Lost Shoe Brewing and Roasting Company is an independent craft brewery and coffee roastery with an onsite taproom in Downtown Marlborough.
Our inviting taproom is a place for the community to come together to enjoy locally brewed beer and freshly roasted coffee in an environment reminiscent of our city’s past as a shoe manufacturing center.
Co-Owner/Roaster/Finance & Business Operations
Favorite Lost Shoe Brew: As a roaster I love sourcing coffees from origins all over the world to present a coffee lineup that is full of diverse flavor profiles. I am particularly fond of fruity Ethiopian coffees, they are what got me into specialty coffee years ago and are my go to when educating consumers that not all coffees taste the same! I also really enjoy a nice crisp Bier, our Kölsch-style ale. It reminds me of our travels to Germany and the amazing beer culture we experienced there.
Favorite part of working at Lost Shoe: Community has been the focus of Lost Shoe since it was just an idea on paper. Being able to create a space to bring our community together has been so fulfilling and we wouldn’t be able to carry out this dream without our amazing team!
Favorite thing to do outside of work: Relaxing by the lake with a good brew
Favorite Lost Shoe Brew: It depends on my mood, but I always enjoy a low-fill off the canning line on packaging days
Favorite part of working at Lost Shoe: Seeing our beers go from recipe development to a can with a label on it has been very rewarding, collab days with other breweries are always a blast, and seeing happy customers from the other side of the production windows
Favorite thing to do outside of work: Visiting our friends in the brewing industry and checking out breweries we haven't been to yet
Favorite Lost Shoe Brew: I love so many styles of beers, so this is hard to answer. When I started drinking beer I enjoyed lagers & stouts (and still do!). Lagers are still great but my Achilles heel is stouts, hands-down. My favorite beer is: Skate Shoes & Tattoos. Every day is stout season!
Favorite part of working at Lost Shoe: It’s all about the people around you! We have an amazing team and getting to work with them makes every day great. This applies to the community around us, too. I love guiding our guests to find a beer that they’ll love; and getting to talk about, teach about, and think about great beer while also having the opportunity to do things that grow the community who supports us is great. From meeting first timers to long time guests, it feels like a family at Lost Shoe!
Favorite thing to do outside of work: Spending time with Heather (my partner in crime). We love to travel and visiting craft breweries is always on the list, from new ones to ones we’ve been to multiple times.
Event and Social Media Manager
Favorite Lost Shoe Brew: Any of our Sours (Sleeps with Fishes is up there) and Post Road Detour. An Iced Matcha Latte with Honey is my usual AM go-to.
Favorite part of working at Lost Shoe: The people and environment! Coming to work hardly feels like work when everyone is so easy to get along with and where you’re working is as laid back as it is. The delicious and creative beer/coffee drinks ain’t so bad either!
Favorite thing to do outside of work: You’ll usually find me reading a good book, doing a puzzle or trying out new beer and food with my husband! When time allows, there is so much more of the world I intend to see.
Favorite Lost Shoe Brew: My favorite beer is probably Anyone Hear A Helicopter? I'm a sucker for a fruited sour with cinnamon.
Favorite part of working at Lost Shoe: It's the most supportive environment I've worked in. Education is super encouraged and we even have books we can sign out to learn more about beer and coffee!
Favorite thing to do outside of work: I've been going to a lot of concerts recently and go to a monthly record club.
Favorite Lost Shoe Brew: Maple Street Island Fiasco and Warren Block
Favorite part of working at Lost Shoe: Co-workers and education! I've been having a blast learning more about the roasting process all thanks to Melynda and learning more about brewing with JP. And I love being with the team, and most importantly hanging out with our taste tester, Rye.
Favorite thing to do outside of work: Camping, visiting new places, video games and trying new beers.
Favorite Lost Shoe Brew: A mug of Dog Beer
Favorite part of working at Lost Shoe: Getting scratchies from the team and being the official dog treat taste tester
Favorite thing to do outside of work: Visiting Uncle Porter and swimming at the lake
Favorite Lost Shoe Brew: My favorite Lost Shoe beer is Merlin's Mischief
Favorite part of working at Lost Shoe: Working in a space that has an incredibly inviting, friendly, and wicked chill atmosphere! I look forward to the awesome interactions that come with each shift: whether they are with my spectacular Lost Shoe crew, our fabulous regulars or newcomers. Oh and I cannot forget being able to taste test all of our new beers and coffee drinks! Strictly for quality control, of course ;)
Favorite thing to do outside of work: I love going thrift shopping. They don't call me the "Thrift Queen" for nothing!
Favorite Lost Shoe Brew: My favorite Lost Shoe brew is Anyone Hear a Helicopter?
Favorite part of working at Lost Shoe: Connecting with the people! My coworkers and regulars give such a warm and welcoming energy to Lost Shoe.
Favorite thing to do outside of work: When I'm not working, you can usually find me cooking, reading or doing something active! I also love exploring for new bars and breweries with my husband, and traveling to Cleveland to visit my family (here we go Brownies!!).
Favorite Lost Shoe Brew: My favorite beer is the Festbier and my favorite coffee is an Ethiopia Americano
Favorite part of working at Lost Shoe: My favorite part of working at Lost Shoe is that moment when someone takes a sip of their favorite Boyd and their eyes just light up or when you see a familiar face walk through our doors.
Favorite thing to do outside of work: I am a creator at heart and a designer by trade so I love getting my hands dirty and starting new projects.
Favorite Lost Shoe Brew: My favorite Lost Shoe beer is Size 8
Favorite part of working at Lost Shoe: The people! I've met so many cool, smart, funny, weird, interesting, unique people since I started at Lost Shoe. Both the people with whom I work and the customers keep my neurons firing. They are genuine, kind and positive. We work hard, but it rarely feels like work in the traditional sense.
Favorite thing to do outside of work: My favorite thing to do is hang with my baby love Mikayla. We like to watch movies and some shows, sing karaoke, check out breweries and dive bars, hike, and travel around the country and beyond.
Favorite Lost Shoe Brew: For coffee, an iced latte with maple syrup and soy milk, for beer: any of our Galoshes of Fortune and our Bier.
Favorite part of working at Lost Shoe: Everyone's got great energy and similar personalities. There's always a lot to learn about beer and coffee and I love learning.
Favorite thing to do outside of work: Baking (really good at making bagels and cookies) and thrifting (always on the look out for the random things I collect; including bolo ties, Russian nesting dolls and vintage silk scarves).