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Celebration ale anyone know when it will be here?

Discussion in 'US - Mountain' started by Fitshaced, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. Fitshaced

    Fitshaced Aficionado (220) Colorado Feb 29, 2012

    I love Celebration ale its one of my favorites year after year.. Anyone know when it will hit shelves?
     
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  2. Haven't heard anything yet, but we seem to get new Sierra Nevada releases really really late. In recent memory I can think of Torpedo tallboy cans, Hoptimum, Ruthless Rye, and Narwhal, all of them seemed to pop up all over the country well before we got them in Colorado. Narwhal still hasn't hit, but has made it to the midwest already
     
  3. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poobah (1,030) Colorado May 19, 2005

    SN is now distributed through Kers (er, Coors). Maybe that has something to do with it :rolleyes:....
     
  4. So you're saying Narwhal is going to come in a two stage cold activated can?
     
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  5. To OP: you are me...COSTCO cases anywhere from 10/20 - 11/20...depending on your luck...me thirsty for Celebration.

    Did they change the recipe this year? : )
     
  6. coreymcafee

    coreymcafee Savant (350) Colorado May 30, 2006

    And the can has a vortex shape and a vent hole for moar chug.
     
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  7. I hear they added more spices
     
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  8. As long as it's ~ $23.00/case I'm good : )
     
  9. CK21

    CK21 Aficionado (200) Colorado Feb 6, 2011

    Is somebody trying to tell me that a beer camp 12-pack bottled June 17 should be released before September 20? No way man. Give me a Pilsner that's at least three months old any day of the week. Not to mention a "floral IPA", oh wait I mentioned it.
     
  10. BEERMILER12

    BEERMILER12 Advocate (655) Maine Sep 11, 2010

    It's already out in a bunch of places. I'm sure most bottle shops are just waiting for Tumbler to sell out before they put it out.
     
  11. raynmoon

    raynmoon Savant (490) California Aug 13, 2011

    local stores around still have Summerfest out. The Tumbler 12 packs just barely made it out. That means Celebration should hit the isles (not the refrigerator) in a few weeks.
     
  12. BEERMILER12

    BEERMILER12 Advocate (655) Maine Sep 11, 2010

    Oh, wow. So that means you'll probably have to wait until January(ish) to get it remotely fresh... Kinda shitty, although Celebration seems to hold up fairly well compared to other IPAs as long as it's well kept
     
  13. Tumbler to sell out lol ?
    Yeah right I rank that up there among the few SN beers I cannot stand..With Glissade and Summer ale being
    #2 and 3
     
  14. mfdish

    mfdish Aficionado (120) Nevada Oct 30, 2011

    People are so hard on the Tumbler... I don't get it.

    Can't wait to get a hold of Narwhal, which I've not yet seen.
     
  15. narayan

    narayan Aficionado (170) Georgia Jun 28, 2007

    Haven't had Celebration, Tumbler or Narwhal. Looks like I have some tasting to do.
     
  16. Prospero

    Prospero Advocate (655) Colorado Jul 27, 2010

    Just saw my first Beer Camp box yesterday.
     
  17. holden303

    holden303 Aficionado (140) Colorado Jun 18, 2010

    My Coors rep didn't have a definitive date but made it sound like it'd be here in the near future, they said they're about a month behind after the BDC switch. However with seasonal items or items that share the same upc they often make the store sell completely out of the old one i.e. tumbler to get celebration.
     
  18. lewisti

    lewisti Savant (255) Connecticut Nov 7, 2001

    a bartender friend of mine just told me he is getting it on tap soon and its 8.5% ABV? surely this can't be true??
     
  19. denver10

    denver10 Champion (890) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

    Its landed in Fort Collins. Saw it at Wibur's earlier today (which is kinda funny given my rant a month or so ago about how they don't keep on top of these seasonals).
     
