Cherry Rye in 4 packs - what if?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by bozodogbreath, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. bozodogbreath

    bozodogbreath Oct 19, 2006 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    There seems to be a bit of butt hurt over Bell's releasing Black Note in 4 packs of 12 oz bottles just a couple of weeks after releasing BN in 750's, and doing it for only a $1 more. How would the community feel if AB-INBev were to suddenly release 4 packs of Cherry Rye for $24? Would those who walked over hot coals to get a bomber suddenly feel as if the had been hosed by AB-INBev?
     
  2. RochesterAaron

    RochesterAaron May 24, 2007 New York

    nope. I'd be ecstatic, and yes I fit into the category above.
     
  3. TheBeerologist

    TheBeerologist Nov 20, 2011 Rhode Island

    ISO - and I was lucky to get Cherry Rye
     
  4. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

    I'd love it if GOOSE ISLAND did 4 packs of the variants.
     
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  5. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Aug 10, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    There wasn't even enough Cherry Rye to be put in bombers. I wouldn't worry about 4 packs, or ever seeing it produced again.
     
  6. RichD

    RichD Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    4 packs would be ideal because then I wouldn't have to drink a whole bomber in 1 sitting. And I know that I can seal the cap but why the hell would I do that.
     
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  7. crossovert

    crossovert Mar 29, 2009 Illinois

    1 I don't care about the black note issue. 2. I wound't support Inbev anyways, even if GI is good product it isn't the best and there are more alternatives than you can dream. I can't stand how people are still latching onto GI when they claim to support the craft movement.
     
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  8. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

    GI is a craft brewery.
     
  9. crossovert

    crossovert Mar 29, 2009 Illinois

    It is an Inbev product, a company that is firmly against the craft movement. So you support inbev when you buy GI, it isn't rocket science, but I feel like you just wanted to be a dick about wording.
     
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  10. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

    I think you're being a dick with your wording:

    Get over yourself.
     
  11. yamar68

    yamar68 Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    "Huh, I'm surprised this thread turned into a Goose Island / AB-InBev debate" said no one ever.
     
  12. crossovert

    crossovert Mar 29, 2009 Illinois

    How is that being a dick? LOL. Unless you are one of those people, in that case thanks for supporting GI when AbInbev decides to buy Alpine.
     
  13. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I thoroughly enjoyed my bomber of Cherry Rye last night.

    Where is the line for 4-packs?
     
  14. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

    lol @ Pat selling his brewery =)
     
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  15. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    If you have to ask, even rhetorically, then...
     
  16. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

    I think the Bros should add a special Avatar icon that means " I DON'T SUPPORT GI" so we all know ( and don't care ) that said user hates GI. That way they won't have to inject their stupid "mission" into any thread that includes a GI product.
     
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  17. willbm3

    willbm3 Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    I don't understand all the hate for GI (I mean I do, but it seems very silly). I don't buy craft beer because I like supporting smaller breweries. I buy craft beer because it tastes good. Therefore, since they still make quality beer I will keep buying it. Hell, if AB/InBev made good beer I would support them too
     
  18. xnicknj

    xnicknj May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    it wouldnt matter bc all the stores would break them up into singles and charge like $8 a bottle anyways.
     
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  19. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    With the release of the 765 ml. Belgian series from Goose, AB/InBev is pushing for Goose Island to really attack the wine market. They are dropping bombers all together, (how many other products are sold in 22 oz. bottles?), and moving towards a more slick marketing scheme. I think they have a point...people are happy to pay 12 dollars for a bottle of mediocre Kendall Jackson...why not try and tap into that? So as far as that goes, I don't see four packs of anything new coming out of Goose.
     
  20. cmmcdonn

    cmmcdonn Jun 21, 2009 Virginia

    Maybe then I'll get to try some Alpine on the east coast. *fingers crossed*
     
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  21. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    You know what they say about assholes:

    "If you run into an asshole just once, move on. If you run into assholes ALL DAY, then you're the asshole."
     
  22. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Oct 2, 2010 New York

    I'd buy GI BCBS and all of it's variants if Bernie Madoff or Hitler brewed it! Gimme that delicious stout!
     
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  23. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Mar 19, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I'd be pissed either way. I get paying a premium for great beer, especially if it's a hand crafted limited release. I can appreciate that the production costs of Cherry or Coffee BCBS are higher than making regular BCBS and thus passed on to the consumer.

    The thing that really chafes with Black Note is that they appear to have intentionally mismarketed their product. They first said - "Hey guys we made a really special beer, there's only 1,500 bottles, was expensive to make, and we're going to charge $23 bucks for a 750ml."

    Then the next week they said "Just kidding, we made tons of this shit and the production costs really weren't that high so we're distributing it to several markets. So come on in and stop by a 4-pack for $24 bucks."

    WTF.
     
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  24. zach60614

    zach60614 May 1, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    It is the god damned hipster mentality that makes me hate a lot of the current "beer scene".
     
  25. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Jan 1, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    ISO.


    I'll take a 4/6 pack of any beer over only a 750 of one.
     
  26. dsal89

    dsal89 Jul 6, 2008 Indiana

    So youre a nazi?

    /strawman
     
  27. Darklight

    Darklight Jun 27, 2006 Pennsylvania
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Well said.

    And yeah gimmie some of that Cherry Rye in 4 packs.
     
  28. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Oct 2, 2010 New York

    No silly, I'm a Zombie!
     
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  29. dsal89

    dsal89 Jul 6, 2008 Indiana


    My mistake! Carry on
     
  30. SubpoenaDeuces

    SubpoenaDeuces Feb 3, 2011 California

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  31. FosterJM

    FosterJM Nov 16, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    What is FFF did the DL variants in 4pks. MY HEAD JUST BLEW UP or Grey Monday or Black Tuesday....BOOM BOOM BOOM!!

    Cheers!
     
  32. Homebrewpat

    Homebrewpat Nov 12, 2012 New Jersey

    suprisingly enough though, that had enough to keg some, wels in N had growler fills in NJ
     
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