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FW Sucaba - SoCal Sightings

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by luisc123, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Srsly

    Srsly Aficionado (235) California Mar 21, 2010

    $31.99 is shocking. Bill's lately has been marked up a buck or two, but their selection is usually pretty good so I haven't really minded too much. But Jesus (and Butt Jesus) so much for going there for special releases.
  2. jodan

    jodan Initiate (0) California Jul 24, 2008

    I stopped in there today, saw the $32 Abacus and left without buying anything, they had a few things I would've grabbed. Some things have crept up in price lately ($6 Pliny) a bit, but this one is just stupid. Pretty decent little store that is close to my work and I'd like to support them even if they charge a bit than Bevmo etc. But if they're fine with trying to suck as much as possible from us, then I don't care if they lose business.
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  3. Zerric

    Zerric Aficionado (155) California Jun 30, 2010

    The reason Bills had a 3199 price tag is a mistake in calculation, it was a 12 bottle case not a 6 bottle case, so when doing the math on Cost per bottle, it came twice as high. X / 12 bottles = vs X/6 bottles. Ive done it myself before as has anyone in the biz. This includes the big stores. The price was supposed to be 15.99 im sure. Shit at Stearns I had 3F golden blend at 47 dollars for a 12 oz before I caught the mistake :D.
  4. grilledsquid

    grilledsquid Advocate (565) California Jul 10, 2009 Verified

    I guess no one's perfect but is that the real reason? I mean, the only time FW bombers come in cases of 6 are the anniversary beers. Otherwise, all other proprietor's reserve beers come in 12 bottle cases.
  5. Vanlingleipa

    Vanlingleipa Savant (485) California May 19, 2011 Verified

    ...or he made the mistake as you suggested, then decided that $31.99 was a nice, round number and stuck with it.
  6. ficklenicholas

    ficklenicholas Savant (350) California Jul 26, 2011 Verified

    They posted on Facebook asking anyone who payed $31.99 to come in to be reimbursed.
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  7. Stopped by Bill's and looks like they fixed the price. They had Sucuba priced at ~$17.50 after tax and whatnot. One per person limit with 3 left after I grabbed mine round 630.
  8. RashyGrillCook

    RashyGrillCook Savant (355) California Apr 30, 2011 Verified Subscriber

    Still tons at TW in Rancho Cucamonga.
  9. drgonzo2k2

    drgonzo2k2 Savant (490) California Aug 24, 2012

    I think that's a fair LA area price for this, and I'm glad to see the reversal. I hope anyone that my have accidentally paid too much can get their money back, and I'll reconsider what I said earlier and be sure to stop by and check this place out.
  10. Zhiguli

    Zhiguli Savant (305) California Jul 12, 2012

    14.99 at bevmo. cases on friday. not sure what's left.
  11. Whole Foods Porter Ranch/Northridge just got some cases!
  12. Which Bevmo would that be?
  13. Zhiguli

    Zhiguli Savant (305) California Jul 12, 2012

    Check your local ones and TW. I got these on LaCienega / Beverly. And please throw them into the cellar for a few months. I decided i had to try one. Rest went into the closet really fast.
  14. I live in San Diego - it's unlikely we'll see it this week, save for maybe a few of the specialty shops.
  15. San Diego just got a couple pallets today ... Starting to go out tomorrow to stores
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  16. Time to gas up the car, I guess.
  17. domtronzero

    domtronzero Initiate (0) California Aug 18, 2007

    So, I have to put my pitchform away? ::sadpanda::
  18. I looked closer at the picture and it is a 2013. At first I thought it was aged a year or two more.
    $14.99 at the Whole Foods Market in Northridge / Porter Ranch
  19. hopsputin

    hopsputin Advocate (625) New Jersey Apr 1, 2012 Verified

    Library Alehouse is having a barleywine event tonight. Selling bottles of 2013 and 2011. The Sucaba was jacked up to $30 so split with a friend if you really want to have
  20. 3rdto1st

    3rdto1st Savant (270) California Dec 1, 2011

    None for OC yet. Stopped in one of my local shops and the rep happened to be there talking to the owner. The owner asked when he was getting his case of it, and the rep told him its not even in their warhouse till first week of March. So OC gets theirs far after SD, fantastic.
  21. I'm not sure I believe that report entirely. If it had gone out to stores yesterday, I'd have already gotten a few messages from the people that always get out the highly sought beers first.
  22. ficklenicholas

    ficklenicholas Savant (350) California Jul 26, 2011 Verified

    Green Jug got it today. $14.99, limit two.
  23. tyrsis

    tyrsis Savant (460) California Mar 13, 2009 Verified

    Still none in SD.
  24. mshen

    mshen Disciple (60) California Jun 22, 2012

    Whole Foods Tustin got a shipment today. Picked up a bottle at lunch.
  25. imyourhero21

    imyourhero21 Advocate (500) California Oct 9, 2011 Verified

    Dammit i stopped by yesterday to check and they hadnt got them yet.
  26. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Savant (260) California Jul 7, 2012

    Mr kegs got 2 cases today. I purchased about an hour ago.
    Mr kegs got two cases today, 14.99 a bottle. Bought mine about an hour ago.
  27. I just got one from the WF in Tustin. There are 17 left, 1 per person @ $14.99 a bottle.
  28. aztec87

    aztec87 Zealot (95) California Aug 30, 2012

    bevmo mission valley.
  29. You've got to be kidding me - they generally are the *last* Bevmo to have special releases.
  30. aztec87

    aztec87 Zealot (95) California Aug 30, 2012

    got 2 this afternoon.
  31. dcgunman

    dcgunman Savant (425) California Jul 1, 2009 Verified

    I was there yesterday afternoon and I got a bottle for 13.99. I'll have to re-check my receipt. But I could of sworn it was 13.99. Also got a bottle of Ritual Extra Red Ale. Had the Big Deluxe which I thought was very good for a imp oatmeal stout.
  32. tyrsis

    tyrsis Savant (460) California Mar 13, 2009 Verified

    Site usually updates at midnight, I'm not seeing any in their inventory.
  33. mookihouse

    mookihouse Savant (300) California May 11, 2012 Verified

    I noticed BevMo in SD no longer put limited release on their website. Abyss, BA Bigfoot,, Sucaba came to the stores and were never entered in the on-line inventory.
  34. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Savant (260) California Jul 7, 2012

    You could be right, I just looked at the tag in the cooler when I grabbed one. I did a mix six, so if its a dollar off I doubt I'd even notice.
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  35. SageO

    SageO Savant (455) California Jul 13, 2010 Verified

    I don't think it's just SD - I'd been keeping tabs on the BevMo stores up in NorCal so that I could tell a couple of my friends when they could go out and buy some, but it never materialized in their inventory either. Drat.
  36. jamex

    jamex Savant (295) California Feb 13, 2010

    Edit: Eh, guess it's gone.
    Edit #2: Maybe not, just bought one.
  37. tyrsis

    tyrsis Savant (460) California Mar 13, 2009 Verified

    Why is it when I search for "sucaba" nothing comes up?!
  38. tyrsis

    tyrsis Savant (460) California Mar 13, 2009 Verified

    Hmm, when I attempt to add to cart, I get "We're sorry, we were unable to locate enough inventory for Firestone Sucaba."
  39. tyrsis

    tyrsis Savant (460) California Mar 13, 2009 Verified

    NM, it was trying to pick up from Mira Mesa...

    user error
  40. ryno09

    ryno09 Savant (345) California May 1, 2010

    Already got my six bottles. Suck it! :D