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stearns
07-17-2012, 08:29 PM
Since we've all been talking about this, I figured we should have a thread designated to it. Last year's beer tasting was a great time, I propose we do it again.

I have no preference as to which afternoon we'll hold it, so anyone who will only be there certain days, speak up.

We can discuss contributions or leave them a secret, doesn't matter, but I'm sure I'm not the only one who's been stashing bottles for the occasion.

so... any interest?

OLS
07-17-2012, 08:37 PM
Bummer about it is I have full size souvenir pints for everybody and I ended up making plans NOT to attend the Shack.
Guess I should have cooled my jets on the glasses until it got closer to the time I had to make a decision, the
company that makes em is blazing fast. But I am nothing if not a dumba55. Still looking for a Arkansan, Kansan,
Nashvillian or other to take em up for me. Anyone passing within a few hours of Memphis or hopefully right through it.

Problem is it's extremely out of the way for anyone but ME it seems. MAYBE a Louisianian. But I think I was the closest
thing to a Louisianian ever to attend.

At least i didn't have the ACTUAL Beer-tasting pints made up, that'd have been additional hundred bucks down the tubes,
but they were super bad and created in honor of my cousin from Michigan who wanted to attend with me who is a huge
Charles Bragg fan and the glass art was an homage to Bragg's work attached here below. I made some minor adaptations
like putting a beer pint in the girl's hand and adding the text Shack Herf Beer Tasting 2012.....I am so bummed out.

cle_smoker
07-17-2012, 08:38 PM
I'd be down for it. Are you talking home brew, micro brew, or both?

OLS
07-17-2012, 08:46 PM
In the past it was microbrews in bottles, we had plenty of home brew, those who wanted to taste it, all weekend.
I know one thing, I had a freaking eye-opening time at the last one. Just epic variety and quality.

stearns
07-17-2012, 08:46 PM
i had micro brew in mind, but of course, everything is up for discussion

OLS
07-17-2012, 08:50 PM
I also really loved it for another reason, I got to hang out with a crowd I had been missing for years...Hootie is so busy
usually I never get to sit down and have some drinks and smokes with him, I met Ben a few years ago, and really had time
to chill and drink with him last year. EXCEPT for the heat under that tent that night, it was about the perfect part of the
herf for me last year. Just wow. Kristin also slows down for a few hours for that event, always a treat.

cle_smoker
07-17-2012, 08:51 PM
I've got several breweries near me and could bring a few growlers of my choice. Or bottles if that is preferred.

St. Lou Stu
07-17-2012, 08:52 PM
Last year was a great time.
Unfortunately, I will not be able to make it this year either.
I'll make up for it Shack IX. I have a great cellar of a few good beers going now and have been on track with some great homebrew recipes. A modified version of the California Common I brought last year advanced to the finals of the National Homebrew Competition. I'll bring an even further improved version next year!

Have fun brothers!

Ogre
07-17-2012, 08:53 PM
I am planing on bringing a case of the Cigar City Brewery Maduro Beer for anyone that wants to try it.

OLS
07-17-2012, 08:53 PM
Aw hell I might just come down (up) and do it. I imagine DB will set me up on his floor for a night.

Ahaha, I FORGOT about meeting you , too Tim, we were working that corner.

St. Lou Stu
07-17-2012, 08:57 PM
Aw hell I might just come down (up) and do it. I imagine DB will set me up on his floor for a night.

Ahaha, I FORGOT about meeting you , too Tim, we were working that corner.

'twas a very good time indeed brother!

Ender
07-18-2012, 09:52 PM
Man, I loved that beer tasting. I brought a couple growlers from one I my local breweries. Love that tasting glass so generously givin by Brad. This year I'm bringing Founders CBS and Rogue brewery's doughnut maple bacon ale. I'm very much looking forward to doing this again even thought last year I kinda stayed quiet in the corner.

Ender
07-18-2012, 09:52 PM
I sure hope you do Brad.

Jbailey
07-18-2012, 10:17 PM
Was slow with this.

How about Friday night for some tasty beers? It always works great.

What am I bringing??? A surprise. :D

LockOut
07-18-2012, 10:37 PM
I've got 2 pints of the maple bacon ale to bring to try out. Im sure ill find some other stuff too before then. Maybe grab a few growlers from the local.

