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Most Expensive Beer You've Bought

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Rizalini, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Rizalini

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    Last year I won a raffle at Stone Brewery for their Barrel Aged Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut Porter. $1 per raffle ticket, then $25 for the beer (if you win). So I bought 20 tickets ($20), won, and bought the beer for $25.

    So I guess you can say I paid $45 for a bottle of beer.

    What's the most you've paid, and would you purchase it again?
     
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  2. RichD

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    As of right now, $20 for Infinium and hell no. A close second was Sucaba for 17 and I'd buy that again in a heartbeat.
     
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  3. Nectar

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    The higher end Bruery 750s like Rueze, Smoking Wood, Tart of Darkness..

    I don't get too crazy
     
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    $33.00'ish
     
  5. stirlingtrent

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    Back when I was learning to love Belgians, I think I bought a bottle of DeuS for about 30 bucks. Did not regret it.
     
  6. CommanderOfAwesome

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    $30 for me, but have also bought several FSW Anniversary beers for ~$25. And would buy them again in a second if I see them again.
     
  7. Monsone

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    At a bar: $80 for a BCS Rare. Not sure I would do it again.
    At a store: $60 (45 euro) for a 750ml bottle of De Struise Double Black. Haven't drank it yet so can't say if I would do it again.
     
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    I feel like this conversation will vary if you specify cost/ounce vs. sticker price.
     
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  9. inkdemention

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    ive paid a 1$ an ounce for 120 min...some other fw variants...paid 90$ for a brewdog beer
     
  10. Jeremy6566

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    $33 each for three differant Eclipse 50/50's and I don't think I would do it again.
    It was good, but not worth the money to me.
     
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  11. LeRose

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    I have yet to go over $17.99...some yes, some no on repurchase. Some I look at like OK - I have tried it, it's fine, move on. Some I would buy again as a treat. And definitely add me to the hell no on Infinium list. That's the one expensive buy that got me angry - at myself for buying into the idea in the first place and BB for making the stuff.
     
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  12. mmikey8

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    $30 for Black Tuesday
     
  13. dsal89

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    50 for Barrel Aged Dark Lord
     
  14. notjustgc

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    $48 at a bar for a 5-year-old Cantillon Lou Pepe Kriek. Would do it again and again and again.
     
  15. MikeEhrmantraut

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    Around $20 for Bruery Oude Tart.
     
  16. djaeon

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    ~$30 for 50/50 Eclipse (not worth it to me)
    ~$25-$30 for a bottle of Chimay Blue at a restaurant (I knew better, but it was a date)
    ~$85 for the Westy 12 6-pack (definitely worth it to me)
    ~$25 for the Stone book, then $25 for the QM series beer that you could purchase when you bought the book (the book was worth it, but the beer wasn't, IMO)
     
  17. Drucifer

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    50 for vanilla dark lord and 45 for rare; would definitely buy both again.
     
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  18. ElGallo

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    $25 for a Cascade Sang Noir. I'm willing to go higher for Cantillon (should I ever find any), but not other things (e.g., 50/50 Eclipse).
     
  19. ThisWangsChung

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    I once paid $40 just for the sake of being able to say I could drink a bottle of Parabola.

    Shame the bartender at Churchkey served it too cold...

    I'd buy Parabola again, but NEVER at that price. $15-20 seems about right for this one.
     
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    $30 for The Bruery Fruet.

    And I would do it again in a heartbeat.
     
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  21. RichardMNixon

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    $24 for Supplication at a restaurant. I'd get Supplication again, but I'd stick to bottle shops and waiting. Just found an $11 Consecration over the weekend.
     
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    $30 for Black Tuesday & Fruet

    I will buy them again depending on how much extra cash I have lying around at the time.
     
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    $200 for a 2005 Utopias.
     
  24. bryanole27

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    $20 for a 16oz growler, $1.25 per ounce.
     
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    those that immediately come to mind:

    $85 for Stone 15th 3L (would do again)
    $42 for Scaldis Prestige in earlier days of beer geekiness (good beer but not worth $40)
    $35 for 3F Schaerbeekse Kriek (worth it)
    $30 for BT and 50/50s (will do again this year :))
    $20-$30 for various Cantillons (worth it and would pay $40 for Fou Foune)
     
  27. Imstillthegman

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    I've spent $40 on individual bottles more than I care to admit. Some of the 3 liter bottles I have bought have been in the $100-170 range.
     
  28. fehrminator

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    $45 for Rare. So worth it. It's been all downhill after that though and I've become somewhat desensitized to $20+ bottles of beer. Now it seems that there's no correlation between price and quality (if there ever was). We have brand new breweries in NC charging $25 for a bomber. Ummmm, no.
     
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    $85 for the Westvlereten 6 pack
    $78 for Stille Nacht Reserva 2010
    & $85 for Rare BCS which i never got to try... left it at my ex GF house.
     
  30. Dennoman

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    €100 ($133) for a 2009 Black Tuesday. I wouldn't do it again, but no regrets after tasting it.

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    Know your priorities, but indulge when you can afford it. Life's too short.
     
  31. Hotmetal1

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    Probaly this last April at the Delirum Cafe, I think around $60.
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  32. ROBSTARR

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    At the store I've spent $200 on Utopias twice, $45 for BC Rare. Would do both again. But I won't lie that I've spent in the higher hundreds for a couple bottles of beer for celebrations like a Wooden Hell for my 30th. I'd much rather spend that money on a good beer than a bottle of champagne or something that I'd probably wouldn't like nearly as much. I guess it depends on how you look at beer. I look at some of these bottles that I've had for years that will age like a fine wine as investments. So I mean if you have the extra money to spend I don't see the big deal. Its just like any other hobby or collecting habit. People are always going to spend too much on it haha
     
  33. grandmachine

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    $30 for a black tuesday, and another 30 for a bottle of Alesmith BA Decadence.
    $25 for a bottle of Cantillon.
     
  34. BrewStew58

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    Passed on a 50/50 eclipse for $30 so bolt cutter for $25.
     
  35. LampertLand

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    Bottle (650 ml) Deschutes 'The Dissident' for $19
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    The 'Westy12 Brick' for $60
     
  36. Immortale25

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    $30 for Cuir by The Bruery. If I saw a bottle of Fruet priced the same, I'd buy it in a heartbeat but the cheapest I've seen it in my area is $34.99...just can't make the leap.
     
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    165$ for a 9l St. Feuillien tripple
    40$ cable car 09
    30$ eclipse
     
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  38. ShanePB

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    $160 for Utopias.
     
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    Wife got me a $40 bottle of Scaldis Prestige de Nuits for Christmas. I then went out and used some X-mas gift money to purchase the 2012 bottling of Orkney Dark Island for $30, Brooklyn Black Ops at $23, and Cascade Apricot for $20. Before that, my highest was a couple bottles of Bolt Cutter at $23 a piece.

    Have yet to try any of them except Apricot and Bolt Cutter. Those two were pretty good, but I was expecting more apricot from Cascade's offering.

    EDIT: Nearly forgot my 375 ml bottles of La Trappe Oak Aged Quad (Batch #3) and La Trappe Oak Aged Isid'or. Those were $14.99 each. I went back and got another Batch #3 and have considered some more Isid'or.
     
  40. PHBoiler

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    $30 for Baller Stout at Three Floyds. I'm guessing around $35 would be my limit for a single bomber bottle. I think I paid $9 for a 12 oz 120 Minute from Dogfish Head. I can't imagine going past $10 for a 12 oz bottle. There are just too many good beers out there I haven't had a chance to try yet. Anything over typical beer prices are only paid for breweries that I know and trust.
     
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