Lucky Shelf Pulls

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  1. gcamparone

    gcamparone Meyvn (1,435) Dec 6, 2011 Rhode Island
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    I work at a pretty big bottle shop and get excited when the truck comes on Thursday's. When I saw them unloading 4 cases of bcbcs, cherry, and bcbs I nearly cried tears of joy.
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  2. Skull40

    Skull40 Initiate (191) Apr 1, 2010 Indiana

    The last time BCBCS was released, I asked a store owner about it. They stated that they didn't receive any, but they asked me if I wanted to buy a King Henry. I did.
  3. Scalzo

    Scalzo Aspirant (244) Feb 27, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    found these hiding at a liquor store recently

    1 Bruery Fruet
    2 GI Bramble's
    1 2011 Goose Island Coffee
    2 FW Parabola's
    2 FW 15th
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  4. VikingHammer

    VikingHammer Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2007 Massachusetts

    GI BCBS Rare $42. I saw it out of the corner of my eye.
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  5. JZ468

    JZ468 Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2012 New Mexico

    A case of Odell Mountain Standard for $11. Normally $11 a four pack
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  6. ilikebeer03

    ilikebeer03 Champion (825) Oct 17, 2012 Texas

    Today I found 2 bottles of Deschutes The Abyss at a local grocery store! (It's finally out in TX)
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  7. loweball727

    loweball727 Aspirant (214) Apr 26, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    42 12 oz bottles of BCBS with a generous case discount
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  8. ESeab

    ESeab Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 New Jersey

    Winner, thats really really cheap
  9. RandomBattle

    RandomBattle Aspirant (232) Jun 25, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    Probably 7 months ago I found 1 bottle of King Henry in a random grocery store in Brooklyn...ever since I've wanted to go into every random store, ya know, just in case...
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  10. BlackElixir

    BlackElixir Initiate (198) Jan 22, 2013 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Walked into one of my local shops a few weeks ago, only to randomly find a few bottles of Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze just sittin' on the shelf! I was stoked because I haven't seen it around my area before & I love me some gueuze!
  11. PeterJ

    PeterJ Initiate (69) Dec 5, 2012 California

    Found a case of 2007 and 2009 World Wide Stout in the back room of a store about 1 year ago. That's probably my best
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  12. Guy-T

    Guy-T Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2013 Michigan

    A week ago I walked into a store looking for bcbs, said let me look in the back. Came out with a 4 pack of Backwoods Bastard. While buying it he pulled out a bottle of Frangelic Mountain Brown. Couldn't believe it, thought I was gonna miss out on both!!
  13. beertardis

    beertardis Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2012 Rhode Island

    not trying to be a dick but the store around the corner from my house at this moment literally has about 6 bottles of sucaba 12 and at least four bottles of bolt cutter and a few four packs of bcbs just sitting on the shelf i have bought all i can affford and thats whats left its like no one knows whats there
  14. IamMe90

    IamMe90 Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2012 Wisconsin

    If you don't mind, what store?
  15. Crookdrain

    Crookdrain Aspirant (286) Jan 13, 2010 New York
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    They're sold out now but 94th and 3rd in Bay Ridge. If you're looking for BCBS Coffee check out the corner deli on 5th and Berkeley. They have about 6 bottles left at $16.99
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  16. craigo19

    craigo19 Disciple (332) Oct 12, 2009 Michigan
    Supporter Beer Trader

    In the fall I went looking for Stone enjoy by in Toledo and got the last 6 pack of Bell's This One Goes to 11. New Years Day I was at a Whole Foods and found three bottles of Bolt Cutter, but the wife was with me and she limited my purchase to one.
  17. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (4,983) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
    Supporter Beer Trader

    Time to make and agree on some New Year resolutions in your house! :sunglasses:
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  18. OneBeertoRTA

    OneBeertoRTA Devotee (490) Jan 2, 2010 California
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    I was in NY on business last year and hit up one of the stores recommended in the regional forums. Place had Kuhnnen 4D, Firestone XV, Frangelic Mountain Brown, a Blushing Monk, 30th anniversary Sierra Nevadas and flower power on draft. I had to drink like 4 bottles in the hotel when I realized I couldn't fit all of it in my 22 inch carry on.
  19. atomic

    atomic Disciple (328) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
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    Theres a place I found with at least 2 Utopias bottles for $220 here in Chicago.
    If anyone needs it and trusts me with their money to send it!
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  20. xanok

    xanok Disciple (369) Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut
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    A couple years ago, found a bomber of Imperial Stout Trooper 7 months after it hit shelves.
    Last week, I found a bottle of BCBCS and Black Ops.
  21. LuisQ

    LuisQ Initiate (172) Jan 9, 2013 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Found a 1.5 yr old espresso oak aged yeti. Sure, not a huge find. But delicious, nonetheless.
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  22. Drew26

    Drew26 Aspirant (217) Nov 2, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Late last year I found 2 4pks of Founders Backwoods Bastard sitting on a shelf at a local shop long after I had given up hope of finding it. Nothing earth shattering, I know, but I was silly excited about finding it!
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  23. king75

    king75 Devotee (401) Jul 27, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Today I went into one of my local shops and found Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia 2011. Got two bottles for $16
  24. CLCardinal84

    CLCardinal84 Aspirant (257) Jan 29, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Found 4 bottles of BCBCS at a Jewel Osco in Chicago. Right place at the right time. Also snagged a Still Nacht Reserva 2010 off the shelf.
  25. smithm1970

    smithm1970 Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    I choose to finally break my silence.

