Seasonal/Limited Brew List

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  1. slevy221

    slevy221 Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2014 New Jersey
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    Hello Fellow BeerAdvocate Members!

    Over the past year I've become a huge fan of craft beer. I've gone from appreciating the basics, to building a cellar (25 deep) to driving my wife crazy with my obsession.

    I'm also an Excel nut and love to track my cellar in a spectacular excel doc. Today I decided to add a tab to this doc where I track when Seasonal/Limited beers come out so I know when/what to target to either add to my cellar or to drink and track on Untappd.

    My limited amount of craft beer knowledge has me drawing a blank on what else to add. This is what I have so far:
    • Founders - KBS - April
    • Founders - Backwoods Bastard - November
    • Goose Island - BCBS - November
    • The Bruery - Next Edition of their Winter Series - December (?) (I have 5 & 6)
    • The Bruery - Autumn Maple - Fall (?)
    What do you guys recommend that I add to this list? What are the go to limited/seasonal releases that I need to target to add to my cellar for potential 5 year verticals or to simply target and enjoy with my friends who laugh at me for my craft beer obsession but appreciate it the moment I crack open a delicious bottle.

    Thanks for any recommendations!
  2. SquidMcFly

    SquidMcFly Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Southern Tier Pumking and Warlock. Troegs Hop Knife.
  3. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (549) Mar 28, 2009 California
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    That's a pretty small list you got there. You missed the best founders release their imperial stout. Also, all the firestone releases. BBPT5, black note, Black Tuesday, dark lord, behemoth, all stone seasonal irs, double bastard, old guardian etc, Bigfoot, narwhal, BA Bigfoot, marshal zuchov, hunahpu.....
    #3 GetMeAnIPA, Aug 30, 2014
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  4. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,509) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    Surly Darkness Day is usually the last Sat in October.
    Dark BA Plead the 5th is middle of December-ish.
    Foothills BA Sexual Chocolate is Sept 5th.

    Hunaphu Day is/was in March.
    Founders Breakfast Stout is Sept and Impy Stout Jan 1st.
    Dark Lord Day is usually last weekend in April.
  5. TruePerception

    TruePerception Defender (629) Aug 30, 2013 California

    "The Bruery - Next Edition of their Winter Series - December (?) (I have 5 & 6)"

    That would be 7 Swans-A-Swimming.
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  6. Arch578

    Arch578 Devotee (413) Jul 30, 2014 Ohio

    It's worth cellaring something like SN Bigfoot Barleywine for a few years running so you can do a vertical and not worry about whether or not you'll be able to find it each year.
  7. Cyclone8

    Cyclone8 Devotee (415) Oct 19, 2011 Minnesota
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    (Almost) every brewery will have a calendar on their website of what comes out and when, that would be by far the most efficient way of tackling this problem. It does sound like the end product would be cool, perhaps you could check in when you're done and share the list, I'm sure there are a lot of us who would appreciate it!
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  8. CycleDad

    CycleDad Aspirant (280) Jun 29, 2012 Illinois

    How about Great Lakes Christmas ale?
  9. Stagga_Lee

    Stagga_Lee Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2014 Massachusetts

    Don't forget Mad Elf!
  10. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,551) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    Deschutes Abyss and Black Butte Anniversary. Fremont Bourbon Abominable. Pelican MoaS. Big Time Old Sol. Naked City's Big Lebrewski.
  11. Bubbawilly88

    Bubbawilly88 Disciple (327) Jul 18, 2014 California

    BA Santas Little Helper Port Brewing is out now. Speedway Stout (all variations) from Alesmith. Decidance should be out soon from Alesmith. All cellar worthy. I'm thirsty now...
  12. KMitch

    KMitch Disciple (370) Aug 29, 2012 Alabama
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    Westbrook's Mexican Cake and all of it's variations. But there's also releases like Duck Duck Gooze from Lost Abbey that's out only once every 3 years.
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