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Annual Christmas in July Celebration – 2013

Our annual beer release and party to benefit the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots Foundation!

Join us for a day of Christmas time festivities, great food and beer to celebrate the release of bourbon barrel-aged Santa’s Little Helper and collect toys and cash to benefit the Marine Corp’s Toys for Tots foundation.

Christmas in July 13, 2013 – 11am to 8pm

The Details:

  • When: Saturday, July 13, 2013; Two sessions – 11am – 3pm & 4pm – 8pm
  • Where: The Lost Abbey/Port Brewing, San Marcos, San Diego County, CA
  • How Much: Whether you’ve been naughty or nice through the first half of the year, as long as you bring an unwrapped toy (valued at $15 or more) you’re in! Did your dog eat your toy along with your homework from 1995? Not a problem, for just $15 at the door you’re set to join us for food, fun, entertainment and photos with Santa all included! (Beers are all regular price)

Events on tap:

Beer releases:

  • 2013 Bourbon Barrel-aged Santa’s Little Helper – 22oz bottles; $12 ea. / 6 bottle limit.

Food & Beer:

  • Food – Entrants will receive a ticket good for food at any of the three vendors in our mobile food court. Vendors include: Hoangies, Devilicious, and Red Oven Pizza 
  • On Tap – All of The Lost Abbey and Port Brewing’s full core lineup of beers will be available, plus a few specialty taps will be available. Besides the fat man in the red suit (who will be available for pictures throughout the day), we’ll also be celebrating 5 years of releasing a Bourbon barrel-aged version of our Imperial Stout, Santa’s Little Helper. A robust beer with tones of sweet malt, dark cocoa and notes of deep bourbon, Santa’s Little Helper is the perfect accompaniment to fruit cake during a California Christmas in July

Specialty Taps (Limited Draft): 

  • ’12 Deliverance
  • Older Viscosity
  • Framboise de Amorosa
  • Red Poppy
  • Special “Santa’s Flight” – $8 for tasters of ’13 Bourbon Santa’s Little Helper, ’11 Brandy barrel-aged Santa’s & ’11 Santa’s Little Helper (Brandy and Vintage Santa’s only available on Flight)


A Visit from St. Nick
Santa Claus loves to visit us while he’s on vacation in San Diego! He’ll be dropping by the brewery so you can get you, your friends’ and family (kids welcome) professionally photographed with him.

  • Santa’s Schedule — 11:30am – 3:00pm & 4:30pm – 8:00pm

Toys for Tots toy drive and fundraiser

  • Toy Drive — Bring a new, unwrapped toy valued at $15 or more to benefit Toys for Tots
  • Giving Tree – Make an additional donation to Toys for Tots (above & beyond the unwrapped toy) and you get to select a gift from the Christmas Tree. Gifts will include rare bottles, Port Brewing & Lost Abbey gear, tickets to our legendary Barrel Night, and The Lost Abbey Ultimate Box Set.

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