Your most overpriced buys

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

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    BREWSnTATTOOS Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2012 Florida

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

    How dare you say that name on here!! Shame on you for spending any money on that SH-T!
    I wouldn't drink it if it was free. Not worth even throwing a ping pong ball in.
  2. brother_kenneth

    brother_kenneth Zealot (559) Oct 22, 2012 Virginia
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    $150 for two 2012 Black Tuesdays. Yeah, fucking stupid....but delicious all the same.
  3. jlz619

    jlz619 Initiate (0) Mar 28, 2010 California
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    $50 bottle of 2012 lost abbey cable car that i had to drink on premises! Wtf!?! If u pay 50$ for a 750 ml u should be able to do what u want eith it!
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  4. Monnie

    Monnie Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2012 New Jersey

    Don't know if its overpriced but I paid $20 for Lost Abbey Red Poppy last year.
  5. beerborn

    beerborn Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 Georgia

    $17 for 2010 DFH WWS...and I didn't even get to drink it
  6. Gritch

    Gritch Initiate (160) Dec 26, 2010 Indiana
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    This is how I feel about it. It's not like I am drinking $20+ bottles of beer every night. I don't mind spending that on a bottle I plan on enjoying with a few buddies. Money well spent.
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    BREWSnTATTOOS Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2012 Florida

    They make more 20 dollar bills. Some beers are just once.
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  8. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Meyvn (1,248) Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    You can't! Unless it was bought there and re-sold illegally.
  9. skinsfan

    skinsfan Zealot (583) May 24, 2005 Maryland
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    so far, a couple $25 4-packs for BCBS this year.

    that may change, if I see a Westvleteren XII pack. Decision time...
  10. spoony

    spoony Poo-Bah (1,929) Aug 1, 2012 Colorado
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    DeuS...$35 per bottle. Although, compared to actual champagne, it was probably a bargain.
  11. JustinQ

    JustinQ Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2011 California

    Anything from Bruery in my opinion. Except bottles ten and under
  12. sukwonee

    sukwonee Crusader (740) Dec 13, 2011 Washington
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    Alright so I admit that I bought a bottle of Abyss 2010 (in 2012 properly cellared - and as pictured in my avatar) for $45 (or something like that) shipped off of Ebay. I absolutely loved it but I did overpay for sure.
  13. czfreeman

    czfreeman Initiate (0) May 22, 2007 California

    thanks..lived there for a back stateside..looking for an excuse to crack it open
  14. sukwonee

    sukwonee Crusader (740) Dec 13, 2011 Washington
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    I would pay $18.59 in a heartbeat (where in Seattle did you find this - if you don't mind sharing). I paid $20 for a bottle of AftW at the HotD tasting room earlier this year (for onsite consumption) and it was delicious.
  15. Biffster

    Biffster Initiate (0) Mar 29, 2004 Michigan

    A 750 of Gonzo Imperial Porter, signed by Ralph Steadman (the label designer, for those who don't know). Got it at auction and, well, sorry kids. Community College is good too....
  16. Chaney

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

    Troegs Splinter Black. $35/bottle + a lot of hassle to get only 2 bottles of this average beer on the day.
  17. ScaryEd

    ScaryEd Meyvn (1,334) Feb 19, 2012 New Hampshire

    $17.99 for a 4 pack of Ten Fidy.

    Incredible beer, but I found it at another place not long after for 5 bucks cheaper.
  18. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,020) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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    This stuff:

    I think I paid $23 for it. Right after that was when I started making sure to look up BA ratings for every potential beer buy. I also paid over $30 for a bottle of Cuir by The Bruery but hopefully that will be money well spent once I pop it.
  19. barleywinefiend

    barleywinefiend Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2007 Washington

    $75ea. for Fish 2000 BA Leviathan and BA Poseidon. Great beers but not money well spent.
  20. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    '03 De Cam Oude Lambiek 750 ml- $38
    '10 3F Schaerbeeske Kriek 750 ml - $35
    '06 3F Doesjel 750 ml- $35
    '11 3F Golden Blend 375 ml- $30

