I love beer!
The fridge is always stocked !
Avery tweak is another favorite of mine.
Its 17.5% abv so It's much better after you age it a few years.
I justify the insane cost of $250 per case of 24/12oz bottles due to the fact that bottle shops and bars sell it for $18-22 per bottle.
Was anyone else Lucky enough to get any Ballast Point High West victory at sea?
I was very impressed and the 4 pk of 12oz bottles was $18. Not bad for an excellent bourbon barrel porter.
Quoted from PinballNewb:
Beer, eggs, wrapped up pizza, and kool-aid. This seems so familiar......ah yes, college!
That's ice tea not kool aid!
I'm also 46.
Gotta love the bachelor lifestyle !
There's never any debate about adding a machine to the collection or where it will be located in the house either.
I went to a holiday beer dinner last night and was excited to try the The Lost Abbey Groel De Abbey holiday brown ale. It was a really good 8% brown ale. These guys were sitting at the table next to me. Best holiday sweaters ever!!!
Has anyone tried baconator?
Mild smoke with maple sweetness
I was pleasantly surprised how good it was.
Quoted from High_End_Pins:
Damn I am on the lookout for this one this year.
Feel free to pm your address and I'll send you one. Also have quite a few aging from last years batch.
Someday when I save up enough cash to finally send you my TZ and have you do one of your amazing resto jobs on it ,you can give me a $5 discount.
I traded HEP for a few killer NC beers!
Started out with those then kept on going ....
Went out to lunch yesterday and there was 2008 Brooklyn monster barley wine on the menu. $6 a bottle. It was amazing!
Quoted from PinballJeff:
I'm not a date snob by any stretch but I will say that I wouldn't sit on this that long (one year). Recently had a fresh one against one in my cellar and fresh was noticeably better.
I never age ipas and loaded them into the fridge immediately after purchase.
I think you might be confusing my post with someone else’s.
They will definitely be gone sometime in June. I Always keep ipas refrigerated and drink within a couple months at the longest.
Free will brewed this for a local gastro pub. It was released last week. I’m pretty sure it’s the first double barreled stout I’ve had. It’s Amazingly delicious!!!! And it does Not taste like a 16.7% beer at all. Too bad they only brewed 144 bottles...
Quoted from meSz:
I am a huge fan of Samuel Smith (Nut Brown Ale, Oatmeal Stout, Taddy Porter and Stingo) and, up till now, it's never been available in anything other than bottles. Just recently they started to ship barrels to the State in very limited quantities so I snagged up a barrel of the Nut Brown. Apparently Winter Welcome is next!
That is great to hear! I love all their beers especially the nut brown. At 13.2 gallons I guess it’s a little smaller than the American half kegs. What did you pay less the keg deposit? What style tap does it take?
Quoted from meSz:
Yeah took me by suprise. I was able to get the last barrel the wholesaler had. The Nut Brown actually came to the States in late April and was "Draught Release No. 002". Not sure what No. 001 was but Winter Welcome will be No. 003 and released in late August.
Correct, it's a 50L so just a little smaller than a half
I believe it was 220$
Type “A” (German Slider) Coupler
140 12oz beers for $220 seems very fair! Especially for Sammy Smiths!
For quite a few years I’ve only used my kegmeister as a extra fridge and filled it with cans and bottles. I stopped buying kegs due To : less guests coming over and guests who prefer different styles. Most people couldn’t tell but after two weeks I could taste a slight flavor change even though I had a CO2 tank and the pressure was correct. Do you have similar issues or do you and your guests go thru barrels fast enough that it isn’t an issue?
Just opened a DeDolle Stille Nacht that’s been aging in the basement since 2010.
12% abv and it has aged incredibly well!
The final beer I had last night was a 2013 bourbon county coffee. I was lucky enough to get a case of this from my local distributor. This was the last year before all the craziness set in where people were waiting in line for hours to get bourbon county and the variants.
Just opened this after finding it behind another beer on the basement cellar shelf.
It’s amazingly good!
I was afraid that after 10 years it would be skunked but it wasn’t.
Only 8.5 percent but the whiskey undertones are so good...
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