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Barrel Aged Bigfoot in Texas

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by lokieman, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (360) Texas May 17, 2012

    The vagueness of these posts is infuriating. Could anyone post an actual lead on where to find it in Houston?

    So far all I know FOR SURE is that HEB Bunker Hill got it and sold out, and Brandon at D&Q said he wasn't getting it.
     
  2. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Savant (475) Texas Oct 15, 2011

    I got it at Bunker Hill, but he had his 1 case allocated out so didnt want to send anyone on a wild goose chase.
     
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  3. TexasStout

    TexasStout Savant (255) Texas Jun 22, 2007

    FYI, Some of those who answer the phone there don't know squat.

    Tuesday, I emailed Justin, who is THE beer guy at Specs', and got this reply:

    'Bill-
    We received a very limited amount of BA Bigfoot. It came in Monday and out within an hour. Sorry sir.'
     
  4. BeanBone

    BeanBone Savant (445) Texas Oct 12, 2006

    There's so much completely wrong information in this thread that I think we've set a new record. Nothing like a rare beer in Texas to conjure up the grade-A BS from assorted reps and "contacts"!

    Is this something they're going to do again next year (with more volume hopefully)? I'd love to score a few to lay down along with my Bigfoot collection, but I was only able to lock in one this time around.
     
  5. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I read somewhere that they will expand barrel offerings in 2014 when Ashville is up and running but right now they don't have the room to do so.

    BTW: this was your prep for BBA Narwhal, if that makes it here. ;)
     
  6. BeanBone

    BeanBone Savant (445) Texas Oct 12, 2006

    Bill Manley was quoted saying:
    Therefore I'm hoping to land about four bottles here in Houston. I have some Pumpkinator and a few bottles of OG Wytchmaker for trade to land this literal whale.
     
  7. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I'd rather drink a Bud Chelada than an OG Wytchmaker at this point. Bleck!
     
  8. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Advocate (570) Texas Nov 20, 2011

    I'd almost say the same thing about a fresh Farmhouse Wytchmaker as well. Lol
     
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  9. elbrooksie

    elbrooksie Aficionado (205) Texas Jan 10, 2013

    Just left the Specs in Dallas, they have 10 bottles left, one per...

    Hope that helps!
     
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  10. Beernerds

    Beernerds Aficionado (190) Texas Dec 7, 2011

    Some friends were just @ Spec's Midtown, raised a stink about it, & 1 bottle miraculously appeared from the back. The "last one". Speaks for itself.
     
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  11. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    You just killed some employees' retirement fund.
     
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  12. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (360) Texas May 17, 2012

    I understand it's a limited beer and they probably didn't get very much of it, but why are they holding it in the back and lying to people when they ask for it instead of selling it?
     
  13. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Savant (465) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    Maybe one of the beer guys has a regular in mind that is out of town? It sad that someone has to raise hell over a beer.
     
  14. BeanBone

    BeanBone Savant (445) Texas Oct 12, 2006

    I would imagine they were holding it for a particular customer that supports the store week in and week out instead of just dropping by for special releases, and instead a bunch of entitled people got a hold of it.
     
  15. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Savant (465) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    Anyone have this years yet, or is it suggested to sit for awhile?
     
  16. Cablejelly

    Cablejelly Savant (255) Texas Sep 6, 2010

    It's good to go as soon as you get it. Amazing! Keep in mind, it's already been aged 2 years I believe ;)
     
  17. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Savant (465) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    Did not know that it was aged already. I haven't actually seen the bottle yet. I guess I'll be cracking mine in the next few weeks then. Thanks
     
  18. mattchow

    mattchow Savant (380) Texas Jun 24, 2012

    dunno what's more rare, this beer or Bigfoot itself..
     
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  19. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    I talked to a beer guy there today and he said it is all gone.
     
