Posts Tagged ‘ Dave ’

With Big Birthdays Come Big Beers

Also, in a words of a close friend, “poor life choices”.


So, I didn’t even know that Mikkeller made a geuze.


de Garde Peach Bu b1 3L: Oh, why hello there you sexy beast. You are drinking surprisingly well! Let’s have a closer look…


Yes, yes. You are indeed holding up very well. Mmmmm


Phoneception? Must be a good reason.


Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Vintage 2002: Oh boy, it’s been a few years since I’ve had this beer. Crazy enough, it’s been very different each time I’ve had it. Guess that is par for the course when you are drinking a beer that is old enough to be learning how to drive. A+


Cantillon Fou Foune 2013: This might be my favorite recent vintage of Fou Foune.


Oakshire Hellshire VI Single Barrel Reserve: Wow, I had forgotten what real barrel aged stouts should taste like! Better than Assassin.


Some more goodies!

Maybe this bottle looks familiar from Brews for New Avenues? Between myself and a friend we were able to land one of the four bottles. Slightly funky, moderate tartness, with an incredible amount of raspberry. Really, really happy to be able to try this beer.


Well, you know how whales are supposed to be finished…



Happy Birthday Kevin!


Oh yes, we also had Dave.




Really? You won’t give us a label?

My friend from Tahoe was unexpectedly in town, on his birthday. I pretty much walked into him with a few friends at Hair of the Dog last night. Things got a little crazy from there.

I was not ready.


Okay, regular Adam, this is reasonable.


Adam batch 6 (from 1994 I think), much less reasonable. Tastes like sherry, or port.


Doggie Claws from 2004? Really good actually, and worlds better than the monstrosity that is 2014 Doggie Claws. I was surprised how hoppy this beer was, since hops fade, and this beer would have been in 5th grade.


Soy sauce? Nope, it’s actually a bottle of Dave, but they didn’t have any labels for us, because of sketchy business practices.


Could be a $1,400 bottle of soy sauce, only one way to find out!


They were kind enough to give us a prop bottle for photo proof. So weird.


Hair of the Dog Dave: Okay story time. This beer was produced in 1994, and won first place at the 1998 Toronado Barley Wine Festival. The strength was achieved by taking 300 gallons of Adam and freezing it three times, leaving only 100 gallons. It’s actually illegal now for a brewery to freeze distill beer without a separate license…so this will never be made again. Time for tasting notes! This beer has the greatest amount of bitter dark chocolate I have ever experienced, and at 29% ABV, hides the booze presence really well. It almost feels like the heat from the alcohol is an extension of the bitter finish imparted by the chocolate flavors. Also, this beer has the longest finish out of anything I have ever tasted, you could still taste the beer a minute or two after each sip. Kind of ridiculous. Was it the best “whale” I’ve had? Nope. That honor would go to Blauw and M. See below:

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We kept on drinking after the Dave, but I’ll save that post for later.

Hair of the Dog Dave

Pretty sure the title says everything that anyone needs to know.

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Let the chaos begin.

Announced via Hair of the Dog’s Facebook page:

Next Saturday, along with the releases, we will be doing a fundraiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind. We will have a silent auction for some Dave. The top two bids will each recieve a 375ml bottle of Dave. Bidding starts at 10am and closes at noon on November 10th, starting bid is $1400

People are going to fly in just to bid on this beer. Means I have to get up even earlier to get in line for the beers being released. Bah!