Release Sierra Nevada Imperial Stout

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by bifrost17, Jul 16, 2012.

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  1. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

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  2. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (979) Sep 4, 2010 California
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    Looks awesome. Wish I had more info for you.
  3. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    I know man! I can't find any info anywhere on the web, I was hoping maybe someone on here knew something that I didn't, oh well, at least it looks pretty official since it's on their official release calendar. Can't wait!
  4. bsp77

    bsp77 Poo-Bah (1,901) Apr 27, 2008 Minnesota

    First year. Don't have details, but SierraNevadaBill mentioned this months ago as in the pipeline.
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  5. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    Hopefully it's a 4 pack like Hoptimum was this year.
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  6. bsp77

    bsp77 Poo-Bah (1,901) Apr 27, 2008 Minnesota

    It is, according to info from months ago.
  7. chefkevlar

    chefkevlar Disciple (336) Apr 17, 2010 South Carolina
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    it is a 4 pack, the high altitude series is Hoptimum, Imp Stout and then Bigfoot, all in 4 packs
  8. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,456) Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    if it's anything like fritz and ken's, i'll be buying a decent amount.
  9. Bubba83

    Bubba83 Devotee (486) May 11, 2007 California

    I hope it is the exact same recipe as Fritz and Ken's. That beer was delicious.
  10. libbey

    libbey Initiate (0) May 18, 2008 British Indian Ocean Territory

    This. ^^^ I just opened one of those a week a go. Fantastico.
  11. El_Zilcho

    El_Zilcho Initiate (70) May 3, 2012 Virginia

    Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy!
  12. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    Fritz and Ken's barleywine was also outstanding, one of the best I've had.
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  13. Stumpy29er

    Stumpy29er Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2012 New York

    Fritz and Ken's 30th Aniversary is one of my all time favorites. I can only hope this Imperial Stout is similar.
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  14. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,229) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Looking forward to this one. It's weird but I don't see the normal Stout around SoCal anymore.
  15. coreyfmcdonald

    coreyfmcdonald Savant (953) Nov 13, 2008 Georgia
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    Certainly a welcome addition to their lineup.
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  16. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

    I'm hoping they go easy with the hops on this one.
  17. QuadrantThree

    QuadrantThree Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2011 California
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    I've heard is supposed to be just like fritz and ken's
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  18. Rick760Sd

    Rick760Sd Initiate (148) Jun 5, 2012 California
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    Less than two months away...can't wait!
  19. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

  20. UnknownKoger

    UnknownKoger Zealot (538) Jul 9, 2010 California

    Sierra Nevada making an Imperial Stout? Sounds outstanding. Can't wait to try it
  21. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2009 Oregon

    If this is Fritz and Ken's 30th Anni released in 12oz bottles, I will probably blow my O-ring, as well as my wallet.
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  22. TwelveOunces

    TwelveOunces Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2011 Kentucky

    You saying that next years Bigfoot will be in four packs?

    BARFLYB Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Yes, bigfoot will be in 4 packs next year. Sorry for the bad news
  24. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,719) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    Bevmo, Chino Hills has 6-6 packs left.

  25. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,341) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Is this the Imperial Oatmeal Stout that was on draught only or something else?
  26. chefkevlar

    chefkevlar Disciple (336) Apr 17, 2010 South Carolina
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    yes but it should go to the $9.99/4 price point
  27. El_Zilcho

    El_Zilcho Initiate (70) May 3, 2012 Virginia

  28. acevenom

    acevenom Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2011 Louisiana

    I eagerly anticipate the release of this beer. Sierra Nevada can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned.
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  29. ewright

    ewright Initiate (0) Oct 25, 2007 North Carolina

    I have one bottle of F&K 30th anniv left ... I seriously hope it is the same beer. It was so awesome! Be nice to finally get a SN stout in NC since they won't bother sending us the regular stout.
  30. beermebaby89113

    beermebaby89113 Initiate (0) May 3, 2007 California

    What ever happen to the BA Bigfoot bottles I wonder?
  31. El_Zilcho

    El_Zilcho Initiate (70) May 3, 2012 Virginia

    I think it just didnt come out right and they didnt want to put out a product that didnt live up to their standards. They say it will be out next year, which is also a big anniversary year for Bigfoot.
  32. TwelveOunces

    TwelveOunces Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2011 Kentucky

    That price justifies it and honestly makes more sense. But Bigfoot is an old beer and it seems odd to break a tradition.
  33. chefkevlar

    chefkevlar Disciple (336) Apr 17, 2010 South Carolina
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    I see at Brawleys from time to time, but not consistantly.

    They weren't making money at the old price, which is why it went up this past year, but they started this High Altitude seasonal 4 pack series so it made sense to change it to that format and price.
  34. Exiled

    Exiled Zealot (505) May 30, 2009 Texas
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    Good to hear that Sierra Nevada is releasing an Imperial Stout in 4pks, but I hate to hear that its the same recipe as the Fritz & Kens Imperial Stout, for even though it was/is a really well crafted beer, it is a lil smokier than I like...
  35. fatske

    fatske Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Was lucky enough to have Fritz & Ken's out of a cask.It was euphoric.
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  36. Luv2Brew422

    Luv2Brew422 Initiate (46) Jan 7, 2012 California
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    It is NOT the same recipe as Fritz and Ken, although it will be similar
  37. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Poo-Bah (2,717) Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    I hope we see more of this, than Hoptimum. My local store only got 5 cases total. Was gone before June. I bought lots of it while it lasted. Very excited about the Imperial Stout, hopefully they changed it from the 30th a little.
  38. afrokaze

    afrokaze Zealot (580) Jun 12, 2009 Arizona
    Industry Beer Trader

    Last I heard from SN on these forums was that it hadn't progressed in the barrels as much as they would have liked and they still needed to work on the blend. I'm still waiting for that one too!
  39. Mitchill

    Mitchill Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2010 Kentucky

    I was recently at a Sierra Nevada Beer Camp tasting at Rocky's Sub Pub in IN, a rep said that the Imperial Stout will be different from the 30th Anniversary and he had heard they were thinking of calling it Narwhal. How true that is not sure just my 0.02$
  40. sherm1016

    sherm1016 Initiate (199) Aug 10, 2009 Wisconsin
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    I really liked the Oatmeal Stout that was in the Beer Camp Variety Pack. Here's hoping the Imperial Stout is very similar.
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