Eclipse in MD?

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by beast464, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. beast464

    beast464 Apr 6, 2008 Maryland
    Beer Trader

    Stateline has an entry for FiftyFifty Eclipse. Anyone hear about this coming to MD?
     
  2. jaheussner

    jaheussner Dec 25, 2008 District of Columbia
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  3. truckerock

    truckerock Jan 19, 2011 Maryland

    Md and DC are listed on their site with Legends Distro.
     
  4. jaheussner

    jaheussner Dec 25, 2008 District of Columbia
    Beer Trader

    Anybody heard anything about when this is going to hit the area? I've seen hauls from MA, so I figure it can't be too long...
     
  5. BaltimoreBeerGuy

    BaltimoreBeerGuy Jun 7, 2003 Maryland

    Maxs has them. I don't know Maxs prices, but hear they are pretty pricey in the beer stores...
     
  6. hctap00

    hctap00 Nov 2, 2012 Maryland

    As a reference for Max's prices, Parabola cost $25 a bottle a few weeks ago. Pricey indeed, but their selection is tough to beat.
     
  7. BaltimoreBeerGuy

    BaltimoreBeerGuy Jun 7, 2003 Maryland

    Yeah, not criticising Maxs prices, they are pretty comparable for a beer bar. Meant to say that I think the Eclipses are running close to $30 even in beer stores,
     
  8. truckerock

    truckerock Jan 19, 2011 Maryland

    I was told $50 a piece at Maxs. Glad i got futures ths year!
     
  9. Scotty

    Scotty Jun 29, 2012 Maryland

    Perfect Poor has them - Old Fitzgerald Barrel (Blue), Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon (Black), Bernheim Wheat Whiskey (Beige), according to their email newsletter sent out today.

    No idea on the price, but one can only imagine...
     
  10. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
    Moderator Beer Trader

    I know I shouldn't, but now I just have to call them to find out.

    It's like watchg a train wreck on the interstate. You know it's awful, but you just can't turn away. :)

    Not as bad as I was expecting. "Only" $40 a piece.

    Hell, that's not quite even double what I paid for the last bottle I purchased at Blue Dog during the annual wealth of riches event. If the PP isn't careful, they're going to lose their reputation for extreme pricing.
     
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  11. scraff

    scraff Apr 18, 2003 Maryland

    At the PP, it's got to be $60-$70. Just an educated guess of course. ;)
     
  12. truckerock

    truckerock Jan 19, 2011 Maryland

    Looks like its $30 in most other stores.
     
  13. jimmy666

    jimmy666 Jun 20, 2010 Maryland

    picke up a bottle at Fishpaws for $31 today.
     
  14. BaltimoreBeerGuy

    BaltimoreBeerGuy Jun 7, 2003 Maryland

    You guys seeing 4-5 different versions?
     
  15. truckerock

    truckerock Jan 19, 2011 Maryland

    5 made into town. The one in distro we did not get is Mellow Corn.


    Elijah Craig Purple

    Rittenhouse Rye Green

    Evan Williams Black

    Bernheim Wheat Beige

    Old Fitzgerald Blue
     
  16. DeutschesBier

    DeutschesBier Feb 8, 2009 Maryland
    Beer Trader

    Is there any way this beer is worth $30? I'm pretty sure I already know the answer, but I just want to check. I almost want to head to Fishpaws, but my common sense is telling me to stop.
     
  17. BaltimoreBeerGuy

    BaltimoreBeerGuy Jun 7, 2003 Maryland

    I'm with you. As I've got a bunch of BCBS in the cellar, not sure I want to spend the $ on one of these. Inhibiting the impulse, however, is easier said than done.
     
  18. DeutschesBier

    DeutschesBier Feb 8, 2009 Maryland
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    Haha that's the hardest part.

    I got several Parabolas for $13.29 apiece. Hell, I hesitated to pull the $22 trigger on Bourbon County Coffee.

    I highly doubt this beer is better than the two I mentioned.....but I am so damn curious!
     
  19. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
    Moderator Beer Trader

    Some of the Eclipse beers I've had have been amazing, and most are really, really good. $30 worth of good? That I can't answer. Comparitively speaking, probably not.

    I think you probably need to try a bottle and decide for yourself. :)
     
  20. truckerock

    truckerock Jan 19, 2011 Maryland

    I think they are some of the best BA beers out there. Ordering them through futures drops the price a little each year. It's also fun to see how the different barrels affect the base beer.

    I have multiple futures set and think its worth every penny.
     
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  21. DeutschesBier

    DeutschesBier Feb 8, 2009 Maryland
    Beer Trader

    My wife is going to be awfully pissed at you guys if you keep this up.
     
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  22. canjeeps

    canjeeps Jul 18, 2007 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Stateline has all these for 29.99 each, a few bucks cheaper if your a stateline member.

    Elijah Craig Purple
    Rittenhouse Rye Green
    Evan Williams Black
    Bernheim Wheat Beige
    Old Fitzgerald Blue
     
  23. djre4orm

    djre4orm Oct 21, 2011 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Staples Corner looks to have posted at least the Rye, no word on price though
     
  24. scraff

    scraff Apr 18, 2003 Maryland

    Just confirmed $40 at the Perfect Pour if anyone feels like getting raked across the coals. :rolleyes:
     
  25. imbrue001

    imbrue001 Aug 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    psst, Shawan has an open case of Elijah Craig sitting on the floor.. $27 something
     
  26. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
    Moderator Beer Trader

    For the PP, that's actually fairly reasonable. I assume such a low price reflects the beer's availability in the area (it must be easy to find). If the beer was more scarce or limited, I'm sure your initial guess would have been much closer to their actual retail price ($60 or $70).
     
  27. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

    Old Line in Beltsville has the Elijah for 29.99$ and I picked up a bottle at Wine Source for the same. I enjoyed the bottle of Elijah, but I couldn't fathom buying more than 1.
     
  28. John_M

    John_M Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
    Moderator Beer Trader

    Agreed, but I think that's more a function of its cost. If the price was in the $12 to $15 range, I'd likely buy it from time to time (as I've liked pretty much all the Eclipse beers I've tried). However, at $30 a bottle, I find it to be more a curiousity than anything else. It's good beer, no doubt, but there are a lot of good beers I can buy for less than $30 a 22 ounce bottle. Also, at nearly double the cost of parabola, I just have a hard time plunking down that kind of coin (other than on a rare occasion and as a special, rare treat).
     
  29. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

    Parabola is exactly what I had in mind when I made the price/quality decision to not buy anymore 50/50.
     
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