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Costco and Craft Beer

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by QuakeAttack, May 21, 2013.

  1. RobinLee

    RobinLee Zealot (588) Feb 15, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Is that not what it retails for? I got mine for $17...
  2. FrankHammer

    FrankHammer Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2013 Michigan
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    $20 straight from the Bruery and also everywhere else I've seen on shelves.
  3. kasubot

    kasubot Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2013 Maryland

    My stupid Costco doesn't even sell alcohol. Stupid Draconian Maryland laws.
  4. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    What are the laws like there?

    Isn't Total Wine's HQ there or they have a major presence there?
  5. kasubot

    kasubot Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2013 Maryland

    Total wine HQ is in MD but they dont have a major presence. MD laws are pretty bad, but the worst is the county I live in. pretty much add an extra $1.50 - $2.00 to any reasonable price in Montgomery County
  6. sharpski

    sharpski Champion (849) Oct 11, 2010 Oregon
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    I don't know specifically about CA's laws, but I know in WA, which has what I believe to be a similar price control regulation, is to have a separate pallet SKU with the discount factored in. Technically, it's available to any retailer, but most smaller retailers don't want a full pallet of a single beer.
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  7. Iamstryker

    Iamstryker Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2012 New Jersey
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    New Ommegang 3 pack at Costco today in NJ

  8. Bigbadboris

    Bigbadboris Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2013 New Jersey

    Does anyone know if you need a membership to buy beer there in nj?
  9. MisterBisco

    MisterBisco Disciple (383) Feb 18, 2009 New York
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    You do.

    You don't need one in neighboring New York, however.
  10. Acropora

    Acropora Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2013 California

    Great list. Costco Northridge doesn't even come close
  11. printer1

    printer1 Initiate (181) Aug 29, 2005 Iowa

    Costco in Des Moines has Celebration for 22.99 a case. I was down with that.
  12. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,199) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Does the Northridge Costco sell 22 oz. or 750 ml bottles?
  13. Acropora

    Acropora Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2013 California

    Last I checked, there were both. Lots of golden road in cans, tremens in 750, Stone double bastard and sublimely in 22. They also have a port brewing wipe out IPA (not bad) for pretty cheap as well as double jack, and mendocino 30th anni pale ale.
  14. 395er

    395er Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2011 California

    Carlsbad Costco tonight

  15. tbizzle0

    tbizzle0 Initiate (0) Jan 29, 2010 California

    Saw a bunch of Sam Adams Utopias in the Folsom Costco recently, $150

    I grabbed Dust Bowl's Son of Wrath (DIPA) for $6.50 and their Black Blizzard (imperial stout) for $6, both were tasty
  16. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Devotee (479) Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

    Yes, but as a non-member, you can only pay with cash or American Express.
  17. Jmitchell3

    Jmitchell3 Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2013 Arizona

    Phx area has stone bomber 8 packs of all the year-rounds that works out to a little over $4 per bottle.
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  18. Iamstryker

    Iamstryker Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2012 New Jersey
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    Forgot to picture, but NJ also had Corsendonk Christmas Ale in a cylinder gift box, assuming it's a 750 for $9.99.

    Ommegang 3 pack that I posted was $21.99
    Still had the Paulaner mix 18 packs for $12.49, and Ockoberfest cases for I think 17.99.

    Wayne location, I believe the only other "Costco" liquor is Brick. Others have liquor but it's not Costco running them because of NJ's wonderful laws.
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  19. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Devotee (479) Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

    $18.99 at my Costco. First time I have ever seen a better deal in MN than in another state.
  20. lakeylake

    lakeylake Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2013 California

    We had a 3-pack of 750ml Unibroue La Fin Du Monde, Maudite and Trois Pistoles for $19.99. I gotta go see if they have the Enjoy By!
  21. SlipperyPete

    SlipperyPete Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2013 California

    Pointed out in the Pacific Forum, not by me, but is the stuff you buy at Costco good for two extra days? Typo Carlsbad!
  22. beer_soup

    beer_soup Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2012 California

    I noticed Costco was selling Double Dorado that was well past the enjoy by date. Made me wonder if Ballast Point was using Costco as a way to get rid of their returned/unsold stock.
  23. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    Haven't seen anything in Clearwater, FL except Chimay Blue for $9.99 / 750ml.

