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Juniors Jaunting for Brews BIF: Hints & Hauls

Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by duceswild, May 28, 2012.

  1. djmichaelk

    djmichaelk Savant (385) Florida Jul 6, 2008


    With all of the delays, I should've guessed this was me -- Tropical Storm Debbie is just west of us and acting like a real bitch this week.

    So I open the door this morning and find no less than *four* boxes waiting for me from laxer8811! And... holy cow, this is an enormous one. It's going to take me a little time to get everything unwrapped and pictures taken (there's no way this'll fit in one picture) but I'll have a followup post in a little while once that's done.
  2. duceswild

    duceswild Advocate (740) Maryland Feb 8, 2010

    Can't wait to see this one, Mike kills it.
  3. Hahaha, maaaaybe! :)
  4. Ha...North and east :D I type too fast and drink too much apparently :)
  5. laxer8811

    laxer8811 Savant (340) New York Sep 13, 2006

    open them quick, one is heat sensitive
  6. djmichaelk

    djmichaelk Savant (385) Florida Jul 6, 2008

    Okay, here we go... I'll start with the full view (I should've arranged them by brewer in hindsight):

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    Some closeups:

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    Front row:
    • Ithaca Flower Power 12oz (x2) (big favorite)
    • CB Borislav RIS 22oz
    • Ithaca Fourteen 750ml
    • Cisco Brewers Island Reserve RIS 750ml
    • Founders CBS 750ml (I'm assuming this was the "surprise" in the last box... YES! THANK YOU!)
    • Three Heads The Kind 22oz
    • Three Heads Common Man 22oz
    • Three Heads Java Sutra
    Back row:
    • Saranac Black Forest 12oz
    • CB Caged Alpha Monkey 12oz
    • Lake Placid Hefe 12oz
    • Troegs Sunshine Pils 12oz
    • Ale Asylum Bedlam IPA 12oz

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    Bottles (cut off the bottoms, I need to take better pics):
    • Goose Island Pepe Nero 22oz
    • Pretty Things Jack D'Or 22oz
    • Long Trail Double White 22oz
    • Middle Ages Double Wench 22oz
    • Troegs Flying Mouflan 22oz
    Cans (kinda hard to read due to the glare):
    • Sixpoint Righteous Ale 16oz (I've been meaning to order all the Sixpoints but never get to it)
    • Sixpoint Sweet Action 16oz
    • Sixpoint Resin 12oz (x2) (was afraid I'd missed out on this)
    • Sixpoint Bengali Tiger 16oz (loved this one)
    • Sixpoint The Crisp 16oz
    • Heady Topper 16oz (this will be gone by tonight)
    Plus:
    • Quart of Chiavetta's BBQ Marinade (this will probably be dinner tomorrow)
    • Ellicottville pint glass
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    Front:
    • New Glarus Dancing Man Wheat 12oz
    • Ellicottville Mow Master Ultra Pale 12oz
    • Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald 12oz
    • Great Lakes Erie Monster 12oz (x2)
    • FFF Gumballhead 12oz (chilling down in the fridge right now)
    • Troegs Dreamweaver 12oz
    • Flying Bison Rusty Chain 12oz
    Back:
    • Lake Placid UBU Ale 12oz
    • Ellicottville Nut Brown 12oz
    • Ellicottville EBC Pale 12oz
    • Saranac White IPA 12oz
    • Flying Bison Buffalo Kolsch 12oz

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    ...and finally, two bags of wings (one hot and the other I'm assuming is mild?), plus celery and bleu cheese from the Anchor Bar! Funnily enough, I've been to Buffalo and the airport Anchor Bar a couple of times but have never eaten wings there, just drank beer before my flight, so I'll finally get a chance to try them!

    So that's everything. I started adding my commentary on the individual beers but quickly realized that there's just TOO MANY. 39 beers, plus swag and food, and a beer info packet big enough to need a table of contents!

