Most Expensive Haul

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  1. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Devotee (489) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois

    After reading the budget thread.... What is the most that you have ever spent on one brewery/bottle shop. I know for me it was a HF a couple of months ago. My GF and I each spent right around $450 so that easily takes the cake for me. What about you guys?
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  2. VictorsValiant

    VictorsValiant Aspirant (259) Oct 14, 2014 Oregon

    Spent about tree fiddy at a bottle shop and de Garde for sours. :flushed:
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  3. lambpasty

    lambpasty Devotee (426) May 3, 2013 New Hampshire

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  4. pagriley

    pagriley Meyvn (1,027) Oct 27, 2014 Illinois

    ~200 - It was pretty recent actually; found a whole case of BCBS in March, so, well that happened. I don't tend to go too nuts all at once, but if you count 'over the course of a big week' when there are a few large releases it probably gets over 150 pretty regularly.
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    MUTINY Meyvn (1,118) Feb 6, 2015 Virginia

    I spread my love between a few good bottle shops, but if I combined everything from one day...
    Maybe about $250. At least that's what I told the GF...:wink:
  6. Cmoore8241

    Cmoore8241 Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2015 South Carolina

    Whole case of love child no 5 - $240
  7. Preluderl

    Preluderl Zealot (504) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Gratitude Day 2015 - 14 bottles total, $270. That's by far the most, though. Other than that the most I've ever spent at once was maybe $100.
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  8. horsehockey

    horsehockey Aspirant (204) Jul 31, 2014 Illinois

    Wow you guys are high rollers. My most expensive was about $160. A typical trip to my local bottle shop is about $40-50. When I go to the one In St. Louis, which has a much bigger selection I usually spend a little more.
  9. Twitcho

    Twitcho Initiate (97) Aug 1, 2012 Utah

    $550 over the course of two days for my first trip up to SARA a couple months ago. Way too much...
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  10. VictorsValiant

    VictorsValiant Aspirant (259) Oct 14, 2014 Oregon

    I was able to buy a case for $115. :rolling_eyes:
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  11. bluehende

    bluehende Poo-Bah (2,428) Dec 10, 2010 Delaware

    150 at an Alchemist truck sale between my wife and I.
  12. BeerGreg

    BeerGreg Disciple (366) May 17, 2013 Illinois

    2.5 cases of Heady at right around $200. Now, if I factor what it cost me to get to Boston then up to Vermont...nah, not gonna do it
  13. Keyser

    Keyser Initiate (95) Jan 27, 2015 California

    Probably around $250 for a bunch of Rare Barrel bottles.
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  14. Sturgeon83

    Sturgeon83 Disciple (314) Mar 11, 2015 Kentucky

    Probably around $100? Got some stuff on my usual route, around $60, then some rare stuff at a liquor store opening.
  15. harrington_ptj

    harrington_ptj Initiate (135) Jul 11, 2013 Connecticut

    Lost track on my trip to FFF. Shipped home 4 cases of Zombie Dust and 2 of Gumball Head plus 12 - 15 bombers, easily over $450. Shipped them home with freight from a trade show - safely on an air ride moving van. Drank more ZD that summer than one ever should...
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  16. floridadrift

    floridadrift Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2014 Florida

    $850 in VT + MA
    $435 at Pallet 1 & 2 release
  17. Providence

    Providence Crusader (710) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

  18. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Disciple (312) Aug 17, 2005 Oregon

    Not me personally, but the largest single transaction I've seen in the 10 years I've been managing the shop was a guy who came in a couple weeks ago. He rolled up in a U-Haul and bought full cases of all 12 Cascade beers we had in stock, 5 cases of de Garde Bu Weisse, 5 cases of dG Petite Desay, and 10 assorted cases of Oregon IPAs and stuff. His grand total was just shy of $5,000.
  19. Lazhal

    Lazhal Devotee (473) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan

    $260 at 2014 4-Elf party
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  20. CobraCommander9000

    CobraCommander9000 Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2015 Texas

