(San Marcos, CA) – Tomme Arthur, Brewmaster at The Lost Abbey and Port Brewing, updated his Brewer’s Log on Friday, noting some interesting developments at the brewery over the past few months. Mixed in the shuffle were two updates for which we’ve been waiting:
The highly anticipated Isabelle Proximus was launched. It turned into an amazing beer and we can’t wait to get the barrels reloaded and make more. The beer has been labeled and should see the light of day in late June- just in time for the summer swelter.
In February we acquired more oak barrels. Specifically, we added 100 new Brandy barrels and 50 more Bourbon barrels. Since then, we have filled 50 Brandy Barrels of Angel’s Share which we hope to release in time for Christmas. We’ll be filling the other 50 in the next month.
Just to clarify, Lost Abbey Isabelle Proximus has not yet been released in bottles. The beer, however, was made available for the Five Guys and a Barrel event (pics) and for the Craft Brewers Conference in San Diego last month. The bad news is that the bottle release will be delayed until late June. The good news is that the Arthur implies that the beer won’t just be a one-off. This potentially means that the beer may see some distribution in the long-term. [note: Joris of Babblebelt.com wrote a nice piece last month summarizing the back story of the beer and some legal controversy surrounding its name.]
It also appears as though Lost Abbey The Angel’s Share may see some distribution in the future with the purchase of 100 new brandy barrels. And it looks like Arthur has plans to brew up another batch for aging in bourbon barrels as well.
One thing that is confusing from this post is that he says that the Lost Abbey Inferno Ale label is not yet finished yet the beers have already been released. Will the label be getting a facelift?
To read the full post, which includes more info on new equipment and a humorous reference to a recent eBay listing, click over to the official blog.