But yeah, I didn't feel like going through the hassle of moving the beer collection across the country, under refrigeration, guarded by Cossacks. So I invited a bunch of our serious beer friends over and we staged some awesome verticals.
On the docket was:
- Stone Vertical Epic 03-04-05-06-07-08
- Stone Anniversary 8th, 9th, 12th
- Victory Old Horizontal (various years)
- Newport Brewing Storm of the Season 03-05-06-07-08
Great friends, great food, great beer, great party!
That's it for my carefully cherished and hoarded Vertical Epics, but fortunately Stone posts a more or less instructive "recipe" for each one. So next year's brew project will be to brew a batch of each of the last eight years' brews. One a month. The Homebrew Horizontal-Vertical Epic.
And just for posterity, there were about 15 people around the table, so pours were about an ounce each. Otherwise, were you to go looking for me today "you'd find me a grave man..."