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Whole Foods NorCal beer sale - this Friday 1/25

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by FunkyMacGroovin, Jan 22, 2013.

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  1. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Sep 22, 2009 California

    There's another 20% off sale at all northern CA (and Reno) Whole Foods locations this Friday, January 25. Applies to all beer regardless of pack or bottle size. Draft beer, homebrew kits, and kegs excluded. If any of you want to place a special order I'd suggest calling your nearest store today.

    And there goes my next paycheck . . .
     
  2. MrFootstones

    MrFootstones Aug 8, 2008 California

    Here's hoping the shelves are heavy with BA Bigfoot come Friday morning.
     
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  3. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Sep 22, 2009 California

    I'm trying to get an answer to whether or not it will make it to stores by Friday right now. Will update when I know something.
     
  4. penniwisdom

    penniwisdom Sep 10, 2010 California

    Tim, stock some Fou Foune NOW! I need a case for this awesome chicken marinade recipe I make. I hear there are only 6 bottles in a case of Cantillon so it shouldn't be too hard to get. Ready, set, go!
     
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  5. bugdoc

    bugdoc Apr 4, 2011 California
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    Saw the signs for this upcoming sale this morning - was only dropping by to get some coffee and a breakfast snacky, but now I know where I'm heading Friday! (And even with the 20%-off sale imminent, I couldn't resist the 750s of 3F Oude Geuze just sitting there on the shelf...)
     
  6. MykelJH

    MykelJH Aug 3, 2011 California


    Which location is this?
     
  7. MykelJH

    MykelJH Aug 3, 2011 California


    Fou foune should make it sometime but geez it takes forever to get here
     
  8. schwartzoid

    schwartzoid Mar 4, 2008 California

    I'd guess Oakland, but not sure. It was sitting on the shelf at Berkeley Bowl west last I was there as well.
     
  9. badb_rad

    badb_rad Dec 23, 2012 California
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    BA Bigfoot was already on the shelf at the Whole Foods in Los Altos/Mountain View. Also from another thread at Whole foods in Fresno.
     
  10. stupac2

    stupac2 Feb 22, 2011 California
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    Too bad I heard that BA bigfoot is nasty. Also, it'd be hilarious to me if 'loons landed on Friday.
     
  11. shadowane

    shadowane Sep 7, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Man this is a week too early!
     
  12. Rollzroyce21

    Rollzroyce21 Oct 24, 2009 California
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    You guys get Fou Foune up there??

    Also, I'm assuming this sale doesn't apply to SoCal WF's?
     
  13. stupac2

    stupac2 Feb 22, 2011 California
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  14. Madskill

    Madskill Nov 25, 2012 California

    I'll be there stocking up my basket with brews!
     
  15. Rollzroyce21

    Rollzroyce21 Oct 24, 2009 California
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    Didn't mention anything about SoCal so I didn't want to assume.. you know what happens when we ASSume, right?
     
  16. stupac2

    stupac2 Feb 22, 2011 California
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    It also didn't mention anything about Portland or New Jersey or Siberia, should we ask about those too?
     
  17. Rollzroyce21

    Rollzroyce21 Oct 24, 2009 California
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    In the US-Pacific forum?

    Listen, you probably had the proper intention.. I was just explaining why I asked that question in the first place. Hope I didn't offend you.

    Edit: If I did, I'm sorry.
     
  18. BlakeSmith

    BlakeSmith Aug 17, 2012 California

    Will the San Ramon Whole Foods be doing the same? It's walking distance from my office :)
     
  19. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Sep 22, 2009 California

    If it's a Whole Foods, it's in California, and it's farther north than Fresno, yes.
     
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  20. jtmartino

    jtmartino Dec 11, 2010 California
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    Occasionally you'll find some beers that are on sale and they will stack the 20% discount. I got a bottle of Old Raspy XIV last sale for $15. Hopefully you live near one of the "good" Whole Foods stores...the peninsula is a dead zone.
     
  21. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Sep 22, 2009 California

    Did the price ring up like that, or did you have to tell them "hey that's not 80% of what this price tag says"? The way it's supposed to work is that for the day of the sale, all other sale prices currently going on (monthly promos, weekly specials, etc) reset back to their regular retail, and then 20% is taken off of that.
     
