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What does it take to land a CBS?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk & Help' started by Mar02x, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Franch

    Franch Advocate (575) New York Mar 22, 2011

    uh, yes. it sure should.
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  2. GRBrew

    GRBrew Savant (335) Michigan Jan 12, 2009 Verified

    So you're saying my CBS bottles aren't worth anything anymore? Funny that I still get decent offers for them.
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  3. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Advocate (590) California Nov 10, 2006 Verified

    Please say it ain't so! Opening my last one tomorrow night and hoping for a good outcome. I never had one fresh so maybe it won't matter much. :confused:
  4. obligatory guy who gets offended when somebody suggests a bottle isn't worth as much as they think it is
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  5. GRBrew

    GRBrew Savant (335) Michigan Jan 12, 2009 Verified

    In response to the obligatory people trying to drive the value down. I don't care either way since I am not much of a trader so my bottles are not going anywhere.
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  6. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Savant (485) Vermont Nov 14, 2011

    You read this a lot, but if they have been stored correctly they are still great IMO. I don't have any left, but the last few I had were very good.
  7. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    CBS has about the same amount of bottle variation as Lady Gaga has had different hairdos FWIW.
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  8. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Advocate (590) California Nov 10, 2006 Verified

    oh god dude...you just made a comparison of one of my favorite brews to that train wreck!
  9. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    I'm THAT guy, yes. ;)
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  10. claaark13

    claaark13 Advocate (715) Indiana Nov 29, 2007 Verified

    The only real consistency is that "her" package is always tightly wrapped in the same place.
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  11. Jeffo

    Jeffo Advocate (680) Netherlands Sep 7, 2008

    I can't believe you and 400+ people still have this beer. What, are you expecting it to taste better next year? Or do you all think that if falls off even more, it'll be worth Framboos? Even stranger if a given "cellerer" is not a trader.

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  12. GRBrew

    GRBrew Savant (335) Michigan Jan 12, 2009 Verified

    To be honest, I still have it because I just don't go through beer that fast. I homebrew as well so I have a ton of beer on hand at all times. I have opened a bottle from time to time and still enjoy it. I don't feel the need to drink beer on someone else's schedule. Mine have been properly cellared in a wine fridge at 50-55 degrees so I'm not too worried about them.

    On the trader issue, I trade from time to time but hate the shipping part of it. I will do in person when I can. Also, I am not a ticker so it limits the beers I try to get to a chosen few. Of course, I haven't landed any of those (i.e DDG and Cable Car.) Finally, I think of a cellerer as a person who likes to see what variations can come from age. I certainly do that.
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  13. Catchy_Name

    Catchy_Name Advocate (510) California Dec 21, 2011 Verified

    I just traded a CBS, Melange 3, a 1 BB Pt5 for a King Henry and a Big John. I may have been able to get more for it, but it was the other guys first trade so I wanted to take care of him for shipping first. Not to mention I have been trying to get a KH for quite a while to no avail.
  14. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (360) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    I'd love to trade my CBS for a KH, but I doubt it would ever get done. The trading value of CBS just isn't what it was. I might just open it up during the Superbowl.
  15. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Savant (485) Vermont Nov 14, 2011

    FWIW I have done this trade multiple times. Pretty sure you will get a bite. When you get a good bottle of CBS it's great, but it does seem to be hit or miss in my experience.