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Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Bigfoot

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by dsal89, Nov 1, 2012.

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  1. dsal89

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    From Mybeerbuzz.com:

    "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

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

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    I didnt see any mention of it. I really hope i can get a few bottles of this
     
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    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

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    Damn..i really hope i can find this. That doesnt make me feel too good about getting it
     
  6. klaybie

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    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...
     
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    We will also be seeing wine barrel-aged Ovila Dubbel and a barrel-aged Narwhal released relatively soon.
     
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    The label doesn't look too hot but whatever, this one should be awesome!!!
     
  9. iwantmorehops

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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

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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)
     
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    The BA Dubbel is already out!
     
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    Really hoping to get my hands on some of this!
     
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    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

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    Goose Island just put another barleywine into barrels (different kind of barrels) supposed to be a successor to KH
     
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    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
     
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    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
     
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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 good...it's beginning to be a crowded field.
     
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    It was aged in the barrels used for BCBS Rare.
     
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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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    Last I remember reading is it got pushed back until 2013. :(

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

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    Just can't wait
     
  23. cosmicevan

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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!
     
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    Welp....another barrel aged barleywine I am ISO.....sooooo.......ISO!
     
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  25. dsal89

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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
     
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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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    Love that label!!!
     
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    Ohhhhh mannnnnnn. Two year old non barrel bigfoot is awesome... cantt WAIT for this. Thanks Sierra Nevada!
     
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    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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    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.
     
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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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    I would do unspeakable things to experience Narwhal after barrel aging.
     
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    i want this so bad. i hope its good.
     
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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...
     
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    Stoked for this!!!! The oldest Bigfoot I've tried was from 2006.
     
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    This sounds solid. I'm a fan of the artwork too!
     
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    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.
     
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    That's Big news. Love that stuff. Beer on!
     
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    Painted labels? Am I the only one excited about that? ISO
     
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