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Your most overpriced buys

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by stealth, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. stealth

    stealth Champion (765) Minnesota Dec 16, 2011 Beer Trader

    So we have the thread where we can boast about the great deals we've had the fortune of coming by, now how about telling us all what you've willingly (maybe not necessarily knowingly) overpaid for.

    I'm guilty of acquiring a bunch of Surly Five last winter after receiving a bottle in the fall for my birthday. I had never had a sour/wild ale before and absolutely loved it, so believing at the time it would never be brewed again, sought out what I could on eBay, etc, paying $30-40 per bottle. I do not have any regrets, as Five has aged extraordinarily well so far :)
  2. brewbetter

    brewbetter Savant (420) Nauru Jun 2, 2012

    Ruination 10th Anniversary... $11.99

    I would pay $30-40 for a bottle of Five all day. If you want to unload a bottle, ;)
  3. Man you guys got some serious dough to blow on a single beer. I paid 10.50 for Ruination 10th Anniversary which I assume most people got it for around 8 or 9.

    And my latest overpriced beer was 6 bucks each for Surly Furious and Coffee Bender. Both from a grey market place that gets stuff undistributed to the state. Lets just say they were OK at best.
    nickapalooza86 likes this.
  4. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poobah (1,255) Arizona Jun 18, 2002

  5. If we count buying beer at a bar, I paid $28 for a 12oz bottle of Fred from the Wood

    If you mean take home bottle then it was $26 for a bottle of Parabola or $10 for a 12oz Expedition Stout
    FriarTuckInLuck likes this.
  6. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Champion (845) Maryland Oct 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    Parabola. Churchkey. $40. Overhyped.
  7. Lordquackingstic

    Lordquackingstic Advocate (560) New York Jun 14, 2011 Beer Trader

    Tart of Darkness for $27. Sooooo noooot worth it.
  8. stealth

    stealth Champion (765) Minnesota Dec 16, 2011 Beer Trader

    I still would, too. At least there's Pentagram coming! (hopefully)
    johnyb likes this.
  9. thebigredone

    thebigredone Advocate (665) Wisconsin Dec 19, 2011 Beer Trader

    Founders Devil Dancer. $19 a four-pack and I only drank one because it was so unappealing. I will never consider buying that beer again.
  10. Domingo

    Domingo Poobah (1,145) Colorado Apr 23, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Utopias - $180. Not that there's anything wrong with the beer (it's still damn good!) that is a LOT to pay for a beer.
    newjack, Horbar, mcrago and 1 other person like this.
  11. semibaked

    semibaked Champion (830) Kentucky Mar 27, 2007

    6 bottles of Kuhnhenn Imperial Stout Braggot at $17.50 each (12oz each). It was very good, but definitely expensive.
    Knifestyles likes this.
  12. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poobah (1,200) Colorado Aug 15, 2010 Beer Trader

    Anything released by The Bruery or Brewdog (except Black Tuesday, but there's an argument to be made there).

    Most of Mikkeller's light beers.
  13. Kaydogg

    Kaydogg Savant (385) Pennsylvania Jan 5, 2011

    the winner!
    Idiot's Drool

    I think it was 23$ a bottle at the release,. I had been drinking for a while trying some fabulous A+ beers at the tasting in the parking lot...I remember being in line with at least 150 people when they handed out samples of the beer..I looked at my buddy and said "are my tastebuds trashed from all the different styles of beer I just drank, cause this is not good"

    thank god they gave samples..my planned case purchase immediately changed and I bought 3 bottles hoping for the best..
    mjw52 likes this.
  14. ChanChan

    ChanChan Advocate (620) California Dec 12, 2009 Beer Trader

    Wookey jack 11.99 at a stupid store called American Liquor, I think its worth the price but another store had it for $6.99, I felt raped!! This store also sells DogFish Head Red & White for $30.00 :confused:
  15. tevanoff

    tevanoff Aficionado (100) New York Aug 29, 2010

    if anybody wants to win this thread, i know of a certain store in brooklyn that has bottles of lou pepe kriek for the low, low price of $90!

    amazing beer, but man, you could probably have one bottle shipped from belgium for cheaper.
    benjaminahudson likes this.
  16. Demer

    Demer Savant (280) New Jersey Dec 13, 2010

    You are a crazy person! It is delicious.
  17. I haven't been bent over a barrel too bad yet, excluding a bar, I paid $26 for 4 pack of KBS.
  18. czfreeman

    czfreeman Savant (465) California May 22, 2007

    paid 80 for a bottle of Dark Lord...mind you it was in Amsterdam...and it was the last bottle they had...was kinda wasted...and still saving it 1.5 years later cause im afraid of being disappointed lol
    cwreay90 likes this.
  19. I didn't realize you could get Dark Lord anywhere but the brewery.
  20. draheim

    draheim Poobah (1,120) Washington Sep 18, 2010 Beer Trader

    Most recently, $18.59 for a 12oz bottle of Cherry Adam from the Wood. Well worth it, considering I bought it 11 blocks from my house in Seattle and the next-nearest place to find it was probably at the brewery in Portland.

