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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by C2H5, Apr 21, 2012.
Also had an Izzy that didn't make the pic.
And to think this was only halfway through the night.
Including 3 BA members: I'm second from the left (back), then Jeffo on 3rd rocking the bunny ears, and doopiedoopiedoo on 4th, who we actually force-fed some lambic that evening. He was okay with one of them. Just proves how much of a shit show it was.
Fellow ba nate8767 and myself did some work last night. The unlabeled bottle is Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock.
sunday night beers with MEW. cheers!
Had a small tasting with No1Smitty and Salzar.
Bruery Confession and Melange 8, HF Edward and S&S3, Heady Topper, Cherry Rye, Cali Brandy Huna.
Then got home and opened up a SitRw/peaches and a Black Note with No1Smitty. Excuse the Shock Top and Keystone. Family only drinks macros.
Just had a great tasting hosted by Otis with founder26, imfrommichigan, Itoclown, and MichPaul:
Dark Lord '10, '11, and '13
Enjoy By 7.4.13
BA Kopi Luwak Speedway
Fruet and Bois
Eclipse Elijah Craig 12 Year
The Rare and BA Kopi were definitely my favorites, but they're all fantastic beers. Great time!
Awesome photo Matt! Thanks for sharing.
This is what happens when a bunch of Chicago BA's get together. Thanks to all for sharing! Until next time...
Packing party for LA/OC BA's as part of a 'gangbang' BIF
I left early, so there were a lot more beers consumed. Not pictured are growlers from Societe and a growler of BCBS.
Tasting with a buddy over the Holiday...
Heady Topper (3)
This one goes to 11 Ale
Bourbon County Coffee
Breakfast Stout (2)
How was the Peaches bottle? Somehow, the regular AND peaches came to Tampa, FL on draft and I had 9 x glasses of the peaches and 3-4 x regular Sour/Rye over a two week period. Is that bottled only for reserve society folks?
Peaches is bottled for Hoarders only. This is the 2nd time I've tried it and I enjoyed it alot more a few months ago. The fruit seems to not be as vibrant, still there but not as much. It's still absolutely awesome, but when I had it in April/May it was a fruit bomb.
I was also sober last time I tried it and semi drunk this time, so that may also be a reason the fruit seemed muted
Tasting w/ my homegirl, Saramisu
Tart Side of the moon
Attempted Red Rum *
Smoked Maple Lager
Sour in the Rye
Cascade Apricot '12 *
Our Special Ale '12 (magnum)
Espresso yeti (12/29/10)
Pumpkinator '11 *
Ruin Ten (drink by 8/28/13) *
Pepe Nero '11
Coors Banquet [Palette Cleanser]
Ghostface Killah '11 *
Heavy D showed up later & got to try
the Noble Rot together, & Deep Ellum's whole
That Attempted Redrum was excellent stuff.
makes me wish I had more Mexican Cake
like all good things, it just happens naturally
When preparation meets opportunity - I'm ready.
Birthday tasting, from last night in Buffalo. Good times.
Here is a tasting with some friends in the Milwaukee area that we had July 1st. Was an excellent night
Hosted a tasting at my house last week for BRZvice, beergorrilla, JerryM1984 and myself.
JerryM1984 and I's pregame:
AtG Tropical Segway Kitten DIPA
2011 De Struise Cuvee Delphine
Short's Bourbon Barrel Soaked Sustenance
Jack's Abby BA Framinghammer
CCB Kalevipoeg at the Gates of Hell
Jackie O's Thorogood (Bourbon BA)
Mikkeller/CCB Swinging Harry Tropical Quad
NG Raspberry Tart
FFF Port BA Dark Lord (w/ beergorrilla photobomb)
CCB California Brandy BA Hunahpu's
AtG Bo & Luke
Cascade The Vine (w/ beergorrilla photobomb)
Grassroots Convivial Suarez
Cascade Strawberry (w/ beergorrilla photobomb)
Foothills/Olde Hickory/Duck Rabbit Olde Rabbit's Foot
Small afternoon tasting with Czar_Chasm, abanton, KickInTheChalice, and myself.
Only Void (Red Wine)
Brassiere Greff Sour Brown
Peche 'n Brett
Opened these with 2 friends who are slowly getting into craft beer. Think I changed their perspective a bit!
Notice anything odd?
Small tasting with 4 friends. I think we will continue to have these every month or so.
Some of my favorites...
Other highlights not pictured included 2012 Birth of Tragedy (bunch of carb!), 2009 BA Speedway, 2012 BA Speedway, 2012 CAftW, HF What is Enlightenment?, Bells Bourbon Barrel Aged Batch 9000, Grey Monday, De Cam Oude Geuze, King Henry, Societe The Bachelor: Mosaic, 3F Doesjel, plus too many more to list. Hell of an afternoon and evening!
That is my epic dream. A bunch of fruits and a bunch of fruit beers.
I need a tasting contact. Need to get invited to some. Please hit me up.
Mash House Hefeweizen (growler)
Hanger 24 Chcolate Porter
Mean Old tom
BA Arctic Devil
Thirsty Dog Bernese
Beerio Kart. I tasted it. I swear.
This was the tasting a few friends and I did after I found out my wife is pregnant with our first kid - sort of releasing me from DINK / bottle-share-ready-at-all-times status.
Fun night of hops:
Growlers are Susan and Abner. We also had a minigrowler of Hardywood Park Gingerbread Stout.
Had a nice little tasting with NYCbuckeye and wyatt13
Highlights were the BA Kopi Speedway, Capricho #5, Utopias, and the Supplication
Too many to list. Tops were
Magnum 2004 3F oude geuze
Rum and bourbon Huna
Carmel Coconut bcbs french press and raspberry, vanillabean, marshmellow, chocolate bcbs french press
Nightshift Ever Weiss
S&R Peaches and Kumkwats
Great night with nwibdu and 219TG. Rfraga, cfrancis33, phishisphunk, cethrid, jeonseh and tony4122
Not sure why this bottle is missing
And fyi don't blackout at your own tasting cause your whælez might get molested in your bed. 05'blabær and Eszett
One crazy night, 6 friends, one horrible sunday.
sunday beers with DenverBeerDrinker and MinorThreat. cheers.
Just a small KBS vertical with a couple of buddies... (left to right, 2011, 2012, 2013)
2013 was great as fresh usually is. 2012 was somewhat oxidized, and a little more mellow than I've had at 1 year old before. 2011 was basically the same as the 2012, with the exception of less vanilla and more barrel flavors.
Quick impromptu Hitachino tasting...
All decent...not amazing; but surprisingly the Ginger was one of my favorites.
How was the yeti?
We did a 2010-2013 last month...
The 2011 still had a ton of coffee flavor in it. I was surprised.
I'd rank them 2012>2010>2011>2013
2012 had lost most of it's coffee, but I think the coffee is too strong when fresh anyways.