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Gabe H
01/24/13 08:14 AM  
Future beer swap ideas
Any thoughts on future swaps? I really enjoyed having 2 beers from everyone Tuesday, but when my co-taster bailed, I ended up drinking too much for someone who had to be up at 5 am.

Maybe we could do a series of tastings with just one mailing. I'm assuming it's cheaper to ship 4 beers once then 1 beer 4 times. I'd also enjoy having a grouping of beers that was more similar, perhaps with an agreed upon 'style' i.e. sacc primary/brett secondary, or mixed culture, or no-pitch/wild, or solera, or whatever. Obviously it would be hard to say, let's all drink our no pitch beers together in 4 years, but just throwing out ideas. Depending on what folks have going now for longer projects, we could all agree to do a couple of simlar and faster (like under 6 months) beers like berliner weisse or 'west coast orval' or funky saison and with what we have in the cellar now, have four or six bbbeers to swap.

SteveG
01/24/13 10:11 AM  
Re: Future beer swap ideas
I have a thread started on Trappist style beers, no takers yet. Historically finding beers that are similar is tough, just getting enough within a general 'category' can be a challenge. It can also introduce a component of competition that a more diverse tasting will side step.

I do have something Trappist-inspired, plus I have an IPA made with homegrown hops. I was wondering if a tasting of beers that use a major ingredient that was home grown could work?

It would be real hard to be forward thinking enough to send bottles from multiple tastings - but I get why it be a good thing. I've not done this in several years, I have to say I don't recall shipping being so expensive. If I'd realized that I'd have encouraged all sending at least 2.

Something for the future - as everyone did have 8 beers it may have been better to think in terms of 2 sessions. 8 beers on a Tuesday - friggin' ouch!!

 
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