Best Recent Find at a Bargain Price

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  1. gratefulbeerhead

    gratefulbeerhead Defender (603) Dec 7, 2009 Indiana
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    We probably all have our own shops that we frequent that seem to be just under the radar of others. I have one that is near some family that we are visiting this weekend. After today's work around the family farm moving lots of concrete block, I worked up a thirst from something other than a Two Hearted or a Crooked Tree. So I headed out to this shop and found quite a bit of good stuff. Not sure if it just gets tucked in the back of the coolor or what, but found several bottles of Bitches Brew, and while most other local shops have sold out of Arcadia BBA Cereal Killer and Impy Stout, found a few of those still on the shelves. But what I was most excited about was a Jewbelation 13 - and it was priced at $5. I guess since it was 3 years old, they were trying to move it, or maybe I just can't remember that it was this price all along. Either way, in my head it's a great deal and I'm really enjoying it. That's all that really matters. Oh, and I could tell you where this shop is, but then I would have to kill you. What have you found recently that was a great find and maybe even at a bargain price?
  2. CarolinaKevin

    CarolinaKevin Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2010 North Carolina
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    I actually was traveling for work and ended up in Lexington Kentucky. I hit a liquor barn looking for dreadnaught, noticed a 12oz 09 bourbon county stout on its side actually on the floor. Took it and an arctic panzer to the register and the BCS was so far out of the system(I guess) the guy guessed at a price & charged .99 cents. Was pretty stoked to be drinking 3F AP & BCS while hanging out at the hotel!
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  3. shamrock1343

    shamrock1343 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2010 New Jersey

    Lakefront's 88.... 22 oz 4 pack..... Fixed Gear..... etc... for 19 buxs
  4. wiscokid920

    wiscokid920 Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2011 Wisconsin

    Someone's going to get an earful from the boss!
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  5. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Found a 2TD for $14.25 a couple weeks ago.
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  6. PackPride

    PackPride Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2011 North Carolina

    Local shop put a 4-pack of Ten Fidy on clearance for $8.99. I bought the remaining 3 of them, it was too good a deal not to.
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  7. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    2006 Sixer of Bigfoot with LOTS of dust on the bottles. $6.99
    2011 Parabola, $9

    All bought at the same store, but different visits both within the last 3 months.
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  8. screamking

    screamking Devotee (470) Jan 20, 2013 Ohio
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    Anderson valley Barney flats oatmeal stout @ $2.99 a sixer. I bought two cases worth. Best $24 I ever spent.
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  9. sixerofelixir

    sixerofelixir Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2009 Ohio

    A local market had 3 bottles of beer in the clearance wine area:
    • (2) Brooklyn Local 1
    • (1) Brooklyn Local 2
    I had seen these lying dormant on the shelf for a while. Each bottle was from 2009, and priced at $4.99. The few bucks off was enough for me to pull the trigger. I drank a Local 1 last night, and it held up very well..
  10. Nectar

    Nectar Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    Picked up a Bruery Sour in the Rye for 11.99 yesterday. Went back today and it was 21.99.

    Bought a 12oz BCBS for $1.99 last year.
  11. rolandboy

    rolandboy Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2012 Michigan

    a shop near me had both arcadia ba imperial stout and ba cereal killer marked at $3.49/bottle. i thought i'd at least check the price with them b/c it's a locally owned store i frequent and i didn't want to get someone in trouble for a simple mistake. the girl behind the counter double checked and said that it was the correct price. needless to say i doubled back to the cooler and got six of each!
  12. biercycle

    biercycle Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Visiting family in Corvallis, OR I saw Great Divide for $1.50-$2 a bottle in the local bottleshop/brewing store (compared to the 4-6 per bottle on the east coast). They had some other great stuff at jaw droppingly low prices as well and I got some Delirium for half of what it costs on the east coast.
  13. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,433) Mar 18, 2010 California

    That is the normal price of Great Divide stuff in SoCal too.
  14. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Aspirant (281) Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    Not a "bargin price" but 8.99 for a 4 pack of Old Raspy seems kinda cheap for a beer that gets such high ratings.
  15. El_Zilcho

    El_Zilcho Initiate (70) May 3, 2012 Virginia

    Barrel aged Bigfoot has gone fast everywhere around here. I was surprised when I saw a couple bottles sitting on the shelf "somewhere" today. This place is also the only place nearby I have seen BCBS on the shelf, which also was after it sold out everywhere else.
  16. wesbray

    wesbray Disciple (355) Feb 29, 2012 Alberta (Canada)
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    Here in Northern Canada (just north of the 55th parallel) we don't see too many bargains. Some examples of the kind of prices to expect:

    Brooklyn BlackOps: $45
    Duchesse De Bourgone: $20
    Any Rogue Beer: At least $18 per bomber
    Any Mikkeler: At least $15 for 330ml

    So I was pretty pleased to find Pannepot 2007 for $6, Rochefort 10 for $4 and three different types of Cantillion at $20 each...

