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What will it take for a grey monday?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk & Help' started by Jtc2811, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Jtc2811

    Jtc2811 Savant (355) California Dec 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    I swore I wouldn't be this guy, but I've put up a few ISO for grey Monday with no luck, and I am trying to see what I am missing. I've offered all the BCBS variants from this year, coffee from last year, event horizon, FW stuff (Venn diagram issue I know, but I thought it could sweeten the deal), and anything I can lay my hands on in the midatlantic. No bites. What will it take?
  2. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Champion (750) Jul 19, 2009

    Nothing you mentioned is in the same league as GM as far as availability goes. If that is your best ammo expect to have to make a package deal at well over $4$ and even then you are hoping for a miracle.

    Good luck!
  3. camil1mj

    camil1mj Savant (450) Michigan Oct 4, 2010 Beer Trader

    The problem with Grey Monday is that each Reserve Society member only got one bottle in place of a piece of merchandise that was supposed to come with membership. Because of this most members either are going to drink it or want something of equal rarity for it.
  4. Lansman

    Lansman Advocate (510) Illinois Mar 19, 2011 Beer Trader

    For me, it took 1 x Cherry Rye + 1 x Black Note (750ml) + 1 x Fifteen for Grey Monday plus (at the time) unspecified extras which quickly turned into awesome extras by a great trader.
  5. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Rare seems to 1:1 them.
  6. Krumb

    Krumb Savant (335) Texas Jan 30, 2008 Beer Trader

    Stratos riding a whale?
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  7. Jtc2811

    Jtc2811 Savant (355) California Dec 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    Damn. I was afraid of this. Thanks for the input!
  8. jpmclaug

    jpmclaug Savant (430) South Carolina Jun 6, 2008 Beer Trader

    I would trade mine for a few sours from Cascade(or some of the other breweries that have put out good fruited sours lately) that I haven't had.
  9. Greenplastic615

    Greenplastic615 Advocate (550) Pennsylvania Nov 4, 2008 Beer Trader

    Just a heads up, Grey Monday is going to be released again this year to Reserve Society members, so depending on what the allocation ends up being (I'm guessing 2-3?), it should be a little easier to trade for after the re-release.
  10. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Batch 1 is the Uber rare mega whale though. See BT and CR.
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  11. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Champion (750) Jul 19, 2009

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  12. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

  13. Wowcoolman

    Wowcoolman Advocate (655) California Sep 25, 2010 Beer Trader

    You can't go 4$ with GM since it was never for sale. It was allotted to RS members instead of a 2nd piece of merchandise.
  14. Jtc2811

    Jtc2811 Savant (355) California Dec 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    That's good news. The ultimate goal is a horizontal tasting of BT, CR, GM, and WC. Obviously I don't need to be in a huge hurry to et them all, so I can wait until the next release.
  15. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Wow that's even better than "this beer will never be made again" when talking KHU's.
  16. dvelcich

    dvelcich Savant (370) Illinois Feb 6, 2008

    Anyone else think the guy on the whale looks like Mumm-Ra?
  17. MaltMilkshake

    MaltMilkshake Savant (275) California Feb 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    I traded my GM for 2 x 4 packs of Black Note. Obviously could have done better but I am good.
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  18. MaltMilkshake

    MaltMilkshake Savant (275) California Feb 9, 2011 Beer Trader

  19. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Champion (790) Jul 4, 2008

    Need to add Melange 1, Melange 3, and Tart of Darkness. ;)
  20. I traded mine away for a Damon and BA decadence 2010. The taster I had at the RS barrel party is probably all I'll ever need of that boozy oily sludge. Still, I'm not surprised people are holding onto theirs so tightly since its existence as a BT variant elevates its status to absurd heights regardless of how it actually tastes. Plus, it is one of the few whales to hit the southern California coast in some time, so it's understandable people are suddenly greenpeacing these things.

    If you want to experience GM without the pain of trading for one, just pour a shot of moonshine into BT, conjure a sense of ultra rareness in the air, and you'll be good to go.
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  21. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    I don't get the Bruery stuff. I think it's all nasty. I joined the RS though so I can trade for my precious, precious BCBS and variants as needed.
  22. dbc5

    dbc5 Advocate (535) Arizona Jun 18, 2009 Beer Trader

    I traded away 2 4 packs of Black Note to acquire my GM, so this is a trade that has been done more than once. Both sides were happy with the trade and we both got some nice extras as well.
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  23. MaltMilkshake

    MaltMilkshake Savant (275) California Feb 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    They have like 4 phenomenal beers (BT, CR, BA Anni series, Melange 3), many average, and a bunch of dogs. Its nice to have at least one craft brewery in So Cal that does not produce hoppy beers.
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  24. stupac2

    stupac2 Advocate (565) California Feb 22, 2011

    God I love Melange #3. They accidentally gave me 7 M3 instead BB4CB. At first I was annoyed, then I tasted them. Best mistake ever.
  25. The BA 4CB is stellar, though - delicious bourbony gingerbread in a bottle. Not that I'm contesting the deliciousness of M3, which is one of the best beers in the world. Also, you can buy M3 practically year round at the bruery, so you may want to call them out on the error, unless you tried BA 4CB and didn't like it, of course.
  26. pmoney

    pmoney Advocate (735) Colorado Apr 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    Don't forget Mother Funker! :D (and no, I'm not being sarcastic)
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  27. wagenvolks

    wagenvolks Advocate (655) Texas Sep 23, 2005

    Trading a GM for Upright Fantasia + Logsdon Peche 'n Brett
  28. Putting Mother Funker in the same list as the other 4 beers mentioned would be like saying Weedle is on point with Charizard, Blastoise, Dragonite, and Mewtwo.
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  29. OakedCanuck

    OakedCanuck Savant (475) Washington Jun 23, 2009

    With me? Please? ;)
  30. Earlycsquid

    Earlycsquid Advocate (520) California Jan 7, 2013 Beer Trader

    My question would be how long till the Hazelnut aspect of it just goes completely away?
  31. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Champion (750) Jul 19, 2009

    I will jump in my time machine and report back ASAP!
  32. Duff27

    Duff27 Champion (830) Illinois Feb 10, 2010 Beer Trader

    Traded 1414, Fifteen, black note 750ml, BA hifi, and BA big sound for one. Hoping its "worth" it! (Thanks Alex!)
  33. Auracom

    Auracom Savant (345) Illinois Nov 5, 2010 Beer Trader

    They gave the wax that hazelnut aroma for a reason ;).
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  34. It was never evident in the first place. If you had random people, even craft beer aficionado types like RS members, sample this beer blindly before there was ever word that a hazelnut version existed, and asked them to name what was added to the beer to render it a variant of regular Black Tuesday, I doubt that few, if any, would have fingered hazelnuts as the culprit.

    Which isn’t to say that the bruery can’t do BT variants successfully. Peanutbutter bals, for example, was pretty amazing and evidenced actual flavor of the special ingredient they added.
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  35. Wow, are you sure that wasn't Charlie Sheen you traded with?
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  36. Duff27

    Duff27 Champion (830) Illinois Feb 10, 2010 Beer Trader

    :p it's alright, it's only beer.
  37. Duffman929

    Duffman929 Savant (415) Illinois Nov 27, 2010 Beer Trader

    Glad you got the 1.21 gigawatt issue all fixed up. Bring me back some of that '14 Darkness....have a pre-trade I just set up for a '16 BA Abraxas.
  38. Holy shitballs.
  39. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Champion (750) Jul 19, 2009

    What the
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  40. wagenvolks

    wagenvolks Advocate (655) Texas Sep 23, 2005

    Already underway, sorry :(