You can’t have you cake and eat it to the same goes for cellaring your beers. Today is one of those days that I am heading downstairs with a flashlight. I will without a doubt discover beers I forgot I even bought. I might even find a beer or two from a now defunct brewery.
I am not going to pop the caps on all of these beers and sit on my sofa watching college ball all day. If theses beers are to be deflowered I am doing it right.
I have my friends from Night Shift Brewing in Boston stopping by. Joining them is one of my friends from Harpoon Brewing. I think we have a nice cast of characters taking tasting notes today. My hopes are to get the tasting notes on some of these vintages posted to the site for you over the next few weeks. Here is today’s starting beer line-up and food.
Dogfish Head Burton Barton ’07
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA ’06
Dogfish Head World Wide Stout ’06
Dogfish Head Bitches Brew
Dogfish Head Life and Limb
Stone Brewing Company Vertical Epic 03.03.03
Stone Brewing Company Vertical Epic 05.05.05
Stone Brewing Company Russian Imperial Stout ’04
Stone Brewing Company Old Guardian ’07
Westvleteren ABT 12 ’09
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot ’97
Allagash Tenth Anniversary
Sam Adams Imperial Pilsner ’05
Harpoon Barleywine (Encore Series) ’06
We have a smattering of Night Beers and Smuttynose and Magic Hat mix packs for session beers after our pallets and legs are gone. The Food is as follows.
Pork Tenderloin smoked over hickory with David Burks’s Sam Adams Summer Ale Rub
Tomato Basil Pasta Salad
Cocktail Franks Steamed in Magic Hat #9
Assorted Chocolates (Dark to Light)
Assorted Cheeses (Sharp to Mild)
You know I can let my friends drive after this onslaught of beers and food. Tomorrow morning they will wake up to apple wood smoked bacon and banana nut Belgium waffles and more beer if they want. Stay tuned for the pics and tasting notes.