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Most Expensive Beer You've Bought

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

  1. NoLeafClover44

    NoLeafClover44 Feb 24, 2011 Delaware
    Beer Trader

    $27 for a 750 of Lou Pepe Gueuze. To this day, the only Cantillon I have ever come across in a store.
  2. mattafett

    mattafett Mar 9, 2009 Iowa

    $45.00 for Rare
    $80? for the Westy gift set.

    Would def. buy Rare again, haven't opened the Westy.
  3. Ohsaycanyoubeer

    Ohsaycanyoubeer Feb 8, 2012 Colorado

    $45 each for Baladin Xyauyu Islay, Rum, and Regular

    I bought two sets... so.... nearly $280 for 6 bottles. I still have one set and would buy them again if given the opportunity.
  4. d5001986

    d5001986 Oct 6, 2012 Wisconsin
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    $26, Surly Darkness.
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    NYCBUCKEYE Jan 21, 2013 New York
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    Saw Rare for $75 the other day - I passed.

    I guess Fruet @ $35 would be the most expensive bottle I've actually purchased.
  6. gtermi

    gtermi Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    50/50 Eclipse for $37
  7. frizzzle

    frizzzle Feb 10, 2013 California
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    $28 for a mother of all storms and $85 for a west 12 - 6 pk
  8. GRG1313

    GRG1313 Jan 15, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    I've spent A LOT on several bottles of beer over the years. My biggest question, respectfully, is why this topic comes up from time to time. Do YOU really care what I spend on MY beer? Seriously. No one asks what I spend on milk, of lettuce or even my latest sports coat or what I spent on my car. Why would what one spends on a bottle of beer matter to a stranger? I truly don't get it. (And, of course, here I am responding.......!)
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  9. atomic

    atomic Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I spent 20 Euros for a 12oz bottle of Brew Dog Tokio. I think I got ripped off but I had no idea at the time. Hated it too, wasn't big into beers back then. I'd probably appreciate it a lot more today... I've only seen it once for sale in the states and I don't recall the price, but a lot cheaper. Maybe $12-13 for the bottle. Still probably not worth it.
  10. Lare453

    Lare453 Feb 1, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    3 bottles of utopias
  11. mikeyv35

    mikeyv35 Oct 15, 2008 New York
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    Retail, I guess $45-$60 for different vintages and oxidation levels (gold, silver, bronze) of Xyauyu. However, the site we use to not be able to talk about and in side deals w/ people a couple hundred easily for rarities. Hell, one year I drove 6 hours all through the night to a shitty town named Portsmouth, arriving at 5:30am. w/ no sleep for a suppose 6am. release, for them to tell me they decided to release the beer at like 4am. and were sold out. Obviously, I snapped in the pouring rain and proceeded to yell, break my umbrella on the hood of some random person's car, scare the shit out of the brewery guy at the door, and ended up paying $200 for 2 bottles and give up a Chaotic Chemistry for a 3rd. to a funny guy that looks like Quentin Tarantino named Tony. In the end, I vowed never to attend the release again, especially after watching some old, overweight, lumberjack looking dude that brews beer try to pickup a bunch of college girls. Oddly enough this release does not happen anymore.
  12. Localdrinklax

    Localdrinklax Jul 23, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Payed about $100 on ebay before they banned it.
  13. regularjohn

    regularjohn Feb 7, 2013 New Jersey

    i spent quite a bit on a different belgium sours mainly oude kriek. i really wanna try the tart of darkness but thats still sitting at about $25 for a single bottle by me. while thats not expensive there is still a lot of great beers i can get for less than that. quality>quanity yes absolutely but to an extent of whats available to me IMO.
  14. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    $23 for BA Old Rasputin
  15. MykelJH

    MykelJH Aug 3, 2011 California

    3L temptation $85
    3l consecration $90
    Cable car $40

    And ill pay it all damn day!
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  16. MykelJH

    MykelJH Aug 3, 2011 California

    Lol where? Kentucky?

