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Most Expensive Single Bottle You've Bought?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by gillagorilla, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. You can differentiate it by size and also by venue (i.e. bars).

    I've seen some crazy bar prices but I can't remember them right now.

    The most ridiculous thing I have seen is a $38 DFH & Bruery Bottle (that was knocked down to $27 recently). However, I have seen $22 single bottles (a signed Black by Mikkeller). Also, there are some $36+ Eclipse bombers.
  2. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (370) New York Jul 16, 2011

    $15 for a super tiny mikkeller beer geek weasel cognac edition.
  3. Lost Abbey Deliverance $16.99 for a 375ml bottle.

    (edit, thanks Bill)
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  4. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012


    Had, worth.
  5. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,125) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    Who the hell stole your other 75ml?
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  6. Cork Leakage.
  7. GOGRANDE

    GOGRANDE Aficionado (245) Colorado Aug 21, 2008

    Trinity Brewing 750 ml speciality brews : $26 +
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  8. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,125) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    Ha! Sneaky move but that would require some carbonation, wouldn't it? Oh wait, the bottles I had did have carbo so your explanation is valid.:rolleyes:
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  9. nsheehan

    nsheehan Savant (475) Texas Jul 3, 2011

    A little convenience store I know of in CA has a decent selection but jacked up prices on the more desirable things. They were selling (probably skunked from age & light) RR Redemption and Damnation for $20 and $25 each. IIRC, they had a FW Parabola from '12 for I think $30 or 40 (my friend told me on the phone). They also had a Jeroboam of Chimay and IIRC a Stone vertical (not sure if filled) for over $100 each. I also found really old non-expensive beers (shipyard prelude and Kappitell Watou that was ~4 y/o when I bought it, and Unibroue Blanche that was 6 y/o).

    At bars, I've seen plenty of 11.2oz Belgian style beers for upwards of $8 or 10 a bottle. Bombers in a bar usually go for over $20. One on a chalkboard last week was I think $25 (Brooklyn silver anniv. I think). Sorry I'm not 100% on all of these things, but I'm sure of most of them.
  10. namyarb3

    namyarb3 Aspirant (45) Washington Feb 26, 2013

    I paid $24 for a bottle of 375ml Lost Abbey Red Poppy at my beer bar. Overpriced...yes. Worth the price once? Definitely.
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  11. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Michigan Oct 24, 2012

    Retail:
    Kuhnhenn Eisbock. 12.7oz $30
    Sam Adams Utopias ~$200

    Bar:
    I drink alone in my basement
  12. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,125) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    Yeah, it's a damn good brew and worth the one time sampling at that price.
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  13. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (370) New York Jul 16, 2011

    me too! totally worth it. but damn it is expensive!
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  14. Scaldis Prestige, around $50 for a 750 ml retail. Deus at around $45 a 750 ml.
  15. Not the most expensive but I recently saw 2009 bigfoot for something crazy like 17$ a bottle.
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  16. Somewhere between 30--35 for 12.7 oz 2011 3F Oude Gueuze, golden blend. In other words, I'm a complete idiot.
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  17. Etan

    Etan Advocate (745) Wisconsin Jul 11, 2011

    I paid 130 euros for a bottle of Struise Five Squared.
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  18. drrone

    drrone Savant (480) Utah Dec 18, 2011

    Yeah, Red Poppy for $15.95 for the 375 ml bottle. I couldn't pull the trigger for that price.
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  19. Lente for 40€ plus shipping (from Europe)
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  20. Ouch
  21. Nectar

    Nectar Savant (310) New Jersey Jan 17, 2013

    Brewdog Tokio* $22 a 12oz bottle at a local place
  22. I bought an Alesmith barrel aged Wee Heavy for $38 a few weeks ago.
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  23. Phillyz

    Phillyz Savant (460) Pennsylvania May 20, 2010

    I spent $45 on a 2004 Lou Pepe Gueuze at a bar. I bought a Dark Lord '10 from someone for $100 (I know I'm an idiot, but I got a lot in return). I spent $35 for a 06 Vigneronne at the same bar.
  24. Buddha nuvo was like $40 for a 750 (I think?)

    Just saw some fifty fifty eclipse (2012) for $30.99 a bomber.

    Did not purchase either
  25. $11 for 9oz bottle of JW Lees
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  26. alex_hart

    alex_hart Advocate (570) Oklahoma Feb 28, 2013

    its only $11 here and i STILL think that is too much
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  27. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    Send more, plz. Let me send first though, after taking care of 3 people. :( I'm bad at trading.
  28. bobhits

    bobhits Savant (455) Kentucky Oct 31, 2006

    I think I paid 12, I bought it twice. It wasn't as good the second time. I think the price started to corrupt the flavors at that point. Had the Calvado as well, not worth the price but damn tasty.
  29. Sounds like you frequent a good bar. That isn't bad at all for the Cantillon. The dl on the other hand...
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  30. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (370) New York Jul 16, 2011

    I didn't say I had any! long gone :oops: and never got my sticky paws on calvados edition.
  31. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (370) New York Jul 16, 2011

    I paid $14.... damned ny metro prices.
  32. bpasquini

    bpasquini Savant (285) California Feb 26, 2013

    parabola from firestone, $50 for a bomber
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  33. pwoody11

    pwoody11 Savant (470) Delaware Nov 23, 2009

    $8 dollar 8oz Rodenbach Grand Cru
  34. ..what?
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  35. bpasquini

    bpasquini Savant (285) California Feb 26, 2013

    yea, I want to buy it but can't get over the price, i found 2 stores where I live that are selling it for $50
  36. DMXLOX22

    DMXLOX22 Savant (295) Pennsylvania Sep 25, 2003

    $18 for a single, 12 ounce bottle of Dogfish Head 120 minute IPA. Thought that was steep as hell, but I'm currently storing it, waiting at least 8 months
  37. ggfunk

    ggfunk Savant (280) Oregon Mar 29, 2010

    $41 for a Still Nacht Reserva
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  38. I payed $22.80 for a 750 of Sour in the Rye, and $9.80 for a 12oz bottle of Ola Dubh 12
  39. pitweasel

    pitweasel Advocate (540) New York Jun 11, 2007

    How have things like Tactical Nuclear Penguin and Sink the Bismark! not been mentioned yet?

    $100+ for a 12 oz bottle (retail, not a bar) if I remember correctly. At least for STB; I think Penguin might have been less.
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  40. Dang, the most expensive I have ever seen was $13 at the most overpriced place in MD. I found 2010-2011's for $8 at a place that probably still has like 4 left. I prefer 120 super fresh on tap. However, I wouldn't mind trying one that was aged for a few more years.

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