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Eclipse in MD?

Discussion in 'US - Mid-Atlantic' started by beast464, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. beast464

    beast464 Savant (300) Maryland Apr 6, 2008

    Stateline has an entry for FiftyFifty Eclipse. Anyone hear about this coming to MD?
  2. Md and DC are listed on their site with Legends Distro.
  3. Anybody heard anything about when this is going to hit the area? I've seen hauls from MA, so I figure it can't be too long...
  4. Maxs has them. I don't know Maxs prices, but hear they are pretty pricey in the beer stores...
  5. hctap00

    hctap00 Aficionado (195) Maryland Nov 2, 2012

    As a reference for Max's prices, Parabola cost $25 a bottle a few weeks ago. Pricey indeed, but their selection is tough to beat.
  6. Yeah, not criticising Maxs prices, they are pretty comparable for a beer bar. Meant to say that I think the Eclipses are running close to $30 even in beer stores,
  7. I was told $50 a piece at Maxs. Glad i got futures ths year!
  8. Scotty

    Scotty Aficionado (210) Maryland Jun 29, 2012

    Perfect Poor has them - Old Fitzgerald Barrel (Blue), Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon (Black), Bernheim Wheat Whiskey (Beige), according to their email newsletter sent out today.

    No idea on the price, but one can only imagine...
  9. John_M

    John_M Moderator (1,130) Oregon Oct 25, 2003 Staff Member

    I know I shouldn't, but now I just have to call them to find out.

    It's like watchg a train wreck on the interstate. You know it's awful, but you just can't turn away. :)

    Not as bad as I was expecting. "Only" $40 a piece.

    Hell, that's not quite even double what I paid for the last bottle I purchased at Blue Dog during the annual wealth of riches event. If the PP isn't careful, they're going to lose their reputation for extreme pricing.
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  10. scraff

    scraff Aficionado (245) Maryland Apr 18, 2003

    At the PP, it's got to be $60-$70. Just an educated guess of course. ;)
  11. Looks like its $30 in most other stores.
  12. jimmy666

    jimmy666 Aficionado (230) Maryland Jun 20, 2010

    picke up a bottle at Fishpaws for $31 today.
  13. You guys seeing 4-5 different versions?
  14. 5 made into town. The one in distro we did not get is Mellow Corn.

    Elijah Craig Purple

    Rittenhouse Rye Green

    Evan Williams Black

    Bernheim Wheat Beige

    Old Fitzgerald Blue
  15. Is there any way this beer is worth $30? I'm pretty sure I already know the answer, but I just want to check. I almost want to head to Fishpaws, but my common sense is telling me to stop.
  16. I'm with you. As I've got a bunch of BCBS in the cellar, not sure I want to spend the $ on one of these. Inhibiting the impulse, however, is easier said than done.
  17. Haha that's the hardest part.

    I got several Parabolas for $13.29 apiece. Hell, I hesitated to pull the $22 trigger on Bourbon County Coffee.

    I highly doubt this beer is better than the two I mentioned.....but I am so damn curious!
  18. John_M

    John_M Moderator (1,130) Oregon Oct 25, 2003 Staff Member

    Some of the Eclipse beers I've had have been amazing, and most are really, really good. $30 worth of good? That I can't answer. Comparitively speaking, probably not.

    I think you probably need to try a bottle and decide for yourself. :)
  19. I think they are some of the best BA beers out there. Ordering them through futures drops the price a little each year. It's also fun to see how the different barrels affect the base beer.

    I have multiple futures set and think its worth every penny.
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  20. My wife is going to be awfully pissed at you guys if you keep this up.
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  21. canjeeps

    canjeeps Savant (325) Pennsylvania Jul 18, 2007

    Stateline has all these for 29.99 each, a few bucks cheaper if your a stateline member.

    Elijah Craig Purple
    Rittenhouse Rye Green
    Evan Williams Black
    Bernheim Wheat Beige
    Old Fitzgerald Blue
  22. djre4orm

    djre4orm Savant (355) Virginia Oct 21, 2011

    Staples Corner looks to have posted at least the Rye, no word on price though
  23. scraff

    scraff Aficionado (245) Maryland Apr 18, 2003

    Just confirmed $40 at the Perfect Pour if anyone feels like getting raked across the coals. :rolleyes:
  24. psst, Shawan has an open case of Elijah Craig sitting on the floor.. $27 something
  25. John_M

    John_M Moderator (1,130) Oregon Oct 25, 2003 Staff Member

    For the PP, that's actually fairly reasonable. I assume such a low price reflects the beer's availability in the area (it must be easy to find). If the beer was more scarce or limited, I'm sure your initial guess would have been much closer to their actual retail price ($60 or $70).
  26. Old Line in Beltsville has the Elijah for 29.99$ and I picked up a bottle at Wine Source for the same. I enjoyed the bottle of Elijah, but I couldn't fathom buying more than 1.
  27. John_M

    John_M Moderator (1,130) Oregon Oct 25, 2003 Staff Member

    Agreed, but I think that's more a function of its cost. If the price was in the $12 to $15 range, I'd likely buy it from time to time (as I've liked pretty much all the Eclipse beers I've tried). However, at $30 a bottle, I find it to be more a curiousity than anything else. It's good beer, no doubt, but there are a lot of good beers I can buy for less than $30 a 22 ounce bottle. Also, at nearly double the cost of parabola, I just have a hard time plunking down that kind of coin (other than on a rare occasion and as a special, rare treat).
  28. Parabola is exactly what I had in mind when I made the price/quality decision to not buy anymore 50/50.