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Your most expensive beer haul

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by DogfishJoe, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Savant (460) Ohio Feb 14, 2010

    What is the most that you have spent on one single haul? about $90 for me
  2. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    Probably $150 or so. $100+ is the norm for me.
  3. drgonzo2k2

    drgonzo2k2 Savant (460) California Aug 24, 2012

    I try to limit my single purchases to $100.

    Emphasis on the word try! ;)
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  4. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Savant (460) Ohio Feb 14, 2010

    dang is that everytime?
  5. I never spend more than 30 bucks when I get beer
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  6. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    $500.

    You said most ever.

    Is that normal? No!
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  7. Jparkanzky

    Jparkanzky Initiate (0) Ohio Apr 5, 2011

    I take it you don't hang out with MarkInithar in Warren?
  8. robinsmv

    robinsmv Initiate (0) Florida Jun 24, 2010

    Most spent on just beer is $104. 4 bottles of Leon, 1 MZ, 1 guava grove. I did see a $1200 haul in another thread, 5 cases of Leon.
  9. WesM63

    WesM63 Advocate (615) Ohio Nov 6, 2011

    $160 IIRC.
  10. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (750) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    I think the most I ever spent was 129 dollars and that was with 25% off.
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  11. Easily between $750-1000 at big beer festivals like Dark Lord Day. Maybe $150 at a beer release. Normal beer runs I probably haven't topped $100.
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  12. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Savant (460) Ohio Feb 14, 2010

    nope thought i was the only one in the area, thanks for the heads up will be sending him a bm
  13. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Savant (460) Ohio Feb 14, 2010

    was gonna go to dl day this year but couldnt find anyone to carpool with, i had about $400 to spend that would of been my biggest haul.
  14. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012

    over 300 on DLD, that shit get's expensive
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  15. superspak

    superspak Champion (850) Michigan May 5, 2010

    $250-300 across 5 stores in Indiana in a single day. lol. A couple cases of mixed bombers/750s and some singles. Come to think of it, it has probably happened more than once. When I go beer shopping in MI I usually pick a city and hit every store I know about on a random ass Saturday afternoon. I love the adventure.
  16. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (955) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    One day haul, hitting several stores, I spent about $130. The wife was not amused.
  17. The single biggest was around 300 at Alpine.
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  18. I think like $200 or so. I stocked up at a tent sale.
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  19. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (825) California Nov 16, 2009

    I think in the $150 range.

    Cheers!
  20. CoverMePorkins

    CoverMePorkins Savant (350) Germany Sep 17, 2012

    My biggest was 2 weeks ago. It was just under $500. I made a large Belgian beer purchase including 3 of the Westy 12 bricks. A normal run for me is around $30 locally. When I make the drive to Belgium it is usually in the $150-$200 range. With 3 hours of driving time I want to stock up.
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  21. pmoney

    pmoney Advocate (595) Illinois Apr 15, 2011

    $275 but that was a one-time occurrence and was an online "haul" from Belgium.
  22. ncaudle

    ncaudle Advocate (605) Virginia May 28, 2010

    you're not supposed to tell her...
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  23. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Michigan Mar 17, 2010

    I make it rain.
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  24. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (955) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    She was with me :(
  25. $65 in a single day
  26. jcarleton82

    jcarleton82 Zealot (75) Kansas Aug 31, 2012

    The most I have droped in one day was around $130 2 Stone 16yrs 4 BB XIV 1 case of FBS and 1 whiskey barrel aged Old Ruffian
  27. mocktm

    mocktm Savant (355) Virginia Jan 3, 2011

    Most in a single day was probably around $300 across three stores. That was picking up A LOT of stuff just based on luck that I don't normally see: BCBS, Cantillion Classic Gueze, etc.

    Normally though, it's around $25 or so per run, consisting of a couple sixers and a cheap bomber for the week.
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  28. Kinsman

    Kinsman Advocate (555) California Aug 26, 2009

    I don't think I've ever broke $100 at once. My tendency is more to buy small amounts several times a week and hauls only really happen when I'm out of state. I can think of one or two hauls I've made for about $75 and the first time I went to HF was $80+ including all the growlers.
  29. Probably around $70. I prefer IPAs and DIPAs (meaning I buy them fresh and when I plan to drink them), don't have a cellar, and don't go chasing whales. Plus, living in Seattle with our great beer selection and access, there's really no reason for me to ever really need to stock up. I think the one time I spent around $70 was when purchasing a couple of FW anniversary beers in addition to my biweekly $40 purchase.
  30. JM03

    JM03 Initiate (0) Ohio Nov 12, 2010

    He speaks the truth. I've witnessed it.
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  31. Rempo

    Rempo Initiate (0) Indiana Jan 18, 2010

    North of $1000. Thanks, Upland, for letting people order your sours without up-front payment!
  32. brewbetter

    brewbetter Savant (400) Nauru Jun 2, 2012

    ?
  33. A weekend down to San Diego got me for about $500 a couple months ago.
    My wife doesn't bat an eyelid at the $90-100 purchases anymore. She just shakes her heads knowing Im just torturing myself by buying all this beer and not being able to drink it.
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  34. Rempo

    Rempo Initiate (0) Indiana Jan 18, 2010

    It took a lot of e-mail addresses (and drivers licenses I found on the internet), but I won 40 bottles of Sour Reserve Batch 2.
  35. semibaked

    semibaked Advocate (600) Kentucky Mar 27, 2007

    Around $560 at Kuhnhenn's Winter Solstice 2010. Wish I would of asked people that weren't getting their full allotment of Raspberry Eisbock if I could buy more bottles. I miss that stuff, 6 was not nearly enough.:)
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  36. My most expensive day is always Darkness Day. $108. Otherwise I try not to spend more than 50 or 60 at a time.
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  37. loweball727

    loweball727 Aficionado (195) Ohio Apr 26, 2010

    $375 at Dark Horse's 4 Elf Party on 3 cases of BBA Plead The 5th, usually $100 on average on a normal visit
  38. JustinQ

    JustinQ Savant (305) California Nov 24, 2011

    Most I spent on one Haul.. I think it was around 100. Dont think I have ever gone over that.
  39. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Aficionado (245) Ohio Apr 11, 2010

    I've spent $100+ a few times over the past couple months. My craft brew desire/obsession has really spiked this year.
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  40. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (705) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    Trade: $200
    Me spending at store: $800 (muling)

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