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BA Partridge in a Pear Tree, what will it take?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by Paulydeets, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Paulydeets

    Paulydeets Aspirant (247) Oct 8, 2008 New York
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    This is a feeler, maybe some one that has one will BM me to inquire otherwise I may have to start contacting people who have it in their gots.

    I'd really like to track this down since I have the BA versions of the other Christmas beers. I have a lot of ammo, over 1000 bottles in my cellar, some veritas, cable car, RR one offs, LA one offs, captain Lawrence, Hill farmstead. I was hoping maybe something along the lines of Deviation plus blabaer? Would that be enough, possibly?

    Looking for some guidance. Does anybody know a bottle count on this?
  2. drgarage

    drgarage Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2008 California

    It will entirely come down to the specific wants of anyone with a BA Partridge. You definitely have some big stuff that might be enough. But there were only 240 bottles of this ever made, if I recall correctly, and I don't think anyone got more than one bottle. I'd definitely throw up a Deviation+ FT and see what happens.
  3. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Crusader (719) Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    You're certainly in the ballpark, but when it comes to bonafide whales, it really is up to what the holder is looking for. It's not just the rarity of it though, it's that anybody still holding onto it is likely doing so to complete the 12 year set.

    Best you can do is post an ISO and list what you've got for the giving...
  4. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Poo-Bah (2,130) Jun 19, 2009 New York
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    Wait till one day after the complete vertical comes out and trade some limited shelf beers for it.
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  5. Paulydeets

    Paulydeets Aspirant (247) Oct 8, 2008 New York
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    Hmmmm, that will definitely help me save the "whales", lol. That seems to be the new thing.....

    By the way, good to see you, hope all is going well. Where are you living currently? BM me if you'd like.
  6. 3rdto1st

    3rdto1st Initiate (199) Dec 1, 2011 California

    Everyone will hate me and flame me for this, but here goes. Tyler himself said that all things bottled on their old line are pretty much guaranteed to be oxodized. Batch 1, Partridge, all of the green bottles, anything on the old line. He said he would drink those bottles sometime around yesterday, unless trying to complete some sort of vertical.

    Let the hate commence.
  7. drgarage

    drgarage Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2008 California

    Literally everyone agrees with this. I'm sorry you aren't as controversial as you wish you were. Obviously, only people trying to complete a vertical would want any 2008 Bruery beers.
  8. 3rdto1st

    3rdto1st Initiate (199) Dec 1, 2011 California

    Ah, I did not know that this was a widely accepted fact. Was not trying to be controversial, was just afraid the news might anger some, but I guess since it's already out, that's all moot.
  9. SubpoenaDeuces

    SubpoenaDeuces Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2011 California

    I drank a ba partridge 4 months ago and it had zero oxidation. It was actually phenomenal.

    I disagree with this.
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  10. KevSal

    KevSal Champion (889) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    I know iced eclipse traded for a ba partridge last year. If I had ever got that offer I'd of jumped on it.
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  11. Tanger

    Tanger Initiate (0) May 21, 2008 Pennsylvania

    For me, you're definitely on the right path offering Deviation and Blabaer....
  12. waltonc

    waltonc Initiate (0) Oct 8, 2005 California
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    I opened a BA partridge two years ago and it was terrible. Much worse than regular partridge (which I liked). Traded my second bottle of it a year ago for a T20.
  13. Gonzoillini

    Gonzoillini Meyvn (1,058) Oct 15, 2008 Illinois

    Yep a local friend traded a BA Partridge for an Iced Eclipse to help complete an Eclipse Vertical we did.

    I wish we could turn back time.

  14. forgetfu

    forgetfu Initiate (172) Jul 27, 2007 Colorado
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    Yes, yes it was. Pretty sure everyone who got a pour of that drainpoured at least some of their glass.
  15. jp7161

    jp7161 Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    I traded a Armand 4 set along with some regular Gueze for a BA Partridge.
  16. SocraticW

    SocraticW Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2012 California

    I traded my BA PiaPT for a RR Depuration if that helps!
  17. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Poo-Bah (3,033) Dec 13, 2009 New York
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    i had both about a week or two ago and i actually liked both...BA was superior, but both were pretty enjoyable to me and not oxidized. once you start to get into beers of this age, i think storage becomes a big differentiator. that being said, they didn't taste like there were going to get much better and i would doubt that they'd hold up well for the rest of the vertical.
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  18. codysjb

    codysjb Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2010 Prince Edward Island (Canada)
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    This seems to be a common problem with verticals that are not comprised of stouts/sours/wilds. Really the novelty factor is the only thing that makes ppl want it because does anyone else genuinely desire to drink a 11 year old witbeer (maybe a 12 year old quad will fair better).
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  19. black13

    black13 Disciple (303) Apr 11, 2010 Oregon
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    Another thing to consider, some people that have the BA Partridge may also have the other BA beers in the series and may only want to trade them all at once rather than just give up the first beer in the series. Aside from that, you have a great start.
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