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Parabola in San Diego....

Discussion in 'US - Pacific' started by new2brew, May 11, 2012.

  1. new2brew

    new2brew Zealot (80) Apr 3, 2012

    Where is it? I've called a couple spots but no luck... Anyone seen it yet?
  2. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008

    I've contacted many North County bottle shops, and most aren't getting their allotted case until the week of 5/14. Good luck!
  3. jp7161

    jp7161 Savant (335) California Dec 22, 2011

    whole foods tustin has it and I think mr kegs in huntington got i as well.
  4. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Freddie had it @ $18.99.
  5. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008

    But that's at least $4 more than anybody should be spending on a bottle of Parabola. And you have to deal with Freddie. No, thank you.
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  6. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Same. Passed.
  7. tyrsis

    tyrsis Savant (360) California Mar 13, 2009

    Freddie can DIAF.
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  8. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012


    You don't want to pay $6.99 for PtE, or $30 for BR Hammerhead? ???? Perhaps the new low price of $15.99 for Supplication?
  9. Hatzilla

    Hatzilla Savant (300) California Jul 25, 2008

    Who's Freddie? Sounds like a real winner.
  10. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012


    http://www.beverages4lessinc.com/

    He used to be about $1 more than everywhere else. Now he averages $2 more if the beer is under $10. 4$ more if the beer is $10 - $20. $8 more $20 - $30. The forumla continues.
  11. Bakersfield has it... for $30. Umm yeah, no thanks.

    evilc= Chris?
  12. Rau71

    Rau71 Initiate (0) California Dec 12, 2011

    The Brewery is selling it for 15.99 with a 4 bottle limit. So he is only over charging 3 bucks.
  13. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008

    And for some reason I still don't understand, FW beers are MORE expensive at the brewery than they are at local, San Diego bottle shops. Anniversary XV, for example, was $24.99 at the brewery, and I saw it at multiple locations in San Diego at price points between $18.99-$22.99.
  14. Xul

    Xul Advocate (500) California May 18, 2008

    Yeah, he's "only" charging 19% over the brewery price...funny how context makes a difference.
  15. Rau71

    Rau71 Initiate (0) California Dec 12, 2011

    Russian River is the same way. They just post their suggested retail price. After that anybody can move it up or down. The bottle shops might lower the price of the super popular, hard to get beers in hopes that you will go in there all the time for the rest of your beer buying days? I am not too sure to be honest with you.
  16. cocoapuph

    cocoapuph Savant (380) California Mar 4, 2011

    Heard the same from some of the San Diego places down here too
  17. riko

    riko Savant (250) California Jan 18, 2008

    With a few exceptions (Alpine comes to mind), you can routinely get beer at lower prices from retailers than the breweries themselves. My understanding is that this is because breweries don't want to undercut their retailers.
  18. usofar

    usofar Initiate (0) California Dec 23, 2010

    I think it goes beyond that Since CA is a two tier distribution state I don't think they can legally undercut their suggested retail price.
  19. I looked for it all over North County today (BevMo Escondido and Oceanside, Holiday Wine Cellar, Texas Wine and Spirits, Whole Foods Encinitas) and couldn't find it. I ended up going to Orange County to find it. I was told by every store other than BevMo Escondido that they will be getting it on Wednesday the 16th.
  20. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008

    And what did BevMo Escondido say?
  21. They said they had gotten it this last Tuesday and were out already
  22. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008

    Everyone still coming up empty? I can't find any.
  23. Haven't seen anything in San Diego yet.
  24. I thought I saw it at liticker's liquor in OB on cinco de mayo, but it may have been ┬žucaba.
  25. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Freddy is getting all of it apparently. *smacks head on table*

    3rd case of it in I see. I keep waiting and waiting for someone else to get it.
  26. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    2 cases spotted @ BDBS.
  27. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Was on the way but turned around - asked them on Facebook how much the bottles were, reply was "don't know yet, probably $19." I guess Freddy is setting the pricing precedent in San Diego.

    I have noticed BDBS is ratcheting up pricing on quite a few items. I will stick to Fullers for now.
  28. tyrsis

    tyrsis Savant (360) California Mar 13, 2009

    $19 at BDBS? What the fuck?
    Anyways, just picked up two bottles at BevMo Carmel Mountain.
  29. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    I talked a bit of smack to them about it - they came back with $17.99 as the "real" price. If I won't let Freddy jack me anymore, I won't let BDBS either.
  30. SDHoffers

    SDHoffers Initiate (0) California Oct 19, 2009

    Our bottles are a bit more expensive, but it may help that I'll have it on tap this Friday:)

    This is the lineup for Friday:
    -Parabola
    -Sucaba
    -B.A. Velvet Merkin
    -Wookey Jack
    -Double Jack
    -Unfiltered DBA
    -Pale 31
    -Solace
    (Cask)-Union Jack

    I'll most likely have these tapped by 5:00 pm. 70 person capacity so don't take your time.

    Cheers, Michael (Manager at Hoffer's)
    619-466-8282
  31. danwho

    danwho Savant (385) California Feb 18, 2010

    WTF? I signed up to be notified when it came in.
  32. jamex

    jamex Savant (275) California Feb 13, 2010

    :D Their "notify system." :D
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  33. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008

    ...is a complete waste of time and a total joke. Though apparently it somehow works for FosterJM up in Chino Hills. It's never worked for me. I got an "In Stock" notification this morning at 4a.m. from BevMo Oceanside. I went there on my lunch break and they gave me the stink-eye when I asked about Parabola. They told me that hopefully it's on tomorrow's truck.
    Why oh why is Firestone Walker so tough to find?
  34. danwho

    danwho Savant (385) California Feb 18, 2010

    Pt.Loma store said they're supposed to get some tomorrow.
  35. Rau71

    Rau71 Initiate (0) California Dec 12, 2011

    Firestone prides itself on being a "local" beer. They said in a news interview that 80% of all beer they make is sold within 100 miles of the brewery and 98% within a days drive. I personally have zero problem finding it.
  36. tbeq00

    tbeq00 Savant (365) California Sep 28, 2007

    Just picked up a bottle at BevMo Encinitas. Limit 1 for now... the employee said they don't have much left. They're getting another shipment on either Friday or Wednesday, then a third shipment when they'll lift the limit. $15.99 isn't too shabby either.
  37. Their online thingy says they have 71 bottles. With a 1 bottle limit, that sounds like it'll last awhile.
  38. tyrsis

    tyrsis Savant (360) California Mar 13, 2009

    Encinitas always seems to get large allocations out of all of the SD BevMos.
  39. danwho

    danwho Savant (385) California Feb 18, 2010

    Just ordered a bottle online from Encinitas store, limit of 1 per. Said they had 55 left.
  40. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    I ordered 2 from Encinitas - no limited enforced?



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    (S)hipping (P)ickup (D)elivery
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    Qty
    Unit price
    ClubBev!
    Total Price
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    P(1)
    Firestone Parabola
    2
    $15.99
    $31.98
    2
    P(1)
    5% Welcome
    1
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    Subtotal:
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    Tax:
    $2.36

    CRV:
    $0.10

    Total:
    $32.84

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