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Beers so good you won't trade them.

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

  1. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Poo-Bah (2,130) Jun 19, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    No such thing as so good I won't trade them... but there is such thing as so RARE I won't trade them.

    I don't care how good you think a beer is, if someone offers you a Dave for it and you're a trader, guess what? You're trading it.
  2. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    CW 15
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  3. DaveHack

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

    Oh they trade it, it just takes arms and legs...
  4. vrbulldog22

    vrbulldog22 Disciple (378) Sep 5, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Bourbon Barrel 1/2 Shark-Alligator 1/2 Man.
  5. axeman9182

    axeman9182 Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2009 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Another vote for Black Raspberry Lambic.
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  6. EricCioe

    EricCioe Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 Montana

    Most of my favorite beers are pretty well available, things like Expedition Stout and Adam and whatever. I'm happy to send them as extras to trading partners who don't have access. Moreover, I'm always happy to receive them in trades, since the nearest Adam is a state away and the nearest Expedition is a lot further than that.
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  7. ksurkin

    ksurkin Aspirant (258) Jan 9, 2009 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Hunahpu's. won't trade them. only trade for them.
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  8. Squidly

    Squidly Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2006 New Jersey

    Kate the Great.
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  9. Torgo

    Torgo Initiate (180) Dec 19, 2008 Minnesota

    How have I not heard of this beer?!?!
  10. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 New York

    I really read this thread as asking this: what beers have the proper combination of how much you like them and how difficult they are to obtain (for you) such that, when viewed through the lens of what they might typically fetch in a trade, you don't expect to ever trade them?
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  11. FunkyMacGroovin

    FunkyMacGroovin Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2009 California

    You'd be pretty hard pressed to get me to give up any more Beatification.
  12. WagonCircler

    WagonCircler Initiate (130) May 15, 2011 New York
    Beer Trader

    Black Elvis brewing company
  13. brees6221

    brees6221 Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2009 Western Sahara

    I'm a BA stout whore. Won't trade my vanilla or rare, any more of my BAGBS, or Menagerie 5. Also, i won't trade BB4D but I've been known to extra it to people who have it listed as a top want- it's way too f*n good not to share.
  14. JRorie

    JRorie Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Even with how wide distribution was on regular BCS this year, I still have a hard time letting it go. I'd drink it every day if possible.
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  15. Smurf2055

    Smurf2055 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2011 Washington

    I find it really hard to give up any of my favorite beer, The Abyss
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  16. Squidly

    Squidly Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2006 New Jersey

    How about too rare to drink? You've got one of something, and you know you're never going to get it again...ever.
    And it's not just you - there are damn few of (whatever) left in the world. How hard is it for you to crack that bottle?
  17. gklover1

    gklover1 Initiate (101) Oct 18, 2009 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    If I am lucky enough to get my hands on a Vanilla Bean Dark Lord again, rigor mortis will have to set in for someone else to have a chance at it.

    Almost everything else I have had or owned has had a chance of being traded. (BCBVS is close. I have a few other one off's - for me - I wouldn't trade...like Batch 1 120 min...)
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  18. xenjoiii

    xenjoiii Disciple (338) Jul 24, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic/Peconic County Reserve
  19. Knifestyles

    Knifestyles Initiate (154) Jun 7, 2005 New York

    Kuhnhenn BBBW.

    Ain't happenin'.
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  20. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Poo-Bah (2,130) Jun 19, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    I can't speak for others, but personally, if I've never had it (reviewed it), then its getting opened.
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  21. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Poo-Bah (2,130) Jun 19, 2009 New York
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    50/50 Elijah Craig 20 year
    Hill Farmstead IPAs and IIPAs

    Don't fetch much so they're comparatively waaaaay too tasty to trade!
  22. tevanoff

    tevanoff Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2010 New York

    Brute! I love that beer.
  23. pmoney

    pmoney Defender (692) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

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  24. youbrewidrink

    youbrewidrink Initiate (0) Apr 9, 2009 Vermont
    Beer Trader

    Most of Lawson's IPS'a, I send a few, but Dayum they are tasty.
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  25. jawzman

    jawzman Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2010 Minnesota

    Central Waters 15. I just got my allotment, and they arent going anywhere..
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  26. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Devotee (450) Nov 10, 2006 California
    Beer Trader

    I have a few that seem to be "epoxied" to the shelf in my cellar. They will not be traded unless my biggest want comes out to play. It seems a bit of a struggle to open them too. Once theyre gone, theyre gone.
  27. dachshunddude86

    dachshunddude86 Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2012 Florida

  28. iwantmorehops

    iwantmorehops Aspirant (232) Sep 25, 2010 Vermont
    Beer Trader

    Lawsons Maple Tripple stays put in my cellar. After trying the 3 year vertical at last years Anniversary party and spending most of my tickets on the 09', I know its worth saving and enjoying with friends. I also won't trade BCBS, unless I'm looking to help out someone who has never had it.
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  29. totoropanda

    totoropanda Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2012 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Alpine Great!
  30. vrbulldog22

    vrbulldog22 Disciple (378) Sep 5, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Was limit 1/person, released once, and if the "likes" are any indicator, nobody traded it haha
  31. penniwisdom

    penniwisdom Initiate (0) Sep 10, 2010 California

    I don't trade Fou Foune. It's just too damn tasty.
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  32. ABisonEgo

    ABisonEgo Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    I dont think there is a beer that I wouldnt not trade...especially if I have had it before. There is one beer that I do try and constantly get, and that is Parabola. I could drink that beer all day, and considering its availability, I practically can.
  33. Resuin

    Resuin Meyvn (1,233) Jun 18, 2012 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    When I got four bottles of 2012 MoaS, I was planning on drinking one, aging one, and trading two; but after drinking that first one, the plan changed to drinking them all.
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  34. codysjb

    codysjb Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2010 Prince Edward Island (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    I don't typically trade something unless I've had it at least once, or I can get it locally again (I've bought plenty of local beers for people that requested it that I haven't had because I have no interest in drinking red ales or scotch ales).

    Besides that, I have a few that are very sentimental that certain people have laid claim to that I am saving, otherwise I'll trade most of what I have to try something different.
  35. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    I can't get it, so I have to trade for it, so I'd have to say I wouldn't retrade a KBS. Basically those go from box to gut real quick.
  36. ekardz

    ekardz Aspirant (203) Dec 6, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    i feel the same way!
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  37. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,327) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Not local, and I do like to share my beers, but Abrasive and HT are all mine.
  38. DSlim71

    DSlim71 Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2010 New Jersey

    If only I had some friends with bottles so I could try this sweet nectar I've heard so much about...
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  39. egrace84

    egrace84 Savant (917) Mar 25, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    After just getting back from the CW Anny party with my group, I could see myself being pretty stingy with this years BBBW, the Peruvian Morning and def the Fifteen... all phenominal beers!
  40. vurt

    vurt Zealot (599) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
    Beer Trader


    Not that difficult to get, and oh so delicious. Pretty sure I've traded more Black Tuesday than Parabola over the past few years.
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