Your most overpriced buys

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by stealth, Nov 19, 2012.

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  1. stealth

    stealth Zealot (508) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota
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    So we have the thread where we can boast about the great deals we've had the fortune of coming by, now how about telling us all what you've willingly (maybe not necessarily knowingly) overpaid for.

    I'm guilty of acquiring a bunch of Surly Five last winter after receiving a bottle in the fall for my birthday. I had never had a sour/wild ale before and absolutely loved it, so believing at the time it would never be brewed again, sought out what I could on eBay, etc, paying $30-40 per bottle. I do not have any regrets, as Five has aged extraordinarily well so far :slight_smile:
  2. brewbetter

    brewbetter Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2012 Nauru

    Ruination 10th Anniversary... $11.99

    I would pay $30-40 for a bottle of Five all day. If you want to unload a bottle, :wink:
  3. DrDemento456

    DrDemento456 Poo-Bah (3,414) May 15, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Man you guys got some serious dough to blow on a single beer. I paid 10.50 for Ruination 10th Anniversary which I assume most people got it for around 8 or 9.

    And my latest overpriced beer was 6 bucks each for Surly Furious and Coffee Bender. Both from a grey market place that gets stuff undistributed to the state. Lets just say they were OK at best.
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  4. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,482) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

  5. darkmoon66

    darkmoon66 Aspirant (246) Oct 8, 2011 California
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    If we count buying beer at a bar, I paid $28 for a 12oz bottle of Fred from the Wood

    If you mean take home bottle then it was $26 for a bottle of Parabola or $10 for a 12oz Expedition Stout
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  6. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Poo-Bah (2,755) Oct 15, 2011 Maryland
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    Parabola. Churchkey. $40. Overhyped.
  7. Lordquackingstic

    Lordquackingstic Disciple (378) Jun 14, 2011 New York
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    Tart of Darkness for $27. Sooooo noooot worth it.
  8. stealth

    stealth Zealot (508) Dec 16, 2011 Minnesota
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    I still would, too. At least there's Pentagram coming! (hopefully)
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  9. thebigredone

    thebigredone Champion (811) Dec 19, 2011 Wisconsin
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    Founders Devil Dancer. $19 a four-pack and I only drank one because it was so unappealing. I will never consider buying that beer again.
  10. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,176) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    Utopias - $180. Not that there's anything wrong with the beer (it's still damn good!) that is a LOT to pay for a beer.
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  11. semibaked

    semibaked Zealot (573) Mar 27, 2007 Illinois

    6 bottles of Kuhnhenn Imperial Stout Braggot at $17.50 each (12oz each). It was very good, but definitely expensive.
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  12. kojevergas

    kojevergas Poo-Bah (7,605) Aug 15, 2010 Texas
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    Anything released by The Bruery or Brewdog (except Black Tuesday, but there's an argument to be made there).

    Most of Mikkeller's light beers.
  13. Kaydogg

    Kaydogg Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2011 Pennsylvania

    the winner!
    Idiot's Drool

    I think it was 23$ a bottle at the release,. I had been drinking for a while trying some fabulous A+ beers at the tasting in the parking lot...I remember being in line with at least 150 people when they handed out samples of the beer..I looked at my buddy and said "are my tastebuds trashed from all the different styles of beer I just drank, cause this is not good"

    thank god they gave planned case purchase immediately changed and I bought 3 bottles hoping for the best..
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  14. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (474) Dec 12, 2009 California
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    Wookey jack 11.99 at a stupid store called American Liquor, I think its worth the price but another store had it for $6.99, I felt raped!! This store also sells DogFish Head Red & White for $30.00 :confused:
  15. tevanoff

    tevanoff Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2010 New York

    if anybody wants to win this thread, i know of a certain store in brooklyn that has bottles of lou pepe kriek for the low, low price of $90!

    amazing beer, but man, you could probably have one bottle shipped from belgium for cheaper.
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  16. Demer

    Demer Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2010 New Jersey

    You are a crazy person! It is delicious.
  17. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Devotee (469) Aug 30, 2012 California

    I haven't been bent over a barrel too bad yet, excluding a bar, I paid $26 for 4 pack of KBS.
  18. czfreeman

    czfreeman Initiate (0) May 22, 2007 California

    paid 80 for a bottle of Dark Lord...mind you it was in Amsterdam...and it was the last bottle they had...was kinda wasted...and still saving it 1.5 years later cause im afraid of being disappointed lol
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  19. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Devotee (469) Aug 30, 2012 California

    I didn't realize you could get Dark Lord anywhere but the brewery.
  20. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,431) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Most recently, $18.59 for a 12oz bottle of Cherry Adam from the Wood. Well worth it, considering I bought it 11 blocks from my house in Seattle and the next-nearest place to find it was probably at the brewery in Portland.

