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vertical tasting
« on: January 10, 2010, 11:43:28 AM »
I am having a vertical tasting today of Bigfoot Barleywine....it is a single year vintage
and is 8 months old...should be prime...vintage 2009.
MMMM good beer...
now I know how my user name relates to beer.... ::)
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Re: vertical tasting
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2010, 12:22:33 PM »
Nice, I have three different years saved right now. Bigfoot holds a special place in my heart. It was the first craft beer I ever had outside of Guiness and SNPA. Fell in love instantly with hops that fateful weekend.
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Re: vertical tasting
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010, 10:41:41 AM »
I buy a sixer every year and store it.  I've stopped keeping it too long though...I find that at 3 years old it sort of goes to pieces and isn't worth the extra year of aging.  At two years, its perfect.  Once I find a sixer of 2010, I may have to raid the cellar for the 2008 vintage.

Doing a vertical tasting of Bigfoot shouldn't span TOO many years, lest it quickly render the vertical taster horizontal.   :)

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Re: vertical tasting
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2010, 10:45:19 AM »
I'm attending a 12 year vertical Bigfoot tasting later this month.  Fortunately, it's really close to my house!
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Re: vertical tasting
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2010, 10:47:46 AM »
mmm... Barleywine tasting. Sounds good. I tried the 2008 Bigfoot and it was great. I think I like my recipe better though. Better take a cab Denny.  ;D
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Re: vertical tasting
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2010, 10:51:45 AM »
I'm attending a 12 year vertical Bigfoot tasting later this month.  Fortunately, it's really close to my house!

I read that....and that is what prompted this posting and my single year tasting of some I reserved.... ;)
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Re: vertical tasting
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2010, 11:39:25 AM »
I have to applaud the restraint of the guy putting on the tasting.  I seldom can hold on to anything that long.  Although, in Feb. of 2002 I bought a case of 1 year old Old Crustacean for my 50th birthday, thinking I'd hold on to some for 10 years.  Well, I'll be 58 in a few weeks, the beer will be 9 years old, and I have one left.....SO close!  :)
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Re: vertical tasting
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2010, 11:48:30 AM »
I buy a sixer every year and store it.  I've stopped keeping it too long though...I find that at 3 years old it sort of goes to pieces and isn't worth the extra year of aging.  At two years, its perfect.  Once I find a sixer of 2010, I may have to raid the cellar for the 2008 vintage.

Doing a vertical tasting of Bigfoot shouldn't span TOO many years, lest it quickly render the vertical taster horizontal.   :)

"lest it render the vertical taster horizontal." - Ha that's funny.  I'll have to keep that in mind when I do some verticals of the Mephistopheles and Beast from Avery!

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Re: vertical tasting
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2010, 12:12:27 PM »
"lest it render the vertical taster horizontal." - Ha that's funny.  I'll have to keep that in mind when I do some verticals of the Mephistopheles and Beast from Avery!

I requested the Avery newsletter...hopefully that will dial me in on those happenings. I have YET to recieve a copy.
I also signed up in person at the Brewery.  I have YET to recieve a copy...no not going into my spam folder either...
I missed out on tickets to the Sourfest next month...an event I would have LOVED to visit...
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Re: vertical tasting
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2010, 03:40:45 AM »
I have to applaud the restraint of the guy putting on the tasting.  I seldom can hold on to anything that long.  Although, in Feb. of 2002 I bought a case of 1 year old Old Crustacean for my 50th birthday, thinking I'd hold on to some for 10 years.  Well, I'll be 58 in a few weeks, the beer will be 9 years old, and I have one left.....SO close!  :)

That's very good patience, I think Old Crustacean is one of my favorite beers ever,  in my top 3 . Enjoy that one, 9 years would probably be a sweetspot and Happy Birthday in advance !
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Re: vertical tasting
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2010, 10:36:54 AM »
I'm attending a 12 year vertical Bigfoot tasting later this month.  Fortunately, it's really close to my house!

Me too, but this one's going to be at my house... so I won't have far to go either!  ;D

I'm patiently waiting on this year's release.  :P 
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Re: vertical tasting
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2010, 03:03:11 PM »
"lest it render the vertical taster horizontal." - Ha that's funny.  I'll have to keep that in mind when I do some verticals of the Mephistopheles and Beast from Avery!

I requested the Avery newsletter...hopefully that will dial me in on those happenings. I have YET to recieve a copy.
I also signed up in person at the Brewery.  I have YET to recieve a copy...no not going into my spam folder either...
I missed out on tickets to the Sourfest next month...an event I would have LOVED to visit...
B.T.W. if anyone has any extra Sourfest tix, please PM me....



Thier last Monthly Mash (Newsletter) said that they may be releasing another 50 - 100 tickets depending on how many more beers they get. You might want to call them up and see where that stands!