What should I do with my cellared beer?

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by stylinprofiylin, Mar 20, 2013.

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  1. stylinprofiylin

    stylinprofiylin Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2010 California

    So I've come to quite the dilemma. I recently found out that I have a terribly bad gluten allergy after a month of tests. When I drink beer I become nauseated and sick. I have never been a Heavy drinker, but i enjoyed a good mature stout every now and then.

    I have been collecting and cellaring rare beers for the past 3/4 years (about 50 bottles). What the hell do I do with it all now? There is no way I can enjoy it because of all the side effects. It is really hard for me to part with it all. I have some real gems in there that I might have to part with (2010Parabola&abacus, Firestone anniversary 12-15, VerticalEpic 6/6/6-11/11/11, etc.).

    Help Me, it makes me sad just looking at the stuff.
  2. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,114) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Give it away? I will be happy to take it off your hands. :wink:
  3. strohme2

    strohme2 Crusader (740) Nov 3, 2007 Michigan
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    Thats a really big bummer. Have a tasting party? Give it to friends? Trade for whisk(e)y, bourbon, ciders, etc? Donate to BA members who respond to your thread?

    In all seriousness I'm really sorry about your gluten allergy.
  4. deadonhisfeet

    deadonhisfeet Meyvn (1,472) Apr 23, 2011 Kentucky

    Excellent suggestion.
  5. RayOhioFelton

    RayOhioFelton Devotee (416) May 24, 2011 Ohio
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    Set up LIFs for your favorite charity!
  6. CasanovaCummins

    CasanovaCummins Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2012 Nevada
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    Go on the Paleo diet, reducing your glutens for everything BUT beer. That way you can indulge on occassion.

    Worked for me.

    Otherwise, trade away your beer for Tequila or Rum. And Don't look back.
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  7. ArrogantB

    ArrogantB Poo-Bah (3,106) Jun 9, 2006 Colorado
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    Trade them.

    For money.
  8. mikecharley

    mikecharley Disciple (399) Nov 6, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    That seriously sucks. I feel very badly for you,
  9. dhartogs

    dhartogs Disciple (362) Apr 29, 2010 Virginia
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    That sucks, sorry to hear. I assume you were recently finally diagnosed. Perhaps now you will be given the proper treatment, I know some people who have this problem, and everyone once in a while enjoy a beer after getting things under control. Hopefully you'll get things under control to the point where you can enjoy a quality brew every now and then. Good luck.

    If you are looking to get rid of it, perhaps trade it for some stuff you can drink like wine, tequila or something that is gluten free.
  10. tronto

    tronto Initiate (84) Dec 22, 2010 Kentucky
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    you're going to be a wino.
  11. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (469) Dec 12, 2009 California
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    I agree trade them for money!!
    How much for the 2010 Parabola or the Firestone Vertical?
  12. Onizilla

    Onizilla Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2009 New York
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    Sell it for money for wine or donate the money to charity. (p.s. I'm all about the Firestone 12-14! Need it for the vertical.:wink:)
  13. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2012 California

    Just sell them for retail value.
  14. 4kbrianb

    4kbrianb Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2013 California

    here is my thought that is a hybrid of some other posts in here.

    host a tasting, where you charge an entrance fee, in which you donate part of it to chairty and you pocket a little because this is 'Merica.

    If you do the above plan, I have a couple questions.

    1) where in CA are you from?
    2) Can I come?
    3) will there be a raffle to win a bottle or two in which the ticket sales also get partially donated?
  15. Mclaughlinpr

    Mclaughlinpr Initiate (0) Jul 20, 2011 New Jersey

    Wow, that sucks, a true BA's worst nightmare. Sorry to hear. I'd keep the best of the bunch (just in case you can enjoy one every once in a while) and trade/sell/tasting party/give away the rest of them. And then steer clear of your favorite beer store.
    Good luck
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  16. OddNotion

    OddNotion Devotee (478) Nov 1, 2009 New Jersey
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    Id say trade for bourbon if you can find an interested party. I am a little biased as bourbon is the only spirit I really like.
  17. stylinprofiylin

    stylinprofiylin Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2010 California

    Wow! thanks for all of the suggestions everyone! I have decided to hold on to some of the rare gems, for a day where it will be worth the pain, but will be parting ways with the bulk of my precious nectar. The hard part is figuring out how.

    As a collector in CA, I have become very skilled in acquiring rare brews, but not very good at letting it go and "Trade them for money." If anyone has some "suggestions" please PM me.

    Im going to post a list when i get home tomorrow.

    Thanks you all for being helpful..... i am still sad.

    P.S. I live In Simi Valley, CA and Work in LosAngeles/SantaMonica, CA
  18. stylinprofiylin

    stylinprofiylin Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2010 California

    I love bourbon too.... unfortunately thats on the list. Most high-end quality bourbon can contain 49% gluten from wheat, rye, or barley. :(
  19. 4kbrianb

    4kbrianb Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2013 California

    definitely a bummer, but I think I would hold on to a few if I were in your position as well. Some of those (I am assuming) are too epic to let go of!

    Please be sure to invite me to that garage sale. I will have dolla dolla bills in hand.
  20. OddNotion

    OddNotion Devotee (478) Nov 1, 2009 New Jersey
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    Good point... I wasnt even thinking there :confused:
  21. queens1130

    queens1130 Initiate (109) Nov 21, 2008 California
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    what a horrible horrible thing to find out, gluten allergy...

    save the gems for a special occasion for sure when the beer will hurt so good. other than that i'd take up the other posts in advice. good luck to you!
  22. dhartogs

    dhartogs Disciple (362) Apr 29, 2010 Virginia
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    "I love bourbon too.... unfortunately thats on the list. Most high-end quality bourbon can contain 49% gluten from wheat, rye, or barley."

    There are some high end anejo tequilas that drink like a good bourbons, and since its from the agave plant, not rye or Arlen, glutton free. All is not lost.
  23. StubFaceJoe

    StubFaceJoe Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2011 Colorado

  24. Rizalini

    Rizalini Zealot (537) Jan 20, 2011 Nevada
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    Sorry to hear about you sudden allergy to gluten. I feel for ya. As for the beers, if you'd like to make a couple extra buck you could always try to sell them. I know I for one would be interested.
  25. oldp0rt

    oldp0rt Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2011 Quebec (Canada)

    Trade for some of the best gluten free beers?

    If I got the bad news you got tomorrow, I think I would invite all my buddies that enjoy good beer and host a big tasting.
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