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    The Beer Share Picture Thread/Share your Beer

    We have a thread for our recent pickups, but it seems every time we do a beer share we post a new thread, so here is a spot to just post your pics and notes from beer shares you go to. We look forward to your stories and pics! Also post up pics of whatever you happen to be drinking at the moment.


    I will get started. Last night 01.11.13 a friend of mine who is a home brewer invited a few of us over to try his latest IPA. Since I do not home brew YET, I brought a few bottles of stuff. Here are the pics and some comments about the beers:

    Part of the line up


    Note on the green waxed bottle from the guy from PA who brewed it: "It's a home-brewed Graff, which a beer/cider hybrid. It's a cider base, brewed with Belgian 2-row, fermented primarily with a Belgian Ardennes yeast. Then has a secondary fermentation with a Brux Brettanomyces strain and oak stave/chip.
    It's been very polarizing amongst friends, some either really like it, or don't...think bready sour apple " Personally I loved it. I really enjoy Ciders, and thought this was a great home brew effort at a cider/geueze style beer. Thanks for jFrauff for that one!
    The Sholken Rubia is an Argentinian beer my brother Loren Klure brought back for me. According to what I could find online it was supposed to be a Blonde Lager, but it tasted kinda like a white wine, it certainly smelled like wine. It was good, but no longer a lager. I am not sure if it was the time it spend traveling back to the us, or the time it spent in my cellar that changed it.
    Dogfish Head Indian Brown that aged quite nicely, and Dogfish Head Raison D'Etre. Paridise Moon Coffee Porter which I have had before, heavy on the coffee. And good Ole Sculpin.
    Home Brews of the evening were Jeff Peterson fresh Nelson IPA, Micah Wiley shared his most recent IPA and his English Style Old Ale which was by far my favorite of the night. I will want to try brewing one of those, it would be fantastic on oak.

    And here is how I like to re-heat my pizza, Caveman Style!



    It was chilly, down in the low 40's upper 30's which is pretty cold for San Diego.


    Street Tacos from the Primo Market:



    Thanks for looking. Post up your pics!
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    Hungry now

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    Great thread and good pics - I'll be sharing soon!

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    We recently had a bottle share at a local craft beer and wine bar called Grape and Grain in San Mateo. Adam, the owner, has been hosting monthly shares since last summer and this one was the largest yet. It's a great venue to share big beers, rares, hard-to-finds, trades and older vintages.

    Comprising mostly of Beeradvocate members and a group of us from MTBR, 25 of us sat down and made our way through the following:

    Cascade Apricot Wild Ale
    2007 Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien Biere de Garde
    Iron Fist The Resistance Wild Ale
    Sante Adairius And You Me Berliner Weisse
    Sante Adairius Chavez Porter
    Boulevard Saison Brett
    2010 Dogfish Head B!tches Brew Imperial Stout
    New Glarus Cranbic
    Olde Hickory The Event Horizon Imperial Stout
    2008 Deschutes Dissident
    Goose Island Madame Rose
    The Bruery White Chocolate
    Weyerbacher Idiot's Drool
    Goose Island Bourbon County Coffee Brand Stout
    2007 Upland Strawberry Lambic
    The Bruery Barrel Aged 4 Calling Birds
    2009 Russian River Temptation Batch 004
    Firestone Walker Parabola
    Alpine Chez Monieux
    Sante Adairius Anais Saison
    Alesmith Barrel Aged Speedway Stout
    Alpine Duet
    Alpine Nelson
    Stone Enjoy By 2.15.03
    Kuhnhenn Barrel Aged Solar Eclipse
    Surly SYX
    Goose Island Juliet
    Ithaca Beer Flower Power
    Alpine Pure Hoppiness
    Hansenns Experimental Raspberry
    Jackie O's Skipping Pappy
    Hansenns Oudbeitje
    The Bruery Marron Acidifie
    2008 Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise
    Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break
    Three Floyds Moloko Milk Stout
    Dogfish Head 75 Minute
    Clown Shoes Blaecorn Unidragon
    DuClaw Oak Aged Black Jack Stout
    Victory Dark Intrigue
    Pretty Things Our Finest Regards
    2011 Fifty Fifty Eclipse Elijah Craig 20 Year (white wax)
    Jolly Pumpkin La Roja
    Shorts Cup of Joe
    Perennial Saison De Lis
    Midnight Sun Brewtality
    The Bruery Chocolate Rain
    Hill Farmstead - Twilight of the Idols







    Highs: RR Temptation, Upland Strawberry, Cascade Apricot, Lou Pepe, Flower Power, Alpine's IPAs, Eclipse, Chocolate Rain and Dissident.

