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Old 12-24-2006, 04:46 AM   #1
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Isn't it nice when your hard work doesn't go unnoticed? I just got back from a friend's Christmas party where I served two of my recent brews. I brought my White Christmas Ale along with a picnic tap and my spare CO2 bottle. Within 2 hours, it was just about gone, and even some of the gals who "don't like beer" commented that they enjoyed it quite a bit. All of the guys were getting nice and toasted on the stuff when the keg blew!

Fortunately, I had a backup plan - the party was only a block from my house, and I had kegged, chilled, and carbonated 5 gallons of my Floor Kill Ale (WAY too young) earlier today. Even my young, yeast clouded beer was a hit with everyone...guess it helps that it's almost 7% alcohol, and no one was feeling any pain before I tapped that keg...
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Old 12-24-2006, 05:03 AM   #2
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I know what you mean. I've had several cases and kegs killed at recent's a good thing!!!

I was really surprised by the BMC crowd when they attacked my Belgium Dubbel...they couldn't get enough...(maybe because I didn't bring enough...)!
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Old 12-24-2006, 05:05 AM   #3
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That's cool - I'm hoping for similar reviews at my step-dads b-day party next week. He loved the Grand Cru I made a while back and I made a new one just for the occasion. We'll see how it goes.
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Old 12-24-2006, 05:32 AM   #4
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Sounds great Yuri....It is awesome that you are converting more and more to the "good" beer.
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Old 12-24-2006, 09:30 AM   #5
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The more people want it at the bars the more likely they will stock it.

Only another 500,000,000 to convert!
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Old 12-24-2006, 02:23 PM   #6
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Congrats! It's a wonderful feeling to have the fruits of your labor validated like that. Way to go!

Merry Christmas!

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Old 12-24-2006, 03:06 PM   #7
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Always good to float a keg. Since I only take kegs to homebrew club meetings, I'm always pleased when they blow. The other clubs I belong to are dominated by winos, so I don't take homebrew to their meetings.
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Old 12-24-2006, 06:07 PM   #8
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I know exactly what you are talking about. I did a wedding a month or so back, and the beers where great hits. The best compliment you can get is hearing your keg blow foam a good hour before you thought it would.
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