Most Expensive Haul

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  1. harrington_ptj

    harrington_ptj Initiate (135) Jul 11, 2013 Connecticut

    Wife supports the habit but doesn't see the check book lol. Actually bought me a fridge for my birthday recently. Shipping was the beautiful part - I just added it to my freight leaving a trade show and shipped it to my office (I'm a event manager).
     
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  2. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Devotee (489) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Yea i miss those. :slight_frown:
     
  3. beerluvr

    beerluvr Meyvn (1,221) Jan 2, 2001 Canada

    My all-time high was just short of $200, lovingly spent at Court Liquors in Long Branch, N.J. a few years back. What a haul that was. :grinning:
     
  4. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Devotee (489) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Yea our trip was

    8AM-Hunger Mountian (2 Cases Heady)
    Up to HF - Too much $$ but worth it.
    2PM - Back to Hunger Mountian (2 - 4 pks SOS)
     
  5. AndyEdgar

    AndyEdgar Defender (667) Feb 2, 2014 Illinois
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    $300 at the Side Project Pulling Nails b2 release
    $250 at 4Elf party
     
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  6. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Devotee (489) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Nice. Getting through the line 3 times lol.
     
  7. VictorsValiant

    VictorsValiant Aspirant (259) Oct 14, 2014 Oregon

    Sounds like my kind of guy.
     
  8. beerluvr

    beerluvr Meyvn (1,221) Jan 2, 2001 Canada

    I need more friends like him!!!
     
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  9. WellRested518

    WellRested518 Aspirant (234) Mar 7, 2014 New York

    I've actually never bought cases of either. I just grab a couple of 4 packs and drink them fresh. When you're talking sours, Lambics, and wild saison stuff can get really out of hand.
     
  10. AndyEdgar

    AndyEdgar Defender (667) Feb 2, 2014 Illinois
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    just once, with a wife mule. I believe PN2 was $30 a bottle
     
  11. laketang

    laketang Meyvn (1,273) Mar 22, 2015 Arizona
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    I love having a fridge full of my bargain hunts, just a great hobby we can enjoy time and time again! cheers
     
  12. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Devotee (489) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Wasnt it 3pp? If not my SO is in trouble for not getting the full allotment.
     
  13. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Devotee (489) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Yea. They had a limit on 1 4 pack for SOS pp. The Heady is long gone. Between my SO and Dad and a couple of trades all 2 cases were gone in a few weeks.
     
  14. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Poo-Bah (1,888) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland
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    What was the bottle date on Lil One?
     
  15. AndyEdgar

    AndyEdgar Defender (667) Feb 2, 2014 Illinois
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    Nope, bought 5 and 5. I was near the end of the original line, so it is possible they bumped the allotment by the time I got through
     
  16. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Devotee (489) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Oh yea they must have. She was up front and it was only 3pp.
     
  17. costanzo_mike

    costanzo_mike Meyvn (1,229) Jul 17, 2014 Massachusetts

    Maybe 200-250 bucks during a 3-4 brewery run in Maine but I can't remember exactly. I imagine I will easily top that next weekend while in VT for the brewfest :grimacing:
     
  18. oldsailor

    oldsailor Devotee (416) Mar 18, 2008 Connecticut

    My most expensive haul was worth just under $600, though it was picking up allocations from The Bruery and had been accumulated over a 5 week period. My biggest single purchase was $247 and I walked away with some pretty awesome stuff.
     
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  19. AWA

    AWA Disciple (326) Jul 22, 2014 California

    I just don't have the room to stock that heavy. The most I've spent is about $100 on a case of Parabola
     
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  20. horsehockey

    horsehockey Aspirant (204) Jul 31, 2014 Illinois

    Wow, that hurt just reading it. I don't think the 2015 BA Abraxas has been released yet, but I'll get some when it is. I can honestly say I would never pay that much for a beer. Abraxas is good but it's not that good. Consider trading, I think you could get it for about $40-60.
     
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  21. semibaked

    semibaked Zealot (596) Mar 27, 2007 Illinois

    Close to $1,000 at Kuhenhenn's Winter Solstice Party in 2010.
     
  22. polloenfuego

    polloenfuego Poo-Bah (1,819) Jan 26, 2013 Canada
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    $550 USD plus another $150 CDN in duty. That was last November just after BCBS release. I went to NY and picked some up along with my Xmas and holiday stock. The border guard was hilarious, looked at us and said "Who spends $550 on Beer...is it magic beer?" and my wife just said "This fool".
     
