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What was your biggest surprise extra in a trade?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk & Help' started by dvmin98, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. I recently just started trading, but I was pleasantly surprised to get a couple Stone "Enjoy By's..." of different dates (one old, one new) that I was happy to receive. Anyone get something crazy that they were excited by?
  2. ABisonEgo

    ABisonEgo Savant (290) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    jidt recently got two pte and a fw 14th which was pretty awesome. also got an ibb and a big black voodoo daddy in the past
  3. A Joe Montana McFarlane figure. :D
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  4. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    A Smirnoff Ice
  5. djrn2

    djrn2 Champion (915) New Jersey Nov 4, 2009

    09 Cable Car and DL 07 in the same box. I shit you negative!
  6. Thanks to smchenry77.

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  7. Hunahpu, Darkness, Raison D'Extra, Abrasive, ZD and Dark Lord from the same guy. He lives in FL, which makes it even more impressive.
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  8. MisterGrizz

    MisterGrizz Savant (280) Texas Jan 8, 2011

    An Abraxas, CW Cherry BBA Stout, NG Cherry BBA Stout, Half Acre Big Hugs, and much, much more courtesy of TotallyHosed. What a chap, that guy.
  9. tofuspeedstar

    tofuspeedstar Savant (255) Texas Jul 12, 2012

    mmm never really been surprised, most extras I get were pretty solid locals.

    Ain't complaining though, enjoyed 'em!
  10. Gratitude 2009

    Blown away!
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  11. WagonCircler

    WagonCircler Savant (285) New York May 15, 2011

    2010 abyss, this week
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  12. FW 15 and Sucaba were both extra'd to me in the same trade. Another time I got a six pack of Zombie Dust that was bottled like a week previously an extra. My best though was probably a '10, '11 and '12 KBS as extras in the same trade.
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  13. luwak

    luwak Savant (305) Arizona Mar 2, 2010

    As extras!?!?

    That's beyond red-dick-you-loose !
  14. I've been lucky with some trades lately. Enjoy by, Cuvee de Tomme, Tart of Darkness, Old Viscosity, and some other good stuff as extras in a few recent trades.
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  15. LostTraveler

    LostTraveler Savant (375) Maine Oct 28, 2011

    Non beer related, Ive gotten a book. Had to get in contact to make sure it hadnt fallen in the box by accident.
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  16. ksurkin

    ksurkin Savant (250) Virginia Jan 9, 2009

    batch 7000 a few weeks ago. drinking it now and it's sublime.
  17. Rempo

    Rempo Initiate (0) Indiana Jan 18, 2010

    Did an in-person meetup with Shagtastic and he brought pschul4 along as a surprise. Talk about wanting to regift an extra...
  18. I got a 2010 Dark Lord as an extra recently. First time I've recieved anything other than shelf extras
  19. Torgo

    Torgo Aficionado (215) Minnesota Dec 19, 2008

    09 Black Tuesday and a fresh Blåbær in the same trade over on ratebeer.
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  20. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    Four Loko

  21. Was it an older can or the new tamer ones?

    Bud Chelada Picante btw for me
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  22. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    I reuse to accept the bullshit Four Loko as Four Loko. Juice me, bro.
  23. First thing that comes to mind is an 07 Vertical Epic from Cuzco back in the spring of 2010. Was also pleasantly surprised recently when djmichaelk included a KBS as an extra in a second box he sent for our trade (after already having included good extras in the first box).
  24. Upland lambics and upland Gilgamesh. Love those beers now.
  25. Kelp

    Kelp Advocate (520) New Hampshire Mar 6, 2008

    my regular trade partner beerisheaven has sent me so many random exrtas including raspberry eisbock, westy 12, and 8, among many more.
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  26. msante79

    msante79 Initiate (0) Illinois Jun 11, 2006

    Firestone Walker X as an extra about 2 years ago. I received FW 12 and Beatification in the same trade.
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  27. djrn2

    djrn2 Champion (915) New Jersey Nov 4, 2009

    There's a story behind it which almost justifies it.
  28. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Advocate (565) Missouri May 11, 2012

    Bruery White Chocolate was the best I ever got

    Otherwise just some basic local stuff
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  29. Duffman929

    Duffman929 Savant (380) Illinois Nov 27, 2010

    That ain't no gift, buddy.
  30. I hope you marked him down on the "do not trade with again". I can't believe someone would do that to a fellow beer lover. Some people can be such jerks. ;)
  31. HopHead84 buried me with extras yesterday. A White Chocolate was the best of the bunch, but all of them were insanely awesome.

    laymansbeerfan extra'd me a New Glarus Serendipity and a Central Waters BBCS (along with a bunch of other good stuff), both of which I'm really excited about.
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  32. I got a rock...
  33. youradhere

    youradhere Savant (485) Arkansas Feb 29, 2008

    Rare- I got it when it first dropped, was on shelves, and was only $35-40. Best I've sent? Waxed Bud Platinum, or my English barleywine homebrew.
  34. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Savant (490) Texas Jan 10, 2011

    Having received the english barleywine from you, I would agree on it's awesomeness!
  35. youradhere

    youradhere Savant (485) Arkansas Feb 29, 2008

    Didn't you also get the waxed Bud Platinum? :D
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  36. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Savant (490) Texas Jan 10, 2011

    I think so...you evil bastard! :mad:
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    NYCBUCKEYE Savant (265) New York Jan 21, 2013

    Nothing yet! Sadly I'm still trying to complete my first trade (hopefully for a cherry rye)! I completed a squares pool and sent s box with many different locals that wad in excess of the minimum oz by quite a bit. I like the cool idea of local extras. Not necessary but definitely a nice touch at the end of a smooth transaction.
  38. Surly Syx
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  39. atoulouk

    atoulouk Savant (400) Indiana Apr 25, 2011

    Received 2 BA Blackouts in a recent trade as extras, definitely awesome!
  40. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    Very Mad Cow and a Big Black Voodoo Daddy recently....nothing spectacular but both bottles I would have never tried if not and both were very appreciated.

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