Five whales that you've recently caught.

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  1. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Initiate (0) Aug 29, 2012 Nebraska

    Let's see, these are all roughly within the last year or so:

    Vanilla Rye (twice)
    Saint Lamvinus
    CBS (on site)
    BA Abraxas (on site)
    Fou' Foune
    Flora B/B
    Atrial Rubicite
    Nocturn Chrysalis
    #41 LambicPentameter, Dec 22, 2015
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  2. MisSigsFan

    MisSigsFan Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 California

    Haven't tried it yet but Mexican Cake, although I tried BA Cake at a bottle share this weekend.

    Also finally got to try Westbrook Gose, Abrasive, PseudoSue, Born Yesterday, Bad Boy, Huna, and a few Trillium beers.
  3. JGLittle

    JGLittle Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2012 Massachusetts

    Abner and Double Sunshine for me.
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  4. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Poo-Bah (1,888) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey
    Society Trader

    Two Roads Holiday Ale
    Sam Adams Honey Queen
    Dogfish Head Chateau Jiahu
    Two Roads Geyser Gose
    Avery Lilikoi Kepolo
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  5. BecauseWhalezbro

    BecauseWhalezbro Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2015 Colorado

    West Ash
    A Side Project AWA (La Fosse)
    A Cellarmaker IPA (Gracious Days)
    CD 15
  6. Abbbp

    Abbbp Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2013 Texas

    this is a really good post because as I've progressed through beer trading- establishing regular trade partnerships, friendships, etc- I've come to understand what I originally considered whale-y is certainly more obtainable. Nonetheless, it's awesome seeing all these posts on beers that people have had the opportunity to enjoy. If I can make one suggestion to all those that think some beers can never be obtained, I will say that is absolutely true if you are on your own. One of the most fortunate things I've come across in beer is being part of a non hoarding, share-everything, going-in-on-trades-together, consistently-meeting tasting group. sure I can never say a bottle is 100% mine, but then again I don't want the bottle I want the beer inside, and having it with a group that respects what it takes to get it has been that much better. ok i'm done w the rant:
    1. VSB
    2. KBBS
    3. Westly
    4. Izzy
    5. A&T
  7. volta

    volta Aspirant (261) Dec 21, 2008 New Jersey

  8. besch64

    besch64 Initiate (62) Mar 16, 2013 New York

    This was my first year in the Bruery Reserve society so I got to try a ton of things that I had wanted to, but I'll just mention the #1 that I had been dying to try.

    1: The Bruery - Chocolate Rain
    Out of the four primary Black Tuesday variants, this actually ended up being only my third favorite. I preferred base BT and Mocha Wednesday.

    2: The Lost Abbey - Veritas 015
    Got to sample at Extreme Beer Fest. Was dying to try any of the legendary sours from Lost Abbey, was very excited to see this make surprise appearance at EBF. Heavenly, complex, and raw stone fruit sour.

    3: Westbrook - Mexican Cake
    Always have been intrigued by spiced stouts and, like most of the rest I've tried, this didn't quite live up to expectations. Definitely tasted like chocolate cake though.

    4: Jester King - Biere de Syrah
    Wasn't hunting this beer in particular, just glad to finally try Jester King. The beer was surprisingly simple and easy-going.

    5: Westvleteren 12
    Haven't opened it yet, but had a friend bring back a bottle from a trip to Amsterdam. Will save it for a special occasion.

