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Churchill's Anniversary

Discussion in 'US - Pacific' started by HopsintheSack, Feb 18, 2013.

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  1. and then you create the SNB Brewing Blend on Untappd and tick it.
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  2. You know it!
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  3. The OC SBS crew will be in full effect at this event. I also believe the major constituents of the So Cal GangBang crew will also be present (sans Foster :( ). Reunions are fun.
  4. xraided81

    xraided81 Savant (295) California Jan 9, 2008

    Anyone that's a CFH regular know if any of the anniversary taps still pouring?
  5. Pecan

    Pecan Savant (410) California Dec 20, 2012

    Most taps from the event were still pouring as of last night. Finest Hour and Finest Sour draft were gone. Still had the chance to buy bottles and drink them there. I don't recall what else was out, but I do know they made it sound like there weren't too many bottles of FH for sale.
  6. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Savant (385) California Nov 7, 2011

    Anyone have anything to report of the tap vert? Still interested.
  7. Pecan

    Pecan Savant (410) California Dec 20, 2012

    Bottle 13 vs 11 is all I can do for you. Couldn't convince a third to join us and buy the 12, sadly.

    13 > 11 imo. The 13 was super boozy and very bourbon forward, but mouthfeel and carbonation were what I would expect. The 11 seemed smoother all the way through, distributing the bourbon flavor more, but seemed to catch more of an oak taste than a bourbon taste. The 11 also seemed overcarbonated which diminished the mouthfeel. Both were still incredible, just some supernitpicky commentary from chatting with a friend about it.
  8. Is BR Churchill X still going? 13>12>11. 12 had the least lively carbonation, but was still tasting great.
  9. Pecan

    Pecan Savant (410) California Dec 20, 2012

    X was still on Monday night.
  10. Draft on Saturday, it seemed people were torn between 12 and 13, with 11 trailing behind. I think 12 had the best flavors, but 13 had a better mouthfeel.

    Bottles side by side last night, I would give it to 13 on both flavor and mouthfeel.

    Overall ill take 13 any day of the week!
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  11. I talked to Ivan about X on Saturday and he said they had 7 or 8 kegs of it. They will have it for a while. Loved that beer!

    IMHO, the 12 CFH is insanely good and tasted better than the 11 & 13. Did the Vert on Saturday. 13 was better than 11 and I didnt think it was too boozy, just "fresh" if you will. I think 12 tasted better upon release last year than 13 does this year. Both fantastic though.
  12. Pecan

    Pecan Savant (410) California Dec 20, 2012

    Damn it, now I'm going to have to make another trip and try the 12.
  13. You may want to get on it, it think they are only having 2012s available for a limited time. FYI.
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  14. JustXBeer

    JustXBeer Savant (265) California Nov 29, 2012

    depends on the the time @5:30am
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  15. Patrick

    Patrick Initiate (0) Massachusetts Aug 13, 2007

    Is that a stealth shot of some homeless people?
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  16. Retsinis

    Retsinis Advocate (520) California Sep 25, 2009

    Man, I was at least 100 yards, or more, from that awning at 5:45 a.m. Rough morning. All well, got a bottle for onsite later that day, great weekend, but didn't go to plan. Glad I went to the best damn bottle shop's barrel aged beer event, and swung back around to Churchills at 10 p.m. Worked out, just no bottles, drafts of CFH, or PTY, otherwise, most was still on 10. Still, that line was insane.
  17. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) California Dec 31, 2008

    How about father & son/daughter time...in line for a beer release at a bar at 6am

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  18. SageO

    SageO Savant (360) California Jul 13, 2010

  19. The line this year was a bit crazy. Last year at 4:30am I was 15th or so in line. This year at 4:30am I was about 130th in line. I still had a great time. It just makes me wonder what time I will have to be there next year and I do not even live that far away like some others.
  20. JustXBeer

    JustXBeer Savant (265) California Nov 29, 2012

    This was taken at 6:30am

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  21. Patrick

    Patrick Initiate (0) Massachusetts Aug 13, 2007

    Do all those people live in that trailer home in the background?
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  22. Thank God for that trailer. The sun would have killed me it that trailer was not sharing the shade with us.
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  23. JustXBeer

    JustXBeer Savant (265) California Nov 29, 2012

    Taken at 10:30 am
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  24. There I am hiding behind the tree in the shade again. Damn that sun!!!! I will get you one day!!!!
  25. jmgrub

    jmgrub Savant (435) California Nov 20, 2010

    Dang. I was like 3 people to the right of this picture. I talked to the baby-said he was already up at 5:30 and dragged his parents to the release. Was super pissed he didn't get bottles, and all he wanted by the time he got into the bar at 3 PM was a little breast milk.
  26. Those poor refugees
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  27. Skidrow bro...
  28. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) California Dec 31, 2008

    damn what a bunch of losers just playing on their phones...including me :(
  29. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    I can't stand seeing that, so sad. Bunch of like minded people are together, in person, and they want to stare at their phones and fuck around on Facebook or text someone. Removing Facebook and other "I have no social skills" apps from your phone is a life changer.
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  30. Patrick

    Patrick Initiate (0) Massachusetts Aug 13, 2007

    I have a hard time not getting angry reading this while it's been cold, cloudy, and snowy up here.
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  31. I was actually on my phone laughing at all your crazy posts on BA that day while you were not even there :)
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  32. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    In the evening then? I was gone all day.
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  33. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    I was pretty shithouse that evening. KH, CR, Silva Stout, Exponential, forget what else.
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  34. Must have been another guy named evilc.
  35. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Apparently there are a few of us!
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  36. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008

    Great photo. Terrific centerpiece. Incredible lighting. Does he model for Abercrombie? If I could just see him with his shirt off. Wait...yup, fully torqued.
  37. Patrick

    Patrick Initiate (0) Massachusetts Aug 13, 2007

    I can't tell who the centerpiece is, unless you are talking about the trailer.
  38. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    The dude holding a beer bottle like a dong.
  39. Patrick

    Patrick Initiate (0) Massachusetts Aug 13, 2007

    Is that Overlord? Looks like he could lift 8 plates.
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