Firestone Walker Anniversary XVI sightings In Seattle?

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by pjdipes, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. pjdipes

    pjdipes Zealot (90) Washington Nov 18, 2012

    Has it hit the area? Bottle shops?
     
  2. This is my annual vice. I eyeball it from start to finish. From the accounts I have spoken with OlyE keeps giving them the big goosegg on this. It was released three weeks ago in Paso and it's all over CA plus other accounts in the U.S. This should already be on the shelves. I keep hearing anytime now but anytime comes and gos every week since the release. Last year it took nearly a month from release time until it hit stores. I guess Columbia handles FW North of Tacoma and King County so who knows...I'm not a distro whiz.
     
  3. waltersrj

    waltersrj Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2010

    Having it right now in Longview and it is amazing. Fantastic blend. Better than last year, reminiscent of 14. Really awesome!
     
  4. pjdipes

    pjdipes Zealot (90) Washington Nov 18, 2012

    Thanks for the info guys, guess I just keep my eyes and ears peeled. Can't believe I'm saying this, but I wish I was in Longview right now!
     
  5. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Washington Nov 14, 2009

    That's what I wanted to hear! Love 14, not so much 15.
     
  6. dirtylou

    dirtylou Champion (845) Washington May 12, 2005

    I've been out of the area for the last 10 days - is FW16 on the shelves in Seattle yet/still? Abyss?
     
  7. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    I haven't seen 16 yet anywhere, but then again, I haven't been looking that hard. I think I heard that bottleworks has some.
     
  8. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Advocate (600) Washington Mar 9, 2008 Verified

    I haven't seen bottles of FW16 yet, although I have been looking --- I've been dealing with a flooded basement since the rainstorm last Monday. I have had a few glasses of it on tap, though, and thought it was fantastic.

    Abyss has been around, although many folks seem to be grousing that it's gone. I usually pick up a number of bottles in Olympia for months after it dries up in Seattle.
     
  9. dirtylou

    dirtylou Champion (845) Washington May 12, 2005

    Somebody put out an amber-alert for this stuff - PRESENT YOURSELF
     
  10. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Aficionado (220) Kansas Feb 26, 2012

    Special Brews had it a while ago. The guy there said that they sold out 8 cases in the first day. Couldn't believe it. I haven't seen it in person yet.
     
  11. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Washington Nov 14, 2009

    Central Market in Mill Creek
     
  12. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Aficionado (220) Kansas Feb 26, 2012

    Might have to try tomorrow. Is it in the back?
     
  13. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Washington Nov 14, 2009

    Nope. On the end cap next at the end of the chip isle.
     
  14. HuskyinPDX

    HuskyinPDX Advocate (680) Washington Jan 23, 2011 Verified

    Price? Central market tends to run on the spendy side.
     
  15. dirtylou

    dirtylou Champion (845) Washington May 12, 2005

    Still nothing in "seattle"...
     
  16. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Washington Nov 14, 2009

    $23.99
     
  17. pjdipes

    pjdipes Zealot (90) Washington Nov 18, 2012

    Thanks!...heading there today
     
  18. To those coming to the Mill Creek Central Market for XVI, if the shelf is empty, ask Spencer or Erik in the wine/beer department and we'll retrieve it from the back for you. As of right now there's still plenty to go around.

    Spencer
     
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  19. NWer

    NWer Advocate (720) Washington Mar 10, 2009 Verified

    Welcome back! :)
     
  20. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Savant (275) Washington Jul 18, 2012

    Landed in Pierce County today.
     
  21. pnoland

    pnoland Zealot (95) Washington Oct 26, 2012 Verified

    The FW sales rep for Western Washington told me on Wednesday they were aiming for it to hit Seattle on the 12th.
     
  22. BillHilly

    BillHilly Savant (410) Washington Oct 17, 2010

    Heard the same today.
     
  23. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Advocate (600) Washington Mar 9, 2008 Verified

    I have in the past been partial to this beer but I'm running on fumes. It's almost twice the price of Parabola and I'm hard pressed to think it's twice as good. I think I'm going to pass this year.

