Pre-made 6-packs created by stores

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  1. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Defender (661) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    I was at one of the local liquor stores and noticed Old Fezziwig in a plastic six pack holder. Then I noticed another......and another........apparently the store had separated the Holiday Packs into six packs of the individual beers. There was also a six pack of the Chocolate Bock. I absolutely had to buy this (Fezziwig, not Chocolate Bock). I would post the picture, but I had trouble posting it from my phone.

    I wish Boston Beer Co. did this on their own...

    Happy New Year!
  2. Reagan1984

    Reagan1984 Poo-Bah (2,161) May 15, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Was this to get rid of the inventory? If not, probably not the best idea.

    Not sure how sixers of chocolate stout or Holiday Porter are going to move. I think you scored. They probably figure they'll break even if they sell the Boston Lager... Not sure what else they were thinking and/or what the distributor would think of that. Good find for you no matter the reason.
  3. BeerMeFitz

    BeerMeFitz Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2011 Illinois

    Merry xmas!!! I would love to grab a 6pk of Fezziwig... It is one my my top 3 fav beers!
  4. Lethal04

    Lethal04 Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2009 Missouri

    World Market broke up the variety pack and I made a mix 6 of all Old Fezziwig today. They had 30% off mix 6 sale so it was a pretty good deal.
  5. ZachOfAllTrades

    ZachOfAllTrades Initiate (135) Dec 30, 2012 Indiana

    I would love to find that. I was just wondering today if maybe a store that has a mix 6 might have individual bottles.
  6. BeerNut402

    BeerNut402 Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2012 Nebraska

    I was able to get that and the white christmas special release in a holiday pack but have never seen it in six packs.. wonder why ?
  7. Nelsonbaggins

    Nelsonbaggins Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2009 Texas

    That is amazing! I hate the obligatory Boston Lagers they put in every sampler. IMHO Sam Adams' best beers only come in twos when you buy a sampler. Would that I could score sixes of all my favorites!
  8. ledzeppelin4

    ledzeppelin4 Initiate (0) May 18, 2011 Illinois

    Sounds like a pretty cool idea. (Out of curiosity, were the 6pks of Fezziwig the same price as say, Boston Lager, or more?)
  9. Crackerroll

    Crackerroll Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2011 Missouri

    That Chocolate Bock is a bad beer. Like a Budweiser with hot chocolate mix sprinkled in it
  10. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,572) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    Yet people ask for it allll the time
  11. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    I don't get it. For like a white elephant gift? Or what do you mean?
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  12. taez555

    taez555 Poo-Bah (1,588) Dec 9, 2002 Massachusetts

    They used to when it first came out. But that has to be at least 20 years at this point. Back when they had an ad campaign saying that they'd never produce a light beer. :-)
  13. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,459) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

    Some places here do that. They also break up the Sierra Nevada mixed packs. Found myself with a lot of weizenbock!!!
  14. Bonis

    Bonis Defender (630) Jul 28, 2010 Ohio

    I would disagree. It is by no means a great beer (before this year, I was under the impression this was an amazing beer), but it is definitely not "bad".. I would say it tastes more like a chocolate alcohol cola.
  15. leedorham

    leedorham Crusader (701) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    Does anybody know if they're doing this with Cranberry Lambic?
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  16. mynie

    mynie Poo-Bah (3,502) Jun 22, 2004 Maryland
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    It's the only special release beer in the Holiday pack that I've seen in sixers, actually.

    Last time I saw the cranberry lambic it was in its own sixer. It's not in the Holiday pack anymore.
  17. Jtc2811

    Jtc2811 Aspirant (235) Dec 13, 2011 California
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    It's because they realized drinking it doesn't feel celebratory. They should put in a holiday regret pack
  18. leedorham

    leedorham Crusader (701) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    Oh that's awesome. I gotta stock up. That's next level stuff right there.
  19. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    We can only hope.
  20. IamMe90

    IamMe90 Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2012 Wisconsin

    what on earth... take em all!! :slight_smile:
  21. garbercury

    garbercury Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Yes, they are hoping to sell several of them next year...
  22. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Defender (661) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    I don't remember exactly. But I always remember paying more than $10 a six pack when I'm at the store, and from what I recall it was the same price as a regular Sam Adams six pack.
  23. Daemose

    Daemose Devotee (426) Oct 3, 2011 Texas
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    The original one with the embossed silver label that came in a bomber was pretty good. The new one is bleh though.
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