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  1. San Diego Sales Representative

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    Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey
    San Diego Sales Representative

    Compensation: salary base pay with bonus opportunities. Car allowance.
    Employment type: full-time

    Are you a highly motivated self-starter who loves great beer, conversation and can sell ice to Eskimos? If so, you might be just the person we are looking for. Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey, a brewery located in San Marcos, California, has an immediate opening for a beer sales representative in the highly competitive San Diego Market.

    A broad range of sales skills are required for this position with a shared focus for both on and off premise channels. Strong sales skills are a must for this job as well as the knowledge of beer production with an emphasis given to applicants who show a passion for Craft Beer.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    – The proven ability to increase draft and bottle placements for all brands of beer we produce
    – Focus on selling products and/or selling number of products in current accounts
    – Identify major accounts that are not being penetrated and develop plan to establish business in those accounts
    – Manage individual time and activities to maximize sales volume in defined territory
    – Work with our distributor reps/managers on all levels to understand the market for our brands and opportunities for continued growth. Execute brewery programs and annual market plan.
    – Work with wholesaler reps in market and communicate follow-up to reps and their managers via email.
    – Formulate market plans by channel with our Sales Manager
    – Monitor and evaluate distributor performance against Lost Abbey/Port Brewing and Hop Concept Goals
    – Creates and fosters relationships with Key Accounts in market on own & in partnership with distributor
    – Monitors distributor inventories at levels consistent to insure freshness & no out of stocks.
    – Attend and participate in wholesaler sales meetings
    – Manage crew drives, surveys and market audits
    – Conduct wait staff / bartender educations, beers tastings and evening promotions
    – Works market events & promotions. Promos, Beer dinners, Beer week etc.
    – Educate distributor sales personnel on the Lost Abbey/Port Brewing portfolio and their individual brand standards we expect
    – Organize, plan, develop and staff promotional & special events both in your territory and assist with brewery events as needed
    – Manages, motivates & develops Lost Abbey/Port Brewing and Hop Concept business in all classes of trade
    – Hold quarterly business reviews with the distributor management team.
    – Communicate with Sales Manager in a timely manner about market conditions and needs. Monitor competitor activities in market.

    Ideal Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

    – Extremely organized and detail orientated
    – Excellent analytical, written, problem solving and verbal communication skills a must
    – Excellent persuasive selling and relationship development abilities
    – Develop an exceptional knowledge of our deep portfolio of beers
    – Hospitality or Service Based Experience is a plus
    – Be familiar to read and analyze industry reports like VIP, IRI, Nielsen data to identify market opportunities to act upon with the distributor and make recommendations to retailers, Lost Abbey/Port Brewing and distributor
    – Strong computer proficiency required in Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook
    – Proven negotiation skills
    – Ability to work both independently and within a team to accomplish goals
    – Demonstrated ability to plan and manage multiple responsibilities
    – Expectation is a Monday through Friday work week with some night duties for promotional work and sales support. There will also be weekend events from time to time that requiring staffing and assistance.

    Compensation will be a salary base pay with bonus opportunities and a car allowance.
    Benefits include paid vacation, sick pay, holiday pay and of course FREE beer.

    Please do not bring resumes into the Tasting Rooms (We want to save trees)
    Send Resume & Cover Letter and Salary requirements to Jobs@lostabbey.com

  2. Duck Duck Gooze 2019

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    The time has come. We will be putting 2019 Duck Duck Gooze on sale at Noon today. Bottles will be limited to 4 per person and pickup will take place on May 11th and 12th. No proxies or shipping will be available for this on sale. Please use the link below, and good luck duck hunting.

     

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/duck-duck-gooze-on-sale-tickets-57638788167

     

  3. The Lost Abbey to release Santo Ron Diego with Cherries, Vanilla, and Cacao Nibs

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    San Marcos, CA, — First released last year, Santo Ron Diego will make another appearance, this time with a slightly different flavor profile with the addition of Cherries, Vanilla, and Cacao nibs.

