Release Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Bigfoot

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  1. mtk180

    mtk180 Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2013 California
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    Snagged a few today, excited to try one!
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  2. dar482

    dar482 Poo-Bah (3,476) Mar 9, 2007 New York
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    I haven't tried many barleywines, but I seem to have liked them so far. Hopefully I'll be going to the Good Beer event soon.
  3. wde83

    wde83 Initiate (151) Nov 9, 2012 Texas
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    I was in Birmingham, AL for a job interview today and bought 2 bottles at Hop City there. Really excited to try it as I love bourbon barrel beers and I love bigfoot. They still had 3 or 4 on the shelf and maybe more stashed away somewhere else if anybody is in the area. I assume it has been sitting there at least a week or more as I know that bigfoot hit the state a few weeks ago just not in my current neck of the woods.
  4. KiMiRaiK

    KiMiRaiK Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 Washington

    Have not tried Bolt Cutter, is it BA? As for the BA Bigfoot, I was kind of disappointed. Maybe I just don't have the pallet yet for "Whiskey" BA, but I found it way to boozy and the alco flavor very sharp and overpowering.
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  5. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (511) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Well stated sir!
  6. RangnaR

    RangnaR Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 California

    When I first saw the Ovila 4-pack, I thought it was Assassin's Creed beer...
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  7. beerborn

    beerborn Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 Georgia

    Any ideas where? I went to Shaler GE but it had been out for awhile the manager said
  8. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (352) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    That survived over an hour longer than anywhere in GA, though I understand your frustration you had a much bigger window to work in. The majority of Atlanta area stores didn't even have time to tweet before it was already sold out.
  9. skaboom420

    skaboom420 Zealot (569) Sep 21, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    south hills ge got a case, but theres a good chance that its gone by now. i got my bottle friday. person at robinson ge said theyre supposed to get some but havent yet, dont think theyre getting any if they didnt get it when everyone else got it. house of 1000 beers posted that they had some, but with their markup its probably like $30
  10. beerborn

    beerborn Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 Georgia

    Yeah it would be that high of a mark-up. I'll check them out but I'm sure its long gone from the GE by now, thanks for the tip
  11. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Aspirant (202) Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

    Did this beer make it ANYWHERE close to Chicagoland or suburbs ??
    The closest Ive heard its been is Michigan :slight_frown:

    Hoping I don't have to trade for multiple bottles.
  12. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Champion (835) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    I picked one up in the northwest suburbs. It was extremely limited with some stores only receiving two bottles total. The $11.99 price point was extremely reasonable, however.
  13. dahorn_spartan

    dahorn_spartan Initiate (131) Sep 13, 2012 North Carolina

    You're telling us DeKalb didn't get any??!! I don't believe it.
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  14. LSMroz

    LSMroz Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2013 Illinois
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    Does Aurora count? I was able to snag one 2 weeks ago out there.
  15. Zbyler

    Zbyler Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2013 Connecticut

    got a bottle of barrel aged bigfoot yesterday in New Haven County, CT
  16. hopswap1

    hopswap1 Disciple (365) Apr 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Yea I snagged one at woodmans in north aurora and another at binny's. If you blinked.. you missed it.
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  17. wbischof

    wbischof Initiate (0) Mar 27, 2012 Florida

    Just arrived in Orlando, but not much. Millenia Total got 2 cases around noon today
  18. shibby575

    shibby575 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2010 Indiana

    Our distributor got one case to spread around all of there stores...I got lucky and was able to track down a few bottles after running a couple of hours around town. Can't wait to crack one, and let the others sit.
  19. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (511) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Good ole truck chasin'!
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  20. Beeranator

    Beeranator Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2013 North Carolina
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    I had it a month ago from Draught in Asheville for their Beer Festival, Must of had 2 pints of it. It was Delicious! The Sierra Nevada Guys up there are awesome too!
  21. Prospero

    Prospero Savant (951) Jul 27, 2010 Colorado
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    Fun fact.

    Great Divide's Old Ruffian is higher rated than Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot, likewise
    Great Divide's Barrel-Aged Old Ruffian is higher rated than Sierra Nevada's Barrel-Aged Bigfoot.

