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beers you like but cant justify the $

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by djrn2, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Thedrizzle

    Thedrizzle Advocate (625) Florida Sep 10, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

  2. Exactly my answer
  3. Wouldn't know. I don't buy expensive beers, so I haven't tasted them. Too many good beers available at reasonable prices to take a crapshoot on a pricey beer I haven't tried.
  4. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    For real. I get it for like $8-9/4-pack. One of the best values in craft imo.
    Whimpers likes this.
  5. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,155) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Cantillion. Do you know how much a plane ticket to fly across the Atlantic is these days!?
  6. Ri0

    Ri0 Poobah (1,155) Wisconsin Jul 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    It's $14 in WI.
    seakayak likes this.
  7. Jspriest

    Jspriest Savant (465) Pennsylvania Feb 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    Scaldis Prestige de Nuits and BFM Abbaye de St. Bon Chien.

    Love them both dearly and let them sit on shelves every time.
  8. How about the whole 50/50 Eclipse series? The Elijah Craig 12 this year was fantastic, but I won't be dropping 30$ on another bottle. One and done.
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  9. codysjb

    codysjb Savant (470) Prince Edward Island (Canada) Jun 16, 2010 Beer Trader

    Black Damnation - Saw a bottle and just couldnt get past the upwards of 70 bucks price tag
  10. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Savant (330) Illinois Nov 27, 2012 Beer Trader

    Madame Rose. Truly a phenomenal beer but at $20 or so a bottle I can't pull the trigger more than once or twice a year.
    BrownAleMale likes this.
  11. diesel59

    diesel59 Savant (410) New York Jan 3, 2012

    I would like to try more stuff from "The Bruery"................. but damn their prices are steep!:(
  12. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Champion (775) Michigan Apr 3, 2006 Beer Trader

    Rogue Double Chocolate Stout
  13. Nick1513

    Nick1513 Aspirant (35) Jan 26, 2013

  14. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poobah (1,255) Arizona Jun 18, 2002

    Cantillon, as others said.
  15. spoony

    spoony Champion (770) Colorado Aug 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Anything Swiss...Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien and Brasserie Trois Dames, for example.
  16. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (690) Missouri May 11, 2012 Beer Trader

    Which version?
  17. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Advocate (650) Illinois Feb 27, 2009 Beer Trader

    Evil Twin
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  18. Ten Fidy for sure.
  19. notchucknorris

    notchucknorris Advocate (645) California May 28, 2010 Beer Trader

    Someone already beat me to it, but Black Betty. Tried it. Liked it. But $30 liked it? Not so much.
  20. codysjb

    codysjb Savant (470) Prince Edward Island (Canada) Jun 16, 2010 Beer Trader

    V, saw it in Amsterdam but just couldn't say yes
  21. wesbray

    wesbray Advocate (550) Alberta (Canada) Feb 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    Pretty much everything Rogue makes.
  22. richj1970

    richj1970 Poobah (1,060) Alabama Oct 26, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    How much are you paying for Ten Fidy? Getting it around these parts for about $12 or $13 per 4 pack.
  23. $12?? Your store must not know anything about what they are selling.
    I've lived in CO most of my life and on average at least $16 a 4 pack.
  24. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (420) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    I am still relatively new to this and i have a questions
    What does the BA stand for for Old Rasputin?
  25. BA = barrel aged.
  26. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (420) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    I really wish these two in particular were cheaper, but I dont think I ever look at the price on Dreadnaught. i will check the price on APW and then somehow justify the price. With that being said Dreadnaught is my favorite beer and I have a hard time finding it around here.
  27. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (420) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    Thank you. I realized that after i read a few more posts.
  28. RamoneTavares

    RamoneTavares Zealot (95) Virginia Jan 15, 2013

    I'd love to pay less for it but I think it slays Hopslam for $5 bucks less, its available year round and 2 of my favorite watering holes sell it for $5 a pint. Now that I can buy fresh sixpacks and not dusty bombers it has vaulted to the top of my list of available ipa's I can get my hands on..........
  29. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (690) Missouri May 11, 2012 Beer Trader

    I've never had it but how about Brew Dog's "Sink the Bismarck?" $110? Seriously? With the ABV it has is this even really "beer?"
  30. Shagator

    Shagator Savant (420) Kentucky Mar 17, 2012

    Hoppin Frog

    have had BORIS, DORIS and Hop Dam and while they are all good, there are better for cheaper
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  31. Bruery, except Rugbrod, love it and a fair price
  32. mondegreen

    mondegreen Savant (440) Georgia Nov 4, 2009

    I picked those three because they are fair comparisons to Ten Fidy, IMO. The 8.99 22oz Czar is ~$0.41 per ounce. Ten Fidy (@14.99/4 pack) is ~$0.31 per ounce. That puts the Czar at equivalent to ~$19.50/four pack.

    I'm glad to have Ten Fidy in a flexible format at a reasonable price per ounce. I Wish more breweries would put solid Imperial Stouts in 4 or 6 packs at that price point.
    Hoptologist likes this.
  33. sarch

    sarch Aficionado (180) Illinois Jan 16, 2013

    It's been said before, but an $8 bomber isn't terrible for something of TF caliber.
  34. Point proven on Ten Fidy. It's actually $15.99/4-pack near me, but that still puts it at about $0.33/oz. Plus, I doubt I'm going to enjoy The Czar as much. Bombers vs. 4-pack cans must be some sort of optical illusion to me.

    I'll do my best to justify it to say that I'm kind of a 'ticker'; so the less I can spend on a single beer experience, the better. If they sold Ten Fidy in a $9 bomber, I'd buy it over the 4-pack. Although, I like the 4-pack for laying down a couple.

    Either way, no points this round for me. I'll omit it from my original list. Perhaps, the REAL reason I've been straying from buying it is because I still have a couple in the cellar to enjoy.
  35. Nick1513

    Nick1513 Aspirant (35) Jan 26, 2013

    I suppose. I wish they made smaller bottles or four-packs though. I can't get Hopslam (even though I have some I got in a trade), but I have access to other year round IPAs that I'd rather buy.
  36. semibaked

    semibaked Champion (830) Kentucky Mar 27, 2007

    It is a bargain at that price, so good.
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  37. Knapp85

    Knapp85 Champion (830) Pennsylvania Dec 25, 2009 Beer Trader

    If a beer is REALLY expensive I will usually buy it once and hope that it's not something I'll feel the need to have again. Bought Utopias in 09 and enjoyed it BUT the odds of me ever buying it again are very slim.

    I feel Evil Twin is too expensive to buy by the bottle as well. So I make sure to grab it if it's ever on draft somewhere during a happy hour or something. There are plenty more out there that are cost too much but can't think of them off hand.
  38. I would say things like Utopias. I was able to try some of the most recent vintage and it was amazing, but that is some serious coin for "beer".
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  39. Some places trying to sell it for $299 near me! I'd rather have Johnny Blue and Jose Family Especial, and still have some $ left over for some fine craft brew!
  40. tut2528

    tut2528 Advocate (510) Illinois Sep 26, 2008 Beer Trader

    i agree with what most people have already mentioned...

    Mikkeller (every brew)
    Lost Abbey (mainly Deliverance and there 375 ml bottles)
    Hoppin Frog
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