Storm Brewing's The Mad Scientist & the $1000 Bottle of Beer

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  1. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Crusader (751) Apr 21, 2014 Ontario (Canada)

    I assume this counts as "Big Beer News" in the same way other odd beers and bottlings from around the world have in the past.

    From the EastVan Beer Blog:
  2. kell50

    kell50 Meyvn (1,202) Jul 25, 2007 North Carolina

    Ha! Yeah, I'll take 2.
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  3. byronic

    byronic Champion (873) Nov 8, 2013 Ontario (Canada)

    I think the important part here is the "$1000 Bottle of Beer". The commissioned art or vessel that the beer is delivered in is probably responsible for a good part of the price tag. I see this as nothing more than trying to create hype or news with sticker shock.

    A rare bottle of wine that has been aged for years or even decades can fetch quite the asking price, however a beer even at 25% seems borderline "mad" at that price.

    What's next? Beer with diamonds in it to up the price further?
  4. rmank

    rmank Aspirant (287) Mar 26, 2012 South Carolina

  5. arlingtonjoe

    arlingtonjoe Devotee (420) Jan 20, 2013 Illinois

    Makes Sam Adams Utopias look like a bargain at $220 in Illinois
  6. Angerhaus

    Angerhaus Crusader (735) Oct 1, 2015 Rhode Island

    Well, it's less than some BA members spent last week on Bourbon County stuff.
  7. RichD

    RichD Crusader (766) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island

    Nah I'm cool. They probably even poached those mammoths for that ivory.
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  8. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,459) Mar 12, 2009 New York

    Mmm sherry, umami, and soy sauce, sign me up.
  9. IckyT2012

    IckyT2012 Champion (806) Oct 13, 2014 Florida

    You can keep the bottle, but my interest is piqued enough to shell out $40 for the half liter.
  10. tillmac62

    tillmac62 Meyvn (1,494) Oct 2, 2013 South Carolina

    Crazy people do crazy things. That's why we call them crazy.
  11. lambpasty

    lambpasty Devotee (417) May 3, 2013 New Hampshire

    I saw Mad Scientist and thought it was @Sixpoint and was mostly concerned that it wasn't being canned :confused:
  12. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Defender (663) Jan 27, 2013 Virginia

    Give me a sip and I'm good.
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  13. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Poo-Bah (1,591) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland

    Dogfish Head needs to step their game up!
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  14. EMH73

    EMH73 Poo-Bah (1,530) Sep 16, 2015 New York
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    I would love to taste it, but I don't need to buy a one of a kind work of art for $1000.
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  15. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (2,275) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Actually sounds pretty tasty. And I wouldn't say no to a mammoth tusk pendant either. If I were a rich bastard, I may have my butler snag a bottle.
  16. jimmypa

    jimmypa Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I'd prob be down for the $40 .5 liter and maybe wax dip the whole top of the growler to seal it up (if that's even possible).
  17. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,425) Aug 22, 2010 Florida

    Ummm....I'll pass. If I spend $1000 on beer it won't be on one beer, I'm gonna be going for quantity!
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  18. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (2,275) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Just read to the end, where they're selling liter growler fills for $80 (and half liters for $40). That really is one pricing bottle.

    WCKDVBZ Initiate (0) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    I'm sorry, but this is stupid.
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  20. heysuz

    heysuz Defender (640) Nov 18, 2010 Indiana

    Same here, I'd probably cough up $40 for .5 liter just to try it.
  21. balmand

    balmand Initiate (0) Oct 18, 2015 New Jersey

    The beer sounds interesting enough but the name is horrible
  22. gopens44

    gopens44 Poo-Bah (2,180) Aug 9, 2010 Virginia
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    This word is one of those hipster buzz words that immediately makes me cringe. Almost as bad as the wildly overused "extreme" back in the 90's / 00's....
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  23. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Crusader (751) Apr 21, 2014 Ontario (Canada)

    I kind of like the name of the beer, and the beer itself sounds interesting. The bottle, however, is pretty ugly to my eyes.
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  24. The_Snow_Bird

    The_Snow_Bird Poo-Bah (1,518) May 7, 2015 Florida

    $40 worth of beer and $960 for the bottle.. I'll pass
  25. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,248) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    I'll let you stupid MF'ers have at it. Price seems to be no object to a lot of you
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  26. bleakies

    bleakies Disciple (341) Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    Needs more taxidermy squirrel.
  27. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Devotee (468) Oct 28, 2010 Iowa

    Can I have just the beer for $100 and let him keep the bottle?
  28. westcoastbeergeek

    westcoastbeergeek Initiate (189) Sep 16, 2015 British Columbia (Canada)

    Actually tempted to buy and put out a FT :slight_smile:

    Not too far away from me, but likely just drop by for a growler fill. If I were into art, I'd totally do it.
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  29. westcoastbeergeek

    westcoastbeergeek Initiate (189) Sep 16, 2015 British Columbia (Canada)

    LOL, really though it's the art you're buying. That's a normal price for something like that in a glass shop, not saying I buy art like that, but it's about right.

    Plus that's $1000 Canadian :slight_smile:
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  30. Prager62

    Prager62 Poo-Bah (1,784) May 7, 2010 Colorado

    There's probably someone assembling their team of nine mules as we speak. :astonished:
  31. Wasatch

    Wasatch Poo-Bah (5,819) Jun 8, 2005 Colorado

    I would most likely pass.

  32. Ranbot

    Ranbot Zealot (545) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    ...and that clearish looking bottle the "Mad Scientist" is holding out in the sun has an added flavor of skunk. The extra sun treatment probably makes it more valuable.
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  33. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (834) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Big deal, He freeze distilled a sour beer and put it into an expensive bottle.
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  34. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (3,814) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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  35. jmasher85

    jmasher85 Zealot (559) Mar 27, 2015 Maryland

    I know, right? Why do haters keep complaining about this being a $1000 beer? It's a unique, handmade work of art that happens to come with beer. Art collectors pay that much for paintings and sculptures all the damn time, and some of them would probably scoff at people on this site paying $11 for a 12 oz bottle of 120 Minute IPA.
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  36. LennyOvies

    LennyOvies Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2015 Mexico

    Pfffttt... keep the bottle and the pendant good sir, I can't drink that. Gimme the beer and have a good day.
  37. LennyOvies

    LennyOvies Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2015 Mexico

    This is a beer site, I'm sure most of us don't give a damn about a $900+ glass bottle with a mammoth pendant. I care even less if some people think such stuff is worth that much. You can proceed to scoff at me.
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  38. JLaw55

    JLaw55 Meyvn (1,073) Jul 10, 2014 Missouri

    This ladies and gentleman, is what we would call a 'gimmick'.
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  39. jmasher85

    jmasher85 Zealot (559) Mar 27, 2015 Maryland

    Don't get me wrong, I'd never buy anything like that either, certainly not at my income level, and I'm not scoffing at anyone for not being a wealthy art collector. I'm just saying that people who think that this just is an overpriced hype beer are missing the point entirely. In other words, they're not selling it to you.
  40. Angerhaus

    Angerhaus Crusader (735) Oct 1, 2015 Rhode Island

    YES! Send the $100, I'll send you the $40 regular bottle.
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