At the Risk of Being a Heretic...

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by ontherocks, Dec 21, 2012.

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  1. ontherocks

    ontherocks Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2008 Georgia

    When money is real tight, is Mother Earth Silent Night worth $20 per bottle?
     
  2. whiskeytown

    whiskeytown Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2010 North Carolina

    when money is real tight, is any beer worth $20 per bottle?
     
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  3. whitekiboko

    whitekiboko Aspirant (286) Sep 22, 2006 South Carolina
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    If things were actually tight, you wouldn't be asking that question. Snug perhaps?

    Personally, I like it a lot, but have only had it on draft. $15? Yes. 17? Maybe. 20? I just don't know.
     
  4. HopsJunkiedotcom

    HopsJunkiedotcom Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2010 Florida

    Yeah, it's not worth the coin if things are "tight" or "snug". You can get better value in a stout by the 4pk/bomber and be just as happy. Gotta say no sometimes.
     
  5. Uwftke26

    Uwftke26 Initiate (0) Dec 18, 2008 North Carolina

    Of course not. There's too much quality stuff for a hell of a lot cheaper. And I like Silent Night, but I haven't purchased a bottle since the first year. $20 a bomber is transcendent beer territory, not "very good beer" territory.
     
  6. Wolfpack2005

    Wolfpack2005 Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2010 North Carolina

    Thats a relative question......is it worth giving up meals for, no......is it worth cutting into your beer budget and drinking pbr for a week in order to get this beer, yes.
     
  7. wolfeman007

    wolfeman007 Aspirant (244) Aug 26, 2007 North Carolina

    Grab an event horizon and a happy meal with that $20 :)
     
  8. lpb1970

    lpb1970 Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2006 North Carolina

    Under no circumstances is Silent Night worth $20. All of their beers are overpriced.
     
  9. fehrminator

    fehrminator Disciple (342) Jan 26, 2008 North Carolina
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    Just buy Big Bad Baptist at $11 and thank me later.
     
  10. GatorBeerNerd

    GatorBeerNerd Disciple (340) Sep 15, 2007 Georgia
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    I assume the OP found Silent Night here in GA since we get their products. We do not get Epic here unfortunately.

    Joe, I do not think it is even remotely worth $20 a bottle. We get too many better beers (for my tastes at least) here for me to justify that price for it. If it were $11-13 I might would buy another one.
     
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  11. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,387) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Worth a shot if you've never had it before.
     
  12. mhksuccess

    mhksuccess Zealot (576) Jul 7, 2012 California
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    i just picked up a bottle and all this negativity about doesnt make me happy but I think it will still be a very enjoyable brew i might sit on it for a while and let it get a little age probably will get better
     
  13. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,387) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    The negativity was about the 20 buck price tag not the brew, if it was 12 like EH guys would be all over it.
     
  14. SaCkErZ9

    SaCkErZ9 Poo-Bah (2,148) Feb 27, 2005 South Carolina
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    Lets put it this way: Westy 12 sold for $85 for six beers AND two glasses. Assuming the glasses are at most worth $5 each, the beers cost $75. 6 beers at $13 is $72. So the "Best Beer in the World" is $13 for 11oz, or slightly more than $1 per oz. if Silent Night is $20 for 22oz, (which means Westy 12 22oz bottle is $26 for 22oz) or slightly less than $1 an oz, do you think the two equate? I think neither one are worth the price tag.
     
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  15. OSUBeerStudent

    OSUBeerStudent Initiate (0) May 2, 2008 Washington

    Unlike Silent Night, there aren't multiple beers of the same style that are better, made in the same state, for AT MOST the same price.
     
  16. Uwftke26

    Uwftke26 Initiate (0) Dec 18, 2008 North Carolina

    Exactly. Doesn't mean neither beer is quality, just means at some point the price becomes obscene and laughable.
     
