With the 4th of July holiday coming up, and warmer Summer weather in general, many Clever Friends will be heading to the liquor store to stock up on adult beverages, including beer. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The “Variety Crate” box of 24 beers includes six each of four ales: stout, brown ale, pale ale, and IPA., which I procured for the entirely reasonable price of $19.99. The prices for Costco beer can be significantly lower, as shown by the dramatic price difference for Grain Belt Nordeast, Summer Shandy, Bud Light and Miller Light. Memorable lines: “Kirkland Light: It’s 11 a.m. somewhere!”. Buying cases of Costco beer are less expensive on its own. “Nowhere.”. Big Rock Brewery Grasshopper Kristallweizen ABV: 5%. A 24 variety pack of Kirkland Craft Beers costs $19.99, whereas a similar 12 pack at a traditional liquor store is $15.99 or $31.98 for a 24 pack. Though Kirkland Light beer was reportedly not very good (I’ve never had it, and perhaps now I never will), it did have a cult following. So theoretically it’s cheaper and better! Huh. Nowhere? Copyright © 2006 - 2019 District Media, LLC. Photo: ablokhin (iStock) Yesterday evening while perusing my Costco’s beer and wine aisle, I saw the usual suspects—the Kirkland Signature Craft Brewed mixed pack, margarita mix by the gallon—but one mainstay was missing. Another comparison a person may want to do is Costco beer and getting a keg. Kirkland is Costco’s store brand product line. Costco’s got the goods when it comes to boozy bargains. For example, a 48 pack of Kirkland Light beer can be purchased for $22.49 which is only slightly more than a 24 pack of Bud Light at a traditional liquor store. Using those measurements, I cost compared the three brands of Costco beer that had the most savings over my local liquor store. They do not necessarily reflect our personal or professional beliefs. With the recent demise of Kirkland Signature Light beer, Kirkland Signature variety pack is now Costco’s only store-brand beer option. Enjoy low warehouse prices on name-brands products delivered to your door. 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For more unsponsored grocery-store love letters like this one, click here. Privacy PolicyDisclaimer: The Ads expressed herein are exclusively those of the Advertiser. For example, I think their American vodka is equal to Skyy, which is distilled five times, so the Kirkland vodka is distilled six times. However, once you take into account the other expenses and inconveniences of getting a keg (such as cups, ice, keg, and tap deposit), Costco beer may be a clear cut better choice. Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. once you take into account the other expenses and inconveniences of getting a keg (such as cups, ice, keg, and tap deposit). I went to a nearby Costco and noted the selection and price of Costco beer in their liquor store. © 1998 — 2016 Costco Wholesale Corporation. Order Online and pickup at your local Costco. They do have some Kirkland store brand beer as well, which can be had at a significantly less expensive price than your typical brand name beers. Shop online at Costco.com today! And they don’t have nearly the selection of local craft stuff that nicer supermarkets have to boot. Click here to browse. At Costco, $33.99. We’ve compared the price of some hard liquor from Costco to a neighborhood liquor store previously and found that Costco’s prices were significantly lower. Let us know in the comments below. Shop Costco.ca for electronics, computers, furniture, outdoor living, appliances, jewellery and more. Your email address will not be published. Molson Coors Coors Light ABV: 4.2%. Molson Coors Coors Banquet ABV: 5% . Welcome to Costco Canada Liquor Kirkland Signature® wine and spirits are highly crafted treasures. Free Coupon Codes: where you find the best discounts. While this news doesn’t indicate that Kirkland Light could never make a grand return, it seems to be off the shelves for the time being. Whether these Kirkland products are good quality is subjective, but certainly worth a try! However, they do have Kirkland versions of some liquor, for example vodka, and it’s slightly less for a half gallon than the equal name brand. $34.99 24 × 355 mL cans The Big Box of Big Rock. The results are in the following table, all prices are for a 24 pack of cans unless noted otherwise. Less than $.50 a can! Browse Costco's selection of Kirkland's Signature Beers. The news of the demise of Kirkland Light, however, was too pressing, too important not to share with you all right this very instant. I get that they won’t be able to get nearly the discount on alcohol as they do on, say, 1 ply toilet paper or whatever, but I would still expect them to carry a wider supply of bulk purchase options. In Michigan, there are state minimum prices on liquor, so they can’t charge any less than a store that sells brand names at state minimum prices. Yesterday evening while perusing my Costco’s beer and wine aisle, I saw the usual suspects—the Kirkland Signature Craft Brewed mixed pack, margarita mix by the gallon—but one mainstay was missing. Costco is known for great deals, and buying Costco beer is no exception. “They’re not making it anymore,” he told me. A 24 variety pack of Kirkland Craft Beers costs $19.99, whereas a similar 12 pack at a traditional liquor store is $15.99 or $31.98 for a 24 pack. Many people would just go to the nearest liquor store for convenience, and don’t shop around for the best price of their favorite fermented beverage.