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Midwest Shelf Whales & Asshole Traders

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

For a long time in the various beer trading forums, California traders were the whipping boys for what was wrong with trading (incorrectly in my opinion).   As craft beer and trading grows in popularity there are definitely some regional quirks when trying to setup trades and the relative trade value of beers are all over the place.  But with every Founders release and the latest Goose Island Bourbon County fiasco, its clear that Chicago and other midwest traders have taken the crown of biggest assholes.

Binny's Beverage Depot

Get it at Binny's!

Long gone are the days of beer advocacy and sharing in the public forums.  Now its all about hoarding, auctioning, and trying to get one over on a fellow trader.  Each limited release is more of an eye roller than the last. Heaven forbid you are trying to track down a beer that’s readily available at a Binny’s and has a 10,000+ release.  It’s not going to happen unless you are willing to give up your first born for a midwest shelf whale.  The constant steam of diarrhea, I mean posts popping up for the Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout, makes me want to avoid the community all together.

At least part of me takes solace in the fact that none of these completely ridiculous ISO:FT posts are likely being completed.  I’m also happy that MCGT3 has a good network of buddies and trade partners spread around so we don’t have to deal with all the bullshit.