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Most Expensive Beer You've Bought

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

  1. Davl22

    Davl22 Savant (365) New Hampshire Sep 27, 2011 Subscriber Beer Trader

    $58 for a bottle of Cantillon St. Lamvinus at my favorite bar....worth every penny
    Dpell1987 likes this.
  2. Utley12

    Utley12 Aficionado (220) Pennsylvania Jun 10, 2007 Beer Trader

    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 Beer Trader

    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 (870) Massachusetts Apr 28, 2010 Beer Trader

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

    Spaten454 Savant (450) Texas Aug 23, 2012 Beer Trader

    $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 Advocate (670) Illinois Apr 19, 2015 Beer Trader

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

    ironchefmiyagi13 Advocate (660) Tennessee Jan 9, 2013 Beer Trader

    CBS 2011 bottle shelf turd for $50 purchased yesterday.
    StevePalmer and josephwa like this.
  11. VanBeer

    VanBeer Aficionado (200) Indiana Apr 9, 2007 Subscriber

    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 (290) Maryland Mar 3, 2013 Beer Trader

    What? How?
    Stevem68 likes this.
  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 (660) Tennessee Jan 9, 2013 Beer Trader

    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.
    AZCheese likes this.
  15. Enochase04

    Enochase04 Advocate (645) Ohio Feb 12, 2014 Beer Trader

    $135 on a 3L prairie Elizabeth
  16. darktronica

    darktronica Savant (440) Indiana Aug 29, 2014 Beer Trader

    $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 (340) New Hampshire Mar 14, 2015 Beer Trader

    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. :)
    bigjsempire likes this.
  18. Oldladyfingers

    Oldladyfingers Aficionado (240) New York Sep 8, 2013 Beer Trader

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

    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 Advocate (530) Ohio Dec 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    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 Subscriber

    ~$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 Beer Trader

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

    Jow Aficionado (170) Belgium Feb 8, 2016

    At this point the 3 fonteinen Framboos Hommage 2015. Bought it for 50€ at a local Brewery.
    KevSal likes this.
  25. dcotom

    dcotom Champion (920) Iowa Aug 4, 2014

    $20 for a 2015 Darkness, and that's stretching the boundaries for me.
    NickSMpls likes this.
  26. AdmiralOzone

    AdmiralOzone Champion (920) Minnesota Jun 26, 2014 Beer Trader

    I spent $200 for a Utopias (PBR drinking wife's eyebrow goes up).
    HopfordBeerham likes this.
  27. ryand14

    ryand14 Savant (315) Michigan May 8, 2013 Beer Trader

    $200 on Utopias
  28. ChrisMyhre

    ChrisMyhre Advocate (605) Massachusetts Sep 15, 2013 Subscriber Beer Trader

  29. jmasher85

    jmasher85 Savant (450) District of Columbia Mar 27, 2015 Beer Trader

    Ditto, only it's Miller Lite for her.

    $79 BCBS Rare comes in 2nd, $20 for a pony bottle of Red Horizon trailing 3rd. (3rd should really be a ten year old bomber of Weyerbacher Decadence 10th Anniversary from a beer shop's cellar that the cashier accidentally charged $8 for instead of $80, which I didn't notice until I was already out of town. Still feel really crummy about that.)
    AdmiralOzone likes this.
  30. Sturgeon83

    Sturgeon83 Savant (435) Kentucky Mar 11, 2015 Beer Trader

    $62 for Rare this year.
  31. akolb

    akolb Savant (450) Colorado Aug 8, 2015 Beer Trader

    $18 for La Folie.

    I'm cheap, I know.
    JAntony345 and ChrisMyhre like this.
  32. $35 Biere De Norma Hill Farmstead. Would spend that everyday for that beer.
  33. Angerhaus

    Angerhaus Champion (820) Wisconsin Oct 1, 2015 Beer Trader

    I was given a $30 bottle of Trignac for Christmas. Does that count?
    poetpowr likes this.
  34. Blinkyoureyes

    Blinkyoureyes Savant (330) Tennessee Aug 28, 2015 Beer Trader

    I have bought roughly 20 bottles of yazoo's embrace the funk line at $20-25 each over the past couple years
  35. kkdowning

    kkdowning Savant (395) Pennsylvania Apr 14, 2009 Beer Trader

    40 or 50 euro for a bottle of Cantillon's Pinot D'Aunis at Moeder Lambic. I'd typically scoff at doing such a thing, but justified it in that "once in a lifetime" kind of way.
    Canada_Dan and shnsajax like this.
  36. johnnybgood1999

    johnnybgood1999 Savant (375) Virginia Oct 31, 2008 Subscriber

    Barrel aged yeti for $28.50
  37. Sintech

    Sintech Savant (475) Nebraska May 14, 2014 Beer Trader

    $100 for 2x 22oz Mornin' Delight bottles...BEST PURCHASE EVER!
    BeerBeak81 and DemoniChris like this.
  38. plutoniumpete

    plutoniumpete Savant (465) New Jersey Oct 21, 2008 Beer Trader

    I love that beer but yea its too much for more than once a year for me.
  39. SquirrelsBrews

    SquirrelsBrews Aficionado (220) Massachusetts May 31, 2011 Beer Trader

    $45.99 on a 2015 Hommage.. Still sits on the shelf as we type.
    ChrisinRI and vonnerbeer like this.
  40. earljones199

    earljones199 Advocate (500) New Hampshire Mar 22, 2013 Beer Trader

    Where is this sitting on shelves?
    ChrisinRI likes this.