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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by stealth, Nov 19, 2012.
Paid $35 for a bottle of eclipse Evan Williams. Worth maybe half that.
Paid $20 for a bottle of KBS at a bar - it's the first and only time I've had it, so I felt like I needed to shell it out since don't know if I'll ever find it at a liquor store. Luckily I was using a Groupon for dinner as well so it didn't feel like I was paying the full amount.
Most recently, 50/50 Eclipse. Very good, but not $30 good.
$250 for Utopias.
Especially since bombers are around $7 or so.
200 ---- ebay
$50 for two bottles of Bolt Cutter. Second two bottles I bought were $32.
I just bought a bottle of 2011 Three Philosophers for $15.99. Obviously the markup was due to its vintage. However, in the lower New York area, you don't see any vintage Ommegang (although you'd probably find some in Cooperstown and surrounding towns, which I live nowhere near). I thought 15.99 was pricey but who the hell knows when I'd get another chance to buy it.
Anyone else think this was a huge ripoff?
Dont feel bad. I paid $225 for a bottle.
Not huge- not at all; maybe just a bit overpriced, but not worth any real regrets at this point. Essentially you paid an extra $6 for the aging, and it very well may be worth it. Nothing ventured, and all that...
I do not think it is a ripoff AND I bet it tastes amazing =) It's the most expensive big bottle in their line up yes? (excepting chocolate indulgence of course)
The Vertical set ('11/'12/'13) retailed for $39.99 around here so maybe they broke up a pack and sold them individually. I don't think you got ripped off IMO
$195 for a bottle of Utopias. My youngest son got it from his trading partner and we will split it. That included shipping. Looks like the trading partner did him right! Think someone else already said "Tick".
$15 for a bottle of local stout in a bar near Times Square. Prolly the first and last time.
Yea I suppose huge ripoff is an overstatement. I guess part of it is that its been a while since I've spent more than 5 bucks on a single bottle due to my recent financial issues. I feel better now, thanks.
I paid around $80 for Stone Southern Charred, Crime,Punishment and Westbrook Apple Brandy barrel aged Belgian Strong Dark(forgot the exact name). It was by far the most I've paid at once for so little.
This might be sacrelige to some but I'm pretty thrifty in general...
$25 for Oude De Tart. Great beer but I didn't need a 750ml to myself, and with being able to get Rodenbach Grand Cru at times for around $10 which I personally prefer, felt like I payed a bit much.
I paid $32 for a 4 pack of KBS, but I was just glad to be able to get four. I also paid $15 for a 12 oz of 120 Minute, and $26 for a 4 pack of BCBS. There are very few places to buy craft beer where I live, so the few places around seem to hike up the prices.
Two stand out. A Lou Pepe Gueuze for $44 last summer, which, considering that's the only time I've seen a bottle of Cantillon aside from the classic gueuze in person, was a must-buy. Ended up being probably my fav beer of all time too. The other was a Peche n Brett for 30$ two weeks ago. Haven't opened it yet. Longtime want.
Also I paid over 20 each for Lolita and Halia last time they were released and they are not world-class beers, so it seemed like ripoff in retrospect.
$50-for a brandy DL
$5 for a bottle of Hopslam (way overrated). $10 for a bottle of Praire Ale (just a solid farmhouse ale, nothing special). $15 for a 4 pack of Gubna (average DIPA).
$10 black note, though given how hard it was for me to find, I felt the price was appropriate even given markup (Mini rant about beer supply and demand don't match and it creates rarity)
$25 for Bo & Luke at Monk's Cafe in Philly, it was worth every penny.
16.99 DFH American Beauty
The most I have paid for a single bottle was $60 for Black Tuesday at The Bruery. I paid $45 for a 12oz bottle of brewdog - Tokyo Rising Sun in highland casks, then shipping was another $60 but you can get 1 bottle or 18 bottles and it's the same shipping price, so I got other beers with it. Just got Smokey and the Bois for $50 at a liquor store.....They had a deal where you buy 6 beers and you get the 7th for a nickle, so I got smokey and the bois ($50) Brewdog - Old World Russian Imperial Stout - ($25), Port Brewing - Older Viscosity ($18), FW - Double DBA x2 ($18 each), and Avery - 5 monks x2 ($15 each), but they gave me the second 5 monks for 5 cents (as it was the cheapest beer I bought). Still spent about $160 on 7 bottles of beer though......but totally worth it
$18 for Lost Abbey's Red Poppy Ale
Texas Liquor!! Spent way too much $ there.
20 euros for a one year old Row 2/Hill 56.
It's like I tell my wife, like Fight Club, we don't talk about craft beer related expenses!!
I've spent 17 for Gubna once. To me its a really good IPA, but that's way too pricey. I've found it somewhere for under $10 which is perfect.
i think i paid $18 for a sixer of sculpin at total wine when i was in virginia. figured that i wouldn't be seeing sculpin any time soon after that, so i willingly bought it
Cisco / Sankaty Brewery: $13.99 a six pack. Good, but not worth the price.
O'Haras Irish Whiskey Barrel Limited Edition...Found it in Ireland for 20 Euro. It was a good bottle to have since it doesn't get distributed outside Ireland but not worth the price.
Another one was paying $37 + PA Sales Tax for Straub 1872. I just had to get it. Great beer, but not worth the price for a 24 Pack.
Bolt Cutter! With a name like that it better have had an ABV of about 50%!!!
I spend 7€ for a 660ml bottle of Riegele Amaris 50 (an American Style Pale Lager from Augsburg, Germany). I know, that there are beers even more expensive, but this one is total sh*t. The brewery tries to make money out of the Craft Beer Hype in Germany by making "luxury beers", with no special taste compared with other (craft) beers. So avoid the creations of Riegele Braumanufaktur!
Sculpin is definitely expensive and probably overpriced (especially a bomber for $9) but damn tasty and that's what it runs everywhere ($16-$18 for a sixer)
In general 50/50 Eclipse, Cascade, Lost Abby and Bruery. I love beers from all of these brands, but having tried a lot of beers at this point there are certainly equal or better options for less.
$15.99 for a sixer of Gumballhead. The place by me also sells there bombers at $13.99, when you can get them everywhere else for $11.99.
$35 for a bottle of Eclipse EC 20 yr Old. really an amazing BA Stout, worth the money.