Jbailey
07-18-2012, 10:46 PM
As third time doing this it keeps getting bigger and bigger. Hopefully a single bomber is enough for a tasting. :tu

irratebass
07-19-2012, 05:11 AM
I would like to be in this, but my beer knowledge is null & void, I have been thinking about trying other beers, there is a store down the street that has a vast selection of beers I have never had and will let you fill up a 6pack with singles.

I think I will take a pic and let you guys see what I am talking about and see any of these are good to join in the fun.

OLS
07-19-2012, 08:16 AM
That's the great thing Mickey, no knowledge is required, the guys that bring the beer have PLENTY of that.
All you need is taste buds and oddly enough, capacity. By the end of it you are getting full and drunk, lol.

stearns
07-19-2012, 08:20 AM
^^ the man is correct. don't need to be an expert, just gotta enjoy drinking beer :al

coach
07-19-2012, 08:33 AM
i'm in but only gonna b @Shack Sat.
sorry to read St.Lou wont be there,guess no growler btrade this year....:(

Blak Smyth
07-19-2012, 08:34 AM
I am really liking this idea! I love beer, well some of it.

OLS
07-19-2012, 09:26 AM
I PMed Ender to see if he will take delivery of the box if I order some tasting glasses and have them sent to
a shack attendee. So hopefully that minor detail will be attended to. I think people would drink out of cupped
hands to get a sip of some of that stuff.

RHNewfie
07-19-2012, 01:01 PM
There are plenty of folks driving down that could accept a delivery I am sure... but we would all prefer hand delivery from you! Change your mind and get your a$$ up there...

This was a great time last year, I am still telling people about that sour that was tried. I will definitely sit around again this year!

What time did it start last year? Depending on what is brought maybe it should be an earlier start. Not that I contribute to the beers or have an opinion that really matters! LOL!

irratebass
07-19-2012, 01:05 PM
That's the great thing Mickey, no knowledge is required, the guys that bring the beer have PLENTY of that.
All you need is taste buds and oddly enough, capacity. By the end of it you are getting full and drunk, lol.

Ok, I thought the concept was to contribute as well (which I can do, but again need some direction of what you guys like)

I will be there late Friday night and all day Sat, so maybe I shouldn't sign up.

RHNewfie
07-19-2012, 01:08 PM
Not sure it is really a sign-up or not, more of a drop-by from what I recall. But I stand to be schooled...

I could contribute something from Canada LOL, how's about a nice Labatt Blue... beer here sucks...

Blak Smyth
07-19-2012, 01:14 PM
Ok, I thought the concept was to contribute as well (which I can do, but again need some direction of what you guys like)

I will be there late Friday night and all day Sat, so maybe I shouldn't sign up.

I don't think we want to sample PBR Mickey :r:r

icehog3
07-19-2012, 01:39 PM
Everybody who wants to play should be able to find something in their local stores that would be of interest to the rest. I know I wouldn't drink everyone's beer unless I had something to contribute, but that's me.

Jeff, bring that 9% Labatts, that should be fun. :r

RHNewfie
07-19-2012, 01:46 PM
Everybody who wants to play should be able to find something in their local stores that would be of interest to the rest. I know I wouldn't drink everyone's beer unless I had something to contribute, but that's me.

Jeff, bring that 9% Labatts, that should be fun. :r

That's just gross Tom...

Oh I will bring something, it will just be, uh, not wonderful!

OLS
07-19-2012, 03:06 PM
Ok, I thought the concept was to contribute as well

Like Tom said, that IS the general concept, I just forgot that last year I brought the souvenir glasses, lol.
What's that the kid says in Stand By Me? "Hey, I brought the COMB."
But I had no craft beer anyway, I am not a beer drinker, but I was being drawn in to a certain extent.

357
07-19-2012, 03:08 PM
I would like to be in this, but my beer knowledge is null & void, I have been thinking about trying other beers, there is a store down the street that has a vast selection of beers I have never had and will let you fill up a 6pack with singles.

I think I will take a pic and let you guys see what I am talking about and see any of these are good to join in the fun.

I'm in a similar boat. I am not a beer drinker; I'm mostly a gin drinker. However, I've come to like the taste of some of the micro brews; not unlike how I've come to enjoy 'sipping rum' on occasion. Is there anything local to Michigan anyone has a hankering for? I'd like to join the tasting but I dont want to come empty handed.

