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Bagley

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« Reply #765 on: November 03, 2011, 04:06:36 pm »
Thought the KBS wasn't available til march

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« Reply #766 on: November 03, 2011, 04:09:40 pm »
We go through ours slowly. Two (2011) bottles down, six to go.

Thought the KBS wasn't available til march

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« Reply #767 on: November 03, 2011, 04:25:10 pm »
I have 5 2011s (out of 12) and 1 2010 left

We go through ours slowly. Two (2011) bottles down, six to go.

Thought the KBS wasn't available til march

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« Reply #768 on: November 04, 2011, 09:12:48 pm »
the motherlode . . . i just stepped into the twilight zone and found the "moutherlode."



founders  cbs

founders  harvest ale

founders  backwoods bastard

stone 15 imperial black ipa

dogfish head  120 minute ipa

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« Reply #769 on: November 05, 2011, 09:12:20 am »
vfn walkie, vfn!

Did you trade for these or stumble across the one retail outlet in the country that had not sold out of CBS?

The Harvest Ale is amazing btw

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« Reply #770 on: November 05, 2011, 10:10:10 am »
there was a store way out here in the boonies that had a proud 1 day sale offering of these rare finds to those lucky enough to know about it.  they had tastings and free food and soup.  it was a blast for a country store proving that they can keep up with the big dogs.  and my partner yelled when i told him how much i spent on beer in one day.


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« Reply #771 on: November 05, 2011, 01:29:29 pm »
other recent purchases:

sierra nevada  ovila  dubbel

stoudts  double ipa

ayinger  altbairisch dunkel  (horrible)

rj rockers  bald eagle brown

olde richmond  batch 11  ipa

epic  fest devious

otromundo  red ale

abita christmas ale
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« Reply #772 on: November 05, 2011, 02:01:30 pm »
stupid question, i'm sure.  i was only allowed 1 tall bottle of cbs and it was already cold so i had no choice but to keep it cold.  how long do beers that can be kept if you store them correctly, last once they are cold.  i keep wines in my kitchen wine fridge for years and they are ok . . . does the same logic apply to beers, or do they expire quicker in the cold?

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« Reply #773 on: November 05, 2011, 03:23:20 pm »
Not stupid question.

I was in one of the top bottle shops in Portland and there were a number of high abv beers i wanted to bring home on the plane. But they were sitting in a cooler already cold. Guy told me that warming them back up in my suitcase wouldn't harm them. I don't think i've tried any of the ones that were cooled down. So thake that fwiw.




stupid question, i'm sure.  i was only allowed 1 tall bottle of cbs and it was already cold so i had no choice but to keep it cold.  how long do beers that can be kept if you store them correctly, last once they are cold.  i keep wines in my kitchen wine fridge for years and they are ok . . . does the same logic apply to beers, or do they expire quicker in the cold?

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« Reply #774 on: November 05, 2011, 03:32:22 pm »
i've always been told that with beer . . . once it is cold you have to keep it cold, or it alters the taste and not in a good way.

could not resist trying a founders harvest ale.  good lord.  wow.  amazing.  wet.  a taste like that can come from a bottle?  so fresh and so clean.  must stop myself from having another.
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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #775 on: November 07, 2011, 10:59:00 am »
re: Founders Harvest - drink it now while its still fresh

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« Reply #776 on: November 07, 2011, 11:18:37 am »
Tip o' the Day.

Letting beer get warm after being cold is completely fine, it's the exposure to sun light that can f' it up.

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« Reply #777 on: November 07, 2011, 01:31:25 pm »
Tip o' the Day.

Letting beer get warm after being cold is completely fine, it's the exposure to sun light that can f' it up.

thanks partner!  you are correct . . . but now i am reading that beers should only really be kept three to four months, tops. 

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Re: The Beer Thread
« Reply #778 on: November 07, 2011, 01:41:48 pm »
stouts will hold up longer than that - barleywines too

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« Reply #779 on: November 07, 2011, 01:49:24 pm »
i also remember reading that most stronger beers - say 8% and above - are good candidates for aging.

a while back TJ's had a special on a Unibroue variety 4-pack.  either someone told me, or it is written on the box (will check tonight) that the beers would improve with age.  i have one such pack in the basement, i plan on taste-testing the beers vs. un-aged bottles at some point next year.
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