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Bigfoot Barleywine-style Ale
image I didn't realize that Sierra Nevada made a Bigfoot Barleywine-style Ale. I'll have to try to get some and try it. One reviewer on Beer Advocate says this of it: This beer warms the gullet and obliterates the taste buds. I have had some bitter beers in my experience, but this one blows them all away. Sounds like an imposing beer, which I suppose is appropriate for a beer named after Bigfoot. So I'm now aware of Bigfoot Ale, Loch Ness Monster Ale, and Crop Circle Beer. But there's no Chupacabra Beer, as far as I know. Nor Jackalope Beer. This is an obvious oversight on the part of the beer industry.
Categories: Cryptozoology, Food
Posted by Alex on Wed Feb 23, 2005
Comments (13)
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Posted by stork  in  the spiracles of space  on  Wed Feb 23, 2005  at  12:29 AM
I have had the bigfoot barely ale and I must say it was good. My friend works for budweiser and brought some home to sample. I am no beer enthusiast, but it was definitely on the strong side and did indeed make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Posted by shannon  in  michigan  on  Wed Feb 23, 2005  at  08:57 AM
I have to say, I fell off the throne this morning after reading about this: http://www.anheuser-busch.com/news/BtoE_100404.htm
Posted by Chadds Ford Prefect  on  Wed Feb 23, 2005  at  09:07 AM
...Weird.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Wed Feb 23, 2005  at  09:42 AM
There is a Yeti Imperial Stout as well:
http://www.ratebeer.com/Beer/great-divide-yeti-imperial-stout-(maverick-imp.-stout)/25082/
Posted by Jonas Haase  in  Munich  on  Wed Feb 23, 2005  at  11:30 AM
I love Bigfoot, kegs are hard to come by though. It's strong stuff at about 9% I believe, but that was in my past.
Posted by sbnature  in  sb ca  on  Wed Feb 23, 2005  at  01:37 PM
Wot, no Jabberwocky Sake, no Unicorn Squeezins, no Spring-heeled Jack Daniels? damn...
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Wed Feb 23, 2005  at  03:30 PM
http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/rate_results/239/15165/
Posted by Splarka  on  Wed Feb 23, 2005  at  03:42 PM
It's like 9.6% alcohol, so you'll get pretty twisted off a sixer.
Posted by polamex  on  Wed Feb 23, 2005  at  07:41 PM
I don't know of any Chupacabra beer, but here in my neighborhood in Dallas there's a Chupacabra paleteria (ice cream and fruit juice shop).
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Wed Feb 23, 2005  at  11:31 PM
There used to be a "El Chupacabra's Bock: brewed by the now defunct US Border Cantina in Alpharetta:
http://ratebeer.com/Beer/u.s.-border-el-chupacabras-bock/15834/

and Sweetwater Tavern in Falls Church, Virginia has a Jackalope Canyon:
http://ratebeer.com/Beer/sweetwater-tavern-jackalope-canyon-ale/3763/

It seems the craftbrewers do like the mythical creatures.
Posted by Jonas Haase  in  Munich  on  Thu Feb 24, 2005  at  03:10 AM
Bigfoot Barleywine - good?? - You've got to be kidding!!! Young's Old Nick or Anchor's Old Foghorn have the rich barley flavor and higher alcohol I'm looking for, not some bitter-thru-the-roof ale that should much better be catagorized as an barely drinkable hyper IPA with all the flavor of chewing on raw hops.
Posted by Redman beer king  in  Ft. Worth, TX  on  Thu Aug 04, 2005  at  12:12 AM
Cancun Brewery in Atlanta, GA makes Chupacabra beer. It's a dopplebock, and it's only available in kegs.

It's good. Malty, not super special, but a solid drinkable brew.

http://www.cancunbrewery.com/our_brews.htm
Posted by phil  in  Atlanta, GA  on  Mon May 07, 2007  at  09:32 AM
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