Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Bigfoot

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  1. loafinaround

    loafinaround Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    ok, I didn't think I'd find the stuff, but lo and behold, I walked into my bev center as they were unpacking their entire stock: a whoppin' 6 bottles.
    grabbed one! had it while cooking dinner. It's my first barleywine. It's very nice, but hate to admit, this stout-centric girl still prefers bcbs.
  2. youradhere

    youradhere Initiate (0) Feb 29, 2008 Washington

    Ya I'm curious to try it, but am dubious of the assumption that putting a beer in a barrel makes it better. I like regular fresh BF, aged is hot or miss for me, so I'm not sure if BA BF will blow me away.
  3. khofer3839

    khofer3839 Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2012 California

    After finishing a bottle of this stuff i realize it's going to be extremely hard to keep my other 2 bottles in the cellar and not in my stomach.
  4. RDMII

    RDMII Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    Hell of a way to start trying barleywines!
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  5. Sixofsigmas

    Sixofsigmas Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2009 California

    Should hit San Diego in the coming week!
  6. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2009 New York

    i'd say that this was literally the hardest release to find that hit distribution. finding a store that actually got any is a pretty big challenge by me.
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  7. DeviousSpirits

    DeviousSpirits Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2009 Michigan

    I've been stalking this thread for any hopes of a Michigan sighting. Any news, Mitten folk?
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  8. abecall98

    abecall98 Devotee (417) Aug 11, 2007 California

    Wow, to think my buddies almost passed on going to Chico get some and just say, "we will just pick it up off shelves." Sucks to hear the beer is so hard for many to get. Hopefully in the next couple of years, Bill and gang will get the program to a higher amount so that chasing the beer truck won't be necessary.
  9. azureoval

    azureoval Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2010 California

    Did Natomas/Sac finally get it yet ? Its been readily available here in the Roseville area for a few days now.
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  10. abecall98

    abecall98 Devotee (417) Aug 11, 2007 California

    Came and went. 1 case at most places, 1 bottle limit. Only way most of us we able to score a handful of bottles was by going up to Chico. I will be making the trek up for most releases now, I don't want to have to scramble to find a few bottles, when I can just go up a couple hours and get plenty. The brewery rocks too.
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  11. seatraderliquor

    seatraderliquor Initiate (0) May 29, 2009 California

    If anyone Lives in the San Diego Area Sea Trader Liquor&Deli will have a case coming in On Wed Fed 6th! Limit 1 Per Customer,Cheers.
  12. dendroaspis

    dendroaspis Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2008 New Mexico

    Haven't seen it here in Northern CO (Fort Collins). Maybe I just missed it :/ I love Bigfoot and would very much like to get my hands on this.
  13. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,692) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Mine says 12.2 ABV. Bigfoot is great, nicely hoppy, can't imagine what BA for it.
  14. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California

    If you're in the Bay Area, Mill Valley Market had it...$14.99.
    Ask for Chuck. He kicks ass
  15. luwak

    luwak Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona

    I spoke to the SN rep at Tops in PHX the other day as he was making his rounds.

    He said "expect late February" he had the nice SN book with all the fancy pictures of the beers at least i got to see a picture of the bottle lol..
  16. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    2 cases for the entire state of Maine? Really? It's not even going to be sold...each shop is being gifted a bottle from the distributor...none of which will come to me...couldn't be more bummed...first world problems I guess...
  17. GregoryMo

    GregoryMo Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2012 Washington

    I bought one at Jackson's in the east Bay Area of CA two days in a row now. They put one out the. Tell you they don't have anymore but they also had Abyss beside it :slight_smile:
  18. kcp85

    kcp85 Initiate (0) Sep 7, 2012 Missouri

    Was at the Friar Tuck in Crestwood, Mo(St. Louis county) today and asked a few guys that work there about BA Bigfoot. All their stories were the same and said they should get it and it will be a one bottle limit. No price has been set so far.
  19. danipp

    danipp Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2012 Germany

    Not sure of the law. I tried looking around for ABC laws in NJ, but couldn't find an exact answer on this issue.

