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Cable Car/DDG

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk & Help' started by GRBrew, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. GRBrew

    GRBrew Savant (295) Michigan Jan 12, 2009

  2. claaark13

    claaark13 Advocate (635) Indiana Nov 29, 2007

    You'll need to send $60+ of the beers you're offering. You should probably forget about trying to land one of those two (unless you make a good trading partner down the road who will send you one for sub-market value).
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  3. JustXBeer

    JustXBeer Savant (265) California Nov 29, 2012

    There's your answer...
  4. Sean9689

    Sean9689 Advocate (705) Illinois Mar 17, 2009

    Most of the beers you're offering are a lot easier to land then Duck Duck or Cable Car, so it would take some sort of combo and the willingness of the person you're trading with to go for quantity over rareness. You don't see much trading down for quantity, but it does happen from time to time.

    Truthfully, I'm not even sure a "pick 3" or "pick 4" from your list would get it done.
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  5. ...and the "plus" would be considerably north of 60 bucks.
  6. A steady stream of old dark lords might work??
  7. GRBrew

    GRBrew Savant (295) Michigan Jan 12, 2009

    Good to know. I guess it is not meant to be.
  8. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    Sours are serious business. Fact.
  9. Itoclown

    Itoclown Savant (270) Michigan Jun 19, 2008

    I will join in your misery. Damn shame.
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  10. RC0032

    RC0032 Aficionado (205) Illinois Mar 10, 2009

    I did DDG 1:1 with Rare for a benchmark.
  11. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

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  12. claaark13

    claaark13 Advocate (635) Indiana Nov 29, 2007

    Agreed, and I'm sure we're both looking at the same one.
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  13. Maybe someone seeing this thread now will want to trade.
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  14. I offered rum barreled hunahpus and snr 10 + and got crickets
  15. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    For Cable Car or DDG?
  16. Cable car or izzy. Cable car, the whale of the whalez
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  17. codysjb

    codysjb Savant (400) Florida Jun 16, 2010

    The OP's listed beers seem to be of a slightly lower caliber than DDG and CC. This isn't to say that they are worse, I probably wouldn't trade 3 or 4 of those away for a single bottle of DDG or CC but then again some would say it was worth it. As far as getting DDG and CC I have just kinda figured there are better beers out there that are easier to get and aren't worth trading the whales I have for but thats just my opinion.
  18. jbuddle

    jbuddle Initiate (0) New York Feb 24, 2010

    I think that's surprising and would consider this if I had an extra Izzy. My guess is not enough people saw your post. But again as above, you face a slightly uphill battle of trading quantity for rarity (although I admit Rum Huna is pretty cool bottle).
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  19. I wouldn't consider rum barrel hunahpus or snr 10 quantity for rarity, I think 230ish bottles of rum barrel hunahpus and 360 bottles of snr made it too the USA. Trade forms are wack.
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  20. aasher

    aasher Champion (900) Indiana Jan 27, 2010

    Yeah the Uberliner and Black Raspberry Lambic almost made it move.
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  21. mattafett

    mattafett Savant (465) Iowa Mar 9, 2009

    How is DDG? I have read mixed reviews. I would go 1:1 for my Rare.
  22. jbuddle

    jbuddle Initiate (0) New York Feb 24, 2010

    I agree with you, Rum Huna is a cool bottle but you're still not at 1:1 so you face a slightly uphill battle. That being said, with bottles like these you just have to hope someone with a bottle even sees your message. Your message is on page 3 within 12 hours.
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  23. GRBrew

    GRBrew Savant (295) Michigan Jan 12, 2009

    I guess I will be content with having tried it already. I bought a bottle of 09 CC when I was at CBC in San Diego last year. Split it among my group of 4 and poured a glass for a guy at the bar who said the 09 was the best year. About 30 minutes later he returned the favor when he bought a 10. Both were delicious. I'm heading to CBC in DC in a few weeks so maybe a DC bar will have something equally as cool on the menu.
  24. It was released in 2009 and it is amongst the best wild ales and even sours that I have ever had, brewery only, with a far smaller bottle count than Rare and it was $35.

    I traded a 2012 Cable Car for a 2009 Black Tuesday

    I traded a DDG+Fou Foune for a 1996 Alexander Rodenbach

    to echo what Sean said earlier, I dont think you are in the realm of DDG/CC, it is not as bad as someone offering up say Stone Kona QM for Kaggen, but it's just different title divisions of cetacean expeditions.
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  25. futura123

    futura123 Savant (340) California Jul 29, 2010

  26. Excellent, just had one on Saturday. One of the best American wilds I've had.
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  27. HopHead84

    HopHead84 Champion (760) California Nov 29, 2006

  28. sendsilk

    sendsilk Savant (490) Florida Aug 31, 2007

    There were not 230 bottles of rum Hunahpu's, maybe 190 at most.
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  29. Bottles I've had more recently haven't been as good as when i had it around the time of it's release. Some people will still say it's incredible. I personally dont care for it anymore so there's where you get your mixed reviews.
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  30. Except for those of us who can head to one of the Toronado locations and buy a bottle (assuming they have them).
  31. RC0032

    RC0032 Aficionado (205) Illinois Mar 10, 2009

    I wish I had my Rar back :(
  32. mattafett

    mattafett Savant (465) Iowa Mar 9, 2009

    I've had Rare several times, and I'm really over stouts at this point.
  33. aasher

    aasher Champion (900) Indiana Jan 27, 2010

    Well yeah, if you bought Rare on the shelf at one point in time. To me, I looked at my Rares like a $50 bill.
  34. claaark13

    claaark13 Advocate (635) Indiana Nov 29, 2007

    They taste better fresh than with age?
  35. aasher

    aasher Champion (900) Indiana Jan 27, 2010

    I don't know, I only give them out to those in need.
  36. cpferris

    cpferris Aficionado (220) Indiana Jan 22, 2008

    What's weird to me is that DDG has seemed to take on so much extra value in the last couple years. I know it's been a few years since it was released, but when it first came out, it was fairly easy to trade for. CC on the other hand has always been a tough trade. Especially with 2010 and the Kriek not being technically released for to-go purchase.

    Not saying that DDG isn't a great beer, I have just been surprised to see it jump into the realm of CC and IP so effortlessly.
  37. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    But have you SEEN the label, bro?
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  38. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Initiate (0) Kansas Feb 26, 2012

    I think their website says it is released every three years. Shouldn't this be released again soon?
  39. I split a bottle of Cable Car with 2 other guys at Lost Abbey in early January (was brought up from Toronado, on-premise consumption only). I can say without hesitation it was worth the $55 we paid for it (I chipped in $20 and got a full pour plus the dregs of the bottle afterwards, which I happily consumed).
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