Beers you think you will never get to try

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Bitterbill, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. mfnmbvp

    mfnmbvp Nov 28, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I've never traded with anyone as of yet, and as far as I know that shit hasn't come to Illinois, but maybe I'm just not looking hard enough!
  2. mudbug

    mudbug Mar 27, 2009 Oregon

    SA tripple bock and Cave Creek Chili beer
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  3. docnose

    docnose Feb 7, 2013 Alabama

    I keep trying to get Straight to Ale's "Eludium" but alas it escapes my grasp... "Yeah, we have a keg of it in the back, but we're just waiting for one of these other ones to blow first..." At least... that's what they say.
  4. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Alot until I started trading... now the world is mah oyster!

    It also helps to find people who trade locally and are willing to bring a few of their goods to a bottle share. Everyone brings a few bottles to split (it's a requirement for entrance), so if you get 20 people... with 2-3 big bottles apiece (if not more), you can do some serious damage to your "wants" list.
  5. patto1ro

    patto1ro Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    That's not totally true. Brian Hunt has hand-bottled the odd bottle, which is how I've tried his beers without ever getting to California.
  6. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    Which one?
  7. Andygirl

    Andygirl Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    The Black Label.
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  8. smitherz22

    smitherz22 May 8, 2012 California

    I think they are selling Hog Island right now on
  9. nc41

    nc41 Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Surprised there are so many wants that IMO are fairly easy to trade for. Brews like PTE/3F/HT and all pretty easy to get.
  10. Rion

    Rion Jan 30, 2013 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Dark Lord
    heady topper
    zombie dust
    75 min an 120 min
  11. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew May 8, 2006 Michigan

    Right Brain Ode to Spooky. 0 gots and will (more than likely) never be brewed again.
  12. 77black_ships

    77black_ships Dec 4, 2012 Belgium

    Lots & lots but you never know. I don’t worry to much about it.
    Don’t think I will get to try all of those special Cantillon one-off’s esp. Soleil de Minuit, Lost Abbey rare sours, PtY, Dave,…
    I still have some hope for Framboos.
  13. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    Fortunately, those are all, in the wide scope of things, easy to obtain. And if all else fails, just homebrew your own Heady, ZD, and Pliny.
  14. Rion

    Rion Jan 30, 2013 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Yeah I have a buddy helping me out on trying to obtain some of these. I know there out there just a matter of finding the right person.
  15. loafinaround

    loafinaround Jul 16, 2011 New York

    I honestly think hill farmstead too...
    Gotta ask everyone, do you really have to go to their brewery to buy stuff? is it distributed ANYWHERE?
    Not as bad as the speedway coconut vanilla leprochaun in the woods (which may have only been on tap :mad:) , but as far as regularly produced brews go, it's odd how exceptionally rare their whole line is.
  16. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    I had a case of Pliny shipped to me $4$ locals. All about finding the right person.
  17. Rion

    Rion Jan 30, 2013 North Carolina
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  18. Knapp85

    Knapp85 Dec 25, 2009 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Yellow Bus, Midnight Sun M, HotD Dave, Kaggen! Stormaktsporter... There are a lot more.
  19. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Oh man, don't do that to yourself! You can get a lot of HotD online.
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  20. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    How about a "Beers you thought you'd never get to try and then did!" thread?
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  21. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    He bloody well sure can.
  22. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    Start 'er up!
  23. Bblumoehr

    Bblumoehr Jun 26, 2012 New Jersey

    any sour ales
  24. 19etz55

    19etz55 Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    The Pliny brews. But I'll keep hop(e).
  25. dccoor

    dccoor Jul 1, 2009 District of Columbia

    Curmudgeon's better half
    Dark Lord
    Kern River Citra DIPA
  26. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Jan 31, 2005 California
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Oaked Dark Lord, or even newer bourbon barrel aged versions. I guess I love my kids too much to trade them away for one of these.:(
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  27. manutdfan

    manutdfan May 25, 2012 Florida

    I was gonna say Dave, but i think i'm going to be gettin at least a sample of that in the coming weeks!
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  28. fx20736

    fx20736 Mar 7, 2009 New York

    life is funny and the future is hard to predict. that said, I have no plans to trade or travel for most of the beers from the Top 250 that are not available here in Upstate NY. Most of the top beers are IPAs/ DIPAs or Imperial Stouts. The Founders & Goose Island Imp. Stouts will all eventually be available at my Bottle Shop and I will buy them but I won't shed a tear if I miss the DIPAs. I don't dislike strong West Coast IPAs I just don't crave them or really even think about them. I would like to try the Westvleteren at some point as I really love Belgians but I don't stay up at night thinking about it.
  29. mfnmbvp

    mfnmbvp Nov 28, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    There's a decent selection there, but holy hell that shit is overpriced. $5.50 for a single 12 oz. of Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout? Haaaaaaa
  30. hopsputin

    hopsputin Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    Check letspour. I've seen white oak jai alai a few times in the past 2 months on there
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  31. Budinetz

    Budinetz Dec 29, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Hopslam hits the east coast all day...In Pa anyway..
  32. denver10

    denver10 Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Founders KBS.

    I don't trade, I don't live in the distribution region.
  33. smitherz22

    smitherz22 May 8, 2012 California

    Yeah, some beers are decently priced - some are outrageous. But, free shipping on 6 or more beers, and that helps a lot. Shipping is usually very expensive
  34. brewsader

    brewsader Dec 7, 2012 New York
    Beer Trader

    all the beers i dont want.
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  35. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Dirty Horse :(
  36. smitherz22

    smitherz22 May 8, 2012 California

    Rodenbach Grand Cru is pretty readily available....
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  37. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Ballantine Burton Ale
  38. cyrushire

    cyrushire May 25, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Narke Stormskaporter
  39. fullmetal1381

    fullmetal1381 Jul 30, 2011 Florida

    Pretty sure I answered a different thread (different topic) with the same beer, but so what:

    Chocolate Rain
  40. maxcoinage

    maxcoinage Apr 6, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Pliny the Younger
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