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Case Sales at Three Floyds

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Wseitz, Jun 21, 2012.

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  1. sarcastro

    sarcastro Sep 20, 2006 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    They should check IDs and depending on how far you live from 3 Floyds determines how many cases you can buy. It seems like the only fair thing to do.
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  2. Retail1LO

    Retail1LO May 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I went on a fishing trip. FFF is on the way. Since it was on the way, I said "Hey, who wants some Three Floyd's?" And it was for the bro's as I took a whopping two cases for the fishing trip. I certainly didn't need to rent a pickup for my two cases. And I can see where it seems whiny and entitling when you don't understand the reason for my being upset. Next, I never said I was more entitled. Simply equally entitled. If someone else can spend a grand there over the course of a year, why can't I? Never mind my cousin, uncle, father, and two friends of the family got there at two and stayed til nearly 7. That tab was a few hundred bucks as well with food and beverage, plus buying drinks for the locals we were happy to meet. I was more than happy to do that by the way. We had fun. Telling them to fuck off was inappropriate. No doubt. As for the guns blazing part, I'm an emotional person, and I'm unapologetic about it, too. Supply and demand, I get that. As I said, I simply don't understand why catering to these 12 people is frowned upon, but these other 12 ok.
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  3. Steimie

    Steimie Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    Wondering if you're familiar with the term "let it go."

    Dude, hipster bloggers are even making fun of you. Let. It. Go.
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  4. raymo55

    raymo55 Oct 3, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I just finished off 2 amazing Michigan beers while reading all of this crap!

    SMILE! :D And have a beer! :p
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  5. Retail1LO

    Retail1LO May 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I actually found the blog rather amusing. Being made fun of by such a person, or anyone else on the Internet, isn't really something I get upset over.
  6. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Poor hayden
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  7. Steimie

    Steimie Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

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  8. danimalarkey

    danimalarkey Mar 3, 2008 Illinois

    A. No one is entitled to beer. Not if you live behind the brewery or 100 miles away (I will allow that employees are entitled to beer -- never said I wasn't a hypocrite). On the flipside, Three Floyds is entitled to run their business however they like.

    B. Bringing beer from the wilds of Indiana back East is not some sort of holy mission. It's not like ferrying provisions to people trapped in Leningrad during the early 1940's (for the record, this is not an invocation of Godwin's Law, though surely that's going to happen soon). No one is a martyr. There's no such thing as the Gospel of Zombie Dust.
  9. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Well that's patently false.
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  10. johnsaulrubio

    johnsaulrubio Dec 2, 2006 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Hey, Hayden:

    Let's say I go see a concert and want to buy 12 tickets, and they'll only sell me 6. In protest, I flap my arms up and down, throw wads of money at the ticket booth, and yell "MY MONEY IS GOOD! YOU WILL SELL ME TICKETS OR YOU AND QUEENSRYCHE COULD GO FUCK YOURSELVES!"... it doesn't make me A) any more entitled to the tickets; B) any more right; C) tolerable; D) worthy of respect, no matter how many shows I've gone and seen there in the past, or how much I've paid for tickets.

    I agree with some of your points. Yeah, it sucks that 3F is limiting case sells, even if I do think limiting ZD sales is probably justifiable.

    But see how I said that without saying they should go fuck themselves?

    Now have a beer, chill out, and please, kindly refrain from fucking yourself (all peaceful n'shit).
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  11. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Even I am sick and tired of gettin alerts about this thread.
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  12. raymo55

    raymo55 Oct 3, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Everyone need to "like" this comment! :oops:
  13. Steimie

    Steimie Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    Yeah, but what would happen if, instead of flapping your arms, you chose to stand there in Silent Lucidity?
  14. Keffa

    Keffa Jan 8, 2009 Ohio
    Beer Trader

  15. PlinytheFarter

    PlinytheFarter Dec 5, 2011 Illinois

    good god i hate so many of you
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  16. johnsaulrubio

    johnsaulrubio Dec 2, 2006 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I suspect that suddenly, I'll hear and see this magic new dimension.
  17. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    Ahhh...It's Mr. "Fuck Beer Advocate." There is a lot other stuff that's much more deserving of getting so upset over than this site...

