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Bottle Share @ Growler Guys: The massacre of livers.

Growler Guys hosted a large bottle share for a bunch of the beer geeks in Portland. We all decided to bring beers that we wanted to share with people/couldn’t finish on our own.

So everyone brought big imperial stouts.

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I thought it would be funny to bring a carbonated Hair of the Dog beer. SodaStream works, every time. In this particular case, Adam from the Wood

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10 Barrel Cucumber Crush: This beer is perfect for getting ready. I fucking love this shit. A+

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Hill Farmstead Arthur: Mmmm, this is not an imperial stout, I’m just not quite ready yet. A

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Cantillon Fou Foune 2014: This is superior to the 2013 vintage. Way more apricots in this one. Thanks to my buddy Bruce for bringing this one! A+

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Cantillon Lou Pepe Kriek 2014 Cork : Bruce strikes again. Not quite sure that this is as good as the 2013 I opened a few weeks ago, but whatever, it’s all delicious. A+

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That Bruce guy is such an asshole.

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Block 15 Super Nebula: Mmm, this one is the batch that was aged in Pappy Van Winkle 20 barrels. Can you taste the /rar?! A

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Cigar City Marshal Zhukov B1: This beer is 6 years old…..and it’s aged surprisingly well! I imagined an oxidized mess, but it turned out to be pretty good. On the other hand, you should drink this one fresh. B

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Jester King Atrial Rubicite: Best beer that Jester King makes by a mile. Do you like raspberry jam? I do, so I love this beer. A

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Hangar 24 Pugachev’s Cobra: Let the stouts begin.

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Alesmith Vietnamese Coffee Speedway: This is the best variant. So ridiculously good. A+

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Alesmith Kopi Luwak Barrel Aged Speedway: Such a long name, but it’s really damn good. A/A+

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Hill Farmstead E.: NOT A STOUT THANK GOD! I’ve had too many stouts in the last week or so…

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Side Project Saison de Rouge: This one is really good, definitely better than the other Side Projects I’ve had aside from Fuzzy.

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Bruery Chocolate Rain: This is not the beer to have last, but we did it anyway.

So, these are just some of the bottles that showed up at the tasting. If I had to guess, I would say about 50-60 bottles were there, but I’d rather not die, so I only had the ones I listed above.

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De Garde Vin Lee Release

After the Super Nebula release, we all make the 2 hour drive up to Tillamook in order to make the De Garde release + bottle share. It’s a lot of driving for sure, but it definitely pays dividends!

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Nice little line outside the brewery on a rare sunny winter day.

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Upright Blend Love: Doing very well, and very suitable as a “standing in line” beer. A

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Ooooh look! It’s the beer allocations for the Keepers Society! Much jimmies will be rustled.

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DAT Coolship!

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De Garde Imperial Vin Bu: One of the best beers from De Garde so far! I would place it above the raspberry variant and below the boysenberry version. A+

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There were a lot of people at the event, and it was run very well.

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Huh….that name looks familiar. This becomes important later.

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Fire Engine #9: Golden raspberry sour that tastes a little like a diet version of Block 15’s Framboise White. A-

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Night Shift Cape Codder Weisse: Apparently this is really rare, but I just don’t get as much cranberry as I was expecting. Pretty good though! B+/A-

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Hill Farmstead Elaborative #2: Pretty good, but I really want to say this was terrible because I lost a bottle of this when it was being shipped to me. B+

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Jester King Atrial Rubicite: Yep, still tastes like jam! A-/A

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De Garde Vin Lee: Holy mutant batman! This beer is incredible, neck and neck with Imperial Vin Bu as the best beer of the day. A+

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New Belgium La Folie: Cage and Corked La Folie is superior to the more recent versions. Non-pasteurization is the way to go! A+

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Bruery Mocha Wednesday: This beer is insane. If you have the means, track one down. A+

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Upright Special Herbs: DEM SPECIAL HERBS!!!!!!!!!

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Olde Hickory Lindley Park: Tastes like Thanksgiving! A-/A

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Sante Adarius Love’s Armor: Best batch so far! B+/A-

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Jester King thingy thingama thing: I’m reaching the point of not caring…

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Cigar City Smoked Imperial Stout: Nice and peaty! A-

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Block 15 Super Nebula: Yeah, just came from the brewery, but couldn’t help myself! A

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MMmmm, beer….

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Remember that barrel I showed earlier? Here’s a picture of a weird man drinking straight from the barrel. I heard it was quite good.

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Oh god, what have we done?!

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SOON.

Small bottleshare time!

Couple people from out of town wanted to do some trades and to share some bottles, so for the 3rd time in the same number of days, I went to the Commons.

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Hmm, might be a lot for 5 people. I love the ambition.

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Time for some liquid courage in the form of Gin Enkel! 5 glasses in 3 days, I might have a problem.

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De Garde Rougie: Aging well, but it’s a slower gusher now, so be ready with a glass!

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Crooked Stave Surette: So much better than the reserva version! This one has no butter.

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Jester King Aurelian: Holy tits this beer is sour! Lots of apricots too! First Jester King beer I’ve had that doesn’t suck. A-

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Troegs Master of Pumpkins: Not bad, but I like the label better. B

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Lawson’s Maple Tripple: Tastes like delicious, alcoholic breakfast! A+

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Best way to smash my face with coffee.

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Crooked Stave L’Brett Blackberry: Quite tasty, but I wouldn’t mind more fruit. B+

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Jester King Chrysalis: Not as good as the apricot Jester King, but it is still good. Maybe I need to only drink the small bottles of Jester King. Is that the secret? B+

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Crooked Stave Origins: Still one of the better dark sours out there. B+

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Crooked Stave Cherry Origins: Best beer from this year’s Crooked Stave reserve society. A/A+

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Lost Abbey Duck Duck Gooze 2013: Batch 2 is way better than the original batch. This one is nice and refreshing while bringing a good amount of funk to the table. Batch 1’s soul goal was to destroy my face, and it did a pretty good job. This is worth trading for. A/A+

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Lost Abbey Cable Car: Holy robot Jesus I love this beer. A+

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The man who brought the bottle chugging the last 5 oz like a boss!

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Cantillon 50N-4E: Oh, hey there. Cognac barrel aged sour beer?! Why yes, yes I want some. It was quite good too! A

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Jester King Atrial Rubicite: This one is god damn delicious, absolutely worth the hype! One of the juiciest, jammiest beers I’ve ever had. A+

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Bruery Grey Monday: This is a terrible idea, but a delicious one! A/A+

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Both Persicas were buttery. What sadness.