  17. n2185

    n2185 Poo-Bah (1,757) Apr 14, 2008 North Carolina
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    A few things here:

    Silent Night is a 750, not a bomber, so it's not that much more expensive per ounce than EvHo.
    I'm not for sure where people are finding $12 EvHo, but I've never seen it for cheaper than $15 since the 2010 version. It's $15 at the brewery.
    For SN, I generally see it for $18, though have seen it for as low as $14.
    In terms of quality, it's a good bbal stout. Is it worth the price for the bottle? Eh. It's good enough that I've not felt ripped off by it, but not good enough to buy multiple bottles at that price. I've seen it on tap several places as well, though, so that's a much cheaper alternative (Funny story--the first year SN came out, I bought a bottle for $20 at Bruisin' and then walked down the street to Barley's to find it on tap for $4 per 10oz pour).

    Like EvHo, SN changes a bit every year. I've had both every year since 2010 and I would rank them as such:
    2010 EvHo > 2010 SN
    2011 EvHo < 2011 SN
    2012 EvHo = 2012 SN
     
  18. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,387) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I paid $13 bucks for EH at Bestway, SN $18 give. SN is a much bigger bottle so some of the cost is negated, not enough to worry about IMO. SN IMO is a great BA Stout, who's going to argue a few prorated bucks on two great beers..
     
  19. wolfeman007

    wolfeman007 Aspirant (244) Aug 26, 2007 North Carolina

    ran across a BBA stout from Catawba Valley on draft last night....really, really good stuff..
     
  20. n2185

    n2185 Poo-Bah (1,757) Apr 14, 2008 North Carolina
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    Catawba makes a lot of really great draft-only beers, from funky saisons to fruity sours to bbal aged stuff. If they started bottling some of these beers, I think they could become one of the most sought-after breweries in the SE.
     
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  21. wolfeman007

    wolfeman007 Aspirant (244) Aug 26, 2007 North Carolina

    Agreed, I have met one of their brewers a couple of times (Todd) and am a fan of the beers and the people that make em.
     
  22. lpb1970

    lpb1970 Initiate (0) Oct 19, 2006 North Carolina

    A 750is 3 oz larger than a bomber. Not sure I would call that "much bigger". I wouldn't put SN anywhere near EH in terms of quality and given the price difference I think SN has earned a chuckle or two. Especially given how overpriced their regular lineup is. TW sold EH for $11.50 this year.
     
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  23. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    We had this discussion at ORF. I think I said i would arguably pay somewhere around $13-15 dollars. 20 is just too high, so I dont buy it anymore.
     
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  24. ontherocks

    ontherocks Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2008 Georgia

    Forgive me - I have been sick for the last few days, so my thought processes are screwed up - I have forgotten what EvHo is.

    BTW, I have gotten over my initial longing for Silent Night. If there are still any bottles floating around - if my January paycheck is larger - I may pick one up, then.
     
  25. ontherocks

    ontherocks Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2008 Georgia

    I don't think we have Big Bad Baptist in Atlanta.
     
  26. whiskeytown

    whiskeytown Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2010 North Carolina

    OHB Event Horizon
     
  27. ontherocks

    ontherocks Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2008 Georgia

    Olde Hickory Event Horizon is something that I will probably not be seeing in Atlanta. How much does it run in NC?

    Though I knew of Mother Earth being here, I didn't expect her to send Silent Night for the first Christmas season in GA.
     
  28. jroberge1981

    jroberge1981 Initiate (167) Apr 4, 2009 North Carolina
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    Event Horizon runs from $13 - $15 and is worth every penny!
     
  29. hooligan74

    hooligan74 Initiate (20) Sep 5, 2009 North Carolina

    I prefer EH, Dragon's Milk or a whole bunch of other barrel-aged stouts that are less than $20/bomber.
     
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  30. DawgPhan

    DawgPhan Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2012 Georgia
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    @ $20 I think it will sit for a while. way too great stouts sitting on the shelves for less money.
     
  31. hellhammermario

    hellhammermario Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2012 North Carolina

    Buying this beer at the brewery is $16, which I feel is reasonable... but still enough to agitate me, haha. Is it a good beer? Hell yes. Is a $20 price tag silly? Hell yes. I haven't been fortunate enough to try Event Horizon, yet... but it seems like this is the better deal.

    However, as I live in Kinston, I'm forced to say Go Mother Earth. :D
     
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