Friday, February 4, 2011

Sierra Puts Its Best Foot Forward

Well, I made it through the night without losing any fingers or toes to the cold, which means my calculator is still intact. Even with the natural gas shortage, and me a month behind on the bill, the gas company never chose to shut off the heat. That's good, because it allowed me to enjoy the Hoptimum I wrote about yesterday, a beer that was far better than I expected it to be. Today we have another release from Sierra Nevada, but it is one I always expect great things from: Bigfoot Barleywine. This 9.6% annual release is one I look forward to, but I never seem to buy enough. I have previous releases of Bigfoot going back five or six years, though I only have about one or two of each. I can't keep myself from drinking them. The thing about Bigfoot is it is great to drink fresh while the hops really shine through, but it never gets overly sweet as some aged Barleywines tend to. You should be able to find Bigfoot at most any liquor store in Albuquerque (though probably not that Cabana Liquors on Central near Pennsylvania- you're more apt to actually see the real Bigfoot, shooting up while waiting for the bus), and it retails for about $10.99.

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