Only time I’m really here is for the special releases, go figure. Sure, the tasting sessions are nice and every now and then someone might crack open a rarity, but there’s not too much to see here. Impressive barrel room with lots of brews sitting in oak and the rest of the Abbey is the equipment left over from Stone’s previous ownership. Nicely constructed tasting bar with a few taps of Port Brewing’s year-round beers and seasonals. Friendly service and easy to access, but the place gets rampant on barrel-aged release days. Show up early.
The ultimate warehouse/garage brewery except this one has incredibly random artwork, lots of brewery one-offs, and a friendly atmosphere. I marveled at how good the prices were and how much parking they had. It definitely sets a scene and the beer is some of the finest you’ll find anywhere in the world.
Visited 6/29/2016. Great service and a great selection of beer - they had 11 Lost Abbey beers and 12 Port beers on tap - most of which were available as tasters, half pints, pints, or growlers. Also a similar number of bottles for purchase to take home. A bunch of apocalyptic artwork on the wall available for purchase for around $100. Only complaint is the temperature of the tasting room was a little on the warm side. Great stop.
Visited 23.4.16. It was quite early in the day but also quite full - there was some sports fair happening outside. Large L-shaped counter, efficient staff, some treasures, seasonals and vintage on tap which was nice.
Industrial park. Open garage doors with fans that kept the place semi cool. Servers were friendly and the atmosphere was enjoyable. Felt like a group of friends at a backyard BBQ. High top tables to stand among. No seating. Many paintings on the wall for sale for $90 I believe. I bought one and had it shipped for $120!
What you expect a craft brewery to be: industrial warehouse vibe with a big bar and view of the tanks and some barrels. The large amount of barrels are stored across the street, but some are left for Lost Abbey color. Service was great: super friendly and accommodating, and knew a lot about the beer and their processes. Great selection, with a nice mix of both Port and Lost Abbey beers. My favorite of the smaller breweries I visited while in San Diego.
After hitting up the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens - Escondido, we decided to check out their old brewery, now housing the Port Brewing / Lost Abbey. This is more like a traditional brewery, housed in a light industrial park. Place was busy, but there was plenty of room to move around. Staff was quick to take our orders. Beer selection wasn’t all that different from the Confessional, which I had been to the night before. About half-and-half split between Lost Abbey and Port Brewing beer, with a few extra "rarer" Lost Abbey beers available. Prints line one wall and it was fun matching up the prints to their respective beers with our friends. Samples were very reasonably priced and the to-go selection was pretty good, though some of the more special ones were sold out by the time we got there.
In an industrial park. Easy to find with lots of lost abbey / port signage outside. The tasting room is fairly sparse with no seating but a long bar and barrels that serve as tables throughout. Decent amount of beer to taste. Service was fast and friendly. Beer was delicious.
SinH4 (178) Garching b. München, Germany | July 5, 2015
Tap room right next to the brewery. A sympathetic place with sympathetic people and cheap Port Brewing / Lost Abbey beers. By cheap, I mean: 4 oz tasters are 1$. Their very rare stuff (Older Viscosity, Framboise de amorosa, House Wild when I was there) is 5$ tasters. They have decorated the place with artwork of their labels. Definitely worth visiting, not much more to say.