Summer begins Friday, June 21, and the Lost Druid Brewery marks the solstice with a day-long grand opening party at their new taproom in Avondale Estates. A ribbon cutting ceremony for the brewery, located in the city’s central business district, begins at 11:30 a.m. Lost Druid starts pouring beers at noon.
The brewery features 20 taps with 12 of those taps connected directly to brew tanks visible via a glass wall behind a 40-plus-foot-long bar. Beers include an “old world” imperial stout, a mild ale, a German dark lager, and an American-style IPA. Lost Druid’s kitchen serves a selection of snacks such as bacon and salt pretzels, a charcuterie and cheese board, Margherita flatbread pizzas, plum and hickory-smoked wings, and brats from executive chef Chantel Mines.
There’s also a wood-aging facility, an upstairs mezzanine for private events, and dog-friendly patios, located in the front and back of the brewery. Lost Druid says they’re family-friendly and encourages those who live nearby to walk or bike to the brewery. They’ve installed several bike racks throughout the property.
Take a look at the opening day menu:
- Stout-Infused Caramel Popcorn- Bacon-Salt Tavern Pretzels- Avocado Hummus
- Ricotta & Sausage Dip w/ Balsamic Glaze
- Meat & Cheese Board
- Bangin’ Brat
- Margherita Flatbread
- Fried Burrata Salad
- Mussels in Smoked Pork & Stout Broth
- Buffalo Chicken Sliders
- Plum and Hickory Wood Smoked Wings
Open Sunday, 12:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Monday - Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.
2866 Washington Street, Avondale Estates. thelostdruid.com.