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Lost Abbey First Annual Barrel Tasting

Award-winning Brewery to tap one of the nation’s largest barrel collections for a special evening of rare beers and fine foods

San Marcos, Calif. – Port Brewing/Lost Abbey will hold its first annual Barrel Tasting the evening of August 25, 2007. Limited to just 100 people, guests will join award-winning brewer Tomme Arthur and other members of the Lost Abbey family for an evening of food and sampling of craft brews aged as long as 18 months in French Oak, Brandy, and Bourbon barrels.

Slated to be tapped that evening:

  • Amazing Grace – Barrel Aged Lost and Found, aged nine months in French oak
  • Red Poppy – Lost Abbey’s first release. Aged with sour cherries for one year in French oak
  • Older Viscosity – Barrel aged Old Viscosity, 9 months in fresh Bourbon barrels
  • The Angel’s Share – Previously unreleased. Aged 18 Months in Brandy
  • Cuvee de Tomme – Second limited release, 9 Months in oak

Arthur will also be preparing a special limited-release blend just for guests of the Barrel Tasting event.

With one of the largest barrel collections in the United States, the Lost Abbey has gained a reputation as a source of some of the finest and most eagerly anticipated beers in the country. However, it’s small size and lengthy brewing and aging process limit the brewery’s production, making its releases highly coveted and sought after by aficionados. Barrel Tasting guests will be among a relative handful to sample the rarities from the brewer’s collection.

The Barrel Tasting will be held Saturday, August 25, 2007 at Port Brewing / Lost Abbey in San Marcos, Calif. The event runs from 6pm to 9:30pm. Attendance is limited to 100 people. Tickets are $50 per person and include the tastings, and a specially prepared selection of foods and hor d’ oeuvres. Guests will also have the opportunity to reserve a personal allotment of the releases sampled that evening.

For more information and ticket purchases, visit the Lost Abbey website at: http://www.lostabbey.com/event_barrel_party.php.

About Port Brewing / Lost Abbey
Founded in 2006, Port Brewing Company produces a line of award-winning American ales as well as the groundbreaking Lost Abbey family of Belgian-inspired beers. Craft brewed under the direction of co-founder and two-time Great American Beer Festival brewer of the year, Tomme Arthur, four beers are issued under the Lost Abbey label year-round: Avant Garde, Lost and Found, Red Barn and Judgment Day. Additionally, a number of seasonal and specialty releases including Ten Commandments, Cuvee de Tomme and the Angel’s Share, are offered at various times throughout the year. As many of these are blended and aged for up to 18 months in French Oak, Brandy and Bourbon barrels, Lost Abbey beers are universally recognized for their complexity, unique flavors, and bold, boundary-pushing styles. Port Brewing is located at 155 Mata Way, Suite 104, San Marcos, CA 92069, USA. Telephone (760) 889-9318, web: www.lostabbey.com.

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