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Maine Beer Co Double IPA in the works!

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by IcemanCometh, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. brewbetter and Rymar9 like this.
  2. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Poobah (1,015) New Jersey Oct 27, 2010 Beer Trader

    Their stuff is excellent! I've really enjoyed everything I've tried so far. I got to stop by their brewery last week. So glad we can get it down here in NJ.
  3. Oh yay. If it can be even less available than Lunch....& even less interesting....than I'll be sure to miss it even less.
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  4. Lordquackingstic

    Lordquackingstic Advocate (550) New York Jun 14, 2011 Beer Trader

    Awesome! Another super overpriced, yet awesome beer from MBC that I'll try once and never feel the need to buy again!
  5. jwat

    jwat Savant (490) Pennsylvania Jan 19, 2012

    Out of curiosity, what have you been paying for MBC bottles? I'm in the philly burbs, and I never thought their prices were exorbitant
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  6. Number45forever

    Number45forever Savant (400) Vermont Jan 6, 2012 Beer Trader

    Their stuff is great, can't wait to try this!

    That said, they are so overpriced. Where I buy Lunch, it's $6.99 for that 16.9 oz bottle. That's just absurd. You can get so many really good 4 or 6 pack IPAs for less than $10. Kudos to them for getting those prices for their beers, but dammit I wish they'd move to 12oz bottles in packs for a reasonable cost.
  7. Yea I had a sample of Lunch at a beer fest, 2 ounces, was phenomenal from the little bit I tried. Dont see myself ever buying a ~pint bottle for 7$ at a store. Any idea what this one will cost? I'm guessing 9$ for a 17 oz.
  8. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (730) Colorado Dec 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    Hurrah. Something else to put on my list of gifts I want people to give me. Although Maine Beer Co's beers are throughly enjoyable, the price makes me think twice and when I do that, I usually buy something else.
  9. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (850) New York Dec 2, 2009 Beer Trader

    they are hop wizards. it's a bit unfortunate for them that VT is killing it with hops at a much lower price though...

    if they can ever fix their price point i'd be a big supporter. even at the current pricing i'd drink fresh zoe every couple weeks.
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  10. Another beer from MBC to pass on. I'm excited.
    time4lunch likes this.
  11. ClockworkOrange

    ClockworkOrange Advocate (700) Pennsylvania Feb 19, 2006 Verified

    I was just saying to myself the other day: "if only there were more $10 half liter bottles on the shelves..."
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  12. I buy their beer all the time idc what the cost is its good...bought King titus and Zoe last night. Lunch fresh is amazing I havent had it in over a year so if I see this I will be buying one for sure.
  13. ilovermont

    ilovermont Aficionado (190) Vermont Jul 18, 2012 Beer Trader

    Hard to argue with any of the statements above, however, I think some of the sentiment/perception of MBC being overpriced comes down to MBC selling their beer in 500 ml bottles.

    Lots of people grumble about paying $7 for a 500 ml MBC, however, far less folks seem to complain about paying $9-10 for a 22 oz. bomber (e.g. Lawson's, etc.). However, if you do the math, $7 for a 500 ml and $9 for a bomber are roughly the same cost per ounce.
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  14. jwat

    jwat Savant (490) Pennsylvania Jan 19, 2012

    I honestly had no idea they cost that much in other areas. I'm used to paying 5 bucks for their whole line, except lunch which I think was 6.50
  15. valdieu2

    valdieu2 Savant (365) Maine Feb 23, 2012

    Peeper = 4.50
    All others = 5.99
    Great beers, great company. More expensive than some, cheaper than others.
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  16. RKing44

    RKing44 Advocate (690) Massachusetts Mar 6, 2012 Beer Trader

    Agree with all the comments on pricing, having said that, enjoying a Lunch that is less than a week old can be worth it from time to time.
  17. Will buy their beers when fresh without any hesitation. Eagerly awaiting this DIPA. Big supporter of MBC.
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  18. Big fan of MBC also love Mean Old tom! I find them reasonable compared to Qu├ębec microbreweries but more expensive than most American Micro's...I still love there stuff and will support them!
  19. they are in the 7-9 range for me with some being 6.50 for a low at places. Shows you that dollar mark up. Wines and more is the worst their beer is always more expensive then other places.
  20. WeymouthMike

    WeymouthMike Advocate (535) Massachusetts Jun 22, 2004 Beer Trader

    Add $2 to each of those for Mass. Prices
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  21. valdieu2

    valdieu2 Savant (365) Maine Feb 23, 2012

    Sounds like the distributor isn't doing you any favors.
    Gatch likes this.
  22. Lunch and Zoe should be in six packs for no more than $11 or $12 topps IMHO.
  23. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poobah (1,070) New Jersey Dec 1, 2010 Beer Trader

