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Release Victory Java Cask - 2017

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by jmdrpi, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (4,434) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Hooray for the move to 12 oz bottles
  2. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Savant (989) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
    Supporter Subscriber Beer Trader

    Count me in for a couple of these, love everything I hear.
    tylerstubs, DISKORD and Realsambo like this.
  3. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Aspirant (234) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio

    Man, this is a great BA Coffee Stout. 12 oz. bottles = the bee's knees. Consider me giddy...
  4. Realsambo

    Realsambo Initiate (159) Apr 15, 2016 Idaho
    Beer Trader

    I've loved this beer since the day I saw it. 12oz bottles is super exciting, not that Idaho will see any. To those that get some, cheers!
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    DISKORD Initiate (52) Feb 28, 2017 South Carolina

    Not only 12 oz, but 4-packs! That's awesome!
  6. waltari

    waltari Initiate (114) Jan 28, 2016 Georgia

    Serious? they couldn't keep it just below 14%? that means no go for state of GA
  7. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Aspirant (205) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Exciting to see this in 4 packs.

    I have not had it yet. I am interested to see how much Bourbon flavor there is. Although I initially bought a Bomber of it, I sent it away, and have not purchased it since. Hopefully it will be easy to grab one, try it, then go back for a 4 pack if it is good.
  8. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Initiate (126) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    They must have known you were a Bulldog fan.
  9. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (1,574) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
    Beer Trader

    Dang. I'd be interested in trying this again, especially in the smaller format. Let's see what can be worked out.
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  10. Ranbot

    Ranbot Devotee (458) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Nice! The price tag on previous Java Cask bombers was a little too high for me to justify, so I never bought it, but a 4-pack is much easier to justify.

    Relatedly.... Does anyone know what retail price range we should expect for this?
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  11. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (4,434) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Maybe, we'll see what the price is.

    I've seen DFH Oak Vanilla WWS selling for $40+ a 4-pack. If it's that high, I'd rather the $14? that I paid previously for a 750ml bottle of Java Cask.
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  12. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Aspirant (205) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    That would certainly be a gross price point.

    I was sure hoping the 4 pack idea would force it into the $5/bottle price. $7/bottle is probably my top End on this.
  13. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (4,434) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Yeah I don't think it would be that high, but the WWS was just an example where the 4-pack ends up forcing the price too high.
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  14. Ranbot

    Ranbot Devotee (458) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Every time I saw Java Cask 750ml it was around $25, but I wasn't actively searching and probably happened to see it in the wrong places. A 4-pack in the $20-$30 range would be fine by me.
  15. rypkr

    rypkr Crusader (742) Nov 19, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Victory is usually pretty reasonable with the one exception being java cask, it was about $20/750ml here last year. I'd guess $25-$30 per 4 pack at which I think will be a good value on par with kbs prices around here.
  16. hillind

    hillind Aspirant (266) Apr 24, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Very interested in the price, I think I got my 750s for $15.99 @ Wegmans last year
  17. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (4,434) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Maybe they jacked it up last year, because I don't think I paid anything near that for the bottle of 2015 batch I had. Because I wouldn't.

    well people recently said that White Monkey bottles were being priced around $20, which seems crazy to me.
  18. BeerPugz

    BeerPugz Initiate (159) Dec 4, 2016 Wisconsin

    It's open beer season.
  19. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Aspirant (205) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Several of their bombers have been expensive for what they are. Personally.

    DISKORD Initiate (52) Feb 28, 2017 South Carolina

    It was $15-16 for around here.
  21. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (4,434) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    To clarify - I meant it was crazy that White Monkey was priced at $20. Not that people were complaining.

    Although of all of Victory's beers, Golden Monkey probably ranks dead last for me - which I know I'm in minority since it's their best selling beer supposedly.
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  22. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Savant (998) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Smart move going to 4 packs. There is still plenty of Java cask 2016 bombers on the shelf for ~$20. Guess they want to find that sweet spot for pricing where it will sell.
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  23. invertalon

    invertalon Devotee (492) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Love Java Cask, wayyyyy under the radar which is good. The Rye variant was incredible as well last year! Probably my favorite BBA Coffee Stout.
  24. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Meyvn (1,078) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    Yes! Beautiful BBA stout, one of the few I've had that rivals BCBS. And I love that it will be in 12 oz bottles. No beer over 12% should come in a bomber, imo.
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  25. rotsaruch

    rotsaruch Aspirant (277) Jun 18, 2002 Pennsylvania

    Wednesday, 11/8, Java Cask at 14.3% abv was on tap at the D'town brewpub. A 4-pk of 12-oz bottles were selling for $30. It's a might tasty brew. Another variant of Java Cask and a sour will be released on Dark Wednesday, 11/22.
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