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Beer Spotlight: The Lost Abbey Red Poppy


Beer: Red Poppy Ale
Brewery: The Lost Abbey
Style: Barrel Aged Brown Ale
Suggested Glassware: Chalice

From years of trying Abbey style ales Co-owner of Pizza Port Vince Marsaglia developed a love for them and was set on creating some of his own, but he needed a brewer who could bring his vision to life. When brewer Tomme Arthur was brought on-board in 1997 The Lost Abbey was born. Red Poppy is one of their Non-Denominational Ales and is “Brewed from a brown ale base and aged in our oak barrels for over 6 months.” Red Poppy is modeled after the Flemish Red Ales that have a distinctive sour characteristic. This is my favorite style of beer and Red Poppy is a great representation with its sour cherry flavors.

The Lost Abbey not only produces a great beer they also have some of the most impressive packaging on the market. The stark simplicity of the black label with a lone red poppy flower and silver text belies what awaits in the bottle, a complex and delicious blending of the new and old world. For more about The Lost Abbey and its unique offerings visit their website.


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  2. Chuck P. | Tuesday, April 14, 2009

    I have become a fan of this style over the past few months but haven’t had the chance to try this particular one. I love The Lost Abbey and Tomme Arthur rules as a brewer so I am sure it will be great, when I get my hands on one.

  3. Cruz | Tuesday, April 14, 2009

    I am a sucker for sweet beer labels…This label is awesome.

  4. brian | Tuesday, April 14, 2009

    Definitely don’t see any of this on the east coast …. although I’m fairly positive it has to be picked up at the brewery itself, nor is it cheap :P

  5. Dee | Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    Ah it’s actually reasonably priced, so you will have to make trip, hopefully find it being poured from the Tap and get a few bottles my friend.

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