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Discussion in 'New England' started by DrWangerBanger, Oct 17, 2012.

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  1. NJOssie

    NJOssie Feb 28, 2012 New Jersey

    no bottle sales at the brewery?
     
  2. alexgash

    alexgash Jun 18, 2003 Connecticut

    Stopped by just before noon today and they said I got the first growler of this year's batch :). Will be trying it in the next week for sure. Also picked up a fresh growler of bot :).
     
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  3. xanok

    xanok Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut
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    In previous years they have sold the bottles at the brewery.
     
  4. NJOssie

    NJOssie Feb 28, 2012 New Jersey

    that's what I'm hoping is the case this year as well
     
  5. phorestfreak

    phorestfreak Mar 5, 2004 Connecticut

    NEBCO commented on the their own Facebook post from earlier: "IST should be in stores Thursday/ Friday"

    That is a pretty quick turn around if they will finish up bottling tomorrow.
     
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  6. ILOVESTOUTS

    ILOVESTOUTS Apr 13, 2006 Connecticut
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    Just got a couple growler fills. They had the whole crew bottling, said should be hitting shelves this week.
     
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  7. averagjoe3

    averagjoe3 Jul 9, 2012 Connecticut
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    any info on them selling AT nebco?
     
  8. naloxone

    naloxone Aug 7, 2010 Connecticut

    Yes on bottle sales. IST will be available tomorrow. Coming in 500ml this year, so by my math, you're getting about 30% more per $.

    Some made it on the truck today, so should be in stores soon also.

    BAIST unsure, Fri maybe.
     
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  9. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Hell yea on the 500 mLs.
     
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  10. slangtruth

    slangtruth Jan 8, 2012 Massachusetts

    Gandhi back in cans in stores outside of New Haven when? I'll be traveling through Manchester to New London the first week of Jan...
     
  11. gamanley

    gamanley Nov 19, 2009 Connecticut

    Did they say something about price? IST has been in 750 mL bottles for the past 3 years or so. If the price is staying the same as the 750 mL but decreasing in volume to 500 mL the $/volume is going to be higher this year.

    Smaller bottles are awesome for IST so I don't mind the switch. Easier to drink if your not splitting the bottle and more bottles to go around.
     
  12. woosterbill

    woosterbill Apr 6, 2009 Kentucky
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    I haven't heard anything specific, but knowing the guys there I can say that I would be SHOCKED if the smaller bottles this year didn't prompt a proportional price cut. IST has become their most overpriced beer over the last few years, but that's only because stores have become aware of the hype and jack up their prices accordingly. 750s generally sold for around $16, despite an MSRP of $12. I would guess that 500s will have an MSRP around $8 - but will probably retail for closer to $10.
     
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  13. averagjoe3

    averagjoe3 Jul 9, 2012 Connecticut
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    i think ill head down today after lunch
     
  14. cbanker

    cbanker Jul 31, 2005 California
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    Anyone know anything about holiday hours for NEBCO? I wanted to make it there last year, but no one was answering the phone on the days I had free between xmas and new years.
     
  15. DrWangerBanger

    DrWangerBanger Sep 9, 2010 Connecticut

    Friendly and helpful guy who answered the phone at NEBCO said MSRP was $6.99, just so everyone knows.
     
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  16. phorestfreak

    phorestfreak Mar 5, 2004 Connecticut

    McNeill's is on shelves now
     
  17. Knifestyles

    Knifestyles Jun 7, 2005 New York

    Huh?

    Trying to figure out how this is related to NEBCo.....
     
  18. phorestfreak

    phorestfreak Mar 5, 2004 Connecticut

    Disregard, I done fucked up
     
  19. drewj23

    drewj23 Oct 18, 2005 Connecticut

    They close at 4 on Monday.
     
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  20. naloxone

    naloxone Aug 7, 2010 Connecticut

    Yes, it is 6.99 for the 500ml.

    They are aiming to have all their special releases for $6.99/500ml. They are hoping this will help reduce the number of stores selling it for a 80%+ premium over MSRP. (excepting the BA IST is coming in 375ml. I know the price is higher on this but I don't know the amount with enough certainty to share.)
     
  21. cbanker

    cbanker Jul 31, 2005 California
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    Will they be open regular hours Weds-Sat?
     
