Most Expensive Beer You've Bought

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

  1. ironchefmiyagi13

    ironchefmiyagi13 Defender (642) Jan 9, 2013 Tennessee
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    $28 each for Black OPS and Old Rasputin XV. Not sure if they were worth it but certainly excited to find out.
  2. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012 Michigan
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    Hopefully a BA DL in about a month...
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  3. Rainier

    Rainier Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2012 California

    30 for Eclipse Elijah Craig 12 Year.​
  4. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    About the equivalent of $22.50 for a 750 of Speedway Stout. Yep that's what you pay for it here if you can find it. Sure set my heart racing.
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  5. jtdolla911

    jtdolla911 Initiate (0) Nov 18, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Fifty something for a Kate the Great. $40 for a winning lotto ticket on ebay, then whatever the bottle cost is. Absolutely worth it for a first (and last) time.
  6. MickeyD

    MickeyD Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2013 Kansas

  7. Skunkdrool

    Skunkdrool Devotee (444) Jul 31, 2010 California
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    $36 Fruet, $36 Elijah Craig 18yr.
  8. Steve_Oldrati

    Steve_Oldrati Initiate (85) Nov 1, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    ~$17 after tax for a bottle of Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break.

    $18 at a bar for a bottle of 2011 Dogfish Head World Wide Stout.

    Haven't had the former yet, but the latter was definitely worth it.
  9. frothyhead

    frothyhead Initiate (108) Mar 14, 2007 New Jersey
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    $350 for a 750ml 1984 Eylenbosch Gueuze. Everything about the experience was fantastic and well worth it. Total bar tab for 2 at Ebenezer's in Maine was over $600 for the night. Still one of the best beers I've ever had.
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  10. ZDub

    ZDub Initiate (0) Mar 12, 2009 Illinois
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    $50 for BA Dark Lord with Vanilla Beans.....twice. It was worth it.
  11. VeganUndead

    VeganUndead Meyvn (1,343) Apr 25, 2012 Virginia
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    $330 round trip plane flight plus $60 for 3 bottles soooo....$130 a bottle for Hunahpu?
  12. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 California
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    haven't bought any yet but last week i found at a store
    grey monday - 125$
    founders cbs -150$
    black tuesday 70$

    I plan on buying the black tuesday, only because I have the extra money lying around and nothing to trade for one. Unless supplication and eclipse and sucaba can get one...but I'm guessing not.....
  13. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    Seriously I need an explianation
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  14. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    Paid 80 bucks for a case of 16oz cans of Redstripe in the BVI. It was delivered directly to the boat tho...
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  15. DOTU

    DOTU Aspirant (232) Feb 11, 2011 California

    $100 for a bottle of 50-50 Eclipse Papp Van Winkle out of the Whale cooler at City Beer Store. It was brilliant and I'd do it again in a nano-second (except they don't have any left...:slight_frown: )
  16. riemster

    riemster Devotee (458) Mar 17, 2011 Ohio
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    2 Westy 12 bricks for $200
  17. GuzzLah

    GuzzLah Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 Illinois

    My first home brew cost roughly $500. The rest of the batch was drain poured.

    <----Baller status ITT
  18. cincysig

    cincysig Aspirant (285) Sep 15, 2010 Connecticut
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    $611 for two plane tickets from Boston to San Francisco
    $105 for a rental car
    3 hours of my life waiting in line
    $4.50 each for eight 10oz. Pliny the Youngers

    PS -- The guy in front of me at Hill Farmstead a few weeks ago had a grand total of $1,208. On that same trip, a guy at The Alchemist asked how many cases of Heady Topper he could buy. The answer was six, so his total was around $465. (Not the same guy at both places.)
  19. TravisR

    TravisR Initiate (117) Dec 31, 2012 New Jersey

    Ha, everyone here is putting me to shame. I just paid the most I ever have for single beers today. $12.49 for Sucaba and $8.99 for WWS (couldn't justify the $31.97 for the four pack).
  20. Sourkehd

    Sourkehd Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2012 Massachusetts
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    $30 3fs doesjel from 2006
  21. 46and2

    46and2 Initiate (152) Mar 28, 2008 Minnesota
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    I would max out my credit card and take a bath in it with my mouth open if I could..
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  22. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (343) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    $109 for Sink The Bismarck, $74 for Tactical Nuclear Penguin. Waaaayyyyy too much money but it was worth the novelty factor. Plus, I'm still sipping on both a year later.
  23. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    I spent like $60 back in the day for a bottle of Surly Darkness...still have't opened it...Goddamn I was a retard...I mean I still am...but I was too.
  24. TheBandit1

    TheBandit1 Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2011 Michigan

    I think I paid $40 for a bottle of Fou at Monks in Philly. Really can't complain, though. I know I spent $36 for Fruet at a bottle shop. Also in Philly. Very good. Not quite worth $36 though.
  25. luisc123

    luisc123 Initiate (173) Oct 20, 2011 California

    Where was this?
  26. sphyrn

    sphyrn Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2013 Connecticut

    120 euro for LH12 at Moeder Lambic, Brussels, the night of Zwanze 11. Kind of a waste though, I drank all of the bottled zwanze at cantillon during the day and the open brewing session.
  27. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    The Bruery Fruet for $35.
    Let me know where I can do that again and I would in a heartbeat.
  28. markgugs

    markgugs Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2006 New Jersey
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    a Westy 12 for $27. would never do it again
  29. GeckoPunk

    GeckoPunk Initiate (163) Jul 29, 2012 Connecticut

    PBR @ $4.00/6pk or $0.66/can or $0.055/oz.
    Would I buy it again? Probably not as $3.52/growler breaks the bank for me. :wink:

    I had Rhizing Bines for $14/bomber 2 weeks ago. Personally, I don't think I'd buy anything >$15. I've really been meaning to buy Founders Bolt Cutter for $20, but I couldn't bring myself to do it... Slightly regretted that decision.
  30. tbrascojr

    tbrascojr Disciple (343) Oct 15, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    $39 for Lou Pepe Kriek
  31. mtalley999

    mtalley999 Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2011 Maryland

    FW 16 for $25.99 this week.
  32. Nectar

    Nectar Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    $18 for a Brewdog Tokyo. Realized about an hour later it was most likely to be a colossal waste of money at this point. We will see
  33. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (3,009) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    Fruet and Cuir - around $36 for the Fruet - the Cuir was either the same or close behind
  34. Barronofbeers

    Barronofbeers Initiate (121) Dec 12, 2012 California

    FW XIV (bought this year) for 35, worth it.
  35. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2012 Maryland

    I cannot fathom spending $100+ on a beer.
  36. millerbuffoon

    millerbuffoon Meyvn (1,086) Oct 18, 2007 Massachusetts
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    got ass-raped into buying a St. Lamvinus for $ a bottle shop.
  37. rainydays2020

    rainydays2020 Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2013 New York
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    $40 for brouwerij bosteels DeuS
  38. Boilerfood

    Boilerfood Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2012 Indiana

    In an obnoxious amount of stores in the Indianapolis area.
  39. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I just spent it yesterday actually. I paid $25 for a bottle of Eclipse, since I've always wanted to try it and it really doesn't make its way out here. That's probably the most I'll ever pay for a bottle too. Love the hobby but not that much.
  40. Ak555667

    Ak555667 Aspirant (295) Mar 15, 2013 Illinois
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    50 bucks Murda'd out stout FFF
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