Your most expensive beer haul

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  1. LambicKing

    LambicKing Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Germany

    Eclipsed the 11 hondo mark about a month ago in VT. Wallet is still going through detox even though 40% was muling fodder.
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  2. Rutager

    Rutager Poo-Bah (2,188) Oct 18, 2010 British Columbia (Canada)
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    $285 for 4 beers and 2 glasses from Belgium. WTF was I thinking?? Worst part is, I'm finding it hard to justify drinking such expensive beers now :rolling_eyes:
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  3. pjeagles

    pjeagles Initiate (165) May 29, 2005 New Mexico
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    Money spent on beer trip vacations/hauls is never remembered in my mind so I can still enjoy the trip. However, there is a reason I still drive a '98 Explorer.
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  4. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Devotee (460) Nov 10, 2006 California
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    My single biggest, maybe $200 or so. The monthly or annual total is what's getting out of hand. I just tell the wife, "it could be worse.... I could still be building hot rods".
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  5. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (474) Dec 12, 2009 California
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    Ummmmm, oh, never-mind!!
  6. longbongsilver

    longbongsilver Disciple (327) Aug 27, 2005 Missouri

    $75 up at Arena Liquor (Columbia, MO). Most I've ever spent on a single brand is 20 (4-pack of Founders Kentucky Breakfast).
  7. nrs207

    nrs207 Defender (687) Sep 8, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    This weekend. $250 not counting the VIP ticket for the Hill farmstead event. One hell of a weekend at least and have enough beer for a little while.
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  8. DarthKostrizer

    DarthKostrizer Meyvn (1,219) May 13, 2011 California
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    $14.55 that is what my 12 packs of Sam Adams come to after tax. Snoochie boochies
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  9. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Arizona

    My biggest ever was around $180 when I was in Riverside, CA. Its hard for me not to spend a lot there because there is so much beer in Cali that we just don't get in AZ, especially Mikkeller and Russian River. I feel like I got a lot for my $180 though

    Unibroue Grand Reserve 17
    Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast Weasel
    Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast Weasel Cognac Edition
    Mikkeller I Beat yoU
    Mikkeller Black Hole
    Russian River Supplication
    Beer Here Dark Hops
    Dogfish Head Urkontinent
    Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus (this is the only time I have ever seen Cantillon anywhere ever)
    Cantillon Kriek 100% Lambic
    BrewDog Tokio
    Lost Abbey Deliverance

    Typically I come in somwhere between like $15 and $50
  10. SupaCelt

    SupaCelt Initiate (0) May 9, 2004 Michigan

    i drove down to south bend, IN from muskegon michigan to get stone, before it was available here, and three floyds stuff among other gems one time during the height of my craft beer fever and spent $250 bucks on what amounted to about three cases of assorted awesomeness. thinking about a past dark lord day and things like kbs release party and the hundred and something bucks that is easily dropped at bare minimum on such occasions makes me think of all of the material things i could have had if i was thinking properly and not essentially pissing money down the toilet. but it is fun.
  11. Arbitrator

    Arbitrator Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2008 California

    Technically, these weren't all mine, but it was still a nerve-wracking ride hauling all these back from FiftyFifty in December...


    And the December before that (these, I did pay for):

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  12. DrunkenMonk

    DrunkenMonk Disciple (331) Jun 2, 2012 California

    Geez...guess i'm the 99% in this crowd. Most I spent was $17 for DFH Black and Blue. It sucked and I poured it down the drain. Total waste of money. I should have saved gas money and just tossed my cash in the can.

    Now I'll only spend under $10 per bottle, mostly around $4 for a bomber. Usually around $10 for a mixed 6 pack.

    Stayong on topic, my biggest total purchase was around $20 (DFH plus another beer).
  13. JulianB

    JulianB Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2012 South Carolina

    Most I can distinctly remember was a bit over $100 for 5 FW bottles (2 Parabola, 1 Sucuba, 1 FW14, 1 FW15) and a few random local Eugene OR things.
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  14. RichardMNixon

    RichardMNixon Zealot (515) Jun 24, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    ~$120ish during the Belgian Beer sale for Belgian Independence Day. Got a handful of Belgian bombers to age.
  15. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    Why not able to drink it? Just because you buy more than you normally consume? Or just cellaring, or something else?
  16. MaxSpang

    MaxSpang Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2011 Ohio
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    This year at Dark Lord Day. It hurts too much to actually count, but probably close to $500 was spent.
  17. jbertsch

    jbertsch Meyvn (1,110) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    Just spent $140 on one store visit in northern VT this weekend. I don't normally spend that much, but when you're in the Montpelier-Waterbury-Stowe area, you gotta stock up on the goodies you can't get at home, you know?
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  18. hopsbreath

    hopsbreath Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2009 Oregon

    Most in a single purchase was $500 at Hair of the Dog this past november for a case each of AftW and BFftW. That whole month was expensive. Mother of all Storms at Pelican and Figgy Pudding/Imagine at Block15 dropped the next day. A case of Abyss is practically a necessity and I'm sure I'm forgetting something else. If I recall I racked up about $1500 in a two week stretch. The same time period in 2010 was also over a grand. This year probably won't hit any softer.
  19. glitchedmind

    glitchedmind Initiate (0) May 8, 2012 California

    It's a deal I made with the tamed house dragon. I told her that I wouldnt drink while she couldnt, and she can't for 9 months. Well, 7.5 now.
    I'm stocking up beers that can survive some aging and having a tasting/party after the birth.
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  20. brewseum

    brewseum Initiate (91) Nov 11, 2004 Minnesota
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    A basement cellar buy in South Carolina cracked 4 figures.
  21. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Poo-Bah (1,760) Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    Not much.

