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Canada CANBIF Spring 2013

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Phyl21ca, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Phyl21ca

    Phyl21ca Champion (965) Quebec (Canada) Jun 26, 2003 Beer Trader

    TheSevenduffs and I have been exchanging emails to get CANBIF going again. Here are the rules/details of how we intend to proceed:
    - Registration: Email/conversation sent to TheSevenduffs and Phyl21ca with full address (City, Province) before midnight on March 28th.
    - Participants who have never traded need to inform us and should plan on acquiring a styro shipper.
    - Please also inform us if you have regular trading partner on BA.
    - Pairing will be available by April 5th.
    - Willing to ship between April 6th and April 20th.
    - Amount of beers to be sent: 110-150 oz (which is approx 5 x 22 oz bottles and 1x 12 oz bottle). At least half of the bottles should be local. The rest can be an assortment of US/other provinces.
    - Swag is not required but is optional.

    Let TheSevenduffs or myself know if you have any question/concerns.




    P.S. Admin – please do not move this thread to the BIF forum for now until people had a chance to see this thread in the Canada forum
     
  2. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Champion (905) Ontario (Canada) Jan 20, 2010 Beer Trader

    Obviously, I will be participating.

    I thought I would add a few things for those who did not participate in the last CANBIF:

    1. We will do our best to pair everyone with someone from a different province. Last year's CANBIF unfortunately had more than 50% of participants being from Ontario, so that wasn't possible. If that is the case again, we will do our best to pair up more experienced traders in Ontario with each and to avoid pairing up people from the same area (ie: two people form the GTA or two people from Ottawa).

    2. In reference to point #1 above, we'd love to see more non-Ontarians this time :)

    3. I HIGHLY recommend buying styro shippers. We had one box break in transit last time and styro-shippers are the best way to protect your beer. They may cost a few dollars but are well worth it. You can buy them here: http://www.uhaul.com/MovingSupplies/Boxes/Kitchen-moving-boxes/Wine-Shipping-Kits?mid=169 ... if you spend $25 or more shipping is free! Remember that if your box breaks in transit and/or doesn't reach your target, you will be responsible for sending a replacement box.

    As Phyl21ca said, please don't be shy if you have questions.
     
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  3. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Champion (905) Ontario (Canada) Jan 20, 2010 Beer Trader

    One more thing...

    When you send us your information, please also include your t-shirt size and this seems to be one of the more common swag items that people will include...
     
  4. hoppypocket

    hoppypocket Aficionado (235) Quebec (Canada) Feb 22, 2011 Beer Trader

    Thanks for putting this togheter guys! I had lots of fun last year and i am sure I will again this year!

    Brad... I still have some of those well cellared hefe for you. Hope to pick you as my receiver this year!
     
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  5. Rutager

    Rutager Advocate (710) British Columbia (Canada) Oct 18, 2010 Beer Trader

    Ahahaha, so kind of you Dave.
    If you could add a couple spicy winter warmers as extras I'll be in beer heaven. :p
     
  6. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Champion (905) Ontario (Canada) Jan 20, 2010 Beer Trader

    One more piece of information... FedEx requires a phone number. If you provide yours they will call you in case there are delivery issues. If not, the sender will have to provide his when shipping and they will call him with delivery issues. It is always better to have the target's phone number. So if you are comfortable proving it, please do.
     
  7. Rutager

    Rutager Advocate (710) British Columbia (Canada) Oct 18, 2010 Beer Trader

    And yes, thanks for doing this again guys! Lots of fun and look forward to participating again ...as long as I'm not Dave's target!!! ;)
     
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  8. Electros

    Electros Advocate (720) Ontario (Canada) Feb 20, 2007 Beer Trader

    YES YES A thousand times yes!!!
     
  9. BlogueDeBieres

    BlogueDeBieres Aficionado (195) Quebec (Canada) Sep 1, 2011 Beer Trader

    Could it be possible to know the number of people from each provinces that suscribes for this canbiff? A weekly update could be good !!!

    Thanks in advance!

    Cheers
     
  10. papat444

    papat444 Poobah (1,640) Quebec (Canada) Dec 28, 2006 Beer Trader

    Beermail sent! Looking forward to it :)
     
  11. mattsander

    mattsander Savant (475) Alberta (Canada) Feb 3, 2010 Beer Trader

    This will be fun, really looking forward to it
     
  12. CurtisD

    CurtisD Savant (495) New Brunswick (Canada) Aug 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    Beermail sent, but only to Phyl21ca. TheSevenDuffs, your inbox was full this morning.

    Really looking forward to this too!
     
  13. Phyl21ca

    Phyl21ca Champion (965) Quebec (Canada) Jun 26, 2003 Beer Trader

    Already 15 participants registered for this edition of CANBIF. Now we just need somebody fromManitobathat is willing to share some of Rudge’s brews.
     
