Beer Week ’13 Part One: Neighborhood & UnderBelly


Remember those Lost Abbey Ultimate Box sets from a while back? Well you’ll get the chance to taste the beers included in that box set with Tomme Arthur, director of brewery operations for The Lost Abbey, in an intimate setting during San Diego Beer Week. We’re calling it The Lost Abbey Box Set Listening Party with Tomme Arthur, and we’ll feature and Encore by Port Brewing.

On Monday, November 4th at 7:00 PM, 30 lucky individuals will gather at Noble Experiment for a tasting series of the 13 special edition brews from the Ultimate Box Set. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased on site at Neighborhood for $50. This event is strictly limited to 30 people, so don’t delay in picking up your tickets (which you can grab on-site at Neighborhood). We will also be releasing a Limited Edition collaboration shirt with Lost Abbey, and tapping some awesome Lost Abbey and Port Beers in Neighborhood at the Encore, which is open to the public. The beers featured at the encore will be:

Lost Abbey 2012 Red Poppy

Lost Abbey Framboise

Lost Abbey Angel’s Share (aged in Bourbon Barrels)

Lost Abbey 10 Commandments

Port High Tide

Port Hop 15

Below is more information on the Box Set and what it contains:

 The Box Set case and album sleeve were designed by Grammy® award-winning art director Matt Taylor of Varnish Studio in collaboration with John Schulz of StudioSchulz. Each of the Sets had a retail value of $450 and was not available to the general public nor is it available for purchase.

“This is the most ambitious project we’ve ever undertaken,” said Tomme Arthur, director of brewery operations for The Lost Abbey, and the mind behind the Ultimate Box Set. “Not only have we produced 13 exceptional rare beers, but the original label art and stories associated with each, along with the one-of-a-kind hand-built road cases brought the entire concept together beyond anything I’ve encountered in my near 20 years of brewing. It really is the Ultimate Box Set.”

The Ultimate Box Set releases began in January of 2012 with the brewery releasing one beer every month with names inspired by classic rock songs invoking Heaven or Hell. The beers covered the full gamut of The Lost Abbey’s signature styling’s — fruit and spiced, wood-aged, sours, wild, and spontaneously-fermented ales. Each was issued in 375ml corked, hood-and-wire format, included original label art, and was limited to a total run of approximately 1,000 bottles; 350 of which were sold in the brewery tasting room and had to be consumed onsite. The remaining bottles, reserved for the box sets, were the only full bottles ever allowed to leave the brewery.

Additionally on Thursday, November 7th, at 7:00 PM Neighborhood will host “The Other Side of Stone: Not Too Big And/Or Not Especially Hoppy” with our friends at Stone Brewing Company. We’ll be releasing a Limited Edition collaborative hoodie with Stone, and we’ll feature some very special taps that night including:

Angry & Wit

Supremely Self Conscious

Great Bowman’s Beard

Suitable for Cave Aging (aged in red wine barrels)

Reason Be Damned Belgian Style Abbey aged in red wine barrels

Levitation w/ Green Tea Leaves

Perfect Crime aged in red wine barrels

Commander and the Cross Hairs

Witty Moron

Cask of Tiger Cub Saison aged in white wine barrels w/pineapple guava

Meanwhile, over in Little Italy UnderBelly will be hosting a few special events. On Sunday November 3rd, UnderBelly will host “An Evening with Alesmith”. Final beers will be announced later this week, but look forward to a Limted Edition T-Shirt release that evening.

And on Wednesday November 6th, UnderBelly will team up with Hitachino for an encore of their hit event last year. They will once again be releasing a Limited Edition collaboration hoodie, which you can check out below. Last year the Hitachino hoodies were gone in under an hour, so this is definitely an event to keep on your radar.


More details to follow this week, as well as the announcement of a few more events. Don’t worry, we’ll make every effort to make you aware when the time is right. Looking forward to what should be a fantastic week of events.