Have you ever had a weird IP trade?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by evilcatfish, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (979) Sep 4, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    I had an IP trade with Acurtis mom....Oh wait yeah that really did happen.
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  2. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    ehammond1 likes to get weird for sure. Would IP trade with again/10
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  3. Sarlacc83

    Sarlacc83 Crusader (752) Mar 2, 2008 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    I had an in person trade where I sat down to wait for the guy at Upright Brewing. If you've never been there, there are a couple of rustic picnic tables, and there was a guy across from me who had a bundle of beer as well. We both kept checking our phones (probably secretly wondering if we were supposed to trade for each other), but the IP trader kept pushing back the time he was going to show up, so we awkwardly stared at each other for about 45 minutes until the dude arrived, threw beer at us, then went off with his friends. Good times.
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  4. thebigredone

    thebigredone Champion (811) Dec 19, 2011 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    The first couple times I did an IP trade my girlfirend told me she hoped I wasn't going to get raped and murdered by some nut job. The only reason this is funny is that when I shared this story with a couple of BA's in a local tasting group, they all said "My wife said the same exact thing!" Now all the wives have learned that no rape will occur, because everything is consensual. :wink:
  5. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Only IP trade I have ever done was for Head(y)
    Topper that is.. No lie
    Went down smooth as silk !!!
  6. jmarsh123

    jmarsh123 Meyvn (1,314) Mar 31, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    During my last IP trade, I learned there are 2 Babies R Us's within 3 miles or so on the northside of Indy. Depending on your opinion, trading beer in a Babies R Us parking lot may qualify as weird too.
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  7. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Aspirant (270) Jul 12, 2012 Utah
    Beer Trader

    Not nearly as weird as trading babies outside of a beer store.
  8. MarkFy

    MarkFy Disciple (319) Dec 18, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Love the DLD trades, especially later in the day when you might not remember exactly what is happening. We were on our way to the car at the end of DLD '11 when time froze and I remember handing off some local Chicago beers out of my backpack to some guys who gave me some of theirs. Woke up the next day with some great stuff like batch 9000, Darkness and others. Weird....
  9. juliusseizure

    juliusseizure Aspirant (262) Feb 11, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    An IP trade is as close as I will ever get to feeling the thrill of doing a drug deal in a parking lot.
  10. arniepnminne

    arniepnminne Initiate (173) Jun 2, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Did he get hauled off at Darkness Day 2011? LOL!
  11. biglobo8971

    biglobo8971 Devotee (480) May 6, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    no, he was callled a douche then he left.
  12. AleWatcher

    AleWatcher Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2009 Illinois

    Oh .
    So that's how it is, huh?

    Meet me up for a trade, have a few drafts, share an order of nachos(!), but when I run into you now I'm just supposed to pretend like it never happened?!
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  13. deadbody

    deadbody Aspirant (296) May 10, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    It's not you it's me. That night while it was magical, well, lets just say I was pretty high on x, and I don't normally do that.

    But I'll always think of you when I eat nachos.
  14. cocoapuph

    cocoapuph Aspirant (219) Mar 4, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    ISO: Nachos FT: Magical night
  15. Bad_Trader

    Bad_Trader Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2012 Namibia

    Anyone wanna get weird?
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  16. pschul4

    pschul4 Zealot (562) Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    So many people you could be referring to...
  17. biglobo8971

    biglobo8971 Devotee (480) May 6, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    You keep eye balling my 5 year old like he is an afternoon snack. You know it's bad when all he says is "That Christopher Walken guy keeps staring at me!!!"
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  18. deadbody

    deadbody Aspirant (296) May 10, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    What the hell are you letting your 5 year old watch that he can recognize someone and how much they look like Christopher Walken?
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  19. totoropanda

    totoropanda Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2012 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    My friend told me of a weird IP trade with a Postal Worker that pulled beer that he was trading from his USPS truck..
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  20. 7clutch

    7clutch Aspirant (213) Sep 14, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Just did an IP trade with baybum and grabbed something to eat. Then he proceeded to crack open one of these: [​IMG]
    (couldn't upload actual image from my phone because I'm a dumbass)
    What a weirdo :wink:
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  21. biglobo8971

    biglobo8971 Devotee (480) May 6, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    it is in reference to Alewatcher's uncanny ability to do a deadpan impression of Mr. Walken.
  22. dachshunddude86

    dachshunddude86 Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2012 Florida

