Further expanding their reach in the state of Pennsylvania, Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey have announced they’ve signed with distributor Wilson-McGinley to cover the Pittsburgh market. “We certainly did our homework and due diligence to find the right wholesaler partner to represent our brands in the Western PA region” Said Brian Sauls, National Sales Manager for Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey. “We feel Wilson-McGinley represents the same core values as Lost Abbey / Port Brewing and that contagious passion and enthusiasm for great craft beer, shared with our current amazing group of distributors, makes this a partnership we are looking forward to.”
The Pittsburgh market will slowly begin to receive the full lineup of core and seasonal beers from both Port Brewing and Lost Abbey, with the goal to have the full portfolio by next fall. To celebrate the new partnership, Chief Operating Owner Tomme Arthur will head out to Pittsburgh following San Diego Beer Week for a week of events throughout the market.
The 2014 Lost Abbey / Port Brewing “Boos and Brews” will be happening Thursday, October 30th at the tasting room. Starting at 4pm, we’ll have a limited amount of free pumpkins available to carve to your hearts desire.
What: 2014 Boos and Brews When: Thursday, October 30th, starting at 4pm Where:The Lost Abbey Tasting Room Why: Why not! And make sure to bring the whole family!
Our annual beer release and party to benefit the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots Foundation!
Photos with Santa are now online! Check them out here.
Special Taps for Christmas in July to include:
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
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.
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.
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!
It’s time once again to release our latest version of our Lent-inspired Brett Saison, Carnevale! As always, we’ll have our own Masquerade party to accompany it, featuring live music from The Professors, food from somewhere really good (still working on who) and some specialty beers on tap just for the celebration.
Admission is free if you wear a mask ($15 if you don’t), beer is regular price, and you receive a free food ticket with admission. As we get closer, we’ll release more info on what beers will be on tap, Cheers!
NOTE: This is a very popular event, and food and space are limited, so it’s best to arrive early rather than late. Mark your calendars now!
What: 7th Annual Carnevale di Lost Abbey Masquerade
When: Saturday, February 22nd 7:00-11:00pm
Where: The Lost Abbey, 155 Mata Way, Suite 104, San Marcos, CA 92069
For directions to the brewery or more information, please vist our Contact Page.
Our Director of Brewery Operations Tomme Arthur is heading back out on the road to sunny beautiful Seattle, Washington. If you live in the surrounding areas, or you want to make a last minute trip, join him at:
Thursday, December 12th @ 99 Bottles Beer Store
– 4pm – 6pm
– Pouring: Merry Taj IPA, Deliverance, Saint’s Devotion, Carnevale, Gift of the Magi, Board Meeting, Santa’s Little Helper and Mongo IIPA
Thursday, December 12th @ Bambino’s Pizzeria
Pig Roast with Tomme Arthur
– Starting at 6pm
– Pouring: 10 Commandments, Lost and Found, Santa’s Little Helper, Framboise de Amorosa, Cuvee de Tomme
Friday, December 13th @ Pike Brewing
– 11:30am – 1:30pm
– Pouring: Merry Taj IPA, Santa’s Little Helper, Gift of the Magi
Friday, December 13th @ Beer Junction
– 4:30pm to 6:30pm
– Pouring: Judgment Day, Merry Taj IPA, Old Viscosity, Mongo IIPA, Serpent’s Stout and Angel’s Share
Friday, December 13th @ The Pinebox
A Night with Tomme Arthur
– Pouring: Angel’s Share, Mayan Apocalypse, Merry Taj IPA
Saturday, December 14th @ The Burgundian
Breakfast with Tomme Arthur
– Starting at 10am
– Pouring: Angel’s Share, Old Viscosity, Santa’s Little Helper and Framboise de Amorosa
Saturday, December 14th @ Chuck’s Hop Shop
– Starting at 12pm
– Pouring: Older Viscosity, Red Poppy, Santa’s Little Helper, Judgment Day
The Ultimate Box Set Wrap Party is happening this Saturday (November 23rd) from 11am to 3pm. Entrance will be the “Backstage Laminate” included with each Ultimate Box Set. The laminate will be good for entrance for the Ultimate Box Set Owner and a guest. The party will include some Lost Abbey classics as well as a few surprises on tap for everyone attending.
Saturday will also be the perfect time to pickup any Tracks purchased for the Box Set RELOAD. To pickup, you’ll need your ID.
San Marcos, CA, — Already in the Holiday Spirit, The Lost Abbey will be releasing its latest addition to its seasonal lineup, Merry Taj IPA. With a release date preceding Thanksgiving each year, Merry Taj IPA will be an extra-hoppy Holiday IPA, a first on The Lost Abbey roster.
With an already established Holiday beer like Gift of the Magi (Strong Bier de Garde w/ Brett), The Lost Abbey wanted to give its brewers (who already make exceptional hoppy beers) a chance to do something with this year’s new hops. Merry Taj IPA was able to take advantage of some of the freshest hops available, harvested in September, and will feature five different varieties (Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo, Cascade, Simcoe) used throughout the brewing process.
Merry Taj IPA begins with an aroma of crisp floral notes of citrus rind and tropical fruit. Initial flavors of clean sweet caramel malt will give way to a spicy bitterness on the finish thanks to the addition of the Simcoe hops. Merry Taj IPA will not be bottled, only kegged, to get the beer out to consumers as quickly as possible.
The name “Merry Taj IPA” pays homage to the holiday celebrations going on from sea to sea, encapsulating the hope of a new year as we inch closer and closer to 2014. It’s also a play on a term from the wine world, Meritage, which loosely translated means: A damn fine blend (of hops in this case).
Though Belgian-inspired beers dominate The Lost Abbey portfolio, it’s not the only focus of the brand. The brewing team at The Lost Abbey are certified Hop-Heads at heart and being able to imagine and craft an IPA for the brand was a vision that seemed just out of reach…until now.
“We were very excited for the opportunity to make an amazing IPA and even more stoked once we tasted it” said Matt Webster, Lead Brewer of The Lost Abbey. “The sweet caramel notes and spicy finish make Merry Taj IPA a great addition to The Lost Abbey lineup and a perfect holiday beer”.
Look for Lost Abbey’s Merry Taj IPA on-tap at great beer establishments beginning in mid-November.
About Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey
Founded in 2006, Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey produce an extensive line-up of continental and American- inspired ales and lagers. Under the direction of visionary brewmaster and co-founder Tomme Arthur, the brewery has garnered dozens of awards in its seven year history including the 2007 Great American Beer Festival Small Brewery of the Year, The 2008 world Beer Cup Champion Small Brewery and the 2013 Champion Brewery at the San Diego International Beer Festival. The company’s beers, many of which are aged in oak barrels for 12 months or longer, are universally recognized for their complexity, unique flavors and bold boundary-pushing styles.
For more information, contact:
Adam Martinez – Media Liaison for Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey – (760) 500-9392 Adam.email@example.com