Your most expensive beer haul

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  1. codasnap52

    codasnap52 Aspirant (258) Jan 24, 2008 Connecticut
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    Case of Cantillon + Overweight Fee getting the damn case home cost me somewhere in the realm of 150 bucks. Worth it!
  2. reverseapachemaster

    reverseapachemaster Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Texas
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    I spent about $120 on a haul from Austin between a couple stores but that brought home like 15 bottles of beer. My wife is bringing home a bottle of 2006 bon-chien, Goose Island BCBS and Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot from a business trip in DC and those three bottles are easily the most expensive haul on a volume of beer to cost ratio I've ever had.
  3. huolij79

    huolij79 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012 Colorado

    lol 65...
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  4. NotACommunist

    NotACommunist Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2011 South Carolina

    $180 for a case of COAST BA Blackbeerd.
  5. loony4lambic

    loony4lambic Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2012 California

  6. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    200. 50-100 several times
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  7. CJLuzzo

    CJLuzzo Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2012 Indiana

    I'm thinking about $140 on DLD (4*15 + BA DL + Baller's)
  8. trevorjk

    trevorjk Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2009 Netherlands
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    Friends and I spend $2,000 in one weekend just stocking up. Didnt help that Three Floyds had Baller Stouts when we showed up. Not to mention that Bells had there damn All Stouts Day and had bombers laying around for $30 a piece.
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  9. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (1,658) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    I've done over $350 a couple of times. Just recently about $300 for Mother of All Storms---totally worth it:D
  10. Johnnyramirez

    Johnnyramirez Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2012 California

    $150 over the course of a weekend. I try to keep it under $150 for the month. Hit my mark in 2 days. Worth it though
  11. BigB415

    BigB415 Initiate (190) Aug 24, 2010 California
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    About 90 bucks when I drove to Portland(OR) over the summer and another 90 when this years Stone RIS came out and I bought a whole case. The bottle shop in Portland had DFH WWS and I haven't seen those in years.
  12. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    $120 at Central Market during their annual 25% off craft beer sale.

    Worth it every year.
  13. MtnBiker

    MtnBiker Initiate (70) Jun 28, 2011 Oklahoma

    $250 dollars for my first haul from a neighboring state. Plus $50 in gas for the round trip.

    This all happened in the same week I bought a case of Old Stock for my girlfriend locally, so Im up to almost $400 this week for beer! I won't be going to the local beer store for a while now. At least not for a big purchase, maybe a local or two to stave off my craving for the ones I hauled back.

    Crap, I take that back, a local brewery is releasing a stout that I already claimed 4. Oh well, the cellaring project is off to a great start!
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  14. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    Probably about $150 at the bottleworks in Wallingford circa 2002. We were hosting a "hotel" party gone wrong. It was summertime and i remember having to procure a bag of ice so the haul did not overheat in the muggy weather. Oh the days of discovering beer. I will always remember the thrill of realizing that beer was indeed the superior drink of choice!
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  15. Number45forever

    Number45forever Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2012 Vermont
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    Just spent $430 this past Saturday at Hunger Mtn. Co-Op, Lawson's and Hill Farmstead. Off the top of my head:

    - Oude Gueze Golden Blend
    - 6pk Anchor Christmas
    - Lawson's Kiwi (lots of it)
    - Lawson's BBA Fayston (x2 of the surprise 750ml bottling...twice as much beer as the little bottles at ONLY TWICE THE PRICE!!! Delightful.)
    - Other Lawson's goodies (lots and lots and lots of it)
    - 5x HF Growler fills
    - me some Annas
    - Arthur...awesome, awesome Arthurs
    - 4x Birth of Tragedy
    - 4x Twilight of the Idols

    Luckily the Alchemist had already sold out of Heady, or this would have been over $500. Sent a bunch out to trading buddies, and I'm going to have a great Christmas week. Cheers!
  16. gshak

    gshak Zealot (506) Feb 20, 2011 Texas

    $200+ on a case of Parabola...
  17. MikeWard

    MikeWard Savant (986) Sep 14, 2011 Pennsylvania

    $175 last Friday at Mari's in Reading PA. Got 54 assorted beers via their 20% off mix-a-six pack deal. Should keep me going through the new year. Oh, wait,......... the furture son-in-law will be in town. Gotta school the lad properly in the art of craft beer if he's gonna marry my only daughter. Oh well, Mari's is only an hour away.....
  18. huysmans

    huysmans Disciple (351) Dec 5, 2007 New Jersey

    $723 on my way out of Chicago. Had to load the car up with everything I could not get back here in NJ. Mostly Goose Island (before distribution), Pipeworks, Tyranena, Central Waters, Half Acre, Finch's, 3F, etc. This is in addition to what I spent on Dark Lord Day, which included Baller Stout, Rye'd the Lightning, ZD, Live A Rich Life, and of course my 5 bottles of DL.
  19. Ry1975

