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Bombers should only be 8% ABV +

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Frankinstiener, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. less than 8% ABV doesn't completely clear the clogs when I drainpour it......
     
  2. None of these beers are going to be much different the next day after putting a wine stopper in them the night before.
     
  3. Cantillon shouldn't be in 750ml cause its less than 8%?... IDIOT!
     
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  4. VladTepes

    VladTepes Aficionado (180) Finland Oct 18, 2012

    Why so harsh? And Cantillon isn't in bomber as you wrote.
     
  5. Yes it is? Unless you consider a bomber only 22oz. Brewery's should be able too do what they want. If you feel like their beer is over priced or isn't over 8% leave it on the shelf. It's just a horrible statement to make
     
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  6. jbck109

    jbck109 Savant (340) Michigan May 30, 2010

    I have done it, it works, but it would be much nicer to have a fresh bottle, especially when the cost seems to be lower when they are in 12oz. Example being black note, 750ml=$23 or a 4-pack for the same price(forget exact prices, maybe a buck or two off)
     
  7. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poobah (1,030) Colorado May 19, 2005

    Yeah, not many bombers in CO are under/at $7.
    Backcountry is the best buy at ~$4, good beer, great price. Hop Stoopied is still under 7, some Dry Dock. But yeah, the seven dollar mark is tough to hit.
     
  8. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Savant (345) Michigan Sep 6, 2012

    I was just having a conversation with a buddy of mine that I would try more beers from them but the price point is always way to high. Really wanted to try their pumpkin this year, but I know of others that taste great for half the price.
     
  9. Bad_Trader

    Bad_Trader Initiate (0) Namibia Nov 8, 2012

    If I selected beverages strictly based on ABV/Fluid Ounce/Price equation, I'd be on Popovadvocate.com right now.
     
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  10. Unit cost doesn't seem higher in larger formats, it flat out is.
     
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  11. Drufus

    Drufus Aficionado (170) Connecticut Apr 23, 2007

    I agree. When I buy a bomber from anywhere from $7 bucks plus, I want a beer with enough ABV and flavor that its the only one I am going to have that night. It sucks when I suck one down so fast I want another, then things get expensive real fast....
     

  12. Hey Erica,

    First, I'm not sure what you're saying. Second, strange: 1/3 of a reasonably priced 6-pack = a bomber = 2/3 of a reasonably priced 6-pack? So... what are you trying to get at again? Quit bitching = you.
     
  13. And, really: Why are we still talking about this thread? Why aren't we bitching about Lance and his abuse of the 8+% ABV bombers?
     
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  14. Nectar

    Nectar Savant (310) New Jersey Jan 17, 2013

    SO abv is an indicator of quality? News to me bro.
     
  15. I'm pretty sure the OP is referring to American breweries and that imports are irrelevant to the argument.
     
  16. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Savant (260) Illinois Nov 27, 2012

    So, why were bombers introduced in the first place? I ask this semi-rhetorically because my assumption is that it was originally intended for beers where 6-pack pricing would scare off most people, so you offer less of amount to get the pricepoint down, but it's more substantial than a 12oz bottle. Also, availability is another factor. Is this correct, or at least on the right path?

    If so, the main problem is that beers that are getting put in bombers would be half as much if they were put in a six pack, and that's not even taking in to account the "buying in bulk" theory. A standard in Chicago is around $8-$11 if it's not a whale, but if you broke it down in terms of a 6 pack, they would cost $25-35 for a sixer. How many beers are actually worth that? Very few. Why is the markup that much? Simply because people will buy it? It seems like such a weird economical phenomenon to me.

    EDIT: Another weird aspect of bomber pricing: some of the stuff brewed in Chicago at $10-11 a bomber you could get a draft pour for $6. Isn't it strange that a bomber markup is the same if not worse as a bar (and it's not even draft)?
     
  17. I have no idea that this means anything, but I have seen bombers labeled as "dinner sized". Perhaps they were originally made to open/share at family or neighborly dinners back in the day.
     

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