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Founders Bolt Cutter 15th Anniversary Barley Wine

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by joshrosborne, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. BoneyardBrewer

    BoneyardBrewer Savant (385) Michigan Apr 24, 2005 Verified

    Wow! $14.49 is less than the wholesale price in Michigan.
  2. CosmicTom

    CosmicTom Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2012

    Same. After reading this thread I figured nobody would procure it for a better price than Bestway, but you've got me beat. They treat us pretty good in NC.
    wolfeman007 likes this.
  3. lvoutlawjlh

    lvoutlawjlh Savant (370) Nebraska Mar 15, 2012 Beer Trader

    I've heard the same from multiple parties. If I ever snag a bottle I'll be sure to let it age.
  4. M1A2

    M1A2 Advocate (525) Ohio Jan 15, 2012 Beer Trader

    Same here but i bought 2:D
  5. BeerBum

    BeerBum Aficionado (235) California Nov 13, 2012

    Paid $22 at Cambridge Wine and Liquor, in Cambridge MA
  6. Jiatlas

    Jiatlas Aficionado (210) Indiana Jul 5, 2012

    $20-$25 after tax in indianapolis
  7. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Advocate (515) Pennsylvania Jul 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    Anyone know where to get this in the Philly area?
  8. CosmicTom

    CosmicTom Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2012

    If anyone within or around the Triad area wants one the Total Wine on Battleground had about 15 left for $14.99.
  9. gpawned

    gpawned Advocate (510) Illinois Jun 5, 2012 Beer Trader

    $20.99 at Party Source in Newport, KY (limit 1)
  10. around $27 in philly
  11. digdug1810

    digdug1810 Savant (305) New Jersey Mar 1, 2011 Beer Trader

    the difference in price on this is nuts!
  12. Paid just under $20 at Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting this Tuesday.
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  13. DeviousSpirits

    DeviousSpirits Savant (295) Michigan Mar 23, 2009 Beer Trader

    Nabbed one at Champanes for $19, and two more in South Lyon for $24 each. Inconsistant?
  14. Tee2Grn

    Tee2Grn Advocate (505) Michigan Nov 6, 2012 Beer Trader

    Where at in South Lyon?
  15. DeviousSpirits

    DeviousSpirits Savant (295) Michigan Mar 23, 2009 Beer Trader

    Country Acres, 10 Mile & Rushton
  16. goodonezach

    goodonezach Initiate (0) New York Mar 24, 2011

    i paid $0 cuz i got it at work. >dodges flying objects<
  17. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    I love seeing that some places realize that losing abit of money on the really crazy brews creates customer relationships that will end up making way more money than upcharging on 12 bottles of beer.
    MarcatGSB and DeviousSpirits like this.
  18. Hoptologist

    Hoptologist Savant (260) Michigan Jun 8, 2012 Beer Trader

    Bought 3 bottles at 2 different shops in south east MI 2 for 24.99 and 1 for 23.99-WTH.
  19. JimGlonke

    JimGlonke Advocate (500) Illinois Apr 27, 2012 Beer Trader

    $22.99 + tax here in Chicagoland as of Wed.
  20. $20-$22 Boston area
  21. Skrip

    Skrip Savant (465) South Carolina Oct 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    $16 in NC
  22. Hophead717

    Hophead717 Advocate (565) Massachusetts Oct 21, 2011 Beer Trader

    $30 at two shops in Philly. Wild prices. Not worth it.
  23. franklinn

    franklinn Savant (450) Vermont May 29, 2012

    20-25 at a number of shops in Northern VT
  24. Etan

    Etan Champion (765) Wisconsin Jul 11, 2011

    Next batch is sitting in barrels as we speak...
    franklinn likes this.
  25. What crown are you seeing? If different from your basic "Founders", I need it... just added the Goose Island Bourbon County to the collection... holy smokes... should have cellared this one but... I needed the cap
    davey101 likes this.
  26. bozodogbreath

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

    Saw it in Valpo at Trail Inn on Wednesday
  27. BobSmooth

    BobSmooth Initiate (0) Illinois Dec 19, 2009

    BottleCrowns he is referring to the label. Just above the OL in BOLT.
  28. VaTechPhilly

    VaTechPhilly Savant (475) New York Oct 28, 2010 Beer Trader

    I got mine at Mari's Six Pack and More in Reading Friday. At that point they only had 4 left so may be out by now.
  29. CanisMajor

    CanisMajor Savant (300) Indiana Oct 24, 2012

    Thank you sir! Picked it up there a couple days ago though.

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  30. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Advocate (515) Pennsylvania Jul 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    So @hophead717 have you had this beer? I love Founders, and would absolutely love to try this, but I probably wouldn't pay $30 unless it was something really spectacular, which, judging by the comments on this thread, it doesn't seem it is. I'm content not to try this if it's going to cost that much.

    This is one of the biggest problems with really popular, "hyped" limited release beers; they're marked up in price an insane amount. Why pay $30 for a bottle of this (which I'm sure is delightful, but $30 delightful? Let's be reasonable...) when I can very easily get bombers of Speedway Stout, Flying Mouflan, or Pumking for $12 at the local Wegmans? And any number of amazing barleywines at around the same price? Some people seem to fall victim to the 'exclusivity virus', which basically entails an otherwise reasonable person to go ape-shit and spend a fortune on a beer that may be rather average based solely upon on the fact that it is rare and comes from a revered brewery.
  31. Hophead717

    Hophead717 Advocate (565) Massachusetts Oct 21, 2011 Beer Trader

    I had a bottle today. Totally not worth it. It was like the world's maltiest DIPA, though I'd say that the maple finish did a touch to redeem the beer...but just a bit. Maybe with aging it'll improve, but I'm looking to trade my second bottle.

    Would not buy at anything more than $15, and only at that price because the maple makes it a unique beer.
  32. sandbergandy

    sandbergandy Zealot (85) Minnesota Nov 21, 2012

    $21 in Minneapolis. Sounds like I will cellar this one for a while.
  33. powz87

    powz87 Savant (420) Illinois Jan 18, 2012

    went to PA missed this anyone in chicagoland have any tips
  34. OPSippin

    OPSippin Aficionado (180) Illinois Sep 18, 2012 Beer Trader

    $28 in suburban Chicago. Grabbed 2. There were 4 just sitting on the shelves.
  35. powz87

    powz87 Savant (420) Illinois Jan 18, 2012

    what town. trade?
  36. ASUBeer

    ASUBeer Savant (430) North Carolina Nov 4, 2011 Beer Trader

    Does anyone have the breakdown of what % of this beer is BBA, MBBA, and standard fermentation. Also, how long did the beer age in those barrels?
    chippo33 likes this.
  37. bmony

    bmony Initiate (0) Wisconsin Jan 27, 2011

    I managed to grab 3 bottles in Central WI. I paid $20.99 at the low end and $25.99 at the high end.
  38. CosmicTom

    CosmicTom Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2012

    I dont believe any specific percentages were disclosed and they began aging in July.
  39. kneary13

    kneary13 Savant (330) Massachusetts Jan 30, 2010

    paid $23 at Liquor World in Cambridge, MA
  40. TCaldwell

    TCaldwell Aficionado (115) Jul 30, 2012

    Does anyone have a clue of when or if this beer might be distiburted to PA?