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Most Expensive Beer You've Bought

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

  1. devlishdamsel

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    Its like champagne IMO, if you have the money go for it. make sure you share it though! enrich some other peoples lives with beer. I have never forgot any moment in time when someone shared something opulent with me ( or even opulent tasting).
     
  2. reverseapachemaster

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    $40 for a 750ml of 2006 Bon Chien (bought this year)

    $60 for a 3l of Chimay blue
     
  3. BeerBuckeye

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    Most for any one beer? $18 for CBS

    A single, 12 oz bottle? WWS for $10.

    Would gladly pay again for CBS, wouldn't drink WWS again if you paid me $10
     
  4. iKasey

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    With PA's four-tier distribution system, it results in some sporadic pricing on certain brews, so you gotta be on the lookout (for instance, Frangelic Mountain Brown bomber was $23 by my regular spot but found it for $19 just about three blocks down, but that spot that had the $17 FMB had BCS for $10 a single 12oz and then my #1 had the BCS for $7 each. I say this because I threw down $27 on Parabola last week when I just found out other places have it for like $22 or less.

    Other than that, I spent $60 on a 4-pack of 2009 KBS as my Xmas gift last month.
     
  5. techster14

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    $40 for BCS Coffee from a bar
    $28 for Fou Foune from a bottle shop
     
  6. Psychmusic

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    ...$290 for 2012 utopias IN BOSTON... I really regret paying that price but the beer is phenomenal
     
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  7. cubbyswans

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    That will cost you $8000 retail.
     
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    I think it was ~$35.00 for The Bruery Oude Tart. That's a splurge for me.
     
  10. danoeltico

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    I don't quite understand how these NC breweries think that they can do this? I guess that is why I pass on these guys when they come up, and why I see them sitting around in stores. The ones I've had have made me very glad I passed!

    For me most I've spent I guess is $30 for Black Tuesday
     
  11. thagr81us

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    Are we talking about in a retail setting or on that site that no longer sells beer? Because there is a HUGE difference...
     
  12. Mebuzzard

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    Utopias several years ago at $120. I think the price on those now is double that.
    --still have some left, by the way. A 2005
     
  13. CharlatanSin

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    $30 for a Bolt Cutter in NYC this year at a store. Wouldn't make that particular purchase again, but don't really have a problem (philosophically) paying that much or more for the right beer. I don't buy bottles at bars, though I could see splurging on something expensive and vintage.
     
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    I paid $33 for a 22oz bottle of Lonerider Pistols at Dawn while we were out partying one night at a bar. It seemed like a good idea, until I woke up next morning and I was hungover and didn't remember a damn thing from drinking it.
     
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  15. scud

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    "Won" the opportunity to buy a BA DL this past year and got the cognac muerte for $50
     
  16. 7clutch

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    That must have resulted in the angriest and most ill-advised drain pour ever. :eek:
     
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  17. Rizalini

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    I shuttered a litttle when I read that :confused:
     
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  18. 7clutch

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    I had a pour of this for $8. Not even worth that. Nothing more than a novelty. Don't do it to yourself, even if you see it somewhere at half the price.
     
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    Zomer is awesome - best one was Lente followed by Winter / Zomer / Herfst (only one mearly very good :)
    I expect Winter to age better than Lente, Winter is also Armand's favorite. If you get the bottle to snag a 2002 or 2003 3F Oude geuze Vintage go for it, even at that price because I had recently tops even Blauw & Lente.
     
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    The original batch of Tactical Nuclear Penguin was a real beer brewed to be ice-bocked but they did it like the worst way imaginable, shipping it to an ice-cream factory. These days they just use failed batches of every dark beer to make, it costs them 1 £ to make a bottle, explains the quality. I sort of liked it but it is not worth the price.
     
  21. Oneinchaway

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    BOTTLE: $50 for a Murda'd Out Stout
    BAR: $60 for The Bruery Pinotlambicus
     
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    For me $40.00 for Rare. Haven't opened mine yet but have had it. Worth every penny IMO!
     
  23. Envelopes

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    $23 for a 375ml 3F Golden Blend. I haven't opened it yet but I don't regret it.
     
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    $70 for 50N-4E at a bar
     
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    $50 for Rare. Have not opened it yet, but can say that I will not do it again. I cant see myself spending more than $25 to get a beer that I've already had.
     
  26. thecraftculture

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    $90 Westy brick
     
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    Yeah, I think if I came across someone with a bottle of 02 or 03 OGV, I'd do my best to convince it's owner to part ways :)
     
  28. wvsabbath

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    110$ for 3 liter bottle of 2 year old mad elf, would do it again!

    On the opposite, 17$ for 30 pack of bud light cans, wouldnt dare do it again!
     
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  29. Billolick

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    Pretty sure it was the 88 bucks I spent on a westy 12 "brick" (six pack of 11.2 oz bottles plus two glasses) just before christmas this yr.
     
  30. beerranger

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    Pretty new to collecting. Glad to read all you folks say how FiftyFifty is good
    but not worth the money. I think my one bottle Evan Willimiams 12 will do.
    Almost bought several others.
     
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    $25 for Lost Abbey Red Poppy Ale. Definitely would buy it again
     
  32. ESeab

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    I had never paid more than $10 for any bottle. Until I saw 6 bottles of Bourbon County Coffee at a random store last week at $19.99. I bought them all along with two Big Johns and would do it again
     
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    Ugh I just bought two WWS and haven't tried them yet. Maybe better with age?
     
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    23 bills for bk black ops bomber and 20 bucks for goose island bourbon county coffee stout. Worth every penny!!
     
  35. philly224

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    $17 for a Supplication. Well worth it but I can get it for $12 somewhere else.
     
  36. MrHassellYaHurd

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    Westvleteren 12 :D

    A big deal for me, because I don't buy much beer since returning to school. I just haven't got the money for much else, nowadays.
     
  37. IPA4LIFE

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    I paid somewhere between 35-40 GBP ($57-$66) for a bottle of Tactical Nuclear Penguin. I don't think I would do it again. I have paid 6 quid (about $10) for 25mL Sink the Bismarck. I have been thinking about buying a bottle of it . . . . I think it is about $60 as well. That stuff is amazing.
     
  38. Chewbacca

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    I paid 100 credits for a bottle of Jawa beer aged in Kashyyykan Whisky Barrels at Mos Eisley Cantina on Tatooine once. Best beer ever.
     
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    2x BA Dark Lords and Murda'd Out stout - all $50. At some point I'm going to start hoping I don't win the golden ticket because I just can't help myself when I do win it.
     
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