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Suggestions: Buying Beer Online

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by psnydez86, Apr 23, 2012.

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  1. EgadBananas

    EgadBananas Mar 18, 2009 Louisiana

    AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, and WY
     
  2. dman127

    dman127 Jul 11, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Vinny at Quality Liquors is very helpful. Nice selection though Pliny is not always in stock (just like anywhere else).
     
  3. Cazlo

    Cazlo Sep 7, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Shipping to PA is illegal. That being said, there are more than a few companies that will ship here anyway. I admit I have used them a few times to get my Surly Furious fix and have never had a problem. Like trading, its something I only do every now and then. Bine and Vine Bottle Shop (formerly South Bay Drugs) is great, but does not ship to PA.
     
  4. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Feb 24, 2011 Wyoming

    If I can find a place that carries Italian craft (no macros' please!) then my world domination is complete!
     
  5. GameFreac

    GameFreac Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
    Beer Trader

    Good to know
     
  6. belgianista

    belgianista Nov 27, 2011 Maine

     
  7. belgianista

    belgianista Nov 27, 2011 Maine

    I had two bottles of Pliny shipped to me last week. :)
     
  8. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    Yeah, it comes and goes but if one is patient, they can get some buying online.
     
  9. belgianista

    belgianista Nov 27, 2011 Maine

    Shipping is indeed a killer from this supplier ($52 a case of 22's) But have a case coming out of Oregon for $21 a case, much more acceptable.
     
  10. belgianista

    belgianista Nov 27, 2011 Maine

    The Port Mongo in the photo wasa member of the $52 case, one damn fine 2XIPA.
     
  11. gregmoscetti

    gregmoscetti Mar 9, 2009 California

    IMO as of recently, trading is becoming more of a hassle than its worth, especially if you would like a couple bottles of something. Living in California, it feels like no matter what off the shelf beers I ask for, the ransom is ridiculous.
     
  12. belgianista

    belgianista Nov 27, 2011 Maine

    Nice site but their shipping is definitely built in to their prices. They are $7.60 a bottle on their Yellow Wolf IPA and I have some on the way from Oregon at $4.95. Just a marketing thing with the site, it is a great looking site with a great selection and set up!
     
  13. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Sep 4, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    They have a lot of awesome stuff on here! How is the shipping? The prices are already more than fair.
     
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  14. davesway10

    davesway10 Jan 23, 2010 Iowa
    Beer Trader

    After reading this thread I made a purchase with http://vendomestore.com/ (last Saturday). Got 4 bottles of Ballast point Victory at sea 7.99ea and 4 bottles of Sucaba 17.99ea. Shipping was $40 , California to Iowa. would have cost me about 20-25 in shipping had it been a trade. Overall very happy with the experience, the prices seem very reasonable and the bottles arrived within a week. I'll buy from these guys again, great selection BTW. They currently have fresh pliny and plenty other RR stuff if that is your thing. Glad this thread came up.
     
  15. imbrue001

    imbrue001 Aug 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    You can ship beer to MD? Hmm thats news to me.
     
  16. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    There are a few stores that do.
     
  17. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Sep 4, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Shipping was $40 for 5 bottles though? WOW
     
  18. DSlim71

    DSlim71 Mar 3, 2010 New Jersey

    Actually 8 bottles, 4 and 4 he said. At $5 a bottle, not the best rate, but a little more reasonable.
     
  19. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Sep 4, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    Ah I didn't catch that. Still not the best but do able. Although it wouldn't be for me it is probably easier than trading for those 8 bottles.
     
  20. drtth

    drtth Nov 25, 2007 Pennsylvania

    In addition, receiving the shipment in PA is also illegal.
     
  21. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

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  22. davesway10

    davesway10 Jan 23, 2010 Iowa
    Beer Trader

    Yeah, 40 was a little high. Would have cost me about 20 to make the same shipment. On the flip side it would probably have taken me at least two seperate trades to get those quantities and then I would have been in the neighborhood of 30-35 for shipping so I don't feel too bad about it. Some good beers at a little extra cost.
     
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  23. DSlim71

    DSlim71 Mar 3, 2010 New Jersey

    You pay a little extra, but you have added convenience by not having to buy beer, pack it up, and ship it. I haven't ordered online (damn NJ!) but I wouldn't mind paying a few extra dollars for that, just like you said.
     
  24. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    France 44 rules, I love going there, and it is awesome that they have an online store too, get some steel toe size 7 or rain maker, as well.
     
  25. davesway10

    davesway10 Jan 23, 2010 Iowa
    Beer Trader

    I also saved about $8 in taxes too, so that helps bring the overall cost down a bit
     
  26. totoropanda

    totoropanda Apr 12, 2012 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    What are other good beers from that region? to get
     
  27. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    those are the best readily available options, founders is also good if you don't have access to that, summit is soon going to have a really good west coast ipa, so that is another to watch for. we get odell's which is awesome as well.
     
  28. davesway10

    davesway10 Jan 23, 2010 Iowa
    Beer Trader

    Another good online seller is Leukensliquors.com
     
  29. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Feb 24, 2011 Wyoming

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  30. HerbMeowing

    HerbMeowing Nov 10, 2010 Virginia

    ShopWineDirect is a leading on-line purveyor of stale craft beer product; however...sometimes they offer free shipping.
     
  31. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    Are they more of an online wine retailer? How do you NOT know what the insiders are wetting their panties over, if you don't walk amongst them, hang out where they hang out, be a fly on the wall...it's your business to know. That would be like a pro sports team's scouting dept., asking the fan base who the hot free agents are? That silly argument aside they seem to be the best deal.
     
  32. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Yeah, they are primarily wine...and I assure you, they didn't seem to be in the know about beer from what he was saying. But it is good that he is coming to this site for info, hopefully their selection will expand even more.
     
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  33. Cjames88

    Cjames88 Mar 6, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I was just gonna write a similar post! In the Pittsburgh area and apart from Headhunter from Fatheads, I'm for the most part at a loss for trading.
     
  34. Cjames88

    Cjames88 Mar 6, 2011 Pennsylvania

    House of 1000 beers in New Kensington has 'rares' once in awhile. But more expensive. I had Heady Topper last night from there.
     
  35. RyanBeer13

    RyanBeer13 Jan 24, 2011 Virginia

    I Like buying beer its less work
     
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  36. nc41

    nc41 Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    I trade and buy online, and actually here's very little difference in price. When you trade you still have to pay shipping to send your beer so it's a wash. The positives with online is it's legal to do so because they're licensed so you won't get popped on a shipment. I've had one trading box returned, and I had to reship so I was severely upside down in that trade and of course it was to Ca.

    I've used france 44 - outstanding. My Surly fix
    beverages 4 less- outstanding regardless of the ratings, Freddie sells good stuff. PTE/Blind Pig/Alpine
    archer liquors- they pre box but outstanding as well. ZB/ 3F, you have to pick thru offers though.
     
  37. BeerSniffer

    BeerSniffer Oct 9, 2007 California

  38. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

  39. nc41

    nc41 Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Any online store has a list of states they will ship to, luckily NC is one of them. In Pa your beat unless you know someone in a bordering state and you can pick it up without driving too far. If I lived in PA depending on where obviously , but especially on the Philly side I'd take a weekend trip to VT and visit Alchemist and HF and make a weekend of it. Buy enough HT and you can trade for anything else you want.
     
  40. nc41

    nc41 Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    I've used;
    beverages4less -Pliny/Blind Pig/Alpine stuff
    France44- Furious, and stuff from Alaska my dad likes.

    Been looking at lets pour, but I'm flush on IPA's.
     
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