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What's the trade value of a growler of Pliny the Younger?

Discussion in 'Beer Trading Talk & Help' started by flayedandskinned, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. OakedCanuck

    OakedCanuck Initiate (0) Washington Jun 23, 2009

    Agreed. Last year I know of a place that sells growlers of anything on they put on tap, which included PTY...just sayin'...
  2. gpawned

    gpawned Initiate (0) Illinois Jun 5, 2012

    This thread is pretty dead...

    the OP didn't realize it wasn't going to be available for growler fills at the brewery and seems to have dropped the whole thing by now.

    I mentioned earlier that other bars and such will have it on tap and might fill growlers so getting one isn't impossible.

    And everyone has agreed that whale hunting two months before it is released makes one a douche.

    Deceased. Horse. Bludgeoned.
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  3. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    But, but, but....I want PtY in a bathroom-filled, half backwash growler man! Why must you harsh my mellow??
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  4. gpawned

    gpawned Initiate (0) Illinois Jun 5, 2012

    Shit, I forgot about half urine/pty growlers traded for nudies of Natalie Portman in back alleys...that part of the conversation should certainly continue.
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  5. stupac2

    stupac2 Initiate (0) California Feb 22, 2011

    I can probably do this. I know you love pretrades.
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  6. leedorham

    leedorham Champion (845) Washington Apr 27, 2006

    Explain the doucheyness to me, someone who's not an active beer trader, because all I see is a guy who found out he might be able to get his hands on something awesome and he would rather trade it than drink it.

    Seems less douchey than those who live in select cities getting on BA every February and dropping humblebrags left and right about how easy it was for them to get PtY.
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  7. Krumb

    Krumb Savant (325) Texas Jan 30, 2008 Verified

    Douchey = pretrade, for DONG (most well known DONG, at that), referencing trading for whales. What's NOT douchey about. Honestly, I thought it was all just troll fun
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  8. gpawned

    gpawned Initiate (0) Illinois Jun 5, 2012

    Other BAs being more douchey doesn't make this less douchey.
  9. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    Let he among us who is not a douche cast the first douche-stone.

    I operate on the assumption all of you fuckers are trolling douchecanoes....life is much simpler that way.
    Rau71, nlmartin, Penguin3200 and 4 others like this.
  10. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (360) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    Can somebody please elaborate on what DONG stands for? Please also use it in context in a sentence. Brownie points for references to Natalie Portman's ass.
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  11. MordorMongo

    MordorMongo Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2009

    Draft Only, No Growlers.

    I could have went and had that DONG but instead I stayed home and fapped furiously to cropped shots of Natalie Portman's ass.
    BobZ, JulianB, Penguin3200 and 5 others like this.
  12. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (965) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Has this pre-trade gotten done yet?
  13. i understand what's annoying about this thread to so many, but i'm a little surprised at the outrage too. we're on a forum where the argument for cbs and king henry was "well, i only got ONE and it's delicious, so...", which was acceptable even though there were many thousands of bottles out there.

    now, you just have 1 (maybe a few) growlers across the county, and those people will likely only get one, and it's delicious, so...

    i mean yeah, of course he's going to try to hold people over a barrel for it. he should stop playing coy and people should stop feigning outrage.
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  14. Is "douchecanoes" pronounced like the water-going vessel or like a lava-spewing geologic phenomenon? Thank you, and I will take my answer off-air.
  15. exitmusic00

    exitmusic00 Savant (290) Oregon Mar 15, 2010

    Water-going vessel...at least, according to Patton Oswalt. :)
  16. Got it. Although, I do like the latter pronunciation/interpretation as well: a mountain-sized, douche-spewing entity.
  17. AgentZero

    AgentZero Advocate (600) Illinois Jul 19, 2009 Verified

    I'm outraged about things that don't affect me all the time. Actually, I'm pretty sure the fact they don't affect me is the reason I'm outraged.
  18. JohnfromPurdue

    JohnfromPurdue Savant (320) Wisconsin Apr 27, 2009 Verified

    Here we go again

  19. Oh trust me, if it was possible I'd definitely buy a growler for myself as well.
  20. BigGene

    BigGene Initiate (0) Florida Oct 30, 2010

    Ok, say he does get a growler of pty, how do those of us that have never tasted this nectar from the god Vinnie know that he didnt just fill a growler full of PTE and send it on its way? I think that is the bigger question.
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  21. Thanks for busting me out.
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  22. BigGene

    BigGene Initiate (0) Florida Oct 30, 2010

    Not really saying that this is what is happening, just making a blanket statement about any PtY type beer out there that gets put in a growler and traded. Who knows whats really in it. Just the beer gods and the filler
  23. Plah-knee th' Younger is a whaht whale fer me. AH ESS OH. :(
  24. kscaldef

    kscaldef Champion (855) Oregon Jun 11, 2010 Verified

    I'm not sure I'm outraged, but I will say that my answer to the originally posed question is: close to zero. The odds that it's actually a properly-filled growler of PtY are sufficiently low that I personally would not give up anything of value to get it.
  25. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    I think the actual reason people are 'outraged' is there is an infinitesimal chance of getting a proper growler fill and the likely hood of shenanigans is high.

    PTY growlers always traded high. People would willingly bend over for them if they were still available.
  26. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Champion (790) Jul 4, 2008

    Expand the trade to include bottles of Pliny the Elder. Easy game.
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  27. If PTY growlers at a future point in time, i will have them all. Nuff said.
  28. Bluecane

    Bluecane Initiate (0) New York Dec 30, 2011

    If OP gets taken care of, I'm also interested in making the sane trade. After OP, of course, since I'm very gracious.
  29. Franch

    Franch Advocate (600) New York Mar 22, 2011 Verified

    i've definitely had a bathroom growler of PTY. it was GREAT. (a li'l flat tho)
  30. nc41

    nc41 Champion (855) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008 Verified

    Any bartender could do a covert Growler fill.

    Still if it's legit I'd drink it with friends and be done with it.
  31. drgarage

    drgarage Initiate (0) California Aug 19, 2008

    Any bartender who wants to get PtY next year will not do so.
  32. pittsburghkid66

    pittsburghkid66 Savant (315) Indiana Dec 24, 2009 Verified

    This sums up 95% of what is wrong with the trading forum.

  33. How would you have it ran?
  34. pittsburghkid66

    pittsburghkid66 Savant (315) Indiana Dec 24, 2009 Verified

    Forgot to say, I am the other 5%......oh, your thought was fine, it was putting it out there in black and white that was the sin. I mean, after all, if rarerdos or whatever the hell it was, was pulling whales, no reason you shouldn't be able to.
  35. Yeah it can fetch great beer, as it one itself imagine that. Dude get bee to enjoy/share/etc. If you get a PTY growler I would recommend drink it fast or if you insist on a trade, then get that growler out there ASAP. PTY will get you some great beer, then again trading locals also should.
  36. cavedave

    cavedave Poobah (1,060) New York Mar 12, 2009 Verified

    It would have been like this, "How much profit do you think I can get from it on ebay ?" With followup posts along the way, to answer critics, that mention, voluminously, how generous he is with the beers he doesn't sell.
  37. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Savant (275) Washington Jul 18, 2012

    Toss it in as an extra.