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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.

Re: Found on the shelf...

PostPosted: June 28th, 2017, 10:34 pm
by Stringer_bell
Not sure if anyone has been into the Gomers in Parkville lately but I stopped in today and was impressed with their remodel. It seems like their selection has improved as well over the past few months. There was nothing uber rare but they had some Prairie Paradise and Pe-Kan, American Solera Eng-Yak and The Ground is Shaking, Grimm Double Negative and some other good stuff. These beers may be sitting around a lot of places but I don't frequent the bottle shops like I used to. If you happen to be in Parkville though I recommend making a stop there.

Re: Found on the shelf...

PostPosted: June 29th, 2017, 12:13 pm
by nightfly_dp
tylerajen wrote:
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: July 1st, 2017, 8:14 am
by keezer
tylerajen wrote: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.


To add to Eric's response and at the risk of stating the obvious, it is because 2 years is the window in which the brewer feels the product will be at its best if stored properly. In my experience, a beer--even a big beer--that keeps in peak condition for years or improves, is the exception, not the rule.

Re: Found on the shelf...

PostPosted: July 1st, 2017, 6:11 pm
by JRBoulevard_KC
Keezer droppin dat knowledge!

Re: Found on the shelf...

PostPosted: August 7th, 2017, 9:46 pm
by EricH
Gomer's Lenexa has a ton of 750s of Nebraska Brewing EOS Hefeweizen on sale for 4.99/bottle. I picked up a couple, it's tasty.

Re: Found on the shelf...

PostPosted: August 10th, 2017, 1:19 pm
by JSchock7
To make room for 6 pack cans on the way, just put Roughtail Pale Ale 4 packs down to $6.99 at Lukas OP if interested.

Re: Found on the shelf...

PostPosted: August 11th, 2017, 2:21 pm
by nightfly_dp
keezer wrote:
tylerajen wrote: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.


I drank this 2-3 weeks after this post. It was still ok but was better fresh. I wouldn't pay a premium for it. The barrel qualities just don't last as long with that beer I suppose.

To add to Eric's response and at the risk of stating the obvious, it is because 2 years is the window in which the brewer feels the product will be at its best if stored properly. In my experience, a beer--even a big beer--that keeps in peak condition for years or improves, is the exception, not the rule.

Re: Found on the shelf...

PostPosted: August 12th, 2017, 5:09 pm
by Jake1605
nightfly_dp wrote:
keezer wrote:
tylerajen wrote: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.


I drank this 2-3 weeks after this post. It was still ok but was better fresh. I wouldn't pay a premium for it. The barrel qualities just don't last as long with that beer I suppose.

To add to Eric's response and at the risk of stating the obvious, it is because 2 years is the window in which the brewer feels the product will be at its best if stored properly. In my experience, a beer--even a big beer--that keeps in peak condition for years or improves, is the exception, not the rule.


Things you will never hear in Belgium. I subconsciously almost reported this post lol.