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Cherry Rye in 4 packs - what if?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by bozodogbreath, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. bozodogbreath

    bozodogbreath Advocate (590) Indiana Oct 19, 2006 Beer Trader

    There seems to be a bit of butt hurt over Bell's releasing Black Note in 4 packs of 12 oz bottles just a couple of weeks after releasing BN in 750's, and doing it for only a $1 more. How would the community feel if AB-INBev were to suddenly release 4 packs of Cherry Rye for $24? Would those who walked over hot coals to get a bomber suddenly feel as if the had been hosed by AB-INBev?
  2. nope. I'd be ecstatic, and yes I fit into the category above.
  3. ISO - and I was lucky to get Cherry Rye
  4. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    I'd love it if GOOSE ISLAND did 4 packs of the variants.
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  5. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Champion (750) New York Aug 10, 2010 Beer Trader

    There wasn't even enough Cherry Rye to be put in bombers. I wouldn't worry about 4 packs, or ever seeing it produced again.
  6. RichD

    RichD Poobah (1,020) Rhode Island Mar 18, 2012 Beer Trader

    4 packs would be ideal because then I wouldn't have to drink a whole bomber in 1 sitting. And I know that I can seal the cap but why the hell would I do that.
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  7. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (810) Illinois Mar 29, 2009

    1 I don't care about the black note issue. 2. I wound't support Inbev anyways, even if GI is good product it isn't the best and there are more alternatives than you can dream. I can't stand how people are still latching onto GI when they claim to support the craft movement.
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  8. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    GI is a craft brewery.
  9. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (810) Illinois Mar 29, 2009

    It is an Inbev product, a company that is firmly against the craft movement. So you support inbev when you buy GI, it isn't rocket science, but I feel like you just wanted to be a dick about wording.
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  10. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    I think you're being a dick with your wording:

    Get over yourself.
  11. yamar68

    yamar68 Champion (910) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    "Huh, I'm surprised this thread turned into a Goose Island / AB-InBev debate" said no one ever.
  12. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (810) Illinois Mar 29, 2009

    How is that being a dick? LOL. Unless you are one of those people, in that case thanks for supporting GI when AbInbev decides to buy Alpine.
  13. I thoroughly enjoyed my bomber of Cherry Rye last night.

    Where is the line for 4-packs?
  14. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    lol @ Pat selling his brewery =)
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  15. If you have to ask, even rhetorically, then...
  16. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    I think the Bros should add a special Avatar icon that means " I DON'T SUPPORT GI" so we all know ( and don't care ) that said user hates GI. That way they won't have to inject their stupid "mission" into any thread that includes a GI product.
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  17. willbm3

    willbm3 Savant (390) Massachusetts Feb 19, 2010

    I don't understand all the hate for GI (I mean I do, but it seems very silly). I don't buy craft beer because I like supporting smaller breweries. I buy craft beer because it tastes good. Therefore, since they still make quality beer I will keep buying it. Hell, if AB/InBev made good beer I would support them too
  18. xnicknj

    xnicknj Advocate (740) Pennsylvania May 25, 2009

    it wouldnt matter bc all the stores would break them up into singles and charge like $8 a bottle anyways.
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  19. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Advocate (670) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    With the release of the 765 ml. Belgian series from Goose, AB/InBev is pushing for Goose Island to really attack the wine market. They are dropping bombers all together, (how many other products are sold in 22 oz. bottles?), and moving towards a more slick marketing scheme. I think they have a point...people are happy to pay 12 dollars for a bottle of mediocre Kendall Jackson...why not try and tap into that? So as far as that goes, I don't see four packs of anything new coming out of Goose.
  20. cmmcdonn

    cmmcdonn Savant (410) Virginia Jun 21, 2009

    Maybe then I'll get to try some Alpine on the east coast. *fingers crossed*
    caguiar likes this.
  21. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (370) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    You know what they say about assholes:

    "If you run into an asshole just once, move on. If you run into assholes ALL DAY, then you're the asshole."
  22. I'd buy GI BCBS and all of it's variants if Bernie Madoff or Hitler brewed it! Gimme that delicious stout!
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  23. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Advocate (500) Illinois Mar 19, 2012 Beer Trader

    I'd be pissed either way. I get paying a premium for great beer, especially if it's a hand crafted limited release. I can appreciate that the production costs of Cherry or Coffee BCBS are higher than making regular BCBS and thus passed on to the consumer.

    The thing that really chafes with Black Note is that they appear to have intentionally mismarketed their product. They first said - "Hey guys we made a really special beer, there's only 1,500 bottles, was expensive to make, and we're going to charge $23 bucks for a 750ml."

    Then the next week they said "Just kidding, we made tons of this shit and the production costs really weren't that high so we're distributing it to several markets. So come on in and stop by a 4-pack for $24 bucks."

    foobula likes this.
  24. zach60614

    zach60614 Savant (410) Illinois May 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    It is the god damned hipster mentality that makes me hate a lot of the current "beer scene".
  25. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Advocate (515) California Jan 1, 2011 Beer Trader


    I'll take a 4/6 pack of any beer over only a 750 of one.
  26. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    So youre a nazi?

  27. Darklight

    Darklight Savant (370) Pennsylvania Jun 27, 2006 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Well said.

    And yeah gimmie some of that Cherry Rye in 4 packs.
  28. No silly, I'm a Zombie!
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  29. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    My mistake! Carry on
  30. If I understand how to trading forum, then people who had to suffer through going to Binny's and standing in line, or people who live in Conneticut, would have been able to land

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  31. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (890) California Nov 16, 2009 Beer Trader

    What is FFF did the DL variants in 4pks. MY HEAD JUST BLEW UP or Grey Monday or Black Tuesday....BOOM BOOM BOOM!!

  32. suprisingly enough though, that had enough to keg some, wels in N had growler fills in NJ