OLS
07-19-2012, 03:10 PM
Not sure it is really a sign-up or not, more of a drop-by from what I recall. But I stand to be schooled....

Like Jeff said, no one signed up, we all just talked about it for a few months to help us get through
the time, and then when it was time to do it, Hootie came up to me and said, 'Hey dude, we're having
the Beer Tasting', lol. Might have been Ben, who knows.

icehog3
07-19-2012, 03:12 PM
Bells, Founders, New Holland and other Michigan breweries do some limited release stuff, Mike, you should be able to locate some of that relatively easily. :)

IBQTEE1
07-19-2012, 03:30 PM
I am down with tasting some beer. I need to go into the beer closet and see what I can bring.

stearns
07-19-2012, 04:30 PM
brad, i'm more than happy to take delivery of glasses and drive them up there if you need.

last year i didn't even realize it was going on so i did not bring anything exciting. i plan on making up for it this year :tu. just bring a bottle of something you enjoy, i got to try so many things i had never heard of last year, it really helped me form an idea of what i like and don't like in beer. i'll let everyone know now, most of my contributions will be dark, but there's nothing wrong with something a little lighter.

no sign up lists are necessary, we'll do our best to make it known to everybody who enjoys some good brews when it is starting

coach
07-19-2012, 04:30 PM
I am down with tasting some beer. I need to go into the beer closet and see what I can bring.


look behind Tom's dresses.......................:=::=:

IBQTEE1
07-19-2012, 05:08 PM
look behind Tom's dresses.......................:=::=:

He does look good in his dresses but only on Sundays when he goes to church!! :D

icehog3
07-19-2012, 05:19 PM
look behind Tom's dresses.......................:=::=:

There they are, right behind's Coach's tampons. :)

LockOut
07-19-2012, 07:46 PM
Brad skip the glasses and use the money to fund yourself to shack. :tu

OLS
07-19-2012, 08:10 PM
OH it's not a money issue per se....I have a ton of cash, I just don't want to spend it. :)

Ender
07-19-2012, 11:10 PM
Brad skip the glasses and use the money to fund yourself to shack. :tu

I agree wholeheartedly! BUT I happily replied and will definitely help out.

I'll be in Minneapolis the week before Shack weekend and hope to include a couple growlers from microbreweries there. At first I didn't think I would because of them not keeping for the few days on the road but then Christos was like "bring a cooler and keep adding ice :sl". Then I was like :hm :fp2. Just a forewarning, they will probably be stouts....mmmm stout:dr

Side note: Went to a beer dinner/tap take over with Christos and Asian Andrew (for those who remember, I'm Canadian Andrew) with Founders brewery tonight. They do have really good beer and would be a welcome addition to the beer tasting if anyone from Michigan can score some of the rare stuff like KBS, CBS, Devil Dancer, Frangelic Mountain Brown. I'm bringing a CBS that Christos and I stood in line 10+ hours for at the brewery. I can't wait to share.

Patrick B
07-20-2012, 12:42 AM
I have KBS, devil dancer, stone vanilla bean smoked porter, and finally got the rogue doughnut Bacon stuff to bring. I'll grab a few more before the trip. Count me in.

OLS
07-20-2012, 07:24 AM
They keep "PULLING ME BACK IN!" lol......KBS, huh?

Patrick B
07-20-2012, 09:37 AM
I have a 4 pack or two left. I split a case with a buddy this year. I'm excited to try CBS.

Ender
07-20-2012, 11:53 AM
They keep "PULLING ME BACK IN!" lol......KBS, huh?

At the beer dinner last night they paired the KBS with chocolate dipped pecan encrusted bacon...I heard a lot of inappropriate groaning/gestures around the table.

Sounds like there will be a lot of the Maple Bacon ale showing up this year.

