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Canada CANBIF Fall 2013

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Phyl21ca, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. hoppypocket

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    [​IMG]Awesome box from Boozecamel!

    From left to right:
    Deschutes Teku glass
    Stone esspresso RIS
    Lightouse Belgian black
    Driftwood belle royal
    Laurelwood IPA
    Driftwood Satori Harvest
    Deschutes Dissident
    Russel Hop therapy
    Parrallel 49 snap crakkle hop
    Parralle 49 From east van with love
    10 Barrel apocalypse IPA
    Fort george vortex IPA
    Central city red racer IPA
    21st ammendment lower the boom

    Thanks a lot! Enjoying the Appocalypse in that teku right now. Satori is next tommorow ;)
     
  2. TheSevenDuffs

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    So ... an update on my package...

    Dropped it off at FedEx on Monday morning. It was picked up Monday evening and arrived at the FedEx distribution Centre in Missisauaga shortly thereafter.... then tracking info went blank! Should have been on a truck out west on Tuesday morning. Called yesterday and they had no clue. Called again today and apparently it is on its way. She said there was a problem with the packaging and they had to re-tape it. Very strange. She said that nothing was wrong with the contents, just the packaging.

    So, if they are right, it is on a truck en route to its target but I guess I won't get any tracking information until it arrives at the next FedEx facility. Hopefully it arrives by Friday. This is stressful. o_O
     
  3. dresden

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    Doesnt Fedex know how many people you've converted to shipping beer through them? They should be giving you commission.
     
  4. mtomlins

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    Slighly better news than the struggle SevenDuffs is going thru (sorry, that's a major bummer!). My box is out for delivery today! Someone will have a present waiting for them when they get home.... :) !
     
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  5. Lurkaholic

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    Good news from mine too:

    "Attempted delivery. Notice card left indicating where item can be picked up."

    Canada Post do seem to love setting low time expectations and then exceeding them eh?
     
  6. KeKeKumba

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    Interesting development. ;)
     
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  7. mtomlins

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    Rats! Someone will have to go pick up their box at a Canada Post kiosk. Someone west of me...who shops at the same store I do...in a watery location...(sooooo tricky :rolleyes: !).
     
  8. KeKeKumba

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    Hopefully I can pick mine up tonight. They always write the following day after 1pm on it, but it usually gets there by 6pm same day.
     
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  9. Lurkaholic

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    Look's like "somebody's" box is ready for collection at a nearby post office...
     
  10. SebD

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    If I were to bike to my box's destination at an average speed of 14.4 Km/hour and do 8 hours a day, it would take me about 16 days.
     
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  11. KeKeKumba

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    Well, I gotta type something here, but I'm just so blown away I don't even know what to type. So, here's the pics (major TV glare included)...

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    Driftwood Singularity
    Driftwood Belle Royale
    Driftwood Mad Bruin
    Driftwood Farmhand Saison
    Tofino Cosmic Wave
    Parallel 49 Snap, Crackle, Hop
    Cantillon Iris
    Logsdon Oak-Aged Bretta
    Upright Flora Rustica
    Upright Flora Rustica Barrel Aged
    Moon Under Water Year One
    Bruery Sour In The Rye

    Every single one of these is fantastic and new to me, I still can't believe I'm actually staring at a few of them.

    Incredible. Thank you so much.
     
  12. Lurkaholic

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    Awesome! So glad everything arrived safely. And thanks for posting that you landed some sartori harvest already - I had one lined up to send but it's good I waited!

    Oh and one piece of advice- open that oak aged bretta over a sink, they are volatile as all hell... :)
     
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  13. mtomlins

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    Holy Shit Balls, Nice Box!!!
     
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  14. tom10101

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    Wow!
     
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    Took inspiration from this thought and instead of waiting excitedly until tomorrow (as originally planned), am delighted to report that an absolutely awesome box has been picked up safely in Waterloo...

