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Your most expensive beer haul

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

  1. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poobah (1,090) California Jan 31, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Not counting Bruery Reserve Society...Damn that gets expensive. I can say, $200. When I travel, I try to bring back the memories, and share with loved ones.

    Reserve Society, over $300.
  2. paulys55

    paulys55 Advocate (735) Pennsylvania Aug 2, 2010 Beer Trader

    Yeah but how much can ya bench?
  3. Soonami

    Soonami Savant (465) Pennsylvania Jul 16, 2008

    $800 or so.

    1 case Founders Backwoods Bastard
    4 cases RR sours (tempt, supp, conse, sanct)
    1 case Cantillon Kriek
  4. nrs207

    nrs207 Advocate (715) Pennsylvania Sep 8, 2011 Beer Trader

    I had 2 cases. It definitely wasn't as good, but it didn't go down too much. Thought it was going to be worse considering how much slower the car felt.
  5. StoutFest

    StoutFest Savant (315) Illinois Dec 15, 2009

  6. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    I have mixed feeling on how I would like it is my wife were into beer. On one hand it would be nice to share with her, on the other hand it would take an already expensive hobby and double the cost.
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  7. It's absolutely amazing you can even fit that much in that lil clown car of yours.
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  8. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (730) Colorado Dec 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    Guess that won't happen again.
  9. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (730) Colorado Dec 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    Biggest haul was about $100 when stocking up the beer fridge and a few for the cellar. Since I buy more IPAs than anything else, I seldom spend more than $30 a normal trip.
  10. 8 inches

    ...wait, what are we talking about?
  11. stayclean

    stayclean Savant (370) Wisconsin Mar 17, 2012

    My wife is fairly into beer, and we either just buy our own or split the cost of various bottles/6-12pks/etc. A fine system if I say so myself.

    As for most expensive beer haul, probably not much as I have yet to attend any release events or anything. I want to say "only" $80-90, but I usually buy some here and there during the week as opposed to a big haul once a week, or whenever. I also don't drink everyday so that helps.
  12. mrelizabeth

    mrelizabeth Initiate (0) California Jan 22, 2012

    Definitely an Alpine haul. $140. But that buys you a ton of beer at Alpine.
  13. gothedistance

    gothedistance Savant (330) South Carolina Jul 23, 2009 Beer Trader

    I'm very fortunate that I work in wholesale beer/wine so I get my stuff at a discount. For limited/allocated items though, I have to buy off the shelf like everyone else.
  14. alamode

    alamode Savant (385) Massachusetts Mar 25, 2007 Beer Trader

  15. nc41

    nc41 Champion (855) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008 Beer Trader

    Well over 100. A combo of Pliny/Alpine/ and various other SC great IPA's. A case of bombers.
  16. nh2032

    nh2032 Advocate (585) New York Oct 15, 2009

    Dropped $280 on my last trip to Hill Farmstead. Pretty sure that is my biggest, but the fact that it was all in cash probably made it seem worse.
  17. Every time I go to Vermont I spend close to $400. Ugh! Love the beer though.
  18. bluejacket74

    bluejacket74 Poobah (1,000) Ohio Jul 4, 2005 Subscriber

    At a single store, I'd say it was around $250. In a day, easily more than $400 if I'm beer shopping out of town and I'm buying brews that aren't available in my area.
  19. nc41

    nc41 Champion (855) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008 Beer Trader

    I'm afraid to go to VT, which I will in a round about way to Fort Drum. Before Xmas. Without my wife. Should be interesting if i get into Lawsons and HF. HT is a given.
  20. Rochefort10nh

    Rochefort10nh Champion (870) New Hampshire Sep 30, 2005 Beer Trader

    $1,200 for the second pic?
  21. Probably about $80. This is all single brews, no same two. Usually spend about $50 on my usual hauls. Once again, I don't buy cases or doubles. I try to only buy singles so I can always have a variety handy.

