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Sierra Nevada Bigfoot ’07, ’08, ’09

SN BigfootThis is not exactly an event, but more of an opportunity.  As fun as it is to drink beer, or should I say current beer, I get even more excited to drink aged/cellared beer.   That brings us to today.

Sierra Nevada releases a Barleywine called Bigfoot annually.  (Barleywines are a form of strong ale that originated from England.  BW’s are strong 8%-12% ABV and are as strong as wine, but made from grain instead of fruits. Thus – barley.)   Back to the point, 2009 marks the 25th release of Bigfoot. Today you can try not only the ’09 release, but you can also taste ’08 & ’07 all side by side.

Vertical tastings are particularly significant because it provides some great insight to how a beer ages and matures.  I can’t tell you how many beers I have had that only get better with age.  (Something you can throw back at your wine snob friends.)    Hopefully by now you see that this is a particularly interesting opportunity to try the last 3 years of releases.

ALSO!!! To finish off your vertical tastings, you can also try Terrapin’s Wake & Bake 2008 & 2009 side by side.  Wake and Bake is an Imperial Oatmeal Stout – and part inspiration for the now acclaimed Depth Charge.

To my knowledge, these will be available today whenever you hit the bar, but I make 100% sure and post.

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