The beer you want but just can't justify the cost

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Hopsiam14, Apr 25, 2013.

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  1. ChangSing

    ChangSing Initiate (177) May 5, 2013 Illinois
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    Darklord...I've never had the chance to attend the festival, so my only option as of now is buying it off craigslist, and on principle alone I can't pay $125-150 for a bottle of beer. If I'm going to be paying $150 for something I'm soliciting off Craigslist, it's certainly not going to be a bottle of beer!
     
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  2. Ivegotmule

    Ivegotmule Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2012 North Carolina

    Hoppin Frog Hop Dam Triple IPA. I've bought one, and good God it was one of the best IPAs I have ever had! No joke up there in my top 5 behind only a few like PtE, Olde Hickory Redeemer, Enjoy By, and Double Jack. But 20$ a bottle is a little crazy for a double IPA. I would buy it again if I ever run across one under a month old.
     
  3. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Initiate (0) Sep 14, 2011 Missouri

    Everything by Baladin.
     
  4. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,771) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Your not missing much, way over priced, but everything Hoppin Frog is over priced IMO.
     
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  5. pitweasel

    pitweasel Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2007 New York

    Bombers.

    Virtually every beer sold here, because it's cases only by me and I don't want to shell out $40 or more for an entire case of one particular beer.

    So....most beer, really.
     
  6. Focusf111

    Focusf111 Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2012 Vermont

    3 liter double bastard.
     
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  7. beertardis

    beertardis Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2012 Rhode Island

    had the 10 year release in the black bottle if i had the money lying around totally worth it . the other vintages not so much
     
  8. rhizomatic

    rhizomatic Initiate (88) Apr 30, 2013 Tennessee

    I could definitely see myself in a similar situation if I lived in Pennsylvania. Those laws you guys have are absolutely ridiculous.
     
  9. bleakies

    bleakies Disciple (384) Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    Anything by Hill Farmstead.

    I don't own a car.
     
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  10. Buff0910

    Buff0910 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2013 Alabama

    Old Raspy XV. Tons of it sitting on my shops shelves but cant justify the $20 for it. FT:Old Raspy XV?
     
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  11. Phillyz

    Phillyz Initiate (0) May 20, 2010 Pennsylvania

    How much does it cost? I have a bottle, and am curious
     
  12. Phillyz

    Phillyz Initiate (0) May 20, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Ah, they have them at the bottle shop I work at so I get them for ~16.
     
  13. kaseydad

    kaseydad Meyvn (1,186) Nov 23, 2008 California
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    Can't justify this! Sheesh Public House! While I love the selection and opportunity to bring to the Giants game....me thinks I sneak my own bottle into the mens room, pour appropriate bomber into plastic cups and enter stadium. Whoops...hope my secrets not out.

    Fifty Fifty Imperial Eclipse Stout Elijah Craig 12 year, 2011 • Truckee, California • 9.5% abv • 22oz • 50

    Fifty Fifty Imperial Eclipse Stout Four Roses, 2010 • Truckee, California • 9.5% abv • 22oz • 52

    Fifty Fifty Imperial Eclipse Stout Evan Williams, 2012 • Truckee, California • 9.5% abv • 22oz • 50
     
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  14. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio

    Hop Dam is the ultimate palate wrecker. Love that stuff. Quite a bit different than PtE and Enjoy By (haven't had the others) but a great TIPA! Here in Ohio it is $15.99 in stores or $13.99 at the brewery.
     
  15. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio

    I had a chance to buy Doom at $20 and passed
     
  16. r0nyn

    r0nyn Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 New York

    My local has had a few bottles of Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel - Calvados edition for a while now. They're dinky little 8.5oz bottles, so I can't really justify blowing $15+ for one of them.
     
  17. uphrates

    uphrates Initiate (0) May 29, 2010 California

    Just about anything that comes in a bomber.
     
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  18. jbck109

    jbck109 Aspirant (221) May 30, 2010 Michigan

    Utopias, I just cant spend half a weeks pay on one beer.
     
