San Marcos, CA – Fresh off winning a Gold Medal at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival in the Wood and Barrel Aged Sour Category for Veritas 015 (Blonde Sour with Peaches, Apricots and Nectarines), The Lost Abbey announced the release of Veritas 016 this November.
The Veritas line has been an ongoing experiment of the relationship between fruit, Brettanomyces and barrel aging. Inspired by one of their previous draft-only blended sours (Spontaneous Cheer) this is the 16th iteration in the Veritas series. Veritas 016 is a blended Oak-Aged Sour and the first in the Veritas line to include white peaches.
As in years past, the initial sale of Veritas 016 will coincide with The Lost Abbey’s Annual Barrel Night, which kicks off San Diego Beer Week on November 7th. The very limited 150 tickets are $200 and include dinner by local San Diego Executive Chef, Christian Graves of J-Six, 5 single-barrel samples from the depths of The Lost Abbey Oak Aging Program, and 4 bottles of Veritas 016. Tickets for The Lost Abbey Barrel Night will go on-sale Tuesday, October 6th at 12pm (PST).
For anyone who happens to miss out on tickets to Barrel Night, a secondary sale of Veritas 016 will take place at 12pm (PST) on October 13th with bottle pickups scheduled over 3 sessions (early/late Saturday and one on Sunday) on the weekend of November 14th and 15th. Bottles are $41 ($1 service charge included) and are limited to 3 bottles per person.
Additional information and links to Barrel Night and bottle on-sale are forthcoming next week via The Lost Abbey’s blog (lostabbey.com/blog) as well as The Lost Abbey’s social media outlets.
About Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey / The Hop Concept
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 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