While driving through South Dakota, I stopped at a few breweries and met some locals. It was almost unanimously recommended that I go check out Lost Cabin.
My overall rating:
Lost Cabin might not be as well known as Firehouse Brewing, but I think they’re very deserving of being the favorite in Rapid City. Although I suppose I shouldn’t speak too soon, I haven’t been to Hay Camp yet.
It’s a fairly small space, but not too crowded at all. Summer lets them open the big garage door which always helps. It was the perfect day for beer when I went. The only open seat for me was up along the back wall, which is kinda weird to sit at. Luckily a bar spot opened up not too long after.
The back wall just has this little ledge and some stools. So that’s why it was sort of weird. But it wasn’t too bad really. Definitely better than having no where to sit.
Lost Cabin has a pretty well rounded beer list going on. A stout in the middle of summer isn’t something you can’t always expect to see. I have a terrible confession to make though: I don’t remember what beers I got. Somehow I managed to only check in three of the four beers into Untappd, so the last is a mystery. I could have sworn I wrote them down somewhere, in the order of the flight, but I can’t find it. So. When I list my ratings of the beers under the picture coming up, their order does not correspond with the order of the flight. Sorry I completely spaced this somehow.
Bruce Banner APA (), Batch 100-Dark Saison (), Woodshop Series IPA #3 (), ??? Unknown Beer (probably pretty good)
That’s about all I’ve got to say on Lost Cabin Beer Co. Everyone there was so nice! I had a blast, definitely didn’t want to leave. Hopefully soon I can get to Hay Camp and then tell you my confirmed Rapid City favorite. Until then, I’d recommend Lost Cabin over Firehouse. Although, firehouse has a gorgeous patio and serves food, so that could be a factor in your choice.
Lost Cabin has a website you can check out if you feel so inclined.