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Annual Christmas in July Celebration – 2014

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

7/23/2014 UPDATE:

 Photos with Santa are now online! Check them out here.


7/17/2014 UPDATE:

Special Taps for Christmas in July to include: 

Spontaneous Cheer
Older Viscosity
Framboise De Amorosa
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Santa’s Little Helper

Gifts on the Giving Tree (for a $15 donation while supplies last) to include: 

Bottles of Deliverance
Bottles of Red Poppy
Bottles of Amazing Grace
Bottles of Saint’s Red Barn
Tickets to the 2014 Lost Abbey Barrel Night
The Lost Abbey Ultimate Box Set
Bottles of Isabelle Proximus
and more…



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.


When: Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sessions: 11am – 3pm & 4pm – 8pm

Where: The Lost Abbey/Port Brewing, San Marcos, 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)

Beer Release: We will be releasing our 2014 batch of Port Brewing’s Bourbon Barrel-Aged Santa’s Little Helper for the first time it it’s new 375ml bottle; $12 ea. / 6 bottle limit.

Food: Entrants will receive a ticket good for food at any of the three vendors in our mobile food court.

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 6 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: TBA

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: 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 while supplies last) 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, with more surprises to come!

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