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Sticker Shock at Beer Bars (Part Two)

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by shebby, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. spookyspeeg

    spookyspeeg Aficionado (200) Connecticut Feb 18, 2013 Verified

    I live in CT as well and was happy to see not only the smaller (more affordable) bottles on this years release but the local bars keeping the price standard.
  2. frizzzle

    frizzzle Aficionado (125) California Feb 10, 2013 Beer Trader

    I paid 28 for a bottle of sucaba. Thought this was a lot, but it was gooood!!!
  3. Was in a place for the first time last night that pushes itself as a "Beer Geek" bar. I'd checked out their beer list on their website and it was okay, but nothing spectacular. Turns out, of the 31 beers on their list they were "out of" 18. They did have Racer 5, so I stayed for a pint, which cost me $8. May not seem like much in Manhattan or Boston, but in these parts, that's a stone-cold rip-off. I did see that they had Founder's Breakfast Stout listed as still available, so I figured I'd have one for the road -- oops, make that NINETEEN dry taps.
  4. BKBassist

    BKBassist Advocate (525) New York Jan 24, 2013 Verified

    I agree, even by NYC prices $8 for Racer 5 is a bit much, outside of the fancier places. But the true Beer Geek places here would charge $6 for a year round IPA.
  5. atomic

    atomic Advocate (500) Illinois Sep 22, 2009 Beer Trader

    Its better not to ask questions. I was in Denver in January and the Argonaut was selling 4pks of GI Christmas Ale for $5.99. I know on good authority that this price is significantly below cost. I still see these around Chicago for 11.99.
  6. this reminds me: i go to chicago beer stores *a lot* and i rarely, if ever, see ancient product discounted to move. much of the time, it just sits there taking up precious shelf space, and it ain't getting any fresher. there is a place near me that, last time i checked, you could buy goose island fleur from 2010. i think they stopped making it two years ago. and i still see 2011 christmas ale quite a bit.
  7. My wife took me to Frisco Grille in Columbia, MD about a month ago for my birthday - I had a pint of Deviant Dales and I believe the other was Lagunitas Sucks, can't remember...when the bill came they were 7.95 and 8.95 each. For those of you not familiar with Frisco, they do not list their beer prices. I think it's getting a little out of hand.
  8. jbdpsu82

    jbdpsu82 Advocate (525) Pennsylvania Aug 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    $33 for a bottle of Bolt Cutter at a gross Deli in Cambellstown, PA
  9. atomic

    atomic Advocate (500) Illinois Sep 22, 2009 Beer Trader

    Fleur is GREAT. never had the one from 2010 but 2011 is awesome. Not sure what that much age has done to it though.