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Central Waters BBBW - what is it taking

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by BaltimoreBeerGuy, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. BaltimoreBeerGuy

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    I thought this would be easier to trade for than seems the case. I missed trading after the release last year, and have been waiting to get this release for like a year now.

    Anyone care to share what they are giving up, or gettting, for this beer?

    Muchos gracias!
     
  2. maximum12

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    I'll just share one greedy guy's viewpoint.

    This beer is too good to trade at the price point.

    And it doesn't have enough "heft" or "hype" to draw top-shelf beers.

    It's a bit more expensive this year, ~$14/four pack. What you gonna get for that price that's as good?

    Answer: almost nothing.

    So, I trade it to my good partners around the country who deserve one of the best aging barleywines around, but 8 for a Black Tuesday? 6 for a Bramble or Coffee? 5 for some other podunk brewery who just put something in a barrel? No thanks, I'm going to just drink it.
     
  3. _Joe_

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    I completely agree with everything you said.
     
  4. ChefBergo

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    Last year I traded a fourpack of the BBBW and a fourpack of the BB stout for 2 abyss.
     
  5. huskermike12

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    I traded a Cantillon RdG and a Boulevard Rye on Rye for for a 4pk of BBBW and a 4pk of Peruvian Morning. That was not the main part of the trade and obviously was over $4$, but I'm happy with it because I've never tried either before. Cheers!

    Mike
     
  6. yeahnatenelson

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    BBBW is a nice beer: smooth and easy-drinking, but a little on the sweet side (for the style) and lacking dimension. Don't get me wrong; it totally has it's appeal, but put it up against top-tier annually released barleywines like MOAS, Sucaba, or Bligh's and you'll see how it falls short.

    Better-than-average locals should do it.

    Yeah, that sounds about right.
     
  7. pmoney

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    Dat's the truff, truff.
     
  8. immobilisme

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    Another thing to think about, I don't think it has hit much of distribution yet. Give it a month and you will start having better luck IMO.
     
  9. ABisonEgo

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    You shoulda just drank them! Ng br, rt, or serendipity can get that trade done 1000 times over
     
  10. xnicknj

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    this. when it hits SE PA bottles linger around for months, literally, which is one of the many things i love about this beer. however the price point is more like $5-6 per bottle so that of course plays a part.
     
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