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Brewery Profile: The Lost Abbey

  • Jordan Breindel

Half a world away from Belgium, in San Diego, Calif., sits the Lost Abbey, one of America’s premier brewers of Belgian-style beers. Drawing inspiration from the brewing traditions of Belgium and the spirited experimentation of American craft beer, brewmaster Tomme Arthur founded the Lost Abbey in 2006. Within two years his unique take on traditional Belgian beers landed the brewery top honors at the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup. Many of the brews within the Lost Abbey’s sizable portfolio of seasonal and year-round releases continue to garner top awards, and can be found on the menus of top brewpubs and on the shelves of select beer merchants. (www.lostabbey.com)

FEATURED BREWS

The Angel’s Share is a strong ale aged in bourbon oak barrels. Notes of caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, and port intermingle in this burgundy-colored ale to form a sippable after-dinner drink.

Style: Strong Ale
ABV: 12.5%
Price: $15.99/375 ml
Availability: Year Round

Framboise de Amorosa is a sour brown ale brewed with puréed raisins and copious amounts of raspberries. Aging in red wine barrels results in a refreshing beer brimming with ruby effervescence, tart raspberry, and hints of wood and toffee.

Style: Framboise
ABV: 7%
Price: $15.99/375 ml
Availability: Limited Release

Red Poppy is a Flanders-style ale aged in French oak that bursts with the flavor and aroma of sour cherries. Tart cherry pie gives way to dark fruits with vanilla and chocolate notes. 

Style: Flanders Red
ABV: 5%
Price: $15.99/375 ml
Availability: Limited Release

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