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Lost Abbey Libri Divini – November 2010


San Diego Beer Week Part Deux

San Diego Beer Week

America’s Finest Beer City

The second annual San Diego Beer Week kicks off a 10 day tour de force today with just about every brewery, brewpub, gastropub, bar and bottle shop pulling out all the stops to showcase America’s new craft beer capitol. In all there’ll be more than 200 beer-related events all around the county between today and Sunday the 14th. Naturally, we’ll be out and about next week, talking, eating and, of course, pouring lots of great Lost Abbey and Port Brewing beers.

Here’s a round-up of what’s up and what’s new at Lost Abbey:

Extended Tasting Room Hours

In honor of San Diego Beer Week, we’ll be extending our tasting room hours to be open seven days a week through November 14, giving everyone ample opportunity to drop by and say hello! The SDBW Tasting Room hours are:

  • Sun: 12pm – 5pm
  • Mon – Wed: 1pm – 6pm
  • Thur: 1pm – 4:30pm
  • Fri: 1pm – 9pm
  • Sat: 12pm – 6pm

(Note: Saturday, November 13 we will close promptly at 6pm to prepare for our annual barrel party)

For directions to the Tasting Room, please check out our Visit Us section or call (800) 918-6816 x107.

SDBW Events

We’re doing a number of events around town all week long, so you can still experience our beers without making the trek up to the brewery. If you get a chance, pop into one and say hi to the DOBO (aka “Tomme”) and other members of the Lost Abbey Clergy.

Lost Abbey SDBW Events

  • Nov 6 – San Diego Brewer’s Guild Festival
  • Nov 8 – Phil’s BBQ
  • Nov 9 – Churchill’s Pub and Grille
  • Nov 9 – Encinitas Ale House
  • Nov 10 – Counterpoint
  • Nov 10 – Neighborhood
  • Nov 11 – Stone World Bistro
  • Nov 11 – JSix Restaurant
  • Nov 13 – 4th Annual Barrel Tasting Party (sold out)

For a full list of event details, please visit the Events Calendar page.

New Faces

Ken Kline, Plant Manager

Those who’ve been into the Tasting Room during the week in the past couple of months might have noticed a new face around the brewery. Actually, he’s an old, familiar face to this building.

Ken Kline, Superhero

Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Ken Kline our new (returning) Plant Manager.

No, Ken didn’t used to work here and now he’s back, he’s returning to the brewhouse. Back before Port Brewing / Lost Abbey, our brewhouse was Stone Brewing’s, and Ken was their plant manager. In 2006 when Stone moved to it’s new facility Ken went with it and we’ve pretty much been faking it ever since (read: swearing/praying and lots of duct tape). Gratefully we were recently able to persuade Ken to return to his old brewhouse and re-assume command over all the stuff around here that makes the beer, packs it up and gets it on the loading dock.

Over the next few months Ken will be overhauling our brewhouse (read: swearing/praying and removing duct tape) and overseeing our expansion which includes a shiny new boiler, new tanks, and moving and reconfiguring the bottling line in the new building. For us, all of this means no more flooded floors and bottling line gymnastics. For you it means more Port & Lost Abbey beers!

If you ever happen to drop by the tasting room and see Ken (usually fixing stuff), make sure to say hi. (Don’t, hug him and cry, repeating “thank you, thank you, thank you” though. Turns out after the forth or fifth time it makes him uncomfortable.)

New Beer Releases

Here’s what’s new and upcoming in new beer releases:

  • Oct 25 – Santa’s Little Helper (Full distribution)
  • Oct 25 – Mongo Double IPA (Full Distribution, Draft only)
  • Nov 13 – Veritas 008 (Barrel Party Release)
  • Nov 20 – Amazing Grace – French Oak Aged Lost & Found (Brewery Only)
  • Nov 20 – Cuvee de Tomme 2010 (Brewery Only)
  • Dec 3 – Gift of the Magi (Full distribution)

» Click here for the full beer release calendar

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