beers you like but cant justify the $

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  1. djrn2

    djrn2 Poo-Bah (1,922) Nov 4, 2009 New Jersey
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    Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek
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  2. jeremiahoden

    jeremiahoden Disciple (334) Apr 4, 2012 Indiana
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    Fruet and Utopias even though i bought mulitple of both!
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  3. BleepBloopBlap

    BleepBloopBlap Initiate (59) Aug 19, 2011 Massachusetts

    I feel like this has just turned into "what do you think is more expensive than it should be'" which to me is different than what the thread title suggests. For me, beers I want (and have had) but can't justify the price for what they are: any lost abbey 375 and all Maine beer company.
  4. Uniobrew31

    Uniobrew31 Zealot (554) Jan 16, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Any Trappist beer. Those monks charity only goes so far lol!!! I do get a few bottles around Christmas time but sheesh it's expensive
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  5. corby112

    corby112 Poo-Bah (3,908) Nov 19, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    I really wanted to try this but passed on it because of the high price. I kind of regret it and will probably splurge if I see it on the shelf again.
  6. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    For me it has to Surly Abrasive, great beer but the place 10mins away across the river charges $19/4 pack. While a great beer (possibly the best DIPA on the planet) man it is hard to shell out a Andrew Jackson for 4 beers... Don't go quoting bomber prices because the only one of those I buy on the regular is Hop Stoopid at 3.99....
  7. Corey17

    Corey17 Initiate (164) Jan 12, 2013 New York

    Dogfish 120 minute @ $11 for 12 oz. Don't get me wrong, it was a nice treat, but reminded me more of a barley wine than an IPA.
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  8. jtdolla911

    jtdolla911 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 Massachusetts
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    anything drie foneteinin (sp?) or lost abbey angel's share, 30-40 a piece? once or twice a year, maybe
  9. MeadGuyfromMD

    MeadGuyfromMD Aspirant (215) May 23, 2007 Maryland

    Found a shop with 4 different versions of FF Eclipse, but at $30/btl. I'm a pass.
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  10. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    It's $12.99 / 4-pack at all the Total Wines in the Tampa Bay Area. For $16.99, you can get the 4-pack with a nice tulip glass. I have 4 glasses. :astonished:
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  11. jtdolla911

    jtdolla911 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 Massachusetts
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    they recently landed in MA, and we got seven varieties, and ive seen 30 and 35 for selling prices. i picked up one, but that'll be it for me. its damn good, but there's too many good stouts out there to justify the price for me
  12. djsmith1174

    djsmith1174 Disciple (343) Aug 21, 2005 Minnesota

    I usually see it for $9.99 - $10.99 around here. I love quads and drink it often because there are not very many available at that price point. Unless I'm just not thinking hard enough. :confused:
  13. jtdolla911

    jtdolla911 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 Massachusetts
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    i find that evil twin is in the same category. both make awesome beers, must run in the family, but at their prices id rather pick something local
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  14. theHoff77

    theHoff77 Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 Minnesota

    Quite a few beers from Surly. Coffee Bender, Abrasive, Wet, and Darkness are all to some degree more than they should be in my opinion. I also think Bell's special releases are overpriced. Everything I've had has been a bit underwhelming at $15 or more for a 6pk.
  15. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
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    Speedway Stout at $14/750 ml. Bolt Cutter at $23/750 ml. BCBS at $21/4 pack. I know, I know it's cheap comparatively, but it's also too much for me.
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  16. Steve_Oldrati

    Steve_Oldrati Initiate (85) Nov 1, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Living in the Pittsburgh area, I've grown accustomed to high beer prices. Some things are ridiculous even for PA though. Picked up 500 ml bottles of Zoe and Mo the other day, but at ~$9-10 a bottle I can't see myself trying them a second time.

    I can see myself justifying high prices to try new beers at least once, but that's usually it. Hey, tickers gotta tick, right?
  17. Rutager

    Rutager Poo-Bah (2,188) Oct 18, 2010 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Older Viscosity @ $18 for that little bottle. Seriously, wtf???
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  18. jtdolla911

    jtdolla911 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 Massachusetts
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    holy shit, 9-10? Only Lunch would be worth it, and even then, it might not be fresh enough to demand that price. I get it for 7 when I can find it and still think that's high
  19. atomic

    atomic Disciple (328) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
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    Thats actually a good price. I just paid $25 for a 4pk.

    But yea I can't justify that price either, but I need it for a trade.
  20. FozzieThaBurr

    FozzieThaBurr Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2013

    BA Old Raspy. A friend and I split one during the Superbowl and I thought it was fantastic; like BCBS but significantly better. Then I saw the $24.99 price sticker. It certainly wasn't that good.

    Same goes for any 375ml that is more than $6 (which it seems they all are).
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  21. slangtruth

    slangtruth Initiate (95) Jan 8, 2012 Massachusetts

    I liked Pretty Things Meadowlark, but it was a splurge and I wouldn't pay the price again.
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  22. DrinkSlurm

    DrinkSlurm Poo-Bah (1,927) Oct 3, 2007 New York

    Sarcasm? I hope so...
  23. DrinkSlurm

    DrinkSlurm Poo-Bah (1,927) Oct 3, 2007 New York
    Subscriber I taking crzy pills?
  24. Hoptimus-Prime

    Hoptimus-Prime Disciple (342) Dec 7, 2012 North Carolina
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    Hopslam. Passed on a sixer today priced at $20.99. I bought a six pack of schlafly's A IPA and a bomber of Palate Wrecker the same price. Sculpin is also on the more expensive side...but if its less than 3weeks old, that's all the justification I need lol
  25. DrinkSlurm

