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beers you like but cant justify the $

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

  1. craigo19

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

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

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    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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    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

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    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

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    Cognac was insanity.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Sculpin. I went to the store today and finally found it......for 20$ a sixer.
     
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    Just about everything from Jester King:rolleyes:
     
  12. djrn2

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    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.
     
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    The thread title is refers to justification. If you need to justify them you probably can't afford to be dropping the $.
     
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    2013 is 12.49 here..
     
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    Agreed
     
  16. Steve_Oldrati

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    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.
     
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    How has this thread not been banned yet? This is usually right up the "not in the spirit of this site" alley.
     
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    I guess I lucked out when I found a sixer for $13.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Everything Unibroue.
     
  23. Stevicus

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    They are that much everywhere. Salt in the wounds is when you get an old one.
     
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    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.
     
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    You don't check the bottle dates?
     
  26. raynmoon

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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Bells HopSlam
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    Eclipse 50/50. Every time I look at the price tag I always just shake my head and move on.
     
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    Cascade's new pricing structure.
     
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    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.
     
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    50/50 Eclipse
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    This years Ommegang anniversary
    3L double bastard.
     
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    the expensive ones that taste good.
     
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    You forgot the "/end thread" after your statement :p
     
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