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Awesome Trader Alert: GrumpyOldTroll

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by doogie71628, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. doogie71628

    doogie71628 May 9, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Some might already know this, but wanted to inform those that didn't. GrumpyOldTroll is a pretty awesome guy. He was already super generous in offering a KH for a BCBS snifter, which I took him up on. He had thought we agreed to no extras so sent the one bottle. We didn't really agree to anything either way, but I sent him some extras. I was absolutely fine with the trade and verrrry happy to be getting the KH, but he felt bad not having realized we never agreed on having no extras involved. I insisted he not send anything, but he did in a second box. I picked it up today and it was my first ever bottle from Hill Farmstead a Twilight of the Idols and a BA Ruffian. So if you are looking for a good guy to trade with, he is your man.
  2. GuisseppeFranco

    GuisseppeFranco Nov 7, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    I met Mike at Zwanze Day in Bklyn earlier in the month. Very cool guy and deserves the praise.
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  3. oldp0rt

    oldp0rt Feb 24, 2011 Quebec (Canada)

    Despite the name :D
  4. Ynot2

    Ynot2 Jul 24, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    I agree, great trader with amazing extras.
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  5. Vanlingleipa

    Vanlingleipa May 19, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    He's a dick.

    Sorry, just get fed up with all the love because Mike actually stole his handle from me. Yeah, it's true, the guy is quite the mensch. For a BA who is quickly building up one of the best cellars around, he is quite a fair trader. Overly, even.
  6. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    Mike is a pretty kewl dood. Crazy generous tradesman as well.
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  7. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Dec 13, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    mike is THE man. all around great guy and way too generous.
  8. OddNotion

    OddNotion Nov 1, 2009 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Mike is insanely generous and an all around great guy!
  9. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Jun 19, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    Mike's pretty much beer Jesus.
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  10. mkabull

    mkabull Nov 2, 2007 Massachusetts
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Had the pleasure of trading with him once. He is a very generous treader.
  11. gn0sis

    gn0sis Dec 17, 2007 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    I've heard many good things and had a few valuable discussions with Mike... perhaps it's time we set something up.
  12. axeman9182

    axeman9182 Aug 5, 2009 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    I've never met him personally, but it was very cool of him to bring a Bourbon Vanilla DL to Zwanze Day to share with a bunch of people.
  13. dtmets84

    dtmets84 Dec 31, 2011 New York
    Beer Trader

    I agree 100 times over. I speak to that grumpy man more then I speak to my family.
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  14. BeerWorld

    BeerWorld Feb 20, 2008 New York
    Beer Trader

    Mike is an awesome guy. I also hear he has Rare and CR1 on at all times in his bathroom faucet.
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  15. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Jun 19, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    Can confirm :D
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  16. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Jul 7, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Y'all are clearly trollin.
  17. Vanlingleipa

    Vanlingleipa May 19, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Just a little. It's actually Rare and CR 2, not 1, that come out of his bathroom faucet. Some people refer to certain rare Cantillons as one-offs, for Mike it's what he drank on Tuesday watching re-runs of the Jeffersons.
  18. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I had recognized Mike but had never had any interaction with him until he donated a BA Dark Lord De Muerte for the "grand" thank you box in the Sandy Hook Elementary LIF. Stellar BA :)
  19. jrnyc

    jrnyc Mar 21, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    Who would have thought a BA with "troll" and "grumpy" in his name would be a great trader :)!

    Well done!
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  20. JacksDad12109

    JacksDad12109 May 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Super guy all around! One of the nicest and most generous people I have met! Cheers Mike!
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  21. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Dec 13, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    no way...it is DEFINITELY CR batch 1. and the funny part is what you say about Tuesday...is true. people can confirm stuff like that. in my experience, it has mostly been on thursday nights and at the phoenix garden as opposed to jefferson re-runs, but that was a good analogy.
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  22. Vanlingleipa

    Vanlingleipa May 19, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Wow. Guess I had the crappy guestroom. That's probably what happens when you bring pedestrian beer like a Soleil de Minuit to a GOT bottleshare
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  23. ilovermont

    ilovermont Jul 18, 2012 Vermont
    Beer Trader

    Agreed. Mike is an awesome guy--MAJOR asset to the BA community. Hope to have a beer with him whenever I make it down to NYC next.

    Vanlingleipa is another standout BA.

    Cheers gents.
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  24. totoropanda

    totoropanda Apr 12, 2012 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Man mike is a pain the ass.. texts me everyday to come by and drink his beers. If it wasnt for his cute kids and his dog daisy.. i wouldnt come by!!

    I kid i kid. Mike is great guy, a amazing friend, and most of all the best drinking buddy one can have.
  25. GrumpyOldTroll

    GrumpyOldTroll May 5, 2012 New Jersey

    Thanks for the kind words fellas.
  26. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

    Mike is a very generous, down to Earth, awesome guy. I will spare the details of our many trades, but I find it impossible to "win" with this guy. He defines the term "Beer Advocate".
    jbuddle, totoropanda and kawilliams81 like this.
  27. joel66

    joel66 Sep 1, 2012 New York
    Beer Trader

    Mike went out of his way to meet me for lunch to sort out my identity lol. He has acted as a reference for me,we speak daily and he is a great guy and friend. I would open any of my bottles with him, no questions asked
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