KBBS is released December 15th, $100 for a 12oz bottle

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  1. BeerGlassesCollector

    BeerGlassesCollector Zealot (553) Nov 11, 2002 Cyprus

    $100 for a 12oz bottle! Well you better enjoy every sip if you get it...

    It’s kinda funny when you think that Cantillon’s latest online sale included 3 x Fou Foune, 2 x Nath and 1 x Lou Pepe Framboise 2015, all 750ml (25oz?) bottles for $97.... for all of them!!


     
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  2. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (1,682) Mar 12, 2013 California
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  3. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poo-Bah (2,743) Sep 23, 2011 Michigan
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    I've had the beer and it's damn good, but fuck you TG!
     
  4. deadsincebirth

    deadsincebirth Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2014 Illinois

    You know, you guys don't have to buy it? Right?
     
  5. mmmbeerNY

    mmmbeerNY Devotee (436) Mar 5, 2014 New York

    Would be great if nobody does. I get the supply and demand thing but no way the enjoyment of that beer is worth 100 unless you won the mega millions tonight
     
  6. BoldCars

    BoldCars Initiate (28) Apr 5, 2018 Maryland

    I'm pretty sure we all know that lol. Simply commenting on how we believe that $100 for 12oz of beer is pretty crazy
     
  7. scream

    scream Meyvn (1,359) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    a good reason to not be a TG fan :angry:
     
  8. jwenig

    jwenig Initiate (138) Feb 10, 2015 Illinois
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    How long is TG going to continue to release limited stouts? Their new Brewery is huge. Production capacity has expanded and they have plenty of room to rack more barrel aged beers so why is the release count still around 1000 for KBBS? $100 for a 12oz beer is quite literally insane.

    Can someone from TG explain exactly how they arrived at the $100 price point for their stout? The ingredients and the barrels they use are not special. They are not using Truffle Oil or some other expensive ingredient. No other breweries are charging this outrageous amount of money for one god damn beer. I hope TG is not considered a leader in the craft beer industry because I don't want other breweries to follow them.
     
  9. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,303) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    It's only insane if there are unsold bottles. At which point they might review their pricing and adjust accordingly. As it is, I'm sure TG will be thrilled to get this nice little windfall.

    Me? I wouldn't do it even if I did win the Mega Millions jackpot. I don't want to be known as someone who would pay that kind of money for 12 ounces of goddamn beer.
     
  10. Zorro

    Zorro Poo-Bah (4,964) Dec 25, 2003 California
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    I am done chasing unicorns. Either I can buy it at my local retailer for a decent price or I don't bother.
     
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  11. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey

    I don't have a problem with the price. It is having to go to Iowa to get it that I object to.
     
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  12. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Defender (653) Mar 28, 2009 California

    This is funny.
     
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  13. LarryV

    LarryV Poo-Bah (2,208) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts
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    The old small batch, artificial rarity scam. $8.33 an ounce, no thanks - I'll pass.
     
  14. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (13,041) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    I'm OUTRAGED by this blatant gouging. And if I can I'll take the opportunity to drive the 4 hours and tell them this on December 15th! :wink:
     
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  15. jageraholic

    jageraholic Disciple (331) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts
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    That's crazy. And do you have to pay for the ticket too?
     
  16. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,659) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    I also decided awhile ago that I'm done chasing waterfalls.
     
  17. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (4,184) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    I've never been to Toppling Goliath or a big release, so I'm interested. I was contemplating doing a weekend beer trip after the marathon and this would fit that bill nearly perfect.

    I need to flag Cantillon's social media so I can get in on those hauls too.
     
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  18. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,659) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    On a more serious note, is this the most expensive craft beer ever? (by a brewery, not on the black market, or even a retailer price gouging)
     
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  19. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,659) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    That one beer might cost more than gas to drive there would.
     
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  20. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (4,184) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    This release comes to mind, although it's a slightly bigger bottle and it was cancelled.

    Definitely not cheap or affordable in the slightest. Our holiday bonuses come in around the middle of December and I usually splurge on one item and bank the rest. Although I could buy two big bottles for onsite consumption at Side Project for the same price as this 12oz bottle. St. Louis is at the top of my list for that beer weekend except for its poor walkability.
     
  21. invertalon

    invertalon Devotee (484) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio
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    Yeah, I wouldn't even pay half that probably. NO beer is worth that much.

    What's crazier is what it sells for on the black market... People are dumb.
     
  22. Snowcrash000

    Snowcrash000 Poo-Bah (3,567) Oct 4, 2017 Germany
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    What's really fucked up about this is that I reckon TG could quite easily simply produce ten times the volume of this at one tenth of the price. They'd make the same profit and there would be more to go around for everyone. They simply choose not to to maintain the hype train. Fuck those guys.
     
  23. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Poo-Bah (1,659) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts
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    Went there last year, you can walk to some places, but there's also Uber. I also wouldn't recommend walking around too much late at night there.

    Go to Urban Chestnut if you like lagers, awesome spot. And of course Pappy's Smokehouse.
     
  24. MostlyNorwegian

    MostlyNorwegian Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2013 Illinois

    I hope they can actually pay their brewers a living wage and provide them a work life balance as a result of this Blatant Cash Grab.
     
