Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey To Release Red Poppy Ale
2009 Limited Edition Barrel-aged Flanders-Style Red Ale
Available Saturday, January 31
SAN MARCOS, Calif. – Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey will issue the 2009 release of Red Poppy Ale on January 31, 2009. A Flanders-style red ale made with sour cherries and aged in French Oak barrels for one year, the 375 case limited edition release will only be available directly from the brewery.
A medium-bodied ale, Red Poppy has a reddish-brown hue, rich fruit aroma, and a complex mélange sour cherry, plum and red wine flavors accented with notes of chocolate and vanilla. The beer’s name was inspired by brewery co-founder and director of operations Tomme Arthur’s annual springtime sojourns to Flanders, a time when fields of the Northern Belgian province are covered with the fiery red flowers.
– Beer: Flanders-style Red Ale
– Packaging: 375ml cork-finished bottles
– ABV: 5%
– Total run: 375 cases
– Price: $15 per bottle; six bottles per person maximum
– Sales of the beer begin at the brewery at 10am on Saturday, January
For more information on the release and directions to Port Brewing and the
Lost Abbey, please visit the Lost Abbey website at