Cherry I that far off?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk & Help' started by Johnnyramirez, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Is offering BA Bigfoot + '12 Abyss + either Sucaba, an Eclipse variant, RR sours (not Beat or FfaC), Fruet not close to getting this done? I posted on the ISO board and got crickets. I did a trade 1:1 with an Eclipse this year. The value couldn't have jumped already that much. Could it?
  2. ant880

    ant880 Advocate (645) New York Nov 7, 2010

    Im sure this will be of no consolation to you, but if I had another Cherry Rye I would without a doubt take you up on that. I traded my extra bottle straight up for a Hunahpu.
  3. RC0032

    RC0032 Aficionado (240) Illinois Mar 10, 2009 Verified

    Cherry Rye isnt good. Keep your beers.
  4. I think the rarity of it is much greater, but that is a decent offer. I just have a feeling most people could get the beers your offering fairly easy and not have to trade the cherry IMO.
  5. Brew33

    Brew33 Advocate (680) Ohio Oct 24, 2007 Verified

    After seeing what Cherry Rye has gone for, I pulled my lines out of the water.

    I definitely want to try it but I'm not willing to give up what it takes.

    I guess being a potential one-off has made it's trade value skyrocket. King Henry II?
  6. Well, after nothing on the ISO boards, I ask if this trade value is off and I get an offer. So idk if the ISO boards are just a wasteland where non-troll traders don't look or what. Nonetheless, looks like I'm trading for a cherry so it's all good
  7. Could be you got buried in the mass amounts of threads. Good job and landing it. I would make the same offer ;)
  8. MADPolo

    MADPolo Initiate (0) Alabama Dec 19, 2012

    You probably got buried in the tons of ISO: Cherry Rye FT: '13 Hunahpu posts man.

    Glad you got it done.
  9. I think you could have easily gotten it done in the other forum if you had phrased it as you did here. Your ISO:FT just has a list of the beers you mentioned here and that you wanted to go $4$ or a little over. And since the Cherry price has been all over the place, that might have seemed a little vague to people. A simple "3:1" in your post would have surely gotten it done. Congrats on landing one.
  10. I traded earlier this year for an Eclipse 1:1 so I assumed price for the Cherry Rye was right around $25-30 for everyone. So I assumed Abyss+BA Bigfoot would suffice $4$ and Id expand over if needed. My assumption and wording were definitely off that you mention it
  11. Trading volume for perceived rarity is always a tricky endeavor. Glad you got it done though. And yes, ISO/FT is a complete cesspool - I only periodically even look there anymore, just to keep a pulse on what is out there.
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  12. OakedCanuck

    OakedCanuck Initiate (0) Washington Jun 23, 2009

    You mean to keep a pulse on what the weekly mid-west shelf walez is, bro.
  13. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Advocate (520) Colorado Feb 28, 2012 Verified


    And this. There are some real jackasses around there lately.

    Glad to see you got it done, that's a solid offer for Cherry Rye, IMO
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  14. cherry rye is a limited offshelf beer with thousands of bottles distributed to several states, you are offering over 2x $4$ in offshelf/limited beers, i think your offer is beyond fair, inevitably someone from the Chicago whole foods is gonna come up in here with a blankie straight from the dryer tears welling up in his eyes talking about how Cherry Rye was impossible to get and should trade 1:1 for CFH13 and BA Abraxas,

    so let's just wait for that guy to show up.
  15. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (920) New York Dec 13, 2009 Verified

    sounds like it is only fair to get together and open a cherry rye with your hunah? and another 10 or so beers!
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  16. ant880

    ant880 Advocate (645) New York Nov 7, 2010

    That sounds very is sitting on a shelf waiting patiently to be opened
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  17. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,060) New York Mar 12, 2009 Verified

    Just don't do what we did and open it next to Cherry Adam, or other fruited masterpiece, or its inadequacies will be revealed. I realize they are different styles, and Cherry Rye IMHO is a very delicious beer, but not as stellar as its trading value would imply. Trying it next to a masterpiece really points that out. Rare and BCBCS are both far superior, regular is nearly as good.
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  18. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (965) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Not sure if serious.
  19. ant880

    ant880 Advocate (645) New York Nov 7, 2010

    Just to clarify, I have the Huna, not the Cherry, lol. But I completely agree with you. I enjoyed Cherry Rye, thought it was excellent, but, IMO, by the second half of the bomber the cherries started getting to be too much for me. The best way I can put it...I have put down 32oz growlers of Coffee and regular BCBS by myself and was sad to see the last drop go, but would have been more than happy splitting my bottle of Cherry with one or two other people.
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  20. RC0032

