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What's your best tradebait right now?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk' started by Mavajo, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Mavajo

    Mavajo Zealot (572) Feb 10, 2007 Georgia

    Let's say you're putting together a package of your absolute best tradebait. Maybe it's to try to score some super-rare brewery-only barrel aged saison from a tiny northeastern state. I don't know.

    Regardless, what's the Top 10 pieces of tradebait you've currently got in your cellar/fridge? To make it interesting, don't do duplicates -- if you've got 10 bottles of Isabelle Proximus, just count it as 1.

    In no particular order, mine are...

    Armand'4 Lente
    King Henry
    Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate
    Churchill's Finest Hour 2011
    Westvleteren 12
    Curmudgeon's Better Half
    Silva Stout
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  2. InebriatedJoker

    InebriatedJoker Zealot (586) Sep 16, 2010 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    mine are -

    King Henry (although it's not being traded)
    Arctic Devil
    Cantillion Classic
    Jackie O's stuff
    Columbus Ipa
    Speedway Stout
    Allagash Coolship Resurgam (also not being traded)
    Evil Twin Biscotti Break
  3. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (945) Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Is Lente a cyber whale yet? Can you buy it anywhere without going to Europe?
  4. surlytheduff

    surlytheduff Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2010 Tajikistan
    Beer Trader

    Just a suggestion but how about not including anything that you haven't had before in the baitlist.
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  5. pmoney

    pmoney Defender (695) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    A handful of these I wouldn't trade, but here are my Top 10:

    King Henry
    BCBS 2008
    Black Note
    LP Kriek
    BA Hi-Fi Rye
    Various Eclipses
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  6. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

    Keystone Light
    Old E
    Schlitz tall boys
    Vintage Corona

    Ahh..man, everyone's so serious!

    BA Cuir
    BA HiFi
    Melange 3
    Le Bleu
    Westy 12
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  7. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Poo-Bah (2,130) Jun 19, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    Cognac DL
    Bourbon DL
    Cognac De Muerte DL

    ;) you know, cuz that's how I roll!
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  8. Knifestyles

    Knifestyles Initiate (154) Jun 7, 2005 New York

    The Armand'4 box on Etre (they just restocked). Does that count?
  9. thagr81us

    thagr81us Initiate (0) Apr 28, 2010 South Carolina

    I'll play...

    Duck Duck Gooze
    Four Play
    Apple Brandy Hunahpu (bottle)
    Apple Brandy Zhukov (growler)
    Double Barrel Zhukov
    Brandy Old Stock '05

    Looking for Loons... If you want some of these hit me up.
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  10. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    Completely OT, but that box is just so damn pretty.
  11. cmmcdonn

    cmmcdonn Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2009 Virginia

    I have the stuff you use to try and trade for locals, which you then try to trade for specific locals, which you then try to trade for trade-bait.

    Mango Ipa
    '09 WWS
    '11 KBS
    Bitches Brew
    3 french hens (I know I will hate it, so I refuse to open it)
    '10 DFH Fort
    DC Brau Penn Quarter Porter (until the weekend)

    My w(h)ales never last very long. :D
  12. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (945) Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    I'm not sure I have a name for that type of whale.
  13. jp7161

    jp7161 Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    I'll play

    Choco Rain
    Armand'4 Box Set
    Choco Rain
    St Lamvinus
    Cascade Blueberry
    Black Tuesday
    Apple Brandy Zhukov
    King Henry
    BA cuir
  14. PDXHops

    PDXHops Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina

    I only trade on occasion, and going after a "big" bottle is very much a rare occurrence (most of my trading is for locals). Closest things I have to tradebait are probably:
    '07 Abyss
    '08 Abyss
    1st batch of Cherry Adam
    '10 MOAS
    2 bottles of Sexual Chocolate, either '10-'11 or '11-12, can't remember which. (I don't keep track of cellar inventory)
    Black Butte XXI
    Jubel 2010
    '10 Blackbeerd
    '11 Breakfast Stout

    Nothing really crazy here, but in general I'm drinking my cellar vs trading it. Occasional locals swaps is enough to get my trading fix.
  15. Knifestyles

    Knifestyles Initiate (154) Jun 7, 2005 New York

    Kuhnhenn BBBW 2008
    Kuhnhenn BBBW 2009
    Kuhnhenn BBBW 2010
    Kuhnhenn BBBW 2011
    Kuhnhenn Nine Syrah Cask
    Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock 2007
    Kuhnhenn BB Banana French Toast
    King Henry
    BA Hi Fi Rye B1
    Armand'4 Lente

    ...only looking for Kuhnhenn whales...
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  16. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2012 Michigan

    Here are some of my hitters, but I wouldn't dream of trading Vanilla, CBS, or KH for some silly saison

    Black Note
    Westy 12
    King Henry
    BCBS Vanilla
    Eclipse EC18
  17. gklover1

    gklover1 Initiate (101) Oct 18, 2009 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    I'll play

    King Henry
    Loon Gueuze Classic
    BCBS '08 - '11 ('09 22oz)
    DL '08-'11
    Grand Lake Holy Grail (obscure - for the tickers, but haven't had it before)

    ALTERNATE (on the bench): BA Cuir

    EDIT = Oops. Reading above, verticals only count for one. I guess '08 DL and '09 BCBS??
  18. DSlim71

    DSlim71 Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2010 New Jersey

    I'll swing mine...

    BA Behemoth
    King Henry
    BA Hi-Fi Rye
    Lou Pepe Kriek
    St. Lamvinus
    Le Bleu
    Framboise for a Cure
    Mother of all Storms

    Bonus question: If I wanted to trade all 10 of these for 1 bottle, what do you think I could land?
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  19. Mavajo

    Mavajo Zealot (572) Feb 10, 2007 Georgia

    An empty bottle of Ann. Assuming you're lucky and find the right trader.
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  20. ant880

    ant880 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2010 New York

    Soo...how much ya bench?

