The crown jewel of your cellar?

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by SeaOfShells, Oct 4, 2012.

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  1. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    2006 Dogfish Head Fort
    2008 Stone IRS
    DFH Life & Limb Batch 1 & 2
    Jester King Boxer's Revenge Batch 1 (probably drink this soon)
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  2. MarkF150

    MarkF150 Aspirant (270) Feb 9, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Rare, CBS, Bourbon DL, 07 BCBS
  3. dannon71

    dannon71 Initiate (22) Jun 19, 2005 Florida

    These are definitely up there on my list.

  4. ImperialSnout

    ImperialSnout Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Illinois

    Rare...until I open it next year.
  5. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,204) Mar 18, 2010 California

    What are the years on those?
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  6. sofisdad

    sofisdad Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2012 California

    My crown Jewels

    2009 BBA Double Bastard
    2011 Black Tuesday
  7. dannon71

    dannon71 Initiate (22) Jun 19, 2005 Florida

    All 1968's. Three available sizes for the first year's batch.
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  8. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    In my cellar there is equality among all beers (and wines). They're all just happy to be there.
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  9. JrGtr

    JrGtr Devotee (400) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    A case combined of Dark Lord and Kate the Great.
  10. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

  11. jIsh

    jIsh Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2010 Colorado


    ...but I'm opening it during an end of the world beer tasting on Friday...
  12. allforbetterbeer

    allforbetterbeer Savant (964) Sep 26, 2009 Colorado
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    Are there any plans for that to be opened?
  13. koopa

    koopa Poo-Bah (1,825) Apr 20, 2008 New Jersey
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    Yeah I'll be opening it fairly soon at a Barley Wine tasting which will include:

    2000 Jubel Millennium
    2010 Jubel Once a Decade
    + Heavy Weight Old Salty (vintages 2000 - 2005 + 2005 BA)
  14. Knifestyles

    Knifestyles Initiate (154) Jun 7, 2005 New York

    This beer/vintage is absolutely incredible....had two (12oz) within the last few years and they've both been insanely delicious.
  15. TopFermentor

    TopFermentor Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2011 Ontario (Canada)

    Wow, I feel out of place here. But for me (especially considering how poor the selection is in Canada) its a 2 year old Rochefort 10. And runner up would be a 2 year old Quel Que Chose.
  16. koopa

    koopa Poo-Bah (1,825) Apr 20, 2008 New Jersey
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    Wow that is very encouraging news! Thanks for the feedback!
  17. mmcnaughton

    mmcnaughton Disciple (349) Apr 1, 2008 Michigan
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    If I had to choose one, it would be Churchill's Finest Hour 2012.
  18. donno005

    donno005 Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2012 Minnesota

    I've only recently gotten serious but my favorites (and my entirety):

    2012 Surly Smoke and a Darkness
    2012 Goose Island BCBCS and a Night Stalker
    2011 Brau Bros. Rye Wyne Ale

    I've got to move these to the off site wine cellar soon, I don't know how you ladies and gents sleep in the same place as these beers you speak of.
  19. loony4lambic

    loony4lambic Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2012 California

    Holy shit
  20. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (479) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    6 pack of westy.

    I also have 2011 Dfh120min and a 2006 Raison D'Etre which I havent gotten around to yet.
  21. PoopChute69

    PoopChute69 Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Poland

    Look at all these girthy beer peens.
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  22. jisom123

    jisom123 Disciple (319) Aug 21, 2008 Indiana
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    lol. :grinning: Probably need some sort of circumcision tool to get the wax off of the veiny ones.
  23. assman79

    assman79 Aspirant (250) May 30, 2009 Wisconsin
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    This has to be the crown jewel of mine.
  24. Lare453

    Lare453 Meyvn (1,322) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    I'd have to say my 07,11, 12 bottles of Utopias
    2010 westy 12
    2011 kuhnhenn bbbw
    2006 fort, just because its fun and it will be drank this New Years.

    I'm sure there are many others but I just can't think of them right now.
  25. Lare453

    Lare453 Meyvn (1,322) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    Hmmmmmm... That's not true. Otherwise they wouldn't be able to sell beer in a store. Or I could take home all the beer and invoice them as I drank them.
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  26. mathieu87

    mathieu87 Initiate (171) Jun 22, 2011 Belgium

    3F Framboos
    3F Malvasio Rosso
    Cantillon Blabaer
    Narke Stormaksporter
    Narke Kaggen Stormaksporter

    That would be my top-5 of hart to get beers... Although the newly obtained Stille Nacht Reserva is pretty cool as well :stuck_out_tongue:
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  27. Retail1LO

    Retail1LO Initiate (0) May 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I simply mean that the beer in my cellar doesn't really have any value to me until after I've consumed it. Talking about the beer in my cellar is quite frankly stupid. Talking about the beer I just consumed, preferably next to a couple people I shared it with.... That's where I find the value. So beer in the cellar is just...potential value. Where beer's concerned, once I buy a beer...I don't gauge the value in $'s. Money's spent. All that's left is what you do with it.
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  28. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    Not a crazy cellar right now, but some highlights:

    Westy 12
    Surly Five
    Surly Syx
    Town Hall Twisted Jim
    Deschutes Jubel 2010
    Surly Darkness 2012
    Dark Lord 2012
  29. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,492) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    No whales here.

    18 EC Eclipse
    2011 Abyss
  30. KevSal

    KevSal Savant (956) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    A bottle of midnight suns good mojo, given to me by the brewer who only hand bottled a handful of them when the beer was brewed.

    Might be the weekend to crack that guy finally

    He's brewin in India right now for Barking Deer, and I surely hope his kickin ass out there and having a good time, he's a good guy.
  31. PEBKAC

    PEBKAC Savant (907) Sep 4, 2006 New York

    The rotted cardboard box where all my hoarded beers once sat.

    Drink up.
  32. DaveHack

    DaveHack Champion (811) Mar 28, 2011 Pennsylvania
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  33. Nuggethops

    Nuggethops Initiate (0) Jun 7, 2010 New Hampshire

    Double black
  34. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    If we're being so literal/precise: once you drink it, all that's left is a memory, no? And for many people, there is some value to looking at beer and knowing you have it, even anticipating drinking it. So, I don't think these lines are clear.
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  35. papaholmz

    papaholmz Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 South Carolina
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    Two cases of Westy 12
    Two Westy 12 bricks

    That's right, 60 bottles of that glorious nectar sitting in my beer cellar!
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  36. Samichlaus82

    Samichlaus82 Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2012 Germany

    12 cases of Alexander Rodenbach (I've been sitting on these since 1988)
    50+ different Coronation Ales 1953
    Barclay Perkins Russian Imperial Stout 75cl bottling 1935 (5 bottles), 1953 (3 bottles) not the Barclays Imperial Stout, this is a completely different beer (rather boring).
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  37. Adamdc

    Adamdc Aspirant (269) Nov 18, 2007 Massachusetts

    1 bottle of PiaPT. I drank the other 3 that I had within 3 months of the release....... had I known!?!?!
  38. pkeigs

    pkeigs Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2008 Colorado
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    2009 Black Tuesday
    2006 Barrel Aged Speedway
    De Molen Hel and Verdomenis Misto B.A.
    A hand bottled Crooked Stave NightMare on Brett Grand Cru, 17/24
  39. MichaelGV

    MichaelGV Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2008 California

    All three BA versions of Papier
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  40. Hoppenheimer

    Hoppenheimer Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2011 Kentucky

    4 year Westy 12 vertical
    5 year KBS vertical
    CBS and Blushing Monk x 3

    All will be drank within a few weeks. Cheers!
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