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So many beers...so little dollars...

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Cenosillicaphobe, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    It seems as though the opposite is generally the case around these parts...but I usually have far more equally fantastic options than I do dollars. Not run of the mill things...but things one might not expect to see on shelves at this point...stuff that some stores sell out of in very short order...just...sitting there...in like...sleeper stores? Sitting there...teasing me...BCBS...BCBCS...Bolt Cutter...Backwoods Bastard...no dough...shit's killin' me.
  2. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (870) California Nov 16, 2009 Verified

    Turn tricks? Its a thought. You might like it.

    JustXBeer, josephwa, Kyrojack and 2 others like this.
  3. semibaked

    semibaked Champion (820) Kentucky Mar 27, 2007 Verified

    Get several more jobs. I have 3 jobs right now, really the only way I get to buy beer now.
    YogiBeer likes this.
  4. Mealhouse

    Mealhouse Savant (410) Minnesota Feb 19, 2012 Verified

    Buy the BCBCS, do whatever you have to do to buy the BCBCS
  5. dbfp210

    dbfp210 Savant (360) Pennsylvania Jun 27, 2012

    My local store (in Philly no less) has 120, WWS, Backwoods Bastard, BCBS, and maybe some Bolt Cutter left. I mean, they're marked up a bit, but all of that that stuff has been there for weeks now.
  6. Meh, there's always good stuff on the shelves. Buy what you can afford or what you can drink in a reasonable amount of time and forget about the rest.
    There will be a new hot beer of the week on on the shelf when you get paid again.
    kagent777, thenamestsam, bhir and 3 others like this.
  7. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,065) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Verified

    Wow no kidding. I guess the abundance of delicious options that you can't afford has got to be worse than having a lot of cash but nothing worth spending it on. #firstworldproblems or #thirdworldproblems?
    joeebbs likes this.
  8. Funny how stuff like that sits and I have to fight just to get one case at my store, although our volume as a company is not even considered when it comes to receiving limited releases.
    YogiBeer likes this.
  9. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    I run a 170 member beer club and have taken to raffling limited releases off because otherwise it's the same 11 beer hawks who get it every time. Silly.
  10. podunkparte

    podunkparte Initiate (0) Washington Nov 14, 2009

    All dollars are the same size ; )
    2beerdogs and bramsdell like this.
  11. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    It's strange...two stores within a twenty minute drive of one another...one never even has to make shelf space for limited releases...and the other has them for all of eternity...guess I'm lucky in that I can pick 'em off slowly though...BCBCS last night...next week BCBS...then maybe Backwoods Bastard...then Bolt Cutter...ad it'll all probably still be waiting for me.
  12. If I had to go out and buy the beer of the week that gets blown the fuck up on BA, I'd be broke as shit. Once in a while though, I splurge. I recently purchased 4 bottles of DuClaw Divine Retribution No. 2 for $28 a piece. That's insane on my end, but once in a while, you have to do it.

    I often wonder and have commented in the past, how the fuck some of these people can afford these insane hauls I see, but I guess it really is none of my business. Buy what you can afford, splurge once in a while when you can, keep it craft and be happy.
  13. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Advocate (735) Illinois Apr 8, 2010

    Its funny (or sad) when the only thing motivating me to get a better paying job is beer.
    priwen, JustXBeer and meanmutt like this.
  14. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Champion (775) Arkansas Sep 1, 2012 Verified

    The beer scene is just like anything else , people buying stuff they can not afford because the want to fit in. If I cant afford it I dont buy and and dont worry about getting it. There are also times Im just a cheap ass and Im not going to spend 25 bucks for a 4 pack of beer, I mean Ive been driving the same truck for 12 years and my house payment is a third of most of the guys I work with, but I'm happy ,so thats what matters. Find beers that you can afford to drink that are great , they are out there.
  15. Theres a really nice mercedes dealership down the street from me that always has nice cars for sale year round. Wish I could afford a new AMG.

