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  • Typical Saturday at The Lost Abbey

    It’s a Saturday in January which means there’s snow on the ground in most of the country, NFL playoffs on the TV and a bunch of people enjoying our tasting room at Port Brewing. In case you haven’t visited us in a while you may not know that Saturdays have turned into quite the place […]

  • Christmas is coming…I asked Santa for a Hood and Wire Unit.

    It’s Monday of Christmas week. It’s finally here! I’m sitting at my desk staring at the box with Sydney’s new Princess Scooter in it. I need to put it together. It’s pretty much the only thing she asked Santa for this year. As I stare at the box, I am reminded that there are a […]

  • High on Fridays or is it the drugs?

    It’s Friday and the Ramones are jamming on the CD player. Me, I’m hunkered down in my office. The tasting bar is packed and Marty is doing a brisk business of selling pork products from his hot dog cart out front. What beer am I drinking as I type this? The clear alcohol free kind […]

  • A High Tide has me dehydrated!

    It’s the first week of September which means we’re hard at work in the brewery stuffing nearly all of our tanks full of High Tide Fresh Hop IPA. This is the 4th year we have produced High Tide at Port Brewing in San Marcos and it remains one of our best selling seasonal beers for […]

  • Friday nights, DUI Checkpoints and .068

    When we began the process of acquiring this brewery in San Marcos some 4 years ago, I made a decision to move my family(Maureen was pregnant with Sydney and due in May of 2006) to San Marcos so that I could be closer to the brewery. We found a place that is above Cal State […]

  • Christmas in July

    Here in San Diego, even when it’s supposed to be Christmas time, it rarely truly feels like Christmas.  In December each year, other parts of the country, throw on their best Christmas sweaters and sing about how the “weather outside is frightful.”  Us, we head for the beach and roast Marshmallows (not Chestnuts) by a bonfire.  Yet, […]

  • Christmas in July Update

    We’re pleased to announce that we now have a final schedule of events and full tap and bottle list for next week’s Christmas in July beer release and fundraiser. The schedule of events is as follows: 12:00pm — Tasting room opens. Bottle Sales; tasters & pint sales begin. 1:00pm — Santa Arrives; Photos with Santa […]

  • Christmas in July Beer Release & Fundrasier

    Sure it’s hot outside, but it’ll be cooler than ever at Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey’s first Christmas in July Celebration and Fundraiser, Saturday, July 25, 2009 from noon to 7pm. Events on tap: Beer releases: Santa’s Little Helper (Bourbon Barrel-aged) – 22oz bottles; $12 each; 6 bottle limit Older Viscosity 2009 – 375ml […]

  • Moses is a Son of a Bitch

    Says me.  This past week, we receieved our labels for Ten Commandments and today, the beer is finally on sale at the brewery.  I say finally because I’ve come to conclude that Moses is an egotistical son of a bitch who never seems to be able to get in the bottle on time.  We’v been […]

  • Christmas in July

    Oh yeah, it’s hot, but there’s an unbelievable beer release today: Older Viscosity 2009 Angel’s Share – Bourbon (750ml) Duck Duck Gooze (yes, the much awaited geuze beer) Santa’s Little Helper – Bourbon Barrel As it’s Christmas in July, we’re asking everyone to bring a new, unwrapped toy valued at $15 or more. All proceeds […]

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