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Firestone Walker Sucaba (Abacus) Release

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by jvillefan, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Advocate (650) Illinois Feb 27, 2009 Beer Trader

    I am fully aware of the Chicago beer scene. But, even with sucaba being a top 5 BA Barleywine IMO I don't remember it being hard to come by last year. I know it escalates every year but still. Damn newbs!
  2. kaseydad

    kaseydad Champion (800) California Nov 23, 2008 Beer Trader

    Walnut Creek Whole Foods had at least six on the non-cold shelf this evening. 14.99 if I recall correctly. Blind Pig also available but no Pliny.
  3. grilledsquid

    grilledsquid Advocate (565) California Jul 10, 2009 Beer Trader

    Why the surprise? It's a damn good beer. That FW makes enough to spread it to the rest of the country, albeit thinly, shouldn't take away from its desirability.
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  4. mjohnson17

    mjohnson17 Advocate (640) Illinois Apr 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    Agreed. I was just messing with ya. Last years release was still on some shelves well into the summer months.
    I'm just hoping that Binnys Grand was an anomaly because it was probably the first few Chicago stores to get any.
    kawilliams81 likes this.
  5. Anyone seen this in the Sacramento/Roseville area yet?
  6. sdpaul

    sdpaul Savant (340) California May 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    Tasted it for the first time last year..Man it is really great and I don't like Barleywines
  7. Sam_Frank

    Sam_Frank Savant (340) California Nov 29, 2012

    Sunset Beer Company
  8. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Poobah (1,005) California Nov 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    I haven't but I'd check the Roseville WF and Nugget. Usually pretty good chance.
    PaulStoneAnchor likes this.
  9. stevegoz

    stevegoz Savant (395) Illinois May 5, 2008 Beer Trader

    Binny's Downers Grove sold out in an hour today. Limit 1.
  10. hopswap1

    hopswap1 Savant (490) Illinois Apr 27, 2012 Beer Trader

    binny's niles and skokie still have some. $14.99 limit one. Peruvian morning and bbbw(limit 1 bottle:( ) too
  11. azureoval

    azureoval Savant (470) California Jan 25, 2010

    NO at WF ,Nugget, TW, and Bevmo Rosevile as of Tonight (Friday).
    SHODriver likes this.
  12. JOrtt

    JOrtt Savant (425) North Carolina Dec 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    I have full availability here in Central California if anyone is interested. I'm looking to get into the trading business as I have not tried many midwest beers. Please let me know.
  13. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Advocate (650) Illinois Feb 27, 2009 Beer Trader

    That sucks about CW beers! Was hoping to grab a 4 pack of each or more.
  14. MaddMatt639

    MaddMatt639 Zealot (90) California Dec 11, 2012

    Just bought myself two at work. If you live in the San Mateo area, get yours at BevMo!, quick. We got three cases worth and they're going quick.
  15. RRtransvestification

    RRtransvestification Savant (330) New York Dec 21, 2012 Beer Trader

  16. Crookdrain

    Crookdrain Advocate (515) New York Jan 13, 2010 Beer Trader

    NYC nothing yet. Checked the usual places today. Not expecting until next week the earliest.
  17. RRtransvestification

    RRtransvestification Savant (330) New York Dec 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    im on long island so we'll probably get it a few days after
  18. Any word on it's so cal appearance?
  19. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Advocate (520) California Jan 7, 2013 Beer Trader

    It hit around Thursday. Check out your local spots. Should be around for a while.
  20. pcstuck

    pcstuck Aficionado (200) Illinois Jan 5, 2013 Beer Trader

    Was able to snag a 4-pack of Peruvian Morning and BBBW yesterday along with some Sucaba. The CW beers are getting harder to find. Hopefully another shipment will come in. Peruvian morning is tasty. Haven't cracked open a Sucaba yet tho
  21. mtk180

    mtk180 Aficionado (105) California Jan 18, 2013 Beer Trader

    Anyone know of anywhere in the SF Bay Area that still has some of this?
  22. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Poobah (1,005) California Nov 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    As of yesterday afternoon:
    Mill Valley Market
    Corte Madera BevMo (also has BA Bigfoot)
  23. ezperkins2

    ezperkins2 Savant (435) California Jan 3, 2011 Beer Trader

    I have been told by several store managers in the southern Orange County area that it will be at least one more week. Possibly two.
  24. The Bay is already out of it? Damn. The Central Valley is getting theirs this week.
  25. Got 3 bottles today at SOMA WF. They had 2 left after I got there.

    Should be pointed out, I called them this morning and they said they didn't have it, but I went anyways. Glad I did.
    SanFranJake likes this.
  26. U crazy? $14.99 a bottle at Bevmo. Limit 2 per person at the Bayshore location, no limit in San Mateo.
  27. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Poobah (1,005) California Nov 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    This was in reference to the XIV. Shit, I wish it was $15!
    No problem pulling the trigger on Sucaba for $15!
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  28. mtk180

    mtk180 Aficionado (105) California Jan 18, 2013 Beer Trader

    Found 3 bottles at the Greenbrae, CA Bevmo. Don't know if they have anymore, but I do know they have about 10 at one of the bevmos in SF. Thanks for the tip man
  29. For those of you in the San Ramon/Dublin/Pleasanton area of SF, here is a link to the BevMo Pleasanton online ordering for Sucaba. I ordered two online and picked up another two while I was there. I had to ask for it since they kept in the back and not out in the racks/displays. Enjoy! http://www.bevmo.com/Shop/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=34742
    ScottO likes this.
  30. Bevmo on Van Ness in SF got 3 cases as of Saturday, no limit
  31. ScottO

    ScottO Savant (355) California Mar 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    Thanks for the tip, Guapo.
  32. XpensiveBieros

    XpensiveBieros Aficionado (170) New Hampshire Feb 3, 2013 Beer Trader

    I just found a bottle at Ralph's in Hingham, MA today. Unfortunately/fortunately...I think I got the last one. I also stopped into Redstone and I didn't see any there! Although, they did have The Bruery's Sour In the Rye (if you're looking for a different speed).
    Ganglani likes this.
  33. TheAngryBurrito

    TheAngryBurrito Savant (300) California Jan 6, 2013 Beer Trader

    I work at Loyola Marymount University in LA. The bar on campus is doing a Firestone tap takeover tomorrow where they will be selling $3 pints of this (yes, pints). I feel like there are going to be a lot of very drunk college students stumbling home tomorrow night.
    SanFranJake likes this.
  34. That is amazing!!!!
  35. Sounds like now might be as good a time as any to go back to college
  36. I've been calling my local bottle shops every couple of days since the release, and no joy yet. According to one, it won't make it this far north of Sacramento :/
  37. Azrael

    Azrael Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2013

    It's annoying that anyone has to scramble after a release this big.
  38. EyePeeAyBryan

    EyePeeAyBryan Advocate (725) Arizona Dec 20, 2011 Beer Trader

    BUZZ in LA had some bottles for $17. Too bad I passed thinking I'll have no problem getting it around CA while I was there to visit last weekend...

  39. i just got 3 2012's for $13 a pop. So happy
  40. Beerandboards

    Beerandboards Savant (425) New Mexico Nov 6, 2012 Beer Trader

    Anyone in CA want to be a trustee of sorts for an online order? Online spot does not ship to NM. For your trouble, you may take one out of the box before shipping it on to me (I'll send you a label). References necessary. BM me if interested.