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Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Canada_Dan, Nov 13, 2015.
Just saw this posted on their FB page and wanted to share.
Probably a good thing for consumers, but for those of us who would drive out to pick up cases of dust from the kiosk to get our fix, its a bit of a raw deal.
6% price increase per ounce based on the Gumballhead bomber pricing (assuming they charge $3.25 for a bomber). I assume limit of 10 at the Kiosk - which reduces the amount you can bring home from 576 ounces to 220 ounces.
Overall, it might mean more ZD will be available for the general public (which is the good for consumers), but not really sure that will be true since people will still buy it in mass quantities where they can. That may die down over time, but overall meh from me.
Also - 1) I really don't have the fridge space to store bombers vs. 6 packs (top shelf height issue) and ZD fresh and stored cold is a world of difference, 2) I don't always like committing to crack a 22oz on a weeknight. So I will likely be buying it less frequently and in smaller quantities for sure personally.
I don't see it on their Facebook page.
Fewer bombers / 16.9 oz bottles, more 12 oz. bottles/cans please. Seeing that there are approximately 9-10 different kinds of Three Floyds bombers seemingly always available at LP Binny's, I am not alone in this sentiment.
So overall, same concerns as the format change for BCBS. Higher cost/oz is never good, you get less beer per purchase if you're maxing out your allotment, and not everyone wants to drink 16/22oz of beer in a sitting. Sounds like a lose lose
Same for Zombie Dust. They must have just updated
No love for tall boys and 40s?
Damnit. I stand corrected.
Someone made a good point on the FB post - this could just be testing the new bottling line to work the kinks out before running more specialty (higher cost) beers through the line. Let's hope that is the case.
Well at least there is no price per ounce difference.
FB says it's a "special run," so probably not something that will happen often.
They're selling by the case FYI (which isn't to suggest that you can't buy individual bombers).
If this is a road to broader distribution, and I see a lot more bombers out and about, even for the "rare" stuff everybody gobbles up quick, I am all for it. A bit more cost so I can actually get it? Count me in. And $4 a bomber is hardly crazy - I pay more for Stone stuff all the time, and it is generally not ZD by any stretch.
Recently Zombie Dust and Gumballhead have fallen off flavor wise tremendously. Doesn't really matter what bottle they put it in. They need more quality control. Anyone else notice this as well?
I thought the same about Zombie Dust lately. I'm not sure if my palate has changed or the beer has though.
Stopped by FFF to try to grab lunch. There were people to the street in line for ZD bombers. Insane
I just bought a Gumball head 6 pack from 10/27/15 and it tasted way way off. I've had 3 month old gumball head from a tap that tasted better than this. It had almost no hop flavor and seemed really thin and watery. Very disappointed.... I'm hoping it was just a fluke.
I enjoy Zombie Dust and Gumballhead, but would never wait inline for either, or go out of my way for them.
For me Zombie Dust is hit or miss. Some batches taste amazing and others taste like water.
When ZD is available in Madison, WI many shops sell singles for $1.99-$2.49. Not sure what they will charge for a 22oz bottle.
Couldn't agree more. Although I haven't found confirmation, as of late I've often heard that ZD is no longer single hopped and this is the cause for the change in its flavor profile. Anyone have any details on this theory?
I have had some really good Zombie recently and some bottles that weren't that old that were just missing the usual flavor profile, not sure if they are having QC issues with the expansion going on. My thoughts is this is that its a one time gimmick to make a bigger line out the front door.
Don't concern yourself with Chicagoland issues now that you are out in the mountains man!
I haven't had any ZD all year....
So much good beer out there is it really worth the effort?
Sister in law usually picks me up a couple of cases when she has time and unless she calls to ask if I want any I don't bother. So far this year she hasn't bothered....
I want zombie dust cans. Hell, I'd be up for tallboy 4 packs.
Got two cases on Friday. I actually asked for one Gumballhead and one Zombie Dust. First world problems I suppose. The often reported laughably bad customer service was in evidence- they closed the store for thirty minutes for 'a 5 minute shift change.' 45 minute wait to get into the pub with multiple uncleared tables and several of the staff cranking butts in full view of the waiting line. We all got a kick out of it.
The word from the bartender at Three Floyds last week was that they were starting to run their new 22 oz. bottle bottling line, and were using Gumballhead (and later Zombie Dust) to do so. We also chatted about back when Gumballhead was available only in bombers, so the idea to put Gumballhead into bombers for a test run now was a bit of a wink and a nod to those bygone days.
Stopped by for lunch today and had a few varieties from the tap. Picked up a 6er of Yum Yum and two ZD bombers on the way out. Now I just have to pack them well enough for a flight back to the Twin Cities
So, what's the problem? I assume you got 2 cases of ZD instead of 1 GH and 1 ZD(you didn't say what they messed up)? Why didn't you say something? There's a very clear distinction between a case of GH and a case of ZD. For $40 a case I would've asked them (in a very polite tone) to give give me the correct case of beer. It would've taken them 10 seconds to swap out a case of ZD for a case of GH. This is a classic case (pun intended) of, "I got bad customer service at FFF but I'm not gonna say anything to them(FFF) or do anything about it except complain about it on a message board."
Good rant, but there is no clear distinction between a case of GH bombers and ZD bombers, as they are packed in the generic sun dial bomber case.
Gotcha. I'm very aware of what the FFF bomber cases look like and I know there's no distinction when it comes to bomber cases. I made the mistake of confusing bomber cases with 6pack cases (totally forgot the title of this thread was "ZD BOMBERS" and not the regular 12oz bottles). My mistake in that part of the rant. Everything else, however, I stand by.
Noticed this too. I bought a six in September, it was about a week old, and noticed that it wasn't ringing the bell like it normally does, as far as punch you in the throat citrus flavor. Then about a week ago I had a pint on tap and it was fantastic. There might be some issues at the brewery.
visited the brewery this weekend. great place.but there were some variations
I'm going to do this on every new post. The ultimate BeerAdvocate response "meh".
I didnt realize the mistake until the next day in South Bend.
Zombie Dust back in 12 ounce bottles.