    Also got to check off a few more Cantillons, finally try Tree House, and of course drink loads and loads of excellent Bruery stuff. Moved to a new city late in 2014 and now have access to tons of Prairie, Crooked Stave, and Grimm, all of which have provided some great beer experiences this year.
  9. rjengelking

    rjengelking Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2014 Colorado

    1. Beatification
    2. BC Rare
    3. Casey Apricot Cut
    4. Backwoods Bastard
    5. Black Tuesday
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  10. thorkelson

    thorkelson Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2014 Minnesota

    Double Galaxy
  11. Eziel

    Eziel Meyvn (1,012) Jan 31, 2013 Ohio

    1) BCB Rare 2015
    2) 3F ZyF
    3) West Ashley
    4) Hommage
    5) Veritas 016
  12. Smoking_Gnu

    Smoking_Gnu Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2014 Illinois

    Found dino smores at two different stores near me so of course I had to grab some. Got a BA narwhal on black Friday too that I plan on aging for a year.
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  13. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado

    I thought the same thing but when you try and correct someone's spelling or grammar on this site, you get accused of being the language police, even though incorrect spelling and grammar can completely change the meaning of what you are trying to say. About beer.
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  14. JStampler

    JStampler Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Yeah, I'm not trying to correct someone on your or you're but these are two words that completely change what I thought the meaning of the thread was. It blew my mind that some of the poster resent acquiring some of the beers they listed and then I went back and read the OP and realized that it's not about beers they didn't like. Oh well, glad I wasn't the only one.
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  15. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado

    Surly Abrasive
    Three Floyds Zombie Dust
    Toppling Goliath Pseudo Sue
    Tree House Curiosity 23
    Tree House Julius
  16. KidSalami

    KidSalami Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2014 Illinois

    Oh man.. I've been stocking up as of late, hard to limit to just 5... although not all of these would probably be considered "whales" and some have been consumed already... I don't really count IPAs as whales though so won't include like TH, Dinner, etc.

    '15 Rare
    '14 Prop, '15 Prop x6
    DBR (x4 :slight_smile:, pallet 3, pallet 4, Lost Dos, Hazelnut
    BT Reserve (x2), MW, BT '14 & '15, GM '14 & '15, Wineification 3
    '13 Huna & '13 DBH on tap..
    BA Pipeworks Set + BA Jones Dog x6
    '15 BA Darkness
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  17. MWolverines66

    MWolverines66 Disciple (360) Mar 13, 2013 New York

    BA Abraxas
    DB Huna
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  18. ChrisSchlosser

    ChrisSchlosser Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2013 Ohio

    Haven't had five ever, but I've managed to have in the past year:

    Heady Topper
    Sip of Sunshine
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  19. putonyourwalkingshoes

    putonyourwalkingshoes Devotee (465) Jul 31, 2013 California

    1.) Vanilla Rye
    2.) Beatification
    3.) Darkness
    4.) Fou Fonne
    5.) De Garde non-shelf beer (Imperial Stone Bu being my fav)
  20. OneDropSoup

    OneDropSoup Meyvn (1,086) Dec 9, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I think he meant "resentfully", as in, you managed to land a whale but you resent your own wasteful, compulsive hoarding & have grown to hate the beer.
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  21. BradStokley

    BradStokley Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2013 Maryland

    Rare '15
    Prop '13
    LP Gueuze
  22. Beef_Curtains

    Beef_Curtains Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2013 Ohio

    This year:
    Permanent Funeral
    BB Black Maple
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  23. jsrose16

    jsrose16 Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2014 Illinois

    BC Prop 14
    BC Vanilla Rye (10 and 14)
    Morning Delight
    Ba Abraxas
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  24. gcg49

    gcg49 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2014 Texas

    November/December snags, ignoring the 2015 BCBS lineup-

    1. Rare 2010 - Traded approx. half the farm but was pretty fair and perhaps my first serious whale
    2. Prop '14 - was out of town for Black Friday '14 and it has remained elusive until now...
    3. Mexican Cake - I like the style and it has been a want of mine for a few months, but could never seem to lock down a trade until I got some bcbs 2015 ammo
    4. Black Friday - have wanted to snag a Bruery stout since getting into BBA stouts, and enjoying a sample of Chocolate Rain at FoBAB... Won the lottery, good beer but honestly a 750 of 20% beer is rough, prefer a 12oz bottle or beer that is closer to 13-14% alcohol
    5. Cantillon Gueze - have wanted to try this since trying 3F Gueze. I liked 3F better, but still a solid beer. Cantillon trades too damn high
  25. sgulner

