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Discussion in 'New England' started by BoldRulerVT, Nov 5, 2013.
wow that sucks
Heady's trade value just shot up
Oh god. Panic mode has just set in for me.
This will be a day of butthurt unseen in modern times...
You gotta be shitting me
Do not want. I wouldnt mind if this meant that retailers got cases to sell but dealing with the bullshit from some of The stores(ie Hunger mountain co op which seems to argue with me every time about whether the limit is one lawsons bottle total or one of each) is just a pain In the ass.
Growler fills lasted long..
Hopefully this cuts down on the amount of Heady threads in this subforum.
My first thought too. Wonder what they'll do with the beer they have already brewed for growler release.
Should cut-down on 14 hour round trips from the Mid-Atlantic for the purpose of buying/trading the beer.
I bet some poor sap will show up on 11/15 not knowing the news and stand there for hours anyway.
Wow. I guess I better delete my FT threads and keep my Heady.
Honestly one of my first reactions was "what about their growler fills?" How are they going to facilitate those now, or is that investment DOA?
If they wait long enough do they let him in like Jared Leto in Fight Club? Is this just a test to see how dedicated people are to Heady?
I can't believe this means I probably had my last Heady back on freakin' Memorial Day! I'm so pissed now...
This'll suck for a few years, until they expand or open an additional facility.
Well I guess I won't be sending out Heady as extras anymore...
Send it to FX Matt!
This is why we can't have nice things.
talk about a heads up
Forgive me if it's been discussed elsewhere, but does anyone know the backstory here? Were neighbors complaining? I know when I've gone it's been crowded before, but I didn't think it was that big an issue...
Just seems strange to me that rather than expand in a new location and increase production, they'll only sell to their current accounts at this time and close the cannery, which was a big reason for my frequent trips to Waterbury. And I wonder how this news will affect the markup in retail shops... or will there conceivably be more beer there to purchase?
On The Alchemist FB someone asked your exact question. Answer: "We will post about growlers when we have more info. But hang on to your your growler."
This sucks, especially to someone whom has never had heady...is it too late for a ISO for someone to hook me up?!?
Is it just because there is too much traffic for such a small spot, with a small parking lot?
The mark-ups are going to be insane.
The retail shops know the golden goose they're sitting on. Markup will shoot up
So if they are not cutting back on production and not serving any new accounts, who is getting the windfall of a few hundred extra cases of HT/week to sell in retail? Given how careful Kimmich has been with his product, I can only assume they will make sure their authorized retailers are not marking it up to seriously.
Do I have to compete with the folks trolling our local stores every delivery day now? Aaaargh!
The Kimmichs keep an eye on prices in retail stores and have said they will pull the account if the mark up is deemed excessive.
With the Alchemist's recent announcement that they will no longer be selling cases at the cannery, and will no longer be open to the public, and the only place to buy Heady Topper will be from a local retailer...
Do you think it is still worth it to make the trip up to Vermont from wherever you are to buy the Heady? What if there is a 4pk or two 4pk per person limit? What would you be willing to spend, if retailers are allowed to set their own prices?
Crazy. Glad I was fortunate enough to score some HT from the cannery on my visit a few months ago. Though that stuff is long gone now.
Absolutely. There are plenty of retailers that would like the product, so I am sure that will help control mark-up. Self-distribution can be a wonderful thing!
I'm going to go out on a limb here......But if I was a beer retailer in VT and I knew that every week hundreds of cases of one of the most popular beers in the world was being picked up at the brewery, many of which by people from out-of-state, and I was had to fight for the leftovers, I think I would be a little annoyed with the situation. Alchemist might have been facing some backlash from retailers that they still have to depend on to some degree.
Part of the reason is probably because they get cleaned out every canning day, with tons of out of state plates in the lot. Now all the cans will go to stores, and stores will have WAY more now.
You could hit 5 different stores within a 20 mile radius so the 1-2 4pack limit doesnt bother me, just call the stores in advance and see if they have it still. I'd be willing to spend $16 a 4pack all day every day. And more if it was an occasional thing
They are making it less and less easy for people to get Heady and at therefore making its "stock" rise and rise...suddenly the "#1 beer in the world" became a bit more difficult to get. Seems like they are keeping demand high on purpose... that's something I cant get behind. (and an opinion as only they know whats going on). There are so many delicious DIPAs out there than I can get with may more ease.
Or perhaps they will distribute more and it will become more widely available outside of the, beautiful yet remote, northern VT area. - im all for that.
Only time will tell...
I'd be willing to go up to Vermont again to visit Hill Farmstead and if Heady Topper happens to be available in a store then I may pick it up for the right price. To me, people gobbled up Lawson's/Otter Creek Double Dose for 18 bucks per 4 pack so I'd say that my cap would be 20 bucks a 4 pack. For those who live in VT it's a much different story though.
It will only increase with people asking where to get it.
This will suck but it's temporary. They'll figure something out I'm sure. Maybe a separate location to sell Heady and growler fills. Somewhere where the neighbors won't complain. Heady is just too damn popular for this to be anything but a temporary blip.