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Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by Coirm, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Coirm

    Coirm Initiate (183) Dec 12, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    This might get nuked but, for BA's that drink more than tick n trade. Are there beers that are just so good, that you will drink them vs trade or store away? I picked up some Black Note which I am having a hard time trading vs drinking. Just curious what I am missing. I am obviously not talking about special brewery one offs, but beers that are hard but not impossible for a determined searcher.
  2. acurtis

    acurtis Poo-Bah (2,184) Sep 27, 2010 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Black Raspberry Lambic
  3. Archemedies

    Archemedies Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2011 Massachusetts

    Captain Lawrence Barrel Select Gold
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  4. DogfishTail

    DogfishTail Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2011 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    This may get scoffed at, but I feel this way about Parabola. I do like cellaring them though.
  5. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2012 Kansas

    Parabola is excellent.

    I feel this way about Caftw.
  6. Ungertaker

    Ungertaker Devotee (443) Apr 30, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Churchill's Finest '12. If I got another one, I would have to drink it!
  7. SpdKilz

    SpdKilz Meyvn (1,443) Jan 8, 2009 Illinois
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Black Raspberry Lambic, JP Biere de Mars Grand Reserve, B1 Bambic, B4 Temptation (or Temptation in general), Bottleworks XII, Beatification.
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  8. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2012 Kansas

    Is it inappropriate to use this thread to hype up my trade bait?
  9. Apuzarne

    Apuzarne Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2011 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Now that I don't live in San Francisco anymore I can't trade my Cable Car's.
  10. Douglasjamjak

    Douglasjamjak Initiate (127) Jan 7, 2011 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Backwoods bastard.
  11. Andygirl

    Andygirl Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    BB4D, Backwoods Bastard, and This one goes to 11.
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  12. Anonymous1

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

    BA9K, Fantome Extra Sour, CFH '12, Bramble
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  13. vonnegut21

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

    Pretty much any beer that I enjoy so much that I don't think I'd possibly be able to trade for something I like more. Parabola, Sucaba and BCBS come to mind. They're widely available enough that the trade value just isn't high enough to be worth giving them up IMO.

    As far as rarer releases go, Hill Farmstead Birth of Tragedy. It might be my favorite beer of all time. I really doubt I would trade any of my bottle.
  14. celfan

    celfan Disciple (322) Jul 4, 2004 Vermont
    Beer Trader

    I'll help some one with Lawson's Double Sunshine if they've been really wanting it (occasionally) but it's so hard to get with low limits that I generally keep it for myself.
  15. mikeincharleston

    mikeincharleston Defender (643) May 1, 2009 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    BCBS. If I get them they aren't getting traded.
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  16. nharres

    nharres Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Fou' Foune and, um....Fou' Foune!
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  17. Romulux

    Romulux Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2008 Michigan

    A Tick-aholic is confuse...by this concept!

    But I suppose if I had another Cable Car, you could only pry it from my sweaty mitts with a CC Kriek.

    So....you know...answer is CC.
  18. MykelJH

    MykelJH Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2011 California

    Sounds cliche but there's no way I'm trading Rare
  19. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

    Nothing has really been off the table. Too much good beer out there...
  20. xxcarpxx

    xxcarpxx Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2011 Alabama

    If I had regular access to Parabola, I would feel the same way.... But to me, ET Imperial Biscotti Break is so good I want to drink them all before the aren't on the shelves any longer...
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  21. DaveHack

    DaveHack Crusader (794) Mar 28, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Right now I'd say CD 5....
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  22. Savearth

    Savearth Disciple (310) Mar 5, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Upland Blackberry Lambic, except as a last resort in a trade for something phenomenal. It's my girlfriend's favorite and I have to keep her happy. ;)
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  23. buffs9

    buffs9 Disciple (396) Apr 28, 2008 Colorado
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  24. mikecharley

    mikecharley Disciple (399) Nov 6, 2008 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Armand'4 series
  25. BrewsoBrewco

    BrewsoBrewco Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2011 Oregon

    B1 Peche and Brett. It was lucky enough to get 2 bottles, and the first one was so good. I saw some really tempting offers for long time wants in the last year before the second release, but I really want to see what the beer becomes. Also my bottle of the 2010 batch of Rogue's Charlie 1981. One of my favorite strong ales. There were only 12 bottles made. The rest was kegged. More sentimental then anything else. At the same time it's not like it's a beer on anyones ISO. So I guess it's not really a worry for trading.
  26. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,602) Nov 16, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    You bet your ass, I get another Vanilla. That sumnabitch is gonna be drank!!

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  27. brooklynbrews

    brooklynbrews Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2010 Uzbekistan

  28. chase2634

    chase2634 Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2009 Pennsylvania


    ILOVESTOUTS Initiate (99) Apr 13, 2006 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    I think you misspelled Mimosa... And no I do not have one. I just can tell you that it is so good people won't trade it, I have tried.
  30. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Poo-Bah (2,997) Jun 9, 2006 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Any gueuze that hits my basement never gets traded. I've traded away plenty of Beatification but never sent out a single gueuze.
  31. loafinaround

    loafinaround Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    yeah. anything that begins with acronym BC......
    Also the miles davis beer (still clinging to my last bottle)

    That being said, I'd easily give any of those away to a deserving friend...
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  32. harrymel

    harrymel Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2010 Washington

    ORF '10
    Black Tuesday
    Blushing Monk
    Rare (my CFO/wife made this distinction)
  33. OakedCanuck

    OakedCanuck Initiate (0) Jun 23, 2009 Washington

    Cognac BA Church on a Hill.
  34. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    Bram buhl.
  35. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (11,761) Mar 18, 2010 California

    I traded a few of mine and I wish I hadn't. Luckily I still have 1 bottle left.
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  36. davey101

    davey101 Savant (952) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    I used to say BCBS when it was scarce for the last two years...but now its everywhere. Probably Backwoods Bastard and Drie Fonteinen OG.
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  37. asmokingoat

    asmokingoat Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2006 Wisconsin

    Central Waters 1414
  38. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poo-Bah (1,942) Dec 1, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    I feel this way about Caftw.[/quote]

  39. Dobby

    Dobby Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Lou Pepe Kriek
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  40. libbey

    libbey Initiate (0) May 18, 2008 British Indian Ocean Territory

    All the raspberry sours. They belong to me........
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