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Canada CANBIF Fall 2013

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

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  1. magerob

    magerob Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

    The eagle has left the nest. Heading east for a trip that sounds like it will take a ridiculously long time. Kind of like the wait for a cup.
     
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  2. boney77

    boney77 Initiate (147) Nov 5, 2008 Ontario (Canada)
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    Holy hell. Ducked out of work a little early to pick up THIS ridiculous box from tom10101......

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    CANBIF Fall 2013 by boney77, on Flickr

    Left to right:

    Grassroots Arctic Saison (whaaaaaaat?)
    Blaugies-Hill Farsmstead La Vermontoise (speachless)
    Du lac St-Jean Frappabord (with a super badass glass! I'm a huge glassware collector)
    Brasseur de Montreal Jukebox Distorsion
    Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barleywine 2012
    Brasseurs Illimites L'Autre Oeil (Super cool. I didn't even know this existed. My wife will fight me for this!)
    A Le Fut Co Hop V (a big, sour, want)
    Dunham Leo's Early Breakfast
    Mikkeller Spontankriek
    Le Castor Yakimma IPA
    Great Divide Yeti Impy Sout

    This box is simply crazy and way more than I was ever expecting. Thank you very, very much, Tommy. You BIF like a Boss!
     
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  3. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Poo-Bah (3,011) Jan 20, 2010 Ontario (Canada)
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    Some crazy shit is happening here...
     
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  4. FondueVoodoo

    FondueVoodoo Crusader (742) Feb 12, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)
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    haha - nice....

    ...wait, can we as Canucks say this?
     
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  5. Rutager

    Rutager Poo-Bah (2,188) Oct 18, 2010 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Holy shit!!
     
  6. hopsolutely

    hopsolutely Meyvn (1,112) Oct 12, 2010 Ontario (Canada)

    Glad everything arrived safely! Hope you enjoy... And let us know how the piaget gauge works for you!
     
  7. KeKeKumba

    KeKeKumba Initiate (188) May 5, 2011 Ontario (Canada)

    Tom's the man! We had a kick ass trade a few months back.

    That Wellington Sour sounds interesting. I hadn't even heard of it until I saw it on that list.
     
  8. tom10101

    tom10101 Zealot (581) Nov 21, 2010 Quebec (Canada)
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    Glad you liked it! I wasn't sure, because I wasn't able to get many good Sours (your favorite style) to include in the box.

    There is no freshness date on the Yakima, but the guy at the beer store told me they received it early last week so it should be fresh. The Leo's arrived at the store only a couple hours before I picked it so it should be really fresh.

    Cheers,

    Tommy
     
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  9. boney77

    boney77 Initiate (147) Nov 5, 2008 Ontario (Canada)
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    Everything was super solid, a great mix of styles and everthing is new. As for sours and wilds, I've been wanting the Co Hop V for a while and the Spontankriek was an awesome surprise. I've had the Spontancranberry amd Spontangrape and loved them. Going to crack in to the IPA's today.

    Thanks again for putting together an awesome box!
     
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  10. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Poo-Bah (3,011) Jan 20, 2010 Ontario (Canada)
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    So... given that I already had more than 12 beers that I wanted to include in my BIF box, I did the only logical thing today and bought MORE beer. Now I have 3 more that I have to decide on. What makes the box and what gets bumped???
     
  11. Electros

    Electros Meyvn (1,092) Feb 20, 2007 Ontario (Canada)
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    There are hard choices for everyone in life!
     
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  12. Soods

    Soods Initiate (154) Oct 12, 2009 Ontario (Canada)
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    Nice..my box has arrived in the destination city and will be delivered tomorrow (or maybe picked up at a postal station) :slight_smile:
     
  13. mathieuc

    mathieuc Initiate (147) Apr 14, 2009 Quebec (Canada)
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    Box was just dropped at the post office and contains a beer named after a decisive battle of the 1st World War (just a small hint so that my target can identify me).
     
  14. Lurkaholic

    Lurkaholic Initiate (78) Jun 14, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)
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    My box's current expected delivery date is October 8th. I guess it does have a fair bit of ground to cover... :slight_smile:
     
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  15. FondueVoodoo

    FondueVoodoo Crusader (742) Feb 12, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)
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    See a couple BC boxes are due to arrive tomorrow. Not sure if mine is set to arrive, but if so I have unfortunately been trapped on an island due to BC Ferries refusing to sail in a small 100km + gust storm. Lame.
     
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  16. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Poo-Bah (3,011) Jan 20, 2010 Ontario (Canada)
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    Dropped off my box this morning. Heading west. Should arrive by Friday. Somewhere in the range of 250 oz ...
     
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  17. pushkinwow

    pushkinwow Initiate (69) Dec 20, 2006 Ontario (Canada)
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    I'm getting excited to find a mystery box on my front step when I get home sometime this week...forgot my tracking # but think if my package wasn't already delivered it should arrive today.
     
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  18. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Poo-Bah (3,011) Jan 20, 2010 Ontario (Canada)
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    My box just arrived at my work, safe & sound. Will open it up and post a picture when I get home tonight...
     
  19. Lurkaholic

    Lurkaholic Initiate (78) Jun 14, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Your restraint is admirable! That box is getting opened the moment I get my hands on it - I think the bigger question for me is whether I'll be able to resist drinking one in the office or not :slight_smile:
     
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  20. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Poo-Bah (3,011) Jan 20, 2010 Ontario (Canada)
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    LOL, I've opened up boxes at the office before and it just makes it a pain since I have to re-pack it and haul it down to the parking garage (I am on the top floor, of course). Although this appeared to be a styro-shipper, so I probably could have opened it...
     
