Beer and Bourbon Festival, Timonium MD March 21,22

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Re: Beer and Bourbon Festival, Timonium MD March 21,22

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:47 am

Patchez wrote:That Sir may be put on the agenda.
Go to, good luck and don't forget your hipflask, and a camera to record the events of the day.
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Re: Beer and Bourbon Festival, Timonium MD March 21,22

Post by Patchez » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:39 pm

Even if I don't make it to Poe's grave site, I hope to post pics and a running if chaotic play by play in this thread. Maybe if I can dig up the log in info, I'll post it up on the MDEC twitter account I started for the local as yet unofficial Chapter.
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Re: Beer and Bourbon Festival, Timonium MD March 21,22

Post by oettinger » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:45 pm

Cool, try to!
Is it just me or did the boxed bumwine cork a little bit?
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Re: Beer and Bourbon Festival, Timonium MD March 21,22

Post by Patchez » Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:49 pm

UPDATED LIST O'BOOZE

Reports are 60+ bourbons and 90+ beers so this is not a complete list. Hot Damn!



Bourbon

Evan Williams Black Label**
Evan Williams 1783**##
Evan Williams Single Barrel**##
Evan Williams Honey Reserve
Evan Williams Cherry Reserve
Evan Williams Cinnamon Reserve
Elijah Craig 12yr##
Jim Beam Black
Jim Beam White
Jim Beam Maple
Jim Beam Honey
Jim Beam Cider
Devil's Cut
Jacob's Ghost**
Red Stag Cinnamon
Red Stag Spiced Tea
Basil Hayden's
Booker's**##
Baker's**##
Knob Creek
Knob Creek Rye**
Knob Creek Single Barrel**##
Knob Creek Smoked Maple**##
Maker's Mark
Marker's Mark 46
Filibuster Bourbon**##
Filibuster Rye**##
High West Double Rye**
High West Rendezvous Rye**##
High West Son of Bourye**##
High West American Prarie Reserve**##
High West Campfire**##
Buffalo Trace Small Batch**##
1792 Ridgemont Reserve Small Batch**##
Eagle Rare Single Barrel**##
Blanton's Single Barrel**##
EH Taylor Small Batch**
Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka
Firefly Moonshine : Strawberry
Firefly Moonshine : Apple Pie
Firefly Moonshine : White Lightening
Firefly Moonshine : Caramel
Firefly Moonshine : Cherry
Firefly Moonshine : Peach
Fireball Cinnamon Whisky
Cabin Fever
Smooth Ambler Very Old Scout**##
Smooth Ambler Old Scout Rye**##
Smooth Ambler Old Scout Straight**##
Smooth Ambler Yearling**
TJD Honey
Gentleman Jack
Jack Daniel's Single Barrel
Woodford Reserve
Woodford Double Oaked**
Old Forester 86 proof
Early Times Fire Eater
TJD
Laphroaig 10
Laphroaig 18**##
Laphroaig Quarter Cask**##
Laphroaig Triple Wood**##

