Most Expensive Beer You've Bought

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

  1. sandiego67

    sandiego67 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2008 California

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    ROBSTARR Disciple (343) Aug 31, 2009 Michigan
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    I've drank two of mine and there pretty awesome. I usually let them sit for about a year though. Just got this years and I'm excited to drink that one on NYE at the end of the year haha
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  3. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    $25 for Bolt Cutter. But I'd spend more if I felt it was worth it.
  4. cubbyswans

    cubbyswans Aspirant (238) Jun 10, 2008 Missouri
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    Retail -
    $150 for Utopias.
    $40 for GI BCBS Rare
    $50 for Bourbon Barrel Aged DL

    Establishment -
    $30 for GI BCBS Cherry Rye - at Hooters :sunglasses:
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  5. xnicknj

    xnicknj Initiate (0) May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    $50 for BA Dark Lord
    ~$55 for 05 LP Framboise at a bar
  6. Onenote81

    Onenote81 Poo-Bah (1,897) May 27, 2008 North Carolina

    $25 for that dang BA Rasputin.

    Also [insert any Hoppin' Frog beer] :wink:
  7. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California


    $80 for CBS


    $180 for W12 Box Set ( euro release long before American )


    $35 for '08 BCBS
  8. sandiego67

    sandiego67 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2008 California

    One of the big, swinging dick traders on BA actually has mine now. I had no use for it.
  9. JulianB

    JulianB Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2012 South Carolina

    Bar: $55 for a 2012 Cable Car (split 3 ways).

    Store: $37 for a Stille Nacht Reserva 2010 or $92 for a Westvleteren XII brick (split 2 ways), depending on how you look at it.
  10. tdmccarthy

    tdmccarthy Devotee (456) May 6, 2010 Illinois

    $35 for a bomber of FFF/Surly Baller Stout. Someone offered to send me a bottle about a year and a half ago. I took him up on it, having no idea what it cost and didn't think to ask before I agreed. It's still sitting in my beer fridge. Maybe I'll drink it this year. Maybe not.

    I just bought a 750 ml of Perennial's Abraxis for $20 that I'm looking forward to trying. I think I paid that for a bottle of Bolt Cutter too. I was glad I tried it. It was pretty good but wouldn't buy it again if the opportunity came up.
  11. BlackElixir

    BlackElixir Initiate (199) Jan 22, 2013 Wisconsin
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    Currently, for me it's $15 for a 375ml of Mikkeller Monk's Brew.
  12. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Initiate (189) Feb 14, 2010 Ohio
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    $25 BA Yeti and BA Old ruffian
  13. mhksuccess

    mhksuccess Zealot (585) Jul 7, 2012 California
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    Cuir is good but Fruet is awesomer totally worth the couple extra dollars
    just go for it you only live once
  14. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Initiate (189) Feb 14, 2010 Ohio
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    I also used to think hoppin frog was overpriced but if u go to the brewery or to somewhere close they are reasonably priced.
  15. kevanb

    kevanb Poo-Bah (1,865) Apr 4, 2011 Illinois
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    90 euros for Blauw take home price
    70 euros for Crianza take home price

    both from DHVL
  16. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Initiate (106) Sep 20, 2012 California
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    For a single bottle, $40 SNR '10
    For a 'package', $85 Westvleteren 12 brick
  17. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Crusader (759) Nov 11, 2011 Ohio
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    At a store/brewery shop: Baller Stout for $35
    At a restaurant: Cantillon Iris for $46
  18. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    $17 for a tiny bottle of mikeller beer geek breakfast weasel edition.
    why weasel poop tastes so good, I'll never know. Tried it, then went back and bought another 5. I admit it. Not my finest beer budget moment by a long shot.
  19. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2007 Washington

    $80 per pop for
    Fish 2000 BA Poseidon and BA Leviathan
  20. rhartogsq

    rhartogsq Disciple (303) Jun 18, 2010 Virginia
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    Paid north of $100 for Vertical Epic 2002 for my brother's birthday present. He was turning 40 and had all but that in his collection. Then I got to participate in a complete vertical Vertical Epic tasting.
  21. Dexterityviking

