Lost Abbey Amazing Grace will go on sale Friday.
From time to time, Lost Abbey receives French oak barrels that once contained red wine. The brewery sees this as a perfect opportunity to age their Belgian-style Dubbel – Lost & Found. The abbey ale, brewed with raisins, has been aging “gracefully” in the French Oak barrels until the time is right.
Amazing Grace shows hints of soft oak tannins and light vanilla notes from the oak barrels. A subtle dash of red wine character from the aging process reveals itself if the beer is served on at cellar temperature and compliments the roasted malt character of the base beer.
Lost Abbey Amazing Grace is sold at a ticketed online event on Friday, March 23rd at 12 noon (PST). Bottles are $41 dollars each, limit of 3 per customer. No proxies (you have the be the one purchasing and picking up).
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Lost Abbey Veritas 019, the 19th edition in the brewery’s “Veritas” line of beers, goes on sale this month.
The California based brewery calls this ongoing experiment a “relationship between fruit, barrel-aging, and the wild yeast Brettanomyces. Each release is unique, small-batch, and unforgettable.
Lost Abbey Veritas 019 is a blonde sour ale that has been aging in French oak for over a year, before being introduced to fresh raspberries. Per Tomme Arthur, Lost Abbey’s co-founder, “The last time we did a fruited sour this intense was Cable Car Kriek back in 2011.”
Pouring shockingly pink, Veritas 019 begins with sweet aromas of rich berries and notably peppery Brett. Intense, Vibrant Raspberry character leading to a refreshingly sour middle with notes of funk on the finish.
Lost Abbey is planning a preview weekend starting March 24th where Veritas 019 will be available on draft. Attendees will have an opportunity to purchase bottles for pickup in April.
The general sale will occur online on Tuesday, March 28th at 12 Noon. No proxies. Sales are limited to 6 bottles per person, $41 dollars per bottle.
Lost Abbey Santo Ron Diego is returning to the brewery’s lineup once again in December, with a few changes in tow.
The beer was a big hit when it was released in 2015, and Tomme Arthur and brewery crew knew it had to be brewed again. Lost Abbey Santo Ron Diego (2016) features a new twist – cherries, vanilla beans, and cacao nibs. It spent a full 14 months in rum barrels.
“We were really happy with last year’s version but we wanted to add a bit more complexity to help bring the rum notes out with this year’s batch.” – Tomme Arthur, co-founder, The Lost Abbey
In order to have more of Santo to go around, the Lost Abbey is making this release draft only. The big 13.5% rum barreled monster hits distribution in December. Happy hunting.
Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze is about to make a return to the beer scene. You can almost hear the whale hunters breathing heavy.
The American wild ale is a blend of 1, 2, and 3 year old beers that has been aged in French oak barrels. The first release of this beer was in 2009, and in 2016, this only it’s third ever release.
“We’re more than excited to release the third version of Duck Duck Gooze.” Said Tomme Arthur, COO and Co-Founder at The Lost Abbey. “Waiting for barrels to mature over the last three years has been a journey on its own, but the finished beer proves the wait was worth it.”
How to get it.
Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze sales will start on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016, at 12pm PT. As long as the servers don’t crash again, those logging in will be able to purchase up to six bottles, at $41 dollars a bottle. No shipping. No proxies, either. The person that buys the ticket, picks it up on either August 27th, or 28th. If you don’t, the bottles will be surrendered back to Lost Abbey, and a refund issued. The brewery will publish a link on the 25th.
Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze is a 750 milliliter bottle offering.
Style: American Wild Ale (Oak Aged. 3 Year Blend)
Availability: 750 ml bottles, Corked & Caged. Rare.
Lost Abbey Veritas 016 will be released at the annual “Barrel Night” hosted by the brewery on Saturday, November 7th in San Marcos, California.
Lost Abbey Veritas 016 was inspired by a previous sour, Spontaneous Cheer, and is the 16th version of the blended sour barrel-aged in oak casks featuring the first-ever use of white peaches in the Veritas iterations. Previous Lost Abbey Veritas brews, including the GABF Gold-Medal winner, Veritas 015, have been barrel-aged, and combined Brettanomyces yeast with fruits such as nectarines, cherries, peaches, and apricots.
150 tickets for the annual “Barrel Night” will go on sale Tuesday, October 6th at 12pm (PST) for $200, and will include an exclusive dinner created by San Diego’s own Christian Graves, 5 single-barrel tastings from The Lost Abbey Oak Aging Program, and 4 bottles of Veritas 016. The event is on November 7th.
Lost Abbey Veritas 016 will also be sold online at retail value, $41, during a secondary release on Tuesday, October 13th at 12pm (PST). Purchases will be limited to 3 bottles/person due to the high-demand of this brew, and bottles will be available to pickup the weekend of November 14th & 15th at the San Marcos taproom.
Hint: Don’t miss out on this extra-special brew…tickets for the release sold out last year in under 60 seconds.
The Lost Abbey’s Track #10, the highest rated offering from from the brewery’s Ultimate Box Set, has shipped again. The set was a series of one-off releases, featuring special blends and treatments from Lost Abbey’s lineup. This isn’t the first beer from the series that saw a wider release, as last year Track #8 showed up on shelves.
The original details about this release below…
The Lost Abbey released Track #10 on October 20, 2012. This edition is fresh Serpent’s Stout aged in bourbon barrels. Right before packaging, the brewery added 17 lbs of Ryan Brothers coffee and 4 lbs of TCHO cacao nibs. Each of the Ultimate Box Set beers echoes a hard rock track. For #10, it’s Meatloaf’s Bat Out Of Hell.
Late in November of 2011, Mike Rodriguez our head brewer asked about creating a Coffee and Cacoa Nib version of Serpent’s Stout for the San Diego Strong Ale Festival. The beer was a hit with our fans. When we wrote up the syllabus for the Ultimate Box Set, we knew a version of this beer would be included.
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Lost Abbey’s Cuvee de Tomme will be draft-only this year. Some packaging restraints have prevented the beer from being released in bottles.
“We had a few packaging constraints near the end of this year so we just didn’t have the means to get Cuvee into bottles” said Tomme Arthur, Co-founder and Chief Operating Owner of The Lost Abbey. “But the good news is we’ll have more kegs and be able to spread the wealth to some territories that have never had it in years past.”
Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme is a blend of Judgement Day (quad with raisins) aged in bourbon, brandy, and red wine barrels with Brettanomyces yeast. Tart cherries also give the beer that little extra complexity. Tommy Arthur came up with the recipe in 1999.
A plus side to this packaging change – there will be more kegs for the brewery’s entire distribution network.