The Hunt for Bigfoot is on!

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Henamonster, May 24, 2012.

  1. Henamonster

    Henamonster Feb 2, 2007 California

    In anticipation of what I'm calling a "Bigfoot Sighting" tasting, I'm trying to locate some Bigfoot/Sasquatch/Yeti-themed beers. Any suggestions as to what's good, great or not worth the time? I'm seeing a lot of "retired" ones out there, but hopefully I'll be able to track some down.

    I just started the hunt, but so far I have the following:

    Great Divide's Yeti line (the gold standard, in my opinion.)
    Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot Barleywine
    Six Rivers's Bluff Creek Pale Ale
     
  2. TWStandley

    TWStandley Jan 15, 2008 Massachusetts
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    BA Abominable by Fremont
     
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  3. Kadonny

    Kadonny Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Stoudts Old Abominable Ale. Perfect for you.

    Edit: Darn, you are in CA, you can't get Stoudts out there.
     
  4. Henamonster

    Henamonster Feb 2, 2007 California

    But if they're worthy, I might have to make an "expedition" to track them down (meaning, bribe someone to send 'em over. Ha!)
     
  5. juankzas

    juankzas Jun 13, 2008 Mexico

    I don't know if Chupacabras makes the cut, I'm almost sure you can easily get it in CA
     
  6. draheim

    draheim Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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  7. Henamonster

    Henamonster Feb 2, 2007 California

    Chupacabra and Loch Ness... I may have to make it a "Cryptid tasting". Thanks for the suggestions!
     
  8. draheim

    draheim Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    That actually sounds kind of gross.
     
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  9. Exiled

    Exiled May 30, 2009 Texas
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  10. dap325

    dap325 Apr 2, 2009 New York

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  11. Agold

    Agold Mar 13, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Mmmmm.... Cryptozoology themed tasting. Maybe you could add ghosts too? They both have shows on the history channel so it's cool.
     
  12. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    Too bad you dont get Great Lakes. Their Lake Erie Monster fits the bill. fantastic DIPA!
     
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  13. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    swamp ape is a terrible beer you could toss in, lol.
     
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  14. Henamonster

    Henamonster Feb 2, 2007 California

    "Swamp Ape" would definitely fit the theme. Can't say as I've had it yet, but based on your glowing review... Ha!

    Ballast Point's "Sea Monster" would also be a good entry for the Cryptid Tasting (and an excellent Imperial Stout as well!)
     
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  15. dcook11

    dcook11 May 13, 2010 California

    Fun thread, I like it! Need to get me some of these for a Halloween tasting in the fall! The hunt starts now.
     
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  16. sobeleg

    sobeleg Jun 29, 2011 New York
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    I feel Founders Backwoods Bastard would be suitable.
     
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  17. Henamonster

    Henamonster Feb 2, 2007 California

    Right in line with Backwoods Bastard, I found "Wooly Booger" (Grand Lake Brewing). I always associated the term with a sasquatch (kind of like skunk ape,) however, Urban Dictionary says... "A person who is one evolutionary step lower than a redneck." Still... it's now on the list.

    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/4738/19817
     
  18. Henamonster

    Henamonster Feb 2, 2007 California

    That's exactly the timeframe I'm looking at as well. The tasting's going to coincide with a comic book release (about Bigfoot of all things!) I previously thought about getting a keg or two of Great Divide, but then thought it was more fun to make it a real hunt.
     
  19. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
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    speaks for itself! http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/161/61613
     
  20. dcook11

    dcook11 May 13, 2010 California

    That sounds awesome! Best of luck tracking some of these down my friend. If any more come to mind, I'll be sure to let ya know!
     
  21. Henamonster

    Henamonster Feb 2, 2007 California

    Man, a 67 and a 69... Reminds me of a "Good Morning, Vietnam" quote... "Hey, Hauk. Eat a bag of s***. You suck. That's pretty much to the point, sir, not much gray area in this one."
     
  22. MrTopher

    MrTopher Aug 27, 2009 California
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    Doesn't FW Wookey Jack make the cut????
     
  23. Henamonster

    Henamonster Feb 2, 2007 California

    I don't know where the name comes from, but it certainly sounds like it would. It almost sounds Australian (kind of like Yowie.)
     
  24. pokesbeerdude

    pokesbeerdude Oct 2, 2007 Colorado

    Coming from Grand Lake, Wooly Booger is a type of fly used for fly fishing.
     
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  25. Henamonster

    Henamonster Feb 2, 2007 California

    Ah, "Woolly" with two "Ls" is more of a southern sasquatch (Texas, Alabama, etc.) But... I think it's still on the list. Too cool of a name not to include.
     
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  26. Exiled

    Exiled May 30, 2009 Texas
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  27. Henamonster

    Henamonster Feb 2, 2007 California

    @Exiled If I'm including the water monsters (Loch Ness, Champ Ale, etc.) then I could certainly add them to the list.

    Thanks for all the suggestions everybody!

    Here's the list so far... The browniish-orange I already have.

    Bigfoot themed:
    Great Divide's Yeti line
    Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot Barleywine
    Six Rivers's Bluff Creek Pale Ale
    Old Yale Sasquatch Stout
    Sand Creek Brewing's Lilja's Sasquatch Stout
    Old Abominable - Stoudt's
    Skunk Ape - Boneyard
    BA Abominable - Freemont
    Wooly Booger - Grand Lake Brewing
    Backwoods Bastard - Founders
    Swamp Ape - Florida Beer Company
    Wookey Jack - Firestone
    Sasquatch Wheat Wine - growler only - Ninkasi

    cryptid themed:
    Loch Ness - Brasseurs, RJ
    Chupacabra
    Champ Ale- McNeill's
    Sea Monster - Ballast Point (oh, so tasty...)
    Lake Erie Monster - Great Lakes
    Boaks Monster Mash
    Hopnost Monster - Lilja's
     
  28. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Plus it reminds me of Chewbacca who is a "wookie" and kind of looks like a sasquatch.
     
  29. El_Zilcho

    El_Zilcho May 3, 2012 Virginia

    How bout some DuClaw Colossus, 22% abv should do the trick. Avery Mephistopheles maybe? Clown Shoes Blaecorn Unidragon possibly fits the bill. Troegs Flying Mouflan is by no means scary, but still maybe a mythical creature. But yeah, you should totally include Swamp Ape, that beer sucks but it perfectly fits the theme. Although from what I've heard the sasquatch in Florida is known as the skunk ape not the swamp ape, but close enough. Shit I still have a room temperature Swamp Ape from last year I need to figure out what to do with, that's gonna be fun to put down...
     
  30. muchloveforhops3

    muchloveforhops3 Apr 5, 2009 Oregon

    Definitely diggin the theme. Enjoy the tasting!
     
  31. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Apr 30, 2010 New Mexico

    Il Vic makes a Scotch ale called "Sasquatch scotch". If it was on tap right now i would send you a growler of it...
     
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  32. Henamonster

    Henamonster Feb 2, 2007 California

    "I still have a room temperature Swamp Ape from last year..." Based on the reviews, it could only improve. And the phrase, "put down", may just be the most apt choice of words ever.
     
  33. Nugganooch

    Nugganooch Jan 13, 2011 California
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  34. ChanChan

    ChanChan Dec 12, 2009 California
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    Well wookies are the race that Chubaca from Star Wars comes from so it makes sense. I hope I spelled Chubaca wrong cause I liked the movie but thas it!
     
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