Most Expensive Beer You've Bought

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

  1. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Sep 8, 2007 New York

    85 dollars for a PiaPT
  2. VikingsFan1215

    VikingsFan1215 Feb 3, 2013 Minnesota

    $35 for a bottle of Surly SYX. It was my first big purchase. Now I have no problem paying that kind of money on a single bottle.
  3. hypr2013

    hypr2013 Mar 6, 2013 Ontario (Canada)

    It really is hard to say, I think probably $14 for a bottle of Samichlaus in Michigan, somehow I am finding Michigan is getting expensive for alcohol, and I am from Ontario...
  4. joel66

    joel66 Sep 1, 2012 New York
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  5. Chelsea1905

    Chelsea1905 Sep 3, 2008 Washington
    Beer Trader

    your own secret wee party, i like that
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  6. Michigan

    Michigan Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    Tie: Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock and Blueberry Eisbock
    $30 for 12.7oz.
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  7. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Want to trade for one of those bad boys?
  8. Michigan

    Michigan Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    I'm an avid trader but I like these. Why trade what I love? I've passed all offers so far.
  9. Dogzbone

    Dogzbone Dec 1, 2012 New York

    $30 - 22 oz. Bourbon County Cherry Rye
    $12.95 - 12 oz. DFH 120 (4x)
  10. madnismo

    madnismo Jan 30, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    I wish. Orkney Dark Island Reserve
  11. Nectar

    Nectar Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    BCBCS on tap at Pony Bar in NYC about 2 1/2 hours away.

    Gas, tolls, parking, and the beer. Man that was an expensive pour
  12. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Jan 23, 2013 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Paid $49 and $35 for a couple Lost Abbey beers at Monk's Cafe last Feb. Definitely over priced, but still very delicious!
  13. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I don't blame you. I also don't have any of your Wants, but a guy can dream, right? I'm never in Michigan at the right time.
  14. Seanniek91

    Seanniek91 Jul 1, 2012 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    18$ for 2oz pour of 10th anniversary Utopias at a bar. Same bar had 08' Lou Pepe Kriek on draft for 8$ for a 6oz draft. Got that too of course.
  15. T-Leb

    T-Leb Jan 21, 2013 Missouri
    Beer Trader

    $24-26 per bottle, can't remember exactly. BA Abraxas, BA Sump by Perennial Artisan Ales St Louis, MO.
  16. CAbeerCAbeerCA

    CAbeerCAbeerCA Mar 3, 2011 Maryland
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    $70 for a bottle of Bruery's The Wanderer. Worth it to buy bread, pb, and j instead of eating out that day on vacation.
  17. bluewolf17

    bluewolf17 Mar 3, 2013 Maryland
    Beer Trader

    $99.99 for a BrewDog Sink the Bismarck. Would absolutely not do it again but also do not regret it in any way. I wanted to be able to say I've had it and now I can.
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  18. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    The one I bought my ex-wife in a bar about 15 years ago. Divorce cost me over $20K. o_O
  19. GopherPharmer

    GopherPharmer Feb 19, 2013 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Can't remember the exact cost, but definitely the most expensive has been Utopias 10th anniversary....worth every penny in my book.
  20. manjanai

    manjanai Oct 8, 2008 California
    Beer Trader

    $360+ for a case of 50/50 EC 12
  21. FrankHammer

    FrankHammer Jan 31, 2013 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    $32 a piece on three 375mL Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock's. And another $32 on a Blueberry. Don't tell my wife...
  22. Gotti311

    Gotti311 Mar 22, 2009 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    $50 for FFF Murda'd Out Stout was painful. Still havent drank it, actually more interested in trading.

    I purchased Utopias for a buddy in Chicago, I was glad to recoup that $250
  23. Padraig

    Padraig Jan 14, 2013 United Kingdom (England)
    Beer Trader

    These are bar prices-

    BCS Vanilla-£18/$29. This was late last year so it was probably a bit of a bargain. In fact I bought two.
    Jolly Pumpkin Baudelaire- £20/$30. No way worth it but it was my birthday.

    Not into cellaring/collecting stuff so don't really get into paying over the odds.
  24. Catchy_Name

    Catchy_Name Dec 21, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    I've spent $30 on so many different bottles that its almost become the norm to do that. This years CFH was $5 more than last year and it didn't even occur to me to care about the difference. So much so I almost didn't even realize it until I got home that they went up in price.

    But IIRC, the most expensive single bottle I've purchased was a 2011 Eclipse Elijah Craig 18 at this past years Eclipse release for $35.
  25. kodt

    kodt Mar 6, 2013 Illinois

    $50 BBA Vanilla Bean Dark Lord.

    Yes, would buy again.
  26. Philly82785

    Philly82785 Dec 17, 2008 Minnesota

    Sam Adams Utopia's $200
    Case of Pumking $117
    Lambik (3 Year Old Unblended) $38
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  27. Ericness

    Ericness Nov 21, 2012 Massachusetts

    Probably one of the Hoppin' Frog BA Stouts at $20-25. A lot of their stuff is (comparably) crazy expensive in my area and the only thing stopping me from drinking their beers a lot more.
  28. Smitty1988

    Smitty1988 Oct 16, 2012 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    Westy 12 6'er $ 86.00
    16 Oz PBR can 89 Cents on sale
    I enjoyed both, one for taste, the other for value
  29. bluewolf17

    bluewolf17 Mar 3, 2013 Maryland
    Beer Trader

    I would do anything for a bottle...
  30. bluewolf17

    bluewolf17 Mar 3, 2013 Maryland
    Beer Trader

    Pumking is worth every penny.
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  31. dagmer

    dagmer Feb 27, 2012 Illinois

    I paid about 45 for a 3 Floyds Baller Stout. I had buyers remorse immediately but then i got home and sipped it for the next hour and a half and was happy with my purchase. Im afraid I'd do it again if i found another one at that price.
  32. CaptainRaisin

    CaptainRaisin Oct 14, 2011 Ohio

    Cantillon's. Worth every fkn penny though.
  33. bigedct

    bigedct Jun 23, 2011 Connecticut

    Westy brick, $86.
    BCBCRS, $25.99. (Then found it for 16.99 and 19.99)
    BCBS, $24.99 4 pack.

    I'm sue there are more, too early.
  34. Bildo

    Bildo Jan 24, 2013 Minnesota

    $34 - 22 oz. Bourbon County Cherry Rye restruant price but worth it
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  35. Seanniek91

    Seanniek91 Jul 1, 2012 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    Wait, what?
    kemoarps, KhakCane and Roguer like this.
  36. jmgrub

    jmgrub Nov 20, 2010 California

    50 for a Cable Car Kriek on-site at Toronado SD.
  37. YieldToNothing

    YieldToNothing Mar 13, 2013 New York

    i paid about 25 euro for a 750ml bottle of gouden carolus cuvee de kaizer blau at a bar in brussels

    to take home, it was 15 euro for a westy 12
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  38. shredder83

    shredder83 Feb 21, 2013 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    A paltry $23 for 2012 cherry rye...haven't tried it yet. Pales in comparison to what some of you BA's have spent.
  39. ncstateplaya

    ncstateplaya Nov 8, 2008 North Carolina

    $85 for a Westy 12 gift pack!
  40. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    The beer wasn't that expensive, really. It was the $35 glasses (2 of them) that made the price so high!
    Boilerfood and ncstateplaya like this.
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