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what will it take to trade for BCS Rare

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk & Help' started by jsm1289, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. jsm1289

    jsm1289 Aficionado (185) New York Mar 11, 2011

    I know the standard knowledge is that anyone with rare probably also has vanilla/coffee/regular/cherry rye etc. But other than that, what would it take to trade for rare. Is it simply a matter of $4$ ? Thanks!
  2. Rare sours, Black Tuesday 09, BA Dark Lord, BA Huna, etc. are good places to start.
  3. nc41

    nc41 Champion (780) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008 Verified

    I'm guessing not $4$ and your left nut.
  4. I think a combo of the other Bourbon County Variants might get it done... I know I'd give mine up for Vanilla, Cherry Rye, Coffee, Bramble & 4 pack of regular BCBS in a heartbeat.

    Really just depends on what you're willing to part with... I gave a Chocolate Rain & King Henry for mine...
  5. jsm1289

    jsm1289 Aficionado (185) New York Mar 11, 2011

    interesting, thanks for the tip
  6. dujayhawk

    dujayhawk Aficionado (175) Kansas Aug 8, 2011 Verified

    Just traded about $60 of Hill Farmstead for one
  7. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Savant (485) Vermont Nov 14, 2011

    It has taken me around 2x $4$ recently in limited beer, but usually I have gotten the $4$ evened out in semi limited stuff. As an example I traded a CR, a '10BT, and '12 BT for a Rare and a bunch of good Chicago beers and was very happy with the trade. That offer got 3 responses BTW, so it wasn't like my inbox blew up. Good luck!
  8. black13

    black13 Savant (465) Oregon Apr 11, 2010 Verified

    I traded one not too long ago for a KH and 2 4-packs of BCS.
  9. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

    Shelf stuff/growlers or rare stuff?
  10. cetherid

    cetherid Savant (455) Indiana Aug 23, 2010 Verified

    1. Click here

    2. Start BM'ing people and ask.
  11. darienm

    darienm Aficionado (140) Illinois Apr 23, 2010

    As someone who is sitting on a couple of Rare's and has had them enough times that I don't need to again, I'm actively pondering the exact opposite of the OP's question: What do I want for these? Some things that popped into my mind include: Avery Meretrix, DuClaw Divine Retribution, Cantillon Don Quijote, some Kuhnhenn meads and a few other once-and-gone's that I really enjoyed. Not sure I'd ever trade for a vast quantity of any shelf beer personally, but that's just because my tastes run all over the place and are subject to spontaneous changes in direction.

    ILOVESTOUTS Savant (435) Connecticut Apr 13, 2006 Verified

    This. I have done it as well. Glad ya landed one!
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  13. Arbitrator

    Arbitrator Initiate (0) California Nov 26, 2008

    I traded a Rare + cost-matching for a 3L of Temptation a couple of weeks ago (in person).
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  14. Vanlingleipa

    Vanlingleipa Savant (485) California May 19, 2011 Verified

    So then, Rare is finally a certified whalr?
  15. hophead247

    hophead247 Savant (475) California Jan 27, 2008 Verified

    And I'm buying/giving you beer next time I see you...for the extras.
  16. Arbitrator

    Arbitrator Initiate (0) California Nov 26, 2008

    You don't owe me anything, dude... I feel like you were plenty generous in agreeing to that trade. Thanks! Hopefully I'll make it to the DIPA fest to say hey.
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  17. dujayhawk

    dujayhawk Aficionado (175) Kansas Aug 8, 2011 Verified

    5 self saisons, and a twilight of the idols.
  18. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

    Thanks! I guess it's not unreasonable to include in my ISO when I head up to VT (and NY and MA) in March, then. Maybe a couple of buddies want to chip in -- I could do $15 or so for a 5.5oz pour.
  19. willandperry

    willandperry Savant (275) Colorado Sep 15, 2011 Verified

    Are you sure of that? I wasent aware it was going for beers that big...
  20. I realized reading that post after the fact it doesn't quite come off the right way. "Rare sours" should have probably been something like "limited sours" (so not some rare Cantillon or anything), and "good places to start" makes it sound like you'd have to add to the beers I named, which wasn't the intention (you'd certainly have to add to Rare for something like a Vanilla DL, for instance).
  21. Well hit cbc or hobo for a beer I did call you grumpy or something right?
  22. antlerwrestler19

    antlerwrestler19 Savant (395) Nebraska Nov 24, 2010 Verified

    You also hooked me up with a Rare for $4$ BCBS + some solid extras. I still owe you more for that.....my tasting group fell silent when I pulled the bottle out and surprised them with it next to one other guy's Vanilla. You are a saint in my eyes! haha
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  23. JohnGalt1

    JohnGalt1 Champion (885) Idaho Aug 10, 2005 Verified

    My tasting group came together and recently traded for one for 4x HotD AftW's.

    I also traded for one for a Snake River Le Serpent Cerise (plus $$ matching).
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  24. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Illinois Sep 12, 2012

    That sounds like a totally reasonable and fair exchange.
  25. aasher

    aasher Poobah (1,260) Indiana Jan 27, 2010 Verified

    It's dumb, but this might be the easiest way to get HF. Im probably going to post a FT (and add if necessary) but look for Isabelle Proximus. If I can't make that work, HF is the default.
  26. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

    Maybe, but sounds good to me! Not sure what CBC and Hobo are, though, since I don't think you mean Columbus Brewing Company or a homeless person.
  27. Auror

    Auror Advocate (695) Massachusetts Jan 1, 2010 Verified

    I'm going up to HF tomorrow...just saying..
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  28. would anybody trade a Rare for 2 bottles of CW15 and something else pretty good like a bcbs coffee or something similar? or is that not enough from my end? i don't have much to offer but i would absolutely love to try Rare. i never got the chance, and would do anything for one.

    i have a growler of baudoinia, a cherry, a coffee, and bcs12. i'm hoping to trade for a king henry soon. i would love to do a side by side tasting with all brews mentioned.

    i was just sort of thinking out loud as i am new to BA trading scene.

    i have to be honest, 2012 BCBS was my favorite beer of the year. i probably drank my way through a case as soon as it came out.
  29. shuajw

    shuajw Savant (495) Georgia Aug 12, 2007

    I'd give one up for a Pappy Van Winkle 15 :)
    It's probably the only way I'd ever get a hold of a 15 :(
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  30. half a BA abraxas
  31. stx00lax

    stx00lax Savant (275) Washington Dec 27, 2009

    Thanks again!
  32. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Champion (810) Illinois Nov 28, 2008 Verified

    I would probably trade a rare for a pair of vanilla bourbon county plus solid beers to make up the approximate $25 cost difference. Wish I could get 3 bottles of vanilla for a bottle of rare, but I just dont see that being a realistic trade that would actually happen.