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Your most overpriced buys

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

  1. rocdoc1

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

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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.
     
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    $13 for a bomber of Sculpin.
     
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    $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

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    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

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    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!
     
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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

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    Any DFH bomber post-2010.
     
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    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

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    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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    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

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

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    Brews and tattoos, bruh. Brews and tattoos...
     
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    sounds like an Eagle Provisions price point...
     
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    bingo!
     
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    Rogue Voodoo Bacon Maple Ale. 14.99 for a disappointing bomber.
     
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    that must have been disappointing. it's barely worth the $2.50 i pay for it, imo.
     
  20. JamesShoemaker

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    didn't FFF recently start distributing in europe? i think i read that somewhere.
     
  21. cbeer88

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    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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    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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    $26 for Nebraska Black Betty (Reserve Series). Not a bad beer, to be fair. But it's overpriced by a good $10-12.
     
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    Oude Tart was a much better buy at $16, although still expensive.
     
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    Should have got the Guinness there man!
     
  26. gtermi

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    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

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    $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.
     
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    Hopslam at $40.00/6 pack but I had to try it. Although overpriced, it was worth every penny.
     
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    Wow! It's almost that time of year
     
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  30. Lipsntoes

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    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.
     
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    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

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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.
     
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    Geez, and I thought $16 was a bit hard on the wallet. ;)
     
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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.
     
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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

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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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    $30 for a baller stout plus $15 for a ticket to buy said baller stout + a 2 plus hour wait.
     
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    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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    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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