Most Expensive Beer You've Bought

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

  1. ejyoung

    ejyoung Feb 24, 2005 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    I paid about $90 (70 euro) for a bottle of Crianza from DHVL. And on the same trip I spent about $115 for a bottle of Blauw at Akkurat. Actually had a few more bottles like that at Akkurat too - Reed Gueuze Muscat and Pinot Noir, Millennium Geuze, 50th Anniversary, and Roze.
     
  2. StylzMC

    StylzMC Dec 15, 2012 Yukon (Canada)

    27 on Eclipse. Wouldn't do it again... but at the time sounded like a good idea...
     
  3. MarioM

    MarioM Sep 13, 2009 California

    $18 for a 12 oz bottle of Tokyo Black by Brew Dog, an 18.2% Imperial Stout.
     
  4. EyePeeAyBryan

    EyePeeAyBryan Dec 20, 2011 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    Paid $30 for an '11 BA Old Ruffian two weeks ago. I hope it's worth it...
     
  5. jppaj

    jppaj Jan 19, 2013 North Carolina

    $225 this past Dec for Utopias to share with my son....well worth it!
     
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  6. kojevergas

    kojevergas Aug 15, 2010 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    $55 for Narke Kaggen! Stormaktsporter at Akkurat. Worth every penny. Though the same night I had Westvleteren 6 (as in not the blonde, but 6) and Narke Cognac Stormaktsporter, and they were just a little less.

    Black Tuesday was $30 plus a toy for their toy drive; I forget how much that was. I think I paid ~$40 for Levud's.

    Blabaer was no charity either. I think Cable Car Kriek at Toronado was $55?

    I've had the opportunity to buy Utopias many times and no part of me has ever wanted to do so.
     
  7. crossovert

    crossovert Mar 29, 2009 Illinois

    I dk what is the highest total, but im sure the BFM grand cru is probably the most per oz i have bought.
     
  8. loony4lambic

    loony4lambic Nov 26, 2012 California

    Most I ever spent was 45$ for a bottle of pangaea off ebay in 2009 or early 2010, would never do it again.

    as far as recent purchases. Bruery special releases. 22$-32$
     
  9. KISSFR33K

    KISSFR33K Sep 15, 2012 Michigan

    $20.00 for dogfish head 120 minute IPA
     
  10. weonfire

    weonfire Sep 4, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    $26 for two year old ('10) DFM - Abbaye De Saint Bon Chien
    $29 for four year old ('08) DFM - Abbaye De Saint Bon Chien
    $40 for four year old ('08) Cantillon - Fou Foune
    $40 for four year old ('08) Cantillon - Loe Pepe
     
  11. corbenlee

    corbenlee Apr 27, 2011 Indiana

    $50 for a Murda'd Out Stout
     
  12. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Mar 1, 2009 California

    BCBS Rare. $50 was the value for it in a $4$ trade amoungst other goodies.

    Would I buy it again? Yes. But only one more.

    2008 was a fantastic vintage year for that beer wheather standard BCBS or Rare.
     
  13. HattedClassic

    HattedClassic Nov 23, 2009 Virginia

    $260 for a Sam Adams Utopias 10th Anniversary. I still have to open it to see if it was worth it.
     
  14. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish May 11, 2012 Missouri
    Beer Trader

    Think mine was $30 for Black Tuesday

    Price per ounce on some of the Evil Twins is pushing it though, Auld Yin and others being 12oz for $13
     
  15. slim2043

    slim2043 Jul 23, 2012 Connecticut

    $8 for a Bud Light at a concert. Most expensive plastic cup of beer. I'll never do that again.
     
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  16. chefduff2

    chefduff2 Feb 17, 2008 New York
    Beer Trader

    I love WWS. I have plenty of BCBS that I would switch out for it for sure.
     
  17. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Apr 12, 2012 Maryland

    Cantillon Classic Gueze for $17 and a Brewdog Tokio for $12. Pretty weak compared to what I've been seeing in this thread.
     
  18. Agold

    Agold Mar 13, 2010 Pennsylvania

    100 euro for millenium gueuze. definitely worth it.
     
