Utopias in the PNW?

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by BigE90, Nov 6, 2012.

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  1. BigE90

    BigE90 Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2011 Washington

    Anybody ever seen a bottle for sale in Oregon, Washington, Idaho?
     
  2. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Aspirant (293) Aug 17, 2005 Oregon
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    If it's ever been available in Oregon it was at least 8 years ago.
     
  3. honkduh

    honkduh Aspirant (263) Jun 2, 2011 Oregon
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    Beer junction in west Seattle just got it in:

    @thebeerjunction: Not you're every day beer, but Sam Adams Utopias 10th Anniversary is now in stock! A monster beer- 27%.
     
  4. leedorham

    leedorham Crusader (701) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    Wow, really? Is that because of the new liquor laws or something? Or are they just ignoring the (stupid) abv cap?
     
  5. beefandbean22

    beefandbean22 Aspirant (296) Oct 15, 2008 Washington
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    Gravity Beer Market had a couple bottles last week too
     
  6. Dogfishipas

    Dogfishipas Initiate (0) May 3, 2008 Washington

    The better question is, how much they selling it for? haha
     
  7. Mages64

    Mages64 Initiate (0) Sep 7, 2009 Washington
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    189$... you guys enjoy...
     
  8. BigE90

    BigE90 Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2011 Washington

    Thanks! Beer Junction down to 1 bottle as of 4:00!
     
  9. Wetpaperbag

    Wetpaperbag Defender (684) Aug 14, 2007 Washington

    For $250 bucks a bottle.
     
  10. beefandbean22

    beefandbean22 Aspirant (296) Oct 15, 2008 Washington
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    Damn. I didn't even ask the price because I won't pay that much for a beer.
     
  11. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2009 Washington

    For anyone wondering, beer junction is out of stock but is getting more Friday. I paid for my bottle today and Morgan said he'll call me when it gets there.
     
  12. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,408) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    For the prices I've seen here Morgan should deliver it to you personally.
     
  13. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2009 Washington

    Retail is around $150-$160 so I'm not too surprised to see $189. I've certainly heard of much worse rectal price insertion from retailers in the past.
     
  14. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,408) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    I know, it wasn't a slam on Morgan or Beer Junction... or you. More a comment about the MSRP for this beer.
    If I walked away from an $85 bottle of Deviation, I know there's no way I'd pay more than double that for a Utopias. Just me.
     
  15. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2009 Washington

    Yeah, it is a lot to pay for anything really but I don't plan on taking my money with me. Hell, I was fully ready to walk out with a Deviation at BW if there were any left months ago.
     
  16. NWer

    NWer Crusader (713) Mar 10, 2009 Washington
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    And you're going to offer it up at your bottle share, right? :slight_smile:
     
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  17. Dogfishipas

    Dogfishipas Initiate (0) May 3, 2008 Washington

    That's what I'm saying... to each there own, you guys can have my share lol.
     
  18. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2009 Washington

    Never know what might happen :wink:
     
  19. csano

    csano Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2010 Washington

    Actually, I think the suggested retail price was $190. Morgan priced this one well, IMO.
     
  20. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2009 Washington

  21. csano

    csano Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2010 Washington

    Oh, that's interesting. I've seen mention of the $190 price in other places.
    http://www.latimes.com/business/mon...er-sam-adams-utopias-20121105,0,2174119.story

    *shrug*
     
  22. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2009 Washington

  23. youradhere

    youradhere Devotee (490) Feb 29, 2008 Washington
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  24. BillHilly

    BillHilly Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2010 Washington
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    talked to two bottle shops this week, more is coming...
     
  25. HuskyinPDX

    HuskyinPDX Poo-Bah (2,483) Jan 23, 2011 Washington
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    I hope I don't see this. I will be tempted to buy.
     
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  26. Smurf2055

    Smurf2055 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2011 Washington

    From what I heard, 30 bottles made it to Washington. I could have heard wrong, it might have been 30 to the Seattle distribution. Either way, fairly limited.
     
  27. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2009 Washington

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    Apparently Morgan was told incorrectly that he would have more bottles to sell. Does anyone have any leads on a shop that still has a bottle for sale?
     
  28. jpbebeau

    jpbebeau Disciple (346) Sep 11, 2011 Washington
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    Just saw Bottleworks tweet they do.
     
  29. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2009 Washington

    Just called. They got 1 bottle and it's gone
     
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