Case Sales at Three Floyds

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

  1. 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?
  2. pschul4

    pschul4 Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

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

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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  4. 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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  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Vav

    Vav Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Mar 31, 2011 Illinois

  12. 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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  13. Vav

    Vav Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    You know, i have a Rare barrel at the store. I bet i could fill it and charge admission to bathe in the water that comes out...
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  14. thereal

    thereal Apr 20, 2010 Illinois

    *Cut to* line of 100 nut jobs at your door 6 AM Thursday.
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  15. StoutIrish

    StoutIrish Jan 16, 2012 Indiana

    This sucks for me. When I come home from Chicago, sometimes I stop to pick up a few cases for my friends. 6 was usually the perfect amount.
  16. da_bulls

    da_bulls Jun 7, 2012 Illinois
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    ^hey stoutirish sweet avatar, check mine out ;)
  17. paslaugh

    paslaugh Feb 17, 2012 Illinois

    To be fair, I can't fault a guy that wants to trade some Zombie Dust for some Pliny the Elder or Heady Topper (we're agreed that everything else on his ISO is pretty ridiculous). As much as some people want to complain, there's at the very least 3 bottle shops I could walk into tomorrow and buy a fresh 6er of Zombie Dust in Chicago. It's not that scarce, you just have to know where to look.

    I almost always have a 6er of Zombie Dust in my fridge, and drink about 4 per week. Several times per year I'll feel like mixing it up and send a 6er along for a 4pack of Heady Topper...what's wrong with that?
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  18. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Mar 31, 2011 Illinois

    Nothing... That's besides his point, which is already a tangent to this thread.

    Fwiw, I'd bet more than one of those bottle shops didn't get that ZD through distro.
  19. SpottedZombie

    SpottedZombie Feb 7, 2012 Illinois

    Why we can never find ZD at castle Vav.
  20. Vav

    Vav Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Buying for the store is different.

    However, you guys can fight over the ZD all you like, i shant be getting in your way. i just dont get that beer.
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  21. SpottedZombie

    SpottedZombie Feb 7, 2012 Illinois

    It has something to do with it tasting like citrus juice and causing inebriation. :D
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  22. stephenieman

    stephenieman Oct 14, 2011 Illinois

    It aint what youd call a balanced beer, thats for sure.
    I do like how its taken attention away from Alpha King which I think is an absolutely phenomenal beer.
  23. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    Well that's the point of the limit. I'm not sure how many people you are buying for, but everyone will have to make do with a sixer or two instead of a case. That way more people can have the opportunity to enjoy it. Many may not get the amount they want, but most will at least get some.
  24. mdomask

    mdomask May 27, 2012 Illinois
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  25. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Mar 31, 2011 Illinois

    It's the best standard beer FFF makes, by far (Alpha King.)
  26. da_bulls

    da_bulls Jun 7, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Man this is ridiculous, I swear before they implemented this case limit the beer was more available at the brewpub. I'm talking before the summer time, before the start of June. I would go to FFF at least twice a month from the start of this year and they always had cases of ZD and GBH. It seems like they have cut production on the beer or the case limit made people go crazy and they are picking up their 2 case limit everyday. /rant
  27. ohiobeer29

    ohiobeer29 Feb 2, 2013 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    I'll be sharing once i get a few cases beer it forward
  28. Vav

    Vav Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Zombie Dust or Zombie Thread?
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  29. ohiobeer29

    ohiobeer29 Feb 2, 2013 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    dust.I've read through a ton of 3 floyd threads and it appears this maybe the only way sone BA's get to try 3floyd stuff
  30. strangebrew321

    strangebrew321 Feb 18, 2009 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Zombie Dust cases are for sale at the brewpub right now!!
  31. BeerGreg

    BeerGreg May 17, 2013 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I'll be there next Tuesday, since I have a client a few miles from the brewpub. Hoping there's still some left then!
  32. burica2020

    burica2020 Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    {insert picture from south park}....and its gone
  33. burica2020

    burica2020 Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    "but I'm just helping out another beer fan that doesn't have access. When I buy three of everything I'm just being a noble guy helping out the community at large. They should erect a statue of me at dark lord day because I'm such a helping guy. I mean, granted I'm hurting my own local community of people I talk too and know but I get to use this beer as a commodity to trade up and over for crazy hyped things. Who buys beer to drink, I buy beer to trade." - avg BA lurker
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  34. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Jan 13, 2012 Colorado

    Great! Now people can shut the fuck up and stop whining about it! Everyone go get your goddamn cases now!
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  35. cetherid

    cetherid Aug 23, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    I'm more excited that Alpha King and Evil Power are back in bottles.
  36. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Has anyone actually confirmed if case limits are still 2 cases or now just 1 case?
  37. vic311

    vic311 Jan 28, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Just called them......2 case limit.
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  38. adamgnoth

    adamgnoth Apr 2, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Did I miss it in this thread? Has anoyne talked about case prices going up? Didn't it used to be $35/case and now the FFF site is showing $40 for cases and $10 for a six pack. more slight discount for buying a case.
  39. mdomask

    mdomask May 27, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    It's in one of the other 9,000 Three Floyds threads in this forum.
  40. adamgnoth

    adamgnoth Apr 2, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Sounds about right.
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