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Port Brewing / Lost Abbey

Port Brewing / Lost Abbey

155 Mata Way, Suite 104
San Marcos, CA, 92069
United States

800-918-6816

Year Established: 2006

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Our Story In 1992, there weren’t many options when it came to locally crafted, freshly brewed beers produced in San Diego. As such, brother and sister team and Pizza Port co-owners Vince and Gina Marsaglia started brewing at home. Soon, they were making more than they could leisurely drink. Yet, they really wanted to share some of the incredible brews they created with their customers too. So in October of 1992, a seven barrel brewery was installed and in 1993 the first handcrafted beer brewed on the premises of Pizza Port in Solana Beach was served. Pizza Port became famous for fresh, hoppy beers prompting the addition of two more Pizza Port locations in Carlsbad and San Clemente. But even with three brewing systems, there wasn’t enough capacity to distribute the beers outside of the restaurants and Vince and Gina realized they needed to expand the production. The answer came in late 2005 when another local craft brewery (and long-time friend of Pizza Port), Stone Brewing Company, announced that it was opening a new, considerably larger facility and would be leaving its old location in early 2006. The Early Years In March of 2006, Vince and Gina, along with two new partners, Tomme Arthur (then Pizza Port’s director of brewing operations) and Jim Comstock, founded Port Brewing Company and acquired the old Stone Brewing facility in San Marcos. Shortly thereafter Tomme turned the Pizza Port family brewing reins over to Carlsbad head brewer Jeff Bagby and left to head brewing operations full time at the new Port Brewing Company. Port Brewing first opened its doors to the public on May 5th, 2006 and used its expanded capacity to deliver long-time Port-brewed favorites in bottles and on draught to a thirsty public. The roomy new brewery and greater capacity also gave Tomme the opportunity to pursue his love of boundary-pushing styles and barrel-aging, spawning what is now the legendary line of Lost Abbey Belgian-inspired beers. Within a year Port Brewing had produced 16 different beers and earned a reputation as one of the most remarkable new craft breweries in America. In a nod to its achievements, the brewery was named the 2007 Great American Beer Festival Small Brewery of the Year, and Tomme Small Brewer of the Year. Scarcely six months later, Port Brewing and Tomme were again honored as Champion Small Brewery and Small Brewer at the 2008 World Beer Cup competition, one of the youngest breweries ever to win the back-to-back honors. Now and the Road Ahead Today Port Brewing continues at the vanguard of craft brewing, ranked as one of the top 10 new breweries in the nation by both industry experts and enthusiasts alike. Brewing capacity has nearly doubled since 2006, and the company’s 800-plus oak bourbon, brandy, sherry, and wine barrels comprise one of the most remarkable barrel-aging programs for a craft brewery of any size. Distribution has also expanded to major cities and metropolitan areas throughout the country, allowing beer lovers to now enjoy fresh brewed Port products from coast to coast. (If your region doesn’t yet have our brews, don’t worry, we’re adding new distribution all the time.) If you ever have the opportunity to visit San Diego, make sure to visit our brewery, take a tour, admire our barrel room and maybe enjoy a few samples in our tasting room. You’ll find directions to the brewery and tasting room hours right here.

ID: 9914 Last updated 3 days ago Added to database 10 years ago

Quick Stats

62

Beers

538

Reviews

0

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Most Drunk: Lost Abbey Yellow Bus [1]
Highest Rated: Port Brewing Older Viscosity [4.100]
Most Reviewed: Port Brewing Old Viscosity [34]

