Vintage JW Lees and Thomas Hardy's...

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by mctizzz, May 5, 2013.

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  1. mctizzz

    mctizzz Devotee (483) Dec 23, 2010 California
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    I was surprised to find 06, 08, and 09 JW Lees Harvest (whiskey, sherry, and others) along with 07 Thomas Hardy's Ale on the shelves in MA for about $8 a bottle. I have never had either, is this common to find and would you stock up?
  2. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (3,735) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    It is pretty easy to find different vintages and different barrel JW Lees sitting on the shelves where it is distributed. I have not seen Thomas Hardy's in a long time. I can't remember what the last year of that was made? I think it was 08? I always stock up on JW Lees when I see it.
  3. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (343) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    Stock up, those beers only get better with time.
  4. Ahappyhiker2

    Ahappyhiker2 Initiate (194) Mar 27, 2013 New Jersey
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    I have bottles of J.W. Lees from 1999 if you want to give one a try.
  5. eatabagofbooger

    eatabagofbooger Initiate (60) Mar 27, 2009 Oregon
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    Who cares about the rarity? These are amazing beers, particularly with age. I'd stock up for that reason alone
  6. BiereBlanche

    BiereBlanche Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2007 Colorado

    I'd take a JW's 10 years or older any day.
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