I come from cellartracker aka grapestories. I recently posted over there and got referred to this forum so I’ll introduce myself.
I am Nicholas. I am American but I live in Luxembourg. My parents have a house in Savigny les Beaune a small village just outside of Beaune, France. Been interested in wine most of my life really started to get into beer around 2 years ago.
and on to my post that got me referred to this forum,
Just finished my beer cave today! I am super excited, it looks awesome and I am starting to fill it up already have some stuff that is going on 5 years old! Now that I have the space I need to really start stocking up!
Anyone else have a nice beer cave? or any beers aging?
**** Suggestions for beers I should add to my new cave? I am thinking Ill put some MC Chouffe away and well to try some lambics. Please give me your suggestions / experience.
Some side info:
It is a real french “cave”… well actually there is a wine cellar here which I would call a real cave, this in located under the depandance (so underground), which is like a small shack in the courtyard. I think that it might have been a, hmm whats the elegant way to say it, a toilet!!! a few hundred years old.
So I was saying I just finished it, well I just finished cleaning out the hundred year old crap! cleaned up the walls and got my cave stones in there! Really excited because it is even better temp/hum than my real cave which fluctuates between 8 and 16 c from winter to summer. This cave gave a consistent 15 c read with 99 hum on my data logger.
As for the beer aging, I only really got into it in the last year and was actually much more into wine. But now with this nice cave I am writing up a nice shopping list. and since I am living in Europe I can come across some nice treasures like the magnums etc fairly easy.
Actually had a 2006 Chimay (750ml) as a celebration for finishing… you can read my limited tasting note here: http://www.grapestories.com/wine.asp?iWine=860734" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
There is also a review I did a few weeks ago also of a 2006 Chimay but from the smaller bottle (33cl). I had it in a vertical tasting of a 2006 2008 and 2010… Very interesting to see how the beer evolves and the differences between the different bottle formats - but really looking forward to poping one of the magnums!