Most Expensive Single Bottle You've Bought?

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  1. charlzm

    charlzm Poo-Bah (2,481) Sep 3, 2007 California

    $32.00 for Goose Island Gillian. I don't know if it's worth it because I haven't had it yet.

    I don't know if it counts as beer, but I bought bottles of Samuel Adams Utopias twice and paid between $200 and $250 for each. Neither was worth that much, but the older vintage was better than the younger one by far.

    I may have finally learned my lesson; a dollar an ounce may be about the highest I will go for a bottle of beer, though I might go up to $30 for a 22 oz if I really, really want it.
  2. paulys55

    paulys55 Zealot (502) Aug 2, 2010 Pennsylvania

  3. Dreizhen

    Dreizhen Aspirant (286) Jun 6, 2013 District of Columbia

    $13 for Westvleteren XII in Belgium, not at In de Verde.
  4. HighLowJack

    HighLowJack Disciple (384) Jun 5, 2013 Massachusetts

    $35 for Bois, that was a dumb purchase.
  5. brywhite

    brywhite Meyvn (1,196) Aug 27, 2009 California

    I just bought a bottle of Chocolate Rain for $50. I don't know if this is normal/fair or not since this beer is so limited. The price was not marked on the bottle and when the cashier was ringing me up I just cringed - looked the other way - and gave him my card. The same store has Westvleteren XII on the shelf - from the brick release - for $30 each and charges $9.00 (almost 2x the normal price) for Pliny the Elder.
  6. mquartuccio87

    mquartuccio87 Initiate (0) Jun 10, 2013 New York

    Yeah after tax its about 32 and its super hard to find.
  7. mrkdwrds

    mrkdwrds Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2010 California

    CR is $40 ($36 with RS "discount") normally, but it doesn't make it to shelves unless the store is re-selling their allocation.
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  8. prock180

    prock180 Aspirant (258) Mar 9, 2013 Arizona

    Most I've paid is recently 5 bucks or so for singles of hopslam. I now I'm a cheap ass. Now I must say it was worth it to finally try hopslam but I would rather buy a sixer of sucks for the same price, imo.
  9. dortenzio1991

    dortenzio1991 Initiate (106) Aug 12, 2011 Connecticut

    Price per ounce Evil Twin Aun Mas Cafe Jesus at $10.99 per 11oz
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  10. ubufan2112

    ubufan2112 Disciple (358) Sep 19, 2003 Connecticut

    Just dropped $150 for a bottle of 50n, and that was before shipping!!!
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  11. ERRL710

    ERRL710 Initiate (184) May 6, 2013 Illinois

    $40 Ba Behemoth...Now....To try to find and excuse to open it.
  12. Smakawhat

    Smakawhat Poo-Bah (7,497) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland

    With exchange and factoring in shipping probably about $55-60 for an Armand Zomer. Still keen on the other seasons too. :wink:
  13. kerry4porters

    kerry4porters Zealot (541) Dec 31, 2012 Arizona

    10 0z pour of velvet Merkin I guess mathematically would be the most expensive
  14. mikepathf12

    mikepathf12 Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2013 Ohio

    19.99- black ops (worth it)
    19.99- ba old rasputin (amazing)
    38.99 melange 3 (hoping is blows me away)
  15. coldy

    coldy Initiate (112) Sep 16, 2010 Delaware

    It is kind of interesting when you consider beer prices vs wine. I think there is a ton of overpriced junk out there, but some is actually worth it. I have friends who regularly pay $50 or more for a bottle of wine, but they think $15 for a bottle of Chimay is crazy. It's all perception I guess. To me, the answer is, if you didn't need the money for something else, and you enjoyed it, then it was worth it.
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  16. NAPO

    NAPO Initiate (199) Jan 7, 2014 Massachusetts

    $20 for BC Backyard Rye.
  17. PSU_Mike

    PSU_Mike Champion (840) Sep 6, 2013 Pennsylvania

    $26 for an '09 bottle of Gratitude in '13

    Worth it
  18. Jmitchell3

    Jmitchell3 Initiate (0) Apr 2, 2013 Arizona

    just bought two bottles of eclipse imperial stout (fitzgerald and elijah craig) at $29 per. I hope they're worth it.
  19. DizzleFizzle32

    DizzleFizzle32 Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2013 Louisiana

