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
- Available: Sales of the beer begin at the brewery at 10am on Saturday, January 31, 2009.
For more information on the release and directions to Port Brewing and the Lost Abbey, please visit the Lost Abbey website at http://www.lostabbey.com.
About Port Brewing / Lost Abbey
Founded in 2006, Port Brewing Company was the 2007 Great American Beer Festival Small Brewery of the Year, and the 2008 World Beer Cup World Champion Small Brewery. It produces a line of award-winning American ales as well as the groundbreaking Lost Abbey family of Belgian-inspired beers. Craft brewed under the direction of co-founder and three-time GABF brewer of the year, Tomme Arthur, five beers are issued under the Lost Abbey label year-round: Avant Garde, Lost and Found, Red Barn, Devotion and Judgment Day. Additionally, a number of seasonal and specialty releases including Ten Commandments, Cuvee de Tomme and The Angel’s Share, are offered at various times throughout the year. As many of these are blended and aged for up to 18 months in French Oak, Brandy and Bourbon barrels, Lost Abbey beers are universally recognized for their complexity, unique flavors, and bold, boundary-pushing styles. Port Brewing is located at 155 Mata Way, Suite 104, San Marcos, CA 92069, USA. Telephone (760) 889-9318, web: www.lostabbey.com.