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Most Expensive Beer You've Bought

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

  1. ChugginOil

    ChugginOil Initiate (0) Illinois Sep 23, 2010

    $50 for Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Bean Dark Lord. Worth every penny
  2. ramnuts

    ramnuts Aficionado (245) Oregon Feb 16, 2009

    at a HOTD dock sale several years ago, at the old location....raffle tickets were handed out and 4 were selected for the opportunity to purchase a bottle for that amount. I won one.
  3. rhartogsq

    rhartogsq Savant (445) Virginia Jun 18, 2010 Beer Trader

    These guys paid $155 for two 12oz bottles of Brewmeisters Armageddon. It doesn't sound worth it.
  4. ScottUCF84

    ScottUCF84 Savant (265) Florida Apr 7, 2006

    Westvleteren sixer for $85. Split with a buddy as his xmas gift. Worth it? Not sure yet. Drank one and honestly thought it was more boozy tasting than other quads, going to let the others sit.

    Infinium for $20ish... although I never drank it. I began to hear the similarities to champagne and decided to give it away in a company 'white elephant' gift exchange. People went nuts over it.
  5. $30 for 50/50 Eclipse Elijah Craig 12-Year. Have yet to try it.
    IndyDad and CommanderOfAwesome like this.
  6. 50$ for 4 oz of 100% 1983 Dirty Horse
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  7. CLCardinal84

    CLCardinal84 Savant (375) Illinois Jan 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    It's really good. Not sure if its worth $30, but it's darn good.

    Myself I've paid $50 for a Murda'd Out Stout and $40 for a Stille Nacht Reserva 2010
  8. $33 for Fruet. Dent I'm the wallet, but so good
  9. $300 for a Utopias basket that contained the beer and two glasses.
  10. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Advocate (745) Massachusetts Mar 17, 2009 Beer Trader

    Surprised to see there arent more ebay buyers on here saying they spent $150 or something for a shelf whale.
    jbuddle likes this.
  11. DruRho

    DruRho Initiate (0) Maryland Sep 3, 2012

    Probably because no one wants to find out they paid 3 times the shelf price for something. A lot of us have been in that boat before...
  12. Denoas

    Denoas Savant (255) New York Jan 22, 2013

    Yeah... still think about it every know & then. Still haven't found another..

    This happens when you find about a highly coveted beer until after it's been released. But it was definitely worth it for me.
  13. Ciocanelu

    Ciocanelu Champion (810) Romania Aug 30, 2012 Beer Trader

    25 Euros for Firestone 14 Anniversary Ale. Haven't opened it yet.
  14. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Champion (840) Illinois Nov 28, 2008 Beer Trader

    You sir are my beer hero!
  15. BJasny

    BJasny Savant (430) Texas Jul 10, 2011

    Rogue XS 2011 Imperial Stout- ~$17

    Jester King Uberkind- ~$15
  16. smogfood

    smogfood Savant (335) Wisconsin Dec 10, 2010

    $20 for Founders Bolt Cutter.
    My best deal ever was 6 packs of Rush River Winter Warmer for $2.49 (an obvious screw up).
  17. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (555) New York Mar 7, 2010

    $91 for the brick-pack Westy.
  18. amp138

    amp138 Savant (305) Rhode Island Dec 21, 2011

    Bottle on the shelf: Bolt Cutter & Black Ops tie

    Bottle from a restaurant: $40 on Cantillon Lou Pepe Gueze

    Draft pour: $8 for a 10oz pour of KBS. ugh.
  19. maybe £8 for a bottle.

