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BCBCS Value

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by boilermakerbrew, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. boilermakerbrew

    boilermakerbrew Aug 13, 2010 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    Alright,
    First off, I'm not trying to just troll offers here, I really have a question that I'd like some perspective on.

    I have a bottle of the most recent BCBCS, but after having other coffee heavy beers, I am thinking I may not enjoy this as much as someone else. Also, I have been eyeing some of the harder to find Bruery beers lately, as we cannot get most of them here in Indiana. The question, would a BCBCS warrant something along the lines of a Black Tuesday, White Chocolate, or a Melange 3? Would I have to add others, and if so, what type (locals, limited, semi-limited)? Or what is the $4$ value of one of those bottles?

    Thanks in advance for your opinion. Cheers!
     
  2. abecall98

    abecall98 Aug 11, 2007 California
    Beer Trader

    No. BCBCS ages horribly. It's fading everyday you hold on to it. Get rid of it asap, for the first possible offer.
     
  3. drummermattie02

    drummermattie02 May 10, 2009 Texas
    Beer Trader

    All three bottles you mentioned are $30, with White Chocolate only available to RS members. I traded a White Chocolate for 2x BCBCS.
     
  4. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

    The Bruery gives you diabeetus. Keep the BCBCS.
     
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  5. OakedCanuck

    OakedCanuck Jun 23, 2009 Washington

    I'd rather ship first in a trade with Miksgroove than drink another White Chocolate.

    I think if you add a bit on your end to even up the $ amount, you should be able bring in a BT or M3. (i.e. BCBCS plus 2 regular bourbon county would be a fair trade)
     
  6. Arbitrator

    Arbitrator Nov 26, 2008 California

    White Cockolate, imho
     
  7. boilermakerbrew

    boilermakerbrew Aug 13, 2010 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    Thanks guys. I knew I could count on you all for good advice, or at least advice haha
     
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  8. mattafett

    mattafett Mar 9, 2009 Iowa

    I did a simple $4$ when I traded mine away. Wasn't much interest then.
     
  9. glitchedmind

    glitchedmind May 8, 2012 California

    I'll give you a citra, plus quality locals to even it out the $4$.

    Just because it has Goose Island stamped on the label doesnt mean it can pull "higher shelf" beers. It's an awesome beer, nut readily available on many shelves in the distribution footprint. It's like bcbs, which is still sitting on shelves mind you, being offered for brewery only or limited release beers. If a beer sits on multiple shelves in massive quantities for more than (in bcbs' case) six months, it becomes a local. Thats what it should trade for.
    Just my opinion and all that jazz.
     
  10. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Get it at Beinny's?
     
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  11. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    Melange is still available directly from The Bruery, so one bottle of BCBCS plus something else to make up $4$ (Melange is $30) should get it done immediately. White Chocolate is sold out, but it's a very sweet beer (even by Bruery standards) that you pretty much need to drink for dessert with 5-6 other people, so I think a lot of people overstocked on it expecting something a little different. Thus you can probably score that, again, making up $4$.

    Black Tuesday will probably cost you 2-for-1.
     
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  12. Fluteswell

    Fluteswell Feb 15, 2011 Maryland
    Beer Trader

    Wrong!
     
  13. Azrael

    Azrael Jan 9, 2013

    Haha, I absolutely love it that there are people who think coffee beers age well. One man's garbage...
     
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  14. abecall98

    abecall98 Aug 11, 2007 California
    Beer Trader

    Now that you mention it, you're right.
     
  15. pmarlowe

    pmarlowe Nov 27, 2010 District of Columbia
    Beer Trader

    It's pretty much a shelf beer, no? It was all over the Chicago suburbs when I was there in December. You could probably go $4$ for some of the more widely available Bruery beers like Melange or WC.
     
  16. mattafett

    mattafett Mar 9, 2009 Iowa

    I recently did a mini vert of BCBCS. I liked the 2011 better than the 12. The 10 had a hint of coffee and was pretty malty. The 12 was blah to me. The 11 however was excellent.
     
  17. Azrael

    Azrael Jan 9, 2013

    No need to be maudlin. I think everyone has accepted these are totally wales, bro. It's not like anyone else in the country has trouble landing certain distributed beers in their area too... You guys definitely have it the worst!!!1!
     
