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Highest ABV 12 packs

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by opwog, May 21, 2013.

  1. opwog

    opwog Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    I guess that just like people in the other 49 states have a hard time grasping what beer buying must be like in PA, that similarly for PA people who have not bought elsewhere, that things like this must seem very foreign. For delivery purposes to stores, 12 packs can come in those cardboard flats, but are normally bought individually by consumers. The whole thread probably doesn't make much sense in PA, but 12 packs can be very popular ways of buying beer everywhere else. It is convenient to bring to a house party for a couple of people or a generous person wanting to share, etc. Really popular format for the summer months. At one beer shop that I used to go to all of the time in Huntington Beach, it used the be the most popular quantity pack sold.
  2. opwog

    opwog Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Again, not variety or mixed packs. Steel Reserve is beer (not good beer, but still beer), but I think that you may be thinking about a case of 40's or quarts that come in a quantity of 12 versus a 12 x 12 ounce bottles. But let me know if you have seen SR 211 in 12 packs of 12 ounce bottles.
  3. opwog

    opwog Member

    Location:
    Minnesota

    Just google imaged this and sure enough they do have a 12x12 pack. I have never even seen this beer in a container smaller than a 24 oz can, which is why I originally thought you meant 40's.
  4. Psykhe

    Psykhe Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    I'm fairly certain that you can purchase 12 packs in PA bottleshops and bars that sell to go so long as it doesn't supersede the 192 fluid oz limit (so 12x12s coming in at 144 should be allowed). Although now that I think about it, I can't recall seeing any with any regularity, but I think that's mainly due to the popularity and ease of selling single bottles for mix sets and the quick changeover of 6 packs.

    In my experiences, 12 packs aren't a "popular size", unless we're speaking about malternatives and macros. And even then they are really only an option if there isn't room in the cooler or the money for an 18 pack or a case (even better a 30 pack! Wooo! Par-tay!).
    Craft beer-wise, I don't believe enough has been made available in 12 pack format for it to be attractive enough to sell well, excluding variety or sampler sets. However, with the movement towards canning becoming more prominent, I think it's going to start gaining more popularity where available. And the only places that I have ever encountered selling multiple varieties of packaging (6/12/case) have gone one of two extremes- large box stores such as Total Wine or small run-of-the-mill liquor and beer stores, in which case it is almost exclusively macros.
  5. BleepBloopBlap

    BleepBloopBlap Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Want
  6. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Correct, they can - but I think I've only seen at the bottle shops that have a huge amount of space, like Wegmans. It just seems like a waste of a shelf slot since most people are buying six packs.

    I've bought beer in other states so I'm not totally clueless, I just don't recal seeing lots of 12 packs.
  7. GoGators

    GoGators Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    How much do you pay for that? Not sure I have seen that in NJ.
  8. mark14580

    mark14580 Member

    Location:
    New York

    I wanna say like $20 but I haven't bought it in awhile so I could be way off. Sorry bout the uncertainty.
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  9. Psykhe

    Psykhe Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    I thought I addressed that part of your question... Was I confused as to what you meant?

  10. Psykhe

    Psykhe Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    Maryland Total Wine sells it for $25.99, probably listed similarly at others?
  11. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Yes, you did. The second part of my post was really directed to the OP, sorry.
  12. morefackinghops

    morefackinghops Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    lagunitas ipa is in 12 packs at 6.2% abv
  13. anteater

    anteater Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    i've bought 24 packs of...

    pale santo maron - 12%
    hopsolutely - 11.5%
    brooklyn black chocolate stout - 10%
  14. zac16125

    zac16125 Member

    Location:
    South Carolina
    This is actually a pretty interesting thread. I dont have much to add, except that I rarely see 12 packs of any decent beer, except variety packs and some beers from the larger craft breweries like Sierra Neveda and Sam Adams (and even these are usually limited to only their most popular offerings).
  15. zac16125

    zac16125 Member

    Location:
    South Carolina
    Does Stone make 12 packs?
  16. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Member

