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Old 05-30-2009, 11:58 PM   #1
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I have a buddy that has talked about brewing for awhile. He was talking about going and buying a kit when a guy at work overheard him and said he had everything he needed.

Long story short, the guy had brewed back in the late 90's and gave him everything in his collection, including 3 cases of beer he brewed in '97. He has no idea what style they are, but they've got over a decade of bottle conditioning. They are in the fridge chilling and we're about to uncap a mystery.

I know this means nothing to anybody else, but I'm just excited to find out what's inside those bottles. I'll keep you informed.

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Old 05-31-2009, 12:03 AM   #2
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Old 05-31-2009, 12:55 AM   #3
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Here's a pic for all of you old timers... Apperantly this guy never botheed peeling labels.

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Old 05-31-2009, 01:03 AM   #4
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At least 2 of those bottles have a "ring of recapping" from the returnable bottle era. Enjoy!

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Those look like my old bottles-6 cases of returnable Coors light. Picked up in 1991.

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So far it's a sweet, creamy brown ale with a molasses nose. The "ring of recapping" must have done it's job because it was perfectly carbonated. It's way better than the Miller Lite of yore that used to be in the bottle.

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Old 05-31-2009, 03:07 AM   #7
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WOW! Think of the history that has blown by while these things have been aging!? Amazing! It's bottled treasure!

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hard to believe it doesn't taste like foot after a dozen years of storage.

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hard to believe it doesn't taste like foot after a dozen years of storage.
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At least 2 of those bottles have a "ring of recapping" from the returnable bottle era. Enjoy!
you should come to Canada we are living that era day by day its awesome
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