The most you have spent on a single beer and what beer was it?

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  1. TheGenesisOfElegance

    TheGenesisOfElegance Initiate (93) Jun 14, 2014 Wisconsin

    Only $20 for a bottle of Surly Darkness.
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  2. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (7,529) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    $125 for a bottle of Tactical Nuclear Penguin. Not the first time this question has come up and not the first time I've admitted to over paying. (Hey, it was hard to get and with my job at the time, it wasn't a stretch. Now?? Teenage kids that cost more => big beer purchases => :slight_frown:.)
    #162 jzeilinger, Apr 21, 2015
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  3. mabermud

    mabermud Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2006 Washington

    Single 12oz Avery beers, e.g. Tweak, Memphis, and Uncle Jacob's, are all expensive. Regarding others that surpass $1-$2 an ounce per bottle, you guys are getting ripped off. Save us all, and don't pay the price...
  4. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (7,529) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    That's a bargain.
    #164 jzeilinger, Apr 21, 2015
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  5. oldsailor

    oldsailor Devotee (416) Mar 18, 2008 Connecticut

    I love any posting here that's been $20 and under. I really feel that I've spoiled myself too much when I only start to really pay attention when the cost is $30 or more.
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  6. stealth

    stealth Zealot (550) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota

    Utopias '13, $199. Worth it.
  7. rab53

    rab53 Poo-Bah (2,532) May 1, 2005 Washington
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    $120 for a 2003 Utopias, which is a relative deal having seen the mark-ups in more recent years.
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  8. PorterPro125

    PorterPro125 Champion (851) Jan 19, 2013 Canada

    The most I've ever spent on a single beer was $12 for a bottle of La Trappe Tripel at my local liquor store. It was an excellent Tripel (one of my favourites) and definitely worth the money. That price is nothing compared to what some of you guys/gals have posted, but it's my two-cents on the topic :slight_smile:
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  9. Vitacca

    Vitacca Crusader (779) Sep 15, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Cost is currently $140 so you made out like a bandit.
  10. Blueapollo420

    Blueapollo420 Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2014 Vermont

    25 bucks for lawsons maple tripple. I think it was 16 ozs
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  11. hopnado

    hopnado Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2014 Michigan

    this is my exact answer as well...very boozy
  12. rynej23

    rynej23 Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2014 Oregon

    $8.50 for a oude boon gueze 2011/2012 was delicious. also got a xocoveza there for $8 on "clearance" lol
  13. rab53

    rab53 Poo-Bah (2,532) May 1, 2005 Washington
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    Well, that was circa 2005. Every bottle I've seen since then has been $190-240.
  14. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Disciple (379) Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    $25 for an Eclipse because I never thought that was something I'd run across again in this region. If anything it more or less cemented my belief that no beer, no matter how good, is worth such a price so I'm glad I paid for it for the lesson if anything.
  15. JayWhitson

    JayWhitson Crusader (789) Feb 25, 2015 Montana

    Never had Utopias but aged a bottle of The Abyss for 3 and a half years. I'm 38. Everyone in life has a different path. That thing cost me $9 when I bought it but I'd pay $100 to have that moment of cutting the wax and popping the top on a constant loop.
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  16. hiimrichie

    hiimrichie Initiate (158) Jul 11, 2012 California

    Cable Car 2010 - $90 for onsite at Toro SD
  17. Beerleon

    Beerleon Initiate (151) Oct 7, 2011 Texas

    I have back to 2010 on hand right now. We did the vertical in December of 2012- its on my avatar. The 2006 blew everything else away.
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  18. Beerleon

    Beerleon Initiate (151) Oct 7, 2011 Texas

    Most for a beer on tap was bourbon county stout at Chicago Midway Airport- $19.65 for a 9 oz pour.
  19. BryanP

    BryanP Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2013 North Carolina

    We agreed to pay $100 a piece. I knew it was high but he sent pics from the sidewalk and it was snowing that night.
  20. Sam-VW

