BrewYork #4. Back Row (from l to r): Andy Zenyuch, John Kleinchester, Matt Steinberg, Greg Gallagher, Andrew Maiorana. Front Row: Lee Williams, David Flaherty, Paul Kavulak (Nebraska Brewing Co), Craig Sklar, Adam Sivits (on floor)

“Epic”: very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale); “an epic voyage”; “of heroic proportions”

This past Friday night, we embarked on an epic voyage.  Like brave conquistadors in search of the riches of the world, our ragtag faction of BrewYorker’s (a group of NY-based homebrewers, probrewers, beer bloggers and all-around geeks of the grain) summoned the beer gods with a diverse offering of liquid bounty.

The fast-becoming-legendary monthly gathering is quite simple in design: each person brings two selections of rare or sought-after specialty beers.  Whether you traded them with beer geeks across the country, pulled them from the top shelf of the beer store or stole them from Uncle Jimmy’s Craft Beer Bunker (“don’t fuck with my brew stash for fear of dismemberment” it says on the door), it’s the time to dig deep.

The reward?  An educational, boozy journey through the darkest, most creative corners of the craft beer world.  It’s a beautifully diverse group of people knitted together with passion, and this month’s bottle list reflects it.

See below for the final list on our Friday night stage.  My personal favorites are in bold and with links to take you to websites for more info.

THE EPIC BREWYORK #5 BOTTLE LIST

  1. Surly – Hell Keller Bier/Zwickel Bier
  2. Half Acre/Three Floyds – Shewolf IPA
  3. Odell – Mountain Standard Reserve ’09 Deep Mahogany Ale
  4. Mikkeller – Funky Star Belgian Strong Pale Ale
  5. Dogfish Head – My Antonia
  6. Sierra Nevada – Fritz & Ken Stout
  7. Sierra Nevada – Charlie, Fred & Ken Helles Bock
  8. Sierra Nevada – Jack & Ken Barleywine
  9. Cigar City – Jai Alai’ IPA
  10. Russian River – Pliny The Elder Double IPA
  11. Russian River – Damnation
  12. Great Divide – Wild Raspberry Ale
  13. Dark Horse – Smoked Stout
  14. Capt. Lawrence – Smoke from the Oak (wine barrels)
  15. New Belgium – Lips of Faith Le Fleur Misseur
  16. Alesmith – Old Numbskull Barleywine
  17. Great Divide – 16th Anniversary Oak Aged Double IPA
  18. Mike/Simply Beer – Matrimoniale ESB Wedding Beer
  19. Mike/Simply Beer – Double Matrimoniale
  20. Mike/Simply Beer – Bourbon Barrel Aged Double Matrimoniale
  21. Lost Abbey – Carnevale  Saison
  22. Cigar City – 110K+OT
  23. Cigar City – “Humidor Series” 110K+OT
  24. Captain Lawrence – Cuvee de Castleton–Batch #3
  25. Captain Lawrence – Cuvee de Castleton–Batch #4
  26. Hoppin’ Frog – B.O.R.I.S The Crusher Oatmeal Imperial Stout
  27. Hoppin’ Frog – B.O.R.I.S The Crusher Oatmeal Imperial Stout–Barrel Aged
  28. Urthel – Hop-It Belgian IPA
  29. Brooklyn – Blue Apron Ex-French Laundry Beer
  30. Goose Island – Bourbon County Stout 2010
  31. Panil – Barriquee 2007
  32. Goose Island – Bourbon County Coffee Stout
  33. Dogfish/Sierra – Life & Limb
  34. Great Divide – 16th Anniversary Wood-Aged Double IPA
  35. Dogfish Head – Sah’tea
  36. Dogfish Head – Black & Blue
  37. Stone – 14 Emperial IPA (14th Anniversary)
  38. The Bruery – Oude Tart
  39. Southern Tier – Cuvee Series Two
  40. New Glarus – Wisconsin Belgian Red
  41. Great Divide – Yeti
  42. Long Trail – Brewmaster Series Coffee Stout
  43. Ommegang – Ommegeddon
  44. Captain Lawrence – Golden Delicious
  45. Three Floyds – Dark Lord 2009

Kenny Sherr and Friends (photo by Katie DeGraff)

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12 Responses to “BrewYork #5: Enough Beer to Drown a Clydesdale”

  1. Wine Lover says:

    BrewYork #5: Enough Beer to Drown a Clydesdale: “Epic”: very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (espe… http://bit.ly/9adp4u

  2. It was quite possibly the greatest assembly of craft beer under one roof. See the final bottle list for #BrewYork 5: http://bit.ly/9gQ92K

  3. It was quite possibly the greatest assembly of #craftbeer under one roof. See the insane bottle list for #BrewYork 5: http://bit.ly/9gQ92K

  4. RT @grapesandgrains: It was quite possibly the greatest assembly of #craftbeer under one roof. See the insane bottle list for #BrewYork 5: http://bit.ly/9gQ92K

  5. Thks for the RT. Good times. @beertographer re: See the insane #craftbeer bottle list for #BrewYork 5: http://bit.ly/9gQ92K

  6. Its Mon morn. Still thinkin about your awesome Fri nt? Yeah, me too. I went to #craftbeer heaven with this line-up: http://bit.ly/9gQ92K

  7. John Holl says:

    @grapesandgrains Friday night was epic indeed. Hell of a #craftbeer lineup. http://bit.ly/9gQ92K

  8. MSJernigan says:

    i had so much fun! RT @John_Holl: @grapesandgrains Friday night was epic indeed. Hell of a #craftbeer lineup. http://bit.ly/9gQ92K

  9. Thks for the RT's. Good times! @MSJernigan @John_Holl Re: Friday night was epic indeed. Hell of a #craftbeer lineup. http://bit.ly/9gQ92K

  10. terroirNY says:

    Our Co-Conspirator in Action. "BrewYork #5: Enough Beer to Drown a Clydesdale"@grapesandgrains http://bit.ly/a26ZzS

  11. Anonymous says:

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  12. […] David described it as epic, and it was in every sense of the word. The beer list was the best selection on the East Coast, if not the whole US. And believe it or not, it was outshined by the people. […]

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