  22. nataku00

    nataku00 Apr 5, 2010 California
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    The San Ramon WF will take part in these sales. Unfortunately, the beer selection there isn't as good as it used to be after the previous beer buyer moved to a different location.
     
  23. jtmartino

    jtmartino Dec 11, 2010 California
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    It had a sale tag (or a mark down tag) and it rang up at that price...I think it was cheaper because it was so old. The woman stocking the shelves also grabbed two for herself.
     
  24. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Sep 22, 2009 California

    That's not supposed to happen, but sometimes things get overlooked.
     
  25. kpacedo

    kpacedo Nov 24, 2009 California
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    Sucks for 8 a sixer... Daddy's excited
     
  26. jtmartino

    jtmartino Dec 11, 2010 California
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    It wasn't the first time I had a marked down price stack with the 20% off discount. It happened at the Palo Alto store and the Cupertino store on two separate occasions.

    I don't remember if both times it rang up, or if one of the times I asked the cashier about the discount. Does WF mark down beers that don't sell? Like permanent markdowns?
     
  27. BlakeSmith

    BlakeSmith Aug 17, 2012 California

    I had noticed that, but cheaper beer nonetheless :)
     
  28. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Sep 22, 2009 California

    Stores can sometimes mark down items to go through remaining stock (Velvet Merlin is on sale at my store right now for this reason). However, whenever something is part of a one-day sale, the system is supposed to ignore any other sale pricing for the day and apply the one-day discount to the regular retail. The system being run by humans and all, errors happen.
     
  29. PaulStoneAnchor

    PaulStoneAnchor May 30, 2009 California
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    Anyone know if the Roseville Whole Foods has anything good right now? Eclipse, BA Old Raspy XV, or BA Bigfoot??
     
  30. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    We get these too from time to time, but usually not at the same time as NorCal locations.
     
  31. elNopalero

    elNopalero Oct 14, 2009 Texas
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    Question for SF locals: How does WF in downtown SF compare to the Portrero Hill location? The WF in the Haight is easiest for me to get to but I've always found their beer selection lacking compared to the others. (The only problem with the downtown location is City Beer Store is nearby--and too hard to resist!)
     
  32. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Nov 2, 2012 California
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    It's pretty good but I've found the Potrero Hill location to have the best selection. Doesn't answer your ? per se, but FYI
     
  33. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Sep 22, 2009 California

    In my opinion Potrero Hill definitely has the best selection, followed by the SoMa store and Haight St. The California St and Noe Valley stores carry lots of good stuff as well, but they don't have the shelf or display space of the other stores.
     
  34. Dobby

    Dobby Jan 30, 2011 California
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    What are some good scores from today?
     
  35. KevSal

    KevSal Oct 17, 2010 California
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    alesmith wee heavy, ba bigfoot, sixer of ruthless and a sixer of sucks all under $40. not too shabby
     
  36. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Nov 2, 2012 California
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    Man, I live in San Rafael and the WF there has about half of the space for beer.
     
  37. KevSal

    KevSal Oct 17, 2010 California
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    yea wes is pretty much knocking it out of the park. its not as good as it was before steep brew opened, but its still killer
     
  38. BlakeSmith

    BlakeSmith Aug 17, 2012 California

    San Ramon Whole Foods: meh. No BA Bigfoot or even just Bigfoot for that matter. No Sucks :( either.

    The Haul
    4 Bombers: Triple VooDoo Impreial IPA , Green Flash Imperial IPA, Sculpin, Deschutes Experimental IPA
    4Pack of Green Flash IPA
    Sixer of Mirror Pond & Newcastle Brown Ale
    Case of Lagunitas IPA
     
  39. nataku00

    nataku00 Apr 5, 2010 California
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    I went to the San Ramon one at lunch and picked up two BA Bigfoots, leaving two in the cooler. Sorry to hear you weren't able to grab them. I was also disappointed by the lack of Sucks.
     
  40. BlakeSmith

    BlakeSmith Aug 17, 2012 California

    Bummer. Must of just missed them. Were they right next to the Estates? Cause by the time I got there that row was cleaned out if so.
     
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