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Best/Worst Trade Extras

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by raynmoon, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish May 11, 2012 Missouri
    Beer Trader

    Best: To many to say!

    Bad: 1+ year old standard pale ales

    Worst: Standard shelf beers (some old) from St. Louis breweries (I live here wtf)
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  2. RyanMcFly1985

    RyanMcFly1985 Oct 20, 2007 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Traded way way over $4$ for Splinter Gold. Guy just kept asking for more and telling me his friends were telling him I should add more. That was a huge red flag, but whatever...I wanted SG. When I told the dude that I would like $4$ to get a little closer (not even, just less lopsided), dude told me, "Don't worry, you'll be very happy with the box." Old Lagunitas Sucks as an extra (and I live in a Lagunitas distribution area). Total malt bomb for a beer I can get any day right down the street in season. Decided I won't be trading with this guy again. Not a bad trader by any means...but not someone I'll trade with again.
  3. PA-Michigander

    PA-Michigander Nov 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    I just received a NG Raspberry Tart as an extra recently. Probably the best extra I've received in my young trading time.
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  4. hookah97

    hookah97 Jan 8, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I was just talking to a guy about a potential trade and then told him that something came up and I couldn't actually go any further with the trade at that point. He understood and sent this unsolicited box for no reason...


    I had never traded with this person before but we had discussed trading once before but nothing came of it that time either. Very generous to say the least.

    Other amazing extras: Fou Foune, T25, Upland sours, Westy 8, Beat5, and so on. I've been incredibly lucky to have found some really exceptional trading partners. I was thrilled to be able to pay back a couple of them with unsolicited Proprietor's this winter.
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  5. NeedBeerHere

    NeedBeerHere Nov 21, 2013 Minnesota

    I think my best extra was an 2009 BCBS bomber but that was a couple years ago. Still a generous extra. It was in a trade for a BCBVS.
  6. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    That is a killer IPA. We get it here in MN and it's easily one of the best IPAs you can buy.
  7. jshusc

    jshusc Aug 16, 2013 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Best: Zombie Dust, Velvet Merkin, Pliny

    Worst: Backwoods Bastard (tongue firmly in cheek) (I've received really good extras, and this is honestly the worst...and I love it! Goes to show you the vast majority of BAs are good peeps).
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  8. phishphorce

    phishphorce Aug 4, 2011 Pennsylvania


    Beatificaiton B5 and or Saison Bernice


    Old IPA's
  9. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    best received: row 2 hill 56 growler plus a temptation in a totally unsolicited box.
    worst received: not technically an extra, but a BIF box (not from this site) that was half filled with beers i could get easily by walking three blocks. however, the dude way way made up for it in a followup trade.

    best sent: fou foune
    worst sent: i don't send shitty extras. maybe beers you might not wind up liking, but i'm extremely careful to at least keep things in-code and also only send stuff outside the recipients distro zone.
  10. Sarge3130

    Sarge3130 May 13, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    what i thought at the time, Best: 2013 Darklord

    Worst: drank 2013 darklord
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  11. NuclearRich

    NuclearRich Apr 10, 2009 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    lol, you got a collectors item? empty bottle? Maybe UPS/FedEx figured it out and is a beer guy and stole it
  12. Sarge3130

    Sarge3130 May 13, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    i meant when i got the darklord i was excited, then i drank it and was quickly dissappointed. thought that counts though i guess.
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  13. RustyP

    RustyP Dec 22, 2008 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Best extra: I drove to OKC to make in IP trade with blueokie...not only did he go out of his way to meet me on short notice, but he brought a Bottleworks XII just in case I hadn't tried it before! Luckily I came armed with an extra Jester King sour and some other stuff, but his extra was still way better :)
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  14. robgage

    robgage Dec 19, 2013 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Best: FiftyFifty Eclipse Elijah Craig 12yr

    Worst: Nothing.... COME ON MAN!
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  15. beernuts

    beernuts Jan 23, 2014 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    So what exactly is the protocol regarding extras? Are they expected? Would it be considered bad form to not send any extras or are they truly bonus beers? I'm not a trader, just curious.
  16. Hopheadhiker

    Hopheadhiker Mar 21, 2013 New York
    Beer Trader

    Best received: Bottleworks XII & Beachwood Tovarish in same trade
    Best Given: Lawson's Maple Barrel Aged Fayston
    Worst Received...no such thing
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  17. Bieniek30

    Bieniek30 Mar 24, 2013 New York
    Beer Trader

    Best Recieved: Gumballhead
    Best Given: BCBS
  18. raczkowski

    raczkowski May 16, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    best: black Tuesday with a regular trading partner
    worst: proably a selection of organic beers recently. florida gets their distro and the beers were mediocre at best.

