Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey | San Marcos, California
Places > United States > California > San Marcos

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

lostabbey.com | twitter

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 (3) | Affiliated user(s) here thelostabbey | Taps: 23 | Bottles: 12

Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey

Create a free account for these features:
Edit This Place | Add Event Here

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
More Beers Available Here
add beers to this location Sign in to add beer    |    Sign in to edit availabile beers    |    Print Shelftags    |    Customize Shelftags

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 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
beer101101  (10) Corona, | April 30, 2010
i stopped by see what they had on tap, but i had everything what they had before, food was great, too many people where there, did not get to enjoy that much.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Rustyham  (106) St. Petersburg, Florida | April 19, 2010
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
danielcurtis81  (16) San Diego, California | April 10, 2010
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
boamr  (11) Allentown, Pennsylvania | March 14, 2010
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
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
trampdaddy  (43) California | March 14, 2010
the alter is a great place....to hang and drink great beer the staff is awsome a great place!!! thanks tommy
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
drunkenpolack  (14) Virginia Beach, Virginia | March 12, 2010
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Phischy  (57) California | March 11, 2010
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!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
DeadGirl  (76) San Diego, California | March 3, 2010
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717  (86) San Francisco, California | February 2, 2010
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!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
mkade8883  (28) Chicago, Illinois | January 16, 2010
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.

What's Your Opinion?
Add your review

Checked In

Proximity Map

View Proximity Map
Print Travel Map

Proper Glassware
Real Ales
Edit Info | Add an Event  
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50