Searching for the line between "hobby" and "obsession"

Cellar update, fall 2011

I have an uncle that lives in San Francisco. He was in town last summer and we got to talking about beer (weird, right?). He mentioned he had some Pliny the Elder (voted #1 beer in the country for the third year in a row by Zymurgy magazine) in his fridge he didn’t plan on drinking and that he would send it to me. Months later, just when I thought he’d forgotten, sure enough it shows up at my front door. Six bottles! I don’t think I’ve been so beer-happy ever. What a nice guy.

I’m trying to drink the Plinies in short order, as the bottles warn you not to age the stuff lest it looses it’s bright hop flavor, but I just can’t bring myself to gulp them down very fast. I’ll probably make my way through them by January or so. They just look so god damn good next to the rest of my growing collection. Surly Smoke, Darkness (2010-2011), Five, Dogfish Head World Wide Stout, Palo Santo Marron and a few others (along with cases and cases of homebrew).

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2 responses

  1. dankbrewer

    Rule of thumb…Pliny goes in the fridge. (cold temps slow the aging process). Sours and High alcohol beers that you want to mellow out go in the cellar.

    Cheers!

    November 4, 2011 at 10:21 am

    • Done and done!

      November 5, 2011 at 10:02 pm

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