    Seriously Mike, this was unbelievably generous, and I can't thank you enough. I thought your box(es) from the last round were over the top but this one's just crazy. If that's your address on the to/from sticker on one of the boxes then you can expect a token of my appreciation in the mail shortly.
  7. duceswild

    duceswild Advocate (740) Maryland Feb 8, 2010

    MOTHER OF GOD.....to the above

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  8. I feel inadequate.
  9. laxer8811

    laxer8811 Savant (340) New York Sep 13, 2006

    glad you liked the box was fun putting together, with a month gave me time to slowly put it together, a lot of beers are locals and hopefully you will enjoy
    ....wings are hot and medium, and the chiavettas is an awesome marinade that's a local thing...cheers
  10. laxer8811

    laxer8811 Savant (340) New York Sep 13, 2006

    Also I am glad your feeling better, hopefully the beer will aid in a full recovery and if you are ever in buffalo on a layover give me shout and will get a few beers with you....
  11. nwu008

    nwu008 Aficionado (145) Minnesota Oct 18, 2009

    Someone is CT should have a couple boxes waiting for them at home tonight!
  12. I did indeed... WOW. I had you pegged as my sender, but then Diceman changed his shipping direction, and I was less sure. You freaking killed it!

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    Front row, L-R:

    Surly Bender (Want)
    Surly Hell (Want)
    Surly Coffee Bender (Want)
    Surly Furious (Want)
    Founders Porter (Want)
    Founders Curmudgeon (Want)
    Founders Dirty Bastard (Want)

    Then we get into some New Glarus stuff. Literally last night, I logged a NG beer on Untappd and wrote: "Seriously... are they America's best brewery?". I frickin' LOVE New Glarus. Check out post #29 in this thread--I was talking about New Glarus.

    Dancing Man Wheat (Want)
    Spotted Cow (PermaWant--I love this beer)
    Black Top (Want)
    Fat Squirrel (Want)
    Raspberry Tart (HUGE PermaWant)

    Second row, L-R:

    Bells Kalamazoo Stout (Want)
    RR Redemption (Want)
    Dark Horse Scotty Karate (Want)
    Deschutes Obsidian Stout (Want)
    Orkney SkullSplitter (Want, awesome bottle)
    Dark Lord '12 (Uhh, y'know... WANT)
    Abyss '11 (One of my top PermaWants)
    Surly Five (Want)
    Killebrew Root Beer (I love Hammerin' Harmon)
    Wee Willy's BBQ Sauce (this won't last long)

    Third "row" L-R:

    FixMix Pretzels (Yum)
    Salted Nut Roll (How could this be anything but awesome?)
    3x Angie's Kettle Corn (one of these is already gone. Awesome.)
    Kickass New Glarus glass. Already christened this one with some NG--it may be my new go-to glass!

    Erin, this box was amazing---if you're ever in my neck of the woods, let me know, and the first round (and probably all subsequent rounds) is/are on me. Heck, if you're ever looking for anything from my neck of the woods, just let me know. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
  13. nwu008

    nwu008 Aficionado (145) Minnesota Oct 18, 2009

    I was my pleasure to put this box together for you. It's always fun when you have access to a lot of your target's wants! Enjoy!
  14. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Illinois Mar 2, 2011

    Monster boxes so far. Starting to question if I sent enough to my target.
  15. Bjohnston

    Bjohnston Aficionado (145) Kentucky Dec 24, 2011

    Package received from RochesterAaron today. Thanks for the haul! Cheers!

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    Hopefully, these pics work.

    And to the haul:
    Firestone Walker Union Jack (want)
    Troegs Java Head (x2) (want)
    Troegs Perpetual IPA (x2) (want)
    Ithica Flower Power (perpetual want after laxer8811 sent this in the first round)
    Lake Placid IPA
    Lake Placid Ubu Ale
    Southern Tier Mokah
    Southern Tier Oak Aged Unearthly
    Firestone Walker Wookey Jack (want)
    Firestone Walker Double Jack (want)
    CB's Pierre Saison (love saisons)
    Ithica 14th Anniversary
    Horseheads IPA
    Middle Ages Dragon Slayer
    Three Heads Skunk Black IPA
    Blue Point No Apologies Double IPA
    Heady Topper (Awesome, want)
    Oscar Blues Deviant Dales (want)
    Sixpoint Apollo
    Maxon Estates Farms Pure Maple Syrup (will likely find it's way into a brown ale I'm fermenting)
    Coach Tony's Gourmet Beef Hot Sauce
    Nugget Nectar Pint Glass
    Lake Placid Ubu Ale Pint Glass

