Your most expensive beer haul

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by DogfishJoe, Sep 24, 2012.

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  1. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Arizona

    I got mine for $22.49
  2. jamescain

    jamescain Meyvn (1,001) Jul 14, 2009 Texas
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I think my biggest was around $200 at a Freetail release but as far as beer store runs go I think $120 was about tops. I normally try to keep it under $40
  3. LeRose

    LeRose Savant (989) Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Wow...I really am a wuss! I think $85 was the most I have spent at one time and that was when the missus talked me into a couple I would have passed on. Fifty bucks is pretty typical maybe every four or five weeks.
  4. taxman

    taxman Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2012 Illinois

    A couple of years ago I spent about $385 on eight bottles of GI Rare.
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  5. bunique686

    bunique686 Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2013 Michigan
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    around 100 once a week
  6. JitsuBrew

    JitsuBrew Aspirant (203) Jan 30, 2013 California
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    About $500, cleaned house with the Peches n Brett and a few others!
  7. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

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    worth every dime. will be sippin' on the stuff through spring
  8. SortaAmbivalent

    SortaAmbivalent Disciple (324) Sep 11, 2005 Minnesota
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    Can't wait to see the Murphys at the Myth on the 24th of Feb. Always a great time live.
  9. diesel59

    diesel59 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2012 New York

    I din't know............. I usually buy something everyday..... so no real big #s hear.............. just lots of frequent small hauls........................
  10. mcmeador

    mcmeador Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2012 Mississippi

    About $200. Does it count if that's just for one bottle, though? lol
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  11. brewbetter

    brewbetter Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2012 Nauru

    What bottle?
  12. Chaney

    Chaney Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2006 District of Columbia

    Here is one of mine here recently that was quite costly. Just the "Murda'd Out Stout" alone kinda put this one over the top.

  13. inchrisin

    inchrisin Defender (654) Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    Glad to hear $240 is a lightweight. I rarely spend more than $100 even on brew gear anymore.
  14. Donbeerlvr

    Donbeerlvr Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2008 Pennsylvania

    4 cases of Backwoods Bastard about $75/case.Was glad to get them---distributor only got 6!
  15. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    Perk of Michigan beer store in winter in a summer tourist town. The stout was out early, there was a ton of Bastard, Cerise, multiple Founder's Backstage, This one goes to 11, and more. It's my favorite place to go.
  16. Nectar

    Nectar Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    Im driving up to VT from South Jersey in April. Ive budgeted $1300 for the trip including gas and tolls.

    Alchemist, HF, and Lawson are the targets.
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  17. alucard6679

    alucard6679 Aspirant (252) Jul 29, 2012 Arizona

    As a walmart employee I've never gone above 60 in one day, and even then i had a hard time not regreting it a bit.
  18. lostdruid

    lostdruid Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2013 Massachusetts

    Don't remember the cost, but I lugged 72 bottles back from Belgium in carry-on luggage right before the liquid ban on planes. When asked by customs how much I had (clearly over their reasonable limit), I simply said, enough to get me drunk.
  19. BugattiRoo

    BugattiRoo Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2012 Australia

    about 250+ at belmont station on a trip to oregon
  20. ESeab

    ESeab Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 New Jersey

    $160 on two Big Johns and six BCBCS. The guys at the counter thought I was crazy spending that for 8 beers. That was one shop on a three day hauling binge that added up to a bit over $300. At the time I had $800 to my name and worked less than 20 hours a week. I don't regret a thing. Good beer > good food
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  21. PeterJ

    PeterJ Initiate (69) Dec 5, 2012 California

    $2,000 haul at Mammoth Brewing but that was to sell

    Recently bought a guys beer cellar for $800.

    Bruery hauls were up there too. $500 for White Chocolate and about the same for Melange 3.
  22. mcmeador

    mcmeador Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2012 Mississippi

    Sam Adams Utopias.
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  23. theGlasstronaut

    theGlasstronaut Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I just spent close to $200 at Tired Hands last night.

    Needless to say, well worth it.
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  24. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Aspirant (257) Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    For my 21st, I stocked up on a solid $150 worth of brews. About $120 for this past Thanksgiving. Planning a Heady Topper trip for essentially the sole purpose of stocking up this mid-March. I'm prepared for many cases.
  25. rodlavers

    rodlavers Defender (604) Jun 20, 2012 Maryland

    ~$340 at Bell's
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  26. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (490) Jan 2, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    What was in the cellar?
  27. PeterJ

    PeterJ Initiate (69) Dec 5, 2012 California

    Abyss, Dissident, Alesmith stuff, Black Tuesday, Surly, FFF, and some others .
    About 4 or 5 mixed cases of stuff. I guess you could call that a cellar.
  28. DCgolfpro

    DCgolfpro Devotee (479) Oct 26, 2011 Maryland
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    How did you get 4 bricks of Westy?
  29. Boonedoggle

    Boonedoggle Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2011 Nebraska

    $400-500 if I find a store with lots of hidden gems. Spending around $100 per store is about normal. I justify it by going a few weeks between purchases. The wife isn't crazy about the spending, but when I hand her half of a bottle to drink in a snifter she stops complaining.
  30. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    Unearthly keg. Think it was like 250.
  31. potteryboy

    potteryboy Initiate (131) Jul 17, 2009 Alabama

    When I head north (from Alabama) I plan on stocking up with beer I just can't get this way. FFF, Columbus Brewing, Brew Kettle, Fat Heads, Half Acre (If I have time, and am crazy enough to go there). I like to come back with $200-$300 worth. When and if Columbus Brewery starts bottling Bodhi I'll get as much of it as I can for sure!
  32. Squidly

    Squidly Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2006 New Jersey

    They were selling 2 bricks. I got back in line, and got away with it.
  33. mateuszekxxpl

    mateuszekxxpl Initiate (171) Oct 5, 2012 Illinois
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    5 cases of ZD and 5 variant FF bombers --- $225
  34. nrs207

    nrs207 Defender (687) Sep 8, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    ~$200. HF and Heady Topper run. What can I say other than money well spent.
  35. Ohsaycanyoubeer

    Ohsaycanyoubeer Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2012 Colorado

    Hunahpu's Day 2012 - 14 bottles and some of the vagina tequila beer. Well over $350.
  36. Anker13

    Anker13 Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2011 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    I saw a BCBCS bomber for $35. I'm great at justifying all sorts of things... Why I should hit snooze (4 times), why I don't need to work out, why I should get fries with that. Couldn't justify this.
  37. Geuzedad

    Geuzedad Zealot (540) Nov 14, 2010 Arizona
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    $875 dollars and change on a beer run to Philly. Picked up Cantillons and Russian Rivers (different ones) and when he totaled it up I about coded. So I broke out the credit card and said God you gotta get me home on this tank a gas cause I am tapped! But that was nothing compared to when the Mrs got the CC statement...hehehe...
  38. potteryboy

    potteryboy Initiate (131) Jul 17, 2009 Alabama

    That's why I strictly stick with cash. The Mrs would scalp off the mustache and kick me out on the street. I feel for ya! Philly is a great beer town. Closest place to me that has Maine Beer. Can't wait to get back there.
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  39. bahnfire

    bahnfire Aspirant (265) Jan 17, 2011 Vermont
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    I've averaged about $150 per trip to Hill Farmstead the last 3 times I went up. Honestly feel like it is worth it.
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