Sierra Nevada Celebration Sightings (2022)

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  1. budsNpils

    budsNpils Zealot (578) Aug 6, 2021 Texas
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    Celebration is here in Dallas. Scored 3 12 packs for 48$ after taxes. Can't wait to open 1 up.
     
  2. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Aspirant (244) Jan 8, 2015 California

    Tasty as ever. Seems quite dry and I'm not getting any rose vibe out the of hops. Malt is restrained likely because it's 3 weeks fresh in the can so the C hops are playing first violin.

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  3. SILVER

    SILVER Aspirant (205) Jan 3, 2007 Florida

    None near me yet. The closest to me at TW would be 62 miles away.
    I'm waiting...
     
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  4. Jaycase

    Jaycase Poo-Bah (1,917) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Secured my first sixer earlier today thanks to the trusty, no frills SN beer finder. Agree with @deanzaZZR thoughts above so far. This beer never disappoints. Cheers to Celebration Ale season.
     
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  5. beardown2489

    beardown2489 Zealot (509) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois

    Drank my first cab last night. Drank it pretty warm. I got a lot of rose and grapefruit oil at that temp
     
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  6. jonphisher

    jonphisher Poo-Bah (1,520) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    This was my experience this year. I texted a friend like smelling a rose and then biting into a pinecone. I’m glad I drank one last night :beers:

    The rose wasn’t intense as it was a few years back but still very floral on the nose.
     
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  7. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,684) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    I love a good cab, but I went for a Pinot Noir with dinner last night -- some good earthiness and black cherry, no rose. :wink:
     
  8. SILVER

    SILVER Aspirant (205) Jan 3, 2007 Florida

    Ok!
    It took me a while to figure this one out, but I got the joke.
    Cruel....
     
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  9. tolar111

    tolar111 Meyvn (1,133) Aug 17, 2008 New York
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    Got two twelve packs today. The bin was empty, but I saw the rep from the beer distributor, he grabbed me the last 2. Dated 10/04

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  10. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,821) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Was your case cans or bottles?

    Cheers!
     
  11. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (8,354) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I messaged my beer gal on FB asking aboot Celebration and she said that Liquor Shed got 6packs in yesterday. See youze later. :wink:
     
  12. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,684) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Nah, just guys with big thumbs and a hate for autocorrect having some fun. :wink:
     
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  13. STILLSEARCHING

    STILLSEARCHING Initiate (28) Sep 9, 2014 North Carolina

    Total Wine has twelve pack cans for $16.99 near me. Seems like only yesterday it was fall! /s
     
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  14. Giantspace

    Giantspace Meyvn (1,050) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    TW has cans but bottles are still showing November availability. Might break down and buy a 12 pack in PA


    Enjoy
     
  15. GoldenWort

    GoldenWort Initiate (96) Apr 17, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Cans... also this morning , my second case was cans, this time from TW... I'm okay with that... Hopefully get me through the rest of the weekend...
     
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  16. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,821) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Just to clarify, when you state "case" that means a case which is 24 cans?

    Cheers!
     
  17. GoldenWort

    GoldenWort Initiate (96) Apr 17, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Yes, 24 cans...
     
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  18. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,821) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Thanks for that input.

    When I visit the Total Wine website, for Claymont, DE they only list 6-packs and 12-packs as being available now. For the case (with emphasis in bold by me):

    “Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale

    24-12oz Btls

    $31.99

    Pick Up Out of stock online and in store.

    Expected to be in stock in Nov 2022

    Did you shop at the Total Wine in Wilmington?

    Cheers!
     
  19. GoldenWort

    GoldenWort Initiate (96) Apr 17, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I don't trust their website , either the availability and/or the price.. $31? Not gonna happen...

    But I'm less than 1 1/2 miles from the store which is just off the 1st exit of SB95 in DE... so I just go there and look...
     
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  20. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,821) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Lucky you!

    I grew up in southern Delaware County and I have been shopping there when it was called Liquor World (it became the very first Total Wine store).

    Cheers!
     
  21. jageraholic

    jageraholic Disciple (360) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Most of these prices seem high and surprise me. Sierra nevada can still be found for about 13.99 a twelve pack around these parts.
     
  22. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Aspirant (244) Jan 8, 2015 California

    I remember getting a 12 pack last year for $14.49 when it first dropped. The price was marked up about a week later. All beer has been marked up this year in my area because of inflation.
     
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  23. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,684) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Jayzus. I'm seeing $20 a 12-pack around here. :grimacing:
     
  24. Giantspace

    Giantspace Meyvn (1,050) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania


    I Paid $31 last year for bottles there. It was $1-2 less than buying 12 pack cans. Pre covid the 12 packs were $14.99.

    Enjoy
     
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  25. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (4,453) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    Just landed at my Publix today. Canned 10/5/22:

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    “On sale” ($2 off) so paid $17.99 + tax for a cold 12 pack. Tasty!
     
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  26. deanzaZZR

    deanzaZZR Aspirant (244) Jan 8, 2015 California

    I got some rose hop flavor as it warmed up after a pour tonight. Very nice.
     
  27. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,684) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Rose must be this year's spice of choice in Celebration. :wink:
     
  28. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,821) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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  29. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,684) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Predictability above and beyond. :rolling_eyes:
     
  30. JoeSpartaNJ

    JoeSpartaNJ Initiate (72) Feb 5, 2008 New Jersey

    I didn't see any by me yet, went looking on Friday and Sunday, Although I did see a decent amount of Liquid Hoppiness around.

    Probably will not see it until Thanksgiving.
     
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  31. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,819) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    This just started hitting CO. It has been my favorite batch in several years, too. The hops are punchy in the right ways - almost like a more potent SNPA. I usually buy a couple 6'ers per year since there's no shortage of IPA in CO, but I'm definitely gonna buy a lot more this year.
     
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  32. ESHBG

    ESHBG Devotee (453) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    We in PA: wow, that's a good price :wink:
     
  33. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,821) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    And beyond the 'benefit' of elevated pricing, Celebration is now available in the neighboring states New Jersey and Delaware and nowhere to be found in PA. Because the beer has to be 'properly' aged before PA beer consumers can buy it (at high prices)? :grimacing:

    Cheers!
     
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  34. JoeSpartaNJ

    JoeSpartaNJ Initiate (72) Feb 5, 2008 New Jersey

    I haven't seen it in New Jersey yet.....although Sussex county seems to get everything after everyone else.
     
  35. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,821) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    I just consulted the beer finder:

    https://finder.vtinfo.com/finder/web/v2/iframe?custID=SNB

    Celebration is not at my local beer retailers but there is some Celebration in PA today.

    Cheers!
     
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  36. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (2,194) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    Just grabbed a 12 pack at the grocery store. Canned 10/03 and cost 23$ out the door
     
  37. CentralPABeerDude

    CentralPABeerDude Initiate (26) Sep 1, 2022 Pennsylvania

    Wild you’re paying that much in Cali. Hope it’s not $2/beer here in PA, but it wouldn’t surprise me.
     
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  38. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (2,194) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    I'm sure it can be had a couple bucks cheaper. But 6 packs are typically 9.99 plus almost 10% sales tax. I'm guessing 22 out the door is as cheap as I'll see
     
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  39. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,821) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Well, Sierra Nevada 12-packs are $20.99 at my local Wegmans supermarkets so that is less than your $2/beer metric.

    Cheers!
     
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  40. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (2,194) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    Do you guys pay sales tax on beer in PA? I believe my 12 pack was 21.99 before tax and deposit
     
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