The ever evading beer

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  1. NizzleEGizzle

    NizzleEGizzle Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2015 New York

    Not that it is something I can get without trading a spleen, and I like my spleen, but Atrial Rubicite. I've tried trading at least 2-3x the dollar value, and haven't even gotten a nibble.

    Followed closely after by the more highly regarded de Garde beers.
     
  2. Dicers

    Dicers Poo-Bah (1,797) Sep 2, 2012 Colorado
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    I live in TX and have trouble obtaining that beer it's especially hard about 6 months after it releases and the drought hits
     
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  3. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (5,371) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Here's a link to just about all of them that I can't get. Focus on the top half of the list :wink:

    http://www.beeradvocate.com/lists/top/

    Beers that I know are distrubuted around here, but I've missed out on by days, hours, minutes:
    -Pirate Bomb
    -Abraxas
     
  4. laketang

    laketang Poo-Bah (1,536) Mar 22, 2015 Arizona
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    to be honest, treehouse
     
  5. DrumKid003

    DrumKid003 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 Oklahoma

    Urban Chestnut Oxnbräu would be my suggestion for an American Doppelbock.
     
  6. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,959) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Assassin. I haven't been extremely diligent about chasing it, though.
     
  7. anon

    anon Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2012 California

    Surly Darkness, most anything from 3F, being in SoCal. The Dissident is also one that seems to be hiding in the weeds from me.
     
  8. Jay_P22

    Jay_P22 Aspirant (233) Mar 17, 2016 Virginia

    Sip of Sunshine, Maine lunch and dinner.
     
  9. tigg924

    tigg924 Poo-Bah (6,929) Apr 30, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Aecht Schlenkerla Krausen. I have heard that it occassionaly gets put on tap here. More recently I have been chasing Bells Octoberfest. My travel schedule never seems to line up with when it is available.
     
  10. Abbbp

    Abbbp Crusader (741) Mar 9, 2013 Texas
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    Oh man for the longest time this was mine as well, this past Saturday however I finally got to drink the one me and my group traded for- Prop '14 + Vanilla Rye is what it cost us.
     
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  11. Dicers

    Dicers Poo-Bah (1,797) Sep 2, 2012 Colorado
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  12. SRBush1974

    SRBush1974 Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2015 New Jersey

    Grimm IPA/DIPA in cans. Man, are they hard to come by!

    Others would be Pliney the Younger, MBC Dinner (although I've had a few times, always can go for more), King Sue.
     
  13. Hwk-I-St8

    Hwk-I-St8 Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2016 Iowa

    PM me when the next King Sue release comes out. They're coming more frequently now (one in Dec., one in February) I usually road trip to Decorah for a case. I'd be happy to set you up with no huge unobtanium trade expectations.

    From what I heard about PtY, it's tap only and no growlers, so I figure it's a unicorn for me. I've been to Cali twice in my 50+ years, so the odds of me being there at the right time are infinitesimally small. MBC is similar. When am I ever going to be in Maine? I don't know anyone there, so I just shrug my shoulders and move on to one of the myriad of fantastic IPAs and DIPAs out there.
     
  14. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (3,161) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    I would probably have to say Arctic Devil. Of course it doesn't help that we don't get distro here, but I have assembled a barrel aged barleywine collection over the past few years for a huge tasting party that includes Bourbon County, Sucuba, Hand & Seal, Mother of All Storms, Billionaire, Mash, Brick Kiln, Mirror Mirror, and Insanity that doesn't seem complete without it. Saw it online once at Craftshack, but couldn't find enough other beer I wanted to complete a min order. Probably need Kuhnhenn too anyway:slight_smile:
     
  15. Dicers

    Dicers Poo-Bah (1,797) Sep 2, 2012 Colorado
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    Correct it's draft only no growler. Available in Denver as well as Philly outside of the west coast when it releases during SF beer week
     
  16. LukieBL

    LukieBL Initiate (104) Jun 10, 2015 Massachusetts

    Wish you'd never opened it? It's just a beer man. Relax
     
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  17. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,253) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    I've been wanting to try Bottomcutter since I first saw it mentioned about a year ago. From time to time it turns up on tap locally, but I always manage to miss it.
     
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  18. Hwk-I-St8

    Hwk-I-St8 Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2016 Iowa

    Exactly. Can't have your beer and drink it too. It's no fun sitting in the cellar....
     
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  19. tzieser

    tzieser Meyvn (1,200) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    Ah, I am quite relaxed; my apologies for coming off otherwise.

    I probably should have said "I regret opening it so early because it was so delicious and I wish I could get more".

