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Discussion in 'Midwest' started by theCoder, Feb 20, 2014.

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  1. theCoder

    theCoder Oct 24, 2011 Minnesota
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    So I noticed the Costco in Maplewood had a larger looking liquor area. So I swung in (I usually don't go in as I generally only do when I'm in need of harder liquor but still frequent my local bottle shop if possible) for shiggles . They got some niiiiice craft beer bombers there now. Nothing mind-blowing but some very nice offerings. Rogue Chocolate Stout for $5.50, Three Philosophers 750 uh I think it was $8.50 and Fulton Worthy Adversary for $8.50 to name a few. I don't see this replacing my desire to go to my fav bottle shops as I still prefer those over any big shop but in a pinch if I'm there, sure.
     
  2. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    I wish the Costco in West Des Moines carried better craft offerings. Though they do have cases of Stone IPA for $29.99, which is about $1.25/bottle when you break it down. That's a solid deal.
     
  3. Douggo

    Douggo Oct 24, 2009 Minnesota

    You know what you just did, don't you?
     
  4. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    Math?
     
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  5. Douggo

    Douggo Oct 24, 2009 Minnesota

    You used "IPA" and "solid deal" in your post. Therefore, making this a Saga thread. :D
     
  6. MNPikey

    MNPikey Feb 27, 2011 Minnesota
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    We were hanging out with the beer buyer for Costo at Dark Lord Day last year. He said they were ready to stock alot more craft beer but it was all a matter of shelf/cooler space.
     
  7. billhelm

    billhelm Feb 9, 2011 Minnesota
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    SLP one routinely has Chimay, the latest Stone seasonals (for a buck or two less then local liquor stores)and other locals (lift bridge, etc). They also routinely have 24s of craft other than summit (which they've carried for a while) - usually sierra nevada - got a 24 of celebration ale at xmas time for ~20 bucks. also carry Kona and other craft beer alliance beers. glad to see them expanding into this space as I think it's a good fit for a chunk of their customer base.
     
  8. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    Haha...touché
     
  9. theCoder

    theCoder Oct 24, 2011 Minnesota
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    Enjoying this Rogue Chocolate Stout now I got there today. Man this is a tasty ass beer. I'm glad they're expanding as well, before it was basically Sierra Nevada and Summit only (don't get me wrong I dig those).
     
  10. Seefeldt

    Seefeldt May 15, 2008 Minnesota

    Rogue Chocolate Stout is the bomb, wish our Costco had it. They generally have some kind of summit and that's really it. Don't get me wrong, $25 cases of Saga was awesome, but those are all gone for now.
     
  11. SlightlyGrey

    SlightlyGrey Apr 4, 2011 Minnesota

    $25 a case for Saga at Costco is a good deal? Chicago Lake has it for $10.99/12 pack regular price.
     
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  12. Douggo

    Douggo Oct 24, 2009 Minnesota

    See? Told you it was a Saga thread.
     
  13. jera1350

    jera1350 Dec 15, 2007 Minnesota

    Yeah, but isn't EVERY thread a Saga thread these days?
     
  14. Seefeldt

    Seefeldt May 15, 2008 Minnesota

    When it's $14.99 everywhere else in Rochester yes it is
     
  15. theCoder

    theCoder Oct 24, 2011 Minnesota
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    I feel out of place, I haven't had a Saga in at least a year. Guess I wil lbe hittin Haskell's on my way home from work tomorrow and picking up a 12 pack.
     
  16. SlightlyGrey

    SlightlyGrey Apr 4, 2011 Minnesota

    Have you checked you pulse recently to see if you're still alive?
     
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  17. SlightlyGrey

    SlightlyGrey Apr 4, 2011 Minnesota

    Occasionally Blue Max will also have it at that price, also Furious at $8.75/4pk. Might be worth a trip to the So. Metro to stock up.
     
  18. SwinginParty

    SwinginParty Jan 22, 2014 Minnesota

    The last sixer I had of Saga tasted off.
     
  19. SudsSavant

    SudsSavant Jan 9, 2007 Minnesota
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    BLASPHEMY!
     
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