SARA's Cellar

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Help' started by Mesa512, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. Mesa512

    Mesa512

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    I have never really gone after some of the more limited SARA bottles like Mirepoix, Empty Sea, To The Choir, etc.

    Can anyone give some insight into what these may trade for? I tried looking at past threads but I saw trades posted that were all over the place (plus I don't know how many actually got done). If you traded for one of these, or if you traded one of the bottles I mentioned, what did you end up swapping?

    Thank for your help as always guys!
    Cheers
     
  2. Wino

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    they're in seasonal loon territory if i'm not mistaken but then again who knows
     
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  3. wethorseblanket

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    I've traded for all of the 2015 bottles except Palimpsest, including To The Choir and Empty Sea twice each. And all of the 2016s so far. I've found it really depends who you are trading with and what they want. I've traded LPK and Vig, I've traded de Garde, I've traded Holy Mountain. Obviously ratios varied.
     
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  4. shescrafty831

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    Do you even like SARA beer? Crazy you've traded all uour member bottles.
     
  5. shadowane

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    He said "trade for" all of them. Not traded them. Unless I'm misreading your post.
     
  6. wethorseblanket

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    Uhhh...I am not in the club. I trade FOR the bottles. I do even like SARA beer, I can assure you.
     
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  7. drgarage

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    I never see ISOs for them.
     
  8. shescrafty831

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    Oh I see now. Totally read it wrong. Haha
     
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  9. iong516

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    I've traded:
    Cycle weekday stouts 3:3 for TTC, Empty Sea, and Mirepoux
    Cycle coffee week set and a Casey Golden Cherry FP 6:6 for a Waiting For You + 5 other SARA to fill the shipper (RTP)
    Flora BBR+Elab 3+Twilight for a TTC 3:1 (kinda surprised no extras were asked for or sent in retrospect)
    magnums for deals involving Stenciled+++Bernice and TTC++3F gueze
     
  10. coldstorage

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    I gave up. Save for a very pleasant experience with some heart of gold TB users earlier this year, my experience with SC bottles in the snake pit is that they usually have shitlord tier demands attached. I'm quite certain there are an abundance of generous SC members hooking up routine trade partners so not trying to paint with a broad brush here, just in response to your point about the world of ISO:FT
     
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  11. drgarage

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    Really? Which do you want?
     
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  12. mateoloco

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    [​IMG]
     
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  13. coldstorage

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    What he said ;)

    ones I tried unsuccessfully to trade for in the past:
    To the Choir
    Another Alliteration (did get to try it in the public release, heard rumblings it wasn't as good as SC batch)
    Cuspid to Cuspid
    Stenciled Pages
    Westly (but some angelic TBers made this happen, never forget...)

    Ones from this year I would've tried for:
    The Gift Of Comfort
    Mirepoix
    MF Choom
    ...any!

    tbh id love to just try these even. Sure wish they would pop one on draft from time to time for the mortals. Every night i get on my atheist knees and pray Adair will call me up to the big leagues.

    two sides to every story, i'm sure my offers were "off" and it's pretty tough to trade with SC members who are also local and can get pretty much anything I can get.
     
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  14. drgarage

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    Good to know. I'm not in a good spot to trade right now, but PM me in the new year and I might be able to help out...
     
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  15. iong516

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    I'll contact you about a Stenciled fo sho :rolleyes:
     
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  16. drgarage

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    I wasn't in year 1, so no help there. And I think I was talking to coldstorage?
     
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  17. iong516

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    The :rolleyes: meant my post was in earnest
     
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  18. shanrath

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    There was a fundraiser event to raise money for Wrigley a few years ago that had Stenciled on tap for $10/pour, Palimpsest and Cuspid to Cuspid went on during the 2015 anniversary events, and MF Choom batch one was a draft release before being bottled for the club.

    I guess what I'm saying is, some have made it on draft in the past—just fairly rarely.

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. brentsdodgers

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    Bravo to doing all that digging. And even a picture of the day I was thinking of. Such a good day.
    There was also a Brandy Palimpsest that went on draft but never saw bottles. Actually enjoyed that version more than the regular.
     
  20. nophunk

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    I traded Fou++ with solid pluses to get a Stenciled. That was a long time ago. It seems the member beers are slightly easier to get now? I haven't really tried to trade for any. Their board beers are pretty good ;)
     
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