    The question was what is your most elusive beer so the answer remains the same....CBS. If I had known it would never be produced again probably I would've waited a bit longer for the right party/bottle share instead of just having it on a average Netflix/TV night. So I guess "wish I never opened" is a bit of a strong statement....maybe I should have said "I regret I had not opened it on a different evening". Whatever haha

    Also my "cellar" isn't really impressive at all. Just an 2013 Abyss and a FW Anniversary 18. Nothing insane really, it's not like I'm some beer hoarder who ages every single rare release they get their hands on, waiting for the perfect day to open........and if I was that kind of person, that would be my prerogative right?:grinning:
     
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  20. emtrexx

    emtrexx Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2007 New Jersey

    Anecdotal but Sip of Sunshine. I live in NJ but in Connecticut frequently enough where it is made and distributed. I always just miss it at the shops and keg always "just" gets kicked when at a restaurant/bar that has it on the menu. Once we were in my old town and instead of going to our normal bar we checked out a new establishment. They didn't have it at this new place but, what do you know, they had it on tap at my old bar at that same time.....wha wha
     
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  21. danh53

    danh53 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2014 Florida

    Cable Car made my list today. I've been negotiating a deal on and off for 10 days! Three days after negotiations break down, the guy messages me to say he found the plus I wanted and the trade is back on. Plan was to ship today. This morning I wake up to find a message saying, "Hey man I got some terrible news. I just realized I am out of Cable Car."
     
  22. TheEpeeist

    TheEpeeist Zealot (568) Nov 5, 2008 Maryland
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    Funky Buddha Morning Wood.
    missed in on tap locally and all my trade attempts were unsuccessful.
     
  23. Leebo

    Leebo Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 Massachusetts

    One end of the rainbow is in San Diego. Enjoy your riches where you live.
     
  24. deleted_user_950283

    deleted_user_950283 Crusader (796) Feb 25, 2015
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    Bozeman is better than Billings
     
  25. deleted_user_950283

    deleted_user_950283 Crusader (796) Feb 25, 2015
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    Mocha Wednesday
     
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  26. Satchboogie

    Satchboogie Savant (975) Oct 16, 2010 Belgium
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    It's not that better on draft, even. I still drank a couple of pints at Monk's, but I totally agree, just bitter pine hop extract. Blind Pig is better. (Same goes for Younger)

    For me, right now there isn't really an 'ever evading beer' simply because I'm not 'chasing' anything much anymore and just about everything is available if you work hard enough or are willing to spend enough money.

    Prior to a couple weeks ago I guess Gandhi Bot was one that always eluded me, being not too far away from distro, but then again I never put in any effort to try to buy/trade for it.

    BA vanilla Bean Dark Lord, the TG stouts, etc I'd love to try, but I'm not willing to spend the money or trade away my cellar. I even HAD a bottle of BA Vanilla Bean Dark Lord, but traded it away when a killer ISO was posted. If it falls into my lap one day (tasting, on tap, etc), then great. Otherwise it's not worth the value that others have attached to it.
     
  27. sukwonee

    sukwonee Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2011 Washington

    A lot of beers people are mentioning above... aren't that.... hard to get if you trade

    I live in Seattle and I can trade for some or most of them... which means... it just ain't that hard...
     
  28. Dicers

    Dicers Poo-Bah (1,797) Sep 2, 2012 Colorado
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    Please sir let me know the easy trade routes of PtY and Zhukov's Final Push. If you could toss in Blauw and See the Stars as extras I'd appreiate it
     
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  29. harbinger

    harbinger Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2015 District of Columbia

    Because the squirrel runs aeay?
     
  30. Smakawhat

    Smakawhat Poo-Bah (8,316) Mar 18, 2008 Maryland
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    It's gotta be Batch 23 Damnation from Russian River for me, just off the top of my head.

    But never say never...
     
  31. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Poo-Bah (3,264) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Maine Lunch. It sells out so quick when it gets distributed here. Besides that, every other hard-to-get good beer that sells out in no time. Hopefully now I'm getting better at seeking brews.
     
  32. Dicers

    Dicers Poo-Bah (1,797) Sep 2, 2012 Colorado
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    Where in MA are you
     
  33. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Poo-Bah (3,264) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts
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    just outside of Boston. I could take a drive up to Freeport, ME but it's a trip for some beer. I need to take a good road trip around New England some day to get some Alchemist, HF, MBC, and need to go to Tree House sometime...
     
  34. Dicers

    Dicers Poo-Bah (1,797) Sep 2, 2012 Colorado
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    I know a place south of Worcester if you need help
     
  35. laketang

    laketang Poo-Bah (1,536) Mar 22, 2015 Arizona
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    i would also feel real lucky to get my hands on a Kentucky brunch brand stout
     
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  36. JakeJohnson

    JakeJohnson Initiate (158) Jan 30, 2015 Minnesota
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    A 40oz bottle of Red Dog. For many moons, I have searched without success.
     
  37. blisscent

    blisscent Devotee (460) Aug 16, 2015 Rhode Island

    3F Framboos, 1999. Though I could try the more readily available one.
     
  38. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2014 Massachusetts

    Lunch is easy to find in the Boston suburbs. PM me and maybe I can suggest places. It is nearly always behind the counter.

    My list would include:
    Maine Dinner: (I'm not spending a whole day in line for it)
    Focal Banger: should be solved by this summer with the new brewery...I do have a house in Vermont
    Pseudo Sue and King Sue
    Parabola. I've had it at tastings, always miss it in bottles
     
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  39. Donco

    Donco Devotee (486) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Bell's Black Note
     
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  40. JayCheG

    JayCheG Aspirant (282) Jan 27, 2014 Wisconsin
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    I have what I call the curse of the CBS. Have had 3 opportunities to try it here. Once I was deathly ill, once I had a very important school exam the next morning and the last time I had to work. The beer gods just have it out against me on this beer.
     
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