I didn’t know the “labor” in Labor Day meant drinking…

Well, that’s what it meant this year. My fraternity brother from school was in town, so we decided to broaden his beer horizons a bit!


These were the bottles that showed up at the beginning of the tasting. More showed up late, but I couldn’t be bothered.


Commons Emelie: Great way to warm up the palate. As I may have mentioned in a previous post, it tastes like a blend of Russian River’s Consecration and Temptation. A-


Logsdon Cerasus: Better than I remember, but it could use some more time. B+/A-


Eagle Rock Solidarity: This beer is boring. C


Crooked Stave Vielle: Really tasty, you could easily crush multiple bottles of this. I would have personally bottled this in 750 ml bottles, because 375 ml isn’t quite enough. A-


Well this isn’t going to suck.


But this beer did! Founders Mango Magnifico: D


Deschutes Abyss 2012: This beer is still a little hot. Needs to sit more. A-


Deschutes Abyss 2011: This, on the other hand, is drinking fucking awesome. A


Deschutes Black Butte XX: This beer is like drinking unicorn tears. A+


Odell the Meddler: Solid Oud Bruin. B/B+


Logsdon Peche ‘n Brett: Still very peachy, and tasting great. This year’s batch is aging better than Fantasia. A/A+


Crooked Stave Wild Wild Brett Violet: This beer is amazing, even better out of the bottle than on draft. I could drink this beer forever. The finish is nice and tart, and lingers for minutes. A+


Hill Farmstead Everett: Yep, still the best standard porter that I have encountered. By standard I mean it hasn’t had any weird ingredients added. A


Pelican Mother of All Storms: This beer is great, and much better than the 2011 version. A


Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood: Very tasty as always, but it could use some aging. B+/A-


Block 15 Peche: Well this is the best beer of the day, even eclipsing WWBV. Amazing beer! A+

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