Cuzco's n00b BIF Hints and Hauls thread!!

Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by Cuzco, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. My wife is becoming extremely annoyed when I call home from work to check if the porch is still intact.
  2. Came home to a surprise from Florida. Will try to get a photo up later

    Nice assortment from Cigar City

    1 x 16oz can Tropical Heatwave - 81
    1 x 750ml Improv Imperial Dark Rye - 85
    1 x 750ml Bolita double brown - 89
    2 x 12 oz can Hotter than Helles - 85
    2 x 12 oz can Florida Cracker - 86
    2 x 12 oz can Maduro Brown - 89

    22oz EvilTwin Imperial Biscotti Break - 98 (want)
    11.2 oz BrewDog Tokyo stout - 87

    Cigar City Pint Glass

    no name in the box, but based on the shippers name and the list of people from Florida in the BIF I'm assuming it's from Kpanter. Thanks for the box. Looking forward to trying them all
  3. ufmj

    ufmj Savant (405) Florida Feb 15, 2013


    - CCB Tocobaga Red Ale x 6 (want)
    - CCB José Martí American Porter x 2
    - CCB Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale (want)
    - CCB Humidor Series IPA
    - CCB Jai Alai IPA x 6 (want)

    - CCB Big Sound Scotch Ale
    - CCB Bolita Double Nut Brown Ale
    - CCB+B.Nektar Camp Braggot Ghost Stories
    - CCB Guava Grove Saison (want)

    - Cycle Brewing (Peg's Cantina) small snifter
    - 7venth Sun Midnight Moonlight (growler) + tulip glass
    - Duchesse De Borgogne (want)
    - Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L'Ancienne (want)
    - Terrapin Mosaic
    - Terrapin Hopzilla
    - Terrapin Wake-n-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout x 2 (want)


    I'm not sure if I'm in the right place. I know people are supposed to post hauls in this thread..but what about mother loads?!

    Seriously, though...ThreeFishes went above and beyond the call of BIF duty with these two boxes. You, sir, are a Beer Advocate and a gentleman.

  4. Enjoy!
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  5. mborden

    mborden Savant (420) New York Jan 28, 2009

    So, I don't think that "humbled" is a strong enough word for how I feel after Adam (aka Marti403) just ANNIHILATED my freaking porch. Holy fucking shitmas.

    Oh, hey, unassuming box. What wonders could you contain that are about to BLOW MY FREAKING MIND?!

    Let's see, the "small" guys.
    Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock (2012)
    Kuhnhenn BA Solar Eclipse (2012) [Imperial Stout]
    Kuhnhenn Vintage Ale (2011) [Barleywine]
    Kuhnhenn Wheat Wine Ale (2012)
    Kuhnhenn 9 (2011) [Belgian Strong Dark Ale]
    I've been SUPER interested in trying out Kuhnhenn, since I've heard lots of great things about them. But holy crap dude, way to start me in the freaking deep end!

    Oddside Ales Citra Pale Ale - I LOVE Citra, can't wait to try this one!
    Short's Goodnight Bodacious [Double Black IPA] - Sounds amazing. I have a Black IPA fermenting, love the style!
    Founders KBS (2011 and 2012) - Truly beer karma. I BIF one of my 2 bottles I got this year and these get sent back. So stoked.
    Short's Black Cherry Porter - Black Cherry? Porter? F-yeah!
    Dark Horse BA Plead the 5th (2012) - Seriously?!
    Dark Horse BA Monster 29 [Barleywine]
    Also have been very interested in trying some Dark Horse stuff, and also HOLY CRAP!

    Now on to the "big boys", as if what I've already got here wasn't more than enough for a box.
    New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red - Yeah, I just told Hotmetal1 how much I think New Glarus is off the hook. Uncanny.
    Jolly Pumpkin Sobrehumano Palena'ole - LOVE Wild Ales!
    Bell's Batch 9000 (811 of 1502)
    Bell's Black Note Stout (469 of 1534, second release of the 750s)
    Dude, I'm running out of adjectives and expletives.

    The Livery Unknown Soldier (Sour Barrel Series) - Belgian style Amber Ale aged in oak barrels with peaches and nectarines. I'm trying to keep up with all the awesome, but my mind is busy being blown.
    The Livery Taxman [BA RIS] - Gnarly!
    Dark Horse MMMM (325 of 396, batch 4000) [Whiskey BA Chocolate Rye Porter] - I love everything about the way this sounds

    And the SWAG!
    Kuhnhenn Pint Glass - Awesome, I'm already enjoying my first beer in it!
    Founders CBS Poster - Also awesome. I have a brewing room that I'm filling with a ton of beer posters, and this will fit in perfectly! This may be the closest I ever get to a CBS! haha

    Jesus. How many "awesome"s did I just type? Not enough for this box.

    Adam, you blew me away. As fate would have it, I've never been to Michigan but I was planning on going the weekend of 5/18 for a good college friend's wedding. I had been planning the trip for months, as I was going to drive out from Syracuse and visit a bunch of breweries and hang out with some old friends. Then, a couple weeks ago, my younger brother dropped the bomb that he was going to walk early for his law school graduation the same weekend. I'm very much family first, so I nixed the Michigan trip, though I was super bummed about what I was missing out on. But dude, you freaking sent me a box 1000x better than what I would have been able to try on my way out there. I'm so stoked to share these with my friends in CNY too. I learned my lesson. When you say you don't fuck around, you mean it! Thank you SO much dude.

