CANBIF: Fall 2019!

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Electros, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. Electros

    Electros Poo-Bah (1,601) Feb 20, 2007 Ontario (Canada)
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    The season is changing with the days getting longer, temperature colder, and all the little woodland creatures preparing for a long winters nap. So it must be time for the CANBIF: Fall 2019 edition!

    Always a great trade this is also great opportunity for a great experience for those new to trading/CANBIF and those returning.

    So here are the nuts and bolts of CANBIF; the rules... Please and I stress this greatly to care to read through and understand the the rules/details of how we intend to proceed. Please read them in detail so there is no confusion of expectations and if you can meet them, especially the specfic dates:

    • Registration: Email/conversation sent to Electros with full address (City, Province, post code ), phone number and personal email before midnight on September 30th, 2019. This is for your sender as well as emgency contact purposes for myself.
    • Participants who have never traded need to inform me and I would advise on acquiring a styro shipper.
    • Please also inform me if you have regular trading partner on BA.
    • Pairing will be available by October 2nd, 2019, at the lastest. PLEASE at this point reconfirm one last time all information in regards to your shipping address is CORRECT. Pairing consideration is given to previous participants on the basis of where they have sent and recieved in previous rounds. A balance is always tried to be struck in regards to the above and to break down of participants geographically. All are choosen at random. Anyone that is interested in a second box please indicate this in the first email to me and I will take it into consideration. Also know that your targent is not your sender. 1 sends to 2, 2 to 3 and so on.
    • There should be no communication between target and sender. If there is any case for concern it ahould be relayed to myself. This is a surprise of who/where your sender it shipping from. Everyone should post a likes/dislikes and preferences of styles that are your favourites. Your sender will try to go off this as well as your BA reviews/ratings. Also if you have an untappd profile please share everthing and post it!
    • You must be willing to ship between October 3rd, 2019 and the October 18th, 2019(weather permitting). If there is any question that this shipping date cannot be met I would appreciate a consideration of not signing up for this round.
    • Amount of beers to be sent: Participants are expected at a minimum to fill a 12 slot styro shipper with a minimum of 8 x 650 ml and 4 x 341/355 ml containers or a mixture of sizes that are equal to this (6564ml). There is no maximum fill levels. That is left to the discretion of the sender. At least half of the bottles should be local to your home province. The rest can be an assortment of other provinces/USA.
    • Anyone that is new to CANBIF please use google to easily look up previous rounds for a feel of the festivities, and what to expect.
    • Swag is not required, but is optional.
    • Once you've sent your box put to your target I ask that you send the tracking code to me.
    Please let myself know if you have any questions/concerns and also maintain communication when needed.

    Again, anyone new to Canbif I suggest googling previous rounds to get a feel of the what the experience is like and if it is right for you.

    To all those who are returning; welcome back, and to those new; welcome!

    So... let's get it on!
     
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  2. remsad

    remsad Aspirant (217) Jan 29, 2018 Quebec (Canada)
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    I'm in!
     
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  3. Electros

    Electros Poo-Bah (1,601) Feb 20, 2007 Ontario (Canada)
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    Also please post a number between 1 - 100 for the beer draw. A number will be drawn out of a hat by my lovely assistant and the lucky BA will get a surprise beer from my cellar. Cheers all!
     
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  4. GRM

    GRM Initiate (23) May 10, 2008 Quebec (Canada)

    I am in.

    Big thanks to Electros for organizing this one more time.

    And I will go with 53.
     
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  5. fiery1

    fiery1 Initiate (48) Sep 16, 2015 British Columbia (Canada)

    woot, I'm in...

    as for my number choice, clearly I choose the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life... 42
     
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  6. Oleksandr_Bogachov

    Oleksandr_Bogachov Initiate (16) Apr 13, 2019 Ontario (Canada)

    I am in. Thank you, Electros.
    And my lucky one is 22.
     
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  7. Electros

    Electros Poo-Bah (1,601) Feb 20, 2007 Ontario (Canada)
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    Hey np, glad to have all of you back!
     
  8. remsad

    remsad Aspirant (217) Jan 29, 2018 Quebec (Canada)
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    It will be the number 4!
     
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  9. Electros

    Electros Poo-Bah (1,601) Feb 20, 2007 Ontario (Canada)
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    6 signed up so far!
     
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  10. Ferris

    Ferris Initiate (71) Apr 23, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)

    I'm in and #2
     
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  11. mlegge1029

    mlegge1029 Initiate (36) Oct 14, 2017 Nova Scotia (Canada)
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    Count me in!