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  20. Fitshaced

    Fitshaced Aficionado (220) Colorado Feb 29, 2012



    Its always been 6.8% as far as i can remember. Only thing that ever changes are "The Spices" they add
     
  21. Fitshaced

    Fitshaced Aficionado (220) Colorado Feb 29, 2012

    Fort Collins has it but no one around Denver, very odd
     
  22. chango

    chango Aficionado (240) Colorado Mar 31, 2006

    We're still trying to get through Tumbler, too. Which I don't get, cause it's delicious. Cest la vie.
    But, we don't have Celebration in yet, anyway.
    I just figured that SN did their seasonals closer to the actual season, unlike everyone else.
    It's crazy how early everything else was this year.
     
  23. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,135) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    Celebration showed up in Casper last week.
     
  24. holden303

    holden303 Aficionado (140) Colorado Jun 18, 2010

    In boulder!
     
  25. Fitshaced

    Fitshaced Aficionado (220) Colorado Feb 29, 2012

    Can i ask what shop in Boulder? I will be in Boulder later this afternoon
     
  26. MYJELLOMISFIT

    MYJELLOMISFIT Initiate (0) Colorado Jan 14, 2007

    Narwhal will be here next week. Celebration is shipping all over this week.
     
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  27. joshclauss

    joshclauss Savant (305) Colorado Oct 31, 2010

    Any insight on Lagunitas Sucks?
     
  28. Fitshaced

    Fitshaced Aficionado (220) Colorado Feb 29, 2012

    Sucks isn't that great i know its personal taste but wasn't a fan! Glad Shugga Made it out so much better.. Picked up a case of Celebration today. $25.99:)
     
  29. MYJELLOMISFIT

    MYJELLOMISFIT Initiate (0) Colorado Jan 14, 2007

    Talked to my boy Ian from Lagunitas yesterday and he said it is coming as a seasonal following Brown Shugga. Most likely it will be here after the first of the year.
     
  30. joshclauss

    joshclauss Savant (305) Colorado Oct 31, 2010

    *Indiana Jones theme playing in the background as you announce this*
     
  31. rob2654

    rob2654 Aficionado (205) Colorado May 20, 2004

    Celebration and Brown Shugga are both at Joy
     
  32. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Advocate (530) Colorado Dec 19, 2010

    Ft. Collins peeps, have you seen any Narwhal, Brown Shugga, Racer X and/or any Dissedent? Need them all :)
     
  33. denver10

    denver10 Champion (890) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

    287 Liquor has Brown Shugga. Haven't seen the others yet or Dissident since the first couple days it was in town.
     
  34. Saw some '13 of this today and didn't even realize it had already hit. Anyone know when it hit? I'm curious as to how fresh it is. On that note, anyone know how SN codes their dates? It's not a Julian system as the bottles I looked at wouldn't even be bottled yet.
     
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  35. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poobah (1,030) Colorado May 19, 2005

    I think it just hit this week. Their Flipside Red was the Fall seasonal and that's not available anymore (at least from my distro)
     
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  36. I believe the first digit in the code is the last digit of the year and the next three are the number day of the year
     
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  37. Domingo

    Domingo Champion (945) Colorado Apr 23, 2005

    I never really "got" Sucks beyond it being cheap. Celebration on the other hand...that's a guaranteed buy (2-3 times) every year.
     
  38. mkorpal

    mkorpal Savant (275) Colorado Oct 28, 2007

    I nearly replied to a year old post thinking it was from today. Man, that was confusing.
     
  39. I'm the other way around. I plan on buying multiple cases of Sucks this year, but probably won't touch Celebration this year. It's a fine beer, but so many better options out there.
     
  40. chango

    chango Aficionado (240) Colorado Mar 31, 2006

    Celebration's on the shelf here in the 'Ranch.
    I heard Sucks won't be here until "real winter" this year.
    The way the seasonals have been coming, I half expect Summer Shandy to come in next week.
     

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