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Cuvee De Tomme this week

Discussion in 'US - Pacific' started by 01Ryan10, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. 01Ryan10

    01Ryan10 Savant (270) California Sep 10, 2011

    A little birdie told me that bottles are being distributed throughout SoCal this week.
     
  2. nogidrew86

    nogidrew86 Aficionado (240) Nevada Aug 16, 2010

    That's a FLAT out lie!
     
  3. I see what you did there.
     
  4. Does this beer hit norcal too?
     
  5. They had no bottles for sale at the brewery on saturday
     
  6. ryno09

    ryno09 Savant (285) California May 1, 2010

    Definitely going to try before I buy. So much variation year to year.
     
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  7. mjl21

    mjl21 Advocate (535) California Apr 3, 2008

    It has in the past.
     
  8. jtmartino

    jtmartino Savant (470) California Dec 11, 2010

    Last year's is still drinking nicely. Earlier versions get really sour and lose some of their magic.
     
  9. Xul

    Xul Advocate (525) California May 18, 2008

    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.
     
  10. jtmartino

    jtmartino Savant (470) California Dec 11, 2010

    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.
     
  11. Xul

    Xul Advocate (525) California May 18, 2008

    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.
     
  12. HopHead84

    HopHead84 Champion (760) California Nov 29, 2006

    2009 is a strange year for Cuvee de Tomme. It's my least favorite vintage.
     
  13. 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.
     
  14. tyrsis

    tyrsis Savant (365) California Mar 13, 2009

    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
     
  15. We had an 08' & 11' at that tasting. We liked the 11' but concluded a 10' would have been perfect by age standpoints.
     
  16. jtmartino

    jtmartino Savant (470) California Dec 11, 2010

    Ah my bad, thanks for the catch!

    Yeah, 2 years seems like a good time point for that beer.
     
  17. arash1000

    arash1000 Aficionado (170) Arkansas Sep 26, 2012

    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.
     
  18. drgarage

    drgarage Initiate (0) California Aug 19, 2008

    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.
     
  19. riko

    riko Savant (280) California Jan 18, 2008

    Are you sure your local beer guy wasn't just messing with you?
     
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  20. arash1000

    arash1000 Aficionado (170) Arkansas Sep 26, 2012

    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.
     
  21. Had '12 last night on tap. Drinking a lot better than last years batch at this point
     
  22. TheBoog013

    TheBoog013 Savant (350) California Feb 24, 2011

    Where?
     
  23. I would guess that it has to be at the Lost Abbey tasting room.
     
  24. TheBoog013

    TheBoog013 Savant (350) California Feb 24, 2011

    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...
     
  25. So what fine drinking establishment do you represent?
     
  26. TheBoog013

    TheBoog013 Savant (350) California Feb 24, 2011

    Ciro's in Pacific Beach. Probably saving that keg for our anniversary party.
     
  27. tyrsis

    tyrsis Savant (365) California Mar 13, 2009

    Livewire, surprisingly
     
  28. How coincidental - was thinking of stopping by tomorrow for the Lagunitas tap takeover.
     
  29. TheBoog013

    TheBoog013 Savant (350) California Feb 24, 2011

    Very exciting! Thanks for the heads up...
     
  30. TheBoog013

    TheBoog013 Savant (350) California Feb 24, 2011

    Haha! Well, if you come by introduce yourself to the tall, pale, bald guy behind the bar.
     
  31. riko

    riko Savant (280) California Jan 18, 2008

    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.
     
  32. Xul

    Xul Advocate (525) California May 18, 2008

    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.
     
  33. 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.
     
  34. Pecan

    Pecan Savant (410) California Dec 20, 2012

    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 :)
     
  35. luwak

    luwak Savant (305) Arizona Mar 2, 2010

    Any chance of me seeing this in SD in the next three days?
    Toronado? Hamiltons?

    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
     
  36. tyrsis

    tyrsis Savant (365) California Mar 13, 2009

    It's still at Live Wire
     
  37. luwak

    luwak Savant (305) Arizona Mar 2, 2010


    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...
     
  38. They open at 5. I live across the street I will come meet ya for a beer if you head that way
     
  39. Sebowski

    Sebowski Savant (295) California Jan 11, 2010

    DONG!
     
  40. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    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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