Your most expensive beer haul

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  1. jkane101

    jkane101 Devotee (491) Sep 22, 2007 New Jersey
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    Just under $500 at Russian River. Then another 350 for a hardshell piece of luggage to fly it all back to NJ
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  2. pjs234

    pjs234 Devotee (435) Jun 29, 2008 Connecticut

    $275 at the Alchemist... definitely not the norm though
  3. InebriatedJoker

    InebriatedJoker Zealot (586) Sep 16, 2010 Ohio
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    At least 5 hauls from Jackie O's Over $150 .. usually I spend $110 ($220 a month) every other week on off the shelf hauls..
  4. bradfordjohnson

    bradfordjohnson Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2012 Kentucky
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    $400 on 2 bottles of Utopias this year.
  5. patrickcmcd

    patrickcmcd Initiate (96) Dec 25, 2010 Massachusetts
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    I've spent well over 100 for a week. Now, if we include gas money, thats a completely different story.

  6. NickMunford

    NickMunford Savant (978) Oct 2, 2006 Wyoming

    Don't remember the exact amount, but it was probably this day:
  7. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    Current record: I believe $105 in SF at a bottle shop while on vacation.

    Hopefully I get to visit HF in March (as I am planning to do) and destroy that mark.
  8. huolij79

    huolij79 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012 Colorado

    100$ at the New Glarus brewery. Also last week bought three Firestone XVI (23*3=69) a RR Supplication (14) Dechutes Abyss (15) and 2 Pliny (10) so a total over about $110
  9. Mattmc1973

    Mattmc1973 Initiate (171) Jun 4, 2008 Michigan
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    Your wife being pregnant is the BEST time to drink. You have a DD for 9 months. No going to a bar and saying "OK, who's drinking and who is laying off and driving?" Green light to have drinks when you go out.
  10. marcjwebber

    marcjwebber Initiate (0) Sep 14, 2006 Oregon

    '10, '11, '12 Abyss 6-pack ~$90.00. In '07, '08, '09 I was able to get a case at $12/bottle, $144.00. Totally worth it!
  11. Jimmyp7010

    Jimmyp7010 Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2009 New York
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    Every couple months or so i make the trip to HF in Vermont and usually hit up alchemist and Hunger Mountain coop, plus once there happened to be a lawsons farmers market in montpelier the same weekend i went to HF.

    Lawsons-$150 (seared palate was $30 per and bourbon fayston $25 per)

    That is typically what i spend if i hit all 3 plus if i find anything at the co-op.
  12. Glass_Half_Full

    Glass_Half_Full Initiate (0) May 3, 2012

    About a month ago I went to Three Floyds and walked out with $75 in beer, and then on the way back I stopped at my usual beer store and picked up 2 sixers of FBS and a bottle each of Parabola and Sucaba. So about $135.
  13. olympuszymurgus

    olympuszymurgus Zealot (582) Nov 24, 2009 California
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    I spent 4 days in Portland and came home with 700 bucks in beer.
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  14. scruffwhor

    scruffwhor Poo-Bah (2,751) Apr 3, 2005 Illinois

    just shy of $1000. every year around xmas time, i get a bonus and I treat myself to all of the expensive beers at the Binny's down the street from me. these more expensive beers I would not normally get during the rest of the year.
    an example would be some of Mikkeller's rotating or one off releases that range from $15-$30 by me.
  15. Preluderl

    Preluderl Devotee (462) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Under $100 for me, but I'm still a noob.
  16. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (371) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    My best haul was from both Five points Bottle Shops in Athens, I dropped a total of $760. It hurt a lot to pay that down but damn if I was happy to have five bottles of Weyerbacher Thirteen in that stash.
  17. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (3,644) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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    About $130 from two stores.
  18. MagillaGriller

    MagillaGriller Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2012

    Can't remember exact amount but as I recall 'bout two...fucking much.
  19. Woodward

    Woodward Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2012 Michigan
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    Over $100 for 2 bolt cutters and some BCBS.
  20. Glass_Half_Full

    Glass_Half_Full Initiate (0) May 3, 2012

    whoops, meant 4 packs, not sixers

    also, 700+ in one haul? Fuck im jelly
  21. mcrago

    mcrago Aspirant (281) Oct 6, 2012 Indiana

    $300 on two cases of bombers at Three Floyds.
  22. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (638) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    Mine was this past week, not sure about the total. Wish I could post a pic...

