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How long can you cellar Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary - Jack & Ken's Ale?

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by Derranged, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (535) New York Mar 7, 2010

    I bought like 6 of these bottles in December of 2010. $6.99 a bottle which was suspiciously low but its ok. I have three others that have been in my basement since then. How long can these cellar for?
  2. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (535) New York Mar 7, 2010

    Bumper cars. Help......
  3. I really do not know but I have a bottle of all 4 30th ann. beers put away since the get go.
  4. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (535) New York Mar 7, 2010

  5. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,440) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    You should be a trailblazer to set the standard for all other BAs who ask the same question in the future.
    Bitterbill likes this.
  6. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Champion (990) California Nov 2, 2012 Verified

    I'm in the same boat but three of each. Had the Grand Cru a few weeks ago and it was solid.
  7. coffygrinder

    coffygrinder Savant (310) Illinois Nov 18, 2010 Verified

    I think it be all good wouldn't let it sit for a crazy amount of time but I bet you have at least 5 good years on that bad boy
  8. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (535) New York Mar 7, 2010

    I will.
  9. Cant speak on the Jack and Kens but I drank the imp helles bock the other day and didnt think it was great, granted I never had it fresh, but to me the alcohol was way too strong and the other flavors too muted.
  10. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,355) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002 Verified

    Exactly. Unless a beer has a proven track record when it comes to aging, we are all in the dark.
  11. Had the Grand Cru the other night and it was great.
  12. Only one way to find out. Open one every year or every other year until they're gone!
  13. El_Zilcho

    El_Zilcho Savant (250) Virginia May 3, 2012

    Had a bottle back in August and it was off the hook. I have a few more I am planning on drinking 1 each year, but I was debating drinking more because it had already become much better than I thought it would, so good its hard to imagine it getting any better, but Im expecting it to hold up for a few more years.
  14. I opened a Grand Cru last night. Tasted great when it was first poured. Like a wonderful combination of Bigfoot and Celebration.

    As it warmed the flavor of the beginning of oxidation was setting in. This was stored in a cabinet in an NYC apartment. Not ideal cellar conditions.
  15. I had a Fritz and Ken's (stout) maybe 3-4 months ago - it was drinking very well. I had a Jack and Ken's (Barleywine) about a month ago - that was extremely nice. They both already had signs of age on them and I personally don't think they'll get any better.
  16. Had the Barleywine a couple months ago and it was awesome! Can't imagine it getting any better. Sure wish I had more of it!
  17. CBlack85

    CBlack85 Advocate (555) South Carolina Jul 12, 2009 Verified

    I love your avatar. Everytime I see one of your posts I can't help but hear it in Walkens voice in my head
  18. YoDude

    YoDude Aficionado (190) Illinois Nov 21, 2008

    A beer like this will definitely age well. Decide on an interval and take notes. I also have three and can't wait to try one this year.
  19. youradhere

    youradhere Advocate (530) Washington Feb 29, 2008 Verified

    I think I posted about having one back in Sept or Nov cellar reviews. It wasn't mind blowing, but ok IMO. Too much on the dry side for my liking. It could probably go 5 years, but seeing as how you have 6 of them- drink one now and see for yourself!