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Offline ignaciog182

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Beer cellar
« on: April 14, 2012, 07:53:49 AM »
Hi guys!!!
Id heard that some beers get better with the pass of years, so id decided to keep some of those in a safe place, so in 2 or more years enjoy them!
Id already bought 2x Pannepot of Struise. I was thinking of buying Chimay blue grand reserve. Id bought also a box of 6 westvleteren 12(special edition, for building the new abbey).
But i dont know more beers that could be storage for years.
Can you please tell me some of them?
Thanks!!!

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Re: Beer cellar
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2012, 07:59:17 AM »
Just about any barleywine. RIS and dopplebocks will store well too. I buy a 4 or 6 pack of my favorite barleywines every time they are released and drink one every year or so.

Bigfoot, Old Horizontal, Olde School, and Below Decks are all good places to start
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Re: Beer cellar
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2012, 08:07:36 AM »
Woah, you're off to a great start!  In general, high gravity beers age really well so I would consider barleywines to be a good bet.  I recently had an Alaskan Barleywine from 2007 and it was fantastic.  A word of warning, though, I started aging beers several years ago, and it quickly became an obsession and I'm worried that the crew from "Hoarders: Buried Alive" will show up any day now.  Decide in the beginning how much space you want to devote to this and then once you fill it up, enact a strict "one in - one out" policy.

Other beers that are worth setting aside:
St Bernardus 12
Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux
Anything from Cantillon and 3 Fonteinen

I really like it when the beers have dates on them, but if they don't, then you should put a note on them yourself.  Oh, and I don't recommend any IPAs for aging - the hops usually turn into a hot mess.

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Re: Beer cellar
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2012, 08:44:06 AM »
Thomas Hardy's ale is supposed to age well.  As is Samichlaus.

I've never been able to keep them for very long though.
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Re: Beer cellar
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2012, 09:55:00 AM »
Thomas Hardy's ale is supposed to age well.  As is Samichlaus.

I've never been able to keep them for very long though.

Thomas Hardy ages with the best of them if you can still find some around. I did recently acquire a 25-year old bottle that went bad (vinegar), however. At this point I'll age beers myself, but I won't be doing the eBay thing for old beer any more...
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