anyone try these $100 a bottle aged brews???

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"San Diego's Stone Brewing has a vintage, barrel-aged drink it calls
Oaked Arrogant Bastard Ale that costs $65 in stores and $100 or more on
bar and restaurant "beer menus." (Take heart: It comes in three-liter
bottles.) And the maker of Samuel Adams beers now has an aged brew that
costs $100 a bottle, wholesale."

Wow!
Here's the rest of it -
http://biz.yahoo.com/weekend/beer_1.html
Drink and be merry.


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On 4/9/2005 9:46 PM, sculptorOfFlesh wrote:
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Ridiculous.  I can get good wood cask conditioned brew on tap for 4$/pint.

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I got to try the Oaked Bastard a couple weeks ago at a firkin fest I
went to. It was very good, the oak wasn't as overpowering as in some of
the barrel aged beers I've had in the past. A friend of mine splurged
on one of the 3 L bottles but we have yet to have an occasion to open
it. The Oaked Bastard is no more expensive than any of Stone's other 3L
offerings except for the fact that AFAIK it was only available in the
3L whereas you can find their other beers in bombers.

mike


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Would that Firkin Fest have been at the Grey lodge by any chance?


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nope, althugh I have heard many good things about the Grey lodge friday
the firkinteenths I live on the opposite coast and have not been able
to attend one as of yet.

This one was held at the Triple Rock brewpub in Berkeley, CA. It was
quite a fest though; 30 or so firkins, all you can taste for $20 and
damn good hamburgers as well.

mike


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Berkley's nice.  I miss traveling to that part of the US.  Always had to
stop for breakfast at Rick and Anne's (Across from the Claremont).  I was
not really into beers like I am now and I missed an opportunity to sample a
lot of good beers when I was on the road.




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The Oaked Arrogant Bastard was a perfect example of how doing the trendy
thing in brewing can crap all over a good beer.  Basically, all the
things I really like about the beer were replaced with a rather bland
woodiness.  Big hops?  Nope.  Big malts?  Nope.  Oak?  Yep.  Thought it
just was not that good.  That being said, I tend to think barrel-aging is
asinine and far more often than not ruins a beer.

Don't even get me started on the liquid abortion known as Allagash
Curieux . . .
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Dan Iwerks  <dan_iwerksatyahoodottcom> wrote:
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   But it got 13 stars at www.pickabeerratingsite.com!!11!1!!!1!

   Yeah, I didn't much care for Curieux-- not enough beer to
stand up to the harsh phenolic smoke.
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plutchak@see.headers (Joel) wrote in news:d3e0uq$ufr$1
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There are certain beer styles that barrel-aging makes sense for.  
Imperial stout?  Yeah, they're overdone, but blending big roasty flavors
with woodiness at least seems vaguely logical.  The Curieux, though--who
the hell sat up and said, "Hmm, a nice spicy, yeasty tripel.  Let's stick
it in a barrel!"  A barrel-aged tripel?  Makes no sense to me.

My overt hostility to it might have something to do with the fact that
Allagash Tripel is one of my favorite beers and is, IMO, the best tripel
on the planet.  Seeing it treated so harshly was like someone smacking
one of my children around.
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"Dan Iwerks" <dan_iwerksatyahoodottcom> schreef in bericht
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No? I thought that was what Cuve de Tomme is all about. Mother of All Beers
is a tripel, I'm told?
Joris



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On Mon, 11 Apr 2005, Joris Pattyn wrote:

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Dunno but I had a small sampling of it at the 2002 GABF and while I'll
admit it was one of the infamous 1oz pours, and I might've missed
something, I didn't get any oak.  Now, its supposedly aged in oak, but I
think its clean oak (not Jim Beam barrels ala Allagash) and it must have a
pretty mild effect.
I got lots of sweet fruit and alcohol listed in my notes for it.

I don't know that its really a tripel though either (defining tripel as
that kind of tripel brewed by Westmalle that is widely copied).

Its made with brett, sour cherries, lots of other junk apparently
(including the oak effects), and a Belgian yeast.

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sculptorOfFlesh wrote:
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I have an ABA sitting (empty) on my shelf, but I'll take it without the
aging and price tag, at that level. 3L is a bit much.

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