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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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    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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    Not much smoke for a "smoked" porter. My wife insisted on buying it for the cap and bottle art work.... Not horrible, I just expected more smoke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JFryauff View Post
    A small three person share from the other night...
    Nice! We enjoyed that Madame Rose last time we tried it - how's the Stoic?

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    Here's some stuff that JFryauff shared with me recently.

    This is what sparked the share initially, he offered a Westvleteren XII. It was delicious. Quite drinkable, and very balanced. I'm very pleased to have had the chance to try some of this.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/8007861@N04/8466502020/" title="Westvleteren XII by mtbikernate, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8227/8466502020_25d89e5065.jpg" width="281" height="500" alt="Westvleteren XII"></a>

    Here's a bunch of the rest. Most is self-explanatory, but the one on the left is one of his homebrews, described as a Belgian Dark-Strong. Not pictured is a bottle of home brewed Graff that Klurejr described in the OP. I also enjoyed it, though it took me a few sips to appreciate it because it's the first Brettanomyces-brewed beverage I've had.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/8007861@N04/8466502354/" title="beer share by mtbikernate, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8092/8466502354_100be16d82.jpg" width="500" height="281" alt="beer share"></a>

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    Only 3 left? Shucks, no sharing tonight.


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    Nothing like an Abbey.
    The Beer Share Picture Thread-screen-shot-2013-02-13-7.48.42-am.jpg

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    Yesterday I took a small break from the office and had myself a beer at Societe, The Butcher Imperial Stout, 9.8%


    Then I head Green Flash was doing a special release Black IPA and I had not yet been to the new location, so I made my way over to try it out:


    The new space is huuuuge and they have a very nice tasting room.

    It was a keep the glass deal too, and I do not have a glass in this shape yet so I had to get one:
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    The Beer Share Picture Thread

    Had another little NorCal mtbr beer share last night. rox needed help clearing out some fridge space, so we went to work on his IPAs. This is what we had available, but we just got to a few. (pic courtesy of grrrah)

    We hit the growler of Russian River Row 2 Hill 56
    Blind Pig
    Pliny the Elder
    Alpine Duet
    Alchemist Heady Topper (a real treat!)
    AleSmith IPA
    Drake Hopocalypse Black Label
    Lagunitas Sucks
    Caldera IPA
    and a homebrew

    The Beer Share Picture Thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1361395400.924560.jpg

    We also had some fun building up a friend's new toy. Since it was a fixie, we thought it needed a card in the spokes for a little character.

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    Ballast Point Sextant Oatmeal Stout on Nitro Pour at Sublime Alehouse in San Marcos this past Sunday:



    Mikkeller Holiday Ale from Last Night, my wife did not really like it so I got to finish this one off myself :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tburger View Post
    Had another little NorCal mtbr beer share last night. rox needed help clearing out some fridge space, so we went to work on his IPAs. This is what we had available, but we just got to a few. (pic courtesy of grrrah)

    We hit the growler of Russian River Row 2 Hill 56
    Blind Pig
    Pliny the Elder
    Alpine Duet
    Alchemist Heady Topper (a real treat!)
    AleSmith IPA
    Drake Hopocalypse Black Label
    Lagunitas Sucks
    Caldera IPA
    and a homebrew

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    Wow. Ridiculous lineup. Elder, Duet and Heady are in my top 5 for IPA's. That stuff in between Blind Pig and Duet...no comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Hungus View Post
    Wow. Ridiculous lineup. Elder, Duet and Heady are in my top 5 for IPA's. That stuff in between Blind Pig and Duet...no comment.
    That's how we roll.

    Heady > Duet > Elder > Row 2 > Blind Pig > Sucks > Hopocalypse Black > Alesmith IPA for me last night.

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    If you like Heady Topper one must try HIll Farmstead Abner up here in VT. Only on tap and equally if not more yummy.

    For a great night of amazing beer on tap and good burgers, try the Worthy Burger in South Royalton, VT.

    Ask for Jason (head chef) and tell him you learned about the place on MTBR.com. He's a biker.

    https://www.facebook.com/TheWorthyBurgerSORO

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    This week in the beer life of Klurejr:

    Breckenridge Brewery Vanilla Porter enjoyed today at a new craft beer and burger bar in La Jolla/UTC called Eureka!


    Alpine Pure Hoppiness enjoyed yesterday at O'Briens in Kearny Mesa, San Diego:


    Karl Strauss Red Trolley (I took the pic before I tasted it and realized it was not the Arrogant Bastard I had ordered, so I sent this once back.. lol):


    Societe "The Pupil" Citra/Nelson IPA, enjoyed at Societe Brewing:


    Karl Strauss Wreck Alley enjoyed at home:


    Hanger 24 Chocolate Porter:
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    I was hanging out in Downtown San Diego this week (wife had a work thing down there) and on Friday afternoon I met a buddy and we went to Rock Bottom Brewery. Not only do these guys make some good beer, they are super generous with tasters. They gave us all these tasters for free, three different style Reds, a Irish style stout and a brown.


    Of the 5 tasters we both agreed that the Barrel Aged Red served from Cask was the best and opted for it. I call this shot "Stainless to Oak to Glass" Those are the actual barrels used to age the beer, and the system behind it that they do all the brewing at.


    Even though there are a few locations of Rock Bottom Brewery in Socal, I do not think most people realize that each location has it's own head brewer, own recipes and own brewing schedule, and at competitions the locations actually compete against each other. If you ever come to Down Town San Diego, it is a must try.


