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Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Beer Trading

Beer trading has been a part of BeerAdvocate since the late 90s, and has since grown into one of the largest beer trading communities online. Hundreds of trades are conducted on a daily basis by thousands of members around the world.

Why Trade Beers?


Here are just a few reasons why beer trading might be for you:
  • Try beers you'd normally have to travel for.
  • Spread the word about good brewers and beers.
  • Share beers and your experience with others.
  • Make new friends.
  • Finally get your hands on that rare, elusive beer (aka - whale).
How to Begin Trading


Step #1: Log In or Sign Up.

Step #2: Be a member for at least 30 days.

Step #3: Verify your account.

Step #4: Agree to our rules, which will allow you to:
  • Participate in our Beer Trading Forums; post your ISO (in search of) : FT (for trade) offers, ask questions, etc.
  • Use our Beer Trading Feedback System, where you'll gain your reputation.
  • Help us maintain a friendly and helpful community, because beer trading is meant to be a fun and rewarding experience.
In the meantime, we recommend familiarizing yourself with the rules, guidelines and feedback system.
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