    RC0032 Aficionado (240) Illinois Mar 10, 2009 Verified

    o_O Very serious.
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  21. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (815) New York Dec 2, 2009 Verified

    maybe i'm just biased by what i've been able to find on shelves, but i'd call everything but the bigfoot total lowballing, and the BA bigfoot lowballing yourself. that said, i never found cherry on the shelf, and didn't think it sounded good (could have bought at rattle n hum but too expensive for a beer that, again, i can't imagine is better than regular BCBS).
  22. If it helps my last trade was 2 Capricho Oscuro for a cherry rye
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  23. GuisseppeFranco

    GuisseppeFranco Savant (455) New York Nov 7, 2010 Verified

    Only if you invite me too. Though you guys can drink the Cherry Rye yourselves, it was practically a drain pour for me.
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  24. I'm confused. You think I was low balling myself by offering BA Bigfoot. But low balling everyone else by offering the other beers?

    Didnt BA Bigfoot have a bottle count similar to Rare?
    Abyss was about 600 BBL, right? Or am I off?
    And what were Cherry Rye's bottle #'s?

    BA Bigfoot was an easy grab for me and Abyss was hell, so I thought it was a fair offer matching up $4$. And went over just to get it done with limited beer
  25. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (815) New York Dec 2, 2009 Verified

    offering all is just quantity for rarity, but BA bigfoot just seemed harder to get since so spread out (remember the rationalizations for why any founders or GI beer is "rare"?). every other beer you offered i can't imagine needing to trade more than popular local seasonals to get.
  26. I feel you. It was the opposite for me. Abyss was hell to find in my area but BA Bigfoot I could've gotten a case easily. At the end of the day both sides are happy, I shipped my box today, went slightly over $4$ which is what I expected. But since both of us are happy that's the important part

    Not to mention, is Cherry that rare? What was the bottle count? Just seems like a Midwest shelf whale.
  27. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (815) New York Dec 2, 2009 Verified

    there must have been pockets of it being easy to get, but in MA, CT (offhand i don't remember if it was even in CT) and NYC i never saw a single bottle of cherry. i actually didn't want any, but i'm sure trading partners would have liked. (sorry to keep shitting on it; i'm sure it's a great beer, since GI can't really do wrong with barrels, it just sounds like a strange treatment to me, like bramble)

    anyway, of course as long as both sides are happy that's all that matters. peanut gallery and all that.
  28. I've traded for it twice, both times to people in Illinois. So maybe both guys I traded with got lucky. Idk. Both sides are happy.
  29. JustXBeer

    JustXBeer Savant (325) California Nov 29, 2012 Verified

    Problem Johnnyramirez = you are on the West Coast (like myself) looking for a Mid West semi whale bottle...just wait till Beat 6 gets release :D then maybe you have a chance :p
  30. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (920) New York Dec 13, 2009 Verified

    you have an open invite
  31. RRtransvestification

    RRtransvestification Savant (320) New York Dec 21, 2012 Verified

    I got 7 bottles this year (i live on long island,ny), traded away 3, drank 2 and am saving 2. i drank it side by side with bcbcs and bcbs and would rank them
    1. bcbcs
    2. bcbs
    3. cherry
  32. RRtransvestification

    RRtransvestification Savant (320) New York Dec 21, 2012 Verified

    rare is in the mail so i'll probably do another tasting with the four
  33. I've traded for Cherry Rye twice so far. But once Beat 6 releases, the Midwest shelf walez will be so much easier
  34. JustXBeer

    JustXBeer Savant (325) California Nov 29, 2012 Verified

    Try trading for Vanilla...:eek:
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  35. When BA Bigfoot announced it was only 1000 cases I thought I could trade for Vanilla. It ended with multiple coffee offers. :(
  36. pjl44

    pjl44 Initiate (0) Massachusetts Oct 3, 2008

    Not sure about the end closer to you, but Cherry Rye was all over SE CT.
  37. JustXBeer

    JustXBeer Savant (325) California Nov 29, 2012 Verified

    Like you Sr...we are both Noobs (you have a 12 day older join date :p) to the trading game...all I can say, build trading partners!
  38. Got an awesome Texas partner and a Michigan partner!
  39. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Champion (920) New York Dec 13, 2009 Verified

    so your the one! rather than compete for beer in the same place, we should share beer.
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  40. JustXBeer

    JustXBeer Savant (325) California Nov 29, 2012 Verified

    Nice! now go find a Chicago one :D