Lucky Shelf Pulls

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  1. guitarsnbeer

    guitarsnbeer Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2010 New York

    case of brooklyn black chocolate stout - $30.99 :sunglasses:
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  2. olympuszymurgus

    olympuszymurgus Zealot (582) Nov 24, 2009 California
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    2 bottles of 2010 Bam Noir, 5 bucks each.

    2 bottles of 2006 Calabaza Blanca, 10 bucks.

    2 bottle of 2009 Maracaibo Especial, 10 bucks.

    I love me some Jolly Pumpkin.
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  3. Pensfan

    Pensfan Aspirant (239) Feb 21, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Walked into a bar/restaurant today that had several BA Bigfoots for sale at $8.95 a bottle. Bought a few and left several more on the shelf for others.
  4. SteelCity75

    SteelCity75 Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2013 Connecticut

    This probably doesn't sound like much to many of the people on here, but I recently found a lone six pack of this year's Samuel Adam's Longshot winners in a random Kroger in rural West Virginia that I've never seen in the town that I live in, the biggest drinking town of West Virginia. It was sitting between a six pack of Budweiser and a six pack of Bud Light Platinum to boot.
  5. RichD

    RichD Champion (819) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    I pulled 2 2012 Sucabas at separate places. The first Sucaba was in a store I now frequent and this was in September of last year, about 6 months after it came out. And the next was at a store that I rarely go to and I found it sitting on the shelf in early November. Needless to say I immediately grabbed it. There were 2 more on the shelf at the same time in November but I decided to leave it for the next guy.
  6. ThirstyHrothgar

    ThirstyHrothgar Aspirant (281) Jun 29, 2010 North Carolina

    Got the last 4 pack of Great Lakes Alchemy Hour yesterday. Thought it was long gone off the shelves in Dayton, OH.
  7. dvmin98

    dvmin98 Site Editor (2,525) Nov 1, 2010 North Carolina
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    Went into a random beer store today. They had 2 cases of Doom. Asked what limit was, the guy didn't know, so he asked his manager. One case. Bingo.
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  8. JReites

    JReites Disciple (376) Dec 29, 2010 Florida
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    3 Marshal Zhukov's from 2011 hiding behind some CCB regulars about 2 months ago
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  9. sirsteve42

    sirsteve42 Defender (672) Jan 15, 2009 New York
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    Beer store in my town changed owners and the new guy is not educated on beer. 2 lou pepes just sitting on the shelf with no price tag. He said just give me $20! Lol
  10. jessup

    jessup Initiate (116) Feb 16, 2009 New Jersey

    scored a 23 pack of DFH immortale for $10!! distributor hooked up broken goods for cheap & guy didn't even know what he had :slight_smile:
  11. PlinyBeMiney

    PlinyBeMiney Aspirant (280) Jan 12, 2011 California
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    Just saw this post. Do you mind if I ask what store this was at?
  12. Paramecium

    Paramecium Initiate (0) Jun 23, 2010 California
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    I'm curious as well, any chance of revealing where in SoCal this was?
  13. fatsnowman22

    fatsnowman22 Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2011 Nevada
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    Found 2 bottles of pure hoppiness a week out side San Diego county
  14. kemoarps

    kemoarps Meyvn (1,100) Apr 30, 2008 Washington
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    local spot underwent a change of ownership recently, and the new owners started selling off the previous owner's supply of vintage barleywines. The new people have started asking my for recommendations because I come in so frequently to pick them up (I figure get a couple at a time, leaving enough for others who may be interested, then come back the next week and if they're still there, pick up some more).

    Only takes them back a couple years, but I was stocking up on 2010 bigfoots (bigfeet?) before they sold out, and am currently packing away the 2011s (among other more local barleywine faire)
  15. kingkukta

    kingkukta Initiate (82) May 4, 2013 California
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    Were they still good?
  16. kingkukta

    kingkukta Initiate (82) May 4, 2013 California
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    Just found some 2010 Stone IRS and Batch 10 Supplication
  17. fatsnowman22

    fatsnowman22 Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2011 Nevada
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  18. DrDemento456

    DrDemento456 Poo-Bah (3,414) May 15, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Picked up a six pack of Founders Curmudgeon for 10 bucks at the mixed six section at the House of 1,000 beers. Was exactly all they had left and usually 12 dollar a four pack.

    I sometimes luck out there since they had Bells expedition stout in the same mix and match for days. I only grabbed a few of those since I don't love it as much.
  19. mtmonroe9

    mtmonroe9 Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2013 North Carolina
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    Where in NC?
  20. Czar_chasm

    Czar_chasm Aspirant (240) Jun 20, 2012 Michigan
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    Those need some age on them...
  21. dvmin98

    dvmin98 Site Editor (2,525) Nov 1, 2010 North Carolina
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  22. Drew26

    Drew26 Aspirant (218) Nov 2, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Hoppin Frog Hop Heathens and Frosted Frogs being cleared out at a Woodmans near me for $1.49 each.
  23. cmmcdonn

    cmmcdonn Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2009 Virginia

    I found three bottles of LP Frambroise dated 2006 about six months ago in NEPA. I've never seen Cantillon in that shop prior to that (or since). Had it for my 800th.
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  24. dsal89

    dsal89 Disciple (331) Jul 6, 2008 Indiana
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    Found King Henry on the shelf about 6 months ago
  25. Gotti311