Theo Cincy
07-21-2012, 05:21 PM
I'm in.... I wil find some bottles to share.

irratebass
07-22-2012, 10:00 AM
Alright, im in......i'll find a few things to bring

Ender
07-22-2012, 02:41 PM
Holy crap. Sounds like we are going to have a ton more people at this year's beer table with a lot more "special beer". I'm so looking forward to this. Perhaps we could showcase certain styles together at different times/days...then again I'm probably just taking it too far and over complicating it. Or maybe I'm afraid of getting too drunk to be able to enjoy/respect the value of each beer.

pnutbutrsangwich
07-23-2012, 08:25 PM
I'd love to participate once again. I have some beers tucked away, but I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to be able to bring them on a plane with me...

icehog3
07-23-2012, 09:02 PM
I'd love to participate once again. I have some beers tucked away, but I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to be able to bring them on a plane with me...

You can ship them to me if you want me to drive them to Ohio, Tom.

pnutbutrsangwich
08-05-2012, 10:02 AM
Hmm just saw this. Now I'm not sure if I have enough time for the bottles to get there!

stearns
08-05-2012, 10:48 AM
im sure there's plenty time, but if not i dont think we'll be short on bottles :tu

Ender
08-05-2012, 02:28 PM
Yeah, sounds like there will be lots. I'm so looking forward to it.

GreekGodX
08-05-2012, 03:21 PM
Hmm just saw this. Now I'm not sure if I have enough time for the bottles to get there!

I would be willing to bring them for you as well, Tom. Just make sure they get to me by 8/15.

I'll bring a few beers too :) I have a 8 month old bottle of Brooklyn Black Ops that is coming.

irratebass
08-05-2012, 09:01 PM
I picked up this assortment yesterday
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d64/irratebass/54c1376e.jpg

Ender
08-06-2012, 08:24 AM
That Sam Smith is good stuff. Especially the oatmeal stout. I haven't seen the others before.

icehog3
08-06-2012, 11:23 AM
That Sam Smith is good stuff. Especially the oatmeal stout. I haven't seen the others before.

The middle two are a couple of Three Floyds' regular releases, I've had the Alpha King but haven't bought any Pride & Joy yet.

Mikepd
08-06-2012, 11:45 AM
I'm going to try to bring a growler or two of some local micros.

Ender
08-06-2012, 12:19 PM
The middle two are a couple of Three Floyds' regular releases, I've had the Alpha King but haven't bought any Pride & Joy yet.

I remember hearing about Three Floyd's at last years beer table. Sounds like a good brewery from what people were saying.

WhoDeySchenk
08-06-2012, 12:47 PM
I'll bring the Natty Light!!

icehog3
08-06-2012, 02:01 PM
I remember hearing about Three Floyd's at last years beer table. Sounds like a good brewery from what people were saying.

They make a few I really like, obviously Drak Lord being the pinnacle for me as I am a stout lover. Gumballhead is another of my favorites, and that one is regular production.

icehog3
08-06-2012, 02:01 PM
I'll bring the Natty Light!!

Cool...you can do a one man beer tasting all weekend. ;)

irratebass
08-06-2012, 02:27 PM
That Sam Smith is good stuff. Especially the oatmeal stout. I haven't seen the others before.

The middle two are a couple of Three Floyds' regular releases, I've had the Alpha King but haven't bought any Pride & Joy yet.

I remember hearing about Three Floyd's at last years beer table. Sounds like a good brewery from what people were saying.

They make a few I really like, obviously Drak Lord being the pinnacle for me as I am a stout lover. Gumballhead is another of my favorites, and that one is regular production.

Sounds like I didn't too bad for my 1st blind beer sampler purchase, a coworker of mine was telling me about Gumballhead....would like to try this, I did look at my local store with no success obviously.

King James
08-06-2012, 02:40 PM
I'll bring the Natty Light!!

Tristan should still have some leftover Schiltz if you need a palate cleanse between Natty Lights.... lol

pnutbutrsangwich
08-06-2012, 05:48 PM
Klugs will probably have a bunch of Bud Select 55s in the cooler too. When the pellegrino ran out last year, I started shotgunning them :)

icehog3
08-06-2012, 06:23 PM
Natural Light, Bud Select, Schlitz...big time fun coming for Steve. :tu

WhoDeySchenk
08-06-2012, 06:47 PM
LOL! I'll be bringing some good local beers up & some Sam Adams Longshots

GreekGodX
08-06-2012, 07:24 PM
Klugs will probably have a bunch of Bud Select 55s in the cooler too. When the pellegrino ran out last year, I started shotgunning them :)

You were not at Shack last year. Stop spreading blatant lies.

