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Friday, November 13, 2009

Blind Tiger VSK---For the thrill-seeking beer geek in all of us

One might argue that there are VSKs (very special kegs) on tap day in and day out at Blind Tiger Ale House. Once a year, David, Alan, and company pull out all the stops they can possibly get their tap handles on and do a very special kleanout. Impressive indeed. Now if I can finagle a way to NYC next Wednesday (event starts at 4pm on the 18th and goes, and goes, and.....)---or catch some dregs later in the week? From Alan at Blind Tiger... VSK teaser list... Allagash Interlude '07 (just in case you haven't gotten your fill) Bear Republic Apex '08 (ouch) Blue Point 10th Anniversary IPA (a nod to the hops) Brooklyn Backbreaker (cask) (brand new) Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout '04 (this is a gift from Garrett) Brouwerij De Regenboog Wostyntje '08 (oh, come on guys!) Captain Lawrence Nor'Easter (thank Scott for this one) Chelsea Bourbon Aged Imperial Mild (a great twist on a great beer) Del Borgo/Dogfish Head My Antonia (a true VSK) Dogfish 120 '08 (via Randall) (take it easy) Dogfish Pangea (do I need to say anything?) Goose Island Demolition (I really wanted to keep this) JW Lees Harvest Ale aged in a Calvados Cask (Wooden Pin) Kuhnhenn All Hallows (the last of the Pumpkin Ales) Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barleywine (like I get a keg of this every week) Lagunitas Barrel Aged Ruben and the Jets (thanks to our Lagunitas family) North Coast Old Rasputin 10th Anniversary (it breaks my heart) Rockies Fresh Trak (new and special) Rogue Chatoe Rogue Wet Hop (our friends at Rogue rock) Sierra Nevada Limb and Life (in collaboration with Dogfish Head) (VERY, VERY SPECIAL) Smuttynose Big A IPA '07 (I can't believe I have to sell this) Southampton Saison (a rare treat from our dear friends) Stone Vertical Epic '06 (yes, 2006, like you find this everywhere)


Mark said...

Normally up in NYC twice a week for seminary courses but after Nov 18th - will be out on on Thanksgiving holiday until Nov 30th - just my luck!

Bryan Kolesar said...

I may be doing some business up there in December...we'll need to stay in touch and maybe meet up for a beer or three

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

Marvin from Boulder Beer said...

FYI Rockies is BOULDER BEER CO. and Fresh Trak is FRESHTRACKS (a fresh hopped Singletrack with FRESH CO Chinook Hops)