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  25. DavidHume

    DavidHume Zealot (570) Mar 25, 2013 Virginia
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    This. The demand for KBBS vastly exceeds the supply at the previous price, so it makes perfect sense to adjust the price accordingly, and ensure that the people who value the stout the most will be the ones who can get it. If they sell out quickly, they may even have underpriced it.
     
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  26. ECOBOOSTINST

    ECOBOOSTINST Aspirant (261) Jul 7, 2016 Iowa
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    Please stick to the Rivers and the Lakes that you're used to.....:stuck_out_tongue:
     
  27. BiddzzBA

    BiddzzBA Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2018 North Carolina

    No beer is worth that kind of money. Pass.
     
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  28. BenHoppy

    BenHoppy Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2017 Michigan

    $100 isn't bad. Sounds like price went down. Didn't it used to be $200 for a bottle? It's been #1 beer in the top 250 for fucking ever so to charge $100 a bottle makes sense. 3 Floyd's charges $50 for Dark Lord and although I've had neither I'm sure KBBS is much better than that. Sure I'd love TG to distribute KBBS nationally and buy the bottle for under $50 but hey just like Pappy if you have the gold mine liquid that a huge mass is after then you charge what people are willing to pay. And right now people are willing to pay $100, can't blame TG. All I can say is I was there last week and met the owners who were pretty cool and had Term Oil 18 and hard to imagine a beer better than that but KBBS is supposed to be. Well Term Oil 18 was well worth $10 for 5oz so makes sense to charge $100 a bottle for their gold. Cheers!
     
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  29. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (4,184) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    I believe last release was a box for $200, and the box included two KBBS, one Mornin' Delight, and a KBBS and Mornin' Delight glass. Considering Mornin' Delight is being offered at $40 and the glasses are $15 each on their website, this current release is a mark-up.

    Pappy is another gold mine, especially for any retail shop that manages to land an order.
     
  30. BenHoppy

    BenHoppy Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2017 Michigan

    Well then screw TG because the former is a much better deal and void my previous comment
     
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  31. ECOBOOSTINST

    ECOBOOSTINST Aspirant (261) Jul 7, 2016 Iowa
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    It was with the Purple Wax
    It was the Purple Wax Assassin X2 and KBBS x1. The KBBS came in that weird round tube thing that looked like it was made of wood. All bottles for $200
     
  32. Snowcrash000

    Snowcrash000 Poo-Bah (3,567) Oct 4, 2017 Germany
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    User name checks out.
     
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  33. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (4,184) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    You were right. I mixed up my Toppling Goliath releases. See below.

    So box set was two Purple Wax Assassins and one KBBS for $200, and then the release before was one KBBS for $200?
     
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  34. JohnnyChicago

    JohnnyChicago Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2010 Illinois

    Nah. All proceeds go towards TG’s legal fees they’ve accrued from suing former brewers over non-competes...
     
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  35. johnjohnbeer

    johnjohnbeer Initiate (145) Oct 27, 2012 Ohio

    This is depressing. No beer is this good.
     
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  36. KBlodorn

    KBlodorn Aspirant (286) Oct 3, 2014 Ohio
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    Does anyone know which whiskey they use to age KBBS?

    Also, Anchorage is charging $100 for a 375 of ADWtD Triple Oaked, but no one is talking about that, because you and I both know it's going to go down as one of the greatest barleywines ever made. Just like KBBS is one of, if not the GOAT. The biggest problem, IMO, isn't with the price, so much, as the logistics - getting to podunk f'ing Iowa. That's really expensive for one bottle that isn't even going to be on tap.

    As an aside, people are more likely to flip their bottles when they can at least try it, which I'm CERTAIN is why it's not being tapped. They're daring you to sell it. Tickers gonna tick and sellers gonna sell though.. #maxprofitzzzz
     
  37. Prince_Casual

    Prince_Casual Disciple (345) Nov 3, 2012 District of Columbia
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    The comments are pretty hilarious. Who's the problem, the brewery charging $100, or the people who will buy one and try to resell for $1000?

    Neither- it's the people who will indeed buy this beer for $1000 on a secondary market.


    The comparison to whiskey/whisky is not apt. There is a reason BTAC and PVW are expensive, it takes decade(s) to make, they lose A TON to evaporation. There is zero reason a 750ml barrel aged beer needs to be more than $35. Except that there are people willing to pay it.
     
  38. BenHoppy

    BenHoppy Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2017 Michigan

    Yeah I thought that was the case
     
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  39. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (4,184) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    I pointed to the Anchorage release earlier, but it was cancelled initially. I haven't heard anything about it since, but I honestly haven't looked.

     
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  40. HawksBeerFan

    HawksBeerFan Disciple (308) Dec 24, 2011 Illinois
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    I think my biggest problem with the way they are releasing is the only people it benefits are people who are planning to sell it.

    If you've had it before, you're most likely not going to drive to Decorah, pay $100 for a single bottle of it.
    If you live in Decorah or the area, you're probably not paying $100 for it.
    If you haven't had it, it's really unreasonable to ask someone to go through all the effort, pay $100 and not even get a pour of it on release day.

    It really only benefits the people who are planning to "invest" their time and money so they can sell it.
     
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