Ha, I had The Shipyard first. Oh my goodness, that is appelly. I'm finishing the Wittekerke now.
What would be a good breakfast beer?
What did you think of that Monk's Cafe sour beer? That's a personal fave of mine. It also might be the best there for breakfast... if you are looking to go back to bed for a few hours.
I picked up a sixer of Lagunitas' limited release Undercover Investigator Shut Down Ale yesterday. Almost 10% alcohol. Lagunitas has a way of brewing very strong beer that is surprisingly smooth. So surprising you don't know it until you have a very close up view of the carpet. Recommended.
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I went to a private bottle share at Bruery's barrel wherehouse yesterday.I had five different types of Dark Load ; normal, bourbon barrel age, bourbon vanilla barrel aged, bourbon chilli pepper barrel aged.Several funky swedish beer, High Water Campfire stout(which had marshmellow extact),Ghost face killah which had 5-8 different types of chili peppers, marin collorboration with city beer planytpus stout.I basically had a huge amount of beers.
Yazoo brewery had this weird beer called Fortuitous which is a sour , vanilla, fruity, chocolate, coffee, bourbon barrel aged imperial stout.Also Baller Stout was great which a blend of serveral awesome imperial stout which includes slurly darkness and three floyds dark lord.
Unknown, chiapet, and I went to Lagunitas and then after a beer went to Russian River...
Good times with good people... Rock on and hopefully if I come up to Seattle/WA you guys can take me to some Northwest breweries...
342 Stoopid was dank at Goonies, experimental hops and a little malt added...
Yeah, thank you so much for taking us up to Lagunitas and Russian River. We will definitely take you around up here and maybe try to coordinate a trip to SD - then we can go to Stone, Lost Abbey, and Pizza Port (we'll be there late October).
The flight at Russian River was an outrageous deal, $15 to try 18 and Supplication was perfect on such a warm afternoon. Looking forward to another trip back!
Originally Posted by boarderwoozel3
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I haven't seen that beer in forever and I miss it so much.
Can anyone here tell me about aging beers? I have a cupboard full of beers I have been collecting over the past year or so and today someone told me they would all be shit since they have been sitting at room temp, but I was told originally that if kept in the dark they should be fine. What do?
The ideal way to age beers is at a constant temperature, around 58 degrees, protected from light. I have a chest freezer at home that I keep at 58 and store some beer in, and I also rent a cage at a wine storage facility where they keep the temp at 58. (I had a bit of a problem of buying too many bottles over the last few years and ended up with way more than I can drink in a reasonable amount of time.)
You can also age beer in a closet with pretty good results if the temperature doesn't swing too much and never gets too hot, like over mid 70s. If it's constantly swinging from 65 to 75 degrees, or a wider range, that's not good.
And of course you should only age the right kinds of beers. A hoppy IPA should consumed fresh, not aged, but higher-alcohol beers, like an imperial stout or a barley wine, age pretty well. Sour beers also age well. It can be interesting to drink several different vintages of the same beer side-by-side to see how the aging affects things.
That said, I've found there is a point of diminishing returns. A lot of beers might get better with a year of aging, especially a high abv beer that can be boozy when fresh but then mellow nicely. But some beers can start to fall off if you age them much longer. I've found that, with some exceptions (such as the 2008 Bourbon County Stout), barrel-aged beers are often best fresh or with maybe one year of age on them. After that, you can start to lose the barrel and bourbon characteristics, which are kind of the point of a barrel-aged beer.
I went to Yazoo Brewery in Nashville today on getbetter's recommendation. They have some really fantastic beers. I was highly surprised that my favorite thing was a hefeweizen, as I don't usualy love those.
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