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Grandfather of all finds in owner's basement
« on: May 25, 2017, 08:57:24 PM »
So, for the last several months, I have been working on cleaning out the basement of our office. A little bit here, a little bit there. I have found some gems that I have posted on here in the recent past. He was the former owner of the building that once was Burger Brewing Co, so some nice finds from there. A tin sign here and there. An old wooden Hudepohl Keg, etc.
     This beauty takes the cake though. That's not a lighting effect, these babies are no longer clear, after who knows how many years sitting inside an unrefrigerated cubby in his basement bar.
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Re: Grandfather of all finds in owner's basement
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2017, 09:04:05 PM »
 Looks like Zima after consumption.

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Re: Grandfather of all finds in owner's basement
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2017, 09:09:52 PM »
Hmmm, highly suspect. Last I recall that stuff was clear, not yellow.

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Re: Grandfather of all finds in owner's basement
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2017, 09:12:09 PM »
Aged to perfection!  ;)
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Re: Grandfather of all finds in owner's basement
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2017, 10:06:29 PM »
Obviously not brewed in a low oxygen brewhouse

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Re: Grandfather of all finds in owner's basement
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2017, 10:16:18 PM »
Could have been.  But bottle cap ingress is at work here. 


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Re: Grandfather of all finds in owner's basement
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2017, 10:18:01 PM »
Hmmm, highly suspect. Last I recall that stuff was clear, not yellow.

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Yeah, I honestly think I had less than one bottle of that swill total ever, but remember it being clear. Maybe it's like a nice year old Westmalle now. Or nothing like that at all.  ;D
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Re: Grandfather of all finds in owner's basement
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2017, 10:24:21 PM »
So I think what we are all wondering is.....how does it taste now?
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Re: Grandfather of all finds in owner's basement
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2017, 10:32:15 PM »
My parents had some Seagrams that was still from Canada (early 80s vintage) in their liquor cabinet a few years ago.  Interesting tasting... the Old Granddad was better, though.  :)
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Re: Grandfather of all finds in owner's basement
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2017, 10:37:42 PM »
So I think what we are all wondering is.....how does it taste now?
If I was going to NHCon, I would let you be the guinea pig and the first to try it out.

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Re: Grandfather of all finds in owner's basement
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2017, 10:37:54 PM »
Looks like Zima after consumption.
Awesome!

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Re: Grandfather of all finds in owner's basement
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2017, 10:39:14 PM »
I have a friend who loved this stuff. Sent him the same pic, and he wants it as a nice (?) Bar top conversation piece

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Re: Grandfather of all finds in owner's basement
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2017, 05:18:27 PM »
It's supposed to be coming back. You could take those to a store and complain about their QC
https://www.eater.com/2017/2/20/14668122/zima-comeback-commercial-coors
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Re: Grandfather of all finds in owner's basement
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2017, 02:38:17 PM »
It's supposed to be coming back. You could take those to a store and complain about their QC
https://www.eater.com/2017/2/20/14668122/zima-comeback-commercial-coors
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Re: Grandfather of all finds in owner's basement
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2017, 04:01:07 AM »
My friend will be so happy

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