    I almost paid $85 for a bottle of Deviation a few months ago, but ultimately managed to walk away.
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  21. drperry11

    drperry11 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 South Carolina

    22$ for bitches brew.
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  22. smokinoak

    smokinoak Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2011 Florida

    $80 for the positive contact box set.
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  23. gshak

    gshak Zealot (522) Feb 20, 2011 Texas

    Factoring in shipping, packaging and stuff...Firestone 14...$120 for 3.
  24. gshak

    gshak Zealot (522) Feb 20, 2011 Texas

    Sometimes, the chase is all the more sweeter than the reward. Regardless of whether it meets the hype or not, I hope you will enjoy it.
  25. RichD

    RichD Champion (819) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Just saw a bottle of Utopias today at my local liquor store for $220. The beautiful bottle and possibly outstanding liquor inside will probably never be worth the money, unfortunately.
  26. buffs9

    buffs9 Aspirant (291) Apr 28, 2008 Colorado
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    Bought a couple of FiftyFifty Eclispse last year. It was a big story that it came to CO and they charged $30/bomber. Glad I got to try the 18 and Four Roses...
  27. M1A2

    M1A2 Disciple (322) Jan 15, 2012 Ohio
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    Paid $30+ tax today for a Bolt Cutter. (but i had to get 2 :wink:)
  28. 1emptyglass

    1emptyglass Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2012 Missouri

    Old Rasputin XIV. It's a great beer but I think it's only a 16.9 oz bottle and I paid $20 for it. My buddy and I also split a bottle of Parabola in a Vegas bar a couple of years ago for the tidy sum of $75.

    BREWSnTATTOOS Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2012 Florida

    Utopias 12th anniversary . Paid 230$ bucks last week. I found it just days later 40 dollars cheaper. Sink the Bismark cost me 90$ and tactical nuclear penguin 80$ the week before. Hell the world is suppose to end! Why not? I ordered Armageddon today 60$ bucks 61%. Ill be numb when it all hits lol:astonished:
  30. MN_Beerticker

    MN_Beerticker Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2012 Minnesota

    $25 (with tax) for Surly Darkness and I didn't even bat an eye. I am still having problems mustering the courage to spend $24.99 w/o tax on an O'dells Woodcutter.

    I got a free snifter of Utopias from a neighbor so I am good there.
  31. nrs207

    nrs207 Defender (687) Sep 8, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    $33 for a 4 pack of BCBS. Only way I could try it so whatever. Most beer purchases in PA are overpriced. Beats having no selection though.
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  32. nrs207

    nrs207 Defender (687) Sep 8, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    $33 for a 4 pack of BCBS. Only way I could try it so whatever. Most beer purchases in PA are overpriced. Beats having no selection though.
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  33. cfh64

    cfh64 Crusader (775) Aug 16, 2005 Texas
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    Rare $65. Don't get me wrong, good beer but not worth the price IMO. Even if it was $45, wouldn't be worth it IMO. Definitely glad I had the chance to try it though.
  34. RyanSchwam

    RyanSchwam Aspirant (267) Oct 30, 2012 Delaware
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    Paid $30 (bar price) for DFH Raison D'extra
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  35. Squidly

    Squidly Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2006 New Jersey

    $30 for a Bruery Fruet, $22 for a Tart of Darkness. Don't really feel bad about either.

    It's funny how most wine aficionados wouldn't bat an eye paying that price for a bottle of wine they really like. We paid $75 for a cabernet a few years ago that was memorable.
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  36. imperialbeerdude

    imperialbeerdude Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2012 Colorado

    at it's normal price it isn't
  37. johnyb

    johnyb Crusader (701) Aug 11, 2012 Florida
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    $12 for a DFH 120, not that I felt I was overcharged as that seems the going rate but $1 an ounce retail is about $1 an ounce too much for that dogsqueeze. I do enjoy DFH 90 and 75 however.
  38. jbland21

    jbland21 Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2012 Illinois

    $75 for my ticket to GI's Black Friday tasting event. Going to be worth every single penny.
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  39. divineaudio

    divineaudio Initiate (0) Dec 7, 2009 Michigan

    Paid $13 for a DFH 120, won't be doing that again. The most I have spent on a single bottle is Baller Stout at $30. I haven't opened it yet, but I have my doubts.
  40. BigCheese

    BigCheese Defender (689) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    I bought a budweiser at a redsox game for like 8$. Not the best 8 I ever spent.
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