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pre 08 BCBS - how hard to get?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by minnesotaryan, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    Sorry to clog up the forum, but I am trying to take my bcbs vertical deeper and am curious to what single 12 oz bottles would go for? I know, if I have to ask I don't have the correct ammo to land it.
     
  2. 3rdto1st

    3rdto1st Dec 1, 2011 California

    About a year ago, I got a 2008 and 2009 for a BA Cuir, just as a data point
     
  3. Treebs

    Treebs Apr 18, 2011 Illinois

    I traded a 2011 KBS, 2012 KBS, 2011 BB4D and a 2011 BBpt5 for a 2007 and 2008 a few months ago.
     
  4. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    I traded an '08, '10, and 2 x '11 BCBS for an '05 back in the spring.
     
  5. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Mar 19, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I think I saw an '06 and '07 trade for a CBS awhile back.
     
  6. tniaPSM

    tniaPSM Dec 5, 2012 Viet Nam

    Is 2008 BCBS still holding up well??
     
  7. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    08 is amazing, had two last week.
     
  8. TomFoolery_x

    TomFoolery_x Oct 4, 2012 Illinois

    Not meaning to thread jack, but does anyone know the earliest year it was bottled? I read an article a few months ago that Greg Hall had just drank the last of his '92 stash and that he wished he saved more. Now that doesn't mean it was bottled that early, but I'm just curious. I need to find that article though
     
  9. TomFoolery_x

    TomFoolery_x Oct 4, 2012 Illinois

    On a side note, ISO 1992 BCBS!
     
  10. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Mar 19, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    2005, at least as far as I know
     
  11. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

    Dude if such a bottle existed I can see it trading for a Dave and not much else...
     
  12. TomFoolery_x

    TomFoolery_x Oct 4, 2012 Illinois

    How sweet would it be to stumble upon a 1/6 barrel of 1992 BCBS though?? o_O
     
  13. TomFoolery_x

    TomFoolery_x Oct 4, 2012 Illinois

    Dave, M or just a shit tons of today's whalez, bro
     
  14. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

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  15. BAstoutsNsours

    BAstoutsNsours Sep 21, 2012 Florida

    I was told bottles go back to at least 1997, I know I know, just what I've been told.
     
  16. TomFoolery_x

    TomFoolery_x Oct 4, 2012 Illinois

    Well if they were bottling for things like that I could definitely entertain the idea that Greg and the gang could've bottled a few for their own personal consumption.
     
  17. Bad_Trader

    Bad_Trader Nov 8, 2012 Namibia

    I heard several times, from several people who had larger verticals that 07' was past its prime, 08' was doing downhill, 09'/10'/11' were drinking fantastically, and fresh is great as usual.

    Not sure why one would want to seek out much older vintages, other than to confirm these things for themselves.
     
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  18. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

    because walez, bro
     
  19. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Had a 07 couple weeks ago. Dead flat... But tasted a ton of vanilla. Reminded me of the bcbvs. So much vanilla. 08 was great though.
     
  20. TomFoolery_x

    TomFoolery_x Oct 4, 2012 Illinois

    Well if I can't find the article, Greg Hall claimed his '92 was drinking great. So I guess take that as a grain of salt.
     
  21. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

    Of course it was. Since no one unbiased can confirm/deny....why say anything else?
     
  22. Bad_Trader

    Bad_Trader Nov 8, 2012 Namibia

    I was reading a beer review that said this beer was:


    That's from the horses mouth too, so I guess I would agree whole heartedly. You can read the rest of their review here.

    http://www.anheuser-busch.com/uploads/Budweiser-Select-Fact-Sheet.pdf
     
  23. jegross2

    jegross2 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Unless you've got older beer, a lot. FWIW, I think 2007 peaked about a year ago.
     
  24. minnesotaryan

    minnesotaryan Dec 27, 2010 Minnesota

    my homebrew partner/good friend just scored a 2007 tonight, so I guess this thread can be closed.
     
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  25. evilc

    evilc Jan 27, 2012 California

    An awesome BA full of whalez bro that sent me an 07' said the same. Seems to be the normal opinion.

    I am doing 07 - 12 in a week so will report my findings. Pouring room temp all at the same time in a flight for 3 people.
     
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  26. FanClub

    FanClub Nov 2, 2012 Indiana

    Hey from someone who can tell the difference between regular 07 and 07 pappy it means a lot
     
  27. readbaron

    readbaron May 12, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I think the 07 vintage just wasn't that good. The 06 and 08 are great (granted it was a while ago when I last had an 06), and I'd be shocked if they were going down hill.
     
  28. tjfilippo

    tjfilippo Jan 28, 2008 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    We did an '05 (both releases)-'11 vertical over the summer and I thought that every year has held up quite well. You won't be dissapointed by the earlier vintages.
     
  29. tbadiuk

    tbadiuk Feb 9, 2009 Manitoba (Canada)
    Beer Trader

    When I opened an 07 in Jan '12 I found it really mellow, and pretty flat. Taste wise it was very different than the 08 and 09 we opened beside it. Didn't taste bad, just a bit muddled. Opening another 08 (along with 09/10 and maybe 11) next month to see how things are holding up....

    BTW, twist-off caps may be causing lots of bottle variation here a well, as 07 was twist-off.
     
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