    Dexterityviking Initiate (106) Oct 15, 2012 Wisconsin
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    35 for the Baller, still have not opened it.
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  22. carolinabeerguy

    carolinabeerguy Savant (932) Oct 10, 2005 North Carolina
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    $20 for multiple brewery only releases from Cigar City.
  23. josephwa

    josephwa Devotee (479) Jun 4, 2012 Minnesota
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    Not for a whole bottle, but I paid $9 for 1 oz of Utopias.
  24. cubbyswans

    cubbyswans Aspirant (238) Jun 10, 2008 Missouri
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    $80 was not retail for CBS.
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  25. jsjames

    jsjames Initiate (160) Dec 24, 2008 Illinois
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    I've bought 4 bottles of Utopias for $175-$200
    1 - 12oz bottle of Armageddon for $65 - wouldn't do that again.
  26. mooseo

    mooseo Defender (613) Aug 11, 2008 Pennsylvania

    $25.00 for Fruet from The Bruery. Recently I learned $25 was actually a good price. It was worth it.
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  27. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    It is what I paid, in a retail store. Cool with you, bro?
  28. anteater

    anteater Crusader (784) Sep 10, 2012 Oregon
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    $16 for a 12oz Lost Abbey Red Poppy, totally worth it
  29. mikecharley

    mikecharley Devotee (406) Nov 6, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    However much I paid for my Armand'4 Set. I believe it came out to around $55 a bottle. I've had the Zomer in the past, and my god was it worth it. Amazing Beer
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  30. DangerDawg

    DangerDawg Disciple (387) Dec 8, 2008 Ohio
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    $85 for a bottle of Tactical Nuclear Penguin. Hell no would I buy it again.
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  31. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    $50 for murda'd out. So good.
  32. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Defender (606) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    $16 for 50cl bottle of Wet Dream from Evil Twin is probably the most I've spent per fluid oz. Basically a $1/oz.
  33. Fresh

    Fresh Initiate (171) Dec 27, 2012 California
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  34. LeRose

    LeRose Meyvn (1,269) Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Great point...
  35. azorie

    azorie Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    paid 15 euro once for a 8 year old bottle (330ml) of westy 12 in Amsterdam. I was hurting for westy badly...:wink:

    the most american I ever paid for any thing made in the USA is an 11 dollar bomber. I cannot atm remember what it was, senior brain fart....I want to say it was something with the number 1 on it...

    I have a bomber price limit now and I usually do not buy american ones, I will buy 750ml from Belgium if its under 10.
  36. njhopspop

    njhopspop Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2010 New Jersey

    $25 for a 2010 Brooklyn Black Ops and $25 for a 2009 North Coast Old Stock Ale that were sadly the casualty of a garage door left unlocked.
  37. 77black_ships

    77black_ships Devotee (445) Dec 4, 2012 Belgium

    Most expensive beer I bought & drank all by myself: Cantillon Jean Chris Nomad – 35 euro

    Most expensive beer I participated in buying: Cantillon LH12 – 180 euro (I paid 20 euro for half a glass LH12 & half a glass of 1 yr old Zwanze 2011)
    Also – 3 Fonteinen Malvasia Rosso 2003 – 50 euro (split by 3) & Rodenbach Alexander 1998 – I think it was 45 euro or something, not sure what my precise cut on that one was.

    Sort of wish I would regret these but I don’t… sours are the dark side of beer geeking. These might be the most expensive in these tread considering euro/dollar conversion.
  38. Hamburgers

    Hamburgers Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 California

    Paid $30 for a MOAS last week. Absolutely worth every penny. Been wanting to buy Tactical Nuclear Penguin whenever I see it. The price keeps going up. Last time I saw one for $90. Too much....
  39. SeanPaulZ

    SeanPaulZ Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2013 Maryland

    I paid $21.99 for both Bourbon County Coffee and Cherry Rye. I was able to snag the last bottle of each at the time, I guess it pays to be lucky
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  40. cubbyswans

    cubbyswans Aspirant (238) Jun 10, 2008 Missouri
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    Not really. Guess they saw you coming, though. If a retail shop marks something up 800%, i wouldn't really consider that a retail price.
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