Total Wine Return?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Onefiver, Apr 18, 2015.

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  1. Onefiver

    Onefiver (0) May 14, 2014 Texas

    I just bought a 6pack IPA at TW. The bottle says best by 4-24 but it's already dead...stale malt bomb. Will they accept a return?
     
  2. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx (0) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey

    Only if you ask them to
     
  3. leantom

    leantom (0) Nov 20, 2011 Indiana

    Unlikely. Probably tell you to complain to the brewer.
     
  4. hophugger

    hophugger (0) Mar 5, 2014 Virginia
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    My store will usually only if it is out of date...
     
  5. NavyGuy

    NavyGuy (0) Jan 5, 2008 Florida

    The one in Springfield VA will. I grabbed a 6 of DFH 60 min there once and popped one top and it exploded, competely skunked, they took it back no questions.
     
  6. TongoRad

    TongoRad (1,196) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    You probably have a better chance if you just stick with the word 'stale'- going into how much of a 'malt bomb' it is will only make it seem like you just don't prefer that beer.
     
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  7. Onefiver

    Onefiver (0) May 14, 2014 Texas

    Fwiw, they took it back with no question. Super easy. I suppose that is one advantage of a big box store.
     
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  8. nc41

    nc41 (0) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I've taken bad beer back, no problems at all. I don't buy hoppy beers at TW.
     
  9. pat61

    pat61 (0) Dec 29, 2010 Minnesota

    They told me that they would.
     
  10. karamchandani

    karamchandani (0) Aug 22, 2013 South Carolina

    In my experience, they have always taken bad beers back. I think only once or twice they were already opened though. In most cases though, I had taken them back when I notice it is out of date before I pop the top.
     
  11. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 (0) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina
    Society

    I'm sure they will
     
  12. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE (0) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina

    I always take back expired beer, because our distributors have to give us credit for expired or faulty product. Thats only if I dont catch them before they leave. I always show people the dating that way they can start doing it themselves.

    Also, I work at TW.
     
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  13. Darwin553

    Darwin553 (0) Jan 5, 2009 Australia

    They will probably exchange it for you and either write off the impugned bottles themselves or seek a credit for them from the supplier.

    Of course the latter option is available for you to pursue with the brewery but often it is just easier to deal with the retail store.

    As a former bottle shop worker, I am not a fan of the return.
     
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