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Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Lansman, Feb 8, 2013.
Saw this at The Lemon Tree in Downers Grove, IL today.
Just a heads up that doesn't necessarily mean it was distributed...
I don't think it was, at least I haven't seen it anywhere else yet. This guy must know somebody b/c he always is loaded with 3F stuff. He even had Murda'd Out Stout a few months back. Going for $68 and people were buying it.
I doubt he "knows" someone. Either he or someone else is muling it from the brewpub.
Agreed, especially since the Murda'd had no label info whatsoever...That store just got a bullseye put on him..
1600x? lol, that's bullshit. Both are solid brews.
Anyone know if this is available in New Jersey? I need this.
I believe it was Brewery only so far.
FFF doesn't send anything to Jersey.
Would love to do a trade if anyone can get me a bottle.
I saw Rye'd at a couple of stores.
Rye da Tiger or Rye da Lightning? Rye da Tiger was distributed. Rye da Lightning was brewpub only, so if you saw it in a couple of stores, those stores muled it from the brewpub as well.
I thought it was an average beer at best and I'm a huge FFF fan and loyalist......
Agreed. I love black IPAs and I do love the 3 Floyds typical flavor profile. This one, however, just wasn't special.
Im pretty sure that Lemon tree is buying from the carry out window. They have now had 4 beers that I did not see anywhere else - stack n stabb, murda'd, Suffering and rear nelson. The pub said that stack and murda'd would not be distributed. Im assuming that suffering and nelson did not go out either.
They're muling all of it, for sure.
Stuff like Panzer Wolf, Dreadnaught, Rye da Tiger, now that gets sent out.
Couldn't they lose their liquor license for selling a product without state label approval (Murda'd Out)?
Tried this a few days ago an enjoyed it. Not a fan of many black IPAs, but I'd drink this one again for sure.
You'd think so, but I am not sure of the exact laws. They probably just assume it'll sell quick and no one will report it.
What I don't understand is why someone would be willing to pay a premium for an already overpriced bottle. Murda'd Out was available at the brewpub for like a month straight. Just take a short drive already.
They were selling Lord Rear Admiral for $1 more than the brewpub, so that's easily a better option. As for the $15 markup (or whatever it was) for Murda'd, if you take into account the 80 mile round trip from Downers Grove to FFF, you're gonna spend about $10+ in gas alone, plus waste 2+ hours of your life. I'm not condoning it (especially 'cause I drove all the way to FFF and picked up a teku for you...), but it's really not that ridiculous.
I wouldn't call it wasting time if you're going to hang out and have a few. What I'm getting at is that the Murda'd Out release wasn't like BA Behemoth w/ Cherries. That one only lasted the afternoon, I believe.
From a purely monetary standpoint, if you go there and have a few beers, you'll end up spending even more than the markup price. Plus the service is garbage (I'll pretend I'm joking so we don't start the hundredth argument about this topic, but I'm not).
The admiral is only $8 at the pub, so a $3 markup. but the pub has tax included. And also Lemon tree got the case discount, 12 bombers for the price of 10. So if you bought a case (or split a case with friends) it was $6.67 per bottle after all taxes vs $11.85 after all taxes at Lemon tree.
But I get your point, costs me about $20 in gas and tolls to get down there and back.
Personal preference. I'd rather blow the extra $20 or whatever at the brewpub.
My experiences have been the exact opposite. Weird.
Ah yes, I forgot to take tolls into account, thank you sir. Also, I don't want to implicate myself in these potentially illegal dealings, so I'll just say I know a guy who bought admiral there for $9 a few weeks back. Plus I'm sure if you're not a big enough fan to drive to the brewery, you're probably not gonna be in the situation where you'd want to buy a full case. I understand your point tho, and that's how I justify making the trek as well.
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