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What's a beer you regret not buying when you had the chance?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mrcraft, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Southern Tier - Pumking. And that was even a few years ago. Haven't seen it since!
  2. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Advocate (650) Illinois Feb 27, 2009 Beer Trader

    BCBS Vanilla!!! Only got 1 bottle and didn't know what I had at the time.
  3. weonfire

    weonfire Savant (405) Illinois Sep 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    I was completely turned off of Barrel Aged beer because of Kentucky - Bourbon Barrel Ale. So when I saw a huge pile of BCBCS, BCBS, and the Cherry Rye I looked at them in disgust. It wasn't until a few months ago I forced myself into trying a BCBS. Good god do i kick myself. BCBCS and Cherry rye are long, long gone by then - never to return.
  4. ChicagoNick

    ChicagoNick Advocate (525) Illinois Nov 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    I stopped in at Binny's and saw a gigantic end cap filled with some stupid beer selling for $85 for a 6-pack. Turned out to be Westvleteren 12. On the plus side, I don't generally enjoy that style... but the opportunity was there and I apparently got there within the hour they put everything on display. Stopped by 2 days later after learning of my mistake and they were forever gone.

    Made the same mistake with KBS last year. Was unfamiliar with it and figured I'd have another chance next time I stopped in. This made me feel worse than missing the Westy, honestly.
  5. mrcraft

    mrcraft Poobah (1,010) California Dec 15, 2012 Beer Trader

    Okay, I started this thread, but I think this trumps my Citra faux pas...

    Out of curiosity, I googled to find out exactly where Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery was located. I lived three blocks away when I lived in Minneapolis!!! I had no interest in beers then.
  6. mlefevre

    mlefevre Savant (300) Michigan Nov 3, 2012 Beer Trader

    not beer - but passed on a few bottles of Pappy Van Winkle 23 year last year at cost ! i still lose sleep some nights over it. thanks god i bought a few 15 and 20 years so i can still enjoy Pappy when i need that release !
  7. azureoval

    azureoval Savant (470) California Jan 25, 2010

    1. Temptation b4 . I only bought two bottles. Could have had more.
    2. 08 Bourbon County, The shelves around here were littered with the stuff when I first really got into craft beer but I did not like BA beers back then so I only bought a couple packs.
  8. HarrySTruman

    HarrySTruman Savant (265) Michigan May 16, 2012

    I could have landed some Bolt Cutter and chose not to. Kind of wish I had. Just didn't think it would be up my alley, but now I wish I would have found out for myself if it were up my alley.
  9. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Advocate (665) Michigan Sep 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    Awesome, haha.
  10. My wife went into CC Philly to get her hair did a few months ago and when I picked her up at the train station she asked me if I had ever had any Evil Twin beers. I said that I had, but I was really looking for Imperial Biscotti Break.

    She said she had one in her hand earlier that day in the Foodery, but wasn't sure she should buy it.

  11. iT'S STILL OUT THERE....
  12. Whiskeygirlchef

    Whiskeygirlchef Aficionado (220) California Dec 6, 2012 Beer Trader

    No problem. Any other goodies you are interested in? I have lots.
  13. Whiskeygirlchef

    Whiskeygirlchef Aficionado (220) California Dec 6, 2012 Beer Trader

    I'm a huge fan of imperial stouts if you have anything fun you want to trade. Anything else west coast wise you re looking for?
  14. ant880

    ant880 Advocate (655) New York Nov 7, 2010

    Sadly not in NY...or at least not at any of the places I frequent :(
  15. When it comes to whiskey, remember - older always means more expensive, but often does NOT mean better. Case in point - Pappy 15 is superior to Pappy 20, and half the price. Go figure.