Birthday weekend bottle picks – Am I missing anything?

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Ok – so am a little less than a week ahead of myself, but why not plan ahead some?  Never was a boy scout or anything, but I am always been a fan of that mindset.

Basically I was thinking of things i would either never drink or buy during the course of the year.  A sampling of the good stuff so to speak.

So far my thinking was:

Sierra Nevada / Russian River – Brux (already picked this up)

Stone Enjoy By 09.03.13 – I was hoping to have that this weekend, but it got to the distributor late, so it did not go out this week.  will be getting it the day it drops off this week 🙂

Bruery – Sour in the Rye

Bruery – Saison Rue (maybe?)

Dogfish Head – 120 Min IPA (Feb 13 bottling)

Harviestoun – Ola Dubh (12 or 18 Year Old) – Birthday Treat right here.

So that is what I have come up with so far, short of trying a straight from Belgium Sour / Gueuze / Lambic, which I may or probably will not even be able to find – Sour in the Rye & Brux should be a good introduction.  I am up for any other suggestions any of the Northern NJ or other East coast readers may have.

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4 thoughts on “Birthday weekend bottle picks – Am I missing anything?

    allthesamebeer said:
    August 20, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Brux is disappointing at the moment and not a good introduction to sours/Brett beers IMO — that said, I would get a bottle and hang onto it for awhile. I’d replace this with Boulevard Saison-Brett (not sure if NJ gets Boulevard) or perhaps a nice Berliner Weiss like Bruery’s Hottenroth or Dogfish Festina Peche. I tend to find Bruery’s sour beers a bit too vinegary for my liking but Hottenroth is an excellent starter sour.

    I’ve had three different versions of Stone Enjoy By and it is an amazing beer. You’ll want more than one bottle, trust me. I’m picking up the 09.03 later this week.

    I would suggest to you Dogfish Red & White, which just hit distribution last week. It’s a 10% witbier, of which a percentage of the beer is aged in Pinot Noir barrels, and the rest is put on oak barrel staves. I always find it good for celebrations.

    Cheers and happy birthday! Just had one myself.

      bolanrox responded:
      August 21, 2013 at 3:01 am

      Thanks! Hottenroth was fantastic could drink that all summer. I have seen red and white around i may have to check it out. Dfh had always been hit or miss with me, but that does sound interesting 🙂

    Brian said:
    August 20, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Being a west-coaster, I have no idea what you have access to. Any Deschutes in your neck of the woods? The Abyss is always a nice beer to celebrate with.

      bolanrox responded:
      August 21, 2013 at 2:57 am

      No Deschutes sadly over here 😦 heard their stuff is amazing though

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