LockOut
08-06-2012, 08:20 PM
picked up a few bottles from the local brewery in Cocoa Beach today. never ha them so we'll try them.

IBQTEE1
08-07-2012, 09:16 AM
PBR me ASAP

irratebass
08-07-2012, 11:09 AM
PBR me ASAP

I can help you with that request my dear! :)

Jbailey
08-07-2012, 11:32 AM
PBR me ASAP

I got some nice aged stuff you might like.

IBQTEE1
08-07-2012, 01:00 PM
I can help you with that request my dear! :)

I got some nice aged stuff you might like.

I was just kidding. :r ;)

Jbailey
08-07-2012, 01:40 PM
I was just kidding. :r ;)

So you don't want my aged PBR?

Leaves more for the table.

irratebass
08-07-2012, 01:54 PM
I was just kidding. :r ;)

I wasn't :lr

So you don't want my aged PBR?

Leaves more for the table.

If you are referring to the beer I'll sample some with ya :D

Jbailey
08-07-2012, 01:56 PM
I was just kidding. :r ;)

I wasn't :lr



If you are referring to the beer I'll sample some with ya :D

I'll even pass on it. :D

stearns
08-10-2012, 12:43 PM
should we discuss a day/time? i know friday has been thrown around, perhaps in the early afternoon. ideas?

Jbailey
08-10-2012, 01:01 PM
After dinner has seemed to work well.

irratebass
08-10-2012, 01:28 PM
I won't be there till late Friday night.....so I may have to drop out of this if you guys are planning on Friday night.

icehog3
08-10-2012, 02:15 PM
I won't be there till late Friday night.....so I may have to drop out of this if you guys are planning on Friday night.

Not a big deal, Mickey, just bring your stuff, I am sure there will be lots of "unofficial" sampling all weekend.

whodeeni
08-10-2012, 03:01 PM
I have KBS from 2011
Old Iron Tankard from Terrapin (#1)
Milk chocolate stout from 2011 to name a few...
just don't think i'll be able to make it though... :(

icehog3
08-10-2012, 03:09 PM
I have KBS from 2011
Old Iron Tankard from Terrapin (#1)
Milk chocolate stout from 2011 to name a few...
just don't think i'll be able to make it though... :(

Thanks for posting then. :r

irratebass
08-10-2012, 03:27 PM
Not a big deal, Mickey, just bring your stuff, I am sure there will be lots of "unofficial" sampling all weekend.

Yeah I'm sure I can get a group together -(P

stearns
08-10-2012, 04:05 PM
Yeah I'm sure I can get a group together -(P

all my bottles wont be drank at the main tasting, i'll get in on one saturday as well!

whodeeni
08-10-2012, 08:43 PM
Thanks for posting then. :r

You're much obliged Tom! :D

IBQTEE1
08-11-2012, 11:30 AM
Going to a beer tasting to see if I can find anything good for this.

Jbailey
08-11-2012, 12:03 PM
Going to a beer tasting to see if I can find anything good for this.

Me too!

High five!

stearns
08-11-2012, 12:31 PM
Same here... Well on monday, but same idea :tu

RHNewfie
08-11-2012, 12:35 PM
Headed to the beer store myself to see what I can find in the way Of decent Canadian craft beer. Don't expect too much as the Canadian craft industry is very much in its infancy.

pnutbutrsangwich
08-11-2012, 12:58 PM
You were not at Shack last year. Stop spreading blatant lies.

Haha I was there last year (and each of the 4 previous)... It was YOU who was t there. It will be great to meet you :)

OLS
08-12-2012, 04:31 PM
Boy am I ready for the Shack Beer Tasting. I ALWAYS miss the Shack Saturday owing to other business,
and while I WILL be missing Thursday, gaining Saturday is huge for me. I realize that we are talking about
Friday evening, but Saturday has been a mystery for me, keeping me out of the cornhole tourney every year.
No flank steak in all my 5 shacks....I have about a 6 pack of things I can bring. I have NO true prizes, but
maybe a few palate cleansers and a good stout or two. And of course, a couple boxes of pint glasses, haha.

LockOut
08-12-2012, 08:14 PM
Brad your coming to shack now? SWEET!

RHNewfie
08-12-2012, 08:25 PM
I picked up a horizontal of this years LEs from a Kelowna BC craft brewery to bring.

