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Crazy Beer Prices in NYC

Discussion in 'US - Mid-Atlantic' started by carps4, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. phooky

    phooky Savant (420) New York Jan 23, 2010

    Will do, thanks!
    I hope not :/ I'll check the freshness info and report back
     
  2. MisterBisco

    MisterBisco Advocate (520) New York Feb 18, 2009

    And now they are charging $13/4-pack. They are also charging $14 for Lagunitas Sucks, which is just stupid, and they are pricing the new Sam Adams "New Albion" release, MSRP of $8/6, for $11/6. Their pricing person clearly decided to start marking up like the other high-end beer shops in town, instead of like a grocery store.
     
  3. Probably not. I had my first HT at DeCicco's in Brewster for $8 and they opened it up before serving it to me. They also said I wasn't to leave the bar area with it but I guess if I wanted to take it home, I could take it home opened since they didn't make me give the can back after I finished it. After that can I was hooked so I took a road trip and picked up a case at the brewery for $3 a can.
     
  4. phooky

    phooky Savant (420) New York Jan 23, 2010

    Regarding Sucks:

    I found Sucks 2 weeks ago at 3 different bodegas in Brooklyn- Carroll Garden, Park Slope, Bay Ridge- all had it for $15 or more.

    Checked yesterday near my work in central NJ- $9.xx a 6pk at Canals Woodbridge!!

    3Beans same thing- $20 in Brooklyn, $13.xx in NJ.

    Fuck NYC price gouging. it's worth the tolls to drive into NJ a week and stock up there.
     
  5. WiscoNYC

    WiscoNYC Aficionado (160) New York Jan 12, 2012


    Where in BK is 3Beans $20? It's $9.99 everywhere near my apartment. And Sucks is either $12.99 or $13.99.
     
  6. WiscoNYC

    WiscoNYC Aficionado (160) New York Jan 12, 2012

    And complaining about the price of beer in NYC vs other parts of the country is ridiculous. You pay to live in NYC and those stores also pay to be here. Rent here is drastically higher than it's going to be for a beer shop in other cities/states. But the stores here are still paying the same cost to their distributors as stores elsewhere. If they lowered their prices, they'd go out of business. Everything in NYC is more expensive. Does that suck? Yes. But we call choose to live here and it comes with the territory.
     
  7. MisterBisco

    MisterBisco Advocate (520) New York Feb 18, 2009

    Where was 3Beans $10? I've seen inverse pricing - paid $11 for Sucks, $15 for 3Beans.

    I seriously want to put together a price-tracking app, like gasbuddy for beer.
     
  8. Crookdrain

    Crookdrain Savant (420) New York Jan 13, 2010

    3Beans is 10 bucks at the C Town on 5th ave and 75th st in Bay Ridge. I bought 3 packs of it when I realized they had mispriced it.
     
  9. You were in an expensive Manhattan beer bar. I've lived here for over 7 years now and have come to know what to expect and what is overpriced even for nyc standards. I don't pay more than 8 dollars for a beer at a bar out of principle and its pretty rare I encounter an 8 dollar beer unless its something special or high ABV. Granted I pretty much only go out in Brooklyn (and I did not intend for that to sound snobby.)

    And to whoever said nyc isn't a great place for beer, I'm going to have to disagree. Almost every bar, deli, or grocery store you go to these days has craft options and if you know where to look there's some really awesome beers to be had all the time.
     
  10. Where were you getting Sucks for 11? I've only seen it for 13.99 at multiple places. Seems like someone just mistakenly priced it inline with other Lagunitas regulars.
     
  11. MisterBisco

    MisterBisco Advocate (520) New York Feb 18, 2009

    Key Food on Flatbush near Sterling, I think.
     
  12. Feel lucky you are not in some shithole like the Gansevoort rooftop paying $15 for a Stella. Its NYC, deal.
     
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  13. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Advocate (700) New York Jun 19, 2009

    I agree there is awesome beer to be had in NYC if you know where to look and most places carry some sort of craft option. Still, NYC craft beer culture and selection pale in comparison to other big cities in the US (Boston, San Diego, Minneapolis, Chicago, Washington DC... and on and on and on).
     
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  14. mark14580

    mark14580 Initiate (0) New York Jan 15, 2011

    complains about the price of a $10 beer, pays $2000 a month in rent.

    Also, what's CBGB? Sad.
     
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  15. ant880

    ant880 Advocate (635) New York Nov 7, 2010

    FTFY
     
  16. Dammit, I was just in there the other day looking for Sucks and there wasn't any. Is there anywhere else in the Park Slope area that has it? I've had it on tap but haven't found any bottles at all.

    That Key Food used to be my favorite spot for decent priced beer. All Lagunitas stuff is usually 10.49 and I got Bigfoot last year for I think 12. Oh well.
     
  17. MisterBisco

    MisterBisco Advocate (520) New York Feb 18, 2009

    I haven't seen sucks for a week or so - the first batch must be gone. That said, it IS going to year-round distribution, so don't get down - while it may never get the wide distribution of the IPA, you'll probably be able to find it with the same accessibility as Little Sumpin' Sumpin'. Chin up!

