Release Ballast Point High West Barrel Aged Victory at Sea

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by superspak, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (21,814) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Just got TTB label approval this morning. Looks like Constellation is already taking advantage of the acquisition of High West last year. Looks like this will be in 6 packs. Hopefully the price is acceptable.

  2. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,010) May 13, 2011 North Carolina

    I'd say it'd run about tree fidy...a bottle
  3. Robtobfest

    Robtobfest Disciple (323) Oct 21, 2009 Connecticut

    The perfect beer at the perfect price point doesn't exi.......
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  4. Jlabs

    Jlabs Champion (823) Nov 11, 2013 New York

    I hope the beer is as good as the label
  5. bgold86

    bgold86 Savant (904) Apr 1, 2015 New York
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    If the quality is anywhere close to recent vintages, it's a must buy.
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  6. Donco

    Donco Devotee (433) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Sounds right up my alley...
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  7. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (648) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    This will make sculpin look cheap.

    I'm waiting for the new Lagunitas BA stout.

  8. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,035) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota

    I appreciate that they didn't make this bomber-only. Sounds good, will have to get some. A BA stout would have been good too. Imagine BA Indra Kunindra!
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  9. donspublic

    donspublic Poo-Bah (1,568) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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    It exists and it was excellent. Not sure if it ever made it into bottles, but some obscure craft burger joint had it by my house and was selling it for like $9 a pint. I went by multiple times. If you like the base, it was somewhat muted down and a vanilla/bourbon kick added to it. Would have bought the shit out of that beer if it was bottled
  10. johnnybgood1999

    johnnybgood1999 Disciple (320) Oct 31, 2008 Virginia

    Hoping for widespread distro on this one.
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  11. tillmac62

    tillmac62 Meyvn (1,468) Oct 2, 2013 South Carolina

    On my buy list, hoping for a case.
  12. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,177) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois

    This gets my stamp of approval as I fully endorse BA beers in 12 ounce format (6 packs even better). Not to mention I'm a fan of V@S :wink:.
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  13. smutty33

    smutty33 Defender (668) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut

    This sounds great. That label is bad ass as well.

    Just wondering what they're going to charge for a 6pk.? Got to be a fair price or I may have to pass.
  14. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (415) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    40 bucks would be reasonable, anything over 60 would suck but they know everyone would buy it anyway so it wouldn't surprise me if it was that high.
  15. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,177) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois

    It can't be $40. I agree it's reasonable (considering BA bomber prices) but it would not sell at that price. Breweries know consumers are hesitant to lay out that much money on a purchase so they make the unit size smaller and still get the price ratio they want. Much more palatable to the consumer. We already know with this that it will be a six pack of 12oz bottles so 4pks or bombers (or the dreaded 16.9 oz BCBS bottle) are not an option here. Considering High Westified's pricing, it will not be that cheap certainly but I cannot see this being higher than $25 per sixer imo. Definitely not higher than $30. It will be interesting to see what it comes in at though.
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  16. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (415) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    I don't know, this is Ballast Point we're talking about. They love high prices haha. KBS flies off the shelf at $25 a 4 pack so this should sell well at $40 a sixer.
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  17. DrewLS

    DrewLS Initiate (121) Oct 7, 2012 Massachusetts

    I'd be surprised if this is in six-packs - seems like four is the right format for 12 oz bottles.

    Drinking a Lagunitas High Westified right now reminds me that I'm going to need a bunch of this.
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  18. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 California

    I haven't had Ballast Point in quite awhile, if this is reasonably priced I'd buy it. I'd pay around $25 for a four or six pack.
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  19. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (775) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    20-25$ 4-pack or a 10$ solo 12oz bottle. I'll be shocked if they do anything else than that.
  20. Hinda65

    Hinda65 Initiate (125) May 7, 2017 Utah

    This sounds amazing. Sign me up
  21. EnthusedAboutBeer

    EnthusedAboutBeer Zealot (563) May 13, 2013 New Jersey

    I'd pay no more than $20 for the 6 pack but if I saw a single at $4-$5 I'd probably grab 1 or 2
  22. bgold86

    bgold86 Savant (904) Apr 1, 2015 New York
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    The 750 ml was brewery only and $30? No way this is a 6pk at 20. Guessing will be between 32-42.
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  23. LordofWord