    Hate is a pretty strong word...
  18. Retail1LO

    Retail1LO May 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I already admitted that telling them to go fuck themselves was inappropriate. Now...either you didn't read that, or you did, and just feel like beating the horse some more. :p Tickets are a little bit different. There's a finite number, and it's one show. FFF makes beer. All the time. It's all they do. They're not going to run out of beer. They make more. Where Zombie Dust is concerned, it's year round. They'll be making it all the time. It's not a annual release. It's not a one off. Still, I understand the desire to not have someone buy 20 cases at a time. I just had no idea the rest of their stuff sold out so quick that you can't have any of it if you have 2 cases of their year round Dust already.
  19. PlinytheFarter

    PlinytheFarter Dec 5, 2011 Illinois

    its so easy to get upset on the internet though
  20. jreaton618

    jreaton618 Apr 10, 2008 Illinois

    Sounds like someones got a case of the Tuesdays
  21. johnsaulrubio

    johnsaulrubio Dec 2, 2006 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I was going to get 6 cases of the Tuesdays, but they said no.
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  22. immobilisme

    immobilisme Nov 8, 2005 Illinois

    I know I promised that I wouldn't post on this thread again, and I apologize for yelling, but with the new limits... YOU AND THE PEOPLE YOU WERE WITH COULD HAVE BOUGHT 12 CASES OF THREE FLOYDS BEER.

    If that is "not enough beer," then I just don't know what to say. And what about a stop on the way back? It is only 15 minutes off the expressway.

    My mind keeps being blown by this thread and I am not going to read it anymore because it is only a thread about beer on the fucking internet and it is making me crazy.
  23. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    i'm just glad the place didn't burn down last week. they still sell beer.
  24. Shagtastic

    Shagtastic Jul 30, 2011 Indiana

    Probably shouldn't have made such a fuss about the whole thing then.
  25. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Now I'm invigorated and pissed off!
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  26. mcc1654

    mcc1654 Mar 20, 2011 Illinois

    Do they make more money selling the beer at the brewpub or to a distributor?
  27. cadizkyguy

    cadizkyguy Mar 17, 2008 Kentucky

    I've come to the conclusion, as I sit here enjoying a Gumballhead after working the second shift, that whenever Three Floyds farts, someone here on BA has something to say about it... Geez, people, don't you realize Three Floyds is laughing all the way to the bank, with all this free publicity as "the evil empire that makes great beer for the masses."
  28. Retail1LO

    Retail1LO May 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I shouldn't need my entire family to mule varieties of beer they make year round. By the way, I don't come back the same way I head out, so an additional visit on the return trip isn't an option...nor does the nature of the trip dictate there will be anyone more than me that can even make it there. Stop making assumptions and you won't go crazy.
  29. trbergman

    trbergman Nov 17, 2006 Illinois

    Remember when people used to travel for beer and enjoy it within the context of its particular place instead of feeling entitled to every beer produced, just because it's out there?
  30. pschul4

    pschul4 Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    No..? A time like that existed? :confused:
  31. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

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  32. beergurujr

    beergurujr Oct 27, 2003 Illinois

    I guess you youngins didn't live back in the 1970's, when we had to walk 9 miles each way- uphill both directions- in a snowstorm- just to drink a glass of Falstaff. Warm. And we LIKED it.
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  33. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Mar 31, 2011 Illinois

    I have a hard time imagining someone spending the time and effort to ship 144 bottles of Zombie Dust per trip to FFF. There's nothing I can imagine anyone wanting to trade for, that would be worth the time and effort it would take to bubble-wrap and baggie up that much beer. I respectfully disagree. I would suggest that people buying 6 cases were usually either buying to hook up their bro network ("hey buddy, I'm going to drive 14000 hours to FFF tomorrow, you want a case of Zombie Dust?") or buying to resell at Podunk Liquors. More the former than the latter, though.
  34. Vav

    Vav Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    You're not seeing the forest for the trees.

    Zombie Dust is not the focus of my point...although a cursory look at the trading forum shows a few mentions of it, and how many are kept around as "extras"...or taken home to trade for other stuff with friends? And it's naive to think a good amount of six packs arent sent around. 144 might be a lot to box up, 6 isnt.

    Trading is why shelves go empty so fast, period....and since i have to spell it out, i'm not talking about Three Floyds, i'm talking about "rare/special" beer in general.
  35. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Mar 31, 2011 Illinois

    With all due respect, no, you're changing the subject.

    I'm talking specifically about the brewpub case limit and not your store, not beer buying in general. That's a different topic.

    Apples and oranges, in my opinion.
  36. Vav

    Vav Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

  37. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Mar 31, 2011 Illinois

    Right... people trade... but I don't know why you're talking about "shelves going empty" and rare/special etc, in response to a discussion of the 6 case limit going down to 2 cases.

    Do we care about this discussion enough to just ask someone at FFF for the reason for their decision? I'm still willing to bet that trading is not a consideration for them, and that reselling is. But the bottom line is I really don't give too much of a crap, since I've never wanted to buy 6 cases of anything.
  38. Vav

    Vav Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    FFF is in general considered "rare/special"...but, i think we've reached an impasse. Fair enough then. I should have been more clear.

    FFF doesnt have "shelves" per se, but the metaphor remains valid, i think.

    And i'm with you completely, i dont see the point in buying 6 cases of anything.
  39. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Mar 31, 2011 Illinois

  40. thereal

    thereal Apr 20, 2010 Illinois

    Apparently neither of you have bathed in rare. It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking six cases up.
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