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Stone Vertical Epic Ale Live Tasting - Thu, Nov 15 @ 12pm PT

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Todd, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Todd

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    Jason and I have the honor of joining Stone Brewing Company and friends in Escondido, California for this once in a life-time tasting of the entire Stone Vertical Epic Ale series.

    Drop in this Thu @ 12pm PT for the Livestream tasting.

    http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1963587/VerticalEpic

    http://beeradvocate.com/events/info/58142

    See below for more details ...
     
  2. robbrandes

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    pulling the stone vertical in spring of '13. no doubt the early editions could be anywhere from sketchy to downright brutal, but what the hell, it's an adventure and an excuse for a bunch of buddies to get together and have some off the wall brew. starting the drinking at noon on a weekday? nicely played.
     
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  3. Todd

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    That's a normal day in the office here.
     
  4. dhartogs

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    Will there be a recap or replay for those that can't tune in live?
     
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    That sounds awesome, cheers!
     
  6. cavedave

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    How often do you get to try a once in a lifetime experience? Enjoy you guys, you deserve it.
     
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    Wasnt the first one a witbier? Thats going to be pretty disgusting 10 years old, otherwise Im pretty jealous.
     
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    So long as there is not much oxidation it should be fine, I've had some Belgian beers twice as old as this one with less alcohol and they tasted good.
     
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    Cool this will be very interesting. I think it shows a lot of faith in how these beers held up for Stone to do this event. Hard to imagine them pouring a 'disgusting' beer for a whole group of people at a high profile event. I'll try to tune it but I also hope there's a replay on youtube or something.
     
  10. fredmugs

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    Congrats on that but I'm guessing watching people drink beer is not as enjoyable as watching people do other things.
     
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    What if I were to punch Greg? I can do that.
     
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    How about taking some clippers to his beard?
     
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    I actually enjoy a little oxidation in aged beers!!
     
  14. fredmugs

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    If you go Suicidal Cyco I'm in.
     
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    It would be even better if you hit him with one of those big inflatable hammers.
     
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    Probably four times, maybe more.
     
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    How about you forcibly shave his face? I'd pay to see that.
     
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    I believe the answer to that is: one (1). ;)
     
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    The Livestream will be archived at the same link for all eternity along with all the other liveblogging that will occur at the event.
     
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    I'll take Greg in 2.

    Skinny guys fight 'till they're burger.
     
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    I guess when you run BA, the Wales come to YOU. ;)
     
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    YOU BETTER NOT
     
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    We may be streaming live, but after that it's going to be available. Plus we'll be editing it down into manageable snippets on a "per year" basis. E.g., 02.02.02 will have a short video on just that vintage, etc...
     
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    I may tune in just to see the look on people's faces when they taste the 02/02/02. I cannot imagine a senario where the beer would be good at this point. Just sayin:)
     
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    I hope to see some reviews on here by The Bros .
    Sounds like a great time regardless of how some of the beers turned out.

    anytime your in Cali in November , it's a good thing -

     
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    I'd Love to get the feedback on this tasting. A friend of mine is sharing this vertical with me.
     
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    Won't be able to watch this live, but I'm definitely interested in seeing how the tasting turns out.
     
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    Thats awesome. Enjoy
     
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    forgive me for sounding slow...

    but why are you doing the 12.12.12 vert on 11.15.12, and not 12.12.12???
     
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    On 12.15.12, I'll be doing them all on my show as well. Wish I had the chance to get the newest edition early, but I can be patient.
     
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    I was just thinking th the same thing. Tough call.

    On one hand, streaming this tasting could be slightly alienating...alienating to those who have invested major time and/or money into acquiring a vertical of their own. Why on earth would someone want to watch - well in advance - what *should be* a highly anticipated event that they have planned for themselves?! Personally, I don't want to hear how awesome, average or shitty the witbier is from anyone else! After ten years of waiting (or many years of "acquiring", at the very least), best believe the surprise would be mine.

    On the other hand, why stream the tasting a month early? Well, I'm sure many BAs will want to drink vicariously through Greg, Jason, Todd and company, for one. Should be a good time. But let's face it, Stone wants to hype this thing up a little. And they *should* because, after all (besides some thread on BA), no one is going to give a damn about this vertical on 12.13.12.
     
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    Don't mean to sound like a dick here, but...Don't watch? Doesn't seem like that much of a problem.
    I imagine a large portion of the people interested in watching this event will be those who haven't tried earlier beers in the series.

    And who want to see Todd punch Greg.
     
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    Oh, I'm watching. I am not in the position to feel alienated.
    Also, I think you missed the point I was trying to make...
     
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    It is actually Noon PST so it's actually a late start for some of us on the East Coast. :)
     
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    Am I the only one that had a sneaking suspicion that perhaps Greg has tasted the 02.02.02 recently and thought it held up just fine? I mean if anyone is sitting in "extras" (if you could call it that) then it would be Greg.
     
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    I feel weird watching this....
     
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    Are you wearing sweatpants?
     
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    Looks to be a little left in the bottle. (Someone sneak it out for me)
     
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