Wow what a line
Red Poppy Release It’s still a full hour before we open and the line wraps around half the parking lot!
This is the sign that greets folks as they enter the brewery.
Peter n Jaron @ Pizza PortHop Wallop n Chronic
The famed beer drinker and social gadfly Matt Dolman having an Obrien’s IPA at Churchill’s.
Keenen & Larry
Decadence from AleSmith
Our seven judges have 18 barrels to taste. Then they have to blend and taste again. Wow. That’s a lot of sour beer to drink.
Andrew came all the way from Settle to try the beers. I think he likes them.
The sit down wit the team. From upper right — Tomme, Julian, Sage, Damien and Bo. Adam and Tim will join them shortly.
The glasses they will be using — 18 for each of them
Blending Beer Day! Tomme and Bo tapped 18 of the (Isa)Belle Proximus barrels today for the tasting and blending. The beer is a sour beer made by Sam (Dogfish Head), Robb (Allagash), Adam (Avery), Vinnie (Russian River) and Tomme (Lost Abbey) and then aged for 14 months in barrels (and cultures) sent by each brewer.
It’s raining today, but not enough to stop this intrepid group from dropping by to warm there bones with a few good beers
Just about to get started with the tasting
The Portsmouth Brewery
Jenn & Leslie
Allison & Paul
National Public Radio announced this morning that the Four Points Hotel chain’s “Chief Beer Officer” position was their pick for the “Job of 2007”. (No kidding…) Draft Magazine founder, Scott Kerkmans, landed the position back in March of 2007 after more than 7,000 people applied. The part-time job involves visiting breweries, festivals and bars in […]
Crossroads Cream Ale
Apples to Apples
Mendocino Winter Seasonal Imperial IPA
2007 Smoked Porter
MJ having a drink
I love this beer
My every day beer
New Year’s Eve
Racer 5 IPA
Petrus Oud Bruin
2001 Oude Beersel GuezeMmmm…mmmm
Stone Smoked Porter with Chipote Peppers
Rich & Phoebe
Mike and Lara
Get a good look folks; this is the secret blend for Lost Abbey’s Veritas 03. You won’t get to taste it until Autumn of next year, but you get to see it now.
2000 Double BastardMmmm….mmmm
It’s at Carlsbad’s Pizza Port today and tomorrow 4:00PM to 11:00PM
This weekend in the 11th Annual Strong Ale Festival at Pizza Port, Carlsbad. It runs from 4pm to 11pm Friday (tonight), and from 11am to 11pm Saturday. There’s also a VIP session that runs from 1pm to 4pm today. Alas, it’s raining right now, so the VIP event may be a little soggy (word has […]
My favorite beer
Everybody gets their ID checked to prevent beer hoarding
The line for registering your beers. You say what you want, Tomme types it into the computer, and then you go off and have a pint or two. Your beer will be waiting for you on your way out.
Here we go!
The Release of Gift of the Magi
“Black Friday” is the Friday after Thanksgiving — supposedly the busiest shopping day of the holiday season. (Myth. The busiest day is always the last Sunday before Christmas.) Naturally, Beer Molly and my daughters headed out at 3:30am to help prop up the economy by spending every dime I’ve ever earned. This leaves me and […]
Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey has three reasons you need to drop that leftover turkey leg and get on down to the brewery this weekend — Namely Older Viscosity, Amazing Grace and Gift of the Maji. These are three new releases available in limited quantities only at the brewery this Saturday the 24th. Older […]
That’s Colleen, Logan (from Three Sheets fame), Beer Molly and Mojo.
Having a brat with extra mustard and onion to wash down a Lightning Stout. Maybe someone will want to kiss me with this breath.
Sage’s 1st beer
In line to pick up our tickets
Hello Everyone! Tomorrow is Green Flash’s 5th Anniversary Party. The gang and I will all be in attendance for this event. I will be blogging live tomorrow and letting you know about all the good beer we will be drinking. The tickets are $20 a person and you get 10 – 4oz tasters. I am […]
Fans of Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut will recall the movie’s climactic scene in which Tom Cruise sneaks into a mansion to discover a masked orgy (Warning: NSFW). Under contract with Warner Bros. to deliver an “R” rated movie in the U.S., Kubrick was forced was forced to alter the sex scene for American audiences […]
2005 – best of the lot
2006 – kind of fizzy. certainly not as good as the 2007
2007 – Bottle conditioned. A lot like drinking concentrated smoky chocolate beer syrup. Delicious!
Made in Norway
We’re at Churchill’s about to have a vertical tasting of Three Floyd’s Dark Lord.
65 cases, 140 people, Gone in 2 hours Yep, that’s all it took for last Saturday’s much-anticipated release of Angel’s Share to go from “available” to “sold out for 2007”. People started lining up at 8 am and by the 10 am opening the queue stretched across the parking lot. Fortunately, the details of the […]
John and Mark
Yeah, the cat’s a bit out of the bag (I’ve seen the news on the beer forums), but if you hadn’t heard, Lost Abbey’s The Angel’s Share is out this Saturday, November 10th! Brewery doors open at 10am and everyone is limited to 6 bottles (and they’re taking ID, so don’t bother to try and […]
Business takes me to Boise Idaho today, but I’ve got a couple minutes so I’m at Table Rock Brewpub
This month’s Session is beer and music and comes to us courtesy of Lost Abbey brewer, blogger and good friend Tomme Arthur. Other Session 9 posts can be found here. It’s funny how beer and music come together to mark significant milestones in a life. There’s a picture of my brother and I that hangs […]
That’s Brad Vint and his girlfriend Cleopatra. Brad actually isn’t wearing a costume.
Sorta hard to tell from the photo, but Mike is dressed as a Senator in a bathroom stall. Don’t let him tap your feet.
Freshly carved Jack o’ Lanterns in the corner of the brewery.
Have a drink and a pumpkin. It’ll be fun!
It’s pumpkin carving and beer night at Lost Abbey!
Renee and Norm
Hey everybody, we’re fine. Covered with an inch of snow-like ash and coated in a nice smoky smell that probably won’t leave the house for 9 months, but otherwise fine. After three days of tension and a 20 foot wall of fire as close as 1,000 yards, we managed to escape any damage whatsoever. We […]
It’s about 6:45 PM and you’re looking at the Rice Canyon fire burning about a mile to the north of us. (Those little bright spots are flames.) A quarter million people have been evacuated from San Diego — including all 45,000 people from the town of Fallbrook. We’re in Bonsall right next door and preparing […]
Unfortunately, ice skating rinks are not known for their beer selections. Hmmm… bock beer…
That’s Beer Sage on the left and Brad Vint who manages the bottle shop. We’re in Pizza Port now drinking pitchers of GABF award-winning Sticky Stout and the awesome Poorman’s IPA.
This is Ryan & Matt Ryan sell yeast for White Labs. He also cleans tanks and other various scut work at Pizza Port. We’re not sure what Matt does. He isn’t either.
After closing the brewery, we went out to dinner and then over to the Pizza Port Carlsbad Bottle Shop. It’s German beer tasting night! Hooray beer!
Mmmm. Is there anything better on an autumn afternoon that a nice glass of Lost & Found and a few good friends?
Chris Guigo Matt and Stacie
Carol and Ken
Bill is standing in front of the barrel room