Dismiss Notice
Save $5 when you subscribe to 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine by selecting auto-renew.

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join Our Email List →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.
Dismiss Notice

Pre-order your Respect Beer "Hipster" Hoodie today!

Plus: Free shipping (US only) on orders of $25 or more until 12/18/15. Just select "Free Shipping" at checkout.

Shop now →

Your most overpriced buys

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

  1. chumsnards666

    chumsnards666 Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2012

    $25 is a good price for Darkness. I paid just over that in November and was pleased with the purchase. I still have a boner from it.
  2. DanK4

    DanK4 Aficionado (240) Maine Jan 17, 2012

    Holy sweet fuck dude, you got way overcharged. Sounds like the second and third parties were trying to make a quick buck.
  3. DanK4

    DanK4 Aficionado (240) Maine Jan 17, 2012

    Well $28 for a bottle of Lou Pepe seemed a pretty insane, but overall I'd say oz/dollar amount would be a bottle of Bourbon County Cherry Rye for a whopping $32 a bottle damn good but never again at a bar.
  4. MudDrinker

    MudDrinker Aficionado (220) Ohio Oct 16, 2012

    $40 4xpack Jacobins Rouge nooooooo
    StaveHooks likes this.
  5. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,440) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    People can taste different compounds in hops. Everyone is different.
  6. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Advocate (640) California Jan 2, 2010 Verified


    Not a fan of BB RIS I guess

    I don't have enough left in the cellar to feel safe

    2beerdogs and BREWSnTATTOOS like this.
  7. mcrago

    mcrago Savant (405) Indiana Oct 6, 2012

    I had FW 14 at Christmas and would GLADLY pay $120 for 3 of them!
    EyePeeAyBryan and gshak like this.
  8. mcrago

    mcrago Savant (405) Indiana Oct 6, 2012

    I paid $24.99 for mine...
  9. mcrago

    mcrago Savant (405) Indiana Oct 6, 2012

    $39.99 here...
  10. mcrago

    mcrago Savant (405) Indiana Oct 6, 2012

    I doubt they do. Even so, DL is only available one day a year, and I suspect they sell out.
  11. FredBL

    FredBL Zealot (80) New York Feb 3, 2012 Verified

    I paid $40 for a bottle of Fruet, which is very good I just think that's a bit much.
  12. [​IMG]
    That was an expensive day!!! 4 GI Rare ($50/per), and 2 Tenabe Custom pedals ($599/per)!
    RobertColianni and SteelersX like this.
  13. BrewMaven

    BrewMaven Savant (345) New York Apr 5, 2005

    $10 for a 12oz Dogfish Head 120...The DFH 90 blows it away IMO.
  14. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Savant (315) Massachusetts Sep 20, 2012 Verified

    Trade you for one of those Rares! :D
  15. SteelersX

    SteelersX Advocate (525) New York Jan 30, 2011 Verified

    I paid too much for cherry rye.
    The distributors are scamming the stores and the stores are scamming the patrons.

    I'm becoming less and less enchanted with the whole thing.
    Horbar likes this.
  16. Like a good BA (Idiot)... I drank/traded all but one away! It's not even pictured there, but I only have bottle 0478 left. I had over a dozen bottles at one time!
  17. $20 near me... Paid $13.99 for KH, and $17.99 for Coffee last year. A bit of a hike I agree... but what does 3 beers cost at a bar on any given night? $13?
  18. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Advocate (665) Michigan Sep 21, 2012 Verified

    I went there to buy some Zombie Dust a few weeks ago. I was told that they sold 800+ six packs in a mere few hours earlier that morning. No more for a month. Balls.
  19. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Advocate (665) Michigan Sep 21, 2012 Verified

    I did get a bottle of Arctic Panzer Wolf though. $10. Overpriced? (I haven't tried it yet.)
  20. mcrago

    mcrago Savant (405) Indiana Oct 6, 2012

    Wonderful price. It sells for $12.99 at my local bottle shop. One of FFF's best - cheers!
  21. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Champion (805) California Sep 4, 2010 Verified

