Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey | San Marcos, California
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Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey
World Class based on 186 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

155 Mata Way, Ste 104
San Marcos, California United States 92069 [ print map ]
760 891 0272

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Hours: Mon - Tue 1:00 - 6:00 PM; Wed 1:00 - 9:00 PM; Thu 1:00 - 8:00 PM; Fri 1:00 - 9:00 PM; Sat 12:00 - 8:00 PM; Sun 12:00 - 7:00 PM

Mayor: brokensail (4) | Affiliated user(s) here thelostabbey | Taps: 23 | Bottles: 12

Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey

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Beer Available At Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey (arranged by most recent)
Port Brewing SPA (Summer Pale Ale) 97, Port Brewing Amigo Mexican Lager 27, Port Brewing Board Meeting Brown Ale 99, Lost Abbey Avant Garde Ale 93, Hop Freshener Series: Lemon & Grassy 95, Lost Abbey OíBrienís 20th Anniversary , Lost Abbey Veritas 015 100, Lost Abbey Lemon Yellow Sun (2015 NHC) , Lost Abbey Veritas 013 99, Lost Abbey Veritas 011 98, Lost Abbey Veritas 010 100, Lost Abbey Veritas 009 97, Lost Abbey Veritas 008 98, Lost Abbey Veritas 007 100, Lost Abbey Veritas 014 97, Lost Abbey Sede Vacante 96, Lost Abbey Veritas 012 99, Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #10 (Bat out of Hell) 100, Lost Abbey Red Poppy Ale 100, Lost Abbey Inferno Ale 96
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186 reviews for Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  82%
 Selection  85%
 Food  84%
 Value  83%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Travlr  (2114) Washington, Washington DC | January 16, 2011
Large space in a small brewery,surrounded by barrels. Jam packed at noon on a Saturday, but still had fast, efficient, friendly staff, plus Dawn the Beer Fairy. What else can you ask for?
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 4, 2012
Been here many times since they opened. Despite having lots of room the place is usually packed. Lots of taps and usually a few interesting/experimental beers. They also have plenty of bottles for onsite or take away. Service can be hit and miss.
3fourths  (1471) Boulder, Colorado | August 2, 2012| Updated December 18, 2013
warehouse ambiance. divided tap list between Lost Abbey and Port Brewing offerings, with most of the standard lineup taking up to two-dozen or so taps. Only a few small batch beers available during my visit. Small sample sizes available of everything. Call me underwhelmed, but I donít find myself in love with Lost Abbey beer so my appreciation of their taproom is strongly tied to that. Still, a fun place and worthy of a stop when in Southern California, no doubt. Wish I was into their beer, though.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail  (1171) San Leandro, California | April 11, 2011
The bar is a large L-shaped one with the tap list on a chalk board straight ahead with all the prices and available growler fills/bottles on it. They also have printed lists of their "reserve" bottles such as the Veritas beers, Isabelle Proximus, Duck Duck Gooze, Angelís Share, etc. This is probably the coolest thing about the "new" Lost Abbey. The brewing equipment and barrels for aging their beers are all over the place and provide a cool atmosphere. This is especially true if youíre like me and like to nose around and see what beer is aging in what barrels. The service is still much the same and often receives mixed reviews, but I have never had a problem here, in fact, Iíve always had awesome experiences here. They do occasionally have food during special events, but as a rule, they still donít. Be sure to eat before you come, because itís easy to be here and drink a lot before you finally bow out.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris  (891) Burnaby, British Columbia | August 3, 2013
A big where house with the brewing, barrels and a huge bar. Pretty basic, no chairs and food is by invited food truck. Since they donít manage the food, I donít think it is fair to rate. Samples and draft are cheap, but unlike all the patrons I canít drink the cool aide. This isnít as great as the hype.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois  (871) Tourist Town (West), England | May 3, 2014| Updated May 15, 2014
Visited on Friday 18/04/14. Located in an industrial unit not far from a few other breweries. 20+ taps, left hand side of the board is Lost Abbey, right hand side Port brewing. The place was pretty packed but the service was very good and prompt. About 15/20 bottles to go but most of the interesting stuff had sold out. T-shirts/merchandise also available. Lots of cool artwork on the walls to the left, Lost Abbey satanic themed pictures. No food available which was a shame as something always helps, even if itís just potato chips or jerky. Solid no frills taproom, outstanding value at $1 per taster!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2  (846) San Diego, California | December 27, 2014
A fully functioning brewery in a large industrial complex just off 78 (Hops Hwy). The bar service was good and handled the growing crowd well. There were a few new items on tap alongside their year-round offerings. The bottle selection seemed to have just been obliterated so there was very little left from which to choose.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (797) Columbus, Ohio | November 4, 2013
(Visited 10/2013): Lost Abbey is located in San Marcos in a business park off Rancheros Drive. Like many breweries (Stone, Avery, Two Brothers) you start to wonder if you are in the right place when you approach. There is a decent sized lot in front of the building.

The entrance basically opens directly into the brewery. Walking up to the taproom area one can get a full view of the brewing equipment and barrel room. The tasting area is standing only with a bar and a few barrels converted to tables. There is a cooler behind the bar with bottles to go, and a large board above listing the beers on tap. Lost Abbey related art on one of the walls too.

There are over 20 taps in the tasting room, comprised of both Lost Abbey and Port beers. Several of the more common beers like Devotion, 10 Commandments and Red Barn. Some seasonals and less common brews like Mayan Apocalypse and Port Board Meeting. The beers are available in multiple serving sizes.

Service at the bar on a relatively busy weekday afternoon was pretty good. The bartender was knowledgeable about the beers and helped with to-go and merchandise orders.

We did not have any food on the visit, and I donít believe they serve any.

Overall this is a really good spot to visit in the San Diego area, and is not too far from Stone to boot.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie  (667) Denver, Colorado | July 6, 2012
I was expecting something a little more elaborate for a tasting room, but this is very minimalist. Itís just a small room with a bar. No seats, no outside beer consumption allowed, no nothing other than standing and being sociable while drinking a superior brew. Tons of Port/Lost Abbey is available on tap and in bottle. Pretty cool place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
GT2  (662) Oceanside, California | February 10, 2011
Lost Abbey is pretty much a warehouse and barrel room that you are allowed to intrude and get drunk in. The tap selection is usually pretty extensive with virtually every Lost Abbey and Port Brewing beer available. There is a vintage bottle list that rotates, but every time I have to Lost Abbey Iíve been able to get a Veritas 003 or Veritas 004 and sometimes an Isabelle. Lots of other random releases and old bottles of Angels Share are available. Donít expect batch 1 Angels Share or Yellow Bus though.

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