    Stone beers have etched labels, as do many beers that are sold in NJ. I'm just reciprocating information that was told to me from a NJ distributor. He said that the label was not approved for sale here. While I am not 100% sure that all of NJ will not being getting BA Bigfoot, I do know that the one distributor that I contacted, will not be. All I am really trying to do is help out people that are in search of this beer.

    Hopefully I can find some in NYC.
  20. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 New York

    Scored a couple in Suffolk. Bam!!!
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  21. danipp

    danipp Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2012 Germany

  22. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 New York

  23. JitsuBrew

    JitsuBrew Initiate (157) Jan 30, 2013 California

    anyone know when this will hit WA?
  24. ekardz

    ekardz Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2009 New York

    i got it today on long island.
  25. loafinaround

    loafinaround Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    where? do you think it's sold out there now?
  26. ekardz

    ekardz Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2009 New York

    i got it at Swiftway in Medford. I called at about 3pm and he had two bottles left, I went right there and got one. They're not out on display, and they're not even on display with the premium stuff behind the counter, they are actually out of sight, under the register, so...probably not, but there's a chance that bottle is still there.
  27. montman

    montman Devotee (415) Mar 10, 2009 Virginia

    Got a bottle in the Hampton Roads area of VA today.
  28. loafinaround

    loafinaround Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    sadness :slight_frown: thanks.
    will keep trying. Seems like all bev stores on LI each got 6 bottles only

    NYCBUCKEYE Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2013 New York

    Nice! Did you get it in the city by chance? Thanks

    CORKSCREWFISH Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2011 Illinois

    Wow,this may just be a candidate for all-time most obnoxious beer law.
    More for the other staes though so I won't say much more. :slight_smile:
  31. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,148) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Sounds to me that he may have been using "label" to mean simply the particular brand of SN beer (rather than referring to the actual label design/style), and that BA Bigfoot was not registered with the state and/or entered in time to make it into the "Current Price List" aka "C.P.L.". No beer (or other alcoholic beverage) can be sold in the state without being listed.

    It happens occasionally with limited beers for whatever reason (cost? [not that expensive] Multiple wholesalers, which is the case with SN in NJ? Oversight? Errors on application?) and is not necessarily an indication that the state rejected the label/brand.

    (Rolling Rock was sold in NJ for decades with a painted label).

    From the NJ ABC Handbook:

    See also Brand Registration Application
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  32. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (5,083) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Dude, I know you're somewhere near me - I was able to buy one of two remaining bottles at Huntington Superstar on Friday (I think he said they got in 8 (?)) - no sign of it at Big Z or Beer City (but it may have been gone before I got there) - don't know if there's more coming - I was just so happy to get one I didn't even think to ask...
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  33. themind

    themind Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey

    I am looking forward to barrel aged Lions Head!
  34. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 New York

    no, LI. happy hunting!
  35. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 New York

    yuuup. my guy got six as well. try west hempstead bev.
  36. h2opunk182

    h2opunk182 Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2009 New York

    Im pretty sure every place is gone.. only 7 case's made it to the island.. either it was posted on the store's FB or customer's were called to see if they wanted a bottle. so needless to say it came and went pretty much the same day
  37. EyePeeAyBryan

    EyePeeAyBryan Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2011 Arizona

    Great that it's coming but I wonder...why the HUGE delay?
  38. jmorgan

    jmorgan Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2013

    hello! gosh i've been dying to find this. called over 20 stores. does anyone know if the los angeles area is already completely out? i saw someone said santa monica bevmo, but they are long gone. anyone know where i can get it in the los angeles/ventura county area? if anyone leads me to one ill get them a bottle and ship it to them! haha thanks guys
  39. dmnielsen

    dmnielsen Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2011 Michigan

    I know that it is coming to SE MI. A store by me called the distributor for me and they are getting one bottle.
  40. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 New York

    kind of. I literally just picked up another bottle of Bigfoot and found cherry rye & bourbon county coffee!
    look harder my friend.
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