For craft beer aficionados and newbies alike, The Lost Abbey is San Diego’s go-to brewery for sours, barrel aged beers and Belgian styles. Co-housed in the same facilities as Port Brewing Company in San Marcos, The Lost Abbey has been brewing high quality, specialty beers since 2006. This monastic themed brewhouse boasts a library of more than 1000 oak, bourbon, brandy , sherry, and wine barrels that help them to curate one of the most impressive barrel-aging programs in the world.
The Lost Abbey has won a plethora of awards over the years, for both individual beers and as a company. One of my favorite beers from these guys is Avant Garde Ale, a Biere de Garde. What is a Biere de Garde, you ask? It’s a traditional, French, farmhouse beer that was historically brewed in the winter months to help control the yeast process of the brew. Avant Garde is golden in color with malty notes of caramel, and freshly baking bread. This 7% beer is a must-try when you visit the brewery or are lucky enough to see it in a restaurant.
We are really excited to be able to include this San Diego brewery power-house in our SoNo Beer Garden lineup this year, so make a trip up to San Marcos soon and taste your way through some of the best craft beer in San Diego at The Lost Abbey!