beers you like but cant justify the $

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  1. SanDiegoBeerLove

    SanDiegoBeerLove Disciple (351) Sep 20, 2009 California
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    Nearly every beer i would have to trade for. That includes all the ones that are over-hyped, looking at you people who trade Hill Farmstead.
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  2. enelson

    enelson Crusader (702) Dec 2, 2007 Illinois
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    BA Behemoth for $40 crossed my line.
  3. Graviz

    Graviz Initiate (157) Feb 26, 2012 Colorado
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    New Belgium La Folie (starting in 2012). It used to be $12-$13 a bottle but they raised it to around $17. Hate to see what it is this year. Good sour but not worth the increase.
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  4. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Aspirant (282) Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Pretty much every sour that exists. But I still buy them anyway from time to time.
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  5. AndyAvalanche

    AndyAvalanche Savant (994) Jun 16, 2008 Massachusetts

    True story, Mikkeller can be guilty of it too which sucks cause it's soooo good.
  6. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Aspirant (282) Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Prices at bottle shops for Consecration and the like are pretty much the same here (same as the guy you replied to, about $16-18 a bottle) around the Philly area. I bought Consecration once and loved it, but there's no way in hell I'm paying that kind of money for 375mls. This is what I'm talking about with the sours. I do love me some Rodenbach, though. Pretty reasonably priced.
  7. taxman

    taxman Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2012 Illinois

    Utopias. I saw one on a shelf today for $199.
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  8. pweis909

    pweis909 Poo-Bah (1,716) Aug 13, 2005 Wisconsin
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    The price of most good beer makes me feel extra lucky that I enjoy brewing and consuming my own. I'll drink retail products periodically, just to try or to socialize, but beers that cost >$2/bottle are hard for me to justify when I know I could brew something similarly quaffable for considerably less.
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  9. Nectar

    Nectar Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    Delieverance. 15.99 for a 375 is a bit cheapet then other places but havent bought it in the year the store has had it.

    Im buying it Friday. Its Vintage now! :wink:
  10. mightyatom

    mightyatom Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2009 Rhode Island

    This... Stare, drool then buy my six pack of sucks. At least now the quality of the average craft beer is such that I don't care as much anymore & it becomes a nice challenge of best beer for $ ratio...
  11. seakayak

    seakayak Disciple (379) May 20, 2007 Massachusetts

    Duvel - one of my all-time favorites, but at $17 per 4-pack I can always find something new to try instead.

    BTW, is it this steep everywhere, or just Taxachusetts?
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  12. terence

    terence Disciple (339) Mar 18, 2012 California

    I couldn't agree with you guys more. There are so many other options that are less expensive.
  13. brian4beer

    brian4beer Initiate (130) Jan 27, 2013 Indiana
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    Agree with this as every new release is 35-40 bucks a bomber which is crazy expensive but I still buy them. Just hurts a bit more when you buy one of these and it is not that good i.e. the recent black sun stout with cherries was just okay but not worth the 35 dollars. But what do I know they sold out the 111 bottles of the BA Behemoth with cherry that they released today at 40 dollars and sold out in four hours.
  14. KingforaDay

    KingforaDay Defender (668) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
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    Deliverance. $16 for a 375ml bottle is way out of line. Too many great less expensive alternatives.
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  15. Squidly

    Squidly Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2006 New Jersey

    On the east coast we're lucky to get ANY Russian River. As it is, it takes a trip to Philly and a lot of luck.
  16. BedetheVenerable

    BedetheVenerable Meyvn (1,023) Sep 5, 2008 Missouri

    Loove gulden drak but can't afford 18 buck 4 pks
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  17. scud

    scud Aspirant (203) Sep 22, 2010 Indiana
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    Even though I love them, FFF bombers (APW and Dreadnaught specifically) are pricey ranging from $10-12. It's just a lot to spend and not know for sure how fresh they are.
  18. herrburgess

    herrburgess Meyvn (1,044) Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina
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    Schlenkerla Maerzen. Man how I'd love to down 4 or 5 at one sitting; but at $5 a bottle, I can't see spending that amount of $, especially when I pay half that to do so at the source.
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  19. wemissmikey

    wemissmikey Initiate (0) May 19, 2011 South Carolina

    Westbrook IPA at $10.99 / 6 pack cans. The brewery is 1 mile from my house, and there are 30 other IPAs I can get for the same amount or cheaper that are consistent. I do like it when it is right, though. I'll go to the brewery and get the growler filled once in a while, just can't pony up that $$ for the cans.
    Oh yeah... And Hopslam... F that noise for $20 / 6.
    Oh yeah... And Special Double Cream Stout at $15 / 6.
    Wait a minute. Damn you Bell's and your awesome, expensive beers!!
  20. BarrelAgedBarry

