Category Archives: Cellaring

August 12, 2014


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 […]

April 23, 2014


Finally, after a very exhausting week of long hours, lots of work and unpacking, the beer cellar is setup in its new location. The cellar has kept at 55F all week (which is awesome!), the door is pretty concealed and has a security code handle + electronic deadbolt. The beer itself is within 2 locked […]

April 19, 2014


It’s not until you move all  of your beer across town in boxes and unload it in your basement that you realize there are problems to resolve. I have a problem of hoarding and this year, I’m going to seriously pair down the cellar to a reasonable amount of beer. This is absurd. Note that […]

April 14, 2014


I’m not asking if this is okay because I really have no choice but to take on this activity. I’m moving to a new house this week and I’m boxing up about 200 Lambic, 8 carboys, 8 kegs, 75 bottles of bourbon, wine, mead and iced wine and then another 150 or so bottles of […]

April 2, 2013


“Your whiskey stash is probably better than mine” and “Hoarding Whiskey Part 2“ I think my whole point is to not delay your satisfaction. If you are out there procuring bottles and enjoying them and building your bunker that’s great. I don’t see the point in having 3 bottles of 06 Pappy 15 and not […]

March 20, 2013


The problem with the lack of a tasting group and having no other hobbies means that I accumulate a lot of beer. I’m not alone in this unintentional cellaring group. After only a year in beer as a hobby, I have hundreds of fermented beverages in my basement. Homebrewing doesn’t help make things any easier […]

January 22, 2013


I’ve read and researched a lot more than I’ve written on this blog about cellaring. Unlike wine, beer cellaring is not mainstream, it’s not well documented and it’s a guessing game as to what improves and what “falls off”. The consensus of most beer geeks is that cellaring is not worth it. I’ve had Lambic […]

January 20, 2013


The unpacking of my beer is going very well. Better photos to come once things are finished.  

October 21, 2012


Aging Beer Like Fine Wine from Snobby Beer is a post that got me started with “cellaring”. I’m linking to it here so others could benefit from the information shared. 

July 2, 2012


This was LONG overdue. For the past 2 months, I’ve been adding and taking out beers from the cellar without updating the huge Excel file that I created in March. After my return from Belgium, it was important to go back and add in what I have. I need to also update my “Haves” on […]

June 27, 2012


In the last 6 months, I’ve learned a lot about beer. 6 months is nearly no time at all but I made it my 2nd job. I spend 6 hours a day for the last 6 months thinking about beer and learning all I could about it. The statement, “it’s just beer.” is very subjective […]

June 20, 2012


via RateBeer: This is a cellar This is a closet Many people call what is a closet, their “cellar”. Discuss via BeerAdvocate: Over the last few years I’ve been hearing about how “over the hill” certain beers are. For this exercise I want to focus on two beers I had the pleasure of drinking over […]

May 30, 2012


The question I see most often is how to store Lambic beers. It comes up in person and online and everyone argues their way is best. One side says to stand it upright and the other says to lay it down. I explored many cellars in Belgium. I saw cellars that were for beer sales […]

April 4, 2012


A few weeks ago, the team at CellarHQ reached out to me after I tweeted about us beer collectors not having many great options for cellaring. Most of us use Google Docs. I use Excel and upload to Google Docs to share with people. Beer trading revolves around Google Docs and it’s not a great […]