    I can find regular BORRIS for less than $9 and the BA version for about $18 which I still think is worth it.
  22. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poobah (1,060) California Jan 31, 2005 Verified

    Hey there Thickfreakness, any time you have KH available, please let me know. I'd like to get a bottle or 2 & I'm not willing to part with 1 of my kids for a bottle (like some people want in trades on BA):)
  23. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,440) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

    Whatever the price, it's a great beer.
  24. Whoa. Don't feel so bad about my purchases when I look at what some of you folk have paid. But I''ve more than made up for it with my Burgundy habit.
  25. llamabones

    llamabones Aspirant (30) Ohio Jul 9, 2011

    Went to a reputable store selling 12 oz Zombie Dust bottles for $4.99 each yesterday.
  26. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Savant (310) Ohio Apr 11, 2010 Verified

    Because they can and people will pay it. I picked up a 6 pack for $15.99.
  27. KingSlayer

    KingSlayer Savant (265) California Dec 20, 2012

    $28 for a delirium noel, and similar for a chocolate stout from rogue ales
  28. papaholmz

    papaholmz Savant (250) South Carolina Nov 7, 2012 Verified

    Went to Belgium in November, 2012 and bought 2 cases of Westy 12 plus some Rodenbach Caractere Rouge and Cantillion Fou Foune... Beside the price of the beer, I paid roughly $300 in shipping and of course there was the price of the flight.
    mactrail likes this.
  29. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (535) New York Mar 7, 2010

    Its $9.99 pretty much anywhere in lower NY. Not surprising considering its strength.
    RobertColianni likes this.
  30. Bathos

    Bathos Aficionado (120) Kentucky Mar 30, 2008

    Five bucks apiece for Brewdog's Smokehead and Storm.

    Bleh. Never again.
  31. I will go with Brewdog as well, paid equivalent of $7.00 for a Bitch Please because of the Three Floyds collab. Yuck!
  32. StaveHooks

    StaveHooks Advocate (505) Oklahoma Nov 18, 2008

    $17 for 5 Golden Rings. Terrible mess of a beer. I predict aging will do this no good.
    EyePeeAyBryan likes this.
  33. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Advocate (665) Michigan Sep 21, 2012 Verified

    Tried it, worth $10 for sure. Not my favorite DIPA, but delicious nonetheless.
  34. Just bought 2 bottles of MOAS for a total of $78. I had to though. I'll never stumble upon that one again
  35. davesway10

    davesway10 Advocate (535) Iowa Jan 23, 2010 Verified

    ouch, that's a bit over the top.
  36. goalie33

    goalie33 Savant (340) New York Dec 3, 2009

    $30 for a 750 of Tart of Darkness. I enjoyed GI's Dishonest Stout so much I figured it would be a worthwhile splurge. It wasn't terrible, but not worth that price.
  37. Italian shipping companies are notorious for unexplained "shrinkage" of inventory. May help explain the insane prices you see on those products.

    I see you're taking pains not to name names, but I shop regularly in Philly and haven't seen anything that egregious. Where are you buying?
  38. Paid $17 for a bottle of 2012 Saison Brett well after it was off the shelves here in KC
  39. PetieP

    PetieP Aficionado (210) Pennsylvania Apr 27, 2011 Verified

    Not here to sully names. They have decent prices on alot of stuff, but too many things are, like, 4 or 5 bucks more per 4 or 6 pack than the Wegman's a mile away. I guess you can say, they need to inflate due to the volume they keep. They have ALOT of stuff. Not all of it sells, so they need to make the money somewhere so they can continue getting the good stuff. But that still doesnt justify a $35 fresh bottle of Bitches Brew.
    It wouldnt piss me off so bad if they didnt employ college kids that know NOTHING about their product, but thats a whole other story.
  40. kpacedo

    kpacedo Savant (345) California Nov 24, 2009 Verified

    Growler fill of wookey jack at FW for $30. Outrageous.