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Beers you think you will never get to try

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Bitterbill, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. mfnmbvp

    mfnmbvp Advocate (625) Illinois Nov 28, 2012

    I've never traded with anyone as of yet, and as far as I know that shit hasn't come to Illinois, but maybe I'm just not looking hard enough!
     
  2. mudbug

    mudbug Savant (490) Oregon Mar 27, 2009

    SA tripple bock and Cave Creek Chili beer
     
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  3. docnose

    docnose Aficionado (155) Alabama Feb 7, 2013

    I keep trying to get Straight to Ale's "Eludium" but alas it escapes my grasp... "Yeah, we have a keg of it in the back, but we're just waiting for one of these other ones to blow first..." At least... that's what they say.
     
  4. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Alot until I started trading... now the world is mah oyster!

    It also helps to find people who trade locally and are willing to bring a few of their goods to a bottle share. Everyone brings a few bottles to split (it's a requirement for entrance), so if you get 20 people... with 2-3 big bottles apiece (if not more), you can do some serious damage to your "wants" list.
     
  5. patto1ro

    patto1ro Advocate (500) Netherlands Apr 26, 2004

    That's not totally true. Brian Hunt has hand-bottled the odd bottle, which is how I've tried his beers without ever getting to California.
     
  6. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,135) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    Which one?
     
  7. Andygirl

    Andygirl Savant (280) Michigan Jan 3, 2013

    The Black Label.
     
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  8. I think they are selling Hog Island right now on letspour.com
     
  9. nc41

    nc41 Advocate (660) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008

    Surprised there are so many wants that IMO are fairly easy to trade for. Brews like PTE/3F/HT and all pretty easy to get.
     
  10. Rion

    Rion Savant (265) North Carolina Jan 30, 2013

    Dark Lord
    heady topper
    zombie dust
    75 min an 120 min
    Pliny
     
  11. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (840) Michigan May 8, 2006

    Right Brain Ode to Spooky. 0 gots and will (more than likely) never be brewed again.
     
  12. Lots & lots but you never know. I don’t worry to much about it.
    Don’t think I will get to try all of those special Cantillon one-off’s esp. Soleil de Minuit, Lost Abbey rare sours, PtY, Dave,…
    I still have some hope for Framboos.
     
  13. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    Fortunately, those are all, in the wide scope of things, easy to obtain. And if all else fails, just homebrew your own Heady, ZD, and Pliny.
     
  14. Rion

    Rion Savant (265) North Carolina Jan 30, 2013

    Yeah I have a buddy helping me out on trying to obtain some of these. I know there out there just a matter of finding the right person.
     
  15. loafinaround

    loafinaround Savant (380) New York Jul 16, 2011

    I honestly think hill farmstead too...
    Gotta ask everyone, do you really have to go to their brewery to buy stuff? is it distributed ANYWHERE?
    Not as bad as the speedway coconut vanilla leprochaun in the woods (which may have only been on tap :mad:) , but as far as regularly produced brews go, it's odd how exceptionally rare their whole line is.
     
  16. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    I had a case of Pliny shipped to me $4$ locals. All about finding the right person.
     
  17. Rion

    Rion Savant (265) North Carolina Jan 30, 2013

    exactly!!
     
  18. Knapp85

    Knapp85 Advocate (700) Pennsylvania Dec 25, 2009

    Yellow Bus, Midnight Sun M, HotD Dave, Kaggen! Stormaktsporter... There are a lot more.
     
  19. Oh man, don't do that to yourself! You can get a lot of HotD online.
     
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  20. How about a "Beers you thought you'd never get to try and then did!" thread?
     
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  21. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,135) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    He bloody well sure can.
     
  22. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poobah (1,135) Wyoming Sep 14, 2002

    Start 'er up!
     
  23. Bblumoehr

    Bblumoehr Zealot (80) New Jersey Jun 26, 2012

    any sour ales
     
  24. 19etz55

    19etz55 Savant (345) New Jersey Aug 12, 2007

    The Pliny brews. But I'll keep hop(e).
     
  25. Curmudgeon's better half
    Dark Lord
    Kern River Citra DIPA
     
  26. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Champion (780) California Jan 31, 2005

    Oaked Dark Lord, or even newer bourbon barrel aged versions. I guess I love my kids too much to trade them away for one of these.:(
     
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  27. manutdfan

    manutdfan Initiate (0) Florida May 25, 2012

    I was gonna say Dave, but i think i'm going to be gettin at least a sample of that in the coming weeks!
     
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  28. fx20736

    fx20736 Advocate (510) New York Mar 7, 2009

    life is funny and the future is hard to predict. that said, I have no plans to trade or travel for most of the beers from the Top 250 that are not available here in Upstate NY. Most of the top beers are IPAs/ DIPAs or Imperial Stouts. The Founders & Goose Island Imp. Stouts will all eventually be available at my Bottle Shop and I will buy them but I won't shed a tear if I miss the DIPAs. I don't dislike strong West Coast IPAs I just don't crave them or really even think about them. I would like to try the Westvleteren at some point as I really love Belgians but I don't stay up at night thinking about it.
     
  29. mfnmbvp

    mfnmbvp Advocate (625) Illinois Nov 28, 2012

    There's a decent selection there, but holy hell that shit is overpriced. $5.50 for a single 12 oz. of Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout? Haaaaaaa
     
  30. Check letspour. I've seen white oak jai alai a few times in the past 2 months on there
     
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  31. Budinetz

    Budinetz Savant (360) Pennsylvania Dec 29, 2010

    Hopslam hits the east coast all day...In Pa anyway..
     
  32. denver10

    denver10 Champion (890) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

    Founders KBS.

    I don't trade, I don't live in the distribution region.
     
  33. Yeah, some beers are decently priced - some are outrageous. But, free shipping on 6 or more beers, and that helps a lot. Shipping is usually very expensive
     
  34. all the beers i dont want.
     
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  35. aasher

    aasher Champion (900) Indiana Jan 27, 2010

    Dirty Horse :(
     
  36. Rodenbach Grand Cru is pretty readily available....
     
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  37. Ballantine Burton Ale
     
  38. cyrushire

    cyrushire Advocate (620) Florida May 25, 2012

    Narke Stormskaporter
     
  39. fullmetal1381

    fullmetal1381 Savant (270) Florida Jul 30, 2011

    Pretty sure I answered a different thread (different topic) with the same beer, but so what:

    Chocolate Rain
     
  40. Pliny the Younger
    CBS
     

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