San Marcos, CA – The Lost Abbey is set to release the 17th edition in its Veritas line of beers, with the on-sale beginning on Thursday, March 24th at Noon (PST).
Veritas has been an ongoing experiment of the relationship between fruit, Brettanomyces and barrel aging. Veritas 015 recently took home gold medals from the 2015 Great American Beer Festival (Wood and Barrel Aged Beer), The 2015 Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beer (FOBAB – Wild Beers w/ Fruit), and The 2015 San Diego International Beer Festival (other sour beer category).
The 17th iteration of Veritas, Veritas 017 was aged in oak with Blackberries and Lost Abbey house cultures. Tart Blackberry, strong notes of oak and tannins with a strong presence of Brett leads to a very refreshing jam-like finish.
Selling Veritas 017 online will also come with a few restrictions. Whomever purchases Veritas 017, must also be the individual to pick up the bottles… NO EXCEPTIONS. Removing the option of proxies will help get the beer to as many people as possible and will allow a smoother pickup process. Consumers who do not pick up their bottles during their designated pick up time or attempt to use a proxy will surrender the bottles back to The Lost Abbey. A valid ID will be required to pick up the purchased bottles, as each transaction will be tied to the purchasers name. Any duplicate sales to the same name, email or credit card will be rendered null and void. Veritas 017 bottles will be limited to 4 per person at $41 each.
The pickup for retrieving purchased bottles Veritas 017 will take place Saturday, April 16th and Sunday April 17th. There will be one session per day, 8am – 5pm (Saturday) and 11am – 5pm (Sunday). To reiterate – if beer is purchased and not picked up during the designated pick up session, the beer will be surrendered back to the brewery. NO PROXIES ALLOWED
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.