    Gotti311 Crusader (779) Mar 22, 2009 Wisconsin
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    I dont know how I forgot about this, but I was at a spot in the Midwest over Thanksgiving last year and they happen to have 4 bottles of Abyss sitting on the shelves. They didnt even have a limit so I proceeded to ensure there were 0 bottles on the shelves
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  26. dvmin98

    dvmin98 Site Editor (2,525) Nov 1, 2010 North Carolina
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    God you're such a greedy bastard. Why not save some for a BMC to experience???
    (BTW I would have done the same thing :slight_smile:)
  27. Mgm54

    Mgm54 Disciple (370) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    My first time getting BCBS. I was walking down to the pony bar in hells kitchen, NYC, on my way down I noticed a deli had a sign outside it saying they had BCBS for a limited time. I stoped in and they had 6 left, so I grabed them all, then went to the pony bar as planned, and while I was there, BCBS came on tap! It was an exciting day.
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  28. Gotti311

    Gotti311 Crusader (779) Mar 22, 2009 Wisconsin
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    I really did feel somewhat guilty. Hate that all the type 3's get most of these beers, but a spade is a spade
  29. mtmonroe9

    mtmonroe9 Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2013 North Carolina
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    Last weekend I asked if my local store had any KBS left and the manager walked to the back and handed me a bottle from 2011!
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  30. DrDemento456

    DrDemento456 Poo-Bah (3,414) May 15, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Bottled 4/19/12 so pre-aged too! Don't worry about "aged" beers in PA most of the stuff sits around forever if it doesn't sell. Good for some beers though!
  31. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Zealot (548) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

    i can walk into my bottle shop right now and get cold double crooked tree, gumballhead, stone IRS and Espresso IRS, PF, Toxic Revolution, and ITNOS
  32. Mikecap

    Mikecap Champion (849) May 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    $1 bottles of Stone Ruination and Sublimely Self-Righteous...can't say I left any behind for anyone else
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  33. MarshMan71

    MarshMan71 Disciple (377) Jul 17, 2012 Illinois
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    Sculpin $1.99 a bottle
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  34. NickThePyro

    NickThePyro Champion (892) Dec 24, 2012 Washington

    The first time I stopped in my local bottle shop I saw PtE on the shelf and decided to get one. A year and a half and nearly 300 bottles purchased from them later, I haven't seen a bottle of PtE in person. (Yes I know RR stopped distributing here months ago)
  35. Mattyb79

    Mattyb79 Devotee (474) Dec 11, 2012 Virginia
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    Walked into a random store yesterday and saw 3 bottles of Enjoy By 5/17 on the shelf marked as Stone IPA and priced 4.99. That beer sold out everywhere here by the day after it arrived, so I was shocked to see these. Bought two and left one for some other lucky person who hopefully hasn't gotten to try it. Same store still had a bottle of 11.11.11 vertical epic randomly on the shelf.
  36. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Aspirant (213) Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    These types of threads sadden me, because it either shows that the Grand Rapids area is too informed as to where good beer is that everything good is cleared out immediately, or I have a serious lack of knowledge as to where the hidden gems are in the area. I always try to walk into seemingly off-the-beaten-path liquor stores in the hopes that 4 packs of BCBS are waiting for me, but alas...they are not.
  37. yankeepride

    yankeepride Disciple (376) Jan 16, 2011 New Jersey
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    A little bit off-topic, but kind of in the same vein ... in the shop I frequent the most, and the beer manager is busy up at the front so I don't bother him. After a few minutes up and down the aisles, he flies by, sees my wife and I, hits the emergency brake, points and says, "wait right there, I have something for you." Comes back in a few with a bottle of BCBS Cherry Rye that I didn't even know had gotten to our part of the state. He had even told other people who asked about it that he didn't have it in order to save that last one for us! As if I wasn't already loyal to that place, that sure sealed the deal.
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  38. daniloknezic

    daniloknezic Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2009 Illinois

    Randomly traveled to chicago for work and found a rare at a store downtown. Didnt even know what it was and thought it was a ripoff. but, split it with a buddy because we were curious what could possibly merit a 50 dollar price tag and also bc we were pissed we didnt get any normal bourbon county.
  39. LuisQ

    LuisQ Initiate (172) Jan 9, 2013 Florida
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    just left my local hole in the wall liquor store. The owner is pretty cool. He knew I was looking for some white oak jai alai. He took me behind the counter and showed me 4 4-packs sitting in the case and asked me how many i wanted. I said 3 and left 1 for some other lucky bastard who hasn't tried. But in all honesty, NOBODY knows about this place, so I may just end up with that 4th 4-pack if it's not gone by the time I'm done with the 3 I have.
  40. lunarbrew

    lunarbrew Zealot (508) Mar 11, 2013 Wisconsin
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    I live in Madison and have the same sentiments. Rare releases fly off the shelves in hours. I'm think I'm going to start hitting up the weird little BMC shops in odd locations to see if I happen upon something great. So far that technique has not panned out.
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