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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. egrace84

    egrace84 Poobah (1,050) Illinois Mar 25, 2012 Verified

    After just getting back from the CW Anny party with my group, I could see myself being pretty stingy with this years BBBW, the Peruvian Morning and def the Fifteen... all phenominal beers!
  2. vurt

    vurt Advocate (655) Oregon Apr 11, 2004 Verified


    Not that difficult to get, and oh so delicious. Pretty sure I've traded more Black Tuesday than Parabola over the past few years.
  3. jlenik

    jlenik Savant (470) New Jersey Jan 22, 2009

    Victor Francenstein
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  4. FTFY
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  5. I can get Pliny fairly often but it's so hard to put one in a box and seal it up.
  6. Recall those days, look back on all those times
    Think of those things we'll never do
    There will never be a day
    When I would trade of you
    ehammond1, StarRaptor and libbey like this.
  7. syu3003

    syu3003 Aficionado (205) Michigan May 4, 2011

    I have a cable car, and I really like to look at it every night before I go to sleep. It won't be the same if its an empty CC bottle.
  8. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Aficionado (220) Kansas Feb 26, 2012

    Some beer is so good and rare that you shouldn't even look at it let alone drink.
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  9. Bruery anniversary beers.
  10. jegross2

    jegross2 Champion (750) Illinois Jan 3, 2010 Verified

    BCS Rare, BCS Vanilla
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  11. elNopalero

    elNopalero Advocate (695) Texas Oct 14, 2009

    I don't trade... yet. So does that mean: everything?
  12. 2007 BCBS (10/12/07 batch) PVW Version
  13. FEUO

    FEUO Initiate (0) Ontario (Canada) Jul 24, 2012

    Anything I have in the cellar that I only have 1 of.
    Does make trading tough when all anyone wants are those 1's.
  14. pest

    pest Savant (465) Ohio Sep 2, 2007 Verified

    That's why you fill out your gots with the beers you have for trade and don't share your cellar list.

    To answer the OP, if your talking about trades:

    to people i haven't traded before then ton's of beers:
    rare, vanilla, ba church, cognac sweet, bt, melange #3, KH, bbbw, loads more

    to trading partners:
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  15. FEUO

    FEUO Initiate (0) Ontario (Canada) Jul 24, 2012

    Perhaps a good idea.
    I was using the got list as my cellar list so I didn't have to maintain a list separately. Will do that going forward.
  16. My lone bottle of PiaPT
    Not gonna trade that ever...
  17. OPSippin

    OPSippin Aficionado (155) Illinois Sep 18, 2012

    Coffee a break Abduction?

    I'm torn between wanting to spread the word re Pipeworks and the fact that I am down to 2 bottles. Not enough hype to trade for much rarity, and I can't imagine any other beer $4$ I'd trade it for. Will enjoy, share, and spread the word in person.
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  18. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Advocate (600) California Nov 10, 2006 Verified

    I have a short list of valued bottles. You know, the typical...Rare, CFH, BCBVS, Choc Rain, etc.. that I have no intentions of trading unless one of my holy grail Wants is brought into play. Those are currently in the cellar awaiting their demise with my gut.
  19. Picked up a bottle of BA Bigfoot today . Really wanted to try this one . I plan to bring it to a small tasting .
  20. n2185

    n2185 Advocate (685) North Carolina Apr 14, 2008 Verified

    KBS. I get as much of it as I absolutely can and drink all of it except the few that I either give to friends or trade with regular trading partners.
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  21. TheBandit1

    TheBandit1 Initiate (0) Michigan Mar 19, 2011

    Kuhnhenn BBBW. Hope they bottle more. Until then,it's not going anywhere.
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  22. Envelopes

    Envelopes Initiate (0) Ohio Aug 26, 2012

    I feel like I would have trouble trading anything that I can't get another of. Guess I'll always be a locals4locals kind of guy. I don't think I'll ever get into the whole whale game because if I ever want something enough to go through the trouble of tracking it down, it's going to be to drink it, not hold onto it to trade for something else later.

    That said, I had my first Fou' Foune last month and it totally lived up to the hype for me. Even if I got a case of it I don't think I'd let a single one go unless I was gifting it to a friend.
  23. DanGolfs86

    DanGolfs86 Savant (310) Illinois Dec 2, 2010

    My Black Tuesday Vertical... i wish to fulfill a dream of getting some good friends together and doing a 10 year black tuesday vertical.

    I will trade Black Tuesday's but only if i have multiples, i have to have at least 1 of each now that i have all 4 years thus far.
  24. travMI13

    travMI13 Savant (400) Michigan Jan 7, 2012 Verified

    Until they make and bottle more, Kuhnhenn BBBW. Even after that, only to regular trading partners.

    I've had enough barleywines to know that the likelihood of something tasting better is minimal, so why bother trying?
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  25. tommyz

    tommyz Advocate (570) Michigan May 28, 2007 Verified

    You know, ive thought about this and I still dont know...I have a bottle of Kuhnhenn Blueberry Eisbock..It is the best beer I have ever had, and I have only drank 6oz of it at the Brewery when it was on tap. They have said it will probably never be made again because they took a bath on it. Another brewer at another brewery told me that as well. That is why I post I dont know if I would..
  26. BCBVS, BA9K, Fifteen, 1414, 100% BA Cuir, BA Abraxas, Hunahpu's, Chocolate Rain, Maple Tripel..... To name a handful.
  27. ET678

    ET678 Initiate (0) Florida Mar 10, 2013

    Never knew that existed but Id get it just as a fan of Dr Octagon....Earth People!
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  28. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

    Not according to some of your recent ISOs......
  29. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,440) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

  30. tommyz

    tommyz Advocate (570) Michigan May 28, 2007 Verified

    They lost money
  31. What idiot is giving a trader like you CHF12!!!!!!!!!! - I'll effin killlll them!
  32. Ungertaker

    Ungertaker Advocate (540) Minnesota Apr 30, 2010 Verified

    Some clown from Cali. I think you know him quite well; but I won't name names! ;)
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  33. JohnfromPurdue

    JohnfromPurdue Savant (320) Wisconsin Apr 27, 2009 Verified

    I wish I would have traded the one I had instead of drinking it. Mimosa was the hypiest of hype. It was less than an average beer for me.
  34. chardlogic

    chardlogic Savant (370) Florida Feb 18, 2011 Verified

    Wow, at $30 per 12 oz bottle, how could they possibly have lost money on that?
  35. I belong to a pretty big tasting group whom I often post on behalf of. Essentially, I'm not always trading MY beer. Easy enough to see it the way that you do. :)
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  36. rowingbrewer

    rowingbrewer Advocate (605) Massachusetts May 28, 2010 Verified

    I've thought this to myself like everyone else, then a beer comes along that you have to have and it's super limited an bam you just traded said beer! For me it was SH BRL, I told myself it was to good to trade and I was keeping the for myself. Then I was thinking about cable car and realized I hade to try it do I traded a SH BRL in a package for CC plus
  37. CasanovaCummins

    CasanovaCummins Savant (465) Nevada Jan 10, 2012 Verified

    Now if you changed the question to what beer would you ONLY share...That would change the equation entirely.
  38. aasher

    aasher Poobah (1,260) Indiana Jan 27, 2010 Verified

    Lou Pepe Framboise. I buy the LP Kriek solely to trade for LP Framboise.
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  39. given2flybrewing

    given2flybrewing Savant (280) Missouri Dec 19, 2008 Verified

  40. hooliganlife

    hooliganlife Advocate (665) Missouri Apr 12, 2007 Verified

    anything drie fonteinen