Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Inventory of Beer Cellar

I found it necessary to compile an inventory of what I have in my cellar...well, not exactly my "cellar," but what I have in my basement, or back room, or storage closet (what ever has an appropriate temperature range).  I have been stocking what I  have in the "cellar" for 3 years now, occasionally drinking one every once in a while.  There is a certain requirement for items to be cellared.  The must be high gravity (greater than 7% ABV).  Though I do have quite a lot of homebrew, they don't stay there long unless they fit the criteria of being cellared.

These are some of my criteria:
-That I buy two and drink one now and the other goes into the cellar
-7% ABV can be cellared for one year
-8% ABV can be cellared for two years
-9% ABV can be cellared for three years...you get the trend....
-Temperatures ranging from 10°-16°C

750-mL and bombers:
Brooklyn Black-Ops 2011
The Bruery Saison Rue 2010
Dogfish Head Squall IPA 2010
Dogfish Head Miles Davis Bitches Brew 2010
Dogfish Head Sah'Tea 2010
Dogfish Head Namastee 2010
Dogfish Head/Three Floyds Poppaskull 2010
Goose Island Night Stalker 2011
Left Hand Warrior IPA 2010
New Holland el Mole Ocho 2010
Otter Creek Quercus Vitis Humulus 2009
Stone 14th Anniversary Imperial IPA 2010
Stone Old Guardian 2010
Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous 2010
Southern Tier Pumking 2010
Three Floyds Black Sun 2010
Three Floyds Dreadnought 2010

12-oz and 10-oz. (quantity in parenthesis):
21st Amendment Fireside Chat 2010
Bells Hopslam 2010 (4)
Bells Hopslam 2011 (5)
Dogfish Head Burton Baton 2010 (2)
Dogfish Head Immort Ale 2010
Dogfish Head Old School 2010 (3)
Dogfish Head Festina Peche 2011 (3)
Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout 2009
Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout 2010
Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout 2011 (3)
Founders Old Curmudgeon 2009
Flying Dog Raging Bitch 2010
Great Divide Belgica 2010 (2)
Great Divide Yeti 2009
Jolly Pumpkin Bam Noire 2009
North Coast Old Stock 2010 (2)
Samuel Adams Imperial White 2010
Sierra Nevada Big Foot 2009
Southern Tier 2XIPA 2010
Southern Tier Old Man 2010
Three Floyds Gumball Head 2010 (3)

Homebrew Bombers and 750-mL (quantity in parenthesis):
Barleywine 2010
Imperial IPA 2009
Imperial Oatmeal Stout 2007 (2)
Imperial Oatmeal Stout Secondaried Over Bourbonized Cherries Bittered With Cocoa Nibs 2009
SMASH 2009 (Munich and Hallertauer)

Homebrews 12-oz. (quantity in parenthesis):
Barleywine 2011 (24)
Cascadian  IPA 2011 (14)
Imperial Oatmeal Stout Bittered With Cocoa Nibs 2010 (6)
Stout 2009 (4)
Ordinary Bitter 2011 (20)
SMASH (Munich and Nelson Sauvin) Secondaried With Wild Raspberries 2010 (2)


  1. To add to my cellar, I just purchased a 750-mL bottle of Founders Blushing Monk. They only allowed me to purchase one. :(

  2. still trying to wrap my mind around people cellaring ipas they end up tasting like rank sherry almost every time

    good collection tho

  3. Thanks for the compliment on my variety of cellared beer! Cellaring IPAs change the taste of them completely, as the hops fall out. Sometimes this make for a phenomenal tasting beer (i.e., Hopslam, which made it turn into a Old Ale style of beer, delicious). Sometimes, not so much. This is why I buy two, one to try here and now, and the other to age, to see what again does to the beer. Things that are in the collection, that are under 7% (i.e., Three Floyd's Gumball Head), I have already drank or they are being drank in the near future.

    Again, thanks for the comment!

  4. that came off kind of rude on my part...not my intention

    cheers to those who make it themselves

    it would have been nice to meet someone else in o-town that brews

    anyhow keep updating the blog and best of luck to you and the QB crew

  5. No worries! Thanks for the confidence.