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Sierra Nevada Narwhal

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

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  1. franklinn

    franklinn Savant (460) Vermont May 29, 2012

    Can't wait to pick up a 4 pack of this!
  2. bugdoc

    bugdoc Savant (300) California Apr 4, 2011 Beer Trader

    Had it on tap last evening (hi, Fraggle!) - very smooth, rich stuff. Can't wait for the inevitable BA version to show up eventually. (SFBW, anyone?)
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  3. Available in Cary, NC @ The Wine Merchant...$2.39 per bottle
  4. Please advise on the label issue for this hitting NY
  5. Anyone had this and had Ken & Fritz to compare? There was a lot of talk about this possibly being very similar to Ken & Fritz but I haven't seen a comparison yet.
  6. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (850) New York Dec 2, 2009 Beer Trader

    oof, if this stout is as good a beer as i expect it to be, what a series. honestly, i could almost get by just on those beers throughout the year (current incarnation of hoptimum is amazing, bigfoot is the standard for american barleywines, and fritz and ken's is easily one of my favorite stouts ever so narwhal should be pretty good...).
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  7. BrettHead

    BrettHead Advocate (660) Nebraska Sep 18, 2010

    Taste great I think. Sierra Nevada rocks as usual! :D
  8. sierranevadabill Member

    Sadly, that is true. I can't really get into it, but no Narwhal in NY this year. Hopefully we can figure out a resolution by next release.

    Sorry for the disappointment.

    BUMMED I AM !!! And ISO
  9. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Advocate (645) Wisconsin Apr 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    I just love the price point SN or bang for the buck . . . however you'd like to say it, GREAT BEER VALUE and I'm sure this won't disappoint!!!
  10. I picked up a four pack this evening. Have yet to crack one open. It's actually a dollar cheaper than hoptimum (marked at $8.99). if they have the same SKU i might have to see if the hoptimum right next to it will ring in at that price. Or better yet if the six packs of bigfoot, still in this bottle shops cooler, will ;)
  11. ChanChan

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

    I concur!! For me Fritz and Ken's Ale was one of the ones that got away, I waited too long to hoard a few and only got to drink two fresh bombers.
  12. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Advocate (705) Florida Jul 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    Anyone have any info about this coming to South Florida?
  13. Lordquackingstic

    Lordquackingstic Advocate (560) New York Jun 14, 2011 Beer Trader

    Hello first trading buddy!

    Where did you hear that this won't be hitting NY this year? I hope it's not true, but at least I live on the boarder between NY and CT, hopefully they'll get it there. I've been looking forward to this release with baited breath!
  14. Got the sad news from the one and only SierraNevadaBill . Zen master of all things S.N.
    How is Pumpkin ale glass treating you lol ?
  15. poopinmybutt

    poopinmybutt Savant (325) Nebraska May 25, 2005

    this stuff is fantastic

    i cant believe it is >10% abv.
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  16. Ahh New Mexico, where Bigfoot is a year round beer! I can think of two places off the top of my head that still have Bigfoot.
  17. Ndfan1323

    Ndfan1323 Savant (355) California Jan 26, 2012

    Has anyone seen this hit NJ yet?
  18. MilkManX

    MilkManX Savant (390) Arizona Jul 10, 2012

    Have not seen it here in AZ yet.
  19. raynmoon

    raynmoon Advocate (630) Colorado Aug 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    I'm pretty sure Narwhal is all around the country, but only in select markets; like a first edition pressing, testing the market/consumer reaction.

    I probably won't see this at Bevmo for another month.
  20. hippiehawk

    hippiehawk Aspirant (40) Kansas Mar 30, 2011

    anyone seen this in missouri yet?
  21. franklinn

    franklinn Savant (460) Vermont May 29, 2012

    Here in VT too. I know of a handful of shops that still have Bigfoot. One has over a case, iirc
  22. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    How is this available on the east coast and I can't find it anywhere in Seattle yet?!?!?!?! I'M LOSING MY MIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:
  23. chefkevlar

    chefkevlar Savant (460) South Carolina Apr 17, 2010 Beer Trader

    It hit the Carolinas last week, I'm already on my 2nd 4 pack.
  24. Rick760Sd

    Rick760Sd Savant (395) California Jun 5, 2012 Beer Trader

    Especially the whole west coast.
  25. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Savant (440) Washington Sep 11, 2011 Subscriber Beer Trader


    Though, I did see that it was listed as "In Stock" at Total Wine (Bellevue location). Yesterday I stopped by. I searched high and low; one employee searched high and low; a second and third searched high and low.

    Eventually it was found hiding in back, and I walked out with a 4-pack.
  26. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Washington Dec 16, 2011

    Damn yes! Thanks for the tip man, so how is it?
  27. queens1130

    queens1130 Savant (375) California Nov 21, 2008 Beer Trader

    Finally hit shelves in CA, can't wait to try this GABF winner & see what it's about, cheers!
  28. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Savant (440) Washington Sep 11, 2011 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Unfortunately I haven't had it yet—feeling under the weather...
  29. SWEET! Just seen on Instagram my local liquor store got it in stock. Grabbing a 4 pack as soon as I'm done with work. Cheers!
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  30. neeko530

    neeko530 Zealot (95) Indiana Oct 17, 2012

    our liquor store got ours in yesterday (indianapolis, in). tried yesterday and was very pleased. very chocolately with an amazing mouthfeel. so impressed with the pp on this beer (and all s.n. products)
  31. KevSal

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

    had one tonight during the game and it was great! i havnt been too keen on sierra nevadas stouts honestly but this one was fantastic. had a thick body, nice and creamy. theres some burn but so does bigfoot. gonna stash one away along with bigfoot!

    go giants!!
  32. At $9.99 for a 4 pack I'm thinking about buying a case. :)

  33. Anyone see this in Michigan yet? Have not seen it show up in any of my local stores yet.
  34. BigB415

    BigB415 Savant (325) California Aug 24, 2010 Beer Trader

    Finally picked up a 4 pack. I put 2 in the fridge and am going to put the other 2 in my cellar. Can't wait to try it during dinner.
  35. NSaad23

    NSaad23 Aficionado (230) Michigan Dec 13, 2011

    I think it's around this week.
  36. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Still nothing in SE VA....getting anxious.
  37. jmw

    jmw Savant (450) North Carolina Feb 4, 2009

    Arrived in store yesterday in the woolly WV mountains. This is going to be nice to have this winter.
  38. sholle

    sholle Aficionado (185) Montana Jan 2, 2011

    I will have access and can hook you up need be, Tongo my man
  39. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poobah (1,045) New Jersey Jun 3, 2004 Beer Trader

    Much appreciated. I'll let you know in a week or so. NY is out of the running (couldn't get label approval, or something like that), but I do have feelers out in NJ and think I'll be able to get it there.
  40. bengore

    bengore Aficionado (235) Illinois Nov 1, 2010 Beer Trader

    Any sightings in Chicago?
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