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Based on:
39 Beers
23,360 Hads
Place Score: 96
Reviews: 70
Visits: 275
Avg: 4.35
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
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

Place added by: Todd on 09-01-2006

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

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Photo of orangesol
4.04/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

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 couldn't get at home in bottles or draft. I would have loved to see at least one limited bottle on the bottle list but that wasn't 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.

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Photo of JonathanC
4.48/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

This place was a great stop and i cant wait to go back. The beer selection is awesome and the bartenders are friendly. I thought the environment can be a put together a little better but overall this warehouse was fun as well as all the people, serving great beer.

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Photo of Zbeetleman
3.98/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

The atmosphere is buzzing inside on a regular basis. The beer quality is sometimes hit or miss depending upon what has been kicked, but they have a pretty standard lineup of their beers. The service is great, bouncer is friendly, servers are knowledgeable and cordial. The selection can be a bit consistent, but still solid. They do have food trucks, but I have not eaten at one yet. The tasters are very reasonable at $1 for most, or $2 for a 4oz pour.

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Photo of claspada
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Industrial complex; medium to large size bar and tasting room, tables/barrels next to the bar with the production facility and barrels in the background.

The beers they have available were a bit of a disappointment because it was most of the stuff you can get in stores plus one or two others. With such a crazy reputation and special beers always coming off the line I expected a bit more.

Bartenders were more than helpful with tap beers and beers to go. Bought my buddy some Cuvee de Tomme which he loves so that was cool. A nice atmosphere and I bet it would be more entertaining on a special release or if there was something I really wanted to try that I couldn't buy at the store.

Not a necessary stop IMO but that is only because of all the new stuff out there like Rip Current and the greater variety @ Stone Bistro.

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Photo of dwagner003
4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Lost Abbey is located in a industrial park devoid of any visual appeal whatsoever. Compared to Stone a few miles down the road, this place looks like a run down garage. You walk in and can see the full operation. Everything is open to public viewing, and they often push large carts of spent materials out the door past the patrons. It's usually pretty crowded, with most of the bar space occupied by men with mustaches who don't want to give up their precious real estate so you can order a beer. Once you push your way to the front, the people behind the counter tend to ignore you for a while. I've never been served by anyone who I would categorize as "nice" or "friendly". There is like, no seating in this place. Just barrels to set down your beer as you stand around. Those are usually occupied. The beer, however, is pretty delicious, and they stay open every Wednesday night for a food truck happy hour. Prices aren't bad, unless you are buying bottles, which are sort of expensive. If this place wasn't a mile from my house, I'm not sure how often I'd go. The beer is good, but I'm not sure it can make up for the rather annoying environment.

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Photo of tourdot
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The Lost Abbey has a very small tasting area in the actual brewery. It is kind of cool because there are no walls dividing the brewery from the tasting area so when you're hanging out tasting beer, you're also getting an opportunity to check out the operation. The brew here includes The Lost Abbey and Port Brewing regulars, current seasonals, and various special releases and the beer is top notch. I visited on a Tuesday around 1pm and received quick service being there were only a few other people visiting at the time. I have a feeling this place gets crowded really quickly on nights and especially weekends since it is so small yet so good. The tap selection is great and they also have bottles available for sale to go which is great for those brews that are out of season. I enjoyed a Red Barn Ale, Older Viscosity, 10 Commandments along with others while I was there and I took home a bottle of Serpent's Stout. Prices are very reasonable as 4 oz samplers are only $1 and most 22oz bottles are $9-$15. I would highly recommend visiting if you can.

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Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

First off, selection should never be lacking when offerings are available from two different brewery lines. The beers were superb and also some special offerings were available. The place lacked the old towne brew pub feel, being more industrial with the tap room surrounded by the brewery. Service was good, and sampling was generous. I would be happy to stop here again if ever return to the area.

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Photo of DonDirkA
3.6/5  rDev -17.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

No seats, no real atmosphere and there wasn't really much available that I couldn't find at any Total Wine. I got a cool variant of Judgement Day called Mayan Apocalypse (much better than the original) and I was able to buy a bottle of Framboise de Amorosa, which was fantastic. but other than that there wasn't really anything special. Kind of a huge let down. I did get a kick out of seeing "Stone Parking Only" on the curb since it used to be the old Stone Brewery.

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Photo of John_Deas
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

The Lost Abbey is a good place to get a fresh draft in the San Marcos area of North County San Diego. On tap is a decent selection of house beers. Average prices of about $5/pint as of December 2012. Beer is served in a plain glass at about 50 degrees (my guess).

