Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey to issue three new limited releases this weekend
Brewery celebrates the start of the holidays with release of Older Viscosity, Amazing Grace and Gift of the Maji
SAN MARCOS, Calif. — Beer lovers will have a reason to put down the turkey leftovers and give thanks of another kind this weekend when Port Brewing/The Lost Abbey issues three new limited releases for the holiday season. Beginning at 11:00 am this Saturday, November 24th, brewery visitors will be able to purchase the following special brews:
The barrel-aged version of the popular Old Viscosity. A dark, strong ale aged over a year in American oak bourbon barrels, it’s a deep, silky black brew thick with luscious chocolate, cocoa, vanilla and caramel flavors balanced by notes of burnt wood and ash.
Release: 120 cases; 375ml cork-finished bottles. Maximum 6 bottles per person. 12% ABV; $10 per bottle.
A barrel-aged issue of the brewery’s lauded Lost & Found Abbey Dubbel ale. Aged 6 months in French Oak Red Wine barrels Amazing Grace matches an earth burnt umber color with rich aromas and complex flavors of figs, molasses and dried fruits.
Release: 80 cases; 750ml cork-finished bottles. Maximum 4 bottles per person. 8.5% ABV; $12 per bottle.
Gift of the Maji
The Lost Abbey’s first release of this Winter Seasonal ale, Gift of the Maji is a deep golden caramel-colored Bière de Garde brewed to a contemplative 9% ABV and bottle conditioned with Brettanomyces. Laden with toasted malt and caramel flavors accented by notes of grape, apple and cherry, its truly magical gift is a complexity that grows and softens as it ages.
Release: 170 cases; 750ml cork-finished bottles. Maximum 2 bottles per person. 9% ABV; $12 per bottle.
To ensure the largest number of people receive these limited releases, patrons will be required to present identification, and purchase quantities will be recorded. Those who attended the Lost Abbey Barrel tasting in October and reserved bottles at that time will be limited to purchasing the reserved amount.
Members of The Lost Abbey Patron Saints will be able to purchase their allotments of these releases one day in advance, beginning at 4:00pm on Friday, November 23rd.
More information on these releases can be obtained via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on The Lost Abbey website at www.lostabbey.com
About Port Brewing / Lost Abbey
Founded in 2006, Port Brewing Company is 2007’s Great American Beer Festival Small Brewery of the Year and produces a line of award-winning American ales as well as the groundbreaking Lost Abbey family of Belgian-inspired beers. Craft brewed under the direction of co-founder and three-time GABF brewer of the year, Tomme Arthur, five beers are issued under the Lost Abbey label year-round: Avant Garde, Devotion, Lost and Found, Red Barn and Judgment Day. Additionally, a number of seasonal and specialty releases including Ten Commandments, Cuvee de Tomme and the Angel’s Share, are offered at various times throughout the year. As many of these are blended and aged for up to 18 months in French Oak, Brandy and Bourbon barrels, Lost Abbey beers are universally recognized for their complexity, unique flavors, and bold, boundary-pushing styles. Port Brewing is located at 155 Mata Way, Suite 104, San Marcos, CA 92069, USA. Telephone (760) 889-9318, web: www.lostabbey.com.