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    Went on a Cleanse thing with my wife last week so Saturday was the first day I could have a beer, we met soem friends for dinner at a great tap house/pub in San Marcos called Sublime Alehouse:


    I had two Imperial Stouts, one from a new brewery in San Diego called Belching Beaver, and it was just okay, the second was a smoked Imperial Stout from Drakes that was phenomenal.

    Then I opened up this guy I got in a trade last year and shared it with my wife last night and was blown away by how good it was.... just amazing.
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    For our Next homebrew we wanted to do an Red Ale, so I had my brewing friends over last night and we tried a few to get some idea's;



    We decided the Tocobaga from Cigar City was the best, though all three were fantastic;


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    And to finish off the night we opened a fresh 2013 Stone IRS made with Espresso;
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    Re: The Beer Share Picture Thread

    Harviestoun old engine oil black ale
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    For our Next homebrew we wanted to do an Red Ale, so I had my brewing friends over last night and we tried a few to get some idea's;



    We decided the Tocobaga from Cigar City was the best, though all three were fantastic;


    Bottle Cap Art.....


    And to finish off the night we opened a fresh 2013 Stone IRS made with Espresso;
    Glad you like the Tocabaga. That is one of my favorite "every day" beers.

    Still haven't tried the Westy... saving it a bit.

    That Marshall Zhuchov is a fantastic stout. I actually just scored a bottle of Hunapuh from them from my brother too. Can't wait to try it.

    What did you think of their porter I sent you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pointerDixie214 View Post
    What did you think of their porter I sent you?
    Was that the Robust from Smutty nose? I forgot exactly what came from our trade because I also traded with Josh on the same trip.

    I had the Smutty Nose on Sunday and really liked it, very clean.
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    A friend of mine has a cool place in Ocean beach with a nice rooftop deck. We went over last night to watch the sunset and share a few beers.

    As we got there he pulled this one out on us.... Sam Adams Utopias. To get an idea how thick this stuff is, the glass has been sitting for a few minutes since the last sip and you can still make out the beer clinging to the side of the glass. Pretty awesome stuff. Very smooth and tasty. And 29%. Just a few sips led to a warm toasty feeling in my tummy.



    A few of the other beers we had. The white bottle is a Korean single malt whiskey (not scotch). It was like sake on steroids...

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    Awesome! I have yet to try Utopias, and every time I see it the place wants $300.00 for a bottle....
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    Belgian Night, June 2013.

    This was on Saturday at a friends house. a few people had gone to Belgium last June and brought back some beers, so we did some comparative tastings. Along with some amazing food.



















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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    Belgian Night, June 2013.

    This was on Saturday at a friends house. a few people had gone to Belgium last June and brought back some beers, so we did some comparative tastings. Along with some amazing food.
    Great pics - looks like a nice line up! What's up with the labels on the Westy bottles? They don't label the beer themselves (at least they haven't in a long time!) and the stamped bottles with labels on the back are the ones Shelton Bros. did to import them into the US. I've never seen those paper labels - that some kind of homemade thing?

    Here are all of the "official" Westy paper labels (except for the most recent Shelton Bros one w/ the gold stamp lettering.) Usually done by importers, or some kind of "gray market" thing.

    Etiquettes de Westvleteren - Westvleteren Beerlabels

    So back to the tasting - any standouts? Highlights? Westy vs. Rochefort vs. St. Bernadus?

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    recent cabin weekend with friends in NC mtns

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    highlights were a sexual chocolate, bam noire, sang noir, and lindley park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtmartino View Post
    Great pics - looks like a nice line up! What's up with the labels on the Westy bottles? They don't label the beer themselves (at least they haven't in a long time!) and the stamped bottles with labels on the back are the ones Shelton Bros. did to import them into the US. I've never seen those paper labels - that some kind of homemade thing?

    Here are all of the "official" Westy paper labels (except for the most recent Shelton Bros one w/ the gold stamp lettering.) Usually done by importers, or some kind of "gray market" thing.

    Etiquettes de Westvleteren - Westvleteren Beerlabels

    So back to the tasting - any standouts? Highlights? Westy vs. Rochefort vs. St. Bernadus?
    The Labels were used like a long sticker to wrap all the bottles together when they bought them at the Monastery, and when they took them apart the labels just stuck in place, so they left em. They are genuine, but not designed to act as a bottle label of any sort.

    Westy 8 and 12 were better than the Rochefort and Westmalle, but only just.

    The new one to that party Gregorius from The Trappist monastery of Stift Engelszellaz was very good as well. Many of the people at the party, some of who are very much beer people did not even know Austria Had a Trappist brewery.

    To be fair I did not know until my brother brought me the bottle a few weeks ago.

    Everything was well received. Belgium does it right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr View Post
    The Labels were used like a long sticker to wrap all the bottles together when they bought them at the Monastery, and when they took them apart the labels just stuck in place, so they left em. They are genuine, but not designed to act as a bottle label of any sort.

    Westy 8 and 12 were better than the Rochefort and Westmalle, but only just.

    The new one to that party Gregorius from The Trappist monastery of Stift Engelszellaz was very good as well. Many of the people at the party, some of who are very much beer people did not even know Austria Had a Trappist brewery.

    To be fair I did not know until my brother brought me the bottle a few weeks ago.

    Everything was well received. Belgium does it right.
    Awesome! What a great tasting - super cool about the labels used to hold the beer together (had no idea! ) I love themed showdowns - really gives people a chance to try a bunch of similar beers and find the ones they like.

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