    Speaking of Bigfoot - why the hell hasn't it appeared in NYC yet?
     
  18. BklynTerp

    BklynTerp Aficionado (235) New York Oct 14, 2012

    I love this post. Thanks for coming in today.
     
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  19. phooky

    phooky Savant (420) New York Jan 23, 2010

    I know its not Park Slope, but Sucks is at the BEEEEER store on Court St. btwn 1st and 2nd. $15.
     
  20. mark14580

    mark14580 Initiate (0) New York Jan 15, 2011

    Use this: http://greatbrewers.com/beer-finder/97748
     
  21. BklynTerp

    BklynTerp Aficionado (235) New York Oct 14, 2012

    In the past couple days I've been to 6 different stores looking for Sucks and haven't found any. Then I see this post and theres 3 places within 10 blocks that have it. Awesome link, thanks.
     
  22. joehill

    joehill Aficionado (210) New York Apr 11, 2008

    i just bought some Sucks tonight at the bodega at 5th Ave and Garfield in Park Slope. $3 per bottle or $15.99 for a 6pack.

    The Park Slope Food Coop has really ramped up their beer buying over the past 2 years. It's not very reliable what they're going to have, but there's always some pretty great stuff for really really cheap.
     
  23. Uncle Barry's will not let you buy HT to go. And according to them they bought their current stock just after new years. They had a small quantity in Dec that sold out immediately so they got a ton more in early Jan.
     
  24. phooky

    phooky Savant (420) New York Jan 23, 2010

    Park Slope: The bodega on 8th around the block from Pavilion Theater still has Sucks! 3Beans too.
     
  25. Crookdrain

    Crookdrain Savant (420) New York Jan 13, 2010

    Kensington/Windsor Terrace - the gas station on Fort Hamilton Parkway and McDonald Avenue has Sucks for $12.99, Ruthless Rye for $12.99, and 3Beans for $14.99. Just checked it out this morning on my long run to the park.
     
  26. joehill

    joehill Aficionado (210) New York Apr 11, 2008

    Park Slope Food Coop prices: $10.56 for a 6pack of Sucks, and $12.28 for a box of 3Beans
     
  27. carps4

    carps4 Aficionado (100) New York Feb 27, 2012

    I lived here long enough and I can't believe what these bars are trying to pull. I'm sorry but paying 10 bucks for a bf stout at a bar is just insane. Paying 12 bucks for heady is just crazy......I will just make the drive to VT. I'm sure founders and the alchemist would be blown away at those prices. Anyways, I'm just venting.
     
  28. Franch

    Franch Advocate (540) New York Mar 22, 2011

    if i hadn't had heady ever or for a long time i'd probably pay $12 for one.
     
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  29. I might too.

    This post about insane NYC beer prices is lacking insane NYC beer prices. For your consideration -

    1) In an outer-borough, no less! -
    Cantillon Vigneronne 5oz. Draft 5.0 $9.00
    2) How about an $11 Bud Light?
    http://ny.eater.com/archives/2013/01/bud_light_index.php

    $10 is a little high for a bottle of FBS. Usually 8 in a bar. Not insane.
     
  30. BklynTerp

    BklynTerp Aficionado (235) New York Oct 14, 2012

    FWIW Sucks was only $10.99 at the grocery on 80th and 5th in Bay Ridge
     
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  31. Crookdrain

    Crookdrain Savant (420) New York Jan 13, 2010

    Nice that's on my corner. I know where to go tonight if I run dry during the blizzard.
     
  32. It's $7.50 to $8 a can in Burlington, VT. That's roughly 25 minutes away from the brewery. $10-$12 doesn't seem that bad for NYC...
     
  33. yup not a terrible bar price as long as it's actually from January. :)
     
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  34. Crookdrain

    Crookdrain Savant (420) New York Jan 13, 2010

    Fourth Avenue Pub just got some fresh Heady in - $12/can. Still easier to probably just trade for, but whatever, I've also paid $12/bottle for Pliny at Pacific Standard.
     
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  35. Yeah it's certainly not a bargain buy or anything, but if you've got the hunger for some Heady it's not a complete ripoff :)
     
  36. jrnyc

    jrnyc Advocate (640) New York Mar 21, 2010

    Even for an area that has high prices, this qualifies as obscene:

    Singlecuts Brewery
    $26 for a 64 oz growler fill of their DIPA

    For the growler itself with no beer they charge $20!!!
     
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  37. That growler will fold your laundry and order takeout for you though. Thing is elite.
     
  38. BklynTerp

    BklynTerp Aficionado (235) New York Oct 14, 2012

    Hah, Im a block away. Just picked up another 6 since I finished that one last night. There was only 1 left in the fridge there....
     
  39. MysteryWest

    MysteryWest Aspirant (40) Oregon Sep 1, 2010

    Really? You don't remember CBGB's?
     
  40. Crookdrain

    Crookdrain Savant (420) New York Jan 13, 2010

    That's ok, I just cracked my BA Bigfoot to ride out the storm.
     

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