    BarrelAgedBarry Aspirant (265) Feb 27, 2012 Minnesota
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    BA Raspy @ $22 a bottle around here. I really want to try it but the price turns me off.
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  21. RandomBattle

    RandomBattle Aspirant (232) Jun 25, 2010 New York
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    Everything listed here is cheap compared to NY prices, it's such crap. If Hopslam made it to NY that shit would be like $50 a 6 pack...
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  22. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 Texas
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    I would so gladly pay that... I live in texas! Somebody message me! I just got two Abyss and I'm getting like 3 more tomorrow. We have jester king stuff too.. thats about all we have to offer though lol.
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  23. mondegreen

    mondegreen Devotee (423) Nov 4, 2009 Georgia

    How do you feel about the Great Divide Yeti series, Hoppin Frog BORIS, or Avery's Czar?
  24. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    my solution is he never finds out the financing of my habit. :grinning: separate pot of cash.....
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  25. hardy008

    hardy008 Poo-Bah (1,969) Jan 12, 2008 Minnesota

    I second this. I saw Utopias a while back and passed on it. I didn't even consider buying it.
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  26. chubby2u

    chubby2u Initiate (0) May 2, 2012 New York

    Ditto! I have had some that I thought were pretty fantastic but far too pricey.
  27. thecheapies

    thecheapies Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Price-wise? Or, in general? I don't think the Yeti series is overpriced, and I enjoy them all (perhaps, Belgian Style the least). Regular B.O.R.I.S., I regret to say, I've never had (I've had D.O.R.I.S. and Barrel-Aged B.O.R.I.S.). Hoppin' Frog definitely needs to ease up on the pricing of their beers, overall. The Czar is actually in my fridge. I think I paid $8.99, so not too bad. I'll let you know what I think about it tonight, if I open it.
  28. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (530) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Maine Beer Co. stuff. Love all their beers but find myself passing because of the hefty price tag. $7-8 bucks for a 16.9 fl oz bottle is way out of my budget nowadays.
  29. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (582) Mar 28, 2009 California
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    Budweiser. Can't justifiy paying more than $1 for a 12er.
  30. RamoneTavares

    RamoneTavares Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2013 Virginia

    World wide stout, anything hoppin frog, most mikkeller, most stillwater, every brew dog. Hopslam for $22 this year sure hurt.
  31. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (688) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Amazed how many folks think ten fidy 4 packs are over priced but if they were bombers for $10 people would buy them like crazy.

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  32. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 Texas
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    I definitely agree. It's not over priced at all in my opinion
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  33. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas
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    Cantillon lawl
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  34. Noelito76

    Noelito76 Defender (698) Oct 30, 2004 New York
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    What's with Mikkeller anyway? I see the prices and I just can't do it.
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  35. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (639) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    How has nobody said Evil Twin? Some of the stouts they've released lately were like $13 for a 12oz bottle, or $8 IPAs. Its good beer but c'mon, its not that sought after or rare. Hell, they sit on the shelves around here for months
  36. LiquidCourage

    LiquidCourage Initiate (158) Nov 1, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Firestone Walker XVI (it was good, but not $21 good)
    Any Maine Beer Company Offerings
    Ten Fidy
    Angel's Share (thought, I've been staring at it for months now. I might just try it)
    Hoppin Frog BORIS
    50/50 Eclipse
    Beer Geek Breakfast Weasel
  37. Phacoman

    Phacoman Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2011 Pennsylvania

    That $85 was for a 6 pack, plus two glasses. Still expensive but not insane.
  38. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,186) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    Bourbon County. Wanted $26 a 4 pack when first released in our area. Lots of cheaper and tastier options (IMO).

    Tried Hopslam this weekend. Best IPA I've ever had to date so it was worth the pricetag to at least try a single (can't get the Pliny's or Heady my area so I'm still waiting on those).
  39. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,186) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    For all the overpriced crap, Old Raspy regular is sooooo awesomely priced for how tasty it is!!!!
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  40. DeutschesBier

    DeutschesBier Devotee (470) Feb 8, 2009 Maryland
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    The funny thing about that is a $17.99 6 pack is the equivalent (on a price per ounce basis) as a $5.50 bomber. People would sing its praises if it were a $5.50 bomber!

    Def. an expensive 6er though.
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