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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by PsilohsaiBiN, Jan 15, 2013.
I would have bought Utopias this year had I actually seen a bottle in a store and the average price on that was easily 175. Alcohol is not a cheap hobby no matter what your drink is, go onto any online wine store and I'm quite sure you can find multiple bottles of vintage for thousands of dollars. 100% mark up is not too shabby.
Almost bought one as well until I saw it in a store that was charging $300 for it. And it was this years as well before anyone asks. I haven't been back to this store and I doubt I ever will on general principle.
That's what I said when I bought a 10th Utopias for $175...
We can all sit here and act all high and mighty saying it aint cheap, but for every bottle of beer that's $75+, there's thousands of reasonably priced bottles. If you have the money, by all means, go right ahead, but I doubt there's many people out there that are financially stable enough to drop that kind of money on one bottle. And even if you are, IMHO, there's far better things you can be spending that money on. But hey, to each their own.
Please never come beer shopping with me
I guess I am a millionaire since I am about to blow at least $600 at Alesmith. Wait - I'm not.
I'd do it.
i chortled when i heard the story of a guy using utopias as a partial rent payment. a surprising number of people live hand to mouth and yet drink baller wales y0. having no safety net (6-12 months savings) and a $2k cellar might mean you're an idiot.
After trying it, I would say no. Trade for or purchase normal BCBS and you won't be missing much.
I laughed at the $50 price tag when I saw it on the shelf so you can only imagine my reaction to this question.
If u think about it, SA Utopias is $199 and totally not worth it IMHO. So Rare for $100 seems reasonable to me.
So nobody took me up on my standing offer of buying as many GI Rares for $100 a bottle? Come on...nobody?? I'll pay $110!!!!!
I would do it to the say the least...think about it you would have to drive around finding bottles for a trade then be able to ship it, we all know how much shipping can run these days I think a $100 is well worth the effort and not dealing with a headache
Or you just enjoy good beer more than you enjoy having money.
Exhibit A: http://beeradvocate.com/community/members/yamar68.588068/
Id do it in a heartbeat. Id much rather just split the cost with someone and share it with them
I would give some elaborate explanation to answer your question, but long story short: Nope.
Do whatcha want. But I'd buy some bud wit that cash.
I've been drinking Chivas Regal in a four dollar room.
You can't compare the utopias to rare because the utopias are like a fine bottle of bourbon or scotch, you can enjoy them over a few months. you can't do that with rare. it would lose flavor over time.
It's good, but not $100 good unless you have money to burn. Buy a case of Bourbon County instead and cellar some.
Thanks for all the input. Not that this should stop the thread by any means, or that it's a big deal. But...I'M GONNA DO IT!!!
P.S. Sorry my posts are lame during the week(I'm not drunk).
No safety net? Where can I find that place? I'm surrounded by able bodied, unemployed people with free health care, free/subsidized housing, free utilities, spinning rims, free education, free fishing licenses, free legal counsel, free money, etc. . .
A $2k cellar just means you're gonna have a $20k cellar down the road doesn't it? Cellar, ???, Profit.
At least that's what my 500 cases of Donruss '88 baseball cards is bound to turn into any day now.
Just make your cellar "too big to fail" and you've got a safety net in this day and age.