Discussion in 'US - Pacific' started by 01Ryan10, Dec 31, 2012.
A little birdie told me that bottles are being distributed throughout SoCal this week.
That's a FLAT out lie!
I see what you did there.
Does this beer hit norcal too?
They had no bottles for sale at the brewery on saturday
Definitely going to try before I buy. So much variation year to year.
It has in the past.
Last year's is still drinking nicely. Earlier versions get really sour and lose some of their magic.
I had an '09 a few weeks ago that was drinking beautifully - more sour upfront, but still a lot of complexity from the base beer. Definitely better than the last release was.
That's funny - a big BA group just tried an '09 next to a '11 recently at a Peninsula tasting @ G&G and the consensus was '11 was much better.
To each their own I suppose.
Interesting...was 2009 the year that there were two different batches/releases? Or was that 2011? It could be bottle variance, but I was actually expecting the '09 to be a one note sour bomb, and it impressed the hell out of me.
2009 is a strange year for Cuvee de Tomme. It's my least favorite vintage.
Drank an 08 recently and loved it. Thought it was better than the 09 I tried but I have not tried any fresher than that.
He fresh one on tap. It's a lot more sour than last years. I don't think it's as good, but still decent
We had an 08' & 11' at that tasting. We liked the 11' but concluded a 10' would have been perfect by age standpoints.
Ah my bad, thanks for the catch!
Yeah, 2 years seems like a good time point for that beer.
Just heard from my local beer guy that they have had a recall on all the bottles because they were not carbonated. So the ones they released they have called back and are now going to force carbonate the bottles. The kegs are still good so those should be around soon but the bottles apparently will be a while.
And the '11 I opened in May was flat, disgusting garbage water. I love this beer so much when it's right -- ala the '11 we had at that tasting, and hate it so furiously when I get a bad bottle.
Are you sure your local beer guy wasn't just messing with you?
I highly doubt it as he told me last week it was coming in this week. So I drop in there today and he told me the news on it. He said he heard about it this morning. He is a fairly reliable source and I hope he is wrong about it but just wanted to share what I heard.
Had '12 last night on tap. Drinking a lot better than last years batch at this point
I would guess that it has to be at the Lost Abbey tasting room.
Not necessarily. I've already received a keg but I'm hording for awhile . If someone else has tapped I'd love to try first...
So what fine drinking establishment do you represent?
Ciro's in Pacific Beach. Probably saving that keg for our anniversary party.
How coincidental - was thinking of stopping by tomorrow for the Lagunitas tap takeover.
Very exciting! Thanks for the heads up...
Haha! Well, if you come by introduce yourself to the tall, pale, bald guy behind the bar.
Sorry to be skeptical. It's just that Lost Abbey has released a lot of flawed beers in the past without recalling them, and that Tomme reportedly is against force-carbonating bottles. If this is yet another flat bottling, I hope your beer guy is correct and LA really is recalling the bottles.
Aside from Tomme's personal views on force carbing, do they even have the equipment for a large-scale force carbed bottle run? Honest question, I'm only somewhat familiar with Port/LA's bottling line, and I would imagine that if they could do large-scale forced carbed bottling, they would've done so a couple years ago, if for no other reason than to shut us all up about flat beers.
hey everyone Cuvee de Tomme is not going hit Distribution in bottles due to Carbonation issue. but it well be available in Keg for now.
Not going to hit distribution in bottles this year period, or just not going to hit distribution as soon as expected? Thanks for the update
Any chance of me seeing this in SD in the next three days?
if any body sees it anywhere down there... I'd appreciate a post...cause by wed night i gotta get out San Deigo...and back to the desert
It's still at Live Wire
thanks dude. Sorry i pulled a derp and didn't read the damn thread carefully.
Hopefully it lasts til, lets see, my plane lands at 9 in the morning so...9:05am....when do they open....haha... fuck i should be in bed....damn cellar always calling me Sunday nights...
They open at 5. I live across the street I will come meet ya for a beer if you head that way
How in the hell can a brewery have this carbonation problem this long without solving it? How can much less successful, small, brand new operations have zero carbonation issues at all while LA/Port have done this for YEARS? It is such comedy at this point.
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