Every year we bury some home brews in the BLM a few miles from our house so that we can store some for tasting the next year, this is an annual tradition that we all enjoy. It was a little snowy still this year but we picked a good site where the snow has been clearing fine.
Halfway through the dig:
We're always surprised at what we dig up because we keep no real records of what we stashed the prior year. Sometimes we bury half homebrews and half commercial brews, looks like last year it was all homebrew.
Here's what we buried for next year: Homebrews: Red ale (small beer), Oud Bruin, Scotch Ale(8%). Commercial: Sam Adams Cream Stout, Michelob Dark Lager, Tommyknocker Cocoa Porter.
It was quite cold and muddy so we trekked back to the truck for sampling,
First up was our Pinon Pilsner, it almost gushed and was a tad overcarbonated, it took awhile but still tasted good.
Then we had the scottish 80 schilling. It could have been better IMO, but was still drinkable. I guess we missed the picture on this one.
Then I'm pretty sure we tried the jalapeno blonde here somewhere, it was imediately dumped as it was too hot since we left a pepper in this one and everyone wanted some taste buds left for the remainder. (no picture of this one either)
Then came the lambic, we had two different batches of this and both are over the top sour but very complex, we decided a little more oak is needed.
Then we have what is probably our best tasting beer, the Pinon Stout. Excellent beer.
And last but certainly not least we have the strong scotch ale at 13% abv. Awesome caramelly smooth and very dangerous.
I guess 5 out of 7 aint bad?