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Bomber Collections: The bestest way to collect the bestest beer
March 3, 2014
Everyone knows at least one person with a wine collection of some form or fashion. A few of the collections within my circles of people have amassed some impressive arrays of rare, aged and unique wines from around the world, something that deserves a tip of the hat. A wine collection can be neat, but when was the last time you stood in awe of someone’s impressive collection of beer?
I know this may seem like an odd thing to collect (not as weird as people who collect those little travel spoons….you know who you are), until you take a closer look at many of the beers that are available in bomber form. What the hell is a bomber you ask? Well in short it is a bottle of beer of roughly equivalent size to an average bottle wine. Many brews are better aged, just as you would with wine, and some are procured due to their rare availability. This puts bomber collections on par with collecting wine, at least in my book as many of the motivations are the same. In truth, there are a few bombers that I still covet for my collection (yeah….that definitely wasn’t meant to be as creepy sounding as it is now that I’m reading it) I would love to get my hands on a bottle of Rogue Voodoo, a collaboration between Rogue Brewing and Voodoo Doughnuts; or an unopened bottle of each year of Odell’s Woodcut.
While a few of these things on my wish list probably won’t end up on my shelf, I’m still quite proud of a few of the beers I’ve procured. Most recently I was able to buy one of the first bottles of Tiphareth from Trve (the place from the Metal Beer Post) a Sour Red Ale aged in red wine barrels. I actually purchased two bombers, one to drink (which I ended up sharing with one of the bartenders and a friend from work that was there as well, that was my karma points for sharing that day). I consider the bottle to be a prize at it is from the first batch and numbered as such. Another beer I am quite proud to have in my collection is Kvasir from Dogfish Head. This is another find that I purchased one to drink and one to keep (although it’s been looking pretty good on the shelf down there…..must be working out). This is another area on which I plan to start a set on Flickr (see, told you I’d be posting more photos than a Japanese girl on Facebook) So tell me, what’s in your collection? What is a beer that you have been really wanting to find/try? Go ahead and use the tweeters and let me know! (see the little bird over there, yeah that one, that’s where you click)
What I was drinking during this post: Trippel by New Belgium