Typical micro brewery ambiance. Standing room only, no stools. Oak casks for tables. About 20 well-behaved patrons were there on a pre-Christmas weekday afternoon.

Limited parking is available in the industrial park's lot. It's easy to get there off 78 and to find with GPS.

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Photo of ACY73
4.14/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I love coming here to have a few beers on occassion. They usually have a pretty full tap list with a comparable bottle selection to go with it. You never know what suprises they may have on tap at times and the customer service is great even when the tasting room is packed. Every time i'm there i see kevin walking around mingling with the guests. I put it down as a bit pricey just because they have some specialty beers on tap or bottle that usually run a little bit more than the beers they keep on hand they produce on a more regular basis. Can't go wrong with tasters being $1-$3 and most pints going for $5-$7. Simply just a tasting room inside the brewery that you are free to roam for the most part and ask questions about. No food served for this fact.

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Photo of hopsputin
4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I'd never been before and my girlfriend decides to surprise me this morning and drive me down to San Diego. We pull up to Lost Abbey at 11 and there's only a few people there. As we get in, Tomme is just at the bar, having a beer, talking..no big deal lol. It's a nice room, lots of wood and a real good vibe. Picked up tasters of Mo Betta Bretta and Serpents Stout (which is amazing). We take the tour. Nice tour, tour guide is really friendly. The tour is about 30 minutes and was enjoyable even though my glass was empty.
After the tour we get back to the beer: had witches wit, Saison blanc, and a devotion.

We then decide to buy some glassware and close out our tab. When we get the check and pay.
The odd thing is the receipt doesnt have a tip line....tips are cash only :(.
So I decide To buy a shirt and ask them to add more money to the charge because we didn't have cash and felt bad.
Well they cant do it. The really cool part: one of the staff members overheard our conversation that we were here for my birthday. They tell me the shirt is free and not to worry. Awesome!
I will be back (with cash haha).

I thought that was really freaking amazing. Another example of how nice People in the beer industry are, the ones at Lost Abbey in particular.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I visited The Lost Abbey this past weekend since my wife and I were in the area. It’s basically a big warehouse where they do their brewing and have their barrel aging going on that doubles as a taproom for the public. There is a fairly large bar area to stand at as well as big barrels for tables and kegs with grain sacks on them for chairs scattered around. When we went there was a bit of a funky aroma throughout the building so I wonder if they were brewing a sour beer perhaps. Service was good at the bar even though it got pretty crowded while we were there. Quality was obviously top notch as the beer doesn’t travel anywhere to get to the tasting area. Their selection was also great with about 7 Lost Abbey beers on tap and 7 Port beers on tap to sample. They also sold a wide selection of bottles to go. Prices were very inexpensive for pints and tasters. I am really happy I stopped by and was able to try some of these beers straight from the source.

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Photo of ProfessorX
3.91/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I have been here twice. This is the wherehouse where stone got their start. It is big open and can get cold on a winter night. The 1st time was over 3 years ago then the counter was very small and there was not man places to sit down and enjoy the beer. In the last three years the place have has added a very large counter and added a few places to sit down. The beer here is great! The service is very friendly and the bartender will recommend a beer based on what you like, they are always willing to go that extra mile to help you out. Food trucks will often come here and we had Sushi truck on the Friday night visit. It was crowded on a Friday night but we still were able to found a place to sit. Great place, Great Beer! You are able to get beers from both Port and Lost Abbey. Over all a great place.

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Photo of SoCalStout
4.59/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Absolutely love this place. This is my local drink-up spot and can be found there on most Fridays. This place houses Lost Abbey and Port beers.

The staff are all amazing. They are friendly and always willing to help you with any needs. The social atmosphere is bar none the best. Everyone is friendly and always willing to accept new comers. My first time was by myself and now I have a many close friends that I talk to regularly.

The Bar is fairly large, and all beers clearly designated on the hanging chalk boards above, with both Lost Abbey & Port Beers. Large selection of bottles for sale as well. The original paintings used for the labels are also along the back wall above the bar as well.

The selection is great. Between the two breweries, you get a great assortment of styles, strengths, and flavors. Mostly year round avail-abilities with rarities available usually around their release date.

Overall this is one of the breweries that is a must visit while your in San Diego.

