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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96
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
HonusWagner  (11) Florida | May 18, 2011
One of the best breweries you could ever hope to visit. Youíre hanging out in a room full of giant barrels so it lacks for ambiance. But the tap list constantly encompasses some of the best American beers in a wide variety of Belgian styles as well as some interesting lagers, IPAs, and strong ales. Then youíve got a crazy bottle list with some of the best sours ever made in America. The prices for those beers are extremely reasonable, considering what it costs in trade or on the free market to try something like Veritas or Isabelle Proximus. A must visit.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
ryanfolty  (190) Bourbon County, Minnesota | March 27, 2014
Was very excited to visit one of my favorite breweries and I wasnít disappointed. Got there shortly after opening and already quite a few people were sitting at the bar. Lots of taps, $1 tasters that were 4 ounces (probably best beer deal ever), friendly and chatty staff, cool artwork and just a cool joint to hang out.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah  (300) Utah | February 24, 2014
Nice big tasting room in the brewery. Barrels are made into tables and chairs. They were busy when we visited on a Friday afternoon, service was good. $1 for 4oz tasters. I could have done without the loud headbanger music coming from the brewery though.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol  (153) Pennsylvania | February 20, 2014
Stopped in here right after Stone since they are so close together, thought this place would be bigger for some reason. Atmosphere was hopping. It was pretty packed by the time we got there but we were able to snag a barrel to stand at pretty quickly. Love the ability to take your beers into the barrel room, we took advantage of that on the second round of beers. Quality was solid. Lots of original art on the walls for sale to go along with the usual swag and beers. Service was decent but nothing to write home about. I had to wait a bit longer than I like to when the lines were as short as they were and by the time I did get a beer it was 4 people deep behind me. Selection was good but nothing amazing. Only one beer on I couldnít get at home in bottles or draft. I would have loved to see at least one limited bottle on the bottle list but that wasnít meant to be as well. They had a food truck setting up out front when we left but I had just eaten. Prices were reasonable so no problem there. Overall a nice space to showcase a world class brewery. Could use a bit more specialty beers on but I still had a good time checking them out. I would definitely return in the future.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
ARH  (30) Chicago, Illinois | February 20, 2014
As others have mentioned, itís a brewery in an industrial park. I went on a cool, crisp February evening and I felt that this place was a grill short of a backyard party. Very chill atmosphere, friendly service that does a good job of keeping up with the crowds. Itís a shame that they keep fairly early hours, because $1 samplers could keep me here all night
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
mrhoppy  (226) Santa Clara, California | January 6, 2014
Another small brewery, very similar to Alesmith. In an office park you wouldnít guess that world class beer came from it. There is a tasting area surrounded by tons of barrels of beer that is aging. Similar to Alesmith but a little nicer.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24  (138) Chandler, Arizona | December 22, 2013
Cool place with lots of great tap and bottle offerings. It was busy and had a great group of people hanging out.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
bytemesis  (324) Sunnyvale, California | November 24, 2013
Stopped in to pick up my tracks and have a few tasters. Kind of an industrial space, but they make great use of it with a large bar and seating area. 4oz tasters are $1 (!!), and they have a bunch of stuff on tap. Friendly staff as well. When I was there they were out of a ton of bottles, but they had Tracks 4-13 for onside consumption at $20 each, which was pretty cool.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
devman171  (102) Annapolis , Maryland | November 21, 2013
Industrial brewery, taproom is open during brewing. 20 samples for 1$ each, yeah! Nice stop
90
  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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko  (210) 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.

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