    Lows: Alpine's Chez Monieux was terrible. Stinky wet gym socks filled with rotten cheese, and astrigent/acetic flavor. Idiot's Drool was soured and not in a good way - undrinkable by most. Surly SYX was a hot mess - no cohesion and a really weird beer.

    Most of the others were also really, really good.
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    wow, that is a lot of beer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    wow, that is a lot of beer!
    Yeah we do it big - better than most official beer events!

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    Small-ish beer share from the RareR D.O.S. release last month...better late then never

    The highlights:



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    There was more great stuff to be had, but I dipped out early to head over to Cigar City for a few prior to the actual bottle release.
    It was alright though, because both apple-brandy Hunahpu and bourbon-barrel Marshal Zhukov were tapped!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JFryauff View Post
    Small-ish beer share from the RareR D.O.S. release last month...better late then never
    Nice tasting! You reminded me that we had HF Twilight as well on Saturday - totally forgot it on the list. That's a great beer

    What'd you think of the others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post
    Sante Adairius ? Berliner Weisse
    "And You Me"

    Amazing list by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Hungus View Post
    "And You Me"

    Amazing list by the way.
    Clutch, thanks man . It was kind of a crazy tasting...I prefer the 5-10 people size ones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post
    Clutch, thanks man . It was kind of a crazy tasting...I prefer the 5-10 people size ones!
    If there was a beer festival with all those beers offered, tickets would be $100+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post
    Nice tasting! You reminded me that we had HF Twilight as well on Saturday - totally forgot it on the list. That's a great beer

    What'd you think of the others?
    They were all amazing.
    I think BB batch 9000, and Brett Dream stood out the most for me though.
    Obviously, we were all in awe of RareR the entire day, so it was difficult to enjoy much else properly
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    wow, very nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post
    Comprising mostly of Beeradvocate members and a group of us from MTBR, 25 of us sat down and made our way through the following:

    Cascade Apricot Wild Ale
    2007 Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien Biere de Garde
    Iron Fist The Resistance Wild Ale
    Sante Adairius And You Me Berliner Weisse
    Sante Adairius Chavez Porter
    Boulevard Saison Brett
    2010 Dogfish Head B!tches Brew Imperial Stout
    New Glarus Cranbic
    Olde Hickory The Event Horizon Imperial Stout
    2008 Deschutes Dissident
    Goose Island Madame Rose
    The Bruery White Chocolate
    Weyerbacher Idiot's Drool
    Goose Island Bourbon County Coffee Brand Stout
    2007 Upland Strawberry Lambic
    The Bruery Barrel Aged 4 Calling Birds
    2009 Russian River Temptation Batch 004
    Firestone Walker Parabola
    Alpine Chez Monieux
    Sante Adairius Anais Saison
    Alesmith Barrel Aged Speedway Stout
    Alpine Duet
    Alpine Nelson
    Stone Enjoy By 2.15.03
    Kuhnhenn Barrel Aged Solar Eclipse
    Surly SYX
    Goose Island Juliet
    Ithaca Beer Flower Power
    Alpine Pure Hoppiness
    Hansenns Experimental Raspberry
    Jackie O's Skipping Pappy
    Hansenns Oudbeitje
    The Bruery Marron Acidifie
    2008 Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise
    Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break
    Three Floyds Moloko Milk Stout
    Dogfish Head 75 Minute
    Clown Shoes Blaecorn Unidragon
    DuClaw Oak Aged Black Jack Stout
    Victory Dark Intrigue
    Pretty Things Our Finest Regards
    2011 Fifty Fifty Eclipse Elijah Craig 20 Year (white wax)
    Jolly Pumpkin La Roja
    Shorts Cup of Joe
    Perennial Saison De Lis
    Midnight Sun Brewtality
    The Bruery Chocolate Rain
    Hill Farmstead - Twilight of the Idols
    That's just obscene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tburger View Post
    That's just obscene.
    I may have missed something too - there were so many going around, it was hard to keep track.

    Which were your favorites?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post
    I may have missed something too - there were so many going around, it was hard to keep track.

    Which were your favorites?
    My favorites were the Event Horizon and the Fifty Fifty Elijah Craig 20. I wanted to like the Chocolate Rain more, but really, how much can you drink when the beer gets to be like port?