    I think I paid $35 for cantillon fou foune
  20. Redneckwine

    Redneckwine Disciple (304) Dec 3, 2013 Washington

    A $9 bomber of Great Divide Hercules at a grocery store, because I'm poor. :slight_frown:
    Also, I'm certain it was overpriced a bit, but I really wanted to try it and there were no sixers available. Total Wine has sixers of Hercules for around 12-13 bucks... such is life. Fantastic DIPA though!
  21. Mshull

    Mshull Disciple (373) Mar 26, 2013 Ohio

    $40 for chocolate rain and I hated it
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  22. CassinoNorth

    CassinoNorth Disciple (321) Apr 5, 2013 New Jersey

    Double Jack? The 100th highest rated beer on this website is a ripoff for $2.50/beer?
  23. Zanico

    Zanico Devotee (426) Nov 24, 2009 Ohio

    $12.99 for a Speedway Stout bomber. It was very much worth it, but also very reasonable compared to most. I can't bring myself to go any higher on anything. I even have trouble spending that for a six pack. Although if I could ever find any Bourbon County stuff I would love to try it and have no trouble paying a higher price.
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  24. sisterthelonious

    sisterthelonious Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2013 Wisconsin

    $30-ish. BA Speedway, BCBS Coffee, Rye, etc.
  25. AaronRodgersMVP12

    AaronRodgersMVP12 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2013 Wisconsin

  26. Johnny_Muir

    Johnny_Muir Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2014 New Jersey

    I'm a cheapo, so the $8 bomber of Elysian Savant IPA. Honestly, I lack the sense of smell and taste to really distinguish between a New Belgium Ranger and a.. well, whatever the name of some $20 bomber would be.
  27. CassinoNorth

    CassinoNorth Disciple (321) Apr 5, 2013 New Jersey

  28. dcloeren

    dcloeren Defender (602) Sep 15, 2010 Texas

    $45 for one bottle of 2009 SN Bigfoot. It was a charity silent auction and I assumed it was for a sixer. That one stung a little but at least it was for charity....
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  29. beerborn

    beerborn Initiate (197) Jan 22, 2012 Louisiana

    I read every page on here just to make sure I wasn't the only
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  30. Petey_the_Quiet

    Petey_the_Quiet Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2014 Florida

    $22.99 for Brooklyn Black Ops
  31. KingdomBobcat

    KingdomBobcat Initiate (0) May 2, 2013 Vermont

    375mL of Elaborative #1 for $18
  32. hoosierinpa

    hoosierinpa Initiate (70) Jan 5, 2013 Pennsylvania

    $15 for a 12 oz. bottle of Russian River Consecration.
  33. tripsforjoe

    tripsforjoe Initiate (75) Sep 27, 2013 Kentucky

    At the bottle shop: $25-35 for different Cantillon offerings.
    At a restaurant/bar: $75-90 for similar Cantillon offerings.
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  34. brother_kenneth

    brother_kenneth Zealot (522) Oct 22, 2012 Virginia

    $125 for two fresh Black Tuesdays in 2012. This was before I joined the Reserve Society. I was an idiot.
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  35. TickleMeTony

    TickleMeTony Initiate (198) Sep 18, 2013 Colorado

    I didn't purchase it, but a $34.99 bottle of The Bruery's "Bois" was given to me as a gift from a current lover of mine. I give her the good dick, she give me the good bottles.
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  36. norcalhophead

    norcalhophead Initiate (67) Jan 28, 2010 Wisconsin

    All the Pipeworks DIPA's at $10 for 22oz - wish they weren't so freaking good, I'm gonna be broke before long!
  37. darklord2011

    darklord2011 Initiate (152) Nov 18, 2011 Indiana

    $30. Goose Island Gillian. Hoping its worth it. Had a little buyers remorse for a couple days.
  38. humuloner22

    humuloner22 Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 North Carolina

    I fell under the Sexual Chocolate spell, not even having tried it, I dropped $20 for a bomber. I thought it was going to be some majestic experience, because people wait in lines and camp out for the stuff, or had in the past. I opened it and what a huge disappointment, it was horrible. Henceforth I am not a fan of Imperial Stouts, they are generally overpriced and are not that great, my tastes have changed and this was the one that sent me running in the opposite direction.
  39. Dobby

    Dobby Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2011 California

    $75....for a 3L
  40. dillon_1005

    dillon_1005 Initiate (179) Oct 2, 2013 Wyoming

    $24 for O'Dell's Woodcut Russian Imperial Stout
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