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Photo of hopfacebrew
4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

On the way back from the beach to our hotel we stopped by The Lost Abbey. Parking was tough but we found a spot around the corner. Walked in what we thought was the entrance to a bare room, kept walking to a large open area looking very much like the warehouse the building is. A small group of people were sitting at the corner of the bar but otherwise was very quiet. A guy came over and explained they were closed today for an industry brew day. He then asked what we were in for. I told him I was looking for a sticker or shirt and just wanted to check it out. He took us over to the bar, sold me a shirt, explained they don't do stickers. He then gave us two free beers for the trouble! What trouble? Guy went out of his way to hook it up on a day they were closed? Awesome. Beer was great of course. Service was impeccable. I would have loved to have stayed longer or visited again but no such luck. Cool place, if in the area I would stop by again in a heartbeat.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
4.22/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped with SirRuss and Co. on 10/29/11, as he drove down from LA to meet us out-of-towners.

Low key is the best way to describe Lost Abbey. It's just a big warehouse that's filled with bright tanks, fermentors, a massive barrel room and an L shaped bar. Not a whole lot to it, yet it's really kinda cool.

I'm a big fan of Lost Abbey/Pizza Port beers, so I was stoked to get them from the source. The tape list was a bit dissapointing, as they didn't have some of their more renowned brews on tap, or even for sale by the bottle. What they did have though was quite tasty, especially the wet hop IPA from PP.

Service was fine. I can't say it was the best I've ever had, but the staff was most certainly friendly. They weren't always on top of getting us another round, though it's no biggie.

Nada on the food front, as we got there right after opening, and the food trucks weren't there yet (we hit Stone afterward for a bite to eat).

I was really looking forward to hitting LA, and it didn't dissapoint. Heartily recommended.

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Photo of AWolfAtTheDoor
3.98/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This was the last stop on a 3 stop brew trip through north county.

Got there at opening, and left after last call. First things first, tasters are the name of the game. $1 for a taste that's I don't know roughly 3 ounces? This is what the vast majority of people were ordering, and it's a really cheap way to drink while there.

Quality got dinged because 10 Commandments was fucking disgusting and clearly off (I homebrew and know what bad beer tastes like). It was kind of a phenolic medicinal disaster. It wasn't written on the board, but for some reason was on tap? I think they knew it was garbage, but decided to leave it on tap and not put it up on the board. So it was a sort of "order at your own risk" mentality. Also they probably spent a lot of money brewing this beer, so they didn't want to lose how ever many hundreds of dollars dumping it.

Atmosphere was probably good by most people's standards. Got pretty crowded. I wasn't a fan of the 40lb DME sacks sitting on top of the kegs for people to sit on. It was uncomfortable as hell. Invest in some chairs for fuck's sake.

It's not all negative though. 3 female servers were all nice to look at. 1 has huge boobs, but was extremely clueless (Wendy?). 1 girl REALLY knew her beer, and was cool enough to give us a taste of a beer she was opening for someone else. Sometimes they open bottles for tasters if the beer isn't on tap. We had Devotion and Inferno out of the bottle because the devotion tap wasn't working (allegedly).

Selection was good. We were bummed that they didn't have any sours on tap, or even bottled. I did see at least 1 aging in a cask though. 6 lost abbey beers, and probably twice as many Port brewing beers. Again, we were hoping for more. Just about every Lost Abbey tap was also readily available in bottle. Nothing too rare. The Port Brewing taps were definitely more impressive.

Food trucks outside provided sustenance. They had "Sweiners" (hotdog-esque) and frites when we were there. 9 dollars for a hotdog with a few fixins seemed a little steep, but whatever.

Overall a good place to visit. The bad 10 Commandments pissed me off though.

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Photo of Nesued
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Was going to be in the L.A. area for a week at a conference, decided to rent a car and visit the San Diego area. Wound up visiting Lost Abbey early on a Saturday afternoon. Glad I got there early!

Atmosphere: Nice open bar/warehouse area. Two bars angled at 90-degrees to each other. Warehouse doors were open allowing for easy in and out.

Quality: I've always been a fan of Lost Abbey. They push the envelop, take risks and put out some great beers.

Service: I sat at the bar. I had no problems keeping my glass filled with anything I wanted. Started with a Red Barn, followed with a Back in Mak,

Selection: I took pics of the boards with the offerings. 15-20 beers on-tap. Various offerings from both LA ad Port. A few beers were out, but nothing that could not be replaced by a similar offering.

