Bombers should only be 8% ABV +

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Frankinstiener, Jan 13, 2013.

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  1. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2009 Illinois
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    I'm really tired of beers that I kind of like being in Bombers only for $7.00 +. I have no problem buying a bomber from time to time if it's something imperial, something Belgian, something limited, or just something really good. What really makes me mad is when something that I like, not love, that I wouldn't mind sipping a 6 pack of, is only available in an overpriced bomber. Rogue is major culprit, to the point where I've almost written them off. A lot of their stuff I have liked but not really been crazy about, if it was available in a 6 pack for basically $9.99 or less I would purchase it from time to time. They have some above average beers that are just completely overpriced. I had their Hazelnut Brown on draft, probably my favorite beer that I've tried from them. I got a pint at the bar for $5.00 (pretty normal price), went to the store and picked up a bomber for $6.99. So basically this beer is the same price per once at the bar as it is at the grocery store. Although I bought this one it's just not worth the price, along with their Chipotle ale, & Juniper ale, these are all beers I like, and would like in a 6pack for $9.99 but will just drink them on draft only. Same price in the bar as at the grocery store? LAME

    In conclusion I made a new rule for myself, only buy bombers if they are 8+ ABV or $5.00 or cheaper. Hop Stoopid is both- haha
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  2. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Your title mentions abv but your post complains about price. Learn to drink like a man and stop being so cheap.
  3. raffels

    raffels Initiate (168) Dec 12, 2009 West Virginia

    ProTip: Rouge is priced out the wazoo.
  4. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2009 Illinois
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    If being manly means paying more than - NO! I don't want to. I want to only drink beers that are worth their price.
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  5. IdrinkGas

    IdrinkGas Savant (915) Feb 25, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    I hope you make more sense when you are sober. Story is cool bro...
  6. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2009 Illinois
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    I hope your reading comprehension is better when your sober.
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  7. bramsdell

    bramsdell Aspirant (278) May 27, 2011 North Carolina

    If you don't like it, don't buy it. I rarely buy bombers. I miss out on a few beers. It happens.
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  8. RPH2327

    RPH2327 Disciple (319) Dec 5, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Put on your BA pants and stop complaining.

    #1) You're okay with spending $5 on draft Hazelnut Brown, but you won't fork over $6.99 for a bomber (even though you say it's a pretty normal price)?

    #2) There are only, like, a million beers available in reasonably priced 6-packs. Open two, put one in each fist, and you've got your bomber.

    #3) Hop Stoopid is definitely not cheaper than $5 where I live.

    #4) I forgot, but stop complaining. Seriously.
  9. TheodorHerzl

    TheodorHerzl Zealot (513) Mar 30, 2007 Indiana
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    You should come to Indiana. I don't believe I've ever seen a 7$ bomber. We have 11.99 four packs of cream ale in cans though.
  10. Barrelsnbeer

    Barrelsnbeer Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2012 North Carolina
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    1. rogue hazelnut brown comes in 6 packs, my store has them for $13.99 and weve got single 12oz bottles of HNB for $2.50.
    2. anyone paying over $5 a bottle for hop stoopid should punch their retailer in the face. its $3.99 here in nc
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  11. TheSaboteur

    TheSaboteur Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2010 Nebraska

    Hop Stoopid price check: $4.19 - $4.69 a bomber in Omaha, NE.
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  12. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2009 Illinois
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    #1) Yes, this is exactly my point. This beer and the others I am complaining about should come in 6 packs for $7.99 to $10.99 at the grocery store. Beers in this price range at the grocery store are usually $4 - $7 a pint at the bar, this is pretty normal pricing. Bars have to charge much more than grocery stores for obvious reasons. If a bar and grocery store are selling a beer for the same price per once the beer is either completely overpriced at the grocery store or dirt cheap at the bar. In this case it's completely over priced at the grocery store due to being sold in a $7.00 bomber.

    2) Good point, this is what I plan on doing - buying reasonable priced 6 packs and not $7.00 bombers.
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  13. kenpo23

    kenpo23 Initiate (0) Oct 8, 2009 Massachusetts

    If I really want a beer that only comes in a bomber... I suck it up and buy it. Why? Cuz if I can't bring myself to shell out the money then I must not really want it.... 8+ ABV or not.
  14. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2009 Illinois
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    Right around $4.50 here in Illinois.
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  15. Hockey_Fan

    Hockey_Fan Devotee (492) Jan 13, 2013 Maryland

    ABV is not an indication of how good a beer is or what it's worth.
  16. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    $7 bombers?! Holy shit. Everything that comes out in bombers here in TX is in the $12-15 dollar range, if not more. I'd kill someone for $7 bombers.
  17. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Someone needs a He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16...stupid cheap & delicious for 16%abv
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  18. pudoo

    pudoo Aspirant (211) Oct 12, 2010 British Columbia (Canada)

    I agree Bombers are not always the best cost per amount of beer. But its a free world {Sort of} So Buy or dont buy Its your choice .. I buy some Bombers and some sixers
  19. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Post at will. Respect.
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  20. stealth

    stealth Zealot (507) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota
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    Well we know one thing for certain, this man does not like sours.
  21. thedarkestlord

    thedarkestlord Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2013 Illinois

    I personally like to taste ALOT of different styles/brands, and if it has to be in a overpriced bomber than so be it...

