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Former Avery Brewing Company employee accused of stealing $15,000 worth of rare/vintage beer

Discussion in 'Beer News' started by Mebuzzard, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poobah (1,135) Colorado May 19, 2005

  2. Since when is Rogue Old Crustacean $100/bottle? lol
  3. chefjack428

    chefjack428 Aficionado (215) Pennsylvania Nov 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    What is funnier then that is that Black Tot and Sui Generis are $300 a bottle. Where did they get those prices from. I think I paid like $7 bucks for those when they were on the market.
  4. HopsintheSack

    HopsintheSack Advocate (685) California Apr 17, 2012 Beer Trader

    Me thinks I need cozy up to the owner of Avery if they have cases of Isabella just laying around.
  5. I mean okay, they're aged from 10-15 years ago.

    But some of them are just lol yay for news writers!
  6. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poobah (1,135) Colorado May 19, 2005

    I guess when something is stolen, its price goes up :eek:
  7. Anyone else notice how they have a WnB next to an Izzy in the picture like they are anywhere close in value?
    Mister_Joshy, claaark13 and Kmccabe33 like this.
  8. Dcv

    Dcv Savant (260) Michigan Nov 12, 2009

    I am going to guess that the Black Tot was a hand bottle of one of the barrel aged versions, and not the piece of crap beer they sold to the public. I also wonder what his user name is on BeerAdvocate.

  9. SHIMP

    SHIMP Aficionado (120) Virginia Nov 16, 2011 Beer Trader

    That was the $250.00 W-n-B
  10. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Advocate (745) Oklahoma Oct 22, 2010

    $15K worth of beer. Hmmm...I don't know about that.
  11. Sweet, I still have 2 of those. Anyone want to make my next two car lease payments in exchange for two WnB?
    crytion likes this.
  12. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Advocate (725) Virginia Jan 27, 2013 Subscriber Beer Trader

    That dude is screwed!
  13. krl2112

    krl2112 Advocate (680) Illinois Nov 10, 2012 Beer Trader

    FT: 2 WnB ISO: whales bro!!!!
    cavedave likes this.
  14. Lare453

    Lare453 Champion (975) Florida Feb 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    ISO: cantillon employee to embezzle beer for me
  15. The beer Bandit as opposed to the beer baron! Damn i want some duck duck gooze!
    mintjellie likes this.
  16. CMB2012

    CMB2012 Savant (295) Colorado Nov 26, 2008

    Stealing is bad m'kay
  17. Moose90

    Moose90 Advocate (740) Washington Nov 25, 2012 Beer Trader

    Gents, this is an "only in Boulder" moment.

    Born and raised, it's a love/hate relationship with my hometown.

    "bottles of Rogue Old Crustacean beer ($100/bottle) and one bottle of 2001 Rogue Old Crustacean Barley Wine ($100/bottle)."

    Nice work 9News.
    franklinn, NiceFly and fujindemon74 like this.
  18. So he stole cases Of Isabelle p from Avery?
  19. Avery was one of the 5 collaborators on Izzy... makes sense he has bottles.
  20. codysjb

    codysjb Savant (470) Prince Edward Island (Canada) Jun 16, 2010 Beer Trader

    Yup thats about the real story here... This seems to be about 1/5 the value of what they actually said it was
    terrapinfan88 likes this.
  21. HopsintheSack

    HopsintheSack Advocate (685) California Apr 17, 2012 Beer Trader

    I was more thinking its odd a very short term employee had access to such beers. I myself would have a vault with very limited access to the gold.
  22. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Savant (465) New Jersey Mar 2, 2009 Beer Trader

    Note to self: Get lock and key for my cellar.
    cosmo4u and BedetheVenerable like this.
  23. Make hidden room for cellar so the police can't find it too
    devlishdamsel and EJLinneman like this.
  24. futura123

    futura123 Savant (340) California Jul 29, 2010

    Is he on bad trader list yet?
  25. NiceFly

    NiceFly Savant (430) Tajikistan Dec 22, 2011

    Yes, I really appreciated the distinction between Old Crustacean Beer and Old Curstacean Barley Wine.
    cjoc83 and JulianB like this.
  26. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Savant (440) California Oct 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Now Selling STOLEN Rogue Chocolate stout....90$ I can steal more if need be.
  27. black13

    black13 Savant (475) Oregon Apr 11, 2010 Beer Trader

    A possible out for this former employee: "I was just interested in the collectible bottles, I didn't care about the contents".
    SammyJaxxxx, Sarlacc83, vurt and 3 others like this.
  28. Why didn't he consume some of the evidence? I don't see the point in having a case of a certain beer and not consuming any.
  29. DCgolfpro

    DCgolfpro Advocate (600) Maryland Oct 26, 2011 Beer Trader

    Put him on the "Bad Trader" list.
  30. I have some beers stashed away off premise... If only ....
  31. KansasBeerLover

    KansasBeerLover Savant (395) Kansas Feb 16, 2009

    He had 4-5 months to get rid of the evidence! Who said criminals are smart?
  32. sil1

    sil1 Savant (290) California May 19, 2012 Beer Trader

    Great reporting ch 9 news team, and the research on they did on eBay 2 years ago.
    Mebuzzard likes this.
  33. danieelol

    danieelol Advocate (595) Australia Jun 15, 2010

    Sounds like a profiteer more than beer enthusiast to me.
  34. crytion

    crytion Savant (255) Ohio Jun 24, 2010

    10 times the facts ..only on channel 90 news!
    sukwonee likes this.
  35. Vav

    Vav Advocate (515) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    See: Latest Hauls thread.
  36. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Advocate (660) California Jan 2, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Cases of Izzy! wow that is pretty impressive.

    It will be hard to prove the monetary value. Not sure what amount qualifies as a felony, but since second hand beer sales are illegal I'm guessing they can only go after the purchase price?

    They said several cases of Izzy. I would imagine Adam Jackson could have fetched about 3500 a case on ebay last year...
  37. MEsoJD

    MEsoJD Aficionado (185) California Apr 13, 2011

    Didn't Avery have a clue not to hire him? I mean it's all in his last name.
    devlishdamsel likes this.
  38. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Champion (800) Colorado Jan 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    ISO: WnB. FT: toilet hooch
    devlishdamsel likes this.
  39. I'd prefer getting $300 from insurance than $7 lol
  40. BrewTasting

    BrewTasting Savant (280) Nevada Dec 8, 2010 Beer Trader

    You steal an Avery beer, and "Karma" comes to get you!!
    beerassociate, ehsteve, DaKur and 2 others like this.