Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Ovila Quad

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  1. zappafrank

    zappafrank Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2012 Ohio

    "Matured in oak casks used to age brandy, this intense ale has layers of flavor and deep complexity. Caramel and dark fruit notes blend seamlessly with burned-sugar, date, black grape, and vanilla notes from the brandy barrels - creating a truly distinct and flavorful brew."

    $4.99/12.7oz. corked
    10.1% ABV

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  2. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    Want. Is this the same distro as the BA Dubbel, CA only?
     
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  3. deuce9259

    deuce9259 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2011 Ohio
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    Had the brandy barrel quad at a beer fest recently...amazing. Just wanted to see if there was any more knowledge out there on the distribution?
     
  4. zestd

    zestd Disciple (358) Jan 18, 2013 Idaho

    There are some kegs of this in eastern WA.
     
  5. Hamburgers

    Hamburgers Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 California

    Saw some 4pks at Total Wine in Brea, CA tonight.
     
  6. mmikey8

    mmikey8 Aspirant (290) Aug 2, 2012 California
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    I think they have have Ovila brewed with plums, not barrel aged. Still a good beer though.
     
  7. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,096) Mar 1, 2009 California

    FT: 1 bottle & Wine Barrel Aged Ovila Dubbel: ISO Abner, Citra, Poorman's DIPA etc...offers welcome. ;-)
     
  8. Hamburgers

    Hamburgers Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 California

    My bad. It looked like the one on the right.
     
  9. headbucket

    headbucket Aspirant (266) Oct 30, 2007 Ohio

    I also had this at a beerfest not too long ago and loved it, really hope this is something they continue to do in the future and maybe make a little more widely available.
     
  10. deuce9259

    deuce9259 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2011 Ohio
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    Ya, maybe I'll just throw something up in ISO:FT forum for now...I was hoping to find more than one bottle.
     
  11. Roudy1

    Roudy1 Aspirant (230) Sep 29, 2012 Iowa
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    A local bar has this on tap. $5.00 pints. Yum.
     
  12. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2007 Washington

    The wine barrel version rocks.
     
  13. michaeljstraub

    michaeljstraub Aspirant (286) Oct 6, 2012 Georgia
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    A must find. Had it on tap a year ago and loved it
     
  14. KevSal

    KevSal Champion (856) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    anyone in the sf peninsula know where i can track some of this guy down?
     
  15. rrryanc

    rrryanc Disciple (304) May 19, 2006 California
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    Ditto.
     
  16. KevSal

    KevSal Champion (856) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    looks like we are on a mission yet again buddy, im pretty sure we will have a much better chance this time than the last haha. will keep you posted if i come up with anything!

    picked up some plum quad after having some friday tho, i see it aging really well
     
  17. rrryanc

    rrryanc Disciple (304) May 19, 2006 California
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    I kinda want to start a craft beer distribution company on the peninsula. That would have to do well, no?
     
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  18. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California
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    Man I fine told you...Mill Valley Market in Mill Valley!
    He's got both at a reasonable price. BA Bigfoot and Sucaba as well.
    Ask for Chuck and tell em Jake sent ya.
     
  19. KevSal

    KevSal Champion (856) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    trust me ive got this in my bag next time i head up that way, but the gas and bridge makes those bottles $10 each :/

    im definetly pit stopping next time i head to RR tho ;)
     
  20. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California
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    You as rrryanc can go in on the gas and bridge...make a trip of it. Just be sure to hit me up and bring me that '10 Bigfoot!
     
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  21. rrryanc

    rrryanc Disciple (304) May 19, 2006 California
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    Not to mention the 3 hour time cost.
    I do appreciate the tip, but the peninsula isn't exactly close to the north bay, unfortunately. And it seems to be largely a craft beer wasteland - at least buying bottles. If you're not buddy-buddy with the guy at Willow or somehow figure out the K&L releases, then you're largely SOL.
     
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