    You can finally unpucker your sphincter. Your box landed VERY safe and sound, haha.
    I still can't believe this box.
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  6. Marti403

    Marti403 Savant (470) Michigan Jul 23, 2011

    Bourbon Barrel Batch 9000



    I'm all in for sharing beer that people may never get a chance to enjoy. Please keep me informed what you think of them.
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  7. ColdOne

    ColdOne Savant (445) New York Jan 19, 2013

    Do you recommend I visit North Brewery next time I'm headed south?

  8. Wow. Serious beer porn posted today ---- slow clap for everyone.
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  9. XmnwildX12

    XmnwildX12 Champion (795) Minnesota Nov 12, 2010

    I have a feeling you are going to get destroyed in the next BIF....
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  10. ColdOne

    ColdOne Savant (445) New York Jan 19, 2013

    HUGE relief to know it made it. I'm guessing that means my first beer packaging job did not result in a giant mess of a leak.

    So yeah... a final hint below:

  11. mborden

    mborden Savant (420) New York Jan 28, 2009

    Oh shit! I didn't even know what I didn't know! These are the beers that I see in the ISO:FT forums and wonder how mere mortals get their hands on them :D

    And absolutely man, I'll definitely share the feedback! Of these beers, I've had 6 oz of 2013 KBS and 2 oz of Black Note stout so it will be awesome making my way through them.
  12. You got some pretty good stuff. Elevated, Reserve Ale, Imperial Stout, Odells! Things like this makes me miss New Mexico at times.
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  13. If you ever want any of these to refresh you or haze up your memory, just shoot me a BM and I be more than happy to help you .
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  14. Uh...:eek:
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  15. lurpy1

    lurpy1 Advocate (505) Minnesota Jan 15, 2010

    Every box that has been revealed, i'd be psyched to receive. But with due props to those boxes, this one is my early choice for Best in BIF. BA9K is the best barreled beer I've ever had. So, um, yeah....squad.
  16. I posted this in the actual LIF thread, but I wanted to bring MBorden some attention here as well. This is what he sent me for basically participating in his LIF. Amazing.
  17. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Advocate (500) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    With all these boxes landing today I wish I would have gotten mine out this week. Swag is all I need. Stopping by the brewery this weekend.
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  18. I will. As long as I don't have to give you some chon chon.
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  19. Here is the photo
  20. BIG thanks to emottram on the porch bustin'

    Here's the loot:



    Four wants nailed, awesome job and great looking New England brews!
  21. mborden

    mborden Savant (420) New York Jan 28, 2009

    I'm in love with Imperial Biscotti Break. And I just popped my first bottle of Tokyo last weekend. Insane!
  22. ColdOne

    ColdOne Savant (445) New York Jan 19, 2013

    mborden and I clearly have similar taste. We're going to have to get a Syracuse-Ithaca-Binghamton bottle share going STAT.

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  23. mborden

    mborden Savant (420) New York Jan 28, 2009

    I like the sound of that!
  24. drbenzo

    drbenzo Savant (375) California Jul 13, 2005

    I am amazed at the level of beer advocacy in this "NOOB" BIF. These boxes are amazing! This could thought as a lesson in extras i suppose. Cheers!
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  25. PattyMelt

    PattyMelt Savant (270) Michigan Feb 3, 2013

    That box was heavy!!!! I mean, I can't find half this stuff anywhere, and I LIVE in MI. Lol. Very nice!!!
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  26. KevinMc79

    KevinMc79 Savant (255) Illinois Oct 29, 2008

    Somebody in Virginia hasn't checked his porch yet.
  27. ColdOne

    ColdOne Savant (445) New York Jan 19, 2013

    And St. Louis.

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  28. Pecafaced

    Pecafaced Savant (290) Maryland Dec 16, 2010

    These boxes have been amazing. This has been an awesome BIF so far! Lets keep it up!
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  29. 1424IpA

    1424IpA Savant (405) California Nov 2, 2012

    and Minnesota
  30. Glad everything arrived safely. I wasn't sure how the glass would do in the styro shipper.
    BTW, The Jack's Abby BA Framinghammer is killer
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  31. Man i been hearing alot this BA Fringhammer latey. I might try and get me some soon.
  32. It is one damn good beer. Definitely try it if you can.

    Hint #whatever-- My box included a BA framinghammer.
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  33. It's still around in some spots, but it's getting harder to find. I was glad that I stocked up since the local shops near me are out. BTW, they are releasing a BA Vanilla version and a BA Coffee version sometime next week, but they are going to be very limited. I think only one barrel of each was made. I'm going to have to hit the brewery for these two. They are only getting distributed to one shop (they supplied the barrels) and that store gets crazy busy and is out of the way.
  34. I am so fucking excited for these vanilla and coffee variants!!! Hopefully the bottle limit at the brewery isn't too low.
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  35. Marti403

    Marti403 Savant (470) Michigan Jul 23, 2011

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  36. Julios is the only shop getting them and they are not putting limits, so I can only imagine the cluster eff that will be. Not sure what the brewery is going to do
  37. Yea it's going to be insane there! they are selling bottles at the brewery though right? I though I read that on their FB page.
  38. kpanter

    kpanter Aficionado (220) Florida Nov 25, 2012

    Yup, that was me. I had that thought today that I forgot to put my username somewhere. Wasn't hard to figure out though ha ha. Enjoy brotha!
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  39. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Advocate (500) Texas Feb 21, 2011

    My first box is packed, but I can't tape it with one hand(broke my arm). So it has to wait till I get some help.

    Hint: targets region is more central than anything else

  40. Thanks for the heads up.

    If you get any extras for trade, Please let me know. Those sound great.

    And that goes for Everyone else in this thread. Thanks

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