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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by C2H5, Apr 21, 2012.
Just got back from visiting my brother. We had a four-day long tasting:
Here are some from the last East Bay tasting.
Trying to introduce family to beer
4th of july eve, two man tasting by the pool
easily the best beer of the night, which says a lot
nothing like destroying your palate to end the night
An upcoming tasting in about a week or two...Waiting on an Apple Brandy Huna...
This is what happens late at night in east county when MarkIntihar comes to town.
Big stout tasting with some intermittent sours thrown in to mix it up.
From left: '07 Kate (gold cap brought by Tod Mott), Fruet, '10 ORF, Dos Costas Cedar, '08 Rose, Black Albert, '08 Berserker, BA Yeti, Lente, Mexican Cake, BCBVS, Vanilla Bourbon DL, Bio Gueuze, '12 DL, Eclipse EC 18, Choc Rain, '10 Kate, '12 Kate (x2)
Winner of the night was the Vanilla DL
From Thursday night.
Tasting from last night.
From Left to Right:
-Unlabeled, gold crown 2007 Portsmouth Kate the Great(brought by special guest Tod Mott)
-The Bruery Fruet
-'11 Foothills Olde Rabbit's Foot
-Cigar City/The Bruery Dos Costas Oeste-Cedar Aged
-'08 Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus
-'11 De Struise Black Albert
-'08 Midnight Sun Berserker
-'11 Great Divide BA Yeti-which was NOT infected!
-3F Armand'4 Lente
-Westbrook Mexican Cake
-'10 GI Bourbon County Vanilla
-'12 FFF Bourbon Dark Lord w/Vanilla Beans
-'11 Cantillon Gueuze 100% Lambic-Bio
-'12 Dark Lord
-'11 FiftyFifty Eclipse Elijah Craig 18 year
-'12 The Bruery Chocolate Rain
-'10 Portsmouth Kate the Great
-2x unlabeled '12 Portsmouth Kate the Great(also brought by Tod Mott)
Nothing too crazy, but pretty solid tasting! Mostly stouts obviously. The Bourbon Vanilla DL seemed to be the winner out of the stouts. Chocolate Rain came in second and the BCS Vanilla and Berserker tied for 3rd. The Lente was phenomenal and the Cantillons were exquisite as expected.
This is from last night
fellow ba tony on the left myself on the right
here is a shot of our final count
Odd, I don't remember the strange green cloud emanating from underneath the canopy...
The full list from left to right
Hess - The Blend
Jackie O's Rum Barrel Oil of Aphrodite
Olde Hickory Imperial Stout
Lou Pepe Kriek
Bourbon Dark Lord
BA Odin's Raven
Imperial Biscotti Break
Old Bat Rastard
Double Jack 4 days old
Ryan's homebrew imperial vanilla stout
Cuvee de Lakeside
If I ever come out to Cali, I had better see a tasting TWICE as epic.
Remember your, tell me where to move, lif? If you move to SD we can do this every weekend.
Let's all move to San Diego and just have EPIC tastings all the time!
Only 2 or 3 of those bottles are actually FROM SoCal, so they wouldn't be THAT epic....
FT: SD locals ISO: Whales,bro
easy as that.
Psh, who cares about the beers? It's all about the company you share them with!
I know from experience, dude!
and not a single like was given that day
Resist, resist, resist...... dammit I cannot not like anything jimmies related.
Lagunitas Lucky 13 Alt
BBL Aged People's Porter
Smuttynose Baltic Porter
Hot Rod Rye
Small tasting last night
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Thanks for the invite.
We were gonna invite you but we figured you would bring 6 year old Budweiser products haha j/k. It was a last minute thing that happened last night
A few saisons from a tasting we had earlier this summer - these were the HF ones.
Flora was the sleeper surprise of the night.... Crazy good & yummy
Kuhnhenn jalopeno lime mead
McKenzie Irma Extra
Frecon Farms Crabby Granny
Some really tasty 2006 cider
Upright Sole Comp. Apricot Seven
De Molen Hel and Verdomenis 666
Goose Island BCBS Rare
Bullfrog Edgar DIPA Growler
Bullfrog Oud Bruin Growler?
Lost Abbey/New Belgium Mo Betta Bretta
Hangar 24 Barrel Roll No. 4 Hammerhead
Who was the favorite?
Haha, no worries. Were these the bottles that were going to be for the BA Hunahpu thing Justin was trying to get together?
so glad I was out of town to miss that one... going to a closet to cry
edit: at least I was in Phoenix, which we all know has a way better beer scene, so in reality I WIN...right?
Without a doubt the Apple Brandy that beer is just insane. I honestly can't see a beer being better it has so much depth of flavors
It was for Justin's rum bottle. I have another growler of AB huna coming Saturday that will be used for a tasting
So my buddy who's no longer active on BA is getting married on Saturday. We had ourselves a pre-wedding tasting:
Every Friday afternoon to end the work week a few coworkers & I get together and each bring a bottle of something to taste. Nothing rare, but it's usually a good line up. Here's today's line up. Not bad way to start the weekend.
Left to right:
Stillwater Artisanal - Foklore
Lips of Faith Brett Beer
Russian River - Pliny
FFF - Mutiny and the Mollusk
FFF - Apocalypse Cow
First round of the tasting from last night. Second round today.