Rare Bourbon County Stout for $100...worth it?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by PsilohsaiBiN, Jan 15, 2013.

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  1. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012 Michigan
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    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.
     
  2. KWMiles

    KWMiles Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2012 Minnesota

    That's what I said when I bought a 10th Utopias for $175...
     
  3. mikeburd1128

    mikeburd1128 Zealot (505) Oct 28, 2011 New Jersey

    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.
     
  4. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Say what?

    Please never come beer shopping with me :p
     
  5. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    I guess I am a millionaire since I am about to blow at least $600 at Alesmith. Wait - I'm not. :(
     
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  6. marcgo2

    marcgo2 Initiate (71) Nov 16, 2010 Illinois
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    I'd do it.
     
  7. Levitation

    Levitation Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2009 California

    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.
     
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  8. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (11,887) Mar 18, 2010 California

    After trying it, I would say no. Trade for or purchase normal BCBS and you won't be missing much.
     
  9. dirtylou

    dirtylou Poo-Bah (3,307) May 12, 2005 Washington
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    I laughed at the $50 price tag when I saw it on the shelf so you can only imagine my reaction to this question.
     
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  10. miketd

    miketd Zealot (515) Mar 2, 2006 Ohio
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    This...
     
  11. krl2112

    krl2112 Crusader (707) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
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    If u think about it, SA Utopias is $199 and totally not worth it IMHO. So Rare for $100 seems reasonable to me.
     
  12. 4thelvofbeer

    4thelvofbeer Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2011 Virginia
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    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!!!!!
     
  13. heavenlyStash

    heavenlyStash Disciple (359) Dec 16, 2012 California
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    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
     
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  14. cleeze

    cleeze Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2008 Maine

    pound it...
     
  15. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    Or you just enjoy good beer more than you enjoy having money.

    Exhibit A: http://beeradvocate.com/community/members/yamar68.588068/
     
  16. dsal89

    dsal89 Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2008 Indiana

    Id do it in a heartbeat. Id much rather just split the cost with someone and share it with them
     
  17. VaTechHopHead

    VaTechHopHead Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2008

    I would give some elaborate explanation to answer your question, but long story short: Nope.
     
  18. Horbar

    Horbar Zealot (553) Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

    Do whatcha want. But I'd buy some bud wit that cash.
     
  19. Ernest_Hooper

    Ernest_Hooper Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2012 Michigan


    I've been drinking Chivas Regal in a four dollar room.

    -Tom Waits
     
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  20. gcamparone

    gcamparone Meyvn (1,240) Dec 6, 2011 Rhode Island
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    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.
     
  21. Jwale73

    Jwale73 Poo-Bah (3,320) Aug 15, 2007 Rhode Island
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    It's good, but not $100 good unless you have money to burn. Buy a case of Bourbon County instead and cellar some.
     
  22. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Defender (608) Aug 10, 2010 New York
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    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).
     
  23. Beerandraiderfan

    Beerandraiderfan Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2009 Nevada

    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.
     
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