When is it the best time to shop at a beer store?

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michcam8
beers 567 º places 32 º 08:25 Sun 12/30/2012

For those retailers or beer shopping aficionadoís...is there a common thread amongst beer stores when stocked shelves are at their maxium? And when do your fast selling hard-to-find beers come in? Is it Monday morning?

 
keanex
beers 1799 º places 63 º 08:36 Sun 12/30/2012

Whenever the shipments come in, well shortly after. This is thursday for my area.

 
JLLSU
beers 238 º places 1 º 08:38 Sun 12/30/2012

Depends on who distributes the beer and their delivery day. Thatís why it is always in your best interest to take care of your local beer shop employee and they will in turn give you a heads up on the good stuff.

 
cheap
beers 5915 º places 240 º 08:42 Sun 12/30/2012

I know very little about this but all the beer stores in my locale get stocked by different distributors on various days with no set time. So, I guess you could probably ask your favorite store when is the best time to come?



Its really cool when I walk in when theyíre unloading their new stock and I get first dibs on anything thatís arriving. Sometimes I have to wait for them to find out the price.



This happened at the beermuda last week, nice.

 
RABinCO
beers 1511 º places 103 º 09:05 Sun 12/30/2012

A lot of the local shops here do a pretty good job of updating their Facebook or Twitter when they get new stuff in, especially good stuff. So I just always keep an eye out there.

 
kp
beers 10882 º places 12 º 09:50 Sun 12/30/2012

Itís better to hit the store before you hit the pub rather than after.

 
brewtopian
beers 2 º 10:23 Sun 12/30/2012

Ditto on Facebook and Twitter. We will sometimes even do pre-sales on releases we know are coming down the pipe on our website so you can reserve your bottles before they even hit the floor.

 
SHIG
beers 4962 º places 286 º 10:29 Sun 12/30/2012

Originally posted by kp
Itís better to hit the store before you hit the pub rather than after.


Sound advice right there!

 
TURDFERGUSON
beers 4058 º places 154 º 10:40 Sun 12/30/2012

mornings!

 
sloth
beers 2910 º places 83 º 11:05 Sun 12/30/2012

Originally posted by TURDFERGUSON
mornings!


This! Safer for me.

 
jake65
beers 3948 º places 146 º 12:33 Sun 12/30/2012

Originally posted by TURDFERGUSON
mornings!


Sunday mornings, so all the church goers can watch me pack around a basket full of beer before noon and think theyíre better then me because of it.