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What's the best beer you've had the privilege of tasting at a special event?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by devlishdamsel, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. devlishdamsel

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    For now it will be Army of Darkness by HUB. Hands down the best Stout i have ever had. It almost ressembled a port it was so rich and unique. I wish i could have it all the time!
     
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    Baladin Xyuayu was the best I have had and also had that port taste!
     
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    Duck Rabbit BA Baltic Porter at Peabody's!!
     
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    Black Tuesday
    Grey Monday
    Heady Topper
    PtE
     
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    Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Bean Dark Lord at the Firestone Walker International Beer Fest last year.
     
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    Zwanze and Fou Foune on draft @ Zwanze day 2012!
     
  7. Dennoman

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    BCBVS and PVW Dark Lord at Borefts. Needless to say, things got a little silly.
     
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    I'm not sure if this really counts, but...Buffalo, WY, a small town about 45 minutes away from my small town had a homebrew competition brewfest. Homebrewers from around the region brought 5 gallons of any of their beers, and you got to wander around sampling. Hands down my favorite beer of the day (and I still hold it in high regard, even against the pros), was a Belgian wit. It had been an all grain brew, and the guy had come up with the recipe himself. It was awesome. I'd absolutely buy a case or a growler or whatever else of it if it had come from a brewery. The whole event was pretty neat, but that was the stand out for sure.
     
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  9. CurtFromHershey

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    Nothing special, but for me it was Victory headwaters PA. I was at victory talking with their catering rep Diane about my wedding in the same room as some release event for the victory higher ups and friends. The guy running the event took a glass over to my fiancée and I and said we must be friends of the company and deserved to get a sneak peak at their new beer. Ended up picking it as one of the two beers to serve at our reception :)
     
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    I'll have to go with a 7 year old Westy 12 standing in line on KBS day. Amazing!
     
  11. PHBoiler

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    I had never heard of Ninkasi before they tapped a keg of Tricerahops at Hop Juice Festival at Two Brother's Roundhouse last summer. I've now got a buddy in the Sacramento area buying me some to ship my way back here in Illinois. I've had a lot of great draft only stuff from Bell's, 3 Floyd's and even 2 Brother's at the breweries that you can't get elsewhere, but trying Ninkasi for the first time was my only festival home run. That same event I tasted Surly 5. I learned that as much as I love Surly, I certainly do not like sour/wild ales one bit.
     
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    the best? I went to a De Dolle tasting that blew me away. The 00 and 05 reservas were fantastic.
     
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    BA Batch 9000 followed by BBPt5, BA Cherry Stout and a slew of one-off's from Greenbush just for the Winter beer festival in the D last November.
     
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  14. VncentLIFE

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    Well so far thanks to the tasting group weve assembled, Ive had Cherry Rye (meh, too sweet) , BCBCS (yes), RareR DOS (ive actually acquired a growler since then), 11 BA Plead the 5th (much, much better than fresh), HF Anna (a great honey saison, but not as good as Vera Mae), 09 Lou Pepe Kriek, Eclipse 4 roses, Melange No. 3.

    The winners of best beer at a tasting Ive had were clearly CCB Moat Water and Leon. holy hell.
     
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    Wooden Hell
     
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    Go to a three floyds event with a few beers to share and you can pretty much sample anything you could possibly dream of. The most epic graveyards I've ever seen.
     
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    Both Cantillon Zwanze at 2011 and 2012... although I would take Fou Foune over them any day... ;)

    2011


    2012
     
  18. bryanole27

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    Thanks for hosting! That tasting was epic!
     
  19. VncentLIFE

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    and you brought the heat, sir! I cant believe i forgot Cognac Sweet Stout!
     
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    After the line-up we had, understandable. However, the sweet stout was phenomenal to me:)
     
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  21. VncentLIFE

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    same here! Honestly, I went through my untappd to see what I had. That was a long day of drinking wale blood.
     
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    Sam Adams Uptopia. 2 years in a row at a "whiskey club" monty meeting that was turned to beer tasting.
     
