Your most expensive beer haul

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  1. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,050) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    Not counting Bruery Reserve Society...Damn that gets expensive. I can say, $200. When I travel, I try to bring back the memories, and share with loved ones.

    Reserve Society, over $300.
  2. paulys55

    paulys55 Zealot (587) Aug 2, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Yeah but how much can ya bench?
  3. Soonami

    Soonami Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2008 Pennsylvania

    $800 or so.

    1 case Founders Backwoods Bastard
    4 cases RR sours (tempt, supp, conse, sanct)
    1 case Cantillon Kriek
  4. nrs207

    nrs207 Defender (687) Sep 8, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I had 2 cases. It definitely wasn't as good, but it didn't go down too much. Thought it was going to be worse considering how much slower the car felt.
  5. StoutFest

    StoutFest Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2009 Illinois

  6. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    I have mixed feeling on how I would like it is my wife were into beer. On one hand it would be nice to share with her, on the other hand it would take an already expensive hobby and double the cost.
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  7. Retail1LO

    Retail1LO Initiate (0) May 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    It's absolutely amazing you can even fit that much in that lil clown car of yours.
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  8. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    Guess that won't happen again.
  9. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    Biggest haul was about $100 when stocking up the beer fridge and a few for the cellar. Since I buy more IPAs than anything else, I seldom spend more than $30 a normal trip.
  10. carteravebrew

    carteravebrew Zealot (510) Jan 21, 2010 Colorado

    8 inches

    ...wait, what are we talking about?
  11. stayclean

    stayclean Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    My wife is fairly into beer, and we either just buy our own or split the cost of various bottles/6-12pks/etc. A fine system if I say so myself.

    As for most expensive beer haul, probably not much as I have yet to attend any release events or anything. I want to say "only" $80-90, but I usually buy some here and there during the week as opposed to a big haul once a week, or whenever. I also don't drink everyday so that helps.
  12. mrelizabeth

    mrelizabeth Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 California

    Definitely an Alpine haul. $140. But that buys you a ton of beer at Alpine.
  13. gothedistance

    gothedistance Aspirant (219) Jul 23, 2009 South Carolina
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    I'm very fortunate that I work in wholesale beer/wine so I get my stuff at a discount. For limited/allocated items though, I have to buy off the shelf like everyone else.
  14. alamode

    alamode Disciple (394) Mar 25, 2007 Massachusetts
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  15. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,536) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Well over 100. A combo of Pliny/Alpine/ and various other SC great IPA's. A case of bombers.
  16. nh2032

    nh2032 Disciple (386) Oct 15, 2009 New York
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    Dropped $280 on my last trip to Hill Farmstead. Pretty sure that is my biggest, but the fact that it was all in cash probably made it seem worse.
  17. danedelman

    danedelman Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Every time I go to Vermont I spend close to $400. Ugh! Love the beer though.
  18. bluejacket74

    bluejacket74 Poo-Bah (4,403) Jul 4, 2005 Ohio
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    At a single store, I'd say it was around $250. In a day, easily more than $400 if I'm beer shopping out of town and I'm buying brews that aren't available in my area.
  19. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,536) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I'm afraid to go to VT, which I will in a round about way to Fort Drum. Before Xmas. Without my wife. Should be interesting if i get into Lawsons and HF. HT is a given.
  20. Rochefort10nh

    Rochefort10nh Champion (866) Sep 30, 2005 New Hampshire
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    $1,200 for the second pic?
  21. SnowFlowMfg

    SnowFlowMfg Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2011 California

    Probably about $80. This is all single brews, no same two. Usually spend about $50 on my usual hauls. Once again, I don't buy cases or doubles. I try to only buy singles so I can always have a variety handy.

