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Getting real tired of whales.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by atomic, Feb 27, 2013.

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  1. GuzzLah

    GuzzLah Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 Illinois

    I don't hunt whalez, but will gladly slay them when I see them.
  2. BrewddhistDrunk

    BrewddhistDrunk Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 Iowa

    of the coffee or regular? i thought i just saw regular last time i went but i could be mistaken
  3. VikingsFan1215

    VikingsFan1215 Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2013 Minnesota

    I personally enjoy the hunt. I try to pick up whales whenever they get released. Its one of my hobbies. Some people enjoy hunting and fishing, I enjoy the search of a whale.
  4. CLaBarre

    CLaBarre Aspirant (288) Feb 22, 2013 Iowa
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    Regular, my bad
  5. jimmy666

    jimmy666 Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2010 Maryland

    I spit out my Ply-nee the elder after reading this :slight_smile:
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  6. Morey

    Morey Meyvn (1,029) Dec 30, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    This thread is awesome.
  7. Smitty1988

    Smitty1988 Initiate (0) Oct 16, 2012 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    I'm glad atomic mentioned this, I have also spent some time money and effort hunting down things. Kbs, CBS, Pliny, H topper,... And after I have said I had em, I was ok with just drinking great local beer, and the stuff that made it to my local total wine and more. Beer is meant to be shared and enjoyed, it represents a culture and style,... Why not celebrate the one closest to me?
  8. LarryAppleton

    LarryAppleton Aspirant (270) Dec 1, 2012 Quebec (Canada)
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    Agreed! this thread is like a massive Humblebrag. I love it. Its like: I'm so tired of sleeping with annoying supermodels, Ive decided to try regular girls from now on.
  9. atomic

    atomic Disciple (328) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
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    More like, I'm tired of chasing supermodels.
  10. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (3,808) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I think the thread is just an indication that after chasing whales down and consuming them, there are people who realize some of these whales (not all) are not that much better than typical shelf whales or even run of the mill shelf beers.
  11. BKBassist

    BKBassist Devotee (434) Jan 24, 2013 New York

  12. dar482

    dar482 Poo-Bah (3,476) Mar 9, 2007 New York
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    Well I guess thanks man. I'll keep an eye out it then.
  13. azureoval

    azureoval Aspirant (283) Jan 25, 2010 California

    What are you talking about, that wood grain design was awesome :wink:
  14. gcamparone

    gcamparone Meyvn (1,413) Dec 6, 2011 Rhode Island
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    but barry bonds rookie!! i'm not rich?
  15. Chiefilliniwek

    Chiefilliniwek Initiate (83) Mar 4, 2013 Illinois
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    It's all about the chase.
  16. justyouraveragebeerguy

    justyouraveragebeerguy Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2013 Illinois

    you get all those whales in dekalb?
  17. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    YEAH DUDE WE GET EVERYTHING IN DEKALB. Urghhhh how can two trolls ruin an entire city on a website? Unreal.
  18. justyouraveragebeerguy

    justyouraveragebeerguy Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2013 Illinois

    How do we know it's not you?
  19. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    Because my posting history is in direct contrast to those who have preceded me, and, in turn, ruined the reputation of an entire city? Also, I take pride in helping people, and in making people happy.
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  20. VaTechHopHead

    VaTechHopHead Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2008

    A little birdie told me that a my friend, code-named Bdubs, would trade all his whales for a reuben and fishing lures. Srs.
    BdubleEdubleRUN likes this.
  21. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    You know who else based their ranking system on seniority?

    Jim Jones.
    luwak and stayclean like this.
  22. baybassboy

    baybassboy Aspirant (297) Feb 23, 2011 California

    You think whales are ridiculously priced?!?!


