Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Beerjobbers: Store Closed

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Oxymoron, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. miketd

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2006
    Posts:
    2,242
    Likes Received:
    2,776
    Location:
    Ohio
    I know the brewer and he's somewhat active on RB; he said they packed it up there and shipped from there. I have no reason to doubt him.

    Edit - another great thing about buying Elevated was they always put a stamp on the beer to let you know when it was canned.
     
  2. brewtopian

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2008
    Posts:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Idaho
    I say its impossible to enforce because the majority of online shippers are shipping without the knowledge of UPS or FedEx. Both companies report monthly to each states tax commission on every shipment of alcohol into the state so those that are shipping legitimately are required to play by the rules. Those that aren't just skirt by until the moment an order is damaged and a box is opened to find alcohol. That's when they get shut down.
     
  3. pjeagles

    Beer Trader

    Joined:
    May 29, 2005
    Posts:
    81
    Likes Received:
    99
    Location:
    New Mexico
    As I stated in a previous Beerjobber post, the individual breweries themselves received orders and packed the beers in shipping containers provided by Beerjobber, and it is pretty good shipping material at that. I've seen the shippers sitting in Marble's brewery and thought about asking if I could use some of them... to ship fresh Elevated IPA and Marble beers to you, the now displaced former users of Beerjobber.
     
  4. erway

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2006
    Posts:
    140
    Likes Received:
    360
    Location:
    New Mexico
    The Elevated IPA, and all the other beers on beerjobber, were shipping from the breweries. I packed a lot of it up myself. As far as their model. They had distro rights and we're paying state excise tax in 46 states. They worked under the same auspices of a wine club. Nothing illegal about it per se, but I am glad I didn't have their legal fees. YIKES. I am betting that, above all else, was the major issue.

    As far as pricing of ours, or any brewery's beers, whether you bought one 4 pack, or one case, it was the same amount of work for them, so they marked it up to a similar level to get the revenues that they felt they needed to stick around. I guess they were wrong about that particular number. I am betting there will be others.
     
  5. LarryK

    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2012
    Posts:
    132
    Likes Received:
    191
    Location:
    New York
    Was pretty shocked to hear about this. I'd been given a four-pack of Elevated IPA -- which is absolutely astounding -- and six-pack of Marble IPA -- also ridiculously good -- as Christmas presents, and was blown away when both arrived on around January 15 bearing stickers showing that they were canned on January 3. Talk about freshness!!! Sure, the beers were considerably more expensive than your average four/six-pack, but that's the price you pay for getting to try incredible beer that isn't distributed to New York City and also not having to deal with the expenses incurred/potential for less-than-ideal-freshness that can arise during the trading process.

    By the way, any plans for NYC distribution? Or at the very least, Texas, where I spend a fair amount of time due to visiting family?
     
  6. Dogzbone

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2012
    Posts:
    59
    Likes Received:
    44
    Location:
    New York
    Think Let's Pour will be next?
     
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe