Most Expensive Beer You've Bought

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

  1. Sarlacc83

    Sarlacc83 Advocate (640) Oregon Mar 2, 2008

    $60 for Deviation way back when. Wouldn't do it again.
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  2. Cee-Poe

    Cee-Poe Savant (285) Wisconsin Feb 12, 2013 Beer Trader

    $180.00 tenth anny Utopias
  3. Gregfalone

    Gregfalone Savant (375) California Sep 5, 2012 Beer Trader

    That's not true! Just the other night I bought a bottle of Utopias for $240 at the local bottle shop, then POUNDED it in the parking lot in one drink, an smashed the bottle against the wall.

    It was worth it
  4. Cee-Poe

    Cee-Poe Savant (285) Wisconsin Feb 12, 2013 Beer Trader

    That's why, when I bought it, it was in the chilled beer section... for those situations.

    And yes, I will drink it. Probably over a six year period, but nonetheless.
  5. I paid about $30 for a bottle of DuClaw Divine Retribution #2...I bought 4 bottles
  6. Coirm

    Coirm Aficionado (225) Illinois Dec 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    How was it?
  7. jeremiahoden

    jeremiahoden Savant (330) Indiana Apr 4, 2012

    $215 10th anniversary Utopias, $50 Three Floyds Murda'd out,$36 Fruet
  8. benbking

    benbking Savant (415) Rhode Island Dec 11, 2009 Beer Trader

    it's true. i saw the whole thing. and i cried because i don't know how to take black and white photographs with my cell phone.
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  9. RacerX5k

    RacerX5k Savant (315) Pennsylvania Feb 11, 2013 Beer Trader

    I paid $25 and $23 for Elijah Craig 12 year and Evan Williams respectively this year. You are correct, not even close to being worth it. There's no beer under 10% ABV should cost more than $20. The Eclipses' should price no more than $15 and would still be average at best. But better value.
    Never again. Passed last 2 years on this when I knew better.
  10. xanok

    xanok Advocate (500) Connecticut Aug 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    $160 for Sam Adams Utopias a few years back.
    After that, I paid $35 for a Bruery Fruet just two days ago.
  11. $40 for BCBS Rare & $44 for Orkney Dark Island Reserve. Would do both again.
  12. josephwa

    josephwa Advocate (670) Minnesota Jun 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    Honestly not that impressive. A lot of much better strong ales out there. Taste-wise I've had very similar dessert wines that cost far less than that!
  13. Coirm

    Coirm Aficionado (225) Illinois Dec 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    Thanks. Beer store here selling 1oz for 15.00. Thought about it! Glad I passed.
  14. weltywm

    weltywm Savant (305) Pennsylvania Jul 27, 2012 Verified

    I think I paid about $23 for a 12 oz. bottle of Lost Abbey's Red Poppy Ale at a bar. Probably wouldn't do it again.
  15. I was out at a bar once and paid $29 for a 750 of Allagash 4. Saw the same beer in the bottle shop for about $22. Great beer but I'd much rather pay the $22 and open it myself and not pay and addition $7 to have some girl open it for me.
  16. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Savant (470) Texas Dec 24, 2012 Beer Trader

    $15 on an 8oz glass of Brewdog Tokyo at World Of Beer and $15 on a 12oz bottle of Bitch Please (FFF/Brewdog collaboration)... Neither were worth it, but I don't regret spending the money to try them either
  17. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Poobah (1,035) Kansas Jul 5, 2009 Verified

    Does a magnum of Anchor Christmas count? $20
  18. Buxas

    Buxas Zealot (90) Pennsylvania Feb 14, 2013

    Over $200 for Utopias. Yes it did get enjoyed. However there were very few people I would share it with. Yes it was worth every penny. I also know some local spots that were selling it by the shot. Yes, they did sell out.
  19. Abio

    Abio Aficionado (120) Belgium Apr 26, 2010

    Highest price I payed was about 1 euro for 1 cl.
  20. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Advocate (730) Iowa Jan 12, 2013 Beer Trader

    Just bought my most expensive tonight. $25 for a 22oz bomber of Naughty Temple from Toppling Goliath.


