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Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Bigfoot

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by dsal89, Nov 1, 2012.

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  1. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    From Mybeerbuzz.com:

    "Here’s a new release from Sierra Nevada that I can’t wait to try. Today we have the 750ml bottle label for Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale aged in Whiskey Barrels. This beer celebrates the 30th anniversary of Bigfoot by aging the popular Barleywine in oak whiskey casks for 2-years! Look for this bad boy to come in at 11.8% ABV."

    Not sure of the release date...but im excited
  2. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

  3. TomTwanks

    TomTwanks Initiate (0) Ohio Apr 5, 2011

    I asked about this earlier this year- any word on distribution?
  4. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    I didnt see any mention of it. I really hope i can get a few bottles of this
  5. BrettHead

    BrettHead Advocate (660) Nebraska Sep 18, 2010

    Last time I remember Bill Manley talking about it, he said it would hit national distro, but that it would be a 1/4th of the size of the original hoptimum release (when it was 24 oz bottles). So it won't be around long :-D

    edit: I want to say that he said hoptimum was 400bbl and there is only 100bbl of this.
  6. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    Damn..i really hope i can find this. That doesnt make me feel too good about getting it
  7. klaybie

    klaybie Savant (295) Illinois Nov 15, 2009

    Just did a quick google search and an article from November 2011 said they would bottle some in 2012 for release in May, presumably May of 2012 so obviously that didn't happen. Perhaps it will come soon...
  8. goodbyeohio

    goodbyeohio Advocate (690) Oregon Jul 13, 2004

    We will also be seeing wine barrel-aged Ovila Dubbel and a barrel-aged Narwhal released relatively soon.
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  9. ChanChan

    ChanChan Advocate (620) California Dec 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    The label doesn't look too hot but whatever, this one should be awesome!!!
  10. iwantmorehops

    iwantmorehops Savant (440) Vermont Sep 25, 2010 Beer Trader

    There was a thread about it, bill comented that it wasn't ready for may. I think someone mentioned that they used a variety of barrels and were not happy with what the scotch barrels did to Bigfoot.
  11. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    Did they make some first to throw in barrels? Or was it the most recent batch they put in barrels? id guess we wouldnt see it for at least 8 months...but i hope im wrong.

    (talking about Narwhal)

  12. The BA Dubbel is already out!
  13. Really hoping to get my hands on some of this!
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  14. Goosey

    Goosey Aficionado (240) Missouri Jan 18, 2012

    King Henry may have met his match. Hopefully this is not just a once in a lifetime release, either way maybe this will incentivize GI to brew some more KH to retain there spot as número uno in the vast realm of all things barley wine.
  15. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    Goose Island just put another barleywine into barrels (different kind of barrels) supposed to be a successor to KH
  16. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (790) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    Wow that's a bold statement! I sure hope it is better than KH, but that'll b very difficult to do. I do feel that it has the potential to be one of the best barleywines though
  17. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (790) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    Wasn't King Henry done with the barrels used from the Vanilla BCBS and thats why it wont b made again?? Please correct me if I am wrong
  18. Duff27

    Duff27 Champion (830) Illinois Feb 10, 2010 Beer Trader

    I wouldn't be so sure. This is my opinion only but barrel aging in general seems to go better with English Barleywines than American (hoppier). That said, I hope this is good...it's beginning to be a crowded field.
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  19. zach60614

    zach60614 Savant (410) Illinois May 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    It was aged in the barrels used for BCBS Rare.
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  20. stakem

    stakem Poobah (1,025) Pennsylvania Feb 20, 2009 Beer Trader

    You are close. King Henry was done with PVW barrels that previously aged Bourbon County Rare.

    Edit: I am a slow responder. Zach60614 beat me to the reply.
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  21. Pinche_Oso

    Pinche_Oso Savant (495) California Jun 25, 2012

    Last I remember reading is it got pushed back until 2013. :(

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  22. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (790) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    Okay that's it, Thanks! I knew it was one of the very limited release beers
  23. TicoCali

    TicoCali Savant (460) California Jul 25, 2010

    Just can't wait
  24. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (930) New York Dec 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    It's REAL (BA) Bigfoot is real...but has he been sighted by anyone yet? I can't wait!!! I just hope it is readily available and everywhere so people won't get mad at me for hording it!
  25. raymo55

    raymo55 Advocate (510) Michigan Oct 3, 2011 Beer Trader

    Welp....another barrel aged barleywine I am ISO.....sooooo.......ISO!
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  26. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    That is why this is called the successor (King Henry)

    Kind of like King Henry the second or whatever. Wont be the same as the first king. Just rumour mill really but it is confirmed GI has another barleywine aging in barrels
  27. TheBishopco

    TheBishopco Savant (490) Tennessee Feb 4, 2011 Beer Trader

    Man, they sure have been teasing us a long time with this one. I am really looking forward to this one!
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  28. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (580) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    Love that label!!!
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  29. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    Ohhhhh mannnnnnn. Two year old non barrel bigfoot is awesome... cantt WAIT for this. Thanks Sierra Nevada!
  30. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Advocate (635) Maine May 1, 2011

    I'm looking forward to this but I haven't even seen Narwhal, Northern Hemisphere, or Estate in my neck of the woods yet.
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  31. oldschool9

    oldschool9 Savant (300) Ohio Dec 20, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Still havent seen Narwhal either, I'm guessing I will soon. Looking forward to this one, really glad we can get it here in ohio! : D doing it right S.N.
  32. KevSal

    KevSal Advocate (710) California Oct 17, 2010 Beer Trader

    ba Narwhal soudns awesome. I really enjoy Narhwal, thats been my go to beer for impy stout since its release, im on my 3rd 4-pack.
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  33. SHODriver

    SHODriver Advocate (625) Louisiana Aug 13, 2010 Beer Trader

    I would do unspeakable things to experience Narwhal after barrel aging.
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  34. xnicknj

    xnicknj Advocate (740) Pennsylvania May 25, 2009

    i want this so bad. i hope its good.
  35. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Advocate (675) Tennessee Nov 13, 2007

    My main concern with this will be distribution... im hoping it will be national... SN is one beer that I can usually acquire fairly reliably here...
  36. khofer3839

    khofer3839 Zealot (95) California Oct 4, 2012

    Stoked for this!!!! The oldest Bigfoot I've tried was from 2006.
  37. beerborn

    beerborn Savant (345) Georgia Jan 22, 2012

    This sounds solid. I'm a fan of the artwork too!
  38. BigTomZ

    BigTomZ Savant (325) Virginia Apr 14, 2009

    It will be spread really thin just like every other limited release. Just like most of the Founders and GI releases, only about 5% of the people who want to try it will actually be able to get it.
  39. 19etz55

    19etz55 Savant (430) New Jersey Aug 12, 2007

    That's Big news. Love that stuff. Beer on!
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  40. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Advocate (670) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Painted labels? Am I the only one excited about that? ISO
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