Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by carolinabeerguy, Oct 16, 2022.
Celebration is here in Dallas. Scored 3 12 packs for 48$ after taxes. Can't wait to open 1 up.
Tasty as ever. Seems quite dry and I'm not getting any rose vibe out the of hops. Malt is restrained likely because it's 3 weeks fresh in the can so the C hops are playing first violin.
None near me yet. The closest to me at TW would be 62 miles away.
Secured my first sixer earlier today thanks to the trusty, no frills SN beer finder. Agree with @deanzaZZR thoughts above so far. This beer never disappoints. Cheers to Celebration Ale season.
Drank my first cab last night. Drank it pretty warm. I got a lot of rose and grapefruit oil at that temp
This was my experience this year. I texted a friend like smelling a rose and then biting into a pinecone. I’m glad I drank one last night
The rose wasn’t intense as it was a few years back but still very floral on the nose.
I love a good cab, but I went for a Pinot Noir with dinner last night -- some good earthiness and black cherry, no rose.
It took me a while to figure this one out, but I got the joke.
Got two twelve packs today. The bin was empty, but I saw the rep from the beer distributor, he grabbed me the last 2. Dated 10/04
Was your case cans or bottles?
I messaged my beer gal on FB asking aboot Celebration and she said that Liquor Shed got 6packs in yesterday. See youze later.
Nah, just guys with big thumbs and a hate for autocorrect having some fun.
Total Wine has twelve pack cans for $16.99 near me. Seems like only yesterday it was fall! /s
TW has cans but bottles are still showing November availability. Might break down and buy a 12 pack in PA
Cans... also this morning , my second case was cans, this time from TW... I'm okay with that... Hopefully get me through the rest of the weekend...
Just to clarify, when you state "case" that means a case which is 24 cans?
Yes, 24 cans...
Thanks for that input.
When I visit the Total Wine website, for Claymont, DE they only list 6-packs and 12-packs as being available now. For the case (with emphasis in bold by me):
“Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
Pick Up Out of stock online and in store.
Expected to be in stock in Nov 2022”
Did you shop at the Total Wine in Wilmington?
I don't trust their website , either the availability and/or the price.. $31? Not gonna happen...
But I'm less than 1 1/2 miles from the store which is just off the 1st exit of SB95 in DE... so I just go there and look...
I grew up in southern Delaware County and I have been shopping there when it was called Liquor World (it became the very first Total Wine store).
Most of these prices seem high and surprise me. Sierra nevada can still be found for about 13.99 a twelve pack around these parts.
I remember getting a 12 pack last year for $14.49 when it first dropped. The price was marked up about a week later. All beer has been marked up this year in my area because of inflation.
Jayzus. I'm seeing $20 a 12-pack around here.
I Paid $31 last year for bottles there. It was $1-2 less than buying 12 pack cans. Pre covid the 12 packs were $14.99.
Just landed at my Publix today. Canned 10/5/22:
“On sale” ($2 off) so paid $17.99 + tax for a cold 12 pack. Tasty!
I got some rose hop flavor as it warmed up after a pour tonight. Very nice.
Rose must be this year's spice of choice in Celebration.
Predictability above and beyond.
I didn't see any by me yet, went looking on Friday and Sunday, Although I did see a decent amount of Liquid Hoppiness around.
Probably will not see it until Thanksgiving.
This just started hitting CO. It has been my favorite batch in several years, too. The hops are punchy in the right ways - almost like a more potent SNPA. I usually buy a couple 6'ers per year since there's no shortage of IPA in CO, but I'm definitely gonna buy a lot more this year.
We in PA: wow, that's a good price
And beyond the 'benefit' of elevated pricing, Celebration is now available in the neighboring states New Jersey and Delaware and nowhere to be found in PA. Because the beer has to be 'properly' aged before PA beer consumers can buy it (at high prices)?
I haven't seen it in New Jersey yet.....although Sussex county seems to get everything after everyone else.
I just consulted the beer finder:
Celebration is not at my local beer retailers but there is some Celebration in PA today.
Just grabbed a 12 pack at the grocery store. Canned 10/03 and cost 23$ out the door
Wild you’re paying that much in Cali. Hope it’s not $2/beer here in PA, but it wouldn’t surprise me.
I'm sure it can be had a couple bucks cheaper. But 6 packs are typically 9.99 plus almost 10% sales tax. I'm guessing 22 out the door is as cheap as I'll see
Well, Sierra Nevada 12-packs are $20.99 at my local Wegmans supermarkets so that is less than your $2/beer metric.
Do you guys pay sales tax on beer in PA? I believe my 12 pack was 21.99 before tax and deposit