Did Christmas Come Early???

Posted: December 15, 2012 in As my wife would say, "Another Trade?"
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I normally don’t post pictures of any of my hauls that I get but my biggest trading partner sent a huge box that I just had to share (and gloat about).

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From left to right:

  • 2-12oz cans of Maui Brewing CoCoNut PorTer (HI) ~ American Porter ~ 6.0% ABV
  • Bruery 5 Golden Rings (CA) ~ Belgian Strong Pale Ale ~ 11.5% ABV
  • 12oz Three Floyds Gumballhead (IN) ~ American Pale Wheat Ale ~ 4.5% ABV
  • De Proef/Hair of the Dog Collaboration Flanders Fred (BEL) ~ Belgian Strong Pale Ale ~ 7.5% ABV
  • 12oz Schlafly Pumpkin Ale (MO) ~ Pumpkin Ale ~ 8.0% ABV
  • Bruery Rueuze (CA) ~ Gueuze ~ 5.9% ABV
  • 12oz Westvleteren 8 (BEL) ~ Dubbel ~ 8.0% ABV
  • Bruery Ichigo Highway (Collaboration with Hangar 24) (CA) ~ American Wild Ale ~ 5.5% AV
  • 12oz Avery Immitis (CO) ~ American Wild Ale ~ 9.5% AV
  • Fantome Boo! (BEL) ~ Saison / Farmhouse ~ 8.0% ABV
  • 3-12oz bottles Ken Schmidt/Iron Fist/Stone Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout (CA) ~ American Double / Imperial Stout ~ 9.6% ABV
  • St.Feuillien/Green Flash Collaboration Biere de L’Amitie (BEL) ~ Belgian Strong Pale Ale ~ 9.5%

Score….Solid Box, Matt.  Thanks

Then, as most of my friends know that I am a huge Bruery fanboy and when it comes to their beers, I have to have it.  I have amassed a huge collection over the past two years of their beers and drank some of their other killer offerings too.  With that being said, I have a list of their beers that I am still looking for on a daily basis.  This week, I was able to slay number three on that list.

Bruery Einer’s Folly Vanilla Imperial Porter (Holiday Wine Cellar’s 45th Anniversary Ale) ~ American Porter ~ 8.5% ABV

Einer’s Folly was the winner of a homebrew competition held by Holiday Wine in San Diego for their 45th anniversary. We brewed the winning ale for them which is an imperial porter with vanilla beans and bourbon soaked oak cubes. Its a magnificent ale to celebrate such a great event.

ABV:8.5%, IBU: 20, SRM: 60, Release: March 2010, One time only, available at Holiday Wine only

In case you were wondering, the list looks like this now:

  (Ill take any variation of this beer)

White Chocolate

It seems like a short list but I have consumed or own every other bottled Bruery beer ever produced.

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