    trading on here is getting harder and harder every day with people holding their beer ransom. luckily, I have made trade partners in almost all parts of the country so we typically make good on most trades. I am also in a beer group on facebook and that has been the best thing to happen to my beer cellar. there are still some great BAs out there, but the forums are starting to get filled with some real munsons that want the world for their "rare" flavor of the week.
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  19. mythaeus

    mythaeus Jul 22, 2013 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    I can't really say "best received" because these were awesome for each trade: BCBCS, CW 16, 3F Oude Gueuze, Westy 12, PtE, Sour in the Rye

    Worst: unlabeled bottle, trading partner said it's either home brew or some (name omitted) beer with missing label

    "Best" given: 1/2lbs bag of curry beef jerky made by my extended family. I usually give this out to my repeat trade partner in addition to other extras.

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  20. fishmich

    fishmich Apr 11, 2013 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    no extras is bad form unless it was in the trade agreement.

    best sent: BBPT5th or Kuhnhenn meads

    best received: Parabola
  21. striker2160

    striker2160 May 5, 2013 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Beer geek brunch weasal and BA Framinghammer on the same trade. The best given Surly Darkness.
  22. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Best: Crooked Stave Batch 1, Three Floyds pint glass (use it all the time)

    Worst: Any Year Old+ IPAs. I hate you.
  23. mlhyatt

    mlhyatt Jul 27, 2013 Georgia
    Beer Trader

    Best recieved: psuedosue, zombie dust, big bad baptist, raspberry tart, and some of central waters barrel program beers.

    Best given: DB Huna, bcs, bcbbw

    Worst recieved: innis &gunn winter porter. But i'm not complaining.

    Worst given: probably old heathen
  24. jdb288

    jdb288 Nov 22, 2013 New Jersey

    Best Received: Hill Farmstead Everett
  25. JMaxwell

    JMaxwell Oct 18, 2012 Maryland
    Beer Trader

    I'm still fairly new to trading but in one of my first trades I sent out a 6-pack of OTWOA for a 4-pack of Heady. When I received my package I found two extra cans of Heady Topper, along with another local IPA. I was thrilled to say the least and couldn't help but share the wealth with a couple friends who also love beer.
  26. ESCO138

    ESCO138 Dec 10, 2013 California
    Beer Trader

    Best Given: FW XVII
    Best Received: BA Framinghammer.
    Worst: Nothing [Not mad if extras not mentioned].
  27. AJ01923

    AJ01923 Jan 1, 2013 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Surly Coffee Bender. It came as an extra and I immediately went back and set up a trade for 8 more!
  28. epic1856

    epic1856 Aug 11, 2006 California
    Beer Trader

    Best: Heady Topper
    Worst: None received (I'm ok with it though)
  29. markgugs

    markgugs Dec 20, 2006 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    I just got an Abyss 2013 :eek:
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  30. lurpy1

    lurpy1 Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    FW16 is the best extra. there is no worst extra.
  31. maDUECEgunner

    maDUECEgunner May 23, 2013 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Best given: Darkness. (wedding present) with Bell's wedding ale
    Best received 2012 Abyss
  32. teledeluxe

    teledeluxe Nov 21, 2013 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I personally think that's a fun extra.
  33. fishmich

    fishmich Apr 11, 2013 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    got this one today, the BT, Bois and Sucaba were extras.
  34. JohnnyHopps

    JohnnyHopps Jun 15, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Aside from recognizable extras, i try to throw in stuff from small local brewpubs that don' t suck. Is this a violation of extra etiquette?
  35. Ckoz

    Ckoz Feb 15, 2014 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Jesus who did you trade with ha
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  36. fishmich

    fishmich Apr 11, 2013 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    traded with badb_rad. enjoying one of those Parabolas right now getting ready for the Spartans!
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  37. Ckoz

    Ckoz Feb 15, 2014 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Go Green. Enjoy
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  38. ChrisChagnon

    ChrisChagnon Jul 9, 2013 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    Recent non-ba guy, trade was for 3-5 bible belts. Ended up being 6 bible belts, 2 bomb!, 2 prarie noir and 2 ten fidy!
  39. nc41

    nc41 Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    I'm down to a few regular trade partners, they all add great xtra stuff, great beer, glassware etc. Kinda gets to be a competition to add good stuff they can't daily get.
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  40. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Best received: Elijah Craig Eclipse 20yr & Better Half - in the same box :eek::eek:
    Best given: Backyard Rye & Black Note - same box
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