Beer Tastings: RateBeer’s 2017 Hill Farmstead Magnum Tasting

Here’s a link to the 2015 Edition of this great tasting.

Exactly 2 years later, we’re back with another version of this. This time, I had stockpiled 22 magnums to open. We only got through 7 of these but we did have a lot more beer overall. It was 5 of us instead of 12 which is a bummer but we did it over 2 days instead of 1 so it was a blast. I just have a lot more large format bottles available for next year, I guess?

Here are some photos:

RateBeer Summer Magnum Tasting 2017

RateBeer Summer Magnum Tasting 2017

RateBeer Summer Magnum Tasting 2017

RateBeer Summer Magnum Tasting 2017

Wicked Weed Framboos Morte

RateBeer Magum Tasting, 2017

RateBeer Magum Tasting, 2017

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More photos are here

Travel: My favorite beer photos from Belgium 2017

I was in Belgium last in 2015. I was supposed to go in 2016 but I missed my flight by about 2-3 minutes. Sigh. Heather and I received our voucher and re-booked for after the house was done and did a 5 day trip to Belgium to hit our favorite spots. The only place we didn’t make was to Westvleteran. She had never been and it’s one of those bucket-list stops for beer geeks despite the beer itself not being the #1 beer in the world.

I took a lot of photos with the SLR and here are my favorite beer photos I wanted to share. I need to schedule a lot of reviews for you all but I’ve been slacking off. You’ll have to just enjoy the photos:

This is everything we took to Belgium to share / trade!

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Tilquin Pinot Noir - Moeder Lambic

Belgian BeerCation - May, 2017

Moeder Lambic 2017

Moeder Lambic 2017

Moeder Lambic 2017

Moeder Lambic 2017

Belgian BeerCation - May, 2017

Cantillon Chouke

Belgian BeerCation - May, 2017

Belgian BeerCation - May, 2017

Cantillon Saint Lamvinus Grand Cru

Cantillon Saint Lamvinus Grand Cru

Belgian BeerCation - May, 2017

50N4E Cantillon 2015

50N4E Cantillon 2015

Drie Fonteinen Lambic-O-Droom - Beersel

Drie Fonteinen Lambic-O-Droom - Beersel

Drie Fonteinen Lambic-O-Droom - Beersel

Beer Lovers Bar - Antwerp

Drie Fonteinen Lambic-O-Droom - Beersel

Beer Lovers Bar - Antwerp

Oerbier Reserva @ Kulminator

Belgian BeerCation - May, 2017

Drie Fonteinen Lambic-O-Droom - Beersel

Drie Fonteinen Lambic-O-Droom - Beersel

Drie Fonteinen Lambic-O-Droom - Beersel

Guezerie Tilquin 2017

Guezerie Tilquin 2017

Guezerie Tilquin 2017

Guezerie Tilquin 2017

Guezerie Tilquin 2017

Belgian BeerCation - May, 2017

Belgian BeerCation - May, 2017

De Dolle Brouwers - 2017

De Dolle Brouwers - 2017

Beer Tasting Belgium 5-26-2017

Grote Dorst 2017

Beer Tasting Belgium 5-26-2017

Beer Tasting Belgium 5-26-2017

Grote Dorst 2017

Grote Dorst 2017

Grote Dorst 2017

Grote Dorst 2017

h.ertie Gouden Blend 2017 - Oud Beersel

Jupiler

Geuzerie de Cam - Gooik 2017

Geuzerie de Cam - Gooik 2017

Geuzerie de Cam - Gooik 2017

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Bierpallieters - Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 2017Bierpallieters - Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 2017

Bierpallieters - Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 2017

Bierpallieters - Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 2017

Bierpallieters - Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 2017

Bierpallieters - Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 2017

Bierpallieters - Weekend of Spontaneous Fermentation 2017

Belgian BeerCation - May, 2017

Beer Tastings: Two Strangers Swing by for Some Beer

Two Ratebeerians were passing through my area on their way home from Hill Farmstead. I got to open some beers they haven’t been able to try. It was a nice evening!

Hill Farmstead Elaborative 3

Hill Farmstead Works of Love: 2013 (Sante Adairius)

Hill Farmstead Damon (Port Barrel, 2013)

Beer Tasting, 6-7-2017

2003 Ice Cider Inspiration

2003 Inspiration Ice Cider, amazing still too cloying to enjoy more than this much. Works of Love Sante is perfection, 2013 Port Damon, going very strong. I even wrote Shaun a letter to let him know and ask him to continue brewing such a great beer. Elaborative 3. Too sweet for me but delicious. We had Allagash Uncommon Crow (amazing) and 2011 Gueuze Tilquin (perfect).

It was a nice evening.