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What is the highest numbered bottle of Rare that you have come across?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by darkyellowsky, Sep 14, 2013.

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  1. darkyellowsky

    darkyellowsky Oct 8, 2012 Arizona

    Doing some drinking research. Just post bottle numbers and if you desire how they drank.
  2. westcoastbeerlvr

    westcoastbeerlvr Oct 19, 2010 California

    Had a friend who had 15 of them. Seems a little excessive.
  3. Thehuntmaster

    Thehuntmaster Sep 2, 2009 South Africa

    I recently had bottle 1455 and it was pretty shitty.
    I had bottle 461 in June 2012 and it was godly.

    I remember seeing a pic of a bottle with a number around 10000 in the forums a while back.
  4. cookiequiz

    cookiequiz Apr 15, 2013 California


    On second thought, I guess 15 bottles of Rare would probably end me too.
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  5. westcoastbeerlvr

    westcoastbeerlvr Oct 19, 2010 California

    Hahaha, i think he's probably drunk through 7 or 8 of them.
  6. ABisonEgo

    ABisonEgo Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    I think he means the bottle number, not how many someone had. but damn man, 15!? i thought I was lucky enough coming across 3 in my time!
  7. ksurkin

    ksurkin Jan 9, 2009 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    first bottle I had was in the 2400's. have a bottle in the 1900's in the cellar.
  8. Stevedore

    Stevedore Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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  9. Leaf_hound

    Leaf_hound Aug 29, 2012 California
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  10. BobSmooth

    BobSmooth Dec 19, 2009 Illinois

  11. rather

    rather May 31, 2013 California

    what is rare and what cost it typically?
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  12. salzar

    salzar Dec 27, 2008 California

    Some Midwest shelf beer, ~$50.
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  13. DrewLikesBeer

    DrewLikesBeer Jul 16, 2013 Florida

    2128 empty sitting on my shelf
  14. Boilerfood

    Boilerfood Jun 5, 2012 Indiana

    Just looked. Bottle #2203 is sitting in my cellar currently.
  15. stouts4me

    stouts4me Oct 9, 2011 Illinois

    Only the front ones are full
  16. vermont

    vermont Sep 10, 2013 Vermont

    10562 for me. Wish I drank it much sooner. Kinda musty and oxidized now.
  17. LAD

    LAD Apr 16, 2008 Texas

    543,676,222,879,123,000,000,668 I was drinking Miller Lite
  18. darienm

    darienm Apr 23, 2010 Illinois

    I'm holding full bottle #11,862 in my hands. On Saturday it will be empty. It is the last of 5 bottles I've owned spanning numbers in the 2,000's, 8,000's, 9,000's and 10,000's.
  19. corby112

    corby112 Nov 19, 2008 Pennsylvania
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  20. JRod1969

    JRod1969 Nov 23, 2010 New York

    That is weird. I have the bottle numbered 10275.
  21. darkyellowsky

    darkyellowsky Oct 8, 2012 Arizona

    11, 862? WOW! I thought they only bottled 11,280? That is incredible.
  22. FatsBelvadere

    FatsBelvadere Feb 1, 2013 Texas
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  23. james582

    james582 Jun 20, 2013 South Carolina
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    Bottle 3521 sitting in my cellar.
  24. darienm

    darienm Apr 23, 2010 Illinois

  25. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 May 11, 2007 Minnesota

    Bottle #0
    For $50...WTF?!?!?
  26. justlovebeer

    justlovebeer Aug 16, 2013 Illinois
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    11, 862? WOW! I thought they only bottled 11,280? That is incredible.​

    They started the numbering at 11000 so everyone outside of Chicago could say it isn't really rare and is easy to get.
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  27. jdhende

    jdhende Sep 27, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Only ever had one bottle it's at my apartment still #105. Not a big bottle collector, but that one is pretty cool.
  28. regularjohn

    regularjohn Feb 7, 2013 New Jersey


    had to sell my soul to get that bottle
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  29. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    474 is the one I had, I believe. Tasted amazing.
  30. darkyellowsky

    darkyellowsky Oct 8, 2012 Arizona

    That is crazy. I have 11,714. I sent an email to Goose Island inquiring about the bottles that were numbered higher than 11, 280. Will see what they say.
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