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Best "off the shelf" cellarables
« on: August 11, 2011, 01:35:00 PM »
My cabinets started to buckle last month from the amount of beer I had stuffed in them:


Then we started to get a heatwave, so I went out and rented some cellar space. Now I have more room to cellar beer. My local bottle shops are all sold out of 1982 Cantillons, so I'm wondering what some good affordable easy to get stuff ages really well. I'm going to start with some Old Guardians and a lot of AleSmith stuff (Wee Heavy, Speedway, Numbskull, Grand Cru), probably a couple of all the local barely wines.

Anyone have any easy to get favorites that really start kicking ass with a few years under their belt?
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Re: Best "off the shelf" cellarables
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2011, 01:55:49 PM »
My cabinets started to buckle last month from the amount of beer I had stuffed in them:


wow :lol:  this is awesome

what books are those? :coffee:
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Re: Best "off the shelf" cellarables
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2011, 04:25:47 PM »
Like you said, all the 750ML Alesmith stuff (not Horny Devil though) ages extremely well. I drank an 07 Wee Heavy a month or two ago and it was divine and the Grand Cru gets raisin-y with a few years on it.


Lost Abbey Judgment Day smooths out and gets more balanced, too.
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Re: Best "off the shelf" cellarables
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2011, 05:09:06 PM »
My cabinets started to buckle last month from the amount of beer I had stuffed in them:


wow :lol:  this is awesome

what books are those? :coffee:

It was crazy. I was actually out of town. GF emailed me the pics in the morning. Those Peligrino juice cans (great mixers) on top of the fridge were holding the whole thing up by themselves until she build those book stacks. She tried to say thats what happens when we have too much beer. I let here know that if those cabinets weren't full of beer the juice would have been in them and therefore wouldn't have saved them from falling.

The books are mainly textbooks. GF is a teacher/student.
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Re: Best "off the shelf" cellarables
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2011, 05:12:05 PM »
Like you said, all the 750ML Alesmith stuff (not Horny Devil though) ages extremely well. I drank an 07 Wee Heavy a month or two ago and it was divine and the Grand Cru gets raisin-y with a few years on it.


Lost Abbey Judgment Day smooths out and gets more balanced, too.

Didn't really think about Lost Abbey. Maybe some Older Vis or relgualr Old Vis? Serpent's age well? I've heard some people tell me to drink LA sours fresh, while opthers ahve said age. Any thoughts on those? Framboise, Cuvee, Poppy...
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Re: Best "off the shelf" cellarables
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2011, 06:15:33 PM »


Then we started to get a heatwave, so I went out and rented some cellar space. Now I have more room to cellar beer. My local bottle shops are all sold out of 1982 Cantillons, so I'm wondering what some good affordable easy to get stuff ages really well. I'm going to start with some Old Guardians and a lot of AleSmith stuff (Wee Heavy, Speedway, Numbskull, Grand Cru), probably a couple of all the local barely wines.

Anyone have any easy to get favorites that really start kicking ass with a few years under their belt?

 :lol: :lol: Come here and I'll be happy to open the two left!
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Re: Best "off the shelf" cellarables
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2011, 07:42:20 PM »
Like you said, all the 750ML Alesmith stuff (not Horny Devil though) ages extremely well. I drank an 07 Wee Heavy a month or two ago and it was divine and the Grand Cru gets raisin-y with a few years on it.


Lost Abbey Judgment Day smooths out and gets more balanced, too.

Didn't really think about Lost Abbey. Maybe some Older Vis or relgualr Old Vis? Serpent's age well? I've heard some people tell me to drink LA sours fresh, while opthers ahve said age. Any thoughts on those? Framboise, Cuvee, Poppy...
Old Viscosity is great aged, Serpents does well too.

Personally, I prefer just about any American Sour fresh compared to aged. I like when the sourness is sharper, as it is when aged, as opposed to rounder and more soft.
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Re: Best "off the shelf" cellarables
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2011, 07:58:51 PM »


Then we started to get a heatwave, so I went out and rented some cellar space. Now I have more room to cellar beer. My local bottle shops are all sold out of 1982 Cantillons, so I'm wondering what some good affordable easy to get stuff ages really well. I'm going to start with some Old Guardians and a lot of AleSmith stuff (Wee Heavy, Speedway, Numbskull, Grand Cru), probably a couple of all the local barely wines.

Anyone have any easy to get favorites that really start kicking ass with a few years under their belt?

 :lol: :lol: Come here and I'll be happy to open the two left!

I may take you up on that. I promised my GF a trip to Missoula to see a friend of hers when she had to skip a wedding last year.
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Re: Best "off the shelf" cellarables
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2011, 08:45:18 PM »


Then we started to get a heatwave, so I went out and rented some cellar space. Now I have more room to cellar beer. My local bottle shops are all sold out of 1982 Cantillons, so I'm wondering what some good affordable easy to get stuff ages really well. I'm going to start with some Old Guardians and a lot of AleSmith stuff (Wee Heavy, Speedway, Numbskull, Grand Cru), probably a couple of all the local barely wines.

Anyone have any easy to get favorites that really start kicking ass with a few years under their belt?

 :lol: :lol: Come here and I'll be happy to open the two left!

I may take you up on that. I promised my GF a trip to Missoula to see a friend of hers when she had to skip a wedding last year.

Just let me know.  The Gueuze really needs to be opened ASAP.  :pickle:
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Re: Best "off the shelf" cellarables
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2011, 11:54:27 AM »
North Coast Old Stock
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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2011, 07:09:01 PM »
North Coast Old Stock
Hair of the Dog Fred and Adam if you can get them.

Agree on both of these. I've also had good experience with Stone RIS and Smoked Porter. For the West Coasters, the Alaskan Smoked Porter was outstanding with a couple years in the cellar.

I've also had very good experiences with cellaring most of Founders special releases like Breakfast Stout and others. Granted, B'fast Stout is a totally different beer when the coffee fades a bit, but it's still great and worth the time.

I've cellared some SN Celebration before with good results. But let's be honest, that's a beer that HAS TO be had fresh to truly appreciate it.

Bell's Expedition Stout is another good one that's somewhat easy to find when it's released. Had a few of those that we cellared and were great.

I also think Furley has had experience with cellaring Three Floyds Dreadnaught.
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Re: Best "off the shelf" cellarables
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2011, 07:39:19 PM »
I just found an Exponential Hoppiness from 2 releases ago in my fridge.  :bag:
Might as well store that for a few years now. Unless Furley wants it.
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Re: Best "off the shelf" cellarables
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2011, 01:25:36 PM »
I just found an Exponential Hoppiness from 2 releases ago in my fridge.  :bag:
Might as well store that for a few years now. Unless Furley wants it.

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