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Celis Grand Cru
« on: July 01, 2017, 05:18:14 PM »
Happily found this in a refrigerator at a party where I was told to help myself. Have never had this before but recognized the name from here on the forum. Just a fantastic brew, a nice change of pace from the rest of the fridge.
     Really don't know what this one was doing in a fridge full of BMC and other assorted non choices

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Re: Celis Grand Cru
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2017, 05:36:34 PM »
It was sitting on the bottom shelf with a bunch of Leinenkugel nonsense and Corona. When I asked, they admitted it came with a friend and had been sitting in the  Fridge for over a year. The date stamped on bottle says bottled 10/21/15

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Fermenting:
Conditioning:
In keg: Bloatarian Hop Project with Galena, Mt. Hood, and Azacca
In Bottles:  Brown Eyed Woman Scottish Heavy
In the works: Fest Bier 2 ways to celebrate 100 days nicotine free

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Re: Celis Grand Cru
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2017, 05:24:29 AM »
I haven't had that beer since it was brewed in Austin.
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Re: Celis Grand Cru
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2017, 07:03:30 AM »
It was sitting on the bottom shelf with a bunch of Leinenkugel nonsense and Corona. When I asked, they admitted it came with a friend and had been sitting in the  Fridge for over a year. The date stamped on bottle says bottled 10/21/15

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Sounds like you found the needle in the haystack. Well done.  The rest of it looks like they just bought a bunch of random stuff they thought people might like.  Corona and Warstiener are an odd combo for sure.
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Re: Celis Grand Cru
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2017, 10:55:10 PM »
Yes, I also had a Warsteiner Dunkel in addition to the Stone Ghost IPAs(?, Think that was the name) that I brought with. It certainly was an odd assortment of brews in there. I was told to help myself, as there were all kinds of great beer in there. I managed to stay away from the Naty Ice 24s that we're chilling in the door. Showed some strong restraint there

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Edit to add: actually Ghost Hammer IPA
« Last Edit: July 02, 2017, 11:02:53 PM by 69franx »
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Fermenting:
Conditioning:
In keg: Bloatarian Hop Project with Galena, Mt. Hood, and Azacca
In Bottles:  Brown Eyed Woman Scottish Heavy
In the works: Fest Bier 2 ways to celebrate 100 days nicotine free

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Re: Celis Grand Cru
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2017, 12:57:05 PM »
Celis Grand Cru was one of my favorites back in the 2000's. My parents toured the original brewery in Austin and were impressed. Sadly, Miller bought them and put them out of business.  But there is good new on the horizon!
https://communityimpact.com/austin/northwest-austin/business/2017/06/22/celis-brewery-opens-june-23-north-austin-taps-july-11-grand-opening-celebration/
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