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Discussion in 'Northwest' started by m4ttj0nes, Sep 19, 2012.
Never gonna look at that guy the same way after this one...
Any firm news on pricing yet? Generally Alan dies case discounts...I just want to know exactly how much ill be spending.
Don't have an answer for you Ryan, but I thought it was hilarious at the AFTW release how Allen was working the cash line. He was taking cash and giving change from his pockets. He must've had 10K in his pockets within about 30 minutes.
Hollis, that is awesome. Hell, I'd do the same thing just to feel like a badass for an hour
My wife, my buddy Jansen, and I will see you and Colin at the break of dawn on the 10th!
Now you see why Alan sells his beers by the case. In a matter of hours he has a pocket full of cash and no lines. Brilliant I say.
Black13, you've been a HotD baller for years now and must have a good grasp on pricing. What (roughly) will be pricing on Michael? I believe the last few CAftW I bought were $240/case. Not sure on Michael.
If I had to guess:
Cherry Adam: $12/bottle or $240/case
Michael: $15/bottle, $300/case
I will be flying up from L.A. with a buddy, arriving Friday at midnight. If anything is going on in the late hours please let me know, I would love to bring some bottles up for a bottle share.
His pricing is fairly unique. If he thinks the quality of what's in the bottle is exceptional, up goes the price. For the beer he finds to be sub-par we get the discounts. If you recall AftW carried the $15 price tag with no case discount but the flat BfftW and previous CAftA (none of the previous three batches carbonated and $10 was the most any sold for) were cheaper. If he manages to capture bubbles in both beers this go around I'd have to guess black13's bottle price estimate is accurate. Wether or not we get the case discount is anybody's guess though.
I hope it's not this much. That'll really break the bank. I was hoping to get a case of Caftw, Michael and Doggy Claws. The last Bfftw release was stellar and was $10 each or $200 with the discount. I hope he carries that pricing. I suppose the amount he brews goes into the price. Maybe we'll get lucky and he doubled or tripled the batch.
If price=quality with Alan's beers, then I'm hoping they are NOT priced too cheap. The quantity you buy is up to you.
If there's no case discount then I'll probably get less. Or if there are carb issues I'll probably only get a couple bottles of the beer no matter how cheap. But yeah, the quality is the most important. Except Doggy Claws I've never had these particular beers.
Cherry Adam is amazing. Michael is pretty good but only worth $10/bottle IMO. Doggie claws is great for less than $5/bottle. Can't wait for the 10th! Hope for no rain *knock on wood*
Alan just announced pricing:
The Dock sale is getting closer and we are almost done bottling, the last Doggie Claws is being packaged on Thursday. I am happy to report that carbonation is robust and the Beers are tasting great. Michael and Cherry Adam will have a 1 case limit and are $300 per case of 24 - 12oz bottles, $14 each. Doggie Claws will be $100 per case of 24 - 12oz bottles, $5 each
November 10th, doors open at 10:00
wish they were a bit cheaper
That's $12.50/bottle with the case price.
Where on Facebook? I don't see anything on his wall.
I didn't see it either until I went to HotD's website and clicked the FB link:
Carbonated Cherry Adam is going to be epic!
Didn't Cherry Adam previously sell for $10 a bottle??? or was it $12.
Either way why the price increase of 20-40%???
Because it's carbonated.
a) Alan feels this is the best batch of Cherry Adam he has made. (And, I'd agree based on what was on tap last week, which may or may not translate into the bottle.)
b) All beer prices have risen about that much over the past couple years.
Okay, we're 9 days away... any news on a bottle share tasting Friday night?
It's been all over the place in price. 2011, with a case discount, was around 8.33 a bottle. I think 2009 was 12, though.
Ya, I am not too worried about it, it just means I will get less. But, adam, fred, and doggie claws bottles have been $5 for years and I have seen a small increase in overall beer prices but not 20-40%, maybe 10% increase tops...
Anyways I plan on being there to get some awesome hotd beers regardless, I am just whining because i'm broke.
Do they usually let the case discount carry over to purchases made in the tasting room after the sale? I want a case of Doggy Claws but I'd rather not wait in line to get something that I can pick up the next day.
Yes, there's a case discount on normal sales at the tasting room.
Are all the bottles 11.2 or 12 oz?
FYI, it appears that Alan has agreed to also give the case discount if you do 1/2 case of each the Cherry Adam/Michael.
Where did you see that?
Ah, nevermind, I found it. Same thread on Facebook.
Alan SprintsSplit case = same price
6:11am (7 hours ago) · Like · 4Reply
My take is that there is general interest in one, but it's unclear where it might happen. Friday night is generally not a welcome night at any of the local bars and bottle shops for doing a bottle share, particularly not of the scale that last year's HOTD pre-event was. Only because The Commons was not yet open for business were they willing to host that time. (Also, there's been some local crackdown on anyone other than a licensed server opening bottles.) So, while I'm hopeful that something will materialize, it's still uncertain.
Any news on separate lines for cash and card?
I suppose a silver lining to the high prices is that I'll probably be able to get as much as I want.
I was told only one line, which will handle both forms of payment. That info is from an HotD employee last week.
Can't wait for this...see you all next week!
waltersrj's avatar is fitting for this.. just posted by Alan
Next Saturday, along with the releases, we will be doing a fundraiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind. We will have a silent auction for some Dave. The top two bids will each recieve a 375ml bottle of Dave. Bidding starts at 10am and closes at noon on November 10th, starting bid is $1400
If only I had $1400...at minimum lol.