Whales Vs. Diapers
All About Beer Magazine - Volume , IssueJune 1, 2011
It's bad enough to bogart rare beers. Is it worse to sell them? A friend just sold a bottle of De Dolle Stille Nacht Reserva 2000 on eBay for $710. To a great many beer traders, that might seem like blasphemy (particularly to the 62 who list it as among their "Wants" on BeerAdvocate). In fact, this guy is a world-class trader himself and 'fessed that he'd been stashing it in hopes of landing his white whale - Drie Fonteinen Framboos - with it. And while the framboise lists 111 wanters, neither beer seems to have anyone listing in their virtual cellars for trade. Instead of being used as bait to reel in some equally epic beer, that single, rare bottle is going to net him some serious diapers; my buddy is less than three months into fatherhood. Incidentally, he bought a case of SNR2K for just over $10 (per bottle) when it was released. Too bad he didn't pick up a second case to convert into a college fund. Venn Diagram time: How many of you are diehard beer collectors? And how many of you are dads? And among those in the overlapping area of beer-collecting fathers, how many would do the exact same thing - sell a prized and valuable bottle for the benefit of your family? On the flipside, if you're not presently laying down a superfluous, ultra-coveted bottle to use as bait, how much would you actually spend to score your most desired bottle?