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  19. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,435) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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    That's funny, I did just about the exact same thing but I traded for it only after seeing it on shelves for $34-$44 and eventually saying "Screw this. I'm gonna trade a Hunahpu I only paid $20 for to get it."
     
  20. NickThePyro

    NickThePyro Meyvn (1,086) Dec 24, 2012 Washington

    50/50 Eclipse
    Utopias
    Westy 12 (Have to pay somebody to get/ship)
    3F DL (since it's coming from second party)
    Most stuff from The Bruery
     
  21. DropDead

    DropDead Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2013 Illinois

    Let's see
    Anything Hoppin Frog
    All the Eclipse batches
    Barrel aged Old Rasputin
    Im missing a few right now but there's more
     
  22. Sneers

    Sneers Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Probably North Coast's Old Stock Reserve. There are still bottles sitting around for ~$25 for 500ml. I love the regular Old Stock, and I imagine the bourbon makes it fantastic (not to mention the age is has on it at this point), but I've just never been able to do it.
     
  23. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (3,145) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    Having problems with Eclipse. Same price as some of the best Bruery beers, a smaller bottle too. And I complain about the price of those same Bruery beers.:flushed:
     
  24. tbryan5

    tbryan5 Meyvn (1,196) Sep 22, 2012 Louisiana
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    Thanks for the heads up. I probably will end up saving for at least one of them just for the experience. Which one of the two would you recommend more? Also, which 50th Anniversary do you mean?
     
  25. oldedog

    oldedog Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2012 South Carolina

    Black ops
     
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  26. fullmetal1381

    fullmetal1381 Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2011 Florida

    I have never seen it for less than $29.99.
     
  27. Daemose

    Daemose Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Texas

    Don't waste your money. It sucks.
     
  28. bigdaddyjerry

    bigdaddyjerry Initiate (0) May 6, 2013 Maryland

    goose island coffee stout.....1 bottle 49.99
     
  29. jlenik

    jlenik Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2009 New Jersey

    Had it at Extreme Beerfest and thought it was awesome. Much better than Oude Tart IMO
     
  30. Ahappyhiker2

    Ahappyhiker2 Initiate (0) Mar 27, 2013 New Jersey

    Blabaer. I would love to try this beer and I found a 750ml. bottle once for $250. I might be preaching to the wrong choir but if I'm gonna spend $250 on alcohol it's going to be wine.
     
  31. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,119) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut

    Stuff I'd love to try but always pass on the shelves; most de Dolle stuff, Abbaye de Saint Bon Chien, and those little 7 oz bottles of Calvados Beer Geek Weasel
     
  32. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Zealot (506) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    There are bottles of Fruet and you haven't bought them.
    Fail.
     
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  33. ddedhed

    ddedhed Guest (0)

    It got the best of me today. Hope I don't regret it.
     
  34. CaptainNomihodai

    CaptainNomihodai Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2011 Illinois

    Where?
     
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  35. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Zealot (506) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Srs, I want to go there.
     
  36. cnbrown313

    cnbrown313 Initiate (0) May 29, 2012 Illinois

    Drie Fonteinen Golden Blend - It's $27 for a 375ml bottle by me. Everyone says it's worth it, but I just can't justify the cost... if it were a bigger bottle that I could share I'd do it
     
  37. time4lunch

    time4lunch Initiate (66) Aug 10, 2012 New Hampshire

    Are these available to in a sense you can actually buy them? If so... please get in touch with me!
     
  38. reverseapachemaster

    reverseapachemaster Initiate (182) Sep 21, 2012 Texas

    Anything over $20 for a bottle. There's a lot of great beer under $20 and I have a hard time justifying spending more on a bottle. There's a lot of stuff from other parts of the country and Europe I'd love to have but I don't have a desire to drop that much cash on a bottle.
     
  39. DStoked

    DStoked Initiate (152) Sep 28, 2011 Ohio
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    Yeah, I believe at De Heeren in Belgium for about 125 Euro per bottle. I'm making my beer pilgrimage to Belgium this week but won't be ponying up for these.
     
  40. joel66

    joel66 Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2012 New York

    Bourgogne
     
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