Most Expensive Beer You've Bought

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

  1. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    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

    reverseapachemaster Aspirant (244) Sep 21, 2012 Texas
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    $40 for a 750ml of 2006 Bon Chien (bought this year)

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

    BeerBuckeye Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2009 Ohio
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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

    iKasey Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2012 Pennsylvania

    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

    techster14 Initiate (155) Apr 11, 2006 Wisconsin
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    $40 for BCS Coffee from a bar
    $28 for Fou Foune from a bottle shop
  6. Psychmusic

    Psychmusic Disciple (366) Jun 22, 2012 Connecticut
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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

    cubbyswans Aspirant (238) Jun 10, 2008 Missouri
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    That will cost you $8000 retail.
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  8. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

  9. dianimal

    dianimal Initiate (161) Apr 18, 2012 California

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

    danoeltico Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2011 North Carolina
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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

    thagr81us Initiate (0) Apr 28, 2010 South Carolina

    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

    Mebuzzard Poo-Bah (3,464) May 19, 2005 Colorado

    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

    CharlatanSin Zealot (513) May 28, 2009 Connecticut
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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.
  14. PackPride

    PackPride Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2011 North Carolina

    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

    scud Aspirant (200) Sep 22, 2010 Indiana
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    "Won" the opportunity to buy a BA DL this past year and got the cognac muerte for $50
  16. 7clutch

    7clutch Aspirant (213) Sep 14, 2012 Florida
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    That must have resulted in the angriest and most ill-advised drain pour ever. :grimacing:
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  17. Rizalini

    Rizalini Zealot (537) Jan 20, 2011 Nevada
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    I shuttered a litttle when I read that :confused:
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  18. 7clutch

    7clutch Aspirant (213) Sep 14, 2012 Florida
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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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  19. 77black_ships

    77black_ships Devotee (440) Dec 4, 2012 Belgium

    Zomer is awesome - best one was Lente followed by Winter / Zomer / Herfst (only one mearly very good :slight_smile:
    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.
  20. 77black_ships

    77black_ships Devotee (440) Dec 4, 2012 Belgium

    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

    Oneinchaway Initiate (120) Jun 12, 2011 California
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    BOTTLE: $50 for a Murda'd Out Stout
    BAR: $60 for The Bruery Pinotlambicus
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  22. FreshmanPour77

    FreshmanPour77 Initiate (0) Jul 25, 2009 Minnesota

    For me $40.00 for Rare. Haven't opened mine yet but have had it. Worth every penny IMO!
  23. Envelopes

    Envelopes Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2012 Ohio

    $23 for a 375ml 3F Golden Blend. I haven't opened it yet but I don't regret it.
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  24. coreyfmcdonald

    coreyfmcdonald Savant (953) Nov 13, 2008 Georgia
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    $70 for 50N-4E at a bar
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  25. atoulouk

    atoulouk Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2011 Indiana
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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

    thecraftculture Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012 Florida
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    $90 Westy brick
  27. mikecharley

    mikecharley Devotee (405) Nov 6, 2008 Pennsylvania
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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 :slight_smile:
  28. wvsabbath

    wvsabbath Meyvn (1,396) Apr 29, 2010 West Virginia
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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

    Billolick Poo-Bah (6,146) Dec 20, 2003 New York

    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

    beerranger Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Massachusetts
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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.
  31. jbaker67

    jbaker67 Meyvn (1,416) Jul 1, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    $25 for Lost Abbey Red Poppy Ale. Definitely would buy it again
  32. ESeab

    ESeab Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 New Jersey

    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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  33. ESeab

    ESeab Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 New Jersey

    Ugh I just bought two WWS and haven't tried them yet. Maybe better with age?
  34. dc4three

    dc4three Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2013 New Jersey

    23 bills for bk black ops bomber and 20 bucks for goose island bourbon county coffee stout. Worth every penny!!
  35. philly224

    philly224 Aspirant (213) Jan 30, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    $17 for a Supplication. Well worth it but I can get it for $12 somewhere else.
  36. MrHassellYaHurd

    MrHassellYaHurd Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2008 Louisiana

    Westvleteren 12 :grinning:

    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

    IPA4LIFE Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2010 California

    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

    Chewbacca Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2013 Antarctica

    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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  39. robboyd

    robboyd Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2011 Indiana

    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.
  40. ficklenicholas

    ficklenicholas Initiate (115) Jul 26, 2011 California
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