  21. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Devotee (489) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois

    Thats what I said after the trip to HF but after driving from chicago it had to be done.
  22. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Devotee (489) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois

    How lol. 19.99 in chicago :slight_frown:
  23. johnjohnbeer

    johnjohnbeer Initiate (160) Oct 27, 2012 Ohio

    500 at HF. It's a destination if you don't live in the NE and you might as well get it while you can.
  24. chrisjws

    chrisjws Champion (873) Dec 3, 2014 California

    $250 at Russian River
  25. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poo-Bah (2,556) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    My biggest beer haul ever was my trip to VT and I can't even guess. BUT I can tell you the trunk was full of beer.
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  26. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Devotee (489) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois

    my thouhgts exactly
  27. Papaloth

    Papaloth Initiate (158) Nov 9, 2013 Indiana

    $600 or so on a beer road trip with the wife for my 30th (FFF, 18th st, bottle shops in Chi Town, and New Glarus)
    Also dropped $450 a few weeks ago at a buddies house, lol. He needed cash and is going on a crazy diet so no beer for him for a long time. Sold me half his cellar!
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  28. papposilenus

    papposilenus Meyvn (1,313) Jun 21, 2014 New Hampshire

    I spent just shy of a couple hundred bucks yesterday at Jacks Abby on top of almost another hundred at my local bottle shop. That's probably about as much as I've ever spent in one whack. However, I expect to save that much on groceries because now I can't fit any food in the fridge.
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  29. McMatt7

    McMatt7 Disciple (348) Jul 30, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Years ago I spent $750ish on 12 1/2s of Pabst for a Thanksgiving party.
  30. colby600

    colby600 Defender (663) Mar 24, 2015 Connecticut
    Society Trader

    It's free on a credit card. I try not to count, especially when you find something you have been looking for and your wife isn't there.
  31. SheepNutz

    SheepNutz Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2003 Kentucky

    This is one of my bigger hauls. $145 for all this at a store in Rhode Island a few months ago:
  32. zacky_U

    zacky_U Aspirant (284) May 22, 2013 Michigan

    around $450 at 2014 4-elf. gf was none too pleased.
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  33. VictorsValiant

    VictorsValiant Aspirant (259) Oct 14, 2014 Oregon

    There are some definite perks working when working in the Craft Beer industry.
  34. Andrew041180

    Andrew041180 Defender (651) Mar 15, 2013 Massachusetts

    It's a destination if you DO live in the NE too. I've been twice and I think I kept myself down to about $100.

    My most expensive haul was a trip I took to NY this past winter when my family was out of town. I think it came to somewhere around $150. I wanted to pick up as much out-of-distribution stuff that I could find. I did. It wasn't really worth it. Except for the case of Two Hearted. That I will do again.
  35. Himself

    Himself Initiate (177) May 20, 2014 Massachusetts

    I once bought a truckload of assorted kegs, about $12k for a pig roast for 700 people..... does that count?
  36. Matthouse3

    Matthouse3 Initiate (143) Jun 29, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I am ashamed to say that I bought a bottle of CBS and 2 bottles of BA Abraxas online for a total of $525. It still stings but dang were they good.
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  37. PSU_Mike

    PSU_Mike Champion (840) Sep 6, 2013 Pennsylvania


    1 case, $30 a bottle.
  38. nmyers462000

    nmyers462000 Initiate (115) Oct 1, 2013 Florida

    $370 Cycle Pallet release. 16 bottles total.
  39. WellRested518

    WellRested518 Aspirant (234) Mar 7, 2014 New York

    Tree fiddy just about everytime I go to vt. Hill Farmstead and a stop to Craft Beer Cellar, Three Penny, or Hunger Mountain can get pricey.
  40. laketang

    laketang Meyvn (1,273) Mar 22, 2015 Arizona

    nice fridge, looks a lot like mine, if you are married, you must have her tied up in the basement or something man, cause my wife would kill me over that much spending and shipping! hats off to you!
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