Food: No food available at Lost Abbey, but there was a nice BBQ food truck set up outside. Had a nice beer brisket sandwich.

Value: They had $1 tasters and full glasses ranging from $4-$5 bucks. Growler fills were available for many, not all, ranging from $12-$14 bucks. Bottles were available for purchase from $7 for Avant Garde/Red Barn up to $15 for Older Viscosity. Glassware, shirts, and other bar-related goodies available as well. I think the value was balanced with the offerings.

Overall: I had a great time at Lost Abbey. Had I not been driving, I would have had a better time. :) Great atmosphere and great offerings. If you this review and others don't convince you to visit, nothing will.

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Photo of MrVonzipper
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Went here with Alucard4 and DarthKostrizer and met up with NoSignsofPain and Ehammond1 for breakfast before Stone 15th Anniversary.

Left my house at 5:30 am and got there at 8:30 to stand in line for about 15 min with about 40 other people til they strarted letting people in. After we got in it took us a few min to decide what I wanted and especially for me cuz I'm not the biggest fan of Port/Lost Abbey beers. When we decided on the Bak n Mak Porter the obnoxious and frantic, come to find out later non-beertender, chick with stupid socks was rude to us. They had the Bak n Mak on the chalkboard which is why we ordered it and she a little rudely and abruptly told us it wasn't tapped yet. Ok? So I needed another minute or two to look at the menu and make another decision and in her franticness made a rude comment to my buddy about me not knowing what I wanted yet. After I decided on my second choice she said it hadn't been tapped yet either!?!? So almost immediately after another beertender took over, she mentioned she wasn't supposed to be pouring beer, and all of our problems were solved when he poured us our Bak n Maks. Everyone else was extremely nice and helpful.

We walked around to the barrel room and discovered another bar where nobody was at yet which was nice cuz we were able to sit down before the place got packed. The stools were cool because they were bags of grain on a keg. It was very cool to check out what was aging in their barrels at the time. Also around the place they had very cool original artwork.

We ended up not eating breakfast there because it just got too crowded and crazy but it was filled with great energy and I'd love to check this place out on a regular day.

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Photo of gordonbeersch
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Visited Lost Abbey/Port Brewing in July, finally getting around to reviewing the place.

The atmosphere is pretty interesting, it's in an industrial park/warehouse, and you can walk up and there is a bar counter with kegs to sit on to drink their beer. Meanwhile, they are continuing to carry grains and work around you which I thought was pretty cool.

The service was good, they were effiecient in getting you your next beer, any bottles you wanted, shirts from their large shirt selection, or glassware.

The selection was excellent with a large variety of both lost abbey and port brewing beers on tap, and a good collection of their bottles for the road as well.

The prices were pretty reasonable considering most of their bombers range from 8-12$. You can get pints for 4 or 5 bucks, and half-pints is a good way to go too.

Overall, an excellent place with its own unique atmosphere and experience. If your a fan of Lost Abbey brews, then you must surely visit it if given the chance.

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Visited Lost Abbey the morning of the 15th anniversary Stone festival

We showed up at 830 and there was already a line outside of about 30 people. They were serving breakfast in a buffet style and I am assuming that is why there were so many people there. I was told if you buy a beer that you ate for free. I did not stick around for breakfast because by the time I finished my first beer the line for food was about 100 people deep and my friends and I did not want to wait in line.

The place itself used to be the old stone factory and it is in a warehouse style location. Inside and maybe just because of how busy the place was it seemed really small there was the barrel room that we snuck off to that was less crowded and actually very nice and quite. The atmosphere was absolutely amazing and it had a party feel to it I guess everyone was warming up for the festival later in the day.

The selection was good however I did order two beers Hop rocks and Bak n Mak and I was told they were not on yet so I actually did not get a chance to try the Hop rocks which kind of upset me but I did get a chance to try the Bak N Mak which I thought was just ok. The lady that actually served us had a bit of an attitude which myself or my friends did not really appreciate but that was really the only negative.

I wish I lived in San Diego so that I could visit places like this more often however I am not that lucky, maybe one day.

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Photo of flexabull
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Wow, found an old review from a while back that I never posted. Here goes...

Stopped in here for a couple of brews before heading over to Stone.

Located in a non descript warehouse with tons of barrels, crowded, with some cool nice people hanging around, as well as a few obnoxious drunks from a beer bus tour.

Quality is very good. Lost Abbey gets a bad rap at times, but I can't say I've ever had anything but good beers from them.

