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Re: What Commercial Beers Do You Have Aging?
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2013, 05:00:20 PM »
For us rednecks who don't get out much, what's a vertical tasting?

that's when you drink Budweiser till your no longer vertical.  :o
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Re: What Commercial Beers Do You Have Aging?
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2013, 08:16:00 PM »
I have an acquaintance who has a six pack of M*A*S*H beer in cans from about 1975. Would that work?

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Re: What Commercial Beers Do You Have Aging?
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2013, 09:51:48 PM »
I've been wanting to inventory my beer cellar for a while, so this was a good excuse to do it. Need to go looking for the vintages on a lot of these:

Thomas Hardy 2004, 2006 & 2008
Westvleteren 12
Allagash Interlude
Allagash Confluence
Shipyard Barleywine
Victory Old Horizontal
Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot
Bigfoot 2010, 2012 & 2013
Red Hook Treblehook 2009
Sierra Nevada XXX Jack & Ken's Black Barleywine
Dogfish Head Olde School 2010
Heavy Seas Below Decks 2008
Smuttynose S'muttonator
Firestone Sucaba
Boulevard Harvest Dance Wheat Wine
S/N Narwhal 2013
Harpoon Leviathan Barleywine
Stone RIS 
S/N & RR Brux
Lost Abbey Angels Share
Lost Abbey Deliverance
Lost Abbey Red Poppy 2013
Port Brewing Old Viscosity
Port Brewing Older Viscosity
Ommegang Three Philosophers
Ommegang Biere de Mars 2008
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Re: What Commercial Beers Do You Have Aging?
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2013, 10:05:15 PM »
I have an acquaintance who has a six pack of M*A*S*H beer in cans from about 1975. Would that work?

it's a start, just need a sixer of billy beer and your really headed in the right direction
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Re: What Commercial Beers Do You Have Aging?
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2013, 10:51:41 PM »
Lol no doubt

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Re: What Commercial Beers Do You Have Aging?
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2013, 02:22:53 PM »
Some 2006 and 2012 Bigfoots(Bigfeet), Some Orvals from as far back as 2009, an Abyss from 2009(the worst beer I've ever forced myself to finish), some Goose Island sours from 2012 and who knows what else lost in my beer fridges.
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Re: What Commercial Beers Do You Have Aging?
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2013, 02:51:25 PM »
The Abyss 2007-2012
Black Butte XXIII & XXIV
Deschutes Conflux #1 Strong ale
Bigfoot 2011, 2012
Brown Shugga' 2012
Westvleteren 12
Firestone Walker Sucaba 2011
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Re: What Commercial Beers Do You Have Aging?
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2013, 08:48:19 AM »
I have a slowly growing collection of beers aging in the house. I don't get into the whole hoarding/trading thing. When my wife and I travel we try to bring back beers we don't get locally and occasionally we buy beers locally that we end up not drinking right away. That has resulted in an accumulation of really good beer in the house. My wife is now traveling to southern California pretty much every week for work so she is bringing beer back on several trips. We joined the Bruery's beer membership so that will give us several more beers next year.

Most of the beers are only being aged because we haven't had a chance to drink them yet and they are all beers that will stand up to aging so there's no rush to get into them. The only beers we have been intentionally sitting on are:

Boulevard Brett Saison 2009
Boulevard Brett Saison 2013
Deschutes/Hair of the Dog Collage
Ommegang Aphrodite
Saint Arnold's Pumpkinator 2012
Saint Arnold's Pumpkinator 2013
Rahr Whisky Warmer 2011
Rahr Whisky Warmer 2012
Real Ale Sisyphus 2012
Real Ale Sisyphus 2013

But that is a small portion of the overall collection. Some of those beers are being held as verticals. A few, like Aphrodite and Collage, were intentionally aged because they weren't well received when they were fresh.
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Re: What Commercial Beers Do You Have Aging?
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2013, 09:59:57 AM »
Sadly, I've been drinking more than I've been buying the last few years, so my cellar is quite depleted.  I'm currently sitting on only a couple beers...

Stone Vertical Epic Ale - 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12
Firestone Walker Anniversary - 13, 14

I had Stone VEA 03, 04, 05...but they were consumed on nights when I'd already consumed too much.  It was 2006 that I finally got a second beer fridge solely for the purpose of aging beer.  It is my "hands off" stash that never gets touched because someone is "thirsty".  I've only been dipping in for special occasions. I highly recommend a hands off fridge because there's nothing like a well aged beer.
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Re: What Commercial Beers Do You Have Aging?
« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2013, 10:09:01 AM »
I have an acquaintance who has a six pack of M*A*S*H beer in cans from about 1975. Would that work?

it's a start, just need a sixer of billy beer and your really headed in the right direction

I've got two six packs of "treaty beer."  I think that fits the bill here.

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Re: What Commercial Beers Do You Have Aging?
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2013, 10:27:08 AM »
I have Bigfoot 2010 thru 2013. I plan on collecting until I get at least 5 years worth before doing a vertical.

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Re: What Commercial Beers Do You Have Aging?
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2013, 10:56:55 AM »
I've got an oak aged Old Rasputin and an oak aged North Coast Old Stock Ale as well as a few bottles of the unoaked versions of both.  I also have a very large bottle of "anniversary edition" Maudite.

There's probably other stuff down there, but that's all I can think of at the moment.  Some Budweiser that's waiting for someone else to drink it.  That may get aged the longest.
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Re: What Commercial Beers Do You Have Aging?
« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2013, 03:18:14 PM »
I highly recommend a hands off fridge because there's nothing like a well aged beer.
Doesn't it take a lot more time to age beer in the fridge?  I always figured cellar temps are the key to aging beer.
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Re: What Commercial Beers Do You Have Aging?
« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2013, 11:10:48 AM »
I highly recommend a hands off fridge because there's nothing like a well aged beer.
Doesn't it take a lot more time to age beer in the fridge?  I always figured cellar temps are the key to aging beer.

Indeed.  That's why I have it temp controlled at 55F.  Not too cold, not too hot.  Like any part of the brewing process, consistency is key!
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Re: What Commercial Beers Do You Have Aging?
« Reply #29 on: November 21, 2013, 07:49:14 PM »
I highly recommend a hands off fridge because there's nothing like a well aged beer.
Doesn't it take a lot more time to age beer in the fridge?  I always figured cellar temps are the key to aging beer.

Indeed.  That's why I have it temp controlled at 55F.  Not too cold, not too hot.  Like any part of the brewing process, consistency is key!

I've never tried a side-by-side, but I buy into the theory that a small temperature fluctuation over the course of a year could lead to minute amounts of air being transpired through the cap. This would lead to microoxygenation, and contribute to flavor development as part of the aging process.

My cellar beers stay in the most temperature-stable part of my basement and fluctuate from 60-64F (maybe one or two degrees higher or lower during an extended deep freeze or hot spell). I'm pretty happy with how well some of the bigger beers have held up with time.
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