I was at the Beer Table in Brooklyn Friday with my wife and best friend and tried the following beers....
- BFM Curvee Du 7 E'Eme
- Alvinne Bolleville
- Saison Cazeau
- Mikkeller Black Hole (Wine)
- Dieu De Ciel, Solstice D'Haiver
- Montegioco Tibir
Six beers above were all great but along with the beers I had a really small cheese plate, some dried fruit (apples, zucchini and tomatos), and a small plate of cocoa nibs encrusted roasted almands and the bill.....wait for it.... $192.00.
Yea, you may be able to get beers there you may otherwise not be able to fine else were but c'mon. The Montegioco beer was $56.00 and the Mikkeller (330 ml) was $30.00. A bit outragious if you ask me. This was my third time there and probably my last. Especially since the owner Justin doesn't work there any more. He just shows up to open the place up.
I once purchased the Brooklyn Black Ops beer there once for $39.00. At the brewery I was told if you are ever lucky enough to find it there it costs only $10.00. Yea, I'm pretty much done with that place. I don't care how much of a beer geek people may think they are but be aware that these are the people they prey on.
Why didn't I just walk out to begin with you may ask? Well, I didn't want to at that point and being a sucker for beers like the ones I mentioned above I stayed but this was a real eye opening experience for me. I won't spend money like that on beer again. I don't care how rare it is or where it comes from.