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Old 08-26-2010, 02:05 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Revvy View Post
Heck on occasion I've paid more than that for a 12 ouncer of beer.
I have to know what this beer is

...and it better not be one stuffed inside a squirrel lol...

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Old 08-26-2010, 02:08 AM   #12
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How much is a half bottle of wine? I'd pay $16 for a good barleywine at a nice restaurant. Yea you can brew it for less, but you can't slump your keg into the restaurant. Yea restaurant markup sucks, but its just something you have to live with, or don't eat out.

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Old 08-26-2010, 02:13 AM   #13
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I've easily paid over $20 for a 750ml of belgian beer, and that's half the ABV of a good barleywine. Can't see how paying $16 for a barleywine is any worse than paying $30 for a bottle of wine, which many people do without blinking an eye.

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Old 08-26-2010, 02:15 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Dgonza9 View Post
Considering you could brew it yourself for maybe 80 cents a glass I thought it was kind of funny.
This makes me laugh. I love how differently beer geeks think than wine connoisseurs. If a wine guy sees $16 for a fine well-crafted wine, they think there must be something wrong with it. If a beer guy sees a $16 bottle of fine well-crafted beer they try to brew it themselves.

BMC has really tainted the perception of value in beer. Beer is cheap, even the expensive stuff, as long as there isn't a dead squirrel involved.
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:17 AM   #15
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I paid $12 for 11.7 ounces of Iwate Kura Oyster stout. I had a $10 Soft shell crab sandwich and talked to the chef for about an hour about beer pairings. I thought it was a pretty good deal.
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:26 AM   #16
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Agreed. A great beer is worth the price. Since I've only been brewing for about 3-4 months now I'm still marveling at my ability to brew up beer better than most I used buy and cheaper.

I sampled an IPA at dinner that I honestly felt was nowhere near as good as my Simcoe Double. I actually tried to order 12 oz of "hopslam" for $12, but they were sold out. Really enjoyed the Three Floyd's Alpha King Ale at this place as well as the shrimp, pineapple, bacon and Jalepeno pizza.

Brew on! Might add Barleywine to my batting order now. Any suggested recipes?

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Old 08-26-2010, 02:29 AM   #17
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$16 (a glass?) seems higher than Giraffe nuts to me ! I bet that place didn't have much of a dollar menu.

However a $3-4 Coffee of some sort is almost a daily thing for me

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Old 08-26-2010, 02:39 AM   #18
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A deli/pub I was at a few days ago had single glasses of Chimay Blue for $12.


A glass.

Primary: nada
Secondary: emptyness
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:41 AM   #19
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Okay, thats a ripoff for hopslam. I have bought it bottled at a restaurant for $8ish.

More importantly, don't drink hosplam in August.

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Old 08-26-2010, 02:44 AM   #20
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Doesn't seem like that big of a deal to me. I can spend $10 on a single bomber at Bevmo easily.

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