SAN MARCOS, Calif. — In the 7th Annual San Diego International Beer Competition, The Lost Abbey was awarded 6 total medals, leading all other breweries and continuing the trend of being one of the most decorated in the history of this particular competition.
“Year after year, our brands continue to show their excellence by earning awards in the competition” said Tomme Arthur, Director of Brewery Operations for The Lost Abbey. “Our brewers are rightfully proud of their accomplishments and look forward to the results each June”.
The Lost Abbey received awards for: Track #10 (Bronze – Unique ingredient Beer), Saint’s Devotion (Silver – Hybrid Belgian-Style Ale), Track #9 (Silver – Other Sour Beer), Framboise de Amorosa (Bronze – Other Sour Beer), Inferno (Bronze – Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale), and Serpent’s Stout (Silver – Imperial Stout). The six total awards keep The Lost Abbey in the competition for the title of “Champion Brewery”, which will be announced on Saturday, June 22nd during the San Diego International Beer Festival.
Last year in the 2012 San Diego International Beer Competition, The Lost Abbey / Port Brewing took home 8 medals, including “Best of Show” for The Lost Abbey’s Carnevale Ale, a Brett-conditioned Saison. The trophy, a miniature version of a fermenter tank, is a perpetual award that is kept for an entire year, and then given to the next year’s Best of Show winner. The Lost Abbey / Port Brewing decided to showcase their time with the award ala the Stanley Cup celebration, letting each brewer take the trophy for a day.
The San Diego International Beer Competition and Festival runs from June 21stthrough June 23rd 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 and the 2008 world Beer Cup Champion Small Brewery. 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.