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Details: Lost Abbey / Port Brewing 1st Anniversary Event & New Releases

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Lost Abbey / Port Brewing 1st anniversary event & special beer releasesThe gang at The Lost Abbey (aka Port Brewing Company) is celebrating the brewery’s first anniversary in a couple of weeks with a big first birthday party loading with special tastings and a couple of (very) limited releases of new additions to their already impressive beer lineup. (I swear they’ve got more medals than a Latin American general).

Master Brewer Tomme Arthur is so busy “…pushing more envelopes than a mailman on crytal meth” (to quote Ben McFarland in the new April/May 2007 issue of Celebrator), that he hasn’t had a chance to update with website with the good news.

So as a public service to all you beer lovers, here’s the details of what promises to be an epic (yes, epic) event:

The Vitals

  • What: Lost Abbey / Port Brewing Co. 1st Anniversary Celebration
  • When: May 5, 2007 – 12pm to 9 pm
  • Where: Lost Abbey / Port Brewing Co. (the old Stone Brewing facility), San Marcos, San Diego County, CA
  • How Much: $15 at the door. Gets you 8 tasting tickets and entre to the taco bar featuring the food of Port’s own Vincent Marsaglia.

So what’s going to be there? Check this out:

On Draft
All of the following “house” beers throughout the day, plus special appearances beers from the past year that were specially stashed for the party.

Plus a preview of a new beer

    Devotion: This six percent ABV Belgian Style Blonde ale is dry hopping right now. It won’t be available in bottles until mid-May, so attendees will be the first to try it.

From the archives of the barrel room

But wait there’s more!

There’s going to be two new bottle releases that day as well.

  • Cuvee de Tomme – This is the first release of CdT to be barrel blended. Only 420 bottles will be sold. There will be a maximum of 4 bottles per person. $15 per 375ml cork finished bottle.
  • Ten Commandments – Lost Abbey’s once a year Anniversary beer. (A new generation of Dark Farmhouse Style Beer many of you knew in an earlier incarnation as Pizza Port’s SPF 8.) This year’s release saw Brettanomyces added at bottling, so it’s guranteed to be something special. It will be $12 per 750 ml cork finished bottle and no limit on the number of purchases (plus 10% off on a case), but there’s only 280 cases, so wide distribution of this one is unlikely.

And as if all that weren’t enough, Tomme has also hinted strongly that there’ll be a few other surprises at the event. (And Tomme’s surprises are always good!)

If you want more information, you can call them but you may have to leave a message since they don’t have a dedicated phone answering person. Better yet, if you drop me an email at “beerbuddy (at) mybeerpix (dot) com”, and I’ll get you the answers you need ASAP.

Here’s the Brewery address:

155 Mata Way
Suite 104
San Marcos, CA
Tel: (760) 891-0272

» Map & directions to the brewery

— Cheers (and see you there!)

Quick update
Yes, it’s OK to re-publish this info on your own website. You don’t need to ask. (A linkback would be nice though.)

So, what do you think ?