best bomber prices?

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  1. yoitsarch

    yoitsarch Disciple (301) Nov 13, 2012 California
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    22oz Speakeasy Big Daddy for $3.99
  2. FrostyTiger

    FrostyTiger Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2013 Minnesota

    Trader Joe's is the place to go for bomber deals. Not sure if they have them where you live but they have bombers in the $2 range. I was checking out and she rang up the bomber and I stood there dumbfounded. I honestly said "is that price correct?" She said, yeah, and it's good beer too. So yeah, pretty tough to beat a $2.50 bomber. It's not phenomenal beer or anything but it's decent.
  3. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Disciple (342) May 1, 2011 Maine

    I am mesmerized by your avatar. What was the topic again?
  4. sbxx

    sbxx Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2011 Illinois

    I got Hop Stoopid for $4.49 and thought wow not a bad deal... Then I tasted it.

    There's a reason the good stuff is $10+.

    Best deal so far would be something like Lagunitas' Cappucino stout for the same price. That actually wasn't too bad.
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  5. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2012 Maryland

    Lagunitas and Stone have great prices for beer of such high quality.
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  6. fmccormi

    fmccormi Meyvn (1,330) Oct 24, 2010 California
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    Foothills has some very reasonably priced bombers. Though, since they started putting Hoppyum in sixers for ~$9, the value of their bombers is almost moot, now.

    Sidenote, Hoppyum is a seriously underappreciated beer.
  7. DCgolfpro

    DCgolfpro Devotee (479) Oct 26, 2011 Maryland
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    Stone at $5.99 takes the cake for me.
  8. ferallifter

    ferallifter Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2013

    Arrogant Bastard is usually a great deal for a 22oz. Ballast Point Sculpin is a great beer, but I have a hard time spending $7.50-$8.50 on a 22oz bottle.
  9. Charlie_Hoss

    Charlie_Hoss Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2013 New Jersey
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    Uinta Labyrinth is like $ priced bourbon barrel aged imperial stout. Probably due to it being labeled a black ale...shhhhhhhhh
  10. Steeeve

    Steeeve Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2010 Pennsylvania

    I just remembered I picked up Avery Hog Heaven and Salvation for $5.50 each last week. Those are pretty good prices for >9% abv beers.
  11. Steeeve

    Steeeve Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Is it bourbon barrel aged? I was under the impression it was only oak aged. I definitely don't remember any bourbon flavor in it, just lots of disgusting licorice.
  12. Charlie_Hoss

    Charlie_Hoss Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2013 New Jersey
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    no youre right, my mistake, rye barrels.
  13. Gaelic

    Gaelic Aspirant (255) Mar 12, 2006 North Carolina
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    Highland Gaelic Ale and most all of their bomber are $4.00-$5.50 in NC
  14. SteelersX

    SteelersX Disciple (375) Jan 30, 2011 New York
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    King Henry was a steal at $10 a bomber case price.
  15. cobrakai44

    cobrakai44 Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2009 Illinois

    I agree this is one of the better "values" in the bomber category. Best bang for you buck in hops and alcohol.
  16. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Aspirant (217) Feb 20, 2013 Florida
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    Second for Douible Bastard being a good deal. Most bombers are a rip. I can't buy DFH @ 14 bucks and Hopstoopid @ 6 when I can get a pair of better singles by the same brewer for less money.
  17. Ivegotmule

    Ivegotmule Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 North Carolina

    All the ones mentioned are great, and true. I'll throw in Laughing Dog. Mostly for the Dogzilla black IPA at 5$. Stone is the best for the price for sure.. Even the higher end like Ruination for 6.99. But I always get the 4 pack at 11.99. Duh
  18. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Aspirant (241) Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Stone always has reasonable prices, even for their limited releases. Lagunitas also has really good prices for bombers.
  19. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Ohio

    Great beer and I found it last week for $2.99 also SN Western Hemisphere for $3.99.Cheers
  20. Aml42000

    Aml42000 Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2011 Washington

    Descender was the first thing that flashed across my mind when I saw this thread.
  21. goalie33

    goalie33 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2009 New York

    overall, i find that stone has the best bomber prices. most of their bombers are under $6 where I am, and you almost always get a high quality product. I've paid a lot more and gotten a lot less from some other breweries.
  22. BigCheese

    BigCheese Defender (689) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    In mass, Berkshire Holidale at 4$ is f-ing awesome. Hop Stoopid and some of the harpoon 100 barrel series are reasonable. Other than that I dont really buy bombers. Back in college I'd spring for a Noble Pils bomber with my natty light.