    Please tell us he does the watch scene from pulp fiction
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  23. Demer

    Demer Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2010 New Jersey

    All mine have been cool but its always looks sketchy when dudes are parked trunk to trunk moving shit back and forth.
  24. sandman3479

    sandman3479 Devotee (411) Dec 8, 2006 Connecticut
    Beer Trader

    This past year I did an IP trade on Thanksgiving afternoon on the NY State Thruway off of exit 21 in Selkirk, NY in a park and ride lot with SteveC32( good dude BTW). I was on my way to my gf's parent's house in VT, and she was with me. Believe it or not, she didn't find it ammusing!
  25. pmoney

    pmoney Crusader (715) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    The only thing that makes my IP trades weird are my girlfriend's "Internet boyfriend" jokes.
  26. raczkowski

    raczkowski Disciple (324) May 16, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    I did a couple iP trades at huna day and I had 3 buddies with me when I made 1...they were flabbergasted that I was doing this. Took pictures and posted on Facebook as a joke with funny caption. But all my friends are the same"why are U trading beer and meeti g people"....my fiancé said one day "I don't want u to give out our address to people. They could track is down and kill us." I fell over laughing. Maybe if I didn't send box I was supposed to lol. She is a little irrational.
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  27. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    One time I sent my 11 year old nephew Dylan to do an IP trade for me. I don't exactly know what happened but the kid hasn't talked to me ever since.
  28. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    As long as he brought you your beer it's all good...
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  29. fritts211

    fritts211 Aspirant (210) Feb 19, 2011 Tennessee
    Beer Trader

    Well, I did an IP trade when I lived in Chicago with Pschul4 that went well (great guy), but what happened afterward was weird and somewhat a result of the IP trade.

    I went to the South Loop Binny's (which I had never gone to) after the trade and picked up a lot of things, probably $80 worth of beer. I filled up my backpack I had brought and had 2 bags to carry as well, but when I tried to get a cab, the people at the store told me a cab garage was right across the street. I went over, only to find every cab driver was "off the clock." Standing there, trying to figre out the best way to get a cab, I had one homeless man call me a cracker and threaten to stab me, but did it in stride as he was walking into the gas station, and another decided to take a leak on the side of a building next to me in broad daylight. Kind of weird when you don't have a good idea of where you are. I left and it took me about 20 minutes to find a cab carrying about 20-30 pounds of beer.

    I never went back to the SL Binny's.
  30. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    If I were you, I'd blame Peter.
  31. Bay01

    Bay01 Aspirant (278) Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    If you're gonna lie, at least make it conceivable. Pics or it didn't happen.
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  32. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 New York

    Hahahaha awesome
  33. RochesterAaron

    RochesterAaron Initiate (68) May 24, 2007 New York

    Says the dude spending the night at my house next weekend. My wife keeps telling people that "some guys from the internet we've never met are getting drunk at our house and spending the night."

    This is how my wife refers to every BA that texts me.
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  34. pschul4

    pschul4 Zealot (562) Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I told my friends this weekend and naturally they thought you were going to chloroform and rape me. Psh as if it would be rape..
  35. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Poo-Bah (3,322) Dec 13, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    i spotted yeahnatenelson on line at a release and requested a high 5. haven't washed my hand since (my wife is getting concerned...there is this weird green thing that seems to be growing in the spot where said high five occurred).

    as for IP trades, i find that you need to involve opening a bottle or sharing a beer at a bar to avoid the weirdness. i've met people in parking lots and even sent my wife and other family to meet people for trades...in the end, beer trades tend to seem way more sketchy than actual drug deals since drug deals seem to be smooth and seem like they have happened before whereas trading bottles of beer is like kids swapping nintendo games...just odd.
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  36. mkabull

    mkabull Disciple (385) Nov 2, 2007 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Not that they were weird but my IP trades at the Southampton release last year were awkward. Trying to find who you are trading with in the dark, during a huge bottle share and amongst 100 or so beer geeks isn't the easiest thing.
  37. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Initiate (108) Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Not exactly an IP trade, but I did do an IDB trade once with MarcatGSB.
  38. jamvt

    jamvt Disciple (389) Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    never tire of this.

  39. AngusOg

    AngusOg Meyvn (1,016) Apr 23, 2010 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    that's fantastic.
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  40. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Posted that video on my Fb page, and almost immediately someone responded "People do that!?" :stuck_out_tongue:
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