Do boilovers happen at inopportune moments? Of course I'd be happy to do a bottle swap!
I warned him that I only had one beer ready for trade, but he was unconcerned. Rob let me know that honest feedback was more of what he wanted; his friends seldom say anything but that the beer is good (apparently out of fear that they will lose their source of free beer if they hurt his feelings). He let me know that he had to bottle some from where it was kegged, and we agreed to meet.
I was pretty excited at the prospect; I knew that at least two of Rob's beers were styles I have never tried before. I was also a little worried, since the bottle I would be swapping was my very first beer, but he had let me know that he'd made good beers and bad beers - including some, in his words, that he felt sorry for the drains he'd poured them down. After one final assurane that he wasn't worried about an even trade, we set an exact time.
I showed up with my lone bottle, and Rob came with an entire six pack, with zero duplicates. Once more, I felt a bit like a mooch, but he waved that off. The six were his dunkel, an altbier, a Dead Guy clone, a stout, an Oktoberfest, and a Chimay Grande Reserve clone. The dunkel had been entered in the national homebrew competition, but...
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Thanks for the review! It's a great beer, hope I can repeat it.
posted by Rob on 4/24/2012 at 06:55:55 PM
looks and sounds awesome. any chance you would post the recipe?
posted by Phil on 9/01/2012 at 12:06:35 AM
I think that Rob is okay with me posting the recipe, but I want to verify that. I plan to get the beer recipe area of the site up and running shortly, and I'd like to feature this gem there.
posted by homebrewadad on 1/10/2015 at 10:11:18 PM
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