216: Orval 7 Year Vertical with Steve Thibault
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This week we’re embarking on an episode that has been years in the planning – an Orval 7 Year vertical. Colin has been diligently sourcing and cellaring bottles of Orval for the last few years, and we now have enough to try 7 years worth, all together. To help us navigate these tasty waters is long time Orval fan and beer industry Steve Thibault, owner of 49th Parallel Group. Show Notes 00:00 – Introduction 01:30 – Cheese pairings! 02:23 – 2016 x 2 05:10 – ABV strictness 10:50 – Orval’s unique process 18:00 – Cheeeeeese 19:45 – 2015 27:40 – 2014 30:00 – Sessionable! 37:00 – Wonderous Belgian beer culture 39:50 – 2013 42:50 – Steve’s beer journey 50:40 – 2012 1:05:50 – September 2010 1:17:00 – Adrian becomes an optimist 1:20:30 – Wrap-up