  18. Azrael

    Azrael Jan 9, 2013

    I was just responding to the tone of this:

    OMG YOUR LIFE IS SO HARD BRO. :) :) :rolleyes: :)
     
  19. kmello69

    kmello69 Nov 27, 2011 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Dude, you're really tense. You should lift more.
     
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  20. Azrael

    Azrael Jan 9, 2013

    Fixed!

    DYES?
     
  21. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    BCBCS for Black Tuesday? No way. It's just not that rare.

    In my experience they trade $4$ for most other limited releases.
     
  22. boilermakerbrew

    boilermakerbrew Aug 13, 2010 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    Wow. That escalated quickly. I know BCBCS isn't exactly rare rare but when I check 4 to 5 stores in a region to just get one, you can understand the somewhat limited value I put on it.

    That being said. I assumed Cali got less than indiana and Cali traders would be the one with the beers I was looking for. Why not help a BA in another region out? Anyway, I think I'll just drink the bastard before anyone else gets all tense about the value.
     
  23. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I heard veritas 004 sat on a shelf before it was sold too
     
  24. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    You should be able to 1:1 with m3 or WC easy, 2:1 on BT. Just add some baller Chicago locals to fix up the money (antihero, etc)
     
  25. codysjb

    codysjb Jun 16, 2010 Prince Edward Island (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    Wasn't white chocolate a reserve society beer that ppl only got one of? If so wouldn't WC trade the same way as Grey Monday and Chocolate Rain?

    Besides that my opinion is that you should be able to land BT and M3 with the BCBCS since people could buy BT online at one point. But the best way to figure it out would be to throw up an ISO FT.
     
  26. Arbitrator

    Arbitrator Nov 26, 2008 California

    I think it was 7.

    The best part of White Chocolate was opening a bottle at a tasting and hearing a taster say, "I'm kind of sad I have 14 of these."
     
  27. abecall98

    abecall98 Aug 11, 2007 California
    Beer Trader

    I'll take some off your hands. I love that beer, pairs great with Poker.
     
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  28. Arbitrator

    Arbitrator Nov 26, 2008 California

    I only have 1 and you're welcome to it at cost.
     
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  29. codysjb

    codysjb Jun 16, 2010 Prince Edward Island (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    If he doesn't I certainly will.
     
  30. Stevedore

    Stevedore Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    These days if you're lucky I'd imagine you'd probably be able to find it on the shelf in Chicagoland for $20. I have heard people can find them for as low as $13-15, idk where. But I think you ought to be able to trade them $4$ in the $20 range.
     
  31. abecall98

    abecall98 Aug 11, 2007 California
    Beer Trader

    Sounds good to me. Just hold on to it until next time we meet up, I'll gladly take if off your hands at cost.
     
  32. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Nov 14, 2011 Vermont

    That shit was terrible. Unfortunately I sent it to some good trade partners before I tried it. Now I feel like an asshole.
     
  33. abecall98

    abecall98 Aug 11, 2007 California
    Beer Trader

    I wish you were that terrible to me.
     
  34. kapkenobi

    kapkenobi Nov 27, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    I loved WC and want more. But im a big fan of sweet beer
     
  35. luisc123

    luisc123 Oct 20, 2011 California

    I'd trade my melange for bcbcs plus maybe one other bottle. Definitely not BT or WC though
     
  36. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Blasphemy
     
  37. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    A bit of an overstatement. '10 and '11 are still delicious. I accidentally opened two 2011 in the last month and couldn't tell the difference with a '12. First world problems I suppose.
     
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  38. abecall98

    abecall98 Aug 11, 2007 California
    Beer Trader

    Perhaps not to the extreme I mentioned, but fresh BCBCS has always trumped aged for my taste buds. Regular BCBS on the oter hand, ages like gold.
     
  39. darkmoon66

    darkmoon66 Oct 8, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    If you haven't got this done I'd trade you a Melange 3 for it. We can talk about working something out for Black Tuesday as well
     
  40. leftyhyzer

    leftyhyzer Jul 10, 2012 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Fyi 12' BCBCS> WC, M3, BT
     
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