UPDATE: Pricing will be same per case for wholesalers and approximately 1/3 less per 4-pack (proportional pricing to 6-packs) according to Stone’s Greg Koch.
(Escondido, CA) – The Not So Professional Beer Blog reported late last week that Stone Brewing will soon phase out six-packs for both Stone Ruination IPA and OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale, following an industry trend of shifting specialty releases away from six-packs.
While, such moves typically bring pack pricing more in-line with six-packs of core beers, on a per-bottle basis, the same premium will generally exist as it did before. Six-packs that are in the $15-$20 range are a prime candidate for a switch. Four-packs fill a gap in the market between six-packs and 22 oz. bottles, usually offering a better value relative to the latter package.
BeerPulse first reported in late June that Stone would be adding four-packs of Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale as well.
Georgia-based Savannah Distributing reported that these four-packs (12 oz. bottles) could arrive as early as later this month.