Breweries
Flying Dog Truth
Flying Dog Doggie Style
Sam Adams Rebel IPA
Sam Adams Summer
Angry Orchard Crisp
Angry Orchard Green Apple
Angry Orchard Cinnful
Twisted Tea Lemonade
Twisted Tea
New Belgium Fat Tire
New Belgium Snapshot
Shiner Ruby Red Bird
Shiner Farmhouse 966
DuClaw Dirty Little Freak ##
DuClaw Old Flame
Yards Brawler
Yards IPA
Sly Fox Pheonix Pale Ale
Sly Fox Pikeland Pils ##
Brewers Art Resurrection (cans)
Brewers Art Ozzy (cans)
Raven The Cask ##
Raven Tell Tale Heart
Tall Tales Red Headed Step Child
Tall Tales Some Beach Ale
Boulevard Pop-up Session IPA
Boulevard Grainstorm Black Rye IPA
Hop City Barking Squirrel
Hop City Mr Huff Pale Ale
Terrapin Hopsecutioner
Terrapin Rye Pale Ale
Blue Moon
Blue Moon Summer
Leinenkugel Summer Shandy
Leinenkugel Canoe Paddler
Redd's
Redd's Strawberry
Miller Fortune
Smith & Forge (cans)
Hofbrau
Hofbrau Hefeweizen
The Traveler Beer Co. Curious Traveler
The Traveler Beer Co. Time Traveler
Harpoon UFO White
Harpoon UFO Big Squeeze
Primus Haacht
Shepherd Neame Spitfire
Jolly Pumpkin Fuego Otono
Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo Especial
Saranac Caramel Porter
Saranac Prism White Ale
National Premium
Boon Kriek
Boon Framboise
Full Tilt Balto Pale Ale
Full Tilt Camden Cream
Duvel Single ##
Ommegang Hop House
Full Tilt Patterson Pumpkin
Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin
Palm ##
Estaminet ##
Anchor Steam California Lager
Anchor Steam Breckle's Brown
Pabst
Natty Boh
Magners Original
Wyder's Pear
Woodchuck Private Reserve Barrel Select
Woodchuck Amber
Evolution Sprung
Evolution Exile Red Ale #
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye
Brooklyn Brewery Summer
Brooklyn Brewery Scorcher
Magic Hat Pistil
Magic Hat Dream Machine
Lancaster Hop Hog
Lancaster Strawberry Wheat
Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale
Oskar Blues Mama's Lil Yella Pils ##
Oskar Blues Old Chub
Union Craft Brewing Duckpin Pale
Union Craft Brewing Balt Alt ##
DC Brau Public Ale
DC Brau Citizen Belgian Pale
Starr Hill Saison
Starr Hill Grateful Pale Ale
Peabody Heights Knuckle Buster IPA
Peabody Heights Red Cent Amber ##
Heavy Seas Loose Cannon
Heavy Seas Powder Monkey
Heavy Seas Loose Cannon Cask
Heavy Seas Powder Monkey Cask
Dominion Cherry Blossom Lager ##
Fordham Route 1 Session IPA

AND WINES TOO!
Hazlitt Winery Red Cat
Hazlitt Winery Red Cat Fizz
Hazlitt Winery White Cat
Hazlitt Winery White Cat Fizz
Hazlitt Winery Bramble Berry
Hazlitt Winery Semidry Riesling
Barefoot Cellars Impression Red
Malbec and Riesling
Barefoot Refresh Crisp White
Sweet White

Drink List is subject to change based

Christ how am I going to get all I weant to try down my neck in only 6 hours. Time and pacing. Plans must be made but they rarely survive the first shots. Then it will be guerrilla warfare. Wish me luck boys! I'm going for it in the AM after a long night at work.
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Re: Beer and Bourbon Festival, Timonium MD March 21,22

Post by Patchez » Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:51 pm

SQUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

That is all.
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Re: Beer and Bourbon Festival, Timonium MD March 21,22

Post by oettinger » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:10 pm

It`s just one day, you can make it Patchez. There`s some overtime drinking necessary but that`s it. Stay away from the flavoured tea vodka and you`re good.

Oh, and no beer and fatty food ( even when craving for it), blocks the stomach!
Is it just me or did the boxed bumwine cork a little bit?
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Re: Beer and Bourbon Festival, Timonium MD March 21,22

Post by mistah willies » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:50 pm

Patchez wrote:SQUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

That is all.

Fuck


YES


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That's howw you fucking DRINK!

