De Garde Tasting Room Grand Opening

Left around 10AM for Tillamook on Saturday so I could make it early for the opening! Surprisingly, one of the friends that was driving with me wanted to leave even earlier….What a ridiculous concept.

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My precious…..

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This is what you call unreasonably affordable pricing. I’ll take it though!

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This place is small, seriously small. I like it this way actually.

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Didn’t have my coffee that morning, but a glass of Loak Bean made everything better! Dark fruits, a bit of tartness, followed up by a short of coffee and a kick of vanilla. Highly recommended. A+

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Soliel D’Or: Nelson Sauvin is sooooo good. I loved this beer, probably ranked it #3 after Loak Bean and Blu Bu Weisse. A+

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My friend and his 3L bottle of Soliel D’Or! 1 of 3 bottles!

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I also walked away with a 3L bottle. Loak Bean for me! That’s my glass of Blu Bu Weisse on the right.

After trying the whole taplist, we decided to open some bottles of our own!

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Hill Farmstead Civil Disobedience #6: Really damn good. Grassy, while still retaining some nelson sauvin and juicy aspects from Hill Farmstead Juicy (used as part of the blend). A+

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Drie Fonteinen Doesjel: Surprised at the number of bubbles in this bottle. This bottle is far superior to any I’ve had in the past. Blew my mind! A+

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Oh look, they tapped Cornelio Nunez porter! Tastes like delicious cold pressed coffee. A

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Cantillon Saint Lamvinus 2009: Not as funky or sour as I would expect from a Cantillon this old, but there definitely was some increased funk and tartness. Grapes are holding up really well. I love this beer, it’s my favorite non-whale Cantillon. A+

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Notice how the back of my car is sitting lower than the front……We got noticeably worse gas mileage on the way back home.

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I may have spent a lot of money…..

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    • Aaron
    • September 27th, 2013

    Know of anyone who is willing to sell a loak or blu? Heading down to pdx right now.

  1. Nope, but De Garde announced that some bottles will see limited distribution.

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