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7th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest February 27&28, 2009
« on: January 07, 2009, 04:06:23 PM »
Featuring more than 60 of the finest high gravity draft beers from across America, the 7th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest is taking place again this year at Harpo's Sports Grill in Boulder,CO.  Beers will be over 8% abv, with some created especially for this event. This year ALL beers will be available at the start both sessions. $25 at the door gains you entry, a commemorative tasting glass, and sixteen 2oz pour tickets. Additional sample tickets are two for $1. There are no advance ticket sales to this event. Proceeds will go to local charities.
 
The 2009 fest will be bigger than ever with tons of new participants and rare, exciting offerings!
 
Featuring:
Avery (CO), Allagash (ME), Full Sail (OR), Shorts (MI), Stone (CA), Pizza Port (CA), Lagunitas (CA), Jolly Pumpkin (MI), Shorts (MI), Snake River (WY), Smuttynose (NH), Russian River (CA), Bear Republic (CA), Dogfish Head (DE), New Holland (MI), Moylan's (CA), Flying Dog (MD), Left Hand (CO), Boulder Beer (CO), Golden City (CO), Pumphouse (CO), Mountain Sun (CO), Twisted Pine (CO), Oskar Blues (CO) Wild Mountain (CO) with still more to confirm!

Where: Harpo's Sports Grill, 2860 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder 80303 www.harpossportsgrill.com
When: Friday, February 27th: 4:00pm-10:00pm, Saturday February 28th: Noon-6:00pm

If you have any questions regarding the Boulder Strong Ale Fest please contact peter@averybrewing.com 

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Re: 7th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest February 27&28, 2009
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2009, 03:34:44 PM »
It looks like I will be there.  I'm not sure what session I will be at since I'd have to take some time off work to go Friday.
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Re: 7th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest February 27&28, 2009
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2009, 04:14:14 PM »
:evilgrin: :D

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Re: 7th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest February 27&28, 2009
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2009, 04:51:44 PM »
:evilgrin: :D


Now that guy can drink.

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Re: 7th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest February 27&28, 2009
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2009, 07:40:21 PM »
I heard that Surley shipped a keg for this.  Not sure exactly what they would have brought.  What do they have over 8%?  Darkness????  :excited:

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Re: 7th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest February 27&28, 2009
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2009, 07:45:10 PM »
I heard that Surley shipped a keg for this.  Not sure exactly what they would have brought.  What do they have over 8%?  Darkness????  :excited:

Surly has a bunch of beers over 8%. 

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Re: 7th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest February 27&28, 2009
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2009, 08:07:53 PM »
I heard that Surley shipped a keg for this.  Not sure exactly what they would have brought.  What do they have over 8%?  Darkness????  :excited:

Surly has a bunch of beers over 8%. 

Confirmed that they sent a keg.

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Re: 7th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest February 27&28, 2009
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2009, 09:47:07 PM »
I heard that Surley shipped a keg for this.  Not sure exactly what they would have brought.  What do they have over 8%?  Darkness????  :excited:
Yup,we surley did send some Surly :P

Our "Smoke",a Oak Aged Smoked Baltic Porter.Brewed with German Smoked ,Pale and Black malts.Fermented with a German Lager yeast and Aged on toasted Minnesota and French Oak
30ibu
9.6 abv

Have fun!I can't mnake it!

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Re: 7th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest February 27&28, 2009
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2009, 10:21:50 PM »
:rant:
Beer. It always seems like such a good idea at the time. What's worse is beer seems like an even better idea after you've had some beer.

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Re: 7th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest February 27&28, 2009
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2009, 11:58:38 PM »
Well I think this has officially made up my mind for me.
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Re: 7th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest February 27&28, 2009
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2009, 02:12:07 PM »
I heard that Surley shipped a keg for this.  Not sure exactly what they would have brought.  What do they have over 8%?  Darkness????  :excited:
Yup,we surley did send some Surly :P

Our "Smoke",a Oak Aged Smoked Baltic Porter.Brewed with German Smoked ,Pale and Black malts.Fermented with a German Lager yeast and Aged on toasted Minnesota and French Oak
30ibu
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Oh hell ya!   :pickle:  

Have fun!  I can't make it!

