Sunday, July 29, 2012

The beer cellar

A rare Sunday post to share my beer cellar with those who were curious.  This is a space we cleared underneath our stairs and we store beer here that we've collected but aren't planning to drink immediately.  If you look in our fridge, it's also pretty full and we have our homebrew bar stocked with seven taps at any given time as well.


This is not to say we get drunk every night though!  We just appreciate a good bottle or can of craft beer.  We like to try different and interesting flavors and we sometimes pair it with meals.


My favorite beers are MN beers Summit and Surly - I'm sure I'm biased because I live here and these beers are on tap like everywhere.  I have also really enjoyed Dogfish Head, though we cannot get that here locally and also there are a few from Sierra Nevada I've liked, Schafly from St. Louis was good, and yeah, my favorite probably changes depending on the moment!


So there you have it.  There is a specialty craft beer store in MN called the Four Firkins that we like to go and make our own six packs so we can try some different things, not to mention our liquor store of choice has quite a bit of fun craft beer in stock too, so we have slowly been collecting some.  When we went to St. Louis last summer we specifically sought out beer we knew we wouldn't be able to buy here and brought it home.  Stuff like that.  It's fun.  We like a good bottle of wine or scotch too, but apparently not enough to make a cellar out of them!  Yay beer!  Prost!

13 comments:

  1. What a cool post! I admit I'm a bit jealous of people who like beer or wine. I keep trying both, but I'm not a fan. I'll stick to whiskey or vodka in very small doses - I'm pretty much a non-drinker.

    I do find homebrewing very fascinating though. I've been reading up on Wil Wheaton's homebrew stuff that he posts to his blog and twitter.

    (also re: bug buttonflowers - feel free to order any time! ;) I've got enough fabric scraps that there will probably be a number of those made up)

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  2. I agree, very cool post! I have been thinking lately that I should expand my beer horizons... this is inspiring me to try some new things for sure.

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  3. This is very cool! I'm not much of a beer person but I've discovered I do like cider (which I had never tried before) and particularly love one called Crispin (from here in MN too!) Good for you to expand your horizons on something you like--and make it good quality time with your H too!

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    1. Crispin is delicious!! There's another brand called Angry Planet that makes Apple Ginger cider - you should try it if you like ciders, it's very yummy!

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  4. THanks for sharing! It's always interesting to see what other hobbies bloggers have!
    --Vivienne

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  5. That's so cool - thanks for showing us! Do you like any of the fruit beers? I've tried apricot, raspberry and blackberry. I also like chocolate porter - it's lovely. In the summer, I love a pint of wheat beer with a wedge of lemon - yum!

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    1. Yes, I do love fruit beer! My favorite is beer with a hint of cherry, but I've also enjoyed blueberry or a wheat beer like you said, but with an orange slice instead of a lemon one. Also a shandy is good too - beer + lemonade. Yum.

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  6. My boyfriend would be in heaven with this - I'm more of a wino - but I love this!

    XO
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  7. Wow, you have quite the collection! One of my friends would be in heaven.

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  8. I love when places let you create your own 6-pack... it's always fun to try new beers! I am way into the flavored beers (especially orange and blueberry) and Kevin loves thick, hoppy beers, so we usually can't agree on one :)

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  9. Your beer cellar looks awesome! I'm not a huge fan of beer (although I will drink hard cider), I mostly drink wine now.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
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  10. I share your love of beer and admire people who are serious about their hobbies.

    My favorite beers are from Samuel Smith, a British company. They do a Nut Brown Ale that's full of flavor and an Oatmeal Stout that has so much body.

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