Everything Jester King

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by dumptruck81, Aug 25, 2012.

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  1. BeanBone

    BeanBone Oct 12, 2006 Texas

    Everyone's different. I've been in the game a while now and I could never just have 10-12 bottles laying down, that's me. Watching beer age is one of my favorite parts of the hobby, plus nothing feels better than going through the boxes thinking "Now, what am I in the mood for this weekend? A four year old BA stout, a year old sour, or maybe that five year old barleywine over there..."
     
  2. Danielbt

    Danielbt May 4, 2012 Texas

    Not to mention finding things you forgot you had.

    Which, I guess, is why you should keep a spreadsheet. ...fuck it, it's more fun digging through treasure than looking at it on a computer screen.
     
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  3. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    your memory must be horrible then...
     
  4. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
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    Couldn't agree with you more. It's not that I plan on stopping trading altogether, I rather just have something more manageable. I usually only drink once a week, sometimes more and sometimes less, and the beer just keeps accumulating. It's like trying to shovel snow with a spoon in the middle if a blizzard.

    Sure, I could put a small dent in my cellar if I drank every beer I traded for in one night but I don't like waking up the next morning not remembering and/or appreciating some great beer that I decided to open after consuming a bit too many, lol. I save the locals or beers I've had multiple times for that.

    Although I'm now in the camp of most beers are better fresh, there are still some that hold up or do improve with age so I often trade for multiples of those if I really like them. I also cringe when I think about the money I've spent. Fuck, my average box with a few JK's, couple of locals and shipping can easily hit close to $100 a box. A few of those a month adds up.

    More power to everyone with a huge cellar. It's alit of fun but it became burdensome to me. I'll probably stick to one full size fridge and a couple boxes in the closet from here on out.
     
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  5. Danielbt

    Danielbt May 4, 2012 Texas

    If you can name every single beer from a 400+ bottle cellar just off the top of your head, you're "special".
     
  6. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    point taken, but not what I was getting at, and a bit pejorative... if you have a 400 bottle cellar then nothing should take you by surprise. it is only 400.
     
  7. Danielbt

    Danielbt May 4, 2012 Texas

    Not surprise, but delight. An "oh, yeah!" moment.
     
  8. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Mar 12, 2012 Texas
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    I'm going to go balls deep (proverbially) in your collections people.

    Anybody know when El Cedro or Ol Oi are going to make it out into the wild?
     
  9. bccocx

    bccocx Jan 13, 2007 Texas
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    Both are awaiting label approval. I think El Cedro will hit before Ol Oi, but I may be wrong
     
  10. lokieman

    lokieman Jan 20, 2011 Oklahoma

    Think Jeff mentioned at one point that El Cedro was the next in line for label approval and release earlier in this thread...
     
  11. PhatAtUT

    PhatAtUT Jul 31, 2009 Texas
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    i just stopped by and grabbed two. there was still one left on the shelf for anyone looking.
     
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  12. mattisloco

    mattisloco Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    I call bullshit! It will take you over a year from right now to get to that point and no trading on top of that. I haven't really traded in the past 5 months and I haven't even really put a dent in my closet "cellar" stuff.

    "Fuck these 1st world problems BRO!" ;)
     
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  13. TX-Badger

    TX-Badger Jun 14, 2012 Texas
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    1st world problems, lol! When my wife and I took our dogs and bird to the vet, the vet told us the bird had high triglycerides and needed a diet modification, 1st world problems! Back to beer, seems as though there is still plenty of Wunderkind hanging around Dallas, saw some at CM Lovers last night (got 1), they also had Boxer's and Funk.
     
  14. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Mar 12, 2012 Texas
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    Thats a new batch of all three (making them batch 3 Das, batch 3 Boxers, and batch 2 Funk)

    Anyone tried the newest batches of Funk or Das yet? Specifically was the tartness of Das closer to batch 1 than batch 2? Was the carb on batch 2 Funk lower?
     
  15. lokieman

    lokieman Jan 20, 2011 Oklahoma

    Anyone seen any OG Black Metal hanging around Austin...? Need a bottle for a trade...
     
