The Official Beer Thread - Page 631
From left to right (although not the order we drank them in):
- Gueuze Tilquin Squared
- Back Acre Golden Sour from August 14
- Flora batch 6
- 2014 Fou Foune
- Hill Farmstead/Sante Adairius Works of Love
- Pipeworks Mosaic
- Casey Brewing and Blending Montmorency Cherry Fruit Stand
- Civil Disobediance #15 (Mango)
- Half Acre GoneAway IPA
- Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru aged in Vin Jaune Barrels
- New Glarus Scream IIPA
The HF/SARA collaboration was hands down my favorite. Such an excellent funk/barrel character to it. CD 15 was tasty as well. Both those guys are so generous- I think I left with more beer than I came with (and Ocooney can attest that I brought a lot!) Thanks again to O for hosting and making an excellent chili!
Mr @ocooney went over and above as a host, great selection of New England cheeses, everyone loved the Jasper Hill Harbinger. The Chorizo/steak chili was delicious as I came to the beer tasting on an empty stomach, stupidly.
My favorites were:
Reminded me of Flora which was a close 4th, very elegant, closer to Hill Farmstead sour than a SARA beer.
So good, this was my favorite for sure. O was nice enough to grab me an extra bottle when he was in Vermont, which I stupidly left behind!
This was a 2014, haven't had Fou in 18 months and it just such a damn good beer. The fruit character was plenty strong.
Poorly lit side angle shot, same lineup that @Ken P posted.
Next tasting will be more stouts/quads/etc, hopefully prior to year end.
I was a bit a head of the game when it came to HF and SARA, I had and or still have a ton of the first batches of all their old releases. Hype, quitting trading and my lack of interest in beer and such lead to the demise of my stash. Shaun also made it damn near impossible to get easy access like I had in the past...
@Tooch4321 the new limits policy is good but it's annoying that it had to come to that in the first place. Also the bottle raffles are frustrating but I honestly couldn't think of a better way to handle a release like that. I think maybe I'll start trash talking HF every chance I get - so that eventually the hype will reverse and I'll be able to hoard it all for myself.
I think I sent you three of their saisons. I'd recommend atleast drinking one of them fresh so you can get a sense of what they are all about. I find after 6 months of age they are a different beast entirely. Still tasty but overidden with funk and loose some of the subtle acidity they have fresh. I think I got the Arthur I sent you back in May so you should probably drink that soonish. Sankt Hans is a "Amber" saison so probably fall weather appropriate.
Edited by Ken P - 11/23/15 at 11:49am