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$/oz breaking point on beer

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by jegross2, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. jegross2

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    Ignoring for a moment the cost of the first time you buy a beer (tickers gotta tick, after all), what is your general breaking point for purchasing beers a second time.

    For me, I think it's somewhere around a $1/oz if buying retail -- although there are exceptions to be made with some of the absolute best beers like Chocolate Rain, Cable Car, Fou Foune, certain Cascades, etc.
     
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    Three Fidy?
     
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    $1/oz? jesus that's a high breaking point.
     
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    $1/oz is $72 for a six-pack. So you've got a pretty darn high breaking point I'd say.
     
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    For most beer, 0.75/oz. The most I have ever paid was 45 for a bottle of cantillon cuvee de champions, and I struggled the whole way to the register
     
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    Good question.

    I am way low, likely, compared to many here. I have to really swallow hard to ever pay more than $ .25/oz for any everyday drinker. Very, very, very rarely will I pay upwards of $ .50/oz. And at that....only for something as special to me as BCBS. Beyond that...I'm passing. Funny thing....my budget, my disposable, and my wife would let me buy anything I want. I just don't feel the need to over pay when so many great beers are available in my daily range of $ .10-.15/oz.

    Good thread. May get folks to really thinking about just how much they DO pay sometimes.
     
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    I mean... If I just want to drink to get drunk, I probably wouldn't surpass $1.5/12 oz. (ZD)

    If I was drinking because it tastes good, no more than $10-20/1oz.
     
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    That's a tough call. I can't say I've ever been out to a bar and broke my beer selection down the cost per oz. I tend to go with a budget for the experience of the night, and go after new interesting looking beers, and then fall back to the few 2-4 beers that I've been hooked on. Those 2-4 beers change based on seasons, mood and event types. I know that doesn't fully answer your question, but its honestly how I approach my night.
     
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    not proud, but I paid close to 1.50 once. mikkeller beer geek weasel edition. bought 5 bottles :oops:
     
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    8.33$ per oz, Sink the Bismark
     
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    This is a weird thread that requires math! I suck at math when sober and I usually have a beer while on this site. I dont know what my breaking point is. Probably 50 cents per ounce but only on a rare occasion. That comes out to a 12 dollar bomber. That it a good stopping point for beer.... Unless supply is severely limited. In which case I may trade one of my appendages for a sip of warm bud light!
     
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    None, if I want it, I buy/trade for it and I drink it and enjoy.
     
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    Two years ago I made a promise to myself to never spend more than $20 on a bottle of beer. Thank God Alemsith's Kopi Luwaks were only $17 per bottle.
     
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    I guess a dollar per ounce is pretty much my max but I rarely spend that much. $12 per bomber is pretty rare for me. I saw Brooklyn Black Ops in the store today for $35 and didn't even consider it.
     
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    Well said sir, as this is how I do it. When I walk into a bottles shop or bar, I pretty much always have a set amount of what I'm going to spend. Whether a walk out with 100 or 1 beer, I try not to exceed that set amount.
     
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    Depends a lot on the format, since "one" can be 11 oz or 25 or...

    For a repeat buy, it's rare that I spend more than:

    $20 for a bomber or 750ml = $0.90/oz
    Single small bottles (think DeStruise), rarely more than $8/11oz = $0.72/oz
    $22 for a 4-pk (BCBS) = $0.46/oz
    $15 for a sixer = $0.21/oz

    A lot of this has to do with the type of beer that comes in each format. I wouldn't be paying $70 for a sixer (equivalent to the 750ml price), and I wouldn't want that much beer, anyway.
     
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    I work hard so that I can enjoy things in life. If I like a beer, I'll buy it. It's a relatively inexpensive luxury.
     
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    Heck no. I love the stuff, but when it's normally around $22....
     
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    I rarely buy bombers over 8 or 9 bucks. $15 or so would probably be my limit unless its something really unusual. That's around $.75/oz.

    In general I try to stick to 4 or 6 packs due to cost though. A $12 4 pack is still only $.25 per oz. Bombers are the biggest ripoff in the craft beer world IMO.
     
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    Saw a Black Ops for $21 today , that's a size able difference.
     
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    Rare was about $2/oz. I bought four of them and would have bought more, had I seen them.

    BA DL is usually $50/750, so right around $2/oz as well. I wouldn't bat an eye at any of those as well.

    It is certainly beer specific, but I'm not sure I would be able to get past $2/oz.
     
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    A dollar an ounce for me, but I have gone over it on occasion.
     
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    Did I read that right - $10-20/1oz...that's like $120-$240 for a 12 ozer....you sir, are a baller! I tip my hat to you!
     
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    4oz of '83 Dirty Horse for $40 (I think?), would pay twice as much to have Loerik, DQ, etc.
     
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    I would pay up to $60 for a Blabaer, I think, maybe more.
     
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    The lady at my local bottle shop pulled a black ops from behind the counter to show me. But for 23 bones, all i could do was hold it and read the label. I usually don't go over 12 a bomber
     
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    That's still less than what regular Speedway costs in MA.
     
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    For me, it all depends on the beer. I think $1/oz is a good limit just because it's a round number. That would be $22/bomber, which would be a really expensive beer for me, but not outrageous. I've paid more before, and will again. If I could afford it, I'd gladly by the $199 bottle of Utopias I saw the other day. When it comes down to it, no matter how good the beer is, I think my absolute limit would be $50/bomber. About $2.27/oz. And that would easily change depending on my position in life, and whether or not I had a balance on my credit card at the time.
     
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    25$-30$ a bomber/750, the rest, you can do the math
     
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    $1/oz is about tops for me and I think Evil Twin is really pushing it with some of their 12oz bottles as of late...
     
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    My breaking point is around $1/oz and that's only if its something limited and in a style I really enjoy. Regularly, I spend about $.25/oz.
     
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    I did split a bottle of Bramble Rye with a friend recently for $30, but it was at a restaurant/bar though so that was acceptable
     
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    I paid $250 for a PvW 23 year bourbon without thinking twice, so I guess my liquor $/oz is over $10
    Beer, however, is different. I don't think i've come across a beer that would break my threshold. There's absurdity in pricing (like places selling 12oz Black Note for $14/bottle) but then there's some special beers that really might be worth it.
     
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    ABV is a big factor, even more so drinking out. . A few bars sell Utopia at $12 for 1oz. but at $5 per oz I would get some. The average tasting pint at 5$ with an ABV under 5% is barely worth all the trips to the urinal.
     
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    There is none for me. Beer is beer! and it is nothing short of amazing.
     
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    Not everywhere though close enough. $15 around here.
     
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    If I try a beer and am really into it, I'll pay whatever to get more
     
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    Eh, It's $22 for a bomber and plenty are $19.99 these days. I call $1/oz "Cherry Rye" pricing :)
     
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    HA. Well, I wouldnt be buying six packs of that stuff!! Well, unless it's consecration...
     
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