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What ridiculously expensive beer should I buy for new years?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by MCImes, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. MCImes

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    So once a year for new years I like to splurge and get a bottle that I would never otherwise justify trying. usually things >$25.

    So, with price no object, what is the best expenxive beer I should try? Im in MN so keep geography in mind. Suggest something new or vote from the list.

    Ive had:
    Deus
    Infinium
    Oakerney Dark Island reserve
    De Oude Cam (oude gueuze)

    Your thoughts?
     
  2. Porkhustle

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    gueuze seems very New Years to me
     
  3. BAstoutsNsours

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    a SA Utopias, then shotgun that bitch!
     
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    Xyauyu Etichetta Rame, Argento, or Oro.
     
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  5. MCImes

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    I forgot to add some of my other favorites that I need an excuse to buy:

    Nogne Red or Sweet horizion
    Hanssens Experimental Cassis
    Rodenbach 2007 vintage
    anything with Sorachi Ace hops
     
  6. Greywulfken

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    The Bruery's Fruet or Cuir - if you like bourbon barrel-aged old ales, that is (cost ~$36?) - these were really excellent and decadent. Don't know about their distribution.
     
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    Shit I brought a bottle of Black Tuesday and bourbon with me last year to share. No one wanted the BT at the end of the night and I finished the bottle thinking a Black Tuesday White Russian was a good idea. I was drunk and had a great time, all was good in the world. Just know whatever you drink may not be drank in such an appropriate manner at the end of the night.

    Go with something you like but usually never spring for or something you have wanted but hesitated. I am not sure about availability so I will give that general suggestion.
     
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    5 Calling Birds
     
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    Saw a guy on craigslist with a 600$ brick of westy 12, that's pretty ridiculous
     
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    This.
     
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    I'll be cracking one of my fruet. And will probably have to finish it myself.
     
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    Man up and drink that delicious brew yo :)
     
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    No idea what you can get there, but Scaldis Prestige is expensive as f and kinda worth it...
     
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    A nice S.A. Utopias maybe a Westy 12 if you were lucky enough to get a brick :D
     
  16. Ivegotmule

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    I saw an 80$ gigantic bottle of Double Bastard at the store the other day. That would be an eventful evening. Haha
     
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    Now remembering the evening would be a challenge lol!
     
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    Do you like sours? If so, 3F Schaerbeeksekeskeksksekeksekeske Kriek.
     
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    I go with jmgrub and say some of those pricey but fancy-schmacy farmhouse-y Italian brews. That's what I'd do, certainly.

    Or some big jeroboam, from Allagash or Unibroue. A 3L La Fin du Monde sounds very fitting for New Year's.
     
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    Ive always wondered about scaldis prestiege...

    Of the expensive ones ive tried Deus has been the "most worth it". Its unlike any other beer ive tried.

    Id love to buy an expensive/rare guezue but they're hard to find. Any recommendations on places to find some in the Twin Cities MN? I hit most the big spots in the west metro and uptown.

    If I was going with a big bottle Id get the 6L bottle of St Benardus 12 for $240 and throw a crazy party themed around monks
     
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    A St. Bernardus abt 12 6 liter bottle
     
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    Definitely de cam
     
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  23. Ivegotmule

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    On a serious note. I'd rather just grab a couple SS stingos. Not super expensive but amazing and more available than some others mentioned.
     
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    I have one of those beautiful 07 3L bottles of Double Bastard. It may not be $80 worth of beer but it is a badass bottle to keep around. It is the one bottle I will keep.
     
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    Scaldis Prestige des Nuits - $45 at my local store
     
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    Finding a store that "price gauges" should be a top priority ;)
     
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    Fruet is an excellent choice.

    Scaldis Prestige second.
     
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    Found a shelf full of the Stingo, priced @ $5 and change... then promptly cleared the shelf. Love that beer.
     
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    Miller High Life, they say it's like the Champagne of Beers.... Just buy up as much Surly Abrasive as you can; that would be ridiculously expensive at 17-20 bucks a 4-pack.
     
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    Wow. It is 12.99 here in NC. Always.
     
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    Agreed fell for the hype when it was first released reserved two bottles paid around 17 each. Mediocre at best. Next year decided to just get one rang up at 26 $ said no thank you an walked out. I have to laugh about it now but when I first got it, it was just when I started to get into craft full time. Thought I had like the rarest beer out there or something. Now makes me realize it was very common of Sam Adams more limited released beers cool bottle and huge retail markup
     
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    pickup a few bottles of Thomas Hardy's Vintage. when else you going to bust $40 on a sixer?
     
  33. calcnerd

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    You can get the giant bottles of mad elf too. That's a good winter beer. I still have a 2010 giant bottle in the cellar :)
     
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    We're cracking open a 2012 Utopias and finishing what's left of the 2009 Utopias. Then cracking open some Heady Topper and maybe one or two Westys.
     
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    I always go for Tripels and Saisons for new years, as I am sure many in this community do. I have a bottle of Boulevard Saison-Brett for this year, can't wait!
     
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    3 Fonteinen Golden Blend
    3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek
    De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2010
    Anything Cantillon if you can find it.
     
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    Deus is on sale for under $30 at Stinson Wine, Beer & Spirits.

    I don't know about gueuze, but Lambickx is one of those bottles I always hesitate to drop $25 on. Zipps currently has it for $23 or so (they also have Hanssens Cassis, which I enjoyed this summer).

    Heritage Liquors in Maplewood often has something special -- a special purchase may require a special trip. Ditto Dennis Brothers in Cottage Grove, which still had a bottle of Odell Woodcut #3 ($25, bottled in 2009) on the shelf about a month ago.
     
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    Get 1 or 2 Chimay Blue magnums (1.5 L each). They are about $35 a piece, and taste great because they are aleady aged 2 years. More costly, but the built-in aging helps lessen the pain :)
     
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    For me nye is more of a champagne, cognac, vodka kinda night. And its the only day of the year I actually prefer champagne or vodka. Thats just me.

    If I were going beer I might go for belgian (or belgian style) quads and triples.

    more importantly have a good time.
     
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    I don't know about spending that amount of money (maybe by spending on shipping for beers not locally available?), but last year I had a nice assortment of saisons from Fantome and The Bruery, and everyone seemed to think they were tastier than and at least as festive as champaign.

    Serendipitously (because I didn't really plan it), the saisons seemed accessible enough for craft beer novices and complex enough for beer afficianados to enjoy alike.
     
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