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France 44 cellar sale

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk & Help' started by Hopsiam14, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Savant (420) Minnesota Jan 23, 2013

    Did any MN BAs hit up the France 44 cellar sale this morning? I would love to know if you scored some whales, and I'm wondering if a BA won the RARE!
  2. vacax

    vacax Advocate (620) California Jun 3, 2008

    They sold a Rare? Told you guys it was still on the shelf.
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  3. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Savant (420) Minnesota Jan 23, 2013

    They raffled 1-2 off I think.
  4. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Illinois Sep 12, 2012

    You must have good eyes to see it on the shelf from CA. All the muffin tops probably.
  5. jp7161

    jp7161 Savant (335) California Dec 22, 2011

    Midwest shelf turds
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  6. I was there. No real whales, but a lot of great stuff. Lots of vintage bcbs, cherry rye, bcbcs, KBS, blacknote, Westy 12, abyss 3 year verticals, black ops, etc.
    At noon they tapped a darkness keg and sold '10, 11, 12 darkness and some other surly anniversarys
    They raffled 2 bottles of rare
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  7. I know one of the Rares went to a guy who seemed confused as to what he was getting, not sure about the other one.
  8. ya i talked to that guy. he had no idea what rare was, but he likes bourbon county and loves pappy. so, im guessing he will enjoy it
  9. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Savant (420) Minnesota Jan 23, 2013

    Good grief! I hope he didn't just crack it right there like a guy did at Darkness day... At least in yesterday's case there wasn't rare on tap 20 feet away.
  10. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Savant (420) Minnesota Jan 23, 2013

    Wow, that is better than I would have expected.
  11. jp7161

    jp7161 Savant (335) California Dec 22, 2011

    Why would that be a bad thing? It's just beer, right.
  12. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Savant (420) Minnesota Jan 23, 2013

    Fair enough...
  13. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    I cracked a Darkness at Darkness Day...

    Bad form?
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  14. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

    I hope not. I was slugging DL out of the bottle last year...until I caught a chunk of sludge anyway.
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  15. sendsilk

    sendsilk Advocate (500) Florida Aug 31, 2007

    Classing up that bitch, huh?
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  16. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Savant (420) Minnesota Jan 23, 2013

    No insult intended. I just prefer to keep my fresh bottles capped when I can get it on tap at the brewery. To each their own.
  17. dvelcich

    dvelcich Savant (330) Illinois Feb 6, 2008

    I agree with everyone else's sentiment on this one. That guy deserves it as much as anyone else.

    When I got into this hobby, the second release I ever went to was for Flossmoor's Killer Kapowski where I won a raffle and was able to buy a Wooden Hell. I cracked it the next day. I had no idea how rare it was, I didn't even really know what a barleywine was, but I sure as hell enjoyed it. :D
  18. ABisonEgo

    ABisonEgo Savant (290) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    04-06 bottle?
  19. kscaldef

    kscaldef Advocate (690) Oregon Jun 11, 2010

    Dude, you don't drink rare beer. That's crazy talk. ;)
  20. chrisp450

    chrisp450 Savant (290) Minnesota Oct 23, 2012

    Yeah, I talked to him too. He was a really nice guy, clearly didn't have ANY idea what he had. Thought about making him an offer, but I don't think money was really an issue for him. I think he happened to be there and grabbed some Darkness. Probably didn't know he was even in the raffle.

    On a side note...One guy bought a 2010 and 2011 Utopias, plus whatever else he saw sitting around. A woman who I THINK was with him asked what I would take for my 2010 Darkness. I kindly declined even getting into that.

    All in all, I dug the event. It felt a bit like a game/race during the 9AM release. Fun.
  21. Ynot2

    Ynot2 Savant (310) California Jul 24, 2009

    Are you sure they had 2010 Utopias?
  22. chrisp450

    chrisp450 Savant (290) Minnesota Oct 23, 2012

    Might have the years mixed up, but I thought that's what he said. Either way, two different Utopias.
  23. Did they have any Surly 4?
  24. chrisp450

    chrisp450 Savant (290) Minnesota Oct 23, 2012

    Unfortunately no. Was hoping to see that. 5 and 2010 darkness were the most rare surlys.
  25. cool.
  26. jegross2

    jegross2 Advocate (715) Illinois Jan 3, 2010

    EDIT: Bad at reading, nvm
  27. badbeer

    badbeer Savant (460) Iowa Jun 19, 2005

    '04 yeast
    '05 not
    '06 not
    '07 yeasty
    '08 yeasty
    '09 better
    '10-12 not

    By "yeasty" I mean, 1-2" at the bottom of the bottle. Just for reference.

    Cheers
  28. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (505) Missouri May 11, 2012

    Thats like wearing your own band's t-shirt, loser. Just kidding

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