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Kate the Great, any hope?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by kristougher, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. kristougher

    kristougher Jun 27, 2013 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    is this even reasonable to hope for making a trade and landing one?
  2. CooperEllis

    CooperEllis Feb 25, 2010 New York

    Seeing as you've offered no other information, have only been a member here since June, have no trades listed in your profile and list Old Stock as your only "got" - I'm going to comfortably say, maybe?
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  3. kristougher

    kristougher Jun 27, 2013 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    I'm only curious, not making a serious offer
  4. maximum12

    maximum12 Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    If you have Dave, yes.

    If you have Old Stock, no.

    If you have other beers, maybe.
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  5. kristougher

    kristougher Jun 27, 2013 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Practically impossible, got it
  6. hiimrichie

    hiimrichie Jul 11, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    Nah, it's possible. Just bring more stuff more rare than Old Stock.
  7. kscaldef

    kscaldef Jun 11, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    The fundamental rule of trading: similar $, similar bottle count, similar distro will get it done. Might take a while to reach the right eyes, but 95% of the time this is the simple truth.

    From what I can tell, KtG has lost some of the hype around it, which works in your favor. There was a time that it might have been in the 5% of exceptions, but I don't think that's true any more. It's no longer one of the cool, hot, new, exciting instawhales; just a solid, brewery-only, limited release.
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  8. Crawfordesquire

    Crawfordesquire Dec 20, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    Ktg is a girl you'd marry, not the girl you'd want to be with if you were on death row.
  9. ShanePB

    ShanePB Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    KtG has been traded for some Heady Topper (very recently, too). So it's more than possible.
  10. sandiego67

    sandiego67 Feb 25, 2008 California

    I got a bottle a few months ago in a trade for West Coast vs. East Coast beers
  11. MVP09

    MVP09 Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Is KtG made every year?
  12. MarkF150

    MarkF150 Feb 9, 2009 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    2012 was the last year
  13. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Jan 2, 2010 California
    Beer Trader

    As Kramer would say KtG are a dump stock. They have been popping up everywhere recently. I would say most HF releases would land one or any decent brewery release.
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  14. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Dec 13, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    i couldn't imagine any vintage of KtG being what it once was at this point. my suggestion...move onto something newer and fresher. kate was great....but now...she's gone.
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  15. DaveHack

    DaveHack Mar 28, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Isn't KtG kinda 'over'? I've only had it once, and it was dubbed Kate the Average....just sayin'
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  16. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Nov 14, 2011 Vermont

    Whatever you would have to trade for KtG will be better than KtG.
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  17. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Jan 23, 2013 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    ^^^ this is exactly right from my perspective as well.
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  18. Greenplastic615

    Greenplastic615 Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    KtG '11, as of 5 months ago, was f'ing delicious. I think it's easier to get now than it was a year ago, so either quantity of something good (16x heady topper for Kate '11 just got done) or something "rare" but not stupidly rare would get it done. King Henry 1:1 maybe? I dunno.
  19. sacrelicio

    sacrelicio Feb 15, 2005 Minnesota

    Surprised people are crapping on KTG, I had a 2007 recently and it was great.
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  20. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I traded one 1:1 for RareR DOS when that was first released. I would have been happy with the trade, if the trader hadn't sent me a growler with a nick in the side that caused liquid to leak inside and the growler to be totally flat.
  21. Seanniek91

    Seanniek91 Jul 1, 2012 Rhode Island
    Beer Trader

    I had an 06 a month ago and it was literally one of the best beers I've ever had.
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  22. Franch

    Franch Mar 22, 2011 District of Columbia
    Beer Trader

    had 2011 in august and it's one of the best stouts i've had this year. iso: more port barrel goodness.
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