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

  1. vurt

    vurt Apr 11, 2004 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Parabola

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

    jlenik Jan 22, 2009 New Jersey

    Victor Francenstein
     
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  3. libbey

    libbey May 18, 2008 British Indian Ocean Territory

    FTFY
     
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  4. luisc123

    luisc123 Oct 20, 2011 California

    I can get Pliny fairly often but it's so hard to put one in a box and seal it up.
     
  5. BdubleEdubleRUN

    BdubleEdubleRUN Jul 28, 2009 California

    Recall those days, look back on all those times
    Think of those things we'll never do
    There will never be a day
    When I would trade of you
     
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  6. syu3003

    syu3003 May 4, 2011 Michigan

    I have a cable car, and I really like to look at it every night before I go to sleep. It won't be the same if its an empty CC bottle.
     
  7. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Feb 26, 2012 Kansas

    Some beer is so good and rare that you shouldn't even look at it let alone drink.
     
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  8. daysinthewake

    daysinthewake Nov 13, 2010 California

    Bruery anniversary beers.
     
  9. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    BCS Rare, BCS Vanilla
     
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  10. elNopalero

    elNopalero Oct 14, 2009 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I don't trade... yet. So does that mean: everything?
     
  11. libbey

    libbey May 18, 2008 British Indian Ocean Territory

    2007 BCBS (10/12/07 batch) PVW Version
     
  12. FEUO

    FEUO Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Anything I have in the cellar that I only have 1 of.
    Does make trading tough when all anyone wants are those 1's.
     
  13. pest

    pest Sep 2, 2007 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    That's why you fill out your gots with the beers you have for trade and don't share your cellar list.

    To answer the OP, if your talking about trades:

    to people i haven't traded before then ton's of beers:
    rare, vanilla, ba church, cognac sweet, bt, melange #3, KH, bbbw, loads more

    to trading partners:
    nothing
     
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  14. FEUO

    FEUO Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Perhaps a good idea.
    I was using the got list as my cellar list so I didn't have to maintain a list separately. Will do that going forward.
     
  15. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Sep 8, 2007 New York

    My lone bottle of PiaPT
    Not gonna trade that ever...
     
  16. OPSippin

    OPSippin Sep 18, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Coffee a break Abduction?

    I'm torn between wanting to spread the word re Pipeworks and the fact that I am down to 2 bottles. Not enough hype to trade for much rarity, and I can't imagine any other beer $4$ I'd trade it for. Will enjoy, share, and spread the word in person.
     
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  17. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Nov 10, 2006 California
    Beer Trader

    I have a short list of valued bottles. You know, the typical...Rare, CFH, BCBVS, Choc Rain, etc.. that I have no intentions of trading unless one of my holy grail Wants is brought into play. Those are currently in the cellar awaiting their demise with my gut.
     
  18. Maltytasker

    Maltytasker Oct 7, 2007 Virginia

    Picked up a bottle of BA Bigfoot today . Really wanted to try this one . I plan to bring it to a small tasting .
     
  19. n2185

    n2185 Apr 14, 2008 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    KBS. I get as much of it as I absolutely can and drink all of it except the few that I either give to friends or trade with regular trading partners.
     
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  20. TheBandit1

    TheBandit1 Mar 19, 2011 Michigan

    Kuhnhenn BBBW. Hope they bottle more. Until then,it's not going anywhere.
     
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  21. Envelopes

    Envelopes Aug 26, 2012 Ohio

    I feel like I would have trouble trading anything that I can't get another of. Guess I'll always be a locals4locals kind of guy. I don't think I'll ever get into the whole whale game because if I ever want something enough to go through the trouble of tracking it down, it's going to be to drink it, not hold onto it to trade for something else later.

    That said, I had my first Fou' Foune last month and it totally lived up to the hype for me. Even if I got a case of it I don't think I'd let a single one go unless I was gifting it to a friend.
     
  22. DanGolfs86

    DanGolfs86 Dec 2, 2010 Illinois

    My Black Tuesday Vertical... i wish to fulfill a dream of getting some good friends together and doing a 10 year black tuesday vertical.

    I will trade Black Tuesday's but only if i have multiples, i have to have at least 1 of each now that i have all 4 years thus far.
     
  23. travMI13

    travMI13 Jan 7, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Until they make and bottle more, Kuhnhenn BBBW. Even after that, only to regular trading partners.

    I've had enough barleywines to know that the likelihood of something tasting better is minimal, so why bother trying?
     
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  24. tommyz

    tommyz May 28, 2007 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    You know, ive thought about this and I still dont know...I have a bottle of Kuhnhenn Blueberry Eisbock..It is the best beer I have ever had, and I have only drank 6oz of it at the Brewery when it was on tap. They have said it will probably never be made again because they took a bath on it. Another brewer at another brewery told me that as well. That is why I post I dont know if I would..
     
  25. Retail1LO

    Retail1LO May 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    BCBVS, BA9K, Fifteen, 1414, 100% BA Cuir, BA Abraxas, Hunahpu's, Chocolate Rain, Maple Tripel..... To name a handful.
     
  26. ET678

    ET678 Mar 10, 2013 Florida

    Never knew that existed but Id get it just as a fan of Dr Octagon....Earth People!
     
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  27. Bluecane

    Bluecane Dec 30, 2011 New York

    Not according to some of your recent ISOs......
     
  28. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    What?
     
  29. tommyz

    tommyz May 28, 2007 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    They lost money
     
  30. StarRaptor

    StarRaptor Jun 8, 2010 California

    What idiot is giving a trader like you CHF12!!!!!!!!!! - I'll effin killlll them!
     
  31. Ungertaker

    Ungertaker Apr 30, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Some clown from Cali. I think you know him quite well; but I won't name names! ;)
     
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  32. JohnfromPurdue

    JohnfromPurdue Apr 27, 2009 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    I wish I would have traded the one I had instead of drinking it. Mimosa was the hypiest of hype. It was less than an average beer for me.
     
  33. chardlogic

    chardlogic Feb 18, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Wow, at $30 per 12 oz bottle, how could they possibly have lost money on that?
     
  34. Retail1LO

    Retail1LO May 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I belong to a pretty big tasting group whom I often post on behalf of. Essentially, I'm not always trading MY beer. Easy enough to see it the way that you do. :)
     
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  35. rowingbrewer

    rowingbrewer May 28, 2010 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    I've thought this to myself like everyone else, then a beer comes along that you have to have and it's super limited an bam you just traded said beer! For me it was SH BRL, I told myself it was to good to trade and I was keeping the for myself. Then I was thinking about cable car and realized I hade to try it do I traded a SH BRL in a package for CC plus
     
  36. CasanovaCummins

    CasanovaCummins Jan 10, 2012 Nevada
    Beer Trader

    Now if you changed the question to what beer would you ONLY share...That would change the equation entirely.
     
  37. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Lou Pepe Framboise. I buy the LP Kriek solely to trade for LP Framboise.
     
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  38. hooliganlife

    hooliganlife Apr 12, 2007 Missouri
    Beer Trader

    anything drie fonteinen
     
  39. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Jan 2, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    CW and Kuhnnenn BBBW, Beat and Backwoods. could have 5 cases and I wouldn't trade any.
     
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  40. libbey

    libbey May 18, 2008 British Indian Ocean Territory

    are you me?
     
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