Arthur, Tomme. Interview August 8, 2019

Title

Arthur, Tomme. Interview August 8, 2019

Description

Tomme Arthur has been involved in several San Diego breweries, most notably as founder and managing owner of Lost Abbey Brewing located in San Marcos, CA. His first professional brewing position was at the short-lived Cervecería La Cruda in San Diego, California. Arthur moved to Pizza Port Brewing in Solana Beach, California as an assistant brewer. After becoming Director of Brewing Operations for the increasing number of locations, he led the chain in garnering numerous beer awards. Arthur opened Lost Abbey Brewing in 2006 to focus on his interest in Belgian-style beers. In late 2023, Arthur separated Lost Abbey from Port Brewing operations in a ‘right-sizing’ plan in response to beer industry trends. Port Brewing retained the Hop Concept, Tiny Bubbles, and Kharisma brands in their portfolio and took over the San Marcos production space and closed the tasting room. Lost Abbey entered an alternating proprietorship agreement with Mother Earth Brewing to share their production space in nearby Vista, CA.



In his 2019 interview, Arthur discusses his introduction to craft beer and home brewing; entry into the profession and work at various breweries beginning in the 1990s; founding Lost Abbey Brewing and other brewery ventures; mentoring individuals in the industry; and awards.

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Contributor

Date

2019-08-08

Publisher

California State University San Marcos University Library

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Rights Holder

California State University San Marcos

Format

audio

Identifier

SC027-044

Interviewee

Tomme Arthur

Collection

Citation

Tomme Arthur, “Arthur, Tomme. Interview August 8, 2019,” Voices of North County, accessed June 20, 2024, https://archivesoralhistories.csusm.edu/items/show/279.