    Thank-you, Matt!!!
    [​IMG]

    A stunning 12 bottle collection :
    Beyond the Pale - Party Animal
    Lawson's/Otter Creek - Double Dose IPA
    Dunham's - Leo's Early Breakfast Stout
    Cameron's - Obsidian
    BDT - Obscur Desir
    Brasserie Dupont - Saison Dupont
    Le Castor - Yakima IPA
    Le Castor - Wee Heavy Bourbon
    Beau's - Sticke Alt
    Short's - Strawberry Shortcake
    The Alchemist- Heady Topper (!!!)
    Beyond the Pale - Imperial Super Guy

    Nothing I've sampled before and many from my "want" list. In fact some are beyond that and totally into the "fantasize" category.... I can not wait to start enjoying them!
     
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  16. mtomlins

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    I am so glad you liked it!! Just a couple notes, the Beyond the Pale growlers are CO2 purged before filling which extends their shelf life; they should last for another 2 weeks easy. The Heady Topper was canned this Monday! And the Lawson's Double Dose is their latest one-off and is the closest thing to Double Sunshine you actually find on the selves ;) ! Prost!!
     
  17. CurtisD

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    My package of 100% local Atlantic Canadian brews is out on the vehicle for delivery, so hopefully someone will posting pics in the next day or so!
     
  18. Phyl21ca

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    My box just got delivered at a software company out west!
     
  19. Lurkaholic

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    My god, did it ever! Thank you so much Philippe. I was trying to wait until lunch to take a peek but couldn't resist... and now there's no way I'll be able to concentrate on anything else.

    Pics and list forthcoming- this is a seriously, SERIOUSLY awesome box. Oh wow.
     
  20. TheSevenDuffs

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    My box continues to be in a state of FedEx limbo... I check the tracking every few hours and still nothing. *fingers crossed*
     
  21. strang

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    My girlfriend tells me I have two(!?) boxes from Hamilton waiting for me at home.

    I'd leave work early but I have a meeting with our CEO until 5...this last few hours is going to be brutal!
     
  22. Lurkaholic

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    I feel your pain, brother, I feel it. I'm so tempted just to unpack everything onto my desk now and take a photo.
     
  23. Lurkaholic

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    Well, not like I can concentrate on work. Here it is:

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    L - R:
    Anchorage - Galaxy White IPA
    Le Castor - Wee Heavy Bourbon Grand Reserve
    Les Brasseurs Du Temps - Obscur Desir
    Les Brasseurs Du Temps - La Scie Troullarde Double
    La Cumbre - Elevated IPA
    Blaugies / Hill Farmstead - La Vermontoise
    Fat Heads - Head Hunter IPA
    Les Clandestines - Farigola
    Alchemist - Heady Topper
    Brash Brewing - Item Nine
    Le Castor - Yakima IPA
    Beau - Two Weeks Notice

    The only beer I'm remotely familiar with here is the Anchorage White IPA - which I loved and found myself wishing I had more of a couple months back - everything else is brand new and I'm genuinely excited to try all of them. Some Vancouver folks are going to be drinking very well over the next couple weeks :)

    Thank you so much Philippe!
     
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  24. hopsolutely

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    =8-o "Unbelievable" has been raised to almost "unfathomable"! Not surprised to say that it was my first thought when the alarm went off at its godforsaken 4am this morning, but have finally opened and enjoyed that truly benchmark DIPA. Thank-you!! As a reasonably well-travelled beer lover I can't explain why we've never made the trip to Vermont, but now I'm ready to consider moving there ... ;)
     
  25. Phyl21ca

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    If my count if good, there is 7 outstanding boxes out of 27 so we are doing really good!
     
  26. strang

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    Great box from Jay:

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    Muskoka BA Winter Beard
    Oast House Barn Raiser
    Bellwoods Farmhouse Classic
    Bellwoods Grizzly Beer
    Bellwoods/Evil Twin No Sleep Till Brooklyn
    Black Oak Double Entendre
    Grand River Gun Barrel
    Great Lakes Chill Winston
    Great Lakes Winter is Coming
    Amsterdam Autumn Hop
    Nickel Brook Berliner Weisse
    Nickel Brook Saison
    Bellwoods Glass
    Oast House Glass
    Oast House Opener

    Thanks a ton! Haven't tried a single one of these.
     
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  27. boney77

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    Glad you like. The Winter Jacket was bought before Muskoka had lable tags printed up for it. I think they renamed it "Winter Jack" as well, but it's the same beer.

