Your most overpriced buys

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  1. rocdoc1

    rocdoc1 Aspirant (284) Jan 13, 2006 New Mexico

    That's pretty much the answer I was going to type. I bought 3, drank one fresh, drank the second one after 2 years, gave the third away.
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  2. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    I can't say I have ever paid a "crazy" price for a beer anywhere. But if I had to think of something I'd say $36 for two bottles of Westy 12 shipped from Belgium.
  3. TNGabe

    TNGabe Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2012 Tennessee

    Thanks to everyone for making Oerbier Reserva seem like a reasonable purchase.
  4. krl2112

    krl2112 Crusader (738) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
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    I bought 7 bottles of Utopias this year. I am newer to the beer side of collecting and cellaring (long time in wine) but I bought most of them to trade with others that have things I wanted. It has worked out very well for all parties. I got some nice things like verticals of Dark Lord, Marshal Zhukov's, Behemoths, Baller Stouts, BCS Rare, 50/50 Eclipse, KBS and others. I kept 2 bottles but traded the others. One of the best brews to trade overall. Just a bit spendy at $200/bottle.
  5. waddsworth

    waddsworth Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2006 Pennsylvania

    $13 for a bomber of Sculpin.
  6. RDMII

    RDMII Disciple (371) Apr 11, 2010 Georgia

    $73 for TNP, and $114 for Bismarck. They're novelty beers I had to try, but damn it hurt to pay it.

    At a bar several years ago before I knew better, I was tricked into thinking Ola Dubh 30yr was nearly impossible to find and super limited, so I paid $45 for it. Bartender even went 'to get it', it wasn't on the beer list. I wanted to at least keep the box/bottle, but the bartender said he couldn't allow it. Found it in a good package store the next week for $11.99, plenty of them actually. At least I got the box and bottle this time, I bought four of them.
  7. DrDemento456

    DrDemento456 Poo-Bah (3,487) May 15, 2009 Pennsylvania

    26 dollars for KBS? That belongs in the "under priced buys" form since it usually around here runs 11-13 dollars a bottle. I didn't buy it at that price but do remember getting it the year before for $6.50 a bottle.

    Ow and last year we got like 1/4 of the stock we had. Debating on just driving to MI and grabbing a case for 100 bucks...
  8. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    per oz, the highest i've ever paid for something off the shelf, by far, is $31 for a 375mL of Golden Blend.

    only thing that beats that is the ~10 bucks i paid for a 1 oz pour of Utopias. that, however, was entirely worth it, and IMO, the ideal way to try it - i doubt i will ever buy a bottle of Utopias but it was nice to try!
  9. jsm1289

    jsm1289 Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2011 New York
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    golden blend is fire though worth every penny.

    most expensive beer purchase was mikkeller black buffalo at 20 bucks for a 12 ounce bottle. one sip and instant drain pour, so i'd say per ounce thats pretty expensive, considering it is of the doodie variety
  10. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Zealot (528) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Any DFH bomber post-2010.
  11. BigCheese

    BigCheese Defender (689) Jul 4, 2009 Massachusetts

    Cant tell if you're being serious or not.

    I was at a baseball game, and it had alcohol in it, not sure if I need to explain further.
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  12. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Zealot (528) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

    This is a prime example of a wannabe, folks. Take note. Member since Sunday, ripping Bud just to fit in, and failing to realize that any free beer is good beer as long as it's not skunked or poisoned.
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  13. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Barrel Aged Old Rasputin. Didn't "overpay" per say. Bought it for what it was retailing at in Whole Foods. Around $21 or $22. It already had a year of age on it to boot. One of the most dissapointing Barrel Aged Stouts I've had. Funky Jewbelation as well. Still, bought it at a retailing pricepoint, but it ended up a drainpour after finishing 1/4 the bomber.

    Bombers of Sculpin or any IPA/DIPA in a 22oz priced over $8
  14. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    BA police. Are you giving us the playbook on how to be BEER Cool Meeeaaaaaaaannn ;-P
  15. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Zealot (528) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Brews and tattoos, bruh. Brews and tattoos...
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  16. trenchtown4

    trenchtown4 Initiate (55) Apr 13, 2010 Massachusetts
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    sounds like an Eagle Provisions price point...
  17. tevanoff

    tevanoff Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2010 New York

  18. RankRefugee88

    RankRefugee88 Initiate (0) May 28, 2010 New York

    Rogue Voodoo Bacon Maple Ale. 14.99 for a disappointing bomber.
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  19. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
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    that must have been disappointing. it's barely worth the $2.50 i pay for it, imo.
  20. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
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    didn't FFF recently start distributing in europe? i think i read that somewhere.
  21. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Crusader (719) Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    BA Raspy is a good example of a very nice beer that is extremely overpriced. It would be pushing it at $15 for the 500ml, but $20+ is insane.