    I almost paid $85 for a bottle of Deviation a few months ago, but ultimately managed to walk away.
    semibaked likes this.
  21. 22$ for bitches brew.
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  22. smokinoak

    smokinoak Aficionado (175) Florida Oct 21, 2011

    $80 for the positive contact box set.
    Horbar, Casedogg43 and mwrecording like this.
  23. gshak

    gshak Advocate (540) Texas Feb 20, 2011

    Factoring in shipping, packaging and stuff...Firestone 14...$120 for 3.
  24. gshak

    gshak Advocate (540) Texas Feb 20, 2011

    Sometimes, the chase is all the more sweeter than the reward. Regardless of whether it meets the hype or not, I hope you will enjoy it.
  25. RichD

    RichD Poobah (1,020) Rhode Island Mar 18, 2012 Beer Trader

    Just saw a bottle of Utopias today at my local liquor store for $220. The beautiful bottle and possibly outstanding liquor inside will probably never be worth the money, unfortunately.
  26. buffs9

    buffs9 Advocate (505) Colorado Apr 28, 2008 Beer Trader

    Bought a couple of FiftyFifty Eclispse last year. It was a big story that it came to CO and they charged $30/bomber. Glad I got to try the 18 and Four Roses...
  27. M1A2

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

    Paid $30+ tax today for a Bolt Cutter. (but i had to get 2 ;))
  28. 1emptyglass

    1emptyglass Zealot (80) Missouri Jan 25, 2012

    Old Rasputin XIV. It's a great beer but I think it's only a 16.9 oz bottle and I paid $20 for it. My buddy and I also split a bottle of Parabola in a Vegas bar a couple of years ago for the tidy sum of $75.
  29. Utopias 12th anniversary . Paid 230$ bucks last week. I found it just days later 40 dollars cheaper. Sink the Bismark cost me 90$ and tactical nuclear penguin 80$ the week before. Hell the world is suppose to end! Why not? I ordered Armageddon today 60$ bucks 61%. Ill be numb when it all hits lolo_O
  30. $25 (with tax) for Surly Darkness and I didn't even bat an eye. I am still having problems mustering the courage to spend $24.99 w/o tax on an O'dells Woodcutter.

    I got a free snifter of Utopias from a neighbor so I am good there.
  31. nrs207

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

    $33 for a 4 pack of BCBS. Only way I could try it so whatever. Most beer purchases in PA are overpriced. Beats having no selection though.
    fujindemon74 likes this.
  32. nrs207

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

    $33 for a 4 pack of BCBS. Only way I could try it so whatever. Most beer purchases in PA are overpriced. Beats having no selection though.
    RobertColianni likes this.
  33. cfh64

    cfh64 Champion (785) Texas Aug 16, 2005 Beer Trader

    Rare $65. Don't get me wrong, good beer but not worth the price IMO. Even if it was $45, wouldn't be worth it IMO. Definitely glad I had the chance to try it though.
  34. RyanSchwam

    RyanSchwam Savant (330) Delaware Oct 30, 2012 Beer Trader

    Paid $30 (bar price) for DFH Raison D'extra
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  35. Squidly

    Squidly Savant (460) New Jersey Nov 26, 2006

    $30 for a Bruery Fruet, $22 for a Tart of Darkness. Don't really feel bad about either.

    It's funny how most wine aficionados wouldn't bat an eye paying that price for a bottle of wine they really like. We paid $75 for a cabernet a few years ago that was memorable.
    fujindemon74 likes this.
  36. at it's normal price it isn't
  37. johnyb

    johnyb Champion (850) Florida Aug 11, 2012 Beer Trader

    $12 for a DFH 120, not that I felt I was overcharged as that seems the going rate but $1 an ounce retail is about $1 an ounce too much for that dogsqueeze. I do enjoy DFH 90 and 75 however.
  38. jbland21

    jbland21 Aficionado (110) Illinois Jan 21, 2012

    $75 for my ticket to GI's Black Friday tasting event. Going to be worth every single penny.
    Squidly likes this.
  39. divineaudio

    divineaudio Savant (410) Michigan Dec 7, 2009

    Paid $13 for a DFH 120, won't be doing that again. The most I have spent on a single bottle is Baller Stout at $30. I haven't opened it yet, but I have my doubts.
  40. I bought a budweiser at a redsox game for like 8$. Not the best 8 I ever spent.