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  21. KRE
    $30 for 12oz bottle, which followed a 6oz pour for $15 and a 3oz pour of KBE for $7.50.
  22. jbland21

    jbland21 Aficionado (110) Illinois Jan 21, 2012

    $35 for King Henry. Best money I've ever spent at a bar. And the bartender was totally cool with me taking it home and not drinkning it there. Win and win.
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  23. Yankee Stadium $11 for a 16 oz Bud Light in a plastic cup.
  24. allouez86

    allouez86 Savant (405) Wisconsin Jan 24, 2009

    I paid either $30 or $40 for Fruet. Can't remember. If it was $30 then the $35 bottle of 3F Shaerbeekse Kriek and $35 bottle of St. Lamvinus are my most expensive.
  25. stayclean

    stayclean Savant (370) Wisconsin Mar 17, 2012

    I was going to say Old Rasputin XIV, but then I remembered I got it for half off, so.... I don't know. Nothing too pricey I'm sure. :p
  26. adkieffer

    adkieffer Savant (420) Washington Nov 23, 2010

    You won't! I was lucky to get mine from the source (~$13) so it makes paying for others like...

    $10 12oz Uncle Jacobs
    $10 12oz Rumpkin
    $30 22oz 50/50 Eclipse
    $27 750ml Oude Tart

    a lot easier to swallow.

    I would buy every one again sans maybe 50/50
  27. TriageStat

    TriageStat Savant (420) Pennsylvania Sep 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    38$ for a 2008 BCBS
  28. Premo88

    Premo88 Champion (855) Texas Jun 6, 2010 Verified

    just chimay blue ... $13.95 or whatever.

    it and Rochefort 10 work out to just over 50 cents per ounce.

    Moylan's Hopsickle also was in that range.

    I figure until I know more about what it is I'm drinking, I need to stick mostly in the 22 cents per ounce and below range (that includes Stone IPA and Arrogant Bastard).
  29. HenryD

    HenryD Disciple (60) New York Feb 4, 2013

    Just paid
    $32.99 for a swinging harry,

    $24.99 for 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend, both worth it.
    have seen a guy try and get $300 for a Cognac Dark Lord online
  30. 30 for Eclipse Elijah Craig 12 Year.
  31. skunkpuddle

    skunkpuddle Savant (405) California Feb 14, 2011

    Just yesterday. Three bottle of barrel aged speedway stout made with some sort of coffee. 96 dollars for 3 bottles
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  32. per ounce (store) i'd probably have to say angel's share at $21 for approx 12oz... per ounce (bar) around the holidays i had utopias at ~$24 for 1.5oz... and overall fruet was in the $35 neighborhood, maybe even a little more.

    edit: as for whether i'd do it again, the answer is no across the board. all three were (are) stellar, especially angel's share and utopias, but not at those prices.
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  33. M1A2

    M1A2 Advocate (525) Ohio Jan 15, 2012 Beer Trader

    Same here....:eek:
  34. DanielNicholson

    DanielNicholson Zealot (80) Texas Aug 17, 2012

    200 for my Tenth Anniversary Utopias. Checked it off the bucket list
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  35. bld81

    bld81 Savant (260) Missouri Mar 9, 2009 Beer Trader

    Wow, that was a good price!
  36. Alexmc2

    Alexmc2 Savant (410) Oregon Jul 29, 2006 Verified

    $22 for a bottle of Bolt Cutter 15th. $1/ounce.
  37. Mattys21

    Mattys21 Aficionado (215) Massachusetts Feb 17, 2013 Beer Trader

    $60 for a bottle of 2011 Dark Lord - worth every penny.
    $55 for a bottle of 2012 Dark Lord...popping this Saturday night.
  38. BeerLover99

    BeerLover99 Champion (755) Illinois Dec 13, 2008

    I'm ashamed to admit it, but $40 on eBay for Three Floyds for Dark Lord. I had wanted to get it for 4+ years and no chance. forgive me. :oops:
  39. Whimpers

    Whimpers Advocate (680) New York Dec 17, 2010 Beer Trader

    54 Dollars for a bottle of Bourbon County Rare.
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  40. lionssoccer13

    lionssoccer13 Savant (365) Florida Jun 30, 2011 Beer Trader

    $200 for a bottle of Utopias.
    Also spent 50 euro a piece for vintage bottles of 3F in Beersel, Belgium at the 3F brewery cafe. Ended up with a 150+ euro tab. Wish I could do it everyday, well worth the money.