Let's Remember Some Beers (In Memoriam: Old Whales)

Discussion in 'General Beer Topics' started by yeahnatenelson, May 16, 2018.

  1. The Ryan

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    And I can never fucking spell it.
     
  2. ExPimp

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    Haha, Live Oak was the only trade-able item in Austin before 2011. I remember when I traded two Live Oak growlers for two Masala Mama growlers for the 2010 Super Bowl. Worth it.



    Still a fanboy. I'll take all the BBBW, BB4D, & Solar Eclipse you have. Also, still looking for the OG genie bottle of Kuhnhenn KRE....
     
  3. FoudreGuy

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    All the barrel aged Deschutes beers used to be highly coveted up here, but now they sit on shelves at Costco forever.

    We really didn't have crazy whales up this way. Just Red Peak.
     
  4. Dunt

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    That's what years of not giving a fuck will do
     
  5. yeahnatenelson

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    Abyss was rare once... I definitely remember trading for it. Probably a then-fresh B1 BCBCS.
     
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  6. yeahnatenelson

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    Man, back when Kuhnhenn's beers were awesome it was charming when they'd lose a pallet of Eisbock for a few years, or give you the worst fucking service of your life. It was their schtick!

    Turns out they're just bad at business. We were all duped!!!
     
  7. jivex5k

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    Back when I gave a shit about beer I really wanted a Leon. I eventually got one after funny Buddha sold like 50 growlers of no crust. I felt bad after tasting Leon that I traded a fuckin PB n J growler for it.

    Then at one point I found life is like bottles. I traded one for like 4 new Glarus shelf beers. I must have had 20 something messages in my inbox about 5 minutes after posting that trade.

    Man Leon was good...
     
  8. jodan

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    One of you Chicago homies sent me a Barfly, that shit was delicious. Recently realized I traded for another one and never drank it. Hiding in a fridge for a few years, I'm sure it's awful now.
     
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  9. thebandit1

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    Being re-released!

    Well, Better Half but still.
     
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  10. JulianB

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    This (well, the newest batch of it) is on the shelf at my local store in bumbfuck nowhere SC. If that isn't a sign of how the game has changed...
     
  11. The Ryan

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    FT: Blind Pig
     
  12. yeahnatenelson

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    All this Founders talk got me thirsty for Curmudgeon and Red Rye. Damn.
     
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  13. JulianB

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    I'm definitely interested but I really have no idea where to go with it. One of the reasons I was fishing for it on buy/sell/auction type groups is I figured most people who had any left would be more likely looking to sell (i.e. downsizing/getting rid of old beer) rather than trade. Don't go out of your way but if you happen to mention it to him and he sounds interested, let me know. Definitely a curiosity tick for me.
     
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  14. yeahnatenelson

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    And Flaming Fury is a seasonal now??
     
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  15. JulianB

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    Remember when Jackie O's stouts had a lot of trade market cachet and people would wait outside overnight in the cold for them?

    Well, maybe the second part still happens, I don't know.
     
  16. stupac2

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    No idea if anyone even has any left but I'll ask.
     
  17. MooseLang

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    I think I've said this before in another thread, but I actually met you at the Splinter Blue release. You don't forget a tall, bald man who talked about Berliners for 3 hours straight. You actually gave me a sample of one of your homebrewed Berliners that was really damn good. Someone also was passing around a bottle of infected KtG.


    Splinter Blue was so goddamn good.
     
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  18. JulianB

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    Yeah, those two beers are extremely highly valued by the whale-ticking crowd. SHBRL has sold for ~$1500 (and traded straight-up for a Cable Car Kriek as well, if I remember correctly), and VSB has gone for ~$500-600. Those numbers might be a bit off (plus I haven't paid attention to that stuff in a little while), but they are definitely still hot commodities among people who spend huge amounts of cash on vintage beers.
     
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  19. stakem

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    We are nearing page 4 and noone mentioned Bullfrog yet...



    black cherry bomb
    blue cheer
    beekeeper


    old toad barleywine (ok, was never a sought after whale but might be my favorite bullfrog beer.)
     
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  20. The Ryan

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    I like the start of this Penthouse Letter.