Most Expensive Beer You've Bought

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  1. ricke49

    ricke49 Initiate (0) May 2, 2004 Oregon

    I guess I'm a cheapskate, but it's about $23 for a bomber of The Perfect Storm (Pelican). In hindsight the $11 I can buy Arctic Devil for, is a far better investment.
  2. rdilauro

    rdilauro Defender (642) Mar 8, 2010 Connecticut

    Have to say about $20 for a bomber.

    Ask me the same question about wine, and I will say up to $300 / bottle. Not to take everything away from this post, but I purchased a 1961 Lafitte Rothschild in the early 70's for about $100. When I turned 50, we opened it up to drink. At that time, via auctions, that bottle was selling anywhere between $1,500 and $2,500
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  3. BurningSpear

    BurningSpear Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2013 Florida

    $40 each for Chocolate Rain and 3F Schaerbeekse Kreik
  4. gillagorilla

    gillagorilla Meyvn (1,300) Feb 27, 2013 Maryland

    $23 for Rodenbach Caractère Rouge.
    $25 for DFH Peche Brandy (actually brandy, but I figured I would include it since it is DFH).
  5. legend8706

    legend8706 Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2012 Virginia

    $60 for a Magnum of BFM Bon Chien. I guess in the words of the late Mitch Lucker, "you only live once...".
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  6. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,938) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina

    Bruery stuff.
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  7. ediaz

    ediaz Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2011 Florida

    45 for a SNR10
  8. fernz18

    fernz18 Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2009 California

    50 for Chocolate Rain
  9. DrDemento456

    DrDemento456 Poo-Bah (3,838) May 15, 2009 Pennsylvania

    That's a lot of beer money spent on enjoying one bottle of wine.
  10. grrrah

    grrrah Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2009 California

    $35 Lou Pepe Gueuze
  11. WTKeene

    WTKeene Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2013 New Mexico

    Mikkeller Spontanoble Gueuze for 16 bucks for 12 ounces. Worth it though, I really liked that one. I saw a Bois 750ml for 36 bucks at a place in MA back in August, but I didn't buy it. I was already buying a Sour in the Rye for 26 and a Love Child #3 for 20 so I didn't want to add another 36 in there. I regret not buying it though.
  12. GuinnessAtRogerWilco

    GuinnessAtRogerWilco Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2013 New Jersey

    $18 for a 375ml of RRB Supplication at a bottle shop in Media PA.
    About $32 for a 750ml of Cantillon St. Lamvinus from on online site, with the Euro to USD conversion rate, with the shipping charge included $41. I bought 9 other bottles of beer with the St. Lamvinus so I figured the shipping by bottle and not by weight. If by weight then it's probably over $45.
  13. Twitcho

    Twitcho Initiate (97) Aug 1, 2012 Utah

    Bought my brother-in-law a Sink the Bismarck for his birthday. $99.99 at Bevmo!
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  14. WelshBrewer

    WelshBrewer Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2013 Oregon

    $13 for Crux Fermentation Project "True Love" 12oz
    $30 for the BOIS, 750 ml
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  15. bnelson997

    bnelson997 Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2013 California

    $49.99 for an off the shelf Firestone Walker 13th Anniversary sometime last fall.
  16. Bieniek30

    Bieniek30 Devotee (435) Mar 24, 2013 New York

    Almost grabbed a bottle of Bolt Cutter today for $25 but I couldn't pull the trigger.
  17. deschutes_fan

    deschutes_fan Disciple (372) Sep 24, 2013 California

    $38 for Cantillon Classic Gueuze at a bar (worth every penny, split with a friend)
    $50 online for RR Beatification (yet to open)
  18. DevilDancer

    DevilDancer Initiate (67) Apr 8, 2013 Michigan

    55$ for a hunahpu
  19. RLL_CBO

    RLL_CBO Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2013 Massachusetts

    $39 on Firestone Walker Sucaba 2013. My guy from the local store told me to age one and get one to drink now. I'm still considering that... cuz if I do get another bottle, it'd better be damn worth it!
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  20. trentbrown89

    trentbrown89 Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2013 California

    DDG at 41 for me. Plenty of others in the 20's
  21. trentbrown89

    trentbrown89 Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2013 California

