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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. Dobby

    Dobby Aficionado (150) California Jan 30, 2011

    Lou Pepe Kriek
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  2. All the raspberry sours. They belong to me........
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  3. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Advocate (700) New York Jun 19, 2009

    No such thing as so good I won't trade them... but there is such thing as so RARE I won't trade them.

    I don't care how good you think a beer is, if someone offers you a Dave for it and you're a trader, guess what? You're trading it.
  4. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    CW 15
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  5. Oh they trade it, it just takes arms and legs...
  6. vrbulldog22

    vrbulldog22 Savant (430) Ohio Sep 5, 2010

    Bourbon Barrel 1/2 Shark-Alligator 1/2 Man.
  7. Another vote for Black Raspberry Lambic.
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  8. EricCioe

    EricCioe Savant (445) Montana Aug 7, 2010

    Most of my favorite beers are pretty well available, things like Expedition Stout and Adam and whatever. I'm happy to send them as extras to trading partners who don't have access. Moreover, I'm always happy to receive them in trades, since the nearest Adam is a state away and the nearest Expedition is a lot further than that.
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  9. ksurkin

    ksurkin Savant (250) Virginia Jan 9, 2009

    Hunahpu's. won't trade them. only trade for them.
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  10. Squidly

    Squidly Savant (435) New Jersey Nov 26, 2006

    Kate the Great.
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  11. Torgo

    Torgo Aficionado (205) Minnesota Dec 19, 2008

    How have I not heard of this beer?!?!
  12. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

    I really read this thread as asking this: what beers have the proper combination of how much you like them and how difficult they are to obtain (for you) such that, when viewed through the lens of what they might typically fetch in a trade, you don't expect to ever trade them?
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  13. You'd be pretty hard pressed to get me to give up any more Beatification.
  14. WagonCircler

    WagonCircler Savant (280) New York May 15, 2011

    Black Elvis brewing company
  15. I'm a BA stout whore. Won't trade my vanilla or rare, any more of my BAGBS, or Menagerie 5. Also, i won't trade BB4D but I've been known to extra it to people who have it listed as a top want- it's way too f*n good not to share.
  16. JRorie

    JRorie Aficionado (160) Illinois Oct 11, 2010

    Even with how wide distribution was on regular BCS this year, I still have a hard time letting it go. I'd drink it every day if possible.
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  17. Smurf2055

    Smurf2055 Savant (485) Washington Nov 12, 2011

    I find it really hard to give up any of my favorite beer, The Abyss
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  18. Squidly

    Squidly Savant (435) New Jersey Nov 26, 2006

    How about too rare to drink? You've got one of something, and you know you're never going to get it again...ever.
    And it's not just you - there are damn few of (whatever) left in the world. How hard is it for you to crack that bottle?
  19. gklover1

    gklover1 Savant (255) Colorado Oct 18, 2009

    If I am lucky enough to get my hands on a Vanilla Bean Dark Lord again, rigor mortis will have to set in for someone else to have a chance at it.

    Almost everything else I have had or owned has had a chance of being traded. (BCBVS is close. I have a few other one off's - for me - I wouldn't trade...like Batch 1 120 min...)
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  20. xenjoiii

    xenjoiii Savant (325) New York Jul 24, 2010

    Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic/Peconic County Reserve
  21. Knifestyles

    Knifestyles Savant (455) New York Jun 7, 2005

    Kuhnhenn BBBW.

    Ain't happenin'.
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  22. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Advocate (700) New York Jun 19, 2009

    I can't speak for others, but personally, if I've never had it (reviewed it), then its getting opened.
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  23. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Advocate (700) New York Jun 19, 2009

    50/50 Elijah Craig 20 year
    Hill Farmstead IPAs and IIPAs

    Don't fetch much so they're comparatively waaaaay too tasty to trade!
  24. tevanoff

    tevanoff Zealot (90) New York Aug 29, 2010

    Brute! I love that beer.
  25. pmoney

    pmoney Advocate (600) Colorado Apr 15, 2011

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  26. Most of Lawson's IPS'a, I send a few, but Dayum they are tasty.
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  27. jawzman

    jawzman Aficionado (210) Minnesota Mar 20, 2010

    Central Waters 15. I just got my allotment, and they arent going anywhere..
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  28. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Savant (470) California Nov 10, 2006

    I have a few that seem to be "epoxied" to the shelf in my cellar. They will not be traded unless my biggest want comes out to play. It seems a bit of a struggle to open them too. Once theyre gone, theyre gone.
  29. iwantmorehops

    iwantmorehops Savant (315) Vermont Sep 25, 2010

    Lawsons Maple Tripple stays put in my cellar. After trying the 3 year vertical at last years Anniversary party and spending most of my tickets on the 09', I know its worth saving and enjoying with friends. I also won't trade BCBS, unless I'm looking to help out someone who has never had it.
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  30. Alpine Great!
  31. vrbulldog22

    vrbulldog22 Savant (430) Ohio Sep 5, 2010

    Was limit 1/person, released once, and if the "likes" are any indicator, nobody traded it haha
  32. penniwisdom

    penniwisdom Initiate (0) California Sep 10, 2010

    I don't trade Fou Foune. It's just too damn tasty.
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  33. ABisonEgo

    ABisonEgo Savant (290) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    I dont think there is a beer that I wouldnt not trade...especially if I have had it before. There is one beer that I do try and constantly get, and that is Parabola. I could drink that beer all day, and considering its availability, I practically can.
  34. Resuin

    Resuin Champion (795) Massachusetts Jun 18, 2012

    When I got four bottles of 2012 MoaS, I was planning on drinking one, aging one, and trading two; but after drinking that first one, the plan changed to drinking them all.
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  35. codysjb

    codysjb Savant (400) Florida Jun 16, 2010

    I don't typically trade something unless I've had it at least once, or I can get it locally again (I've bought plenty of local beers for people that requested it that I haven't had because I have no interest in drinking red ales or scotch ales).

    Besides that, I have a few that are very sentimental that certain people have laid claim to that I am saving, otherwise I'll trade most of what I have to try something different.
  36. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    I can't get it, so I have to trade for it, so I'd have to say I wouldn't retrade a KBS. Basically those go from box to gut real quick.
  37. ekardz

    ekardz Aficionado (195) Georgia Dec 6, 2009

    i feel the same way!
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  38. nc41

    nc41 Advocate (650) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008

    Not local, and I do like to share my beers, but Abrasive and HT are all mine.
  39. DSlim71

    DSlim71 Savant (495) New Jersey Mar 3, 2010

    If only I had some friends with bottles so I could try this sweet nectar I've heard so much about...
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