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Beers so good you won't trade them.

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk & Help' started by Coirm, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Coirm

    Coirm Aficionado (160) Illinois Dec 12, 2012

    This might get nuked but, for BA's that drink more than tick n trade. Are there beers that are just so good, that you will drink them vs trade or store away? I picked up some Black Note which I am having a hard time trading vs drinking. Just curious what I am missing. I am obviously not talking about special brewery one offs, but beers that are hard but not impossible for a determined searcher.
  2. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    Armand'4 Lente & Zomer
  3. acurtis

    acurtis Champion (765) New Jersey Sep 27, 2010

    Black Raspberry Lambic
  4. Captain Lawrence Barrel Select Gold
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  5. This may get scoffed at, but I feel this way about Parabola. I do like cellaring them though.
  6. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Initiate (0) Kansas Feb 26, 2012

    Parabola is excellent.

    I feel this way about Caftw.
  7. Ungertaker

    Ungertaker Savant (460) Minnesota Apr 30, 2010

    Churchill's Finest '12. If I got another one, I would have to drink it!
  8. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    Funky South Paw, any Loon, Lente, Tilquin

    Why I have some of them stored away I wouldn't trade them (may extra them or something) because they are my favorite and as such what could I possibly get that would be *better*?
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  9. SpdKilz

    SpdKilz Advocate (700) Illinois Jan 8, 2009

    Black Raspberry Lambic, JP Biere de Mars Grand Reserve, B1 Bambic, B4 Temptation (or Temptation in general), Bottleworks XII, Beatification.
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  10. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Initiate (0) Kansas Feb 26, 2012

    Is it inappropriate to use this thread to hype up my trade bait?
  11. Now that I don't live in San Francisco anymore I can't trade my Cable Car's.
  12. Backwoods bastard.
  13. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    BB4D, Backwoods Bastard, and This one goes to 11.
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  14. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Savant (420) Illinois Mar 19, 2012

    BA9K, Fantome Extra Sour, CFH '12, Bramble
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  15. vonnegut21

    vonnegut21 Advocate (545) New York Apr 27, 2012

    Pretty much any beer that I enjoy so much that I don't think I'd possibly be able to trade for something I like more. Parabola, Sucaba and BCBS come to mind. They're widely available enough that the trade value just isn't high enough to be worth giving them up IMO.

    As far as rarer releases go, Hill Farmstead Birth of Tragedy. It might be my favorite beer of all time. I really doubt I would trade any of my bottle.
  16. celfan

    celfan Savant (465) Vermont Jul 4, 2004

    I'll help some one with Lawson's Double Sunshine if they've been really wanting it (occasionally) but it's so hard to get with low limits that I generally keep it for myself.
  17. BCBS. If I get them they aren't getting traded.
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  18. nharres

    nharres Savant (285) Illinois Feb 8, 2012

    Fou' Foune and, um....Fou' Foune!
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  19. Romulux

    Romulux Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 28, 2008

    A Tick-aholic is confuse...by this concept!

    But I suppose if I had another Cable Car, you could only pry it from my sweaty mitts with a CC Kriek.

    So....you know...answer is CC.
  20. MykelJH

    MykelJH Savant (290) California Aug 3, 2011

    Sounds cliche but there's no way I'm trading Rare
  21. Nothing has really been off the table. Too much good beer out there...
  22. xxcarpxx

    xxcarpxx Initiate (0) Alabama Jan 13, 2011

    If I had regular access to Parabola, I would feel the same way.... But to me, ET Imperial Biscotti Break is so good I want to drink them all before the aren't on the shelves any longer...
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  23. Right now I'd say CD 5....
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  24. Savearth

    Savearth Savant (305) Michigan Mar 5, 2012

    Upland Blackberry Lambic, except as a last resort in a trade for something phenomenal. It's my girlfriend's favorite and I have to keep her happy. ;)
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  25. buffs9

    buffs9 Savant (450) Colorado Apr 28, 2008

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  26. Armand'4 series
  27. B1 Peche and Brett. It was lucky enough to get 2 bottles, and the first one was so good. I saw some really tempting offers for long time wants in the last year before the second release, but I really want to see what the beer becomes. Also my bottle of the 2010 batch of Rogue's Charlie 1981. One of my favorite strong ales. There were only 12 bottles made. The rest was kegged. More sentimental then anything else. At the same time it's not like it's a beer on anyones ISO. So I guess it's not really a worry for trading.
  28. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (825) California Nov 16, 2009

    You bet your ass, I get another Vanilla. That sumnabitch is gonna be drank!!

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  29. chase2634

    chase2634 Savant (315) Pennsylvania Nov 10, 2009

  30. I think you misspelled Mimosa... And no I do not have one. I just can tell you that it is so good people won't trade it, I have tried.
  31. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Advocate (700) Colorado Jun 9, 2006

    Any gueuze that hits my basement never gets traded. I've traded away plenty of Beatification but never sent out a single gueuze.
  32. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (370) New York Jul 16, 2011

    yeah. anything that begins with acronym BC......
    Also the miles davis beer (still clinging to my last bottle)

    That being said, I'd easily give any of those away to a deserving friend...
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  33. harrymel

    harrymel Initiate (0) Washington Dec 15, 2010

    ORF '10
    Black Tuesday
    Blushing Monk
    Rare (my CFO/wife made this distinction)
  34. OakedCanuck

    OakedCanuck Initiate (0) Washington Jun 23, 2009

    Cognac BA Church on a Hill.
  35. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

    Bram buhl.
  36. I traded a few of mine and I wish I hadn't. Luckily I still have 1 bottle left.
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  37. davey101

    davey101 Initiate (0) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009

    I used to say BCBS when it was scarce for the last two years...but now its everywhere. Probably Backwoods Bastard and Drie Fonteinen OG.
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  38. Central Waters 1414
  39. I feel this way about Caftw.[/quote]


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