  21. Rempo

    Rempo Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2010 Indiana

    Rye-on-Rye double label
    Founders something-or-other upside-down label
    Old Stock missing label (neck label in mint condition)

    I might have actually traded away the Rye-on-Rye on accident.
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  22. OtisCampbell

    OtisCampbell Initiate (101) Jun 7, 2004 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Probably Mimosa and 3F Oude 2000 if I really wanted something that I haven't already had.. Otherwise, Armands seem to pull things that are up for grabs around their release time, for the most part (except Ann)..
  23. waltersrj

    waltersrj Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2010 Washington

    I'll swing mine too lol...
    Cherry Adam 2009 Magnum
    Twisted Spoke 15th
    Cable Car 2007
    Blabaer 2011 (75 cl)
    Framboos 2011
    Armand and Tomme Blend
    Fou Foune 2009
    Fou Foune 2010

    I wonder if I could land Dave with all 10...probably not lol. Screw Dave.
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  24. gn0sis

    gn0sis Initiate (94) Dec 17, 2007 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    e-boxset-only whale?
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  25. franklinn

    franklinn Initiate (0) May 29, 2012 Vermont

    Not as impressive as others, but here goes...

    Imperial Biscotti Break
    Freemont BB Abominable
    HF Growlers
    HF Jimmy
    HF CD#4
    HF Anna
    Cantillion Classic

    i think that's pretty much it.... And no, none for for trade currently. So i guess this is more a list of "could-be trade bait"
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  26. Knifestyles

    Knifestyles Initiate (154) Jun 7, 2005 New York

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  27. mikecharley

    mikecharley Disciple (399) Nov 6, 2008 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Well, some of this list is going to be consumed on sunday. #'s 1-4 will be history come sunday evening. Yay Birthday tastings!

    1)85 Cantillon Super Gueuze
    2) Splinter Gold
    3) Beatification batch 003 750
    4) Rare
    5) BA Hi Fi Rye Batch 1
    6) Melange 3 Batch 1
    7) BART
    8) BA Speedway Stout
    9) Annularity
    10) Sinners Blend 08
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  28. Sarlacc83

    Sarlacc83 Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2008 Oregon

    Going by trade-bait (as in tradeable items)

    Upright Fantasia
    Block 15 Imagine
    Logsdon Peche N Brett
    Adam From the Wood
    Fou Fone '11
    DHvL 20th Anniversary
    Bourbon Fred 2012
  29. Shmeal

    Shmeal Devotee (409) Nov 9, 2009 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Fantasia Five
    Adam from the Wood
    Fou Foune
    LP Kriek
    LP Framboise
    Chocolate Rain
    Bourbon Fred from the Wood
    PBR (fridge-aged)
  30. SchuStar

    SchuStar Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    BA Vanilla DL
    King Henry
    Black Note
    Westy 12
    BCBS '08-'12
    Black Tuesday '11
    BA Sexual Chocolate
  31. Pundarquartis

    Pundarquartis Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2010 Denmark

    I'm game...

    3F 50th Ann.
    3F Framboos (new batch)
    Blåbær 2012
    3F OG '04 Magnum
    AleSmith BA Wee Heavy 09
    KtG '10
    3F Armand & Tommy
    Cantillon Lou Pepe Kriek '03
    Cantillon St. Lamvinus '05
    Cantillon Vigneronne '05/Iris '03
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  32. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Meyvn (1,019) Aug 29, 2008 Australia

    10 Abyss
    BA cotton
    BA Cuir
    Multiples of 09 St. L
    CFH 12
    Uncle Jacobs
    Westy 12
    Moscow Rye
    Multiples of LP Gueze
    Then again I really do not want Ann.
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  33. Duff27

    Duff27 Poo-Bah (1,737) Feb 10, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    This one? Yeah me neither...it's not that good.
  34. Thehuntmaster

    Thehuntmaster Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 South Africa

  35. silentjay

    silentjay Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2008 Massachusetts

    you know you are only contributing to the hype of Ann that you joke around about by doing threads like this.
    The people that have the beer are not hyping it up, it's people like you that are contributing to the hype.

    King Henry
    Westy 12
    dark lord
    etc... I don't really have an inventory of my cellar... but it's not too impressive
  36. UnderJoath

    UnderJoath Initiate (0) Jul 29, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I guess my BCBS 4pk and BCBCS since I haven't had my other rare ones yet. My BCBS isn't getting any bites, unfortunately. Oh well. More bourbon county for MEEEE!
  37. drewba

    drewba Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2009 Illinois

    Big John

    Finally a proper whale now that it's retired.
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  38. tewaris

    tewaris Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2009 Minnesota

    Finally a whale I can claim to have. This thread was making me nervous.
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  39. daryk77

    daryk77 Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2005 District of Columbia
    Beer Trader

    Haven't traded in a long time but still love lurking, and I do love a dick swinging contest. Alas I don't have too much trade bait these days.

    Coolship Red
    Coolship Balaton
    Coolship Cerise
    Coolship Resurgam
    Allagash Bourbon Barrel aged Black
    Old Rasputin XI Anniversary
    Black Ops 2010
    Weyerbacher XIII (not really tradebait but it's a favorite of mine)
  40. POTABLE83

    POTABLE83 Devotee (407) Jun 21, 2012 New York
    Beer Trader

    BA Bourbon Vanilla DL & Bourbon DL
    King Henry
    Blabaer 12 (750ml)
    Choc Rain
    '03 120 Min
    '02 WWS
    SH BRL
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