CW Peruvian Morning?

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by MVP09, Oct 31, 2013.

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  1. MVP09

    MVP09 Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts

    Just got a 12oz bottle of this via 2nd hand trade. The guy I got it from is a hop head so he happily handed it over.

    Are these infected?
  2. ratmoss

    ratmoss Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2005 Illinois

  3. Ri0

    Ri0 Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin

    There is no way that you can confirm this.

    OP, if it is a 2013, you have a better chance that it is not infected. All you can do is open it and find out.
  4. Fireslayer

    Fireslayer Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2013 Wisconsin

    I've talked to the guys at central waters about this. There were no infected bottles distributed to WI. All the infected bottles were distributed to the other couple states that get CW. If this bottle was originally purchased in WI it is not infected I was told.
  5. Kbyfield

    Kbyfield Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2009 Wisconsin

    That said, it might taste as if it is. I opened a 2012 earlier this week and it had a taste I wasn't expecting, Maybe not off but odd. Defr nothing like the 2013 I opened after
  6. JRBecks

    JRBecks Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2012 Illinois

    Not true at least for 2012 vintage. I bought a 4pk in IL with no signs of Infection. My 4pk from Madison all infected :slight_frown:
  7. Fireslayer

    Fireslayer Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2013 Wisconsin

    Sorry that's just what I was told. If any from WI were infected I was told it would be an anamoly.
  8. cptnspeed1

    cptnspeed1 Initiate (0) May 20, 2010 Wisconsin

    2012: Most to all are infected
    2013: One of six batches were infected and that batch mostly hit outside WI
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  9. ravot

    ravot Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois

    i lucked out with last years batch. i opened up a few 2013's. the last two were badly infected in the past few weeks. bummed. i have a four pack left.
  10. lowbit

    lowbit Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2013 Wisconsin

    We've gone through a lot of 2013 Peruvian Morning (bought in Wisconsin), and to date none of it was infected. Last year out of the ten 4-packs of 2012 I had, two were infected (off but still quite drinkable), six were fine, and two are unknown (not yet opened).
  11. MVP09

    MVP09 Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts

    Thanks for info mine is notched 2013 vintage and 99% sure it was bought in Wisc
  12. atone315

    atone315 Initiate (0) Oct 8, 2008 Wisconsin

  13. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012 Illinois

    I bought a 2013 4 pack fresh when it first came out in Illinois, drank first bottle and it tasted awesome. Fast forward 6 months later the last 3 bottles were opened and clearly infected.
  14. taxman

    taxman Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2012 Illinois

    Same here. I will not be buying these again. So many other beers from brewers that don't have this problem to be throwing money away.
  15. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    4 four cases of Peruvian Morning in my belly over the last three years, and have yet to have a bottle that even resembled any off flavors. Won't hurt opening it and giving it a sip. It's a great beer, enjoy it.
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  16. striker2160

    striker2160 Initiate (0) May 5, 2013 Minnesota

    I got 2 4pks each in Minnesota and Wisc. They were all infected to a certain degree. The longer you wait to drink them the worse they taste. I will not buy any next year till they prove it is not infected.
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  17. MVP09

    MVP09 Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts

    It will be a part of a bottle share so I will get a few opinons
  18. maximum12

    maximum12 Grand Pooh-Bah (4,500) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    I was getting worried, hadn't seen a "Is Peruvian infected" thread in a couple months. :rolling_eyes:

    I know what the official word is from CW, but it seemed like a complete crap shoot on the bottles. I bought some at the Anniversary party that was good, some infected. Ditto for some just over the river in Hudson, WI. Friend brought a four-pack over as a thank you (& I mocked him) a couple weeks back - all four perfect.

