Discussion in 'Canada' started by Electros, Sep 1, 2020.
Coming soon, but feel free to pm me!
The leaves are changing colour and Labour Day is almost upon marking the end of summer so I thought what better way to chase away the challeneges of this year then to post a signup for this year’s edition of CANBIF, Fall 2020!
The previous two editions this years were very enjoyable with some.great beers sent out!
I wanted to start out with a huge shout out to all returning members and CANBIF regulars for if it weren't for your continued support and participation this wouldn't be possible. To all new editions to the trade I say welcome and you made a great choice to join!
The process in a nutshell is this so as I have previously stated please read thoroughly and understand the rules/details of how we intend to proceed. Please play close attention to the following details so there is no confusion of expectations of CANBIF. If you can meet them, especially the specific dates no considering just watching this round and figure out for next time if it right for you, also previous rounds can be found with a google search for a better taste of what is about to come.
So here is the meat & potatoes:
Email/conversation sent to Electros with FULL ADDRESS DETAILS; City, Province, post code, phone number and personal email before midnight on Friday, September 25th, 2020. This information will be stored by myself on this rounds spreadsheet and is intended for your sender as well as emergency contact purposes for myself should any problem arise along the way. Trust me it happens each round so please send it all…
• Participants who have never traded (singularly or in a group trade) need to inform me and I would advise on acquiring a styro-shipper if you have never shipped through the post. This is just a suggestion but certainly not a requirement. Any lost or damaged beer boxes the sender is responsible to replace and contact me to work through the situation.
• Please also inform me if you have regular trading partner on BA. I wouldn’t want to pair you with someone with whom you exchange with or have done so frequently. The fun about this trade is getting local/new to you brew you wouldn’t find in your home market.
• Sign up will be available until midnight Friday, September 25rd, 2020. Pairing will be completed by Sunday, September 27th.
• PLEASE once you have received a message from me with your targets information then message me back as soon as possible to just reconfirm one last time all information in regards to your shipping address is CORRECT and you have seen your targets info.
• For anyone interested on how pairing consideration is given here it is in a nutshell… First and foremost previous participants to CANBIF on the basis of where they have sent to as well as received from in previous rounds is looked up by myself. Every round that I have organized is saved as a reference to that the current round will hopefully be getting/sending to some place in the country that is new and or not the same as the previous round. A balance is always tried to be struck in regards to the above and to break down of participants geographically as to be fair to all participants. All are chosen at random once a general geographic location is determined. With new participants targets and senders with be completely at random.
*** That be said ANYONE that is interested in a second box please indicate this in the first email response to me and I will take it into consideration. Second boxes will then be paired with others requesting a second box and or depending on the location balance amongst participants. ***
To be clear as well know that your target is not your sender. 1 sends to 2, 2 to 3 and so on… Senders rarely if any will also be getting a box from those to whom your shipping one too.
Once all target information is sent out the forum then is open to then post your LIKES/DISLIKES of styles and preferences that are your favourites as to make it easier for your sender to make selections of what to send. This is the HINTS portion of CANBIF. Also senders are encouraged also posts hints about there target in an attempt to see if he/she is able to figure out who is sending to them. It is a lot of fun!
If you have an Untappd or Rate Beer account please post it as well as send it to me with with response email when signing up...
There should be no communication between target and sender. If there is any case for concern it should be relayed to myself.
This is the surprise factor of CANBIF that makes it interesting and fun. Who as well as where your sender is shipping from/to remains a mystery.
You must be willing to ship between Monday, September 28th and as the latest Friday, October 23rd at the latest (weather permitting).
If there is any question that this shipping date cannot be met then please don’t sign up…
Amount of beers/Volume in millilitres to be sent:
Participants are expected at a minimum to send 12 different beers at a volume of 7000 ml. This roughly works out to 8 x 650 ml + 4 x 473 ml, but containers sizes can obviously vary as along as there is at least 12 different brews and the minimum volume has been met… there is no maximum fill levels. That is left to the discretion/generosity of the sender. Of what is sent at least half of the bottles should be local to your home province. The rest can be an assortment of other provinces/USA as well as international offerings.
***I urge ANYONE that is new to CANBIF to please use google to easily look up previous rounds for a feel of the festivities, and what to expect. Also don’t hesitate to send me a questions as well as concerns. I am here to help during the trade and regular monitor my inbox to swiftly address and resolve any problems that could arise throughout. ***
Swag is not required, but is optional.
Once you've sent your box in the post put to your target I ask that you send the tracking code to me just.incase any problems arrive but also when it close and or happens that your box lands please shoot me a message. Inversely if you get a box delivered to you shoot me a message. Please don't let time lapse just incase there is any problem.
All participants that sign up are expect to post at least a list of what your box contained here on BA for the beer porn part (Hints & Hauls). This is a showcase that is fun for all and gives everyone a taste of what is being shipped out. It is fun to see what others have received but it also acts to those that were on the fence observing the trade an idea of what they missed out on perhaps giving a push to join us next time.
Please let myself know if you have any questions/concerns and also maintain communication.
Again, anyone new to CANBIF I suggest googling previous rounds to get a feel of 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! Please tell your friends, especially those who are returning that know of someone who would enjoys and or doesn’t browse BA that frequently.
Also any feedback about CANBIF I do appreciate. I want this trade to continue going forward considering that BA has now merged with Untappd.
So... LET’S GET IT ON!!!
I'm in as the previous verison. Two box are my thing. You can find me at https://untappd.com/user/remsad
I hope @Electros doesn't mind, but I am going to jump in early and make a plug here...
For those that are going to join in...Fall means your local brewers are doing some great things. Now more than ever local brewers need our support. When you are looking for the booty to put into you boxes, of course you will find it locally. But don't forget to pick up a bit extra, Perhaps to have yourself, maybe for a friend, it doesn't matter. Every beer you buy from your local helps keep them making the beer you love. We all win.
Cheers all, and enjoy the CANBIF!
In for 2 boxes! Thanks Electros!
I am in. Let's try two boxes this time.
11 signed up. Tell all your friends and fellow BAs that sign up is on!
Sign me up for another round!
In as well. Should be a good time as usual.
I'm in as well.
Just a reminder that the deadine to sign up is coming up quickly. Come join the fun and shoot me a message. Cheers BAs!
Had to take the last couple off, but I've got some more bandwidth now/excited to canbif again!
Last day to sign up. Shoot me a message and join the fun! Tell your friends of other BAs that haven't heard. Cheers all!
Well it's that time again!
Please paste your preference hints for your senders now.
I will be pairing lover the next two days. Look for information to be dropped in your message chain with your target.
Please don't hesitate to ask me anything and maintain good communication throughout. When a package is off please send me a message with tracking. When a package is delivered message me again so if problems arise I can deal with them swiftly.
Cheers all and:
I am a hop head. Love IPAs of all shapes and size especially juicy unfiltered, New England and brett.
I also do like the usual stout, porter, barley/rye/wheat wines, lagers... imperial/BA anything.
If it is good and you like it chances are I would too.
The only thing I don't like is SOURS...