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What does it take to land a CBS?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by Mar02x, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Franch

    Franch Mar 22, 2011 District of Columbia
    Beer Trader

    uh, yes. it sure should.
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  2. GRBrew

    GRBrew Jan 12, 2009 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    So you're saying my CBS bottles aren't worth anything anymore? Funny that I still get decent offers for them.
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  3. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Nov 10, 2006 California
    Beer Trader

    Please say it ain't so! Opening my last one tomorrow night and hoping for a good outcome. I never had one fresh so maybe it won't matter much. :confused:
  4. goodbetterbestbested

    goodbetterbestbested May 10, 2012 California

    obligatory guy who gets offended when somebody suggests a bottle isn't worth as much as they think it is
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  5. GRBrew

    GRBrew Jan 12, 2009 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    In response to the obligatory people trying to drive the value down. I don't care either way since I am not much of a trader so my bottles are not going anywhere.
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  6. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Nov 14, 2011 Vermont

    You read this a lot, but if they have been stored correctly they are still great IMO. I don't have any left, but the last few I had were very good.
  7. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Nov 10, 2006 California
    Beer Trader

    oh god dude...you just made a comparison of one of my favorite brews to that train wreck!
  8. claaark13

    claaark13 Nov 29, 2007 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    The only real consistency is that "her" package is always tightly wrapped in the same place.
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  9. Jeffo

    Jeffo Sep 7, 2008 Netherlands

    I can't believe you and 400+ people still have this beer. What, are you expecting it to taste better next year? Or do you all think that if falls off even more, it'll be worth Framboos? Even stranger if a given "cellerer" is not a trader.

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  10. GRBrew

    GRBrew Jan 12, 2009 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    To be honest, I still have it because I just don't go through beer that fast. I homebrew as well so I have a ton of beer on hand at all times. I have opened a bottle from time to time and still enjoy it. I don't feel the need to drink beer on someone else's schedule. Mine have been properly cellared in a wine fridge at 50-55 degrees so I'm not too worried about them.

    On the trader issue, I trade from time to time but hate the shipping part of it. I will do in person when I can. Also, I am not a ticker so it limits the beers I try to get to a chosen few. Of course, I haven't landed any of those (i.e DDG and Cable Car.) Finally, I think of a cellerer as a person who likes to see what variations can come from age. I certainly do that.
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  11. Catchy_Name

    Catchy_Name Dec 21, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    I just traded a CBS, Melange 3, a 1 BB Pt5 for a King Henry and a Big John. I may have been able to get more for it, but it was the other guys first trade so I wanted to take care of him for shipping first. Not to mention I have been trying to get a KH for quite a while to no avail.
  12. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    I'd love to trade my CBS for a KH, but I doubt it would ever get done. The trading value of CBS just isn't what it was. I might just open it up during the Superbowl.
  13. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Nov 14, 2011 Vermont

    FWIW I have done this trade multiple times. Pretty sure you will get a bite. When you get a good bottle of CBS it's great, but it does seem to be hit or miss in my experience.
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