Most Expensive Beer You've Bought

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  1. ChugginOil

    ChugginOil Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2010 Illinois

    $50 for Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Bean Dark Lord. Worth every penny
     
  2. ramnuts

    ramnuts Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2009 Oregon

    at a HOTD dock sale several years ago, at the old location....raffle tickets were handed out and 4 were selected for the opportunity to purchase a bottle for that amount. I won one.
     
  3. rhartogsq

    rhartogsq Disciple (303) Jun 18, 2010 Virginia
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    These guys paid $155 for two 12oz bottles of Brewmeisters Armageddon. It doesn't sound worth it.
     
  4. ScottUCF84

    ScottUCF84 Initiate (0) Apr 7, 2006 Florida

    Westvleteren sixer for $85. Split with a buddy as his xmas gift. Worth it? Not sure yet. Drank one and honestly thought it was more boozy tasting than other quads, going to let the others sit.

    Infinium for $20ish... although I never drank it. I began to hear the similarities to champagne and decided to give it away in a company 'white elephant' gift exchange. People went nuts over it.
     
  5. jderosia603

    jderosia603 Initiate (0) Jul 17, 2012 New Hampshire

    $30 for 50/50 Eclipse Elijah Craig 12-Year. Have yet to try it.
     
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  6. tendermorsel

    tendermorsel Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2006 Massachusetts

    50$ for 4 oz of 100% 1983 Dirty Horse
     
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  7. CLCardinal84

    CLCardinal84 Aspirant (257) Jan 29, 2012 Illinois
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    It's really good. Not sure if its worth $30, but it's darn good.

    Myself I've paid $50 for a Murda'd Out Stout and $40 for a Stille Nacht Reserva 2010
     
  8. hopsputin

    hopsputin Savant (976) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    $33 for Fruet. Dent I'm the wallet, but so good
     
  9. PABSTMASTER

    PABSTMASTER Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2009 Pennsylvania

    $300 for a Utopias basket that contained the beer and two glasses.
     
  10. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (951) Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Surprised to see there arent more ebay buyers on here saying they spent $150 or something for a shelf whale.
     
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  11. DruRho

    DruRho Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2012 Maryland

    Probably because no one wants to find out they paid 3 times the shelf price for something. A lot of us have been in that boat before...
     
  12. Denoas

    Denoas Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2013 New York

    Yeah... still think about it every know & then. Still haven't found another..


    This happens when you find about a highly coveted beer until after it's been released. But it was definitely worth it for me.
     
  13. Ciocanelu

    Ciocanelu Poo-Bah (3,669) Aug 30, 2012 Romania
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    25 Euros for Firestone 14 Anniversary Ale. Haven't opened it yet.
     
  14. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,217) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    You sir are my beer hero!
     
  15. BJasny

    BJasny Disciple (375) Jul 10, 2011 Texas

    Rogue XS 2011 Imperial Stout- ~$17

    Jester King Uberkind- ~$15
     
  16. smogfood

    smogfood Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2010 Wisconsin

    $20 for Founders Bolt Cutter.
    My best deal ever was 6 packs of Rush River Winter Warmer for $2.49 (an obvious screw up).
     
  17. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (462) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    $91 for the brick-pack Westy.
     
  18. amp138

    amp138 Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2011 Rhode Island

    Bottle on the shelf: Bolt Cutter & Black Ops tie

    Bottle from a restaurant: $40 on Cantillon Lou Pepe Gueze

    Draft pour: $8 for a 10oz pour of KBS. ugh.
     
  19. Hanglow

    Hanglow Defender (624) Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    maybe £8 for a bottle.

    I'd guess I'd probably pay up to £15 for a 750ml bottle as that's about as much as I'd pay for a bottle of wine to take home.
     
  20. RoninTK3

    RoninTK3 Aspirant (234) Nov 12, 2012 New Hampshire
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    I think $15 for a Smutty Rye IPA was the most I've spent on a single bottle.
     
  21. JohnDMartin

    JohnDMartin Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2013 Kentucky

    $12 DFH 120min
     
  22. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2009 California

    ~$125 for a bottle of this year's Utopias.
     