    About 6 years ago, I was in Louisville Ky at a bottle shop. I found on the back of the shelf 6 bottles of Alexander Rodenbach. In literally one of my very first trades, I traded 3 of them to JoJoMa, and yes, I did get all the beers he promised..along with a Pete's Wicked Strawberry Blonde as an extra (I added a 2003 DFH WWS, among others).

    Part of me will always believe I significantly contributed to the JoJoMa/tulip bulb bubble burst. If I only knew how rare those were then..or the storm it would create..I had no idea.

    BTW..this really is a true story.
  26. Dirty25

    Dirty25 Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 Germany

    I could have scored two cases of BCBS this year. After getting the first one and selling most of the 4 packs away the second case I saw on the shelfs I only picked up 2 4 packs. I would have kept both cases but I am moving to Germany.

    Where this is not that big of a deal BCBS only made it to Central AR and never hit the shelfs in almost every store. Most stores had a list with a 2 bottle limit.
  27. caseyoharaa

    caseyoharaa Disciple (341) Nov 15, 2009 California
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Nothing crazy by the standards set by some of you, but I was pretty stoked to find a bottle of Cantillon Classic Gueuze and Epic's First Batch NZIPA today at my local home brew shop.
  28. JasonSiedman

    JasonSiedman Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2012 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    Walked into a random store tonight and found a 2001 Lou Pepe Framboise. Best part, only $10. Lady said she pulled it out of her cellar to sell. Paid and ran as fast as I could.
  29. Jeremy6566

    Jeremy6566 Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Arizona

    A couple of days ago I found eight bottles of 2011 3 Philosophers sitting on the shelf of a local shop, he said "I found them in the back and just put 'em out a couple of days ago".

    I picked up a couple and I'm debating about picking up some more for trades, anyone think it would be good trading stock?
  30. Roger85

    Roger85 Devotee (414) Aug 24, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I know this beer isn't well liked on this site, but when I went to a tasting at my local shop last night and saw that they had put a case of Frangelic Mountain Brown on the shelf, I bought two bottles of it. And it made my night.
  31. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Poo-Bah (3,203) Jun 9, 2006 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Sounds like you hit a grey market jackpot, Funkwerks and Dry Dock aren't even available everywhere in CO let alone out of state.

    My best find was any time I found a gueuze on the shelf in CO in the last two years.
  32. mellowmark

    mellowmark Aspirant (263) Mar 31, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    I found this awesome and still working 1950's Jefferson gold-plated desk clock at a local thrift shop that was selling for only $5.... oh shit wrong forum.
  33. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Two 4-packs of BCBS this week at JB Russo and sons in Grand Rapids, $5.49 a bottle too. Really thought I would see an inflated price tag like $10 much like when people slow roll their KBS around here.
  34. brikelly

    brikelly Aspirant (269) Apr 11, 2010 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Coming back from Acadia National Park in ME last year, my wife and I were driving through Ellsworth ME, and she spots the words "Global Beverage Warehouse". We pull in and find lots of great beer, and then all of a sudden we spot them....4x Cantillon Classic Gueuze 375ml. With no limit.

    Went to Brighton MA for a nice Irish lunch in the Green Briar pub, then went across to the liquor store on the street and found lots of Imperial Stout Trooper.

    Visited my uncle in Fort Collins CO and found Supplication in the liquor store near his house. Almost fainted when I tasted it (it was my first RR).
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  35. victory4me

    victory4me Zealot (547) Oct 16, 2004 Pennsylvania

    Batch one Lebleu a good two or three months after release sitting on the shelf for $12.95. Snagged both bottles.
  36. LSUPT

    LSUPT Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2011 California

    Found a Stone 12th Anniversary a couple weeks ago. Also, used to see Cantillion LP's on the shelf, before I knew what they were, a few years ago.
  37. atomic

    atomic Disciple (328) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    You wouldnt by chance want to mention where this hole in the wall was?
    In return, Ill let you know of another hole in the wall that has cases of zombie dust!
  38. DCgolfpro

    DCgolfpro Devotee (479) Oct 26, 2011 Maryland
    Beer Trader

    Was on my way home from picking up my marriage license last week and made a call to a (sort of) on the way hot spot to try and score BA Bigfoot. After I was told it was in stock, I made my detour to stock up. On the shelf next to the BA bigfoot was a slew of Eclipse's, including Elijah Craig 12 year. Left with 4 BA Bigfoot and their last 2 Elijah Craig's.

    Never thought I'd be stoked after driving an hour to get my marriage license. Broke and stoked.
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  39. xanok

    xanok Disciple (369) Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut
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    Found a Bruery Fruet just yesterday at a store in Mass. Considering this store got a single case about 8 months ago, this was a huge find. After talking with the beer guy, he said the lone bottle just somehow got buried in back. Likely a held bottle that was never picked up, and just forgotten about.
  40. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Meyvn (1,019) Aug 29, 2008 Australia

    A store that had 6 fou foune on the shelf. Easy and done. Next question?
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