    I thought the Cascade Apricot Ale was excellent. Apricot aromas and flavors came through.

    Barrel aged 4 Calling Birds was one of the best tasting 'holiday' ales I've had. It's like spiking your fruit cake with good bourbon. Just pulls all those spices together.

    The Temptation was nothing special. Just your typical Russian River amazing world class ale.

    The Dissident was delicious. But I thought there was another Flanders style there that was better. I can't remember what it was. Jackie O?

    The Enjoy By 2/15 was different than the Enjoy By 12/21, I *think*? Maybe my palate was wrecked already. Pure Hoppiness was the IPA winner. Flower Power was a let down on our end of the table. It was a fresh bottle according to the label date, too. Again, maybe palates were blown out.

    I also lost track of the saisons really fast. What I enjoyed though, was that each saison had very distinct flavors and funk. That was cool to try so many of those side by side.

    And by far the worst beer ever...EVER...was the Idiot's Drool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tburger View Post
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    And by far the worst beer ever...EVER...was the Idiot's Drool.
    I agree, Event Horizon and Eclipse EC 20 were delicious. Too bad EC 20 is $30+ a bottle...need to do futures next time!

    I mixed some Idiot's Drool with Chez Moneiux and drank it. Tasted better than each individually.

    But yes, at that point the palates are blown out. Kind of a waste, but tons of fun!

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    A very random and impromptu bottle share, that started as a buddy stopping by to grab my extra C02 tank, then ended up being a six person romp through the cellar.





























    Beatification and RareR were the clear stand outs of the bunch.
    The Beat was batch 003, and was so smooth, and refreshing. The RareR was still think and chewy, but taken on a bit more wine/and sherry components from the barrels, a must drink fresh beer for sure. Just amazing beers, but all of them were pretty solid.

    "Wait...What??? But you've got the Voodoo/Rogue worst beer in the world in that "pretty solid" line-up, OMG!!!1!1!!!11"

    Settle down...let me explain.
    I for one am very fond of smoked beers, and while it was definitely not the best example I've ever had (and 1/2 the bottle got drain poured anyway), it's most certainly not the worst.
    The nose is pure campfire, with a slight sweetness trying to force it's way through. The first 5-6 mouthfuls are extremely overwhelming, boarder line offensive. Get past that though, and something odd happens...sip number 7, after you're mouth has given in to it's new smoke laden overloads, and you get a sublime hickory/cherry wood malt sweetness. The mouth-feel goes from thin to medium, and as long as you don't inhale too deeply, it remains that way. Granted it you eat anything, or even sip water beyond that point, you'll completely reset your taste buds...you'll then be struggling through another 5-6 sips to get back to the enjoyment.
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    Had another tasting Saturday night. WAY too much beer for our small group to handle, but we were able to get into some tasty stuff.

    Stone Enjoy By February edition
    Hess Deceptio Cascadian Dark Ale
    Alesmith My Bloody Valentine Amber
    Bend Brewing Ching Ching Berliner Weisse
    Ballast Point Indra Kunindra
    Rochefort 8, 10 and 12
    L’Olmaia BK nel Salco Wine barrel aged stout
    2012 Fifty Fifty Eclipse Grand Cru
    2012 The Bruery Black Tuesday
    Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Ovila Quad
    2008 Lost Abbey Angel's Share

    There were numerous others in the cooler that we didn't get a chance to drink. Until next time!













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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post

    Is that Mark from MBOSC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Hungus View Post
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    Yes it is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post
    Yes it is!
    Small beer/bikes world.

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    These pics are more about me sharing my adventures with you.

    My office is literally in the same Parking lot as Societe Brewing in San Diego, so once in a while I walk over for a quick beer break:

    On Tuesday I tried The Widow, 9.2% Dark Belgian Ale:


    I also purchased a growler and had it filled with The Pupil to send to a friend who has been wanting to try it but lives hundreds of miles away:


    Some beers I have recently enjoyed:





    Pulled out this 10/10/10 last night and took one of my best beer pics so far:

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    A small three person share from the other night...











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    Some beers I had over the past week:


    Hanger 24 IPA with a Spicy Salmon Hand Roll


    Perfect beer to watch the Superbowl with.


    From a trade with the Fryauff man


    Chocolate Milkstash, Sweet Milk Stout from Rip Tide, one of the newest breweries in San Diego. Enjoyed last night at Pizza Port Carlsbad.
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