The Rarest Beer You Ever Tried

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  1. Keffa

    Keffa Defender (605) Jan 8, 2009 Ohio

    Armand Series (all but Lente)
    Raspberry Eisbock

    To be honest, I'm not to worried about what I try. If I try something, awesome. If not, oh well. There's more beer out there to drink.
  2. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Zealot (515) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    Sam Adams Quad Bock in the cobalt blue bottle...eons & eons ago
  3. LakesideBrewing

    LakesideBrewing Initiate (100) Dec 1, 2013 Massachusetts

    Cantillon Pure Apricot.
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  4. Beerman6686

    Beerman6686 Aspirant (255) Feb 15, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Well rare and sought after are different things. I've had some things that only a sixtel was made but not really sought after. The most sought after beer I've ever had is probably midnight sun M.
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  5. asams10

    asams10 Aspirant (252) Mar 19, 2014 North Carolina

    Last night at a bottle share we had a pair of beers from Olde Hickory: A Tale of Two Barrels Saison Revolution and A Tale of Two Barrels Imperial Dominance. I believe the bottle count was about 200-300 on each.
  6. Duffmanohyeah02

    Duffmanohyeah02 Initiate (137) Nov 1, 2011 Missouri

    Probably Side Project Origin or, when it was first released, charleville Box of Chocolate. I think the first batch was somewhere around 300 bottles.
  7. Metllica97

    Metllica97 Initiate (146) Apr 27, 2014 Illinois

    2014 BDVL. May not be the rarest in terms of bottle count, but they're so hard to get a hold of unless you win the lottery on DLD. Also happens to be the best beer I've ever drank, so it works out nicely.
  8. Mersh

    Mersh Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2013 Connecticut

    2009 Sam Adams Utopias
    2014 NEBCO Zapata Bot
    Black Tuesday
    Captain Lawrence Rosso e Marrone
    Hill Farmstead Double Citra
  9. Beef_Curtains

    Beef_Curtains Devotee (471) Oct 14, 2013 Ohio

  10. boudeysbigbrew

    boudeysbigbrew Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2014 California

    utopias and westy 12 i guess. Neither are that rare though.
  11. JAntony345

    JAntony345 Initiate (86) May 1, 2010 New York

    Goose Island BCBS Rare
  12. jbck109

    jbck109 Aspirant (222) May 30, 2010 Michigan

    Don't forget the "Bro!"
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  13. GeorgiaBeerGuy

    GeorgiaBeerGuy Zealot (574) May 31, 2013 Georgia

    Dark Lord
    Couple bruery items....
  14. kneary13

    kneary13 Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2010 Massachusetts

    KtG 2010 and 2011, in Spring 2014.
  15. WelshBrewer

    WelshBrewer Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2013 Oregon

    1997 Samiclause, all I can say is Wow!!
  16. WelshBrewer

    WelshBrewer Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2013 Oregon

    Ya sometimes that is BS, actually it is always BS
  17. amalburg

    amalburg Disciple (392) Jan 7, 2014 Michigan

    Founders panther cub. I was just sitting at the bar the day before winter beer fest and they tapped that with boyler makr. It was a wonderful day.
  18. BeerBeast

    BeerBeast Crusader (754) Oct 9, 2012 Florida

    JDub's "Esperanza" wee heavy aged in wet Siesta Key rum barrels, 300-350 bottles
  19. JReites

    JReites Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2010 Florida

    Swamphead peat Dunwoody, 60 something bottles I think
  20. rden4654

    rden4654 Aspirant (260) Sep 23, 2014 Ohio

    Duck Duck Gooze (The Lost Abbey)
  21. MasterSki

    MasterSki Poo-Bah (6,745) Dec 25, 2006 Ontario (Canada)
    Moderator Society

    Other than one-off casks - probably Struise Earthmallet. There were <5 bottles I think, and I tried two of them completely by chance.
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  22. DieHippieDie

    DieHippieDie Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2012 North Carolina

    BCBS/ Cantillon somthinoranother/ KBS
  23. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Most recently? Traquair 100th Brew just a few weeks ago. Brewed October 4th 1978 (a Wednesday BTW). Like drinking a suave old smoking jacket. Mmmmm.
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  24. volta

    volta Aspirant (268) Dec 21, 2008 New Jersey

    Cantillon Blabaer while in Copenhagen this summer. Surprisingly though, a one off by Tired Hands (Paracreepia) was the best of the trip.
  25. cam099

    cam099 Initiate (0) Oct 9, 2014 Connecticut

    All 3 Westys (Blonde, 8, & 12) and Black Tuesday. There is actually a nice outdoor restaurant in Aruba called Madam Jaenette which flies in all three varieties of Westvleteren. If you are ever on vacation there check it out.
  26. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2013 New York

    probably White oak Jai alai
  27. beeragent

    beeragent Meyvn (1,323) Aug 16, 2005 Texas

    A friend who acquired a bottle of Sam Adams Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru. One of thee most amazing sour ales I've ever had!
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  28. MagicJeff

    MagicJeff Aspirant (269) Mar 21, 2012 Georgia

    I visited Russian River brewery 3 years ago and had no idea that that day was Zwanze day. Tried the Zwanze day beer along with some other Cantillon variants, and it was awesome.
  29. StoutSnob40

    StoutSnob40 Poo-Bah (2,571) Jan 4, 2013 California
    Society Trader

    Tripel Van De Garre at De Garre in Bruges. That alone was worth the 6,000 mile trip.
  30. loweball727

    loweball727 Initiate (0) Apr 26, 2010 Ohio

    KBBS, bottle 70 of 300.
  31. BigCheese

    BigCheese Defender (673) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    My homebrews.
  32. TonyJ815

    TonyJ815 Disciple (377) Apr 3, 2013 Florida


    Maybe not super duper rare, but rare for me because I have never been able to land one in a trade, and too pricey for my blood... fantastic brew though.
  33. APB

    APB Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2012 Nebraska

    Firestone Double DBA No. 002 available BM me...
  34. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Disciple (312) Aug 17, 2005 Oregon

    Full Sail Manhattan Project. It was a batch of Vesuvius aged in bourbon barrels with cherries and wild yeast, and other than some bottles being submitted to GABF it was never officially released. It's so rare that it doesn't even have an entry on BA.

    I still have a bottle...
  35. ndepriest

    ndepriest Initiate (172) Feb 21, 2012 Georgia

    I had AB Mexican Cake a week before it was released. It didn't even have a label yet.
  36. Mississipping

    Mississipping Devotee (448) Mar 16, 2010 North Carolina

    Mine would have to be a bottle of Lawson's Finest Liquids cellar aged Fayston Maple Imperial Stout. Aged for one year by Sean before being released and limited to 60 bottles! Super fun to try something with a number like that on it. Bottle 19 of 60:

  37. Cobratrooper

    Cobratrooper Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2014 Virginia

    Midnight Sun M
    Izzy Prox
    Wooden Hell
  38. Corpsicle664

    Corpsicle664 Initiate (0) May 7, 2014 Wisconsin

    Mornin Delight.

    or 2012 BA Behemoth.
  39. kdb150

    kdb150 Devotee (452) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    A couple of the 400-ish bottle count Tired Hands Emptiness series releases are probably rarest in terms of bottle counts. They don't come much rarer unless you're talking ghost whales or one-off festival/anniversary party beers, or test batches.
  40. jonandhisflask

    jonandhisflask Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2011 Kentucky

    BCBS rare
    King henry
    Apple brandy Zhukovs

    not the most rare out there, but for me these would be my list so far.
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