  20. Cablejelly

    Cablejelly Savant (255) Texas Sep 6, 2010

    Our Bigfoot Barleywine is a craft beer legend. Each winter, this beast of a beer appears and wreaks havoc on unsuspecting palates with its intense bittersweet flavors. This year—in honor of the 30th Anniversary of this style-bending brew— we’re releasing a very special version of this cult classic: Aged in oak whiskey casks for nearly two years, this barrel-aged Bigfoot is incredibly complex. The assault of resinous hops has mellowed, and the influence of the wood has shifted focus toward the malt—with rich burnt-sugar flavors and notes of vanilla, toasted coconut, and raisins. Grab this elusive beast while you can, because it won’t be around for long.
     
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  21. ext1rpate

    ext1rpate Savant (290) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    I was going to crack this one this weekend... but after reading this I'm thinking twice about it. While the drive to get this was a pain, it really doesn't seem as bad as I originally thought lol.
     
  22. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Initiate (0) Texas Dec 4, 2011

    Yeah just send out a RU-55 like I did and get one lol, saves me the trouble of driving around
     
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  23. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Well, I guess I'll never get to try this.

    Beer has now jumped the shark in Houston.

    I'm about ready to give up.

    Seems that downtown Specs continues its deliberate misinformation.
     
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  24. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    RU-55 is a pain in the ass to find too. Guess why... Because a certain liquor chain only sells it at one of their many locations in Houston just like every other new beer from Jester King no matter how large the run.
     
  25. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    The Specs love in this thread is unbelievable. LOL.

    But really, I hope they understand that the Spec's Beer Dept has completely "jumped the shark". I've stopped shopping there completely because of the ineptitude of that department, even in Austin.

    Good sandwiches though, we can all admit that.
     
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  26. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Yep, and there where about 6 bottles of it on the shelf next to a couple of Funk's as well at this illustrious location.
     
  27. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (750) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    Any in Fort Worth yet?
     
  28. jbeezification

    jbeezification Savant (405) Texas Jun 6, 2012

    For what it's worth I have seen RU-55 at two different shops not named specs in the past week.
     
  29. BeanBone

    BeanBone Savant (445) Texas Oct 12, 2006

    Great, more beer for those of us that don't bitch all day! ;)
     
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  30. ehsteve

    ehsteve Aficionado (225) Texas Jan 13, 2009

    Anything around Irving/the airport?
     
  31. lefty12

    lefty12 Aficionado (170) Texas Feb 6, 2010

    Found mine gents! It's at the central market off westheimer and weslayn. They also have RU-55 and Boxers. Ready! Set! Go!
     
  32. BrutalSusan

    BrutalSusan Aficionado (225) Texas Dec 13, 2011

    so im guessing no more left in austin? if you have a tip BM me!
     
  33. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Actually it's everywhere in Austin.

    I'm not kidding.
     
  34. bentwookie

    bentwookie Initiate (0) Texas Jan 13, 2008

    any sighting here yet?
     
  35. BrutalSusan

    BrutalSusan Aficionado (225) Texas Dec 13, 2011

    "apparently its already gone, and we arent getting anymore" - central market beer guy
     
  36. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Savant (335) Texas Sep 10, 2012

    It's called "Regulars" my friend, It can fuckin' suck - I know.
     
  37. BrutalSusan

    BrutalSusan Aficionado (225) Texas Dec 13, 2011

    yeah...stashed away in cellars all over town.
     
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  38. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Oh, LOL... I read RU-55 and Boxer's and forgot I was in the BA Bigfoot thread.

    Yeah, BA Bigfoot, much like the real Bigfoot has gone into hiding. Either had to be friends your bottle shop guy or be in the right place at the right time.
     
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  39. BeanBone

    BeanBone Savant (445) Texas Oct 12, 2006

    Was here at lunch. There's none left, as the rather odd shop-keep informed me.
     
  40. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Advocate (570) Texas Nov 20, 2011

    I'm planning to go up to Jester King on Saturday. If anyone has an extra bottle or two of BA Bigfoot and wants to do an IP trade there for BCBS, hit me up. I have other stuff to offer as well. Also could bring Freetail bottles up.... Whatever is in the bottle shop, or I have Four and End of the World Ale bottles.
     

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