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Getting real tired of whales.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by atomic, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. raynmoon

    raynmoon Advocate (630) Colorado Aug 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    I love spending buttloads of money and drinking to a beer and thinking "this is what awesome tastes like?..."
  2. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Advocate (625) Ohio Jul 4, 2008

    I've always felt this way...if I find it, come across it in the wild open spaces of the store shelves fine, that's how I wanna find it. I'm not hunting, trading, buying from the internet & having it shipped no of it...if it's not near me, it's not meant to be but it does influence my yearly travel plans to vacation in areas & places where the beer is different going to No Cal this summer. Not for the beer really, however it is the whip cream on the sundae so to speak...
  3. CLaBarre

    CLaBarre Savant (380) Iowa Feb 22, 2013 Beer Trader

    Hy Vee on Douglas has 4+ cases left
  4. GuzzLah

    GuzzLah Savant (445) Illinois Mar 2, 2013

    I don't hunt whalez, but will gladly slay them when I see them.
  5. of the coffee or regular? i thought i just saw regular last time i went but i could be mistaken
  6. I personally enjoy the hunt. I try to pick up whales whenever they get released. Its one of my hobbies. Some people enjoy hunting and fishing, I enjoy the search of a whale.
  7. CLaBarre

    CLaBarre Savant (380) Iowa Feb 22, 2013 Beer Trader

    Regular, my bad
  8. jimmy666

    jimmy666 Savant (250) Maryland Jun 20, 2010

    I spit out my Ply-nee the elder after reading this :)
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  9. Morey

    Morey Advocate (615) Pennsylvania Dec 30, 2007 Beer Trader

    This thread is awesome.
  10. Smitty1988

    Smitty1988 Savant (430) Arizona Oct 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    I'm glad atomic mentioned this, I have also spent some time money and effort hunting down things. Kbs, CBS, Pliny, H topper,... And after I have said I had em, I was ok with just drinking great local beer, and the stuff that made it to my local total wine and more. Beer is meant to be shared and enjoyed, it represents a culture and style,... Why not celebrate the one closest to me?
  11. LarryAppleton

    LarryAppleton Savant (360) Quebec (Canada) Dec 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Agreed! this thread is like a massive Humblebrag. I love it. Its like: I'm so tired of sleeping with annoying supermodels, Ive decided to try regular girls from now on.
  12. atomic

    atomic Advocate (500) Illinois Sep 22, 2009 Beer Trader

    More like, I'm tired of chasing supermodels.
  13. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,065) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    I think the thread is just an indication that after chasing whales down and consuming them, there are people who realize some of these whales (not all) are not that much better than typical shelf whales or even run of the mill shelf beers.
  14. BKBassist

    BKBassist Advocate (525) New York Jan 24, 2013

  15. dar482

    dar482 Champion (875) New York Mar 9, 2007 Beer Trader

    Well I guess thanks man. I'll keep an eye out it then.
  16. azureoval

    azureoval Savant (470) California Jan 25, 2010

    What are you talking about, that wood grain design was awesome ;)
  17. gcamparone

    gcamparone Advocate (685) Rhode Island Dec 6, 2011 Subscriber Beer Trader

    but barry bonds rookie!! i'm not rich?
  18. Chiefilliniwek

    Chiefilliniwek Savant (290) Illinois Mar 4, 2013 Beer Trader

    It's all about the chase.
  19. you get all those whales in dekalb?
  20. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    YEAH DUDE WE GET EVERYTHING IN DEKALB. Urghhhh how can two trolls ruin an entire city on a website? Unreal.
  21. How do we know it's not you?
  22. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    Because my posting history is in direct contrast to those who have preceded me, and, in turn, ruined the reputation of an entire city? Also, I take pride in helping people, and in making people happy.
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  23. VaTechHopHead

    VaTechHopHead Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2008

    A little birdie told me that a my friend, code-named Bdubs, would trade all his whales for a reuben and fishing lures. Srs.
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  24. yamar68

    yamar68 Champion (910) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    You know who else based their ranking system on seniority?

    Jim Jones.
    luwak and stayclean like this.
  25. baybassboy

    baybassboy Savant (390) California Feb 23, 2011

    You think whales are ridiculously priced?!?!