    Lucky number 11
     
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  12. CurtisD

    CurtisD Devotee (405) Aug 16, 2012 New Brunswick (Canada)

    I’m in again. I’ll take 79!
     
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  13. ABeerHoarder

    ABeerHoarder Initiate (51) Oct 18, 2014 Ontario (Canada)

    I'm in again too. I loved the experience last time and got some great beers. Thanks Electros. I choose #4.

    LIKES: Coffee in beer! Like everyone else on here, I enjoy old ales, barleywines, and BBA stouts that aren't diabetes sweet. I'd be happy with anything barrel-aged that isn't stomach-dissolvingly acidic or tastes of diacetyl. I like quads/dubels, but not tripels. Anything dry and clean. Well-made or innovative mead (Schramm's, B. Nektar). Wee Heavies. Gimmie that crazy ABV shit.

    DISLIKES: Smoked beers. Lactose in beers other than milk stout. Most spiced or fruited beer. Most recent IPAs - DIPAs are great, but not NE IPAs. I don't tend to like IPAs with a piney profile or hop burn/aggressive hopping either. As a rule, I tend find most lagers skunky.

    You can find me on Untappd with the same username, and I'll send Electros a link to my cellar. Thanks man!
     
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  14. tbadiuk

    tbadiuk Aspirant (226) Feb 9, 2009 Manitoba (Canada)
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    I'm in and I'll pick 47 for my number.

    LIKES: Sub-6% ABV IPA's, lambic, CDA's ,wild ales, saisons, etc. that I can crack with dinner, as well as higher ABV barrel aged stouts and the like that I can share and sip slowly with friends.

    DISLIKES: I haven't had too many barelywines that I've liked. I also don't like milkshake IPA's that are zero carb and look like orange juice. :slight_smile: Also not a fan of (D)IPA's and the like that are 8%+ ABV.
     
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  15. Electros

    Electros Poo-Bah (1,601) Feb 20, 2007 Ontario (Canada)
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    12 signed up so far!
     
  16. darcyk

    darcyk Initiate (76) Jul 15, 2014 Ontario (Canada)

    I’m in. Please count me in for 2 boxes, if possible.

    37

    Thank you!
     
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  17. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Savant (981) Apr 21, 2014 Ontario (Canada)
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    I enjoyed the recent cellar version, but the timing of this one is bad for me. I’ll actually be on a beer trip for most of the shipping window so will stock up for the next one.
     
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  18. Electros

    Electros Poo-Bah (1,601) Feb 20, 2007 Ontario (Canada)
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    Where are going?!
     
  19. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Savant (981) Apr 21, 2014 Ontario (Canada)
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    Just driving around New York State. Planning to visit Mortalis, Plan Bee, Suarez, Hudson Valley, Equilibrium, and then a bunch of the Brooklyn stops. Probably a little Easter Pennsylvania too.
     
  20. Electros

    Electros Poo-Bah (1,601) Feb 20, 2007 Ontario (Canada)
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    To everyone that has signed up so far if you have any friends on BA that you think would enjoy this trade pass the information along.

    Also a reminder to everyone please do check your BA inboxes on a regular basis throughout or set up the feature that when you have a new message a notification is sent to your private email.

    Thanks!
     
  21. AMad88

    AMad88 Initiate (31) Jan 26, 2019 New Brunswick (Canada)
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    Sign me up.

    Number 67.

    Thanks to Electros for organizing this once again.
     
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  22. bylerteck

    bylerteck Poo-Bah (3,226) May 17, 2009 Ontario (Canada)
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    91!
     
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  23. Electros

    Electros Poo-Bah (1,601) Feb 20, 2007 Ontario (Canada)
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    14 signed up!:stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  24. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Poo-Bah (2,149) Mar 7, 2013 Quebec (Canada)
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    I will have to sit this one out due to timing, but I hope everyone has a great time. Thanks, Electros, for all your hard work keeping this going!
     
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  25. Electros

    Electros Poo-Bah (1,601) Feb 20, 2007 Ontario (Canada)
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    We have reached the half way point in sign up. There is now 15 days left to sign up. Midnight on September 30th is the cutoff. I have reached out to some in BA messages that some information for sign up is incomplete. Please check your messages and get back to me. If you on the fence come join the fun!
     
