Any good finds at Costco lately?

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by sandiegoman, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. sandiegoman

    sandiegoman Initiate (113) Apr 7, 2014 California

    If so, please post details!
     
  2. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Meyvn (1,170) Sep 3, 2008 California

    Boulevard Imperial Coffee Stout
     
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  3. TTC

    TTC Initiate (76) Jul 16, 2013 California
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    Was at Costco FV earlier today. No real standouts, unless you still care about NYFRB (which is sold only by the case) or a lifetime supply of RuinTen.
     
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  4. Telly13

    Telly13 Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2014 California
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    Nope :/ last time I found anything good was the Firestone 18 with a nice discount. Hopefully this year again :grinning:
     
  5. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Zealot (532) Jan 7, 2013 California
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    lot of oktoberfest beers showed up at the local ones for me. nothing really stands out though.
     
  6. SirBottlecap

    SirBottlecap Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2013 California

    Highwater is a standard at my Costco. Hop Riot and Campfire Stout are some of the best 22oz deals around at less than $4.
     
  7. Alexgnarcia

    Alexgnarcia Initiate (148) May 13, 2012 California
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    Last thing I picked up was a modern times 20 pack last weekend for my fantasy draft.
     
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  8. OldRickSputin

    OldRickSputin Aspirant (262) Jan 7, 2014 Illinois

    2 micro RC helicopters for $39.74
     
  9. sportstsar

    sportstsar Aspirant (223) Jan 23, 2012 California
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    $1.50 for a hot dog and soda (with refill!)
     
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  10. Aztec_Chris

    Aztec_Chris Initiate (143) May 7, 2015 California

    Picked up a Thunderstruck for $6 and a Evil Dead Red for $5 today.
     
  11. wolf13

    wolf13 Aspirant (200) Dec 11, 2014 California
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    Free food samples every Saturday from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm!
     
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  12. JohnCassillo

    JohnCassillo Zealot (548) Mar 29, 2013 California
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    How old's that Thunderstruck, though?

    Love that beer, and (like everyone else) enjoy Stone's stuff. But with a lot of their IPAs sitting on shelves lately, I'm cautious -- even at a good price.
     
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  13. Aztec_Chris

    Aztec_Chris Initiate (143) May 7, 2015 California

    Bottled August 5th
     
  14. Goldstar81

    Goldstar81 Initiate (127) Jul 15, 2010 California
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    I found a shelf full of two month old El Segundo IPAs. Does that count?
     
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  15. KCropp

    KCropp Initiate (126) Feb 25, 2014 California
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    Costco in Cypress has Tart of Darkness for $15.99
     
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  16. Purpleman

    Purpleman Initiate (153) Jan 2, 2014 California
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    I took the kid on a week day and he ate lunch and dessert from the sample tables, saved me a whole $4!

    I gave up on Costco as far as beer goes after the Parabola bullshit.
     
  17. riko

    riko Aspirant (208) Jan 18, 2008 California
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    The Costco on Morena in SD has free samples every time I go.

    As for beer, I've seen lots of BA Bigfoot sitting around there for the last several weeks. I don't know if that counts as a good find, though ...
     
  18. wolf13

    wolf13 Aspirant (200) Dec 11, 2014 California
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    Anyone know generally when the Orange County Costco's get the FW beers? 10:15 a.m. on the first Monday two weeks after the brewery release? Etc.?
     
  19. MiScusi

    MiScusi Savant (994) Feb 12, 2005 California
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    Yorba Linda has Autumn Maple and a ton of Mosaic IPA if you wanna play Russian roulette with St Archer's inability to put freshness codes on their bottles.
     
  20. homer281

    homer281 Initiate (193) Nov 21, 2013 California
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    Saw a picture of Grapefruit Sculpin "12 packs" at Irvine Costco for $22.49
     
  21. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Zealot (532) Jan 7, 2013 California
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    There is no rhyme or reason to when or how they get it. Just whenever it comes in.
     
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  22. theperk

    theperk Initiate (130) Jul 14, 2012 California
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    Which Costco would this be? My girlfriend loves campfire.
     
  23. SirBottlecap

    SirBottlecap Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2013 California

    Almaden Expressway and Blossom Hill. One of the worst intersections in the Bay Area. I suggest parking far from it and walking. I usually park at Trader Joe's and hit them up last for more beer. l mean groceries.
     
