Press Release: Port Brewing Taking a Ride on Russian River

Russian River Brewing to distribute Port Brewing/Lost Abbey beers in Northern California

Port Brewing announced today that Russian River Brewing Company will distribute Port’s beers in the San Francisco Bay and Northern California regions. Under the agreement Russian River will provide Port’s full range of products, including the much heralded Lost Abbey labels, to Russian River draft and bottle accounts.

"We’re very excited about this agreement," said Port Brewing director of brewery operations Tomme Arthur. "Russian River is one of the most respected breweries in the world and serves the top draft houses and bottle shops in Northern California. Having them distribute our beers is great for our business."

"There is a real buzz in the Bay Area regarding Port Brewing / Lost Abbey beers," Russian River Brewer/Owner Vinnie Cilurzo added. "We’re happy to have a hand in making sure that Northern California beer lovers can enjoy these great beers."

Port Brewing and Russian River have a longstanding history that dates back to the earliest days of both breweries. Cilurzo and Arthur are good friends and enthusiastic supporters of one another who frequently team up for special events as well as the occasional brewing collaboration.

Russian River will distribute Port Brewing / Lost Abbey beers to its accounts in the city of San Francisco and the East Bay, as well as Marin, Napa and Sonoma counties in the northern Bay Area. Deliveries are expected to begin in March, 2008. For more information, contact Port Brewing company at tel:(760) 889-9318, or email: lostabbey@gmail.com.

About Port Brewing / Lost Abbey
Founded in 2006, Port Brewing Company is 2007’s Great American Beer Festival Small Brewery of the Year and 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 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.

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