|The controversial CBS|
Which brings me to the second complaint: price gouging. I admit that the two bottles I was able to find varied in price from $20 to $26. Most stores probably only got 6-12 bottles to sell. Why not jack up the price if it will still sell? On the other hand, I feel cheated by the place selling CBS for 6 bucks more than what I found elsewhere. If I were running the store, I would keep the price low with the expectation that beers like CBS will keep customers coming to my store rather than somewhere else. It is these weekly (or more often) purchases that make a profit for a store.
The important question is: Is the beer worth the price? Probably not. I haven't tried CBS yet and likely will wait a few years for a special occasion. But in terms of hype and adding to my beer bottle collection, I'm very happy to have two bottles and to be able to talk about it.