March has gone by very slow. It feels like I’ve been in this month forever. The starting week I was in Copenhagen followed by a case of the flu that turned into a sinus infection which lasted another 7 days and the anticipation of 2 International trades + the beers shipped from Belgium being stuck in customs, it’s been a bit stressful. Somehow, despite spending 25% of the month in another country and another quarter in bed with a cold, I somehow managed to pass my highest ratings in a month since August when I attended 3 beer festivals a scored 125 total ratings. It’s cool to have passed that and now that bar is set higher and closer to my hopeful 150 per month record which will most likely happen during summer months.

Note: the “Belgian Beer Haul” from my trip in February will be a separate post. I’m crossing my fingers that all of the boxes arrive this week so expect that post soon. 

Also this month, I bought a car and finally replaced my aging iMac that was literally on its last leg. Great month for beer, trading, drinking, rating and overall work / life. Thanks for reading and let’s take on this mammoth of a beer haul:

Beer Haul 3-7-13
Hill Farmstead Bier de Norma 2013 x4
Beer Haul 3-7-13
Hill Farmstead Florence and Grassroots Brewing Convivial Suarez
Beer Haul 3-7-13
Brasserie de Blaugies La Vermontoise and Hill Farmstead Fear & Trembling (2013)
Beer Haul 3-7-13
Mikkeller Spirits Distilled Black aged in 23 Year Pappy Barrels Gift Set
Beer Haul 3-7-13
Mikkeller Spirits Distilled Black aged in 23 Year Pappy Barrels Gift Set
Beer Trade - Denmark 3-4-13
De Cam Framboise-lambiek, Struise Pannepot Wild, Cantillon Blåbær and Mikkeller The Forager
Beer Haul 3-7-13
Mikkeller Chipotle Porter (Eagle Rare), Mikkeller George (Cognac and Calvados), Mikkeller Black (Tequila) and Beer Here Kriekselikroxen
Beer Haul 3-7-13
Pappy van Winkle 12 ‘Lot B’ and Pappy van Winkle 20
Beer Haul 3-7-13
Hill Farmstead Growlers (Society 6 and Everett)
Beer Haul 3-7-13
Cascade Apricot, Blueberry, Noyaux, Vlad the Imp Aler and The Vine
Beer Trade 3-7-13
Franklin’s Brewery wild C&C 750s, Evolution Menagerie #8 and Three Heads The Kind
Beer Trade 3-7-13
Arcadia BA Imperial Stout, Straight Jacket Barley wine, FFF Behemoth, Low Dive Blueberry Saison, New Glarus R&D Gueuze, and Brewers Gone Wild Doubly Down ’n Even Dirtier and Who’s Your Daddy?
Beer Trade 3-7-13
BrewDog Teku Glass, CCB Imperial Sweet Stout, Pipeworks Galaxy IPA, Squatter’s Fifth Element, Quakerbridge Barley Wine and Double Daisy Cutter

 

Beer Haul 3-25-13
Armand 4 Seasons Gueuze
Beer Haul 3-25-13
Cantillon Blåbær 2007, Heeren van Liedekercke 20 Anniversary Blend, Struise Five Squared and 3 Fonteinen Armand & Tomme Gueuze x2
Beer Haul 3-25-13
2013 La Folie, Lost Abbey Deliverance Ale and St. Bernardus 12
International Trade 3-25-13
3 Fonteinen Framboos, 3 Fonteinen J & J Oude Geuze Blauw and 3 Fonteinen Straffe Winter
International Trade 3-25-13
Too many beers to list but a lot of vintage beers via Sweden
Chicago Trade 3-27-13
Revolution Brewing Coup d’etat, Rise, Eugene, Bean Gene and Mean Gene
So-Cal Trade