Why are there so many four packs?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by chuckstout, Apr 25, 2020.

  1. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,681) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    I agree with you here.
    Maybe more economical in its home state? My local Wegman's Supermarket (PA) got a drop of Heady Topper (and Focal Banger) a few weeks ago. I did not buy any but they were priced at $17.99 a 4 pk.

  2. miamichael2

    miamichael2 Initiate (106) Dec 2, 2009 Florida

    Most excellent avatar!
  3. rugene

    rugene Aspirant (217) Mar 2, 2015 Canada

    Only craft beers are in a 4 pack here. My only explanation is that they don't want to put the price too high for the customer. It's like potato chips, they have kept the price but you don't get as much in your bag...
  4. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,527) Jan 31, 2005 California
    Society Trader

    I love 4pks.
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  5. PrimustheOne

    PrimustheOne Initiate (74) Nov 23, 2016 New Hampshire

    Why are there so many four packs? Because they provide the brewer, and everyone else in the distribution chain a higher margin.
  6. Ahonky

    Ahonky Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2018 New York

    Lots of reasons that go beyond your very simple outlook which says a bigger number is better than a smaller number.
  7. miniditka77

    miniditka77 Aspirant (233) May 21, 2015 Illinois

    I like 4-packs because the beers are normally the exact right serving size. 16oz for most beers, 12oz for heavy stouts/barleywines.
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  8. Claude-Irishman

    Claude-Irishman Defender (673) Jun 4, 2015 New Jersey

    Jai Alai is really good. Most Cigar City is good. Is it available in California?
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  9. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (1,546) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    We see jai alai, guayabera, and sometimes maduro up where I live. They seem to come and go.a bit but I agree evwryrhing I've tried has been tasty and fresh jai alai on draft was a really nice ipa
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  10. CB_Michigan

    CB_Michigan Initiate (192) Sep 4, 2014 Illinois

    Well, they’re not even putting it in a barrel. They use white oak spirals as a form of infusion. Personally, I love that beer and can deal with the per ounce up charge. It’s 9.99 locally for 4x12oz cans, which is a bargain compared to a lot of $13-15 mediocre 4x16 oz on the shelves.
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  11. nomisugitai

    nomisugitai Initiate (114) Mar 11, 2006 New Jersey

    I remember a lot of $9.99 six pack beers becoming four packs instead of breaking that ten buck barrier for a six.
  12. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Devotee (496) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Picked up a 4 pack of DFH 90 Minute in 16 oz cans for around $10 this past Summer at their store in Rehoboth. Now that was a solid price!
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  13. Giantspace

    Giantspace Champion (821) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I have seen it at TW in DE for under $9, a good price considering the 4x12 bottles are more.

    Never had the cans though because I did not buy either package that day.

  14. Giantspace

    Giantspace Champion (821) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Just fooling around and I see on the Southern Tier site they have some odd prices.

    NuJuice IPA

    4x16 $9.99
    6x12 cans $9.99
    6x12 bottles $8.98
    12x12 cans $15
    24x12 $32.40


    4x16 $11.99
    6x12 can $8.98
    6x12 bottle $8.98

    2x IPA

    4x16 $12
    6x12 bottle $11
    12x12 can $14.99
    24x12 $32.40
    Case of 22 oz bottles, $39.60

    Their mixed spirits are
    4x12 $6

    Crazy prices all over.

    Anyone ever have their 2x Hopped Whiskey?

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  15. pro100

    pro100 Initiate (113) Oct 12, 2014 California

    4 packs of cans are life