    MSRP: $414.95
  23. justyouraveragebeerguy

    justyouraveragebeerguy Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2013 Illinois

    Thank goodness it's not barrel aged...
  24. Czar_chasm

    Czar_chasm Aspirant (240) Jun 20, 2012 Michigan
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    Didn't read the whole thread, and sorry if I sound rude, but have you had any real whales. Tonight I had King Henry, CBS and Fou foune (yeah, I know, not true white whales and humblebrag) but I'd trade everything in my cellar if it could be replaced by those beers! They're worth the hunt but that doesn't mean there aren't real solid beers available for much less hassle / cost. It is nice to be able to grab something special though for after an exam or something...
  25. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (4,885) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    That's a flick in the nads for those of us outside of your area. Geeks are climbing over each other at specialty bottle stores while in your area you can buy it at the local drug store. I'm confused with Goose Island by not controlling distribution more and shame on them for allowing it to be sold in a drug store and shame on me for being stupid enough to pay such a ridiculous price for a bottle when I'm lucky enough to find one and even then it's a limited number of "bottle"/person. (This isn't a slam on your statement either, just a general disgust for Goose Island when they're allowing product to be put on a drug store shelf for John Q Public.)
  26. atomic

    atomic Disciple (328) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
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    We covered this early on in the thread. In fact, King Henry was an example I had used as something I've been searching for and am giving up on, at which point Taxman was kind enough to invite me to have some with him.
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  27. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    Why should it be up to goose I sland to make sure that their beer only ends up in the hands of their snobbiest customers?
  28. shutyourface

    shutyourface Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2010 New York

    Seriously man, i want one!
  29. MN_Beerticker

    MN_Beerticker Initiate (0) Jul 10, 2012 Minnesota

    Never had a Whale besides Darkness if you call it that.

    Arguing on BA is like farting in a snowmobile suit.... You are only hurting yourself.
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  30. MattOC

    MattOC Aspirant (222) Jan 13, 2013 Massachusetts
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    I don't get too many whales around my way nor do I really seek them out - via trade (never have) or otherwise. I like the excitement of a limited release/limited supply arriving at one of my regular shops and that's what I consider a whale from my perspective. I like the feeling when they say something is available and I don't rush out and get it, but when I pop into the shop a couple of days later and bottles remain. Happened to me recently with BA Bigfoot and Sucaba.
  31. VaTechHopHead

    VaTechHopHead Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2008

    Whales, bro
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  32. Czar_chasm

    Czar_chasm Aspirant (240) Jun 20, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I'd never be able to land it why my trade ammo either and a local BA was gracious enough to crack a bottle with me last night... BA is an awesome place!
  33. kdb150

    kdb150 Devotee (472) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I would imagine that most BAs eventually reach a point where they are tired of trying everything under the sun, and racing around like a madman to snag every limited release, and instead simply sit back, stock their cellar and fridge with their favorites, and maybe try to score something limited if they really like it and/or doing so is not too much trouble. It's hard to be a discerning customer when you first acquire the desire and means to try so many different craft beers. I think it takes a while of chasing, and experiencing many letdowns and all of the wasted time and money that comes with trying hundreds of different and sometimes frightfully expensive beers, to really appreciate how awesome it is to have such a wide assortment of great, relatively inexpensive beer that is readily accessible to people in most parts of the country.
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  34. Dan114

    Dan114 Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2013 Massachusetts

    Message me and rant any time. Always looking for validation of my opinions
  35. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (4,885) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    It has nothing to do with snobbery and everything to do with some bottles ending up as drain pours because an unsuspecting customer doesn't know what they're buying. Granted, the price would possibly cause alot of people to pass it up. You're right, it's not my business, I just find it annoying that's all. I'll shut up and go back to my glass of BCBS. :wink:
  36. atomic

    atomic Disciple (328) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
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    Bingo. When I saw it at walgreens, it was going for $28. I don't know of a single person who'd pay that much unwittingly. I don't think this is a common site anyway, I think that particular walgreens had a BA in charge of the liquor department because they had a lot of other interesting stuff; Brooklyn Black Chocolate off the top of my head.
  37. luwak

    luwak Aspirant (269) Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    Haha awesome!
    .and you see how far he got..he was a godammn king (for a awhile)
  38. Nectar

    Nectar Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

  39. antlerwrestler19

    antlerwrestler19 Disciple (363) Nov 24, 2010 Nebraska
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    My mind did not even hesitate to read this in a thick country accent. It was instantaneous.
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  40. jmgrub

    jmgrub Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2010 California

    How many people so far have asked you to gopickitupformebro?
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