Founder, Tomme Arthur, is from San Diego and is particularly known for his Belgian-style beers. Arthur got hooked on beer in college – and not just in the usual kind of way. His roommate and his roommate’s father had traveled in Europe (including Belgium) and, in turn, they introduced him to a whole world of different beer styles and traditions. Subsequently, he became so enamored with the beverage and the world of brewing that in 1996, at the age of 23, he took a job at a start-up San Diego brewery. That brewery quickly folded due to poor management but, by his own account, Arthur was exposed to some pretty tasty beer-making in the process. It was only several years later that he opened up a brewery of his own and, eventually, he took over a brewing facility from Stone Brewing Company in San Marcos, CA. This is the company’s current base of operations and where Arthur began making both American ales and the Belgian-inspired Lost Abbey beers. (more…)
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Posted in Beer, Beverages, Producer Profile, United States, tagged Belgian beer, German Magnum hops, Golden Strong ale, Inferno Ale, Lost Abbey, Port Brewing Company, Saaz hops, Tomme Arthur on March 1, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Beer, Beverages, St. Patrick's Day, United States, tagged American Revolution, Bar Harbor Brewing Company, Beer, Cadillac Mountain Stout, Element Brewing Company, George Washington, Grand Cru, Great Divide, Henry Knox, Port Brewing Company, Red Giant, St. Patrick's Day, WipeOut IPA on March 15, 2011 | 2 Comments »
These days, St. Patrick’s Day is mostly a secular celebration of Irish culture and a day of mindless consumption of way too much Guinness or green beer. As a Boston native, and history buff, March 17 is as much about Evacuation Day as it is about the shamrock-toting saint (read more about Evacuation Day). As the beer buyer at our fancy little food store, I prefer to celebrate both events with a couple of bottles of exemplary craft brew.
Although the craft brewing revolution in Ireland is alive and well, there’s none to be had on this side of the pond and until I find a source, I’m recommending a few domestic ales for your celebrations. (more…)