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Top 3 Beers to Cellar (2013)

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by inchrisin, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. inchrisin

    inchrisin Savant (480) Indiana Sep 25, 2008

    Short sweet and to the point:

    What are you top 3 beers to cellar from 2013?
  2. callmemickey

    callmemickey Advocate (650) Pennsylvania Aug 12, 2007 Verified

    2013 releases of:

    Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze
    Girardin Black Label
    Bell's Expedition Stout
  3. inchrisin

    inchrisin Savant (480) Indiana Sep 25, 2008

    C`mon. Nobody wants to tell me what they're excited to put away in their cellar this year?
  4. FreshmanPour77

    FreshmanPour77 Savant (425) Minnesota Jul 25, 2009 Verified

    Darkness, Abyss, Bourbon County Brand Stout. I would add Founders Imperial Stout and Bells Expedition Stout to the list as well.
  5. 3F Golden Blend
    Hair of the Dog Adam
    Parallel 49 'With Love' bourbon maple stout (local brew) - got 6 of these to be drank each a year apart.
  6. anteater

    anteater Advocate (735) Oregon Sep 10, 2012 Verified

    Tried to get a lot of the cellar staples this year to hold onto for a while
    -3F Oude Gueuze
    -120 Minute
    itsjreal and errantnight like this.
  7. AlexFields

    AlexFields Advocate (665) Tennessee Dec 13, 2009 Verified

    3F Geuze, Stille Nacht, Cantillon Gueuze.
    corby112 likes this.
  8. ironchefmiyagi13

    ironchefmiyagi13 Advocate (610) Tennessee Jan 9, 2013 Verified

    Only Void Stainless (Tired Hands)
    Westy13 (Tired Hands)
    Tripel Reserve (Night Shift)

    Heard both TH beers are a tad hot fresh, so gonna let them mellow, and then the brewer/owner of Night Shift suggested I put the Tripel down for a few. Onto to let it sour a bit more and cut the sweetness.
  9. closisinthehouse

    closisinthehouse Advocate (570) Florida Jun 10, 2011 Verified

    Expedition Stout
    Wake and Bake
  10. mquartuccio87

    mquartuccio87 Savant (340) New York Jun 10, 2013 Verified

    black tuesday, melange 3, fremont b-bomb
  11. jae

    jae Savant (385) Washington Feb 21, 2010 Verified

    My Brett Imperial Stout
  12. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Savant (375) Antarctica Jul 4, 2013

    Always a pleasure to lay down some North Coast Old Stock Ale.
  13. IHyphySF

    IHyphySF Savant (330) California Nov 21, 2011 Verified

    3f intense red Kreik!
    damngoode and Cubatobaco like this.
  14. bigdaddypolite

    bigdaddypolite Savant (495) Minnesota Mar 2, 2007 Verified

    Cuvee van de Kaizer Blauw
    North Coast Old Stock

    Note: "2013" is irrelevant to this list. These are the best regularly available beers to cellar every year.
  15. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (840) New York Dec 2, 2009 Verified

    NEBCO premeditated murder

    sierra nevada bigfoot


    only 2 im particularly interested in. maybe stone IRS.

    bruery saison rue cellars great.
  16. switzer

    switzer Savant (320) Oregon Jan 18, 2012

    Logsdon Seizoen Bretta - I like to keep a 3/6/9/12/15 month supply as well as several fresh in the fridge. One of my favorites.

    Stone IRS - I buy a case every year and drink half or so throughout and leave the rest for later. I keep my beer in the back of an interior closet so I don't age for too long. Rarely over two years. At some point I need to buy an old fridge and a temp controller. I am bound to have some beers turn for the worst.

