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Bottle Share Recap: Cincinnati knows good beer

The fog is still lifting from the unbelievable bottle share party yesterday so please excuse the poorly constructed sentences and choices of words. My intent is to let the pictures do the talking, but I will highlight some observations and fun facts from the afternoon.

  • Wild Mike’s Wings is awesome for letting a rowdy bunch of beer nerds lock down a quarter of their restaurant and bring in their own beverages.
  • The folks that read this blog are all extremely generous, genuinely nice, and VERY well versed in craft beer (and homebrewing!). We had an unbelievable amount of beer and unfortunately, some of it went to waste… tear. We tried. Our livers tried. We failed gloriously.
  • By my count, we had 13 beers from the top 250 list. Nearly half of those were in the top 25.
  • At one point people were trying to juggle cups of West 12, Dark Lord and Parabola. This was after the Pliny and Heady were crushed.
  • We probably did some irreparable damage to the Untappd servers and irritated a lot of people on FB/Twitter.
  • Two-thirds of MadTree Brewing (Kenny and Jeff) came through with some amazing beers, their own and others! They hung out, annoyed their significant others, and shared in the festivities. Yet another reason why this is my favorite brewery.
  • 200 plastic 5oz tasting cups was not enough.
  • I learned that I really need to make a road trip to Columbus Brewing Company to sample some Bodhi again.
  • In total we had 51 different beers (list below). Not surprisingly, big stouts and IPAs were most popular and plentiful.
  • All were in agreement that this will need to happen again. Stay tuned…..

And here’s the beerporn…

Here’s the list… let me know if I missed any.

7venth Sun – Mangrove
Avery – Twenty
Ballast Point – Victory at Sea
Bear Republic – Black Racer
Boulevard – Long Strange Tripel
Brewery Vivant – Tart Side of the Moon
Cigar City – Brandy Barrel Hunahpu
Cigar City – Hunahpu
Cigar City – Improvisación
Cigar City/Dunedin Brewery – Auld Alliance
Cigar City/The Bruery – Dos Costas Oeste
Crooked Stave – Hop Savant
Cuvee de Trolls
Dogfish Head – Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew
Dunedin Brewery – Local Honey
Elevator – Bar Bar
Firestone Walker – Parabola
Foothills – Sexual Chocolate
Founders – Doom
Homebrew: FBS Clone and Hoppa Poppa DIPA
Hoppin Frog – BORIS
Hoppin Frog/Fano – Natasha Rocks America
Jailhouse Brewing – Breakout Stout
Laughing Dog – Dogzilla
MadTree – Barrel Aged Axis Mundi
MadTree – Identity Crisis
New Glarus – Raspberry Tart
North Coast – Barrel Aged Old Rasputin XV
Ommegang – Seduction
Pizza Boy Brewing – Super Saison
Prairie – Prairie Hop
Revolution – Crystal Hero
Rogue – Good Chit
Russian River – Pliny the Elder
Sierra Nevada – Southern Hemisphere Harvest
Souther Tier – Pumking (2009)
Stone – RuinTen
The Alchemist – Heady Topper
The Bruery – Saison de Lente
Three Floyds – Apocalypse Cow
Three Floyds – Blackheart
Three Floyds – Dark Lord (2010)
Three Floyds – Dark Lord (2012)
Three Floyds – Rabbid Rabbit
Three Floyds – Zombie Dust
Tripel Karmeliet
Uinta – Cockeyed Cooper
Westvletern XII
Widmer Brothers – South By North West (SXNW)

Mike Stuart

Craft beer enthusiast and hombrew dabbler. Part-time writer, sometimes funny.

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