Beers

Beer | Style | ABV Score
Lost Abbey 2008 Sinners
Belgian Strong Ale| -
3.667 (3)
Lost Abbey Agave Maria
Strong Ale| 13.5 %
3.240 (2)
Lost Abbey Amazing Grace
Abbey Dubbel| 8 %
3.529 (11)
Lost Abbey Avant Garde Ale
Biere de Garde| 7 %
3.528 (19)
Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #10 (Bat out of Hell)
Imperial Stout| 12 %
3.475 (1)
Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #2 (Stairway to Heaven)
Wild Ale| 12.5 %
3.175 (1)
Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #8 (Number of the Beast)
Abbey Quadrupel| 13.7 %
3.250 (1)
Lost Abbey Brouwers Imagination Series Saison (w/ brett)
Saison| -
3.250 (1)
Lost Abbey Cable Car
Wild Ale| 7 %
3.460 (2)
Lost Abbey Carnevale Ale
Saison| 6.5 %
3.647 (14)
Lost Abbey Deliverance
Strong Ale| 12.5 %
3.927 (8)
Lost Abbey Devotion
Belgian Ale| 6.3 %
3.478 (20)
Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze
Gueuze| 5.5 %
3.486 (4)
Lost Abbey Framboise de Amorosa
Fruit Lambic| 7 %
3.657 (4)
Lost Abbey Genesis of Shame
Wild Ale| 6.5 %
3.175 (1)
Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi Ale
Biere de Garde| 10 %
3.611 (16)
Lost Abbey Hop Freshener Series: Dank & Sticky
Imperial IPA| 8.5 %
3.350 (1)
Lost Abbey Inferno
Belgian Strong Ale| 8.5 %
3.475 (17)
Lost Abbey Isabelle Proximus
Wild Ale| 7 %
3.870 (7)
Lost Abbey Judgment Day
Abbey Quadrupel| 10.5 %
3.695 (18)
Lost Abbey Lost and Found
Abbey Dubbel| 8 %
3.778 (15)
Lost Abbey Mayan Apocalypse Judgment Day
Abbey Quadrupel| 10.5 %
3.617 (3)
Lost Abbey Ne Goeien Saison
Saison| 5.5 %
3.471 (4)
Lost Abbey Red Barn
Saison| 6.7 %
3.508 (22)
Lost Abbey Red Poppy Ale
Flanders Red| 5.5 %
3.960 (12)
Lost Abbey Road to Helles
Helles / Dortmunder| 5.2 %
3.150 (1)
Lost Abbey Saints Devotion
Wild Ale| 6.3 %
3.700 (4)
Lost Abbey Saison Blanc
Saison| 5.4 %
3.360 (2)
Lost Abbey Serpents Stout
Imperial Stout| 11 %
3.922 (19)
Lost Abbey Sinners Blend 09
Strong Ale| -
3.543 (4)
Lost Abbey Sinners Blend 2010
Strong Ale| 8 %
3.534 (3)
Lost Abbey Ten Commandments
Belgian Strong Ale| 9 %
3.730 (14)
Lost Abbey The Angel's Share Grand Cru
English Barleywine| 12 %
3.540 (2)
Lost Abbey The Angels Share
English Barleywine| 10.5 %
3.676 (22)
Lost Abbey The Angels Share (Bourbon Barrel)
English Barleywine| 12.5 %
3.874 (12)
Lost Abbey Veritas 001
Belgian Strong Ale| 8 %
3.200 (1)
Lost Abbey Veritas 002
Belgian Strong Ale| 8 %
3.250 (1)
Lost Abbey Veritas 003
Belgian Strong Ale| 8 %
3.275 (1)
Lost Abbey Veritas 008
Wild Ale| 8 %
3.384 (3)
Lost Abbey Witch's Wit
Witbier| 4.8 %
3.308 (10)
Lost Abbey Yellow Bus
Wild Ale| 7.5 %
3.260 (2)
Lost Abbey/New Belgium Mo Betta Bretta
Wild Ale| 6.3 %
3.433 (6)
Port Brewing 11th Anniversary
Imperial IPA| 10.5 %
3.100 (1)
Port Brewing Anniversary Ale
Imperial IPA| 10 %
3.384 (3)
Port Brewing Barrel Aged Santas Little Helper
Imperial Stout| 10 %
3.643 (4)
Port Brewing Board Meeting
Strong Ale| 8.5 %
3.617 (3)
Port Brewing Brother Levonian Saison
Saison| 6.5 %
3.200 (1)
Port Brewing High Tide Fresh Hop IPA
IPA| 6.5 %
3.750 (19)
Port Brewing Hop 15
Imperial IPA| 9.7 %
3.952 (26)
Port Brewing Hot Rocks Lager
Dunkel / Dark Lager| 6.2 %
3.440 (7)
Port Brewing La Cruda Porter
Porter| 6.7 %
3.150 (1)
Port Brewing Mel Dorado
American Pale Ale| 5 %
3.150 (1)
Port Brewing Midnight Expressions Lager
Schwarzbier| 5.5 %
3.686 (12)
Port Brewing Mongo Double IPA
Imperial IPA| 8.5 %
3.715 (10)
Port Brewing Mosaic Mongo IPA
Imperial IPA| 8.5 %
3.100 (1)
Port Brewing Old Viscosity
Strong Ale| 10.5 %
3.933 (34)
Port Brewing Older Viscosity
Strong Ale| 12.5 %
4.100 (22)
Port Brewing Panzer Imperial Pilsner
Imperial Pilsener| 9 %
3.310 (7)
Port Brewing Santas Little Helper
Imperial Stout| 10.5 %
3.843 (30)
Port Brewing Shark Attack Double Red Ale
Strong Ale| 9.5 %
3.735 (11)
Port Brewing SPA Summer Pale Ale
American Pale Ale| 5.2 %
3.320 (2)
Port Brewing Wipeout IPA
IPA| 7 %
3.778 (29)

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