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Most expensive / valuable beer you have see

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by rvajohn, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. rvajohn

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    So with limited releases, people aging bottles, and the fact some beers are only available regionally, what are some crazy prices you have seen for such beers? Any kind of cellared beer that has gone up in value exponentially after "x" amount of years?
     
  2. rvajohn

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    ...seen. not sure how to edit my original post.
     
  3. clubarsky91

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    A place near me has some fruet still sitting on the shelf for $40
     
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    Well, Utopias is a good start. $160 this year.

    Unless you're talking Ebay prices, which are just a little inflated...

    Dope
     
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    Moeder Lambic has had some memorable prices. 250 euros for Millenium Gueuze in 2010.
     
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    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. 6 pack sells for $7.99, but it's invaluable. I'd take it over any ridiculous $200 bottle of Blaeber any day.
     
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    Saw an older vintage of Utopias priced at $600. I'm guessing that will sit there for a while.
     
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    If you don't include the ridiculously expensive rarities like Allsop's Arctic Ale I don't think you'll find anything that tops the 2 bottles of HOTD Dave that sold for over $2,000 each last November.
     
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    2008 Lost Abbey Angel's Share - $67.00. I wanted to buy it so bad, and I have a history of buying plenty of beer on impulse, but I just couldn't justify that much.
     
  10. mynie

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    Mikkeller charges a dollar an ounce for stale, middling beer.
     
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    595 Kroner for a bottle of Loerik was pretty steep.
     
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    yikes. That isn't a beer i will be trying anytime soon.
     
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    Not to mention it's most likely flat. The store should tack on a additional $10 for carbonation insurance on that one.
     
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    Funny that you made the same spelling error as this guy: http://www.newlifeauctions.com/allsopp.html
     
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  15. rvajohn

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    So what made that HOTD so pricey?
     
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    It's the most desired and non-acquirable beer on the planet.
     
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    Probably the Atomic Penguin (~$90-95) and Sam Adams Utopia (~$180-200).
     
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    Would you really want to try it? At that price, unless the glass of beer gives you a full-on hallucinatory orgasm, it probably wasn't worth the $.
     
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    If someone gave me a free taste sure. I could start planning a trip to belgium to visit breweries with 2000 big ones!
     
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    My buddy bought a bottle of drie fonteinen J&J blue for $100 on Zwanze day this year
     
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    Just seen a bottle of Barrel Aged Old Ruffian going for 42.99$
    2009 bottle of kbs for 20$
    2010 120 minute for 25$
     
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    Are we talking store prices only, or private online sales? I terribly desire a bottle of RR's Deviation, and have seen it listed online for 225-250$. Wish I had the ammo to trade for it.

    That being said, the craft beer hobby is weird in that, unlike other hobbies, if you have $$ you can get what you want - that doesn't seem to be exactly the case with craft beer - at least the rare, limited, and vintage stuff. I can't exactly go out and buy a bottle of Rodenbach Alexander, although I would in a heart beat if I saw one for sale, yanno? Sorry for the off-tangent ramble. lol.
     
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    I believe I read about this and it was a charity auction. Corrrect me if im wrong
     
  25. rvajohn

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    All this being said, are people buying up certain beers as an investment? Is anyone buying certain beers right now hoping to get a nice return on them down the road? This is a curiosity thing. I don't have, money, time, space or desire to buy beer and sit on them to make $X
     
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    Utopias for sure. $175 at stores near me as we speak. I will say this though, I got to sample it at Beervana back in October and it was awesome. I was expecting the hype train, driven by foolish engineers, to crash into the "Mount Let-Down." But it didn't it was amazing.

    With that said.....$175 is steep. As good as it is, I wouldn't pull the trigger. Additionally, big props to Beervana who let me get a sample of that just for the price of the ticket to the fest (which was otherwise already awesome).
     
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  27. lurchingbeast

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    What I hear is the same guy bought both bottles of Hair of the Dog Dave, and will be drinking them with friends and other BA's.

    Holding onto beer hoping it accrues monetary value is against the spirit of the hobby, IMO.
     
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    I ACTUALLY BOUGHT a new anniversary utopias from halftime for $249. I got a $25 gift certificate and they gave $50 to charity I think, so it was alright by me, as nobody near me has any allocation for it. That tops my most expensive single ever bought. :-/
     
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  29. rvajohn

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    I agree and hate to think enthusiast would buy up beer to do that. I'd have to imagine that there are those out there that do it.
     
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    If anyone here is buying beer as speculation or an investment, then I have some land on Mars that I'd like to sell you.
     
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    I can't imagine spending hundreds on a beer... would take all enjoyment out of it. The most expensive I bought was the mikkeller weasel beer geek brunch. Something like $15 for a tiny bottle was outrageous enough!
     
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    Helped drink a 5 Squared at our Christmas tasting and I drank a Drie Fontain Hommage at the Deliruim Cafe in Brussels.
     
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    Brewdog The End of History...they're somewhere around $800 and come with a taxidermy squirrel lol
     
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    Stone's 02-02-02 - Sellers market, and that is if you can even find one. I saw the unopened set 02 through 011 last year for $990. The 02 alone was $350.
     
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    You're right. It was a charity auction held during his anniversary dock sale back in November. All the money went to a group that trains guide dogs for blind people.
     
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    Utopia probably.

    Of more standard beers, I think Bolt Cutter at $25 was the highest around here (northern MI).
     
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    Thank god! For a minute i thought somevody would pay that for a glass full. We all love beer of all kinds but WOW! The cause was ligit though more power to him..
     
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    Stone Vertical Epic 02-02-02 listed right now on Craiglist (Inland-Empire, CA) for 500-800 a bottle. I think.there is an empty VE 02-02-02 going for around 150. I recently purchased a Magnum of the 12-12-12 for about 90 bucks. Going to cellar that one.
     
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    Theres a lot of beers out there that go for what people are willing to pay for it like Wooden Hell going for $500, the Barrel aged Dark Lords go for $200-$500 on ebay sometimes and I even seen one listed for a $1000 once. I tried to buy a bottle of Midnight Sun M once but it went over a $1000 and I just couldn't see spending that kinda cash for a beer. Even some of the earlier Bruery stuff goes for like $400-$700, its just who wants the bottles bad enough to pay out the ass for them.
     
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    Assuming Dave wouldn't sell for $2200 if the proceeds went towards the "Line Alan Sprints' pocket" fund.

    It just happens that Alan is a generous dude.
     
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