News Former Avery Brewing Company employee accused of stealing $15,000 worth of rare/vintage beer

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  1. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poo-Bah (3,467) May 19, 2005 Colorado

  2. thecommish101831

    thecommish101831 Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2010 District of Columbia

    Since when is Rogue Old Crustacean $100/bottle? lol
  3. chefjack428

    chefjack428 Initiate (74) Nov 2, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    What is funnier then that is that Black Tot and Sui Generis are $300 a bottle. Where did they get those prices from. I think I paid like $7 bucks for those when they were on the market.
  4. HopsintheSack

    HopsintheSack Devotee (452) Apr 17, 2012 California
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    Me thinks I need cozy up to the owner of Avery if they have cases of Isabella just laying around.
  5. thecommish101831

    thecommish101831 Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2010 District of Columbia

    I mean okay, they're aged from 10-15 years ago.

    But some of them are just lol yay for news writers!
  6. Mebuzzard

    Mebuzzard Poo-Bah (3,467) May 19, 2005 Colorado

    I guess when something is stolen, its price goes up :grimacing:
  7. dachshunddude86

    dachshunddude86 Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2012 Florida

    Anyone else notice how they have a WnB next to an Izzy in the picture like they are anywhere close in value?
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  8. Dcv

    Dcv Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2009 Michigan

    I am going to guess that the Black Tot was a hand bottle of one of the barrel aged versions, and not the piece of crap beer they sold to the public. I also wonder what his user name is on BeerAdvocate.

  9. SHIMP

    SHIMP Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2011 Virginia
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    That was the $250.00 W-n-B
  10. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Defender (699) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    $15K worth of beer. Hmmm...I don't know about that.
  11. dachshunddude86

    dachshunddude86 Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2012 Florida

    Sweet, I still have 2 of those. Anyone want to make my next two car lease payments in exchange for two WnB?
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  12. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Crusader (718) Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
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    That dude is screwed!
  13. krl2112

    krl2112 Crusader (738) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
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    FT: 2 WnB ISO: whales bro!!!!
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  14. Lare453

    Lare453 Meyvn (1,339) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    ISO: cantillon employee to embezzle beer for me
  15. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    The beer Bandit as opposed to the beer baron! Damn i want some duck duck gooze!
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  16. CMB2012

    CMB2012 Aspirant (250) Nov 26, 2008 Colorado

    Stealing is bad m'kay
  17. Moose90

    Moose90 Meyvn (1,455) Nov 25, 2012 Washington
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    Gents, this is an "only in Boulder" moment.

    Born and raised, it's a love/hate relationship with my hometown.

    "bottles of Rogue Old Crustacean beer ($100/bottle) and one bottle of 2001 Rogue Old Crustacean Barley Wine ($100/bottle)."

    Nice work 9News.
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  18. jaminjohnson

    jaminjohnson Initiate (189) Jul 3, 2012 Yukon (Canada)

    So he stole cases Of Isabelle p from Avery?
  19. Ohsaycanyoubeer

    Ohsaycanyoubeer Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2012 Colorado

    Avery was one of the 5 collaborators on Izzy... makes sense he has bottles.
  20. codysjb

    codysjb Devotee (424) Jun 16, 2010 Prince Edward Island (Canada)
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    Yup thats about the real story here... This seems to be about 1/5 the value of what they actually said it was
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  21. HopsintheSack

    HopsintheSack Devotee (452) Apr 17, 2012 California
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    I was more thinking its odd a very short term employee had access to such beers. I myself would have a vault with very limited access to the gold.
  22. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Aspirant (226) Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey
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    Note to self: Get lock and key for my cellar.
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  23. jaminjohnson

    jaminjohnson Initiate (189) Jul 3, 2012 Yukon (Canada)

    Make hidden room for cellar so the police can't find it too
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  24. futura123

    futura123 Initiate (0) Jul 29, 2010 California

    Is he on bad trader list yet?
  25. NiceFly

    NiceFly Aspirant (289) Dec 22, 2011 Tajikistan

    Yes, I really appreciated the distinction between Old Crustacean Beer and Old Curstacean Barley Wine.
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  26. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 California
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    Now Selling STOLEN Rogue Chocolate stout....90$ I can steal more if need be.
  27. black13

    black13 Disciple (309) Apr 11, 2010 Oregon
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    A possible out for this former employee: "I was just interested in the collectible bottles, I didn't care about the contents".
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  28. DrDemento456

    DrDemento456 Poo-Bah (3,487) May 15, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Why didn't he consume some of the evidence? I don't see the point in having a case of a certain beer and not consuming any.
  29. DCgolfpro

    DCgolfpro Devotee (479) Oct 26, 2011 Maryland
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    Put him on the "Bad Trader" list.
  30. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    I have some beers stashed away off premise... If only ....
  31. KansasBeerLover

    KansasBeerLover Disciple (362) Feb 16, 2009 Kansas

    He had 4-5 months to get rid of the evidence! Who said criminals are smart?
  32. sil1

    sil1 Aspirant (228) May 19, 2012 California
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    Great reporting ch 9 news team, and the research on they did on eBay 2 years ago.
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  33. danieelol

    danieelol Savant (957) Jun 15, 2010 Australia

    Sounds like a profiteer more than beer enthusiast to me.
  34. crytion

    crytion Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2010 Ohio

    10 times the facts ..only on channel 90 news!
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  35. Vav

    Vav Disciple (303) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    See: Latest Hauls thread.
  36. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (497) Jan 2, 2010 California
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    Cases of Izzy! wow that is pretty impressive.

    It will be hard to prove the monetary value. Not sure what amount qualifies as a felony, but since second hand beer sales are illegal I'm guessing they can only go after the purchase price?

    They said several cases of Izzy. I would imagine Adam Jackson could have fetched about 3500 a case on ebay last year...
  37. MEsoJD

    MEsoJD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 California

    Didn't Avery have a clue not to hire him? I mean it's all in his last name.
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  38. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,163) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    ISO: WnB. FT: toilet hooch
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  39. SnowFlowMfg

    SnowFlowMfg Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2011 California

    I'd prefer getting $300 from insurance than $7 lol
  40. BrewTasting

    BrewTasting Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2010 Nevada
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    You steal an Avery beer, and "Karma" comes to get you!!
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