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Sharing "Rare Beer" with everyone

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by BreakingBad, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012

    This is a big shout out to Ryan!!! A couple weeks ago I put a thread out there asking if I had any beer worthy of trading for a Kate the Great and unfortunately the answer was No. But then I got a Message from a random BA saying he had a Kate the Great 2010 and he would share it with me on Darkness day!! I was Ecstatic and we met up and He followed through on his word!! What a great guy and a great community!!! This is exactly what I love about BA is that no matter what we can come together and share rare beer. And I have to say that Kate the Great is just one of those beers that actually does live up to the hype! Again Thank you ryan!! Share your other stories about sharing hard to find beer with people.

  2. bgramer

    bgramer Initiate (167) Feb 10, 2006 Washington

    This is how it should be. None of this "baseball card" collecting bullshit. Beer is meant to be enjoyed and shared! Kudos to you guys!!!
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  3. jeffthecheff

    jeffthecheff Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2008 Connecticut

    That's fun. I'm sure a stranger has shared something special with Ryan, now you need to share something special with a stranger. Keep the good beer karma circle running!
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  4. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,462) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    That's how it's done. Good to hear people share the wealth.
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  5. AleWatcher

    AleWatcher Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2009 Illinois

    What was ryan's user name?
  6. BarrytheBear

    BarrytheBear Meyvn (1,190) Dec 10, 2007 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Maybe the OP can verify, but I have a suspicion it was Schlais. I traded with him this summer and the 10 Kate was part of our trade. When I spoke with him before Darkness, he mentioned that he planned on bringing the bottle to share. If so, cheers to you Ryan!
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  7. Schlais

    Schlais Aspirant (242) Sep 28, 2011 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Thanks Ben for the shout out! Didn't expect to see a post about this. I'm glad you enjoyed it! Took me forever to find you, but you had plenty of beer to share too! And you offered to send a random box of goodies too!

    This is 100% true! Please keep the circle going forever!
  8. Schlais

    Schlais Aspirant (242) Sep 28, 2011 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Oh and a thank you to BarrytheBear for hooking up the KtG '10! And one more shout out to leschkie, who responded to a Berserker question, and offered a free bottle of Berserker at Darkness Day! Thank you to all of you generous BA'ers!
  9. Cuzco

    Cuzco Initiate (79) Mar 22, 2008 New York
    Beer Trader

    It is the end of our community as we know it....
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  10. yummybeer

    yummybeer Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Ryan is a good dude, and a man of his word. I tried to pry that very Kate away from him with a Rare and he held firm on his commitment to share it at DD. Now granted, I was asking a shitload else in return in addition to the Kate ;), but gotta give Ryan his due recognition. Cheers!
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  11. Shilt

    Shilt Disciple (394) Dec 26, 2011 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Ryan's an amazing trader, and overall good dude as stated above. Glad to see these kind of stories!
    MITCHELLMPLS likes this.
  12. VegasHopHead

    VegasHopHead Aspirant (236) Jun 21, 2012 Nevada
    Beer Trader

    Thats pretty awesome man... But im still curious if you ever received my package... never heard back from you.
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  13. JulianB

    JulianB Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2012 South Carolina

    I had a really good experience offering a bottle of Parabola (not a "rare" beer I know but good luck finding many in the southeast) to a nearby beer advocate (who runs a nice beer blog) if he would pick up a bottle of Evil Twin IBB for me (a store in his area got it in and I wasn't sure if I'd get a chance to pick one up or not before they were gone). Turns out I could have got it myself (ended up getting some extra bottles to cellar) but, rather than feel disappointed I "wasted" a bottle of Parabola or something like that, I could only feel glad I got to get him a bottle of it since he'd never had it, and meet a friendly BA in the process (we did an IP trade and both threw in some small but nice extras). I think that experience, and knowing that I helped someone try a beer they really wanted to, is worth more than any perceived difference in rarity/availability or cost considerations.
  14. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,602) Nov 16, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    I can thank Zxchris6 for sharing his DDG at a tasting with me. Hes like a modern day Ferris bueller. A righteous dude. Everyone loves him.

