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TLNBIFF Hints and Hauls

Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by drbenzo, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. Yeah, definitely stoked about the gift certificate. Totally surprised with that.
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  2. So I haven't posted any pron yet because zekeman17 has beat me to it on each of the boxes that Pimpinmidget has sent to us, but today mine was different, so here we go...


    Boulevard Love Child No.3 (never had. WANT)
    Boulevard Saison Brett (have one in the cellar. I'll have this one ASAP)
    Olde Hickory Imperial Stout (loved some of the Olde Hickory you already sent)
    New Belgium La Folie 2012 (had a 2013 recently and loved it)
    Olde Hickory Lindley Park (can't wait for this)
    Ballast Point Victory at Sea (my go-to cigar beer, can never have enough)
    Jolly Pumpkin (always enjoy JP)
    The Bruery Sour in the Rye (not sure who's more excited, me or my wife!)
    Aviator Saison de Aviator (always up for a Saison)

    Pimpinmidget, your generosity has been un-freakin-believable this past week, and to think there's more to come on Monday!!! I'm going to rent a storage unit, because you've sent more beer than my house can handle. Your good deeds will not go unpaid. beer karma.
    PattyMelt, ThreeFishes, Zapy and 7 others like this.
  3. drbenzo

    drbenzo Savant (365) California Jul 13, 2005

    Sippin on some BIFfffffff beers tonight! So good
  4. drbenzo

    drbenzo Savant (365) California Jul 13, 2005

    Wow!! Awesome
  5. Think I figured out why one of my bottles broke.
  6. Sorry for the late update everyone! Got home from work and only had enough time to marvel at the bounty that Ol_Johnny_Skipplewicky has graced me with.
    Now that it's late as hell and I'm settled in, let the beer prons being!

    First, let me preface this by saying this: The box itself was absolutely fucking massive. I wheezed like an old man trying to lug it from my work's loading dock to my car. After a brief struggle I managed to fit it into my trunk.

    Once I was done drooling I managed to snap a few blurry pictures.
    Excuse the clutter in the background. It's late. Don't make me clean.

    First the biggies:

    Rye Wyne Ale - Brau Brothers (This is totally new territory for me. I'm real excited to try this, even more so after actually researching Brau Brother Brewing Company. Super cool.)
    Pentagram - Surly Brewing (This is definitely my new favorite beer label ever. LOOK AT IT.)
    SeVIIn - Surly Brewing (So excited that I get to try this. The label touts a "Biscuity-smooth body". Ha! Love it)
    Star of the North - August Schell Brewing Co (Crazy cool. Definitely looking to pop this open on a warm evening sometime soon.)
    Tree Shaker Imperial Peach IPA - Odell (BIG WANT! Nailed it.)
    Raspberry Tart - New Glarus (This one's an absolute jaw-dropper. Saving this one for a special occasion, methinks.)
    The Auroch's Horn Aged on Rhubarb - Olvalde Farm & Brewing Company (You had me at 'Rhubarb')

    Little ones:

    Midnight Ryder - Indeed Brewing Company (Snazziest can of beer ever.)
    Anti-Hero IPA - Revolution Brewing Company (This one's not gonna last the night. Cheers!)
    Lucid DIPA - Lucid Brewing (So much hops! So little time!)
    Haymaker IPA - Mankato Brewery (Love a good local brew! Definitely interested to try this.)
    Satin Solstice Imperial Stout - Central Waters (This'll make for some nice cool-weather drinkin')
    Rye of the Tiger - Great Lakes (You can never go wrong with Great Lakes. Fact.)
    Scotty Karate Scotch Ale - Dark Horse (Never had. Really love the name.)
    Berliner Weisse - New Glarus (Hells yeah! Never thought I get to try this. So so psyched.)
    Wild Sour Ale - New Glarus (Same goes for this one!)
    Furious - Surly (Want want want want want!)

    And one final goodie that I'm equally excited about:


    The wild blackberry syrup!!!
    I'm not sure how or what I'm going to implement this in. But I know whatever it is, it'll be DAMN delicious.

    I'm totally floored by the boxes I've received in this BIF. My senders have both gone above-and-beyond. I'm at an utter loss for words at this point, so I'm going to shut up and have a beer that has been so kindly bestowed upon me.

    Cheers, friends.
    PattyMelt, Zapy, drbenzo and 7 others like this.
  7. Glad to hear it, hope you enjoy everything! I told you I'd find some way to repay you...

