Sierra Nevada Limited release - "Baltic Joy Flavored Porter"

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  1. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Meyvn (1,079) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio
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  2. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,182) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Joy flavored? It's brewed with dish soap? :tired_face::wink:
     
  3. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,794) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    Of course. It's a lager, it should be clean.
     
  4. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,182) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    But not soapy! :grin:

    However, I don't see it identified as bottom-fermented. Not all Baltic Porters are (were).
     
  5. sulldaddy

    sulldaddy Poo-Bah (4,167) Apr 6, 2003 Connecticut
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    Probably leads to good head retention!
     
  6. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,314) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    "You're soaking in it!"
    (Oh, wait - that was Palmolive...)

    Time for some Harry, I'd say.
     
  7. keilerdunkel

    keilerdunkel Initiate (175) Apr 8, 2004 Illinois

    Cilantro?
     
  8. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,182) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Innovative. :wink:

    (I'm one of those who doesn't get soap from cilantro. Some Hallertauer strains, on the other hand...)
     
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  9. beerjerk666

    beerjerk666 Poo-Bah (3,051) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Sounds interesting...the beer, not the name. The nameb is pretty...meh.

    I clicked on the link and it shows $39 for an 8 pack. Not that it matters since it isn't available in FL.
     
  10. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Defender (697) Mar 28, 2009 California

    My buddy lives in a chico and brought some cans of this beer down in June 2021. I really enjoyed it. It had coconut and chocolate with a hint of nuttiness. It’s wasn’t suntan lotion or overly sweet. Personally I would be good with $18 a 4 pk. Wouldn’t pick up more than one 4 pk though. On a side note seems like $15-$20 is the going rate for 4 packs so it’s inline with the current market pricing.
     
  11. JG__

    JG__ Initiate (59) Mar 26, 2017 New Jersey

    Anyone know the 9 states?
     
  12. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,314) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    They're listed on the link in the OP.
    So, 9 + DC
     
  13. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,911) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    CA-DC-KY-ND-NE-NH-OH-VA-VT North Carolina

    Not sure why North Carolina is listed below the others.
     
  14. Giantspace

    Giantspace Champion (893) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    How do they decide where they will ship? Seems a bit random.

    Enjoy
     
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  15. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Meyvn (1,079) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio
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    $15-20 is NOT the going rate for 4 pks of 16 oz cans of (Non BA'ed) beer I normally purchase + add on shipping, and you have to buy 2 - 4pks of these as min.....no thanks Sierra Nevada
     
  16. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,911) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I read it as limit of 2. Shrugs.
     
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  17. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,911) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Could be almond joy.
     
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  18. readyski

    readyski Aspirant (291) Jun 4, 2005 California
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    Hah what's next, the Tesla $100 thousand dollar beer? Oh wait ✋
     
  19. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Defender (697) Mar 28, 2009 California

    Sounds good. Then you’re not buying local or hoppy. Local 4 pk or cans in my area for a hoppy Pilsner is $15. This isn’t hoppy but 8% porter with coconut and chocolate fits that mold.
     
  20. PEBKAC

    PEBKAC Meyvn (1,049) Sep 4, 2006 North Carolina
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    Will swing by tomorrow & see if they do indeed have some. Would really love to find Okocim distro down here though.
     
  21. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,314) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Probably primarily based on state laws allowing beer from out of state to be shipped to individuals via whatever carrier SN uses.
     
  22. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,314) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    The brand's gone through a couple of different US importers in the past decades - currently it's St. Killian but they don't bring in the Porter, at least they don't mention it on their website and there's no recent label approval.
    https://stkillian.com/beers/okocim/
     
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  23. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,653) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Definitely sounds like Almond Joy.
     
  24. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,159) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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  25. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Zealot (512) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    Yeah kinda strange..

    I’m interested in this one.. my pops lives near the NC location- gonna see if he can scoop me some drool emoji
     
  26. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,822) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I wouldn't mind trying this, but I'm afraid I'd be in for a major disappointment after having tried Forager's Basket of Puppies. (Man, talk about your Almond Joy bar in a glass! :yum:)

    Besides, I'll never see it anyway.
     
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  27. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Meyvn (1,079) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio
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    From my original post above.....
     
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  28. BeerVikingSailor

    BeerVikingSailor Meyvn (1,079) Nov 19, 2009 Ohio
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    Yep - sorry, but I AM buying local and hoppy - and NOT paying $15-18 typically

    Just bought 2 wet hopped Fatheads brews - 4 pks - both $12.99 here

    A 4 pk of a non-barrel aged 8% porter does not fly for me for that kind of price point - then you have to pay for exorbitant shipping on top of that

    To each their own....."a beer geek and his $$ are soon parted"
     
  29. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Defender (697) Mar 28, 2009 California

    mmmmmm Fatheads
     
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  30. SierraTerence

    SierraTerence Initiate (172) Mar 14, 2007 California

    It's fermented with lager yeast...

    It first appeared in our Beer Camp program back in 2010ish, they wanted a flavored Baltic Porter using locally sourced almonds and tasting like Almond Joy... We now make it every year in collaboration with Maisie Jane's Almonds here in Chico. They feature it during the Sierra Oro Farm Trail Days which is a celebration of Butte County farming.

    Correct, the states we ship to are the ones that allow for cross state shipping of malt beverages. Much different and much more limited than the wine industry... They have better lobbyist.
     
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  31. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,159) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Terence, do you happen to know if 'improving' the shipment of beer for retail is a priority of the Brewers Association? Is the Brewers Association doing anything here to make this situation better?

    Cheers!
     
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  32. Giantspace

    Giantspace Champion (893) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    There were, maybe still are out of state brewers sending beer to PA. We’re they doing this illegally? Was it only ok during shut down?

    Enjoy
     
  33. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,159) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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  34. joerooster2

    joerooster2 Initiate (29) Aug 18, 2020 District of Columbia

    Unless shipping is free, no thanks. I'd love to try it since I can no longer buy SN Porter or Stout.
     
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  35. bsp77

    bsp77 Poo-Bah (2,363) Apr 27, 2008 Minnesota
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    North Dakota but not Minnesota? Between this and no Northern Hemisphere here, I am fucking done with Sierra Nevada.

    Until I pick up Celebration in a week or so.
     
  36. arizcards

    arizcards Poo-Bah (4,906) Jun 11, 2003 North Carolina
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    I got the email earlier today as well. Had the March 2021 release from Mills River. It was okay but a little too sweet and lacking a hop balance to offset the coconut. I have decided to pass and instead pick up the OG SNBC porter for half the price.
    Cheers,
    Tom
     
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  37. SierraTerence

    SierraTerence Initiate (172) Mar 14, 2007 California

    I'm not sure, I know there was talk during the beginning of the pandemic but like a lot business/organization they to were hit hard with layoff and restructuring in the last 18 months.

    I'm not sure how this is happening... I wonder if it's allowed if there is no contractual agreement with distributors within the state or they are having a distributor or brewery ship the beer within the state for them. Just not sure.
     
  38. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,083) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Cuts through grease!
     
  39. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,083) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Focus groups? Marketing experiment?
     
  40. ManBearPat

    ManBearPat Zealot (512) Dec 2, 2014 Colorado

    Aaand maybe a little Narwhal after that :whale::whale:
     
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