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Lagunitas New Dogtown Pale Ale $13.99 a case?

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

  1. Has anyone else seen this priced so low? I couldn't resist and picked up 5 cases to hopefully last a good part of the summer.
  2. FrankHammer

    FrankHammer Advocate (540) Michigan Jan 31, 2013 Beer Trader

    Uhh, no but I'll take a case! FT: A single Doom ;)
  3. paulys55

    paulys55 Advocate (735) Pennsylvania Aug 2, 2010 Beer Trader

    Nothing. I repeat: Nothing is $13.99 a case in my area. Not Coors Lt. Not Bud. Not Natty Ice. I may not have bought 5 cases but I certainly would have picked up one or two.
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  4. At that price, I would be weary of the date they were bottled.
  5. I thought the same thing, so I opened one at the store, and it smelled fresh, tasted fresh,.....it is fresh ;)
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  6. chocosushi

    chocosushi Savant (460) Oklahoma May 1, 2011

    damn! Are you sure it's not a store pricing error?

    2 years ago I found 4-packs of Petrus Oud Bruin for 4.99 each.
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  7. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) New York Dec 15, 2006

    From Fresh Beer Only...
    Lagunitas: Uses a bottling date. It's a Julian date code which is written in black on the neck of the bottle. The first three digits represent the day of the year.
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  8. smutty33

    smutty33 Advocate (705) Connecticut Jun 12, 2009

    Bottled on date is on the top of the neck,kinda just under the cap.Curious as to what it may be.

    Edit:JoeyBeerBelly beat me to the punch.

  9. ESeab

    ESeab Advocate (515) New Jersey Jan 3, 2013

    I'd be just as excited if it were $13.99 a 12-pack here. I never, NEVER buy by the case, in this *case* I'd buy two
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  10. GuzzLah

    GuzzLah Savant (445) Illinois Mar 2, 2013

    Definitely a pricing error.
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  11. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Savant (380) Florida Feb 20, 2013 Beer Trader

    Yep. No way any beer is 13.99 a case.
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  12. You lucked out on that. I'd love to see that deal.
  13. I checked a bottle, the first 3 digits read 270. So does this mean it's a February bottling date?

    That could be the reason the distributor sold 150 cases to my local store for so cheap.......
  14. beerinNV

    beerinNV Savant (275) Nevada Jan 3, 2012

    270 likely means the 270th day of 2012 as we are not 270 days into this year. No wonder they were a steal...
    If it's still tasty though, score :)
  15. It appears that your beer was bottled on Sept. 26, 2012 (the 270th day of 2012).

  16. willbm3

    willbm3 Savant (390) Massachusetts Feb 19, 2010

    And with that revelation, OP's soul was crushed
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  17. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    So that explains the crazy price. But it is good to see distributors/stores mark down old stuff instead of just letting it sit around for eternity.

    Why? He liked the beer and that is all that matters.
  18. GuzzLah

    GuzzLah Savant (445) Illinois Mar 2, 2013

    At least the booze didn't fade.
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  19. raynmoon

    raynmoon Advocate (630) Colorado Aug 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    8th month old pale ale... no wonder it is 13.99 a case :p
  20. teraflx

    teraflx Advocate (565) Arizona Feb 4, 2013 Subscriber

    Does OP know case is 24 not 12?

    The 12 pack is that price around here, I haven't actually seen any 24 packs of Lagunitas around my area. If he does know its 24 then that is a smoking deal and grab a few more if it's not old!
  21. incutrav

    incutrav Savant (315) Minnesota Jan 16, 2007

    8 month old Pale Ale is still infinitely better then your other options at 13.99 for a case.

    Stores around me have six packs at IPA's that were bottled in Jan. of 2012- they are full price. Kudos to any store that actually prices some product to move.

    I did get a case of Lake Louie IPA last fall for $15, same type thing- it was about 10 months old but was still tasting fine.
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  22. shand

    shand Advocate (705) Florida Jul 13, 2010 Beer Trader

    Lagunitas doesn't sell New Dogtown in twelve-packs.
  23. Ok makes sense now, 270th day. They are cases, not 12 packs. Am I crushed? HELL NO. Still tasted like a solid APA, and honestly for $13.99 a case who can complain?
  24. FWIW - I saw Saranac Red IPA for $5.99 12-pack at Amity in Woodbridge on Saturday - not sure why, but I didn't buy it... - that would be $11.99 case!
  25. willbm3

    willbm3 Savant (390) Massachusetts Feb 19, 2010

    He liked it before he knew how old it was. Now it will taste tainted
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  26. teraflx

    teraflx Advocate (565) Arizona Feb 4, 2013 Subscriber

    Correct you are, checked my local shop online just now. I thought I saw one at the local shop but it must have been another Lagunitas 12 pack next to the dogtown display.
  27. :eek:
    Doh! I meant leary/leery. But I am also weary of old beer too.
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  28. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Champion (880) New York Nov 11, 2010

    Ehhh I might still shell out for a case.
  29. Lagunitas seems to do a really decent job in keeping as much oxygen out their bottles as possible. As long as they aren't a grassy/metallic/musty mess they should be enjoyable.
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  30. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Savant (405) Illinois Jul 28, 2009 Beer Trader

    I would buy an 8 month old case of New DogTown for $13.99 right now.
  31. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,155) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    8 months old isn't THAT old for an APA. I'd buy a case or two at that price for tailgating this summer. Nice find OP!
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  32. azorie

    azorie Champion (770) Florida Mar 18, 2006

    WOW I am happy when Bluemoon is 11.99 a 12 pack.
  33. You opened up a beer in the store?
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  34. dartman46

    dartman46 Zealot (80) California Feb 27, 2009

    That had to be a mistake. You can't get it that cheap in California
  35. BadJustin

    BadJustin Savant (300) New York Dec 18, 2010

    Old Milwaukee, 13.99 a 30 rack, BOOM. (Heard it from a friend of course ;))
  36. BadJustin

    BadJustin Savant (300) New York Dec 18, 2010

    shit they make it here and it's 11.99 a 12'er
  37. I tend to be a freshness stickler with hoppy beers but some of them hold out like a champ. I had some Port Mongo that was bottled a year and a half ago, tasted like it was two weeks old. But then Bell's Two-Hearted falls off within a month (to me anyway; but I love it fresh).

    Good find! Drink the shit out of that shit OP! : )
  38. Crusader

    Crusader Savant (440) Sweden Feb 4, 2011

    I doubt the New Dogtown they sell here is much fresher, maybe a month or so, and it still tastes great. Only here it's 3.2 bucks a bottle. So it sounds like quite the deal.
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  39. Of course....Why not? The manager/beer guy at the store told me too.
  40. Herky21

    Herky21 Advocate (730) Iowa Aug 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    Old beer is still good beer.