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Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by flexabull, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Alright - awesome box #2 of 7 from flexabull:

    22oz Firestone Walker Porter
    22oz Ninkasi Sleighr
    22oz Ninkasi Double Red Ale
    375ml Ovila Barrel Aged Quad (big want!)


    Great stuff - thank you!
  2. And... awesome box #3 of 7 from sholle.

    22oz Hippy Highway Oatmeal Stout
    12oz Bayern Double Bock x 2
    12oz Big Sky Moose Drool Brown Ale (a little frozen but he'll survive)
    12oz Brewer's Art Resurrection

    25oz unlabeled homebrew (I assume) - no idea what this is???


    All sorts of obscure Montana beers - love it!
  3. Enjoy! I thought that BA Quad was quite nice!
  4. jodan

    jodan Initiate (0) California Jul 24, 2008

    Got a great box from portia99 today!

    Maine Beer Co:
    Mean Old Tom
    Peeper Ale
    Cambridge Audacity of Hops
    Jack's Abby Hoponius Union

    Thanks a bunch Bill!
  5. #4 of 7 has landed - thank you to the aptly named "thebeerisgood".

    22oz Goose Island Night Stalker
    22oz Goose Island Night Stalker
    22oz Goose Island Big John


    This is great! I like Night Stalker a lot, but I haven't even seen it on a shelf around here since 2009. Thank you!
  6. My box to jodan will go out tomorrow, contains a beer I picked up Tuesday in Cleveland.
  7. johnyb

    johnyb Advocate (520) Florida Aug 11, 2012

    Holy Crap Batman, check out what exitmusic00 just landed on my porch!!!!!!

    Way over the top Matt, really I can't express too much gratitude here.

    In summation..........

    Growler of Boneyard Hop Venom........ can't wait this one is going down tonight!

    The Abyss 2012, so jealous of you guys in Bend....love it!!!
    Double Daisy Cutter bomber, very much a want!
    HF Twilight of the Idols..............wow!!!

    12oz bottles...Hopslam (my favorite IPA) ....KBS (favorite stout)...and a Zombie Dust(an everyman want!!!)

    12oz IPA cans, all locals and I've never had the pleasure of any, so looking forward to trying these....
    Fort George Vortex
    HUB Hopworks Urban Brewery

    I think I need to go lie down for a while, right after I put a hurtin' on that porch grenade of Hop Venom.....

    Thanks again Matt, you really went over the top here. On the off chance that the Ravens beat the 49ers in the Super Bowl, please pick me so I can return the favor here. you da man !!!!!
  8. johnyb

    johnyb Advocate (520) Florida Aug 11, 2012


    Sorry for techno glitch on last post. Here is the porn.
  9. Hop Venom!!! Awesome haul!
  10. exitmusic00

    exitmusic00 Savant (265) Oregon Mar 15, 2010

    Glad everything made it safe, and I hope to sweet baby Jesus that there's still some bubbles in that Hop Venom! ;) A couple sidenotes...the KBS is an '11 (I prefer mine with some age on 'em), and the Double Daisy is from the 1/18 release. And then I realized I was sending all these Midwest hop bombs, so I had to rep the PacNW with those cans! A few of my go-tos...I hope you enjoy!

    Haha, you got it sir! Here's hoping Ray-Ray shan't be denied in his final game... :D
  11. johnyb

    johnyb Advocate (520) Florida Aug 11, 2012


    I was just able to crack the Hop Venom this evening, again a great many thanks to Matt (exitmusic00) as it's perfectly carbed and off the charts great !!!! Probably one of the BEST IPA's I've ever had the pleasure of.

