Release Sierra Nevada Narwhal

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by gatornation, Aug 30, 2012.

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  1. franklinn

    franklinn Initiate (0) May 29, 2012 Vermont

    Can't wait to pick up a 4 pack of this!
  2. bugdoc

    bugdoc Aspirant (208) Apr 4, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Had it on tap last evening (hi, Fraggle!) - very smooth, rich stuff. Can't wait for the inevitable BA version to show up eventually. (SFBW, anyone?)
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  3. ncphinsfan13

    ncphinsfan13 Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2012 North Carolina

    Available in Cary, NC @ The Wine Merchant...$2.39 per bottle
  4. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Please advise on the label issue for this hitting NY
  5. skunk242

    skunk242 Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Anyone had this and had Ken & Fritz to compare? There was a lot of talk about this possibly being very similar to Ken & Fritz but I haven't seen a comparison yet.
  6. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,474) Dec 2, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    oof, if this stout is as good a beer as i expect it to be, what a series. honestly, i could almost get by just on those beers throughout the year (current incarnation of hoptimum is amazing, bigfoot is the standard for american barleywines, and fritz and ken's is easily one of my favorite stouts ever so narwhal should be pretty good...).
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  7. BrettHead

    BrettHead Devotee (479) Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    Taste great I think. Sierra Nevada rocks as usual! :grinning:
  8. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    sierranevadabill Member

    Sadly, that is true. I can't really get into it, but no Narwhal in NY this year. Hopefully we can figure out a resolution by next release.

    Sorry for the disappointment.

    BUMMED I AM !!! And ISO
  9. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Devotee (470) Apr 16, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    I just love the price point SN or bang for the buck . . . however you'd like to say it, GREAT BEER VALUE and I'm sure this won't disappoint!!!
  10. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2010 New Mexico

    I picked up a four pack this evening. Have yet to crack one open. It's actually a dollar cheaper than hoptimum (marked at $8.99). if they have the same SKU i might have to see if the hoptimum right next to it will ring in at that price. Or better yet if the six packs of bigfoot, still in this bottle shops cooler, will :wink:
  11. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (474) Dec 12, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    I concur!! For me Fritz and Ken's Ale was one of the ones that got away, I waited too long to hoard a few and only got to drink two fresh bombers.
  12. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (856) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
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    Anyone have any info about this coming to South Florida?
  13. Lordquackingstic

    Lordquackingstic Disciple (378) Jun 14, 2011 New York
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    Hello first trading buddy!

    Where did you hear that this won't be hitting NY this year? I hope it's not true, but at least I live on the boarder between NY and CT, hopefully they'll get it there. I've been looking forward to this release with baited breath!
  14. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Got the sad news from the one and only SierraNevadaBill . Zen master of all things S.N.
    How is Pumpkin ale glass treating you lol ?
  15. poopinmybutt

    poopinmybutt Initiate (85) May 25, 2005 Nebraska

    this stuff is fantastic

    i cant believe it is >10% abv.
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  16. RattleheadKV2

    RattleheadKV2 Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2011 New Mexico

    Ahh New Mexico, where Bigfoot is a year round beer! I can think of two places off the top of my head that still have Bigfoot.
  17. Ndfan1323

    Ndfan1323 Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2012 California

    Has anyone seen this hit NJ yet?
  18. HoptimusMax1mus

    HoptimusMax1mus Disciple (305) Jul 10, 2012 Arizona

    Have not seen it here in AZ yet.
  19. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (743) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    I'm pretty sure Narwhal is all around the country, but only in select markets; like a first edition pressing, testing the market/consumer reaction.

    I probably won't see this at Bevmo for another month.
  20. hippiehawk

    hippiehawk Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2011 Kansas

    anyone seen this in missouri yet?
  21. franklinn

    franklinn Initiate (0) May 29, 2012 Vermont

    Here in VT too. I know of a handful of shops that still have Bigfoot. One has over a case, iirc
  22. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    How is this available on the east coast and I can't find it anywhere in Seattle yet?!?!?!?! I'M LOSING MY MIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :grimacing: :grimacing: :grimacing:
  23. chefkevlar

    chefkevlar Disciple (336) Apr 17, 2010 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    It hit the Carolinas last week, I'm already on my 2nd 4 pack.
  24. Rick760Sd

    Rick760Sd Initiate (148) Jun 5, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Especially the whole west coast.
  25. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Disciple (351) Sep 11, 2011 Washington
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    Though, I did see that it was listed as "In Stock" at Total Wine (Bellevue location). Yesterday I stopped by. I searched high and low; one employee searched high and low; a second and third searched high and low.

    Eventually it was found hiding in back, and I walked out with a 4-pack.
  26. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    Damn yes! Thanks for the tip man, so how is it?
  27. queens1130

    queens1130 Initiate (109) Nov 21, 2008 California
    Beer Trader

    Finally hit shelves in CA, can't wait to try this GABF winner & see what it's about, cheers!
  28. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Disciple (351) Sep 11, 2011 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Unfortunately I haven't had it yet—feeling under the weather...
  29. Pinche_Oso

    Pinche_Oso Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    SWEET! Just seen on Instagram my local liquor store got it in stock. Grabbing a 4 pack as soon as I'm done with work. Cheers!
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  30. neeko530

    neeko530 Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2012 Indiana

    our liquor store got ours in yesterday (indianapolis, in). tried yesterday and was very pleased. very chocolately with an amazing mouthfeel. so impressed with the pp on this beer (and all s.n. products)
  31. KevSal

    KevSal Savant (968) Oct 17, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    had one tonight during the game and it was great! i havnt been too keen on sierra nevadas stouts honestly but this one was fantastic. had a thick body, nice and creamy. theres some burn but so does bigfoot. gonna stash one away along with bigfoot!

    go giants!!
  32. Pinche_Oso

    Pinche_Oso Initiate (0) Jun 25, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    At $9.99 for a 4 pack I'm thinking about buying a case. :slight_smile:

  33. DrinkMoreBigBeers

    DrinkMoreBigBeers Initiate (0) Jun 7, 2012 Michigan

    Anyone see this in Michigan yet? Have not seen it show up in any of my local stores yet.
  34. BigB415

    BigB415 Initiate (190) Aug 24, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Finally picked up a 4 pack. I put 2 in the fridge and am going to put the other 2 in my cellar. Can't wait to try it during dinner.
  35. NSaad23

    NSaad23 Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2011 Michigan

    I think it's around this week.
  36. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Still nothing in SE VA....getting anxious.
  37. jmw

    jmw Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2009 North Carolina

    Arrived in store yesterday in the woolly WV mountains. This is going to be nice to have this winter.
  38. sholle

    sholle Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2011 Montana

    I will have access and can hook you up need be, Tongo my man
  39. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,307) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
    Premium Member Beer Trader

    Much appreciated. I'll let you know in a week or so. NY is out of the running (couldn't get label approval, or something like that), but I do have feelers out in NJ and think I'll be able to get it there.
  40. bengore

    bengore Initiate (79) Nov 1, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Any sightings in Chicago?
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