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Discussion in 'Geek Grog & Homebrew' started by Dark Orange, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. Dark Orange

    Dark Orange Member

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    I made the unfortunate mistake of buying some expensive beer once. Now I need to sell by body to pay for the addiction.

    Actually, i think "addiction" is the wrong word, because I could stop any time I wanted to. (I just don't want to)

    This is my stash 3 months ago:

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    I hit it hard over Xmas, so it is getting a little bare, so bought some more that arrived today:

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    Beer snob or not, feel free to share your own photos or ask those beer questions you were never able to ask your mum...
     
  2. sjp770

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    Mm mmm.. can you list some? What's the Murrays?
     
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    OK... from memory...

    Top Shelf:

    Mikkeller - Texas Ranger (This is good to break up a night on the stout)
    Murrays - Dark Knight
    Founders - Breakfast Stout (This is rather yummy)
    Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel - aphrodisiaque
    Mikkeller - Mexas Ranger
    Mikkeller - Copenhagen Womens 10k
    Sierra Nevada - Bigfoot
    Cantillon - Bruocsella 1900 grand cru
    Birra Del Borgo - My Antonia
    Feral - Smoked Porter
    Lindemans - Gueuze Cuvee Rene
    TO 0L - Sort Maelk (like alcoholic Molasses)
    North Coast - Old Stock Ale
    Feral - Boris (only one bottle :( )
    de Molen - Hel Verdoemenis wild turkey barrel aged (Awesome)
    de Molen - Hel Verdoemenis misto bourbon barrel aged (Similarly awesome)

    Second Shelf:

    Mikkeller+Three Floydes - Boogoop (Awesome)
    Mikkeller+Three Floydes - Risgoop (Awesome)
    Ninkasi - Saison
    Alesmith - Speedway Stout
    Brewdog - Abstrakt AB:11 (These would be the ones I rescue in case of fire)
    Jester King - Funk Metal (Currently in the fridge)
    Oude Gueuze - Tilquin a Lancienne
    Moondog - Jumping the Shark
    Amager - Pop
    Prairie Artisan Ales - Prairie Ale
    Murrays Anniversary Ale 7
    Murrays Anniversary Ale 5
    Chimay - 150 year Anniversary

    It is an old photo, there are a few Beaten Track Brewery gems in behind the Amager Pop - maybe a couple of Pumpkin Ales and a Coco-Pops "Breakfast of Champions". I like everything of theirs I taste.

    Second photo:

    Mikkeller Black Fist.
    De Molen – Hel en Verdoemenis 666-ish
    Brewdog tokyo
    Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon
    Mikkeller Black
     
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    Thanks for the list, where did you source them? And do you have a top three (or even ten)?
     
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    I used to do a lot of work in WA, and there are three or four boutique beer shops in Perth that advertise "1000 types of beer". A lot of these beers are annual or small batch releases, so every time you go in there is new stock and if you don't buy it when you see it, you miss out. And a good beer shop will recommend beers based on your taste patterns.

    Some I buy direct from the brewery, either mail order or cellar door, and some Australian places will ship direct. (There is one in Katoomba, I think)

    Top three beers? That's easy.

    Boogoop. I am partial to a good barleywine. Heck, who am I kidding - I am partial to *any* barleywine, but this is the beer that took my drinking outside my comfort zone, and kept it there.

    Anything by De Molen. I have never tasted a beer from them that I have not claimed at the time to be the best beer I have ever tasted. The 666-ish is supposed to be better than most others, but I can't see how that is possible.

    Sort Maelk - TO 0L are another one of those brewers that are consistently good. And this beer seems to be the one that ruins beer for so many people. (Once you try it, you are forever trying to find something as good)

    AB:11 - the aromas are intense but short lived. This is my current fave.

    OK, that's four, without mentioning the Jester King. Maybe not so easy.
     
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    Damn nice collection, have tried a fair amount of those :)

    oh and Im stocking up on a few interesting ones next week, so will up some pics :)
     
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    sure puts my stash to shame mate, some of that is super top shelf, i'd be scared to drink some of those lol

    if you can find them (assuming you havn't tried them), the Kooinda, Boatrocker and 5 Ravens ranges from Melbourne are all worth a shot, the APA from each of these are rather nice
     
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    Tried the "jumping the shark"? I'm keen/scared to try it. 15% if I recall in a 375ml bottle?
     