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  26. Electros

    Electros Poo-Bah (1,601) Feb 20, 2007 Ontario (Canada)
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    Free shipping Tuesdays through Canada Post is happening in October. With that in mind I will be extending the ship by date the last Tuesday of October (29th).

    Keep the sign-ups coming Beer Advocates!

    Cheers all!
     
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  27. Teethoflions

    Teethoflions Initiate (44) Nov 23, 2017 Nova Scotia (Canada)
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    I'm in! Will post preferences/tastes when I am not busy at work.
     
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  28. Teethoflions

    Teethoflions Initiate (44) Nov 23, 2017 Nova Scotia (Canada)
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    Plan Bee & Suarez are rad!
     
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  29. Teethoflions

    Teethoflions Initiate (44) Nov 23, 2017 Nova Scotia (Canada)
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    To whomever is sending to me: First and foremost, sorry for the essay. My first two go-to "drinking" beers at a bar/brewery will typically be Pilsners (especially noble hoppier ones that are good, in the vain of Suarez Palatine/Qualify, Oxbow Luppolo, Hill Farmstead Mary/Poetica, FW Pivo, etc.), saisons (ideally these will be mixed-ferm or perhaps barrel-fermented/aged, possibly with a touch of acidity, but not "sour" by any means," then pale ales or IPAs (NE or West Coast, as long as they are fresh and well-made, though I would lean towards NE-style).

    As far as more "special/cellarable" beers, I like spontaneously-fermented beers, be they Lambic/Gueuze or not. Anything that is coolshipped is exciting for me to try. I'm also very into big malty beers like imperial stouts and barleywines, especially when barrel-aged. Love a good pastry stout, old ale, eisbock, etc. Favourite barrels would probably be Bourbon, Scotch, Port, and sherry for these kinds of beers.

    Not into ripping-sour beers (like many Crooked Stave & Cascade beers, for example). I will enjoy most beers that are well-made. I'm also into random weirdo beers that have ingredients that might make you wonder if it will be good or horrible, or beers that just seem fun. Not opposed to stuff like milkshake IPAs or pastry stouts, etc.

    I do like wine as well, so beers that incorporate wine or grapeskins/must are more than welcome.
     
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  30. Electros

    Electros Poo-Bah (1,601) Feb 20, 2007 Ontario (Canada)
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    18 signed up! :wink:
     
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  31. Electros

    Electros Poo-Bah (1,601) Feb 20, 2007 Ontario (Canada)
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    1.5 weeks left to sign up. Please tell your friends or BA friends that are not regularly online.

    Everyone please do check BA messages. I have sent some out to no response.

    Cheers.
     
  32. remsad

    remsad Aspirant (217) Jan 29, 2018 Quebec (Canada)
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    J'ai soif!... I'm thirsty :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  33. Teethoflions

    Teethoflions Initiate (44) Nov 23, 2017 Nova Scotia (Canada)
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    Also.... 37 is my number!
     
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  34. Tmappin

    Tmappin Aspirant (262) Sep 25, 2008 Nova Scotia (Canada)
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    I'm in. 59 please.
     
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  35. sebado

    sebado Initiate (71) Aug 18, 2011 Ontario (Canada)

    I'm in. It will be my first time participating. I will choose #44.

    LIKES: Stouts, IPAs, Smoked Beers, Barleywines, Barrel-aged beers, Pumpkin Beers. I'm open to most styles of beers...except for sours that are very acidic and are painful to drink.

    I'm on Untappd under the name Sebado (Sébastien Bertrand).
     
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  36. Electros

    Electros Poo-Bah (1,601) Feb 20, 2007 Ontario (Canada)
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    Check your beer mail. :wink:
     
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  37. Electros

    Electros Poo-Bah (1,601) Feb 20, 2007 Ontario (Canada)
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    Today is the first day of Fall and their is exactly one week left to sign up for this edition of CANBIF. If your on the fence I can assure you this always a good time so shoot me a message. The more the merrier, all are welcome. Cheers!
     
  38. jk1985

    jk1985 Initiate (30) Apr 3, 2017 Nova Scotia (Canada)

    Would love to play again!

    #52 for the thinger.
     
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  39. Electros

    Electros Poo-Bah (1,601) Feb 20, 2007 Ontario (Canada)
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    Hey western province Beer Advocates where are all of you? Hit me up and join the fun!

    PEI/NB, anyone want to join? :wink:
     
  40. Oakes

    Oakes Initiate (18) Jul 12, 2006 British Columbia (Canada)

    lucky number 71
     
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