    I find this hype over BA Bigfoot a bit ridiculous considering people don't get this crazy about BA Old Ruffian which is only released every 2-years, and in which more BA's think is better.
  22. pixiesfanyo

    pixiesfanyo Initiate (134) Oct 25, 2010 California

    BA Bigfoot has only been released for a month in small allocation. I think that might effect the ratings.

    Also, beer was fantastic. I wish Sierra could make a bad beer. I guess Tumblr is pretty mediocre.
  23. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    Well...the BA Bigfoot has the whole unknown factor...given that it's the first time it has there's that...
  24. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California
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    I love threads where I can appreciate our Bay Area love vs guys who can easily score BCBS, Founders BS, IS and BB, Zombie Dust and Hopslam!
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  25. kcp85

    kcp85 Initiate (148) Sep 7, 2012 Missouri

    Still haven't heard of it hitting the St. Louis area. I've been stalking a few locations too. I'm starting to really believe in the lore of Bigfoot. So many stories and photos. But yet, he alludes me. I bet you're a tasty bastard.
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  26. papaholmz

    papaholmz Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 South Carolina
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    For anyone in Asheville NC, The Weinhaus on Patton Ave just got a case of BBA Bigfoot in today. I picked up a few bottles today around 1:30pm for ~$16. Might still be some bottles left.
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  27. jpizz

    jpizz Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 Michigan

    just bought 2 four packs at 6.99 a piece in Michigan of all places. drinking one right now and aging the rest,hell if there is any left I may go back tomorrow and buy 2 more 4 packs. wow, what a monster of a beer
  28. kcp85

    kcp85 Initiate (148) Sep 7, 2012 Missouri

    You're talking about the 2013 Bigfoot correct? Not the Barrel Aged, right?
  29. afrokaze

    afrokaze Zealot (580) Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
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    Cracked mine open last night with some friends and really enjoyed it. Surprised how much of a hop bite it still had, the sweetness was less apparent up front and the vanilla/bourbon integrated nicely. Wish I had gotten another, could easily polish one off myself.
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  30. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    I've got a couple coming in trade...and I'll get to taste it at my favorite shop...also gonna bring along an Oak Horizontal if I get my trade boxes in time to share with the few folks who will be involved with that to take care of the folks who take care of me...cannot wait to taste both brews.
  31. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (561) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    Maybe because BA Ruffian is absurdly priced @ $21.99 for 17 oz & BA Bigfoot is $14-$16 for a 750 ml
    Do the math...(I'm too lazy)
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  32. Geuzedad

    Geuzedad Zealot (540) Nov 14, 2010 Arizona
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    Any show up in Arizona yet?
  33. jakesingleton

    jakesingleton Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2011 Arizona

    You might give the Total Wine in Scottsdale a try. I was in there a few days back, asking if they had anything behind the counter (specifically looking for FW Sucaba - which they got in yesterday btw) and he said the only thing he had back there was some BA Bigfoot. I think they got in a 2nd case, after they blew through the first one. Worth a call anyway.
  34. NastyNate11

    NastyNate11 Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2013 North Carolina

    I got my two bottles today.....very happy customer
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  35. MickJ0nes

    MickJ0nes Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2012 Pennsylvania

    This is a holiday beer. I was falling asleep halfway through. Can't wait for x-mas day.
  36. GR_Beer_Nut

    GR_Beer_Nut Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2012 Michigan
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    Just picked up a bottle in GR today...keep an eye out. If anyone in the area would like to setup a trade, send me a message. I'm always on the look out for BA dark horse/kuhnhenn beers.
  37. Sam_Frank

    Sam_Frank Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2012 California

  38. MickJ0nes

    MickJ0nes Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Old crustacean just appeared too.. not sure what to stock pile.
  39. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (511) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Fun fact: BA Bigfoot is rated 91 as opposed to BA Ruffian rated at 92... so 1 point difference.

    Another Fun fact: BA Bigfoot just came out in the bottle, so there's only 117 ratings as opposed to BA Ruffian which has 224 ratings and 5 years on BA Bigfoot.

    My personal opinion is BA Ruffian has declined over the past years each time it is released including the most recent one. BA Bigfoot definitely lived up to the hype and is a damn fine BA barleywine.
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  40. gpawned

    gpawned Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2012 Illinois
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    I just opened my first BA Ruffian and it was infected. What a bummer. At least Great Divide offered to refund or replace with BA Hibernation. Very excited about trying BA Bigfoot, just wish I could have compared the two fairly.
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