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  14. papat444

    papat444 Poobah (1,640) Quebec (Canada) Dec 28, 2006 Beer Trader

    Where's Ken when you need him?
     
  15. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Champion (905) Ontario (Canada) Jan 20, 2010 Beer Trader

    Thanks for the heads-up. My mailbox is not good...
     
  16. tbadiuk

    tbadiuk Savant (435) Manitoba (Canada) Feb 9, 2009 Beer Trader

    I'm in, so that's one, and if Ken joins that two MB'ers.
     
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  17. kjyost

    kjyost Champion (785) Manitoba (Canada) May 4, 2008 Verified

    I'll be in. Just been lazy...
     
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  18. boney77

    boney77 Savant (260) Ontario (Canada) Nov 5, 2008 Beer Trader

    I'm in again. Last round was fun.
     
  19. Phyl21ca

    Phyl21ca Champion (965) Quebec (Canada) Jun 26, 2003 Beer Trader

    We are now up to 18 participants registered. :)

    Where are the folks from Nova Scotia?
     
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  20. wordemupg

    wordemupg Champion (905) Alberta (Canada) Feb 11, 2009 Beer Trader

    I'd be down if we shipped a month later but I'm chicken shit, April in Calgary can get quite cold.
     
  21. kjyost

    kjyost Champion (785) Manitoba (Canada) May 4, 2008 Verified

    Come on, you can do it... Just make sure your shipper watches the forecast. Hell, I'm from the centre of the GWN, Winnipeg and gonna do it :p
     
  22. tbadiuk

    tbadiuk Savant (435) Manitoba (Canada) Feb 9, 2009 Beer Trader

    I've already mentioned to the organizers that the April 20th deadline may be...optimistic...for Manitoba. :cool:(literally)
     
  23. I'm in, I've been putting a few things aside in anticipation of this, awesome!
     
  24. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Champion (905) Ontario (Canada) Jan 20, 2010 Beer Trader

    That's good to hear. I have been doing the same. I think we are going to see some really quality boxes this time around...
     
  25. Rutager

    Rutager Advocate (710) British Columbia (Canada) Oct 18, 2010 Beer Trader

    You guys are all going down, I'm out to win this one!! :cool:
     
  26. liamt07

    liamt07 Champion (795) Ontario (Canada) Jul 26, 2009 Beer Trader

    Been intentionally holding out on buying stuff, if my recipient is a fellow reviewer, I want to get some new stuff out to them!
     
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  27. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Champion (905) Ontario (Canada) Jan 20, 2010 Beer Trader

    Challenge accepted :)
     
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  28. Rutager

    Rutager Advocate (710) British Columbia (Canada) Oct 18, 2010 Beer Trader

    Just as long as you realize that my definition of winning means I'm sending a sixer each of properly cellared Canadian and FRESH Alexander Keith's IPA. Just try and beat that!
     
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  29. ricochet173

    ricochet173 Savant (295) Quebec (Canada) Jul 6, 2011 Beer Trader

    1999 Vintage Wildcat?
     
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  30. is it waxed?
     
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  31. ricochet173

    ricochet173 Savant (295) Quebec (Canada) Jul 6, 2011 Beer Trader

    No, but it probably tastes like wax.
     
  32. papat444

    papat444 Poobah (1,640) Quebec (Canada) Dec 28, 2006 Beer Trader

    Haven't been squirreling anything recently because i was on the fence but i'm hoping to deliver a solid package regardless!
     
  33. Yikes, almost missed this one.

    Signed up. Looking forward to spoiling a fellow Canuck with some MI goodness.
     
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  34. ricochet173

    ricochet173 Savant (295) Quebec (Canada) Jul 6, 2011 Beer Trader

    Registered! Prepare for Quebec deliciousness!
     
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  35. pushkinwow

    pushkinwow Savant (310) Ontario (Canada) Dec 20, 2006 Beer Trader

    I'm in...can we have a malt liquor requirement :D

    Also personally I don't mind getting my box from someone a little later if weather is a factor that week.
     
  36. ricochet173

    ricochet173 Savant (295) Quebec (Canada) Jul 6, 2011 Beer Trader

    Ordered my styro shippers! Now to dig through my goodies and see what I can send out...
     
  37. FondueVoodoo

    FondueVoodoo Advocate (615) British Columbia (Canada) Feb 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    Looking forward to this - can't think of a better way to make my first trade. To earn good beer karma I am planning on sending home made beer flavoured marshmallows as swag.
     
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  38. Rutager

    Rutager Advocate (710) British Columbia (Canada) Oct 18, 2010 Beer Trader

    ISO: Beershmallows
     
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  39. papat444

    papat444 Poobah (1,640) Quebec (Canada) Dec 28, 2006 Beer Trader

    That sounds delicious :D
     
  40. pushkinwow

    pushkinwow Savant (310) Ontario (Canada) Dec 20, 2006 Beer Trader

    Can we just have a marshmellow BIF...where FondueVoodoo send them to everyone?
     
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