$/oz breaking point on beer

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

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  1. jmmy3

    jmmy3 Aspirant (292) Nov 30, 2010 Massachusetts

    I don't think I've ever paid that much per oz of anything unless you're including trade costs for shipping and whatnot. And I would call that more of a rare exception than breaking point. You're ballin!
  2. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Oh certainly there are exceptions, and I'd buy those in multiples, but BA Behemoth today got me thinking. When I saw the $40 tag, considering i'd had the bottle version before, I didn't even hesitate to think "pass" but I did get one last year.

    Quite frankly, I think the best beer deal, $/oz is Lagunitas Sucks.
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  3. paulys55

    paulys55 Zealot (587) Aug 2, 2010 Pennsylvania
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  4. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Nah, just drinking too many limited releases and not enough good locals the past few months.
  5. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    PVW23 is some awesome stuff though! Can't blame ya. I turned down a bottle this year, however, when I was able to buy 2x PVW15 (my second favorite of the bunch) and 2x PVW10 for under $200 :-\
  6. krl2112

    krl2112 Crusader (732) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
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    I honestly don't break it down to the ounce. I guess I look at a 12oz, bomber or 750 bottle. For a 12oz I would say $20, $40 for a bomber and $75 for a 750. These may vary slightly depending on the brew, and by no means are these my averages but more so my high reading points. There may be some that I would go higher on such as KtG, Grey Monday, so I can try them of given the chance.
  7. jmgrub

    jmgrub Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2010 California

    If your max is $1/oz, then you are missing out on some pretty great beers. You are missing out on some severely overpriced shitty ones as well. Having bought multiple bottles of Xyauyu in the past, it's clear that my limit is ∞.
  8. peteinSD

    peteinSD Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2010 California

    you're a beer trader, right? you have no limit.
  9. forrestbetts

    forrestbetts Initiate (67) Nov 29, 2007 Illinois

    No, no, no. Never.
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  10. forrestbetts

    forrestbetts Initiate (67) Nov 29, 2007 Illinois

    What is dirty horse and why do I suddenly need it? ISO '83 dirty horse.
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  11. russmann

    russmann Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2007 Idaho

    I hate myself later when I turn down a beer I want because of the price.
  12. ericj551

    ericj551 Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2004 Alberta (Canada)

    Beer is expensive in Canada and imported stuff is even worse. Good local six packs are $12-$14, Sierra Nevada or anything from the US is $16+
  13. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Ugh, that's rough. The Cantillon helps make up for it though right? What is Peche Mortel up there?
  14. ESeab

    ESeab Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 New Jersey

    $120-$240 a 12 oz? Holy Shit Batman. That said, I've noticed I will never buy more than $1/oz. BCBCS $20 for 22oz , fine with me, 120 min under $10 OK. Anything more than a buck an oz is Insane
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  15. ESeab

    ESeab Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 New Jersey

    Exactly. I saw it for $25, no thanks.
  16. ESeab

    ESeab Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 New Jersey

    As a man with a math degree, thanks for doing this so i didn't have to
  17. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,431) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    I've spent about $2/oz on a 12oz bottle of beer like Matt, but I don't know that that's my "breaking point." More like my "this really hurts" point.

    I guess I did refuse to pull the trigger on a 750mL of Deviation, priced at $85. So $3.35/oz must be my breaking point.
  18. fx20736

    fx20736 Meyvn (1,017) Mar 7, 2009 New York

    Under normal circumstances I find that I cannot put a 6 pack in my cart if the price is more than $ 10.99 and cannot put a pint bottle (16.7 - 18.7 oz) into the cart if it is more than $ 5.99. I don't drink 22 oz/ 750 ml bombers very often so there isn't such a defined sweet spot for me there but would probably be $ 7.99, the exception being in December when I buy a fair amount of Belgian beer so whatever the price of a 750 of Chimay Grande Reserve or Corsendonk Christmas Ale is would probably be the limit.

    I drink a case of beer a week easily so I need to be somewhat practical in my beer purchases, although lately have been spending a little more as I have been on a real English Porter kick and have been buying more pint bottles at $ 5 - $ 6 each.

    My goal is to limit my beer expenditure to $ 50 per week. A case of Fuller's London Pride with tax is around $ 48 and fully half my weekly consumption is that beer. My usual pattern is to go to Beers of the World every two weeks and get 1 case of London Pride, a case of something else which varies on season and my mood and a couple of bombers so the total is around $ 100.
  19. kenpo23

    kenpo23 Initiate (0) Oct 8, 2009 Massachusetts

    ahhh math! This thread hurts my head....I need a beer....
  20. tectactoe

    tectactoe Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    Two Hearted comes out at about $0.14 / oz.