    Aged in Rum barrels for 14 months, Santo Ron Diego starts with a base of a dark strong ale, brewed specifically to contrast and accentuate the sweetness of the Rum barrels. Santo Ron Diego is then rested on Cherries, Vanilla beans, and Cacao nibs.

    “Getting a chance to work with rum barrels again has been quite an adventure” said Tomme Arthur, COO and Co-founder of The Lost Abbey. “We were really happy with last year’s version but we wanted to add a bit more complexity to help bring the rum notes out with this year’s batch.”

    Santo Ron Diego begins with a bouquet of Cherries, Vanilla and sweet oak that leads to burst of flavor on the palate. Dark bakers chocolate, sweet cherry and warming vanilla with just a hint of coconut, Santo finishes with smooth hints of sweet-spiced rum.

    Santo Ron Diego with Cherries, Vanilla, and Cacao Nibs, at 13.5% ABV, will be available throughout the Lost Abbey distribution network beginning in December. Due to the limited amount of beer produced, this will be a draft-only release.

  4. The Lost Abbey to release Madonna and Child Ale – Tequila barrel-aged Sour w/ Lime and Salt

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    San Marcos, CA – Since 2006, The Lost Abbey has been experimenting with its Oak Aging Program, using barrels from across the spectrum of sprits, and now they will be releasing their second Tequila barrel-aged beer, Madonna and Child.
    A dark sour ale with Lime and Salt, Madonna and Child was inspired by Southern California’s love for Margaritas.
    Intense citrus aroma with just a hint of sweetness, Madonna and Child begins with a refreshing lime tartness, balanced with some dark sugar and ending with a splash of salt and some spice from the tequila.
    “The blending process for Madonna and Child was an adventure in itself,” said Tomme Arthur, COO and Co-Founder of The Lost Abbey. “We really wanted to capture the essence of properly crafted Margarita which proved to be a nice challenge for our crew”.
    Madonna and Child will be available throughout The Lost Abbey distribution network in the coming week.

     

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  5. Framboise de Amorosa – 10th Anniversary 750ml bottles and glass.

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    30lbs of raspberries… French oak barrels… House Brett… One juicy sour beer. Normally sold in 375 ml format, Framboise de Amorosa will be available this Friday in 750ml bottles! In continued celebration of our ten years of beers, we are releasing these XL bottles, paired with the featured custom glass. These bottles can be purchased “to-go”, limit two per person, sold as a package- one glass per bottle, neither will be sold separately. Available at both the San Marcos and Cardiff Tasting Rooms. Cheers!

     

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  6. Duck Duck Gooze Update

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    Hi All,
    Quick update, the “900” emails went out yesterday around 5pm or so and we’ll be shooting out the lottery emails this afternoon around 1pm. Again, if you receive an email, you have a week to purchase your bottles (till 8/9 @ 5pm PDT for 5 bottles, 8/10 @ 1pm for 3 bottle allocations), they are secured but will be added back to the pool if you choose not to purchase.

    Saw the questions regarding pickup dates, because of the issues we had with the Friday onsale, we did extend them to include the weekend before and after the initial dates of August 27th and 28th. So, as someone put it earlier, you’re free to show up during any of the three weekends (while we’re open) and we’ll take care of you. Once sales are complete, we’ll be emailing everyone a reminder of this extended pickup session. There will be no need to email us and ask us to switch sessions, we got you on this.

    Also seeing a few posts asking why they didn’t get an email even though they got a timestamp under 1pm. After speaking with Eventbrite, they were processing 6 orders per second with orders starting to come in at 12:56. So just getting under 1pm didn’t guarantee bottles. We only stated that all 900 came before 1pm, not everyone under 1pm is in. There were many more than 900 orders processed before 1pm.

    Also, the “Duck Days of Summer” will be somewhat similar to our 10th Anniversary Party (if any of you made it to that), we’ll be extending our license to the parking lot, having some games and we’ll all be able to drink outside, which is always awesome!

    Since there are so many avenues you can take to ask us questions, it would help if you directed them all to ddg2016@lostabbey.com. This will help us streamline things. Thank you!

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