Yesterday we finally had a tasting that we’ve been planning for a while. Five of us had some big bottles that we wanted to open, so we put together a little get-together at a townhouse in Ybor. It grew into something pretty ridiculous, as you can see above (and below). The pic above is part one of just the highlights — I didn’t even include about half of the bottles in the pics. Here’s the other half of the highlights:
What was supposed to be six people turned into about fifteen — too many people just started inviting friends, regardless of whether they had beers to share, so some pours ended up being midwest-style thimble servings — but everyone was friendly and it turned out really well. And our host went way above & beyond with the food, serving roasted marrow bones and beef barbaçoa, plus Rob brought a bunch of cheeses and I made roasted red pepper hummus.
I’ll be posting some mini-reviews of the beers that we tried over the next few weeks. Can’t wait to do it again.