    Also what is this DHVL people speak ok? Seems like the bottle selection is great
  17. bishopdc0

    bishopdc0 Jan 23, 2010 Maine
    Beer Trader

    $8 for a 4Oz pour of Double Black.
  18. Miamilice

    Miamilice Feb 6, 2011 Virginia
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    I bought a bottle of J&J Roze from De Heeren in January for $120(€90). I would do it again for sure!
  19. breakingbland

    breakingbland Feb 11, 2013 Michigan

    $20 for a Juliet. Not sorry I did it even tho' it wasn't my favorite. I wouldn't mind spending somewhere in this price range every couple of months depending on what I want to explore.
  20. Chris77McGrath

    Chris77McGrath Feb 8, 2013 Ohio

    Wow, I don't feel bad for spending $18.99 on a six pack of Hopslam now.
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  21. Seanniek91

    Seanniek91 Jul 1, 2012 Rhode Island
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  22. luisc123

    luisc123 Oct 20, 2011 California

    $35.99 each for two bottles of Mother of All Storms. Will probably never buy a bomber that expensive again. Still haven't opened one either, so I'm not sure whether or not it was worth it yet. Keeping my fingers crossed.
  23. PORTerCITY

    PORTerCITY Feb 9, 2013 California

    $30.00 for Abacus, when sucaba first came out.
    $50.00 for Hunahpu (will pay 50 again!!)
  24. ao125

    ao125 Dec 1, 2010 Virginia

    At a beer shop on my way home from work (Maryland). They have TNP for $66 + tax and StB for $88 + tax.

    Same place I bought my barrel-aged Stillwater Stateside and DuClaw Divine Retribution #2
  25. RStang13

    RStang13 Jun 22, 2011 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    $30 for (multiple) bottles of Fruet and Eclipse variants
    $12 for a 12oz BlackNote
  26. mellowmark

    mellowmark Mar 31, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Sucaba on Ebay for $26. Worth every penny.
  27. timjr2500

    timjr2500 Jul 15, 2012 Texas

    $75 for the Tactical Nuclear Penguin. And yes I would do it again, it was unreal. The falvor stayed with me for 2 days.
  28. BDEE

    BDEE Feb 11, 2012 Wisconsin

    Was at 3 Floyd's brewpub and they had Cabra ( Whiskey barrel aged Robert the Bruce w/ cherries). $35. Bought 2. Wish I saved one. The first one was so good I cracked the other about 4 days later with my buddies on football sunday. Had to let the fellas taste it. No doubt, would do it again. One of the best I ever had.
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  29. pnutbutr

    pnutbutr Jan 4, 2013 New Jersey
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    $45 at a bar for Bourbon County Cherry Rye... which is especially stupid since I have 2 bottles in the cellar :(
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  30. shagens

    shagens Feb 11, 2013 Wisconsin
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    $39 for Orkney Dark Island Reserve and worth every penny. Sam Adams Utopias. I cannot remember exactly but about $350 for the decanter. Very good but probably not really beer.

    My beer drinking buddy got a bottle of Brew Dog Tactical Nuclear Penguin from his business partner that he paid about $80 for. We drank it and it was awful. Tried it on several different nights but it tasted like battery acid.
  31. benbking

    benbking Dec 11, 2009 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    Same. $ and beer, exact.
  32. kdb150

    kdb150 Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Aged World Wide Stout is one of the best beers I ever drank. Keep them cellared for 3-5 years and you will not be disappointed, and try some fresh if you find it on tap to compare.
  33. tobelerone

    tobelerone Dec 1, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    30.00 for Lou Pepe Kriek 750 (would do that again for sure); same for a 375ml of Lawson's Mapple Tripple (probably wouldn't...great beer but once is enough I think).
  34. ShanePB

    ShanePB Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Just dropped $50 this weekend on a Cantillon St. Lam at a bar. Would do it again, too.
  35. SupremePie

    SupremePie Sep 30, 2012 Vermont

    Acer Quercus or Rio Reserva, both were $35. Don't know if either was worth it because I have yet to open either
  36. joeebbs

    joeebbs Apr 29, 2009 Pennsylvania

    $160 2009 Sam Adams Utopias.
  37. XpensiveBieros

    XpensiveBieros Feb 3, 2013 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

    I recently paid $30 for a 2012 Parabola at the Portsmouth Brewery...it was worth it!

    NYCBUCKEYE Jan 21, 2013 New York
    Beer Trader

    Actually - I paid $40 for a BA Behemoth at 3 Floyds.
  39. msubulldog25

    msubulldog25 Aug 3, 2005 Oregon

    I once spent $80 on a bottle of HotD Dave at the 2008 Dock Sale. At the time, that seemed like a ludicrous price for a single bottle of beer...
  40. VernonKell

    VernonKell Nov 15, 2012 Michigan

    $23 for Cantillon Cuvée Des Champions
    $20 Each for FW 16 and Sucaba
    And yes. Yes i would do it again.
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