Port Brewing/Lost Abbey | San Marcos, California
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Port Brewing/Lost Abbey
World Class based on 174 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: Theydon_Bois (14) | Taps: 23 | Bottles: several

Port Brewing/Lost Abbey

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Beer Available At Port Brewing/Lost Abbey (arranged by most recent)
Port For The Love Of Ginger , Lost Abbey Veritas 014 , Port Brewing Santas Little Helper 99, Lost Abbey Avant Gourde , Port Brewing Wipeout IPA 99, Port Brewing Mongo IPA 99, Port Brewing Pilz (Pilsner) 73, Lost Abbey The Angels Share Grand Cru 100, Port Brewing For the Love of Ginger , Lost Abbey Veritas 012 98, Hess 40 Acre IPA , Port Brewing Hop 15 100, Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #8 (Number of the Beast) 99, Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi 97, Lost Abbey Serpents Stout 100, Lost Abbey Carnevale (2009- ) 98, Lost Abbey Witchís Wit 85, Lost Abbey Red Barn Ale 98, Lost Abbey Road to Helles 68, Lost Abbey Judgment Day 99
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174 reviews for Port Brewing/Lost Abbey
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  82%
 Selection  85%
 Food  84%
 Value  82%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
SamGamgee  (182) down the whirlpool, California | December 9, 2009
Visited on a friday afternoon and the place was packed. There is something that I just love about the bar setup with the kegs and malt to sit on, the barrels surrounding you, and the beer cross on the wall. The bartender was a dick at first, but ended up being really cool by the time we got out of there. Weird, but fun. The draught prices are great, and they pour both draught beer and bottles for their insanely well-priced sample flights. The beer is amazing and the place is pretty damn cool, so this is a must stop in the San Diego area.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty  (12) Mesa, Arizona | November 9, 2009
At the Lost Abbey you wonít find much else than a couple of brew tanks, and a big stack of barrels full of their barrel aged beers unless they are holding a special event, but when they throw a party they sure know how to do it in style. Their brewery is in an industrial area, there is a modest tasting bar, and you are surrounded by barrels and brewtanks and their bottling line. For some this is good ambience, and I enjoy it but it may be a turn off for some. If you do have the chance to attend a special event at the Lost Abbey they like to turn the loading dock into Chef Vinceís portable outdoor kitchen and they serve some amazing food up. They also offer bottles to go, which vary depending on the seasonal beers or special releases as well as growler fills. For me itís sort of a "it is what it is" kind of thing. And it works for them. Well worth visiting for a special event, or if youíve never been during their tasting hours.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
NEA  (10) California | August 8, 2009
Port brewingís Lost Abbey line of beer is some of the best in the world. They do Belgian style beer like no one else (other than the Belgians). They are located in Stoneís old location and we wish they would move on to a larger location so they can make more of their barrel aged beers. Hereís to Angelís Share!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
m4rest88  (17) Beverly Hills, California | July 3, 2009
Not a bad place. Went there with a friend after a trip stone. Had some interesting things on tap, and a pretty good bottle selection. Laid back place. The lady that works behind the counter is very nice, seems to enjoying her job quite a lot, and that is good to see - I wish i remembered her name though. The brewery is in an industrial location, but that is ok - the beer makes up for the mediocre location!
CaptainCougar  (142) Columbia, Maryland | June 14, 2009
The few times Iíve been here was mostly to pick up beers and leave, although Iíve stayed for a few rounds before. The seating consists of half-barrel kegs with 50lb bags of malt draped over them. Not very comfortable, but the quality of the beer helps you to forget that fact. Last time in they had at least a dozen taps, with most of the regulars and one or two barrel aged specialties. The value for trying the beers on tap there is very good compared to the bottled cost. This is certainly a brewery worth visiting, especially to see the tremendous amount of barrels everywhere.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
bennylava  (6) California | May 2, 2009
Brewery in an industrial location, but inside taste area is nice with a fairly long bar with some stools (made from kegs and grain bags). Much more crowded than Green Flash when we went, but if you do the tasting you wonít regret it. They probably have 10 Port and 10 Lost Abbey beers to taste, and I think they charged $5 for the two of us total although we didnít try all 20 but at least 10 each. They gave us a preview sample of the Port 3rd anniversary which wasnít officially released until the next weekend. After this, we went off to Stone, Green Flash/Lost Abbey/Stone in one day, a great day for beer!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ  (100) San Diego, California | April 24, 2009
Great brewery, awesome beer. My opinion is effected though because every time Iím there it is for a special release and itís always crowded with long lines, and they are slow. Itís worth the wait though.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
can8ianben  (108) Souderton, Pennsylvania | March 1, 2009
A wonderful brewery (or is it two?) to visit if you are in the area. Tastes on Angels Share release day were only a buck for pretty much everything - a steal compared to their bottle prices in stores. Atmosphere is just a warehouse with a ton of barrels full of incredible aging beers. A Belgian lovers paradise but also a place for the hop lover and the big beer lover.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
maniac  (98) Baltimore, Maryland | January 21, 2009
Visited on day two of RBSG2008. Wonderful selection of beers. For $10 we sampled all of the Lost Abbey line that they had at the moment. Loaded with barrels of beer. It was a tad hot, but with enough fans, the place cooled down. Great food, though not a regular occurance. The sours certainly cleared out the hangover from the previous night.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
kmweaver  (116) Petaluma, California | November 27, 2008
Great stop before heading back to Carlsbad for pizza and beer. Tons of barrels stacked up along most walls, friendly (if occasionally inattentive) barstaff, and most standard LA / Port Brewing beers. Tomme was kind enough to open up a rare bottle for us while we were there; otherwise the tap selection was diverse but accessible elsewhere, and we only ended up getting served about half of the beers of a $6 sampler. Whatever, as the people there are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about beer. Worthwhile stop.

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