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So Close...

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk & Help' started by bpolglaze, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. bpolglaze

    bpolglaze Aficionado (225) Wisconsin Feb 2, 2007 Verified

    yet so far away. I've been lucky in the year and a half of trading that this was the first break, but man I really wanted this one.

    My partial review would be a 5 on the smell.


  2. biglobo8971

    biglobo8971 Advocate (590) Minnesota May 6, 2010 Verified

    so broke in shipping or unwrapping? if in shipping, your shipper owes ya.
    cosmicevan, gpawned, FTowne and 3 others like this.
  3. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Advocate (560) Oregon Aug 19, 2009

    Well at least you were able to take a whiff...more than half of this forum will ever know.
  4. pk18

    pk18 Savant (325) Wisconsin Jun 12, 2012 Verified

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  5. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (645) Texas Nov 27, 2011 Verified

    My first break ever in-box was a Rare, so I feel your pain. I was tempted to lick the glass shards.....
    kojevergas likes this.
  6. Consider yourself lucky. I drain poured that beer.
    aasher and RC0032 like this.
  7. WagonCircler

    WagonCircler Savant (335) New York May 15, 2011 Verified

    I drank one last week and I was shocked at how not great it was
    aasher and Duff27 like this.
  8. given2flybrewing

    given2flybrewing Savant (280) Missouri Dec 19, 2008 Verified

    This past summer I had a similar, unfortunate experience, only it was an AB Huna that met it's match (heat/temperature). Luckily, I had an awesome trader who replaced the growler!
  9. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Advocate (735) Massachusetts Mar 17, 2009 Verified

    CCB got a faulty batch of growlers with weak bottoms when they filled those. People said they were exploding all over the place
  10. given2flybrewing

    given2flybrewing Savant (280) Missouri Dec 19, 2008 Verified

    Yeah, the replacement growler that was sent was non-CCB and there were no issues with it.
  11. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Savant (490) Illinois Mar 19, 2012 Verified

    I also had one of the AB Hunahpu growlers explode on it's way to me, still haven't gotten a chance to try it.
  12. atoulouk

    atoulouk Savant (435) Indiana Apr 25, 2011 Verified

    If it broke during shipping, your trading partner owes you that beer (or something of similar value if he doesn't have another one) or should send back whatever you traded for the CBS. If you broke it while unwrapping it, I'm sorry for your loss.
  13. Ataraxia

    Ataraxia Savant (305) Massachusetts Sep 20, 2012 Verified

    Had a BA Solar Eclipse break en route to me; I spent a few minutes inhaling the soggy box...
    Still haven't had a chance to try it :(
  14. bpolglaze

    bpolglaze Aficionado (225) Wisconsin Feb 2, 2007 Verified

    It broke in shipping, it was leaking pretty well so I finished opening it over the sink. I feel bad about the whole thing, the shipper is a good guy and is trying to replace. Just a bummer to what was a good trade so far.
    gpawned likes this.
  15. HopsintheSack

    HopsintheSack Advocate (675) California Apr 17, 2012 Verified

    This is why god made shipper boxes.
    woodchopper, aasher and JustXBeer like this.
  16. juliusseizure

    juliusseizure Savant (430) New York Feb 11, 2009

    It was probably refilled with shitty beer and sent to you anyway.
  17. 7clutch

    7clutch Savant (290) Florida Sep 14, 2012 Verified

    Too soon haha
  18. ablackshear

    ablackshear Savant (310) Colorado Sep 17, 2010 Verified

    Call Founders and ask them about the broken CBS bottles with no beer inside
    WagonCircler and Johnnyramirez like this.