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Discussion in 'New England' started by NiceBeerCans, Sep 1, 2018.
Whoa whattttt. How is line jumping possible at HF?
Back in the spring I bought two bottles of Birth of Tragedy at the brewery, but I haven’t cracked one yet. The bottle says that the brewers suggest drinking it within 6 months. I’m guessing this is because the coffee flavor fades, but what is this beer like as it ages past the recommended date? I intend to have one this weekend, but I am hoping to hang on to the other one for another six months or so. Anyone have experience with BoT that can offer advice?
Yikes! I'll stick with the $50 Wunderkammer magnums of Vasilio's beers available at local retail if I wanna go big - a bit more affordable.
Wouldn't that be batch 3 Aaron bottled in '17 and not batch 2 which would be Aaron bottled 9/2016? I know it gets little confusing. But there's bottled dates on some & vintage year listed on others. Think there's a vintage '12,'14,'15,'16 technically but could be wrong anyone confirm?
The beer I had that I thought was really sweet and boozy was bottled in May of 2017. I had a bottle shortly after it was released in November of 2017. The draft pour I had yesterday was listed as 2015, and the bartender told me it was batch 2.
It’s confusing because the 2017 Aaron says Vintage 2015 on the bottle, that was bottled in 2017 because it sits in barrels for 2 years.
Anyone know if bottles are still available?
Weird cause there wasn't a '13 vintage nor a '15 bottle release and that menu says 2015 Vintage earlier in the thread. Just sayin'
confirmed, "EACH" that did had cargo pockets equipped.....it was comical out there to say the least
These beers are great. Had a Scientific Method earlier this week. Volume Three was my favorite of the 4-5 I've been able to try.
I cracked a bottle mid August and it was still amazing.
i said the same thing after the Damon coffee release. We got there at 11 that day and it took 3+hours. I am all set with doing that again.
Temp was not very accommodating with development, so patience and emissions brought more greatness out the “reformation and refinement”…Finally got to palate Poetica #1
Aroma is herbal and effervescent with characteristics of wood, smoked oaked-astray, creamy-caramel malt, citrus, and a touch of pine/sap
Notes cultivate to floral citrus, and pine essentials with further workings of fruity white wine/grapes, and fields of blossoms, orchards, hay stacks…
Feel is super clean, bright, funky, and moderately crisp given complexity
Does anyone know if there are any cans available? I'm not seeing anything on the website, but maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.
Looks like they still have S&S4 cans and the website is updated as of today.
A new Farmstead ale?!
Some insight into the mindset/creativity of Vasilios: Wunderkammer Bier
May have missed this but does anyone know if “Limited Quantity Remains” for Damon on the retail page refers to a specific bottle count remaining? I’m guessing this is their way of telling us it won’t last through Wednesday but if it is tied to a number may be informative on whether to expect it having sold out for people arriving at open.
I don’t think it ties to specific bottle count, but I would expect it to be low-one level of a pallet, case wise-but that is a complete guess. I’d consider that limited quantity even at 2 per person. I would suspect they don’t give out an exact number to avoid creating even more of a stir. I agree that they are preparing people who won’t be coming until later in the week/weekend.
Or we can tag @PhilSaid and see if he could/would provide a specific amount. Please and thanks! Full disclosure: I’m not going either way so the limited amount has zero impact on me. Good luck!
I think the "Limited Quantity Remains" descriptor indicates that consolation pours will be offered if you miss out on it.
Double bottling day at Hill... saisons on the line next to the bottle shop, and what looked to be twilight of idols coming off the second line as seen through tasting room windows.
So my buddy was extremely kind, and grabbed me one bottle of Damon when he was out there last week.
Having never had any Damon before, would you all recommend drinking fresh, or cellaring it for some period of time (if so, how long)? Thanks in advance!
Crack it this weekend and enjoy!
The current batch of Damon is ready to drink now. Unless you have specific plans to save it for a special occasion, there is really no need to have to cellar your bottle.
I had the previous batch of Damon on three separate occasions -at 1 month, 1 year, and 15+ months after the release. The contents of all three bottles tasted stellar. I do not think that the overall Damon experience was heightened by cellaring; none of the pours I had suffered as a result of aging, either.
I think a more important consideration than cellar time is serving temperature. Personally, I found Damon to taste the best at room temperature, as the beer opened up on the nose and on the palate. Serving Damon straight out of the fridge or cellar can mute some of the more enjoyable notes to the beer, (marginally) diminishing the overall experience.
I hope this information helps.
Thank you, but will continue to take Shaun's advice on optimal window for enjoyment. Taste is subjective, but I like to ask the brewer's preference. Hasn't steered me wrong yet. I tend to drink Damon at 1 year, unless advised otherwise. Absolutely agree about serving temp.