Too bad you can't make it masterchief.   :(

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Re: 7th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest February 27&28, 2009
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2009, 01:18:40 PM »
I'm taking a sick day tomorrow and am going to hit Odell, Oskar Blues, Liquormax (for vintage old guardian) and maybe New Belgium on my way to Denver. Should be a great weekend.
Gilly> this is totally murdering my unicorn blood boner

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Re: 7th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest February 27&28, 2009
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2009, 03:57:00 PM »
I'm taking a sick day tomorrow and am going to hit Odell, Oskar Blues, Liquormax (for vintage old guardian) and maybe New Belgium on my way to Denver. Should be a great weekend.

Cool! I hope we meet up. Let me know when you're going to be at the SAF.

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Re: 7th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest February 27&28, 2009
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2009, 04:00:14 PM »
I'm taking a sick day tomorrow and am going to hit Odell, Oskar Blues, Liquormax (for vintage old guardian) and maybe New Belgium on my way to Denver. Should be a great weekend.

Cool! I hope we meet up. Let me know when you're going to be at the SAF.

I'm hitting the Saturday session
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Re: 7th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest February 27&28, 2009
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2009, 04:35:31 PM »
If you're there on Saturday and the Liquid Poets (Oxymoron, Queen of Beers and their posse) - I have to rethink my attendance a bit.  I still haven't heard back from Peter.  I'll skip Friday and go Saturday instead if I don't hear from him.

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Re: 7th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest February 27&28, 2009
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2009, 04:37:11 PM »
If you're there on Saturday and the Liquid Poets (Oxymoron, Queen of Beers and their posse) - I have to rethink my attendance a bit.  I still haven't heard back from Peter.  I'll skip Friday and go Saturday instead if I don't hear from him.


We are planning on going down early and getting a table.  Last year we sat near/under the stairs and it was nice because is wasn't soooo loud there.

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Re: 7th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest February 27&28, 2009
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2009, 01:00:10 PM »
Hey I found my notes on this from last year.  Here was a list on who was there...

Allagash – Curieux, Musette
Avery – Bad Sally, Beast 04, Deviation, Fourteen, Mephistopheles 07, Maharaja, Oak Aged Reverend, Samael’s 08
Ballast Point – Victory at Sea
Bear Republic – Batch 1092, Olde Scout
BJ’s Brewery – Tripple
Sam Adams – Imperial Pilsner
Boulder Beer – Killer Penguin
Boulevard – Double Wide on Brett, Long Strange Tripple, Quadrupple Ale
Bull & Bush – Legend of the Liquid Brain
Cambridge – OM
Deschutes – Double Black
Dogfish Head – 120 Minute
Elysian – Old One Eye Cyclops Barleywine
Firestone Walker – Parabola
Flying Dog – Double Dog Double Pale
Golden City – Stand Up Double IPA
Gordon Biersch – Maibock
Great Divide – Hurcules, Oak Aged Yeti
Green Flash – Grand Cru, Le Freak
Ironworks – Misfit
Lagunitas – Hop Stoopid
Left Hand – Imperial Stout, Oak Aged Widdershins
Mountain Sun – Miscreant, XXX Pale
Moylan’s – Double IPA, Ryan Sullivan’s Imperial Stout
New Belgium – Johnny’s Voodoo Ale
New Holland – Night Tripper
Odell’s – The Hammer
Oskar Blues – Bourbon Old Chub, Whiskey Barrel Aged Ten Fidy
Pizza Port – 547 Haight, Black Lie, None the Weisser, Ruby Black, Sticky Stout, Wipeout IPA, Barbarian Barleywine, The Guru
Pumphouse – Oak Aged Imperial Stout
Redstone Meadery – Black Rascal, Hops on Mead
Short’s – Ice Rye Steamed IPA
Ska – Dragon Ass Doppelbock
Smuttynose – Wheat wine
Stone – Russian Imperial Stout
Trinidad – Wee Heavy Lassie
Twisted Pine – The North Star Porter
Victory – Golden Monkey, Old Horizontal
Wild Mountian – Clifford’s Big Red Ale
Wynkoop – Double Barrel Barleywine, Rosslying Mead

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Re: 7th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest February 27&28, 2009
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2009, 02:56:19 PM »
Still hung over?

Did you guys try Smoke?

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Re: 7th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest February 27&28, 2009
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2009, 03:42:06 PM »
Just tried it. Pretty damn good. There is some amazing shit here but they ran out of a few I wanted to try.
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Re: 7th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest February 27&28, 2009
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2009, 02:20:22 AM »
Just tried it. Pretty damn good. There is some amazing shit here but they ran out of a few I wanted to try.

We looked for you.  Probably should have made better plans for hooking up.

