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Pre-made 6-packs created by stores

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by AlcahueteJ, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. I was at one of the local liquor stores and noticed Old Fezziwig in a plastic six pack holder. Then I noticed another......and another........apparently the store had separated the Holiday Packs into six packs of the individual beers. There was also a six pack of the Chocolate Bock. I absolutely had to buy this (Fezziwig, not Chocolate Bock). I would post the picture, but I had trouble posting it from my phone.

    I wish Boston Beer Co. did this on their own...

    Happy New Year!
  2. Reagan1984

    Reagan1984 Advocate (720) Massachusetts May 15, 2008 Beer Trader

    Was this to get rid of the inventory? If not, probably not the best idea.

    Not sure how sixers of chocolate stout or Holiday Porter are going to move. I think you scored. They probably figure they'll break even if they sell the Boston Lager... Not sure what else they were thinking and/or what the distributor would think of that. Good find for you no matter the reason.
  3. BeerMeFitz

    BeerMeFitz Savant (355) Illinois Oct 24, 2011

    Merry xmas!!! I would love to grab a 6pk of Fezziwig... It is one my my top 3 fav beers!
  4. World Market broke up the variety pack and I made a mix 6 of all Old Fezziwig today. They had 30% off mix 6 sale so it was a pretty good deal.
  5. I would love to find that. I was just wondering today if maybe a store that has a mix 6 might have individual bottles.
  6. I was able to get that and the white christmas special release in a holiday pack but have never seen it in six packs.. wonder why ?
  7. Nelsonbaggins

    Nelsonbaggins Initiate (0) Texas Jun 6, 2009

    That is amazing! I hate the obligatory Boston Lagers they put in every sampler. IMHO Sam Adams' best beers only come in twos when you buy a sampler. Would that I could score sixes of all my favorites!
  8. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Savant (410) Illinois May 18, 2011

    Sounds like a pretty cool idea. (Out of curiosity, were the 6pks of Fezziwig the same price as say, Boston Lager, or more?)
  9. Crackerroll

    Crackerroll Savant (380) Missouri Jan 16, 2011

    That Chocolate Bock is a bad beer. Like a Budweiser with hot chocolate mix sprinkled in it
  10. aasher

    aasher Poobah (1,270) Indiana Jan 27, 2010 Beer Trader

    Yet people ask for it allll the time
  11. yamar68

    yamar68 Champion (910) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    I don't get it. For like a white elephant gift? Or what do you mean?
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  12. They used to when it first came out. But that has to be at least 20 years at this point. Back when they had an ad campaign saying that they'd never produce a light beer. :)
  13. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poobah (1,255) Arizona Jun 18, 2002

    Some places here do that. They also break up the Sierra Nevada mixed packs. Found myself with a lot of weizenbock!!!
  14. Bonis

    Bonis Advocate (565) Ohio Jul 28, 2010

    I would disagree. It is by no means a great beer (before this year, I was under the impression this was an amazing beer), but it is definitely not "bad".. I would say it tastes more like a chocolate alcohol cola.
  15. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (855) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    Does anybody know if they're doing this with Cranberry Lambic?
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  16. mynie

    mynie Champion (800) Massachusetts Jun 22, 2004 Beer Trader

    It's the only special release beer in the Holiday pack that I've seen in sixers, actually.

    Last time I saw the cranberry lambic it was in its own sixer. It's not in the Holiday pack anymore.
  17. Jtc2811

    Jtc2811 Savant (355) California Dec 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    It's because they realized drinking it doesn't feel celebratory. They should put in a holiday regret pack
  18. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (855) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    Oh that's awesome. I gotta stock up. That's next level stuff right there.
  19. yamar68

    yamar68 Champion (910) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    We can only hope.
  20. what on earth... take em all!! :)
  21. Yes, they are hoping to sell several of them next year...
  22. I don't remember exactly. But I always remember paying more than $10 a six pack when I'm at the store, and from what I recall it was the same price as a regular Sam Adams six pack.
  23. Daemose

    Daemose Advocate (525) Texas Oct 3, 2011 Beer Trader

    The original one with the embossed silver label that came in a bomber was pretty good. The new one is bleh though.