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Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by HawksBeerFan, Dec 2, 2016.
Are the bottles still available?
Yes. Everything is available.
I'm skipping it as well, but I'm blaming it on Mikerphone.
Has BA Ten Fidy hit the chicagoland area yet? I was in Nebraska last week and picked two up for 11.99 a pop, kinda wish I picked up more as I really like it.
and! AND! their pricing structure. Remember, just because Mikerphone came after many of the breweries charging high prices, they are still to blame. Call it retroactive blaming.
Abraxas price/per ounce divided by bottle format multiplied by enjoyment factor and then taken square root of waiting in line time plus searching for a bottle just doesn't make sense. It's basically garbage.
All excellent points. However, I will remind you that this very forum decided a year or so ago that Abraxas is definitively superior to BA Abraxas.
To be fair, Mikerphone is in the middle of nowhere industrial park suburbs and charging downtown Chicago bar prices on draft pours. But hey, they can get away with it...
Found Hailstorm Lumberjack Breakfast Stout at Binny's today, quite the awesome surprise, especially considering the price. May be the highest ABV 4pack 16oz. cans around the area (13%)? I can't think of anything higher?
ah but searching for a bottle time to the power of having never had said beer before generally approaches infinity and the square root and waiting in line becomes negligible. enjoyment factor has never deviated from the avg 7 as one wise man had said,
" its beer, guy"
-one wise man
and then it was.
I’m not gonna disagree. (Even if I could do the math without my head exploding)
Abraxas is amazeballs, but for $30+ after tax i just can’t do it. I’d rather buy a killer bottle of wine or a bunch of BCS.
I love that beer from when it last came out, which was two years ago - but don’t know if I can justify more stouts. Even in a great format.
Abraxas is overrated. $30 for a non ba cinnamon stout? Pass.
Who is charging $30? I saw it for $23
$30 in what universe? I'm pretty sure I paid $24 and change out the door at Binny's the other day, and it's a 750mL.
Regardless, it’s the most overrated stout people line up for in these parts.
I don't think anyone is lining up for it, though. I walked in Binny's, grabbed it, and walked out.
Binnys and BT had lines last year
This year isn't last year.
there are cases at binny's LP, 23.99.
while that number is an affront to the traditional pricing model for non-BA stouts, at the end of the day, it's a very good beer.
we're lucky to have an amazing selection of stouts to choose from, but there are plenty of cheaper BA beers that pale in comparison to Abraxas.
That's true, but for what it is, I'd just go with Xocoveza or Malevolence instead. Hell, BA Xoco is like $20 a bottle (I think they're slightly smaller than bombers, though), and I like that beer way more than Abraxas.
It's a great beer, but like Darkness, it's getting hard for me to justify that sort of price on a non-BA bomber.
Abraxas is one of my favorite stouts. Gladly pay $25 for it.
Odd Side Rye Hipster Brunch Stout on the shelf at Binny's Grand. Limit of 1 per person.
Sadly no Abraxas yet, Maybe today.
We're releasing 2 different bottles of our barrel-aged Snooze Button (Russian imperial stout) tomorrow, 12/7! One aged in Buffalo Trace rye whiskey barrels and one aged in Buffalo Trace/Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. There will also be some single barrel draft only options (including Koval 4-grain whiskey barrel-aged) in the taproom.
Limited bottles, but not "wait-in-line-in-the-cold-and-spend-your-whole-paycheck" limited.
If Abraxas came out in like July, then I'd probably pull the trigger. With the volume of releases now, I can't justify it.
Benthic is on at Ironside.
Ok so $23.99 + local/federal taxes = ~$27.60. That's closer to $30 than $25. Point stands.
you seem fun
I bought it at Binny's Bolingbrook yesterday and it was $25.63 with tax. I've never had it before, so I'm glad not everyone was chasing after it this year. I finally get to try it.
10 cents closer.(maybe in Cook County) You win.
If you don't want to spend 27.60 on a bottle of beer don't. But why criticize others for it?
Same place I got mine.
Is BA Xocoveza different than Xocoveza Charred? I just bought a bottle of Xocoveza Charred as I was curious how it'll be different than the normal version. Xocoveza is one of my favorite low-key stouts. If Stone went with the scarcity model and banged up the price it'd have so much more hype (luckily it doesn't! )
Pretty sure they are the same
Unfortunately charred didn't do much for me
Agreed. I haven't been in stores as much lately and was struck by what was just sitting on shelves. Benthic, Abraxas, Darkness, Dino Smores, Cafe Deth, all the Baptists, Dosvidanya. Pick what you want and how much you want to spend, there seems to be all kinds of options.
rats. i'll keep an open mind but if it's no different than standard stuff at least it was *only* 14.99 at binny's grand rather than 20.
I actually like non-charred more but I know others love charred. Hopefully you like it!
My bad, yeah, Ba Xoco = Charred here (I think they did a Cali-only BA version at one point, but I have no idea). It's a more subtle barrel than a lot, but I think it's really tasty. Then again, I don't like peppers in my stouts, so any barrel-aging that will drive down the presence of that sort of thing is very welcome.
Regular Xocoveza is excellent as well.
Ironside on my way to Bub City sounds like the move after work now
Thanks for the tip, grabbed Rye Hipster and Im drinking it now. Im admittedly a sucker for maple but it is a very solid beer.
Prairie Bomb is not too shabby either. I prefer it to Abraxas, readily available, slightly better price point per oz. Different strokes