Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Tap Takeover - Paddy Long's

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by JimGlonke, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Jagen

    Jagen Aficionado (135) Illinois Oct 1, 2012

    Agreed. Let's say that on average, a bottle of beer from a $10 6 pack will sell at a bar for $4...that's about a 2.4x markup (3x markup for $5). Taking that into consideration, $40 for a $20 bottle doesn't seem too unreasonable. I haven't heard of a bar selling their cherry rye bottles for any less than $40
     
  2. nucmedmario

    nucmedmario Savant (330) Illinois Sep 1, 2010

    smallbar on division sold them for $30.
     
  3. foobula

    foobula Savant (340) Illinois Dec 14, 2009

    Good for them for leaving money on the table. Whole Foods was also charging $14/bottle for coffee. Last year's prices...
     
  4. Jagen

    Jagen Aficionado (135) Illinois Oct 1, 2012

    It's a pain in the ass at WF to change prices on things...regional probably never updated it
     
  5. foobula

    foobula Savant (340) Illinois Dec 14, 2009

    I understand they updated it eventually... over a week after it hit the stores, by then most of it had long since been sold.
     
  6. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Savant (480) Illinois Jul 19, 2012

    i think i read that they were charging 35 for cherry and 30 for coffee. still not ridiculous imo given the price increase this year.

    edit: re: smallbar division, not whole foods
     
  7. nucmedmario

    nucmedmario Savant (330) Illinois Sep 1, 2010

    30 for both cherry and coffee. i got one cherry from there.
     
  8. foobula

    foobula Savant (340) Illinois Dec 14, 2009

    The other factor is SmallBar had it first anywhere, even before liquor stores. So maybe they didn't want the top story of their coup to be "OMG $40 a bottle!!1"
     
  9. nucmedmario

    nucmedmario Savant (330) Illinois Sep 1, 2010

    evolution had cherry and coffee on sale the same day at 2pm. $26 each.
     
  10. foobula

    foobula Savant (340) Illinois Dec 14, 2009

    Right you are. Evolution priced it high, SmallBar low, relative to their competition.
     
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  11. buzze40

    buzze40 Savant (310) Illinois Mar 9, 2010

    College town with no brew pubs. Uncivilized.
     
  12. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (410) Illinois May 6, 2012

    23.99, but lets not split hairs...
     
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  13. Someone's wearing his "Fact Checker" hat today! :p
     
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  14. nucmedmario

    nucmedmario Savant (330) Illinois Sep 1, 2010

    taxes bro.
     
  15. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Savant (285) Illinois Sep 19, 2012

    lol nice try, but nobody posts prices after tax

    That would make price comparison COMPLETELY useless.
     
  16. nucmedmario

    nucmedmario Savant (330) Illinois Sep 1, 2010

    worth a shot.
     

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