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What's the trade value of a growler of Pliny the Younger?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by flayedandskinned, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
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    I might get one in 2 months. Just curious if it would be worth trading or just consuming instantly.
  2. nrbw23

    nrbw23 Poo-Bah (1,694) Jul 30, 2007 Ohio
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    Just drink it.
  3. bugdoc

    bugdoc Aspirant (205) Apr 4, 2011 California
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  4. goodbetterbestbested

    goodbetterbestbested Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 California

    sell it for 300 dollars
  5. Smurf2055

    Smurf2055 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2011 Washington

    In two months, it will be four months past optimal freshness.
  6. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
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    It is going to be released in February. I was wondering how many whales it is worth. Im sure it has a lot of firepower.
  7. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
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    Na, I couldnt sell it, thats just wrong. Plus, Vinnie would probably put a hit out on me.
  8. goodbetterbestbested

    goodbetterbestbested Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 California

    you're right i'm sure he'll be much happier that you're just shopping it around for whales instead
  9. Devi0us

    Devi0us Initiate (0) May 3, 2011 California

    Are they even doing growler fills of PtY this year?
  10. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
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    Im pretty sure he wouldnt mind his beers being traded for other amazing beers that us NorCal locals cant get due to lack of distribution.
  11. goodbetterbestbested

    goodbetterbestbested Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 California

    maybe i'm mistaken but i imagine you must have a connection to someone at some bar who is hooking you up, and i doubt vinnie would be very pleased with that.

    in any case i agree that there's nothing wrong with trading a growler of pty if it's possible but the fact that you're "wondering how many whales it's worth" hints at a little more than altruism on your part
  12. Devi0us

    Devi0us Initiate (0) May 3, 2011 California

    Straight from the Russian River Blog:

    “Pliny the Younger will be released at our brewpub in Downtown Santa Rosa on February 1st, 2013 (always the first Friday in February)! Younger will be available on tap in 10 ounce glasses (no growlers or bottles) for 2 weeks, or 14 days. We will allocate a certain amount each day until we run out for the day. Last year we had very few days where we ran out at all! The last day we will have it at the pub will be February 14th. Last year the wait was up to 5 hours, and sometimes there was no wait at all. It’s a bit unpredictable, however, except on weekends where you can definitely expect the longest wait. We have learned that waiting in line can be fun and can even lead to new relationships, especially after several glasses of Younger! So please use the buddy system while getting “Younger” at our pub (your friends will hopefully look out for you!). As far as distribution is concerned, we usually start distributing a small amount of kegs to our accounts and distributors right after we release it at the pub. We are planning to brew the same amount this year and release the same quantities for distribution, but who gets what is yet to be determined. First batch of Younger will be brewed this Thursday at the pub! I saw the man himself hand-selecting this year’s Younger hops just last week… artist or mad scientist? Probably a lot of both
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  13. Dennoman

    Dennoman Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

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  14. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (11,760) Mar 18, 2010 California

    There is almost no way you can get a growler. If so, good luck to you.
  15. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,020) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    It's a DONG, so many will wonder how the beer made it into the growler, whether it was 11 friends meeting in a bathroom stall to siphon 10 oz. glasses, or a legitimate fill from a keg. That said, the ticker community is famous for wanting to put a notch on their gun, or whatever equivalent there is to adding a tick, so some idiot would probably send you whatever you wanted, no matter what the circumstances were for you obtaining it.
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  16. Rempo

    Rempo Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2010 Indiana

    Three beers from the new white whale list, all around ~#80. Half-consumed the day before I ship, recapped/corked and sealed with splicing tape. Standard shipping, although you can pay the extra for o'ernighting if you so desire. I kindly request that you and/or your friends exhale into the growler after filling it but before capping.
  17. bugdoc

    bugdoc Aspirant (205) Apr 4, 2011 California
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    If you're so sure of this, I suggest you send him or Natalie an email explaining your plan (including the bar where you expect to be getting this done). And make sure to post the email replies here. I could use the chuckles.
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  18. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Poo-Bah (2,130) Jun 19, 2009 New York
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    I'm by no means an expert in this field, but I know that if you are gonna get ready to be a troll, you probably shouldn't have a handle like flayedandskinned.
  19. HopsintheSack

    HopsintheSack Devotee (429) Apr 17, 2012 California
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    I'll trade you any whale I have, but it has to be IP at Russian River.
  20. leschkie

    leschkie Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2011 California
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    That's actually a step up from where I was expecting the bidding to start, as I was anticipating an initial offer of Bully Guppy. You must really want to win this.
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  21. futura123

    futura123 Initiate (0) Jul 29, 2010 California

    Sorry, Kurtis. Bully Guppy can only trade for nail polish, maybe some barrel aged nail polish. I'd offer Idiot's Drool.
  22. tendermorsel

    tendermorsel Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2006 Massachusetts

    If you really can get a growler fill... Which I seriously doubt... I would imagine that you could get a lot for a PTY growler. It's the biggest D.O.N.G. around (maybe the Messy too). I would imagine you could name your price of recent hot releases or 2nd tier wales. No Dave or M. Maybe a Blaaber or King Henry.

