When Port Brewing asked their website goers if they wanted Hop-15 to be made again, over 90% of the 500 people who voted said yes. Your wish is their command. Port will brew 4 batches of Hop-15 at the beginning of March. The 4 batches will be enough for all of Port Brewing’s distribution regions to get Hop-15, both bottle and draft. Be on the lookout for Hop-15 to make its way to you mid to late March.
Hop-15 is a Double IPA brewed with 15 hops every 15 minutes. It was originally brewed by Tomme Arthur and Jeff Bagby in 2002 to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Pizza Port in Solana Beach.
Style: Double IPA
Availability: Draft and Bottle mid-late March
Port Brewing releases Hop 15 twice a year. (February & August.) As it closes in on February, the brewery has to make a decision. Mongo, another double IPA is doing well already. Do they brew another? So here are the options:
1. Brew it! Get it out to the hop loving people!
2. Go without, brew it again in the summer
3. Brew a little for draft only, and let it go where it goes.
You’d be surprised what is in the lead right now. [VoteHere]
Couple of Launch parties this week:
Port Brewing & Lost Abbey Night with Tomme Arthur
The Pour House — Westmont, NJ
Come on down to the Pour House and help us welcome Port Brewing & Lost Abbey to the Garden State. 8 special brews will be making their way to the taps and head brewer Tomme Arthur will be on the scene!
Lost & Found
Wipeout Double IPA
FNG — NJ exclusive
Port Brewing & The Lost Abbey Night with Tomme Arthur
The Stirling Hotel — Stirling, NJ
Come help us welcome Port Brewing & The Lost Abbey to the Garden State! Head brewer Tomme Arthur will be in attendance for a night to remember. Check out the list below to see what we’ll have on tap!
THE LOST ABBEY
FNG Pale Ale
Port Brewing & The Lost Abbey will arrive in New Jersey starting next year. Hunterdon Distributors has just announced they will carry the brands as early as the first week of January. The beers will be draft only to start, with bottles arriving from both labels during the first quarter. For more, check out the full press release below
(Phillipsburg, NJ) — The New Year will bring a wave of excitement to beer enthusiasts in New Jersey. Hunterdon Distributors is pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement to distribute the highly acclaimed beers of Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey. In addition to an assortment of their most well-known beers, the inaugural launch will feature a special draft-only release brewed exclusively for the New Jersey market. Official release parties have already been scheduled for the first week of 2012.
Based in San Diego and founded in 2006, Port Brewing Company is comprised of two of the most highly regarded labels in the country: Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey. The Port Brewing line includes more aggressive and assertively hopped American & West coast-style beers, while The Lost Abbey concentrates on a unique collection of barrel-aged and Belgian-style ales.
Led by Tomme Arthur, one of the nations’s most well-respected craft brewers, both breweries have found their way to the top of the craft beer charts with dozens of medals and media accolades to speak of over the last five years. Port Brewing was awarded both “Small Brewery of the Year” and “Small Brewer of the Year” at the 2007 Great American Beer Festival and “Champion Brewery” and “Champion Brewmaster” in the Small Brewery category at the 2008 World Beer Cup. All of their products have received near-perfect ratings on both Ratebeer.com and Beer Advocate.
With distribution in only eight US markets, products from both Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey have become some of the most sought-after in the industry. The company has always taken a conservative approach to expansion while putting more emphasis on providing a unique and well crafted product. When the time came to open a new market on the East Coast, they felt New Jersey was a perfect fit. As stated by Tomme Arthur: “Hunterdon’s reputation precedes it. A lot of our good friends in the brewing industry have their beer represented by Hunterdon and have nothing but good things to say about the company.”
Hunterdon Distributors is proud to be adding Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey to its already impressive product offering in the state of New Jersey. Please visit Hunterdon’s website at www.hunterdonbrewing.com as details regarding the official release parties will be posted soon.
Port/Lost Abbey announced that both Production Line Pale and Santa’s Little Helper are available starting today. Production Line Pale is a draft only rye pale at 5.5% ABV. Santa’s Little Helper is their annual holiday offering available in both bottle and draft. It is an imperial stout brewed with chocolate malts and roasted and black barley and is 10% ABV.
High Tide is Port Brewing’s #1 selling seasonal. It features 2 fresh hop additions of centennial & chinook. Plus amarillo, & simcoe (pellets.) The Tomme (Arthur, founder/brewer/3rd person talker) breaks it down.
Availability: 22oz bottles, Draft. Hits shelves early October. Seasonal.