Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Tap Takeover - Paddy Long's

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by JimGlonke, Dec 4, 2012.

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  1. Jagen

    Jagen Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 Illinois

    Agreed. Let's say that on average, a bottle of beer from a $10 6 pack will sell at a bar for $4...that's about a 2.4x markup (3x markup for $5). Taking that into consideration, $40 for a $20 bottle doesn't seem too unreasonable. I haven't heard of a bar selling their cherry rye bottles for any less than $40
     
  2. nucmedmario

    nucmedmario Initiate (173) Sep 1, 2010 Illinois
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    smallbar on division sold them for $30.
     
  3. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    Good for them for leaving money on the table. Whole Foods was also charging $14/bottle for coffee. Last year's prices...
     
  4. Jagen

    Jagen Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 Illinois

    It's a pain in the ass at WF to change prices on things...regional probably never updated it
     
  5. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    I understand they updated it eventually... over a week after it hit the stores, by then most of it had long since been sold.
     
  6. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    i think i read that they were charging 35 for cherry and 30 for coffee. still not ridiculous imo given the price increase this year.

    edit: re: smallbar division, not whole foods
     
  7. nucmedmario

    nucmedmario Initiate (173) Sep 1, 2010 Illinois
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    30 for both cherry and coffee. i got one cherry from there.
     
  8. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    The other factor is SmallBar had it first anywhere, even before liquor stores. So maybe they didn't want the top story of their coup to be "OMG $40 a bottle!!1"
     
  9. nucmedmario

    nucmedmario Initiate (173) Sep 1, 2010 Illinois
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    evolution had cherry and coffee on sale the same day at 2pm. $26 each.
     
  10. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    Right you are. Evolution priced it high, SmallBar low, relative to their competition.
     
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  11. buzze40

    buzze40 Aspirant (229) Mar 9, 2010 Illinois
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    College town with no brew pubs. Uncivilized.
     
  12. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    23.99, but lets not split hairs...
     
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  13. danimalarkey

    danimalarkey Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2008 Illinois

    Someone's wearing his "Fact Checker" hat today! :p
     
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  14. nucmedmario

    nucmedmario Initiate (173) Sep 1, 2010 Illinois
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    taxes bro.
     
  15. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

    lol nice try, but nobody posts prices after tax

    That would make price comparison COMPLETELY useless.
     
  16. nucmedmario

    nucmedmario Initiate (173) Sep 1, 2010 Illinois
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    worth a shot.
     
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