    MSRP: $414.95
  26. Thank goodness it's not barrel aged...
  27. Czar_chasm

    Czar_chasm Savant (410) Michigan Jun 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    Didn't read the whole thread, and sorry if I sound rude, but have you had any real whales. Tonight I had King Henry, CBS and Fou foune (yeah, I know, not true white whales and humblebrag) but I'd trade everything in my cellar if it could be replaced by those beers! They're worth the hunt but that doesn't mean there aren't real solid beers available for much less hassle / cost. It is nice to be able to grab something special though for after an exam or something...
  28. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poobah (1,260) Pennsylvania Dec 4, 2004 Beer Trader

    That's a flick in the nads for those of us outside of your area. Geeks are climbing over each other at specialty bottle stores while in your area you can buy it at the local drug store. I'm confused with Goose Island by not controlling distribution more and shame on them for allowing it to be sold in a drug store and shame on me for being stupid enough to pay such a ridiculous price for a bottle when I'm lucky enough to find one and even then it's a limited number of "bottle"/person. (This isn't a slam on your statement either, just a general disgust for Goose Island when they're allowing product to be put on a drug store shelf for John Q Public.)
  29. atomic

    atomic Advocate (500) Illinois Sep 22, 2009 Beer Trader

    We covered this early on in the thread. In fact, King Henry was an example I had used as something I've been searching for and am giving up on, at which point Taxman was kind enough to invite me to have some with him.
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  30. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    Why should it be up to goose I sland to make sure that their beer only ends up in the hands of their snobbiest customers?
  31. Seriously man, i want one!
  32. Never had a Whale besides Darkness if you call it that.

    Arguing on BA is like farting in a snowmobile suit.... You are only hurting yourself.
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  33. MattOC

    MattOC Savant (450) Massachusetts Jan 13, 2013 Beer Trader

    I don't get too many whales around my way nor do I really seek them out - via trade (never have) or otherwise. I like the excitement of a limited release/limited supply arriving at one of my regular shops and that's what I consider a whale from my perspective. I like the feeling when they say something is available and I don't rush out and get it, but when I pop into the shop a couple of days later and bottles remain. Happened to me recently with BA Bigfoot and Sucaba.
  34. VaTechHopHead

    VaTechHopHead Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2008

    Whales, bro
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  35. Czar_chasm

    Czar_chasm Savant (410) Michigan Jun 20, 2012 Beer Trader

    I'd never be able to land it why my trade ammo either and a local BA was gracious enough to crack a bottle with me last night... BA is an awesome place!
  36. I would imagine that most BAs eventually reach a point where they are tired of trying everything under the sun, and racing around like a madman to snag every limited release, and instead simply sit back, stock their cellar and fridge with their favorites, and maybe try to score something limited if they really like it and/or doing so is not too much trouble. It's hard to be a discerning customer when you first acquire the desire and means to try so many different craft beers. I think it takes a while of chasing, and experiencing many letdowns and all of the wasted time and money that comes with trying hundreds of different and sometimes frightfully expensive beers, to really appreciate how awesome it is to have such a wide assortment of great, relatively inexpensive beer that is readily accessible to people in most parts of the country.
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  37. Message me and rant any time. Always looking for validation of my opinions
  38. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poobah (1,260) Pennsylvania Dec 4, 2004 Beer Trader

    It has nothing to do with snobbery and everything to do with some bottles ending up as drain pours because an unsuspecting customer doesn't know what they're buying. Granted, the price would possibly cause alot of people to pass it up. You're right, it's not my business, I just find it annoying that's all. I'll shut up and go back to my glass of BCBS. ;)
  39. atomic

    atomic Advocate (500) Illinois Sep 22, 2009 Beer Trader

    Bingo. When I saw it at walgreens, it was going for $28. I don't know of a single person who'd pay that much unwittingly. I don't think this is a common site anyway, I think that particular walgreens had a BA in charge of the liquor department because they had a lot of other interesting stuff; Brooklyn Black Chocolate off the top of my head.
  40. luwak

    luwak Savant (405) Arizona Mar 2, 2010 Beer Trader

    Haha awesome!
    .and you see how far he got..he was a godammn king (for a awhile)