Waypoint Public & The Lost Abbey Announce Brewery Dinner Series

San Diego, CA – On Wednesday, March 12th, North Park’s most notable new bistro & beer bar, Waypoint Public, will team up with one of San Diego’s top rated breweries, The Lost Abbey, to kick off the restaurant’s very first dinner for its brand new brewery series. Housed inside of Waypoint’s newly constructed private event space, dubbed “the bear den”, this inaugural event will feature an incredible nine-course lineup by Executive Chef Amanda Baumgarten, paired perfectly to a variety of Lost Abbey’s rarest and most exclusive brews — a handful of which are off the market and will NEVER be reproduced again!

The Lost Abbey / Waypoint collaboration is led by none other than the brewery’s Co-Founder & Director of Brewery Operations, Tomme Arthur. Among beer nerds, few brewmasters are more revered than Tomme. As one of the most cutting edge brewers in the nation, his unique approach, creativity and enthusiasm helped produce San Diego’s now internationally respected beer scene.

Spearheading the kitchen, Waypoint’s Executive Chef Amanda Baumgarten spent over a decade training and working at several of the most prestigious restaurants in the industry, including four separate Michelin-starred dining destinations (La Tante Claire and Le Gavroche in London and Melisse and Patina in Los Angeles). The Bravo Network’s Top Chef veteran has gone on to become the Executive Chef of both Water Grill in Los Angeles and most recently opening Herringbone in La Jolla.

It’s only natural! — Waypoint Public is quickly becoming the premier location for food and beer pairing in the city. Their menu dons pairing suggestions from every angle, and many of their standout dishes incorporate beer in the actual recipes. As an avid homebrewer, Chef Baumgarten’s deep understanding and appreciation of beer and food coupled with the immense body of knowledge possessed by her Waypoint Public beverage-directing counterpart, Brian Jensen of Bottlecraft fame, makes the beer dinner series the most natural progression of their talents.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
6:30 p.m.

Waypoint Public
3794 30th Street
San Diego, CA 92104

Due to the rarity and value of these exclusive brews, this 9-course inaugural beer dinner is priced at $150 per person. Seating is limited to 25 attendees.

To make your reservations, please call Waypoint Public directly at 619.255.8778 or email events@waypointpublic.com. Early RSVPs are highly suggested, as this event will sell out quickly!

  • Wednesday, March 12 — The Lost Abbey
  • Wednesday, April 16 — Hess Brewing
  • Wednesday, May 21— Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
  • Wednesday, June 18 — Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
  • Wednesday, July 23 — The Bruery
  • Wednesday, August 20 — AleSmith Brewing Company
  • Wednesday, September 17 — Ballast Point Brewing Company


1. Amuse Bouche
Scallop Crudo, Tangerine, Crystalized Ginger, Juniper Oil, and Petit Watercress
Beer Pairing: Duck Duck Gooze

2. Seared FG, Frise, Warm Apricot, Hazelnut, and Duck Fat Vinaigrette
Beer Pairing: Veritas 004

3. Roasted Sturgeon, Duck Rillette, Sweet Potato and Brown Butter Puree, Duck Jus
Beer Pairing: Track 5

4. Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Pretzel, Black Trompet Mushrooms, and Dandelion Greens with a Huckleberry Jus
Beer Pairing: Veritas 009

5. Coffee Rubbed Rack of Colorado Lamb, Curry Caramelized Cauliflower, Pickled Raisins, 5 Spice Lamb Jus
Beer Pairing: Angel’s Share ‘08

6. Intermezzo
Cherry Sorbet, Fennel Fronds, Sugar Cookie Crumbles
Beer Pairing: Red Poppy

7. Hot Roquefort Soufflé, Shaved Apples, and Honey Comb
Beer Pairing: Track 4

8. Vanilla Pana Cotta, Smoked Balsamic and Cherry Reduction, Burnt Honey Tuille
Beer Pairing: Cuvee de Tomme

9. After Dinner Drink
Beer: Sede Vacante

About Waypoint Public

Having opened doors in one of San Diego’s most booming neighborhoods, Waypoint Public, is North Park’s newest casual bistro and bar devoted to celebrating California culture, cuisine and great beer. Founded by a team of hospitality industry veterans — John Pani, Brian Jensen, and Amanda Baumgarten — this dynamic trio has teamed up as partners, each with their own distinct area of expertise, to take over the former Linkery space on the corner of 30th Street and North Park Way. Waypoint’s expansive beer program showcases a highly curated list of bottled craft beers from all areas of the globe, plus a custom 30-tap system playing heavy on the West Coast craft brews. Chef Baumgarten’s menu fulfills her vision of bringing an eclectic, neighborhood concept to life. Pulling inspiration from the venue’s overarching design theme, her seasonal menus highlight an exceptional hodgepodge of cultural characteristics — Latin, Asian, and European influences she considers already indigenous to the Southern California region. WaypointPublic.com

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. LostAbbey.com