Post a pic of your "Tasting" events

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by C2H5, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. bsuedekum

    bsuedekum Zealot (563) Aug 13, 2010 Missouri

    This was part of a three day tasting over Labor Day weekend. My house turned into a mini craft beer compound... ha. I think we had 9 or 10 total different people that took part.

    The next picture was a tasting celebrating a friend's 30th birthday... it was an entirely different weekend.
  2. brikelly

    brikelly Aspirant (269) Apr 11, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Ah yes, the pictures from the annual Are You Fucking Shitting Me? tasting surface at last.
  3. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Poo-Bah (3,190) Dec 13, 2009 New York
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    i was surprised at how good it was. held up amazingly. any ozidation in the beer actually complimented everything else that was going on. it was a great pull, thanks to capra for that gem!!!
  4. wyatt13

    wyatt13 Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2011 Illinois

    I hosted my first tasting last night with some buddies to celebrate the end of another quarter of classes.


    Bitches Brew, Gingerbread Stout, Big John, Speedway Stout, Serendipity, Bolt Cutter, Straight Jacket, BCBCS
  5. incubuscience

    incubuscience Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 Illinois

    Amateurs. Didn't you open anything rare?
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  6. SteelersX

    SteelersX Disciple (370) Jan 30, 2011 New York
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    Great tasting - Trying to post the recent one
  7. SteelersX

    SteelersX Disciple (370) Jan 30, 2011 New York
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    This was last Saturday
    We had a .5% Kvass -- wow/Yikes! - thanks Darren!!! Black Betty kinda sucked
    Devil in the Details was turning sour
    The Kvass tasted like sugar
    CBS in the bottle just plain sucks - Great on tap
    The Birth of tragedy was amazing as was the 2 vintages of Dark Lord
    The first bottling of Brute - = Great
    Kuhnhenn's imp stout - maybe the best stout ever
    h topper - Nuff said
    FW 12 Awesome
    great night

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  8. lvoutlawjlh

    lvoutlawjlh Disciple (303) Mar 15, 2012 Nebraska
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    Finally got it done. Personal fav's were 04, 07, & 05.

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  9. glitchedmind

    glitchedmind Initiate (0) May 8, 2012 California

    Not bad for two guys at a baby shower.
  10. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 New York

    You saved your embarrassment with that picture
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  11. incubuscience

    incubuscience Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 Illinois

  12. jmgrub

    jmgrub Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2010 California

    Is that the new batch of Silva? If so, it kinda sucks compared to the previous batch, huh?
  13. BigBarley

    BigBarley Disciple (373) Aug 5, 2011 Texas

    I have respect and admiration for everyone who posted a picture or a list. Only been a BA a couple years, and still have a lot to learn and try, but I gotta say, I love the hell out of beer. It's a hobby, a drink and a conversation point all in one, and more.

    I've had a few so I'm probably getting overly sentimental. And I'm definitely getting "beer porn syndrome" looking at these pics of obscure beer. Cheers!
  14. glitchedmind

    glitchedmind Initiate (0) May 8, 2012 California

    Yes it is. It was good, but far from the hype it initially received.

    Well, it was a shower for my soon to be newborn. So embarrassment doesn't come into play. This was for my family, so it was just a big celebration event. The next one for friends and random family members isn't going to be as fun I'm afraid. :slight_frown:
  15. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 New York

    Gotcha and Congrats
  16. Askchucky

    Askchucky Initiate (194) May 2, 2011 Illinois
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    Was down in Miami visiting friends and family after traveling down to Hunahpu day. I brought a few bottles from Chicago, friends brought some stuff, then it was a great tasting.

