Best beer under $40 a case

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  1. g198569

    g198569 Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2010 Pennsylvania

    What is your best beer under $40 a case.
    I lean on Yards Thomas Jefferson ale to get me thru.
    What is your go to beer when your paycheck won't support a whale
  2. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,221) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    I'm partial to fresh (under two weeks from bottling, typically) Flower Power...
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  3. jffbrght

    jffbrght Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Troeg's Perpetual IPA.
  4. 1Sundown2C

    1Sundown2C Devotee (416) Jan 13, 2012 New York
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    None in the State of Long Island :(
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  5. 1Sundown2C

    1Sundown2C Devotee (416) Jan 13, 2012 New York
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    SNPA is our only chance...if it's on sale.
  6. shadowane

    shadowane Aspirant (202) Sep 7, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    I paid $50 for a case in Philly though that was at Bella Vista.
  7. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Savant (954) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Flower power is 45$ before tax around here. My under 40 case is always changing but over the last half year or so I would say Troegs Troegenator more often than any other.
  8. digdug1810

    digdug1810 Aspirant (246) Mar 1, 2011 New Jersey
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    Yeah where is that at? I've gotten it for $42 I think at its cheapest around here, and I never know when it's going to hit so getting it within two weeks of it landing is sometimes difficult but not impossible.

    I got a case of two hearted for $44 after tax. I know it's not under $40 OP but to me it's close, I try to find great beer under $2/bt or $48 after tax.
  9. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,221) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Bottle King or, for a buck more, Joe Canal's:
  10. digdug1810

    digdug1810 Aspirant (246) Mar 1, 2011 New Jersey
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    Nice the JC's down here in SJ are a bit more : /
  11. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poo-Bah (1,631) Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Nice price for Flower Power, Jess.
  12. mingo1968

    mingo1968 Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2010 Pennsylvania

    sly fox pikeland pils great for bbq
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  13. HopNuggets

    HopNuggets Disciple (306) Oct 8, 2009 Connecticut

    Does a keg of homebrew count? Range anywhere from $15-$25/case... ha-ha.
  14. gengle

    gengle Initiate (129) Oct 10, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Perpetual, Hopback, Loose Cannon, Little Sumpin Sumpin, Lagunitas IPA, Finest Kind. All right around 40 after tax in Central PA.
  15. CurtFromHershey

    CurtFromHershey Devotee (476) Oct 4, 2012 Minnesota
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    at least 75% of my case purchases fall in this category. I usually seek out smaller qty's for anything more expensive.

    SN torpedo, summerfest, ruthless, and celebration
    Brooklyn BCS (think I paid 41 pre-tax back in Dec or Jan)
    Troegs perpetual, hopback, and troegenator
    Victory hopdevil, hop wallop, festbier, prima, and headwaters
  16. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Savant (954) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I'll also mention Uinta Hop Notch is a great IPA for under 40$ a case.
  17. GoGators

    GoGators Crusader (724) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
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    I know its priced differently all over but I paid $9.59 for a sixer of SUCKS at Canals in Iselin so even with no case discount thats $38.36 for a case. Hard to find a better under $40 a case beer than that.
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  18. nrs207

    nrs207 Defender (687) Sep 8, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Picked up 2 cases of Two Hearted in the past few months for $40 and change after tax. Each case was a week old. Tough to beat that.
  19. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (246) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    Zombie Dust. $35/case, tax included, from the brewery.

    End of thread.
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  20. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Savant (954) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    good chioce, it would be nice if it were available to the mid atlantic forum viewers..

    I've been on a Victory St Victorious Dopplebock kick..40.99 a case before tax.
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  21. ClarkHimself

    ClarkHimself Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I stopped by 3F on a drive from Philadelphia to Chicago 2 weeks ago, but there was no ZD cases to be had. Sigh. $35 for a case of Alpha King wasn't too bad though, and was easily checked on the flight back.

