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Most Expensive Beer You've Bought

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Rizalini, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Rizalini

    Rizalini Savant (355) Nevada Jan 20, 2011

    Last year I won a raffle at Stone Brewery for their Barrel Aged Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut Porter. $1 per raffle ticket, then $25 for the beer (if you win). So I bought 20 tickets ($20), won, and bought the beer for $25.

    So I guess you can say I paid $45 for a bottle of beer.

    What's the most you've paid, and would you purchase it again?
  2. RichD

    RichD Champion (905) Rhode Island Mar 18, 2012 Verified

    As of right now, $20 for Infinium and hell no. A close second was Sucaba for 17 and I'd buy that again in a heartbeat.
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  3. Nectar

    Nectar Savant (310) New Jersey Jan 17, 2013

    The higher end Bruery 750s like Rueze, Smoking Wood, Tart of Darkness..

    I don't get too crazy
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  4. ChanChan

    ChanChan Advocate (610) California Dec 12, 2009 Verified

  5. Back when I was learning to love Belgians, I think I bought a bottle of DeuS for about 30 bucks. Did not regret it.
  6. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Advocate (525) California Aug 30, 2012 Verified

    $30 for me, but have also bought several FSW Anniversary beers for ~$25. And would buy them again in a second if I see them again.
  7. Monsone

    Monsone Savant (370) Illinois Jun 5, 2006

    At a bar: $80 for a BCS Rare. Not sure I would do it again.
    At a store: $60 (45 euro) for a 750ml bottle of De Struise Double Black. Haven't drank it yet so can't say if I would do it again.
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  8. Boilerfood

    Boilerfood Savant (445) Indiana Jun 5, 2012

    I feel like this conversation will vary if you specify cost/ounce vs. sticker price.
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  9. inkdemention

    inkdemention Savant (285) Nevada Nov 17, 2012 Verified

    ive paid a 1$ an ounce for 120 min...some other fw variants...paid 90$ for a brewdog beer
  10. Jeremy6566

    Jeremy6566 Savant (270) Arizona Jan 10, 2013

    $33 each for three differant Eclipse 50/50's and I don't think I would do it again.
    It was good, but not worth the money to me.
  11. LeRose

    LeRose Advocate (630) Massachusetts Nov 24, 2011 Verified

    I have yet to go over $17.99...some yes, some no on repurchase. Some I look at like OK - I have tried it, it's fine, move on. Some I would buy again as a treat. And definitely add me to the hell no on Infinium list. That's the one expensive buy that got me angry - at myself for buying into the idea in the first place and BB for making the stuff.
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  12. mmikey8

    mmikey8 Savant (395) California Aug 2, 2012 Verified

    $30 for Black Tuesday
  13. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    50 for Barrel Aged Dark Lord
  14. $48 at a bar for a 5-year-old Cantillon Lou Pepe Kriek. Would do it again and again and again.
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  15. Around $20 for Bruery Oude Tart.
  16. djaeon

    djaeon Champion (755) California Oct 2, 2006

    ~$30 for 50/50 Eclipse (not worth it to me)
    ~$25-$30 for a bottle of Chimay Blue at a restaurant (I knew better, but it was a date)
    ~$85 for the Westy 12 6-pack (definitely worth it to me)
    ~$25 for the Stone book, then $25 for the QM series beer that you could purchase when you bought the book (the book was worth it, but the beer wasn't, IMO)
  17. Drucifer

    Drucifer Advocate (530) Illinois Apr 16, 2012

    50 for vanilla dark lord and 45 for rare; would definitely buy both again.
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  18. $25 for a Cascade Sang Noir. I'm willing to go higher for Cantillon (should I ever find any), but not other things (e.g., 50/50 Eclipse).
  19. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Champion (785) Maryland Oct 15, 2011 Verified

    I once paid $40 just for the sake of being able to say I could drink a bottle of Parabola.

    Shame the bartender at Churchkey served it too cold...

    I'd buy Parabola again, but NEVER at that price. $15-20 seems about right for this one.
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  20. $30 for The Bruery Fruet.

