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Tears in my beer... Tales of bottle accidents

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by shangwang, Dec 2, 2012.

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  1. smithm1970

    smithm1970 Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2010 Ohio
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    Visited Belgium in '08 for kerstbierfest and on the trip, went to Liefman's. Was given a TWENTY YEAR OLD magnum bottle of Grand Cru, which was broken courtesy of the jackoff at O'Hare who I respectfully asked not to throw my luggage- which he promptly did with a shit-eating grin.

    The laugh was on him: in my attempt to cleanup said bottle, I cut my hand..of course, I then proceeded to make certain I reported as a biohazard spill which same idiot needed to cleanup.
     
  2. khofer3839

    khofer3839 Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2012 California

    My buddy and I each bought a bomber of Hoptimum a while back and when he went to grab his off the counter later he dropped it and broke, sad days. Luckily, I still had mine so we just shared.
     
  3. finsterbaby

    finsterbaby Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2008 New York

    Dropped a bottle of Stone IRS 2012 at the store (not too long after it was released)! This is after asking the beer guy if he can get some from the back to which he gladly obliged. He brought out a couple of cases and handed me 4 bottles. I promptly dropped one! Only in the last month have I had the nerve to start going back.
     
  4. jgroch2

    jgroch2 Initiate (0) Mar 26, 2011 Illinois

    Can we re-name this thread "Tears for Beers"?
     
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  5. Flight0011

    Flight0011 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2013 Washington

    I have 2 incidents that brought me to tears, One was a full bottle of becks that dropped on my bare foot and exploded like a grenade. The second isnt a bottle incedent as much as it was a botteling incident. I was getting ready to bottle 5. gal of Hellas that had been conditioning for 8 weeks, It was liquid gold, it tasted so good. Anyway I was transfering my beer from the carboy to the bucket and I didnt put the lid on. As my back was turned I heard this slurping.... my husband had left the door open... the dog got in and enjoyed/contaminated my beer, I was in tears as I was pouring it out, it would have been a great beer.
     
  6. StoutSeth

    StoutSeth Initiate (0) Sep 24, 2010 Virginia

    Was a day away from moving halfway across the country and stocked up on beer I couldn't get out East. When I opened my back driver's side door of my pickup my case fell into my driveway and broke over half of the bottles. The next morning we left before any of the bottle shops opened... Worst moving experience ever.
     
  7. Paul68

    Paul68 Devotee (430) Dec 13, 2006 New Jersey
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    This is why i hate moving!


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    The neck had about 3 ounces in it. Made sure it didn't go to waste. And it was delicious!
     
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  8. TheJollyHop

    TheJollyHop Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 California

    Now that's a bummer...
     
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  9. jriggins6

    jriggins6 Disciple (366) May 18, 2011 Colorado
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    Friend and I were sharing a 2011 CBS in a nice Founders snifter. It was a chilly fall morning. We were standing outside and as he went for his first sip, glass slipped out of his hands and there it went all over the floor. poor guy
     
  10. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,188) Mar 18, 2010 California

    This is probably one of the worst in the thread. Was it a full bottle?
     
  11. mrzazz

    mrzazz Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2011 West Virginia

    We should all bow our heads for a moment of silence for all the beers lost!
     
  12. Paul68

    Paul68 Devotee (430) Dec 13, 2006 New Jersey
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I was planning on opening it in April for my 45th birthday. I figured 5 years was long enough to hold on to it. Now i'm searching for something else to celebrate with.
     
  13. shangwang

    shangwang Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2007 Pennsylvania

    my bad... you're right. it was an '09 Sophie, and I drank an '08 Matilda afterwards, hence the transposing of years.
     
  14. shangwang

    shangwang Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2007 Pennsylvania

    wow... that sucks... so much...
     
  15. mikeburd1128

    mikeburd1128 Zealot (514) Oct 28, 2011 New Jersey

    I wish you luck.
     
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