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Re: Northern Brewer Sold
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2019, 05:47:51 PM »
https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/affiliate-of-blackstreet-capital-holdings-llc-acquires-northern-brewer-llc-2019-07-11

I'd be curious to know how many people who "swore them off permanently" due to ABInbev's purchase will start ordering from them again.

Pretty funny if you ask me.
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Re: Northern Brewer Sold
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2019, 05:58:34 PM »
https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/affiliate-of-blackstreet-capital-holdings-llc-acquires-northern-brewer-llc-2019-07-11

I'd be curious to know how many people who "swore them off permanently" due to ABInbev's purchase will start ordering from them again.

Pretty funny if you ask me.
I have sworn off of them due to their prices. But, they do have good sales from time to time.

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Re: Northern Brewer Sold
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2019, 05:59:46 PM »
I still bought stuff on occasion since their customer service was pretty good.  I bought more stuff from More Beer since they have a distribution facility in Pittsburgh and I could usually get one day service.
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Re: Northern Brewer Sold
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2019, 06:11:07 PM »
Never really bought stuff from Northern Brewer. They have always been inferior to MoreBeer in virtually every way.

MoreBeer has always had the best prices, best shipping times and policy (free shipping for orders over $59), best customer service and (almost) the best selection. What's not to love?

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Re: Northern Brewer Sold
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2019, 06:32:23 PM »
I've usually found price and service superior at other sites, but have still occasionally bought the odd item I can't get elsewhere from them. 

I did feel a big weather front come through yesterday.  At least I thought that's what it was.   Guess it was a collective drop in blood pressure among the mass of conflicted homebrewers. 

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Re: Northern Brewer Sold
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2019, 06:52:16 PM »
The only thing I ever bought from them was caramel rye, which MB & Williams don't carry. NB, Midwest and HBS in Texas just can't compete pricewise, especially with shipping costs.
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Re: Northern Brewer Sold
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2019, 03:16:46 AM »
It will be sold again in3-7 years. This is how VC works.
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Re: Northern Brewer Sold
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2019, 11:32:51 AM »
I stopped using Northern Brewer when I learned from personal experience that they cherry picked the customer reviews on products they sold.  If the review was not favorable to a big name (like Blichmann, for example) they didn’t post it.
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Re: Northern Brewer Sold
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2019, 01:16:04 PM »
Haven’t ordered anything from them in years - back when Keeler, Dawson and Walton were doing the Brewing TV segments I supported them, then just didn’t see the reason when compared to More Beer and Williams Brewing, Brew Hardware, etc...plus their forum just faded away.
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Re: Northern Brewer Sold
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2019, 01:37:05 PM »
Never really bought stuff from Northern Brewer. They have always been inferior to MoreBeer in virtually every way.

MoreBeer has always had the best prices, best shipping times and policy (free shipping for orders over $59), best customer service and (almost) the best selection. What's not to love?

I like MoreBeer and order from them as well but the "Out of Stock" on every other item a couple years ago really got on my nerves and NB generally had the items on their site "in stock". So often NB got my sale.

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Re: Northern Brewer Sold/ sale
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2019, 07:21:25 PM »
 9/21/19 NB mpls store to close. 30% off "all" in store purchaces. Everything on the tab. Grain also.

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Re: Northern Brewer Sold
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2019, 07:56:56 PM »
WOW!
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Re: Northern Brewer Sold
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2019, 08:04:52 PM »
I read it's just the Minneapolis store.  Their other locations including St Paul and Midwest stores are staying.   For now.  I wonder how many people within driving distance order online and take delivery anyway.   I know I'm guilty of getting so lazy  I've ordered something from Amazon I could get locally.  But I can't imagine not having a LHBS when I want one.
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Re: Northern Brewer Sold
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2019, 03:47:51 PM »
I read it's just the Minneapolis store.  Their other locations including St Paul and Midwest stores are staying.   For now.  I wonder how many people within driving distance order online and take delivery anyway.   I know I'm guilty of getting so lazy  I've ordered something from Amazon I could get locally.  But I can't imagine not having a LHBS when I want one.

   Then you'd hate living here in BFE Rob, the nearest LHBS is 125 miles away, and I have more stuff of a wider variety in my basement than they have on hand. The next closest LHBS' would be about 300 miles away.
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