    Lunch is 8 bucks in NYC. That's how much my...lunch costs. Great beer though.
  24. mackeyse

    mackeyse Savant (445) New York Aug 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    Damn, Lunch costs me almost $9 at Halftime Bev--I'm getting ripped off
  25. DanK4

    DanK4 Aficionado (240) Maine Jan 17, 2012

    Hate all you want, I still pay $5 for Peeper and $6 for everything else- one of the perks of living in Maine. Definitely going to try this one, never been disappointed with MBC.
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  26. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (850) New York Dec 2, 2009 Beer Trader

    i love MBC (really), but honestly i think lawson's is one tier up at least. quality-wise, lawsons or HF at the same pricepoint as MBC feels like a deal. plus heady kills lunch in terms of price, availability, and quality.

    i want MBC to succeed because they're world class talent, but they need to address the price issue for me to be a big buyer of their stuff.
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  27. Same in PA...
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  28. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Advocate (745) Massachusetts Mar 17, 2009 Beer Trader

    Not sure why tiny little breweries bother distributing outside their state.
    cavedave likes this.
  29. Onizilla

    Onizilla Savant (310) New York Apr 25, 2009 Beer Trader

    Same for NY and that's barely making any profit from whole sale cost. I don't get how they're so pricey through our distribution and only come down a few states. That being said, It's fantastic and I look forward to this.
  30. BOBPINCH666

    BOBPINCH666 Savant (345) New York Feb 21, 2011

    BTW, am I the only one to notice the borderline comical batch variation with Lunch?
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  31. Lordquackingstic

    Lordquackingstic Advocate (550) New York Jun 14, 2011 Beer Trader

    I can only find them for 7.99 a bottle. I really like Lunch when it's fresh, but I can't really justify the price of such a small bottle when I can get a six pack of Torpedo for the same price.
  32. Lukaduke

    Lukaduke Aficionado (175) Maine May 22, 2012

    Welp I just had 8oz of their Pilot batch DIPA for $5... and it was tasty! We were talking and wondering while drinking it if Double IPA meant double cost. We shall see if it gets bottled.
  33. jwat

    jwat Savant (490) Pennsylvania Jan 19, 2012

    Definitely not worth 8 bucks, that's insane
  34. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Chad Jan 8, 2012

    I'll try it when available, but if it's anything like recent batches of Lunch it will be a one and done for me. Earlier batches of Lunch were fantastic but as of late they've been seriously subpar. "Do What's Right" and get a handle on the equipment/process.
  35. ChickenSandwichCarl

    ChickenSandwichCarl Aficionado (180) Maine Aug 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    I got to get a taste of this yesterday at Novare Res and its probably worth whatever they want to charge for it. I'd put it right up there with Heady and Abner.They dry hopped the shit of it with Simcoe and Citra. The nose is amazing and it pours a slightly darker orange than Heady, but same texture.

    I can't wait until its bottled. Unfortunately they said they are only going to brew it once or twice a year.
  36. lunch and blind pig are the same beer to me. I honestly could taste no difference drinking them back to back last night.
  37. JuliusTheCat

    JuliusTheCat Aficionado (210) Maine Aug 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    You are most certainly not. It has been better recently, but it is still not back to what it was before the June batch. Though, reports from their tasting yesterday were what they were pouring was back to form. Who knows. Hopefully this double is all that people are saying.
  38. mackeyse

    mackeyse Savant (445) New York Aug 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    There is no other beer co. that annoys me like MBC. Very good not great (not a huge fan of Zoe or MO but like Peeper and love Lunch), and price point at least locally to me is crazy high. I pass over their beer reluctantly every time but its just not worth it when I can get Flower Power or Victory stuff for so much less. I mean I can order Pliny for $6 online (plus some shipping of course). I'm not paying $9 for Lunch. I hope the DIPA is good.
  39. Stormfield

    Stormfield Savant (275) Massachusetts Feb 21, 2011 Verified

    Try Jack's Abby out of MA. Just bought a couple of 500 ml bottles of Kiwi Rising, their Double India Pale Lager. Amazing stuff. Just bottled Thursday. Look for it. $5 a bottle at the brewery. Hoponious Union, their single IPL, goes for about $3 for 500 ml at stores. I skip MBC in favor of Jack's all the time.
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  40. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Advocate (735) Massachusetts Dec 4, 2004 Verified

    Cheaper than who, Rochefort?