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Sculpin Cans

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Pelican5, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Pelican5

    Pelican5 Savant (375) California Feb 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    One step closer! Cant freakin Wait!

    "One step closer to cans...label layout has been approved by the TTB...outer boxes complete (see pic)...now just waiting for the completed cans and we will be sipping beer where glass is forbidden...." - from Ballast Point

    ALitteral, Cresant, craigo19 and 16 others like this.
  2. Oh hell yes.
  3. jmmy3

    jmmy3 Savant (375) Massachusetts Nov 30, 2010

    I can see it now, 5 dollars per can.
  4. sirtomtom

    sirtomtom Savant (260) California Dec 10, 2010

    Haha!, and given the size of the box, $60 for a 12 pack!
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  5. raynmoon

    raynmoon Advocate (630) Colorado Aug 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    This is good, because I will know that the cans are fresh, the bottles here never are, EVER.
  6. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Advocate (720) California Dec 11, 2006 Verified

    I hope those cans are BPA free... Raulsky doesn't really care. He kids, he kids.
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  7. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    That's actually a 6-pack box. See the blank can there for size comparison?

    Hope these make their way to Texas. I'd be much more inclined to pick up older cannings than older bottlings in Austin (although right now we're getting it ~10 days out from bottling. Whee!)

    And I'm guessing it'll be priced around the same as 6-pack bottles... so $2.50 a can.
  8. skunkpuddle

    skunkpuddle Savant (405) California Feb 14, 2011

    I still don't understand why sculpin in so expensive. Excellent beer but almost twice as much as their other IPA which is while not as good, definately close. Love the cans though.
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  9. icetrauma

    icetrauma Advocate (505) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    I must agree with this.
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  10. jmmy3

    jmmy3 Savant (375) Massachusetts Nov 30, 2010

    15 bucks for a 6 pack? Sadly, you're probably not far off but in that case it will be just like the bombers, collecting dust somewhere. Makes it harder for me to even get some fresh ones if I actually wanted to stomach that price. I could understand if it was a DIPA, then package it by 4 and charge 9.99, but for a 7% IPA they are outrageously priced. Funny thing is when I manage to get it on draft it's pretty fairly priced.
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  11. williamjbauer

    williamjbauer Champion (840) Colorado Jan 17, 2012 Beer Trader

  12. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (660) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Don't y'all get 6-pack bottles in Massachusetts? We get them here in Texas and, indeed, they are $14.99. A Much better "value" than the bomber, if you can call it that, lol.
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  13. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Advocate (515) California Jan 1, 2011 Beer Trader

  14. icetrauma

    icetrauma Advocate (505) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    It is a better value for the 6'er but a bomber is good enough for me.
  15. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poobah (1,245) Arizona Jun 18, 2002

    Our sixpacks are currently with expiration mid April. Taste fresh to me.
  16. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    Can't wait. This and Uinta HopNotch in cans...summer is going to be great.
  17. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    I think its unfair to quibble over the ABV, because if it registered in that fuzzy area of say 7.7, would it be fair then? I think quality is more important than some stupid, really useless when you think about it, categorizing label. Sculpin may not be new, and therefore bubbled up with whale gaga broo bro, but it's a stone cold classic IPA that'll give 9 out of 10 IPAs a run for their money.
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  18. The cans should be cheaper at the end of the day. I suggest you not buy Sculpin in a can so I can buy what you left on the shelf! At around $2.50 to $3 a can, you cannot go wrong if it is a pint! This is awesome news. Now, we just need to see it on the shelves....
  19. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    Where I live the difference is 2 dollars. 13.99 vs 15.99 per 6
  20. Indeed. Summer just got brighter. :)
  21. xnicknj

    xnicknj Advocate (740) Pennsylvania May 25, 2009

    adopting the Evil Twin pricing model :D
  22. jmmy3

    jmmy3 Savant (375) Massachusetts Nov 30, 2010

    Nah I've never seen a 6 pack. Definitely a better value than the bomber though since it's priced at like 10-11 bucks here.
  23. jmmy3

    jmmy3 Savant (375) Massachusetts Nov 30, 2010

    Plenty of great IPAs get distributed out here so that doesn't cut it in my opinion. New has nothing to do with it, I just don't think I've ever paid that price for a bomber of a regular IPA. It's steep, for sure. And the bigger problem is at that price, they don't exactly fly off the shelves, so my only choice is probably old Sculpin.
  24. Something I have posted previously:

    I should caveat that the majority of my Sculpin drinking experience is draft vs. bottles.