    All worth every penny!
  21. supercolter

    supercolter Crusader (757) Apr 19, 2006 Wisconsin
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    Any Founders Backstage series... oh wait CBS was glorious. Sans CBS.
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  22. jlenik

    jlenik Disciple (374) Jan 22, 2009 New Jersey
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    This was my first beer release event and probably my last. I arrived an hour early or so and the line was already fairly large. Was about #90 in line and did not partake in any of the delicious beers brought by the wonderfully friendly crowd. The samples of Idiot's Drool I had that night were pretty good, at no point did I sample Idiot's Drool and say it's awful so I ended up getting about 7 or 8 bottles in my case. Ended up having to double check my case and good thing I did because they shorted me on one bottle, which was quickly rectified without issue (again thank you Weyerbacher staff!) I ended up trading a bunch of it and no one seemed to enjoy it. I had three bottles left so I figured I might as well crack one open and holy shit was I not pleased with this beer. I love Weyerbacher, and in particular their barrel aged offerings but this was undrinkable. I ended up sharing some of it and drinking it all but bleh! I think there was some intense variation in the bottles because the sample I tried at the release were pretty good, I even commented to some people on line near me that it was pretty decent and we all agreed. Clearly Idiot's Drool was not a homerun but I give Weyerbacher credit for attempting to try and create an interesting brew and even more credit for releasing it!
  23. hogansct

    hogansct Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2011 Rhode Island

    At the risk of sounding stupid, I recently saw a bottle of Parabola for around $17 but I was hesitant to buy it. Was this a reasonable price? I had it for the first time, on draft, about a couple weeks ago.
  24. dsal89

    dsal89 Disciple (331) Jul 6, 2008 Indiana
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    I paid 20.99 and got 4 haha
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  25. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    Ten Fidy for $15 a four-pack. It's a good beer, but there are much better examples of the style for $9-10 a four-pack.
  26. Thedaver4220

    Thedaver4220 Initiate (0) Nov 11, 2011 Illinois

    $22 for Oude tart, it was delicious
  27. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,199) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Wow, why so expensive?
  28. Gritch

    Gritch Initiate (160) Dec 26, 2010 Indiana
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    It is usually $20-$25 when I can find it.
  29. RyanBeer13

    RyanBeer13 Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2011 Virginia

    Way to much
  30. Lare453

    Lare453 Meyvn (1,320) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    The bruery. I feel like they are the most over priced and expensive beers on the market...
  31. lemongelo

    lemongelo Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2008 North Carolina

    36 bottles of Eclipse for approximately $1200 once they are sent to my trustee and finally to me.
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  32. RyanBeer13

    RyanBeer13 Initiate (0) Jan 24, 2011 Virginia

    A lost abbey cork & coaster for 100 bucks.
  33. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Devotee (479) Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

    You got off easy, compared to anyone who bought their Darkness from Surdyk's last year. As for the Odell Woodcut series, I have purchased at least 3 each of #3-#5, and will only say that #3 was worth it.
  34. BoRaeCho

    BoRaeCho Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2010 California

    29$for a bottle of Chimay 150th Anniversary. In the cellar. Haven't tried it yet.
  35. Thehuntmaster

    Thehuntmaster Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 South Africa

    The first Cantillon Kriek I bought cost me about 60 USD :grimacing:

    I wasn't too unhappy though, I was more amazed to see it in Africa!!!
  36. skimoore

    skimoore Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2007 France

    We shared the bottle among 5 of us, but 90€ for a Cantillon Crianza Helena...
  37. Flashy

    Flashy Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2003 Vermont

    $12 for a 16 oz bottle of Budweiser @ Yankee Stadium.
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  38. brother_kenneth

    brother_kenneth Zealot (559) Oct 22, 2012 Virginia
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    It was the cheapest I could find it....through a personal transaction with someone in CA. It would have been nice if they had not jacked the price up but oh well, my fault for paying it. At least it wasn't as expensive as some assholes were selling them for on eBay - I saw a a few bottles over $200 each...crazy!
  39. thirstygator

    thirstygator Initiate (176) Mar 29, 2012 Florida
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    $15 for a 12oz Immort Ale (which I hated). Never saw it before and didn't see the price tag so I threw it on the counter and walked away to get more stuff as the clerk rang it up. Didn't realize until I got home 2 hours away that my wife didn't buy the extra bottle of wine I had thought she did to give the final high charge. I wish the clerk would have told me that someone took the other three bottles from the four-pack and I got stuck with the fourth that had the price tag affixed to the bottom.
  40. BuzzLitebier

    BuzzLitebier Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2010 Maryland

    Noticing DFH and Rogue keep popping up, and I totally agree. Their beers are great (for the most part), but I hate feeling like I took it in the financial caboose whenever I have them.
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