Saturday, March 1, 2014

February trades

February ended up being a busy month (for me) tradewise.  Had two trades I set up earlier get delayed due to weather and another small one for a rather tasty sounding Hill Farmstead beer.  Without further ado...


Tired Hands Brassneck growler, Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine x4, Three Floyds Zombie Dust x2*


DC Brau The Corruption x2*, Goose Island BCBS*, Bells Hopslam*, Terrapin Wake n Bake*, Troegs Nugget Nectar x2*, Avery Uncle Jacobs*, DuClaw Retribution*, Aleworks Cafe Royale*, Hardywood BB Sidamo*, Hardywood Sidamo Coffee Stout*, Hardywood Gingerbread Stout x2

This guy fucking killed it.  Yeah, the trade was just for 2 bottles!  I owe him big time...


Hill Farmstead Daybreak, NEBCO Sea Hag x2*

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

In Person trade

When I found out that Maine would not get Bourbon County Barleywine, I put out an ISO. The other variants would also skip Maine, but I was mostly interested in the barleywine.

Set up a trade with commis and after talking a bit, it turned out that he would be making a trip to Portland. Met up at Novare for exchange. Pretty cool to finally put a face to a name when trading. Didn't take a picture, but the full haul was Bourbon County Barleywine x4, Bourbon County Backyard Rye, Wormtown Be Hoppy (extra) and Jacks Abby Mass Rising (extra)

Monday, December 30, 2013

December boxes

I ditched BeerAdvocate and moved over to BeerTrading (now TalkBeer) back in September. What a wonderful place, especially compared to BA. The community on TB is exponentially better, and it helped me back into the trading scene a little bit. First up was actually a trade with claaark13, who I had previously traded with on BA. He reached out about Allagash Resurgam (and who can blame him). I wasn't really particular about what he sent back, and this is what showed up:

Crooked Stave Persica Batch 1 and 2 ('13), Bruery Beauregarde, Bruery Oude Tart with Cherries, Bruery Bottleworks XII, Bruery Sour in the Rye with Kumquats

While this trade was in the works, I noticed that TB was having a Secret Santa BIF. This, along with the Blind Beer BIF, was a favorite of mine so I opted in. Received this haul from xpimptastikx:

Bruery Black Tuesday '13, Bruery Bottleworks XII, Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad '13, Prairie Ales Prairie Hop, Westvleteren 12, Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus '11, North Coast Old Stock '08, Prairie Ales Saint Somewhere, Austin Brewing Heavy Machinery IPA, Adelbert's Brewery glass, Austin Brewing glass, Night Shift taster, Espresso BBQ sauce, homemade jelly

What was especially awesome is both boxes showed up on the same day. Needless to say it was an awesome Thursday. Going forward, I will still probably keep trading to a minimum but I will certainly be more than I was on BA towards the end. Currently have a pending deal with OlavZipser that we are just waiting until the holidays pass.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Blind Beer BIF #8

Ah, the Blind Beer BIF. My second time doing it - so much fun. Actually received this box back in June but didn't post until now as I was super busy planning for my wedding/honeymoon. Forgot about pictures, so here's just the haul.  Sent by nlmartin:

1 - Listerman Cincinnatus 2011
2 - Founders Nemesis 2009
3 - Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 2007
4 - Bells Batch 9000
5 - Stone Imperial Russian Stout 2007
6 - Stone Old Guardian 2008
7 - Jackie Os Kentucky Monk
8 - Stone Double Bastard 2006
9 - Founders Nemesis 2010
10 - Hoppin Frog BA Naked Evil BBW
11 - Triple Digit Brewing Chickow!

Holy aged beers, Batman! This box was a blast to drink through, with highlights being '09 Nemesis and '07 BCBS

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Latest Haul

Scot strikes again.  Apparently he has been gathering beers over the past few months/trips to send my way.  Rather large box landed on my doorstep yesterday.  Such a badass haul out of nowhere


Cigar City Florida Cracker White Ale, Cigar City Jai Lai IPA x2, Cigar City Cucumber Saison, Dark Horse Whiskey Richard Lambeak, Dark Horse Militiagan, Flossmoor Station Pullman Brown Reserve, Flossmoor Station Fireside Chat, Three Floyds Dark Lord '13, Half Acre Chocolate Camaro

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Crooked Stave trade

I went to The Festival in Portland last month, and was particularly impressed with every beer I had from Crooked Stave. Someone posted on Beer Advocate they had a few for trade and were looking for Allagash Coolship Red, so I jumped at the chance to obtain some bottles


Crooked Stave Nightmare on Brett Grand Cru, Crooked Stave Surette Reserva Peach Whiskey Barrel Aged, Crooked Stave St. Bretta (Spring)

Monday, June 17, 2013


Pretty fun themed BIF I recently joined.  You and a partner had to send 9 "holes", with each hole having a different requirement.  This is the awesome haul we landed:


Hole 1 - Captain Lawrence Rosso E Marrone x2 (American Sour with Fruit)
Hole 2 - Firestone Walker Parabola (BA Stout or Barleywine, 92+ rating)
Hole 3 - Cisco Monomoy Kriek (Shelf Turd)
Hole 4 - Alchemist Heady Topper (98+ rating)
Hole 5 - Deschutes The Abyss '08 (2009 or earlier)
Hole 6 - Russian River Consecration (15oz or less and either BA, brewery only or 97+)
Hole 7 - New England Brewing Imperial Stout Trooper and BA Stout Trooper (BA beer and base beer)
Hole 8 - Two Roads Igor's Dream (brewery only)
Hole 9 - New England Brewing Gandhi Bot 32oz growler x2 (as fresh as possible)