Tomme Arthur is the owner and master brewer of both The Lost Abbey (BWR host) and Port Brewing. As one of the most respected craft brewers in the nation he regularly judges beer competitions as well as continues to push the envelop in terms of beer perfection. He's an avid cyclist constantly challenging himself near his San Diego home and is a big reason the BWR is such a successful event.
Tomme Arthur, The Lost Abbey, Port Brewing, and more
Tomme Arthur - member of the "first name club" in craft beer - is a legendary and highly influential brewer out of San Diego, California. We sat down with Tomme to discuss his career, from his roots in the nascent San Diego craft beer scene in the '90s to his recent endeavors, which include new brands like Tiny Bubbles. HIs perspective on the growth of craft beer in San Diego and America is essential to understanding how we've gotten here and where we may go next. Follow Reuben's Brews @ReubensBrews on Instagram and Twitter and please leave us a review and a rating at Apple Podcasts if you enjoy our show! You can also learn more about our brewery by visiting ReubensBrews.com, and we encourage you to visit us at our Taproom next time you are in Seattle!
Joining us on the phone this week is Tomme Arthur of the Lost Abbey. In the roughly 15 years that the brewery has been open it has largely focused on Belgian-inspired ales that have helped shape the course of beer in America today. Over the last months of COVID-19 he has had to look at his business model and find new ways to keep the lights on. This has been through new releases that include spritzy ales, pilsners, and a soon to be released hard tea. Tomme has long talked about the importance of innovation in the beer space and is hoping that fellow brewers are using this time to forge their own path. He also wants drinkers to seek out new flavors. He recently had the chance to taste what is happening in America right now. He spoke to the show from his brewery in Southern California, but just recently returned from Colorado where he was a judge at the 2020 Great American Beer Festival and shares some insights. For more Drink Beer, Think Beer or to check out Beer Edge: The Newsletter for Beer Professionals, follow us on Twitter @thebeeredge and subscribe to our beer industry focused newsletter. There is more information, articles, and engaging content at Beer Edge. Host: John Holl Guest: Tomme Arthur Tags: Beer, Craft Beer, IPA, Hops, California, Innovation, Non-alcoholic beers,
Big Brewers Get Even Bigger -- Tomme Arthur, Caitlin Braam, Bourcard Nesin
On the first episode of the revamped Brewbound Podcast, a panel of guests discuss recent beer industry news stories, including the joint venture between Molson Coors and Yuengling, the DOJ’s approval of the merger between Anheuser-Busch InBev and Craft Brew Alliance, a study that found the beer industry could shed 651,000 jobs by the end of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the staying power of e-commerce sales. Guests include Tomme Arthur, San Diego-based founder of the Lost Abbey, Port Brewing, the Hop Concept and Tiny Bubbles; Caitlin Braam, Seattle-based co-founder of Yonder Cider and the Source Cider; and Bourcard Nesin, New York-based beverage analyst at Rabobank.
