1. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Lagunitas New Dogtown Pale Ale $13.99 a case?

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

  1. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    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 Member

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

    paulys55 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    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.
    Roguer, dar482 and smutty33 like this.
  4. Longstaff

    Longstaff Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    At that price, I would be weary of the date they were bottled.
  5. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    I thought the same thing, so I opened one at the store, and it smelled fresh, tasted fresh,.....it is fresh ;)
    Topher78 likes this.
  6. chocosushi

    chocosushi Member

    Location:
    Oklahoma
    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.
    JCam9981, Joenajera and Chaz like this.
  7. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Member

    Location:
    New York
    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.
    cavedave, jesskidden and dar482 like this.
  8. smutty33

    smutty33 Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    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.

    Cheers
  9. ESeab

    ESeab Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    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
    Roguer likes this.
  10. GuzzLah

    GuzzLah Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Definitely a pricing error.
    WhiteJordan likes this.
  11. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Member

    Location:
    Florida
    Yep. No way any beer is 13.99 a case.
    dar482 likes this.
  12. Rekrule

    Rekrule Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    You lucked out on that. I'd love to see that deal.
  13. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    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 Member

    Location:
    Nevada
    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. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    It appears that your beer was bottled on Sept. 26, 2012 (the 270th day of 2012).

    Cheers!
  16. willbm3

    willbm3 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    And with that revelation, OP's soul was crushed
    cavedave, jrnyc and flayedandskinned like this.
  17. Hanzo

    Hanzo Member

    Location:
    Virginia
    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 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    At least the booze didn't fade.
    JuniperJesus likes this.
  19. raynmoon

    raynmoon Member

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

    teraflx Member

    Location:
    Arizona
    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 Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
    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.
    beerme411 likes this.
  22. shand

    shand Member

    Location:
    Florida
    Lagunitas doesn't sell New Dogtown in twelve-packs.
  23. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    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. DrinkSlurm

    DrinkSlurm Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    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 Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    He liked it before he knew how old it was. Now it will taste tainted
    Hanzo likes this.
  26. teraflx

    teraflx Member

    Location:
    Arizona
    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. Longstaff

    Longstaff Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    :eek:
    Doh! I meant leary/leery. But I am also weary of old beer too.
    cavedave likes this.
  28. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Ehhh I might still shell out for a case.
  29. Longstaff

    Longstaff Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    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.
    NiceFly likes this.
  30. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Member

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

    Ri0 Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    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!
    Beerandraiderfan likes this.
  32. azorie

    azorie Member

    Location:
    Florida
    WOW I am happy when Bluemoon is 11.99 a 12 pack.
  33. VitoFerrante

    VitoFerrante Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    You opened up a beer in the store?
    Beerandraiderfan likes this.
  34. dartman46

    dartman46 Member

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

    BadJustin Member

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

    BadJustin Member

    Location:
    New York
    shit they make it here and it's 11.99 a 12'er
  37. busternuggz

    busternuggz Member

    Location:
    California
    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 Member

    Location:
    Sweden
    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.
    vivasbeer likes this.
  39. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Of course....Why not? The manager/beer guy at the store told me too.
  40. Herky21

    Herky21 Member

    Location:
    Iowa
    Old beer is still good beer.

Share This Page