San Marcos, CA, — The 8th Annual San Diego International Beer Competition concluded Sunday, June 22nd with Port Brewing’s Shark Attack Double Red Ale taking home a gold medal as well as the coveted “Best of Show” award. Best of Show is presented to the highest rated beer of the competition.
For three years in a row, Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey has either won Best of Show or the Champion Brewery Award at the San Diego International Beer Fest. In 2012, Best of Show was bestowed upon Lost Abbey’s Carnevale Ale, 2013 The Lost Abbey was awarded Champion Brewery. In addition, the 2011 festival ended up with Port Brewing Co garnering 6 total medals, which was tied for the most awards in the competition.
“We were overwhelmed to win the Best of Show award for a second time in three years.” Said Tomme Arthur, Director of Brewery Operations for The Lost Abbey and Port Brewing. “Our team of brewers continues to display excellence across both brands we produce and I applaud them for their efforts.”
In addition to the Gold medal for Shark Attack in the Imperial Red category, Port Brewing also received a Silver medal for a Wood and Barrel Aged beer, as well as a Bronze in the Dark Lager category for Hot Rocks Lager.
The San Diego International Beer Competition and Festival ran from June 20th through June 22nd at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The competition received over 900 entries from 19 different countries and 22 states in the U.S. making it one of the largest in the country.
About Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey
Founded in 2006, Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey produce an extensive line-up of continental and American- inspired ales and lagers. Under the direction of visionary brewmaster and co-founder Tomme Arthur, the brewery has garnered dozens of awards in its seven year history including the 2007 Great American Beer Festival Small Brewery of the Year, The 2008 world Beer Cup Champion Small Brewery and the 2013 Champion Brewery at the San Diego International Beer Festival. The company’s beers, many of which are aged in oak barrels for 12 months or longer, are universally recognized for their complexity, unique flavors and bold boundary-pushing styles. For more information, contact Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey at 155 Mata Way, Suite 104, San Marcos, CA 92069, telephone (800) 918-6816, and on the web at www.LostAbbey.com