Welcome to Lost Kingdom Brewery and the Firehouse Tap Room. We currently resided in the old Firehouse / Municipal Building in the Village of Ovid, NY. The building was completed in 1958 and remained the resident fire station until about 2004 when the building was no longer big enough to house the trucks. (Fun Fact: The truck on the wall is also from the 50’s). You may have noticed the tiny sign on the building that says this was the former site of a church. That is correct, however, to the best of our knowledge that building was in sad shape and removed in order to make room for the current one. For your pleasure below we have some of our FAQ. We hope you enjoy your stay here. So long and thanks for all the Fish.
Are you a Brewery? Depending on the day and time you ask the answers could be:
A)We are an Ice Cream Shoppe, but our freezer is on the fritz so all of the Ice Cream is in a liquid state at the moment. We would pour it in a Waffle Cone, but a glass is less messy.
B)We are a Movie Theater and this is just the concession stand. We offer pretzels and adult beverages. We hope you enjoy the show.
C)That explains why we have all these taps.
Do you have your own beer? Yes, we paid for them all, so they are all ours. Some of them were even produced on site. We try to make sure we always have an eclectic assortment to satisfy even the most undiscerning palate.
Can I try just a little of that one? In order to achieve the maximum happiness of our customers and staff we suggest that you purchase a flight, in this way your chances of finding something you would like a pint of are greater, and that makes everyone happy. (A Flight of Pints is always available; just make sure you are not driving. That’s a lot of beer for one sitting.)
Do you brew on site? We try.
How large is your brewing system? Not large enough (3 barrels).
Do you have Spirits? Yes.
Do you make your spirits? We did and we also allow them to wander the halls as needed, but we had a hard time catching the last few, so we now catch them in North Rose and carry some from our friends in Skaneateles.
How long have you been open? We have been open since October 16 in the year of our Lord 2014 A.D.
Do you own the building? Yes we own the whole building. Someone needed to pay taxes on it.
Do you do wine tastings? WE DO NOT. We carry wine as a CONVENIENCE for the members of your party who do not wish to drink beer. Tell us what you like and we can suggest a wine for you.
Do you have a beer list? Inside the menu, but don’t expect it to be correct. The beers change often.
Are you Pet Friendly? Yes, especially with dogs. We love all dogs better than most people. Snakes, Cats, Lizards, it depends on the training. The same holds true for children, it depends on the training; leashes are at your own discretion in that case.
Do you serve Food? We always considered Alcohol as one of the food groups, but found out that it is only in Italy that the food pyramid includes wine and beer. Not being in Italy, the pretzels on the bar will have to suffice.
Where is the new Firehouse? It is located behind our building and is more than spacious enough to hold the trucks; unfortunately they do not serve beer to the public.
Can we get our picture taken on the truck? Yes. The helmets are there for you to put on for pictures. If there is a large group, please talk to your servers and they will arrange for people to get up in the back for the photo. It’s only a half a truck, so there is a weight limit.
Where is the other half? We could only afford half a truck, so we left the rest behind.
Is that the original pole? It was used by some of the original fire house wives, but not in the location it currently resides.
Do you do tours? Currently we do not. When we have nice fancy million dollar equipment we will be happy to show it off, but for now, the leprechauns get cranky when we interrupt their production. You can look through the window; just don’t let them see you looking.
Are we bus / limo friendly? Yes. Reservations are always nice, as we can be better prepared for your group, but a last minute visit is always acceptable.
Is there really a 3 pint maximum? Minimum, maximum, it’s all in the spelling.
Are you Fireman? We often ignite the passions of others; however we lack the courage to fight the gift of Prometheus.
Do you have ice? As stated above we lack the ability to keep the ice cream cold and consequently have the pleasure of serving beer. Ice therefore is unfortunately out of the question. If you ask politely and the stars align, the bartender may chip some of off his/her icy heart.
How did you cut the truck in half? With a Lightsaber; the Wookie’s were furious, the Ewok’s wanted to use sticks (the few dings in the side), but Jedi Wisdom prevailed and no one got hurt.
Your servers work for tips. We are a heavily taxed NY business and cannot afford to pay them, so their entire subsistence is based upon your generosity. Please treat them well; otherwise they will eat all of the pretzels.