Bigfoot moves to 4-packs

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  1. sk8man121

    sk8man121 Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2007 Maine

    it's funny i didn't see barely any reviews of this year's. i guess we just got it early in maine?
  2. sk8man121

    sk8man121 Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2007 Maine

    just cracked one. this beer kills per usual.
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  3. Groomsy

    Groomsy Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2010 Kentucky

    I haven't been able to get it in KY so far; I'm hoping I'll see 4-packs in shelves within the next couple of weeks. It seems logical (and smart) to put a beer like this in 4-packs.

    I'm really looking forward to aging a couple of bottles of this year's Bigfoot.
  4. sk8man121

    sk8man121 Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2007 Maine

    I actually thought for years that it was crazy for this beer to be in 6 packs. Never complained, but given the way most barleywines are packaged these days it seemed almost out of line or something.
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  5. dennho

    dennho Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2006 New York

    Just saw my first 4 pack. $9.99, seems reasonable. I think the 6 pack used to be around $15.00 at the same store. I think the $9.99 price point makes it seem like a better buy even if it's about the same price per ounce.
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  6. sk8man121

    sk8man121 Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2007 Maine

    $8.79 at RSVP here in Portland, ME.
  7. buddha5050

    buddha5050 Initiate (0) Sep 27, 2012 Michigan

    My bottle shop said they will be getting 1/6 barrels in stock! I was to affraid to ask how much lol!
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  8. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (743) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    It should be 9.99 which means its literally, ounce for ounce, the same price as it was before.

    60$ case when I bought it last year, 60$ case again/
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  9. RichD

    RichD Champion (819) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Haven't seen any in RI yet. Hopefully it shows up soon. I really want to try this.
  10. BeerNut402

    BeerNut402 Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2012 Nebraska

    Yep just picked on up in Omaha, NE .. not sure why they switched to four packs but love the beer.. Also $9.99 here
  11. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Impatiently waiting for it to hit WNY !!!
  12. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    I like the new format. Also, the 2013 seems to have much more going on then the 2012 did. I've had two so far. Probably going to pick up a case in the near future.
  13. leedorham

    leedorham Crusader (701) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    Bigfoot is a really good beer tho. I don't know if you noticed, but they switched from 6-packs to 4-packs.
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  14. RattleheadKV2

    RattleheadKV2 Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2011 New Mexico

    Just picked up a couple of four packs tonight. They we're priced at $8.99 which I think is fairly reasonable since the sixers were selling for $11.99.
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  15. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (743) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    That's dang cheap.
  16. KevSal

    KevSal Savant (968) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    cool im definetly picking some up! the 4packs are much cheaper than the old 6ers have been sp far usually aroind 9.99, is that how much you paid for it?

    i need to pick up more narwahl before its all gone!
  17. cubbyswans

    cubbyswans Aspirant (238) Jun 10, 2008 Missouri
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    Sounds like you got ripped off if you bought a couple of 4 packs. You paid more per ounce for the 4 pack when the six pack was available for a better price.
  18. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (743) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    that is so false. They were MSRP'd at 14.99. If you purchased it any cheaper then you got a great deal. They are, ounce for ounce, the same price.

    14.99/6 = 2.49 per beer
    9.99/4 = 2.49 per beer.
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  19. rvajohn

    rvajohn Initiate (149) Nov 22, 2012 Virginia
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    Selling 6 packs here that include 2 from 2012, 2 from 2011 and 2 from 2009 for $17.99
  20. rvajohn

    rvajohn Initiate (149) Nov 22, 2012 Virginia
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    2012, 11 and 10, not '09
  21. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2009 New York

    I saw some 4 packs at wegmans, but cannot remember which one, maybe west ridge rd
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  22. klaybie

    klaybie Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2009 Illinois

    I can't wait to get my hands on some. I really need to age some but if I always go through 6 faster than I think then I'll need to buy a few 4 packs. I blaze through this beer.
  23. Sludgeman