  19. ramnuts

    ramnuts Feb 16, 2009 Oregon

    $80 for HOTD Dave
     
  20. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    It is BA Ruffian is delicous!
     
  21. ColdPoncho

    ColdPoncho Jan 9, 2009 Ohio

    I paid $20 for about 1.5 oz of 1983 Dirty Horse. Most I've paid per ounce, I'm sure.
     
  22. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Where did you get that deal!!!!!
     
  23. jwheeler87

    jwheeler87 Oct 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    50/50 Eclipse Elijah Craig 12 Year. I bought it Friday overjoyed because I thought I nailed a job interview, and was going to celebrate by having it. Well, I didn't get the job. So I'm saving it for a special occasion. Just drinking it willy nilly will take away the reason I bought it to begin with.
     
  24. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I paid $80 for a bottle of Founder's Deca this past summer. It was totally worth it!
     
  25. Fantasy_Factory

    Fantasy_Factory Dec 30, 2012 New York

    Brooklyn black ops. $24 from the distributor.
     
  26. BrewStew58

    BrewStew58 Mar 29, 2011 New York

    I was very tempted at $37 but didn't spring for it.
     
  27. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Jul 15, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    $22 Tart of Darkness at a shop. $25 Moat Water at a bar.

    A $35 Drie Fonteinen Schaerbeekse Kriek caught my eye the other day. I really wanted to have it, but I just couldn't spend that much on a beer. Maybe some day after I graduate college and am (hopefully) making some good money, I will buy stuff like that.
     
  28. EyePeeAyBryan

    EyePeeAyBryan Dec 20, 2011 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    Any higher and I probably would have passed on it.
     
  29. jwheeler87

    jwheeler87 Oct 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    A place near me had that for like 45 bucks! I went there the other day, and noticed a sales tag on it. They keep rare beers behind the counter so the clerk brought it to me, and it dropped to 24.99. I grabbed it.
     
  30. jwheeler87

    jwheeler87 Oct 27, 2011 Massachusetts

    Damn. Was that aged at all? It's usually 8-11 here fresh.
     
  31. TNGabe

    TNGabe Feb 6, 2012 Tennessee

    78$????? Lube?
     
  32. Stevedore

    Stevedore Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    $20 for CCB BA Big Sound although I did spend $25 on a 4-banger of BCBS

    Don't think I'll go any higher than that.
     
  33. Brewzer1010

    Brewzer1010 Feb 17, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    I have seen you mention the price tag on the 08 BCBS before and I am kinda disappointed in Toro's pricing - I paid $12 for one the day of the shit show at Alesmith when they released 2009 BA Speedway. Can't say I am surprised though, the price of 08 Abyss went from $40 to something like $80 overnight.

    Anyways for me it was $75 for Veritas 004 at the 2011 FdA release. Worth every penny.
     
  34. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    At a bar - $45 for a vintage Anchor OSA magnum to split amongst friends.

    At a store - $30 or so for Brandy Eclipse.
     
  35. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Paid $120 for a bottle of Tactical Nuclear Penguin while at San Diego Beer Week (and that purchase was NON alcohol induced I may add which makes me either impulsive or dumber than the average Joe...probably a little of both). :confused:
     
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  36. Michigan

    Michigan Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    I bought a Midnight Sun M for $1500+.... Not really.

    seriously, probably a Chimay Speciale Cent Ciquante (150th Anniversary) or Bolt Cutter
     
  37. basscram

    basscram Mar 29, 2006 Maine

  38. kona650

    kona650 Jun 12, 2011 California

    Ha!!! That's so true.....I paid about ten for a Coors light at a ball game recently was it worth it? Yes the niners beat the Packers that day!!!
     
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  39. Beerbecue

    Beerbecue Dec 21, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

    I've got two westy packs kicking around. paid 68$ a piece per case
     
  40. Whiskeygirlchef

    Whiskeygirlchef Dec 6, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    $70 for Partridge in a Pear Tree, $45.99 for White Chocolate! $29.99 for Two Turtle Doves!
     
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