    Would I personally trade a growler of this or go through all sorts of shady ass things to get it behind Vinnie's back despite the fact that he does things the right way. NO WAY.
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  23. Tnudish

    Tnudish Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2012 Wisconsin

    I have the following I can throw in a box for the trade:

    -Hopslam vintage 2009 (x2)
    -Romulan Ale
    -Mamma Mia! Pizza Beer
    -A half eaten poptart
    -A picture of me at the pool this summer. I am wearing a shirt, but it's white and wet so it's pretty see through
    -Khazadum's chocolate rain video bootleg
  24. Arbitrator

    Arbitrator Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2008 California

    You could let me drink it and set me loose on the streets of San Francisco. Have you seen Cloverfield? That was after I took a growler of Younger to the dome.
  25. claaark13

    claaark13 Zealot (504) Nov 29, 2007 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Were you wearing a wig?
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  26. YaKnowBrady

    YaKnowBrady Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2010 New Jersey

    This is a public forum, and you're soliciting trade advice for a beer known to be in direct contrast against the brewer's exact statements regarding the off-premise consumption of his product. Just the fact that you referenced wales in your inquiry to value shows how little respect for the beer or the trade community you have, and negates any intent on "hooking up NorCal locals with out of distro wales". How about you just make random trade offers to those with PtY in their wants list, and ask for their most valuable beer in their gots. The volume is high enough that you're bound to actually get what you ask for, most likely.

    Or drink it yourself, and be happy about it.
  27. ksurkin

    ksurkin Aspirant (258) Jan 9, 2009 Ohio
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    .rar .whalez bro. trolls = bad.
  28. gpawned

    gpawned Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2012 Illinois
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    Seems likely that he would get a growler from one of these other places if he is going to get one. At that point is it really against the brewer's wishes? While referencing "whales" in your "how much is this worth" post is pretty darn douchey, it's pretty much par for the course these days.

    To the OP, you could get pretty much anything you want for it, but you won't be making more than 1 friend in the process.
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  29. kristalynn

    kristalynn Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2012 California

    dat stache soaked in the finest white.
    birch, of course.
    51% urine free! live streaming available! (take that as you choose).
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  30. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2011 California
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    Oops, sorry I thought they were filling growlers this year. Disregard this thread. Man, some of you guys are pretty curmudgenly.
  31. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    Lulz, welcome to BA!
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  32. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    Only when someone goes WALL-E hunting with a growler two months from the future.
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  33. jbck109

    jbck109 Aspirant (264) May 30, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    If you happen to be able to get one, just post an ISO for top wants, make it fair, but something that you really want to try. No need to be a douche and squeeze all the "whales" that can be had. You should catch a little less grief in that post, sorry for all the shitting in this one.
  34. drgarage

    drgarage Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2008 California

    I have Gingerbread Stout.
  35. gpawned

    gpawned Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2012 Illinois
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  36. JulianB

    JulianB Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2012 South Carolina

    I'd say it's worth trading to your liver in exchange for a hangover the next morning.
  37. leedorham

    leedorham Defender (687) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    I can't believe all the naysayers here. If kegs of PtY are distributed to bars not tended by Vinnie, it's a very strong possibility, even an inevitability, that some PtY will end up in growlers; and I'm not talking bathroom stall growlers filled 10oz at a time either.

    Maybe OP doesn't have the hookup but there are plenty who probably do. Bartenders and other bar employees don't take any sacred oaths and I'm sure a large number of them pay zero mind to whether or not they have Russian River approval before they hook a buddy up or something.
  38. OakedCanuck

    OakedCanuck Initiate (0) Jun 23, 2009 Washington

    Agreed. Last year I know of a place that sells growlers of anything on they put on tap, which included PTY...just sayin'...
  39. gpawned

    gpawned Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    This thread is pretty dead...

    the OP didn't realize it wasn't going to be available for growler fills at the brewery and seems to have dropped the whole thing by now.

    I mentioned earlier that other bars and such will have it on tap and might fill growlers so getting one isn't impossible.

    And everyone has agreed that whale hunting two months before it is released makes one a douche.

    Deceased. Horse. Bludgeoned.
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  40. gpawned

    gpawned Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2012 Illinois
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    Shit, I forgot about half urine/pty growlers traded for nudies of Natalie Portman in back alleys...that part of the conversation should certainly continue.
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