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Re: A bomber is rarely a good deal
« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2013, 10:44:22 PM »
Show me a brewery selling 12ouncers for a better deal than bombers, then you have an article.

I don't get it. The most I've seen a 6-pack of beer go for is roughly $15, which works out to $4.58 for a 22 fl oz bomber. At least around here, bombers bottom out at $4.99, so the same beer in a 6-pack is always going to be cheaper, per unit volume.

A 6-pack is not 12 ounces its 72. Yes as you go up in volume,  price goes down per unit volume. If the brewery sold you a 12 ounce beer for a better deal than the 22 ounce bomber, the bomber would never sell and cease to exist.  IME you can get a 6 pack for about the same a 2 bombers. Bombers are a really bad deal.

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Re: A bomber is rarely a good deal
« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2013, 05:24:18 AM »
Show me a brewery selling 12ouncers for a better deal than bombers, then you have an article.

I don't get it. The most I've seen a 6-pack of beer go for is roughly $15, which works out to $4.58 for a 22 fl oz bomber. At least around here, bombers bottom out at $4.99, so the same beer in a 6-pack is always going to be cheaper, per unit volume.

A 6-pack is not 12 ounces its 72. Yes as you go up in volume,  price goes down per unit volume. If the brewery sold you a 12 ounce beer for a better deal than the 22 ounce bomber, the bomber would never sell and cease to exist.  IME you can get a 6 pack for about the same a 2 bombers. Bombers are a really bad deal.


I agree with your last statement 100%. Bombers are a really bad deal!

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« Reply #32 on: May 11, 2013, 07:32:05 AM »
I think it comes down to individual perspective and desire. Value ranks higher for some, while not so much for others. In the end it's "to each his own".

As far as breweries go, that's another story. There are a lot more bombers from many breweries on the market these days than there ever has been, but then again there are more craft breweries than there ever has been.

An interesting perspective.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/06/dining/craft-beers-trend-toward-larger-bottles-causes-a-stir.html?_r=0
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Re: A bomber is rarely a good deal
« Reply #33 on: May 11, 2013, 07:42:27 AM »
I like to buy bombers of beer that i have never tried before.  1 bomber as a risk is better then a 6 pack.
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Re: A bomber is rarely a good deal
« Reply #34 on: May 11, 2013, 08:13:32 AM »
Show me a brewery selling 12ouncers for a better deal than bombers, then you have an article.

I don't get it. The most I've seen a 6-pack of beer go for is roughly $15, which works out to $4.58 for a 22 fl oz bomber. At least around here, bombers bottom out at $4.99, so the same beer in a 6-pack is always going to be cheaper, per unit volume.

A 6-pack is not 12 ounces its 72. Yes as you go up in volume,  price goes down per unit volume. If the brewery sold you a 12 ounce beer for a better deal than the 22 ounce bomber, the bomber would never sell and cease to exist.  IME you can get a 6 pack for about the same a 2 bombers. Bombers are a really bad deal.

Neither the math nor the article you are challenging are in disagreement with your latest statement.  Although you seem to be saying both that bombers are cheaper or they wouldn't sell and also that they are a bad deal.

If Sean believed a 6-pack was 12 oz, the math above would be over $1 per oz with an equivalent bomber price around $25.

If I'm misunderstanding that you are now in agreement with us, then please post something to support what appears to be your previous contention that 12 oz bottles are more than 22 oz bombers on a per ounce basis.
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A bomber is rarely a good deal
« Reply #35 on: May 11, 2013, 08:32:39 AM »
the thing you guys are forgetting is that beer tastes better out of 22 oz bottles as opposed to 12 oz bottles, hence the price reflection.
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Re: A bomber is rarely a good deal
« Reply #36 on: May 11, 2013, 08:40:31 AM »
Joe, I am not sure I can help you. You are very confused. Buying one 12 ounce bottle is not even close to the same thing as buying a six pack.  I am talking about buying ONE 12 ounce bottle of beer vs ONE 22 ounce bottle of beer.  NOT six packs, twelve packs or even cases of 12 ounce beers. JUST ONE BEER.

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Re: A bomber is rarely a good deal
« Reply #37 on: May 11, 2013, 09:10:56 AM »
The bombers I buy are not available in 12 oz bottles.  They are usually some great big beer or unique in some way.  The cost to make these is more.  I'm not going to get into the math but, brewing, bottling, shipping, equipment and.......  These brewers need to make a profit to stay in business.

I shudder at the price I would have to charge for one of my bombers!
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Re: A bomber is rarely a good deal
« Reply #38 on: May 11, 2013, 09:21:52 AM »
We sell single beers at the brewery for $2.49 and bombers for $4.99, so the 12 fl oz bottles are a better deal. It's also pretty common for liquor stores to have a "make your own 6-pack" case, and those tend to run about $1.50-2.50 for US-made beers. Could be a regional thing though.
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Re: A bomber is rarely a good deal
« Reply #39 on: May 11, 2013, 09:26:08 AM »
Joe, I am not sure I can help you. You are very confused. Buying one 12 ounce bottle is not even close to the same thing as buying a six pack.  I am talking about buying ONE 12 ounce bottle of beer vs ONE 22 ounce bottle of beer.  NOT six packs, twelve packs or even cases of 12 ounce beers. JUST ONE BEER.

But that's EXACTLY what the original post is about.  With pictures.

I can buy single bottles, just like Sean is saying, in a make-your-own six pack deal.  I've not checked those prices but if it makes you happy, I will do so and post back.

I honestly can't figure out what your trying to say, but simply repeating it doesn't prove your point.  Give some examples.  Arguments backed by evidence are much stronger.
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Re: A bomber is rarely a good deal
« Reply #40 on: May 11, 2013, 08:53:35 PM »
In my area you can get single 12oz bottles for 1/6 the price of a six pack.
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Re: A bomber is rarely a good deal
« Reply #41 on: May 11, 2013, 09:38:32 PM »
Odd how that works out, huh?

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Re: A bomber is rarely a good deal
« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2013, 06:04:03 AM »
In my area you can get single 12oz bottles for 1/6 the price of a six pack.

Single bottles are at least 30% more expensive here. Those mix-a-six deals are usually $1.50-2.50 per bottle, while most craft six packs cost <$8, and some cost <$7.
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Re: A bomber is rarely a good deal
« Reply #43 on: May 12, 2013, 06:19:39 AM »
In my area you can get single 12oz bottles for 1/6 the price of a six pack.

Single bottles are at least 30% more expensive here. Those mix-a-six deals are usually $1.50-2.50 per bottle, while most craft six packs cost <$8, and some cost <$7.

Same here. Usually you get something like 10% off a sixer, but the markup on the singles is still higher than the mix-a-six or even the case discount. I usually try to stuff a bomber or two in there to save some $ on them.

My main issue with bombers is that I don't drink 22oz of a RIS or IIPA in one sitting. I'd much rather buy 12oz bottles, so that I'm not forced to buy more than I'm planning on drinking in one sitting. I'd gladly pay a premium price for 12oz bottles for a brewery's "premium" or "limited-release" beers. I'd rather see 4-packs for the same price as 6 on those beers than bombers for the price of 2-3 twelve ounce bottles.
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Re: A bomber is rarely a good deal
« Reply #44 on: May 12, 2013, 07:51:54 AM »
My main issue with bombers is that I don't drink 22oz of a RIS or IIPA in one sitting.

I actually really enjoy Rogue's 7oz beers. That seemed like a good size for a big beer, for me. I don't think they were very popular though.
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