What is up with Dinner?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by 64vdub, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. 64vdub

    64vdub Aspirant (264) Feb 20, 2014 California
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    Dinner is a great beer and all, but what's up with the trade value? Earlier this year I went $4$ with good limited distro shelf beer and got all the dinner I wanted. Now I've been seeing limited brewery release only offer trades go un-filled. The limit was 2 cases of Dinner... not something like 4 bottles! I must me missing something right?
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  2. funbutt88

    funbutt88 Initiate (55) May 22, 2006 California

    Wondering the same thing...
  3. markgugs

    markgugs Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2006 New Jersey
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    I call it the "Hill Farmstead" effect, meaning, for all but a very, very small population, it's a pretty significant drive to get the beer, regardless of purchase limits.

    Add to that more & more positive feedback (you can call it hype if you'd like), and the demand for the beer is even greater than it was from the last release (May 21 of this year).
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  4. 64vdub

    64vdub Aspirant (264) Feb 20, 2014 California
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    We can't all forget that Dinner has about 3 solid weeks of shelf life...can we beholders of Dinner :) Just saying.
  5. BumpkinBrewer

    BumpkinBrewer Disciple (347) Jan 6, 2010 Massachusetts
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    The limit did change to 4 bottles by the end of the day and probably should've been done from the get go. Just an FYI. Seemed to be quite the pain in the ass to get.
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  6. Shilt

    Shilt Disciple (394) Dec 26, 2011 Virginia
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    Getting two bottles for a Maple Tripple and WW Black Angel Cherry sour. I'm going well over $4$, but as others have mentioned, it was apparently a pain in the ass to get. That and apparently taste are driving the value up. Im just hoping it lives up to the hype.
  7. markgugs

    markgugs Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2006 New Jersey
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    It very much does...one of the best DIPAs I've had the pleasure of trying. Amazing beer. It's shelf life is pretty good too. Drank just as nicely 7+ weeks after May 21 as it did on May 22.
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  8. 64vdub

    64vdub Aspirant (264) Feb 20, 2014 California
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    It's good, report back. My inkling is that you'll never trade that much again for it.
  9. hooliganlife

    hooliganlife Meyvn (1,302) Apr 12, 2007 Missouri
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    i was curious about this, used to go for locals. was a great extra
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  10. Shilt

    Shilt Disciple (394) Dec 26, 2011 Virginia
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    Will do! Black Angel wasn't terribly hard to acquire and I've had Maple Tripple multiple times, so am fine spreading the love a little with that one. That and getting it done IP is also helpful.
  11. 64vdub

    64vdub Aspirant (264) Feb 20, 2014 California
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    IP trades are helpful and saves the $$$ :)
  12. smashy_smashy

    smashy_smashy Initiate (135) Jun 13, 2014 Massachusetts
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    I'm new to BA, but I trade on r/beertrade, and I traded my Dinners $4$. I just felt like it was spreading the love better that way - but really I am just a shitty negotiator I guess. Dinner is phenominal, but I just don't see why people would go above and beyond $4$ other than some thank-you-extras. Maybe that's because I found taking the day off, camping the night before, and the cluster-fuck but all around good vibes of the line to be super fun.
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  13. markgugs

    markgugs Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2006 New Jersey
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    for the record, I've always traded my Dinner for $9 of equally awesome beer too

    I just traded an Iris for 3 bottles from yesterday's release, FWIW
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  14. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (606) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    I'm glad this subject came up, I was really wondering what the deal is
  15. Mbo108

    Mbo108 Aspirant (207) Dec 3, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Me three.
  16. Abbbp

    Abbbp Crusader (707) Mar 9, 2013 Texas
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    Man, @markgugs is such a bad ass he sent me one just because he wanted me to try it. Actually I blame him for my permanent quest for it, def worth the hype, and a tough place to get to. ISO!
  17. MVP09

    MVP09 Devotee (417) Oct 19, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Dinner is a great beer! Agreed the Iso/FT forum does seem a little out of hand on this.
  18. jrnyc

    jrnyc Champion (847) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Same with other beers, hype, more demand, people want what they can't have. Value goes up. Never had it before I am sure it is a great beer or people wouldn't want it.
  19. phishphorce

    phishphorce Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Welcome to BA. Have you 2 met?
  20. rjp217

    rjp217 Meyvn (1,198) Apr 24, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Ive traded it $4$. I've also given Dinner as extras (from the second release). I'd always do it the same way again but I guess that's just me. Seems to be getting out of hand in my opinion.
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  21. BeboThoughts

