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Highest ABV 12 packs

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by opwog, May 21, 2013.

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  1. opwog

    opwog Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

    I guess that just like people in the other 49 states have a hard time grasping what beer buying must be like in PA, that similarly for PA people who have not bought elsewhere, that things like this must seem very foreign. For delivery purposes to stores, 12 packs can come in those cardboard flats, but are normally bought individually by consumers. The whole thread probably doesn't make much sense in PA, but 12 packs can be very popular ways of buying beer everywhere else. It is convenient to bring to a house party for a couple of people or a generous person wanting to share, etc. Really popular format for the summer months. At one beer shop that I used to go to all of the time in Huntington Beach, it used the be the most popular quantity pack sold.
  2. opwog

    opwog Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

    Again, not variety or mixed packs. Steel Reserve is beer (not good beer, but still beer), but I think that you may be thinking about a case of 40's or quarts that come in a quantity of 12 versus a 12 x 12 ounce bottles. But let me know if you have seen SR 211 in 12 packs of 12 ounce bottles.
  3. opwog

    opwog Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

    Just google imaged this and sure enough they do have a 12x12 pack. I have never even seen this beer in a container smaller than a 24 oz can, which is why I originally thought you meant 40's.
  4. Psykhe

    Psykhe Oct 7, 2010 Maryland

    I'm fairly certain that you can purchase 12 packs in PA bottleshops and bars that sell to go so long as it doesn't supersede the 192 fluid oz limit (so 12x12s coming in at 144 should be allowed). Although now that I think about it, I can't recall seeing any with any regularity, but I think that's mainly due to the popularity and ease of selling single bottles for mix sets and the quick changeover of 6 packs.

    In my experiences, 12 packs aren't a "popular size", unless we're speaking about malternatives and macros. And even then they are really only an option if there isn't room in the cooler or the money for an 18 pack or a case (even better a 30 pack! Wooo! Par-tay!).
    Craft beer-wise, I don't believe enough has been made available in 12 pack format for it to be attractive enough to sell well, excluding variety or sampler sets. However, with the movement towards canning becoming more prominent, I think it's going to start gaining more popularity where available. And the only places that I have ever encountered selling multiple varieties of packaging (6/12/case) have gone one of two extremes- large box stores such as Total Wine or small run-of-the-mill liquor and beer stores, in which case it is almost exclusively macros.
  5. BleepBloopBlap

    BleepBloopBlap Aug 19, 2011 Massachusetts

  6. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Correct, they can - but I think I've only seen at the bottle shops that have a huge amount of space, like Wegmans. It just seems like a waste of a shelf slot since most people are buying six packs.

    I've bought beer in other states so I'm not totally clueless, I just don't recal seeing lots of 12 packs.
  7. GoGators

    GoGators Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    How much do you pay for that? Not sure I have seen that in NJ.
  8. mark14580

    mark14580 Jan 15, 2011 New York

    I wanna say like $20 but I haven't bought it in awhile so I could be way off. Sorry bout the uncertainty.
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  9. Psykhe

    Psykhe Oct 7, 2010 Maryland

    I thought I addressed that part of your question... Was I confused as to what you meant?

  10. Psykhe

    Psykhe Oct 7, 2010 Maryland

    Maryland Total Wine sells it for $25.99, probably listed similarly at others?
  11. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Yes, you did. The second part of my post was really directed to the OP, sorry.
  12. morefackinghops

    morefackinghops May 22, 2013 Massachusetts

    lagunitas ipa is in 12 packs at 6.2% abv
  13. anteater

    anteater Sep 10, 2012 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    i've bought 24 packs of...

    pale santo maron - 12%
    hopsolutely - 11.5%
    brooklyn black chocolate stout - 10%
  14. zac16125

    zac16125 Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    This is actually a pretty interesting thread. I dont have much to add, except that I rarely see 12 packs of any decent beer, except variety packs and some beers from the larger craft breweries like Sierra Neveda and Sam Adams (and even these are usually limited to only their most popular offerings).
  15. zac16125

    zac16125 Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Does Stone make 12 packs?
  16. BuckeyeOne

