Sierra Nevada Narwhal

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by gatornation, Aug 30, 2012.

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  1. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,165) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Verified

  2. jivex5k

    jivex5k Advocate (660) Florida Apr 13, 2011

    Nice!
     
  3. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Champion (795) North Carolina Feb 16, 2011 Verified

    cant wait.
     
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  4. I guess next up would be a bikini whale.
     
  5. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Champion (970) Pennsylvania Apr 4, 2009 Verified Subscriber

    "and dark roasted coffee"

    Nice. Sounds asome.
     
  6. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poobah (1,035) New Jersey Jun 3, 2004 Verified

    The way I'm reading it, that is just a descriptor, but there is not actual coffee in the recipe.

    Either way- really looking forward to this. Hopefully it won't be too much of a "wale", name notwithstanding, and will be easy to acquire.
     
  7. Mitchill

    Mitchill Aficionado (110) Kentucky Sep 17, 2010

  8. Heatwave33

    Heatwave33 Advocate (570) Florida Sep 13, 2011

    Same here. SN is always solid.
     
  9. AWESOMENESS !!!
     
  10. Oh yeah. I fucking want that.
     
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  11. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Champion (795) North Carolina Feb 16, 2011 Verified

    any reputable bottle ship will either get kegs or bottles. at least here in the Triangle.
     
  12. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (815) New York Dec 2, 2009 Verified

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  13. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poobah (1,035) New Jersey Jun 3, 2004 Verified

    Sometimes timing is everything around here, though. That 30th Anniversary Stout did manage to stick around for a few days, so hopefully this will do better than that.
     
  14. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Champion (795) North Carolina Feb 16, 2011 Verified

    and we wont bring up Ruination 10th.
     
  15. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poobah (1,035) New Jersey Jun 3, 2004 Verified

    Or Enjoy By. I missed that one. Only select stores got it, and I couldn't make it to the one nearest to me on the day they received it, and that was that.
     
  16. Not only is it a whale, it has a unicorn's horn protruding from it's head. It's also an endangered species.
     
  17. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Champion (795) North Carolina Feb 16, 2011 Verified

    see, i totally missed that one. Must have been either back home in OH or stuck at the house when it hit Sams.
     
  18. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poobah (1,035) New Jersey Jun 3, 2004 Verified

    It was about as close as I want to come to jumping through hoops to get a beer. I had to search the distributor's website to locate stores, call each of them to find out when their delivery was expected, and then again to find out when it was in the system so they could sell it. After all that, I had something come up family-wise and couldn't even get some.

    To bring this back to the topic at hand, all I'll have to do with Narwhal is keep in touch with the beer guy where I shop. The SN special releases aren't that crazy <crosses fingers>.
     
  19. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Champion (795) North Carolina Feb 16, 2011 Verified

    See, I dont play that game. I ask Bottle Revolution, TJs Beverage, and Total Wine, and ALWAYS check Sams for the second bottle. If all else fails, I also check my Raleigh friends or just drive down to Tasty or the Bottle Shops at the Tylers in Raleigh and Carrboro. But that was only for Lake Erie Monster, Frangelic, Better Half, and Ruination 10th.

    If that works, I hope I see a tweet about it being tapped somewhere close. if not, arrange a trade or just say fuck it. calling the distributor (that isnt my buddy) just doesnt work for me.
     
  20. aasher

    aasher Poobah (1,160) Indiana Jan 27, 2010 Verified

    This sounds interesting. If only they would brew their Imperial Stout again. I think that was their best beer yet.
     
  21. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,430) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    That label is epic. Between this one and Ruthless Rye I am getting a metal vibe from SN.
     
  22. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    Suuuuuuper excited for this!

    I see my fridge being stocked full with FBS and SN NW in the near future.
     
  23. davey101

    davey101 Champion (820) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009

    Awesome! Wonder how hoppy/close to the 30th it will be. 60 IBUS's...mmmmmmm

    Happy to see it in 12 oz bottles too.
     
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  24. chefkevlar

    chefkevlar Savant (450) South Carolina Apr 17, 2010 Verified

    This is the next release in the High Altitude Seasonal line which started with the Hoptimum 4 packs this year. It won't be difficult at all to find and should be available from October through the end of the year.
     
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  25. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Advocate (635) Maine May 1, 2011

    I'm going to a SN tap takeover on September 19. I wonder if there's any chance of this making it there.
     
  26. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Advocate (735) Massachusetts Mar 17, 2009 Verified

    Or more like art deco.
     
  27. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Advocate (575) New Jersey Mar 6, 2008 Verified Subscriber

    I can't wait to do a side by side with Brooklyn BCS
     
  28. "12 oz bottles"

    See, that's why I love SN!
     
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  29. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    Been waiting for this since I heard rumors in June. Fuck yes!!!!!!
     
  30. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    Veryyyy excite. I absolutely love hoptimum, so I'm expecting this to be fantastical.
     
  31. brentusaurus

    brentusaurus Savant (315) California Jan 22, 2012 Verified

    SN has some of the best labels. Rad.
     
  32. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Champion (860) Ontario (Canada) Jan 20, 2010 Verified

    Looks like more awesome label art from Aaron Horkey.
     
  33. larryi86

    larryi86 Champion (950) Delaware Apr 4, 2010 Verified

    Sounds great and the label is awesome, can't wait to try this!!!
     
  34. When did you have it?
     
  35. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,165) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Verified

    Its not out yet, per release article it will be available in October
     
  36. I realize that it hasn't been released..'s'why I was curious as to when you had tried it.
     
  37. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,165) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Verified

    BeerFool28607 keeps on telling me this beer is out already, its not here or in Boooone not til october
     
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  38. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (515) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

    SN does have some of the best label art. Ruthless is one of, if not my favorite.
     
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  39. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (515) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

    Is this another Ken Taylor label?
     
  40. Nutwood

    Nutwood Savant (405) Kentucky Jun 30, 2012

    Or at least a sea shanty.
     
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