    The original question varies by location, obviously. In Center City Philly, even Sierra Nevada rings up just a shade under $40 after tax. Most good variety packs (Victory, Troegs, etc) are about $42-$44.

    My answer to the original question, sticking to the $40 limit and given location, would likely be a Saranac variety case. Summer will likely be Narragansett Summer Ale.
  22. CanConPhilly

    CanConPhilly Devotee (455) May 17, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Surprised nobody has mentioned Jai Alai. $38 a case (+ tax) at Bella Vista when they have it in stock (which isn't often, but we've managed to snag a few at that price).
  23. Giantspace

    Giantspace Zealot (502) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Philly Burbs ...Victory all year rounds are under $40, Uinta was $30 but is creeping to $34+, SNPA and others have gone from sub $30 to $35-38 in the last year, I stopped buying PBC after too many issues with their pale ale. They even replaced my case and the next one was bad as well. Weyerbacher is over $40, Lagunitas is over $40 and it keeps going on. I like 30 packs of PBR. The new victory saison is real nice but not sure of the case price. I bought a sixer to try it.

    It gets a bit old walking into a beer distributor to only find high priced beer that is old. I have been buying lots of Sierra Nevada for $30 a case in Jersey of late. I am there so why not buy a lot. Should be buying a lot of SN Keller and Victory Swing this summer.

    Thankfully I am close to the WF and Jersey

  24. jefftennis

    jefftennis Initiate (163) Oct 6, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Bought a case of Sucks in MD. last week at 39.99 a case. Great deal.
  25. NJR19056

    NJR19056 Initiate (135) Mar 23, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Saw the Victory Swing Saison for $35/case. Have a feeling my fridge will be stocked with that and Summer Love all summer
  26. JeanPaulValley

    JeanPaulValley Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Here in NEPA I don't think you can beat Stegmaier. Brewed right in Wilkes Barre, never more than $25 a case. Not a world beater, but I don't think you can get a better ratio of quality to value. Their amber lager is a personal favorite, and their seasonals are all really good (with their fall Oktoberfest being one of the best I've ever had.)
  27. MassiveBeerReviews

    MassiveBeerReviews Initiate (184) Apr 12, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Troegs Troegenator, Leffe Brown, and Spaten Optimator (all of which can be had by me in Northeast, PA) are always well stocked in my beer fridge so my all stars don't take a hit from unworthy friends :wink: or my late night drunk self.
  28. pitweasel

    pitweasel Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2007 New York

    Including Storm King??
  29. nineball

    nineball Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2013 New York


  30. mingo1968

    mingo1968 Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2010 Pennsylvania

    I looked at a case of Two Hearted last week here in Philly and the wanted $49.00 plus tax
  31. nrs207

    nrs207 Defender (687) Sep 8, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    This was at Shangy's. I love Philly prices.
  32. TheFunGuy

    TheFunGuy Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2011 Virginia

    Hoffbrau Octoberfest
  33. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,221) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    How much are you paying for gasoline to drive to Indiana and back from anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic region that a case of $35 beer is still under $40?:grinning:
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  34. victory4me

    victory4me Zealot (547) Oct 16, 2004 Pennsylvania

    Sly Fox Helles lager in the new cans. $30 at the brewery.

    Actually, pretty much any Sly Fox is a steal at the Brewery: Helles, Royal Weiss, Pikeland Pils, Phoenix Pale Ale - All $30
  35. tylermains

    tylermains Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2010 Kentucky

    My locsl Kroger is selling 6 packs of Expedition Stout at $9.99. That makes for a $40 case. They have it listed as a rotating seasonal.
  36. Steeeve

    Steeeve Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2010 Pennsylvania

    My new go-to is Flying Fish Red Fish. Pretty tasty, good hop flavor, moderate ABV, only $29.
  37. g198569

    g198569 Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Just re-discovered Long trail double bagged.............30.00 a 7%,not too shabby!
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