three Heads teamed up for this beer. It's meant to highlight the spirit of teamwork and cooperation these breweries hope will build Rochester into a true craft beer hotbed...Read It
Lost Borough a Rochester Roc's Finailist
The Five top brewers in Rochester nominated as Lock 32 Brewing Company, The Lost Borough Brewing Company, ROC Brewing, Rohrbach Brewing Company, and Three Heads Brewing...Watch It
Tour Roc Brewery Tours
Congratulations to our friends Courtney and Josh of TourRoc LLC on the great piece on WHEC TV! Thanks for including us in your inaugural tours.Watch It
Rochester Real Beer Week 2016
Everyone's attention will be devoted to the massive opening of that other brewery on Atlantic Avenue, but it's important to remember that there is another brewery just a half mile away...Read It
LBBC Cream Ale on Tap at Seabreeze
Thanks for the shoutout Will Cleveland in the Democrat and Chronicle! Our Cream Ale, pictured, is officially on tap at the New Bill Gray's Taproom at Seabreeze! Read About It HereRead It
The Craft Beer Wedding – How To Incorporate Craft Beer Into Your Celebration
Based in Rochester, NY I’m lucky to be a part of a large, and growing craft beer community. As a wedding photographer and a member of the community this means a good percentage of my couples are either home brewers or craft beer enthusiasts. We have had a stellar foundation of breweries like the Genesee Brewery and Rohrbach Brewing Company leading the way and have had several world class breweries open locally such as The Lost Borough Brewing Co...Read It
7 LOCAL CLASSES TO DISCOVER YOUR INNER...
Lost Borough Brewing Co. is a local craft brewery that was conceived by two lifelong friends and co-owners, Dave Finger and Dan Western. They were in search for the ‘perfect beer’ and what started as a home brew evolved into a new journey. Carl Langsenkamp, would later join the team as co-owner and this trio would look to push the norms with crafting over 40 different beers in this past year alone...Read It
Mann's Magazine - Sir Rocha Says
5 Local Classes To Discover Your Inner...Barista, Bartender, Vegan Chef, Brewmaster, and Cheesemaker. Learning from our local makers is the best...Read It
Democrat and Chronicle Reviews The Lost Borough Dry Irish Stout
The Atlantic Avenue brewery provides a nice local alternative to Guinness Draught. LBBC's Dry Irish Stout is a bigger-bodied and slightly stronger version of the typical stout. It's available only on draft. The truly educational portion of this is that you can experience the beer in two different ways. LBBC is serving the beer on nitro for carbonation and also with traditional carbon dioxide pressure. The nitro version comes out much creamier and silkier...Read It
Our Pint Asana Yoga concept is catching on throughout Rochester!
Several craft breweries in the region have tried pairing beer with yoga, including Roc Brewing Co. in Rochester, which held its first class last weekend, and The Lost Borough Brewing Co. in Rochester...Read It
Best beers During a Memorable 2015 - Democrat and Chronicle
I got really stoked about the future of local beer over the course of the summer. June's Rochester Real Beer Expo was excellent as it showed that some of the local breweries could stand toe-to-toe with more well-known national brands. And then that belief was reaffirmed during August's Flour City Brewers Fest at the Rochester Public Market. Brewer Zack Hill has the chops and training to make some of the best beers in our region. Co-founders Dave Finger...Read It
SIR ROCHA SAYS HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE - 10 ROCHESTER GIFTS TO BUY
Hello there Rochester and fellow friends! Only 9 more days left until Christmas and the clock is ticking. Tree up? Check. Presents bought? Halfway Check. Presents wrapped? Not even close. Eeeek!! The holidays can feel...Read It
Does your town have its own farm brewery?
New York added 43 farm breweries this year, bringing the total to 106, as state laws have made it easier for them to open. The increase is part of a burgeoning wine, beer and cider industry in New York in recent years. Some of the new farm breweries include Swiftwater Brewing Company on Mt. Hope Avenue in Rochester; Rusty Nickel Brewing in West Seneca, Erie County; and Yard Owl Craft Brewery...Read It
Farm Breweries on the Rise
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced that 43 farm breweries have started in New York since November 2014. The state listed three suchs breweries in Monroe County: Knucklehead Craft Brewing LLC in Webster, Swiftwater Brewing Company LLC on Mt. Hope Avenue and RG Brewery in Brockport. In addition, Lost Borough Brewing Co., also a farm brewery, in Rochester, opened the last week of November 2014, the company said Wednesday...Read It
Lost Borough Brewing Celebrates First Birthday
Hundreds packed into the intimate confines of the Lost Borough Brewing Co. on Saturday to help the Atlantic Avenue establishment celebrate its first birthday. The air was filled with the happy chatter of thirsty patrons and decadent smell of hot pastrami being served by Kevin McCann from McCann's Local Meats in the South Wedge. It was the perfect marriage of beer, people, and food. And Lost Borough co-founders Dan Western and Dave Finger couldn't stop smiling...Read It
Lost Borough Brewing Celebrates their First Anniversary
Foodlink benefited Saturday night as Lost Borough Brewing Company celebrated its first anniversary. For every canned good customers brought in to the Lost Borough Brewing Company. the patron received one dollar off their pint of beer...Read It
LBBC: One Year Smarter
A year later, Dan Western, co-founder of Rochester's Lost Borough Brewing, claims to be a smarter man. "I think we’ve hit our stride with some of our beers," Western said earlier this week as the Atlantic Avenue brewery prepares to host its first anniversary party on Saturday. "I feel like we’ve really solidified some that we’ve been making in the past and we’re really getting to the point where we’re comfortable with our system and comfortable with brewing...Read It
Flavors of Rochester
The Lost Borough Brewing Co. will celebrate its one-year anniversary from 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday with a food drive for Foodlink. Customer who bring food items will get a discount on one of the many craft beers made on site. The event will feature live music from local band White Woods and food from McCann's Local Meats. The brewery is at 543 Atlantic Ave., at the corner of Culver Road and Atlantic Avenue. A list of accepted donations can be found at foodlinkny.org...Read It
The Borough Runners
The Borough Runners: When James Meyer of Gates skirted snow piles in the streets of Rochester with a half dozen friends last winter, he never pictured his newly created running group swarming city sidewalks each Thursday night...Read It
WHAM 1180 Food and Wine Show
The Lost Borough was on the Radio! Listen to Brew Master Dan talk all things beer on Wham 1180's Food and Wine Show with Paul GuglielmoListen Here
The Best Dish Roundup - Fall Flavors
Amy orders one and to my chagrin I taste it and find it to be a very subtle yet representative seasonal ale. Hey, I could drink this! I hate to admit it, but there are some fantastic delicacies made by talented craftsmen. I want another one...Read It
Lost Borough's Pumpkin Ale will Change Your Perspective on Pumpkin Beers
Check out this great review of our New Scarecrow Pumpkin Ale in the Democrat and Chronicle by Will ClevelandRead It
The City Newspaper - 2015 Fall Guide
The Lost Borough Brewing Co. has only been open since November 2014 but the crew has already brewed 32 different beers. Built with the help of a Kickstarter fundraising campaign, the brewery has been carving a niche for itself in the local brewery scene...Read It
Rochester's craft beer scene is tight-knit
Lost Borough's Lead Brewer Zack Hill is in a unique position among those who are intimately involved in the Rochester craft beer scene. He comes from an agricultural background. His family owns a fourth-generation farm along Route 104 in Spencerport...Read It
New state law eases tax paperwork for small breweries
The Lost Borough is among the local breweries excited for a new state law that eases the amount of tax paperwork for breweries. The New York State Brewers Association sponsored the bill. Read what Brew Master Dan has to say about it here:Read It