    I'd guess I'd probably pay up to £15 for a 750ml bottle as that's about as much as I'd pay for a bottle of wine to take home.
  20. RoninTK3

    RoninTK3 Savant (440) New Hampshire Nov 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    I think $15 for a Smutty Rye IPA was the most I've spent on a single bottle.
  21. JohnDMartin

    JohnDMartin Initiate (0) Kentucky Jan 13, 2013

    $12 DFH 120min
  22. ~$125 for a bottle of this year's Utopias.
  23. mathieu87

    mathieu87 Aficionado (245) Belgium Jun 22, 2011

    - 100 euro (130 dollar) for the struise five squared
    - 45 euro for the struise double black
    - 45 euro for the struise special k
    - 34 euro for chimay grande réserve 3L bottle
    - and next week 95 euro for the j&j blauw

    - at bishop arms in malmö for about 50 euro for the narke kaggen stormaksporter and 30 for the stormaksporter
    - at DHVL 35 euro for the rodenbach alexander
  24. Those are huge pours for how strong that stuff is. The idea of a beer that is more potent than most liquors scares me!
  25. Just bought sink the bismark for $110 and tactical nuclear penguin for $100
  26. $30 for 50/50 eclipse EC 18 yr for a trade.

    For personal consumption, ~$25 for FW XVI
  27. maximumu13

    maximumu13 Aficionado (185) Ohio Aug 31, 2010

    35 for BA FFF stuff, I will do it again in a heartbeat
  28. $17 for a non-bomber of Older Viscosity. :)
    Very suitable birthday beer. :p
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  29. TastyIsBeer

    TastyIsBeer Advocate (600) Illinois Dec 13, 2006

    Another vote for $45 for BCS Rare - I wish I had bought more than one bottle, and I'd buy it again at a higher price (though not at Ebay prices these days). I also contributed to a Utopia for a friend's 30th birthday many moons ago, and that bottle was probably >$150 because you could only get it on Ebay at the time we were buying...
  30. Barrelsnbeer

    Barrelsnbeer Aficionado (200) North Carolina Oct 6, 2012 Beer Trader

    $72 for a twelve pack of Trappist Rochefort 10, beer's cheap. It takes me no time at all to find wines worth more than my car. im just glad i can afford to buy really amazing beer.
  31. KISSFR33K

    KISSFR33K Aficionado (200) Michigan Sep 15, 2012

    i dont know it was new and it was per bottle
  32. Kendo

    Kendo Advocate (535) New York Dec 23, 2005

    $30 for FiftyFifty Eclipse Elijah Craig 12. It was good. Thirty dollars good? Different question. . . .
  33. Jimmys

    Jimmys Savant (490) Pennsylvania Jan 5, 2009

    $30 for a 50/50 Eclipse Elijah Craig 12 yr.
    $27 for a 2005 Baladin Nora Sour
    $24 for a HF BA Naked Evil
  34. t4haughton

    t4haughton Aficionado (180) Illinois Jan 24, 2013 Beer Trader

    I was out of town during the BCS Black Friday release and couldn't find a bottle of the Cherry Rye anywhere in the city. When I saw it at my local bar (Poor Phil's) I called up a few friends to share it with me. Worth the $36 to try it, and it was as good as anything I've had. I think New Holland's Dragon's Milk is the best $4$ value in the arena though.
  35. ao125

    ao125 Savant (335) Virginia Dec 1, 2010

    I paid $70 today including tax.
  36. After shipping it was around $75 for a 750 Armand'4 Oude Geuze Lente. It was to toast my son being born and it still is one of the better geuze's I've had. That being said, I bought 2 of them (2nd one due in April) and won't be buying any more...
  37. schoon

    schoon Savant (290) Iowa Dec 12, 2010

    Eighteen something for a four pack of Breckenridge 471.
    Why? I'd tried everything else that looked good.
  38. $10 - 12 oz KBS - Yep, plan to do it again
    $10 - 12 oz 120 Min - Yep, will and have
    $9 - 12 oz Rumpkin - look forward to it again next halloween
    $25 - Bolt Cutter - it was damn good! but it may be hard to pay this again
    $25 - Black Betty - very nice, but definitely won't buy again at this price
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  39. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Michigan Oct 24, 2012

    $26 - Chimay Cent Ciquante
  40. So far $38 for a Melange 3, there are definitely others that I'd gladly pay more for if I could find them in CA.