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Festival of barleywines

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by mulder1010, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Initiate (0) Australia Aug 29, 2008

    Thinking of putting together a monster. Twenty or so barleywines in a tasting.
    No saisons, sours or soft stuff. Not for the faint of heart. Have a venue in mind and willing to source to get some elite stuff for a massive festival.
    Barleywines and more barleywines.
    If interested hit me up and can give details for something the will change lives and palates.
    First time in Australia and makes the taphouse look soft
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  2. Lukie

    Lukie Savant (415) Australia Jun 16, 2007

    How about ricewines?
  3. given that we've already established that it's tacky to organise a beer tasting where you source beers from overseas, do all the cooking, ask ppl to pay for the beers they drink and make a post about it on beeradvocate...

    i can only assume this tasting is free? ;)

    seriously though pat it does sound aweseome... and massive!

    how did the late jan malt liquor tasting go?
  4. spicelab

    spicelab Savant (425) Australia Nov 6, 2009

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  5. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Advocate (575) Australia Dec 29, 2006

  6. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Savant (260) Australia Feb 14, 2012

    Pat, BM me if you want me to send some Razorback across.
  7. joecast

    joecast Advocate (570) Australia Jun 30, 2003

    Looks like it should have enough space...
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  8. Worthy of a plane ticket....
  9. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Initiate (0) Australia Aug 29, 2008

    looking at hiring a venue for this. Charging of tickets and meeting council regulations for something like this. Restaurant quality food food with beer and sourcing from overseas. Even looking at a website for this as well. Time to go all out I think
  10. Do it in Melbourne as an unofficial Good Beer Week in May. Sure you can find a suitable location and its central to everyone??
  11. * unofficial Good Beer Week event, that is.
  12. barls

    barls Aficionado (175) Australia Nov 15, 2006

    sounds good mate,
    but do it in sydney.
  13. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Initiate (0) Australia Aug 29, 2008

    Oh it will be in sydney.
  14. Lukie

    Lukie Savant (415) Australia Jun 16, 2007

    By Sydney Pat means directly in my belly!
  15. joecast

    joecast Advocate (570) Australia Jun 30, 2003

    How did spicelab get photos of your belly? Also, get to a doctor. All that lambic is starting to take a toll.
  16. sinkas

    sinkas Aficionado (180) Australia Jul 9, 2008

    dotn forget to get t-shirts printed up
  17. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Advocate (575) Australia Dec 29, 2006

    Like this?
    [​IMG]
  18. Lukie

    Lukie Savant (415) Australia Jun 16, 2007

    "I BROKE BARLEYWINE'S LEG"
  19. spicelab

    spicelab Savant (425) Australia Nov 6, 2009

    I've read this ten times and I still have no idea what you mean.
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  20. Maybe we could save the dollars and do a brew each of a barley wine ... i could be in possession of the original Bass #1 recipe ... just how did that come into my possession ...
  21. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Savant (260) Australia Feb 14, 2012

    The picture of the Nullabor and it's stripped bare, desolate features perhaps could be a metaphor for Lukie's stomach lining after all the chili and sours he consumes... I think.
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  22. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (510) Australia Jun 15, 2010

    ...yes...let's do that- the rules shall be: 5 litres each, aged in rum barrels, served out of a chocolate cup/goblet of some sort. The venue can be Harts Pub, I heard they are very amenable to beer tastings as they are very keen on promoting craft beer awareness in Sydney.
  23. joecast

    joecast Advocate (570) Australia Jun 30, 2003

    Thanks MF, seems you get my humor as well as I get yours ;)
    Sorry for the confusion Rohan. I made the (tenuous) connection, found it mildly amusing and decided to share.
  24. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Initiate (0) Australia Aug 29, 2008

    for the love of beer, I hope somebody has tasting notes on all 7
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  25. spicelab

    spicelab Savant (425) Australia Nov 6, 2009

    Imagination fail on my behalf.

    Maybe I need to discover a penchant for classical literature.
  26. that they may be, but I always get cut off by Sarah ... !!!
  27. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (510) Australia Jun 15, 2010

    I will write down my recollections:

    1 - Extremely integrated and amorphous. Leatherwood honey, Caramel.
    2 - Unlike 1, hops were still present and distinct. Possible more complex as a result, and drinking very well.
    3 - The Brett one. Isolated Brett character didn't take over the beer but worked alongside the big malt character.
    4/5 - One of them had a bready, hopped character which was very enjoyable (can't quite recall which, I think #4). Both were good.
    6 - Had obvious Belgian character and booze compared to the previous beers.

    World-class series of beers, all were fantastic and completely held up with age.

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