Homebrewing Heating Up in Rochester Area
The Democrat and Chronicle chats with Brewmaster Dan about our upcoming Brew School Classes and the rise of home brewing in Rochester...Read It
Real Beer Week's Pint Pick - LBBC's Jekyll and Hyde Collaboration IPA
I spent my afternoon at Lost Borough Brewing. I got to sample the newest option at the new Rochester brewery. First, I enjoyed a pour of Jekyll & Hyde IPA, a collaboration jalapeño IPA that was brewed with Victor's VB Brewery. I've been impressed with the beer coming out of the Lost Borough recently. I think they are really hitting their stride...Read It
Schumer call to to speed up the Brewery permit and licensing process
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York, wants Congress to spend $10 million to add 50 more federal inspectors to speed up the permit and licensing process in the distilling and brewing industries. At a news conference for Monday morning Schumer said the 500 now on the job are not enough to keep up with the booming field that has grown by 53 percent since 2007...Read It
Grand Opening for The Lost Borough Brewing Co
It wasn't just a grand opening for Lost Borough Brewing Saturday ... it was more a "better late than never" grand opening. The brewery actually opened six months ago, but ran out of beer. The owners regrouped, and tripled their capacity for fermentation space, and this allowed them to make a lot more beer...Watch It
Lost Borough to Hold Grand Opening
The Lost Borough Brewing Co., located on Atlantic Avenue behind Sticky Lips Pit BBQ, opened in late November to the eager Rochester drinking public. And by Christmas, the brewery was almost completely dry. The Lost Borough was down to its final four half-barrels of beers. Demand had been so high that...Read It
Craft Beer Booms in New York
New York’s craft beer industry grew by about 60-percent, with an estimated $3.5 billion dollar impact on the state’s economy from 2012-13. The state funded study shows that the number of breweries doubled since NY loosened regulations...Watch It
NY Makes Right Moves on Craft Brews
It isn't often you get to raise a glass in salute to state government, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators deserve one for their contributions to the craft beer, wine and spirits industries. Since 2012, the state has enacted a number of changes designed to...Read More
LBBC's Moncony Smash on Beer Seassion Radio
The Borough was mentioned on the NYC based Beer Sessions Radio show on Tuesday, when our good friend Adam Fillipetti, of Pioneer Malting, traveled downstate to talk about NYS Malt. He was kind enough to bring a sample of our Moncony SMaSH for the group to taste. Thanks to Rochester based Pioneer Malting for all the great NYS malt you provide for our beers!Listen Here
Owners find their brew at Lost Borough
Two years ago, two ex-teachers decided it was time to learn a thing or two. One—Dan Western—was a home brewer and the other—Dave Finger—was a graphic designer; a perfect combination, they figured, to start the Lost Borough Brewing Co., which found its home in Rochester...Read More
…And in With the New
It’s the night before Thanksgiving and the room is packed. The seats are all taken, the echoing conversation and laughter so loud it borders on uncomfortable. The beer is flowing from these taps for the first time, and it flows in a torrent. It’s the first day of business for the Lost Borough Brewery and there’s a line out the door...Read More
The Lost Borough Brewing Company Opens
The new brewery, at 543 Atlantic Ave. behind Sticky Lips BBQ on Culver Road, will be open this week from 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. It will be closed Thanksgiving Day....Read More
Great Lakes Brewing News
The Lost Borough was mentioned in the latest edition of the Great Lakes Brewing News. A nice little shout out to rochester among the beer states of the NortheastRead More
Craft beer growth revives area's rich brewing history
Following a nationwide movement, the Rochester region is exploding with craft beer. By Will ClevelandRead More
Lost Borough Brewing Co. Surpasses Kickstarter Goal
Lost Borough Brewing Co. raised more than $20,000, with four days left to go in the campaign. That represents about a fifth of the money Dave Finger and Dan Western need...Watch It