The Lost Abbey is a craft brewery with a national reputation, and it’s based right in San Marcos. This means you have the opportunity to taste the freshest beer that the brewery can offer — right off the conveyor belt. If you’ve never tried a Lost Abbey beer, expect complex flavors. The brewery is known for beers that’ve been aged in oak, bourbon, and wine barrels, imparting interesting and strong flavors. It’s no wonder it’s won beer competitions left and right since it was established in 2006.
The tasting room is open seven days a week and has a 42-tap system. Beers from The Lost Abbey and Port Brewing Company are available, and can be enjoyed in 4 oz., 16 oz. tasting glasses or in 64 oz. growler fills. Visitors praise the customer service here — the bartenders, or “beertenders,” as they’re called, are happy to talk about the beer and answer questions. It can get busy here on weekends, but the staffers are quick and friendly.
The Lost Abbey
155 Mata Way
San Marcos, CA 92069