    At that price you should trade for it as lots of people acquired it originally for about 16-20. That is if you grouped it with more beers to cover costs to ship.
  22. TomSchuwer

    TomSchuwer Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2013 Belgium

    14€ for Deus .... aaaanndd 7€ for a glass of heineken in Paris
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  23. atomic

    atomic Aspirant (234) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois

    Woah woah woah, someone charged you $39 for ONE fresh sucaba? Thats like $16 tops.
  24. tmrmwel

    tmrmwel Initiate (91) Oct 14, 2008 Norway

    At a bar I've paid about $ 80 for a 75 cl bottle of Bush De Nuits Cuvee Speciale 2010. Still $ 28 for a 4 cl sample of Utopias is more expensive for sheer litre value.

    At a shop I've paid about $ 65 for a 75 cl 3 Fonteinen Armand'4 Oude Geuze Zomer. For litre value $ 20 for a 6 cl bottle of BrewDog Ghost Dog is the most expensive.
  25. box_social

    box_social Initiate (130) Mar 6, 2013 Oregon

    3L: Block 15 Pappy's Dark - $80
    750ml: 3F Armand'4 Herfst - $65ish
    375ml/12oz: 3F Golden Blend - $30
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  26. Quickicks

    Quickicks Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2013 North Carolina

    All sound like wise purchases. I'm jealous of them and the #666 post you just made :astonished:
  27. IWannaEatFood

    IWannaEatFood Aspirant (207) Apr 25, 2013 California

    $45 + $30 in shipping for Sink the Bismarck. It was pretty good.
  28. Quickicks

    Quickicks Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2013 North Carolina

    BFM Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien 2006 (Batch 1) 1.5 liter - $55
    Bush De Nuits 2011 - $49
    North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve 2009 BB aged +/- $35 (I think)

    Close contender would be BFM Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru at $28 for a 330ml
  29. cnbrown313

    cnbrown313 Initiate (0) May 29, 2012 Illinois

    Saint Lamvinus at a bar in Chicago - $48 for a 750ml and I thoroughly enjoyed it .

    At this bar, on Sundays anything in "big bottle format" (ie. 22oz and larger) is $2 off. I don't know why, but I thought that was particularly funny when you're buying a $50 bottle... but hey, I'll take it!
  30. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (821) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois

    $50 - Duck Duck Gooze
  31. Goldstar81

    Goldstar81 Initiate (139) Jul 15, 2010 California

    For onsite consumption: $100 for a 2009 cable car at San Diego Toronado-their last one-worth every penny
    For bottles I think DDG batch 2 40 bucks x6 bottles.
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  32. koopa

    koopa Poo-Bah (1,763) Apr 20, 2008 New Jersey

    That's a bar I want to visit!!!!
  33. haknort

    haknort Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2013 Illinois

    $700 for Millennium on an auction site. Now I see it for $1400. If I found another one for $700, I'd pounce on it.
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  34. BasterdInABasket

    BasterdInABasket Initiate (162) Nov 8, 2010 Wisconsin

    $14.. Duvel Triple Hop and CW 1414. That's all I got.
  35. NYRfan4ever

    NYRfan4ever Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2009 New Jersey

    Eclipse 50/50 at 30$ a piece. Well worth it
  36. BigMilkDan

    BigMilkDan Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2011 California

    Around $40 for a 750 of Saint Lamvinus
  37. RobinLee

    RobinLee Zealot (578) Feb 15, 2012 Wisconsin

    $33 for 22oz of Eclipse EC12, $18 for 750ml of Tart of Darkness. Otherwise, the smaller size of Tilquin Gueuze for $10 (think it's a 375?).
  38. adamgnoth

    adamgnoth Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2012 Colorado

    I'm sitting on a Moscato DL. Happen to know anyone that tried it? I literally have no idea what to expect and if I should just keep aging it or drink it now. I'm leaning toward aging as I think it's probably crazy sweet right now.
  39. StevenSpringer

    StevenSpringer Initiate (0) Sep 26, 2011 California

    I paid $70 for a vintage Iris at City Beer in San Francisco. I don't regret it.
  40. AdamF625

    AdamF625 Aspirant (234) Nov 25, 2010 Massachusetts

    $30 for CBS, well worth it and lucky to find it!
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