Tomme Arthur talks state of the industry, beer trends, dextrose farmers The Lost Abbey and Port Brewing are well known to most craft beer fans. Many of their beers make "White Whale" lists and see fans clamoring for short pours at bottle shares or searching trade forms to land their catch. Founder and Chief Operating Owner Tomme Arthur discovered craft beer while pursuing an English degree. By the time he he graduating his mind was set on a career in brewing. Prior to starting The Lost Abbey he earned several accolades at other breweries including Small Brewpub and Small Brewery of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival along with Small Brewpub and Small Brewery Brewer of the Year. Arthur talks with us about brewing in those early days and the styles that were popular, comparing beer to music and where we are as an industry. We discuss the role and importance of terroir in brewing, and how each beer tells a story. We also sample offerings of his other brands (The Hop Concept and Tiny Bubbles) and discuss why each deserves it's own identity. Craft Beer News Surly Brewing Closing Beer Hall After Employees Announce Their Intent to Unionize USDA is Trying to Cut the Definition of Moderate Alcohol Consumption For Men Deep Ellum’s Founder Has Been Thrown Out of the Brewery He Founded The Beer List The Lost Abbey Judgement Day My Black Parade Number of Beast Red Poppy Veritas Key Lime The Hop Concept IPA Port Brewing Hop 15 DIPA Tiny Bubbles Orange Guava Brut Ale The Original Brut
Episode 260 - Tomme Arthur, The Lost Abbey & Port Brewing (COVID-19 Quarantine Edition)
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Episode 260 - Tomme Arthur, The Lost Abbey & Port Brewing (COVID-19 Quarantine Edition) <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/534036f1e4b047d0e06ecd0f/1586195151716-0QZ1L69NOQB6FFTUNG91/20200130_133310.jpg" data-image-dimensions="2500x1875" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="20200130_133310.jpg" data-load="false" data-image-id="5e8b6ac7193bd13cc7fb71d3" data-type="image" src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/534036f1e4b047d0e06ecd0f/1586195151716-0QZ1L69NOQB6FFTUNG91/20200130_133310.jpg?format=1000w" /> </figure> Happy Monday, Thieves! We hope you are all taking care, staying safe and healthy at home. Before the quarantines really got strict, John drove down to Augie's house for an afternoon of cellar raiding and phone calls. We called up Mr. Tomme Arthur, founder of the Lost Abbey and a brewer of fine quality sour ales to find out how Covid-19 was impacting his brewery, California in general, and to get a handle on what he was drinking. In between deliveries (because the man is committed like that) he shared some thoughts on the beer business, the future, and gave us just a little bit of hope. Phone shows like this are going to be the new normal for a while. Let us know what you think by chiming in on our social media pages or simply by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org **Want to support us? We have launched a PATREON Page. Click here to let us know you care!** As always, you can email your questions, complaints, whimpers, or whines to us at email@example.com. We read everything we get and we'll try to respond as quickly as we can. If not online, then on air. And THANKS! You can subscribe to STB on iTunes and PLEASE LEAVE US A REVIEW!!! Co-hosts: Augie Carton & John Holl Producer: Justin Kennedy Engineer: Brian Casse Music: "Abstract Concepts - What Up in the Streets" by Black Ant.
WE ARE BACK!! The Jakes talk to Tomme Arthur, a true San Diego craft artisan brewer over at Lost Abbey/Port Brewing/The Hop Concept. We of course talk about his industry experience but also have a discussion about the future of beer in San Diego. It gets pretty deep. Love your faces! IG and twitter: @SDdrink Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/LMDAI
Episode 003: Tomme Arthur + Gov. John Hickenlooper
In episode three of the Brewbound Podcast, Brewbound editors Chris Furnari and Justin Kendall sit down with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Tomme Arthur, the co-founder of Port Brewing and The Lost Abbey, for two separate conversations about beer, politics and the future of brewing. During the episode’s first interview, Gov. Hickenlooper discusses his possible presidential bid in 2020, the impact of steel and aluminum tariffs on small businesses, an emerging cannabis industry and the evolution of the craft beer category since he opened Denver’s Wynkoop Brewing in 1988. In the second interview with Port Brewing’s Tomme Arthur, Furnari and Kendall explore the state of the industry, innovation versus imitation, and how he thinks the industry will continue to evolve in the future. Show Notes: 0:00 – 3:28: Brewbound editors Chris Furnari and Justin Kendall introduce episode two. 3:30 – 19:46: An interview with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper 19:48 – 21:13: Furnari and Kendall introduce their interview with Tomme Arthur 21:15 – 57:04: An Interview with Tomme Arthur 57:05 – 1:04:17: Furnari and Kendall share their takeaways from the Arthur interview. 1:04:17 – 1:13:20: Furnari and Kendall rundown Brewbound Podcast segments “First One’s Free,” and “Beer Twitter.” The Brewbound Podcast is an audio broadcast extension of Brewbound’s leading B2B beer industry reporting, featuring interviews with beer industry executives and entrepreneurs, along with highlights and commentary from the weekly news. New episodes are released every Thursday. Send comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.