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    Tried a couple of the Kooinda, haven't come across them for a while but I remember them being very drinkable, have heard of (but not seen) the boatrocker. I may be in Melbourne in a few weeks so will track them down, thanks. As much as I like beer, Pale Ales are about as hoppy as my taste gets.

    Speaking of Melbourne beers, I am a big fan of La Sirene's Saison, would drink it over a Belgian one any day.


    I have two bottles of the Jumping the shark, but have heard from a couple of sources that it was a little underwhelming and would likely improve with a year in the cellar. I love the name - perfect for a barrel aged truffle stout.

    Actually, buggerit - I'll put one in the fridge to crack in the next day or so if I get the opportunity.

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    I had the Jester King this evening with friends on the deck watching the rain. I had only had it before as part of a stout session, but the sourness made it a very suitable stout for Queensland summer drinking. So, that's my last bottle - anybody recommend another sour stout?

    Followed it up with a Mango Champagne from the Atherton Tablelands, the contrasting tastes were a match made in heaven!

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  10. J-C90

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    I dont take photos of my orders - it reminds me how much I drink! Being a member of Beermasons doesnt help!

    I do have a 'wall of fame' though which I place any empty beer bottle which I particularly liked. If I remember I'll take a photo for this thread.

    Yes this is one my favourite Saison's too - I prefer the normal one to the 'wild' saison.

    Moon Dog are probably my favourite brewers, they are 'out there' but often manage to pull it off. I tried JTS a little while ago, definitely a good drop but I agree it would probably improve with age. I had a Bjorn To Boogie last night - I could throw a few of them down on hot day! Suprisingly nice hot weather ale!
     
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    Where did you get Black Tokyo Horizon from? That straight from Brewdog?

    I have heard that they have stopped production.

    EDIT: Just noticed that you have it listed as Tokyo. Those bottles are Black Tokyo Horizon which is a collaberation for Mikkeller's Black, Nogno's Horizon and Brewdog's Tokyo.
     
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    Ah, right. They were an opportunistic purchase, and this is an area of the beer world I am not familiar with.
     
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    Do you use the untapped app?

    Also you need some bottles of Tokyo. Not hard to come by but not cheap at 17% ABV.

    A nice drop.
     
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    The Moondog brewers seem like top blokes to. Had a really good chat with one of them at a Bottle Shop tasting near their brewery. Love their passion for out there beers and pushing the boundaries beyond the standard issue Pales/Ales.


    Give the Bridge Road Chevalier Saison a go if you don't mind Saison's. One of my recent favorites.

    Speaking to a few people they're agreeing re TJS and cellaring for a few years. One to get a few of to see how it matures.

    Good place to get some Ideas of expanding your collection :)
    http://craftypint.com/news/post/h100-of-2013-results/


    When you're in Melbourne Try Purvis Beer (Bridge Rd Richmond )

    McCoppins Abbotsford (Victoria Street Richmond) About 5-10 Minutes drive apart. If I had to choose Purvis would be the winner.

    Slow beer is also up the road but never been in there.
     
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    If your in the S.E. - Grape and Grain in Moorabbin also have a very good selection! They have cost me a lot of money since they opened up.
     
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    Ha, I popped in there a couple of weeks ago and can see the same happening to me. I ended up getting one of each of the Innis & Gunn varieties they had in stock. The original is quite nice so I'm looking forward to trying the others.

    Here's a few I've tried recently...

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    Tried all the Innis & Gunn Original, Rum & Whisky. Delicious.
     
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    I graduated from bog-standard lagers a while ago and haven't looked back. I'm not a big drinker, so occasionally if I'm going to something where I want to bring decent beer I'll go and buy half-a-dozen or a dozen, take a couple to the event and gradually work my way through the rest.

    In my cellar I keep box each year of Coopers Vintage Ale, two or three from each year of Fuller's Vintage Ale, plus a few assorted strong russian & imperial stouts that I'm keeping to see how they turn out.

    Recently I bought a selection of American craft brews. I took pictures of them so I'll post 'em up soonish.
     
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    Ninkasi Saison
    Big head, lots of flavour.
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    Beaten Track Brewery (my fave brewery) make great stuff. Their Stout is excellent.
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    Various dead soldiers.
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    XXXX GOLD???? This is a beer porn thread, not a beer snuff film thread!
     

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