    I hope they make it again this year. Fantastic beer when it's on!
  19. striker2160

    striker2160 Initiate (0) May 5, 2013 Minnesota

    I should also say how much I like there barrel aged beers the BBBW is fantastic and the BBS is very good also. I have a bottle of CW-15 I will be bringing to a tasting soon. I can hardly wait as I have never tried it.
  20. ravot

    ravot Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois

    two years ago i started buying peruvian morning to get my fix since BCBS was getting difficult to acquire (not last year of course) while all my bottles were safe to drink from two years ago, i stayed customer and bought more from the latest batch. seems like half my bottles turned out to be infected.
    anyway, my initial point of me quoting you was that it is a fantastic beer when it's on, but keyword being 'when'. it's a terrible beer when it's off. at 12 to 15 bucks a four pack it's a gamble i'm no longer making. they just lost me as a customer, forever? probably not but we'll see in 2015.
  21. lowbit

    lowbit Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2013 Wisconsin

    I must just be extraordinarily lucky -- not a single infected bottle so far from the 2013 run for us.
  22. incubuscience

    incubuscience Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 Illinois

    The infected ones aren't terrible, if you like that kind of thing. But non-infected is much preferred. At least in my book.
  23. ravot

    ravot Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois

    i did have a couple infected that was actually interested. but then the latest batch from my stock have been undrinkable (to my standards)
  24. Stevedore

    Stevedore Grand Pooh-Bah (5,010) Nov 16, 2012 Oregon
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    ISO: Whalezzz, FT: Peruvian Morning distributed in WI
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  25. striker2160

    striker2160 Initiate (0) May 5, 2013 Minnesota

    I still have 8 bottles in my cellar. Some of mine were undrinkable in fact so bad any other beer I drank that evening tasted a little off.
  26. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Initiate (0) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa

    I bought 3 4pks in Minneapolis from March-April earlier this year. Lucked out I guess, as none of my 12 bottles were infected. Just a glorious beer.
  27. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Pooh-Bah (2,159) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

    I drank a metric ass ton of this back when it was released. the last 4 pack i purchased was infected and i was an infection conspiracy denier before that. i would not hesitate to buy this again, especially if fresh. was drinking this side by side with kbs. kbs is a little thicker, slicker, but i can buy a 4 pack of PM for the cost of 2 KBS'.
  28. lowbit

    lowbit Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2013 Wisconsin

    I know there have been infected bottles of PM -- I just think it's not a prevalent as some people portray it.

    We did a blind taste test winter before last with PM, KBS, Devil Made Me Do It, and Jahva, and PM came out on top, but I'd like to give KBS another shot. It seems like there's a fair amount of variation in KBS, even within the same year; I feel like I've had some KBS that was great and other KBS that was merely okay.
  29. ppohio

    ppohio Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2011 Minnesota

    Peruvian Morning is one of the best arguments for just buying your beer and drinking it
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  30. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Just drank a Fifteen on the 22nd of October, and it is drinking remarkably! Big chocolate bomb with a very rich and creamy mouthfeel. I wouldn't say BETTER than when it was first released, but it's absolutely delicious! Enjoy.
  31. Phil_H

    Phil_H Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2013 Wisconsin

    I have not had an infected bottle yet and I have drank a boatload of it.
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  32. HereforBeer

    HereforBeer Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2012 Washington

    I had several infected bottles in Chicago last year. If it's infected, take a picture of it and email CW. They will send you a check to buy more beer.
  33. Jaycase

    Jaycase Grand Pooh-Bah (3,302) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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  34. robboyd

    robboyd Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2011 Indiana

    I had one a couple weeks ago and it was deliciously not infected. Great beer.
  35. funhog

    funhog Pundit (837) Mar 8, 2011 Illinois

    I'm not purchasing anymore Peruvian Morning.
    Don't think I'll put any in the fridge either.
    Infected Again.
    Anybody enjoy infected, soured stout ? ? ?
  36. djhowell

    djhowell Pundit (881) Apr 1, 2009 Wisconsin

    Had one Saturday morning at the Old Fashioned ($3.50) and it was delicious with no off flavors.
  37. Ri0

    Ri0 Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin

    Thank you for being reasonable. The same can be said for all of Tyranena's BA beer.
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  38. Ri0

    Ri0 Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin

    You think we send the good stuff to Chicago? HAH!
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