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Beer Available At Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey (arranged by most recent)
Port Brewing Board Meeting Brown Ale 99, Lost Abbey Veritas 015 100, Port Brewing SPA (Summer Pale Ale) 97, Port Co / The 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 97, 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 97, Lost Abbey Small Batch Sour , Port Brewing Shark Attack Double Red Ale 98, Port Brewing Santas Little Helper 99, Lost Abbey Judgment Day 99
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Rustyham (105) St. Petersburg, Florida | April 19, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Exactly what I though Lost Abbey would look like! Dark Dank warehouse with stacks and stack of barrels aging. A black cat sits atop a stack of barrels in front of the red mahogany tasting bar. Bottles are super cheap and samples on tap are free. Even though I was not there during tasting hours, they still hooked me up.
danielcurtis81 (16) San Diego, California | April 10, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Port Brewing/Lost Abbey is one of those places that you think "Are we in the right place for a brewery?" as you roll up to the industrial park. Once inside the warehouse is filled with stacks upon stacks of barrels along with a good size bar with strategic bar stools to get past the liquor laws. The bar staff is often frazzled and overwhelmed with the crowds but eventually you will get taken care of. The new vintage selection provides a great way to try some rare brews.
boamr (11) Allentown, Pennsylvania | March 14, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped by here after Stone. Was a little surprised how small it was but was impressed with how nice the staff was there. I flew out to here to go to the veritas release but it was moved to another date so I couldnít make the release but to make it up the manager there brought put some Veritas 004 and DDG for us to drink and didnít charge us at all. Then Tommy came out and hooked us up again. I have to say I couldnít complain at all and left there very happy. Bottle selection was pretty good and the vintage bottle list they have is pretty damn impressive. I wish I lived out here
trampdaddy (43) California | March 14, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
the alter is a great place....to hang and drink great beer the staff is awsome a great place!!! thanks tommy
drunkenpolack (14) Virginia Beach, Virginia | March 12, 2010
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
First place I stopped by when I hit up San Diego. It just happened to be Christmas in July that day. Right off the plane and into the rental, straight to LA. I loved the atmosphere in this place. Itís not pretty but itís lovely being around all those barrels. They had most of their stuff on tap for the occasion. Loved trying the DDG for the first time. Met Tomme and he was a nice guy. Nothing like drinking great beer and getting your picture taken with Santa.
Phischy (57) California | March 11, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Reviewed after bar expansion:
Hell yes! Lost Abbey has made the brewery a little gem unto itself. Brewing in the old Stone brewery theyíve done amazing and great things with the space. Sure theyíve got slammed over their Lost íbubblesí but the beer on tap is always always excellent.
Tip íem well, theyíre friendly,a lthough they do get busy. Sort of a love/hate thing with this place sometimes but they are always trying.
Keep making great beers!
DeadGirl (76) San Diego, California | March 3, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Since Iíve moved to SD Iíve been at this brewery every weekend that Iím here (which, right now is twice). And Iíll keep coming back. They have many of their offerings on tap and bottle, and a really nice vintage list consisting of beers that you canít get anywhere else other than at the LA. Itís an open air tasting room and quite spacious... yet they have to be as both times weíre there a SD party bus has to crouch in literally seconds after we arrive. Needless to say, the barstaff does an outstanding job catering to a crowded bar. Overall: Bartenders know their stuff, nice ambiance, really good beer. Return: Again and again. #50 on 03032010, DG.
nickd717 (82) San Francisco, California | February 2, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Ah, the good old Flat - I mean Lost - Abbey. Man, Iím bummed that the latest batch of Angels Share is carbonated and I canít use that joke anymore. So, I havenít been here during normal hours, but I did come for an event (Barrel Tasting Night í09), so Iíve earned the right to post a review because I shelled out 85 smackers for the damn thing only to be once again denied a chance to try Yellow Bus. Most elusive beer ever.
The place is basically a big brewery. There are fermentation tanks and a crapload of barrels where they are supposedly -bal aging all types of -bal aged awesomeness that may or may not end up carbonated. Very spacious, even for a big event like the barrel tasting. Not much in the way of ambiance besides that, but hey, itís a brewery and thatís exactly the impression you get from it.
As for quality, well, itís Port/Lost Abbey. Their beers on tap are amazing. The bottle prices are a bit high at times, but the beer is very good. Tap prices are pretty reasonable.
For this event, Vince cooked up some incredible food, but from what I understand they donít usually serve food here.
Service is pretty good. The ladies at the bar usually poured me a drink within a minute or so, and I didnít sense any douchebaggery among the people working there.
Overall, a great brewery to visit. Iíll definitely come by during normal hours sometime. The webcam there is a nice touch too. Donít ever go there when youíve lied and told someone youíre somewhere else!
mkade8883 (28) Chicago, Illinois | January 16, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
In the middle of nowhere, this is one of the coolest ítasting roomsí around. Itís just a bar in their brewery, but hot damn it smells good and feels like beer. Samples were cheap, and the staff friendly. Hey, as a bonus, one of the chicks pouring was a total cougar and took a liking to my friend.
MrBunn (88) The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania | January 8, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
This place is cool! Sure, itís in a dive like industrial park garage looking thing and you enter through a loading dock door. Sure, you sit on empty kegs with sacks of malt on them and it lacks a few creature comforts. In spite of all of this, the bar is awesome, the selection of tap, bottle and now vintage bottles is amazing (if you got the ducats for the vintage stuff). Service was very good and friendly and it makes me more than a little jealous that there is not a Pennsylvania outpost of Lost Abbey...
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