    Fortunately for people like us there's Sierra Nevada, Smuttynose, Founders, Nissan, Ford, ect who make solid products that are within the budget of many.
    ubenumber2 likes this.
  16. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    We have Bolt Cutter and Backwoods Bastard sitting here too. It's hard to look at.
  17. Crookdrain

    Crookdrain Savant (495) New York Jan 13, 2010 Verified

    I have passed over Bolt Cutter, BCS, and KBS in the past 2 weeks to save my money up for Cherry Rye, which I'm skipping my lunch break on Tuesday to pick up when it (supposedly) finally comes to NYC.
  18. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (570) Colorado Dec 9, 2011 Verified

    I believe that your lifestyle is what's called living within one's means, not something that many Americans seem to be able to do.
  19. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,065) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Verified

    I hate you man. ;)
  20. I'll definitely get a little jealous sometimes when I see someone post a "haul" that would represent a solid year for me in terms of epic rare beers, and yet when I look in my fridge there's always something tasty to drink and that usually makes me feel quite a bit better.
    ChiTownPackFan likes this.
  21. What place in Philly is that? Mainly for Bolt Cutter, I couldn't fine it anywhere.
  22. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,065) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Verified

    Indeed, I'd like to know so I can send my brother to go raid it for some BCBS and WWS.
  23. dbfp210

    dbfp210 Savant (360) Pennsylvania Jun 27, 2012

    Damn do I have to give up my secret spot now? I'll BM you both. They are expensive though.
  24. I have to tell myself all the time that beer is a luxury in life and sometimes I just need to let something go.
  25. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,065) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Verified

    Meh, I just haven't been able to find these in this year's vintages to try. No need to hoard these.
  26. Bolt Cutter was $34!!!! Not worth it!
  27. $34! I ain't stutterin.
  28. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    Holy crap, it's 21.50 here!
  29. nanobrew

    nanobrew Advocate (645) California Dec 31, 2008

    Step 1) Make local BA friends
    Step 2) Buy one of those bottles (or two 12ozers)
    Step 3) Set up a tasting with said friends
    Step 4) Enjoy trying a shit ton of different beers and meeting great people.
    JustXBeer likes this.
  30. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Advocate (515) Michigan Jul 12, 2012 Verified

    KBS? Please tell me this isn't real. NO ONE passes on KBS.

    PS... Your avatar is staring at me funny. Kinda creepin' me out.;)
  31. jhartley

    jhartley Poobah (1,230) Florida Aug 22, 2010 Verified

    It's like they're doing it on purpose, just to mock my lack of disposable income! ;)
    HipsterBrewfus likes this.
  32. jhartley

    jhartley Poobah (1,230) Florida Aug 22, 2010 Verified

    You sir are the voice of reason that I hate to listen to, like the little angel on my shoulder while the devil sits on my other and tells me what I want to hear.
  33. Economic and Beeronomic equality for everyone!
  34. EdTheEdge

    EdTheEdge Advocate (640) California Mar 26, 2011

    Beer will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no beer.
    jhartley likes this.
  35. I fucking hate when people use logic. It's my one weakness.
  36. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Advocate (515) Michigan Jul 12, 2012 Verified

    Confucius say...
  37. I see Bolt Cutter, BCBS and Backwoods Bastard every week. Walked by Fruet about a dozen times too.
  38. LeRose

    LeRose Advocate (650) Massachusetts Nov 24, 2011 Verified

    I am pretty good about regulating my beer bucks. I have the willpower to pass on the splurges, and when I do buy something expensive, I don't buy (as many) regulars.

    The weird thing - when my wife is with me? I end up spending more than planned. She's at the point now where she does pick out a few of her own and that is in the plan. But, I think sometimes she mistakes my standing there reading a bottle or asking about a particular brew to mean that I want it. I'll find stuff in the car when we get home that I know I put back on the shelf and I'm scratching my head trying to remember even seeing the stuff. She's really is good to me...:)
  39. jhartley

    jhartley Poobah (1,230) Florida Aug 22, 2010 Verified

    Ya know that's exactly what I thought when I saw the OP too. Gotta love The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers.
    EdTheEdge likes this.
  40. jhartley

    jhartley Poobah (1,230) Florida Aug 22, 2010 Verified

    Man with hole in pocket feel cocky all day.