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Texas Whales

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by jbeezification, Oct 27, 2012.

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  1. jbeezification

    jbeezification Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    I honestly don't have a hard time trading for almost anything with Texas locals, this thread wasn't specifically meant for talking about what beers I can get for what other beers. I just was curious what were the whale status beers that are brewed in Texas. I still say Whiskey Rodeo, WBDPP, Pumpkinator and maybe OG Black Metal but I understand the consensus of this being a crap thread, even though you fools keep posing here. LMAO worst thread ever has all kinds of posts and discussions and questions.
     
  2. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Jan 20, 2010 Texas
    Beer Trader

    It's not a bad thread. But we can't talk about what stores have what beer without it being locked, so here we are :)
     
  3. miikezombie

    miikezombie Aug 13, 2010 Texas

    That's crazy. I know of a few people in the northeast that landed a case of BCBS. Figured it was easier to land this year.
     
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  4. Azzy

    Azzy Jul 16, 2012 Texas

    Its all about building relationships. I traded 4 Pumpkinators for a pack of this years BCBS, a Treat and some extra beer. I was getting more out of it from his side, but it is a person I have done a few trades with now.
     
  5. miikezombie

    miikezombie Aug 13, 2010 Texas

    See my previous post. I have BCBS covered.

    Edit: pimptastik was trying to trade a Freetail brew for BCBS, which used to be a slam dunk.
     
  6. Azzy

    Azzy Jul 16, 2012 Texas

    Was talking to xpimp, thought his quote wouldve carried over. To me the freetail stuff seems like it would've gotten the job done for bobs
     
  7. channels321

    channels321 Apr 16, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I traded a Whiskey Rodeo straight up for a 4 pack of BCBS. Trade went beyond that, but that was the initial deal. I wouldnt think it would be too hard to land as I have done it a couple times with nothing but TX beers.
     
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  8. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Jan 20, 2010 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Shouldn't be that hard to land Bcbs at this point as its in much greater abundance currently
     
  9. Keffa

    Keffa Jan 8, 2009 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    And when people are ISO of it, people ask for things that are rarer because The Bruery = hype train.

    And to fix the misunderstanding, people do give a shit about wales, it's just the arbitrary trade values that suck so hard that put people off of trying to land them.
     
  10. tofuspeedstar

    tofuspeedstar Jul 12, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    wut...I got a 4 pack in a large trade that included a whiskey rodeo/pumkinator and other Texas stuffz...shouldn't be that hard seeing as so much BCBS is floating around this year.
     
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  11. miikezombie

    miikezombie Aug 13, 2010 Texas

    I have traded numerous RS beers for off the shelf stuff and on a few occasions for Tx brews I missed out on. I'm about to send a White Chocolate as part of a bigger trade for Mama Mia Its Pizza Beer and a few others.
     
  12. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Of course you did. Whiskey Rodeo is way harder to find than BCBS.

    Unfortunately it's not as good as BCBS in my opinion.
     
  13. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Sep 30, 2007 Texas

    Ive seen a ton of BCBS almost everywhere i go in Austin, actually i should not say "seen" but when ive asked, "anything special today" they always mention they just got BCBS.

    And, while its a good stout, id rathe buy a four pack of something else for a better price as im not in the its awesome camp.
     
  14. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    o_O
     
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  15. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Oct 15, 2011 Texas
    Beer Trader

    They are talking about this BCBS: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1549/10672 not the Brooklyn one.
     
  16. jamescain

    jamescain Jul 14, 2009 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Or maybe it would be easier if people didn't think for some reason that BCBS is small batch
     
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  17. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    That would really should be just BCS.
     
  18. jamescain

    jamescain Jul 14, 2009 Texas
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    IMO I don't think Texas really has any "whales," but TX does have a lot of really good beers, which is what we should really be happy about. The two beers that I feel are closest to "whale" status are La Muerta and Ananke, based off of batch size and the fact that they, out the other beers offered in TX, are usual ISO in the trading forum not just around the release date. My best trades have come from trading Freetail stuff. I would rather have a solid line up of beers that I could consistently buy off the shelves rather then an over hyped beer that I have to fight to get specifically for trading.
     
