If you read my British Beer Bottles post, you would know that I have been cleaning out my room. While in that post I disposed of several bottles that I had never even sampled, this time around I have managed to get rid of several bottles that I did personally consume, some of them even for this blog.
Starting from left to right, we have Bad Attitude’s Two Penny Porter, which I drank sometime in 2011 and I have absolutely no recollection of its taste. It came from Switzerland, and I remember saving the bottle for homebrew, but it’s shape did not allow for my capper to properly seal a cap onto it.
Next we have a pair of Belgian style beers from the New Belgium Brewing Company in Colorado. We picked up six packs of these lovely ales back in the summer of 2010 in Omak, and I very much enjoyed tasting these obviously Westmalle Trappist inspired brews.
Now we come to our first beer that is also reviewed on this blog, Newfoundland’s Bennett Dominion Ale.
The Molson Export bottle was “imported” to BC from Québec by my sister Ivy back in 2013 so that I might try such a central Canadian classic.
The fucking excellent Krampus Speciale was consumed one night in early January 2016, although it would have been better served up on the night of December 5th in conjunction with a visit from Krampus and Sinterklass.
The bottle that is visually least appealing redeems itself by having once housed a serving of “the best beer in the world” aka Westvleteren 12. The white strip across the bottle is a slapdash label added on for grey market resale in Canada.
Finally we come to the two blue Iceberg Lager bottles, brought to BC along with the Dominion Ale and others by my Newfie friend James. I washed off the labels and decided to keep these unique bottles for homebrew.
So there ya go. Making my room less cluttered, one blog post at a time!