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In the spirit of the holidays, "I wish ____ brewery would ____."

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by fernz18, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (810) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    You really think that the mark-up that distributors add to the final cost of beer is pure profit? That they don't have the typical business overhead costs (fuel, trucks, labor, warehousing, etc) and that those cost would then have to be borne by the self-distributing brewery? And, in most cases, the self-distributing brewery would not be as efficient as a multi-brand wholesaler so it might cost them MORE to distribute the beer?

    Lots of states allow breweries to self-distribute and beer is not appreciably cheaper in those states, or from those S/D breweries. And many breweries in those states still choose to go with an outside distribution deal outside their immediate region of the state and/or once their barrelage reaches a certain size.
  2. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,070) New York Mar 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Cigar City is distributed to New York, at least to part of the state, maybe not your part.

    For my wish I wish Deschutes and Russian River would distribute to NY. And that Keegan Ales Super Kitty would come in 12 oz., reasonably priced four-paks. Yayyy, that second wish already has come true.
  3. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (790) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    Okay this would seriously be the greatest thing to ever happen.

    I would also say I wish Founders would distribute to Texas
  4. GRPunk

    GRPunk Advocate (715) Michigan Apr 5, 2007

    I wish somebody would make an affordable session beer.

    A 4% ABV at $20 a case sounds would work for me.
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  5. SquirrelsBrews

    SquirrelsBrews Aficionado (220) Massachusetts May 31, 2011 Beer Trader

    I wish Alchemist would brew more beer than just heady topper similar to what they used to do at the old resturaunt.
    Please bottle petit mutant!!!!!
  6. I wish russian river would distribute to illinois
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  7. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Savant (310) Dec 1, 2012

    And to WA, life would be perfect...
  8. I wish Cantillon would make their new foreign releases available for consumption on premise @ brewery / maybe even in Belgium. This will never happen.
  9. MLeicht

    MLeicht Aficionado (205) New Jersey Jul 9, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I wish Dogfish Head would release Fort & Raison D'Extra
    YogiBeer likes this.
  10. I wish there were more saisons available in 6 or 4 packs
  11. I wish New Glarus brewery would make Dancing Man Wheat a year round brew.
  12. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    Have you had laughing fox? Sweet christ. Blew my mind.
  13. I sure have, another excellent brew. They seem to do German beer better than the Germans do.
  14. JKAllen

    JKAllen Aficionado (125) Sep 8, 2012

    But, I legitimately never liked budweiser in any form....

    I wish Rogue would sell more Imperials.
  15. I wish Westvleteren would release a special barrel aged version of Westy 12.
  16. dciBA

    dciBA Savant (400) Maine Dec 23, 2007

    I'm with you. Would love to see more cans from them. If I had to pick the next brew though it would would be another intensely hoppy beer like heady, but with a much lower ABV. 6% tops.

  17. I wish all these awesome west coast breweries would distribute to Maryland.
  18. Struise WVL is a bourbon BA Westy 12 clone & according to some simply barrel-aged vintage Westy 12.
  19. I wish Vinnie would adopt me and raise me as his own child. As I grew up he would teach me the ways of the Jedi brewer. I would eventually turn against him and start the greatest brewery in all the land!...

    In all seriousness though I wish Greg Hall would get really drunk and walk into the AB-InBev headquarters and pee all over their boardroom.

    I also may need some sort of professional counceling ;)
  20. Dirtinabottle

    Dirtinabottle Savant (490) New York Aug 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    I wish Alchemist would share their HT recipe with home brewers.
  21. gkatsoris

    gkatsoris Savant (405) Jun 27, 2007

    I wish DFH would stop making trendy beer and just make beer.
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  22. I wish Russian River would age some Mortification in Brandy barrels.
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  23. Bobheed

    Bobheed Savant (355) Texas Dec 27, 2010

    I wish Firestone Walker would come to Texas, oh wait...
  24. That's amazing.
  25. Russian River would brew a Russian Imperial Stout...
  26. New recipe of Happy Hops is equally as good or better than Row2/Hill56 IMHO...Blind Pig better than Pliny....that's some good Ganja you're smokin' ;-) Argueably equally as good MAYBE.

  27. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    They make the literal opposite of trendy beers.
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  28. Lare453

    Lare453 Champion (975) Florida Feb 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    I wish AB would burn to the ground.
  29. Rollzroyce21

    Rollzroyce21 Champion (870) California Oct 24, 2009 Beer Trader

    First thing that came to mind when I read the subject line.
  30. JamesMN

    JamesMN Savant (420) Minnesota Jul 12, 2012

    I wish Summit Brewing would make their Oatmeal Stout available in nitro-cans.
  31. Rfunk

    Rfunk Aficionado (125) California Nov 28, 2012

    I just wish the three-tier system would go away so we could all order directly from the breweries...
  32. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Advocate (515) California Jan 1, 2011 Beer Trader

    I wish Jolly Pumpkin would make 6 packs.
  33. BrettMcCal23

    BrettMcCal23 Zealot (75) Minnesota Nov 23, 2010

    I wish Russian River would distribute to MN!
  34. Lerxst

    Lerxst Savant (445) Florida Jun 17, 2005

    I wish Founders, Russian River, 3F, Great Lakes and Surly would distribute to Florida.
  35. BigBarley

    BigBarley Savant (350) Texas Aug 5, 2011

    I second that!
  36. biga7346

    biga7346 Savant (315) Michigan Jun 19, 2010 Beer Trader

    I wish Firestone Walker would distribute to MI.

    EDIT: In addition to like every other great craft brewery, lol.
  37. ncaudle

    ncaudle Advocate (700) Virginia May 28, 2010 Beer Trader

    I wish Russian River and Three Floyds would come back to Virginia. they're still authorized.
    also, I wish Jolly Pumpkin would send us more than 1 case, total across all SKUs, a year...
  38. youbrewidrink

    youbrewidrink Advocate (720) Vermont Apr 9, 2009 Beer Trader

    I wish Lawson's would be covered by Cigna as a form of therapy.
  39. jasoncheb

    jasoncheb Aficionado (225) Virginia Nov 23, 2012

    CCB would distribute to VA.
  40. skcusab

    skcusab Disciple (50) Dec 28, 2012

    I wish all craft brewers would get back to basics and the core values this industry started with and get away from the consumer driven nonsense that has infected this industry.
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