    That Ommegang 3-pack is $29.99 at the TWs in the area. :grimacing:
  24. eclosson22

    eclosson22 Initiate (187) Jan 15, 2011 Illinois
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    Anyone seen a section of bombers in the Chicago area? I've seen relatively standard cases (SN, Magic Hat, Two Brothers, etc.), the Ommegang pack and the Chimay, but nothing close to some of the bottle lists like they seem to have at other locations? Just want to check if its a city/suburbs issue or a regional thing...
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  25. cwehr13

    cwehr13 Aspirant (204) Aug 4, 2011 Illinois
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    The Orland Park location has the same selection.
  26. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    I hope you're not serious but if you are, I guess you never worked where somebody makes a product and wants to sell it. Otherwise, you would know that as long as it's legal to do so, you would sell your product to anyone who wants to buy it at the price you want to get for it or another negotiated price.
  27. Born_A_Jee

    Born_A_Jee Initiate (189) Aug 1, 2013 Illinois
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    I think it's regional.
  28. Andrew61923

    Andrew61923 Initiate (0) Nov 6, 2009 California

    My local Costco has bottles of Enjoy By for $5.49 as well as Sea Monster for under $6 and the new 32 oz cans of Shipwrecked for somewhere around $6.50. Additionally, cases of Stone IPA that were bottled a week ago are readily available on top of a variety of other cases, including Karl Strauss Fullsuit, a mix-pack of Ballast Point (including Sculpin), and the Sam winter pack.
  29. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    I just fired off an inquiry to Costco, regarding craft beer sales to Florida Costcos. I'll let you know if I hear anything back.

    This is what I wrote:

  30. mfnmbvp

    mfnmbvp Poo-Bah (2,397) Nov 28, 2012 Illinois
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    Tried to find those last time I was at Costco with my mom, but they didn't have them >.<
  31. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    Well, I heard back right away. Just a usual "form letter", but hopefully, I'll have a real answer with some substance soon. This is what they wrote back...

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  32. proseberry

    proseberry Initiate (0) May 2, 2008 Illinois

    Celebratation Ale. $22.99/case. Dated 10/8. Score!
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  33. Flathead_Monster

    Flathead_Monster Initiate (147) Nov 14, 2013 Montana

    Dead Guy Ale 24 pack for 29.99. A moderately good deal.
  34. Norseman

    Norseman Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2013 Illinois

    Bloomingdale Costco has New Belgium bomber boxes. 6 bottles: 2 Rampant, the other 4 are Hop Kitchen styles. Also has SN Celebration at $23.99/case, I will be investing in this soon.
  35. Highbrow

    Highbrow Devotee (459) Jan 7, 2011 California
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    sorta surprised not a bunch of new stuff rolled in lately but found it interesting Stone DB cases were hidden under a shelf in waiting rather up & out displayed. when i had a staff person radio the front end for the price ($5.80/btle), on the transmission back the women also stated they have "150" in stock. i assume some must have sold already & they have 150 bottles left as opposed to 150 cases?? :


    this was a first too, not that i'm eager but i don't believe i've seen growlers offered at the locations i frequent:


  36. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    How much was the La Trappe Quad?

    That Duvel is a fairly good price for 750s, but way more expensive than we're getting the 4-packs of 330s here now. ($10.99 / 4-pack)
  37. olekern

    olekern Initiate (0) Sep 25, 2010 California

    I think Yellow Snow growlers may be available at certain locations sometime in the near future in addition to the dead guy growlers.
  38. ToriBug13

    ToriBug13 Initiate (0) May 10, 2013 California

    Yes, maybe its a California thing, because the Mntn Vw Costco carries heaps of craft bombers and 12pks
  39. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,131) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    *wishing I could get a Duvel 4 pack @ that price!*
  40. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    I scored a ton when it was on sale @ $8.99 / 4-pack a little over a months ago. :grinning:
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