    Of course, i'm only a few hundred yards to a Total Wine in So Cal so I can easily walk down and grab anything I may have missed.
  22. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Advocate (730) Ohio Nov 11, 2011 Beer Trader

    $200 at store
  23. Arbitrator

    Arbitrator Initiate (0) California Nov 26, 2008

    Yep, about that much.... :)
  24. About $100. I always feel like a lush though when I have to use a cart at the beer store.
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  25. crosamich

    crosamich Savant (305) Florida Nov 28, 2007 Beer Trader

    living in Europe last year and catching a flight back from Belgium; a combination of me not reading between the lines on the fine print and the airline raping me meant I had to pay something stupid like €150-200 for an extra filled bag. The girl at the counter hooked me up slightly by shaving 5 kg off what I had to pay though so that was something. I was not about to let go of all those beauties so it was waaay too much as the cost of the beer was more than the charge to get it back home.
  26. xnicknj

    xnicknj Advocate (740) Pennsylvania May 25, 2009

    i would guess around 2-250 during a CL or Southampton release.
  27. Flabbyjandro

    Flabbyjandro Advocate (560) Illinois Jun 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    $250 at Russian River, yet I don't recall spending over $150.... Damn tasting tray!
  28. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Champion (980) Indiana Aug 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    I been in the 120s a few times.
  29. kpacedo

    kpacedo Savant (345) California Nov 24, 2009 Beer Trader

    Traded A LOT of cigars for several 4 packs of BCBS and FBS
  30. bozo_pat

    bozo_pat Initiate (15) Dec 2, 2012

    I was passing by columbia, missouri and stayed overnight in columbia.
    I though to have a nice beer after driving whole day and went to buy 6 pak of beer at Arena Liquor.
    I was looking to different beer, but there was no one to help me. People working behind the counter had no clue about beer, i ask some questions about beer and the clerk is like ahhhhhh, i don't know, you can find yourself.
    I was surprise by the response i got, person working in the store don't know and has no courtesy to help there customer. whooo so i was very much dissappoint and left without buying any beer.
    I am in sales, as a business one should understand what is customer services. i will never go back to that store again.
  31. Demer

    Demer Savant (280) New Jersey Dec 13, 2010

    probably close to $200 not counting the reserve society. If you count RS then way more but its to painful to go log in and look right now.
  32. do kegs count? I've bought Green Flash WCIPA a couple of times @ $220. I think the Racer 5 I bought was right up there too.

    Real world hauls though....probably $125 @ the ALchemist then over to Hill Farmstead and dropped another $100 or so. That's probably my biggest single day
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  33. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Advocate (670) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Last year at Four Elf I dropped $363.00...this year, I'm expecting at least $500. So that will be my biggest haul. Half of that is going to friendly Florida BA's tho, so it's not all MINE, technically.
  34. Mattmc1973

    Mattmc1973 Savant (280) Michigan Jun 4, 2008 Beer Trader

    Mine is coming up in a couple of weeks at Kuhnhenn Winter Solstice. Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia, Bourbon Barrel Solar Eclipse, and the return of Raspberry Eisbock. It'll be an expensive day!
  35. Ravenacht

    Ravenacht Advocate (630) Florida Aug 10, 2012 Beer Trader

    $130 was biggest coin drop so far....i will exceed this on Hunaphu release day in a few months.
  36. raczkowski

    raczkowski Savant (440) Florida May 16, 2011 Beer Trader

    my haul depends on the season...i am very into the winter season and spring IIPAs that get released. i went to hop city in atlanta over thanksgiving and dropped 200...then came back to florida and the next day Cigar City released their BA Big sound, so i went down there and dropped 160. yesterday, i went to knightly spirits and picked up a case of sixers for 67. so it all depends with me. I am good now on beer through the holidays, but in February and March, i could drop the most ever at Huna Day down in Tampa. Hopslam comes out and going to buy 2 cases of that. Luckily, my birthday is beginning of February, so I should get some $$$ toward my extra beer budget.
  37. dubinsky

    dubinsky Savant (425) California Sep 16, 2009 Beer Trader

    A case and a half of beatification was about $360.
  38. 750 euro worth of bricks at the abbey of Westvleteren....For one single bottle i will never pay more than 25 euro!
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  39. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (770) Illinois Apr 8, 2010 Beer Trader

    Yesterday....$103. Probably wont buy beer again for at least a couple of weeks. At least thats what I told my fiance.
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  40. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Savant (410) Arizona Dec 14, 2011

    My biggest is now $265 thanks to a trip to The Bruery Provisions...