    Sludgeman Poo-Bah (1,800) Aug 17, 2012 District of Columbia
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    I would buy that. Which store in Richmond? Maybe I need to go see my in-laws if I can't find that here at home.
  24. mark14580

    mark14580 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 New York

    Had it at Nathaniel square had it for like 8.99 I think
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  25. taez555

    taez555 Poo-Bah (1,588) Dec 9, 2002 Massachusetts

    I've still got 6 packs in my cellar going back to 2006 that I need to polish off first. :-)

    The new 4 pack setup and price sucks btw. I get it. I understand. But it still sucks.
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  26. ndepriest

    ndepriest Aspirant (264) Feb 21, 2012 Georgia
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    2011 6-packs are still everywhere down here. Seriously. If anyone wants some, just let me know.
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  27. sharpski

    sharpski Champion (860) Oct 11, 2010 Oregon
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    I think there's an old thread where Sierranevadabill mentioned the transition to 4 packs as part of the Hoptimum/Narwhal lineup. That way, retailers have shelf space devoted to the SKU and the beers rotate. He also mentioned the brewery's intent to keep price per ounce the same, no "new 4pk for the old 6pk price" trickery. That thread may have been before the system overhaul, though.
  28. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012

    Why, it'll be no different than aging last years or the year before that. How can someone look forward to waiting? That's like looking forward to...umm...err, waiting. Cray cray
  29. pjs234

    pjs234 Zealot (544) Jun 29, 2008 Connecticut

    The 4-packs just hit CT. One place is advertising 7.99 per pack. Last year, I think they were going for 10.99 or 9.99. This year's prices seems very reasonable.
  30. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Crusader (719) Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    I have no problem with 4-packs, in fact I wish all beers would go to 4-packs at the same price per bottle. But, I've never paid anything close to $14.99 for a 6-pack of Bigfoot. $13 was a very common street price, and MA is usually on the high end for everything. You can even poke around lots of sites online that still have the old 6-packs listed at as low as $12.

    I just paid $9.49 for a 4-pack. I'm not complaining, it's still a fair price for the beer. But, as typically happens with the move from 6-packs to 4-packs, stores end up tacking on an extra .25-.50 or so per bottle, even if the brewer was well intentioned.
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  31. blackcompg

    blackcompg Defender (610) Feb 13, 2011 Illinois

    I was paying $8.99/6pk at my local Jewel - will post the new price when I see the 4pks there...
  32. theCoder

    theCoder Disciple (393) Oct 24, 2011 Minnesota
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    Yea it was uh $9.50 here in the Twin CIties area, last year it was like $13 or something for 6. So no biggy to me, still awesome and worth it. Not like when 3 Licker Ale went from 6 bottles at $10 to 4 bottles at $10...great beer but that made me scoff at it for awhile until I got off my high horse (mostly after I talked to the master brewer and he said the cost to make the beer had gone up quite a bit so to keep the same price point he had to do that).
  33. Squidly

    Squidly Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2006 New Jersey

    $9.99, per 4pack, Mt Holly, NJ
  34. jasonmason

    jasonmason Initiate (174) Oct 6, 2004 California

    Like most times when this switch from 6 to 4 occurs...the press release claims the consumer price will be lower, and yet it never ends up being the case somehow. Color me disappointed
  35. Extravadanza

    Extravadanza Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2011 Ohio

    how? when....

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  36. jasonmason

    jasonmason Initiate (174) Oct 6, 2004 California

    Because most people weren't paying 15 for a 6 pack. I know I wasn't.
  37. timhortonsman

    timhortonsman Initiate (0) May 1, 2011 Ohio

    Found 6-packs put out at the end of December.. didn't even think they were from 2012, but now I'm realizing they were!
  38. taez555

    taez555 Poo-Bah (1,588) Dec 9, 2002 Massachusetts

    Because most liquor stores are selling it for the same price as they were previously selling the 6 pack.

    I've been buying SN Bigfoot for over 10 years and never paid more than $40 - $45 for a case, tops. The new 4 pack model jacks it up to nearly $60 a case.
  39. BrewStew58

    BrewStew58 Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2011 New York

    You're right, don't buy it :slight_smile:
  40. BrewStew58

    BrewStew58 Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2011 New York

    You won't find me spending $2.50 for a beer, ever!!!!!! :wink:
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