    Of course, i'm only a few hundred yards to a Total Wine in So Cal so I can easily walk down and grab anything I may have missed.
  22. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Crusader (763) Nov 11, 2011 Ohio
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    $200 at store
  23. Arbitrator

    Arbitrator Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2008 California

    Yep, about that much.... :slight_smile:
  24. alysmith4

    alysmith4 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2005 District of Columbia

    About $100. I always feel like a lush though when I have to use a cart at the beer store.
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  25. crosamich

    crosamich Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2007 Florida
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    living in Europe last year and catching a flight back from Belgium; a combination of me not reading between the lines on the fine print and the airline raping me meant I had to pay something stupid like €150-200 for an extra filled bag. The girl at the counter hooked me up slightly by shaving 5 kg off what I had to pay though so that was something. I was not about to let go of all those beauties so it was waaay too much as the cost of the beer was more than the charge to get it back home.
  26. xnicknj

    xnicknj Initiate (0) May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    i would guess around 2-250 during a CL or Southampton release.
  27. Flabbyjandro

    Flabbyjandro Devotee (468) Jun 12, 2012 Illinois
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    $250 at Russian River, yet I don't recall spending over $150.... Damn tasting tray!
  28. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Zealot (595) Aug 13, 2009 Indiana
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    I been in the 120s a few times.
  29. kpacedo

    kpacedo Initiate (100) Nov 24, 2009 California
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    Traded A LOT of cigars for several 4 packs of BCBS and FBS
  30. bozo_pat

    bozo_pat Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2012

    I was passing by columbia, missouri and stayed overnight in columbia.
    I though to have a nice beer after driving whole day and went to buy 6 pak of beer at Arena Liquor.
    I was looking to different beer, but there was no one to help me. People working behind the counter had no clue about beer, i ask some questions about beer and the clerk is like ahhhhhh, i don't know, you can find yourself.
    I was surprise by the response i got, person working in the store don't know and has no courtesy to help there customer. whooo so i was very much dissappoint and left without buying any beer.
    I am in sales, as a business one should understand what is customer services. i will never go back to that store again.
  31. Demer

    Demer Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2010 New Jersey

    probably close to $200 not counting the reserve society. If you count RS then way more but its to painful to go log in and look right now.
  32. darkandhoppy

    darkandhoppy Aspirant (298) Dec 26, 2008 Connecticut

    do kegs count? I've bought Green Flash WCIPA a couple of times @ $220. I think the Racer 5 I bought was right up there too.

    Real world hauls though....probably $125 @ the ALchemist then over to Hill Farmstead and dropped another $100 or so. That's probably my biggest single day
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  33. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Last year at Four Elf I dropped $363.00...this year, I'm expecting at least $500. So that will be my biggest haul. Half of that is going to friendly Florida BA's tho, so it's not all MINE, technically.
  34. Mattmc1973

    Mattmc1973 Initiate (171) Jun 4, 2008 Michigan
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    Mine is coming up in a couple of weeks at Kuhnhenn Winter Solstice. Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia, Bourbon Barrel Solar Eclipse, and the return of Raspberry Eisbock. It'll be an expensive day!
  35. Ravenacht

    Ravenacht Aspirant (203) Aug 10, 2012 Florida
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    $130 was biggest coin drop so far....i will exceed this on Hunaphu release day in a few months.
  36. raczkowski

    raczkowski Disciple (333) May 16, 2011 Florida
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    my haul depends on the season...i am very into the winter season and spring IIPAs that get released. i went to hop city in atlanta over thanksgiving and dropped 200...then came back to florida and the next day Cigar City released their BA Big sound, so i went down there and dropped 160. yesterday, i went to knightly spirits and picked up a case of sixers for 67. so it all depends with me. I am good now on beer through the holidays, but in February and March, i could drop the most ever at Huna Day down in Tampa. Hopslam comes out and going to buy 2 cases of that. Luckily, my birthday is beginning of February, so I should get some $$$ toward my extra beer budget.
  37. dubinsky

    dubinsky Disciple (390) Sep 16, 2009 California
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    A case and a half of beatification was about $360.
  38. Brabander

    Brabander Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2009 Netherlands

    750 euro worth of bricks at the abbey of Westvleteren....For one single bottle i will never pay more than 25 euro!
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  39. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (849) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Yesterday....$103. Probably wont buy beer again for at least a couple of weeks. At least thats what I told my fiance.
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  40. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Arizona

    My biggest is now $265 thanks to a trip to The Bruery Provisions...
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