  21. strang

    strang Initiate (153) May 27, 2009 Alberta (Canada)

    It's a styro shipper, so just open it already!
     
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  22. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Poo-Bah (3,011) Jan 20, 2010 Ontario (Canada)
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    It's already down in my car. Maybe I should just leave work early????
     
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  23. Lurkaholic

    Lurkaholic Initiate (78) Jun 14, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)
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    There's a terrible cold going around my office. Just saying.
     
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  24. SebD

    SebD Meyvn (1,477) Nov 24, 2010 Ontario (Canada)
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    Hoping that the last item I wanna add arrives today so I can go drop off the box. If not, it'll be going out either way and I'll send it separately at a later time. Get excited if you live east of me.
     
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  25. Soods

    Soods Initiate (154) Oct 12, 2009 Ontario (Canada)
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    The box I sent? : Attempted delivery. Notice card left indicating where item can be picked up.

    Someone needs to go home and collect the card and then their box! :slight_smile:
     
  26. pushkinwow

    pushkinwow Initiate (69) Dec 20, 2006 Ontario (Canada)
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    So a little strange - my box was delivered on the 25th but haven't seen anything from the recipient...maybe Seven or Phil could follow-up?
     
  27. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Poo-Bah (3,011) Jan 20, 2010 Ontario (Canada)
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    I've contacted your target. He's been active on BA recently, so I am not sure what has happened...
     
  28. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Poo-Bah (3,011) Jan 20, 2010 Ontario (Canada)
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    Just got home and opened up an amazing box form strang.

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    Phillips Twisted Oak
    Half Pints Le Temps Noir
    Half Pints Weizen Heimer
    Half Pints Hoppen Heimer
    Wild Rose White Shadow White IPA
    Wild Rose Gose Rider
    Alley Kat Pumpkin Pie
    Evil Twin Even More Jesus
    3F Oude Geuze
    Stillwater A Saison Darkly
    De Molen Rhythm & Blues (Barrel Aged)
    Tool Shed Star Cheek IPA

    Almost all of these are new to me. Really looking forward to digging in to this box... THANKS!
     
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  29. bylerteck

    bylerteck Poo-Bah (2,920) May 17, 2009 Ontario (Canada)
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    I really can't wait to see if my box has arrived in Ottawa when I get home on Wednesday. All of this beerporn is making me beerhorny.
     
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  30. magerob

    magerob Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

    Whoa! Someone at Canada Post is working serious overtime. My package's original delivery estimate of October 8th is now October 2nd. The box is now in Mississauga.
     
  31. Lurkaholic

    Lurkaholic Initiate (78) Jun 14, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Mine's still the 8th. Arse!
     
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  32. magerob

    magerob Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

    Well, I arrived home to find a delivery card, excellent. However I can't pick up the package until tomorrow according to it. The anticipation.
     
  33. tbadiuk

    tbadiuk Aspirant (268) Feb 9, 2009 Manitoba (Canada)
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    Just got home to find this excellent assortment waiting for me! :sunglasses: I'm not sure exactly the BA's user name (and I'm not sure if posting real names is Kosher), so hopefully he can step forward.


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    Believe it or not, I'm most looking forward to the Red Racer Pumpkin Ale. I tried to trade for that one and it illuded me in 2011 and 2012. I'd actually given up and forgotten about it, didn't even remember to ask anyone for it this year. Nice to see it founds it's way to me! :stuck_out_tongue: Oh, and Sartori is already chilling in thre fridge...
     
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  34. seblp

    seblp Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2010 Quebec (Canada)
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    I'm really sorry! I didn't know it was delivered since I thought the notice card would be on my front door like they do all the time, not in the mailbox...
    I got the notice at 8:02 so I'll go get the box at the post office tomorrow afternoon.
    Thank you and I'm sorry for the long wait :flushed:
    I'll post a picture tomorrow as soon as I have the box.
    One good point, it's gonna be a nice birthday gift.. :slight_smile:
     
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  35. magerob

    magerob Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2012 British Columbia (Canada)

    Awesome. Good guy post office had the box ready to pick up. Great assortment with a ton of stuff I've never heard of and nothing I've ever had. Really excellent box, thanks! (soods, I'm guessing).

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  36. pushkinwow

    pushkinwow Initiate (69) Dec 20, 2006 Ontario (Canada)
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    No worries - hope you enjoy it!
     
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  37. mtomlins

    mtomlins Savant (949) Mar 12, 2010 Ontario (Canada)
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    My box is finally complete. It's a touch North of 250 oz. It is going out late because of a beer run to one of those 'Southern' breweries (pic below). The box is heading West and will arrive in its watery destination soon!

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  38. Lurkaholic

    Lurkaholic Initiate (78) Jun 14, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)
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    Oh wow, that's a great box! Let me know if you need a hand trying any of them... :-)
     
  39. Soods

    Soods Initiate (154) Oct 12, 2009 Ontario (Canada)
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    magerob....yes that's my box. Glad it's there and all in one piece. Hope you enjoy! Also great that you got it earlier than you expected.
     
  40. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Poo-Bah (3,011) Jan 20, 2010 Ontario (Canada)
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    A couple of observations so far:

    1. The quality of the boxes has been outstanding. Every single box so far has been a great one and some have been jaw-dropping.

    2. The huge improvement in the Ontario beer scene over the past 6 months is really showing in the boxes heading outbound from ON. In past BIFs, we've often struggled to keep up with the shelf beers in BC and QC specifically. But this BIF is making Ontario brewers proud. I hope the people who have (and will) received boxes from Ontario share my point of view.

    KEEP 'EM COMING GUYS AND GALS!!!
     
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