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Old 09-01-2012, 09:29 PM   #1
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Default Why are Stone beers so expensive?

I first want to say that I'm not trying to bash Stone in anyway. I really do enjoy their beers but I just don't understand the pricing. I mean they are good but come on. My buddy and I went to a local craft beer store yesterday and he picked up a six of Ruination. $19.99. WTF!!??! I almost shat myself! I know beers are more expensive in specialty shops but still. The cheapest I've ever seen ruination is like 15 or 16 bucks for a sixxer. How can a 7.7% beer that just uses 2-row, some crystal, magnum and centennial cost so much. I was thinking maybe its because I'm on the east coast but I don't pay anywhere close to that for any of Sierra Nevada's stuff. Any ideas?


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Old 09-01-2012, 09:42 PM   #2
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did he piece a bunch of singles together to form a sixer? I wanna say that my local beer store sells the stuff for about 10-12 bucks a sixer.


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Old 09-01-2012, 10:02 PM   #3
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I would say because peole are willing to pay that much for it. They have a name that many "beer snobs" are willing to spend almost anything for right now. In a few years they will not be one of the hot breweries and the price will come down.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:28 PM   #4
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Negotiate prices,F that. Act like it was used.Tell em 15 and youll buy it.Unless its ultrafresh I wouldnt. And point that out also to who the clueless person selling that to you.
If that doesnt work I would just buy a bomber and uless you really think they are worth that much then just buy a sixer ocassionally and ?? eat less,drive less,and whatnot. Eat out one less time? You know. There are things worth sacrificing to budget if needed otherwise maybe try to brew it. Good luck. I spent about $100 worth of beer this weekend,I kind of feel like a dick for some reason.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:37 PM   #5
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did he piece a bunch of singles together to form a sixer? I wanna say that my local beer store sells the stuff for about 10-12 bucks a sixer.
Nope, pulled it off the self as a sixxer


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Negotiate prices,F that. Act like it was used.Tell em 15 and youll buy it.Unless its ultrafresh I wouldnt. And point that out also to who the clueless person selling that to you.
The person selling it was the owner. When my buddy asked why so expensive they said "that's barely more than what my distributor charges so I'm not making anything off the sale price at $19.99." Yeah.. right. But my buddy still wanted it and paid anyway. I would have put it back and told them I can brew four 12-packs of the same beer for a few bucks more than they charge for a six.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:39 PM   #6
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Around here a 22oz goes for about $5-6 each, love the stufff but at that price it's a once in a while beer for me.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:32 AM   #7
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I believe Ruination is $19.99 around here as well, and I think that's insane. I'm kind of at the point where I'm not into buying many hop forward beers. My IPAs are so good, and I'm getting 5 gallons of very fresh, draft beer for about $40 all told. That comes out to about $4.50 for a sixer if I bottled it. I love Stone, but I agree their beers are priced out of my comfort zone.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:42 AM   #8
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I wish I could get six-packs here, if someone has them, i haven't found them. All I can get are 22's. AB and IPA is 4.99 for a bomber and Ruination is 6.99 for a bomber.
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:52 AM   #9
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Around here Ruination 6 packs are $15. I've bought bombers here and there, but I've never dropped that much on a 6er.
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:07 AM   #10
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The cost of Oaked Arrogant Bastard has become beyond ridiculous. I like it, but I'm not spending 16 bucks on a six pack.


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