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

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,458) Aug 23, 1996 California

    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.

    See below for more details ...
  2. robbrandes

    robbrandes Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2010 Oregon
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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

    Todd Founder (5,458) Aug 23, 1996 California

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

    RocketFrogDavid Disciple (365) Apr 29, 2010 Virginia
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    Will there be a recap or replay for those that can't tune in live?
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  5. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (849) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    That sounds awesome, cheers!
  6. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,359) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    How often do you get to try a once in a lifetime experience? Enjoy you guys, you deserve it.
  7. JoeDurp

    JoeDurp Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2011 Texas

    Wasnt the first one a witbier? Thats going to be pretty disgusting 10 years old, otherwise Im pretty jealous.
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  8. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,017) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts

    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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  9. beerFool28607

    beerFool28607 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2012 North Carolina

    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

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,537) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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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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  11. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,458) Aug 23, 1996 California

    What if I were to punch Greg? I can do that.
  12. robinsmv

    robinsmv Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2010 Florida

    How about taking some clippers to his beard?
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  13. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (474) Dec 12, 2009 California
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    I actually enjoy a little oxidation in aged beers!!
  14. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,537) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    If you go Suicidal Cyco I'm in.
  15. SaisonFest

    SaisonFest Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2012 Washington

    It would be even better if you hit him with one of those big inflatable hammers.
  16. SaisonFest

    SaisonFest Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2012 Washington

    Probably four times, maybe more.
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  17. drabmuh

    drabmuh Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2004 Maryland

    How about you forcibly shave his face? I'd pay to see that.
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  18. Todd

    Todd Founder (5,458) Aug 23, 1996 California

    I believe the answer to that is: one (1). :wink:
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  19. tcgraham

    tcgraham Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012

    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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  20. leedorham

    leedorham Crusader (701) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    I'll take Greg in 2.

    Skinny guys fight 'till they're burger.
  21. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Poo-Bah (2,313) Jun 19, 2009 New York
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    I guess when you run BA, the Wales come to YOU. :wink:
  22. drewba

    drewba Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2009 Illinois

  23. tcgraham

    tcgraham Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012

    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...
  24. tendermorsel

    tendermorsel Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2006 Massachusetts

    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:slight_smile:
  25. InebriatedJoker

    InebriatedJoker Zealot (586) Sep 16, 2010 Ohio
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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 -

  26. TKEbeerman

    TKEbeerman Zealot (544) Jun 6, 2009 Florida
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    I'd Love to get the feedback on this tasting. A friend of mine is sharing this vertical with me.
  27. sandiego67

    sandiego67 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2008 California

  28. axeman9182

    axeman9182 Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2009 New Jersey
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    Won't be able to watch this live, but I'm definitely interested in seeing how the tasting turns out.
  29. TicoCali

    TicoCali Disciple (350) Jul 25, 2010 California

    Thats awesome. Enjoy
  30. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Meyvn (1,247) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    forgive me for sounding slow...

    but why are you doing the 12.12.12 vert on 11.15.12, and not 12.12.12???
  31. chippo33

    chippo33 Meyvn (1,126) Feb 29, 2012 Vermont
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    FeDUBBELFIST Meyvn (1,085) Oct 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    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.
  33. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat Aspirant (246) May 20, 2009 Ireland
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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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    FeDUBBELFIST Meyvn (1,085) Oct 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    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...
  35. KingforaDay

    KingforaDay Defender (653) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
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    It is actually Noon PST so it's actually a late start for some of us on the East Coast. :slight_smile:
  36. robinsmv

    robinsmv Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2010 Florida

    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.
  37. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    I feel weird watching this....
  38. chcfan

    chcfan Devotee (466) Oct 29, 2008 California

    Are you wearing sweatpants?
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  39. Pinche_Oso

    Pinche_Oso Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2012 California
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    Looks to be a little left in the bottle. (Someone sneak it out for me)
  40. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    Haha nope, but that is a valid question.
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