  12. Wow a lot of nice boxes dropped and quite a few "no shows." I bet if those who haven't shipped yet had won they'd be crying the blues right about now. Funny how winning expands patience and losing shows character or lack there of... Jus sayin' We all joined on the same premise... Just wanted to say its not on you Flex, some folks just don't "play fair."
  13. FWIW, I have received tracking #'s for my final 3 boxes. There are a lot more boxes left to drop though...
  14. Not giving people excuses, but the weather this time of year can certainly cause some delays.
  15. Yeah forgot about that. I ran a few Sunday night squares pools a couple seasons back and it always seemed that there were 2-3 who wouldn't ship (those only had 10-20 people). I suppose communication is the key.
  16. My box was scheduled to land on Saturday, but looks like it got delayed.
  17. Penguin3200

    Penguin3200 Savant (320) Minnesota Dec 28, 2008

    My box lands tomorow if it stays on schedule.
  18. my box going out monday, i apologize for my tardiness not gonna make an excuse, but i am in no way going anywhere and will provide a tracking number on sunday
  19. Mine is slated for tomorrow barring any sort of delay.
  20. johnyb

    johnyb Advocate (520) Florida Aug 11, 2012

    And on the FIFTH day of Christmas................this was sent to me !!!!!


    Many thanks injuredreserve!!!!! Great box, some big time faves and some local Louisiana brews I've never had, looking forward to some new things..............

    Pelican MOAS, Alewerks BB Porter, and of course GI BCBS all tried and true and never let you down!

    Marble Reserve Ale, Lazy Magnlia Jeff stout(sweet potato?), and Tin Roof VooDoo Bengal all are new to me and can't wait to dip my beak for the first time!!!

    Once again, great box. Great group of BA's in this pool !!!!
  21. Penguin3200

    Penguin3200 Savant (320) Minnesota Dec 28, 2008

    The Penguin's droppings have landed on a porch.
  22. jodan

    jodan Initiate (0) California Jul 24, 2008

    Box #2 came from sliverx with some great ba stouts.

    Great Lakes ba blackout
    Fremont Kentucky Dark Star
    CW Bourbon barrel Stout
    Sadly the Great Lakes snifter was sacrificed to the beer gods.:(

    Thanks a bunch!
  23. johnyb

    johnyb Advocate (520) Florida Aug 11, 2012

    Not quite sure how this is possible, but a Penguin dropped a serious load on my balmy Florida porch today. Really strange how a box of beer arrives and is somehow STILL F"IN CHILLY so I can crack a Surly and it's right on time for happy hour here. Great many thanks to Penguin3200, here's the crimescene:

  24. Damn it I knew I was risking that glass.
  25. johnyb

    johnyb Advocate (520) Florida Aug 11, 2012

    Per my previous post , I've already cracked the chilled down Surly Furious and Abrasive. Con Mucho Appreciado, mi northern frozen amigo. It was very kind of you to send the previously chilled happy hour cerveza at 4:30PM on a Friday. My FedEx delivery guy and I both thank you as he was very happy to share the wealth!!!!! Looking forward to the Midnight Ryder X 2, haven't had this but looking forward to it as is my homebrew brewing partner. I'm a big fan of all things New Glarus , hence the Apple Ale and the very sweet NG tasting glass also gets a workout this weekend. Central Waters Barleywine and Cherry Stout also have an Over/Under of a very slim chance of making it through Super Bowl weekend as well.

    Cheers, you chilly Penguin bastard!!!!!!!

    Happy Super Bowl weekend!!!!
  26. Penguin3200

    Penguin3200 Savant (320) Minnesota Dec 28, 2008

    Glad they are hitting the spot!

  27. That's the upside of bottles freezing in transit. Still cold by the time they get to Florida! ;)
  28. Penguin3200

    Penguin3200 Savant (320) Minnesota Dec 28, 2008

    Yeah the igloo is a bit cold for the cellar, but it has its upside.