    (I guess I should just be pleased that i'm able to get any of the above all the way up here).
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  17. hornsup

    hornsup Disciple (324) Nov 29, 2012 Virginia
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    Dogfish Head Punkin 4 pack for $2.99 at TW in late November......I promptly picked up 8 of change from late August when it came into season
  18. dvs0ne

    dvs0ne Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2010 Indiana

    : 3 separate 4 packs of 16 Oz Hinterland for $4.45 each. Coffee stout, juniper porter, and ipa. Picked up all there for$14.48
  19. sukwonee

    sukwonee Crusader (740) Dec 13, 2011 Washington
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    Arctic Devil at $13 a bottle. I know this is the retail price (maybe even a bit higher) but DAMN, this beer is awesome. I would have paid $19 a bottle.
  20. Moose90

    Moose90 Meyvn (1,455) Nov 25, 2012 Washington
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    Probably not. If a bottle is sitting on the floor of a store...there are bigger issues.
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  21. Moose90

    Moose90 Meyvn (1,455) Nov 25, 2012 Washington
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    All Rogue is $18/22oz? Even Dead Guy, Shakespeare, and Irish Red? Sheesh, I like Shakespeare at $6.99, but don't know that I would pay much more than that for it.
  22. homebrew311

    homebrew311 Poo-Bah (2,244) May 19, 2008 Illinois
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    Dragon's Milk, Brooklyn Black Chocolate stout, and FBS in a mixed sixer section that was running 9.99 per 6 pack. It was at a Jewel no less.
  23. wesbray

    wesbray Disciple (355) Feb 29, 2012 Alberta (Canada)
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    Dead Guy you can only get in 6-packs, the other two I haven't seen here.
  24. gratefulbeerhead

    gratefulbeerhead Defender (603) Dec 7, 2009 Indiana
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    I just remembered that I saw 4 packs of Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout last weekend at Plum Market in Ann Arbor for $4.99/ 4 pack. Same thing last year toward the end of the season, so I asked the beer guy. He said that they got several cases at a great discount from their distributor. Always happy when a great bottle shop passes along their good deal, instead of charging the customer the higher price that they could get away with. Some other bottle shops I know could learn from a nice lesson from this.
  25. Northlax3

    Northlax3 Initiate (85) Aug 19, 2012 New Jersey
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    The store I work at decided to expand our Flying Dog line.

    We got Double Dog 6 packs in. Shelf price was $8.99. Keep in mind, this is a 11.5% double pale ale (close enough to a strong IPA) So naturally I picked up a case ASAP.

    With my employee discount, the case was $28. Only need a few all night, and at just over $1 per bottle, best deal ever.

    Needless to say, the retail price was changed/fixed the next day.
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  26. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Wyoming

    Not a bomber or sixer or anything, but my boyfriend and I each got a pint of Pliny the Elder for $5 each. It was my first time ever having it, and it was delicious. I've paid $5 for far inferior pints, so I thought it was a pretty good deal :slight_smile:
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  27. Ispeakforthetrees

    Ispeakforthetrees Disciple (355) Apr 2, 2012 Colorado

    Odell's Meddler.
  28. Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2008 Wisconsin

    I've paid $4 for a sixer of Victory Summer Love. On a closeout, I had a friend score a case of Bells Oberon for $2.99 after the cashier charged a case as only one sixer.
  29. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Summer Love is actually a very nice beer.
  30. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (325) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    Was down in Honolulu HI. and found SN Torpedo bombers for $2.99 at the ABC stores! Didn't need to drink Kona's much although I had there Brown Ale on tap at the airport for about $8 a pint. Well had to splurge a little biit plus it was VERY tasty!
  31. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Wyoming

    I've seen Dead Guy in bombers. My friend brought one to a party. I'm not sure how much he paid for it, but I am sure it was significantly overpriced compared to just getting a sixer.
  32. Ispeakforthetrees

    Ispeakforthetrees Disciple (355) Apr 2, 2012 Colorado

    I have a bomber of Dead Guy on my fridge.
  33. Drew26

    Drew26 Aspirant (218) Nov 2, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Founders Red Rye pa for 5.99 a six pack...and wasn't old.
  34. Moose90

    Moose90 Meyvn (1,455) Nov 25, 2012 Washington
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    It's widely available in the 22oz format @ about $4.99, 6-packs of Dead Guy go for ~$15

    Save a couple pennies/oz by the sixer, but no real advantage.
  35. Momar42

    Momar42 Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Maryland

    Found a bottle of Samuel Smith Stingo for $8.99 today. Not sure what others get it for, but around here it runs upwards of $13. Was cheap enough to pull the trigger and do a side by side with the Boulevard/Pretty Things Collab#3 soon.
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  36. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Get a Theakston Old Peculiar as well as PT/Boulevard Stingo remids me of that.
  37. amp138

    amp138 Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2011 Rhode Island

    Eel River Raven's Eye Stout & Old Exultation old ale - $2.50 each, probably sitting in the liquor store forever, because I cracked open the Stout and it tasted like it had some age on it. Never heard of the brewery, but they are USDA certified organic, and the stout was mighty tasty. Yet to have the old ale but can't wait to crack into it.
  38. TNGabe

    TNGabe Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2012 Tennessee

    I guess it's the normal price there, but I found Petrus Pale 750s for $7 a pop at Jungle Jim's in Cinci recently. Only had 3, I guess I should have asked if there was a case in the back.
  39. jimmygord

    jimmygord Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2008 Illinois
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    A local liquor store recently had 2011 Anchor Steam Christmas single bottles for $1. I bought two sixers worth and left some behind for others.
  40. Stevicus

    Stevicus Initiate (126) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    I see that AV is changing the labels on all of their beers. I wonder if that had something to do with it.
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