BCBS in CA?

Discussion in 'US - West' started by skawars1, Nov 9, 2015.

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  1. Mike100proof

    Mike100proof Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2012 California

    Competition level is way beyond to claim king of OC. Just being in a conversation is a blessing. Our business is driven by our loyal customers, I am just there to fill your beer in a black bag. Cheers!!! Just curious did you get any Bourbon County for yourself?
     
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  2. lincolnbeard

    lincolnbeard Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2010 California

    Nah, I didn't look to hard either. Just some places down here, stayed away from HT and BevMo.
     
  3. Mike100proof

    Mike100proof Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2012 California

    Variants were tough to get this time around. I don't think very many bevmo got any variants to my knowledge.
     
  4. stoutsandporters

    stoutsandporters Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2013 California

    In Pasadena, Bevmo on Arroyo had regular and BW today, limit 1 each. Gerlach's has regular, limit 2.
     
  5. PG2G

    PG2G Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2011 California

    Its more and more the norm because the distributers force the stores to buy a large amount of garbage to receive an allocated product. The retailer can either assume the product will move on its own (like a big box retail store), take a loss (and probably increase prices as a result), or create these bundles. These high demand items are used as a mechanism to push lesser demand product and sometimes the result makes its way down to us.

    Even purchasing at Wholefoods they emphasized that you'd be doing them a great favor by picking up a sixer of winter ale on your way out.
     
  6. PG2G

    PG2G Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2011 California

    BCBS 13, 15, BCBCS 15, and Regal Rye were on tap at Rock & Brews El Segundo btw. $20 for the flight, $12 for a 8oz pour. The 8oz pour is a bit of a rip off unleas you're going for Regal Rye. Was just happy to get to try it on tap though, now I can forward my bottle to a trade partner that missed oug.
     
  7. Sublime

    Sublime Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2007 California

    The Bevmos in the area had plenty at $11.99, I think the Temecula/Murrieta ones got about 10 cases, they had a 2 bottle limit.

    Barons Temecula had about 5 cases at $10.99 with a 2 bottle limit.

    The only liquor store I checked was Westons, when I was there it was $15 or $16 with a fuzzy one or two bottle limit, I see on Instagram a bundle is also mentioned with some goose island six pack coming out at $28. Guess it depends on how good of customer you are.

    Oh yea I also checked with Rancho Liquor, dude was all hot and bothered I was inquiring about the beer even though I was not a stranger to the store, apparently hadn't come in yet.

    I'm telling you these liquor stores are a trip, not worth the drama, smh.
     
  8. 64vdub

    64vdub Aspirant (267) Feb 20, 2014 California
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    How much was Reg at Gerlach's? Just wondering cause of the gouging that took place there last year with Vanilla.
     
  9. stoutsandporters

    stoutsandporters Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2013 California

    I think they were $13.99 each.
     
  10. 64vdub

    64vdub Aspirant (267) Feb 20, 2014 California
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    Thanks for the info. About 45% higher than most in the area... Sheesh
     
  11. homer281

    homer281 Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2013 California

    Most in the area are selling BCBS for under $10 a bottle?? Don't come to Long Beach, cheapest I've seen is $20
     
  12. WestCoastBeerDude

    WestCoastBeerDude Initiate (143) Aug 19, 2014 California
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    total wine in LB had it for $9.99. Bevmo, wholefoods, Ralphs, and Lazy Acres had it for 10.99. Just ones that are left are in the $20's.

    Any news on the second wave?
     
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  13. HopsintheSack

    HopsintheSack Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 California

    It's funny to me that the smaller liquor stores mark them up so much. I usually try and frequent more mom and pop styles stores, but in this case BevMo and Barons made it easy peasy. 14 bottles at average 11.50 a bottle in 1.5 hours between 3 locations in Temecula area. Then back home for a turkey omelet.
     
  14. Nasthyone

    Nasthyone Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2015 California

    I think I paid $11.99 at both of Stearns locations.
     
  15. 64vdub

    64vdub Aspirant (267) Feb 20, 2014 California
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    Yeah, most places by me in North LA has been no more than $10.99, albeit limit 1 sometimes. I paid $9.99 no limit on Black Friday...and just saw some of the more obscure places (still mom & pop) get it in this week and price it at $10.99. All the big box places in my area (Total Wine, BevMo, WholeFoods) were all at $9.99.

    These shops that are gouging and trying to make an extra $3/$4 a bottle are ridiculous...there is no upside to this business model. You either have customers thinking that these particular shops prices are stupid high prices, or even if the beer is really limited (bcbs is not by the way), the customer realizes they are getting gouged, because it's no secret what the list price of these beers are.

    Think about this:

    Store A: Gets 20 case of BCBS, priced at $10 each. Potential revenue would be $2,400

    Store B: Gets 20 cases of BCBS, priced at $17 each. Potential revenue would be $4,080. I would consider this gouging due to the known list price.

    The difference in REVENUE between store A and B, wer're not even talking about profit here, would be only $1,680. Is this worth how your customers perceive you now? Just from me alone, store B would probably lose out on about $150 dollars of revenue a year.
     
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  16. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California
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    Nugget in Corte Madera has reg BCBS for a ten-spot. Shocked to see it there, let alone at that price.
     
