Most Expensive Beer You've Bought

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

  1. BorisKarloff

    BorisKarloff Apr 29, 2013 Ohio
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    $40 for 2012 Elijah Craig Eclipse and $30 for Bois.
  2. JoeDurp

    JoeDurp Nov 5, 2011 Texas

    Im about to pay $300 for BBA Huna
  3. SadMachine

    SadMachine Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey
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    $35 for The Bruery Bois (though I got 10% off from my NJ Craft Beer membership card)...
  4. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania


    but I got my money's worth
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  5. CaptFrothy

    CaptFrothy Dec 9, 2006 Maryland

    $45 twice, 1st time for a bomber of Baladin Xyauyù Etichetta Rame
    2nd time for a bomber of Scaldis Prestige.
    Both were incredible and I didn't feel ripped off.
  6. matttttYCE

    matttttYCE Jul 15, 2010 Arizona

    Most expensive I've ever purchased was a bottle of 2011 Utopias at $185. Splurged as a bday present for myself and I don't regret it one bit.

    Second most I've paid was about $30 ea on separate occasions for Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend (12.7 ounce), Great Divide Barrel Aged Old Ruffian, and some of the different FiftyFifty Eclipses this past release but I feel like they've all been completely worth the money!
  7. MSandahl23

    MSandahl23 Mar 29, 2012 Indiana

    $32 dollars each for Fou Foune and Fruet/Bois....
  8. paulys55

    paulys55 Aug 2, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    I paid $40 for two Hill Farmstead bottles but that included a tip for the friend that picked them up for me.
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  9. groovinhigh74

    groovinhigh74 Dec 5, 2008 Illinois

    ~$15 in the late 90s for a bottle of Westvleteren 12 at The Map Room in Chicago (not sure how they had it). For the time, that was a hella lot! More recently though, I guess it'd have to be $35 for a bottle of Fou'Foune at a bar in Brussels and the Westvleteren brick of 6 for ~$90. Single bottle from a store...probably a $30 one of something. Single beer haul, probably $200-250.
  10. cliftoncr

    cliftoncr Jun 24, 2013 North Carolina
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    $125 for a BBA Coton.
  11. striker2160

    striker2160 May 5, 2013 Minnesota
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    At the Assassin release I got the max which was a case of bombers 240 dollars and 2 bottles of MD@ 10 dollars each.
  12. mverity

    mverity Oct 6, 2012 Florida
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    $30 for Deus
    $25 for BA Hunahpu plus $8 for the raffle tickets
  13. Rapids3147

    Rapids3147 Sep 30, 2010 Michigan

    $30 for a 16oz bottle of Kuhnhenn's Raspberry Eisbock.
  14. RobotScott

    RobotScott May 21, 2013 Illinois
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    $50 for BVDL plus $30 ticket.
  15. dbauer78

    dbauer78 Aug 5, 2012 Pennsylvania

    it was wort the chance to try it without spending the money on a full bottle
  16. rxeight

    rxeight Feb 5, 2012 Illinois

    $50. Three way tie. Vanilla dark lord, bourbon dark lord, port dark lord.
  17. basickness

    basickness Apr 20, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    $27 for a CBS bomber.
  18. Curloftheburl

    Curloftheburl Apr 1, 2013 Connecticut

    15.99 each bottle of abacus, had to buy two
  19. DesMoinesMike

    DesMoinesMike Mar 23, 2008 Iowa
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    17.99 for an SA Infinium. Will never do htat again.
  20. ChrisMQ

    ChrisMQ Jun 30, 2010 New York
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    $38 For a 750ml Consecration at a bar in Philly--That was my first true sour beer and Ive been hooked since then.
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  21. SadMachine

    SadMachine Mar 14, 2011 New Jersey
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    If we're talking cost per oz then definitely DBD @$35/375ml (I know $15 went to charity, but I still had to shell out $35 to get the damn bottle, so I say it counts!). If we're talking just straight $$$ then DDG @$41.
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  22. GreesyFizeek

    GreesyFizeek Mar 6, 2013 New York
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    Sober? 19.99 for a bottle of Allagash Curieux. Drunk? On my 24th birthday I bought a bomber of Brooklyn Black Ops at a bar for $32. I regret that one immensely.
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  23. Flibber

    Flibber Jul 27, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    Cantillon Rosé de Gambrinus £7
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  24. matedog

    matedog Jan 25, 2010 California
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    At a bar: $72 for the 1999 Drie Fonteinen recently. A year and a half ago, I bought a 2005 Lou Pepe Framboise for $70.

    To go: $50 for Cable Car Kriek a month or two ago.
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  25. maxk

    maxk Nov 8, 2008 Massachusetts

    Per ounce? Definitely Allagash FV13, $14 for a ~12oz bottle. Would buy it again.
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  26. Phillyz

    Phillyz May 20, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Where did you get Cable Car Kriek to go?!?!
  27. mrcraft

    mrcraft Dec 15, 2012 California
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    ~$15-16 each for 375ml bottes - Lost Abbey Red Poppy (that I traded, never tasted it before), and Cantillon Kriek and Gueuze.
  28. DemoniChris

    DemoniChris Jun 4, 2013 Nebraska

    $13.99. Rye-on-Rye I believe.
  29. Beeranator

    Beeranator Feb 8, 2013 North Carolina
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    $32.99 St. Lamvinus
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  30. C_Roetting

    C_Roetting Aug 28, 2013 Kentucky
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    $35 in 2012 for The Angel's Share (2008).
  31. beerluvr

    beerluvr Jan 2, 2001 Ontario (Canada)
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    $25 for a Firestone Walker 15...worth every penny. I balked slightly at the checkout counter but after taking one sip I knew it was money well spent
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  32. mquartuccio87

    mquartuccio87 Jun 10, 2013 New York
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    tart of darkness 29$ wish i that money back
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  33. matedog

    matedog Jan 25, 2010 California
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    Toronado SF's 26th anniversary. They had maybe 10 to go and fortunately, I was 6th in line. They were also selling T20, but for $100. I didn't pick that up because I've heard it's passed its prime and that's a shitload of money.

    Trappist Provisions a few weeks ago had some of the 1999 Drie Fonteinen to go for $80. I've been trying to cut back on big money purchases lately, so I passed.
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  34. Netdigger2

    Netdigger2 Apr 20, 2011 South Carolina

    Wife bought me Tactical Nuclear Penguin for ~$95. Couldn't believe it.
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  35. TequilaSauer

    TequilaSauer Dec 31, 2006 Florida

    Back in 07 or so, when Dark Lord was all the rage on this site and I hadn't yet had it, I plunked down a hundred bucks for an 06 bottle. That was my first Dark Lord and, despite having it 3 times since then, I never paid for one ever again.
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  36. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    Your not missing much with the red poppy. I was disappointed.
    it was the bruerys oud tart from last year which I still have not cracked open. I think I got swindled at 26 bucks.. cough cough.
  37. derftron

    derftron Feb 8, 2012 Oregon

    I was all prepared to drop $20-$30 on a bottle of Dave recently.

    I drove over to the brewery only to find out they were selling fro $2k.

    Did not purchase
  38. charlzm

    charlzm Sep 3, 2007 California
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    I bought a Utopias once for $200.00. I would not buy that again.
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  39. flag8r

    flag8r Nov 7, 2009 Florida

    Someone's charging you for that?
  40. redmaw

    redmaw Jun 30, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I'm cheap, by far the most expensive was $12 for a 750 of Westmalle Trappist Dubbel.
    BigCheese likes this.
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