Category Archives: Beer Haul

August 22, 2014

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This guy does fantastic work! He can leave a comment below if he wants people to reach out to him but I basically met this guy through Reddit and he also happens to read this blog. I sent him 5 empty bottles and 1 that had beer in it and he spent about 3 weeks […]

August 12, 2014

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After keeping this ales on-site for some time, I think it’s time to move to a safer location. I have a few friends in the area with very cold cellars away from light and disturbances and most of all, safe so I’m going to move my beer soon and thought I’d take a final pic […]

August 4, 2014

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A reader of this site made some candles for me. Obviously, I’m paying him for these but I sent some empty bottles + a full bottle of beer to a guy in So-Cal or made candles out of the bottles using wax scents that matched the characteristics of the beers inside. I’ll get these in […]

July 28, 2014

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Was standing in a sand-bar this weekend and drinking Arthur. It floated pretty well!

July 7, 2014

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I continue to refine and simplify what kind of beer I buy. Crooked Stave, Bruery, Hill Farmstead and Lambic are my focus these days. The last month of hauls reflects that:          

June 5, 2014

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The latest trip to Belgium was fantastic! The highlight of the trip was drinking with new and old friends and experiencing far more of what Belgium had to offer than any other trip before. While I didn’t include my bottles picked up in Copenhagen (mostly Mikkeller beers), here are some of the things that I […]

May 27, 2014

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Inbound are four 30 kilogram boxes from Belgium. Just got two so far, waiting on the other two. We’ll see what horrors are inbound Here are the 2012 and 2013 hauls following my Belgian trips. I had to buy a new wine rack for what’s in-store. I also am storing less bottles on-site now. Everything […]

February 15, 2014

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Most of these should make an appearance on this blog once I’ve drank them with some great tasting buddies. Some here in New England, others in California. Really looking forward to the Firestone Walker 14-17 mini vertical. Double Barrel Damon, Damon Bourbon, Birth of Tragedy, BA Daybreak, Sour in the Rye Peaches, Autumn Maple and […]

February 5, 2014

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I haven’t done one of these in a while so I thought it would be cool to share some recent hauls. Really excited about this one. There’s some stuff from California that hasn’t come in yet but I’m not going to hold my breath.        

January 5, 2014

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The last time I had one of these was split 3 ways with Dave Sakolsky and our mutual friend, Wally. traded for it and it was a few Hill Farmstead stouts like 2012 Damon to get it and this was April of 2012 so probably 4 months after I really got into beer. I loved […]

January 1, 2014

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It was a nice tasting. My notes are up on Ratebeer and maybe some of these beers will appear on the blog over the next few days. Almost all of these bottles were mine as I had a ton of stuff downstairs that needed to be eliminated. I’ll let the pictures tell the story.

December 5, 2013

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This is the very last time I’ll mention this until a few photos will be put up mid-January following the tasting. It took just over 6 months to put this together and while not many BCS tastings are put together by one person, I found that to be part of the fun. I didn’t win […]

December 2, 2013

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I just got back from Chicago. I have a draft for two more posts. The first is an in-depth look at the process and reviews of all 2013 Bourbon County Variants and the second is a detailing of the trip I took to Chicago with my friend Chris. I’ll get those out to you all […]

November 25, 2013

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Easily one of my favorite non-local breweries this year. Most of the beers have been excellent and I had zero hesitations on renewing next year.

November 22, 2013

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Posting this image in a few places this morning because In my effort to stop relying on commercial entities who won’t take my money, I’m self-hosting everything myself now from photos, videos, email, files and my websites. It’s taken about a week to get most things in order. I’m still working today on getting a […]

October 28, 2013

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I was contacted by Mukul via Flickr and he asked to use one of my photos. I really appreciate his writing me. While my photos are uploaded at full resolution, I have most licenses marked as “all rights reserved” or “noncommercial / no-derivative” which would keep someone of making a painting like this. There have been […]

October 23, 2013

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This is likely the most unappealing beer haul visually but it’s truly what’s inside that counts on this one! I’m so excited to have secured this for the stout tasting coming up. Honestly, I bought a regular BCS keg for $250. I showed up and it was 2012 BCS Coffee. No complaints! This comes out […]

September 16, 2013

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Brewed in 2005 and bottled in January of 2007, there were roughly 40 of these made but it could be less. I know that earlier in 2013, 40 of the 3L bottles were sold at the brewery in the new shape (see photo here). This is the “grenade shaped” bottle and there may not be […]

September 12, 2013

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I started the beer haul posts here because I thought they were a lot of fun. People I trade with can see their beers on my blog, I can easily add things to my Cellar excel spreadsheet once a month using those photos and I can have some fun with it like glass-ware hauls and […]

September 1, 2013

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It was a pretty slow month for beer buying and trading. I did go to a lot of festivals and tastings and bottle shares. The cellar actually took a small hit in bottle counts as I cleaned out two shelves just in sharing beers with friends. Also, I did forget to take photos of a […]

August 27, 2013

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My birthday was last night so I tried a few things that I’ve just been sitting on downstairs…sitting on, staring at, hoarding, etc. Aged Gueuze has to be the best thing ever. This isn’t my oldest bottle but it’s up there with best gueuze I’ve ever had. Age does wonders for this beer.

July 31, 2013

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ALRIGHT! More “showing off to get Internet people to accept me”!!! I bought some more beer this July. WHO’S SURPRISED!??!? ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED? Here’s some crap that went into my cellar this month which I so eloquently call, “the place where great beer goes to die” Seriously, I drink bourbon now anyway so why […]

May 31, 2013

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Last month, for some reason, I indicated that this month’s haul would be small. In fact, I didn’t spend much on beer this month but guys that owed me beer came out of the woodwork and loaded up my proverbial porch with great beers. I did send our 3 boxes in May and some of […]

May 7, 2013

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Note: My smallest beer haul ever. I spent my finances this month upgrading home-brew equipment, doing more batches (YAY SOUR BEERZ) and replenishing my savings account after a 2 week trip to Belgium, Netherlands and Denmark followed by a weekend in Philly. I bought 8 Tired Hands Growlers (not pictured) so that’s a part of […]