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Festival of barleywines

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

  1. mulder1010

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    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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    How about ricewines?
     
  3. perthbelgianbeer

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    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?
     
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    Pat, BM me if you want me to send some Razorback across.
     
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    Looks like it should have enough space...
     
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    Worthy of a plane ticket....
     
  9. mulder1010

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    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
     
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    Do it in Melbourne as an unofficial Good Beer Week in May. Sure you can find a suitable location and its central to everyone??
     
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    * unofficial Good Beer Week event, that is.
     
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    sounds good mate,
    but do it in sydney.
     
  13. mulder1010

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    Oh it will be in sydney.
     
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    By Sydney Pat means directly in my belly!
     
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    How did spicelab get photos of your belly? Also, get to a doctor. All that lambic is starting to take a toll.
     
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    dotn forget to get t-shirts printed up
     
  18. MrKennedy

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    Like this?
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Lukie

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    "I BROKE BARLEYWINE'S LEG"
     
  20. spicelab

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    I've read this ten times and I still have no idea what you mean.
     
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    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 ...
     
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    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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    ...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.
     
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    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.
     
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    for the love of beer, I hope somebody has tasting notes on all 7
     
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  26. spicelab

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    Imagination fail on my behalf.

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