The Crown Jewel of Your Cellar?

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by Brandywine, Apr 30, 2014.

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  1. AshburnWineShop

    AshburnWineShop (0) Sep 10, 2010 Virginia

    I'm going to pop this baby open for the 4th of July! Thanks!
  2. comfygoodness

    comfygoodness (0) May 25, 2012 California

    I've got a Toronado T-25 that I will be saving for a special occasion.
  3. HopFace

    HopFace (0) Feb 29, 2012 Colorado

    Moa 10 year beer or Port Dark Lord. K13 probably up there too.
  4. SpdKilz

    SpdKilz (993) Jan 8, 2009 Illinois
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    Cable Car Kriek as of now. Was Veritas 004 but cracked that bad boy open a month ago.
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  5. mnredsoxfan69

    mnredsoxfan69 (0) Dec 27, 2013 Minnesota

    Brand new to cellaring, so...Central Waters BR Barleywine Ale, 2014. That and Ten FIDY are the only things currently in my cellar (now that I finally got rid of the last of my 1993 Zimas.)
  6. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro (0) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    Cantillon Zwanze 2010 probably.
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  7. LehighAce06

    LehighAce06 (0) Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Only started cellaring recently, so the bottles that stand out to me are the oldest ones, 2005 Bigfoot, 2004 Weyerbacher Insanity, 2002 Thomas Hardy, 1997 Gale's Old Prize
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  8. 64vdub

    64vdub (0) Feb 20, 2014 California

    BB Flora was mine...I traded it though. My business degree got the best of me when I traded it for a Fermier and 2 SARA. Now those are the jewels.
  9. rjp217

    rjp217 (1,080) Apr 24, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Prop for me at the moment. It's being opened on July 4th!

    Then it's neck and neck with BASS/GM/Maple BA Fayston
  10. bluewolf17

    bluewolf17 (0) Mar 3, 2013 Maryland

    DB Huna and BA Abraxas! Side by side tasting anyone?
  11. mrjmann

    mrjmann (0) Feb 10, 2014 Indiana

    Count me in!! I'll bring the food
  12. JDV

    JDV (0) Nov 24, 2007 Texas

    Stone Enjoy by 8.15.07
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  13. 1noa

    1noa (0) Mar 24, 2011 Virginia

    2011 Bourbon Barrel Hunahpu
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  14. Wisconsinbuckeye

    Wisconsinbuckeye (0) Sep 5, 2012 Wisconsin

    My bottle of Murda'd Out Stout. I'll have to plan for a period of mourning when I finally kill it.
  15. bcp5296d

    bcp5296d (0) Aug 7, 2012 North Carolina

    Not too many wales in my cellar but The tale of 2 barrels set, ORF 10-12, blendiculous 1, and 2011 woodicus come to mind. Oh yea GM snozzberry too.
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  16. striker2160

    striker2160 (0) May 5, 2013 Minnesota

    I would definitely say my KBBS . I should drink that thing pretty soon.
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  17. Ilovelampandbeer

    Ilovelampandbeer (0) Aug 25, 2013 New York

    I have a relatively beginner-level cellar at the moment but right now id have to say 2010 abyss (one of my favorite beers ever) and a HF BGAE...that will change tomorrow with the arrival of BC rare i traded for!
  18. Ilovelampandbeer

    Ilovelampandbeer (0) Aug 25, 2013 New York

    Drink that soon, i think its hops are gna start to fade
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  19. nawset

    nawset (0) Mar 19, 2011 New Hampshire

    A Dogfish Head Golden Shower, circa 2006, just because of the name.
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  20. BucketBoy

    BucketBoy (0) May 6, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Tough to choose from so many, but probably have to go with Spuyten
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  21. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll (0) Nov 5, 2013 Minnesota

    This will be extremely underwhelming for most of you, but a friend once brought over some BCBBW, and we stuck 2 in the cellar to save for a later date. That was one of the biggest whalez I've ever had, and the most impressive thing in my cellar.
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  22. lifenoob

    lifenoob (0) Nov 25, 2009 Vermont

    A few weeks ago I got to drink a 1999 SN Bigfoot alongside a 2014 for comparison. Delicious with a sherry quality to the aging.
  23. Rotero24