  23. ESCO138

    ESCO138 Initiate (173) Dec 10, 2013 California
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    I think my total cost for my Hill Farmstead + Heady + Nightshift and Jack's Abbey haul was a little over $500. The part that killed me was the $350 in shipping costs. May do it again next year.

    [​IMG]
     
  24. pnelting

    pnelting Aspirant (283) Nov 17, 2014 Texas
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    $180 at Jester King a few weeks back.
     
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  25. plutoniumpete

    plutoniumpete Initiate (193) Oct 21, 2008 New Jersey
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    I usually try and keep it under 100. However my college loan and cc will be payed off in full next month, soo....
     
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  26. interman

    interman Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2010 Norway

    $650 or so last fall when we had a special release here with a bunch of nice fairly rare things. It's Norway so by default it's expensive
     
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  27. Pug

    Pug Disciple (345) Jun 6, 2012 Minnesota

    $80 and $100 are my two largest purchases by a large margin. One of them was at a bottle shop not long after my wife gave birth to our son, it was going to be the first time she could really drink since we found out she was pregnant so we both went a bit crazy. Happened across a 2008 BCBS on the shelf that the store put out as an easter egg (which was only $7, that wasn't the going crazy part).

    The other time was when the wife was visiting a friend in Wisconsin, stopped at Casanova and with me on the phone with her, started loading up on bombers. The money went quick.

    Otherwise, I feel really uncomfortable when i get near $30 at a time. Usually if I go above that, it's because we're buying extra to share with friends coming over - but even then,$30 or less is usual.
     
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  28. papposilenus

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

    Necessity is the mother of invention. Bring home a few cases; you'll find the room.
     
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  29. TurkeyFeathers

    TurkeyFeathers Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2014 New York
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    seriously ?!
     
  30. WellRested518

    WellRested518 Aspirant (234) Mar 7, 2014 New York

    At that point, why not just go to VT? FRESH is Da BEST
     
  31. MisSigsFan

    MisSigsFan Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 California

    A friend of mine's parents went to Rare Barrel and bought the max allotment for everything they had. Came out to $1200. There were about 10 or so of us who all went in on it though. Would've been more but they ran out of Forces Unseen.
    [​IMG]
     
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  32. PuckIt

    PuckIt Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I can't pass up the opportunity for a nice case when they become available, accordingly, those are my highest prices.

    - KBS [$150'ish]
    - BCBS [$170'ish]
    - Black Note [$190'ish]
     
  33. SheepNutz

    SheepNutz Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2003 Kentucky

    I couldn't tell you. I picked it up sometime near the end of April and drank it shortly after.
     
  34. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Poo-Bah (1,888) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland
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    Lil One fresh is my Juice! I had one at one week old and it was one of my favorite High Gravity Hop Bombs! I still fap at night thinking of it..:slight_smile:
     
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  35. KarmicSkrambl8

    KarmicSkrambl8 Disciple (377) Dec 21, 2014 California

    not as much as I would like...more than I should...fortunate and thankful either way (nice first-world issue to confront)

    $50-$60 if better half present/aware

    $90-$100 if left to my own devices

    she manages fiscal matters...always finds out anyway...oh well...we all have "flaws" don't we

    great beer...I can live with the ramifications...:wink:
     
  36. charlzm

    charlzm Poo-Bah (2,481) Sep 3, 2007 California
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    I bought a case of 12 of Feral One at Barrelworks in Buellton in 2014. I think that plus a T-shirt and a glass or two ran me nearly $300.00.

    At a non-brewery, I think the most I've spent has been around $100.00.
     
  37. tylerstravis

    tylerstravis Meyvn (1,052) Feb 14, 2014 Colorado

    I purchased 48 cases of PBR & Busch Light for roughly $550 in college :slight_smile:
     
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  38. ESCO138

    ESCO138 Initiate (173) Dec 10, 2013 California
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    I did go to VT, and I brought back all the stuff back a day later on certain airline of a certain color.
     
  39. R3ason

    R3ason Aspirant (257) Aug 13, 2014 Colorado
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    Well that (receipt) escalated quickly
     
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  40. Mitchell-Lees

    Mitchell-Lees Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2015 Indiana

    My brother and I in a combined to trip to Revolution, 3 floyds and 18th street has just under 400 in beer in the trunk on the drive back to Indianapolis.
     
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