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Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Bigfoot

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

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  1. Sokool

    Sokool Jan 31, 2013 Washington

    Having the date that they actually racked it to the barrels would actually be really handy. Especially when you are further cellaring beers at home. I bought one of these, and I plan to age it for at least a year before I drink the thing. Assuming that I have the patience to wait that long, would my b-wine then be 3 years old?
     
  2. suspect

    suspect Apr 12, 2010 New York

    Some Cantillon and other Belgian beers (Mariage Parfait, etc) use vintages on their bottles instead of bottle dates. It doesn't seem to fit all beer.
     
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  3. dar482

    dar482 Mar 9, 2007 New York
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    Thanks. I don't know about the Dubbel then, but that Quad was scary good. It was so complex, rich, and smooth.
     
  4. forrestbetts

    forrestbetts Nov 29, 2007 Illinois

    Name one person who has licked the inside of a bourbon barrel (or any barrel for tha matter) that was in any way, shape, or form "a good way".
     
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  5. TaylorRB817

    TaylorRB817 Jun 27, 2012 California

    I called the Brewery today and they are out of it on tap, in bottles, and are done with distribution according to the lady at the gift shop.
     
  6. Rosty

    Rosty Nov 29, 2006 California
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    A simile is a figure of speech that directly compares two different things, usually by employing the words "like" or "as" – also, but less commonly, "if", or "than".
     
  7. plemori

    plemori Apr 18, 2012 Wisconsin

    I have drank BCBS straight from the bottom of a barrel.....And it was INCREDIBLE!
     
  8. MickJ0nes

    MickJ0nes Dec 10, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Pittsburgh BA Bigfoot sighting earlier today @ Bethel Park Market District $16.99 1 per customer limit 7 left.
     
  9. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    I got to taste this yesterday...and it was pretty damn good...stoked I have a couple of bottles coming in a trade.
     
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  10. JohnSnowNW

    JohnSnowNW Feb 6, 2013 Minnesota
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    If you can get it, it's worth it. It was enjoyable until the last drop. I would have paid more than the $15 I picked it up for.
     
  11. shibby575

    shibby575 Dec 28, 2010 Indiana

    I was able to score 4 bottles. I wish it was $15, but 19.99 wasn't too bad i guess. I'm looking forward to poping one next Sat. Hopefully it lives up to all of the chatter.
     
  12. mikecharley

    mikecharley Nov 6, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Haha, I went to Denison back in 2000 to 04. Many a drunken days spent in that place
    Yep, Brews in Granville[/quote]
     
  13. Absolut

    Absolut Sep 19, 2011 California

    you guys are a tremendous brewery. i love that you post here, both in response to criticism and rave reviews. keep up the great work- brewing and customer service. a fan for life.
     
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  14. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Picked one up over the weekend for $15.99
     
  15. Johnnyramirez

    Johnnyramirez Nov 17, 2012 California

  16. MickJ0nes

    MickJ0nes Dec 10, 2012 Pennsylvania

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  17. Herky21

    Herky21 Aug 7, 2011 Iowa
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    As you correctly note, the year on a bottle of wine refers to the harvest year. The purpose of this holds the difference in my mind. Certain years are better than others depending on the length of the growing season, the weather, the soil etc. etc. Beer, on the other hand, is much less susceptible to the drastic flavor changes that wine is when the growing season is different. It would be cool if the beer had the brewing date and the bottling date, but it just doesn't make as much of a difference.

    Marketing would also be a valid purpose for beer makers. A lot of people tend to believe that beer should be drank now and not later. Perhaps the brewers are just trying to make sure that people will se the product on the shelf and know it is new. In the wine world this is obviously much different as people know about harvest years.

    If you're looking for a good bottle of wine, 2008 was a great year. <---- most people have probably heard something like this. Now you know what it means. Also, 2008 was in fact a great year for wine so go buy some.
     
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  18. ZMDR1975

    ZMDR1975 Feb 18, 2013 Maryland

    I have that beer, just bought it 2 days ago...I was like thinking of trading or drinking it...whats your advice???