    BeboThoughts Aspirant (217) Mar 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)
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    I'm going to be visiting Maine in October. Is there planned to be another release for this? I was hoping to set up an IP trade for it but not a limited release for a 5 month old IIPA.
  22. markgugs

    markgugs Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2006 New Jersey
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    can't really tell, but the first release was in either March or April, then on May 21, then again on July 31, so maybe October?
  23. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk Devotee (457) Jun 5, 2014 Massachusetts

    Well, what's the value of driving an hour or more then waiting in line for 3 hours or more? Is it worth nothing? I know I wouldn't expect $4$ for Dinner, HF or anything like it, since I can theoretically make the trip and still don't. If they didn't have the (ridiculously high) two case limit, I doubt you'd see it traded much at all, since very few people, even locally, got any, but those that did got more than they could drink.
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  24. twizzard

    twizzard Defender (669) May 11, 2013 New York
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    I was fortunate to have a friend of a friend grab me 2 cases last week. Traded 10, gave away 10 and drank 4 myself. I could have kept more and/or traded more but there is alway another amazing IIPA around the next corner. It's only beer.
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  25. kscaldef

    kscaldef Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2010 Oregon
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    No. Stop. Just stop. The Portland, ME metro area is half a million people. No acting like it's the middle of BFE just because you personally live somewhere else.
  26. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk Devotee (457) Jun 5, 2014 Massachusetts

    The Portland metro area is 203,000. The city has 66,000. I would bet that most of the people in line for Dinner were not even from Maine, let alone Portland. Note that all the folks on this thread who trade Dinner are from MA or further. It isn't easy to get, no matter where you are. You don't see this happening with JA Framinghammer variants that are brewery only, b/c those last at the brewery a couple weeks and there is no 3+ hour line.
  27. kscaldef

    kscaldef Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2010 Oregon
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    Metro518,117 (US: 104th)

    I traded a local for it, who posted an FT on this site.

    Also, we all stand in lines.

    Just stop.
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  28. Brutus627

    Brutus627 Aspirant (232) Feb 3, 2014 Maine
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    MBC is in Freeport which is like 20 minutes from portland and the people in line that I spoke to were from NY,MA,CT,NH FWIW. I've traded it $4$ ($8 per) each time I've gotten it, the last release didn't even have a bottle for myself because I was part of the 4 per person group and I had just enough to cover pre trades I had done (glad I learned my lesson on over extending myself on those...). I don't think I'll find myself requesting a $4$ trade for AB Mexi Cake anytime soon but the hype doesn't shock me at all. People offered 300+ dollars worth of beer alone (not to mention the obnoxious shipping of all that beer) for BVDL and really what's the difference? Sure there are far less BVDL's but 300 bucks? I'm on a guitar forum as well and there are guitars that people will pay astronomical amounts for (10,000+) just because that's the established norm I guess when there are guitars of equal craftsmanship for 1000's less. As far as I'm aware though the bottle count keeps rising so this "rarity" may fade...all IMHO

    ~wanted to mention that i feel that standing in line is a given at this point, once something catches on, it's inevitable. As far as the duration of time spent in line, that can be attributed to the fact that they let only ten people in the building at once and allow those people to get pours and stand around so that those people have to clear out before the next group was let in...Not to mention they were taking cards on a system that isn't extremely fast, if they did it cash only under an easy up the line would have been dealt with a lot more quickly...
    #28 Brutus627, Aug 14, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2014
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  29. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,360) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Dinner was amazing, sorry it really was as good as it gets, end of July release. No hype needed, thanks Tom, very generous , beer this good I'd keep and drink, maybe share a few too. Similar now I think of it maybe JuJu maybe HF Ephraim. Best nose on any beer ever.
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  30. twizzard

    twizzard Defender (669) May 11, 2013 New York
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    Talked to the brewery and they're planning the next Dinner release in December
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