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Re: Cost of a Sixer?
« Reply #45 on: July 13, 2017, 06:34:03 PM »
I realize that, it was a semi-rhetorical question. The issue is that people aren't discerning, and will pay those prices. The "old" prices would come back if folks stopped shelling out for over-priced beer.

Yup.  And they won't.

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Re: Cost of a Sixer?
« Reply #46 on: July 13, 2017, 11:19:16 PM »
I don't mind paying my local breweries $10 for a sixer.  Doesn't bother me at all.  They don't have the scale of the big boys and they generally brew better beer.  But I buy craft beer as a treat.  My daily drinkers are beers I brew.  If I didn't brew, I'd still find a cheaper alternative for daily consumption.  Think Bitburger, Genesee Cream Ale, etc. 
Since craft beer is more of a treat for me, I have no interest in 6 of the same beer.  If the breweries don't want to sell a mix -six, that's their prerogative.  I have other things to spend money on. 

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Re: Cost of a Sixer?
« Reply #47 on: July 13, 2017, 11:21:16 PM »
On a related note, what happened to being able to buy a case of beer?

Once upon a time, local stores offered cases (24 12oz bottles) for a small discount. Now everything gets sold by the six pack, and rarely the pure 12-pack.

I can still special-order a full case, but there's no longer a discount and of course it's a crap shoot if I'll get fresh beer or not. (And on a special order I may be stuck with it, as I was with a recent case of Saison Dupont a year past the drink by date...)

Until I worked at a brewery I always thought of a 12 pack as a "case".. just different nomenclature I reckon, had never heard the term cases from a volume standpoint.  The packaging guys at the brewery call the 12 packs "half packs" which I find somewhat amusing.  I've never bought anything through dock sales, but I would assume it's cheaper than the cost of two twelve packs at the grocery store.

Our brewery has dock sales where you can come in and buy 24 pack cases, but I feel like not a lot of places around here do that.  Bigger places, like the Widmers and Bridgeports, places like that. 
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Re: Cost of a Sixer?
« Reply #48 on: July 14, 2017, 11:35:55 AM »
I don't mind paying my local breweries $10 for a sixer.  Doesn't bother me at all.  They don't have the scale of the big boys and they generally brew better beer.  But I buy craft beer as a treat.  My daily drinkers are beers I brew.  If I didn't brew, I'd still find a cheaper alternative for daily consumption.  Think Bitburger, Genesee Cream Ale, etc. 
Since craft beer is more of a treat for me, I have no interest in 6 of the same beer.  If the breweries don't want to sell a mix -six, that's their prerogative.  I have other things to spend money on. 

  "If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."

The issue is I wouldn't drink many of the beers local to me if you gave me the beers, they're awful. The closest craft brewery to me is a brewpub, only sells in house, and their prices are very reasonable: $4.50-$5, depending on the strength of the beer.

I do realize that some place price things the way they do because they have to, but there's certainly some level of consumer-based hype that's driving prices to unreasonable levels. I'd love to know what percentage of some of the sale prices the breweries actually see, I'm betting many markups just benefit the store or distributor. The latter has my ire, they're killing beer in MD.
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Re: Cost of a Sixer?
« Reply #49 on: July 14, 2017, 02:57:59 PM »
   In Utah, all non grocery beer is sold by the one pack, the ultimate in variety. Whadda country!

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