Release Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Bigfoot

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  1. bcp5296d

    bcp5296d Devotee (488) Aug 7, 2012 North Carolina
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    Yes it is. It is better than any barrel-aged beer I've had, including KBS. That's a personal opinion though. It smells boozy as hell but its surprisingly balanced to perfection. I stocked up bigtime. I think I have 9-10 of em right now.
  2. Crookdrain

    Crookdrain Aspirant (286) Jan 13, 2010 New York
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    Great, great beer. Definitely lives up to the hype. Pissed I only purchased 2 when the store had a whole case and no bottle limit.
  3. mborden

    mborden Initiate (172) Jan 28, 2009 New York

    Sucks for you. Guess you'll have to wait until I drop this extra I picked up on your porch.
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    BREWSnTATTOOS Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2012 Florida

    Fl is getting it. Very limited and will be on just a couple shelves very soon. LOL People hunting for BigFoot this sounds familiar. Should I be looking for giant foot steps to make plaster molds out of?
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  5. rails

    rails Initiate (145) Nov 8, 2012 California
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    They had a keg of it for Brewbies at Pizzaport in Carlsbad. It's really good off the keg so smooth, mellow all the hop bitterness was long gone. The keg lasted all day :slight_smile:
  6. erichall

    erichall Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2008 Kentucky

    Good pick up. We still have some left at my store in Elizabethtown, KY. I'm tempted to grab a couple for my beer cellar but would rather make a beer fans day.
  7. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

    #humblebash? I like your style!

    Just kidding of course, wish I could grab a second bottle at a reasonable price...saw it tonight for 30$.
  8. kona650

    kona650 Initiate (153) Jun 12, 2011 California

    That's funny you mentioned buddy just told me the same thing today,I'm farther down the peninsula but I found a couple of bottles today at a grocery store got there last two!!!! I'm pretty stoked right now
  9. Bogforce

    Bogforce Disciple (336) Sep 2, 2010 Ohio

    Brews in Granville???
  10. Brokentalontsi

    Brokentalontsi Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2012 Texas

    Heads up for anyone in the Houston area, flying saucers got 2 cases, specs downtown got 4, few other stores got 1 a peice, only 16 total. Went out this morning.
  11. rigo

    rigo Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2006 New York

    try the other foodtown they have on in yonkers i pick one bottle and they had a good selection.
  12. ScorseseZoe

    ScorseseZoe Initiate (179) Jun 1, 2008 California
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    Any news on what the distribution is currently like for the Los Angeles area?
  13. Crookdrain

    Crookdrain Aspirant (286) Jan 13, 2010 New York
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    Thanks. I picked up 2 in Brooklyn last week. Very impressed with this beer - it definitely lived up to the hype (at least for me it did).
  14. Geuzedad

    Geuzedad Zealot (540) Nov 14, 2010 Arizona
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    Wow Big Foot rocks so Barrel Aged? OMG! This is definitely on my ISO list.
  15. LopeJuice

    LopeJuice Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2012 New York

    got 3 or 4 left at decicco's in ardsley, grabbed mine today!
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  16. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    Just grabbed a bottle in Richmond. Only one case at that store.
  17. khofer3839

    khofer3839 Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2012 California

    Hate to say it but you're probably too late for the party. Most places I checked in Santa Monica/West Hollywood area had already got and sold their cases.
  18. terryg75

    terryg75 Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2012

    [quoogforce, post: 953107, member: 498582"]Brews in Granville???[/quote]
    Yep, Brews in Granville
  19. TheHopBuddha

    TheHopBuddha Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 California

    Believe it or not, I just picked one up yesterday at Whole Foods in El Segundo.
  20. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    I left my wallet there once.

    (we'll see if anyone gets the reference)
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  21. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    Scored again. Got three left now. FT...
  22. HoshuaJobbs

    HoshuaJobbs Initiate (167) May 12, 2012 California
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    Nice Tribe reference
    hoppusmaxximus likes this.
  23. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    I was lucky enough to have a couple of people offer me trades...and my heart shall belong to those fine gentlemen for all of a hetero life-mate kinda way. :wink:
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  24. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    I haven't heard that song in a very long me some Tribe though.
  25. Angst

    Angst Initiate (171) Nov 8, 2007 California
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    Nice reference!
    Phife > Q Tip
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  26. iabeerbaron

    iabeerbaron Aspirant (299) Dec 1, 2011 Iowa

    I have heard that Iowa isn't getting any because Sierra Nevada is very unhappy with how their distribution in Iowa has been going.
  27. Crookdrain

