Port Brewing/Lost Abbey | San Marcos, California
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Port Brewing/Lost Abbey
World Class based on 157 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 Judgment Day 99, Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi 97, Lost Abbey Avant Garde Ale 95, Lost Abbey Devotion 94, 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, Port Brewing Hop 15 100, Port Brewing Grommet , Port Brewing Older Viscosity 100, Port Brewing Mongo IPA 99, Lost Abbey Merry Taj IPA 98
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157 reviews for Port Brewing/Lost Abbey
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  83%
 Selection  86%
 Food  84%
 Value  82%
 Overall  87%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeer86  (10) California | November 21, 2013
Fantastic place to try an assortment of Lost Abbey and Port beers. With barrels stacked all over, the brewery and the brewpub blend and give an amazing atmosphere. The staff was friendly and helpful.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko  (212) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 13, 2013
Visited in the late afternoon on a Friday. This is located out in the middle of an industrial park, like many breweries in So. Cal. Great little setup, though there is no seating at all, just standing around barrels. Selection for both Lost Abbey and Port Brewing beers is solid, though there was hardly anything I hadnít tried before (had it all from a bottle over the past few years). Prices are very reasonable. Service was only okay. Worth a stop if you have time and wanted to tick a bunch of Lost Abbey / Port beers.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
dasdan  (22) , Belgium | October 15, 2013
Because they were brewing it was not possible to visit the brewery. But after asking we got a mini tour by one of the bar tenders. Nice beer list. (only their own, but itís a very large list)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
want1DIPA  (20) , | September 18, 2013| Updated November 8, 2013
Im always stopping in here to see what new and creative brews are available! I love their track sets!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
PaulUnwin  (117) Pinellas Park, Florida | September 4, 2013
Love the beers, it was hard for me to tell how it usually is there, it was DDG release day so the staff behind the bar were a bit overwhelmed, also I couldnít get served and it was hot, none of LAís fault but thatís all I have to go on. Great beers and have always loved this brewery, but I need to go back!!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff  (189) , Sweden | August 27, 2013
Hehehe, thought first we were lost in an industrisl area... great place and great beers.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
yngwie  (207) Kristiansand, Norway | August 16, 2013
Not the coziest of places, crammed in a corner just inside the door to the brewery. No seating, but barrels are used as tables. We got very friendly service and a little chat with one of the brewers. Very good selection and the prices are nice. Only thing had was the beers were so many and strong I got quite drunk. A highly recommended place.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris  (232) 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 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
Ktwse  (39) , Sweden | July 24, 2013
What a great place! incredibly odd, almost secret, location. But once you get inside. Youíre basically standing inside the brewery, drinking beer while watching the brewers do their magic. Take a couple of steps to one side and youíll be admiring casks of Older Viscosity and Angelís Share being aged... The beer on tap is exclusively PB/LA but a great selection. And samples which are huge (3oz probably) are $1 each! Excellent value! You can also buy bottles and while we were there, there were Framboise de Amorosa, Deliverance, Older Viscosity and Angelís Share Bourbon Barrel to choose from. Not a bad selection...

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