  17. Modernrickk

    Modernrickk Zealot (588) Oct 3, 2013 California

    Not sure if it's worth reporting but there's 3 bottles of regular sitting at Bevmo Culver city 11.99ea
     
  18. TriggerFingers

    TriggerFingers Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2012 California

    Found a single bottle of regular 2015 BC at a hole in the wall shop in Orange. 11.99...it was behind the counter and the last one they had.
     
  19. OCJeff

    OCJeff Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2015 California

    When they had this in stock where was it located? I stopped in a few times but didn't see any over the past weekend. Was there display set up or was it stocked with the bombers?
     
  20. Highbrow

    Highbrow Devotee (470) Jan 7, 2011 California
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    i didn't manage to score one from them but a Whole Foods in San Francisco had Rare yesterday. sad thing is that isn't the most unbelievable part. what was - is the fact it was less than $55 out the door.
     
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  21. BartS

    BartS Aspirant (269) Nov 15, 2012 California
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    Just confirmed it, case of Rare came in yesterday, now long gone. I missed it, too. Coffee and Regal didn't come in that shipment and isn't expected to come.
     
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  22. Goldstar81

    Goldstar81 Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2010 California

    BCBS and BW are at mission liquor in Pasadena behind the counter. You have to ask for it. 14.99 each. Limit 1. Two years ago they had a ton of BW, coffee and stout on the shelf at MSRP with no limit and it was gone in 2 days.
     
  23. pkao

    pkao Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2013 California

    which whole foods in san francisco?
     
  24. jnance88

    jnance88 Initiate (101) Jun 10, 2014 California
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    I went last night. Coffee was gone but got to try Regal and BCBS '15. That BCBS was a bit hot. Regal was delicious. Nice sweetness and a faint touch of saltiness Glad I have a bottle for later. I was going to give the '13 a whirl but then my wife realized that each pour was more expensive than my burger. lol
    When I ordered the Regal, the waitress looked at me funny. They have it on their menu as "Rye Cherry Bourbon County". Made me wonder if they had mislabeled the keg, someone was asleep when they wrote it on the menu or if I actually got a taste of Cherry Rye. Tap handle was a Regal handle.
     
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  25. Rotero24

    Rotero24 Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2013 California

    Castro WF
     
  26. BlazinHazen

    BlazinHazen Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2014 California

    Ohhhhh, I even asked the waitress about them having Cherry Rye on and how I couldn't believe it but she didn't know anything. Makes sense it would be Regal, although I definitely tasted the cherry so I took them at their word and didn't see the tap handle. Time to redo my check in I guess.
     
  27. jnance88

    jnance88 Initiate (101) Jun 10, 2014 California
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    Whatever it was, Regal or Cherry, I enjoyed it.
     
  28. Beerbom

    Beerbom Crusader (778) Dec 20, 2014 California
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    Any idea how late in the day they still had some left at Castro WF. I'm absolutely kicking myself because I was several blocks from there but since Berkeley WF was so clueless when I inquired earlier I didn't bother going there (of course I hadn't heard they got any yet).

     
  29. Redgoatman

    Redgoatman Aspirant (281) May 21, 2015 California
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    Some things are better left unknown...
     
  30. Rotero24

    Rotero24 Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2013 California

    They ran out around 4pm
     
  31. ptykozoon

    ptykozoon Zealot (500) Jul 18, 2010 California

    If an ordinary customer walks in to this store the last thing they are going to think is wow this bcbs is expensive, this store charges stupid high prices. Also bcbs is really limited based on supply and demand. Page 14 now?

    In this example revenue would be the same as profit (minus tax).
     
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  32. FUF77

    FUF77 Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2015 California

    Bevmo in Redlands had a case of regular left Friday morning.
     
  33. Speedoguy

    Speedoguy Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2013 California

    Hacienda beverage brea posted they just got a case of regular, second wave must be coming since he didnt get any with the first wave
     
  34. Speedoguy

    Speedoguy Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2013 California

    Icon in cypress just got regular, barleywine, and bcbs tulip glasses.

    bsbs limit 1

    bcbw sold in a set that includes bcbs and glass


    they didnt get any last week, so second wave is hitting for sure
     
  35. Briesch

    Briesch Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2014 California

    WF Venice today had about 8 cases of regular sitting on the floor near the beer fridge. Don't know if there was a limit.
     
  36. neurobot01

    neurobot01 Defender (646) Jan 25, 2014 California

    WF Santa Barbara got re-upped with Regular—the 14.3% version. The best part is that, at 500ml, it counts as a bomber and is therefore just over $8/bottle this weekend. Limit 2.
     
  37. Beerbom

    Beerbom Crusader (778) Dec 20, 2014 California
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    BevMo in Walnut Creek and Danville got a bunch of cases of regular yesterday that I just saw. Walnut Creek also had a bundle of backwoods bastard as well too.
     
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  38. 64vdub

    64vdub Aspirant (267) Feb 20, 2014 California
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    Umm, no it's not.
     
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  39. OCJeff

    OCJeff Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2015 California

    Any sightings recently at/near list price in South Orange County? We seem to have run dry. Local BevMo doesn't think there is any more coming in.
     
  40. wolf13

    wolf13 Initiate (150) Dec 11, 2014 California
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    Called all the BevMo/TW/Whole Foods and no OC store is supposedly getting anymore in until next year. WTF, since when is OC the bastard stepchild of beer?
     
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