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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by wcintula, Mar 21, 2012.
Then you got luck, best iv got a 6 for around here is 13 :/
Same price? $7.99 here in CT.
Just picked up six bigfoots (singles shop) for grand total of $10.51. Steal in my opinion. Great beer.
Once Upon A Vine South. This was a week or so ago.
SNBC isn't a brewery I ever expected a price complaint about.
When my other buy a case each year Brooklyn Black Chocolate stout went to 4 packs the price per beer stayed the same. I am sure it will here, but I consider my life to be significantly altered none the less.......
2011 and prior caps were 9.99 a six. 2012 caps went to 12.99 a six. 2013 caps are now 9.99 a 4pk. That's a 33% increase. Personally I liked the $9.99 a six pk price better.
This beer used to be a great value. Now it is just average.
What part of KY? I'm up in the northern nub of the state and picked some up a couple weeks ago.
Your math, or maybe simple recognition of numerals, is no good. The person i responded to said it was $11.99 for a sixer. Not $14.99. He said $9.99 for a 4 pack, which he bought a couple of, and sixers were $11.99. The MSRP or whatever you are paying is irrelevant to that posters situation.
That poster claimed it was a good deal to get a multiple 4-packs at $9.99 when sixers were $11.99. Still a bad deal. Not false. In case you are not sure, 11 is 3 less than 14. They are not equal.
re: Bigfoot pricing.
Back in March, Bill (aka sierranevadabill) Manley, SN spokesman, explained their rationale for moving Bigfoot into 4 packs and the coming price increase(s) (and creating the "one SKU for all" High Altitude line-up) in Beer Pulse:
In theory, if all the High Altitude SN beers (Bigfoot, Narwhal, Hoptimum) have the same SKU, shouldn't they all be priced the same (at least in the stores that use the barcode for ringing up prices)?
^ In theory, probably.
In reality though, given the demand for Narwhal lately, I can't see them being priced the same. What I can see, given that they all have the same SKU (which I can't quite understand the 'simplicity' of), is bigfoot being priced at what Narwhal or Hoptimum are priced at, rather than those two coming down to the theoretical $10/4pk price.
It's been here a couple days bro
Actually it is 2 each of 2009, 10 & 11 at the local store for $17.99. One left
I've only seen bigfoot go for $14.99, thats why I said if you got it for less then that is great.
Then again, neither of us know exactly the suggested retail price Sierra Nevada set for Bigfoot, which I'm assuming was indeed 14.99, or maybe not. I do remember Bill chiming in and apologizing that Bigfoot kept going up in price due to the price they had to pay for the recipe.
Bill, we need help!
Stores around here are still selling 2012 6-packs for $11.49-11.99.
I've never seen any place charge anymore, especially NOT $14.99.
I don't think any of the 2013 4-packs are around here yet though.
remember when it was 8.99 a six?
I saw an email that a place here in CT had it for 10.69 a 4pk.
Just grabbed a four pack for $9.99. About in line with what has been quoted elsewhere in this thread
My brother picked them up for me. He dropped them off today and they are the 2012 vintage. Pretty cool surprise. I've never had the discipline to age a beer. I'll have to get 2013 and compare.
I don't need any help nor could I care less what Bill said or has to say. The person I responded to said they paid $9.99 for a 4 pack when 6 packs were available for $11.99. It doesn't matter what the MSRP is, how much I get it for, or how much you get it for. All that really matters is that they paid $2.50 a bottle when they could have paid $2 at the same store. I don't understand what you don't understand about that.
THIS REALLY GRINDS MY GEARS
I give anyone who thinks it's too expensive permission to not purchase it. You're welcome.
Picked up two 4-packs today. One for the fridge, one for the basement.
Geez. 'Have to start one of those internet-thread-fights, huh. Fine, fine. You win. You WIN!!
Tell Bevmo and Whole Foods what's up!!!
Looking forward to picking this up when it hits Nashville. 4pk / 6pk or whatever, it is still tasty.
Um, i made a statement based on factual numbers that was true, and you erroneously said it was false and then supported your claim with irrelevant numbers. I didn't start anything.
It has steadily gone up from $40 case retail to now $60+ in just 5 years around here. I don't expect prices to be the same per 12 oz than they were last year, switch to 4 packs or not. I think switching to 4 packs will just give retailers an excuse to raise the price even more and will be up to $15 /four pack in just another couple of years.
I plan on buying a couple of 4 packs this year and drink over the summer/fall months when my homebrewed barelywine runs out. Down considerably from the 2+ cases I used to buy each year. But this follows the trend on all my SN purchases lately, so its just another nail being hammered into the SN casket for me.
+1. I used to buy a case a year when it was $9.99/ 6pk. Last year I only bought two six packs and this year I will probably only buy 2 4pks. More for everyone else I guess
I'm really not surprised they raised prices, just bummed. Back when it was $9.99 / 6pk it was the best valued barleywine out there. Now it is priced pretty consistent with all the others.
Inflation man, 10$ six packs are the normal wear it seemed to be 7-8$ a few years ago.
Who knows what things will cost by... CHRISTMAS. 30$ 6 packs wreaking havoc!
Eh, 4 or 6 pack I'm just excited to get it again this year! Can't wait until it hits OH!
Still worth it.
I understand this move- here in Iowa it sold for $13 a sixer (versus $8 for other SN varieties) and it mostly sat on the shelf all year till it was put on sale for $8 a few weeks ago to make room for this year's batch. Hopefully this will help it sell a little faster, assuming a price decrease.
Even if the price did go up, I'd like to know what barleywine ales can beat it quality-wise at that price... So I can go try it...
I dont like the price increase either, but what BW is a better buy out there? I dont drink a lot of them, so I really dont know. Even Central Waters BarleyWine is 11.99
Im just glad they didnt throw it in bombers at what most would see as an 'affordable' $5.99!
Uinta barleywine 4 packs go for less than $10 around here. Pretty decent barelywine in its own right.
The fact that it is sold in a 4/6pk opposed to a bomber is the selling point for me.
Hah, one retailer in OH recently marked last years remaining 2012 6-packs from 11.99 to 14.99 in preparation for 2013 4-packs. Beer mark-up... Awesome!
I'm in Maysville. I may have to travel to Lexington or Covington to pick some up; seems like Maysville is usually one of the last stops in the northern KY area for the distributors.
Florence has it.
Where I got mine :-)