Release Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Bigfoot

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  1. dsal89

    dsal89 Disciple (331) Jul 6, 2008 Indiana
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    "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. TomTwanks

    TomTwanks Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2011 Ohio

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

    dsal89 Disciple (331) Jul 6, 2008 Indiana
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    I didnt see any mention of it. I really hope i can get a few bottles of this
  4. BrettHead

    BrettHead Devotee (479) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    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.
  5. dsal89

    dsal89 Disciple (331) Jul 6, 2008 Indiana
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    Damn..i really hope i can find this. That doesnt make me feel too good about getting it
  6. klaybie

    klaybie Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2009 Illinois

    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...
  7. goodbyeohio

    goodbyeohio Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2004 Oregon

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

    ChanChan Devotee (475) Dec 12, 2009 California
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    The label doesn't look too hot but whatever, this one should be awesome!!!
  9. iwantmorehops

    iwantmorehops Aspirant (232) Sep 25, 2010 Vermont
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    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.
  10. dsal89

    dsal89 Disciple (331) Jul 6, 2008 Indiana
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    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)
  11. Luv2Brew422

    Luv2Brew422 Initiate (46) Jan 7, 2012 California
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    The BA Dubbel is already out!
  12. LilBilly666

    LilBilly666 Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2012 Georgia

    Really hoping to get my hands on some of this!
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  13. Goosey

    Goosey Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2012 Missouri

    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.
  14. dsal89

    dsal89 Disciple (331) Jul 6, 2008 Indiana
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    Goose Island just put another barleywine into barrels (different kind of barrels) supposed to be a successor to KH
  15. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,214) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    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
  16. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,214) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    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
  17. Duff27

    Duff27 Poo-Bah (1,796) Feb 10, 2010 Illinois
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    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's beginning to be a crowded field.
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  18. zach60614

    zach60614 Aspirant (210) May 1, 2012 Illinois
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    It was aged in the barrels used for BCBS Rare.
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  19. stakem

    stakem Poo-Bah (5,180) Feb 20, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    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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  20. Pinche_Oso

    Pinche_Oso Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2012 California
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    Last I remember reading is it got pushed back until 2013. :slight_frown:

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  21. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,214) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

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

    TicoCali Disciple (350) Jul 25, 2010 California

    Just can't wait
  23. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Poo-Bah (3,400) Dec 13, 2009 New York
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    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!
  24. raymo55

    raymo55 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Michigan
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    Welp....another barrel aged barleywine I am ISO.....sooooo.......ISO!
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  25. dsal89

    dsal89 Disciple (331) Jul 6, 2008 Indiana
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    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
  26. TheBishopco

    TheBishopco Disciple (359) Feb 4, 2011 Tennessee
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    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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  27. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (511) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Love that label!!!
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  28. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

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

    BlueRogue Disciple (342) May 1, 2011 Maine

    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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  30. oldschool9

    oldschool9 Initiate (182) Dec 20, 2010 Ohio
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    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.
  31. KevSal

    KevSal Savant (977) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    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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  32. SHODriver

    SHODriver Poo-Bah (1,680) Aug 13, 2010 Louisiana
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    I would do unspeakable things to experience Narwhal after barrel aging.
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  33. xnicknj

    xnicknj Initiate (0) May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

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

    Tilley4 Poo-Bah (1,984) Nov 13, 2007 Tennessee
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    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...
  35. khofer3839

    khofer3839 Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2012 California

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

    beerborn Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 Georgia

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

    BigTomZ Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2009 Virginia

    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.
  38. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (326) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

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

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

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