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Beer fetches $1,600 at auctions
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I have mixed feelings about beer auctions.

For the most part, I’m against them. I look at them sometimes as beer hoarders taking advantage of other people, jacking up the price for beers for those who truly want to it to enjoy.

I advocate beer trading – that way both people benefit.

However, I have a somewhat different opinion when its a true auction house such as Skinner

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, Inc., compared to eBay. For some reason it adds legitimacy to it.

Anyhow, Skinner has been doing wine auctions for years, and have recently added beer to auctions. Recently, they had their top sale ever for a beer, the Cantillon Don Quijote 2008, which fetched $1,600 in the Fine Wines auction on May 2.

That is an incredible amount, which makes sense for a beer where only 240 bottles were released.

I don’t know if any beer is worth $1,600, but I hope whoever buys it drinks it on a special occasion and truly loves it.

What do you think about beer auctions? Does it make a difference if its something like eBay or a real auction house?

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