Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by 19etz55, Nov 6, 2017.
I wonder how many trades are going to come about from this thread? Looks like a good opportunity to tick off some of their bucket list beers.
Currently I would say:
King Sue or any of the Ddh sues
Yep, the the booth on the left as soon as I walk in is all for on sight consumption (cash only). The takeout bottles (much more limited) r sold w the shirts and merch (accept cards).
I can't really come up with three specific beers I haven't had, but I'd like to invite Charlie Papazian to come to Selin's Grove Brewing Company where I'd buy him a Shade Mountain Oatmeal Stout. We owe him a debt of gratitude for advancing the art of brewing and I'd be willing to act as his sponsor for a trip to my (since '94) hometown.
Just want to give you a heads up if you attempt this, you can't actually drink Westy 12 at the abbey. To get Westy 12 (from the source), you have to call the abbey a month or so in advance and place an order for a case. You have to let them know the license plate number of the car you'll be picking up the order in. You then come when they let you know the pick-up day, and collect your crate of Westy 12 (or any of their others that you order).
As for the other two experiences, I can attest to their goodness. The Augustinerkeller is great, and there's a bit of magic in every pub in Ireland.
I am gonna say, in no particular order:
- Don Quixote
- ADWTD B3 Box Set
Coming up to NERAX next week?
New England Real Ale Expo. Cask conditioned ales from New England and the UK, 3 days of awesomeness. Every fall and spring, one of the few must go events for me every year.
I dunno if I even have any these days. Certainly nothing trendy. Not that those are bad, they just aren't necessarily better.
Probably just some particularly good Cantillon or Drie Fonteinen bottles that weren't made for mass production. Maybe something particularly compelling from Hill Farmstead or New Glarus, too.
Honestly if we're talking actual bucket list I'd just say that is love to take a beer themed vacation to Belgium and Germany.
Dude, that is sweet! You're lucky you're so close.
Focal Banger is a worthy entry.
Pliny the Younger
Did Czech republic and bamberg this summer. Both highly recommended. Bamberg had my favorite food of the trip and my favorite places to visit. Czech republic had my favorite beer of the trip which was a dark lager. Called kozel cerny or something like that. Also would recommend salzburg for the scenery. Beer is great there too though. Especially stiegl pils. Can't go wrong with any of them. Koln is definitely on my bucket list to visit.
Kozel Cerny (Dark) is quite widely available. You should have no problem finding it in the States.
1. Pliny the Elder
3. Canadian Breakfast Stout
Surprised how many times PtE has shown up here. It's been on tap in multiple Portland bars every single time I've ever been down and that's many times. That said, going to RR in person was pretty fun, but not so much for that one beer rather the trip there and back along the West Coast. Hard to pick a top 3 after many years of drinking and some pretty great trips and generous friends who share spoils from their travels as well. Highly recommend travelling over trading to obtain these top wants. That said:
1 - PtY
2 - Some sort of Belgian beer made in 1983
3 - Kate The Great was one of the original 'top' beers when I first got into this crazy stuff.
But I'd probably rather go to Belgium, East Coast USA, or UK first. To obtain any of those 3 would require a trip anyways.
I wonder if the license plate number a month in advance requirement is intended to shut down the possibility of foreign tourists getting it, presuming they typically arrive in a rental car or taxi.
It is specifically designed to keep grey market assholes getting their hands on it.
By chance were you born in 1983? Great idea.
Hair of the Dog • Dave
Westbrook • Bourbon Barrel Mexican Cake
Oskar Blues • Bourbon Barrel Ten Fidy
A Deal with the Devil
Pliney the Younger! I've had plenty of Elder, If you live on the east coast, you can get it regularly at Monks Café in Philly!
Didn't I give you a Double Shot in Boston last year?
You did it was Double Shot - Guatemala Bella Vista. It was one of the best beers I have ever tried that is why I am so interested in trying the regular version.
Yes, that's likely the reason. I'm sure part of it is that they're monks living a monastic life and don't really have the resources for online sales or mass day sales, but I'd bet part of it is to stop a flood of tourists from bothering them at all hours. Most places you'll have the chance to get it are resale, but the price I paid for the bottle I had was very reasonable. Way cheaper than any special release here in the US.
In any order.
I think I should be able to obtain all three of these...eventually:
Kuhnhenn BB Fourth Dementia
Jackie O's BB Black Maple
4 Hands Madagascar
Well there is a café just outside the abbey that serve Blond, 8 and 12. And if you call the abbey and somehow manage to order crates, you can also tell them you're coming with a rental car and don't know the license plate.
Just an FYI, there isn't really a regular version of Double Shot. Each batch is a new coffee variant. My personal favorite was the 4th Anniversary with Mexican Vanilla Bean
3F Framboos 1999
If you trade Pompeii and intergalactic warrior aren't limited beers. Ddh sue can be tough to get, but all of those beers are reasonably easy to obtain.
Pliney the Elder
Bell's Hopslam & Two Hearted
I know this might sound lame, but also Yuengling. I live in western WA, so we don't get it, but I've always wanted to try it.
Thanks to @bret717 I'll be able to knock #1 off of my list. Will be having it tonight.