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  19. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Sep 30, 2007 Texas

    ahhh, ok thanks for updating the village idiot(me) LOL, my add and lexdixia must have made my brain hurt.
     
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  20. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    Jez, I need to make better friends with my bartenders ;)
     
  21. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Nov 20, 2011 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Freetail is a gold mine for trades IMO, I'm glad I live so close where I can easily snag bottles. Raspberry Ananke was a big hit with my trading partners as was Ananke back in April. I've shipped off alot of OBR, Porto Gallito and Real Tail as well. Also the JK releases are pretty popular as well, I've traded tons of Whiskey/Weasel and Boxers. BCBS '12 hasn't been hard to trade for at all IMO....which is good, because I want as much as I get my hands on. Lol.
     
  22. jbeezification

    jbeezification Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    Are you serious? Haha i landed 2 bottles of 2012 BCBS for an Endeavour and Mad Meg. I wouldn't have even offered a Pumpkinator.
     
  23. Daemose

    Daemose Oct 3, 2011 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Bragging thread now?
     
  24. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    I guess it still commands a Premium. They usually run about $5.50 a bottle. Mad Meg and Endeavour are usually about a $19 pair.

    Don't get me wrong, BCBS is great, but I'm not sure if it's $9.50 a bottle good.

    I'm glad I had to drive up for a wedding a few weeks ago and grabbed them off the shelf. :eek:


    They all are.


    I got mine for money!!! Beat that! :D
     
  25. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Nov 20, 2011 Texas
    Beer Trader


    I got 2 bottles as extras. :)
     
  26. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    :Hifive!: :)
     
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  27. kmello69

    kmello69 Nov 27, 2011 Texas
    Beer Trader

    OK - I got mine for free! No trade, no money, no nothing. o_O
     
  28. BeanBone

    BeanBone Oct 12, 2006 Texas

    This thread is an embarrassment to the Texas beer scene. Yeesh!
     
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  29. kmello69

    kmello69 Nov 27, 2011 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Let's just hope none of the local brewers stumble into this "feel good" thread.....
     
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  30. Daemose

    Daemose Oct 3, 2011 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Quick, delete it before Jester King sees it.
     
  31. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    [​IMG]
     
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  32. Retail1LO

    Retail1LO May 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I was told 512's Double Pecan Porter.

    I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt, that it was patently false.
     
  33. xpimptastikx

    xpimptastikx Oct 8, 2008 Texas

    I had a whole zero responses from this ISO for a 4-pack of BCBS.
     
  34. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    I had one out of the bottle the other day, and I was mildly disappointed. Unfortunately, this beer is night and day difference from tap and from bottle.
     
  35. Retail1LO

    Retail1LO May 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I've heard it's very good on tap. The last two bottles I had opened like bottles of champagne...and whatever was left after they spilled their guts all over my kitchen...tasted..."off"...and promptly found itself part of the sewer system. lol
     
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  36. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    It didn't make its way that far for me, but the carbonation definitely killed the flavor. I felt a bit of embarrassment having sent some bottles out and praising it. Truly two different beers.
     
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  37. drummermattie02

    drummermattie02 May 10, 2009 Texas
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    Maybe worth a re-post. It has been my experience that the BCBS scene has changed a lot since September; in particular, people have begun to realize what, exactly, 5X more of an already fairly large production beer actually means for market forces.
     
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  38. Retail1LO

    Retail1LO May 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I felt a bit embarrassed having sent anything at all out for it after it'd been praised. lol I make more out of it than is really there. I've had bottles from everywhere that have been bad. I just like to pick on Texas because for some reason a lot of Texans seem to get very defensive about brews from their home state. lol
     
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  39. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    :rolleyes:
     
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  40. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Jan 10, 2011 Texas

    I argued with you a while back when you made a post about Texas beers, this time I will just hit the like button! :)

    Cheers!
     
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