  17. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    You have to add a king henry and Fantasia
    Heres a list for anyone that cant see:
    Black Note x2
    Damnation Batch 23
    120 MInute
    Doggie Claws
    2011 Lake Louie Scotch Ale
    2012 Lake Louie Scotch Ale
    Twilight of the Idols
    Dark Lord
    Black Butte XXI
    BA Naked Evil 2011
    BA Naked Evil 2012
    Zes Zes Zes
    Olde Hickory Imperial Dominance
    Olde Hickory Saison Revolution
    Enjoy By 4/1/13
    Southampton Cuvee De Fleurs
    Melange no. 3
    NG Wisconsin Belgian Red
    2010 Hunahpu
    2011 Hunahpu
    2012 Hunahpu
    Camp Braggot
    Mother Earth Windowpane Blackberries
    Surly Pentagram 2012
    Lawson's Kiwi DIPA
    Firestone Walker XVI
  18. johnking82

    johnking82 Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2010 Kentucky

  19. thegodfather1076

    thegodfather1076 Disciple (346) Oct 11, 2009 Ohio

    Vertical Epic Tasting 03.03.13 - A great night!!!!!

    10 bottles (03.03.03 - 12.12.12) of beer, lamb, steak. bratwurst, bacon. crab cakes, potato pierogies, cheddar and potato pierogies, goat cheese, Taleggio cheese, cheddar cheese, and chocolate covered espresso beans.

  20. nsh221

    nsh221 Initiate (0) May 6, 2009 Colorado


    DFH Faithfull Ale
    Renegade Elevated Wood
    Boulevard BBQ 2011
    FW 16
    2010 Rodenbach
    Funwkerks Deceit
    Achorage Love Buzz
    Crooked Stave Dry hopped L'Brett D'or
    CCB Cucumber Saison
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  21. HuskyinPDX

    HuskyinPDX Poo-Bah (2,483) Jan 23, 2011 Washington
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    Pliny vs Heady
    07 Abyss vs 12 Abyss
    And a few in between.

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  22. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    So, aged Abyss, or fresh Abyss?
  23. HuskyinPDX

    HuskyinPDX Poo-Bah (2,483) Jan 23, 2011 Washington
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    The consensus was: Heady>Pliny and 07>12 Abyss, but there was no 08 or 10 involved...
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  24. C2H5

    C2H5 Disciple (383) Jan 7, 2012 Illinois
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    WFT!? Holy SHiza!
  25. tacosandbeer

    tacosandbeer Aspirant (254) Sep 24, 2010 Nebraska
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  26. unclejazz

    unclejazz Defender (602) Oct 24, 2011 New York
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    A fun Saturday night with brooklynbrews and a few other friends. The pressure cooker also held some delicious short ribs and the sweet potato/carrot mash were delicious. My favorite beer of the night was the Central Waters bourbon barley wine.

    Cheers !

    The Gowanus Alliance Mosiac IPA was also very tasty.
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  27. JulianB

    JulianB Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2012 South Carolina

    The main event was a tasting of almost all of Jolly Pumpkin's lineup, including a couple of rarities (Bambic and Perseguidor #5):


    A few other nice beers appeared at break times and to close out the night:

  28. gillagorilla

    gillagorilla Meyvn (1,250) Feb 27, 2013 Maryland
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    How olde were those OS BWs from DFH? Same with the Bigfoot's? I was just wondering which you like fresh, and which you like aged?
  29. gillagorilla

    gillagorilla Meyvn (1,250) Feb 27, 2013 Maryland
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    So jealous, I didn't get into craft beers until I stumbled across a 12/12/12 before a friend's party and was like this sounds awesome. I have stumbled across 10s and 11s, but my lead on 6 - 9, was a bust but landed me an OG Belgo and a 16th anniversary. Did you hand dip yours in your own wax?
  30. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

  31. lvoutlawjlh

    lvoutlawjlh Disciple (303) Mar 15, 2012 Nebraska
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    I was fortunate enough to buy most of these from a friend that either waxed them himself or got them waxed.
  32. closisinthehouse

    closisinthehouse Devotee (457) Jun 10, 2011 Florida
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    A good friend of mine passed away a week ago and his family decided to drink some of the beers that he had as a way to celebrate his life. His last Saturday was Hunahpu day and he had a blast sharing brews with many and he was thrilled to finally get his hands on a Hunahpu.


