I had a party last night for no good reason, and asked people in lieu of bringing food/etc. to bring random beers. I've done this before and really enjoyed getting to try beers I've never heard of. Well things got a bit out of hand. Most people didn't just bring 6-packs as I had expected, they were bringing coolers, full cases, etc. We originally had a large cooler and a separate planters pot, but that lasted all of 30min before we had to find something else. To the rescue came my daughter's kiddie pool. We had so much beer I couldn't even put everything on ice.
So this pic is from TODAY, after we drank cases worth of beer. I think there are about 20 different brews at least (none homebrew), and most I've never had before (except for the Victory brands). I think I might have to have a party to drink the beer left over from this party!
There are about 4-5 different Hefe's that are apparently pretty good. I'm thinking (since for at least 2 of them I have multiples) I can use the yeast for a starter culture for a clone of the particular brand. One is Paulaner (apparently a very good German beer), the other is Bell's Oberon, a very good hefe I had a few of last night.