Release Gnomegang to be released in 12oz 8 packs

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  1. musicsherlock

    musicsherlock Disciple (323) Jan 2, 2012 New York

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  2. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (979) Sep 4, 2010 California
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    Weird, would be interested in checking that out. 6 packs are always pretty perfect though. So unless you want to run a BMC type marketing scheme I don't see much merit in it.
  3. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,446) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Odd choice.
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  4. guillemiro

    guillemiro Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2010 Maryland

    I think the facebook page refers to the variety pack that includes 2xHennepin, 2xThree philosophers, 2xBPA and 2xAbbey ale. It suggests one of them will be replaced with Gnomeggang. If the BPA is replaced it will make the 8-pack much more desirable.
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  5. musicsherlock

    musicsherlock Disciple (323) Jan 2, 2012 New York

    the variety 8-pack makes sense...
  6. BeerFan

    BeerFan Initiate (137) Feb 11, 2003 New Jersey
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    I thought I read somewhere the new variety pack would include 2 x Hennepin, Rare Vos, Witte and Gnomeggang. The old variety pack included Hennepin, BPA, Ommegang and Three Philosophers.

    If you're lucky, maybe you can find an old variety pack before it disappears and then buy a new one and have a very nice variety of Ommegang beers. Oh wait, someone will complain that they have 4 Hennepins and only 2 of the others.
  7. GraniteSkunk

    GraniteSkunk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2007 Illinois

    The only other beer I've ever seen released in eight packs is Billy Bock
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  8. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (856) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
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    Isn't paulaner hefeweizen in 8 packs of cans?
  9. GraniteSkunk

    GraniteSkunk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2007 Illinois

    I don't know - I ain't never seened of it
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  10. tzieser

    tzieser Savant (922) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    The only eight packs ive seen are those tiny 7oz pony cans of macro piss water.
  11. jmarce

    jmarce Initiate (70) May 15, 2011 Connecticut

    looks like you're correct, this is from their twitter a few weeks ago:

    "Our new Ommegang 8-packs are in! Witte, Hennepin, Rare Vos and Gnomegang"


    I would have definitely preferred Gnomegang, Three Phils, Hennepin and Abbey
  12. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (856) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
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    Why can't they just be normal and do 12 packs with Three Philosophers and Abbey Ale as well?
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  13. Ricelikesbeer

    Ricelikesbeer Zealot (582) Nov 29, 2006 Colorado

    I've never had Gnomegang, would love to, but doubt I'll get the mixer out in CO either. How does it compare to the others? I am not a big belgian pale ale fan, but actually loved BPA.
  14. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (360) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    It is indeed. Looks like a big brick of beer.
  15. FMPLover24

    FMPLover24 Initiate (143) Dec 1, 2011 Kansas

    So my local store just received this and I tempted to try it as I have never tried anything from Ommegang. It looks like Gnomegang is the jewel of this pack, how are the others?
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  16. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Meyvn (1,247) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    ommegang beers are all pretty good stuff- you won't be blown away but there's no slouches either.
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  17. gcamparone

    gcamparone Poo-Bah (1,531) Dec 6, 2011 Rhode Island
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    I'd buy this before you could say "delicious"
  18. dar482

    dar482 Poo-Bah (3,508) Mar 9, 2007 New York
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    Gnomegang is amazing. I had it at Spitzer's in NYC. It's also a Saison with how much flavor it packs.

    Anyone know if the bottles are released in NYC yet?
  19. Manoftyr

    Manoftyr Initiate (0) May 6, 2009 New York

    Call me crazy, but I think this is a friggen perfect Ommegang variety pack...never cared too much for the Three Philosophers or the Abbey myself and the Rare Vos is among my favorite things that Ommegang makes.
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  20. fmccormi

    fmccormi Meyvn (1,331) Oct 24, 2010 California
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    Yeah it's pretty great. But I do really love BPA, too. It gets boring when it isn't so fresh, but fresh-fresh it's wonderful.
  21. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2009 Oregon

    I'd buy it for the ticks and the Hennepin.
  22. drocpsu

    drocpsu Initiate (195) Dec 25, 2006 New Hampshire

    I wish I could get those 8-packs out here in New Hampshire!! I might have to see if I can find any when I'm in NY in a couple weeks.

    That said.... I would prefer Abbey instead of Witte.
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  23. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,576) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I really enjoy Hennepin and if the others are better or just as good, I'd grab a pack.
  24. ItsLaTrappe

    ItsLaTrappe Initiate (0) May 15, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Those 8 pack, solid cardboard box, 3 in one cases have been out for years. Great value here in PA, usually cheaper than a usaual 12 oz bottle case from Ommegang, definetly a better deal than a case of cork and cage! Normally only found at the case store here in wacky Pennsylvania :wink: .
  25. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
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    I'm surprised u say that.

    Three philosphers and abbey ale are their best regular beers. Not to mention highest rated.
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  26. Manoftyr

    Manoftyr Initiate (0) May 6, 2009 New York

    Eh to be honest I think Three Philosophers is a mediocre Quad at best and don't fully understand all the praise it gets, there are better Quads out there for one's money. The Abbey I like more than Three Philosophers but again I find it falls short of other Dubbels, Alagash's springs to mind and is readily available. Not to mention that to my palette at least, most American breweries don't quite do Quads and Dubbels right and fall short of their Belgian originators.

    Rare Vos, Hennepin, Witte and Gnomegang I all adore however.
  27. Dalmanfsu

    Dalmanfsu Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2012 Florida

    Hoping I can find the 8-pack here in Florida, but I am not holding my breath!
  28. blivingston1985

    blivingston1985 Disciple (326) Jan 7, 2010 North Carolina

    Yeah, they are. Little 10oz deals or something like that.
  29. Herky21

    Herky21 Crusader (719) Aug 7, 2011 Iowa
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    Damn it 8-packs were going to be my retirement invention.
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