beers you like but cant justify the $

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  1. Thedrizzle

    Thedrizzle Defender (657) Sep 10, 2012 Florida
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  2. beerbelly72

    beerbelly72 Initiate (0) Dec 5, 2008 Massachusetts

    Exactly my answer
  3. 5thOhio

    5thOhio Zealot (501) May 13, 2007 South Carolina

    Wouldn't know. I don't buy expensive beers, so I haven't tasted them. Too many good beers available at reasonable prices to take a crapshoot on a pricey beer I haven't tried.
  4. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    For real. I get it for like $8-9/4-pack. One of the best values in craft imo.
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  5. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,474) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Cantillion. Do you know how much a plane ticket to fly across the Atlantic is these days!?
  6. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (2,474) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    It's $14 in WI.
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  7. Jspriest

    Jspriest Disciple (376) Feb 9, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Scaldis Prestige de Nuits and BFM Abbaye de St. Bon Chien.

    Love them both dearly and let them sit on shelves every time.
  8. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

    How about the whole 50/50 Eclipse series? The Elijah Craig 12 this year was fantastic, but I won't be dropping 30$ on another bottle. One and done.
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  9. codysjb

    codysjb Devotee (423) Jun 16, 2010 Prince Edward Island (Canada)
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    Black Damnation - Saw a bottle and just couldnt get past the upwards of 70 bucks price tag
  10. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Aspirant (210) Nov 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Madame Rose. Truly a phenomenal beer but at $20 or so a bottle I can't pull the trigger more than once or twice a year.
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  11. diesel59

    diesel59 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2012 New York

    I would like to try more stuff from "The Bruery"................. but damn their prices are steep!:slight_frown:
  12. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Crusader (710) Apr 3, 2006 Michigan
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    Rogue Double Chocolate Stout
  13. Nick1513

    Nick1513 Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2013

  14. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,459) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

    Cantillon, as others said.
  15. spoony

    spoony Poo-Bah (1,949) Aug 1, 2012 Colorado
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    Anything Swiss...Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien and Brasserie Trois Dames, for example.
  16. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (623) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    Which version?
  17. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Meyvn (1,248) Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    Evil Twin
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  18. Ispeakforthetrees

    Ispeakforthetrees Aspirant (232) Apr 2, 2012 Colorado

    Ten Fidy for sure.
  19. notchucknorris

    notchucknorris Poo-Bah (1,910) May 28, 2010 California
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    Someone already beat me to it, but Black Betty. Tried it. Liked it. But $30 liked it? Not so much.
  20. codysjb

    codysjb Devotee (423) Jun 16, 2010 Prince Edward Island (Canada)
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    V, saw it in Amsterdam but just couldn't say yes
  21. wesbray

    wesbray Disciple (349) Feb 29, 2012 Alberta (Canada)
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    Pretty much everything Rogue makes.
  22. richj1970

    richj1970 Poo-Bah (1,995) Oct 26, 2012 Alabama
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    How much are you paying for Ten Fidy? Getting it around these parts for about $12 or $13 per 4 pack.
  23. Ispeakforthetrees

    Ispeakforthetrees Aspirant (232) Apr 2, 2012 Colorado

    $12?? Your store must not know anything about what they are selling.
    I've lived in CO most of my life and on average at least $16 a 4 pack.
  24. Shagator

    Shagator Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    I am still relatively new to this and i have a questions
    What does the BA stand for for Old Rasputin?
  25. CMack

    CMack Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2008 Massachusetts

    BA = barrel aged.
  26. Shagator

    Shagator Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    I really wish these two in particular were cheaper, but I dont think I ever look at the price on Dreadnaught. i will check the price on APW and then somehow justify the price. With that being said Dreadnaught is my favorite beer and I have a hard time finding it around here.
  27. Shagator

    Shagator Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    Thank you. I realized that after i read a few more posts.
  28. RamoneTavares

    RamoneTavares Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2013 Virginia

    I'd love to pay less for it but I think it slays Hopslam for $5 bucks less, its available year round and 2 of my favorite watering holes sell it for $5 a pint. Now that I can buy fresh sixpacks and not dusty bombers it has vaulted to the top of my list of available ipa's I can get my hands on..........
  29. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (623) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    I've never had it but how about Brew Dog's "Sink the Bismarck?" $110? Seriously? With the ABV it has is this even really "beer?"
  30. Shagator

    Shagator Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    Hoppin Frog

    have had BORIS, DORIS and Hop Dam and while they are all good, there are better for cheaper
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  31. loony4lambic

    loony4lambic Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2012 California

    Bruery, except Rugbrod, love it and a fair price
  32. mondegreen

    mondegreen Devotee (423) Nov 4, 2009 Georgia

    I picked those three because they are fair comparisons to Ten Fidy, IMO. The 8.99 22oz Czar is ~$0.41 per ounce. Ten Fidy (@14.99/4 pack) is ~$0.31 per ounce. That puts the Czar at equivalent to ~$19.50/four pack.

    I'm glad to have Ten Fidy in a flexible format at a reasonable price per ounce. I Wish more breweries would put solid Imperial Stouts in 4 or 6 packs at that price point.
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  33. sarch

    sarch Initiate (58) Jan 16, 2013 Illinois
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    It's been said before, but an $8 bomber isn't terrible for something of TF caliber.
  34. thecheapies

    thecheapies Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Point proven on Ten Fidy. It's actually $15.99/4-pack near me, but that still puts it at about $0.33/oz. Plus, I doubt I'm going to enjoy The Czar as much. Bombers vs. 4-pack cans must be some sort of optical illusion to me.

    I'll do my best to justify it to say that I'm kind of a 'ticker'; so the less I can spend on a single beer experience, the better. If they sold Ten Fidy in a $9 bomber, I'd buy it over the 4-pack. Although, I like the 4-pack for laying down a couple.

    Either way, no points this round for me. I'll omit it from my original list. Perhaps, the REAL reason I've been straying from buying it is because I still have a couple in the cellar to enjoy.
  35. Nick1513

    Nick1513 Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2013

    I suppose. I wish they made smaller bottles or four-packs though. I can't get Hopslam (even though I have some I got in a trade), but I have access to other year round IPAs that I'd rather buy.
  36. semibaked

    semibaked Zealot (566) Mar 27, 2007 Illinois

    It is a bargain at that price, so good.
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  37. Knapp85

    Knapp85 Poo-Bah (6,421) Dec 25, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    If a beer is REALLY expensive I will usually buy it once and hope that it's not something I'll feel the need to have again. Bought Utopias in 09 and enjoyed it BUT the odds of me ever buying it again are very slim.

    I feel Evil Twin is too expensive to buy by the bottle as well. So I make sure to grab it if it's ever on draft somewhere during a happy hour or something. There are plenty more out there that are cost too much but can't think of them off hand.
  38. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,229) Mar 18, 2010 California

    I would say things like Utopias. I was able to try some of the most recent vintage and it was amazing, but that is some serious coin for "beer".
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  39. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Some places trying to sell it for $299 near me! I'd rather have Johnny Blue and Jose Family Especial, and still have some $ left over for some fine craft brew!
  40. tut2528

    tut2528 Initiate (0) Sep 26, 2008 Illinois
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    i agree with what most people have already mentioned...

    Mikkeller (every brew)
    Lost Abbey (mainly Deliverance and there 375 ml bottles)
    Hoppin Frog
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