     
  19. dsal89

    dsal89 Jul 6, 2008 Indiana

    Ive never had it :( It didnt get out to where I am and if it did it was really limited and I missed the boat. Havent heard much other than a few people I know said it wasnt mindblowing
     
  20. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Sep 8, 2007 New York

    EBAY is free market and I beleive beer should be allowed to sold .
    If people have enough cash and are willing to spend it there then why not ?
    I have yet to hear of ANY instance that someone was ever FORCED to bid on any item listed on Ebay
     
  21. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    I was always torn on the eBay thing...but I don't think it should be so demonized...great way to make some cash...if one should be so inclined (never did it)...and a great way to get ahold of beers you can't get elsewhere...if you want to spend the cash (did it a few times).
     
  22. BradStokley

    BradStokley Jan 19, 2013 Maryland
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    I'm insanely jealous at the prices you guys paid for your BA Bigfoots. It's $29.99 everywhere I've seen it in Md.
     
  23. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Sep 20, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Damn... and I thought the $18 I paid was pricey for a SN creation
     
  24. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Sep 8, 2007 New York

    I bought a bottle at a bar for 25.00 thought that was bad
     
  25. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Sep 6, 2012 Michigan
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    When I brew my beer I don't think about the brew day as when the beer made, always the bottling day. If you really want to be technical also the brew day makes wort, wort is then converted into beer. I don't know exactly when you can technically call your wort beer, but it would seem at least towards the end of fermentation.
     
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  26. HarryPotHead

    HarryPotHead Aug 21, 2012 Maryland

    Bought the last bomber they had on hand at Well's Discount Liquors in Baltimore a couple weeks back and was hoping to let it age a bit, but I broke down....mmmmmm.....tasty. [ii]D
     
  27. HarryPotHead

    HarryPotHead Aug 21, 2012 Maryland

    I picked up a bottle at Wells Discount Liquors on York Road in Baltimore for $12 bucks a couple of weeks back. I was gonna get more but it was the only one I could find.
     
  28. mikey451

    mikey451 Mar 11, 2003 Utah

    The Beerhive may be getting some in.
     
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  29. HopsMatt

    HopsMatt Dec 1, 2011 Kentucky
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    Where are you in Indiana?
     
  30. dsal89

    dsal89 Jul 6, 2008 Indiana

    NWI
     
  31. DiscLizard

    DiscLizard Feb 10, 2013 North Carolina
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    Found another single today at Common Market Charlotte, NC. $14.29+tax.
    I love hidden shelf finds.
     
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  32. plemori

    plemori Apr 18, 2012 Wisconsin

    you say wood aged like it would be a bad thing.....
     
  33. forrestbetts

    forrestbetts Nov 29, 2007 Illinois

    aka Shelfwhales or shwhales for short
     
  34. tree777

    tree777 Jun 2, 2012 Florida

    Picked one up at Total Wine in Miami (Pinecrest) tonight:) they have a few bottles left for those of you in the vecinity
     
  35. Squiggy

    Squiggy Feb 18, 2013 Michigan

    Anyone have any extra BA Bigfoot lying around let me know. Ive got all kinds of Founders, Bells, Shorts ECT.
     
  36. khofer3839

    khofer3839 Oct 4, 2012 California

    Anyone here who really really really wanted to try this but missed out?
     
  37. DiscLizard

    DiscLizard Feb 10, 2013 North Carolina
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    Had this on draft at Brawley's Black and Blue last Friday night and it was wonderful. I'm even more excited now to see how the bottles taste with age on them.
     
  38. bayareahustla

    bayareahustla Jul 13, 2012 California
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    just grabbed 2 today at a random liquor store in santa clara. Ya buddy
     
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  39. xgeneralzodx

    xgeneralzodx Nov 3, 2009 California

    I'm sitting on a few bottles of it still. Scooped up a bunch...then popped corks like they were going out of style. Message me if you're still looking
     
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