Big Foot Question

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by davesway10, Nov 7, 2012.

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  1. davesway10

    davesway10 Aspirant (260) Jan 23, 2010 Iowa
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    No biggie, but, in the past Big Foot has always been in the 11 - 13 dollar range and today I ran across some 2012 priced at 8. Is this the new norm or did I just run across some that was priced wrong ? Like I said it's not really a big deal because I'm not a huge fan of this one, but at this price I might just buy some and put it back for a couple years and see if that makes the difference for me.
  2. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,229) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Was it a 4 pack? They are now going to be putting it in 4 packs in the $8 or $9 range.
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  3. theCoder

    theCoder Disciple (393) Oct 24, 2011 Minnesota
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    Has the new batch come out yet? The 2012 release which I was in/around Feb was still 6 packs, and I can find it for $10 easily still. Unless they do 2 releases a year.
  4. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (469) Dec 12, 2009 California
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    Four packs??? That's sad!!:slight_frown: Come on Sierra Nevada, stick with the sixers, please!!!!
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  5. Whimpers

    Whimpers Disciple (387) Dec 17, 2010 New York
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    I think you may have just found a good deal, check the label and bottling dates...doesn't seem like the 4 packs will be out till all of what you
  6. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,431) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    4-packs of Narwhall are around $10, I'd be surprised if Bigfoot wasn't priced similarly.
  7. chefkevlar

    chefkevlar Disciple (336) Apr 17, 2010 South Carolina
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    They were basically losing money on the Bigfoot 6 packs and raised the prices last year. This year it will be switched to the 4pack High Altitude Series and the retail will drop accordingly. The price per bottle will be almost exactly the same as last year, but at a more appealing price point to the general beer buying public. Believe it or not it's much easier to sell a $9.99 4 pack than a $14.99 6 pack.
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  8. SatlyMalty

    SatlyMalty Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Washington

    I liked this thread better when it was a "Big Boot Question".
  9. Longstaff

    Longstaff Initiate (0) May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    If I found it for $8 a six pack, I would buy two cases on the spot without thinking twice. 2012 is really hitting its strides right now - malty caramel flavors are showing itself and seems just as hoppy as it was in Feb (may have lost a little aroma, but not flavor or much bitterness).

    Price of Bigfoot has been steadily increasing the last 4 or 5 years in the Boston area. $15 six packs were not uncommon last year. When I first started buying cases a few years ago, it was around $40, last year I couldn't find it for less than $52 (and that was because they hadn't changed the price in their system yet) and was quoted as high as $64. I believe 4 packs are only going to increase the price - even for case purchases. Fully expecting $10+ four packs and near $60 cases to be the norm around here. Still worth it though when compared to other BW choices.
  10. davesway10

    davesway10 Aspirant (260) Jan 23, 2010 Iowa
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    Well, Its a 2 pack now. But it began its existance a sixer.
  11. BillManley

    BillManley Aspirant (246) Jul 2, 2008 California

    The 2012 Bigfoot was released last January. The 2013 will be out in Late Jan-Early Feb. Yes, it will be a four pack...sorry...but the price should be on-par with Hoptimum and Narwhal $10 for a 4-pack.
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  12. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,416) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    4 Bottles of Bigfoot @ $9.99 yes i will enjoy
  13. HoptimusMax1mus

    HoptimusMax1mus Disciple (305) Jul 10, 2012 Arizona

    Still waiting for Narwhal to show up here in Tucson AZ...
  14. lordofthewiens

    lordofthewiens Poo-Bah (4,039) Sep 17, 2005 Maine
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    I bought a case for $40 at Gary's in Portsmouth this year. I've bought my Bigfoot there for years; they are always less expensive than other beer stores.
  15. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,063) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Thanks for the input, man- next time I'm in the store I'll have to pick some up. I don't think it will be at much of a discount, but if it's as good as you say it is I'm still game. We did get screwed with the delivery date this year- late April/early May- and by the time it came around I had other beers vying for my attention (i.e. I knew Flower Power was soon to be going on hiatus, and other seasonals were available). I did get a few sixers of Bigfoot back then, but the remainder is still sitting there waiting to be bought.

    Anyway, at $8 a sixer, I just might buy them out myself, but it hasn't gotten that low yet. If I was the OP, though, I'd go for it.
  16. terryg75

    terryg75 Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2012

    I'm in the Columbus, oh area and the beer stores all have it on the shelf for $14.99. The local grocery store 3 miles from my house has had for $8.99 since it was released early this year. My wife grabs me at least one six every time she goes in and there's been a few times its been as low as 7.99. I've got two cases of the '12s in basement and will keep hoarding til its gone!
  17. RBassSFHOPit2ME

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

    They were never "losing money" on Bigfoot. The new NC facility is costly, and now seems the best time to make faster ground on their investment...
  18. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Disciple (335) Sep 14, 2011 Missouri

    That's a clearance price.
  19. fox227

    fox227 Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2010 California

    Yeah, I have a hard enough time not drinking all six, now I'll have to buy two packs at the same time.
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