Ender
08-13-2012, 12:56 AM
I just attended the 2nd annual Twin Cities beer fest this past Saturday. I didn't find anything very exciting. Dave said to look for Surly so I'll look for that tomorrow. I've been to three breweries here so far. Some decent oatmeal stouts that unfortunately can't be put in growlers.

OLS
08-13-2012, 09:35 AM
My selections are going to be a little weak, not too much stuff on hand that's impressive.

Abita 25th Anniversary Vanilla Double Dog
New Holland Dragon's Milk Stout
Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot
Heavy Seas Plank 1
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout.

Devanmc
08-13-2012, 10:58 AM
MMM that WTF beer is good.

I am going to bring this Case of 2011 Bell's Expidition Stout
750ml of Bell's sparkling ale
750ml of Bell's Harvest ale.

I should pick up some Lagunitas unemployment ale, that stuff is great.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l89/devanmc436/IMG_20120812_192421-1.jpg

irratebass
08-13-2012, 11:25 AM
all my bottles wont be drank at the main tasting, i'll get in on one saturday as well!

Sounds good to me :tu

Devanmc
08-13-2012, 11:32 AM
I am sure mine isnt special enough to make it to the main tasting, but It will be available.

icehog3
08-13-2012, 12:06 PM
I am sure mine isnt special enough to make it to the main tasting, but It will be available.

Never had an Expedition Stout, I'm down for a taste, Devan. :tu

irratebass
08-13-2012, 12:17 PM
Never had an Expedition Stout, I'm down for a taste, Devan. :tu

+1

OLS
08-13-2012, 06:46 PM
+2.

You have to remember that when it really gets rolling, this tasting, if years past are any indication, is a steamroller
of heavy, crafty, hard to find beers. To clear the palate with ANYTHING that is different from the prevailing trend
is pretty damn refreshing. I like motor oil almost as much as the next guy, but I would appreciate ALL entries that
keep me going longer and to me that is something light and refreshing and quality. LORD my beer nipples are getting
hard. And naturally, I am interested to see if you can participate in all these events and still be standing later. :D

Mikepd
08-14-2012, 01:27 PM
So to add to the tasting wagon, I just picked up a growler of some Southern Tier Double Milk Stout. ST Brewing Company is a decent sized brewery which is located closer to shack than to me in New York and produces some wonderful selections of beer. Link below is what I grabbed.

http://www.stbcbeer.com/stbc/our-beers/year-round-2/works-2-cols/2xstout-beer-page/

OLS
08-14-2012, 01:50 PM
Some people LOVE that Creme Brulee stout from them, some people HATE it. I have never had it , so..... ;)

ToddziLLa
08-14-2012, 06:25 PM
<-- this guy would like to participate in any official or unofficial beer tastings. Will bring some good libations to share.

GreekGodX
08-14-2012, 07:27 PM
<-- this guy would like to participate in any official or unofficial beer tastings. Will bring some good libations to share.

Nice :banger

I got my beers ready: Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown, Founders Backwoods Bastard, Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree, Dark Horse Perkulator coffee Dopplebock, Brooklyn Black Ops.

Devanmc
08-14-2012, 07:36 PM
+2.

You have to remember that when it really gets rolling, this tasting, if years past are any indication, is a steamroller
of heavy, crafty, hard to find beers. To clear the palate with ANYTHING that is different from the prevailing trend
is pretty damn refreshing. I like motor oil almost as much as the next guy, but I would appreciate ALL entries that
keep me going longer and to me that is something light and refreshing and quality. LORD my beer nipples are getting
hard. And naturally, I am interested to see if you can participate in all these events and still be standing later. :D

I think this is about as close to a good tasting motor oil I have found. I dont see it changing any time soon.

http://365beers.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/bells_expedition_stout.jpg?w=470


I pray to the beer gods to get some Black Note Stout this winter. I am not paying 100bucks on ebay for something made miles from my house.

ChicagoWhiteSox
08-14-2012, 07:43 PM
Expy needs major time in the bottle. Way to hoppy and roasty fresh. Try an aged bottle, 3-5 years, next to a fresh one. Fresh is bitey, lots of hops. I'd still drink a fresh bottle if it was put in front of me. Sometimes I like a super hoppy and roasty stout. The aged bottle is unreal though, smoooooth dark chocolate, espresso, nuts, leather, tobacco. None of which I see in a fresh bottle:2

ChicagoWhiteSox
08-14-2012, 07:46 PM
If you want motor oil thickness, try Cigar City Hunahpu's Imperial Stout. Makes Bells expy body feel like water.

