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The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

173 Ratings
Ratings: 173
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 10.02%
Active Beers: 45
Beer Ratings: 18,728
Beer Avg: 4.05
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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5/5  rDev +13.9%

sisterthelonious, Nov 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

ChefJason, Apr 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

Another one of those great places where you can actually see and smell the production of their finest beers. Makes a great brewery experience. The prices are unbeatable, and the staff incredibly knowledgeable.

sillyhed8, Apr 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

the_encinitan, Jul 04, 2014
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CEDAMA, Mar 19, 2014
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Jennyfromtheblock, Mar 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

fireman1013, Jul 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

Was at the brewery for the Veritas 007 release. Was a great crowd and the orginzation of the crowd was done fairly well. The atmosphere of the day was definitely great, the staff was pleasant and the patrons top notch and very cool! Once the wait was over the L/A beer started pouring and everything was bliss... I was impressed with the tasting room... been in some beer bars, brewpubs and other brewery's that couldn't compare... so it is definitely a good place to check out. All in all its definitely a place I enjoyed and will be back again soon for some more good times!!!!

ryannaman, May 17, 2010
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

Kenai4, Apr 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

Orthodoxkardia, Dec 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

mchengcit, Mar 15, 2014
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Highfire, Jul 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

LiamAhearn, Dec 24, 2013
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

StevenK708, Jul 13, 2014
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4.94/5  rDev +12.5%

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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4.86/5  rDev +10.7%

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.

TheSevenDuffs, Jul 07, 2011
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4.78/5  rDev +8.9%

Stopped by here on a road trip from Portland down to San Diego. I certainly planned on stopping here, but boy am I glad I did.

The atmosphere is actually pretty cool. The bar is in the warehouse which is in an industrial park, but it's not cold feeling. More seating would be kind of nice, but I have no complaints whatsoever about the atmosphere.

The service is great. The workers are very friendly and know a lot about the beer offered. People involved with the brewing process are usually behind the bar or close by, too. I couldn't really ask for more.

The selection is amazing. They often have vintage and limited release bottles and have plenty to drink on tap. If you like Lost Abbey beer, the selection is great.

There is no food. You can order in at several places in the area I believe, though.

It is a bit pricey, but Lost Abbey itself is a bit pricey. The bar is reasonably priced given the beers it is serving.

coreyfmcdonald, Oct 05, 2010
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beerforal, Aug 04, 2014
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heatherzbeer, May 15, 2014
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SuchBeerWow, Feb 22, 2014
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ianroodt, Apr 21, 2014
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The Lost Abbey in San Marcos, CA
97 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.