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Most Expensive Beer You've Bought

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

  1. Davl22

    Davl22 Savant (330) New Hampshire Sep 27, 2011 Verified

    $58 for a bottle of Cantillon St. Lamvinus at my favorite bar....worth every penny
  2. Utley12

    Utley12 Aficionado (200) Pennsylvania Jun 10, 2007 Verified

    I think I paid $20 for a 2010 Oaked Kate from Portsmouth. I'm headed back up in a few weeks. I'd buy another dozen without batting an eye.
  3. DonSaleen747

    DonSaleen747 Savant (335) Connecticut Oct 2, 2009 Verified

    Just spent about $180 on a 2010 3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Lente... time will tell if it was worth the purchase
  4. ISmith87

    ISmith87 Initiate (0) Arizona Jul 19, 2011

    Around 20 for both Double DBA and Smoking Wood. Both were completely worth it. On the other hand, I've bought cheaper beers for 8-12 bucks that were completely not worth it (Rugbrood and Old Embalmer both ring a bell).
  5. ISmith87

    ISmith87 Initiate (0) Arizona Jul 19, 2011

    I was thinkin about picking up a bottle of the Bruery Bois for 30 bucks. I'm thinking it'll be worth it?
  6. rudzud

    rudzud Champion (785) Massachusetts Apr 28, 2010 Verified

    $100 for Tactical Nuclear Penguin. $160 for Utopiah, but I flipped that for $280 though.
  7. Spaten454

    Spaten454 Savant (450) Louisiana Aug 23, 2012 Verified

    $75 for a King Henry. Worth every penny
  8. $31 for one of the champagne style Belgian ales. I think it was Deus.
    dianimal likes this.
  9. eifster82

    eifster82 Savant (440) Illinois Apr 19, 2015 Verified

    $50 for a bomber of Coffee variant Dark Lord.
  10. ironchefmiyagi13

    ironchefmiyagi13 Advocate (610) Tennessee Jan 9, 2013 Verified

    CBS 2011 bottle shelf turd for $50 purchased yesterday.
    josephwa likes this.
  11. VanBeer

    VanBeer Aficionado (190) Indiana Apr 9, 2007

    Spent $19 each for two pints of La Fin Du Monde at some cheesy beer bar in the New Orleans French Quarter. As she was pouring the beer I was looking at my money and wondering if $20 would get me 2 pints and a tip. But alas, it was $38 for the two beers. So she got two bucks. It was all very convenient. Not complaining, just a little bewildered. But its hard to be a hater when you're walking down Bourbon Street with a fine beer in your hand and a lovely lady on your arm.

  12. bluewolf17

    bluewolf17 Savant (280) Maryland Mar 3, 2013 Verified

    What? How?
  13. Contrary to most here, expensive/rare beers are not my thing. I paid $72 for a case of
    He'Brew Lenny's RIPA ($3 per bottle). I was into rye IPA's at the time, now not so much.

    I find plenty of beers I can enjoy for less than $15 per 6er, often less than $10
  14. ironchefmiyagi13

    ironchefmiyagi13 Advocate (610) Tennessee Jan 9, 2013 Verified

    The joys of living in the south. The bottle shop said they had kept it in their beer fridge since they bought and only recently decided to sell it. Said it had been on the shelf for 2 days before I spotted it, and yes, $49.99 sticker.
  15. Enochase04

    Enochase04 Advocate (635) Ohio Feb 12, 2014 Verified

    $135 on a 3L prairie Elizabeth
  16. darktronica

    darktronica Savant (375) Indiana Aug 29, 2014 Verified

    $50 for a 500ml Xyauyu Barrel was probably the most expensive per ounce. Also got the Westy 12 brick for $85. I've done $40-ish for a few other rare bottles in the past, like a Blackberry Albert.
  17. DukeCola

    DukeCola Savant (330) New Hampshire Mar 14, 2015 Verified

    Was at a bar in Naples. Italy and bought a bar girl a beer. THAT was the most expensive.... Wouldn't you know it, it was the only $300 beer on the menu. :)
  18. Oldladyfingers

    Oldladyfingers Aficionado (195) New York Sep 8, 2013 Verified

    Stewart's Mountain Brew ICE... I usually buy the regular, but I needed the extra KICK.
  19. zachpaschal

    zachpaschal Advocate (535) Indiana Apr 5, 2014 Verified

    I buy 750 ML of La Fin Du Monde at my local Kroger for $5.99. HOLY S*** paying $19/pint + tip! It's a damn good beer though! Cheers

    I regularly pay $26.75 for Upland Sours and I just paid $25 to get a bottle of Westy 12
  20. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Advocate (530) New Jersey Aug 26, 2012 Verified

    Not really a bottle purchase per se, but at One Mile House yesterday in NYC, I got a five ounce pour of Drie Fonteinen Framboos (2014) from a bottle for $15. Expensive as hell? Absolutely. Worth the price? Absolutely. Would I pay for it again? Absolutely not. lol
  21. ddedhed

    ddedhed Savant (495) Ohio Dec 4, 2012 Verified

    Paid $48 for a bottle of Fou Foune at a bar in St. Louis not too long ago. I was alone, so I ended up sharing half of it with the bartenders.
  22. HopHead_

    HopHead_ Savant (405) Pennsylvania Aug 14, 2014 Verified

    ~$18 for a barrel aged big foot. i limited myself to $20 for a single beer
  23. nc41

    nc41 Champion (855) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008 Verified

    $50 for two 2008 Bcbs. Sent them to ba friends in trades.