    It's one I've never understood either, given how cheap regular Old Rasputin is.
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  22. Pando

    Pando Aspirant (208) Dec 5, 2011 Connecticut
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    Bobby V should have paid for 12 more for you to apologize for having to watch that team play this year!
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  23. vurt

    vurt Savant (948) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
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    $26 for Nebraska Black Betty (Reserve Series). Not a bad beer, to be fair. But it's overpriced by a good $10-12.
  24. Prh27

    Prh27 Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2012 Virginia

    Oude Tart was a much better buy at $16, although still expensive.
  25. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,214) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    Should have got the Guinness there man!
  26. gtermi

    gtermi Meyvn (1,214) Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    I paid $27+ tip for a bottle of King Henry at a bar in Chicago. So worth it. I wish that I would have bought another bottle, but I didn't :-(
  27. hopsputin

    hopsputin Meyvn (1,262) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    $32 for Fruet, $22 Parabola, $12 Collage, and DDBA (I can't remember the exact price..either 14 or 24).

    All of them hurt to buy, but the only one I regret is DDBA. Just not worth the price for me.
  28. ipahead

    ipahead Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Virginia

    Hopslam at $40.00/6 pack but I had to try it. Although overpriced, it was worth every penny.
  29. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Aspirant (220) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
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    Wow! It's almost that time of year
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  30. Lipsntoes

    Lipsntoes Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2012 Ohio

    Each time I buy Sculpin, I feel it's overpriced. Hell, Hopslam is only a couple bucks more. And most DFH offerings break the price/value point.
  31. mtalley999

    mtalley999 Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2011 Maryland

    Flying Dog The Fear, $16 for a 6. I really like pumpkin ales and was looking forward to this one, but I have to say I was definitely underwhelmed. Not worth the price tag at all. I'd pay $10 or $11, tops.

    I still have one left, and I'm debating whether to save it for next year and open it then, or use it for chili.
  32. raczkowski

    raczkowski Disciple (333) May 16, 2011 Florida
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    at a restaurant last year, my brother paid 50.00 for a bottle of black ops for us to try at the dinner...glad i did not pay for it as i can now trade for it at a fairly easy cost. guess at a restaurant it wasnt that bad, but it was still a hefty penny for a beer at dinner.
  33. stayclean

    stayclean Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    Geez, and I thought $16 was a bit hard on the wallet. :wink:
  34. dumptruck81

    dumptruck81 Initiate (174) Dec 28, 2011 Texas
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    I got mine in a $4$ trade valued at $15. Really good beer but a bit pricey compared to what I can get locally. Glad I was able to try it though.
  35. travMI13

    travMI13 Aspirant (213) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan
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    $70 for Rare when it came out.

    I knew I wouldn't find it again, and I had to have that bottle. I ended up splitting the cost and the beer with some good friends in a massive BCBS variant tasting a year ago. The whole thing was totally worth it.
  36. dumptruck81

    dumptruck81 Initiate (174) Dec 28, 2011 Texas
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    Sam Adams Infinium. I haven't ever bought one but figured it should be mentioned for overpriced buys.
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  37. jdhende

    jdhende Disciple (306) Sep 27, 2010 Illinois
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    $30 for a baller stout plus $15 for a ticket to buy said baller stout + a 2 plus hour wait.
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  38. Reinbeck11

    Reinbeck11 Aspirant (274) Aug 15, 2012 Iowa

  39. iKasey

    iKasey Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I'm kind of surprised how high PA prices are in the 7 months I've been here.

    With that stated, I spent $60 for a 4-pack of 2009 KBS last week. I felt like I was getting dick-punched but pricing can be subjective with aging, I guess.
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  40. Reinbeck11

    Reinbeck11 Aspirant (274) Aug 15, 2012 Iowa

    Meant to add

    Spent $600 to see Yankees/KC then Red Sox/KC the next day last summer. All the beer and food you could stomach. Figured about 10 beers per game so about $30 a beer, but at least it was Boulevard. Way better than spending $8 on swill and yankee stadium or fenway.

    Oh and I gave no value to game as both teams were playing KC, and who worries about food when beer is free.
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