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December 1, 2008

biergotter tasting 2008

since the biergotter crew has become more spread out and gone international, it's harder to get everyone together, but when we do, we do it right. in particular, jayc, eric, and i had all been saving up some of the best stuff in our cellars and waiting for the right time to open it. when jay made plans to come to town for 4 days over american thanksgiving, we knew it was gonna be big.

here's the way things broke down:

day 1: sour/wild ales
russian river sanctification 750ml
russian river deviation (bottleworks 9th anniversary) 750ml
jolly pumpkin perseguidor blend 3 750ml
lost abbey cable car batch 1 750ml
lost abbey sinner's blend '08 2x 375ml
jolly pumpkin biere de mars grand reserve 12oz
jolly pumpkin luciernaga the firefly grand reserve 12oz
jolly pumpkin la roja grand reserve (unknown blend, dec '07) 12oz
jolly pumpkin la roja grand reserve (32 month aged) 12oz
deschutes the dissident 22oz
mikkeller it's alive! 750ml

day 2: stouts and belgians
alesmith barrel aged speedway stout 2006 750ml
black flag imperial stout 22oz
pisgah solstice 750ml
surly darkness 2008 750ml
the bruery levud's 750ml
the bruery barrel aged levud's 750ml
allagash victoria 750ml
allagash victor 750ml
dark horse plead the 5th imperial stout 12oz

day 3: barleywines and others
biergotter calvados oak aged monk's elixer 2008 quadrupel 750ml
biergotter frostbitten moongoat of the north 2008 braggot 750ml
alesmith wee heavy 750ml
alesmith barrel aged wee heavy 2006 750ml
east end gratitude 2005 750ml
east end gratitude 2006 750ml
east end gratitude 2007 750ml
biergotter wheatwine 2008 64oz
the bruery saison rue 750ml
captain lawrence smoke from the oak bourbon barrel aged 750ml
pisgah hellbender 750ml
kuhnhenn prometheus 750ml
full sail top sail bourbon barrel aged imperial porter 22oz
the bruery tradewinds triple 750ml
three floyds fantabulous resplendence xi 22oz

day 4: leftovers
southern tier cuvee 1 22oz
newport storm '05 750ml

not pictured (sampled throughout the weekend):
biergotter edmund fitzgerald: the second coming (tap)
biergotter dirty ape saison (tap)
biergotter homegrown hop pale ale (tap)

final carnage:

4x top 100 the world (one top 10!)
6x top 100 america (one top 10!)
8x top 100 buzzed beers in the world (one top 10!)
4x top 10 american wild ale
1x top 10 belgian strong dark ale
1x top 10 flanders oud bruin
2x top 10 russian imperial stout
2x top 10 scotch ale/wee heavy

Posted by grub at 10:26 PM

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