The Cellar at The Brick Store Pub
Back in 2004, Mike, Tom and I traveled to Belgium on our first beer trip as business partners. We had heard of a pub in Antwerp called Kulminator that specialized in vintage beer. We had no idea what was about to happen. Our introduction to aged beer came with a menu the size of a phone book! To say that experience changed our perspective on how the Brick Store could evolve would be an understatement.
As soon as we returned to Decatur, I began buying and storing cases in the basement of my house. Any beer that was bottle conditioned, or had a strong malt bill and a high ABV was fair game. Luckily, we were able to acquire some space in the bottom of an old bank next door to this building, and we began to age our beers down there as we built out our cellar in the pub; and just in time because my basement was packed!
We finally opened the cellar in 2010 with close to a 1000 different vintages. It remains quite a collection and is something that we still put a lot of effort and love into. We hope you enjoy exploring this list as much as we have enjoyed putting it together. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Cheers ~ Dave Blanchard
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