Port Brewing/Lost Abbey | San Marcos, California
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Port Brewing/Lost Abbey
World Class based on 155 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: Tasting Room M-T 1-6, W 1-9, Th 1-8, F 1-9, Sa 12-8, Su 12-7


Mayor: Leighton (9) | Taps: 23 | Bottles: several


Port Brewing/Lost Abbey

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Beer Available At Port Brewing/Lost Abbey (arranged by most recent)
Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi 97, Port Brewing Hot Rocks Lager 92, Port Brewing Dawn Patrol English Brown 76, Lost Abbey Serpents Stout 100, Lost Abbey Deliverance 100, Lost Abbey Red Poppy Ale 100, Lost Abbey Agave Maria , Port Brewing High Tide Fresh Hop IPA 99, Port Brewing Board Meeting Brown Ale 99, Lost Abbey Mayan Apocalypse Judgment Day 95, Lost Abbey Lost and Found 97, Lost Abbey Carnevale (2009- ) 98, Lost Abbey Devotion 94, Port Brewing Hop 15 100, Port Brewing Grommet , Port Brewing Older Viscosity 100, Port Brewing Mongo IPA 99, Lost Abbey Merry Taj IPA 98, Lost Abbey Witchís Wit 85, Lost Abbey Judgment Day 99
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155 reviews for Port Brewing/Lost Abbey
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  83%
 Selection  86%
 Food  84%
 Value  82%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  98%
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90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Travlr  (1374) 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?
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths  (1270) 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.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1180) 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.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail  (756) Orange County, 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.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (677) 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.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
NachlamSie  (550) 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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
GT2  (532) Carlsbad, 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.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb  (445) Woodland, California | July 24, 2010
Disappointing. You can buy beer. But I was told only the unrare beers could be taken away. Veritas had to be purchased and consumed on site. Very disappointed. However, what I could buy and take away was very good.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
KyotoLefty  (435) Kyoto, Japan | July 28, 2012
Amazing place. Not too hard to get to by train, which is a big plus. Tons of great beers on tap, usually $1 per taster. You canít go wrong. Bring some snacks, or else wait until the pizza truck pulls up. I could stay here a long, long time.
98
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
BMan1113VR  (370) Los Angeles, California | June 28, 2008| Updated July 22, 2008
My most amazing beer expiriance to date. I drove down from Los Angeles to pick up beer for a friend from the Patronís Isabella Release. I ended up arriving two hours early, but the door is open. I walk into the brewery and recognize the man behind the makeshift bar to be Tomme. He is there with an older couple from Arizona just chatting, and offers me a drink, which I readly exept. Basically over the next two hours I get to pester Tomme with questions and get a tour from him along with the older couple. Amazing expiriance and I was able to try some amazing Port/Abbey stuff that I would have probably never been able to try otherwise. All in all I was offered and excepted samples of: Moonlit sessions, Judgement Day, very fresh Wipeout, Amazing Grace, and Burbon Barrel angel share. Tomme and his crew are amazing people. This is beer lovers Nirvana.

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