Brewery News: CA: San Marcos: Port Brewing responds after winning 2 medals at this year's Great American Beer Festival

Press Release

San Marcos, CA, -- The Port Brewing Company returned to San Marcos, CA from this year’s Great American Beer Festival® in Denver having won two medals in this year’s competition.

Shark Attack, Port Brewing’s Double Red Ale, took home bronze in the Imperial Red category. This is the 5th medal the Shark Attack recipe has won at The Great American Beer Festival. The first coming in 2004, when Tomme Arthur was the Head Brewer at Pizza Port Solana Beach. Shark Attack also recently scored a gold medal and the “Best of Show” award at the 2014 San Diego International Beer Festival.

Port Brewing’s Hop 15 took home a silver medal and continues to be one of the most decorated beers for the brand. This medal marked the 4thtime Hop 15 has placed in the Imperial IPA Category at GABF, in addition to a 2014 World Beer Cup® award in the Imperial or Double IPA category as well as two past Alpha King trophy’s, an annual IPA competition held during the Great American Beer Festival®.

“We love our hops and hoppy beers here at Port Brewing,” says Tomme Arthur, Chief Operating Owner at Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey. “It’s incredible to see recipes created over ten years ago still be relevant and decorated in today’s competitive landscape.”

Port Brewing’s Shark Attack Red Ale is a year-round produced beer while Hop 15 is seasonally released every March and August and available through most of the Port Brewing Distribution network.

About Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey
Founded in 2006, Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey produce an extensive line-up of continental and American- inspired ales and lagers. Under the direction of visionary brewmaster and co-founder Tomme Arthur, the brewery has garnered dozens of awards in its seven year history including the 2007 Great American Beer Festival Small Brewery of the Year, The 2008 world Beer Cup Champion Small Brewery and the 2013 Champion Brewery at the San Diego International Beer Festival. The company’s beers, many of which are aged in oak barrels for 12 months or longer, are universally recognized for their complexity, unique flavors and bold boundary-pushing styles. For more information, contact Port Brewing / The Lost Abbey at 155 Mata Way, Suite 104, San Marcos, CA 92069, telephone (800) 918-6816, and on the web at
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