    BuckeyeOne Mar 9, 2008 Washington

    I never buy these but Pyramid Outburst DIPA at 8.5% comes in 12 packs.
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  17. GrindFatherBob

    GrindFatherBob Apr 29, 2010 New York

    Last time we had them in at the store I work at I think they were $24.95
  18. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    You're not missing much....glad I didn't buy 12.
  19. Psykhe

    Psykhe Oct 7, 2010 Maryland

    Dominion recently released their 'Pinup Pack', a variety 12 pack. It contains a mix of Double D IPA (10.2% ABV), Morning Glory Espresso Stout (9% ABV), and GiGi's Farmhouse Ale (7.2% ABV).


    Sorry, OP. I know that you personally are not considering mixes.
  20. opwog

    opwog Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

    Why is it so hard for people to understand the difference between the number 12 and the number 24? Yes, we all know that a shit ton of beers are available in 24 qty 12 oz bottles. But the subject line is clearly looking for 12 packs for marketing purposes. At no point am I asking for 12 or greater quantities, I am specifically asking for 12 packs. So if somebody can find a brick box of of 60 Ten Fidy's, that in no way meets the criteria.
  21. Ispeakforthetrees

    Ispeakforthetrees Apr 2, 2012 Colorado

    Rampant is like 8.1%

    I don't buy NB's peach bombs but still.
  22. ufmj

    ufmj Feb 15, 2013 Florida
    Beer Trader

    I've seen that Southern Tier "Superpack" @ Stew Leonard's (off of Route 22 in Mountainside) but not since last fall/winter.
  23. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    Saw the Souther Tier Superpack for 25 bucks. I guess double the ABV = double the price. :D
  24. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Me too. It's one of the few things that makes winter bearable.
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  25. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    This thread is fantastic! I now have an excuse to visit every beer store in the area this weekend for research purposes. Mini road trip!
  26. Chaz

    Chaz Feb 3, 2002 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Has there been a mention of Ranger from New Belgium, yet?

    Anytime I think about higher (6%+) ABV beers in 12-pack N.R. I begin to remember Arcadia's I.P.A. The recipe must've changed, as I recall it as a 7% beer about eight years ago, and I always thought of that as "too strong" for a 12-pack!
  27. rather

    rather May 31, 2013 California

    bear republic hop rod rye, 8% and delicious
  28. Ispeakforthetrees

    Ispeakforthetrees Apr 2, 2012 Colorado

    Great Divide Big Show Pack.
  29. AndrewM661

    AndrewM661 Dec 31, 2012 California

    Stone does their IPA... I believe its 6.9 abv goes for about 16.99
  30. beercanman

    beercanman Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    I get cases of 120 for 180. Clocks in at 18%
  31. Nicolay3535

    Nicolay3535 May 1, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    We get it in Florida!
  32. RummyRedbeard

    RummyRedbeard Mar 8, 2013 Colorado

    Sierra Nevada Torpedo? 7.2% or something
  33. mfnmbvp

    mfnmbvp Nov 28, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I got a whole case of that shit for $15. Not the best DIPA, but worth the money for sure.
  34. obrike

    obrike Jun 19, 2009 Texas

    In a 12 pack? Get outta town! I want this badly in Texas!
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  35. obrike

    obrike Jun 19, 2009 Texas

    Racer 5 twelve packs go for about 17-18 bucks in Austin. 7%abv.
  36. RummyRedbeard

    RummyRedbeard Mar 8, 2013 Colorado

    Sorry lol I clearly did not read first post.
  37. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    Racer 5 is 7% of pure dankness!
  38. opwog

    opwog Jun 16, 2008 Minnesota

    I don't know how I forgot about Bear Republic beers, given that I only just recently moved from CA after 20+ years. Some of the best "bang for your buck" (in quality) beers available in CA.
  39. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 May 11, 2007 Minnesota

    Do you drain pour the whole case also?
  40. grantcty

    grantcty Feb 17, 2008 Minnesota

    Someone correct me, but didn't Widmer KGB RIS come in 12 packs? That was 9.3%
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