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Brewery that has the most cheap and very good beer in bombers?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by 19etz55, May 22, 2013.

  1. 19etz55

    19etz55 Savant (430) New Jersey Aug 12, 2007

    What comes to mind is Bear Republic:

    Red Rocket Ale
    Big Bear Black Stout
    Racer 5
    Hop Rod Rye

    I seem to remember paying maybe $6 or less for any of these.

    Your brewery of choice?
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  2. L.A.G.U.N.I.T.A.S.
  3. Moose90

    Moose90 Advocate (740) Washington Nov 25, 2012 Beer Trader


    Hop Stoopid

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  4. Lagunitas Hop Stoopid is widely regarded as the best deal in a Bomber. I would through La Fin Du Monde in the ring as well. I have seen both as low as $3.99 a bottle before.
  5. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poobah (1,035) New Jersey Jun 3, 2004 Beer Trader

    Definitely- at least a buck cheaper.

    Stone prices aren't too bad either, gotta love that Smoked Porter.
  6. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Lagunitas by a country mile brah.
  7. ironchefmiyagi13

    ironchefmiyagi13 Advocate (660) Tennessee Jan 9, 2013 Beer Trader

    In terms of the best quality for price, Ballast Point

    Victory at Sea
    Double Dorado
    Sea Monster
  8. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) New York Dec 15, 2006

    Stone... Enjoy By... Old Guardian... Arrogant Bastard... IRS... Ruination... Double Bastard... Smoked Porter... Sublimely Self Righteous... Lukcy Basartd... most... under... $8... or... $9... each... cheers!
  9. Madoo25

    Madoo25 Aficionado (100) Texas Apr 1, 2013

    Sculpin is less than half as much if you get it in a six-pack though.

    GA_SIPPER Aficionado (140) Georgia Feb 24, 2013

    hop stoopid and then stone IPA...unless you count dales which is 2.99
  11. gatornation

    gatornation Poobah (1,275) Minnesota Apr 18, 2007 Beer Trader

    Steel Toe bombers are $4-$5 and are delicious
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  12. KevinK441

    KevinK441 Aficionado (175) Virginia Feb 28, 2013

    New Belgium Ranger is delicious and only $3.69 here in Va. Great deal!
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  13. BB1313

    BB1313 Poobah (1,010) Ohio Jul 16, 2009

    All of Smuttynose's bombers are $5.99 and most of them are good.. some are great..
  14. Victory Helios lots of bang for not much buck... 3.99 Wegmans
  15. Tidesox28

    Tidesox28 Advocate (655) Maine Apr 21, 2013 Beer Trader

    I immediately thought of Smuttynose.
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  16. Berkshire Brewing - RIS for $4 is a great deal and most of their bombers are ~$3.50
    And I'll second Victory Helios and Smuttynose
  17. BeerMeInStl

    BeerMeInStl Advocate (630) Missouri Jan 26, 2013 Verified

    Lagunitas and Stone. Both of them price their bombers very well. I just bought a Hop Stoopid a couple of days ago for $4.99.
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  18. DarthKostrizer

    DarthKostrizer Advocate (715) California May 13, 2011 Beer Trader

  19. kell50

    kell50 Champion (850) North Carolina Jul 25, 2007 Verified

    Sierra Nevada Torpedo bomber.. $3.49 at my Harris Tester. Crazy good all around.
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  20. planbee

    planbee Savant (425) North Carolina May 28, 2009 Beer Trader

    Foothills (Hoppyum, People's Porter, Oktoberfest)
    Olde Hickory (Hickory Stick Stout, Irish Walker, Death By Hops)
    French Broad (IPA, Rye Hopper, Anvil Porter)
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  21. 19etz55

    19etz55 Savant (430) New Jersey Aug 12, 2007

    My 2nd choice.
  22. Concur
  23. 19etz55

    19etz55 Savant (430) New Jersey Aug 12, 2007

    Found Torpedos in Hawaii for $2.99!!!
  24. Pidzik12

    Pidzik12 Savant (335) Illinois Apr 10, 2013 Beer Trader

    Pipeworks! Easily. The top bomber is 13.99 for an imperial Russian. Not only that, the things for 9.99 and 8.99 are all rated by users in the 90s. All quality stuff. Stouts to ipas to berliner to belgian. Never feel guily buying
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  25. Roudy1

    Roudy1 Savant (375) Iowa Sep 29, 2012 Beer Trader


    I was actually just thinking about this today. I've enjoyed all of the Lagunitas bombers I've had.(Hop Stoopid, Maximus, Cappucino Stout)
  26. Stone is great. 6.99 is reasonable. All around better than Lagunitas or Bear Republic.
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  27. ohiobeer29

    ohiobeer29 Advocate (675) Ohio Feb 2, 2013 Beer Trader

    this right here the espresso stout is a steal and the vertical epic 12 12 12 is good as well
  28. If Smuttynose made bombers of their regular releases at a price-point relative to to their sixer prices, it would be Smutty. If those prices were relative to their 12-pack prices, there would be no question.
  29. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Savant (400) Ohio Jul 15, 2012

    This -> Lagunitas
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  30. henskejk

    henskejk Savant (300) California Feb 10, 2011

    I agree with stone, I've been able to get most of their stuff for around 6-7 bucks including enjoy by and irs and espresso IRS
  31. Srs.
    Imperial Stout, Baltic Porter, Really Old Brown Dog, Wheat Wine, Scotch Ale,...
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  32. pitweasel

    pitweasel Advocate (550) New York Jun 11, 2007

    That's less per ounce than sixers by me. Thanks, PA.
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  33. At 22 oz... compared to the average 6-pack, none of these presents any sort of savings. Quite the contrary. I really don't get this whole sub-culture. Is it for people who don't own a refrigerator?
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  34. MichiBrew

    MichiBrew Aficionado (170) Michigan Nov 26, 2010

    Lagunitas no question...fresh Hop Stoopid is the best value in craft beer by far...
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  35. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Savant (405) Illinois Jul 28, 2009 Beer Trader

    Cheap bomber? I think there was one called Hop Stoopid, but only relative to other bombers.
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  36. HopsintheSack

    HopsintheSack Advocate (685) California Apr 17, 2012 Beer Trader

    Port brewing Wipe Out IPA 3.99 a bomber.
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  37. nsheehan

    nsheehan Advocate (580) Texas Jul 3, 2011 Beer Trader

    Lagunitas, Stone, Bear Republic, all from CA. Don't forget Cali-Belgique @ $4ish and Big Bear Black Stout at $5.
    New Belgium has cheap, good bombers pop up occasionally. I've never seen La Fin du Monde for $4, but I'd buy a case at that price.

    Agree with migwell above, I go for 6ers (or 4pk) when possible.
  38. CharlieMurphy

    CharlieMurphy Savant (275) New York Dec 12, 2010

    Not widespread but the first thing that came to mind for me was Midnight Sun. 3.99 for a good coffee porter and $10-11 for a barrel aged barelywine amongst others of exceedingly superior quality.
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  39. JISurfer

    JISurfer Poobah (1,110) Hawaii Dec 10, 2002 Beer Trader

    Stroh's Tallboys