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Anyone else getting bombarded with Heady Topper messages?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by aasher, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Drtfinelli

    Drtfinelli Initiate (0) Jun 7, 2012 New Hampshire

    I do drive to Ma and there are many good beers, but getting my hands on the one's that people want to trade for seems difficult. Maybe I need to find a few different stores, because the one's that I go to always seem to be sold out of the trade worthy beers. That being said, I stumbled upon 50/50 Eclipse and picked up some that i hope to trade. In case it isn't obvious, I'm a noob and still learning :)
  2. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    It's because 99% of people can get HT without giving up their Rare, Cantillon, CBS, etc.

    Also if I get a case of HT in trade, I have to drink it in the next 4-6 weeks. If I get a case of limited HotD in trade I can enjoy it 24 different times over a 3-5 year span. That's why I don't trade my best bottles for an excellent IPA that's made year round....cause there's always more of it to be had.
    ASUBeer, marine1975, codysjb and 3 others like this.
  3. Drtfinelli

    Drtfinelli Initiate (0) Jun 7, 2012 New Hampshire

    trade for ZD!!! I traded for Pliny and was not overwhelmed. I think Pliny is very good, but has been hyped too much.
  4. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,462) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    They aren't worth trading for if you're in Three Floyds territory (unless it's Hill Farmstead), AND it's local.
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  5. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,448) Dec 2, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    i only skimmed (some of the posts), but re: complaining about NH's beer, if you have the money to trade beer (ie buy beer for like 3x the cost), you have the money to drive out of that tiny state. (and into VT where you can buy trade gold... this isn't rocket science)
    omniscientcause likes this.
  6. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2008 California

    As much as I love HT and the few things from HF I have had, Jack's Abby equally as impressive. I love how they are changing the perception of lagers in the US. Good thing I know some great people on the East Coast!
    MasterCraft likes this.
  7. tewaris

    tewaris Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2009 Minnesota

    That's just asinine.
    lurchingbeast and SubpoenaDeuces like this.
  8. vacax

    vacax Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2008 California
    Beer Trader

    They're new, they're even better than seasonal shelfwales, they're year-round wales. I just traded a Partridge for a Lagunitas IPA #EPIC hashtags
    Sarlacc83 likes this.
  9. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Drinking my first Hoponius Union now...WOW. Great stuff.
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  10. NHbeerfishing

    NHbeerfishing Disciple (396) Dec 31, 2012 New Hampshire
    Beer Trader

    If people like jacks abbey that much ill def grab whatever they want. It's only an hr from concord nh, not 2 like alchemist. The hopponius union was whatev, but my friend who brought it said it was only like $10 for 4 bottles. If anyone can get things I'm dying to try like zombie dust, plinys, kern citra, Keene idea, basically any of the great ipa/double ipa's out there. I'll definitely take a ride down and pick up extra for trade. I go to Waterbury for headies every 2-3 weeks and will include them in any trade for a chance to try beers we can't get in NH.
  11. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,210) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Abrasive's a better beer anyways ;)
  12. jegross2

    jegross2 Meyvn (1,210) Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Who hoards IPA??
  13. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    People with septic sytems?
  14. DaveHack

    DaveHack Champion (803) Mar 28, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Seriously? The truth is HF is probably the only brewery that can land just about anything with it's releases...I WISH that was ALL I had to trade....
    codysjb likes this.
  15. vonnegut21

    vonnegut21 Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2012 New York
    Beer Trader

    Take the short trip up to Allagash whenever they release one of their Coolship beers. You'll have no problem trading those (to me, hopefully :rolleyes: ).
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  16. franklinn

    franklinn Initiate (0) May 29, 2012 Vermont

    drop a line next time you're in waterbury and we'll drink some zombie dust.

    Heady for ZD is a trade that gets done all day, every day. It's actually kind of amazing how balanced that trade is on both sides lol.
  17. cde1218

    cde1218 Initiate (0) Sep 13, 2012 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    I just picked up my first case of HT and drank 16 in a 3 day weekend then traded the other 8 for 12 ZD, 1 Arctic Panzer Wolf and 1 Dreadnaught.... Awesome trade.... now I'm scratching my head as to which beer I would pick if I could only have one ever again...ZD or HT?

    ZD is great and incredibly drinkably but HT is much more of an "experience" as it warms up and with how the hop oils (?) stay on your tastebuds. Such a tough call!
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  18. franklinn

    franklinn Initiate (0) May 29, 2012 Vermont

    I'd go HT. Some days I think zombie dust because it's 6% compared to 8%, but if all you were drinking was Heady, your tolerance would get up there in no time ;)
  19. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,448) Dec 2, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    they're definitely both beers where it wouldn't be that bad a fate to never drink another beer but this one.
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  20. cde1218

    cde1218 Initiate (0) Sep 13, 2012 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    I think if I could have each beer half the year I'd go ZD in the summer while sitting on the porch at the beach house and HT in the winter while doing the same at the ski cabin!!!

    The extra hops/spice/complexity really do it for me in the cold....similarly, I'll rarely crack a BCBS in the summer...
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  21. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,342) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    I love both ZD and HT, but HT is clearly a different animal, apples to oranges an IPA to a big DIPA. The only DIPA that comes close to HT is Abrasive. But I'm over ZD as well, I love Citra hop brews.
  22. Beerness

    Beerness Initiate (191) Mar 3, 2010 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Reading what some people are asking for Heady Topper, just makes me so much more thankful for the awesome people that have traded me Zombie Dust, Alpine, Citra, and Abrasive for my piddly NC locals.
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  23. JulianB

    JulianB Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2012 South Carolina

    I got two HTs as extras in a trade where I sent NC/SC/GA stouts and he sent Zombie Dust and HF Everett. Not everyone is holding Headys for ransom right now.
  24. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (560) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    I recently traded Abrasive for both Heady & Pliny, and have come to the realization that it just doesn't make sense for me to do this.
    Don't get me wrong - they're still great beers, and I'm glad I tried & learned from them.
    I'll just never make them a centerpiece for any of my trades again because:

    A. Pliny cost more $4$ - so it's a lopsided deal to begin with
    B. Heady has no date...(we all know what can go wrong there)
    C. Abrasive is amazing (and in IMO better)

    I'd rather just either work a couple in on the back end of a deal to even it out, or just give/receive as bonus extras that everyone appreciates.

    Still waiting to try ZD, but I'm sure it's going to be the same story - probably not worth a centerpiece for Abrasive.
    aasher likes this.
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