Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by Brandywine, Apr 30, 2014.
I'm going to pop this baby open for the 4th of July! Thanks!
I've got a Toronado T-25 that I will be saving for a special occasion.
Moa 10 year beer or Port Dark Lord. K13 probably up there too.
Cable Car Kriek as of now. Was Veritas 004 but cracked that bad boy open a month ago.
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.)
Cantillon Zwanze 2010 probably.
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
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.
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
DB Huna and BA Abraxas! Side by side tasting anyone?
Count me in!! I'll bring the food
Stone Enjoy by 8.15.07
2011 Bourbon Barrel Hunahpu
My bottle of Murda'd Out Stout. I'll have to plan for a period of mourning when I finally kill it.
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.
I would definitely say my KBBS . I should drink that thing pretty soon.
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!
Drink that soon, i think its hops are gna start to fade
A Dogfish Head Golden Shower, circa 2006, just because of the name.
Tough to choose from so many, but probably have to go with Spuyten
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.
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.
I would have to say it's a toss up for me between Blabaer '12 & BVDL '14
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????
If it means anything ive had the 2011 twice thsi year. Its drinking great.
Course i didnt have it in 2011 to compare...
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.
Well, now your post makes perfect sense!!
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).
I'd say a toss up between my The Bruery Chocolate Rain and Eclipse PVW.
Either Bcs Rare Or Vanilla DL
'13 Cable car, Double barrel Hunahpu (will be drank this weekend), and my last bottle of BCBVS
A buddy hooked me up with a 1996 Cantillon Classic Black Label bottle.
because the back label of the bottle tells a story of how the original batch won awards several years after being released.
You know...that's not a terrible reason depending upon the award(s).
imo beers don't really get any better than that - they just get more rare.
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
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!
Ha, a bitter mess dude, a bitter mess.
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!