Tag Archives: beer aging

Who put the cardboard in my beer? Aging and oxidation of Beer

Who put the cardboard in my beer? Aging and oxidation of beer. by Will Deutschman Check out Will’s article on the Myth of the 100+ IBU IPA There has been much talk lately of cellaring beer. Some are for it, enjoying collecting treasures to savor slowly over the years. Some do it so they can have ‘vertical tastings’ of different vintages of the same brew. Some do it accidentally because beers get ‘lost’ in the basement. (The author sheepishly raises his hand here.) And, of…

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“Rock, Paper, Scissors” – Glass Bottles Always Win

From David- Founder of Sommbeer: Glass Bottles Always Win for Long Term Storage When John Fahrner wrote about Cellar Phobia, he wrote about me (not true). I buy, hoard and store a great deal of beer.  I made a cellar in my basement with solid walls and a lockable exterior door, just to store my stash.   My wife says I’m preparing for Armageddon in a manner that any good Irishman would do. Not sure about that, but I do call my cellar the “panic…

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I Don’t Save Beer !

Featured Contributor: Bryan Alkire  @balkire19 I know this is blasphemy. I know that my beer fan credentials may be revoked. I also know this may make my first post here my last but I have to be honest I don’t have a beer cellar. I don’t store beer in a closet, and I don’t save any for a special occasion. I buy it, I drink it, and I move on.   First let me clear up one thing. I love good beer. I have stood in…

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Cellar Phobia – Why Don’t I Drink My Beer?

Senior Editor – John Fahrner @fahrn13 I buy a lot of beer, and some time about 2 years ago I started buying bottles and storing them in makeshift cellar in an effort to maximize the flavor out of my beverage investment. When I started doing this all was well, I would go to my local store of choice grab whatever I was going to enjoy that day and add an extra treasure to my purchase to stash away for a rainy day. I still find myself doing…

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Celebrator – The Happy Beer Meal – Beer Review

From David- Founder of Sommbeer: Beer Review – Celebrator from Ayinger – Double Bock I was shopping in one of my favorite liquor stores, doing what I normally do, hoarding Bell’s Expedition stout for cellar aging.  As is customary when wasting time on a lunch hour, I started to chat with the staff ” Can I help you sir?” he asked.  “Nope I just like your store” I said eyeballing some Scottie Karate.  He seemed to recognize my appreciation for fine beer and soon motioned…

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Fermentation, Aging and Oak – The Food Trinity

    From David- Founder of Sommbeer: Ever notice how some combinations just make sense?  Cajun cooks live by this concept.  When they use onions, bell peppers and celery for the foundation of almost all of their dishes it’s referred to as the Cajun Trinity.           A few weeks ago I was grilling asparagus on the grill, topped with balsamic vinegar.  The meal also included aged cheese and some fresh bread.  What to drink with my bbq?  Red wine!  All this…

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Dragon’s Milk – This Dragon has a Bite – Beer Review

Sommbeer Note: Check out the latest review from @billsbeerreport                    Dragon’s Milk Beer Review. It’s fun to run all over town, wasting my valuable free time trying to find KBS,  Blacknote and Dogfish 120.  I really have nothing better to do than befriend party store owners and beer sommeliers in the hopes of obtaining some rare and exotic beer.  It’s like having an Easter Egg hunt every weekend. Truthfully, it’s a bit of relief to have an…

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Cellaring and Aging Beer – Updated Pics

So you might think the wine guys are the only ones that age their stash.  Nope, beer geeks do too.  I was excited to do this myself last year after I made a wine cellar in my basement.  It was a big project, but I had hundreds of websites to help guide me.  When I decided to store beer however, there was frightfully little help.  This page has been created to help the cause.  This is a journey and I’m still learning. Beer Aging – Conditions…

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