Cornwall Ontario – Business is hopping at the new Lost Villages Brewery in Long Sault.
Over the past year the community has enjoyed a front row seat to the extensive renovations and retrofit of an existing commercial space along County Road 36 (Post Rd) just east of Cornwall. This fall the day finally arrived to open the doors and the brewery was quickly filled with large crowds of craft beer fans, neighbours and friends.
“We want to provide high quality craft beer, a welcoming and exciting atmosphere and tourism destination,” said John Wright, who owns Lost Villages Brewery alongside Mat Camm and Kevin Baker. “We have been able to complete our project with community support from programs like the Starter Company Plus offered through the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre.”
The owners named the brewery after the villages that were flooded along the St. Lawrence river in the late 1950s to create the Saunders Power Dam. Those villages have collectively been named the Lost Villages. Before flooding many of the homes were moved to the community of Long Sault in which the brewery is located. The brewery pays homage to the history of the Lost Villages by displaying artifacts and incorporating images from the time lost to the flood. Each can of beer features artwork created by a local artist and represents the history behind the name of the beer.
The Lost Villages Brewery currently features the following beers:
- Woodlands Red Ale – Irish Red Ale that has hints of caramel with a nice malty finish.
- Mille Roches Pale Ale – hopped ale with lots of flavour
- Farran’s Lager
- The Last House NEIPA -hoppy and citrusy flavour
- The Red Lion Amber IPA
- Imperial Nitro Stout – bourbon oak cask aged with vanilla & chocolate flavour
- Paradise Lost Mango Vanilla Milkshake IPA
- Floating Church Raspberry Sour Ale
- Captain James’ Strawberry Banana Seltzer
People can drop by the brewery and purchase beer to take home, as well as t-shirts, hats and other merchandise.
About the Lost Villages Brewery
The Lost Villages Brewery is located at 16133 County Rd 36, Long Sault and is open Friday 3:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm-10:00pm and Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm. More info can be found online:
Lost Villages Brewery is featured in the 2022 Year in Review report by Cornwall Economic Development.