    Ry1975 Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2012 Germany

    Around 1000 Euro during a recent trip to Belgium. Almost had to buy a plane ticket for my wife to fly home because I wanted to fill up the passenger seat as well. :)
  20. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Aspirant (222) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
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    Did you travel to different breweries?
  21. trevorjk

    trevorjk Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2009 Netherlands
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    Yes, 3f, greenbush, odeside, vivant, bells, founders, ect. 14 breweries before we drove home. Also had 16 cases of Gumballhead and Zombiedust.
  22. Squidly

    Squidly Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2006 New Jersey

    I'll be hitting the same two next week. My most expensive haul was Westy day. 4 bricks. That'll leave a mark.
  23. Zhiguli

    Zhiguli Aspirant (242) Jul 12, 2012 California

    i concede
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  24. Beerdudenumberone

    Beerdudenumberone Aspirant (281) Dec 9, 2012 Indiana
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    My most expensive haul was Three Floyd's loading up on zombie dust and some bombers totaling up to around $350
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  25. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2012 Maryland

    I work at a small liquor store with an awesome craft beer selection, so I've never had a "haul". I just buy whatever I'm in the mood for that night. Although I feel like once I justified the purchase of a $10 120 Minute I kind of hit the next plateau where I'm constantly eyeing up $10+ beers and thinking "oh that's not too bad"
  26. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    Christmas 2011. $95. I was called out on it a few weeks later.

    Drips and drabs since.
  27. brewtus

    brewtus Zealot (549) Dec 29, 2012 Ohio
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    Spent 110 a alchemist. Once in a lifetime, got a case of heady, a four of Celia, a shirt and a glass ( I'm such a tourist) . Also had to take a 3 hour solo round trip from Killington, welllll worth it.
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  28. GameFreac

    GameFreac Disciple (370) Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
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    Just spent $92 the other day on my Florida haul and I'm gonna get a case of Lagunitas Sucks tomorrow hopefully for $43 so I'd be spending $135 in a week. Definitely a new record for me.
  29. NoSignsOfPain

    NoSignsOfPain Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2011 California

    I think at least $300 on my 21st birthday at Provisions and Lone Hill Liquor.
    at then a bunch of money during the Beatification release...
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  30. pixieskid

    pixieskid Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2009 Germany

    overweight on a case?!?!

    shit, I usually bring 2 cases to trade when i head back to the states!
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  31. pixieskid

    pixieskid Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2009 Germany

    whats golden blend going for in the states?
  32. teorn88

    teorn88 Initiate (145) Jun 5, 2010 United Kingdom (England)
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    This makes total sense. I spent €350-400 during 4 days in Belgium and brought back no bottles. Guess a grand is easily reached if you start filling a suitcase.
  33. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Disciple (357) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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    $162 (including shipping) for ten bottles of Hill Farmstead.
  34. Number45forever

    Number45forever Initiate (0) Jan 6, 2012 Vermont
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    $20 at Hill Farmstead, when they have it. Or, I see it as high as $25. Sure is a good beer...even if that is a lot of money.
  35. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (846) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
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    You guys are crazy. Most I've done is around $50. Then again, I'd imagine if i was out of school and had an actual job, I'd spend more on beer and stock up more often instead of buying small amounts at a time.
  36. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Aspirant (222) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
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    Where do you go to get this shipped?
  37. theMusicMan54

    theMusicMan54 Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2008 Wisconsin

    Biggest drop was probably DLD last year (brought ~$200, spent nearly all of it) or the $250 I dropped at Hill Farmstead a couple weeks ago, but I will routinely drop $150-$200 if I'm traveling to Chicago or Wisconsin to load up on things that I can't get in IN.
  38. DNICE555

    DNICE555 Crusader (797) Aug 13, 2008 Connecticut
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    I think about $400 at Abe's Cold Beer in PA... That place is crazy. A bunch of Eclipse variants around 30 a peice... Russian River stuff, Big Black Voodoo Daddies, ect ect. The guy at the register looked at me like I was crazy. Not sure if it was because of all the beer I was buying or because I was pitching a tent from all the Eclipses I scored.
  39. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    About $400, most of it on Backwoods Bastard, BoltCutter, and Imperial Stout. Dh is stopping at Founder's for me today, hopefully he doesn't top that.
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  40. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Disciple (357) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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    I have a friend in the area and he was able to drive there and buy some for me and then ship it to me. Sorry, I should've clarified that in my original post. Sorry if I got your hopes up... :(.
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