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  16. Danielbt

    Danielbt May 4, 2012 Texas

    I bought/will buy any I've found. Haven't seen it in probably 6 months.
     
  17. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler May 17, 2012 Texas
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    I have some I'll trade.
     
  18. HopAG

    HopAG Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    We still have so much OG Black Metal in Houston, it is ridiculous how much I find on beer runs
     
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  19. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    Please let us know or BM me. Everytime I go to Spec's Smith St they never have any.
     
  20. fragilehearted

    fragilehearted Dec 13, 2009 Texas

    Sadly, I thought Das 3 tasted pretty much like Das 2. Fortunately, traded some away last weekend.
     
  21. HopAG

    HopAG Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    BMd
     
  22. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Mar 12, 2012 Texas
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    Heck I have a lot of batch 2 left. I really liked it but I'm just going to stow them until spring, which at this rate is next Tuesday. I freaking loved this recent batch of Boxers..maybe a little less tart than previous ones but damn its just near perfect
     
  23. fragilehearted

    fragilehearted Dec 13, 2009 Texas

    Yeah I haven't had this batch of Boxer's yet (but got some last weekend after you raved about it), so we shall see....
     
  24. ext1rpate

    ext1rpate Feb 21, 2011 Texas
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    What about the case of Pumpkinator you bought?
     
  25. Danielbt

    Danielbt May 4, 2012 Texas

    I take it back, Sunrise has bottles right now.
     
  26. HopAG

    HopAG Sep 22, 2012 Texas
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    Trade bait, especially now that the ratings have gone up so high.


    I'm getting a Darklord for one :rolleyes:
     
  27. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Nov 20, 2011 Texas
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    Not sure whose getting the short end of the stick on that one. Lol
     
  28. Danielbt

    Danielbt May 4, 2012 Texas

    Sigh. I lied, they changed the label again.
     
  29. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Dark Lord is MUCH better than Pumpkinator IMHO.

    I think it needs to sit though.
     
  30. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Nov 20, 2011 Texas
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    I agree, but after drinking this years batch, I don't hold it in such high esteem as I used to. The '09 I had at the JK bottle share was not bad, but nothing great. '07 Dark Lord is one of the best beers I've ever tasted.
     
  31. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Yep, happened to me 3 wks ago. By no means did I have anywhere near the amount alot of folks have but I opened up the beer fridge and was said, this is just crazy.
     
  32. dumptruck81

    dumptruck81 Dec 28, 2011 Texas
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    Love the carbonation in batch 3 boxers. Unfortunately it's mainly funk and not much sour. Couple of my friends had the same thing to say about it.

    I know... Bitch bitch bitch
     
  33. lokieman

    lokieman Jan 20, 2011 Oklahoma

    He wouldn't sell me one earlier...said he had 5 cases in the back but was saving them for next year and the year after. I'll stop by after work again and see what's up...did you see them on the shelf?
     
  34. kmello69

    kmello69 Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    Probably new ones. I noticed on the TABC label site the other day that they got approval for a slightly different label for the Black Metal (the word "farmhouse" is moved, etc.)

    [​IMG]
     
  35. lokieman

    lokieman Jan 20, 2011 Oklahoma

    Yea I figured this is what happened...I almost mistook the new label as a non-fh version myself. Have a bottle coming from Houston so things worked out (thanks Rainer)
     
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  36. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    These bottles have new new matte/metallic labels.
     
  37. Danielbt

    Danielbt May 4, 2012 Texas

    Yeah, sorry about that. The new labels got rid of the "Farmhouse" scrawled over "Black Metal", which tricked me momentarily. The real old labels are much less ornate and don't have the skull on the left side.
     
  38. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Feb 21, 2011 Texas
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    They also have the neck label, which is the easiest way to spot
     
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  39. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    I think only 4 beers have ever had the neck label.
     
  40. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler May 17, 2012 Texas
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    Yep. Also the #1 indicator you're buying old Wytchmaker.
     
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