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

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  1. matedog

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    Apparently Akureyri is the fifth largest city in Iceland. I swear it felt like the second.

    Here was the bar: https://r5.is/
     
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    Bartender at Mikkeller almost convinced my drunk ass to drop coin on an Aquavit Dark Lord. So also BADL in Iceland.
     
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    He was thinking “stupid tourist, I’ll get this sucker.”
     
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    He admitted he wanted to try it (and I was also super curious about the Aquavit character). But I hate any and all Dark Lord so I convinced myself not to buy it.
     
  5. matedog

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    Mikkeller Reykjavík has some old ass Belle Vue they were hocking for a few hundred dollars US. It crossed my mind until I did the currency translation.
     
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    10 bucks a bottle at the store by me.
     
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    I remember finding PnB at Far Bar in LA in 2014 or 2015 for $15 a bottle and thinking it was a fantastic deal. I think we ordered 3 bottles.
     
  8. GetchaPull

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    I think this is the beer I traded an OGV 07 (non-Valentijn) for in 2012...all the ragrets. And the recipient is among us. ;) At least it wasn't my worst decision trade-wise.
     
  9. GetchaPull

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    Still love that beer.
     
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  10. yeahnatenelson

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    I feel like this is a marker for how long you've been around in the beer trading scene: did you trade 3F for hyped fail whales? Anyone who says no either wasn't there or is a liar.

    In our defense, this stuff was a lot easier to get a hold of. And cheaper. Case in point, my first BIAB invoice (Oct 2011):

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  11. stupac2

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    I'd have to check my spreadsheet but I bet that was me!
    I certainly never did, I've always been the guy giving up the hypewhales. I figured out pretty early on that trading for American beer is kinda dumb.

    Although, I suppose to be far, I have traded some whalier 3F beers for quantity of less whaley 3F beers...
     
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  12. yeahnatenelson

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    Please leave.
     
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  13. stupac2

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    If only it were that easy to get rid of me!
     
  14. matedog

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    FF for 35E in 2011 is higher than I thought it would be. That makes me feel less bad about not jumping on that bandwagon at the time. That 16E LPG tho...
     
  15. sherm1016

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    I did the Unwanted Whales BIF back in the day (4.0 IIRC). I believe I sent a 2011 Brandy Dark Lord and received a DDG B1. This was right around the time that someone's Brandy Dark Lord exploded in their fridge, and I had already had the GOAT with Brandy Vanilla DL, so I was ok parting with it. The DDG ended up getting drank at a tasting with B1, B2, and B3 DDG. B1 was the winner at that point.

    My bottle of CW 1414 was not accepted into Round 5.0. :oops:
     
  16. stupac2

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    Was that the Math trade urbancaver ran? I did one of them and turned an Iced Eclipse into a Malvassia Rosso, that one sure worked out for me...
     
  17. sherm1016

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    It was run by urbancaver, but I think the Math BIFs were different. It was literally called Unwanted Whales. The threads are still over on BA I think.
     
  18. trickytunadicky

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    neorunner always did the math bif as far as I know.

    Unwanted Whales was urbancaver and khazaddum asked him about a million questions up front about how the BIF was done to figure out whether or not it was a scam to end up with the whaleiest beer himself.

    Shocker, some folks ended up mad.

    He also ran a one bottle BIF at Dark lord Day where the rumor was because he was flipping bottles into and out of his backpack that he was swapping bottles he had for bottles he wanted when no one was looking. A buddy gave me his bottle to swap in the BIF and I walked up right when someone else did and made sure to take the bottle he had just been given. End result was guy who went first traded down (shocking...) and we ended up about even. I felt a little bad, but we had spend about exactly enough time around the guy to know how far we could trust him and are not surprised at all he has faded from the scene. Dat Beau voicemail though... :D One of my favorite DLD memories.
     
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    Ah, that's right, I remember that there was some crap about him massaging the rankings in a way that got him the best stuff, but it worked fine for me!

    I always think it's the math BIF because the principle was the same, except instead it being algorithmic and maximizing utility overall it was hand-done to maximize one person's utility...
     
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