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    5 year vertical tasting of Alaskan Smoked Porter. Not my absolute favorite beer, but it was very cool to have 5 vintages laid out at once with some brewery reps a few years back.
     
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    I think probably the Privilege Ale at the 7th grade spelling bee. Old Mr. Thompson was a crafty corrupting influence. Looking back, this never actually happened. I don't even know anyone named Mr. Thompson.
     
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    I'd have to say it was Ithaca Hop Stash and Brute on tap at a wedding, summer '11. I pretty much just turned the keys over to my wife and had at it.
     
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    Stonewall ale at a stone beer dinner with Greg Koch. I dont think ill ever top that
     
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  27. VncentLIFE

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    Shit, I didnt include anything from the ORF tasting. Oil of Aphrodite, Eclipse EC 18, Bruery Otiose/White Chocolate/Mother Funker, and Beatification batch 5.
     
  28. litheum94

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    Cantillon Fou' Foune
    GI King Henry
    Black Tuesday
     
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    Cantillon Bourgogne Lambic

    In the Summer of 2007, we had a huge gathering in Cleveland that brought people in from 7-8 states. The list was huge - HOTD Adam from the Wood Magnum, 3 Font. Millenium and 50th, just about every Pizza Port/Lost Abbey beer released up until then, etc. But the star of the show was the Cantillon above.
     
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    Surly Tea bagged Furious at the MN Autumn Brew Review a couple of years back.
     
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    My wife surprised me for my last birthday- I went to Stone, where Mitch Steele gave me a tour of the brewery, then shared 2012 RIS (before it went on sale), 2012 Old Guardian, and Bottlework's 13th Anniversary Ale (before it went on sale too).

    Then two days later- at the Stone Farm Fresh Dinner, I sat right next to Greg Koch and Steve Wagner and had Arrogant Bastard out of the fermenter, as well as Ruination that had been kegged that day.

    For me, it isn't the beer that was drank, it was the company that I was with. When Mitch Steele pours you a beer, it is automatically one of the most important beers of your life . . .
     
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    Came in to post this exact thing.

    The bottle share at Crooked Stave that day was amazing as well.
     
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    2012 Two Brothers Hopjuice Fest
    Ten Fidy Whiskey Barrell aged
    Surly Five (3 of these at the end if the night was a mistake)- don't remember the rest
     
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    Bravo Brown by Firestone Walker, an imperial brown ale aged in brandy and bourbon barrels. Amazing brandy bomb of a beer!
     
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    # All the Stone Vertical Epic Ales w/ Greg, crew & friends

    # Utopias from the barrel while hangin with Jim

    Much much more ... best is somewhat subjective to the ambiance and people you are with as well IMO.
     
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    The first time I read this thread, I never looked at the content of your initial post. Anyway, that may be the best beer name of all time(at least for a nerd like me.)
     
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    2011 event at the Central City Tap House in Kalamazoo. Goose Island BCS 06-11, Bramble Rye, KH, Vanilla Stout, Coffee Stout, Lolita, Juliet, Rare, and as a bonus, The Livery Cherry bomb and trippel weizenbock. What an incredible night.
     
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    Oak cask darkness at darkness day 2011
     
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    Joe at my fav beer store had an awesome lineup of more than 40 beers at the tasting. Some of them:

    2008 Dark Lord
    2008 DFH WWS
    2009 DFH Olde School
    Vintage Behemoth
    2008 and 2009 FBS
    Avery Mephistopheles 2009 or 2010
    Vintage DFH Raison D'Extra
    2012 Ostuchi Old Stock Ale
    2010 Double Bastard
    Avery Samael's Ale.. don't remember the vintage
    Westy 12
    Samichlaus Classic Bier
    Hoppin Frog Natasha Rocks

    to a newbie that was like OMG.. best event so far. Most of these beers from his personal cellar. Thank you Joe. I cannot ask for more on a single day.
     
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    Surly Moe's Bender at Darkness Day 2010 and 2011. My first beer epiphany.
     
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