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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The death of the Brother David wax seal?

Upon popping the top off of a bottle of Anderson Valley’s Brother David Triple, I quickly realized that I didn’t cut off a wax seal first. Previously the Doubles and Triples came with a wax seal over the top. A very nice touch. I went and looked at a recent photo (below) and there you are, I guess they are done with the wax seal?
I haven’t found any info on the web about this but my assumption is that since the Brother David line isn’t the big bread winner like Boont Amber, combined with increases in barley prices, that they decided reduce cost? The counter to that would be that they did raise the price of Brother David by about a buck. So I have no answers on this one yet.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi there,
Thanks for writing about Brother David's. I'm the GM here at AVBC and I thought I would let you know about the wax.

We have had complaints from people that the wax was hard to get off and was leaving a funky smell behind, so we decided to discontinue it.

The price increase was due to higher cost such as transportation and ingredients. Barley is up about 75% from last year and hops are up 400% (if you can get them)

Thanks for all the support and Bahl Hornin!