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  33. eyeenjoybeer

    eyeenjoybeer Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2011 Seychelles

    Condolences to you and your friend's family. Cheers to him and his life!
  34. StarRaptor

    StarRaptor Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2010 California

    From SNB Brewing's Drink My Effin Beer (Note: It wasn't all my beer)


    Left to Right (sorry the side by sides aren't pictured side by side)
    Czar Jack 2011
    Czar Jack 2013
    Surette Reserva
    Barrel Aged Big Sound
    Barrel Aged Full Malted Jacket
    Lou Pepe Gueuze
    Fifth Element
    Infected Rosé De Gambrinus
    Fear & Trembling
    Coffee Break Abduction
    BCBS Cherry Rye
    Czar Jack 2012 - infected
    Fourteen Fourteen
    Saint Lamvinus (2010)
    Sede Vacante Ale
    BCBS Coffee 2013
    Sexy Mexican
    Straffe Hendrik Heritage 2011
    Barrel Aged Old Numbskull
    Double Sunshine
    Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout
    Chez Monieux
    Sour in the Rye - Peach
    Acer Quercus
    Bourbon Barrel Quad
    Batch 50
    Barrel Aged Scotch Ale Silly
    Breakfast Stout

    Czar Jack Vertical

    Fourteen Fourteen vs Fifteen

    Five vs Pentagram
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  35. pattermj

    pattermj Initiate (189) May 31, 2008 Virginia

    Well we had a fairly fun barleywine tasting this weekend. A few fresh which I just wanted to try and a few I had been saving. Six of us total. When looking at other peoples tasting list it isn't much but for Galveston I think it was pretty good :slight_smile:

    BA Bigfoot
    Sucaba 2013 (Honestly even without age was the winner)
    Arctic Devil 2012 (Good but needs age)
    Our Finest Regards (Second best, very different but I loved)
    Flying Mouflan
    Old Schoole 2010 (#3 on the list)
    Sisyphus 10-12 (10 was the best I thought)
    Bigfoot 09-13 (10 again I liked the most)
    Mirror Mirror 09 (Definitely past, I would recommend drinking if you have it still)
    Old Bluehair 2011 (Always a tasty one, if it were slightly cheaper I would get consistently)
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  36. LambicKing

    LambicKing Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Germany

    An impromptu tasting with a few local BAs after a muling trip:


    Windowpane Fig & Raisin
    Bon Chien Grand Cru
    Side by side: Abner v. Heady (split decision) I preferred Abner. Heady has changed in nose and taste over the last year, IMO.
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  37. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Poo-Bah (3,190) Dec 13, 2009 New York
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    What does one do when an out of town BA comes to town? Why you call the local crew and pull together a tasting. here was the lineup last night with LiquidDegenerate, thanks for the good times and the wicked hangover.

    Lost Abbey - Red Poppy
    7eventh Sun - FYA (thanks Jim!!!)
    Upright Sole Comp - BA Seven w/ Brett (#11 of 120)
    AleSmith - BA Kopi Speedway
    NEBCO - Attempted Redrum
    CCB - Campeador Greaves (thanks Jim!!! Long time want of mine!)
    Flying Dog - 2008 Horn Dog (7oz bottles!) x 2
    AleSmith - BA Decadence 2011
    Allagash - FV13
    Terrapin - Mosaic (Side Project)
    CCB - Hunahpu 2013 (thanks Jim!!!)
    Two Roads - Igor's Dream
    Midnight Sun - Arctic Devil

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  38. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    The use of matching glassware is very impressive!
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  39. acurtis

    acurtis Poo-Bah (2,311) Sep 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    Someone please send Evan an Alesmith snifter
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  40. innuendobrewskiman63

    innuendobrewskiman63 Disciple (312) Apr 1, 2012 New York
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    Me and two other BA's drank these I think 2 weeks ago during the last UFC ppv.
    BCBS '12
    BCBS '09
    Bourbon County Vanilla
    Bourbon County Cherry Rye
    Bourbon County Bramble Rye

    Pretty delicious night. The consensus was Vanilla kicked the taint out of the others... maybe not the '09 bomber, but the other variants. We definitely want to revisit the Cherry Rye with a little more age on it.
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