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Kern Citra...what might it take?

Discussion in 'Trade Talk' started by ironchefmiyagi13, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. ironchefmiyagi13

    ironchefmiyagi13 Defender (642) Jan 9, 2013 Tennessee
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    So I hear the lottery was announced and people are about to get their allocated bottles. I was just wondering if this is a beer to pull out the big guns for or if it is one where a lot of bottles are produced and given out with a nice bottle limit to people.

    Just wondering as this is near the top of my hit list.
     
  2. Crawfordesquire

    Crawfordesquire Initiate (124) Dec 20, 2011 North Carolina
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    I'd say somewhere in the middle between what you mentioned as options while sorta closer to the former scenario. But if it's at the top of your hit list then offer up a generous bounty and I'm sure you'll get it.
     
  3. goodbetterbestbested

    goodbetterbestbested Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 California

    it's an ipa made multiple times a year and there was no shitshow to inflate the value this year. shouldn't be tough to land if you offer anything decent
     
  4. HeadyTheElder

    HeadyTheElder Disciple (390) Nov 3, 2012 Louisiana
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    What's decent? Cantillon?
     
  5. goodbetterbestbested

    goodbetterbestbested Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 California

    i'd say so : )
     
  6. HeadyTheElder

    HeadyTheElder Disciple (390) Nov 3, 2012 Louisiana
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    Excellent... :Mr. Burns:
     
  7. mrcraft

    mrcraft Poo-Bah (1,735) Dec 15, 2012 California
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    Someone heard at GABF that there were roughly 650 people that entered the lottery, and KRBC will pick 300 people with a 6 bottle limit. They haven't addressed how they will distribute bottles that are not claimed if lottery winners do not pay or pick them up. $7 per bottle. I think the wildcard is the ~300 people that will end up with bottles, and how they will trade them.

    Depending on the Cantillon, hopefully you'll get multiple Citras.

    [take this with a grain of salt, I'm just passing on what I read on another thread...] :wink:
     
  8. HeadyTheElder

    HeadyTheElder Disciple (390) Nov 3, 2012 Louisiana
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    Gotcha.

    What size are the bottles?
     
  9. mrcraft

    mrcraft Poo-Bah (1,735) Dec 15, 2012 California
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    22 oz. bombers.
     
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  10. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    Damn I have traded FBS for Citra a couple releases ago, now it takes some Cantillon? Lol I will drink other IPAs in that case
     
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  11. JayORear

    JayORear Savant (931) Feb 22, 2012 California
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    Or drink them :slight_smile:
     
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  12. grilledsquid

    grilledsquid Zealot (500) Jul 10, 2009 California
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    Since KRBC is pretty much in the middle of nowhere, if someone wanted to trade Citra DIPA for IPAs made by another brewery in the middle of nowhere, would you think it's unreasonable?
     
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  13. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    I have no problem with that.
     
  14. Vanlingleipa

    Vanlingleipa Disciple (386) May 19, 2011 California
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    It's a DIPA made 2x a year
     
  15. JayORear

    JayORear Savant (931) Feb 22, 2012 California
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    Pretty sure that first comment was sarcasm. (Right?)
     
  16. kscaldef

    kscaldef Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2010 Oregon
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    I'm not sure if it was. The lottery is pretty civilized compared to people driving several hours and getting shut out.
     
  17. standardcherry

    standardcherry Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2011 Massachusetts

    I got a couple last year + Blabaer + Black Tuesday for a 2007 Cable Car. I thought Citra was great, but not worth the hassle to trade for. I much prefer Heady, Double Sunshine, HF IPAs. Nice tick though.
     
  18. goodbetterbestbested

    goodbetterbestbested Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 California

    what
     
  19. chardlogic

    chardlogic Aspirant (274) Feb 18, 2011 Florida
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    You probably got lucky in that trade. Most times people want some pretty limited bottles for their Citra allotment.
     
  20. JayORear

    JayORear Savant (931) Feb 22, 2012 California
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    Because it's twice a year, right? 1800 bottles? And I think it's pretty tough to land?
     
  21. nicks6217

    nicks6217 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 California
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    It's not like those beers you rather have are any easier to trade for.
     
  22. standardcherry

    standardcherry Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2011 Massachusetts

    True, for Double Sunshine. Heady and HF growlers aren't too hard to track down though.
     
  23. goodbetterbestbested

    goodbetterbestbested Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 California

    it's a high bottle limit highly degradable beer made more than once a year. IPAs don't trade highly. there's not an IPA in the world cantillon wouldn't pull.
     
  24. grilledsquid

    grilledsquid Zealot (500) Jul 10, 2009 California
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    Define "highly."
     
  25. goodbetterbestbested

    goodbetterbestbested Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 California

    i think you can figure it out yourself. citra isn't going to trade for any more than hill farmstead growlers. why are you all so mad? seems to be a lot of people planning to flip their bottles in this thread : )
     
  26. kscaldef

    kscaldef Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2010 Oregon
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    Beers that you must drink immediately don't trade as highly as beers which allow speculation that they might increase in value over time. Simple economics.
     
  27. grilledsquid

    grilledsquid Zealot (500) Jul 10, 2009 California
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    don't assume anything. i'm just curious what you meant exactly. "won't trade highly" could mean won't trade for anything more than shelf turds to some people.
     
  28. grilledsquid

    grilledsquid Zealot (500) Jul 10, 2009 California
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    I suppose that's the case now, which I'm totally cool with. It hasn't always been that way though. Younger growlers used to trade for quite a bit and I remember when Heady first got canned, folks weren't letting it go for mere shelf beers.
     
  29. kscaldef

    kscaldef Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2010 Oregon
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    I've never traded for Heady. Every can I've gotten was an extra.
     
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