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Lagunitas New Dogtown Pale Ale $13.99 a case?

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

  1. vivasbeer

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    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

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    Uhh, no but I'll take a case! FT: A single Doom ;)
     
  3. paulys55

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

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

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    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. JoeyBeerBelly

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    From Fresh Beer Only...
    Lagunitas: Uses a bottling date. It's a Julian date code which is written in black on the neck of the bottle. The first three digits represent the day of the year.
     
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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.

    Cheers
     
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    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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    Definitely a pricing error.
     
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  11. beerindaglass

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    Yep. No way any beer is 13.99 a case.
     
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    You lucked out on that. I'd love to see that deal.
     
  13. vivasbeer

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    I checked a bottle, the first 3 digits read 270. So does this mean it's a February bottling date?

    That could be the reason the distributor sold 150 cases to my local store for so cheap.......
     
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    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 :)
     
  15. JackHorzempa

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    It appears that your beer was bottled on Sept. 26, 2012 (the 270th day of 2012).

    Cheers!
     
  16. willbm3

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    And with that revelation, OP's soul was crushed
     
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    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.
     
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    At least the booze didn't fade.
     
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  19. raynmoon

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    8th month old pale ale... no wonder it is 13.99 a case :p
     
  20. teraflx

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    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!
     
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    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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  22. shand

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    Lagunitas doesn't sell New Dogtown in twelve-packs.
     
  23. vivasbeer

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    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?
     
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    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!
     
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    He liked it before he knew how old it was. Now it will taste tainted
     
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  26. teraflx

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    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.
     
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    :eek:
    Doh! I meant leary/leery. But I am also weary of old beer too.
     
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    Ehhh I might still shell out for a case.
     
  29. Longstaff

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    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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    I would buy an 8 month old case of New DogTown for $13.99 right now.
     
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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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    WOW I am happy when Bluemoon is 11.99 a 12 pack.
     
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    You opened up a beer in the store?
     
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    That had to be a mistake. You can't get it that cheap in California
     
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    Old Milwaukee, 13.99 a 30 rack, BOOM. (Heard it from a friend of course ;))
     
  36. BadJustin

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    shit they make it here and it's 11.99 a 12'er
     
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    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! : )
     
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    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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  39. vivasbeer

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    Of course....Why not? The manager/beer guy at the store told me too.
     
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    Old beer is still good beer.
     
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