  23. mathieu87

    mathieu87 Initiate (169) Jun 22, 2011 Belgium

    - 100 euro (130 dollar) for the struise five squared
    - 45 euro for the struise double black
    - 45 euro for the struise special k
    - 34 euro for chimay grande réserve 3L bottle
    - and next week 95 euro for the j&j blauw

    - at bishop arms in malmö for about 50 euro for the narke kaggen stormaksporter and 30 for the stormaksporter
    - at DHVL 35 euro for the rodenbach alexander
     
  24. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    Those are huge pours for how strong that stuff is. The idea of a beer that is more potent than most liquors scares me!
     
  25. AlaskanYoung

    AlaskanYoung Disciple (381) Dec 1, 2011 Arkansas

    Just bought sink the bismark for $110 and tactical nuclear penguin for $100
     
  26. Johnnyramirez

    Johnnyramirez Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2012 California

    $30 for 50/50 eclipse EC 18 yr for a trade.

    For personal consumption, ~$25 for FW XVI
     
  27. maximumu13

    maximumu13 Initiate (0) Aug 31, 2010 Ohio

    35 for BA FFF stuff, I will do it again in a heartbeat
     
  28. FEUO

    FEUO Disciple (325) Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    $17 for a non-bomber of Older Viscosity. :)
    Very suitable birthday beer. :p
     
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  29. TastyIsBeer

    TastyIsBeer Devotee (488) Dec 13, 2006 Illinois

    Another vote for $45 for BCS Rare - I wish I had bought more than one bottle, and I'd buy it again at a higher price (though not at Ebay prices these days). I also contributed to a Utopia for a friend's 30th birthday many moons ago, and that bottle was probably >$150 because you could only get it on Ebay at the time we were buying...
     
  30. Barrelsnbeer

    Barrelsnbeer Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2012 North Carolina
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    $72 for a twelve pack of Trappist Rochefort 10, beer's cheap. It takes me no time at all to find wines worth more than my car. im just glad i can afford to buy really amazing beer.
     
  31. KISSFR33K

    KISSFR33K Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2012 Michigan

    i dont know it was new and it was per bottle
     
  32. Kendo

    Kendo Poo-Bah (1,998) Dec 23, 2005 New York

    $30 for FiftyFifty Eclipse Elijah Craig 12. It was good. Thirty dollars good? Different question. . . .
     
  33. Jimmys

    Jimmys Meyvn (1,434) Jan 5, 2009 Pennsylvania

    $30 for a 50/50 Eclipse Elijah Craig 12 yr.
    $27 for a 2005 Baladin Nora Sour
    $24 for a HF BA Naked Evil
     
  34. t4haughton

    t4haughton Initiate (156) Jan 24, 2013 Illinois
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    I was out of town during the BCS Black Friday release and couldn't find a bottle of the Cherry Rye anywhere in the city. When I saw it at my local bar (Poor Phil's) I called up a few friends to share it with me. Worth the $36 to try it, and it was as good as anything I've had. I think New Holland's Dragon's Milk is the best $4$ value in the arena though.
     
  35. ao125

    ao125 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2010 Virginia

    I paid $70 today including tax.
     
  36. mightyatom

    mightyatom Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2009 Rhode Island

    After shipping it was around $75 for a 750 Armand'4 Oude Geuze Lente. It was to toast my son being born and it still is one of the better geuze's I've had. That being said, I bought 2 of them (2nd one due in April) and won't be buying any more...
     
  37. schoon

    schoon Initiate (163) Dec 12, 2010 Iowa

    Eighteen something for a four pack of Breckenridge 471.
    Why? I'd tried everything else that looked good.
     
  38. MightyMan

    MightyMan Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012 Pennsylvania

    $10 - 12 oz KBS - Yep, plan to do it again
    $10 - 12 oz 120 Min - Yep, will and have
    $9 - 12 oz Rumpkin - look forward to it again next halloween
    $25 - Bolt Cutter - it was damn good! but it may be hard to pay this again
    $25 - Black Betty - very nice, but definitely won't buy again at this price
     
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  39. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    $26 - Chimay Cent Ciquante
     
  40. jdhugeloser

    jdhugeloser Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2013 California

    So far $38 for a Melange 3, there are definitely others that I'd gladly pay more for if I could find them in CA.
     
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