    sgulner Initiate (147) Apr 16, 2011 Massachusetts

    Great year of beer for me. For me, Whalez also includes beer that I never thought would see, maybe not just rare in nature. With that in mind, my #1 this year was Prairie BOMB!, found in a convenience store in Vt. #2 is also found, but not easily, Canadian Breakfast Stout. Had it on tap, and even at the higher price point I had to get 2 pours. #3 BA Old Baba Yaga in Cognac barrels. For me, the barrel used and flavor given makes this a Whale upon itself. Never even knew this was an option, but it is now my favorite Bear Republic beer. #4 KBS, because I never thought I'd see it, and have had it twice this year and got a bottle. Finally, #5 is a home town team. Jacks Abby makes the best lagers I've had, both hoppy and barreled age. I got a bottle of the PB&J BA Framinghammer which is a Baltic Porter. Great beer, brewery only, once a year sort of thing. However, it was released on the day of my Daughter's birth. My fav. brewery and my wifes fav. food group..combined!!!
    Happy New Year
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  26. vileplume

    vileplume Initiate (0) Sep 27, 2015 Arizona

    Rare, mocha wednesday, vanilla rye, bois aged in new french oak, citra hose
  27. mendvicdog

    mendvicdog Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2006 Maryland

    Flora Cuvee
    Et Tu Brut
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  28. Zstets

    Zstets Initiate (0) May 9, 2015 New Jersey

    Tree House Double Shot & Haze
    HF Susan
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  29. JStampler

    JStampler Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2013 Pennsylvania

    That's what I thought but the OP went on to describe the purpose of the thread as "Over last year or so, what beers have you been dying to try for a while and finally got to acquire or taste some?" He never mentions anything about regretting it o anything else that resembles resentment. I think he meant recently but just doesn't know how to spell.
  30. Sturgeon83

    Sturgeon83 Disciple (309) Mar 11, 2015 Kentucky

    Dark Lord
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  31. Jackd175

    Jackd175 Initiate (100) Nov 27, 2014 Illinois

    Prop 14
    BCBS Rare '15
    FFF '14 Dark Lord
    BCBS Cherry Rye
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  32. BrewsingBuffalo

    BrewsingBuffalo Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2015 New York

    I didn't resent catching them :wink:, but KBS, CBS, and '15 BCBS (though I haven't tried this yet)
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  33. OneDropSoup

    OneDropSoup Meyvn (1,086) Dec 9, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree then.
  34. sittinggc

    sittinggc Aspirant (226) Mar 2, 2015 California

    Most recently I gotta say:

    Morning Wood (x3)
    Snowed In

    And in the works for

    Bourbon Mexican Cake
    Cognac Mexican Cake
    Cycle Hazelnut

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  35. JFresh21

    JFresh21 Disciple (331) Mar 6, 2012 Illinois

    2010 Vanilla Bourbon County
    Good Morning
    Morning Wood
    Rare Dos
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  36. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Poo-Bah (1,805) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa

    BA darkness
    Dfh wws
    Dfh 120
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  37. Raj

    Raj Disciple (317) Jun 25, 2014 Illinois

    West Ashley
    Coffee Abraxas
    Hopefully my Rare trade goes through...
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  38. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Poo-Bah (3,006) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania
    Society Trader

    Country Club
    Body Bag
    Crazy Horse
    King Cobra
    Crunk Juice

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  39. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (7,205) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
    Society Trader

    Not Whale's but always covet these , obtained these in the last few months
    2012 BCBCS
    2012 BCBS
    Sip Of Sunshine
    Vevet Merkin
  40. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (2,524) Aug 17, 2013 California
    Society Trader

    Pugachev's Royale
    BB Black Maple
    Bois French Oak
    Prop '14
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