Saturday, April 10, 2010

Bier Cabinet Spring Cleaning

What’s in Your Bier Cabinet? 
I’ll show you mine if ...

Well a lot of beers have accumulated in the beer cabinet and the fridge in late winter and early spring. That means that I have to do some Spring Cleaning i.e. drinking. Plus Belgians go on sale in a few weeks at State Line Liquors so I have to make room for them. Right? At any rate I thought I would give you a preview of what reviews are coming and what is aging/cellaring.

So here is what’s in the beer cabinet.
First what’s Aging/Cellaring in the cabinet.
After the accidental aging success of Criminally Bad Elf I decided to purposely try to cellar some brews.
  • Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale 2009
    Not you typical cellaring beer, I just want to see how the hops mellow after one year in the cabinet.
  • Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2009
  • Brooklyn Monster Ale, Barleywine 2009
  • Samichlaus:
    I am cellaring 5 bottles of this unique brew, 1 bottled in 2006, 2 bottled in 2008 and 2 bottled in 2009.
  • Allagash Black Batch # 10, 2009
  • Stone Vertical Epic 09-09-09
  • Otter Creek Imperial IPA 2009

In the cabinet: Gifts, Requests and Recommendations to Review
  • Samuel Adams Coastal Wheat
  • Honey Moon Summer Ale
  • Shiner Bohemian Black Lager
  • Flying Dog Raging Bitch, Belgian Style IPA
  • Pacifico Mexican Lager

In the cabinet: Specials that I bought to review

  • Emelisse Imperial Russian Stout (imported by 12 percent imports)
  • La Botteresse Noire (black), Belgian Black (imported by 12 percent imports)
  • Stille Nacht 2009 (silent night), De Dolle, 12% ABV Belgian Christmas Ale
  • Bashah, Brew Dog/Stone collaboration, Black Belgian Style Double IPA
  • Courage, De Dochter Van De Korenaar, (imported by 12 percent imports)
  • Froach 20th Anniversary Heather Ale, 11% limited release.

In the Fridge to Review:

  • McSorleys Irish Pale Ale (reviewed ready to post)
  • Michelob Irish Red
  • Saranac Irish Red
  • Leinenkugel 1888 Bock
  • Victory Old Horizontal, Barelywine
  • Pauwel Kwak, Bosteels classic Belgian Strong Pale Ale.
  • Old Rasputin XII, North Coast’s 12 Anniversary Russian Imperial Stout
    I’m trying to resurrect the BierVlog for this one!
  • Fordham Queen Anne Kolsch
  • Mad Anthony APA, Erie Brewing Co. Erie PA

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