    Crookdrain Aspirant (286) Jan 13, 2010 New York
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    Good Beer in NYC will be selling a few more bottles of BA Bigfoot next Tuesday the 26th during their SN night (also have it on tap along with BBA Ovila Quad and Dubbel, and Rhizing Bines)
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  28. Lare453

    Lare453 Meyvn (1,322) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    Has any of this made it to Florida?
  29. thampel09

    thampel09 Defender (643) Apr 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    I still have yet to have seen this in NJ/Philly area
  30. ajfa531

    ajfa531 Aspirant (234) Jun 2, 2007 New Jersey
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    All the NJ beer managers with whom I have talked have said that their distributors have said no BA Bigfoot will be coming to the state. Origlio's is the Sierra distributor for Philly and they told me that they had no timeline for receiving cases as of Friday. Shangy's had cases, but only one was available for retail. I have no idea where the other cases went.

    - Joe
  31. maxcoinage

    maxcoinage Defender (614) Apr 6, 2012 Illinois
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    I was so pissed by this sequence of tweets today by a liquor store near where I work, by the time I saw the first one it was already after the second. Maybe I can win the raffle...


    The Liquor Barn@TheLiquorBarn
    Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barrel Aged Barleywine just arrived also!


    The Liquor Barn@TheLiquorBarn
    WOW...we are down to 1 Bottle of Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barrel Aged Barleywine that we will be raffling off. Stop...
  32. CrisLin

    CrisLin Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2012 New York

    Vintner Wine Market still have some. Bought 2 last night
  33. Peanut

    Peanut Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2012 Georgia
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    I'm tempted to do a BA Bigfoot alongside Bolt Cutter. Who will win?
  34. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    Consensus would seem to suggest that the Bigfoot will murder the Bolt Cutter's entire family in its sleep...but taste is subjective...and I liked Bolt Cutter far more than others seemed to...while I have yet to taste the BA Bigfoot.
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  35. BillManley

    BillManley Aspirant (246) Jul 2, 2008 Minnesota

    I get that you're upset, and seriously, I am truly sorry about that, but really what allocation choice did we have?
    Our barrel program is small and we only yielded a finite amount of beer. That's the thing about barrel aged beers...they take so long to produce, it's not like we can go back in and brew another batch and makeup the difference. It would take another year at best, even if we had the space to do it, which we don't.
    We did what we thought was the most fair...we allocated beer to states on a percentage basis. The states that sell most of our beer most often got more cases than the states in which we sell less beer. We sell more than 50% of all of our beer in California, so naturally California got the lion's share...but even then, it was not an easy beer to lay hands on.
    Maine, while an important market and growing like crazy, just isn't one of our top markets. Sadly, the way the percentages broke down, there wasn't all that much that we could allocate that way.This is the blessing and the curse of limited products. They're fun and exciting and get people talking, but you always run the risk of alienating folks who weren't able to try the beers which is a shame.
    We will make more, and I promise, Maine will get as much as we can give, but for this release, the breakdown worked out so there wasn't much more we could do.

    I really am sorry for your disappointment.

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  36. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    I can dig it. I was just butthurt lol. I'm getting a couple of bottles in trade shortly. I get that y'all did the best you could with what you had, and had our distributor actually allocated a bottle or two here and there, rather than just gifting the bottles, I would have been the first dude on a couple of those lists, so I guess ultimately my disappointment is with the distributor. All that being said, Sierra Nevada is the class of the craft world, and I'm still buying the crap out of your beer. Very happy to hear more is in the works.

    EDIT: After reading my post that you quoted, I really need to apologize. I was very upset when I posted it, but that's no excuse for basically throwing my favorite brewery under the proverbial bus. Y'all deserve better than that, and I am truly sorry for what I wrote.
  37. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    Oh...and might I add...that Ovila 4-pack is pretty much the most gorgeous packaging I've seen...and a damn good beer to boot.
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  38. MickJ0nes

    MickJ0nes Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Hit Pittsburgh a few days ago. $19 price tag but there are a few to be had still.
  39. badb_rad

    badb_rad Aspirant (212) Dec 23, 2012 California
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    Just finished drinking the BA Bigfoot, damn fine beer it is!
  40. sergeantstogie

    sergeantstogie Aspirant (202) Nov 16, 2010 Washington

    Once again, Bill shows why SN is a truly great brewery!
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