Excluding BrewDog, the UK's most expensive beer...?

Discussion in 'British Isles' started by Zimbo, Apr 26, 2012.

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  1. Zimbo

    Zimbo Savant (956) Aug 7, 2010 Scotland

    Since the topic of prices and bottles recently came up in another thread I was wondering what really is the UK's most expensive beer. BrewDog excluded.
    I have my own ideas but I'm keen to hear what other UK BAs think.
     
  2. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,758) Jan 24, 2011 England
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    I honestly have no idea though Thornbridge does pop into mind (usuallly worth it though).
     
  3. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (9,649) Sep 25, 2011 England
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    Grabbing my beers either at the pub or off the shelf means I spend between £1-4 on the average pint.

    Probably the most I'm shelling out, out of the ale house is for the 750 Meantime bottles.

    Not that I wouldn't be willing to part with a little extra cash, just it never seems to be on offer.

    Though I saw Moor's Old Freddy Walker for about £8 a pint, though by the time I got to that strength (following the pumps by % upwards) I couldn't even afford a half lmao.
     
  4. marquis

    marquis Champion (812) Nov 20, 2005 England

    Most I've ever paid was £4 for a pint of Adnam's Tally Ho but that was on the Norfolk coast where they charge near London prices.
     
  5. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2009 Australia

    4 pounds - thats nearly standard in london, isn't it? :wink:
     
  6. marquis

    marquis Champion (812) Nov 20, 2005 England

    Haven't drunk in London since 1971 so I don't know. Last summer though the price in Norfolk for Adnam's ordinary Bitter was generally £3.10 a pint which I thought was outrageous and that was before the latest round of price increases.
     
  7. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,758) Jan 24, 2011 England
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    £2.25 for a pint atm at my local. Unless you want Marston's EPA which is £1.99.
     
  8. Gold89

    Gold89 Initiate (0) Sep 26, 2010 England

    £2.50 a pint in my (not so local) local in S. Wales. And the beer is always perfectly kept. Five constantly changing beers (including Thornbridge, Dark Star, Roosters, Salopian, Skinners, St. Austell, Oakham). And free cheese.
     
  9. ReluctantScooper

    ReluctantScooper Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2008 England

    Whoh there. Can we stick to the price of bottled beer, before this degenerates into a "I bought a pint of x for y in z and I think it's excellent / outrageous"? We've been there before.
     
  10. Zimbo

    Zimbo Savant (956) Aug 7, 2010 Scotland

    Think the most I've ever paid was a 750ml bottle of Dark Island Reserve. Was something in the range of £12-13. I hummed and hawed over the price for a long long time beforel I finally coughed up the cash.
     
  11. ReluctantScooper

    ReluctantScooper Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2008 England

    We are talking retail prices, yes? Well, I've paid probably in the region of £15 for 75cl of Lost Abbey or some odd guezes from beermerchants. And they are are currently selling 37.5cl bottles of Lost Abbey Brandy Barrel Angel's Share for £15.95...
     
  12. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat Initiate (0) May 20, 2009 Ireland

    All Lost Abbey beer sold over here is a rip-off.
     
  13. ReluctantScooper

    ReluctantScooper Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2008 England

    Because?
     
  14. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat Initiate (0) May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Because they're all derivative of Belgian styles done better, and cheaper, by Belgians.

    Apart from Serpent Stout.
     
  15. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (9,649) Sep 25, 2011 England
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    They found the Abbey.
     
  16. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2008 England

    speaking of staying on-topic, I think the request was for UK beers- it's easy to rack up big prices for US beers.
     
  17. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2008 England

    I actually can't think of many non-Brewdog beers that I've bought that were THAT expensive. Probably a 750ml bottle of Marble Decadence at about £14.
     
  18. ReluctantScoop

    ReluctantScoop Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2012 England

    OK - for UK-brewed beer it's probably Decadence, which still works out at less than a fiver for a 330ml equivalent. And I know I've never spent more than a fiver on a 330ml UK bottle.
     
  19. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,758) Jan 24, 2011 England
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    Screw it i'm mentioning brewdog. £15.49 for a bottle of "Dog A" off their website. Absolutely horrendous.
     
  20. Zimbo

    Zimbo Savant (956) Aug 7, 2010 Scotland

    If we include BrewDog that does seem like a winner especially considering its only a 330ml bottle. Should have known.
     
  21. reprob8

    reprob8 Initiate (0) May 22, 2008 England

    Sheperd Neame Generation Ale @ £17.50 a bottle?

    Nice box though.
     
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