    In a perfect world we would be able to go to the store and try it before we buy it, unfortunately that's not the case.
  22. amp138

    amp138 Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2011 Rhode Island

    For the most part I only buy beers in bombers/750ml.
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  23. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,318) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    Red wazoos. What?
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  24. bobhits

    bobhits Meyvn (1,153) Oct 31, 2006 Kentucky

    Lets just make all beer free and sell it all in 5 oz servings!
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  25. macster

    macster Devotee (481) Dec 16, 2003 Florida

    Agree! I've crossed Rogue off my list. OK beers for the most part, but unreasonably priced. Poor value.
  26. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

  27. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Indiana
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    I'm thinking you should buy six packs and avoid the bomber shelf.
    Just ignore all of those $9-$10 bomber seasonals that are frick'n terrific, and leave them for others!
  28. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,411) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Rogue does bottle a lot in bombers only, I can agree with that. However if you want to try a beer, TRY IT! No matter what vessel it is in. I would prefer to have everything in 12 oz bottles and sold in 4 or 6 packs myself.
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  29. BedetheVenerable

    BedetheVenerable Meyvn (1,023) Sep 5, 2008 Missouri

    A lot of people are making good points above, especially the fact that higher abv doesn't equal quality, and that if you don't like a brewery's offerings, simply don't buy them. However, I can say that I understand (I think) some of the OP's frustration. I'm in central MO, and trying to take advantage of all of the new (as well as relatively new and well-established) breweries available locally (especially from St. Louis). However, one in particular ONLY sells their regular-strength (beers like wheat, pale ale, porter, etc) beers in bombers. That's it; no sixers, no 4-pks, etc. And they're around $5-6 bucks a pop. What's frustrating is that I'd love to support those breweries, and might pay 8-10 for a sixer once in awhile, but for straightforward brews (not high-gravity, not ridiculously hoppy, or have obvious reasons why cost of production would be higher) 6 bucks for just under two beers does seem like a lot from the grocery store, esp. with all the other offerings out there. You can say 'well don't buy 'em, man', and you'd be correct (I don't, typically, because I can't afford that very often) but maybe the OP's wondering WHY some breweries choose to go this route, rather than putting out 4-pks (esp. for smaller breweries) or 6-pks. I'd like to know as well.
  30. anglagard1

    anglagard1 Aspirant (215) Nov 17, 2010 Wisconsin

    You're catching a lot of flack, but I can relate. I don't like spending $11 bucks on a beer I've never had before only to find out I don't like it. A bomber is more of a commitment. If I don't like a beer from a six pack, I can move on to something else. I'd rather spend $6 for a 12oz. Fortunately, I know of a beer store that allows me to buy one beer from a 6-er, which is a nice, although still not cheap, way of sampling beer.

    PSUDREW Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2002 Pennsylvania

    $5.99 in PA
  32. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (849) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Bomber or not, I don't really buy any beer that I feel is overpriced.
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  33. UCLABrewN84

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

    I don't mind bombers being under 8%, but I do mind the prices of bombers in general.
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  34. BarryMFBurton

    BarryMFBurton Meyvn (1,016) Mar 28, 2011 Indiana

  35. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Zealot (536) Jan 7, 2013 California
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    I'm still confused on why the OP even mentions ABV.

    Flat simple truth is don't buy beer you don't see the value of.
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  36. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    i got a growler worth of dead guy for like 12 bucks the fall before last. I think i have seen dead guy in six packs here as well. short of the chocolate double stout, dead guy is the only rogue brew i would bother buying in the store.
  37. C2H5

    C2H5 Disciple (383) Jan 7, 2012 Illinois
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    dude, 40oz of camo ice is like 3 bucks! 9% yo!
  38. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,023) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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    I knew exactly what he was getting at though when I saw the title. Dogfish immediately sprang to mind. $8+ for a bottle of Namaste which is only 5%? What a rip.
  39. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Zealot (536) Jan 7, 2013 California
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    Yo bro, Natty Daddy is marketed 4 u
  40. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,214) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    That's exactly what I was thinking.
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