Lagunitas New Dogtown Pale Ale $13.99 a case?

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

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  1. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2012 Michigan

    Has anyone else seen this priced so low? I couldn't resist and picked up 5 cases to hopefully last a good part of the summer.
  2. FrankHammer

    FrankHammer Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2013 Michigan
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    Uhh, no but I'll take a case! FT: A single Doom :wink:
  3. paulys55

    paulys55 Zealot (587) Aug 2, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Nothing. I repeat: Nothing is $13.99 a case in my area. Not Coors Lt. Not Bud. Not Natty Ice. I may not have bought 5 cases but I certainly would have picked up one or two.
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  4. Longstaff

    Longstaff Initiate (0) May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    At that price, I would be weary of the date they were bottled.
  5. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2012 Michigan

    I thought the same thing, so I opened one at the store, and it smelled fresh, tasted fresh, is fresh :wink:
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  6. chocosushi

    chocosushi Initiate (0) May 1, 2011 Oklahoma

    damn! Are you sure it's not a store pricing error?

    2 years ago I found 4-packs of Petrus Oud Bruin for 4.99 each.
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  7. smutty33

    smutty33 Defender (627) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    Bottled on date is on the top of the neck,kinda just under the cap.Curious as to what it may be.

    Edit:JoeyBeerBelly beat me to the punch.

  8. ESeab

    ESeab Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 New Jersey

    I'd be just as excited if it were $13.99 a 12-pack here. I never, NEVER buy by the case, in this *case* I'd buy two
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  9. GuzzLah

    GuzzLah Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 Illinois

    Definitely a pricing error.
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  10. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Aspirant (217) Feb 20, 2013 Florida
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    Yep. No way any beer is 13.99 a case.
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  11. Rekrule

    Rekrule Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    You lucked out on that. I'd love to see that deal.
  12. beerinNV

    beerinNV Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2012 Nevada

    270 likely means the 270th day of 2012 as we are not 270 days into this year. No wonder they were a steal...
    If it's still tasty though, score :slight_smile:
  13. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,451) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    It appears that your beer was bottled on Sept. 26, 2012 (the 270th day of 2012).

  14. willbm3

    willbm3 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    And with that revelation, OP's soul was crushed
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  15. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    So that explains the crazy price. But it is good to see distributors/stores mark down old stuff instead of just letting it sit around for eternity.

    Why? He liked the beer and that is all that matters.
  16. GuzzLah

    GuzzLah Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 Illinois

    At least the booze didn't fade.
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  17. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (743) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    8th month old pale ale... no wonder it is 13.99 a case :stuck_out_tongue:
  18. teraflx

    teraflx Zealot (551) Feb 4, 2013 Arizona

    Does OP know case is 24 not 12?

    The 12 pack is that price around here, I haven't actually seen any 24 packs of Lagunitas around my area. If he does know its 24 then that is a smoking deal and grab a few more if it's not old!
  19. incutrav

    incutrav Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2007 Minnesota

    8 month old Pale Ale is still infinitely better then your other options at 13.99 for a case.

    Stores around me have six packs at IPA's that were bottled in Jan. of 2012- they are full price. Kudos to any store that actually prices some product to move.

    I did get a case of Lake Louie IPA last fall for $15, same type thing- it was about 10 months old but was still tasting fine.
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  20. shand

    shand Meyvn (1,424) Jul 13, 2010 Florida
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    Lagunitas doesn't sell New Dogtown in twelve-packs.
  21. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2012 Michigan

    Ok makes sense now, 270th day. They are cases, not 12 packs. Am I crushed? HELL NO. Still tasted like a solid APA, and honestly for $13.99 a case who can complain?
  22. DrinkSlurm

    DrinkSlurm Poo-Bah (1,817) Oct 3, 2007 New York

    FWIW - I saw Saranac Red IPA for $5.99 12-pack at Amity in Woodbridge on Saturday - not sure why, but I didn't buy it... - that would be $11.99 case!
  23. willbm3

    willbm3 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    He liked it before he knew how old it was. Now it will taste tainted
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  24. teraflx

    teraflx Zealot (551) Feb 4, 2013 Arizona

    Correct you are, checked my local shop online just now. I thought I saw one at the local shop but it must have been another Lagunitas 12 pack next to the dogtown display.
  25. Longstaff

    Longstaff Initiate (0) May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    Doh! I meant leary/leery. But I am also weary of old beer too.
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  26. TheBrewo

    TheBrewo Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2010 New York

    Ehhh I might still shell out for a case.
  27. Longstaff

    Longstaff Initiate (0) May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    Lagunitas seems to do a really decent job in keeping as much oxygen out their bottles as possible. As long as they aren't a grassy/metallic/musty mess they should be enjoyable.
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  28. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Aspirant (233) Jul 28, 2009 Illinois
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    I would buy an 8 month old case of New DogTown for $13.99 right now.
  29. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,568) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    8 months old isn't THAT old for an APA. I'd buy a case or two at that price for tailgating this summer. Nice find OP!
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  30. azorie

    azorie Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    WOW I am happy when Bluemoon is 11.99 a 12 pack.
  31. VitoFerrante

    VitoFerrante Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2012 Pennsylvania

    You opened up a beer in the store?
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  32. dartman46

    dartman46 Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2009 California

    That had to be a mistake. You can't get it that cheap in California
  33. BadJustin

    BadJustin Initiate (0) Dec 18, 2010 New York

    Old Milwaukee, 13.99 a 30 rack, BOOM. (Heard it from a friend of course :wink:)
  34. BadJustin

    BadJustin Initiate (0) Dec 18, 2010 New York

    shit they make it here and it's 11.99 a 12'er
  35. busternuggz

    busternuggz Zealot (528) Mar 9, 2008 California

    I tend to be a freshness stickler with hoppy beers but some of them hold out like a champ. I had some Port Mongo that was bottled a year and a half ago, tasted like it was two weeks old. But then Bell's Two-Hearted falls off within a month (to me anyway; but I love it fresh).

    Good find! Drink the shit out of that shit OP! : )
  36. Crusader

    Crusader Aspirant (211) Feb 4, 2011 Sweden

    I doubt the New Dogtown they sell here is much fresher, maybe a month or so, and it still tastes great. Only here it's 3.2 bucks a bottle. So it sounds like quite the deal.
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  37. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2012 Michigan

    Of course....Why not? The manager/beer guy at the store told me too.
  38. Herky21

    Herky21 Crusader (719) Aug 7, 2011 Iowa
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    Old beer is still good beer.
  39. raffels

    raffels Initiate (168) Dec 12, 2009 West Virginia

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  40. nicholasofcusa

    nicholasofcusa Aspirant (223) Jan 14, 2006 Pennsylvania

    In early April I got a case of Founders Pale Ale bottled in October 2012 for $15. Meh. I wouldn't repeat the purchase, for personal consumption at least.

    About a week later I bought 5 cases of Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout for $15 each. I wish I would have purchased more.
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