    LordofWord Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2014 Oregon

    I can only imagine the Ballast Point price point. In the words of P.T. Barnum ...
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  24. matcris

    matcris Meyvn (1,061) Sep 17, 2015 Arizona

    Yup, fuck BP, and their over priced brew.
  25. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (1,805) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    KBS at $24/4pk sat here...for months. Bet I could still find singles and maybe a 4pk if I looked hard enough. If BP gets this done for $30 I'm in (essentially 2x VaS price), above that I'm likely grabbing a single or two...and I love VaS, but not at ridonkulous prices.
  26. mig100

    mig100 Savant (971) Aug 3, 2014 Texas

    Art is not the same dude? Kind of cartoony as compared to the older labels. Psyched for the beer itself, even though it's #corporateaf
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  27. MissFeisty

    MissFeisty Initiate (83) Dec 18, 2012 California

    $25/4-pack is a super reasonable price when compared to other BA stouts/porters. Assuming that's what it ends up being, I'm definitely on board.
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  28. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (231) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    Yeah, I was thinking in theory this beer shouldn't cost any more than the Lagunitas version did.
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  29. flat_lander

    flat_lander Devotee (408) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Oh, you mean $11.99 for a 6 pack? :smiley: That would be great, but since non barrel aged [insert pretty much any BP beer here] is often well north of $11.99 per 6er, I'm not holding my breath. In all seriousness, interested to see the actual price point of this and Willettized.
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  30. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (415) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    Well Ballast Point's IPA is $15 a sixer and Lagunitas IPA is $9 a sixer so this will for sure cost way more than Lags version.
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  31. BrownAleBollocks

    BrownAleBollocks Devotee (483) Nov 18, 2014 Kansas

    This sounds delicious, and I will definitely seek it out. Actually, it sounds so good I wouldn't be surprised if we see it in the "ever had a spiritual experience with a beer" thread! :grin:
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  32. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,035) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota

    To keep the perceived price down, most BA beers come in 4-packs. Just don't do the math, ignorance is bliss :wink:
  33. rather

    rather Aspirant (202) May 31, 2013 California

    lets hope price is reasonable but when lagunitas puts out a BA stout 6 pack for cheaper than base VAS i have my doubts that this one will be under 20$ six pack. im surprised they dont do bombers only not that ill ever complain about 4-6 packs instead of bomber only.
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  34. MissFeisty

    MissFeisty Initiate (83) Dec 18, 2012 California

    Always makes me chuckle when people bitch about the price of BP six-packs but happily throw down 25-30 bucks for a bomber of some pastry stout from an unproven nanobrewery that may as well be a glorified homebrewer.

    Lagunitas pricing is the pricing exception, not the rule.
  35. scream

    scream Zealot (569) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    Lagunitas pricing is right where it should be. BP is way over the top. Sorry, just my opinion.
  36. MissFeisty

    MissFeisty Initiate (83) Dec 18, 2012 California

    I don’t disagree with your first sentence. But BP is right where most prices are when looking at cost per ounce. Look around the market place and do the math, you might be surprised what you find.
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  37. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (775) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    You're assuming that that these are the same people. That's the problem.
  38. MissFeisty

    MissFeisty Initiate (83) Dec 18, 2012 California

    It’s not really a problem. And in many cases, it is the same people. I, myself have heard it quite often.
  39. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (775) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    They obviously hold more value in the local $30 beer than the wide distro cheaper option. Buy local, right? I get it.
  40. MissFeisty

    MissFeisty Initiate (83) Dec 18, 2012 California

    Of course, people are perfectly within their right to place value on whatever they want. If someone wants to criticize BP for selling to a private equity, that’s their prerogative. I disagree with that entirely but to each their own. But price analysis is about numbers, opinions need not apply there.