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Expensive Goose Island Bottle

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by Evan, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Evan

    Evan Mar 9, 2012 Maryland
    Beer Trader

    I stopped in to my local store today to get an update on the Cherry Rye/Coffee situation and I was told that they weren't sure about those but that they were expecting to get a bottle from Goose Island soon. He said it was going to be about $170 for the bottle and they were only getting one. He didn't seem terribly informed but it did get me intrigued. It is hard to imagine a $170 bottle of beer. Any of you guys heard anything about this?
  2. camil1mj

    camil1mj Oct 4, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Are you sure he wasn't confusing it with SA Utopias?
  3. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Jan 2, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    That's a great price for Utopias!
  4. Evan

    Evan Mar 9, 2012 Maryland
    Beer Trader

    That is the first thing I thought of but he assured me it was Goose Island. He thought it started with an E. I think he has no idea what he is talking about.
  5. camil1mj

    camil1mj Oct 4, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    It would be a good deal, but not out of the question as it is sold to retailers for as low as $160. The retailer could have even been talking about how much he was going to be charged for it.
  6. OakedCanuck

    OakedCanuck Jun 23, 2009 Washington

    It's the new beer called ERAR. It's even packed in the box upside down.

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  7. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    How many beers deep were you and/or the guy at the store?
  8. kort27

    kort27 Apr 23, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    It's amazing to me the amount of people that work at a liquor store and know not thing-one about their product.

    But, I imagine in a lot of cases it's a low-paying job, so maybe that explains it. As a wee lad growing up I generally didn't care either when I was making minimum wage.

    ISO: Goose Island Etopias
  9. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Goose Island Ermahgerd!
  10. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    Goose Island BA Expensive.
  11. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Jul 19, 2009

    My immediate thought is it must be a GI/FFF/Mikkeller collab. One bottle per store, then later one case per store, then after that probably one pallet per store. Likely a ticketed event somewhere in there also.
  12. Evan

    Evan Mar 9, 2012 Maryland
    Beer Trader

    Ha, I try to make it out of the store before I get too sauced. It can be a struggle. I can't speak for him though.

    It must be Utopias. I can't say I didn't have a brief daydream of some massive 3L bottle of Rare though.
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  13. JulianB

    JulianB Feb 1, 2012 South Carolina

  14. DanGolfs86

    DanGolfs86 Dec 2, 2010 Illinois

    And Santa, for Christmas this year I want...:D
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  15. Duffman929

    Duffman929 Nov 27, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    If I were capable of experiencing joy, this thread would give me some. Alas, I am like most beer advocates and am here to win trades, get whalez, and make fun of others.
  16. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Jul 19, 2009

    To be fair I am actually only here to make fun of others. Ironically I like to lose trades. Whalez are fun but honestly most of them leave me feeling like I do when I pay good money for a hooker but drank too much and have a wicked case of whiskey dick.
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  17. barfdiggs

    barfdiggs Mar 22, 2011 California

    Thats what coke and viagra are for. Good, accurate analogy though.
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  18. given2flybrewing

    given2flybrewing Dec 19, 2008 Missouri
    Beer Trader

    Utopias is $175 here, last year it was $150...what is it in your market?
  19. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Jan 2, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    I paid $199 but I've seen it higher.
  20. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    The cost for stores just went up $20 per bottle compared to last year. $210 in Indianapolis.
  21. Tony412

    Tony412 Jan 26, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I hear the Goose Island KBS is selling for about Tree Fidy!
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  22. Bluecane

    Bluecane Dec 30, 2011 New York

    That's a great price; I played Ten Fidy for mine.

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