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Firestone Walker Sucaba (Abacus) Release

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

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  1. markmcconv

    markmcconv Jan 7, 2013 Illinois

    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 Sep 19, 2011 California

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

    Dtapeski Oct 26, 2012 Colorado

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

    Absolut Sep 19, 2011 California

    awesome avatar.
     
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  5. dap325

    dap325 Apr 2, 2009 New York

    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 Jan 31, 2005 California
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    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 Jan 31, 2005 California
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    PS Just kidding on the Aholes comment.
     
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  8. Iheartbarleywines

    Iheartbarleywines Mar 1, 2013 Illinois

    Anyone want to trade some for BCBCS?
     
  9. Iheartbarleywines

    Iheartbarleywines Mar 1, 2013 Illinois


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

    Dtapeski Oct 26, 2012 Colorado

    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. Iheartbarleywines

    Iheartbarleywines Mar 1, 2013 Illinois


    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 Oct 26, 2012 Colorado

    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. Iheartbarleywines

    Iheartbarleywines Mar 1, 2013 Illinois

    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 Nov 7, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    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 Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    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 Jun 22, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

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

    RRtransvestification Dec 21, 2012 New York
    Beer Trader

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

    parkingphi Dec 2, 2008 New York
    Beer Trader

    BM'd you TheHooch!
     
  19. beerborn

    beerborn Jan 22, 2012 Georgia

    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 Aug 10, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    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 Oct 21, 2004 New York
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    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 Jan 1, 2011 New York

    just heardNassau county only got two cases. guess i won't be finding any this year.
     
  23. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Where? I'm in Saratoga.
     
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  24. cde1218

    cde1218 Sep 13, 2012 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

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

    [​IMG]
     
  25. johngalt12345

    johngalt12345 Feb 19, 2012 Maryland

    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 May 31, 2012 New York
    Beer Trader

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

     
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  27. kcp85

    kcp85 Sep 7, 2012 Missouri

     
  28. carps4

    carps4 Feb 27, 2012 New York
    Beer Trader

    Any in NYC?
     
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  29. Baab200

    Baab200 Jan 9, 2013 New York
    Beer Trader

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

    Crookdrain Jan 13, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    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. GopherPharmer

    GopherPharmer Feb 19, 2013 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Got a '12 and '13 Sucaba due to arrive tomorrow :D can't wait to try them
     
  32. zoober911

    zoober911 Jul 31, 2012 New York
    Beer Trader

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

    loafinaround Jul 16, 2011 New York

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

    carps4 Feb 27, 2012 New York
    Beer Trader

    Thanks man.
     
  35. No1Smitty

    No1Smitty Nov 7, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

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

    lsummers Jun 21, 2010 California

    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 Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    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. DerekMorgan

    DerekMorgan Jan 15, 2013 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    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 Jun 21, 2012 Vermont

    shits going down like that in NY with DDBA too. One place is $22, drive 5 minutes and youre paying $12
     
  40. dt_gbpackersfan

    dt_gbpackersfan Dec 6, 2012 Missouri

    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.
     
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