    Sam-VW Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2014 England

    $27 on a fresh bottle of Pliny that had arrived in Belgium that day to take back to the UK.
    No regrets!
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  21. danieelol

    danieelol Savant (961) Jun 15, 2010 Australia

    Not true actually. It's been on sale in many different shops here at varying times.
  22. ajcuster89

    ajcuster89 Initiate (196) Apr 14, 2014 Indiana

    $50 on a Dark Lord variant
  23. smogfood

    smogfood Aspirant (237) Dec 10, 2010 Wisconsin

    $8.49 for a bottle of DFH 120. I bought 7 of them over the course of 2 weeks. $19 for BC backyard rye, and the same for a couple Surly bombers. The only one I would do that again for is the 120.
  24. toolg

    toolg Initiate (157) Sep 3, 2010 Maryland

    I spent $20 for a 12 oz. bottle of DFH 120 Minute IPA that was aged several years.
  25. kdb150

    kdb150 Devotee (452) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    89€ for a Chocolate Rain, back when a Euro was worth $1.40. Worth it.
  26. MammothTarantula

    MammothTarantula Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 Colorado

    $41 for Veritas 015
  27. gory4d

    gory4d Defender (657) Apr 14, 2007 Texas

    $150 for a bottle of 1869 Bass Ratcliffe Ale.
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  28. Yourahoser

    Yourahoser Initiate (126) Nov 18, 2014 Florida

    Not hip or trendy but 15 dollars on New Belgium LOF La Folie. Not a huge spender on single bottles.
  29. Johntomk

    Johntomk Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2014 Tennessee

    Goose Island Gillian was $27. I had a gift card. Otherwise, I would not have purchased it. Yazoo's Funky Blue Persuasion is a close second at $25!
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  30. Fargrow

    Fargrow Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 Michigan

    I had never heard of this beer, but I saw a single bottle on the shelf at $9.99 and thought that it seemed like a pretty good deal for a BBA Barleywine in a 750ml. Turns out I was right.
  31. Fox82791

    Fox82791 Devotee (469) Jun 20, 2014 New York

    Let it sit for a year, nothing special initially but I've heard from many it gets better
  32. rebel-fist

    rebel-fist Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2014 Massachusetts

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  33. Gambit

    Gambit Initiate (57) Feb 12, 2015 California

    $46 Fou Foune. Girlfriends birthday, certainly worth it.
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  34. knoxbeer

    knoxbeer Initiate (102) Jul 4, 2011 Tennessee

    Wicked Weed Red Angel. Not the most expensive overall, but most in price per ounce. $20 for 500ml
  35. BeerBob

    BeerBob Savant (914) May 30, 2002 Nebraska

    Price gouging online, or at least trying to. The link was a show and tell... for "Samichlaus". That "Utopias" was in the page was an added bonus. But even $180.00 a bottle for "Utopias" is so out of my league.
    The post was about big bucks for beer, so I thought throwing the link into the mix would be fruitful for the post.
    I have no idea how many bottles of Utopias have sold at that price, if any.
    #195 BeerBob, Apr 21, 2015
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  36. Eziel

    Eziel Savant (986) Jan 31, 2013 Ohio

    $75 for a bottle of Iris. First chance I had to grab one so I did.
  37. TBonez477

    TBonez477 Defender (635) Jan 15, 2015 Vermont

    Like many others, $30 each on Eclipse. One Java and one Buffalo Trace.
  38. Zanico

    Zanico Devotee (426) Nov 24, 2009 Ohio

    $14.99 for Mirror Mirror....Yes I'm cheap. Can't bring myself to pay more for a beer when there are so many cheaper ones out there that I have yet to try.
  39. OKbrew89

    OKbrew89 Crusader (787) May 13, 2013 Oklahoma

    $22 for Coop Bourbon Barrel Aged Rye Wine
  40. SMH_NWI

    SMH_NWI Devotee (452) Jan 8, 2015 Texas

    $40 '14 FFF BA Behemoth bomber
    $15 8oz pour at local bar of BCBS
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