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Underpriced buys

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by maximumu13, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Grant35

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    True, Older is the BA version and it only comes in 375ml's
     
  2. ubenumber2

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    They have a couple 4 packs of backwoods bastard at my State Line store for 10.99
     
  3. slangtruth

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    Oooh, I never get one of these and finally I did! A store I was in today was blowing out a bunch of OB Little Pils that was canned last May for $10 a 12-pack, which I happily passed on - but they decided to also get rid of some Old Chub from September on the same deal and I happily snagged two of those.
     
  4. fujindemon74

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    Correctamundo...20% aged in bourbon barrels.
    Absolute steal of a beer imo.

    http://www.portbrewing.com/our-beers/old-viscosity/
     
  5. EyePeeAyBryan

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    $7 for a twelver of Mirror Pond. Woohoo!
     
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  6. ericj551

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    There are a couple good deals to be had in Ontario, the one the comes to mind is Chimay Red 750 for under $6.
     
  7. BeastLU

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    GI madam rose for $8.99. Local shop owned by a local drunk.
     
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  8. fujindemon74

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    $9 for a sixer of Gonzo Imperial Porter
     
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  9. Electros

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    Granted. Ontario is the land of the over taxed/regulated which has lead to regular price increases across the board, epecially with craft beer...
     
  10. nolabrew

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    I once bought 30 Chimays for $15. Sadly, that store has closed.
     
  11. EddieGold

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    i went to whole foods last week to pick up a case of Lagunitas Sucks and it rang up at $10.99, i told the lady that was the wrong price though. i go there offen for beer, wouldnt have been right.
     
  12. ericj551

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    Agreed. I lived in Northern Ontario for a year and could have even dealt with the ridiculous prices, but the overall lack of craft options was awful. There wasn't a hoppy beer to be had after I bought what was apparently the last six pack of Southern Tier IPA in the area.
     
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    A 4 pack of Heady Topper which the clearly uninformed cashier rung up for $3.99 - the cost of a single.
     
  14. RangnaR

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    Total Wine had marked down the 2012 Widmer Old Embalmer from $12.99 to $3.99 so I grabbed the last 6 left on the shelves (from 2 different locations)...
     
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    A case of Heady Topper is $78 with tax. That's absurd. It's so good.
     
  16. SaisonDeath

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    I think some people might be fibbing a bit. With that said, I found a few bottles of DFH Raison D'Extra 2007's for $7 a pop. Not too bad.
     
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    Go the Westvleteren Abbey and you'll pay about $4.25 per bottle of the 12. Course you gotta buy a 12 pack which'll be about $50 but its still way better than the $85 you'd pay for the 6 pack 'brick'.
     
  18. ericj551

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    Or, if you plan ahead you can reserve a case for I think under 40 Euros (it was 50 when I was there including deposit for the crate, which I kept).
     
  19. Zimbo

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    Yeah. That's it, that's the one.
    See folks its not the monks who are trying to reem you. Its the bloody middlemen.
     
  20. loafinaround

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    all I have to say is :-o and I would have tried to schmooze my way to 6 packs if there was a limit.
     
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    About a month ago, I was at Total Wine and they had a clearance sale. Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale 12 pack for $6.99 each. I picked up one.
     
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    Four bucks for a bomber of Sierra Nevada Estate Homegrown Wet Hop Ale. I paid 12 bucks shortly after at a bar in Big Sur :(
     
  23. lic217

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    I get them routinely for $24 a case of 16.9 oz. Great summer beer for fishing and grilling.
     
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  24. Electros

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    Unless you live around the GTA, you still even have to hunt for good beers outsite of the down town core... I am not saying that there isn't a lot of great beers in here, but you honestly have to work to find them, and price point here is getting completely out of hand. Ontario is a beer wasteland compared to the USA/BC/Alberta/Quebec. This is why I wish I lived near the Quebec/NYS border, I would be over to both once a week.
     
  25. ericj551

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    Yeah I was shocked at the quality and variety of beer when I visited Toronto last summer. But then I visited Sudbury to see the girlfriends family and was brought right down to Earth. I was pleasantly surprised by Mad Tom, it would fit in just fine with any IPA on the west coast. The IPA and Amber I picked up in a mix pack from Waterloo was a different story, but I managed to choke those down.
     
  26. stealth

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    Found Beatification Batch 2 and 2011 Vigneronne on a shelf today. $19.99 each. I'm still doing my laundry.
     
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    I picked up a case of Shackamaximum today for $38.99. An amazing deal for a case of 24 12oz. I paid $6.00 for a bomber just a few weeks ago. Bottled 5 days ago. A really good barrel aged( non bourbon) stout and at this price a steal. I hope they stay with this format and others catch on.
    Still not sure how 22 oz cost $6 and 12oz is just over $1.50.

    Victory Helios is another great bargain at under $3.50 a bomber for a great lightly sour saison.


    Enjoy
     
  28. Electros

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    Waterloo has gone down the crapper since the exit of Jim Brickman. I have picked up some good suds recently from Flying Monkeys, Propeller, Great Lakes, and Beau's. The average price for a 6 of craft is 13.50$, and that is ridiculous compared in quality/prices in NYS. The only good thing about the Beer Store you can get it cheaper by the case of 24. Ontario has a long way to go!
     
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    Same thing, saw it at $10.99, except my buddy was working so I got the manager price, $8.43. Bought two. Came back the next day to get more and he told me the other manager priced them at 12 a case instead of 6 a case. They are now $19.99 and I did not get more
     
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    2007 old crusty ceramic bottles marked down to $3.99 a couple years back - got a few of them.
     
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    I have buying 6pks of Great Divide Rumble Ipa for $4 and they still have Saranac's winter pac for $8 12 pk
     
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    Just picked one up for $4 as well. How is this so cheap?? :)
     
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    No idea. Great beer nonetheless.
     
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    6 pack of Sucks - $10.99. And that's 40 miles north of NYC.
     
  35. terryg75

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    I'm still buying sixers of '12 SN Bigfoots for $8.99 at my local grocery store. Been this way for at least 8 mos now!
     
  36. planbee

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    There was a stretch in 2011-2012 where I was routinely finding Brooklyn BCS 4 packs at my grocery store for $5.99. None too shabby. This mistake/blessing has since ceased...
     
  37. TheRealPour

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    6-packs of Lagunitas Sucks on sale for $8.99 at my local Dominick's today. Noticed minutes after I paid $11.99 for the same at a beer store a block away since I thought it was the only place to find it that close to home. I'm enjoying my 'overpriced' Sucks regardless.
     
  38. Mattyb79

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    My best ever was actually in a book store in a very small town. I didn't know they even sold alcohol and was getting ready to leave when I saw the "wine cellar" sign. Decided to look just out of curiosity and was rewarded with 3 bottles of Allagash Curieux for $7.99 a bottle. Probably never beat that one.
     
  39. Lethal04

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    For some reason a store had a few singles of Founders Imperial Stout on clearance for $1.49. Didn't make sense to me since they just got it in a few weeks ago. Nonetheless I grabbed them all.
     
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