beers you like but cant justify the $

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  1. djrn2

    djrn2 Poo-Bah (1,958) Nov 4, 2009 New Jersey
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    There's a few out there but two that I really wish were cheaper.

    I can't bring myself to spend

    $25 on a Golden Blend 375

    $20 on a Red Poppy 375
  2. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    All of them
    Beer is a waste of money
    But i buy a lot of it anyway.
  3. buffs9

    buffs9 Aspirant (291) Apr 28, 2008 Colorado
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    Prettty much all of Great Divide's barrel aged beers, though non-infected BA Yeti is worth it, at least once or twice a year.
  4. thecheapies

    thecheapies Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Oskar Blues Ten Fidy
    Nebraska Black Betty
    Samuel Adams Utopias
  5. djrn2

    djrn2 Poo-Bah (1,958) Nov 4, 2009 New Jersey
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    Good cal on the Great Divide

    Also all the De Proof collabs.
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  6. celticfutblclub

    celticfutblclub Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 Massachusetts

    Brett is that you?
  7. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Honestly, most. I look at the selections at bottle shops and am like, "Oh, that's a good one" or "I love that one." Yet, none of them find their way into my bag. The hobby is getting way too expesnvie for me, so for the most part, I am sticking with $8-$12 six packs that I love and the ocassional bomber I want to try.
  8. vonnegut21

    vonnegut21 Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2012 New York
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    The 50/50 Eclipse beers...
  9. ipas-for-life

    ipas-for-life Disciple (347) Feb 28, 2012 Virginia
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    Oude Tart. I did justify buying two bottles. However I thought about buying it 10 other times and couldnt pull the trigger.
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  10. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    Bmc beers at a concert venue or music festival ( 10 for a corona really?!!). Bottled "rare" beers at most local restaurants. I refuse to pay 25 for the dissident or the abyss. Especially if i know that if it was on draft it would be exponentially cheaper!
  11. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    None. If the post was "beers you like but can't justify the $ to your SO" then I could make a list :slight_smile:
  12. bump8628

    bump8628 Meyvn (1,144) Feb 21, 2008 Oklahoma

    Just about everything from Mikkeller. Most of the stuff is good, but not great and for the price there are plenty of better options.
  13. gcamparone

    gcamparone Poo-Bah (1,531) Dec 6, 2011 Rhode Island
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    BCBS :slight_frown: 22.99/4 is slightly out of my "drink to enjoy a good beer" price range. I can only justify drinking one on a special occasion
  14. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

    Older Viscosity
    Old Stock Cellar Reserve
    most BA Bruery beers

    There's a bunch of non-barrel aged beer that is good, but being in the $10+ range for a bomber, I can't justify it.
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  15. fehrminator

    fehrminator Disciple (358) Jan 26, 2008 North Carolina
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    Anything by Nebraska, Mikkeller, Evil Twin & Hoppin' Frog
    BA Raspy
    Mother Earth (NC) special releases
    Honorable Mention: Mystery Brewing and their $25/bomber anniversary beer. Still in shock about that one.
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  16. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,719) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    Most sours, but I do it anyway.

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  17. Dtapeski

    Dtapeski Initiate (36) Oct 26, 2012 Colorado

    Westvleteren 12 4pk. Couldn't even imagine dropping $85 on that beer when a beer like St. Bernardus 12 is readily available for a fraction of the cost.
  18. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    If I can't justify the price, then I don't like it.
  19. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Aspirant (297) Aug 17, 2005 Oregon
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    Cascade. When the Barrel House first opened I was there weekly for lunch and a glass or two, and usually bought at least a couple bottles from each release when they were in the $15-18 range. Sadly, all of their blends seem to be taking on a "same as the last one" character, with the choice of fruit being the only differentiating point in what are otherwise lacto-bombs. After the announcement of a $30 price tag for Vlad I'm done. I haven't even been to their pub in months, simply because I started thinking about the $6-8/8oz glass prices and realized that I could buy bottles of Girardin, Tilquin, Drie Fontienen, etc, for less $$$ per ounce.
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  20. Squidly

    Squidly Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2006 New Jersey

    It was a 6 and included 2 glasses.
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  21. CUE45

    CUE45 Initiate (0) Jul 29, 2008 Virginia
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    Anything by Maine Beer Company.
  22. BrownAleMale

    BrownAleMale Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Wisconsin
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    Cuvee des Jacobins at 21.99 a 4 pack
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  23. Squidly

    Squidly Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2006 New Jersey

    RR Consecration at $17.50 for 375ml. I bought a couple because I had to try it... Loved it, but can't justify it again.
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  24. imbrue001

    imbrue001 Aspirant (216) Aug 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Anything by Evil Twin
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  25. Dtapeski

    Dtapeski Initiate (36) Oct 26, 2012 Colorado

    You're right, Thanks.
    It would have needed to be a 12 for me, but obviously the demand was way more than enough as it was.
  26. iKasey

    iKasey Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Stillwater, which everyone knows that one.

    Hopslam. Love it but there are so many alternate DIPAs that are so much less money!

    Maybe I'm wrong about this one as well, but why is Black Ops so high? I went to buy it until I saw the cost.
  27. Ohio_Stevo

    Ohio_Stevo Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2013

    Bell's Expedition Stout...$17.99 for a 6 pack?!
  28. Beer-A-Lot

    Beer-A-Lot Defender (684) Oct 4, 2012 Virginia

    Beat me to it.
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  29. Celtics76

    Celtics76 Defender (670) Sep 5, 2011 Rhode Island

    Dogfish Head special releases - Noble Rot, Nomaste, etc. Can't say I like them because I've never tried them, but I want to try them. Will only buy beers like that for a special occassion of some sort.
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  30. Squatchito

    Squatchito Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2007 Virginia

    Barrel Aged Boris from Hoppin Frog. A $17.99 bomber on the shelf I would never even consider buying.

    *didn't read that "like" part in my intial response.
  31. UnderJoath

    UnderJoath Initiate (0) Jul 29, 2010 Illinois
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    Any specialty beer by FFF these days. FFS.
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  32. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Aspirant (297) Aug 17, 2005 Oregon
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    You're getting screwed. It's $12-13 here in Oregon. Admittedly, that's still not cheap, but $17.50 is friggin insane.
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  33. caponeduke

    caponeduke Aspirant (239) Jul 28, 2011 North Carolina
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    Hopslam like a mother
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  34. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Initiate (154) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

    Barrel Aged Old Rasputin. So good, but that damn bottle tricks me every time. 16oz...C'mon
  35. SeaOfShells

    SeaOfShells Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2011 California

    BA Old Rasputin, Lost Abbey Deliverance and Angel's Share just to name a few.
  36. Johnnyramirez

    Johnnyramirez Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2012 California

    You're getting robbed. $10.99 or $11.99 here in California
  37. --Dom--

    --Dom-- Disciple (305) Dec 22, 2012 Missouri

    Love Oskar Blues, but way too much $$$$

    Also Third Coast Old Ale

    I would say Hopslam, but since I can never find it anyway I guess I can't be angry about the price huh
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  38. Bay01

    Bay01 Aspirant (278) Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    $6/ bomber for a great RIS seems like a good deal to me...
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  39. BigTomZ

    BigTomZ Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2009 Virginia

    Lost Abbey 375ml bottles and North Coast 500ml bottles.
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  40. BostonHops

    BostonHops Champion (848) Sep 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    angel's share was the first that came to mind. love the beer but pushing $20 for little over 12oz is tough to justify.
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