    Black Butte XXV - one of my favorite annual releases.
    JonnyBeers likes this.
  17. mathieu87

    mathieu87 Aficionado (235) Belgium Jun 22, 2011

    Tilquin Quetsche
    Cantillon 50N4E
    3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze
  18. rowingbrewer

    rowingbrewer Advocate (605) Massachusetts May 28, 2010 Verified

    drie fonteinen
    nquigley16 and ArrogantB like this.
  19. inchrisin

    inchrisin Savant (480) Indiana Sep 25, 2008

    Great to see so many names on the list. I just started cellaring. I've got about 30 bottles and it looks like I'll be trying to add about 30 more this year.
  20. Compton25

    Compton25 Savant (390) Texas Jan 25, 2011 Verified

    Cantillon 50N4E
    Logsdon Seizoen Bretta
    SN Celebration
  21. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Advocate (505) Florida Jun 13, 2012

    Celebration? Really?
  22. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (840) New York Dec 2, 2009 Verified

    tilquin quetsche aging = blasphemy! the fruit's subtle enough as it is in that near-perfect beer.
    F2brewers and BrettHead like this.
  23. mathieu87

    mathieu87 Aficionado (235) Belgium Jun 22, 2011

    First batch: agreed, one of the best ever
    Second batch: waaaay to fruity and needing some serious aging before it will be near as good as the first batch
  24. eatabagofbooger

    eatabagofbooger Savant (365) Oregon Mar 27, 2009 Verified

    The more experience I gain with cellaring, the more I find that my favourite beers to cellar happen to be shelf beers, which is nice as it makes it easy to build verticals. My top three:

    Stone IRS
    North Coast Old Stock
    HotD Fred

    I'll add that, a week ago, I would have said Adam instead of Fred. Adam is an amazing beer with age, though it is just as good fresh (just vastly different). Fred, on the other hand, I had only had fresh and never cared for. This past weekend, I had the pleasure of drinking a bottle of 2009 Fred at the HotD tasting room and was blown away. There are lots of beers that I enjoy with age, but most of them I enjoy fresh as well. This is probably my vote for the beer that shows the greatest improvement with age.
  25. BrettHead

    BrettHead Advocate (660) Nebraska Sep 18, 2010

    2013 is the year I started buying Geuze/Gueuze in a serious way
    Gueuze_Goon and JasonLovesBeer like this.
  26. Raise your hand if you're cellaring beer you haven't even tried fresh.
  27. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (840) New York Dec 2, 2009 Verified

    not sure why i didn't mention DFH olde school.

    if you have 5 years to spare, olde school goes from shitty grape vodka to The God Beer.
  28. wOOtstout
    Terra Incognita
    Rizalini likes this.
  29. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poobah (1,230) Michigan Sep 23, 2011 Verified

    Voodoo The K13
    Bell's Cherry Stout
    Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
    HopFace likes this.
  30. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poobah (1,195) Indiana Aug 11, 2012 Verified

    Dark Lord
  31. McUbermensch

    McUbermensch Savant (350) Kentucky Feb 18, 2013 Verified

    Bo and Luke
    More Bo and Luke
    brian44556, JimGlonke and tronto like this.
  32. Psykhe

    Psykhe Aficionado (205) Maryland Oct 7, 2010

    The ones I'm most excited thus far about seeing and sampling the changes of in a few years are:

    -North Coast 'Old Stock Ale' 2013
    -East End 'Gratitude' 2013
    -the as-yet-to-be-released Smuttynose 'Barleywine' 2013
  33. readyski

    readyski Savant (350) California Jun 4, 2005 Verified

    Celebration becomes quite the balanced (ie not uber hopped) after a year
  34. cardsfan

    cardsfan Savant (360) North Carolina Jan 8, 2013 Verified

    Lindley park
  35. COBeerBuff

    COBeerBuff Savant (380) Kansas Jan 4, 2009 Verified

    I wish I could do this. I love Logsdon beers with a passion!
  36. striker2160

    striker2160 Advocate (555) Minnesota May 5, 2013 Verified

    Bells Expedition stout
    Those are my favorite beers with some age on them.
  37. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Moderator (685) Oregon Aug 25, 2009 Staff Member Verified

    Full Sail Old Board Head ($5 for 22oz barleywine - I can actually afford a few of them!)
    NC Old Rasputain
    Girardin Black Label
  38. beerdrifter

    beerdrifter Savant (460) Germany Dec 25, 2004

    King Henry
    All of my De Cam Lambics
  39. Localdrinklax

    Localdrinklax Advocate (540) Wisconsin Jul 23, 2010 Verified

    Narwhal 2013
    Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale 2013
    Ale Smith Numbskull 2013
  40. deschutes_fan

    deschutes_fan Savant (370) California Sep 24, 2013 Verified

    Abyss 2013 (when it comes out)
    Green Monster
    Adamnimmo likes this.