During the last couple weeks I enjoyed both, the cheapest and most expensive beers I've had in a while:
First up, Simple Times Pilsner.... $3.99 per sixpack. Crisp, refreshing... best thing I've had in a can since PorkSlap. I found this at the Trader Joe's in Mamaroneck, NY, and yes, NY TJ's have just begun selling beer.
On a recent trip to Dia Beverage, [9D just south of the stadium], I picked up a bottle of Captian Lawrence, Captains Reserve Imperial India Pale Ale. $5.99 for 16.9oz's of pure bliss. A lot of hops, but really well balanced.. and wonderfully complex flavors. Yum!