    Fuck yeah.
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  21. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (958) Mar 17, 2009 Washington
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    Couple years ago you couldn't find it for less than $20. I saw the price has been declining.
  22. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    About $1/oz. I am sure I could be persuaded to spend much more on a vanilla bean dark lord, but that's it.
  23. JM03

    JM03 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2010 Ohio

    Depends on the beer for me. I'll pay more per oz to try it once. After i've tried it, I'll decide if it is worth ever buying again - or worth the $ per oz that it was.
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  24. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 New York

    I don't really have one, because I really don't purchase bombers, aside from Helios, GI variants and the occasional sour in summer months. Therefore everything else is largely affordable and 1000 miles away from a dollar an ounce. - which to me is a solute my and utterly ridiculous
  25. mnguyen281

    mnguyen281 Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2009 Texas

    $20/bomber is my limit - not because of price, but because anything more than that i might as well grab a bottle of jameson's instead.
  26. mcaulifww

    mcaulifww Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2011 Virginia

    on the day to day. $4 a 12 oz is where I stop. I can do a mix sixer of great seasonals and special releases for $4 a bottle. if I buy a solid 6er thats gonna hit about 20 bucks. more than that, I'd better be ticking
  27. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (849) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    $10/12 oz is pretty much my limit for first time buys and I usually balk at buying it a second time at that price unless it is really f*cking fantastic. For bombers though I have/will pay up to $30 but again I rarely feel the urge to rebuy these. Not sure why the psychology makes me pay $1+ per oz for a bomber and ~$0.75 for a 12 oz but thats the way my beer brain operates.
  28. jglowe77

    jglowe77 Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2011 Massachusetts

    I never think about the price of the beer that I buy...if I did, I wouldn't buy it :slight_frown:
  29. TheJollyHop

    TheJollyHop Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 California

    See, "Beer is beer" just doesn't quite fit into your statement. That phrase implies that it's just a beverage and nothing to blow out of proportion, yet your attitude doesn't jibe with that implication (not that that's a problem). When I see a $40 500mL bottle of beer it can kiss my ass! A $30 bottle of DFH 75min at a restaurant can kiss it as well. There's a reason I don't buy wines often!!!
  30. bdonley5

    bdonley5 Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 Michigan
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    I laugh when I see such differing opinions on this subject. Pay whatever you want to pay. Does it really matter what someone else would pay for it. Outside of getting completely ripped off by not doing some price comparison shopping is it really a big deal if you pay 13.99 or 17.99 for a bottle of say Bourbon County Coffee, a bottle that hits the area once a year and is gone within two days. Be happy you got your hands on some and enjoy it. People on this site tend to be a bit obsessed with $4$ trading and scored-carding what each other paid for a bottle and I don't get it. All I really care about is whether I got try something I haven't tried before that I really wanted to. $3, $4 either way isn't gonna break me and neither is trading $58 of beer for $48 of beer I haven't tried and get get in my area. Supply in your area and you Demand level for said beer should really determine your price not what someone else paid a liquor store.
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  31. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Aspirant (235) Feb 28, 2012 Colorado
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    I usually start second guessing and thinking of other options around $1/oz. North Coast got me though with this years BA Old Rasputin. That bottle was low in the cooler and I just grabbed it and threw it in the basket. I thought $22 was a lot, but told myself it was worth it for a 750 mL. Plus, I'd never had it before. I didn't notice until I got home that it was a 16.9 bottle. It even had the weight of a 750. Oh well, it was good and enjoyable, but I won't pay that again.
  32. ESeab

    ESeab Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 New Jersey

    I saw a parabola at a Diner last night for $21, it was from 2011, worth it or should it pucker up?
  33. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    The divit in the bottom is what throws you off. :-\
  34. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,209) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Still think it's drinking great. Good price at a bar for b2 IMO
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  35. jacksback

    jacksback Initiate (0) Jul 20, 2011 Massachusetts

    I don't know you... but right now, I hate you. $200 for 4 bottles of Pappy??

    You're a bad person. You should be ashamed.

    Directly on topic... I guess I'd have to join the $1/oz club- but that would REALLY be my breaking point, would only be done rarely, and only for a beer I REALLY want.

    Otherwise, these days, $10 6packs. $8 bombers.

    That allows for wife, daughter, and motorcycle.
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  36. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Aspirant (235) Feb 28, 2012 Colorado
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    It was a strange bottle. It felt like Thor's hammer when it was empty. I keep the bottle by my bed for home invasion protection. You could bludgeon someone with that beast a la Jamie Lee Curtis in True Lies.
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  37. audioserf

    audioserf Aspirant (253) Sep 3, 2010 Connecticut

    I haven't stopped and thought about this; I typically decide in the store if a price is reasonable or not. Now that I consider it, though, I think I hit my "eh, not sure about this" mark at $12 for a six or $15 for a bomber.
  38. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2007 Washington

    For me its called this years release of Cascade Vlad the Impaler, $30
  39. stickboy1125

    stickboy1125 Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2012 Virginia

    ~$0.50/oz., and it's not often that I am willing to spend that much. I usually try and keep my purchases to <$10 per sixer.
  40. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,229) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Baller status.
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