Of course I am to blame. I knew what I was going to pay for the beer I enjoyed those beers but still I felt like I paid way too much. What I'm getting at is that I don't think beer really should be in that realm of expense. Beer for me was always a fun and an affordable outlet. A social thing that everyone can enjoy when beer starts becoming prohibitive to enjoy because they cost is way up there then I feel it starts to get in that level of snobery where if you don't have enough money to pay for this great beer then sorry you just don't get to drink it. I think all beer should be affordable so every beel enthusiest can enjoy it. OK the freaky beer with the $1,000.00 a tsp of truffle I can see being more expensive as it cost that much to make due to some expensive ingredient but only then will I see there being any reason for the cost of beeer being high like that (mind you that is just an example). After all the brewery doesn't make beer for free. Having said that mark ups in the 3, 4 or high times is just not right. Two times the cost of the beer say from where you can get it at the brewery or distributer may be acceptable but $42.00 per bottle of Cotilion Frambois is a little uncalled for don't you think? These are the prices I was seeing and unfortunately for me also paying. Not any more. I just won't do that. Like someone else said here. I can buy 200 pounds of malt and make my own. Beer should never be that exclusive.