    Miller Highlife for 1.35 is decent.
  23. PenningtonNY10

    PenningtonNY10 Initiate (189) Nov 20, 2009 Connecticut

    Berkshire Brewing Company. $5. Usually less.
  24. Shagator

    Shagator Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    Bombers are ridiculously overpriced in general, but I still buy them, and I spend more than I should. Stone and SN has always seemed to be reasonable. FFF seems to be a little over priced, but I have bought two dreadnaughts and an APW in the last few days. Sometimes I can find Southern Tier at a decent price for Unearthly. The overcharge for some of the others
  25. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (567) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    Could've said a dozen others, but after seeing this - Arrogant Bastard....:grinning::grinning::grinning:


    New Avatar anybody....go!
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  26. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 California
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    Last week I picked up a Mission - Dark Seas for 4 something! I thought was an amazing deal.
  27. BCarder

    BCarder Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Massachusetts

    $1.99 Mission St. bombers at Trader Joe's. I believe these are brewed by various brewers, but the beers aren't bad for $2!
  28. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Aspirant (281) Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    Saw a ton of Victory Hellios bombers on the shelf today and they were 4.99 and that was enticing but I picked up 3 bottles and checked the dates and they all expired in 2012 so I passed.
  29. sukwonee

    sukwonee Crusader (740) Dec 13, 2011 Washington
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    Where do you get Fremont bombers at $3.75? Most of them are $4.50+ where I get mine.
  30. gpawned

    gpawned Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2012 Illinois
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    I've recently started buying these great new 1/2 bombers. I get them dirt six for $8.
  31. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,704) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    $3.95 for Full Sail Old Boardhead.
  32. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,178) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    Not sure if they're going to keep them around now that they're moving to 6-packs, but Backcountry bombers are $4-$5 in Denver.
  33. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Poo-Bah (2,755) Oct 15, 2011 Maryland
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    I paid $12 for a bomber of BCBCS - doesn't seem like an amazing value at first glance, but considering it's one of the best beers I've *EVER* had, it's a damn bargain.
  34. lic217

    lic217 Champion (886) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    Berkshire Brewing Company. they are local and I am unsure where else they are distributed, but they are about 3.50 a bomber and a couple of their brews are really good. Not anything that will blow your mind though.
  35. RhodyNative

    RhodyNative Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2012 California

    Hop Stoopid at about $4.50, Ballast Point Big Eye also $4.50, Trader Joe's Anniversary ale (Unibroue brewed) $4.99, Pliny the Elder ( 17.25 oz) $4.99 at Total wine, Sierra Nevada Estate (25.4 oz) end of season at Total wine ,$3.99, Ballast Point Sculpin $7.49 and worth every penny!
  36. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Wyoming

    I typically compare all beer to the six-pack equivalent and/or the pint-on-tap equivalent. I happily pay $8-12 for most six packs I enjoy, and average around $10. However, I also happily pay $4-5 for a pint of most beers on tap. So my happy range is about $0.08/oz (for a roughly $10 sixer) OR $0.25/oz (for a $4 pint). Pretty high difference, so I compare things like how much I like the beer, how easily available it is to me, if it's rare/limited/seasonal, other bottle options like a six pack or single, etc when I'm deciding if a price of a beer is closer to my $0.08/oz end or the $0.25/oz.

    For bombers, a $3.65 22oz bomber is pretty much equivalent to a $12 six-pack. That's a pretty expensive six pack, and I'd have to really want it...but that's a pretty dang cheap bomber, and you don't see many awesome beers in bombers for that price. A 22oz bomber at $5.50 is the same per oz cost of buying a $4 pint. Still not a very expensive bomber.

    Point being, I very rarely justify buying bombers. When I do, it's when I'm travelling and want to try new beers and share them with friends at home without hauling back a dozen six packs.
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  37. dennho

    dennho Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2006 New York


    19.2 ounces for $2.99 is a bargain.
  38. dirtylou

    dirtylou Poo-Bah (3,336) May 12, 2005 Washington
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    Straight from the source!
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  39. sukwonee

    sukwonee Crusader (740) Dec 13, 2011 Washington
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    I (finally) visited the brewery last week and it was really cool. The Brother IPA on tap was awesome and I picked a growler of their porter (it was just okay) and glassware. Cool people working there too.
  40. chimneyjim

    chimneyjim Initiate (160) Jun 23, 2004 Oregon

    Redhook Pilsner @ $2.19
    Pyramid Outburst @ $2.29
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