Most Expensive Beer You've Bought

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

  1. Utley12

    Utley12 Aspirant (257) Jun 10, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    I think I paid $20 for a 2010 Oaked Kate from Portsmouth. I'm headed back up in a few weeks. I'd buy another dozen without batting an eye.
  2. DonSaleen747

    DonSaleen747 Initiate (100) Oct 2, 2009 Connecticut
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    Just spent about $180 on a 2010 3 Fonteinen Armand’4 Oude Geuze Lente... time will tell if it was worth the purchase
  3. ISmith87

    ISmith87 Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2011 Arizona

    Around 20 for both Double DBA and Smoking Wood. Both were completely worth it. On the other hand, I've bought cheaper beers for 8-12 bucks that were completely not worth it (Rugbrood and Old Embalmer both ring a bell).
  4. ISmith87

    ISmith87 Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2011 Arizona

    I was thinkin about picking up a bottle of the Bruery Bois for 30 bucks. I'm thinking it'll be worth it?
  5. rudzud

    rudzud Poo-Bah (4,864) Apr 28, 2010 Massachusetts
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    $100 for Tactical Nuclear Penguin. $160 for Utopiah, but I flipped that for $280 though.
  6. Spaten454

    Spaten454 Disciple (314) Aug 23, 2012 Texas
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    $75 for a King Henry. Worth every penny
  7. kwakwhore

    kwakwhore Zealot (521) Nov 1, 2004 North Carolina

    $31 for one of the champagne style Belgian ales. I think it was Deus.
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  8. eppie82

    eppie82 Savant (913) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois
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    $50 for a bomber of Coffee variant Dark Lord.
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  9. ironchefmiyagi13

    ironchefmiyagi13 Defender (642) Jan 9, 2013 Tennessee
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    CBS 2011 bottle shelf turd for $50 purchased yesterday.
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  10. VanBeer

    VanBeer Aspirant (283) Apr 9, 2007 Indiana

    Spent $19 each for two pints of La Fin Du Monde at some cheesy beer bar in the New Orleans French Quarter. As she was pouring the beer I was looking at my money and wondering if $20 would get me 2 pints and a tip. But alas, it was $38 for the two beers. So she got two bucks. It was all very convenient. Not complaining, just a little bewildered. But its hard to be a hater when you're walking down Bourbon Street with a fine beer in your hand and a lovely lady on your arm.

  11. bluewolf17

    bluewolf17 Aspirant (220) Mar 3, 2013 Maryland
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    What? How?
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  12. rjniles

    rjniles Initiate (141) Aug 30, 2012 South Carolina

    Contrary to most here, expensive/rare beers are not my thing. I paid $72 for a case of
    He'Brew Lenny's RIPA ($3 per bottle). I was into rye IPA's at the time, now not so much.

    I find plenty of beers I can enjoy for less than $15 per 6er, often less than $10
  13. ironchefmiyagi13

    ironchefmiyagi13 Defender (642) Jan 9, 2013 Tennessee
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    The joys of living in the south. The bottle shop said they had kept it in their beer fridge since they bought and only recently decided to sell it. Said it had been on the shelf for 2 days before I spotted it, and yes, $49.99 sticker.
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  14. Enochase04

    Enochase04 Disciple (339) Feb 12, 2014 Ohio
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    $135 on a 3L prairie Elizabeth
  15. darktronica

    darktronica Meyvn (1,289) Aug 29, 2014 Indiana
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    $50 for a 500ml Xyauyu Barrel was probably the most expensive per ounce. Also got the Westy 12 brick for $85. I've done $40-ish for a few other rare bottles in the past, like a Blackberry Albert.
  16. DukeCola

    DukeCola Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2015 New Hampshire
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    Was at a bar in Naples. Italy and bought a bar girl a beer. THAT was the most expensive.... Wouldn't you know it, it was the only $300 beer on the menu. :-)
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  17. Oldladyfingers

    Oldladyfingers Initiate (153) Sep 8, 2013 New York
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    Stewart's Mountain Brew ICE... I usually buy the regular, but I needed the extra KICK.
  18. zachpaschal

    zachpaschal Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2014 Indiana

    I buy 750 ML of La Fin Du Monde at my local Kroger for $5.99. HOLY S*** paying $19/pint + tip! It's a damn good beer though! Cheers

