12 Days of Christmas - 2020

Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by Dave_Treat, Nov 7, 2020.

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  1. treznor

    treznor Dec 20, 2006 North Carolina
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    So my further north box took a day and a half to have tracking updated but finally shows up. The box that's not as far north that was supposed to be delivered today now just says Pending. This is not the fun part of these BIFs...
     
  2. UcDru

    UcDru Aug 15, 2013 Ohio
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    Calling you out @sj3324 .... and forward to a special guy in PA!
     
  3. ninjembro

    ninjembro Jun 17, 2014 Maryland
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    The good news is, I've been following said 2nd box (got the email notification), and based on where it left this morning, it SHOULD come tomorrow. Probably just delays due to the weather. Would be honestly shocked if it doesn't come tomorrow (based on past packages hitting that distro center)
     
  4. treznor

    treznor Dec 20, 2006 North Carolina
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    Good to know. Your box wasn't worrying me at all earlier today. Looked like it hit the distro center after trucks went out so would go out tomorrow. But my other box didn't get updated for almost 48 hours (though has now finally) was putting me on edge and then seeing your box hit 'Pending' status, whatever that means...
     
  5. Swcreed013

    Swcreed013 May 14, 2015 Illinois
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    Not me :sunglasses:
     
  6. dmbforever

    dmbforever May 8, 2013 Wisconsin
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    I can never figure out who my senders are until the box lands. On top of that, Seth used UPS, which didnt line up with my FedEx super powers account for notifications..lol

    I also couldnt help but use the swag (glassware) right away because Seth knows I love my glassware, especially BND/Answer glasses. Beers came cold right out of the box, but this is WI and thats the best part of getting boxes this time of the yr.

    Things to note: my 7yr old daughter loved the Santa beer wrapping, she was intrigued and asked a few questions about the whole 12 Dox...haha

    Second- looks like alot of new ticks and some great beers to enjoy!!

    3rd: blind chug....haven't done a chug since my college days...eons ago..but I love a challenge

    @Dicers

    Thank you!!
     
  7. azuelke

    azuelke Nov 12, 2014 Wisconsin
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    Actual laser, or some glowforge BS?

    If it is what I'm thinking... that day 2 though!
     
  8. PA-Michigander

    PA-Michigander Nov 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Glad you saw the carnage @dannyfayy inflicted on me today. He definitely deserves a box. Wouldn’t opposed to @Swcreed013 either!
     
  9. sj3324

    sj3324 Jun 9, 2011 Missouri
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    @ lehighace?
     
  10. dmbforever

    dmbforever May 8, 2013 Wisconsin
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    Actual laser
     
  11. Swcreed013

    Swcreed013 May 14, 2015 Illinois
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    NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. alwaysplayin

    alwaysplayin Feb 27, 2012 Ohio
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    Cheers @valrxman

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    Who cares if I’m meetings at my drunk tmrorrow
     
  13. bl00

    bl00 May 13, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    First pull front @Dad_of_Rad box tonight

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    Big old tasty maple stout. Thank you sir, this is an excellent beer!
     
  14. Dad_of_Rad

    Dad_of_Rad Jan 24, 2013 Illinois
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    Zoom calls done now can get to posting @ninjembro box of goodies.

    First the extras - lots of locals & that Sapwood glassware is awesome. I’d followed Mr Tonsmeire on his Mad Fermentationist website & his shift from home brewer to brewery owner.

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    Then the days...speaking of Sapwood....the bottles look very similar to one of the extras so maybe Cory has a theme in mind. The box is awesome!

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    The helles is in the fridge to eat with Friday night pizza & Josh’s Day 0 beers are ready to go for Saturday & Sunday. Time to get started!
     
  15. SouthernSips

    SouthernSips Aug 7, 2018 Mississippi
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    One thing I forgot to mention earlier, was that Benji @Dad_of_Rad sent along the 12 sided dice that Chris @soma27 sent him for his 12 DOX last year, so I'll be pulling all my days randomly for the first time.

    I already rolled for Day 1 and came up with #3 so I'll get it chilling. In the spirit of the dice though, I also lined up the extras on my beer fridge and rolled for tonight.

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    This is a pineapple bomb. Crazy fruity and just like a tiki drink. Reminds me of Latitude 29!

    Cheers man. :beers:
     
  16. SouthernSips

    SouthernSips Aug 7, 2018 Mississippi
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    Hint: Both my targets are drinking for 12 days. They didn't both sign up for 12 days though.
     
  17. smanson56

    smanson56 Feb 15, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Looks like UPS finally dug out of the snow in PA and they are saying package will be delivered today
     
  18. azuelke

    azuelke Nov 12, 2014 Wisconsin
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    Got home late to a box from @ninjembro, packed full with some #pgw, tasty looking extras, and what appears to be a lot of sours. Perfect choice, as it seems I'll be in stout town with my box from my SWTFYW sender :joy:

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    Since nothing is marked, from what I can tell, I'm guessing this will be a choose your own adventure Xmas. Thanks Corey, can't wait to dig in!
     
  19. dannyfayy

    dannyfayy Feb 11, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    My other 12 days box from @Bum4ever came yesterday.
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    First the cans. 2 sours with Guava sound amazing. And some new west coast ticks. Love the art work on “Neversending story”
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    A couple of the days + a drink whenever Sara bottle that went right in the fridge.
    Thanks so much Josh, can’t wait to get started on these.
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    Drank an extra candy bar stout from @oline73 while I unpacked a few boxes. Thanks Steve !!
     
