Release Sierra Nevada to collaborate with 12 breweries in 2014

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by BottleCaps80, Jul 16, 2013.

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  1. JohnCassillo

    JohnCassillo Zealot (547) Mar 29, 2013 California
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    That's awesome! Excited to see how these turn out -- especially the FFF and BP collaborations. While it's unlikely to be that similar to Zombie Dust, will still be good to get an sort of FFF exposure out West.
     
  2. DaltonC

    DaltonC Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2013 Idaho
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    Cigar City - Tropical Bock
    Ninkasi - Milk/Coffee Stout
    New Glarus - Bitter
    Russian River - Belgian Blonde Ale
    Victory - Alt Ale
    Firestone - Pilsner
    Bell's - Porter
    Oskar Blues - IPA
    3 Floyds - Pale Ale
    Allagash - Belgian Pale Ale
    Ballast Point - India Pale Lager
    Asheville - ??

    The first 5 are certain from their beer camp blog, the rest are my guesses from what's written on the box.
     
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  3. BriantheBeerGeek

    BriantheBeerGeek Aspirant (210) May 26, 2013 Pennsylvania

    When exactly is this going to be available?
     
  4. DaltonC

    DaltonC Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2013 Idaho
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    Mid July release.
     
  5. BriantheBeerGeek

    BriantheBeerGeek Aspirant (210) May 26, 2013 Pennsylvania

    So far away : ( I hope that Asheville is still doing a Scottish Ale.
     
  6. Aaronkv

    Aaronkv Aspirant (227) Jul 9, 2013 California
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    Hit Costco's in Southern California (Carlsbad at least). $37 for 2 - 12 packs.
     
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  7. elektrikjester

    elektrikjester Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2008 Georgia
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    Well that's a bit earlier than expected. Better price than I expected to see, although noting that you purchased from Costco. I was expecting something on the order of $25-30/box.
     
  8. reefer_bob

    reefer_bob Disciple (328) May 13, 2014 California
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    interesting it showed up in Costco's. I thought it would have been a bit more specialty that that...
     
  9. rather

    rather Aspirant (260) May 31, 2013 California

    great now I have to call or goto 2-3 costco a in my area, Orange County, and try to find it.
     
  10. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ Savant (961) May 9, 2014 South Carolina
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    I wonder how long before it'll appear in SC.
     
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  11. sierranevadabill

    sierranevadabill Aspirant (236) Jul 2, 2008 California

    It won't even start shipping to SC for a few more weeks. The release for this is staggered due to the immense logistical difficulties of getting these into market. Also, we're hoping for beer to be in-stores as the Beer Camp festivals roll through the area.

    -Bill
     
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  12. yort2009

    yort2009 Initiate (64) Sep 20, 2009 Iowa
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    Any idea if Iowa will see some?
     
  13. miggs3030

    miggs3030 Disciple (323) Apr 27, 2013 New Mexico
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    It landed in New Mexico today.
     
  14. wallpaperbag

    wallpaperbag Initiate (25) Nov 17, 2008 Alabama
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    Anyone seen this around Birmingham?
     
  15. KevSal

    KevSal Savant (931) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    sf bay area too
     
  16. ben4unc

    ben4unc Aspirant (229) Feb 28, 2013 North Carolina
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    Was told today BC 12pks will hit Charlotte Distribution on 7/21/14!
     
  17. AlexM

    AlexM Zealot (516) Jun 9, 2011 California
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    Any luck with your OC Costco hunt???
     
  18. sankykid

    sankykid Devotee (408) Jul 2, 2014 California
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    Not at the Garden Grove Costco as of today.
     
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  19. rather

    rather Aspirant (260) May 31, 2013 California

    nope I'll post here when I get details.
     
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  20. AlexM

    AlexM Zealot (516) Jun 9, 2011 California
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    Thank you"
     
  21. tbaker397

    tbaker397 Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2013 West Virginia
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    As long as WV sees this before our tap takeover which we're doing (at my establishment anyway) aug 1. Cant imagine we'll get the kegs before the 12 packs but ya never know.
     
  22. teraflx

    teraflx Zealot (551) Feb 4, 2013 Arizona
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    Its here in Arizona, $18.99 for the 12 pack at Total Wines.
     