    Location:
    Washington
    I never buy these but Pyramid Outburst DIPA at 8.5% comes in 12 packs.
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  17. GrindFatherBob

    GrindFatherBob Member

    Location:
    New York
    Last time we had them in at the store I work at I think they were $24.95
  18. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    You're not missing much....glad I didn't buy 12.
  19. Psykhe

    Psykhe Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    Dominion recently released their 'Pinup Pack', a variety 12 pack. It contains a mix of Double D IPA (10.2% ABV), Morning Glory Espresso Stout (9% ABV), and GiGi's Farmhouse Ale (7.2% ABV).

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    Sorry, OP. I know that you personally are not considering mixes.
  20. opwog

    opwog Member

    Location:
    Minnesota

    Why is it so hard for people to understand the difference between the number 12 and the number 24? Yes, we all know that a shit ton of beers are available in 24 qty 12 oz bottles. But the subject line is clearly looking for 12 packs for marketing purposes. At no point am I asking for 12 or greater quantities, I am specifically asking for 12 packs. So if somebody can find a brick box of of 60 Ten Fidy's, that in no way meets the criteria.
  21. Ispeakforthetrees

    Ispeakforthetrees Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    Rampant is like 8.1%

    I don't buy NB's peach bombs but still.
  22. ufmj

    ufmj Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    I've seen that Southern Tier "Superpack" @ Stew Leonard's (off of Route 22 in Mountainside) but not since last fall/winter.
  23. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Member

    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Saw the Souther Tier Superpack for 25 bucks. I guess double the ABV = double the price. :D
  24. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Member

    Location:
    New York
    Me too. It's one of the few things that makes winter bearable.
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  25. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Member

    Location:
    New York
    This thread is fantastic! I now have an excuse to visit every beer store in the area this weekend for research purposes. Mini road trip!
  26. Chaz

    Chaz Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Has there been a mention of Ranger from New Belgium, yet?

    Anytime I think about higher (6%+) ABV beers in 12-pack N.R. I begin to remember Arcadia's I.P.A. The recipe must've changed, as I recall it as a 7% beer about eight years ago, and I always thought of that as "too strong" for a 12-pack!
  27. rather

    rather Member

    Location:
    California
    bear republic hop rod rye, 8% and delicious
  28. Ispeakforthetrees

    Ispeakforthetrees Member

    Location:
    Colorado
    Also:
    Great Divide Big Show Pack.
  29. AndrewM661

    AndrewM661 Member

    Location:
    California
    Stone does their IPA... I believe its 6.9 abv goes for about 16.99
  30. beercanman

    beercanman Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    I get cases of 120 for 180. Clocks in at 18%
  31. Nicolay3535

    Nicolay3535 Member

    Location:
    Florida
    We get it in Florida!
  32. RummyRedbeard

    RummyRedbeard Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Sierra Nevada Torpedo? 7.2% or something
  33. mfnmbvp

    mfnmbvp Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    I got a whole case of that shit for $15. Not the best DIPA, but worth the money for sure.
  34. obrike

    obrike Member

    Location:
    Texas
    In a 12 pack? Get outta town! I want this badly in Texas!
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  35. obrike

    obrike Member

    Location:
    Texas
    Racer 5 twelve packs go for about 17-18 bucks in Austin. 7%abv.
  36. RummyRedbeard

    RummyRedbeard Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts

    Sorry lol I clearly did not read first post.
  37. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Racer 5 is 7% of pure dankness!
  38. opwog

    opwog Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    I don't know how I forgot about Bear Republic beers, given that I only just recently moved from CA after 20+ years. Some of the best "bang for your buck" (in quality) beers available in CA.
  39. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 Member

    Location:
    Minnesota

    Do you drain pour the whole case also?
  40. grantcty

    grantcty Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    Someone correct me, but didn't Widmer KGB RIS come in 12 packs? That was 9.3%

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