    RochesterAaron, thanks again! I can't wait to get into all of these east coast IPA's that are mostly new to me.
  16. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Illinois Mar 2, 2011

    the two boxes i shipped are scheduled for delivery a day early. someone should have a look out for their porch incase its gonna be hot there tomorrow.
  17. djmichaelk

    djmichaelk Savant (385) Florida Jul 6, 2008

    Well, shit. Looks like one of my boxes was rejected by Fedex as "improper shipment" and is being returned to me. I'm guessing the local delivery guy didn't like the styro shipper I used, since the other one is on a truck for delivery right now. This is my first reject, the only one I've had before was a leaky bottle.

    Big apologies to my target. Once I get it back it'll be repacked without the shipper and resent immediately.
  18. duceswild

    duceswild Advocate (740) Maryland Feb 8, 2010

    My target has a package waiting at their doorstep....hope everything made it safely to the north star state.
  19. djmichaelk

    djmichaelk Savant (385) Florida Jul 6, 2008

    The other box got delivered today without incident, so someone has (some) beer at their front door. Luckily the weather seems to be pretty mild there.
  20. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Illinois Mar 2, 2011

    Looks like my targets box landed in his state early this morning. Bad nees is that UPS updated the delivery back to the original date of friday. Looks like someone will have a great start to their weekend.
  21. Pelican5

    Pelican5 Savant (310) California Feb 4, 2012

    Im still out of town on vacation, returning on Tuesday. Got my neighbor on full look out duty so anything arriving will be well looked after.

    Stumbled upon a nice bottle shop here in Prescott AZ, picked up a nice selection of Odells and some Left Hand Milk Stout. Cheers guys
  22. The "food item" has arrived, along with a previously unmentioned 7 more beers...

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    l-r New Belgium Ranger, Convict Hill Oatmeal Stout, Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero, Blvd Love Child No 2, Jester King Boxer's Revenge, Heady, Santa Fe Imperial Java Stout

    Wow...huge thanks go out to Elijah. Big want on the Love Child and Boxer's Revenge sounds awesome. Already tried the jerky and had to go to their website to see if they shipped - it's that good.
  23. dumptruck81

    dumptruck81 Savant (360) Texas Dec 28, 2011

    Yeah man, the jerky is kick ass! I was disappointed when I couldn't find it at first. I think you'll really dig the boxers revenge. It was pretty tough for me to find your wants so I was happy just to find a few and wanted to keep with the rest of you guys. Enjoy
  24. nwu008

    nwu008 Aficionado (145) Minnesota Oct 18, 2009

    I came home to a monster box of great beers from duceswild. Here the haul:

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    Founder Crummudgeon's Better Half Tulip
    DFH 120 Minute
    DFH Midas Touch
    DFH Urkontinent
    DFH 60 Minute
    DFH Festina Peche
    DFH 90 Minute
    Utz The Crab Chips
    Old Bay Seasoning
    Berger's Chocolate Cremes

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    Yards Brewing Brawler
    DuClaw Double Naked Fish
    Heavy Seas Siren Noire
    DuClaw Exile 1 (Imperial Chocolate Rye Porter)
    Heavy Seas Dubbel Cannon
    Heavy Seas Loose Cannon

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    Maui Mana Wheat
    Maui Coconut Porter
    Green Flash West Coast IPA
    Troegs Java Head Porter
    Bourbon County Brand Stout
    Boulevard Tank 7

    Thanks for all of the great beers! Love the DFH, the bourbon county and a really excited to try the DuClaw brews. BCBS is my favorite imperial stout (an impossible to get now) and am very happy to get a DFH variety pack -- since they pulled out of Wisconsin a year ago, we've been going through withdrawal.

    The rest are either great locals that I am very excited to taste or out-of-state treats I am happy to get to try again. Thanks for the great beers and the tasty food (wasted no time in breaking into the cookies tonight)! And thanks for organizing this great BIF!
  25. laxer8811

    laxer8811 Savant (340) New York Sep 13, 2006


    to all the boxes so far
  26. duceswild

    duceswild Advocate (740) Maryland Feb 8, 2010

    Hope you enjoy everything and glad to hear it made it to you safely. The two DuClaw beers are my favorites that they have released in the past few years. Really wanted to hit another of your wants and include an actual Old Crummudgeon with the glass, but I had a trade for it fall through last minute.

