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Re: Found on the shelf...

PostPosted: June 20th, 2017, 9:25 am
by thomas15
quislet wrote:Lukas OP had a good amount of Krieky Bones on the shelf when I stopped by yesterday evening. No luck on the Bravo though. Keep seeing beers by Urban Family whenever I visit. A little pricey but many of them sound tasty. Wondering if anyone on here has given them a try?

I have had a range of experiences with Urban Family. I've had some exceptional stuff and some beers that I really didn't care for. Try some for sure but also be warned that they have made some gushers at times.

Re: Found on the shelf...

PostPosted: June 20th, 2017, 11:20 am
by Jake1605
I don't think that Urban Family is worth the price, but of the 20 or so beers that I've tried from them, nothing gushed. I think storing and serving the bottle properly is something that gets underthought. After a few, you'll get it.

Re: Found on the shelf...

PostPosted: June 20th, 2017, 1:34 pm
by EricH
I opened a bottle of Prairie 4th Anniversary a few days ago that had been stored at the same temperature and in the same spot in the fridge for at least 3 months, and the second I opened it, 3/4 of the bottle gushed out. Total waste of money and not fun to clean off of the carpet. I am done with their wild ales, and will stick to their stouts and IPAs exclusively from here on out.

Re: Found on the shelf...

PostPosted: June 20th, 2017, 3:25 pm
by theLC
EricH wrote:I opened a bottle of Prairie 4th Anniversary a few days ago that had been stored at the same temperature and in the same spot in the fridge for at least 3 months, and the second I opened it, 3/4 of the bottle gushed out. Total waste of money and not fun to clean off of the carpet. I am done with their wild ales, and will stick to their stouts and IPAs exclusively from here on out.


I've been getting super harsh metallic/rust flavors out of all their stouts I've had in the last couple months...

Re: Found on the shelf...

PostPosted: June 20th, 2017, 5:16 pm
by bigpete
theLC wrote:
EricH wrote:I opened a bottle of Prairie 4th Anniversary a few days ago that had been stored at the same temperature and in the same spot in the fridge for at least 3 months, and the second I opened it, 3/4 of the bottle gushed out. Total waste of money and not fun to clean off of the carpet. I am done with their wild ales, and will stick to their stouts and IPAs exclusively from here on out.


I've been getting super harsh metallic/rust flavors out of all their stouts I've had in the last couple months...


I have pretty much stopped buying all their beers, sometimes they are amazing and then the same beer a week later will suck and with their price point there is much better stuff out there that isn't such a risk.

Re: Found on the shelf...

PostPosted: June 21st, 2017, 8:25 am
by JSchock7
Guess this is a good time to mention I lowered the price on all Urban Family a couple bucks and most of the Prairies last week.

Re: Found on the shelf...

PostPosted: June 28th, 2017, 12:40 pm
by nightfly_dp
2015 Blvd BBQ at the Quiktrip at 39th and Bolger in Indep. On the bottom shelf with the wine $13.69. I got one yesterday and left at least 7. Now hope it drinks well.

Re: Found on the shelf...

PostPosted: June 28th, 2017, 1:10 pm
by EricH
nightfly_dp wrote:2015 Blvd BBQ at the Quiktrip at 39th and Bolger in Indep. On the bottom shelf with the wine $13.69. I got one yesterday and left at least 7. Now hope it drinks well.


I just had one a couple of nights ago. It's still good but is about a month away from its "Drink By" date by now.

Re: Found on the shelf...

PostPosted: June 28th, 2017, 1:17 pm
by tylerajen
EricH wrote:
nightfly_dp wrote:2015 Blvd BBQ at the Quiktrip at 39th and Bolger in Indep. On the bottom shelf with the wine $13.69. I got one yesterday and left at least 7. Now hope it drinks well.


I just had one a couple of nights ago. It's still good but is about a month away from its "Drink By" date by now.


Why would a barrel aged 12% quad have a drink by date on it? And why would it be only 2 years after release? I bet it would still be good 3 years from now.

Re: Found on the shelf...

PostPosted: June 28th, 2017, 2:02 pm
by EricH
I imagine it would be drinkable but I don't think it will have improved at all after 3+ years. By then it has started to go downhill. In my opinion it's definitely best within the first year or two, when the flavors are still more distinct and less sort of smudged together and oxidized.

I should note that I do not have a proper cellar that stays at 53 degrees all year round -- I just have a basement. Right now it is probably 70-72 down there, which greatly accelerates the aging process.