    On a handful of occasions I have had Sculpin beers that were EXCELLENT. The majority of my Sculpin drinking experiences were that the beers were good but not exactly something to write home about.

    I used to think the explanation of my varying Sculpin experiences was a freshness factor: EXCELLENT Sculpin = very fresh while good Sculpin = not as fresh.

    I have read a number of posts where folks have opined that Sculpin beers vary (from batch to batch?). I am starting to think that Sculpin is a varying beer for reasons other than freshness.

    In my home state of Pennsylvania, 6-packs of Sculpin cost something like $17.99. That is just too much money for a beer which can vary in its taste!

  25. Fresh

    Fresh Aficionado (230) California Dec 27, 2012 Beer Trader

    Can't wait! So perfect for when glass containers aren't allowed!
  26. sirtomtom

    sirtomtom Savant (260) California Dec 10, 2010

    Ah damn, I can't spatially count it seems.
  27. otispdriftwood

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

    Since the day I picked up 16 oz. cans of Heady at the brewery for $3 a can [or 18.75 cents an ounce], I have tended to compare every subsequent beer purchase to that purchase. Yes, it was an at the brewery price, and yes I'm talking about Heady but if a 12 oz. can of Sculpin is $2.50 [or 20.83 cents an ounce] and I can get it without going to the brewery, it's comparable at least price-wise.
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  28. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Savant (350) California Feb 22, 2011

    Ruination is only 7.7% and considered a DIPA. It's nearly the same price (or was when they were still making 6 pks). Besides, what's the difference between a $9.99 4pk and a $14.99 6pk? It's the same price per beer. Also, if you're comparing it to bomber prices, a bomber of Sculpin is $7.99. Times two would make it $15.98. A 6pk of Sculpin costs less than 2 bombers, and you get 28 more ounces.
  29. jmmy3

    jmmy3 Savant (375) Massachusetts Nov 30, 2010

    But most of the time I don't want to drink 22 ounces in one sitting. Plus the point I was trying to make was if they're going to charge such a high price then cut it to a 4 pack, I'm aware it is the same unit price but it makes the product more available to people's varying budgets. Most people do NOT want to throw down 15 bucks on a 6 pack. By your logic we should all just buy beer by the case then, since it is the same price per unit, hell, maybe even a little cheaper? Of course 4 packs > 6 packs.
  30. coreyfmcdonald

    coreyfmcdonald Advocate (625) Georgia Nov 13, 2008 Beer Trader

    These posts are highly related.
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  31. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    Oh, we are talking bomber prices, then yeah, Sculpin bombers are expensive, but then again, bombers is a game for fools.

    Have a nice day
  32. JohnnyJam

    JohnnyJam Savant (250) Arizona Aug 23, 2012

    I love this beer and in AZ a bomber is $8.99. $14.99 for 6-pack bottles. $19.99 for a growler. I hope the can price is more reasonable.
  33. 5 years ago I would've been excited about this. But experiences with stale, overpriced bombers (& even bad draft in CA recently) have caused me to write off this beer for good.
  34. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Savant (350) California Feb 22, 2011

    Apparently there is a quality problem with Sculpin that I am unaware of. The beer is always flawless.
  35. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Read their facebook post about this. Bunch or moron hipsters saying "NO WAY BRO BAD MOVE, CANS ARE FOR BUD LIGHT"
  36. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    I live 8 minutes from the brewery and there is a serious quality problem with it.
  37. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Savant (350) California Feb 22, 2011

    Are we talking minor inconsistencies or entire flavor profile issues? Every time I have had it (30+), it's been good. Maybe I'm abnormally lucky.
  38. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Savant (350) California Feb 22, 2011

    It's really going to *ahem* suck if Sucks actually changes formats to 32oz bottles then. I agree though. I almost always split bombers with a friend/girlfriend.
  39. people who complain about the price of Sculpin need to income harder, it comes out to what, $5.50 a bomber?

    They can go and drink Lagunitas or Longhammer or whatever craft beer poor people drink and leave daddy to his rich mahogany study full of world class beers.
  40. jmmy3

    jmmy3 Savant (375) Massachusetts Nov 30, 2010

    5.50? Maybe in CA. If you've been paying attention though, the prices are much different on the east coast. Shipping across the country isn't much excuse either, considering Racer 5 is available for like 5-6 bucks here, and that is an excellent beer as well.