    Btw, had the FU Sandy last night and it was delicious!
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  8. The gift cert was just for what you saved me in shipping, so it all equals out. Also, I realized that I never posted a pic of the "tip" you gave the delivery driver. I'll get that up next week along pics of Pimpinmidget's insane generosity next week when I get a camera back.
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  9. Zapy

    Zapy Aficionado (135) Indiana Feb 8, 2012

    So fedex claims both boxes are awaiting their owners in Virginia Beach and Syracuse
  10. Kwaide

    Kwaide Aficionado (225) Virginia Jul 11, 2012

    Awwww yeah. Guess ill be going to my folks place tomorrow to snag that one.
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  11. Kwaide

    Kwaide Aficionado (225) Virginia Jul 11, 2012

    Could not wait. Zapy holy freaking balls. There was a dent in the bricks from where your box hit my parents front porch. I just replaced that. But anywho. What a killer box. I don't know what I did to deserve that ( other then throw my back out lifting) gotta remember knees. Will post pictures after I get over the shock. All the beers in there that I have had are personal favorites like the DFH raison d extra. I can't get enough of that stuff.
  12. Kwaide

    Kwaide Aficionado (225) Virginia Jul 11, 2012

    ZAPy wins! Thanks a million from me, my liver might hate you but your bad ass in my book. I guess I might have to share some of this with Seth. Keep my liver happy.
    Zapy, emottram, drbenzo and 3 others like this.
  13. mborden

    mborden Savant (410) New York Jan 28, 2009

    BANGARANG KIDS! Just got back from an awesome weekend in the Adirondacks, and while I was sad to see it be over, I was STOKED to come home to a box from Zapy. Here's the pr0n!

    First, the bigguns!
    Three Floyds Behemoth (red wax is 2012, yes?) - eff yes, I love this beer
    Three Floyds Topless Wytch - never heard of it but it sounds GREAT!
    Anchorage Love Buzz - I had it once a long time back and I've never been able to get my hands on it again. SO PUMPED!
    Goose Island Big John - always tasty
    Fantome Saison - Could never pull the trigger on this one, but I was always curious. YES!
    Boulevard Love Child #3 - I have one in the cellar that I didn't try yet, so this is going in the fridge STAT!
    Upland Teddy Bear Kisses - Love the name and the art, and it sounds delicious
    Princess Peach Berlinerweiss - Looks like a homebrew, VERY excited to try. This is going in the fridge immediately also.

    Ok, now their diminutive (but only in oz) companions
    Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge - Gawd yes I love this one
    Founders KBS 2012 - PERMAWANT
    Sun King Bourbon Barrel Wee Mac - never had, sounds awesome
    Sun King Grapefruit Jungle IPA - I decree that THIS will be the first BIF beer I slay
    Alchemist Heady Topper - A beer that needs no introduction. EFF YEAH.

    Patrick, you killed it with this box. I freaking loved it. Thanks for sending some awesome Indiana love my way. Now to abuse my liver and give this box a proper homecoming. Cheers!
  14. OK, so box #47 (the final box) arrived today from Pimpinmidget.
    I'm not sure what I'm going to do with my afternoons from here on out, it seems like every day for the past 2 weeks I've been waiting for the FedEx driver and then unpacking beer.
    I'll wait until tonight for the full accounting, but it's a 12 bottle shipper with 9 spots full. They must have finally run out of beer in North Carolina!!
    I'm also going to do some checking to see if a bottle shop down that way was robbed recently.
    From what I see of the caps, this box alone easily fulfills the requirements for the BIF, and I would have been happy to have only gotten this one or any of the others, but all of them is insane.
    KevinMc79, Zapy, ijaap and 4 others like this.
  15. ufmj

    ufmj Savant (395) Florida Feb 15, 2013

    I know y'all hate teaser posts, but I'm on-call 'til after 8pm tonight. The in-laws were crashing with us all weekend, so there wasn't really any free time for beer (except to drink it, of course). Hauls from texasdrugaddict & Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky to come...
  16. No worries, man. At least you had beers to ease you through.

