Beers from the cellar
I recently drank a few “vintage” Barking Dog beers from the cellar. The first was on my recent saison brew day, where I found it incredibly appropriate to chill up a saison I brewed back in February of 2011.
LOVE how clear these get in time. I noticed a slight reduction / dimming of flavor, but nothing extreme. Still very spicy.
Another one I tried last week for kicks was a red lager I brewed in December of 2010. 2010!!
It still tasted quite good and was incredibly clear, despite the fact that my cellar temps range from 50*-70* depending on the season. No where near lagering temps, that’s for sure (don’t take that to mean this wasn’t lagered prior to bottling – it was).
Oh, and speaking of the cellar, it recently received an addition of some Surly SYX. At what point does this turn from “collecting” to “hoarding?” Not sure, but I do love pulling an older bottle out like this from time to time to see how the beer has matured.