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Your most overpriced buys

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

  1. They are closer to $12-14 here in IL
  2. Violated would be an understatement.
  3. mhksuccess

    mhksuccess Advocate (630) California Jul 7, 2012 Beer Trader

    Well by far my most overpriced was in Vegas we got a Stone 5/5/5 which is my friend's birthday
    for $75 we split it three ways so wasnt so bad
    whatever happens there stays there
  4. Sierra Nevada Ovila Dubbel 22 oz bomber bottle. $12 retail at a local liquor store.
    I called it a donation as it says on the bottle that some of the proceeds go to restoring an Abbey in California.
    I was expecting a lot more from a Sierra Nevada collaboration.
  5. imduffman

    imduffman Aficionado (190) Ohio Oct 22, 2012

    mikkeller anything
  6. VaTechHopHead

    VaTechHopHead Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2008

    Anything made by Mikkeller...their beers are mediocre at best and can cost as much as $15 for a 375mL bottle.
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  7. Monsone

    Monsone Savant (380) Illinois Jun 5, 2006

    Probably the $80 I spent on a bottle of Rare at a bar.
  8. ja1022

    ja1022 Aficionado (230) Indiana Sep 27, 2009

    Naked Evil. Too damn sweet. Hopefully a couple of years on it will help.

    Sweet Evil....well...worse.
  9. marcgo2

    marcgo2 Savant (270) Illinois Nov 16, 2010 Beer Trader

    I paid $28 for a 4 pack of BCBS, right after the release, before I knew how readily available it was going to be in the Chicago area. :(
  10. Red Poppy at the same price as a 4 pack of Cuvee De Jacobins, which I found out I like better.
  11. SportsandJorts

    SportsandJorts Advocate (680) Virginia Nov 17, 2012 Beer Trader

    For 5 ounces of bolt cutter at a bar I paid $12.
  12. Slatetank

    Slatetank Poobah (1,025) Pennsylvania Oct 9, 2006 Beer Trader

    Infinium and Chocolate bock were both higher than necessary
  13. I live in PA. The amount I have to overpay for individual bottles of stuff makes me want to cry. I could probably write up quite an eye-popping list, but off the top of my head (with parenthetical reviews):

    $17 for Uncle Jacob's Stout (kinda worth it)
    $30 for Bolt Cutter (kinda worth it)
    $27.50 for Nebraska Fathead (not worth it)
    $24.50 for La Trappe barrel-aged quad (worth it)
    $22 for Parabola and Sucaba (worth it)

    I also paid 24 Euro for a 375ml of 3F OG Golden Blend while in Rome. SO not worth it.
  14. ChanChan

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

    I would love to make this purchase!!
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  15. Surly Darkness and most of Surly's beers...Price form Darkness was around $20-27. Don't get me wrong, it's a great and I mean great beer, but there are other Imperial Stouts that are better and way cheaper.

    Brooklyn Black Ops ($11.99)
    The Abyss ($13.99)
    Blaecorn Unidragon (8.99)
    AleSmith Speedway Stout (12.99)
    BCBS ($20 for a 4pac)
    Bell's Expedition Stout ($16.99 6pac)

  16. Still think Green Flash is making a mistake of their 4-pks of West Coast IPA & Hop Head Red at $9.99 when you can get 6-pks of Two Hearted, Racer 5, & Founders Centennial for same price
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  17. HoshuaJobbs

    HoshuaJobbs Aficionado (185) California May 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    But damn if Sculpin isn't amazballs! Worth every penny, especially when it's fresh.
  18. Dirtinabottle

    Dirtinabottle Savant (490) New York Aug 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    i do travel and collect dirt from time to time. relevant indeed.
  19. diesel59

    diesel59 Savant (410) New York Jan 3, 2012

    I find "The Bruery" products very over priced...
  20. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (555) New York Mar 7, 2010

    10 for Gubna is a good price.
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  21. litheum94

    litheum94 Advocate (675) California Dec 29, 2008

    Some of them would be worth that price, but in CA, the price is too high.
  22. mikeincharleston

    mikeincharleston Advocate (705) North Carolina May 1, 2009 Beer Trader

    Probably MoAS at about 23-24 but anytime I pop one im glad I got a few. Well worth it.
  23. Over $20 on a bomber or over $8 on a 12oz is too much.
    Done it only once. Tart of Darkness has yet to be cracked. Coming soon to a beer review near you.
  24. Deschutes 'The Dissident' $19 Canadian
  25. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Advocate (565) Texas Feb 21, 2011 Beer Trader

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  26. 80% of Evil Twin
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  27. Not when you can get a pound of onions for a few bucks at the market. :rolleyes:
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  28. wesbray

    wesbray Advocate (550) Alberta (Canada) Feb 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    I just bought a bottle of Cantillon Vigneronne for $32 (Canadian). I haven't tried it yet so cannot say whether it's overpriced...
  29. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012

    eclipse 50/50 I just can't bring myself to spend 30 bucks on it.
  30. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

  31. oregone

    oregone Savant (385) Oregon Jul 2, 2008

    Your onion store is taking advantage of you.
    Is California the Pennsylvania of the onion world?
  32. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    Oude Tart for 20 dollars... total drain pour for 5 different people, was soooo pissed.

    Interestingly enough, paid $23 for a 12oz, 3 year old North Coast Old Stock... worth every penny, holy shit.
  33. You have to buy a case of onions at a time.
  34. oregone

    oregone Savant (385) Oregon Jul 2, 2008

    What if you only want one sandwich or fajita?
  35. Specialty onion shop. Expect to pay $5 an onion at least.
  36. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (555) New York Mar 7, 2010

    I drank all 4 cans, and I found it to be a malt bomb. But I tasted no onions, garlic or any other kind of vegetables as other posters have mentioned in their reviews. That's strange. How can a beer tasted like onions anyway? (minus brewing with onions)
  37. BeerSnob218

    BeerSnob218 Aficionado (110) Texas Apr 10, 2012 Beer Trader

    Bitches brew.
  38. PetieP

    PetieP Aficionado (210) Pennsylvania Apr 27, 2011 Beer Trader

    One of my local bottle shops has really good prices on some things, and ridiculous prices on others. I think I may have mentioned this in another thread.

    I bought Black Ops there for $35 about a year ago. I recently got another elsewhere for $20. That irked me. Then I saw DFH Hellhound at a Wegman's for $13, right after I saw at at the bottle shop for $30. My biddy in NC grabbed a bottle of Bitches Brew for me at $13, after I saw it at that fantastic bottle shop for $35. Ugh.
    Not gonna even talk about the $8 12oz bottles of Backwoods Bastard...

    PA bottle shops, man. PA bottle shops.
  39. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (555) New York Mar 7, 2010

    I never bought any of these, but any high-end Italian beer seems just a smidge more money than the others.
  40. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Advocate (625) Ohio Jul 4, 2008

    Lmao...I mean seriously, Bobby V?? How did they think that was going to end? Ah well, it's better when the fan base is angry then more beer will be bought.