Devanmc
08-14-2012, 07:46 PM
Expy needs major time in the bottle. Way to hoppy and roasty fresh. Try an aged bottle, 3-5 years, next to a fresh one. Fresh is bitey, lots of hops. I'd still drink a fresh bottle if it was put in front of me. Sometimes I like a super hoppy and roasty stout. The aged bottle is unreal though, smoooooth dark chocolate, espresso, nuts, leather, tobacco. None of which I see in a fresh bottle:2

Ill just bring a 6pack to shack then. I have a sealed case from last year, as you can see.

ChicagoWhiteSox
08-14-2012, 07:49 PM
Ill just bring a 6pack to shack then. I have a sealed case from last year, as you can see.

If I were you, I'd take more than a 6 pack. It's really a good beer and don't forget that most people don't have access to it.

Jbailey
08-14-2012, 08:36 PM
Got some bells exp put away that's 2 and 3 years old. Just sitting and resting. :tu

One day. :D


For me just a lot of three Floyd's stuff. Some fresh some a few years old.
Will be going through the cellar tonight and packing. We'll see what ever else I find.

Devanmc
08-14-2012, 09:19 PM
If I were you, I'd take more than a 6 pack. It's really a good beer and don't forget that most people don't have access to it.

now you have me torn!!! I can get expedition year round, as I can walk to Bell's.

coach
08-15-2012, 08:22 AM
ok here's my contribution:
2 btls Sam Adams Barrel Room 13th Hour Belgian Stout 9%
Black Butte 23rd Birthday Reserve Porter 8%
The Abyss 2011 Reserve 11%

cya Sat

OLS
08-15-2012, 09:30 AM
Oh I am not a fan of motor oil, just saying that we drink a fair share of it during the tasting,
and it is refreshing to occasionally clear the palate with something different. I later read
that the expedition was another stout, so that logic blew away like dust. But some of
what I am bringing is NOT stout. So the opener-meister, usually Hootie, can select the
right bottle for the right round I am confident. More beer nipples just now....Shack Nipples too.

ChicagoWhiteSox
08-15-2012, 09:36 AM
:r:r

Wish I was going this year

Devanmc
08-15-2012, 10:16 AM
Oh I am not a fan of motor oil, just saying that we drink a fair share of it during the tasting,
and it is refreshing to occasionally clear the palate with something different. I later read
that the expedition was another stout, so that logic blew away like dust. But some of
what I am bringing is NOT stout. So the opener-meister, usually Hootie, can select the
right bottle for the right round I am confident. More beer nipples just now....Shack Nipples too.

My other additions are not stout either. I totally misread you :sl

OLS
08-15-2012, 12:46 PM
My other additions are not stout either. I totally misread you :sl

No, you read it exactly right, I was just using a cliche' to blather on.
I DO like the interest I get off of one of those thick-a55 beers, but
you can't drink ALL that, ALL night. I was a little wowwed by one of
those ultra-thick beers last year, didn't know they could DO that.

We'll get it done, man, just be standing when its time. No more 'coffee
table' impressions. :D

RHNewfie
08-15-2012, 12:49 PM
Is there a time set for this? Wouldn't want to miss out!! I hope my Canadian contributions are close to being worthy!

irratebass
08-15-2012, 02:06 PM
Is there a time set for this? Wouldn't want to miss out!! I hope my Canadian contributions are close to being worthy!

Molson Ice eh? :D

RHNewfie
08-15-2012, 02:07 PM
Molson Ice eh? :D

I was thinking more along the lines of Molson XXX and Labatt 50

IBQTEE1
08-15-2012, 08:24 PM
2012 Dark Lord and some other stouts.

Patrick B
08-15-2012, 09:27 PM
Nice, Kristin. One of the ones I need to try! Grabbed a few more bottles today, including some pumpkin beers.

When is the official tasting? Saturday?

