Top 50 Rares on BA?

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Ri0, Apr 16, 2013.

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  1. Ri0

    Ri0 Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin

    I think it would be really awesome if there was a top 50 or even 100 rare list compiled from the BA community on this site. Beers that I would most likely never have a chance to try, but would like to see how the BA community has ranked over the years. Problem is I'm not sure what would even qualify for a rare beer. Beers that are no longer in production, but highly sought after? Like Founders CBS and GI BCBS Rare.
  2. crushedvol

    crushedvol Initiate (0) Jan 29, 2008 Illinois

    Once your in the deep dark world of rarity, CBS and Rare don't even qualify. There are lists floating around if you do a quick search
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  3. RMTWM

    RMTWM Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2011 New Jersey

    check the beers of fame
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  4. phooky

    phooky Aspirant (230) Jan 23, 2010 New York

    I saw a whale list on google docs once. I'm sure someone has it handy and can link it. That would be the closest thing to what you are asking for.
  5. Thorpe429

    Thorpe429 Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2008 Illinois

  6. Ri0

    Ri0 Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin

  7. Ri0

    Ri0 Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin

    I would have never tried to search White Whale.
  8. Beerandraiderfan

    Beerandraiderfan Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2009 Nevada

    I have a love/hate relationship with rare beer.

    Sometimes I love them, sometimes I hate them. Sometimes I love the chase, sometimes I hate it.
    I hate to love a rare beer, and I love to hate a rare beer.

    Props to Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas, BBC, New Belgium and Stone for creating awesomeness in great quantities!!!
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  9. thegoon55

    thegoon55 Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2012 Massachusetts

    They need a top 100 retired beer list! That would be awesome.
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  10. WillCarrera

    WillCarrera Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2010 Ohio

    This has been attempted before. The Brehs shot it down without much of an explanation.
  11. fredmugs

    fredmugs Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana

    If CBS is a Rare then that would make a grand total of one.
  12. AJDePaul

    AJDePaul Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2012 Illinois

    There are only 50 bottles of Rare left on BA???
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  13. codysjb

    codysjb Disciple (379) Jun 16, 2010 Florida

    People on BA care about rare beer???

    MIND BLOWN... I think I need to sit down and think about this one!
  14. kscaldef

    kscaldef Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2010 Oregon

    It's because clearly such a list would not further the cause of beer advocacy, while obviously this list does:
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  15. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Poo-Bah (9,431) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
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    I think the rationale the Bros have is similar to not allowing the reviews of beers where the brewery has gone out of business - they do not want people to abuse the system to effect the value of these beers (I can easily see people trying to make sure the rare beer they own moves up the list so they can command a greater amount of stuff in return for it).
  16. kscaldef

    kscaldef Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2010 Oregon

    For the most part, the "White Whales" are from still operating breweries and you can still review them.

    Boy, it's a good thing no one does that with non-retired beers!
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  17. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,885) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
    Society Trader

    This is a fantastic idea! How do we make it happen?!
  18. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Poo-Bah (9,431) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
    Moderator Society Trader

    I agree but I think the Bros are trying to do what they can to reduce price inflation - I have been around long enough to understand what the "white whales" are and which breweries make them...
  19. Knifestyles

    Knifestyles Initiate (0) Jun 7, 2005 New York

    Huh? Have they actually stated this as their position?

    If price inflation was really a concern for them then the most immediate solution would be to just close the trading forums, not by refusing to have a Most Rare Top 50 list.
  20. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Poo-Bah (9,431) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
    Moderator Society Trader

    I recall them stating something to that effect back in the old forums but that was over a year ago so they certainly may have adjusted their position.

    Many of the whales are "retired" beers though and I recall a thread not too long ago about why they do not allow reviews of beers for breweries that no longer exist (maybe MasterSki was involved).
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