Unopened beer collection. - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Unopened beer collection.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-13-2012, 02:39 PM   #1
EnjoyGoodBeer
Recipes 
 
Aug 2012
Rockford, Illinois
Posts: 418
Liked 16 Times on 15 Posts



Hello fellas, Im pretty new to the forms but not beer. I was wondering if anyone does the same as me. About 7 years ago I started collecting beer bottles after I hade some good craft beer. Now im up to 200 bottles or so. Including a Rogue 10,000 brew ale. I have to say all these bottles are unopened for my collection. And my rule is that I have to drink the beer before I collect it. Does anyone else do this kind of collecting? And me I dont see the point if somone collects bottles that are drank. Just seeing if anyone has same intresest. If so i would love to hear about it.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 03:06 PM   #2
onthekeg
Recipes 
 
Feb 2009
Posts: 1,786
Liked 83 Times on 65 Posts


Some beers don't age too well, so having them just to have them doesn't work out.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 03:15 PM   #3
Beer_me_plz
Recipes 
 
Jun 2012
Shreveport, Louisiana
Posts: 164
Liked 17 Times on 14 Posts


I'd agree. What I'd do is drink it and take notes. What's left in the bottle after a couple years is not what was intended by the brewery. Unless of course it's one of those you can age for many years.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 03:16 PM   #4
EnjoyGoodBeer
Recipes 
 
Aug 2012
Rockford, Illinois
Posts: 418
Liked 16 Times on 15 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by onthekeg
Some beers don't age too well, so having them just to have them doesn't work out.
I dont plan on drinking them. They will be going up on display when I make something. I do have 3 beers that im ageing right now. Oh try looking at a clear bottle of cheep modelo thats been sitting for 4 years. Looks pretty cloudy. But most of my beers are in brown bottles. But are totaly undrinkable.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 03:27 PM   #5
Beer_me_plz
Recipes 
 
Jun 2012
Shreveport, Louisiana
Posts: 164
Liked 17 Times on 14 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by EnjoyGoodBeer

I dont plan on drinking them. They will be going up on display when I make something. I do have 3 beers that im ageing right now. Oh try looking at a clear bottle of cheep modelo thats been sitting for 4 years. Looks pretty cloudy. But most of my beers are in brown bottles. But are totaly undrinkable.
This probably goes without saying but whatever you make make sure it is sturdy! I can't imagine the smell if that thing comes crashing down!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 03:31 PM   #6
EnjoyGoodBeer
Recipes 
 
Aug 2012
Rockford, Illinois
Posts: 418
Liked 16 Times on 15 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Beer_me_plz

This probably goes without saying but whatever you make make sure it is sturdy! I can't imagine the smell if that thing comes crashing down!
Yea, lol already was thinking about that. Id hate to loose them the most. Thats why there not up yet. Mother nature can be a SOB.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 05:00 PM   #7
stjackson
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
Columbus, GA
Posts: 146
Liked 19 Times on 12 Posts


To each his own, but I just don't see the point in collecting bottles full of good beer. If I buy a beer, dammit I'm drinking it.

3
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 05:03 PM   #8
duboman
Recipes 
 
Jul 2011
Glenview, IL
Posts: 6,368
Liked 508 Times on 470 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by stjackson
To each his own, but I just don't see the point in collecting bottles full of good beer. If I buy a beer, dammit I'm drinking it.
+1 to this!
I buy beer to drink, not look at
__________________
Nothing Left to do but smile and drink beer.....

The Commune Brewing Company-Perfecting the "art" of beer since 2010

2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 05:49 PM   #9
NickTheGreat
Recipes 
 
Apr 2012
, Iowa
Posts: 1,002
Liked 270 Times on 167 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by duboman View Post
+1 to this!
I buy beer to drink, not look at
+ 2

knuckleheadbrewing Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2012, 05:51 PM   #10
baulz
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
, Ontario
Posts: 143
Liked 26 Times on 16 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by EnjoyGoodBeer View Post
I dont plan on drinking them. They will be going up on display when I make something. I do have 3 beers that im ageing right now. Oh try looking at a clear bottle of cheep modelo thats been sitting for 4 years. Looks pretty cloudy. But most of my beers are in brown bottles. But are totaly undrinkable.
Why not drink them fresh, fill with water and re-cap? No one will ever know the difference.

knuckleheadbrewing Likes This 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump