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Old 06-17-2013, 12:43 AM   #11
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There are innocent ways to find out. You could mention that folks enjoyed the vertical tasting review, and some - not having access to brewers in high places - asked what was the best way to store big beers to assemble their own vertical collection. Quickly followed by "For instance, how do you store your Bigfoot bottles?"

Btw, thanks for the thread. I found it very interesting indeed...

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Ya know I bet the next time I see Byron it will come up. That's a great approach.

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Old 06-17-2013, 12:52 AM   #12
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Awesome. When I'm due to pcs next year I am going to set up up a few great vertical tastings. I have bottles of 2010-present of Bigfoot, Abyss, and the annual Black Butte. Should be good times. Unfortunately I do not know anyone who enjoys craft beer. My buddies here all think green stinkies are the epitome of great beer.

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Awesome. When I'm due to pcs next year I am going to set up up a few great vertical tastings. I have bottles of 2010-present of Bigfoot, Abyss, and the annual Black Butte. Should be good times. Unfortunately I do not know anyone who enjoys craft beer. My buddies here all think green stinkies are the epitome of great beer.
Brotha' I would almost pay your plane ticket here from the islands for the Abyss vertical tasting!!! pick me pick me!!!!

I want to see picts of that one!

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Old 06-18-2013, 04:34 PM   #15
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we have a basement and it keeps about 60 degrees here even during the chico summertime, no light and they are stored upright in their original case boxes...the funny thing is even if a beer doesn't quite taste right one year it tastes fine after aging for some time. and because i work at SN i have enough bigfoot that i can ride out the next zombie apocalypse, something like 70+ cases spanning 6 years and various random bottles older than that.

i haven't noticed much difference between years after 8-10, i had one from 1999 that had zero carbonation and tasted like pecan pie

aging note: always upright, never on the side for cork and cage bottles, unless you want your aged beer to taste like said cork and have a ton of old yeast in your pour

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we have a basement and it keeps about 60 degrees here even during the chico summertime, no light and they are stored upright in their original case boxes...the funny thing is even if a beer doesn't quite taste right one year it tastes fine after aging for some time. and because i work at SN i have enough bigfoot that i can ride out the next zombie apocalypse, something like 70+ cases spanning 6 years and various random bottles older than that.

i haven't noticed much difference between years after 8-10, i had one from 1999 that had zero carbonation and tasted like pecan pie

aging note: always upright, never on the side for cork and cage bottles, unless you want your aged beer to taste like said cork and have a ton of old yeast in your pour
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Hey thanks to the both of you. And sometimes a years batch just seems to do odd things. Since its dealing with yeast its just like wine I Would suspect, there is a lot out of your storage control like the malt used, the yeast and other brewery level variables that can make it difficult to predict!

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Very fun...I got between 6-12 Bigfoot from 2010-present aging in the cellar...cant wait to do my five year!

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