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Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by Hopsiam14, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. Hopsiam14

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    Did any MN BAs hit up the France 44 cellar sale this morning? I would love to know if you scored some whales, and I'm wondering if a BA won the RARE!
     
  2. vacax

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    They sold a Rare? Told you guys it was still on the shelf.
     
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  3. Hopsiam14

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    They raffled 1-2 off I think.
     
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    You must have good eyes to see it on the shelf from CA. All the muffin tops probably.
     
  5. jp7161

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    Midwest shelf turds
     
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    I was there. No real whales, but a lot of great stuff. Lots of vintage bcbs, cherry rye, bcbcs, KBS, blacknote, Westy 12, abyss 3 year verticals, black ops, etc.
    At noon they tapped a darkness keg and sold '10, 11, 12 darkness and some other surly anniversarys
    They raffled 2 bottles of rare
     
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    I know one of the Rares went to a guy who seemed confused as to what he was getting, not sure about the other one.
     
  8. MPLSbrewer

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    ya i talked to that guy. he had no idea what rare was, but he likes bourbon county and loves pappy. so, im guessing he will enjoy it
     
  9. Hopsiam14

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    Good grief! I hope he didn't just crack it right there like a guy did at Darkness day... At least in yesterday's case there wasn't rare on tap 20 feet away.
     
  10. Hopsiam14

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    Wow, that is better than I would have expected.
     
  11. jp7161

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    Why would that be a bad thing? It's just beer, right.
     
  12. Hopsiam14

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    Fair enough...
     
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    I cracked a Darkness at Darkness Day...

    Bad form?
     
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    I hope not. I was slugging DL out of the bottle last year...until I caught a chunk of sludge anyway.
     
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    Classing up that bitch, huh?
     
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  16. Hopsiam14

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    No insult intended. I just prefer to keep my fresh bottles capped when I can get it on tap at the brewery. To each their own.
     
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    I agree with everyone else's sentiment on this one. That guy deserves it as much as anyone else.

    When I got into this hobby, the second release I ever went to was for Flossmoor's Killer Kapowski where I won a raffle and was able to buy a Wooden Hell. I cracked it the next day. I had no idea how rare it was, I didn't even really know what a barleywine was, but I sure as hell enjoyed it. :D
     
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    04-06 bottle?
     
  19. kscaldef

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    Dude, you don't drink rare beer. That's crazy talk. ;)
     
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    Yeah, I talked to him too. He was a really nice guy, clearly didn't have ANY idea what he had. Thought about making him an offer, but I don't think money was really an issue for him. I think he happened to be there and grabbed some Darkness. Probably didn't know he was even in the raffle.

    On a side note...One guy bought a 2010 and 2011 Utopias, plus whatever else he saw sitting around. A woman who I THINK was with him asked what I would take for my 2010 Darkness. I kindly declined even getting into that.

    All in all, I dug the event. It felt a bit like a game/race during the 9AM release. Fun.
     
  21. Ynot2

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    Are you sure they had 2010 Utopias?
     
  22. chrisp450

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    Might have the years mixed up, but I thought that's what he said. Either way, two different Utopias.
     
  23. 4DAloveofSTOUT

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    Did they have any Surly 4?
     
  24. chrisp450

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    Unfortunately no. Was hoping to see that. 5 and 2010 darkness were the most rare surlys.
     
  25. 4DAloveofSTOUT

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    cool.
     
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    EDIT: Bad at reading, nvm
     
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    '04 yeast
    '05 not
    '06 not
    '07 yeasty
    '08 yeasty
    '09 better
    '10-12 not

    By "yeasty" I mean, 1-2" at the bottom of the bottle. Just for reference.

    Cheers
     
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    Thats like wearing your own band's t-shirt, loser. Just kidding
     
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