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beers you like but cant justify the $

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by djrn2, Feb 5, 2013.

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  1. craigo19

    craigo19 Oct 12, 2009 Michigan

    I would gladly trade Expedition Stout for some Abyss.
  2. Gatch

    Gatch Nov 29, 2006 Massachusetts

    Whoaaa...Dinner? Explain. I'm assuming since Lunch is an IPA, Dinner will be a DIPA?
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  3. EdH

    EdH Jul 27, 2005 Utah

    But see, there's a difference between "can't afford it" and "not worth it". I'm sure it wouldn't break most of us to flush a $20 down the toilet--but does that make it a good fucking idea?
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  4. jtdolla911

    jtdolla911 Nov 18, 2011 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    I think there are way toooooo many options to say you "can't" afford something versus "not buying" something. there are a lot of great beers out there, but with the growing variety of beers, it's hard to justify buying one particular beer at a high price.
  5. hoparoundnw2337

    hoparoundnw2337 Aug 6, 2011 Washington
    Beer Trader

    If I like it and can get at the release or issue price, I can justify the $. No matter (if I like it). What I can't justify sometimes is the trade value of something I like. Taste in the buds of the beholder...
  6. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer May 10, 2012 Illinois

    Cognac was insanity.
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  7. Hoptimus-Prime

    Hoptimus-Prime Dec 7, 2012 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    No doubt , there are beers that I would pay that for...balancing price per ounce...3bombers vs a six pack but HS isn't one of those. Was good, but not the phenominal beer I was expecting considering all the hype.
  8. Shagator

    Shagator Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    How much of the price and demand is driven by the brewery and how much is driven by sites like this? I think the seasonality and special releases of some of these beers drive up the price. I dont think I would pay $18-$20 for a six of Hopslam if I could get it all the time. But since I cant, I probably buy more than I should and spend more than I should. I think it is worth every penny. I also think some of the demand is driven by what some people are saying on sites like this. It is a great tool and I am at the point where I am trying new beers and I look on here to see the ratings and what people are saying on the forums. With that being said I have paid a lot for a beer because i saw a good score or recommendation on here. I wonder if the breweries are looking at some of the posts. Just my two cents.
  9. Cjames88

    Cjames88 Mar 6, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Sculpin. I went to the store today and finally found it......for 20$ a sixer.
  10. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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  11. obrike

    obrike Jun 19, 2009 Texas

    Just about everything from Jester King:rolleyes:
  12. djrn2

    djrn2 Nov 4, 2009 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Ya know whats fucked up is, I see differentiation of 4-6 bucks a 6pk and 2-4 bucks a 22/750 between the stores I go to. Some mofo's are definitely price gouging.
  13. FEUO

    FEUO Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    The thread title is refers to justification. If you need to justify them you probably can't afford to be dropping the $.
  14. BrettHead

    BrettHead Sep 18, 2010 Nebraska

    2013 is 12.49 here..
  15. feelin_iffy

    feelin_iffy Dec 26, 2012 Michigan

  16. Steve_Oldrati

    Steve_Oldrati Nov 1, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    My local bottleshop finally got a few bottles of Barrel-Aged Bigfoot in, $22 a pop. I knew it was going to be expensive being in Pittsburgh and all, but almost $1/oz? No thank you.
  17. Chris77McGrath

    Chris77McGrath Feb 8, 2013 Ohio

  18. Stevicus

    Stevicus Jul 1, 2009 California

    How has this thread not been banned yet? This is usually right up the "not in the spirit of this site" alley.
  19. jbdpsu82

    jbdpsu82 Aug 28, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    I guess I lucked out when I found a sixer for $13.
  20. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Everything from Maine Beer Co. Very good beers, but twice the price I would be willing to spend on them. I know some bars even refuse to carry them on tap as the pricing would be so outrageous relative to other pale ales and IPAs using the typical bar mark-up.
  21. ShanePB

    ShanePB Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Sculpin 6-pack prices are a bit much here, too. Damn good beer though, I find them for about $16.99 and will buy one every once in a while. I can't help myself.
  22. raynmoon

    raynmoon Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Everything Unibroue.
  23. Stevicus

    Stevicus Jul 1, 2009 California

    They are that much everywhere. Salt in the wounds is when you get an old one.
  24. Stevicus

    Stevicus Jul 1, 2009 California

    Seriously? I am not its biggest advocate, but in SF, a 750 of Fin Du Monde goes for like 8-9 bucks. I think most of their beers are pretty well priced for the quality.
  25. ShanePB

    ShanePB Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    You don't check the bottle dates?
  26. raynmoon

    raynmoon Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Yeah, maybe you're right. I might have to rethink my original post.
  27. Stevicus

    Stevicus Jul 1, 2009 California

    I stopped buying it after being burned so many times without dates. They have dates now? I got to buy beer for our company picnic 2 years ago, but a bought a bunch of Sculpin, preached the gospel about Mango/Pineapple/Peach super goodness. Had 30 people take sips and sniffs of their beers and call me a charlatan. I was done. Then again, I also hear they have color TV now.
  28. sudsellier

    sudsellier Dec 1, 2009 Florida

    Hoppin' Frog. So good, but the price here in Florida is ouch-ey. $30 for Hop Damn Triple IPA. I'll settle for a nice Ballast Point Sculpin.
  29. nanobrew

    nanobrew Dec 31, 2008 California

    I love sours, but I cannot afford to drink a $10-20 bottle all the time. This is why I have started to brew more sours. Even a fruited one might only cost about $1 a bottle.
  30. Lethal04

    Lethal04 Sep 3, 2009 Missouri

    Sculpin. $15-16 and hard to find it fresh. Usually 2-3+ month old bottles on the shelf and they just don't taste near as good.

    Ten Fidy is good but not worth it to me for $14/4. Too many good stouts around the $9-10 range that I like just as much or better.
  31. baconman91

    baconman91 Dec 13, 2009 Ohio

    Bells HopSlam
    Troegs Nugget Nectar
  32. bozodogbreath

    bozodogbreath Oct 19, 2006 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Dreadnaught - I love it but I don't buy it. The price point is just too steep for an everyday beer. Others have mentioned the 50/50's and BA Raspy. Even as "specialty" brews, there are other on the shelf that cause me to leave the 50's and BA Raspy behind.
  33. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Oct 2, 2010 New York

    BA Old Raspy (a pint of beer for $23... fuck me!)
    Brooklyn Black OPS (give me $25 of BCS any day!)
    50/50 (almost $30 for a good, not great RIS...pass)
    quite a few DFH bottles that I'd buy WAY more often if the price was a little lower
    Founders Devil Dancer
  34. BladeRunner

    BladeRunner Apr 4, 2007 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Eclipse 50/50. Every time I look at the price tag I always just shake my head and move on.
  35. Shmeal

    Shmeal Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Cascade's new pricing structure.
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  36. HopNuggets

    HopNuggets Oct 8, 2009 Connecticut

    Rogue's beers seemed over priced to me considering they are not super high ABV... so it can't be justified by the massive amounts of malt needed.
  37. Focusf111

    Focusf111 Jun 21, 2012 Vermont

    50/50 Eclipse
    BA Rasputin
    This years Ommegang anniversary
    3L double bastard.
  38. saxclar123

    saxclar123 Feb 15, 2012 Pennsylvania

  39. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Jan 11, 2013 New York

    the expensive ones that taste good.
  40. TheJollyHop

    TheJollyHop Sep 2, 2009 California

    You forgot the "/end thread" after your statement :p
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