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Firestone Walker Sucaba (Abacus) Release

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

  1. i just had some on tap in chicago and it is absolutely wonderful. what a great beer. can't wait to pop the bottle i have.
  2. Absolut

    Absolut Advocate (535) California Sep 19, 2011 Verified

    had one last night. sitting on 3 more bottles. another tremendous effort by FW
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  3. Dtapeski

    Dtapeski Aficionado (195) Colorado Oct 26, 2012

    Exactly the same for me; had one last night and have 3 for future sessions.
  4. Absolut

    Absolut Advocate (535) California Sep 19, 2011 Verified

    awesome avatar.
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  5. dap325

    dap325 Aficionado (200) New York Apr 2, 2009

    Haven't had the '13 yet but I've heard it's drinking great fresh. I'd say drink it now. If you love it, snatch up a few more via trade. Shouldn't be too hard to trade for.
  6. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poobah (1,035) California Jan 31, 2005 Verified Subscriber

    You guys are all Aholes. I used to be able to buy this for a few weeks, now I got 1 at my local. Damned popularity increase...:mad:
  7. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poobah (1,035) California Jan 31, 2005 Verified Subscriber

    PS Just kidding on the Aholes comment.
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  8. Anyone want to trade some for BCBCS?

  9. I ideally need 3 bottles to keep 3 verticals going.
  10. Dtapeski

    Dtapeski Aficionado (195) Colorado Oct 26, 2012

    I'm not a trader, so take this with a grain of salt.

    If you want to trade, you should do so in ISO/FT forum.

    Also, you are brand new, so be prepared that you will have to send and have the beer received before the trade partner ships to you.

    Lastly, if you get to the point where you are going to post for a trade, have read this http://alewatcher.blogspot.com/2010/11/new-trader-tips.html from start to finish. Otherwise, you will get schooled in that forum.
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  11. I think people know who i am. been here since 2009. 40+ trades. have slept at Alewatchers(whom you cited) house numerous times. Etc.
  12. Dtapeski

    Dtapeski Aficionado (195) Colorado Oct 26, 2012

    My bad then.

    Your avatar scared the shit out of me, so I clicked on it and saw new on Thursday.

    The sleepover part was probably too much info.
  13. Jeff gets really sexy and has opened a Beatification B3 every single time. Super Sexy.

    always a good warm up for Dark Lord Day.
  14. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Savant (420) California Nov 7, 2011 Verified

    This is drinking so damn good right now. Had one of my bottles last night and it is so scrumptious ! Drink it !
  15. SadMachine

    SadMachine Advocate (705) New Jersey Mar 14, 2011 Verified

    You aren't kidding! Finding even regular BCBS, let alone any of the variants in NJ is damn near impossible because it's gone in a day or 2... Sometimes I hate how good our craft beer scene is because it makes it so hard to get the really limited stuff!
  16. TheHooch

    TheHooch Zealot (95) California Jun 22, 2012

    There is a dozen sitting on the shelf down the street from place. Let me know.
  17. RRtransvestification

    RRtransvestification Savant (320) New York Dec 21, 2012 Verified

    So i shouldn't drink it the same night i drink a king henry i'm getting in a trade?
  18. parkingphi

    parkingphi Aficionado (245) New York Dec 2, 2008 Verified

    BM'd you TheHooch!
  19. beerborn

    beerborn Savant (345) Georgia Jan 22, 2012

    Was hoping to find some this week on my way down to Ft. Lauderdale..haven't seen any. bummer, maybe on the way back up
  20. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Advocate (630) New York Aug 10, 2010 Verified

    Sucaba is a good beer, it's just not King Henry. I would drink both of them(hopefully you're splitting these with someone or consuming at a tasting or something) and down Sucaba first.

    I don't know, I'm just a guy who likes BCBS and King Henry better than Parabola and Sucaba. That's just, like, my opinion, man.
  21. TheBigEast

    TheBigEast Savant (270) New York Oct 21, 2004

    Sucaba is a terrific beer - it is just not on the same level as King Henry in most peoples opinions. However, King Henry may be the best Bourbon barrel aged Barleywine ever. Just because Sucaba is not its equal does not lesson the fact that it is an amazing beer in its own right. It's like comparing Lebron James to Carmelo Anthony in basketball. Lebron is one of the top 10 players of all time and working his way up the list. Carmelo is not as good as Lebron but is a perennial all star who leads his team to the playoffs every year and has won 2 gold medals and a national championship and will someday be in the hall of fame. Consider yourself fortunate to be drinking either beer on a given day. Cheers!
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  22. Japple

    Japple Aficionado (190) New York Jan 1, 2011

    just heardNassau county only got two cases. guess i won't be finding any this year.
  23. Where? I'm in Saratoga.
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  24. cde1218

    cde1218 Savant (260) New Jersey Sep 13, 2012

    Its damn good....... Pictured with my other expensive hobby....

  25. Local store has plenty in stock - and I only checked one of 3 "good" stores within 5 miles of me. May have to stock up to age and trade
  26. Fahz

    Fahz Savant (415) New York May 31, 2012 Verified

    Picked on up at Olivers today opened the box must have arrived today

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  27. kcp85

    kcp85 Aficionado (210) Missouri Sep 7, 2012

  28. carps4

    carps4 Aficionado (125) New York Feb 27, 2012

    Any in NYC?
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  29. Baab200

    Baab200 Savant (420) New York Jan 9, 2013 Verified

    Unfortunately 2.5 hours down the road in Syracuse, at the Byrne dairy on old Liverpool road.
  30. Crookdrain

    Crookdrain Savant (495) New York Jan 13, 2010 Verified

    there's a ton on shelf by me in Bay Ridge Brooklyn for 19 dollars a pop no tax. BM me for the address of the store
  31. Got a '12 and '13 Sucaba due to arrive tomorrow :D can't wait to try them
  32. zoober911

    zoober911 Savant (470) New York Jul 31, 2012 Verified

    $14.99 each. picked mine up this am before work.
  33. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (415) New York Jul 16, 2011 Verified

    I'm all happy and shit. Just reserved a bottle for me, and a bottle for my friend.... :D
  34. carps4

    carps4 Aficionado (125) New York Feb 27, 2012

    Thanks man.
  35. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Savant (420) California Nov 7, 2011 Verified

    I will save one to age but, this is drinking so good fresh it's going to be real hard.
  36. lsummers

    lsummers Advocate (535) California Jun 21, 2010

    I picked up 4, could have gotten more but at the price of 15 each it's hard to justify it. I hear some people drinking them fresh and some people ageing them. Does anyone not like them aged? Either way I'm going to age at least 1 of those.
  37. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Savant (380) Colorado Nov 29, 2006

    Got one. It flew off the shelves in stores in Denver. didn't look like many stores got it, and if they did, then maybe a case tops. Happy to drink this one on a special occasion!
  38. I had 1 from '12 in the bottle and 1 from this year on tap and they were both excellent but I think the freshness really stood out. Incredible beer when fresh.
  39. Focusf111

    Focusf111 Savant (340) Vermont Jun 21, 2012

    shits going down like that in NY with DDBA too. One place is $22, drive 5 minutes and youre paying $12
  40. Can't wait to try it this weekend. Picked up 3 bottles in the St. Louis area for 12.99 each. Will have to save one for next year.