Mother of all Storms price?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk & Help' started by heatwaves, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. heatwaves

    heatwaves Savant (385) California Oct 17, 2009 Verified

    I came across four of these at a bottle shop in Southern California today. There were priced at $37 which seemed quite pricey. Is this the "normal" price or is the bottle shop inflating the price because they're not readily in the area?
  2. Czar_chasm

    Czar_chasm Savant (390) Michigan Jun 20, 2012 Verified

    I was told bottles by the case were ~$23 / each after shipping during hte release this year.
  3. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

    Right around $23 shipped to my door.
  4. w_klon

    w_klon Savant (280) Oregon Aug 1, 2012 Verified

    $20 at the brewery at release. $23.99 on the shelf in PDX

    EDIT: didnt mean to reply on your post :)
  5. TomAnderson

    TomAnderson Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2013

    $20-26 depending on where they were shipped to.
  6. heatwaves

    heatwaves Savant (385) California Oct 17, 2009 Verified

    Thanks guys. Glad I didn't purchase one at the $37 price!
  7. ChadQuest

    ChadQuest Initiate (0) Illinois Mar 4, 2009

    Honestly, most people that trade for it pay about that much without realizing. When you figure tons of people probably traded a $22 bottle like BCBCS, then $12 shipping to OR, and you are at $34 without any extras or anything.

    not saying that bottle wasn't overpriced, just saying you wouldn't be abnormal in overall expenditures. Trading is $$$$$$$$$$$$$.
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  8. Yep. $23 and change shipped

    Edit: very worth $23. Great beer but $37 is steep. I've never had a beer that is worth that much to me but in hind sight I would have spent $45 on rare 2 years ago
  9. A better question is, how is this on the shelf at all? Wasn't this a brewery exclusive with full case shipping to consumers?

    Can bottle shops order cases and then just put them out for whatever price they feel like? Does that fly?
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  10. I think I read if there was leftovers it would get slight distro
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  11. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    My assumption is, much like College town bookstores selling whippits throughout the 80's and 90's, some folks just don't cotton to rulez.

    Or maybe normal people have charging whip cream canisters.
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  12. kscaldef

    kscaldef Champion (845) Oregon Jun 11, 2010 Verified

    You are correct. Pelican self-distributes, so they took some of the leftovers to bottleshops in Portland (and elsewhere?)
  13. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Aficionado (220) Kansas Feb 26, 2012

    And Seattle. I don't think they sent them elsewhere except maybe somewhere in Oregon. If anyone else has it they probably paid north of $23 for each hence the high price. Not saying it is justified but that explains most of the mark up.
  14. I bought two of these at 35.99 a bottle at Holiday Wine Cellar. Hope I don't regret it
  15. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,430) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    It's a great beer.