    BTW the old bay seasoning goes great on pretty much everything...give it a try on some popcorn or corn on the cob.
  27. duceswild

    duceswild Advocate (740) Maryland Feb 8, 2010

    Lots of movement in the BIF this week of the 14 of us, there are 3 people left to post. Based on the comments/tracking numbers 2 will be received tomorrow and 1 is partially at the target with the other half having to be repacked and resent.

    Let me know if I missed anything.
  28. nwu008

    nwu008 Aficionado (145) Minnesota Oct 18, 2009

    Will definitely have to try the old bay on corn or popcorn -- And should have mentioned that I love the glass too (crummudgeon unneccessary) -- awesome brewery/beer and I love tulips.

    Thanks against!

  29. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Illinois Mar 2, 2011

    someone has a delivery.
  30. laxer8811

    laxer8811 Savant (340) New York Sep 13, 2006

    wife just told me i have two boxes at the house, won't be home til tomorrow, can't wait"!!!!
  31. duceswild

    duceswild Advocate (740) Maryland Feb 8, 2010

    WOW just WOW just unpacked my box from match1112. You killed this one. Ive been waiting for every to try a number of the brews that you sent. Also love the food items and glassware. Running out now, but photos will be forthcoming. Just wanted to let you know everything landed safely.
  32. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Illinois Mar 2, 2011

    Was starting to get nervous because i hadnt heard from you and wondering if the box was stolen. I had a feeling you would enjoy it, my way of saying thanks for running this BIF.
  33. laxer8811

    laxer8811 Savant (340) New York Sep 13, 2006

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    Rough night at work last evening, but all was forgotten when I tore into the boxes!!

    And the haul:
    12 oz.
    Bell's
    Java Stout (Never had, love the brewey can't wait)
    Hopslam (PERMAWANT)
    Expedition Stout x 2 (Never had, love the brewery can't wait)
    Schlafly (I LOVE SCHLAFLY, miss them since I moved from STL)
    Christmas Ale (never had)
    A IPA x 3 (LOVE IT)
    Three Flloyds
    Robert the Bruce x 2 (Always a want since bjohnston in first round)
    North Coast
    Old Stock Ale 2011 (Delicious)
    Bomber's
    Deschutes
    The Stoic (Cannot wait to try, Love quads)
    Schlafly
    Schlafly Reserve Barleywine (love schlafly!)
    Boulevard
    Saison-Brett (Been dying to try this one, so excitied!!)
    Firestone Walker
    Anniversary XV (Awesome beer, was looking in Buffalo for it and couldnt find it)
    2nd Shift
    Cat Spit Stout (never heard of brewery, cannot wait)
    Charleville
    Hairy Cow Wee Heavy aged in Bourbon Barrels (1/420) (Love wee heavy and then BA on top, this is getting open on a special occasion especially only 420 made...AWESOME)

    Perrenial Glass

    Mike (DicemanSTL), thank you so much you crushed this one hitting a lot my wants and making me have A LOT more perma wants!!! So excited to try ALL the beers, I love schlafly so thrilled to get it again, and that wee heavy gonna have to find a special occassion to crack it open. If you ever want any Northeast brews hit me up!! Thanks again!!
  34. duceswild

    duceswild Advocate (740) Maryland Feb 8, 2010

    Seriously awesome box received from match1112, thanks so much for everything. You really crushed this box.

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    Swag:
    Rolling Meadows Brewery Tasting Glass (this will come in handy for some upcoming tastings)
    Goose Island Tulip (love this glass)
    Pigchaser Pineapple Mango BBQ Sauce (this is great, already tried it with some chicken last night)
    Old Fashioned Pepper Relish
    Habanero Salsa (This is going to be HOT…will wait for the 100 degree weather to cool off a little before I try this one)

