Originally Posted by jpalarchio
First one in the series and in theory, the most rare.
Most definitely the most rare. I don't know the exact numbers, but I've heard from the brewery that the 02 was a very small batch because at the time, this seemed like a really crazy idea, and they had no idea if it was going to take off or flop. It wasn't until 03, after seeing the idea accepted, and the limited supplies of 02 snapped up, that they stepped up to a more normal size production run.
Going rates now seem to be in the neighborhood of $20 for the later years, $30 to $35 for the mid years, $45 for the early years, and the '02 is whatever the market will bear. I'll tell you this: I have a standing bid for all the 02 I can deliver at $250 per bottle. I'm not taking it because I know with patience, I can do better. As I said, I just sold one for $450.