I love Terrapin, but.....

Discussion in 'South' started by Tilley4, Dec 21, 2012.

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  1. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Poo-Bah (1,744) Nov 13, 2007 Tennessee
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    Love this brewery... love most of their beers... huge fan of Big Hoppy and Wake and Bake... but I might be weaning myself off of the stuff at $14.99.... a 4 pack... this stuff was selling for $8.99 a 4 pack just a couple of years ago and now im asked to shell out almost double? Had I not already promised some in a trade, I would've passed. Yes, this is a bitch session... sue me...
  2. bradfordjohnson

    bradfordjohnson Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2012 Kentucky
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    Are just the special releases priced like that? Or is it across the board?
  3. lilnicky068

    lilnicky068 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2010 Kentucky
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    This is the reason I didn't purchase any last time I was down in Alabama. We don't get it here in KY and I was really wanting to try a few things from them, but not for the price.
  4. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Poo-Bah (1,744) Nov 13, 2007 Tennessee
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    Not 100% sure? These were the only brews I was after from them but both 4 packs were 14.99... that's steep...
  5. DawgPhan

    DawgPhan Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2012 Georgia
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    Wake N Bake was $9.99 @ tower when I picked up a case. I think that Big Hoppy Monsters was $11 or something right around there. I do remember Hopzilla being a little more than I was expecting.
  6. GatorBeerNerd

    GatorBeerNerd Disciple (340) Sep 15, 2007 Georgia
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    It is 11.99 a 4 pack here in Atlanta this year. It was the only beer from them that I would buy anymore. Now it is off the list too.

    I do not mind paying for world class beer, and while I think it is the best one they make it is not in that category for me.
  7. sommersb

    sommersb Initiate (0) May 25, 2010 Tennessee

    Yeah I love WnB but will probably pass on it due to the inflated pricing...
  8. drfabulous

    drfabulous Aspirant (289) Jul 23, 2005 Kentucky

    $12 a four pack in Atlanta? Breakfast Stout is about that price as well. Expedition is $18 a six. About the same price ($3 a 12 ounce bottle). Doesn't sound so bad to me. Tell Terrapin to distribute to Kentucky. We'll take the rest. The $15 price tag may have more to do with local distribution and taxes than Terrapin.
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  9. semibaked

    semibaked Zealot (565) Mar 27, 2007 Illinois

    I would pay $11.99 for a 4 pack of WnB, send that stuff to Kentucky!
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  10. hippityhophead24

    hippityhophead24 Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2011 Tennessee

    I've noticed that it just depends on the area it is sold in. The prices were cheaper a few years ago, but they also had to sell a small stake of the company to help whatever issues they were having. So it's possible they are just getting their financials straightened. It's not like they are any more pricier than any west coast brewer, or some breweries like DFH.
  11. hippityhophead24

    hippityhophead24 Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2011 Tennessee

    however, $14.99 is pretty high. I wouldn't pay that.
  12. cvm4

    cvm4 Meyvn (1,125) Apr 27, 2011 Mississippi
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    I'd buy a case of WnB on the spot if I saw it. I think I went through half a case last year. But, I'm not sure when I'll be in Bham next. Hopefully they'll be some leftovers.
  13. hippityhophead24

    hippityhophead24 Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2011 Tennessee

    I picked up a case for 75
  14. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Disciple (333) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    Has this hit Nashville yet? Here for the week and would like to pick some up if its around
  15. CBlack85

    CBlack85 Defender (692) Jul 12, 2009 South Carolina
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    I enjoy WnB and many other Terrapin beers as much as the next guy, but I agree that some of their pricing has started to get a bit inflated... Especially when there are equal or better beers on the shelf next to them that are less expensive.
  16. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Poo-Bah (1,744) Nov 13, 2007 Tennessee
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    Midtown has some WnB and Big Hoppy at 14.99....
  17. ColonelCash

    ColonelCash Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2011 Tennessee

    That is a bit absurd for a 4pk, IMO. I won't be picking any up at that price, but Red Dog in Cool Springs might have some singles at $4/ea.

    Having said that, I have found Terrapin's PumpkinFest mighty tasty, but that is low gravity and pretty reasonably priced. Tastes almost identical to Schlafly Pumpkin.
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