    Bombers:
    Two Brothers - Hop Juice (want, I have a couple hop head friends that I'm looking forward to sharing this one with)
    Two Brothers - Red Eye Coffee Porter (the reviews on this sound great, really love coffee beers)
    Goose Island - King Henry (WANT, WOW this is seriously generous, this was one of those wants I never thought I'd get the opportunity to try, thank you so much)
    Goose Island - Lolita (want, while we get GI around me none of the stores get their more specialty offerings, can't wait to try this one)
    Goose Island - Juliet (want, my girlfriend has already declared this is the first beer I'm opening)
    Hoppin' Frog - BA BORIS (want, just had the regular BORIS, can't wait to try the BA)
    Hoppin' Frog - DORIS the Destroyer (want, yummm double imperial stout)
    Deschutes - The Abyss 2011 (WANT, again this was another want I didn't think I'd be able to try give its distribution and the limited nature of it)
    Rolling Meadows - Lincoln's Lager (looking forward to trying this new brewery)
    Rolling Meadows - Springfield Wheat (want, heard great this about this one and sounds like it will be a perfect summer beer)
    Rolling Meadows - Abe's Ale (reviews on this look great)
    3 Floyds & Half Acre - Mutiny & The Mollusk (this will be my first oyster stout, looking forward to it)

    Again match1112 you really killed this one hitting a number of my HUGE wants. Greatly appreciate the generosity you showed and if there is ever anything you want from my area please let me know and it is yours.
  35. match1112

    match1112 Initiate (0) Illinois Mar 2, 2011

    If I'm keeping score correctly, we still need to see one haul. Hopefully the boxes are in route. All in all i'd say well done noobs! Also a big thank you to duceswild for running this one!
  36. duceswild

    duceswild Advocate (740) Maryland Feb 8, 2010

    Yup, your score is correct. From the tracking numbers I have, one box should have landed at this target successfully on 6/28 and the other box was returned to the sender for "improper shipment". The sender has already told me and the group he will be repackaging and sending back out as soon as he receives the package back, which according to the tracking #'s should be around 7/5. I'm glad to see Fedex returning the shipment rather then "destroying" it and enjoying the beers themselves ;)

    Also a target or two is waiting on food which their senders have told me would be coming separate.

    Hope everyone enjoyed this round. If there is interested in continuing this, let me know either here or through a BM as I down for some more and don't mind running it.
  37. Awesome, enjoy! I had to include a few bottles of the AIPA since it is one of my favorite beers for the summer... Your food box should arrive soon, I have to check the tracking #, but I dropped it off on Thursday so you should probably be seeing it tomorrow. :)
  38. dumptruck81

    dumptruck81 Savant (360) Texas Dec 28, 2011

    Con Muchos GrassyAss Senior duceswild!!!
  39. Pelican5

    Pelican5 Savant (310) California Feb 4, 2012

    Just got back in town today and came home to a nice box o' beer from djmichaelk, thanks Michael!

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    My cat went right to the Dukes with the dog on the label, ironic eh? Here we go... left to right...

    Intuition Aleworks I-10 West Coast IPA (looks good)
    Bells Two Hearted (always want)
    Left Hand Milk Stout (love this beer)
    CCB Jai Alai (always want)
    Bold City Brewery Dukes Cold Nose Brown Ale (looks good, our cat sniffed this one out immediately)

    Weyebacher Insanity (want, cant wait)
    De Struise Brouwers Black Albert (BIG want, cant wait for this one)

    Terrapin Moo Hoo (always want)
    CCB Maduro (want)
    Smutty Big A IPA (want)
    Central Waters Peruvian Morning (fingers crossed, only 3 I've had so far have been infected)
    Sweetwater IPA (want)

    CCB Shwag - Castro Cap, Bottle opener and coasters (very cool hat!)


    Big thanks to Michael for a great selection of beer including new wants and always wants. Already put a couple in the fridge for tonight! Thanks again!
  40. djmichaelk

    djmichaelk Savant (385) Florida Jul 6, 2008

    Unfortunately, the box with all of the sexy stuff was the one that came back to me. Just got it today, and like I expected they didn't even open it -- just sent it back, so everything is still there. I'm going to repack it the old-school way and send it out on Monday (going to have to replace the food item since it's two weeks old now).

    The Peruvian Morning is somewhat of a crapshoot -- I had the other three from the 4-pack, and two were good while one was bad. Hoping that one in your box is good as well. And the Duke's and I-10 are from my hometown (Jax) so I hope you enjoy them as much as the cat seems to.

    Plenty more to come!

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