  22. DrWangerBanger

    DrWangerBanger Sep 9, 2010 Connecticut

    I grabbed what I think were the last 2 they had at the brewery and he only charged me $12, what a fucking awesome brewery
     
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  23. averagjoe3

    averagjoe3 Jul 9, 2012 Connecticut
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    got a few today, going back tomorrow for more
     
  24. Timmush

    Timmush Jan 5, 2008 New Jersey

    Just wondering their hours on Friday and what can be purchased at the brewery tomorrow? IST? B.A. IST? Gandhi? I am planning my trip up to RI and trying to figure out do I go up route 84 to a store up there or take the Merritt and stop by the brewery.
    Thanks.
     
  25. sepia5

    sepia5 Jul 26, 2008 Connecticut

    I stopped by The Wine Thief on Whitney Ave. in New Haven tonight and they are selling the 500 ml bottles for $15. What's worse, they are blaming NEBCO for this ridiculous price, claiming that they made the decision to bottle smaller and charge the same price as last year.
     
  26. GuisseppeFranco

    GuisseppeFranco Nov 7, 2010 New York
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    I'll be there on Saturday with a few buddies to get a bunch of growlers filled. Hoping bottles of both the regular and BAd versions are available.

    Anyone gonna be by? I'm wondering if I should bring anything to open up.
     
  27. drewj23

    drewj23 Oct 18, 2005 Connecticut

  28. GuisseppeFranco

    GuisseppeFranco Nov 7, 2010 New York
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    Is there any idea when?
     
  29. xanok

    xanok Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut
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    Where are you getting the MSRP of $12 from? They sold it for $12 out of the brewery in previous years, which would mean the middle men need a cut of it once it hits stores, which explains the $16-ish price I see at most liquor stores.
     
  30. DrWangerBanger

    DrWangerBanger Sep 9, 2010 Connecticut

    They told me they're waiting on the labels, expecting it to be a couple weeks
     
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  31. woosterbill

    woosterbill Apr 6, 2009 Kentucky
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    I got the $12 figure directly from the brewers' mouths.

    They sell stuff at the brewery for exactly how much they expect it to cost at retail, so as not to undercut the stores that register 90%+ of their total sales. They didn't get anywhere near $12/bottle for what they sent into distribution.
     
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  32. phorestfreak

    phorestfreak Mar 5, 2004 Connecticut

    I stopped by around 5:30 yesterday and Matt said they were sold out of bottles they could sell at the brewery. The rest were spoken for I guess?
     
  33. averagjoe3

    averagjoe3 Jul 9, 2012 Connecticut
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    dang. oh well.

    glad i got my allotment then
     
  34. Trevdawg

    Trevdawg Feb 9, 2012 New Hampshire

    Do they still have it on growler fill?
     
  35. naloxone

    naloxone Aug 7, 2010 Connecticut

    I was just there this morning. They had Hag, Bot, and Trooper on the taps. Bottles of IST and Wet Willy available on the counter, so at least a dozen of each is still available. Didn't inquire if/how much was still available besides that.

    Fingers crossed they get the BA labels today so they can start selling.
     
  36. naloxone

    naloxone Aug 7, 2010 Connecticut


    They'll be there til 6p today. See post above for availability
     
  37. gamanley

    gamanley Nov 19, 2009 Connecticut

    Let the price gouging begin!

    Found $15 bottles at a store. They tried to say that NEBCO decreased bottle size and kept the price the same. I told them that they sold them at the brewery for $6 and they seemed shocked. They claimed that they paid $12 per bottle from the distributor. I passed on buying any.

    Amity also just posted $15.99 a bottle with a 2 bottle limit.

    It's not like I expect stores to sell it at the NEBCO price of $6, but something in the $8-10 would seem reasonable. This is pretty absurd.
     
  38. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Ugh. Guess I'm not buying any this year unless I make it to the brewery and they happen to have some. What a fucking shame. Way to support one of the best breweries in New Engalnd.
     
  39. phorestfreak

    phorestfreak Mar 5, 2004 Connecticut

    Damn, Matt hosed me
     
  40. DrWangerBanger

    DrWangerBanger Sep 9, 2010 Connecticut

    Just saw the Amity facebook post, absolutely shameful price gouging.

    edit: they just posted saying it was an invoicing error and that they're going to repost with the real price

    $7.99 a bottle, that's better
     
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