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  23. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Disciple (358) Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut
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    That seems like a hell of a price
     
  24. InfernoBoss

    InfernoBoss Zealot (570) Apr 7, 2011 California
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    Big display at Whole Foods in Cupertino. $24.99 per box, with the commemorative DIPA bombers for $5.99. As always, thanks to Ken for keeping his products reasonably priced.
     
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  25. JohnCassillo

    JohnCassillo Zealot (547) Mar 29, 2013 California
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    Hmm... Hadn't seen it in SoCal, but maybe they're waiting a little bit on it due to the event being here? Either way, will be on the lookout.
     
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  26. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Champion (836) Jul 27, 2013 California
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    Not at the Redondo Beach total wine or whole foods.
     
  27. reefer_bob

    reefer_bob Disciple (328) May 13, 2014 California
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    Yay. Got my 12 pack at BeerCraft in Rohnert Park. $24.99

    Not sure what to drink first!
     
  28. raynmoon

    raynmoon Defender (694) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    Hit San Jose. The only bummer is that the THREE Floyd's pale ale wad bottled on May 15. Which is the oldest beer is the mix.
     
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  29. Dougish

    Dougish Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2014 Maryland

    evolution hopefully but i would settle for cigar city colab
     
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  30. Rick760Sd

    Rick760Sd Initiate (153) Jun 5, 2012 California
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    Got to Holiday Wine Cellar today.
     
  31. needMIbeer

    needMIbeer Defender (698) Feb 5, 2014 Texas
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    Hoping to find one in Maryland!
     
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  32. WillyB123

    WillyB123 Initiate (0) Feb 21, 2014 California

    Still damn good. I've only had a few of them. I read somewhere somebody saying that none of the beers were outstanding. My first sip proved that guy wrong. The Chico King is awesome
     
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  33. AdamR46

    AdamR46 Initiate (193) Nov 18, 2011 Texas
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    I hope this hits Texas soon
     
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  34. robear

    robear Defender (668) May 24, 2014 Wisconsin
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    Sounds like a well-thought-out and well-designed distribution. Looking forward to getting our packs in Wisco!
     
  35. Oktoberfiesta

    Oktoberfiesta Aspirant (269) Nov 16, 2013 New Mexico
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    I went through the twelve over the past few days. I want to agree with that other guy. None were crap. But none were outstanding. They were at that 'par for the course' level the majority of craft beer is at.. Think 78-88 BA score. All very forgettable IMHO.. The few reviews on BA seem about right. My guess is that none hit above a BA 88.

    My bottles were packaged early June with a few late May. So I don't know if that had any factor. Or the fact you hear these great breweries, and the finished product isn't as WOW worthy as you had envisioned.

    IMHO, not worth $2/bottle that my shop was selling them at ($24 for 12). $16-$20 seems more feasible.
     
  36. robear

    robear Defender (668) May 24, 2014 Wisconsin
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    Costco is probably a great place to find this because they wont break up the 12-packs. Many shops are threatening to do so...
     
  37. needMIbeer

    needMIbeer Defender (698) Feb 5, 2014 Texas
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    that would be a huge dick move considering but at this point I guess very little surprises me anymore
     
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  38. robear

    robear Defender (668) May 24, 2014 Wisconsin
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    I've been into a bunch of shops who don't realize it's actually 12 different beers this time, not the usual 3x4 pack. So they might figure it out when they get the set?

    It sounds like it's being distributed in good numbers, I'm much more hopeful about getting a full set now than I was when it was announced.
     
  39. robear

    robear Defender (668) May 24, 2014 Wisconsin
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    Was there an over-arching SN flavor to each beer? I'm theorizing that in order ensure freshness & quality, SN & each brewery probably chose "safe" recipes, even for some of the more interested styles. Hence, we're not going to get an out of this world sour because they just take too long and are too inconsistent over large batches. Same thing with really hoppy IPAs or IIPAs- it's too hard to ship them fresh and guarantee them fresh throughout the summer-long celebration.

    So, relatively safe styles and recipes that will tend to be more steadfast than stupefying are probably what we should expect.

    Beers like New Glarus Scream, RR PtE (or Redemption even) are incredibly difficult and consuming for a brewery to make, especially when water and equipment need to be adjusted because you're at somebody else's shop. I'll settle for 80-88 on each beer, if that's what it ends up being.
     
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