Category Archives: Beer Haul

July 7, 2014


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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


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 […]

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


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


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 […]

April 3, 2013


As usual, Belgium was a great adventure followed by a very kind Danish experience. Thanks mostly to users from RateBeer, I had a fantastic time, met and drank with some fine folks and did a few trades as well as buy a few beers. Compared to my last beer haul from Belgium, this is a […]

April 1, 2013


March has gone by very slow. It feels like I’ve been in this month forever. The starting week I was in Copenhagen followed by a case of the flu that turned into a sinus infection which lasted another 7 days and the anticipation of 2 International trades + the beers shipped from Belgium being stuck […]

March 1, 2013


I’m in Europe for half of this month on a work trip that was pretty sudden. Therefore, I didn’t buy much beer the first half of February so I could afford a few niceties while in Europe this second half. Therefore, the haul this month is very meager. Sorry to disappoint but things will be […]

February 21, 2013


Beer Trading is fun and I enjoy it more when I don’t have to pay for shipping costs. Taking these beers with me and they’re going to some very nice guys. In the effort of transparency (because you guys are weird like that), I’m going to post what I’m getting for each beer. Adam – […]

February 6, 2013


71 pounds of awesome arrived at my house today at random. I think it’s appropriate to return the favor as soon as possible. Holy moly. Thanks a lot Mike who proves you don’t need to tick beers, belong to a tasting group or do a single beer trade to know and love great beer and […]

January 31, 2013


This is one of the smallest beer hauls posted so far. I didn’t do any trading this month except for one in person trade so most of these are arrivals from last month plus some regular things I bought for myself to enjoy once February 1st comes around: