Photos from The Rarest Experience 2018

These photos were taken Saturday afternoon at Stout Burgers and Beers Hollywood location, where they held The Rarest Experience 2018 on the Stout parking lot. Presented by Beer Fest for Beer Geeks, The Rarest Experience featured close to 40 extremely rare beers collected and cellared by the National Beer Manager for Stout Burgers & Beers, Joey Anderson over the years.

In addition to the outstanding beer selection, attendees were treated to treats from the Stout kitchen, including lamb meatballs, grilled cheese sandwiches and sliders. Cornhole and Jenga were set up for those with a competitive nature, and live music was provided by 1950’s inspired Los Angeles based rock band, The Miskreants. They also raffled off a few homebrew kits as well as a barrel that had been used by The Brews Brothers.

As this may be the last in The Rarest Experience series of beer festivals, Anderson and Stout did not hold back; take a look at the official beer list:

Tap List:

Tahoe Mountain – Truckee, CA

2016 Evolution of the Barrel, 6.7% – Blend of 1, 2, & 3 Year Old Bbl Fermented Golden Ale

2016 Recolte Du Bois Pluot, 6.2% – Belgian Style Saison Aged In Wine Bbls w/Brett & Farm Fresh Pluots

Anderson Valley – Boonville, CA

2014 Gatlin Damnosus, 11.5% – English Style Barleywine Soured For Almost 2 Years In Wild Turkey Bourbon Bbls w/Anderson Valley’s House Cultures

2014 Peachy Barl, 5.7% – Belgian Style Saison Soured In Chardonnay Bbls For 14 Months w/Peaches

Firestone Walker – Paso Robles, CA

2013 Velvet Merkin, 8.5% – Oatmeal Stout Aged 1 Year In Heaven Hill, Woodford Reserve, & Other Bourbon Bbls

2014 Double DBA, 12% – Imperial Special Bitter Aged In Medium Toast American Oak Bourbon Bbls

2014 Sucaba, 13.4% – English Style Barleywine Aged In Bourbon Bbls

2015 Bravo, 13.2% – Imperial Brown Aged In Retired American Oak Bourbon Bbls. First Strong Ale Brewed For Firestone’s Anniversary Ale Blending

The Bruery – Placentia, CA

2015 Mocha Wednesday, 19.2% – Imperial Stout Aged In Bourbon Bbls w/Cacao Nibs & Freshly Roasted Coffee

2015 Oude Tart w/Boysenberries, 8.3% – Flemish Style Red Ale Aged 18 Months In Red Wine Bbls w/Boysenberries

2016 Tart Of Darkness w/Cherry & Vanilla, 7.1% – Traditional Stout Aged In Used Oak Bbls That Previously Housed Beers Such As Cuivre or Black Tuesday

2014 Smoking Wood, 14% – Imperial Porter Brewed w/Beachwood & Cherrywood Smoked Malt & Aged In Bourbon Bbls

Lost Abbey – San Marcos, CA

2016 Track 8, 14% – Judgement Day Aged In Bourbon Bbls w/Cinnamon Sticks & Dried Chili Peppers

2014 Deliverance, 12.5% – Blend Of Bourbon Bbl Aged Serpent’s Stout & Brandy Bbl Aged Angel’s Share (Barleywine)

Allagash – Portland, ME

2013 FV13, 8.8% – Belgian Style Ale Fermented In Stainless, Then Aged 4 Years In A 2700 Gallon French Oak Foudre w/Wild Yeast & Lactobacillus

2015 Farm To Face, 6.2% – Belgian Style Pale Ale Fermented 10 Months In Stainless Steel w/House Yeast, Followed By Additions Of Pedio, Lacto, & Peaches

Boulevard – Kansas City, MO

2016 Rye-On-Rye, 12% – American Strong Ale Brewed w/2 Kinds Of Malted Rye, Citra & Ahtanum Hops, & Aged In First Use Templeton Rye Whiskey Casks

2016 Rye-On-Rye-On-Rye, 14.6% – American Strong Ale Brewed w/2 Kinds Of Malted Rye, Citra & Ahtanum Hops, & Aged Twice In First Use Templeton Rye Whiskey Casks

Joseph James – Henderson, NV

2015 Barrel Smoker, 11.5% – Wee Heavy w/Malt Smoked w/Bourbon Bbl Staves, Hickory, & Maple Wood, Then Aged In Bourbon Bbls

2015 7th Anniversary, 11% – Blend Of Bourbon Bbl Aged Wee Heavy & Bourbon Bbl Aged Imperial Stout w/Cocoa & Vanilla

Hangar 24 – Redlands, CA

2015 Hammerhead, 11.2% – American Style Barleywine Aged 6 Months In Charred Oak Rye Whiskey & Bourbon Bbls

2015 Pugachev’s Cobra, 13.5% – RIS Brewed w/Maple Syrup & Aged 8 Months In Freshly Emptied Bourbon Bbls

Avery – Boulder, CO

2012 The Beast, 16.8% – Belgian Style Strong Ale Brewing Sugars (Raisins, Dates, Blackstrap Molasses, Alfalfa Honey, Turbinado, & Dark Belgian Candy Sugar) & Fermented w/A Belgian Yeast

2014 Tweak, 17.81% – Imperial Stout Brewed w/Coffee & Aged 4 Months In Bourbon Bbls

High Water – Chico, CA

2016 Stella Blue, 6% – Sour Ale Aged 1 Year In Wine Bbls w/Local Blueberries, Strawberries, & Rhubarb

2016 Ramble On Rose, 6% – Sour Ale Aged 1 Year In Used Wine Bbls w/Locally Grown Blueberries, Rose Buds, Rosehips, & Pink Peppercorns

Clown Shoes – Ipswich, MA

2015 Hammer Of The Holy, 11% – Imperial Stout Aged In 40 Year Old Jamaican Rum Bbls

2016 Luchador En Fuego, 11% – Imperial Stout Brewed w/Ancho Chile, Chipotle Peppers, Cinnamon, & Vanilla & Aged 100% In Bourbon Bbls

Modern Times – San Diego, CA

2015 Barrel Aged Monsters Park, 13.7% – Imperial Stout Aged In Bourbon Bbls. This Was The First Batch Of Barrel Aged Monsters Park

Logsdon – Hood River, OR

2014 Peche ‘n Brett, 10% – Seizoen Bretta Brewed & Refermented w/Oregon Peaches & Aged In Oak Bbls

Bottle List:

2012 Rose De Gambrinus, 5% – Cantillon / Brussels, Belgium – 2 Year Old Lambic w/200 Grams Of Raspberries Per Liter Of Lambic For A Maceration Period Of 1-2 Months

2013 Bzart Lambiek, 8% – Oud Beersel / Beersel, Belgium – Lambic Matured During 13 Moons In Old Wooden Bbls, Then Bottle Conditioned During 13 Moons & Riddled & Disgorged

2013 Bzart Kriekenlambiek – Oud Beersel / Beersel, Belgium – Cherry Lambic Matured During 13 Moons In Old Wooden Bbls, Then Bottle Conditioned During 13 Moons & Riddled & Disgorged

2011 Confluence, 7.4% – Allagash / Portland, ME – Strong Golden Ale Fermented w/Allagash’s House Yeast & Proprietary Brett. Dry Hopped w/Glacier Hops

2013 Bourbon Bbl Ruination, 7.8% – Stone / Escondido, CA – Unfiltered Imperial IPA Aged 16 Months In American Oak Kentucky Bourbon Bbls

2012 Santa’s Little Helper, 12% – Pizza Port / San Marcos, CA – Imperial Stout Aged In Bourbon Bbls

2011 17 Grand Reserve, 10% – Unibroue / Chambly, Canada – Belgian Style Dark Ale Aged In French Oak Bbls & Refermented In The Bottle

2010 Bourbon Bbl Old Guardian, 10.7% – Stone / Escondido, CA – American Barleywine Aged 13 Months In American Oak Kentucky Bourbon Bbls

2014 Bourbon Bbl Old Rasputin, 11.3% – North Coast / Fort Bragg, CA – Russian Imperial Stout Aged In Bourbon Bbls

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If you look at the ABV of the beers available, it is pretty easy to figure out why there were no lines. It isn’t like you can just power down six ounces of a 14% imperial stout or 13% barleywine. Luckily, there was plenty of water available as well; so staying hydrated was not an issue.

As I am sure you can see from the photos, everyone had a great time. Congratulations to Anderson and the entire Stout crew for putting on another fun event.

Stout Burgers & Beer is located at 1544 N. Cahuenga Boulevard in Los Angeles. They are open daily from 11:30 AM to 4:00 AM. Cheers!

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