    DrinkSlurm Poo-Bah (1,927) Oct 3, 2007 New York

    this thread is just stupid...
    yea, some beers are more than others; but no one is making any of you buy them. If all of these brews being mentioned are so over priced, why do they sell so quick?
    Besides, these arent brews made to drink on a regular basis anyway. Plus, most pints are at least $6 at a bar but likely more, especially in the NYC and tri state area..
    A bottle of wine is at least $10-$15 if you dont want

    I have seen these mentioned in this thread:

    Maine Beer Co. - Well worth it - all of them...especially fresh lunch - $6-$7 - yea. So well crafted its borderline insane
    Hill Farmstead - They actually sell them cheap at the brewery ~ $8-$15 bomber - which is beyon worth every single penny.
    Evil Twin - id pay $12 for an Even More Jesus in a second, even if it meant skipping a morning dunkin donut coffee for a few days to make up the difference
    DFH Big beers (noble rot, namaste, Red & White etc)...again, well worth the $12-$15 price. These beers are so well crafted with such amazing ingredients and are absolutely perfect to pair with food; in fact I feel like there are not many others crafted better for that purpose. Id buy them over a $12 bottle of wine in a heartbeat.
    Drie Fonteinen/Cantillon/RR/La Folie or any (real) geuze or lambic - seriously $15 is too much? do you even know what is put into these brews - time, man hours, space, expert expert brewing knowledge and MASTER blending...for a beverage that took at a minimum 3 years before it leaves the brewery to be any less than $15 is a steal.

    Point is, if its too expensive, dont buy it and leave it on the shelf for me...
  26. darkandhoppy

    darkandhoppy Aspirant (295) Dec 26, 2008 Connecticut

    BCBS. More so now that the money goes to AB/Inbev
  27. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    This thread is great.

    Ted Fidy and Gubna come to mind for me. Good beers, but I rarely buy them due to the cost.
  28. Lerxst

    Lerxst Defender (617) Jun 17, 2005 Florida

    +1 to this. People are bemoaning the price of Hopslam, but I paid $18/sixer. That works out to $0.25/oz or $5.50 for 22oz. That's pretty damn reasonable.

    It's all psychological. When a sixer rings up at nearly $20 with tax it seems expensive. But you have to figure $/oz
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  29. BigCheese

    BigCheese Defender (689) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    Yea, not paying that much for a pint of beer, sorry.

    Can I just answer most bombers in general?
  30. imbrue001

    imbrue001 Aspirant (213) Aug 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    that's what we are doing bro
    that's the whole point of this thread
  31. ironchefmiyagi13

    ironchefmiyagi13 Defender (642) Jan 9, 2013 Tennessee
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    It's the same out here on Long Island. Only reason I bought it was cuz I have never had it before. Not sure if I would pay for it again. Just have to wait till I crack it open.
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  32. fastenoughforphish

    fastenoughforphish Aspirant (218) Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
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    Whoa whoa chill out BRAH. I for one don't think people are saying these beers are overpriced, just that they can't afford em. As a recent grad struggling to find a job in my field, I can say my current coffee shop job doesn't allow me to buy bombers of Pipeworks, cases of BCBS ect ect. I splurge occasionally, found a BCBCS that I bought, but I don't think I will buy some more (also, they are hard to find). So I think the point of this thread is not that these brewers are overpricing their beer (though some places do, like FFF), but that we all can't afford great beer all the time.

    So please don't lecture people who can't afford the beer you can.
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  33. Indybier

    Indybier Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2011 Illinois

    Damn...I feel like a cheep azz having passed on the HS @ 18. Nothing against the price, the beer is just not worth it. Gimme a four pack of DFH Palo Santo Marron anyday when I'm bustin' 15+ for a pack of 12oz beers.
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  34. Raime

    Raime Meyvn (1,248) Jun 4, 2012 Michigan
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    Duvel. Someday I may elect to pay $18.99 for a four pack, But not today.
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  35. poopinmybutt

    poopinmybutt Initiate (84) May 25, 2005 Nebraska

    duvel prices are wonky

    its like $20/4 here but i can drive like 1 hour to a different state and get it for $13

    ommegang stuff is weird too. 750s of ommegang are $10 here....i was in kansas last week and saw 4 packs for $8.99
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  36. qchic

    qchic Defender (616) Jul 6, 2004 Maryland
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    caldera ipa- $12 for a 6er is not completely prohibitive, but others tend to be a better value.

    When I "need" to justify spending money on beer, I think about how much I've spent on lesser beers at sporting events or concerts.
  37. EdH

    EdH Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2005 Utah

  38. DrinkSlurm

    DrinkSlurm Poo-Bah (1,927) Oct 3, 2007 New York
    Subscriber not buying cases of anything, (ive never bought a case of anything - aside from some molson canadian in my college years) nor am i saying I can afford what you not assuming anything and neither should you...I am just defending the "elevated" costs of some brews/breweries.
    I know the OP does say "beers you like but cant justify..." but it seemed like some posts were geared towards complaining about overpricing...rather than liking a beer or a worthwile purchase.
  39. FEUO

    FEUO Disciple (327) Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Another vote for "this thread is stupid".
    I know I drink great craft beer for the taste. Not looking for endless amounts of walezbro to fill the gullet.

    If you are an M-series person on a Kia budget then quitcherbitchin and enjoy either less M-series brews or take solace in Kia level shtuff. There is a LOT of GOOD to GREAT stuff out there. Some walez won't suit your palette, regardless of price, anyways.

    Bottom line, if you can't afford it then don't buy it. Life lesson.
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  40. thebigbambino

    thebigbambino Initiate (44) Feb 20, 2012 Florida

    Gubna and Ten Fidy, loves em but there is so much more out there to try
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