    Rotero24 (0) Aug 6, 2013 California

    I would have to say it's a toss up for me between Blabaer '12 & BVDL '14
  24. GRG1313

    GRG1313 (0) Jan 15, 2009 California
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    Wait a minute?? It sounds like you've got a few bottles but you've never even tried it?? It's already two years old and tastes little like it did when released (when the brewer wanted you to taste it, by the way.) Now, you want to wait two more years to make sure you have completely stale beer? And, all this without having tasted it first? I really don't understand this. I'm not trying to be an asshole - but, I truly don't get this approach. What possible basis did you have for buying more than one bottle (that you never tasted) and then put them all down without tasting them? Why????
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  25. brian4beer

    brian4beer (490) Jan 27, 2013 Indiana

    Reed Pinot&Muscat
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  26. luwak

    luwak (0) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona

    If it means anything ive had the 2011 twice thsi year. Its drinking great.
    Course i didnt have it in 2011 to compare...
  27. Todd_the_Beer

    Todd_the_Beer (0) May 15, 2013 Canada (ON)

    Sorry GRG1313, I should have been more precise when I made that post. I have had Grand Reserve 17 many times, I liked it so much that I decided to buy a few extra bottles to age since I have heard it ages very well. This beer has won Platinum at the World Beer Championships three times. In 2010, it won World’s Best Dark Ale at the World Beer Awards and I remember reading the judged beer was not the current stock but 3 year old aged bottles. That got me thinking I would love to age a few and see if there is a significant differences.
  28. GRG1313

    GRG1313 (0) Jan 15, 2009 California
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    Well, now your post makes perfect sense!!
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  29. mj81

    mj81 (0) Sep 11, 2013 New Jersey

    Dont have any crazy expensive whales cause I'd probably have a hard time opening them so not really any "crown jewels" per se. Have a cellar with bcbs/bcbcs/bcbbw, parabola, sucaba, anniversay, eclipse ec12, darkness and such so have top notch brews but nothing off the charts rare/super expensive (though the eclipse was pretty damn pricey for me).
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  30. MilwaukeeBeerMaker

    MilwaukeeBeerMaker (686) Jun 30, 2014 Wisconsin

    I'd say a toss up between my The Bruery Chocolate Rain and Eclipse PVW.
  31. b00q

    b00q (0) Apr 29, 2013 Illinois

    Either Bcs Rare Or Vanilla DL
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  32. Sarge3130

    Sarge3130 (0) May 13, 2012 Pennsylvania

    '13 Cable car, Double barrel Hunahpu (will be drank this weekend), and my last bottle of BCBVS
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  33. BeerThursdays

    BeerThursdays (0) Feb 28, 2010 Delaware

    A buddy hooked me up with a 1996 Cantillon Classic Black Label bottle.
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  34. Quickicks

    Quickicks (0) Aug 26, 2013 North Carolina

    because the back label of the bottle tells a story of how the original batch won awards several years after being released.
  35. GRG1313

    GRG1313 (0) Jan 15, 2009 California
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    You know...that's not a terrible reason depending upon the award(s).
  36. HighLowJack

    HighLowJack (0) Jun 5, 2013 Massachusetts

    imo beers don't really get any better than that - they just get more rare.

    (or lambics!)
  37. zappoman

    zappoman (0) Apr 29, 2014 Illinois

    my 2012 madame rose or fantome printemps as I had always wanted a fantome and I love the taste of madame rose. the rest of my cellar isn't really anything to bat eyes at
  38. larryarms847

    larryarms847 (0) Dec 12, 2010 Illinois

    Have you had? Considering it's been retired for a while now, I don't understand how someone couldn't consider it a jewel, pretty damn tasty!
  39. larryarms847

    larryarms847 (0) Dec 12, 2010 Illinois

    Ha, a bitter mess dude, a bitter mess.
  40. larryarms847

    larryarms847 (0) Dec 12, 2010 Illinois

    I'm not trying to deter you, but I'd be hesitant to age any kind of canned brews. I trust brewers, but I don't trust the can manufacturers to provide metal that will not deteriorate with age and that is in constant contact with an alcohol that is a great abrasive in and of itself to begin with. To each his own, but with what you mentioned you are cellaring, it sounds like you can get your hands on plenty of other cellarables. Cheers!
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