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Sam Adams Utopias 2005?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by sandiego67, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. sandiego67

    sandiego67 Feb 25, 2008 California

    My buddy was given an unopened bottle of Utopias 2005 as a partial payment for rent. Since eBay isn't around anymore, he asked what it might be worth. He isn't into beer and doesn't trade.

    I have no idea how it has been stored over the years but I can't see it changing flavor too much.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Nov 14, 2011 Vermont

  3. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Jun 19, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    Just curious... why is your buddy accepting alcohol that he knows nothing about as a partial payment for rent?
     
  4. claaark13

    claaark13 Nov 29, 2007 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    But the guy promised him it was valuable.
     
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  5. sandiego67

    sandiego67 Feb 25, 2008 California

    The roommate was moving out and hadn't paid rent. As the old saying goes, you can't get blood from a stone(r).
     
  6. ant880

    ant880 Nov 7, 2010 New York

    ...or rent from a hippie
     
  7. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Jun 19, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    Yikes. Its probably "worth" in the $200-$300 range if he can find someone who wants one. I think MSRP was, as someone has already stated $170 when it first came out (though most stores I've seen sell Utopias for a shade over $200).
     
  8. sandiego67

    sandiego67 Feb 25, 2008 California

    I told him it was worth a few hundred. I will convince him to donate to a bottleshare even though his beer of choice is Newcastle.
     
  9. GrumpyOldTroll

    GrumpyOldTroll May 5, 2012 New Jersey

    That's because the rent is too damn high.
     
  10. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    If by few, you mean 2, then sure. Not to say some idiot wouldn't pay $300 (or more) for a bottle of beer, but good luck finding them without Ebay...
     
  11. ant880

    ant880 Nov 7, 2010 New York

    I will only abide you talking about rent being too damn high because you are from NY/NJ and share in the pain that is our ridiculous cost of living ;)
     
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  12. GrumpyOldTroll

    GrumpyOldTroll May 5, 2012 New Jersey

  13. ant880

    ant880 Nov 7, 2010 New York

    No.. I got the reference, between him and Palladino sticking his foot in his mouth every two minutes, it was one of the most entertaining elections in a while.

    But I better say something beer related before I get reprimanded...whalez, Dark Lord, green apples, Heady Topper!
     
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