Most Expensive Single Bottle You've Bought?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by gillagorilla, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. gillagorilla

    gillagorilla Feb 27, 2013 Maryland
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    You can differentiate it by size and also by venue (i.e. bars).

    I've seen some crazy bar prices but I can't remember them right now.

    The most ridiculous thing I have seen is a $38 DFH & Bruery Bottle (that was knocked down to $27 recently). However, I have seen $22 single bottles (a signed Black by Mikkeller). Also, there are some $36+ Eclipse bombers.
     
  2. loafinaround

    loafinaround Jul 16, 2011 New York

    $15 for a super tiny mikkeller beer geek weasel cognac edition.
     
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  3. GoGators

    GoGators Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
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    Lost Abbey Deliverance $16.99 for a 375ml bottle.

    (edit, thanks Bill)
     
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  4. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer May 10, 2012 Illinois


    Had, worth.
     
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  5. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Who the hell stole your other 75ml?
     
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  6. GoGators

    GoGators Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
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    Cork Leakage.
     
  7. GOGRANDE

    GOGRANDE Aug 21, 2008 Colorado

    Trinity Brewing 750 ml speciality brews : $26 +
     
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  8. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Ha! Sneaky move but that would require some carbonation, wouldn't it? Oh wait, the bottles I had did have carbo so your explanation is valid.:rolleyes:
     
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  9. nsheehan

    nsheehan Jul 3, 2011 Texas
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    A little convenience store I know of in CA has a decent selection but jacked up prices on the more desirable things. They were selling (probably skunked from age & light) RR Redemption and Damnation for $20 and $25 each. IIRC, they had a FW Parabola from '12 for I think $30 or 40 (my friend told me on the phone). They also had a Jeroboam of Chimay and IIRC a Stone vertical (not sure if filled) for over $100 each. I also found really old non-expensive beers (shipyard prelude and Kappitell Watou that was ~4 y/o when I bought it, and Unibroue Blanche that was 6 y/o).

    At bars, I've seen plenty of 11.2oz Belgian style beers for upwards of $8 or 10 a bottle. Bombers in a bar usually go for over $20. One on a chalkboard last week was I think $25 (Brooklyn silver anniv. I think). Sorry I'm not 100% on all of these things, but I'm sure of most of them.
     
  10. namyarb3

    namyarb3 Feb 26, 2013 Washington

    I paid $24 for a bottle of 375ml Lost Abbey Red Poppy at my beer bar. Overpriced...yes. Worth the price once? Definitely.
     
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  11. Michigan

    Michigan Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    Retail:
    Kuhnhenn Eisbock. 12.7oz $30
    Sam Adams Utopias ~$200

    Bar:
    I drink alone in my basement
     
  12. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Yeah, it's a damn good brew and worth the one time sampling at that price.
     
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  13. loafinaround

    loafinaround Jul 16, 2011 New York

    me too! totally worth it. but damn it is expensive!
     
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  14. Jimmyp7010

    Jimmyp7010 Mar 13, 2009 New York

    Scaldis Prestige, around $50 for a 750 ml retail. Deus at around $45 a 750 ml.
     
  15. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Oct 1, 2012 California
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    Not the most expensive but I recently saw 2009 bigfoot for something crazy like 17$ a bottle.
     
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  16. Droogins

    Droogins Sep 4, 2012 Massachusetts

    Somewhere between 30--35 for 12.7 oz 2011 3F Oude Gueuze, golden blend. In other words, I'm a complete idiot.
     
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  17. Etan

    Etan Jul 11, 2011 Wisconsin

    I paid 130 euros for a bottle of Struise Five Squared.
     
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  18. drrone

    drrone Dec 18, 2011 Utah

    Yeah, Red Poppy for $15.95 for the 375 ml bottle. I couldn't pull the trigger for that price.
     
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  19. mikecharley

    mikecharley Nov 6, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Lente for 40€ plus shipping (from Europe)
     
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  20. mikecharley

    mikecharley Nov 6, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Ouch
     
  21. Nectar

    Nectar Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    Brewdog Tokio* $22 a 12oz bottle at a local place
     
  22. SSEngelbrecht

    SSEngelbrecht Jan 25, 2010 Louisiana

    I bought an Alesmith barrel aged Wee Heavy for $38 a few weeks ago.
     
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  23. Phillyz

    Phillyz May 20, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    I spent $45 on a 2004 Lou Pepe Gueuze at a bar. I bought a Dark Lord '10 from someone for $100 (I know I'm an idiot, but I got a lot in return). I spent $35 for a 06 Vigneronne at the same bar.
     
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  24. Youngtubbz

    Youngtubbz Jul 2, 2012 Colorado
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    Buddha nuvo was like $40 for a 750 (I think?)

    Just saw some fifty fifty eclipse (2012) for $30.99 a bomber.

    Did not purchase either
     
  25. 1up

    1up Mar 5, 2013 District of Columbia

    $11 for 9oz bottle of JW Lees
     
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  26. alex_hart

    alex_hart Feb 28, 2013 Oklahoma

    its only $11 here and i STILL think that is too much
     
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  27. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer May 10, 2012 Illinois

    Send more, plz. Let me send first though, after taking care of 3 people. :( I'm bad at trading.
     
  28. bobhits

    bobhits Oct 31, 2006 Kentucky

    I think I paid 12, I bought it twice. It wasn't as good the second time. I think the price started to corrupt the flavors at that point. Had the Calvado as well, not worth the price but damn tasty.
     
  29. mikecharley

    mikecharley Nov 6, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Sounds like you frequent a good bar. That isn't bad at all for the Cantillon. The dl on the other hand...
     
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  30. loafinaround

    loafinaround Jul 16, 2011 New York

    I didn't say I had any! long gone :oops: and never got my sticky paws on calvados edition.
     
  31. loafinaround

    loafinaround Jul 16, 2011 New York

    I paid $14.... damned ny metro prices.
     
  32. bpasquini

    bpasquini Feb 26, 2013 California

    parabola from firestone, $50 for a bomber
     
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  33. pwoody11

    pwoody11 Nov 23, 2009 Delaware
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    $8 dollar 8oz Rodenbach Grand Cru
     
  34. Youngtubbz

    Youngtubbz Jul 2, 2012 Colorado
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    ..what?
     
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  35. bpasquini

    bpasquini Feb 26, 2013 California

    yea, I want to buy it but can't get over the price, i found 2 stores where I live that are selling it for $50
     
  36. DMXLOX22

    DMXLOX22 Sep 25, 2003 Pennsylvania

    $18 for a single, 12 ounce bottle of Dogfish Head 120 minute IPA. Thought that was steep as hell, but I'm currently storing it, waiting at least 8 months
     
  37. ggfunk

    ggfunk Mar 29, 2010 Oregon

    $41 for a Still Nacht Reserva
     
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  38. Lledd

    Lledd Apr 23, 2013 Massachusetts

    I payed $22.80 for a 750 of Sour in the Rye, and $9.80 for a 12oz bottle of Ola Dubh 12
     
  39. pitweasel

    pitweasel Jun 11, 2007 New York

    How have things like Tactical Nuclear Penguin and Sink the Bismark! not been mentioned yet?

    $100+ for a 12 oz bottle (retail, not a bar) if I remember correctly. At least for STB; I think Penguin might have been less.
     
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  40. gillagorilla

    gillagorilla Feb 27, 2013 Maryland
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    Dang, the most expensive I have ever seen was $13 at the most overpriced place in MD. I found 2010-2011's for $8 at a place that probably still has like 4 left. I prefer 120 super fresh on tap. However, I wouldn't mind trying one that was aged for a few more years.
     
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