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  24. HeavySpeedway

    HeavySpeedway Initiate (0) Jul 8, 2013 California

    You cannot plan for it; AFAIK even most the people working there usually don't know in advance.

    Your best is to be working near one, and have an inside contact that texts you just before they put it on the floor.
     
  25. Lostmango

    Lostmango Initiate (193) Jun 29, 2013 California
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    Or show up when they are doing a tasting. Scored stickee monkey for 12 or 13 last release.
     
  26. neurobot01

    neurobot01 Defender (686) Jan 25, 2014 California
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    Goleta Costco got maybe a case or two of Velvet Merkin less than a week after it was released, which quickly disappeared, but today there were at least six more cases. Too bad it's the only Vintage beer I wouldn't literally buy multiple cases of at Costco prices, but figured I'd pass it along. Really hoping this means this location will see an increased allotment of XIX. Seriously, snagging a case of XVIII for ~$100 was one of my best days in 2014.
     
  27. Zhiguli

    Zhiguli Aspirant (245) Jul 12, 2012 California

    I never really get to go, maybe once a year but a visit a month ago was sad. I walked out with NO beer at all. There was nothing I wanted at all and was puzzling. Got wine. Northridge location
     
  28. Marquizzle

    Marquizzle Initiate (131) Apr 9, 2015 California

    Figured I'd bump this - picked up speedway for 9.89 at Burbank costco
     
  29. Five_Four_Plus

    Five_Four_Plus Initiate (167) Feb 17, 2014 California
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    I thought you meant $3 Speedway for a second there and Speedwayed my pants a little bit.
     
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  30. elemenohpee1

    elemenohpee1 Aspirant (226) Oct 29, 2014 California
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    Costco Huntington Beach last week. Bought a bunch of sucaba at 12.50 each. Last year got a bunch of parabola for 11.97 each, that was a steal. Literally sold out before on the shelves. I was very lucky. Sucaba made it to the shelves for a couple hours
     
  31. SoNiC21

    SoNiC21 Aspirant (227) Jan 20, 2015 California
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    I'm guessing they just had it posted on the sign hoping people would be kept in check.
     
  32. elemenohpee1

    elemenohpee1 Aspirant (226) Oct 29, 2014 California
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    Didn't even know there was a limit, perhaps the cashier didn't know either? She just rang me up for 5 of them and I paid and left.
     
  33. GravyRobber

    GravyRobber Initiate (136) Feb 4, 2015 California
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    I've never experienced a bottle limit at Costco & I've purchased a lot of FW beers there. They don't care how much you buy, they just want the shelf space clear for the next product.
    I could've cleared out stores on numerous occasions but I never buy more than two bottles from a store because I don't want to be "that guy".
     
  34. GravyRobber

    GravyRobber Initiate (136) Feb 4, 2015 California
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    In my area the sign sometimes says "1 Bottle = 1 Sell Unit" but never says "Limit 1". My guess is it's there so people don't try to bring a whole case up to the counter and pretend it's a bulk packed item. If we get FW at Costco here at all the store never gets more than one or two cases.
     
  35. taylordane

    taylordane Initiate (108) Dec 28, 2015 California
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    It said "Limit 1 per member"

    even though you don't need to be a member to buy booze
     
  36. Saxmusik45

    Saxmusik45 Aspirant (256) Nov 18, 2011 California
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    That means the general public can buy as many as they want, right?
     
  37. taylordane

    taylordane Initiate (108) Dec 28, 2015 California
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    haha hell yeea
     
  38. Streetkid

    Streetkid Initiate (144) Feb 10, 2016 California
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    My yorba linda Costco has been uninteresting latley but I do find myself going there pretty regularly just to see what they have.

    I did score a bottle of sucuba last week - they had the same old stuff but I took a better look and behind all the bottles was a box on its side. I moved some bottles out of the way and, voilĂ , a box of sucuba.
     
  39. elemenohpee1

    elemenohpee1 Aspirant (226) Oct 29, 2014 California
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    I actually took a picture of the sign, it did say 1 per member. Didn't notice until now. Last year when I got the parabola, I bought one case, the guy behind me bought the remaining 3 cases.
     
  40. elzacharino

    elzacharino Initiate (140) Feb 26, 2014 California
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    That's a good catch on your part. The YL Costco has sucked for the past year or so now.
     
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