    And I would do it again in a heartbeat.
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  21. $24 for Supplication at a restaurant. I'd get Supplication again, but I'd stick to bottle shops and waiting. Just found an $11 Consecration over the weekend.
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  22. $30 for Black Tuesday & Fruet

    I will buy them again depending on how much extra cash I have lying around at the time.
  23. $200 for a 2005 Utopias.
  24. $20 for a 16oz growler, $1.25 per ounce.
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  25. DRBiser

    DRBiser Savant (445) Maryland May 4, 2012 Verified

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  26. apaisncsu

    apaisncsu Savant (325) North Carolina Mar 25, 2011 Verified

    those that immediately come to mind:

    $85 for Stone 15th 3L (would do again)
    $42 for Scaldis Prestige in earlier days of beer geekiness (good beer but not worth $40)
    $35 for 3F Schaerbeekse Kriek (worth it)
    $30 for BT and 50/50s (will do again this year :))
    $20-$30 for various Cantillons (worth it and would pay $40 for Fou Foune)
  27. Imstillthegman

    Imstillthegman Advocate (575) Delaware Jan 30, 2006 Verified

    I've spent $40 on individual bottles more than I care to admit. Some of the 3 liter bottles I have bought have been in the $100-170 range.
  28. fehrminator

    fehrminator Advocate (560) North Carolina Jan 26, 2008 Verified

    $45 for Rare. So worth it. It's been all downhill after that though and I've become somewhat desensitized to $20+ bottles of beer. Now it seems that there's no correlation between price and quality (if there ever was). We have brand new breweries in NC charging $25 for a bomber. Ummmm, no.
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  29. Denoas

    Denoas Savant (255) New York Jan 22, 2013 Verified

    $85 for the Westvlereten 6 pack
    $78 for Stille Nacht Reserva 2010
    & $85 for Rare BCS which i never got to try... left it at my ex GF house.
  30. Dennoman

    Dennoman Advocate (505) Belgium Aug 20, 2011

    €100 ($133) for a 2009 Black Tuesday. I wouldn't do it again, but no regrets after tasting it.


    Know your priorities, but indulge when you can afford it. Life's too short.
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  31. Hotmetal1

    Hotmetal1 Advocate (650) Mississippi Feb 28, 2012 Verified

    Probaly this last April at the Delirum Cafe, I think around $60.

    ROBSTARR Savant (415) Michigan Aug 31, 2009 Verified

    At the store I've spent $200 on Utopias twice, $45 for BC Rare. Would do both again. But I won't lie that I've spent in the higher hundreds for a couple bottles of beer for celebrations like a Wooden Hell for my 30th. I'd much rather spend that money on a good beer than a bottle of champagne or something that I'd probably wouldn't like nearly as much. I guess it depends on how you look at beer. I look at some of these bottles that I've had for years that will age like a fine wine as investments. So I mean if you have the extra money to spend I don't see the big deal. Its just like any other hobby or collecting habit. People are always going to spend too much on it haha
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  33. $30 for a black tuesday, and another 30 for a bottle of Alesmith BA Decadence.
    $25 for a bottle of Cantillon.
  34. Passed on a 50/50 eclipse for $30 so bolt cutter for $25.
  35. Bottle (650 ml) Deschutes 'The Dissident' for $19
    The 'Westy12 Brick' for $60
  36. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Champion (805) North Carolina May 13, 2011 Verified

    $30 for Cuir by The Bruery. If I saw a bottle of Fruet priced the same, I'd buy it in a heartbeat but the cheapest I've seen it in my area is $34.99...just can't make the leap.
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  37. 165$ for a 9l St. Feuillien tripple
    40$ cable car 09
    30$ eclipse
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  38. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poobah (1,000) Pennsylvania Sep 6, 2010 Verified

    $160 for Utopias.
  39. BMMillsy

    BMMillsy Champion (815) Florida Feb 16, 2012 Verified

    Wife got me a $40 bottle of Scaldis Prestige de Nuits for Christmas. I then went out and used some X-mas gift money to purchase the 2012 bottling of Orkney Dark Island for $30, Brooklyn Black Ops at $23, and Cascade Apricot for $20. Before that, my highest was a couple bottles of Bolt Cutter at $23 a piece.

    Have yet to try any of them except Apricot and Bolt Cutter. Those two were pretty good, but I was expecting more apricot from Cascade's offering.

    EDIT: Nearly forgot my 375 ml bottles of La Trappe Oak Aged Quad (Batch #3) and La Trappe Oak Aged Isid'or. Those were $14.99 each. I went back and got another Batch #3 and have considered some more Isid'or.
  40. PHBoiler

    PHBoiler Advocate (660) Illinois Jan 14, 2013 Verified

    $30 for Baller Stout at Three Floyds. I'm guessing around $35 would be my limit for a single bomber bottle. I think I paid $9 for a 12 oz 120 Minute from Dogfish Head. I can't imagine going past $10 for a 12 oz bottle. There are just too many good beers out there I haven't had a chance to try yet. Anything over typical beer prices are only paid for breweries that I know and trust.
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