San Marcos, CA, — The 7th Annual San Diego International Beer Competition concluded Sunday, June 23rd with The Lost Abbey earning 6 total medals as well as being honored with the first ever “Champion Brewery” award. (The Champion Brewery award was bestowed upon the brewery location with the most cumulative points based on awards.)
For three years running, The Lost Abbey / Port Brewing (Port Brewing Co) has led or tied for the lead with the most medals in The San Diego International Beer Competition. In 2011, Port Brewing Co garnered 6 total medals which was tied for the most awards. At the 2012 Competition, Port Brewing Co topped the leaderboard with 8 total medals in addition to winning the Best of Show for Carnevale Ale.
“Having one of the largest commercial craft beer competitions in California each year, we take great pride in competing at the highest level on our home turf.” Said Tomme Arthur, Director of Brewery Operations for The Lost Abbey and Port Brewing. “Consumers are always looking for validation, an award from the San Diego International Beer Competition shows them the excellence in brewing we strive for each day.”
The San Diego International Beer Competition and Festival ran from June 21st through June 23rd at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The competition received over 900 entries from 19 different countries and 22 states in the U.S. making it one of the largest in the country.
About Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey
Founded in 2006, Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey produce an extensive line-up of continental and American- inspired ales and lagers. Under the direction of visionary brewmaster and co-founder Tomme Arthur, the brewery has garnered dozens of awards in its seven year history including the 2007 Great American Beer Festival Small Brewery of the Year, The 2008 world Beer Cup Champion Small Brewery and the 2013 Champion Brewery at the San Diego International Beer Festival. The company’s beers, many of which are aged in oak barrels for 12 months or longer, are universally recognized for their complexity, unique flavors and bold boundary-pushing styles. For more information, contact Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey at 155 Mata Way, Suite 104, San Marcos, CA 92069, telephone (800) 918-6816, and on the web at www.LostAbbey.com