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The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

179 Ratings
Ratings: 179
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 9.77%
Active Beers: 47
Beer Ratings: 19,078
Beer Avg: 4.06
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

155 Mata Way #104
San Marcos, California, 92069-2983
United States
phone: (800) 918-6816

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @lostabbey

Notes:
Owned by Port Brewing Company. Not affiliated with Pizza Port.

Port Brewing beers:
 http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/p ... ile/13839/ 

(Place added by: Todd on 09-01-2006)
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Reviews by Levitation:
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4.94/5  rDev +12.3%

i really don't know what more to add that others haven't said. this place is fantastic. it's in stone's old location in an industrial area. public transportation is non-existent.

the bar area is l-shaped. one side hands the merchandise and to-go bottles, the other side does the taps. lost abbey has a big barrel-aging program, and the barrels are right around you as you drink. the vintage bottles are fantastic, but they are on-premises only.

i generally go mid-week and once again on friday or saturday night. obviously the mid-week excursions are best for getting faster service, but i never have an issue. all the employees there are friendly and welcoming. sometimes if i see tomme he'll wave and buy me a pint.

tap prices are very generous. for people crabbing about bottles being expensive, the glasses are always cheap and large, which is a good mechanism for getting people to drink draft beer, which is how beer should be served. and for what you're getting (world-class barrel-aged beer), it's a damn steal.

there's no food.

Levitation, May 19, 2011
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Place is just full of any great beer of all styles you can possibly imagine. World class Barreling system and sours really make this brewery pop off.

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Pros: World class barrel aging program. Pretty good price on tasters and pints relative to bars in the area.

Cons: For the most part awful bartenders/people that work there. There are a select few that can be okay but the rest are overly arrogant particularly the ones that work the front. Hot and sweaty bar area. Just atrocious in the summer. Little to no air circulation and sticky sticky floors. Food options limited to food trucks. Parking okay but the brewery is right in the vicinity of a police station.

Overall: Get the beer. Get in and get out or have a beer or two and hope you get lucky with a bartender you can tip well and still won't treat you like dirt.

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The Lost Abbey in San Marcos, CA
97 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.