Service was good. The server was friendly and prompt, that's all I usually ask for.

Selection made me happy, varied with many choices. Quite a few taps with both Port and Lost Abbey beers. There were at least 15 beers on tap if I remember correctly.

No food.

Value is ok, a tad high, but you are getting high quality stuff, and it's about right for San Diego, so no complaints from me.

Great spot to check out, especially if you are making the trip to Stone, since it's so close.

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Photo of Retsinis
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Visited The Lost Abbey/port brewery as the third stop in our 2nd annual San Diego road trip tour.

We had emailed them prior to the trip for a tour, which they have often, and they were very accommodating with our group of 15 from the moment we walked in. We all got tasters before the tour started, and were able to sip on them during the tour. The tour guide had a great sense of humor, and really knew all the ins and outs of the brewery. If you've ever been on a brewery tour, it's all fairly relative though. However, the tidbits that were interesting to me, are how their water is blessed by a Priest, Rabbi, and Minister, making it "Holy water". Also, saw one of two residents cat's "Amarillo" that bring good luck to the brewery, per an old Belgian brewery tradition, so those were different and cool.

The Bar is fairly large, and all beers clearly designated on the hanging chalk boards above, with both Lost Abbey & Port Beers. Large selection of bottles for sale as well.

Our group tasted Barrel Aged Angel Share, Barrel Aged Santa's Little Helper, Older Viscosity, and a few others. The rarer tasters were 5 oz, and $3, a steal considering the cost of a bottle of some of those. We also purchased a bottle of Framboise De Amorosa to share, and they set us up with 4 of their custom tulip glasses for that, a nice touch.

The original paintings used for the labels are also along the back wall above the bar as well.

The only ding of the experience was the heat. It was at least 15 degrees warmer inside then outside, and in the smaller barrel room, it was another 10 degrees on top of that. ( it was a cool 68-70 outside, so about 95 inside) Just about all of us were sweating on the tour, and once in the smaller barrel room, it was a sauna, and I had to step outside to cool off. Granted it is a very large warehouse, and not fully air conditioned, but the difference made it a bit uncomfortable. I also wonder if this affects the beer in the barrels at all. Admittedly, I don't personally age beers in barrels, so might not matter one bit, and take that last bit with a grain of salt, and since weather is what it is.

Overall, I'm glad I was finally able to visit Port/Lost Abbey, and would do so again if in the area. They can easily accommodate large crowds, and if you enjoy any of their offerings, your bound to find several available when visiting, as they pretty much had everything (with the exception of Veritas, Duck Duck goose, and Deliverance, which I of course did not expect either way) that I've had on draft this day.

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

My wife and I loved visiting this brewery on our honeymoon, what a gem of a brewery to visit for beer purposes alone.

The atmosphere is like many breweries- in an industrial park outside, but pretty cool long bar inside with chairs made up of unused malt! Cool!

The beer selection and quality was sensational- you had all the Port Brewing stuff including American style IPAs, Stouts, Porters, Strong ales, etc. which all were super fresh and tasty and then also a huge selection of the Lost Abbey staples and some seasonal bottles/drafts (Framboise de Amarosa, Angels Share, etc) all of which also were spot on. Great stuff overall, and the samplers were priced very well! $2 for like 4ozs of beer from a world class brewer is excellent in my book.

The guys and gals working were all knowledgable and handled all the service stuff quite well.

Overall a great experience.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.86/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Went out of my way to stop here on a drive to San Diego. Glad I did.

The atmosphere was really cool. The barrel room was awesome (especially with all of the barrels labeled), the unique bar stools (kegs with a bag of grain on top) were also a near touch. The on-tap list was formidable, including offerings from both Lost Abbey and Port Brewing. $1 tasters was a great deal too. The bottle list was also great and included a few gems.

The service was second to none as well. Friendly, knowledgeable and just great people all round. Was purchasing a couple of bottles on the way out and was deciding how many bottles of Older Viscosity to buy when the woman there (her name escapes me now) just opened one up right there and tasted it with it. It was outstanding!

My only complaint, albeit it a minor one, is that there were none of the really rare beers on tap (the ones that usually cost $3 per taste). But there were so many others to try that I was not going to lose sleep over that...

I tried Mongo IPA, Serpent's Stout, Santa's Little Helper and Older Viscosity. I wish I had more time to stay and drink.

A MUST VISIT if passing through the area.

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The Lost Abbey in San Marcos, CA
96 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.