    Getting a barleywine warm is a bitch though.
  29. cfh64

    cfh64 Advocate (635) Texas Aug 16, 2005

    I just updated myself on this thread, I have been shocked by the quality of boxes that have been delivered but I had no idea there were still a few MIA. Does anyone know how many boxes are still left to be delivered?
  30. jodan

    jodan Initiate (0) California Jul 24, 2008

    Eh, shit happens. The box looked like it took some abuse in the trip.
  31. :(
  32. I think a lot - I count about 15 or so having dropped out of 27. I know I have 3 landing next week, and johnyb surely has a bunch still coming...
  33. Box #5 of 7 dropped from California by way of SP23:

    750ml Alesmith Decadence 2012 (nice!)
    22oz Alesmith Nut Brown
    22oz Alesmith My Bloody Valentine

    Great stuff - we only get limited Alesmith distro out here so I've never even seen the Nut Brown or MBV.



  34. Also scored box #6 of 7 from Florida via raczkowski:

    6 x 12oz Cigar City Jai Alai IPA cans

    Really tasty beer that I haven't had in quite some time. Thanks!


  35. itsthepleats

    itsthepleats Savant (330) Ohio Mar 19, 2012

    A glorious assortment of Minnesota brews hit my porch today.....appropriately delayed due to the ricockulous Ohio weather of late.

    Compliments of Younger35:


    Surly!! (Cynic, Bender, Hell)
    Lucid (Dyno, Foto)
    Lift Bridge (Chestnut Hill, Crosscut)

    I've had exactly zero of these brews so I'm stoked to get into these and try some new stuff! Big thanks man!
  36. johnyb

    johnyb Advocate (520) Florida Aug 11, 2012

    Just an FYI, I am out of town till Friday and at least one box has arrived this week that wife is there to take in. Saw some tracking info that others will arrive today and tomorrow. I will post the new arrivals on Saturday when I get back!

  37. Well, box #7 of 7 has arrived. The fates were tempted by shipping 7 boxes to New England in the winter, and while the first 6 were successful, #7 sprung a leak. Fortunately the bottles were ziplocked, so the mess was contained. There's enough beer left in the bottle that it might still be ok, but it definitely froze and leaked out the cap...

    The haul:
    22oz Three Creeks Stonefly Rye (the leaker)
    22oz Three Creeks Fivepine Chocolate Porter
    22oz Oakshire Ill Tempered Gnome



    Thanks Rathakem, and thanks again to everyone else who sent me a box. And thanks to flexabull for running this!
  38. Got my final installment from iasanlee yesterday. Was super stoked to see this one made it without relinquishing to the elements, been chilly over here on the "right coast."


    Epic 22 Brainless on Peaches (get them once in a while in VA, looks interesting, can't wait to try)
    Epic 22 Brainless on Cherries (ditto the earlier comment)
    750 ml Boulevard Chocolate Ale Batch 1 (excited to crack this one)

    Thanks to iasanlee for the nice box!!!
  39. johnyb

    johnyb Advocate (520) Florida Aug 11, 2012


    Just got back from 6 days on the road and arrived home to FIVE boxes that my wife received in while I was gone. Feels like Christmas around here!! Many thanks to Lance (llckeller03) for another great box!

    In summation (Box 1)...........

    12 oz bottles....Founders Backwoods Bastard, Tyranena Brewers Gone Wild, and Bell's Expedition !!!!!

    16 oz Daisy Cutter!!!!

    Bombers....... Pipeworks Blood of the Unicorn and Coffee Break Abduction

    Can't thank you enough Lance!!!
  40. johnyb

    johnyb Advocate (520) Florida Aug 11, 2012


    Box 2 courtesy of Martin123012, Awesome box of a huge assortment of twelve ouncers and with the exception of the Bells and Founders stuff, I have never had any of them and am looking forward to trying them all. As to the Bell's and Founder's, these are some of my faves that I have traded for often.

    Sixpoint 3 Beans
    Fouders FBS and Imperial Stout
    Troegs Nugget Nectar and Java Head and Mad Elf Ale
    Ithaca Flower Power
    Flying Fish Exit 16 and Exit 4
    Bell's Expedition stout

    many thanks again Martin, mucho appreciado................


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