    And I'm glad you said something because I totally came on here to ransom your Untappd friendship for haul pics!
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  17. UtisTheLaw

    UtisTheLaw Savant (395) Texas Jul 26, 2012

    I'm worried that one of my targets was on BA Friday, received beer earlier in the week on Tuesday, and I haven't seen any positing...
  18. UtisTheLaw

    UtisTheLaw Savant (395) Texas Jul 26, 2012

    Also, target #2, looks like you should be getting beer tomorrow
  19. I've got about 40 minutes before I have to head out to a bottle share (shame I don't have anything new or different to take with me;)) so I'll try to get you all caught up on Pimpinmidgets generosity from Friday and today.
    From Friday, 24 12ozers.
    First, from North Carolina...
    Green Man---IPA and ESB
    Big Boss---Aces and Ates coffee stout, High Roller IPA, The Countess w/raspberries and Big Operator w/ raspberries & cacao
    Highland---Razor Wit and Oatmeal Porter
    Mother Earth---Sisters of the Moon IPA
    Duck Rabbit---Milk Stout, Barleywine and Hoppy Bunny Black Ale
    Natty Greene Elm Street IPA
    Foothills---Torch Pilsner, Hoppyum IPA, Peoples Porter (to go along with the barrel aged one in an earlier box)
    Foothills---Cottonwood Low Down Brown and Cottonwood Frostbite Black IPA

    From outside NC...
    Sweetwater IPA
    Terrapin Wake n Bake
    New Belgium Ranger IPA
    and as mentioned before,
    SN Narwhal
    and Westy 12

    On to todays shipment of 9 Bombers...
    Olde Hickory B's Nuts
    Olde Hickory Imperial Stout
    Olde Hickory Event Horizon
    Foothills Sexual Chocolate
    Stone Russian Imperial Stout
    Stone Ruin Ten
    Ballast Point Victory at Sea
    Caldera Mogli
    Evil Twin Even More Jesus

    This was a case of serious over-kill.
    Zach, you hit so many wants, quite a few wishes, and a couple of that I never dreamed of seeing in my fridge. All that plus every beer brewed in North Carolina. Great job of representing your locals. I can't thank you enough for this unbelievable windfall of beer, but if you're ever in the Philly area, I'd like the chance to try.

    Pics Friday or Saturday when my camera comes home from it's vacation at the shore.
    Now it's time to go drink!
    KevinMc79, ufmj, Zapy and 4 others like this.
  20. Zapy

    Zapy Aficionado (135) Indiana Feb 8, 2012

    So it took me a bit longer than it should have to get this pron taken care of and the picture uploaded. It also required a lot of self control to not dig into this box all weekend. Emottram killed it with the box. It's increasingly rare that something this large shows up and I haven't tried a single beer in there, so I'm stoked to dig into all these awesome saisons and sours.


    Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale
    Backlash Convergence Super Saison
    Enlightment Ales Illumination
    Mystic Hazy Jane
    Mystic Mary of the Gæl
    Night Shift Ever Weisse
    Night Shift Honeydew
    Idle Hands D'aison
    Jack's Abbey Sour Time Lager

    Thanks again for an outstanding box man!
    Marti403, emottram, PattyMelt and 3 others like this.
  21. I can't wait to get out of work... The pimpinmidget keeps bombing my porch when I'm working late shifts.
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  22. Great Pic Zapy.
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  23. Holy Christ--just back from my local bar where there was a bottle share--bottle share meaning he shares, we drink.
    I don't know who else to share this with, my wife would say "oh, that's nice"
    I just had in one sitting...
    KBS 10, 11, 12, 13
    Westy 12
    BC Cherry Stout
    a bunch of Cantillons which aren't my favorite but I felt I should try anyway
    Black Tuesday
    The entire grouping of Voodoo barrel room beers
    and a bunch of other stuff I don't remember--it was like an all star lineup of beer.
    The only downside to the evening was the fact that it was a Monday night. Tomorrow is going to be a long freaking day.
  24. The final box from Pimpinmidget was an entire case of 12 oz bottles... Ridiculous considering how much was already sent before this one...


    The Duck Rabbit Barleywine
    The Duck Rabbit Milk Stout
    The Duck Rabbit Hoppy Bunny ABA
    Highland Razor Wit
    Highland Oatmeal Porter
    Mother Earth Sisters of the Moon


    Cottonwood Low Down
    Foothills People's Porter
    Foothills Torch Pilsner
    Foothills Hoppyum IPA
    Foothills Frostbite
    Natty Greene's Elm Street IPA


    Big Boss High Roller
    Big Boss The Countess
    Big Boss The Big Operator
    Big Boss Aces & Ates
    Green Man ESB
    Green Man IPA


    Boulevard Tank 7
    Westy freakin 12
    Terrapin Maggie's Peach Farmhouse Ale
    Sierra Nevada Narwahl
    Founders KBS
    Bells Expedition Stout