    Up until a year ago, I lived in Calgary and still get back quite a bit (and grab a lot beer). Since moving, I usually like to mix up trades a little more with some local Ontario and some of the crazy stuff available in Alberta. That wasn't an option this with you being in the Chuck, so I'm glad I was able to find enough beers from Ontario that you haven't had.

    Cheers!
     
  28. dresden

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    I finally got home to find an expertly packaged box from CurtisD!

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    Propeller Double IPA
    Picaroons Harvest
    Gahan House 1772 IPA
    Picaroon's glassware
    Picaroons Yippee IPA
    Propeller Bitter (only beer of the batch I've ever had and it's great)
    Propeller IPA
    Garrison One Hop IPA - citra
    Garisson Baltic Porter
    Propeller Porter
    Boxing Rock Vicar's Cross
    Uncle Leo's IPA

    Not only have I not tried all of these except one, but i havent even heard of the last 2 breweries. Thanks a lot Curtis!

    Also, Lurkaholic's desk looks exactly like the ones we have our office in Vancouver...but I guess everyone has those.

    Also, my target can expect a delivery in the morning.
     
  29. Lurkaholic

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    I'll be honest, I've never seen these desks anywhere else in Vancouver before - and I don't know of many software companies with offices in both SK (presumably regina) and Vancouver beyond ours... It would be pretty crazy but I think chances are fairly good we might work for the same company! I've sent a BM over. Let's see if we know each other... :)
     
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  30. CurtisD

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    Glad it made it to you safe and sound!

    Yes, Boxing Rock and Uncle Leo's are very new breweries out here, both actually located in rural Nova Scotia....the Boxing Rock bottle is from either their first or second ever batch of that particular beer...they just started shipping to stores a couple of weeks ago. Uncle Leo's is pretty much a one-man operation, however Greg Nash, the notorious Halifax-based brewer for both Rockbottom Brewpub and the Hart & Thistle Gastropub, helped out with that one and it's already got a cult following out here.

    Cheers!
     
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  31. dresden

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    We do. I'm filing a report with HR about you having beer at work. (And not drinking the companies supplied beer obviously)
     
  32. TheSevenDuffs

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    Well, well, what do we have here?

    All of the sudden my BIF Box has resurfaced... went from no tracking info at all to being on a FedEx vehicle for delivery in Richmond, BC!!!!!!!! Someone should be getting a box today! *sigh of relief* :cool:
     
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    If you haven't already, drink the Headhunter now!
     
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  34. Lurkaholic

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    Ack, where were you last night! :) Thanks for the advice - I'll open that tonight.
     
  35. yasky

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    Im not saying it fades fast, but I've never had one sit for more than a couple days in my fridge. Quality IPA.

    I work in Ontario - I should probably get in on this next year.
     
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    You could certainly bring an interesting NY perspective to the next CAN BIF...
     
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    Just received an amazing box from TheSevenDuffs! Will post details and photo later tonight.
     
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    You have no idea how happy I am to see that it landed safely at your house!
     
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    Or a whackload of bellwoods and surlys
     
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    Awesome box from dresden (not the city but the cool BA) arrived! Thanks so much!!!!

    I haven't had any of these beers, and really excited to try them. Definitely nailed this box.

    From Left to Right

    Stone Smoked Porter BBQ sauce (love Stone beers, and spice, so should be great)
    Bell's Expedition Stout
    Bushwakker Chico IPA
    Bushwakker Pickards Oatmeal Stout
    Bushwakker Raspberry Porter (heard good things about the brewery =) )
    Paddock Wood 1000 Monkeys
    Paddock Wood Barrel Full of Monkeys (was kicking myself that I didn't buy these beers on an Edmonton trip, too much lambic filling up my bags)
    Flying Monkeys Bare Naked Ladies Imperial Chocolate Stout
    Heady Topper (has been a huge want for years!)
    Surly Overrated
    Surly Furious (only had the Abrasive from Surly which is mind blowing)
    Last but not least De Molen's Hel en Verdoemenis 666 (brings back great memories of drinking at De Molen's Borefts festival)

    Cheers!
     
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