Interesting imperial stout/porter in SF area - Urgent

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beers 2 º 01:50 Mon 10/8/2012


I have a chance to get a few beers delivered to me through an intermediary and I need to know which interesting/hard to find/get beers are available and where?

I guess places like Healthy Spirits and Cite Beer.

I prefer imperial stout/porters (or highly rated barley wines) and was hoping to find any of the following even though I doubt it:
Firestone Parabola
Bells Black Note Stout (I can always dream hehe)
Bells Expedition Stout
Surly Darkness
Deschutes The Abyss
Midnight Sun Arctic Devil (yeah some barley wines are interesting too)
Midnight Sun Berserker
Nectar Ales Black Xantus

Well you get the point ;)

Are there any really cool batches available? ;)

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated since I have to organize this within a day or 2 and it’s slightly more difficult with me being in Sweden ;)

beers 1088 º places 21 º 01:55 Mon 10/8/2012

Call these three shops:

On a personal note, I find this beer available at BevMo here in San Francisco to be a good hop-oriented beer that reminds me of Anchor Porter, but it’s quite strong:

beers 2 º 02:15 Mon 10/8/2012

Thank you Stevie!

I agree with you when it comes to Dubhe. I recently tried it at the Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival - top notch.

But now I’m looking for even more special and hard to get ones ;)

beers 6372 º places 241 º 04:46 Mon 10/8/2012

The Bells and Surly beers aren’t distributed here, so unless you can find someone to trade with, it’s unlikely you’ll find them in stores.

I’ve seen Berserker and Black Xantus on shelves fairly recently, but bottles have been disappearing fast. You might be able to find Abyss and Parabola if you call around, but I haven’t seen them lately.

A couple you may want to consider since you like impy stouts:

Deschutes Black Butte XXIV
Firestone Double DBA - a barleywine of sorts...

I know both of those are available now. Good luck!

beers 2585 º places 182 º 09:36 Mon 10/8/2012

Black Xantus should be around. Midnight sun would be the only other possibility right now.

beers 2 º 06:50 Tue 10/9/2012

Thank you everyone.
I wanted to get a Black Xantus, but couldn’t find it unfortunately. It looks like it’s going to be a mix between Firestone Parabola, Firestone DDBA and Deschutes Black Bute XXIV so it’s far from shabby ;)