    I regularly pay $26.75 for Upland Sours and I just paid $25 to get a bottle of Westy 12
  19. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Disciple (357) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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    Not really a bottle purchase per se, but at One Mile House yesterday in NYC, I got a five ounce pour of Drie Fonteinen Framboos (2014) from a bottle for $15. Expensive as hell? Absolutely. Worth the price? Absolutely. Would I pay for it again? Absolutely not. lol
  20. ddedhed

    ddedhed Devotee (411) Dec 4, 2012 Ohio
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    Paid $48 for a bottle of Fou Foune at a bar in St. Louis not too long ago. I was alone, so I ended up sharing half of it with the bartenders.
  21. HopHead_

    HopHead_ Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2014 Pennsylvania

    ~$18 for a barrel aged big foot. i limited myself to $20 for a single beer
  22. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,519) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    $50 for two 2008 Bcbs. Sent them to ba friends in trades.
  23. Jow

    Jow Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2016 Belgium

    At this point the 3 fonteinen Framboos Hommage 2015. Bought it for 50€ at a local Brewery.
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  24. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (1,862) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    $20 for a 2015 Darkness, and that's stretching the boundaries for me.
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  25. AdmiralOzone

    AdmiralOzone Meyvn (1,296) Jun 26, 2014 Minnesota
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    I spent $200 for a Utopias (PBR drinking wife's eyebrow goes up).
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  26. ryand14

    ryand14 Aspirant (227) May 8, 2013 Michigan
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    $200 on Utopias
  27. ChrisMyhre

    ChrisMyhre Devotee (475) Sep 15, 2013 Massachusetts
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  28. jmasher85

    jmasher85 Defender (648) Mar 27, 2015 Maryland
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    Ditto, only it's Miller Lite for her.

    $79 BCBS Rare comes in 2nd, $20 for a pony bottle of Red Horizon trailing 3rd. (3rd should really be a ten year old bomber of Weyerbacher Decadence 10th Anniversary from a beer shop's cellar that the cashier accidentally charged $8 for instead of $80, which I didn't notice until I was already out of town. Still feel really crummy about that.)
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  29. Sturgeon83

    Sturgeon83 Disciple (353) Mar 11, 2015 Kentucky
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    $62 for Rare this year.
  30. akolb

    akolb Crusader (709) Aug 8, 2015 Colorado
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    $18 for La Folie.

    I'm cheap, I know.
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  31. JratBones

    JratBones Disciple (319) Oct 22, 2013 Massachusetts

    $35 Biere De Norma Hill Farmstead. Would spend that everyday for that beer.
  32. Angerhaus

    Angerhaus Crusader (710) Oct 1, 2015 Wisconsin
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    I was given a $30 bottle of Trignac for Christmas. Does that count?
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  33. Blinkyoureyes

    Blinkyoureyes Aspirant (284) Aug 28, 2015 Tennessee
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    I have bought roughly 20 bottles of yazoo's embrace the funk line at $20-25 each over the past couple years
  34. kkdowning

    kkdowning Initiate (146) Apr 14, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    40 or 50 euro for a bottle of Cantillon's Pinot D'Aunis at Moeder Lambic. I'd typically scoff at doing such a thing, but justified it in that "once in a lifetime" kind of way.
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  35. johnnybgood1999

    johnnybgood1999 Disciple (339) Oct 31, 2008 Virginia

    Barrel aged yeti for $28.50
  36. SinjaminBentek

    SinjaminBentek Savant (952) May 14, 2014 Nebraska
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    $100 for 2x 22oz Mornin' Delight bottles...BEST PURCHASE EVER!
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  37. plutoniumpete

    plutoniumpete Aspirant (232) Oct 21, 2008 New Jersey
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    I love that beer but yea its too much for more than once a year for me.
  38. SquirrelsBrews

    SquirrelsBrews Disciple (350) May 31, 2011 Massachusetts
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    $45.99 on a 2015 Hommage.. Still sits on the shelf as we type.
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  39. earljones199

    earljones199 Zealot (524) Mar 22, 2013 New Hampshire
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    Where is this sitting on shelves?
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  40. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Meyvn (1,295) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    $25 each for 2 BA darkness got a good trade on the first, but haven't tried it yet so don't know if it's worth the money.