    I don't think I've paid more than $20 at once yet. My highest is probably $16, the last time I went.

    Short's Nicie Spicie
    Short's Soft Parade
    Short's Ale la Reverend
    Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine
    Great Lakes Brewing Burning River
    Founders Dirty Bastard
    Founders Red's Rye PA
  22. Thehuntmaster

    Thehuntmaster Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 South Africa

    Just over 300 USD :/
  23. brewbetter

    brewbetter Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2012 Nauru

    Mine is over $300 and it makes me feel shameful and dirty, but it was the armand'4 in the box plus a Schaerbeekse, a Lou Pepe, and a few others.
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  24. Rutager

    Rutager Poo-Bah (2,188) Oct 18, 2010 British Columbia (Canada)
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    C'mon man! You need to step up and do your part. Drinking for two may not be easy, but it's the right thing to do.
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  25. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    Hey kid, first lesson in life: look how wasted Daddy and Mommy can get!
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  26. glitchedmind

    glitchedmind Initiate (0) May 8, 2012 California

    As great as that suggestion may seem, I'd rather not be in contention for douchebag husband of the year.
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  27. hotpipes29

    hotpipes29 Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2008 Ohio
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    $600. My first visit to Shorts back when they had the 750 series. My father-in-law wanted to pick up the tab until he saw the total. Threw me $50 instead.
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  28. nrs207

    nrs207 Defender (687) Sep 8, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I heard them say something that I thought sounded like 54 fills was the most when I was there Friday. I felt like I needed to step it up I only got 10.
  29. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    $102 for 6 bottles of (512) Bourbon Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter.

    Other than that, unless there's a special release, usually under $30. I buy beer like my grandmother goes to the grocery store: daily. Every once and a while, I'll pick up a case if its' a beer I really like and there's no bottle limit.
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  30. franklinn

    franklinn Initiate (0) May 29, 2012 Vermont

    A typical trip is somewhere around $20-$30, unless i'm just running out for ONE thing (okay, so a lot of them START that way.....)

    Biggest including trades is probably around $200, biggest for myself only is probably around $125.
  31. FEUO

    FEUO Disciple (327) Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    $115+65+74 (around 250) at 3 stores within a couple hours YESTERDAY. Nothing overly rare, just stocking up on RIS, some pumpkins and a couple barleywines. Its getting cooooooooold out.
  32. silentjay

    silentjay Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2008 Massachusetts

    yah, i dont remember the exact numbers, but I've done 30+ on a few occasions. its all i can fit in my Scion. rumor has it the record holders blew a tire on their way home
  33. adamdarcy

    adamdarcy Initiate (192) Feb 26, 2008 Michigan
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    Including travel and what-not, easily north of $1000. I fear (hope!) that I spend more than that at Kuhnhenn's Winter Solstice this year....:grinning::grimacing::grinning:
  34. OldCrustacean79

    OldCrustacean79 Initiate (188) Jan 20, 2012 Connecticut
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    486.00 this past weekend in VT. 8 HF growlers, 6 HF 750ml, 5 bottles of Lawson's Finest, 2 bottles of Maine Beer, and 15 4-packs of Heady Topper.

    This doesn't include the many pints I threw down at Parker Pie.
  35. nrs207

    nrs207 Defender (687) Sep 8, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Lol that's outrageous. I had like 24 750s between my buddy and I from the festival. The car was noticeably weighed down.
  36. modern

    modern Initiate (0) May 31, 2012 Ohio

    I can't figure out how to leave a bottle shop for less than $50.
  37. gothedistance

    gothedistance Aspirant (219) Jul 23, 2009 South Carolina
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    I'm the wife, my biggest haul was around $150 on an out of state trip (to VA!) , husband was stoked :slight_smile:
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  38. silentjay

    silentjay Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2008 Massachusetts

    Yah, add about 6 cases of Heady to that and see how your gas mileage fares on the way back compared to on the way up.
  39. bifrost17

    bifrost17 Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2011 Washington

    I'm going to Hair of the Dogs dock sale in November.....I've been saving for the past month, and I'm gonna save up until the day I go......I'm kind of nervous to think of the amount of money I'm gonna spend that day.....
  40. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poo-Bah (3,467) May 19, 2005 Colorado

    $400+ for me. I stocked up while in Portland, OR. The car almost scraped the highway all the way back to Denver
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