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Re: Beer and Bourbon Festival, Timonium MD March 21,22

Post by Patchez » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:42 am

Ok. Sorry I was unable to keep everyone updated. I was just over stimulated. I did manage to calm down and remember to take some pics and tweet once or twice. Once I gather all the photographic evidence i'll try to do a little write up. should be ready in a day or so.
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Re: Beer and Bourbon Festival, Timonium MD March 21,22

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:17 am

Glad to hear that you had a good time. Looking forward to the report and the photos.
Did you make it over to visit Edgar Allen Poe?
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Re: Beer and Bourbon Festival, Timonium MD March 21,22

Post by Patchez » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:36 pm

OK I updated the list above. I've hashtagged all the ones I remembered trying. 23 bourbons on the list sampled.I also had Pappy Van Winkle's Family Reserve, 23 Year Old, Jefferson 21 an Evan Williams Hand Select done for the Triple B Fest. I still have to work through all the beers. Done.
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Re: Beer and Bourbon Festival, Timonium MD March 21,22

Post by mistah willies » Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:04 pm

Damn that's a helluva list of tastes. What stood out? Sry, mouth watering

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Re: Beer and Bourbon Festival, Timonium MD March 21,22

Post by Patchez » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:20 pm

Ok here is the rundown. I arrived at the hotel at about 10 past 11 AM. There was no early check in but they let me leave my truck there and cab it to the event. The line was long but moved quickly at the appointed time. Then it was kid in the candy store time. I took a lap around the place to get a feel for everything. As I roamed I noted key vendor locations and food vendors. There was going to need to be a serious base layer of food laid down or this was going to be an early night. I swung by a set of booths that had the Buffalo Trace Small Batch, Eagle Rare Single Barrel, 1792 and the Blanton's. Wow they were good and down in lees than 5 minutes. This was off to a good start. Having not found food yet the four shots went straight to the ol' bean. I could feel the booze hit my empty stomach and burst into my blood stream. That nice warm glow was off to a good start. Maybe too good. Food.

As I strode off in search of my base layer, I wasn't sure what I wanted. Dead pig was a given. It was a BBQ fest as well. I came around the corner toward the side with the food vendors and saw this.

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Sweet baby Jesus! I loaded up on some whole hog bits. Then I grabbed some beef brisket from two joints. One far better than the other. Base layer down I set to with a will. Looking for hooch and the other members of our away team. Two had come down the night before for an advance recon. I ran into them about an hour and a half later. This would have been about 10 more samples of bourbons and 5 or so beer samples. I would also like to state that of all the ones sampled at least half were revisited a few times. The beauty of this gig was the samples were UNLIMITED!

The condition of the advance team was, well, sad. These two had be decimated by heavy pours and light crowds on Friday night. File this away for next year. Pay for the VIP tickets for BOTH days. The pours on Saturday were by the book. Judging the remains of the recon team Friday must have been a blast. They sat nursing towering hangovers and Low ABV hard ciders, looking grey and sweating buckets. I knew we should have sent at least on vet with them. My mistake. These guys were done for. Luckily we had reinforcements coming in with the regular wave.

The new arrivals both showed up with far more enthusiasm. Sorry but this isn't Spec Ops. Men will be left behind. Not to worry, they are grown men and are capable of fending for themselves. We were to meet up later at the Pappy Session. The reformed unit set out with a mission of showing the newcomers the wonderful world of bourbon. We hit booths willy nilly with no rhyme or reason. We ended up chilling for a while with the local entertainment. Kelly Bell Band.

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We also sampled freely of the local uber cheap beer National Bohemian or as the locals refer to it, Natty Boh, Hun!

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Then it was time for the Pappy session. The picture speak for themselves and include a pic of my future ex wife.

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The hotel was jamming with triple B folks so there was no real need to wander far. A quick cab ride to the local package store and the after fest was on. That's when shit got hazy.

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No cooler... no problem.

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Re: Beer and Bourbon Festival, Timonium MD March 21,22

Post by Patchez » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:26 pm

The Edgar Allan Boh T-shirt was as close as I would get to Poe's grave this trip. With all that had happened I thought roaming the streets of B-more alone late at night my not have been the best idea. Though a Poe Exploration might be something to think about. What tipples were his favorite, what bars if any are still around were his haunts. I may need to do some research.

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Re: Beer and Bourbon Festival, Timonium MD March 21,22

Post by mistah willies » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:41 pm

Out-fucking-standing!


Speechless.


Need to recover from this visual onslaught.


Gawdamn, Hursuit Man. Gawdamn

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