What started as a collaboration in 2013 with Lost Abbey is head to shelves again this month – Maui Brewing Lemongrass Saison.
Lost Abbey’s Tomme Arthur mentions that a simple saison with lemongrass was a recipe he always wanted to create, but honestly, never got around to making. Hawaii’s Maui Brewing stepped in and helped make this beer a reality.
Simple recipe it may be, but neither of these breweries skimp on flavor. The Belgian-style saison uses 200 pounds of locally grown lemongrass.
Our original batch of this beer was the culmination of that vision; and Maui Brewing’s skillful use of this amazing flavor makes me truly wish it was available more often. In revisiting this recipe, my wishes are coming true,”
Maui Brewing Lemongrass Saison is back in action starting Friday, January 6th, in 12 ounce cans and draft.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: January, 2017
Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi
Lost Abbey My Black Parade, a Mexican chocolate laden strong ale, is back in the brewery’s lineup.
Lost Abbey My Black Parade is a strong ale, brewed with cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon, cardamon, smoked chilies and of course bourbon oak. The label tells the story of unrequited love remembers on Dia De Los Muertos, where people make a pilgrimage to an unmarked grave. Hoping their true love shows up.
Pouring darker than a moonless night, My Black Parade begins with a deep bouquet of rich chocolate and layered hints of cinnamon and oak. Huge flavors of cocoa on the palate with notes of vanilla, bourbon, and tobacco, finishing with crisp bite from the smoked chili’s and cardamom.
Lost Abbey My Black Parade is a 375 milliliter bottel release in 2016. Distribution starts in mid-October, 2016.
Latest Return: Mid-October, 2016
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Lost Abbey Madonna and Child, a new tequila barrel-aged sour, debuts this Friday in San Marcos, California.
A tequila sour is a first for Lost Abbey. Two years ago, the brewery released Agave Maria, a strong ale brewed with agave nectar and aged in Anejo and Reposado barrels for 10 months.
Lost Abbey Madonna and Child is brewed with lime and salt – pairing with well with the tequila notes from the barrel.
We started with a great base beer and aged it in tequila barrels, added some lime and a bit of salt for some true baja flavors. The result has us rethinking which one of our “children” we truly love the most. Lucky for Madonna, she only had one amazing child to care for.
The 375 milliliter bottles debut on September 23rd at the brewery, with distribution to begin the following Monday.
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Lost Abbey Ad Idem
Tickets to purchase Lost Abbey Veritas 017 will be available online on March 24th, 2016, at 12 noon (PST).
Lost Abbey Veritas 017 follows in the line of American wild/sour beers. This iteration is aged in oak with tart blackberries.
Tart Blackberry, strong notes of oak and tannins with a strong presence of Brett leads to a very refreshing jam-like finish.
The brewery is removing proxies from this online sale. (That’s when you buy the beer, and designate a person to pick up.) For Veritas 017, the purchaser has to be the one picking up the bottle(s). Those not picking up the beer during the designated time frame of April 16th and 17th, or attempting to use a proxy, will surrender their bottles back to Lost Abbey.
Lost Abbey Veritas 017 is limited to 4 per person, $41 dollars per bottle.
Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey have spent the last 8 years building two unique brands/portfolios. Starting in 2015, expect a third concept – The Hop Concept Brewing.
The Hop Concept Brewing will focus on India Pale Ales, released quarterly.
“The team and I are pumped to create four new hoppy beers, working with hop combinations that we’ve never tried before” said Matt Webster, Lead Brewer for Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey. “IPA’s have historically been a specialty of ours, so the chance to hone our skills even more has all the brewers fired up!”
First up is the Hop Freshener Series, subtitled “Uncomplicated Hoppy Beers from the people who know how to make them.” For each release, the names are the flavors and aroma of the beer. The release lineup for 2015 looks like this:
- Dank and Sticky IPA (February)
- Citrus and Piney IPA (May)
- Lemon and Grassy IPA (August)
- Tropical and Juicy IPA (November)
Each release is quarterly, meant to be purchased and consumed fresh in 22oz bottles, and limited draft. The brewery hopes this new ambitious lineup helps people understand the nuances and flavors of craft beer’s most popular style, IPA.
Look for The Hop Concept Brewing and The Freshener Series across Lost Abbey and Port Brewing’s distribution network starting in February, 2015.