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Re: 7th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest February 27&28, 2009
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2009, 12:43:57 PM »
This is what they had on the list...

Allagash - Black
Alpine - Pure Hoppiness
Avery - Atyanta-Raja, Beast from the Woods 08, Meph Addict, Voltron
Bear Republic - Apex, Booster Rocket
BJ's - Grand Cru
Sam Adams - Imperial Stout, Imperial Wit
Boulder - Mojo Risin
Boulevard - Imperial Stout, Saison Brett
Bristol - 2007 Old # 23, Winter Warlock
Bull & Bush - Legend of the Liquid Brain, Release the Hound
Cambridge - Arquebus
Deschutes - The Abyss
Dogish Head - Palo Santo Marron
Dry Dock - Alexander Nevsky's Imperial Stout
Fifty Fifty - Collaborative Evil, Eclipse
Firestone Walker - Abacus
Flying Dog - Double Dog
Full Sail - Old Boardhead
Golden City - Jalapeno Imp Stout
Great Divide - Espresso Yeti, Hercules
Green Flash - Double Stout, Imperial IPA
Jolly Pumpkin - Madrugada Obsura, Oro De Calabaza
Lagunitas - Old Gnarlywine
Lefthad - Imperial Stout, Snowbound
Lost Abbey - Angel's Share Brandy Barrel Aged, Serpent's Stout
Mountain Sun - Nihilist, Menage A' Trois
Moylan's - Double Kilt Lifter, Wet Hopsickle
New Belgium - Dunkelweiss 30 Degrees, Kevin's Ale
New Holland - Dragon's Milk, Existential Hopwine
Odell - Buffalo Bourbon Stout
Oskar Blues - Bourbon Gordon, Oak Aged Ten Fiddy
Pizza Port - Quad, Big Wednesday, In-Famous, Killer Dana, Poor Man's IPA, Reed's Wee Heavy
Pumphouse - Backdraft Imperial Stout, Wildland Sour Ale #1
Redstone - Black Folie, Nectar of the Hops
Russian River - Pliny the Elder, Salvation
Short's - Liberator, Mystery Stout
Sierra Nevada - Bigfoot 2009
Ska - Scotch Strong Ale 10yr Heaven Hill Barrel, Scotch Strong 20 yr Heaven Hill Barrel, Scotch Strong Peach Street Barrel
Stone - 11th Anniversary, Old Guardian
Surly - Smoke
The Bruery - Melange #3, Patridge in a Pear Tree
Twisted Pine - Northstar Porter
Upland - Winter Warmer
Victory - Golden Monkey
Wild Mountain - Clifford's Ned Big Red

The one's in bold are the one's I tried, either from someone else or got a sample of.   :deadbanana:  There were a few that were kicked last night so didn't get to try and really wanted to (Pure Hoppiness, Arqauebus).  Surly Smoke was a hit or miss.  I really enjoyed the smoke and bacon nose/flavors, but some in our group didn't.

The winners...Beast from Woods, Atyanta-Raja, Saison Brett, Abacus, Nihilsit, Big Wednesday, Melange #3

The disappointers...Sam Adams Imp Wit, Release the Hounds, Angel Share, Killer Dana, Scotch Strong 20 yr

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Re: 7th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest February 27&28, 2009
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2009, 02:16:01 PM »
Funny thing about those smoked beers!
They taste like smoke!
I guess you could tell by the name SMOKE it might taste like smoke? :shrug:

I suppose the sour beers were really sour too huh?

Obviously, I'm being sarcastical,sounds like you guys had a good time,maybe see ya next year? :pickle:


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Re: 7th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest February 27&28, 2009
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2009, 02:27:40 PM »
Abacus was my favorite I think.  The Black Folie was pretty good too.
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Re: 7th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest February 27&28, 2009
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2009, 03:42:21 PM »
Funny thing about those smoked beers!
They taste like smoke!
I guess you could tell by the name SMOKE it might taste like smoke? :shrug:

I suppose the sour beers were really sour too huh?

Obviously, I'm being sarcastical,sounds like you guys had a good time,maybe see ya next year? :pickle:



Everyone I talked to loved it.  Actually it was one of the first beers I tried when I got there.  Fantastic smokey oak aged baltic porter.  Very smooth.  Thanks for sending it out here to this neck of the woods! :)  :cheers:

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Re: 7th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Fest February 27&28, 2009
« Reply #24 on: February 28, 2010, 01:23:08 AM »
Is there a 2010 thread for this yet?  I almost forgot about it.  :bag:
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