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Bombers versus 12-ouncers

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Somebody_Else, Feb 26, 2013.

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  1. whiskey

    whiskey Feb 25, 2012 California
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    Ruination is $6.49 at TW by my house. $8.99 in a 4 pack. That's $.295 vs $.187. That's huge. Most bomber vs 4/6 pack prices vary more than your examples.
  2. BlackDragon

    BlackDragon Feb 16, 2013 Michigan

    you put your lips on the can to drink from it right even if they do a perfect job with the cans coating you'll still taste the metal.
  3. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    Dude, I'm not even a huge fan of HT, and drinking it from the can, really isn't bad. at all. Plus the whole "drink from the can" thing they got going on. But, I'm sure they don't know what they're talking about.
  4. Highbrow

    Highbrow Jan 7, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    i was all with you til that last third of the last sentence!o_O a pint of ice cream is a standard serving - no? then again, B&J specific i'd probably agree, as they do have some crazy @$$ 4 course meal flavors. lol.
  5. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    I've never met a troll who didn't like it in the can.

    ninja edit...
    As a homebrewer who loves to recycle bottles, I love a 22oz platform. It cuts my bottling time in half.
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  6. StarRanger

    StarRanger Nov 27, 2006 North Dakota

    I just found about this new thing used for drinking beer called the 'glass' and hey there are even a bunch of different kinds of 'glasses'. I am told you pour the beer into the 'glass' and you never have to put your lips on metal. Is that cool or what?
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  7. BlackDragon

    BlackDragon Feb 16, 2013 Michigan

    but when I go to the lake and reach for a beer I probably won't have a glass.
  8. Northlax3

    Northlax3 Aug 19, 2012 New Jersey
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    Well that is a glorious price for a 4 pack... not sure why your bomber is that high, when the 4 pack is so low. Im guessing the TW buys case deals for the 4packs, and not the bombers.

    In that case, yes the 4 pack would be ideal.
  9. Highbrow

    Highbrow Jan 7, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    which lake is stocked with beers?
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  10. StarRanger

    StarRanger Nov 27, 2006 North Dakota

    A competing company came out with a cheap knockoff of the 'glass' they they call 'cups' including one that is supposed to be famous called the 'red solo cup' which I guess is commonly found when people are 'at the lake' or sometimes 'at the beach'. Personally I found changling that looks like the infamous 'glass' but it made out of plastic so I take that with when I go 'to the lake'.
  11. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Dec 24, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Wooooowwww..... Even if everything you just said wasn't wrong, I'll just say this; who freakin cares how Heady looks??? Appearance is over rated anyway. Pour it into a glass, and close your eyes if you have to lol.

    Back on topic though.. I wish my favorite premium beers were all available in 4-6 packs. I'd let myself enjoy all my favorites on more occasions if I didn't have to drink $15 or more everytime I had the urge to have one.
  12. shredder83

    shredder83 Feb 21, 2013 Illinois
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    The cloudyness of a beer has nothing to do with it's quality, plenty of world class breweries brew or have brewed beers that are hazy in appearance.
  13. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    I want to go to that lake.
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  14. Highbrow

    Highbrow Jan 7, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    me too, but minus the trippy side effects i imagine it requires to get there.:p
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  15. TwelveOunces

    TwelveOunces Nov 7, 2011 Kentucky

    Hmmmm, you seem to be agreeing with me that it is always cheaper per ounce to buy in 12 oz bottles if it is an available option. As for my rough pricing estimate, I cant dream up any examples but it was more about making a point.
  16. n2185

    n2185 Apr 14, 2008 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    I do quite often, but between working 50-60 hours per week and only having a couple of friends who appreciate decent beers, I would often find myself sitting on beers for months and months until I can share them. That's not always a bad thing, but the fact is that I'm usually buying/trading big format faster than my maybe-bimonthly hang-outs with BAs allow me to drink.
  17. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Heady Topper has become a Butterface :eek:
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  18. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    Well, bombers are just more manly. Love taking them to a party among the bmc crowd. They say, "What is that?" I say, "Just a great tasting beer that contains more alcohol that six of yours."
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  19. weonfire

    weonfire Sep 4, 2012 Illinois
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    Goodness......its not about the price. Beer is meant to shared and talked about. What does the 22 & 25.4 oz beer make you do??? share it. its not meant for one person. maybe i'm very fortunate that my lady loves to try new beers- so I always buy the bombers bc when we get home we split them! its the perfect size.
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  20. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    You mean...I've been doing it wrong this whole time?
  21. weonfire

    weonfire Sep 4, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Haha....yep. this whole time. things might taste a bit different tonight.....
  22. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Jun 3, 2012 Maryland

    Hey, if what I'm doing is wrong, I don't want to be right
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  23. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Op, think of it like another commodity you would buy. Would you buy the cheaper two liter to try out a new soda? Or just buy the more expensive six pack? Would you buy the small package of tide to try it out? Or the sams club bulk pack? The bulk pack is less $ per ounce, that doesn't mean it is a better buy for the consumer.
  24. maxcoinage

    maxcoinage Apr 6, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    This is exactly how I feel! I've been buying lots of bombers lately but haven't had much company in the winter so I've drank all the < 9% ones (75 min IPA was amazing) but I need some help with the big boys! Having some people over this weekend to help me knock some of them out (can't wait to finally have my first taste of BCBCS)
  25. Dweedlebug

    Dweedlebug Feb 28, 2012 Pennsylvania

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  26. chuckstout

    chuckstout May 22, 2006 Ohio

    Most bombers (Hoppin Frog, Rogue, Stone etc) in my neck of the woods, start at 9.00 +, so I prefer good old fashioned six packs!
  27. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    I only buy large format bottles if that is the only available serving type for a beer I want to try.
  28. BlackDragon

    BlackDragon Feb 16, 2013 Michigan

    They look cool though long live the bomber!!!
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