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The Hunt for Bigfoot is on!

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Henamonster, May 24, 2012.

  1. Henamonster

    Henamonster Member

    Location:
    California
    In anticipation of what I'm calling a "Bigfoot Sighting" tasting, I'm trying to locate some Bigfoot/Sasquatch/Yeti-themed beers. Any suggestions as to what's good, great or not worth the time? I'm seeing a lot of "retired" ones out there, but hopefully I'll be able to track some down.

    I just started the hunt, but so far I have the following:

    Great Divide's Yeti line (the gold standard, in my opinion.)
    Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot Barleywine
    Six Rivers's Bluff Creek Pale Ale
  2. TWStandley

    TWStandley Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    BA Abominable by Fremont
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  3. Kadonny

    Kadonny Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Stoudts Old Abominable Ale. Perfect for you.

    Edit: Darn, you are in CA, you can't get Stoudts out there.
  4. Henamonster

    Henamonster Member

    Location:
    California
    But if they're worthy, I might have to make an "expedition" to track them down (meaning, bribe someone to send 'em over. Ha!)
  5. juankzas

    juankzas Member

    Location:
    Mexico
    I don't know if Chupacabras makes the cut, I'm almost sure you can easily get it in CA
  6. draheim

    draheim Member

    Location:
    Washington
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  7. Henamonster

    Henamonster Member

    Location:
    California
    Chupacabra and Loch Ness... I may have to make it a "Cryptid tasting". Thanks for the suggestions!
  8. draheim

    draheim Member

    Location:
    Washington
    That actually sounds kind of gross.
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  9. Exiled

    Exiled Member

    Location:
    Texas
  10. dap325

    dap325 Member

    Location:
    New York
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  11. Agold

    Agold Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Mmmmm.... Cryptozoology themed tasting. Maybe you could add ghosts too? They both have shows on the history channel so it's cool.
  12. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    Too bad you dont get Great Lakes. Their Lake Erie Monster fits the bill. fantastic DIPA!
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  13. crusian

    crusian Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    swamp ape is a terrible beer you could toss in, lol.
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  14. Henamonster

    Henamonster Member

    Location:
    California
    "Swamp Ape" would definitely fit the theme. Can't say as I've had it yet, but based on your glowing review... Ha!

    Ballast Point's "Sea Monster" would also be a good entry for the Cryptid Tasting (and an excellent Imperial Stout as well!)
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  15. LostTraveler

    LostTraveler Member

    Location:
    Maine
  16. dcook11

    dcook11 Member

    Location:
    California
    Fun thread, I like it! Need to get me some of these for a Halloween tasting in the fall! The hunt starts now.
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  17. sobeleg

    sobeleg Member

    Location:
    New York
    I feel Founders Backwoods Bastard would be suitable.
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  18. Henamonster

    Henamonster Member

    Location:
    California
    Right in line with Backwoods Bastard, I found "Wooly Booger" (Grand Lake Brewing). I always associated the term with a sasquatch (kind of like skunk ape,) however, Urban Dictionary says... "A person who is one evolutionary step lower than a redneck." Still... it's now on the list.

    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/4738/19817
  19. Henamonster

    Henamonster Member

    Location:
    California
    That's exactly the timeframe I'm looking at as well. The tasting's going to coincide with a comic book release (about Bigfoot of all things!) I previously thought about getting a keg or two of Great Divide, but then thought it was more fun to make it a real hunt.
  20. crusian

    crusian Member

    Location:
    Oregon

    speaks for itself! http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/161/61613
  21. dcook11

    dcook11 Member

    Location:
    California
    That sounds awesome! Best of luck tracking some of these down my friend. If any more come to mind, I'll be sure to let ya know!
  22. Henamonster

    Henamonster Member

    Location:
    California
    Man, a 67 and a 69... Reminds me of a "Good Morning, Vietnam" quote... "Hey, Hauk. Eat a bag of s***. You suck. That's pretty much to the point, sir, not much gray area in this one."
  23. MrTopher

    MrTopher Member

    Location:
    California
    Doesn't FW Wookey Jack make the cut????
  24. Henamonster

    Henamonster Member

    Location:
    California
    I don't know where the name comes from, but it certainly sounds like it would. It almost sounds Australian (kind of like Yowie.)
  25. pokesbeerdude

    pokesbeerdude Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    Coming from Grand Lake, Wooly Booger is a type of fly used for fly fishing.
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  26. Henamonster

    Henamonster Member

    Location:
    California
    Ah, "Woolly" with two "Ls" is more of a southern sasquatch (Texas, Alabama, etc.) But... I think it's still on the list. Too cool of a name not to include.
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  27. Exiled

    Exiled Member

    Location:
    Texas
  28. Henamonster

    Henamonster Member

    Location:
    California
    @Exiled If I'm including the water monsters (Loch Ness, Champ Ale, etc.) then I could certainly add them to the list.

    Thanks for all the suggestions everybody!

    Here's the list so far... The browniish-orange I already have.

    Bigfoot themed:
    Great Divide's Yeti line
    Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot Barleywine
    Six Rivers's Bluff Creek Pale Ale
    Old Yale Sasquatch Stout
    Sand Creek Brewing's Lilja's Sasquatch Stout
    Old Abominable - Stoudt's
    Skunk Ape - Boneyard
    BA Abominable - Freemont
    Wooly Booger - Grand Lake Brewing
    Backwoods Bastard - Founders
    Swamp Ape - Florida Beer Company
    Wookey Jack - Firestone
    Sasquatch Wheat Wine - growler only - Ninkasi

    cryptid themed:
    Loch Ness - Brasseurs, RJ
    Chupacabra
    Champ Ale- McNeill's
    Sea Monster - Ballast Point (oh, so tasty...)
    Lake Erie Monster - Great Lakes
    Boaks Monster Mash
    Hopnost Monster - Lilja's
  29. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Plus it reminds me of Chewbacca who is a "wookie" and kind of looks like a sasquatch.
  30. El_Zilcho

    El_Zilcho Member

    Location:
    Virginia
    How bout some DuClaw Colossus, 22% abv should do the trick. Avery Mephistopheles maybe? Clown Shoes Blaecorn Unidragon possibly fits the bill. Troegs Flying Mouflan is by no means scary, but still maybe a mythical creature. But yeah, you should totally include Swamp Ape, that beer sucks but it perfectly fits the theme. Although from what I've heard the sasquatch in Florida is known as the skunk ape not the swamp ape, but close enough. Shit I still have a room temperature Swamp Ape from last year I need to figure out what to do with, that's gonna be fun to put down...
  31. muchloveforhops3

    muchloveforhops3 Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    Definitely diggin the theme. Enjoy the tasting!
  32. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Member

    Location:
    New Mexico
    Il Vic makes a Scotch ale called "Sasquatch scotch". If it was on tap right now i would send you a growler of it...
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  33. Henamonster

    Henamonster Member

    Location:
    California
    "I still have a room temperature Swamp Ape from last year..." Based on the reviews, it could only improve. And the phrase, "put down", may just be the most apt choice of words ever.
  34. Nugganooch

    Nugganooch Member

    Location:
    California
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  35. ChanChan

    ChanChan Member

    Location:
    California
    Well wookies are the race that Chubaca from Star Wars comes from so it makes sense. I hope I spelled Chubaca wrong cause I liked the movie but thas it!

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