  20. ninjembro

    ninjembro Jun 17, 2014 Maryland
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    Enjoy, both of you! That "All Good Things" was the only one I wasn't sure about including, but figured I would as an extra. The brewery it's from is very hit or miss, and I'd never had a BA stout from them before. I did open a can myself AFTER packing the boxes, and think it passed the test.

    And yep for both of you it's "choose your own adventure". Cheers! (Also, glad the glasses both made it safe, that was honestly one of the things I was most worried about haha)
     
  21. lateralusbeer

    lateralusbeer Feb 7, 2010 North Carolina
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    Between the onslaught of Amazon/holiday packages and having already received my six days from @Franfab I'd kind of forgotten.about beermail. So when the wife told me I had a package when I got home I put off opening it until this morning. Then I picked it up and heard the familiar glug glug of liquid moving and said "ohhhhh my here we go."

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  22. lateralusbeer

    lateralusbeer Feb 7, 2010 North Carolina
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    Stouts, stouts, stouts! Just an incredible array. Bottle Logic, Side Project, Half Acre.... My God @Franfab you consider these to be extras? What's in my 6 days, just 3 each of Cable Car and Dave?!

    Incredible work, awesome growler/new office water bottle. Thoughtful and well done good sir!

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  23. PA-Michigander

    PA-Michigander Nov 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    I’m not claiming he is, but has anyone ever shipped intrastate during the 12 DoX or is @dannyfayy breaking ground here?
     
  24. dmbforever

    dmbforever May 8, 2013 Wisconsin
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    Glad my 2nd target shoveled snow...the FedEx deliver guy is going to need a clear path today. Hope he wears a back brace because I lied about the lbs on the box.
     
  25. valrxman

    valrxman Jun 30, 2010 Florida
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    [​IMG] Box 2 is here from @Swcreed013
    Too generous. It looks like I have my work cut out for me. Cheers and thanks again. It’s going to be a fun 6 days
     
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  26. valrxman

    valrxman Jun 30, 2010 Florida
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  27. lateralusbeer

    lateralusbeer Feb 7, 2010 North Carolina
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    Holding out hope @thebeers. Your extras are on UPS truck today, so there's that. Getting on the phone with USPS ASAP.
    I'm so sorry man, this is ridiculous. I shipped on Dec. 4 thinking I'd comfortably beaten the holiday rush.
     
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  28. Syracuse12

    Syracuse12 Aug 21, 2012 New Jersey
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    #hardmode
     
  29. thebeers

    thebeers Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Hate to say it, but I’m starting to fear this one was KIA. I sort of suspect one of us will get the remnants in a bag a month from now. (Of course, I’m always wrong about these things, so here’s hoping posting this is a backwards jinx!)
     
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  30. lateralusbeer

    lateralusbeer Feb 7, 2010 North Carolina
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    Yeah when I talked to USPS the women said she saw no issues with the delivery, or reasons to think it's anything but shit's delayed. I can't file a claim yet.
    Shouldnt be hard to make a new package and get it out though.
     
  31. vitaminvert

    vitaminvert Oct 12, 2014 Colorado
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    Couldn't wait to start, @dannyfayy killing the extras game!

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    Delicious!

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    Another winner!
     
  32. blassor

    blassor Sep 2, 2010 New Jersey
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    that honey lager sounds amazing. Is it voodoo?
     
  33. swenny916

    swenny916 Jan 3, 2010 Illinois
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    Box on truck for delivery in Massachusetts!
     
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  34. Dicers

    Dicers Sep 2, 2012 California
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    Glad it all arrived safely, I knew I had to include an Answer/BND glass that you didn't (I think) have. Enjoy the beers!
     
  35. treznor

    treznor Dec 20, 2006 North Carolina
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    Fairly certain this is a first. Definitely #hardmode.

    Need to make sure the link you paste has a '.jpg' at the end. Usually need to click on the picture itself to get the share link, not just the album (which looks very similar if you unload just a single picture at a time like many of us probably do).

    @lateralusbeer I'd say there's a good chance that its still on the way. I had a package sit for a week at the Greensboro sort facility, my wife had a package sit for 2 weeks there, both were just delivered yesterday. Nothing wrong with the packages, they're just overwhelmed because of Christmas, understaffed because of Covid, and not able to work overtime like they normally would due to budgets.

    I'm fairly certain they're separating out the Amazon packages (and probably other large corporate contracts) as a separate stream as they seem to be delivered on time generally, but other packages they're getting to when they get to.

    Long story short, good chance its still on the way, they're just taking their sweet time.
     
  36. soma27

    soma27 Dec 18, 2014 New York
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    So being the first one lucky enough to get their box this year means I was able to put some damage into the extras. @RuckIt i really enjoyed getting back into the treehouse lineup, and for some reason i think I might still have one more official day to go. That Eternity was a nice post-shovel treat.

    kill shot (minus the Julius which was the first to go down). Now onto the bourbon tonight.

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  37. thebeers

    thebeers Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Yeah, I was just reading another article about USPS backups and am back on thinking the box is fine and will get here eventually. I’m holding out for a Christmas Eve Miracle — or, at worst, a MLK Day Miracle!
     
  38. Franfab

    Franfab Apr 3, 2018 Illinois
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    Ryan - obviously you can feel free to age any of it. My intent was to give you the good beer and you can decide when you want to take them down. You mentioned a preference for coconut and coffee and I had a lot of that available to me. When it came to the swag, I wanted something that could be useful to you. Enjoy these, enjoy the six days, and have fun!
     
  39. UcDru

    UcDru Aug 15, 2013 Ohio
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    For what it's worth my wife had a Christmas present sit in Akron OH for close to 10 days without any movement before popping up in Cincinnati and delivering with the same verbiage
     
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