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Upland Lambic's Value?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by rlasker3, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. rlasker3

    rlasker3 Initiate (38) Jan 10, 2008 New Hampshire

    I've recently read about the fruit Lambic by Uplands and last time I went to Lion's Pride, Lively had the full lineup of empty bottles up on the shelf next to various Cantillions and 3 Fonteins. I'm really wanting to swing a trade for some but I'm not really sure what the trade value for them are. Pretty much willing to use anything in my Gots.
  2. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,442) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Wait until the next release and the answer is $20 of locals. They haven't hit retail in like a year and maybe nine months.
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  3. lucas1801

    lucas1801 Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    I got a Raspberry in an LIF and it seems people who had them where generous with them. Now they are apparently getting known so I have no idea but would expect $4$ limited beers.
  4. HopsMatt

    HopsMatt Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2011 Kentucky
    Beer Trader

    Id say its going to depend on the fruit used. They have released different ones at different times so some are a lot older than others. They just released a bunch that they found at the brewery. There was Blackberry and Raspberry. Both are dated 3/12. Those *may be more likely to be traded for right now. I know for sure that they are currently working on the kiwi.
  5. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (2,181) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    The last batch of Upland fruit lambics were really hard to get. I tried to get bottles and was shut out on 3 different variations of Upland bottles. They are getting well know now...
  6. jmarsh123

    jmarsh123 Meyvn (1,296) Mar 31, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    As Al said, wait until the next release. With their new production brewery up and running, I'm hoping the sour program will be where it was a few years ago, where it was easier for locals to get multiples for trade. You may be able to get Blackberry or Raspberry now, but anything else will be costly.
  7. ridglens

    ridglens Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2010 Indiana

    agree with the above. I am anticipating another large, multi-flavor release this year (only speculation), though it may be later ish. when they release a bunch like that, usually us locals can find them if we search for them, or you can go reserve them online (though this will sell out very quickly). since they haven't been released in about a year at this point, they might be tougher (though you could probably land a blackberry/raspberry if you wanted).
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