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Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by RWNewhouse, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,017) Mar 12, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    I agree for now, but things are changing, make no mistake.

    My only purpose in always responding negatively to those who bring this Barter Kings mentality into the beer trading realm is to keep this asshole's idea from becoming an accepted part of the trading community group mindset. People can do whatever they want with their beer, I just hope a sense of community and sharing is kept in our little neck of the woods as long as possible. I realize that, in a way, this is as selfish a thing as any of the desires of this rare wine sycophant, but there it is. I don't think he is an asshole because I think what he did was "wrong", I think he's an asshole because I see his raison de etre similarly infecting the beer trading community to my personal detriment.
     
  2. nlmartin

    nlmartin Meyvn (1,346) Jul 26, 2005 Ohio

    You dont cheat and rip your friends off. Even if your friend is a gullible / ignorant son of a bitch! That kind of behavior will get you treated like the dickbag you are.
     
  3. kscaldef

    kscaldef Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    I certainly don't feel like there's any expectation in my tasting group that you have to share every interesting beer you get with the group. We all buy and trade more beer than we can get through at once-every-two-week sessions, so of course people drink some beers at home, maybe alone, maybe with a SO, maybe with a buddy. When I know that someone in the group hasn't had and is particularly interested in a specific beer, I'll make a point to bring it to a tasting to share with them.
     
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  4. cfh64

    cfh64 Devotee (481) Aug 16, 2005 Texas
    Beer Trader

    ahhhhhh...another passionate BA debate, gotta love 'em!
     
  5. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,017) Mar 12, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    No expectation in my group either, we do it because we enjoy sharing. And it doesn't have to be at a group tasting, we share on brew days, and at home brew club meetings, and just when we want to share with others and there are only one or two around.

    I cannot think of a fine beer I have had that would have been enjoyed more if I hadn't shared it, sorry if this, the point I am trying to make, wasn't adequately expressed.
     
  6. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    Holy shit!
     
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