  15. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Poo-Bah (3,033) Dec 13, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    wait, there are people who don't share their beer with other people? why not?
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  16. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Poo-Bah (3,033) Dec 13, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    the dude abides.
  17. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012

    you guys really hate this guy man what did he do?
  18. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012

    got back to you thanks for the extras! look forward to trading with you in the future
  19. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012

    If anyone want to know this was Schlais, great, great BA
  20. Cuzco

    Cuzco Initiate (79) Mar 22, 2008 New York
    Beer Trader

    I cracked open a SA Utopias 2012 with co-workers the other night after a beer event. Does that count?
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  21. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    Threatened to break my jaw. Internet tough guys are fun.
  22. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012

    lololololol what? no way
  23. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    Yep. He got called out for blatantly trying to boost the trade value of his Dark Lord and took offense when I called him out for it. Mentioned something about a boxing coach and people sounding stupid with broken jaws. Sadly, the thread is long since deleted.
  24. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012

    lolol okay yeah that's pretty F*ing stupid
  25. BdubleEdubleRUN

    BdubleEdubleRUN Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2009 California

    MarkIntihar, Ehammond1, Jealouschalice, Jerz and Vacax share all the whales,bro
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  26. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012

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  27. hegemonycricket

    hegemonycricket Initiate (0) Jul 17, 2012 Chad

    Yea, some people are real pieces of shit.
  28. mcc1654

    mcc1654 Aspirant (280) Mar 20, 2011 Illinois

    Agreed. I think that guy was a big fan of that TV show about the high school chemistry that makes meth.
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  29. mishuggah

    mishuggah Initiate (192) Jul 14, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I like pretty much everything about this thread, except what it was originally about.
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  30. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008

    Yea, some people are real pieces of shit.
  31. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    Can't possibly "like" this enough.
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  32. DarthKostrizer

    DarthKostrizer Meyvn (1,202) May 13, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    I don't know about you guys but I always drink my whales and never share them. I do however send all my friends pictures of me drinking said whale. Does that count as sharing?
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  33. BreakingBad

    BreakingBad Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012

    let's not turn this into a hate thread. I still want to promote sharing beer with everyone!
  34. woodchopper

    woodchopper Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Ya know what makes a whale taste better? sharing the beer with other people who might not of been lucky enough to go to the release ...... Or people that do not have the ammo to land some of these so called whales. A beer is only as good as the friends you share it with. And i have met plenty complete strangers that i can now call friends just by sharing a beer!

    Life is to short to hoard your beers. Its only a great beer if more people can enjoy it too and talk about meeting a complete strange because he was pouring beer randomly to ba's that were interested in trying it

    Jamie :)
  35. xxcarpxx

    xxcarpxx Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2011 Alabama

    And this is what being a BA is about..
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  36. kevwcamp

    kevwcamp Initiate (0) May 13, 2010 Washington
    Beer Trader

    Two times this year I shared good bottles (Firestone XIV and Deschutes BB XXIV) with people I just met. They both really like beer, but are not zealous enough to have a BA login or to make homebrew.

    Both times the reply was, "This is the best beer I've ever had!" It is true that these are merely good shelf beers, but I know the reactions were genuine and the bottles were not infected by Rareness. ;)
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  37. mcbeerbrew

    mcbeerbrew Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I share most of my walez with Peter, and I actually hate him.
  38. Franch

    Franch Devotee (445) Mar 22, 2011 District of Columbia
    Beer Trader

    i was too busy liking the great posts on page 1 to notice it's from last fucking year. great.
  39. gklover1

    gklover1 Initiate (101) Oct 18, 2009 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Talk about walking the walk...

    THIS MF did one stupid little trade with me. We struck up a solid friendship. A couple of months go by, and it is GABF. I only get to attend one single gathering (not a GABF session - we had our baby 10 weeks premature and she had just come home a couple weeks prior) so he sets up a tasting with all my best drinking pals and brings Vanilla Bean DL (among about 10 others of only SLIGHTLY smaller caliber)!!!!

    This man is the REAL DEAL.
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