Brewery that has the most cheap and very good beer in bombers?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by 19etz55, May 22, 2013.

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  1. YieldToNothing

    YieldToNothing Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2013 New York

    i wanna live where you guys live. only place i can find bombers under $6 is trader joe's. and their selection certainly leaves a lot to be desired
  2. Momar42

    Momar42 Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Maryland

    Of course if they would print a damned bottle date we would ALL be a lot happier.
  3. Momar42

    Momar42 Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Maryland

    I think the OP was specifically looking for bombers at a good price/quality. Most of us know that 6-packs give better price per ounce than most any bomber. Most of Lagunitas and to a lesser extent Stone offerings in bombers are ONLY in bombers. I would have to echo Lagunitas and Stone as the top two that come to mind for top to bottom value and quality in 22oz format.
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  4. TheBeerShop

    TheBeerShop Initiate (98) Jul 23, 2012 Massachusetts

    I'd give it up for growler fills :slight_smile:
    Lefty's ~5 ea.
  5. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Disciple (379) Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Stone and Lagunitas by a mile. Most of the Victory bombers are pretty well priced being in the state. Helios is real cheap and Baltic Thunder is usually like $7. I think I paid $9 for some White Monkey and Old Horizontal too.
  6. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (13,753) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Another vote for Lagunitas.
  7. DmouthCaliBrewz

    DmouthCaliBrewz Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2013 New Hampshire

    Dude cmon its the best lubricant......2nd to tears that is.

    But actually drunk thinkgs that I think are funny (that actually aren't) aside, as everyone else has said: Stone, Lagunitas, and Bear republic fasho! Cali has some of the best beers for the value, as well as some of the most ridiculously overpriced, yet equally awesome brews *COUGH BRUERY COUGH*
  8. highdesertdrinker

    highdesertdrinker Zealot (518) Nov 5, 2012 Arizona

    Lagunitas bombers are top notch fo sho but gotta go with Stone for both the breadth and depth of their offerings!
  9. InfernoBoss

    InfernoBoss Zealot (549) Apr 7, 2011 California

    Agree with Lagunitas.......excellent quality, Hop Stoopid and Maximus for $3.99 at Trader Joes, right along side the Arrogant Bastard for the same price. Bear Republic is also quite reasonable, as is Green Flash.
  10. watermelonman

    watermelonman Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2004 California

    When I buy Lagunitas bombers I feel like I am cheating at life.
  11. WilderPegasus

    WilderPegasus Initiate (72) Dec 16, 2012 Canada

  12. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,509) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Quality vs price I agree, Alpine makes stellar brews, mostly 8 bucks or so.
  13. tectactoe

    tectactoe Poo-Bah (1,802) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan
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    Stone puts out plenty of beer and have really become known for their aggressive hoppy ones, but as it turns out, their Smoked Porter is still my favorite from them, and it happens to be the cheapest. 4.99$ in most places and even 3.99$ in some. Can't beat that.
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  14. MostlyNorwegian

    MostlyNorwegian Zealot (550) Feb 5, 2013 Illinois

    Lagunitas has the bomber for cheap program on lockdown for consistency it seems. Who can argue a WTF or Imperial Stout for under a 5er. Stone has the Smoked Porter hanging out in its bomber program that is a 5er. Anchor Steam has all of theirs under 5.
  15. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (836) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois

    Totally agree with Bear republic. Lagunitas is probably second for me, but only Hop Stoopid is a frequent buy for me. And for people that are paying under $5 for Unibroue bombers, I envy you.
  16. ESeab

    ESeab Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 New Jersey

    Great beers, only two even remotely worth the price. I like Port Brewing, the fact that they don't have 12oz to compare, but Old Visc for $5.99? Oh hell yeah. Big fan of Mongo, Fresh Tide, and their Anniversary held up great after long periods of time.
  17. Rekrule

    Rekrule Defender (604) Nov 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    For me, I'd say Victory. The value of Helios is unmatched, and the other 22oz-ers they release aren't badly priced (for MA anyways).
  18. bobv

    bobv Poo-Bah (3,711) Feb 3, 2009 Vermont

    Ten Barrel bombers here in VT are $4.99 and so are most of VT's Rock Art bombers!?!?!
  19. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (13,753) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Not in the US.
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  20. beerfinder

    beerfinder Aspirant (253) Jan 17, 2008 Pennsylvania

    The Sierra Nevada's Southern & Northern hemisphere harvest ales are always reasonably priced.
  21. danmcg62

    danmcg62 Disciple (324) Jan 24, 2006 Massachusetts

    Berkshire Brewing Company in MA has very good beers in bombers. Their Coffeehouse Porter is excellent and retails for about $3.99. They also have a Raspberry Barleywine that is solid too.
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  22. SABERG

    SABERG Poo-Bah (2,489) Sep 16, 2007 Massachusetts

    Agree with above

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  23. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Initiate (0) Jul 2, 2010 Illinois

    Clown Shoes
  24. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (321) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    Wipe Out is good stuff!
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  25. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 California

    Well generally Lagunitas probably but considering its getting hot, and sometimes I want something refreshing and super cold..
    I'll say it...
    their ESB or pilsner sooooo cheap and pretty good.
  26. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (626) May 11, 2012 Missouri

    Lagunitas. duh
  27. oya1time

    oya1time Initiate (81) Dec 23, 2010 California

    Most Bombers from Oregon
  28. BeastLU

    BeastLU Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    Hop stoopid, stupid.

    GA_SIPPER Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2013 Georgia

  30. BeastLU

    BeastLU Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    I'll take a Ranger bomber for 3.29 all day!!
  31. RyanGoodman

    RyanGoodman Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2011 Bolivia

    Bear Republic @ $6 in Pennsylvania. Stone is my go to, but at nearly $10 here, not as often as I'd like. How's is Bear Republic so much cheaper than Stone here?
  32. mtomlins

    mtomlins Savant (943) Mar 12, 2010 Canada

  33. HopsintheSack

    HopsintheSack Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 California

    Stone has an organic farm to pay for.
  34. brenty0man

    brenty0man Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I get stone, Firestone, lagunitas and Anderson valley all <$5... I got 4 espresso ris for $20. That's a steal
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  35. Shogun730

    Shogun730 Initiate (0) May 17, 2013 California

    Bear republic.
  36. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,807) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Good call- I forgot about that one.

    Another east coast beer I like is Cisco's Captain Swain Export Stout in the $5-6 range- don't know how far it's distributed, though. Very solid stout around 8%, I wish there were more in that 'in between' range with that kind of flavor.
  37. alex_hart

    alex_hart Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2013 Oklahoma

    when in the hell did you see a La fin du Monde bomber for $3.99....I mean, they arnt outrageously expensive up around $9, but $4 is just rediculous.
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  38. Mshull

    Mshull Disciple (373) Mar 26, 2013 Ohio

    Lagunitas with out a doubt. Hop stoopid for 4.99, there is no better deal
  39. alex_hart

    alex_hart Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2013 Oklahoma

    i want to move to Canada.
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  40. dougfur

    dougfur Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2011 New York

    Apparently in the rest of the country, Stone bombers are reasonably priced. Not so much around here... Here, it's tough to beat Hop Stoopid, but honestly, I have a hard time buying bombers these days. It's just not a good deal in general.
    I should add though, that if Kern River ever starts releasing bombers of citra in NY, I will take out a second mortgage if need be.
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