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Sculpin Cans

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Pelican5, Jan 25, 2013.

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  1. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

    Bottles 7 days old with no nose tasting skunked. Purchased at Old Grove location.
     
  2. SubpoenaDeuces

    SubpoenaDeuces Feb 3, 2011 California

    How much will 6 packs be? $20?
     
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  3. jmmy3

    jmmy3 Nov 30, 2010 Massachusetts

    Yeah, hopefully not...
     
  4. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Feb 22, 2011 California

    Don't feed the troll?
     
  5. SubpoenaDeuces

    SubpoenaDeuces Feb 3, 2011 California

    I am asking a legitimate question. If 6 packs are a staggering $18 a piece that's still only less than $6 a bomber. How cheap does it have to be seriously?
     
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  6. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Feb 22, 2011 California


    My appologies.
     
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  7. SubpoenaDeuces

    SubpoenaDeuces Feb 3, 2011 California

    Your sentence is to go on ĂȘtre gourmet and spend ~$180 on a bottle of Struise Five Squared so that you can feel the pain of true loss, the brackish spray of regret and excess.

    Only then will $18 sculpin provide solace to a threadbare heart.
     
  8. jmmy3

    jmmy3 Nov 30, 2010 Massachusetts

    Never seen a 6 pack here. If all breweries used your twisted logic then there would be no 6 packs under 15 dollars.
     
  9. SubpoenaDeuces

    SubpoenaDeuces Feb 3, 2011 California

    What is twisted about my logic? here I will set if forward as a setential proof:

    p1 - Sculpin costs $18 for 6 12oz cans
    p2 - Sculpin costs $3 for a 12oz can
    p3 - A bomber is 22 ounces
    p4 - 2 12oz cans is more than a single bomber
    p5 - distributing p2, two Sculpin cans cost $6
    - - -
    c1 - using distributed middle, a bomber would cost less than $6.00

    I have no problem with that price point given the quality of the product received. Whether you feel that Sculpin is worth $6 a bomber is a matter of personal preference which not even my twisted logic can sway.

    Before this gets into Stupac/Pahn territory, I am not making prescriptive statements of what breweries should charge, I am simply stating that at the $6 mark, I would happily pay that much given the comparable alternatives in that realm.
     
  10. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Mar 23, 2008 California

    I've had bad luck with Sculpin over the last 18 months. I would put the ones I had on the level of something like Full Sail IPA, an ok, but seriously underwhelming beer.
     
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  11. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Feb 22, 2011 California

    I never once questioned the price of Sculpin. In fact, if you look at my previous posts in this very thread, you'll see that I was defending it.
     
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  12. jmmy3

    jmmy3 Nov 30, 2010 Massachusetts

    It's twisted logic because that's not how a business works. It's not 6 dollars a bomber (here), it's 10-11.

    Most 12 oz. bottles cost around 1.60, in terms of normal 6 pack pricings of around 10 bucks. But if I choose to grab a bomber, I'm not refusing anything just because it's over 3 dollars. Do 3 dollars bombers even exist? If everything was priced by the ounce we would probably be paying 20+ bucks per 6 pack. Different serving types have different price points, and around 8 dollars is what I would consider to be the limit on a bomber for a single IPA.

    I hope cans bring the price down, and they should. I'd pay 12 bucks for 6 pack of cans from time to time, for sure.
     
  13. SubpoenaDeuces

    SubpoenaDeuces Feb 3, 2011 California

    if a 6 pack is $18, how does 22 ounces of beer become 10 or 11 dollars?

    a 6 pack of beer is 72 ounces, if you divide that by $18.00 you get Sculpin at $.25 cents an ounce, if there are 22 ounces in a bomber, that is a $5.50 purchase for 22 ounces at that price point.

    I dont even math that hard and this makes sense to me.
     
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  14. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Should I just start the thread now that Sculpin should be consumed directly from the can?
     
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  15. incapacitant

    incapacitant Jan 15, 2011 New York

    People who bitch about buying Ye Olde Sculpin really have no one to blame but themselves:

    "Ballast Point: Uses a best before date. Ex.: BE293/03302. BE = Big Eye, 293 = Batch, 03302 is the best before (Mar. 30, 2012). All of our ales and lagers under 10% ABV have an enjoy by date that is 120 days from the moment it touches our bottling line. Our ales and lagers that are over 10% ABV have an enjoy by date of 1 year." - via Fresh Beer Only database
     
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  16. Pelican5

    Pelican5 Feb 4, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    But there are no floaties to hide in Sculpin :)
     
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  17. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

    Pff. I've bought 2 day old bottles @ Old Grove. Same issue.
     
  18. jmmy3

    jmmy3 Nov 30, 2010 Massachusetts

    Nevermind, I didn't realize I was dealing with an autistic.
     
  19. Pelican5

    Pelican5 Feb 4, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Ya I dont think its a freshness issue, its the inconsistency in brewing. Ive had great bottles super fresh and not so great bottles super fresh.
     