357
08-15-2012, 09:54 PM
I picked up a few bottles. I hope someone likes them. See y'all tomorrow.

stearns
08-15-2012, 10:11 PM
i was thinking friday afternoon, perhaps finishing around dinner time, or beginning shortly after dinner. thoughts?

Ender
08-15-2012, 10:21 PM
My vote for after dinner.

GreekGodX
08-15-2012, 11:08 PM
After dinner Friday

irratebass
08-16-2012, 05:09 AM
Saturday ALL DAY is my answer :D

stearns
08-16-2012, 06:39 AM
After dinner Friday

after dinner friday it is (and of course all of saturday as well :tu)

Patrick B
08-16-2012, 06:59 AM
Yeah I don't see us being able to get through all this beer awesomeness in one sitting. :)

pnutbutrsangwich
08-16-2012, 07:31 AM
IDK... We did a pretty damn good job last year lol

GreekGodX
08-16-2012, 07:31 AM
Yeah I don't see us being able to get through all this beer awesomeness in one sitting. :)

Challenge accepted. SUIT UP! :D

irratebass
08-16-2012, 08:52 AM
Challenge accepted. SUIT UP! :D

As long I have some food in my belly (which doesn't sound like will be a problem) then I am up for it....I don't plan to get like Devan drunk though :D

drevim
08-19-2012, 10:56 PM
You guys did an amazing job. From a true Neophytes prospective, there were some damn tasty beers. Think I may go hunting, and see if I can't find some of the easier to find beers.

OLS
08-20-2012, 08:25 AM
Wow, I got so hammered one half ounce at a time! I had a great weekend with my fellow
Shackers. I enjoyed every beer except one of the ones I brought which was just awful.
That Cherry item was the bee's knees fo sho. I also loved Kristen's soy sauce and The
Dark Lord from I am guessing Hootie and the CBS from Ben. All the other beers were great
but I just fell down by not pre-tasting that Abita and realizing how awful it was. It could
have also been a bad bottle, but I see people hammering it here and there, so I doubt it.
Beer kept coming from places I never saw it coming. Saturday Stearns made the error
of letting me have some of his various bottles he would open, and we were paired
together in the tourney, and I suck at that game to begin with. LOTS OF MOJITOS, too,
I think we should have a tasting of those next year...."This one tastes just like the last
one....but who cares", lol.

stearns
08-20-2012, 09:13 AM
Wow, I got so hammered one half ounce at a time! I had a great weekend with my fellow
Shackers. I enjoyed every beer except one of the ones I brought which was just awful.
That Cherry item was the bee's knees fo sho. I also loved Kristen's soy sauce and The
Dark Lord from I am guessing Hootie and the CBS from Ben. All the other beers were great
but I just fell down by not pre-tasting that Abita and realizing how awful it was. It could
have also been a bad bottle, but I see people hammering it here and there, so I doubt it.
Beer kept coming from places I never saw it coming. Saturday Stearns made the error
of letting me have some of his various bottles he would open, and we were paired
together in the tourney, and I suck at that game to begin with. LOTS OF MOJITOS, too,
I think we should have a tasting of those next year...."This one tastes just like the last
one....but who cares", lol.

you are mistaken brad, if they were my cbs i would have found a cave somewhere and sipped the whole damn bottle to myself one one ounce pour at a time. it was a couple of the more selfless brothers that contributed those. thank you to everyone for bringing some good bottles, definitely doesn't make my "what should i try to find next" list any easier to tackle

IBQTEE1
08-20-2012, 09:48 AM
Wow, an amazing beer tasting again. Thank you everyone for letting me sample your beers. My 2012 Dark Lord was amazing after being open for a half hour and warmer. Thanks Hootie for finding it. :tu

Until next year boys!!

Ender
08-20-2012, 05:31 PM
Man, I really enjoyed the beer tasting. Great group of people around the table for sure. So, I guess Christos and I will have to camp out again if Founders releases CBS again. We were near the door in a line of 100's. Glad it was enjoyed.

IBQTEE1
08-21-2012, 11:14 AM
Man, I really enjoyed the beer tasting. Great group of people around the table for sure. So, I guess Christos and I will have to camp out again if Founders releases CBS again. We were near the door in a line of 100's. Glad it was enjoyed.

Hoots and I will join ya!!

357
08-21-2012, 12:32 PM
Thanks for letting me join in. I really enjoyed it. :tu