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Mar 30, 2011 06:23 AM

Cheapest place to buy Duvel in/near Boston?

Does anyone know a cheap place to buy Duvel around here? I can only find it for around $12 for a 750 or even $15 for a 4-pack.


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  1. You might call the Trader Joe's on Mem Drive - I think I've seen it there. No one is giving it away though...

    748 Memorial Drive, Cambridge - (617) 491-8582

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    1. I hope you're always buying the 4pk, since at those prices it's barely more than half the price of the 750 on a per ounce basis.

      I tend to find Cambridge Wine and Spirits (aka Mall Liquors, next to the Fresh Pond WF), Kappys, and Liquor World in Porter tend to have the best prices.

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      1. re: emannths

        Good point.

        I've just been calling around and TJ's has the 750 bottles for 9.99. Mall liquors has 4 packs for 14.99.

        So, my rough math tells me that for every $30 I spend on 750s, I get 75 oz of beer. The same $30 spent on 4 packs gets me 90 oz of beer. So, just over a free bottle per $30 spent. Makes sense to do the 4 packs.


        1. re: chocojosh

          COSTCO Waltham is a good price, or go to and Brew it yourself.

          I get a beautiful Rochefor 10 trappist trippel clone made or about $2.20 per 22 oz bottle. I was amazed the quality level you can get by brewing yourself. Sure beats paying $13 per beer. Sure you spend 2 hours brewing and 2 hours bottling, but who cares, its fun, and you save money, and YOU made it :-)

          1. re: alexdifeo

            Good call on Costco, but I think they only have the 750mL bottles. Sometimes around Christmas they get the gift pack in which contains two glasses and two bottles for a decent price. BJ's also carries beer, but I don't know if they have Duvel.

            You don't have to be a member at either store to buy alcohol there (per MA law).

            1. re: alexdifeo

              An all grain version from Northern Brewers will run <50 for 2 cases worth.

              1. re: trufflehound

                I brew 84 22 OZ bottles for $180.

                They use Briess liquid malt extract, surprised how good it came out..... I go through a batch every 6 weeks..

                I tried doing it at home once, it costs me abou $110 for the same amount, but I have a MESS to contend with, not to mention you need a couple hundred in equipment at least...kettle, wort chiller, fermenter, gravity measure, bottler, oxygenator, etc..