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  20. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

    Yep - yet people will continue to say "you gotta get it fresh bro" to people who can jog to the brewery.
     
  21. Patrick

    Patrick Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    You are missing the fact that a real bomber of Sculpin is $10-12 on the east coast, not $5.50. If it were that cheap people wouldn't have issues with Sculpin (except for it not being very good anymore). Break down the price of the bomber (for MA anyway) and a six pack costs ~$36. It wouldn't surprise me if the MA price will be around $24 for a sixer.
     
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  22. ChanChan

    ChanChan Dec 12, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    Careful there, say Evil Twin Three times and she'll appear in the mirror with an intent to sue letter!!
     
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  23. klaybie

    klaybie Nov 15, 2009 Illinois

    If this means it hits Central IL more than once per year then I'm all for it. Otherwise, meh.
     
  24. abecall98

    abecall98 Aug 11, 2007 California
    Beer Trader

    This is one of the most ridiculous things I have read today, and I have read both Abraxas threads.
     
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  25. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Feb 22, 2011 California

    In a perfect world, beer would be priced by the ounce and all formats (bomber, 12oz 6pks, 750s) would be universal. At $0.25 an oz for Sculpin, your logic would work. Beer isn't priced that way, so unfortunately, your logic is twisted. Companies charge by the vessel, not the quantity.
     
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  26. Patrick

    Patrick Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    I missed the Abraxas threads. Is something wrong with my math?
     
  27. abecall98

    abecall98 Aug 11, 2007 California
    Beer Trader

    $24 for a sixer of IPA is very pessimistic thinking.
     
  28. SubpoenaDeuces

    SubpoenaDeuces Feb 3, 2011 California

    you are correct, by way of example:

    http://www.shoppersvineyard.com/store/pc/STONE-RUINATION-IPA-22OZ-BOTTLE-180p14606.htm

    and

    http://www.hitimewine.net/STONE-RUINATION-DIPA-12OZ-4PK.html
     
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  29. Patrick

    Patrick Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    MA beer prices will do that to you.
     
  30. abecall98

    abecall98 Aug 11, 2007 California
    Beer Trader

    Let's hope it stays contained in MA then.
     
  31. LegalBrew87

    LegalBrew87 Mar 6, 2012 California

    Then stop buying it. I'm so tired of people continuously bringing up how Sculpin is a "shadow of its former self." Okay...then stop buying it. Case closed.
     
  32. jmmy3

    jmmy3 Nov 30, 2010 Massachusetts

    I really don't find our prices to be outrageous normally.
     
  33. diesel59

    diesel59 Jan 3, 2012 New York

    I just found it at a local grocer.... mismarked for $9.99 per six pack............ I bought all (6) six packs last week....... waiting for more to show up:D....... I didn't realize how expensive this stuff was...
     
  34. Patrick

    Patrick Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Ballast Point is some of the most expensive stuff I see outside of imports and Evil Twin beers. I'm mostly talking about out of state stuff btw, but head to a good beer store in CA and you will find tons of bombers of great IPAs for ~$6. Compare that to our many closer to or greater than $10. The prices here aren't great, and you have to travel a little bit to realize how crappy the quality/cost ratio is in MA (there are a few exceptions like Jack's Abby).
     
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  35. jcb7472

    jcb7472 Jul 13, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Ballast Point just started distributing in South Florida where I live. I had my first Sculpin IPA at the craft beer bar near where I live, $7 on tap and I thought it tasted amazing. Then I checked to see if Total Wine had it and saw that they charge $14.99 per 6-pack (bottles). I think it's a great beer but doubt I will pay that for a six pack when I can get other great IPAs for less. For example, SN Celebration when it comes out for $13.99/12-pack, Jai Alai for $10.49/6-pack, Two Hearted for $9.99/6-pack, Stone IPA for $10.99/6-pack. Green Flash West Coast IPA is the same price per bottle, but more accessible at $9.99/4-pack. I just can't see myself paying $15 a sixer, but I will gladly pay $7 at the bar for a pint of it.
     
  36. SaigonDaze

    SaigonDaze Dec 24, 2012 California

    If it tasted like Sculpin from 3 years ago, I would pay for it. No chance now.
     
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  37. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

    How about we bitch and maybe BP will fix what they cheapened? OK thanks. Case closed.
     
  38. Stockfan42

    Stockfan42 Jan 20, 2009 Massachusetts

    Dunno whether or not to be pumped about this. I've never really had it fresh enough to be impressed with it. All the bombers in my area are covered in dust.
     
  39. LegalBrew87

    LegalBrew87 Mar 6, 2012 California

    Because the owners of Ballast peruse BA for advise on how to brew their beer? If people keep buying it they aren't going to change a damn thing.
     
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  40. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Feb 22, 2011 California

    I can almost guarantee that employees from various breweries check these forums for feedback. Sam Calgione has gone on rants because of threads that he read here.
     
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