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Jolly St. Nick makes his way back to the Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey Tasting Room for the 7th Annual release of Bourbon Barrel-aged Santa’s Little Helper (Port Brewing’s Imperial Stout) and a Christmas in July celebration to benefit the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation on Saturday, July 18th, 2015. To date, Christmas in July has raised over $15,000 dollars and collected over 10,000 toys for the Toys for Tots program.
Regardless of how you’ve acted so far this year, Christmas in July is the perfect opportunity to show the fat man in the red suit that you deserve more than a lump of coal… as long as you bring an unwrapped toy (valued at $15 or more) you’re in! Does your automatonophobia make it impossible to shop in a toy store? Not a problem, for just $15 at the door you’re set to join us for food, fun, entertainment and photos with Santa all included! (This is a family-friendly event). As in previous years, the event will be split in two sessions: 11:00am – 3:00pm and 4:00pm to 8:00pm.
The Port Brewing and Lost Abbey “Giving Tree” will also be making an appearance, for an extra donation to Toys for Tots, you’ll receive a gift from the tree. Gifts can include rare and vintage bottles, Port Brewing / Lost Abbey gear, tickets to our legendary Barrel Night during San Diego Beer Week and some goodies from our friends around San Diego!
All of The Lost Abbey and Port Brewing’s full core lineup of beers plus plenty of specialty taps will be available (full tap list released as we get closer). 2015 marks the 7th year we’ve released a Bourbon barrel-aged version of our Imperial Stout, Santa’s Little Helper. A robust beer with tones of sweet malt, dark cocoa and notes of deep bourbon, Santa’s Little Helper is the perfect accompaniment to fruitcake during a California Christmas in July. Bourbon barrel-aged Santa’s Little Helper will hit the full Port Brewing Distribution Network in late July in 375ml cork-finished bottles and limited draft.
7th Annual Christmas in July Toys for Tots Benefit When: Saturday, July 18th 11:00am-3:00pm, 4:00pm-8:00pm Where:The Lost Abbey Tasting Room (155 Mata Way San Marcos, CA 92069)
Join our Director of Quality and Production, Gwen Conley, at The Patio on Goldfinch on Monday, February 23rd for a palate trip and discussion with Certified Cicerone and beer buyer Kelly Logan. Beers to include: Avant Garde, Red Barn, Lost & Found, Judgment Day, and Board Meeting.
Monday, February 23rd @ 4:00pm
$10.00, no tickets necessary
Due to limited space, email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the guest list.
Our great friend, Yves Panneels, from Belgium’s Night of the Great Thirst Gueuze & Lambic Festival and co-owner of The Pub with Insurance Against the Great Thirst is coming to San Diego for a Lambic & Geueze lecture followed by a tasting of quite rare beers and discussion.
Beers to be included: Girardin Black Label, Boon Momo Blend VAT 77, Unldended Oude Lambic, and Unblended Young Lambic
The on-sale link for Veritas 015, an American blended sour with peaches, nectarines, and apricots, will become active at 12:00pm on February 6th, 2015 at www.lostabbey.com. Bottles are limited to 4 per person and are $40 (+ $1 convenience charge). The pickup window will be broken down to 4 sessions (early and late) on Saturday and Sunday, March 7th and 8th at The Lost Abbey Tasting Room in San Marcos (155 Mata Way, San Marcos, CA 92069).
The four options for pickup times are as follows: Saturday, March 7th – 8:00am-12:00pm (early) Saturday, March 7th – 12:30pm-4:30pm (late) Sunday, March 8th – 8:00am-12:00pm (early) Sunday, March 8th – 12:30pm-4:30pm (late)
ON SALE HERE:Sale ended
By purchasing Veritas from The Lost Abbey, you are agreeing to pick up your purchased bottles during the session that you chose during checkout. If you fail to pick-up your bottles during your chosen session, they will be surrendered back to The Lost Abbey. We are not allowing proxies of any kind for the pickup (We apologize for the inconvenience, but this policy hasn’t changed and was implemented to prevent individual consumers from ending up with more than 4 bottles). Any attempt to have a proxy pick up bottles will result in the bottles being surrendered back to The Lost Abbey (NO EXCEPTIONS).
On Saturday, February 21st, we will celebrating the 2015 Celebration di Masquerade at The Lost Abbey. For the first time, Carnevale will be a ticketed event.
For the $30 entry fee, patrons will recieve a limited-edition Carnevale Glass for the night, 2 included 10oz pours, some New Orleans grub from Grill Fella’s, and a bottle of 2015 Carnevale Ale… Tickets will be limited to the first 200 people and we’ll be releasing which speciality and barrel-aged beers will be available during the Carnevale celebration soon. Tickets can be purchased at http://shop.lostabbey.com/ starting today.
Specialty Beer List:
Cuvee de Tomme*
Framboise de Amorosa*
Brandy Angel’s Share
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Santa’s Little Helper
* Cuvee de Tomme & Framboise de Amorosa not available for included 10oz pour.
What: 8th Annual Carnevale di Lost Abbey Masquerade Party When:Saturday, February 21st 7:00-11:00pm Where: The Lost Abbey, 155 Mata Way, Suite 104, San Marcos, CA 92069
Several of our brewers and packaging staff proudly served this country in the Armed Forces, and that’s something we take great pride in. As the cold winter months start to creep in and the temperatures begin to dip, our thoughts go to those that fought bravely for The United States but have since fallen on hard times.
Beginning now till the end of January, we’ll be teaming up with the San Marcos Veteran Center and collecting canned food and clothing (warm gear, new socks and underwear) at The Lost Abbey Tasting Room for our US Veterans in need.
Further expanding their reach in the state of Pennsylvania, Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey have announced they’ve signed with distributor Wilson-McGinley to cover the Pittsburgh market. “We certainly did our homework and due diligence to find the right wholesaler partner to represent our brands in the Western PA region” said Brian Sauls, National Sales Manager for Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey. “We feel Wilson-McGinley represents the same core values as Lost Abbey / Port Brewing and that contagious passion and enthusiasm for great craft beer, shared with our current amazing group of distributors, makes this a partnership we are looking forward to.”
The Pittsburgh market will slowly begin to receive the full lineup of core and seasonal beers from both Port Brewing and Lost Abbey, with the goal to have the full portfolio by next fall. To celebrate the new partnership, Chief Operating Owner Tomme Arthur will head out to Pittsburgh following San Diego Beer Week for a week of events throughout the market. Full press release here (PDF)