    Abyss x 1
    BCBS Coffee x 8
    Boltcutter x 4
    Friek x 2
    Nightstalker x 4
  23. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    $158 yesterday BOTW Roch NY
  24. krl2112

    krl2112 Crusader (738) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
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    $650 on a few Utopias.
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  25. bozodogbreath

    bozodogbreath Disciple (390) Oct 19, 2006 Indiana
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    Recently dropped $282 on a case of MoaS - $240 for the beer and $42.50 for the S/H. Dropped $250 in one day a while back on a couple of cases of BCBS. I try to keep my purchases to under $40.
  26. GRG1313

    GRG1313 Poo-Bah (3,670) Jan 15, 2009 California
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    About 4 years ago I purchased a guy's cellar. He was actually ill at the time, needed money and we had drunk beer together for a while so he came to me first. I'd loaned him some money and he now insisted that he would take no more loans but wanted to sell his cellar. And, if not to me then it was just going to get sold to someone else. So, I bought his cellar. (He has since recuperated; is back working full time but is NOT drinking beer - so, I don't feel too bad).

    Anyway, suffice it to say that by today's prices (NOT what I paid) the value would be close to about $15,000. (I can assure you I paid no where near that amount - but, it was a very nice buy, to say the least! (Most of my drinking friends have been the beneficiaries of this purchase and there are still a few bottles left).
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  27. kevanb

    kevanb Poo-Bah (1,865) Apr 4, 2011 Illinois
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    ~$600 for a haul from Belgium via the internets
  28. MPLSbrewer

    MPLSbrewer Initiate (97) Dec 7, 2010 Minnesota
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    every year, 216 to fill 2 wristbands at darkness day and the last trip to 3 floyds and chicago cost about 200 for bcbs and alpha king/zombie dust
  29. WoodburyMN

    WoodburyMN Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2012 Indiana

    Last week I spent 60 dollars on 2 bottles of 2011 BCBS and 2 bottles of 2011 KBS, as well as a bourbon.
  30. brikelly

    brikelly Aspirant (269) Apr 11, 2010 Massachusetts
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    +1, did the same myself this summer.
  31. cpjtr9559

    cpjtr9559 Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2007 New York

    180 for a utopia
  32. jlenik

    jlenik Disciple (374) Jan 22, 2009 New Jersey
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    I think it was around $300 at Weyerbacher. Damn you Idiot's Drool!!!!!!!!
  33. bradfordjohnson

    bradfordjohnson Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2012 Kentucky
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    Can you BM me the website?
  34. ZPag

    ZPag Aspirant (234) Dec 3, 2012 New York
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    I have spent about $150 on a haul over a few days. I did this on my most recent trip to Boston. I just couldn't pass up getting every bottle of Jack's Abby stuff I could get my hands on. I also bought some other things I can't get/don't ever see in my area of New York.
  35. glitchedmind

    glitchedmind Initiate (0) May 8, 2012 California

    If my wife didnt enjoy drinking as much as me, I could see that being the case. But she prefers good whiskey to my good beer. It's only fair that since shes carrying the little spawn and she cant drink I could give up the drinking. It's really not all that bad. It now makes me appreciate the beer more since I rarely have one.
  36. mikeincharleston

    mikeincharleston Defender (643) May 1, 2009 North Carolina
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    Just hit my record of $135. Luckily.getting paid back a little
  37. GameFreac

    GameFreac Disciple (377) Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
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    $65 in Florida last summer at Cigar City, Total Wine, Whole Foods, and a few other stores in one day. Plan on doing it again. Might bump it up to $100 this year depending on who gives me Christmas money this year :stuck_out_tongue:
  38. JulianB

    JulianB Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2012 South Carolina

    Yesterday in Charleston I spent $225 on BA Blackbeerd bottles at Coast, $15 on bottles and growler fills at Holy City, $15 on bottles at Westbrook, and $125 on bottles at CBX, for a total of $380. Yeah, that was an expensive day.
  39. vickersspitfire

    vickersspitfire Savant (910) Dec 11, 2006 Texas

    I allow myself to splurge on beer once a year, I normally spend around $60, but during this splurging event its gone as high as $300. I wish my hobbies were cheaper...I could afford more beer!
  40. Mister_Joshy

    Mister_Joshy Initiate (0) May 29, 2012 California
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    When I was at Russian River I dropped around $350.
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