    I've said it quite a few times on this thread, but you have really blown me away with your generosity. Can't thank you enough, Pimpinmidget. The way I talk about you around the house, I'm pretty sure my wife thinks that I'm leaving her. I feel like I'm going to be an expert on NC beer by the time I'm done drinking everything... And the Westy 12 and KBS!!! Crazy. Thanks again.
  25. Thanks--for the most part that is the pic from Friday that I haven't been able to post. Couple of differences, but it gives everybody the idea of the crazy generosity of Pimpinmidget.
  26. Sorry--don't want to seem like I'm bragging or anything, I'm just blown away be the generosity of the gut who owns the bar that I frequent, and I don't know anyone else who would appreciate it other than you guys and gal. I'm also having great difficulty typing this, so I believe it is tine fror bed.
  27. jonallan

    jonallan Aficionado (130) Indiana Apr 27, 2012

    Looks like this box arrived over the weekend while I was out of town.

    Ithaca Flower Power
    Hardywood Bourbon DIPA
    Hardywood Saison Rustica
    Heady Topper
    Hardywood Cream Ale

    Really looking forward to trying the Hardywood stuff and can't ever go wrong Flower Power or Heady. Love the custom StoutSeth coasters as well. Thanks StoutSeth!

  28. ufmj

    ufmj Savant (395) Florida Feb 15, 2013

    As promised...

    Box No. 1 from texasdrugaddict
    - Deschutes Black Butte XXV
    - Deschutes/Great Lakes Class of '88 Imperial Smoked Porter
    - Jester King/Mikkeller Weasel Rodeo (want)
    - Sierra Nevada/Dogfish Head Life & Limb
    - Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Bigfoot '13 (want)
    - Stone Enjoy By 08.02.13
    - CCB Cubano-Style Espresso Brown Ale
    - Deschutes Twilight Summer Ale
    - La Cumbre Elevated x 2 (one of my new out-of-distro perma-wants)
    - Odell IPA (another new out-of-distro perma-want)
    - Odell Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout x 2
    - Sierra Blanca De La Vega's Pecan Beer

    Box No. 2 from Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky
    - Jar of homemade blackberry syrup
    - August Schell Star of the North (want)
    - Boulevard Nommo Dubbel (want)
    - Boulevard Saison-Brett (want)
    - Minneapolis Town Hall/Indeed LSD
    - Lift Bridge Irish Coffee Stout
    - Olvalde Farm Ode to a Russian Shipwright
    - Surly SeVIIn
    - Boulevard Dark Truth Stout (want)
    - Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barleywine (want)
    - Great Lakes Rye of the Tiger
    - Lucid Duo
    - New Glarus Berliner Weiss (want)
    - New Glarus Moon Man (want)
    - New Glarus Wild Sour Ale (want)
    - Tyranena Shaggin' in the Wood
    - Half Acre Daisy Cutter (want)
    - Revolution Anti-Hero (want)
    - Surly Furious (want)

    Thanks to both of y'all for an amazing assortment of "wants" & out-of-distro brews. Prost!
  29. Box landed in my birth state today. Final hint on this one, birthplace is named Salem.
  30. I just realized that Pimpinmidget recreated Pavlov's experiment.
    A FedEx truck came up the driveway, and without even realizing what I was doing, I had got up and
    was out in the warehouse waiting for my beer.

  31. HAHAHAHA!!!!! Success!!! Off to write my (sure to be Nobel worthy) dissertation!!!
  32. My last target should of got their box Friday. Hoping everything got their ok.

  33. According to Dr B's Spreadsheet it looks like we are still waiting on 10 hauls to be acknowledged and even more pron that never got posted
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  34. KevinMc79

    KevinMc79 Aficionado (240) Illinois Oct 29, 2008

    There is a box landing tomorrow if the aliens don't get it.
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  35. Hmm, so I didn't think the Moon Man made it in the box so you'll be getting a second in the follow up (first world problem).
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  36. Kwaide

    Kwaide Aficionado (225) Virginia Jul 11, 2012

    I am pretty sure 2 boxes are landing today or tomorrow. I have to find the tracking numbers in the mess that is a salesman car.
  37. We need more beer porn....

  38. Can you help us out? ;)
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  39. Figured that out during the day I may be getting a present. Sadly I'm in class and won't get it til later :(
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  40. mborden

    mborden Savant (410) New York Jan 28, 2009

    It's not pr0n, but I've bought exactly 1 six pack of beer in the past month or so, and that's because Uinta is new to my distro and the Hop Notch has intrigued me. Other than that, I've been suckling the at teat of BIFdom and draining the cellar. It's been an intoxicating dance of foreign beers across my palate, and in the immortal words of Robert Frost, "that has made all the difference". Sliante, prost, and dasvidaniya!

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