News Odell retires 750ml bottle format

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Bitterbill, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,834) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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  2. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,174) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    That'd be great if more breweries followed suit.
     
  3. breadwinner

    breadwinner Meyvn (1,181) Mar 6, 2014 California
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    Good riddance. Throw those into smaller formats and lower the price.
     
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  4. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,787) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    Odells has always been a favorite,now another reason to like them more. Hopefully this leads other to follow.
     
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  5. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,014) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    I have never seen Odell in bombers, but hopefully this is a trend. I'm OK with bombers if the brewer is feeling out the market for a new beer, but when it is shown to be a success it would be great if brewers would switch to 12oz. Bombers often mean a $10 to $25 investment to try a beer, and many seem to be high-ABV to help drinkers somewhat justify the higher cost. This often makes a bomber the equivalent of a six pack of "normal" 12oz 4.2% ABV beers, which is a lot if you're drinking alone.
     
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  6. SunDevilBeer

    SunDevilBeer Zealot (579) May 9, 2003 Massachusetts

    Beergeeks aren't very good at math. The shift in market from 6 packs of 12 oz to 4 packs @ 16 oz (usually with a $2+ upper - but CANZ!!) is concerning.

    But yeah death to 750 mls & bombers.
     
  7. breadwinner

    breadwinner Meyvn (1,181) Mar 6, 2014 California
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    Cans are, literally, a shiny new toy:wink:

    But, hey, the breweries doing this are shrewd capitalists -- they see the demand and aren't leaving money on the table. Fair enough, I guess. Just too rich for my blood, quite often.
     
  8. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,834) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Ten Paces is worthy of being the last 750ml Odell comes out with.
     
  9. DWheeler379

    DWheeler379 Aspirant (273) Jun 15, 2012 Colorado

    As in it's really good or not very good?
     
  10. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,834) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I liked it.
     
  11. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Savant (904) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    Everyone should be able to do the "price per oz." math in their head and think, "Why the fuck am I paying way more for this one bomber or 750, than I am for two 12 oz. bottles?"
     
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