    Pardon my mixed metaphors.
     
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  24. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Savant (275) Washington Jul 18, 2012

    It's a tough call for me as well....after the HOTD dock sale, BBomb, MoaS, Abyss, Dissident, BA Old Rasputin......holy crap 25 bucks for 500 ml!....my budget has dwindled rapidly. Luckily we have a keg of it at my job so I'll get to try it for sure, but damn if thats not another expensive one.

    Will be curious to see if their sour releases in 2013 are going to be priced the same as Parabola/Sucaba/DDBA
     
  25. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Savant (310) Dec 1, 2012

    Not sure if it's just my palate changing, but i wasn't a fan of parabola but loved 16th. I would definitely recommend trying it.

    I even bought 1 more to cellar for next year.
     
  26. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Advocate (600) Washington Mar 9, 2008 Verified

    I definitely passed on this this year. I had a bottle in my hand at BW and put it back down. I got one last year despite the price. Fool me once...
     
  27. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Advocate (600) Washington Mar 9, 2008 Verified

    Oh, I had a glass of this at Burgundian the first night it arrived in Seattle. I liked it a lot but feel like I got my fill. I'm good.
     
  28. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Advocate (600) Washington Mar 9, 2008 Verified

    Where do you cellar in the barracks? And how do you keep the other grunts from getting in your stash?
     
  29. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Savant (310) Dec 1, 2012

    Lol sry, when i say cellar, i mean keeping it in my moms fridge here in cali until i come back next yr for christmas...

    But keeping my beer safe is definitely a worry for me. I'm gonna have to buy a mini fridge for my beer in my room and put a lock on it!

    I hear ya about passing on 16th, if i tried it on tap somewhere i probably wouldn't buy it either.
     
  30. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Advocate (600) Washington Mar 9, 2008 Verified

    For the service you're doing our country, I bet you can get one of the Tacoma area BAs who has a cellar keep a little space for you. I would offer to do this but (1) I don't have a cellar myself and (2) I live in Seattle, which is about an hour drive (in good traffic) from Fort Lewis.
     
  31. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Savant (310) Dec 1, 2012

    That's alright, a year in the fridge is cellared enough for me. I don't know much about the process and this is only the second time i've kept a beer to age. My first is Stones 11.11.11 which i finally get to crack open on 12/12/12.
     
  32. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Aficionado (220) Kansas Feb 26, 2012

    Elliott Bay pizza in Mill Creek has this. Just picked one up. I'll probably try it tomorrow to see if its worth getting a few more. Snohomish Co got this before Seattle for some reason. Usually it's the other way around I think.
     
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  33. NWer

    NWer Advocate (720) Washington Mar 10, 2009 Verified

    You're right. Snohomish County is almost always behind King County by a week or two. XVI has been floating around here for some time - Mill Creek Central Market for example. Surprised it is just now showing up in Seattle.
     
  34. sukwonee

    sukwonee Advocate (610) Washington Dec 13, 2011 Verified

    Too many $15+ beer releases... I am broke after buying 6 x Abyss, 3 x B-Bomb, Oude Tart, BA Old Raspy, 12 x MOAS..... I will probably buy a bottle of XVI when it hits near me though. I haven't seen this in Bellevue area yet, but I know 99 bottles got it in (2 bottle limit).
     
  35. honkduh

    honkduh Savant (325) Oregon Jun 2, 2011

    99 Bottles loves doing bottle limits.
     
  36. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Savant (310) Dec 1, 2012

    Ill trade you FW 16th for one of those Aybss... ;)

    Hows that BA Old Rasp? I just passed that up.
     
  37. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,110) Washington Sep 18, 2010 Verified

    What is this "good traffic" you speak of?
     
  38. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Savant (310) Dec 1, 2012

    I'm hoping i go up to seattle a few times. I just watched the UFC fights that were there and it looked pretty sick.