CANBIF: From the cellar.

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Electros, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. Beervana

    Beervana Zealot (594) Apr 15, 2014 British Columbia (Canada)

    To my target: I like any and all beer styles, but I have a particular penchant for those that have spent some time in barrels. I don't really rate or log my beers anywhere so you won't be able to gleam much info from that if you're looking. If you enjoy a beer, I'm sure I'll enjoy it too!

    Cheers and a big thanks to Electros for setting this all up!
     
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  2. Corson

    Corson Devotee (480) Jun 18, 2014 Alberta (Canada)
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    To my target: I’m into any style but by far my favourite is big BA imperial stouts. I’d prefer to have new beers I haven’t had before but always open to having ones I’ve had in the past that I loved. I track all my beers on untappd https://untappd.com/user/CMatieshin
     
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  3. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Savant (900) Apr 21, 2014 Ontario (Canada)
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    Are we doing hints and hauls for this?

    If so:

    Hint #1: I have both sent a box to, and received a box from my target in previous iterations of CANBIF.

    Hint #2: My target has reviewed/rated more beers that I have, but does so on a different site or application.

    Hint #3: My target, if nothing has changed since the last time, is a ticker. This means some of the US stuff I was hoping to send is not going to make the cut. Not to worry, I should have more than enough on hand to ensure the box is full of well cellared new ticks.
     
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  4. Electros

    Electros Poo-Bah (1,544) Feb 20, 2007 Ontario (Canada)
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    Indeed. It has been a little quite though.

    Hint 2:

    I wonder if this famous boat purrs?

    Hint 3:

    "Coffee time is every time."

    Hint 4:

    Established in 1605, it's most famous city in 1749.
     
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  5. Electros

    Electros Poo-Bah (1,544) Feb 20, 2007 Ontario (Canada)
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    The box is packed. 5 brews all from my cellar.

    The oldest is is from 2007 with the youngest from 2018.

    5 breweries, 3 from Ontario, and 2 international.

    Going out this week!
     
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  6. Phyl21ca

    Phyl21ca Poo-Bah (9,610) Jun 26, 2003 Quebec (Canada)

    Box is packed and is now on the road. I suck at hints but basically it is heading to a quaint neighborhood in a major Canadian city.
     
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  7. Electros

    Electros Poo-Bah (1,544) Feb 20, 2007 Ontario (Canada)
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    Package dropped off!
     
  8. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Savant (900) Apr 21, 2014 Ontario (Canada)
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    I believe that is me!

    Box received this afternoon. I was only able to grab a quick glance before my twins woke up from their nap. I’ll get photos and a list out for everyone either tonight or tomorrow. Everything is intact and from what I could glimpse, the contents look great!!

    Many thanks!

    To my target, your box will go out tomorrow or Thursday and will travel through several provinces as it makes its way Westward.

    Cheers.
     
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  9. Electros

    Electros Poo-Bah (1,544) Feb 20, 2007 Ontario (Canada)
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    Sigh...

    "Expected delivery
    Aug. 6
    by end of day"

    :rolling_eyes:
     
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  10. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Savant (900) Apr 21, 2014 Ontario (Canada)
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    Here is the box I received from @Phyl21ca

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    Surly Darkness (not sure of year as I don’t see it on bottle).
    Bas Canada Guerre et Paix
    Mikkeller/Boon Geuze
    Prairie Paradise
    Hanssens Oude Gueuze
    Prairie Bomb (is this a variant? I have had one before but with a different coffee roaster on the label)

    Very excited by this box. All beers are new and a couple on my unwritten wants list!

    What is more, one of the bottles I received is actually something I wanted to send to my target that I have in my cellar but was having trouble letting it go because I hadn’t had it before. Now it is in the box for sure!!

    Thanks Phil!
     
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  11. Tmappin

    Tmappin Aspirant (253) Sep 25, 2008 Nova Scotia (Canada)
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    Sorry, I have been bad about posting so far. Summer is a busy time.

    For my sender: I love most things. Small format barleywine/RIS/Pastry are a fav. Always love Lambic. Mead/Ice cider are great. Hell, if you have cool homebrew that fits the bill, I want that! Shying away from kettle sours/super sour beer (lets be honest, they don't cellar all that well also.

    For my Target: I know you a little. Your box is coming from the east (doy, right?) I have one bottle picked out that I know you will love.
     
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  12. Electros

    Electros Poo-Bah (1,544) Feb 20, 2007 Ontario (Canada)
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    Well as with always DO processed my box this morning in the destination city it should be in bit didn't go out for delivery. So I should land tomorrow...

    Final hint: My target hasn't been on much since his first post. I was hoping he might be following my hints but alas not. Twas a kick in the teeth... but I will get over it if he likes this post!
     
  13. dabeerbuddha

    dabeerbuddha Aspirant (299) Feb 4, 2016 Ontario (Canada)
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    The Surly is the 2016.
    The Prairie is regular version brew with the roaster noted.
    Cheers!
     
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  14. Beervana

    Beervana Zealot (594) Apr 15, 2014 British Columbia (Canada)

    Shipped a box eastward today (tough to go west from Victoria)!

    My target hasn't posted any preferences in this thread, but has in past CANBIF threads so hopefully their tastes haven't changed too much in the last year!
     
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  15. Electros

    Electros Poo-Bah (1,544) Feb 20, 2007 Ontario (Canada)
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    DELIVERED!
     
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  16. Corson

    Corson Devotee (480) Jun 18, 2014 Alberta (Canada)
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    To my target: I'm just finishing up packing my box and shipping it east of me. It will be sent out later this week. This person seems to not enjoy a specific style of beer that I have a lot of in my cellar.
     
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  17. MasterSki

    MasterSki Poo-Bah (6,672) Dec 25, 2006 Ontario (Canada)
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    Apologies to my target - I'm just packing up my box today and will get it into the mail tomorrow. It's a pretty short ship so it should drop before the end of the week. I read your request and will have no problems with it!
     
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  18. Teethoflions

    Teethoflions Initiate (32) Nov 23, 2017 Nova Scotia (Canada)
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    Received early, on Friday!

    Aventinus Eisbock -- 2007
    Manantler "The Machine" -- 2018
    Fullers "Past Masters" -- 2010.
    5 Paddles "Valley of Gold" -- 2016
    The Exchange Belgian stout -- 2016

    Thank you @Electros ![​IMG]
     
  19. Electros

    Electros Poo-Bah (1,544) Feb 20, 2007 Ontario (Canada)
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    ENJOY!
     
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  20. Teethoflions

    Teethoflions Initiate (32) Nov 23, 2017 Nova Scotia (Canada)
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    Btw, I shipped a box of 6 beers to Ontario on Saturday-- Canada Post says expected delivery date of Friday 9 August
     
  21. remsad

    remsad Initiate (150) Jan 29, 2018 Quebec (Canada)
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    To my target, you will need to be at home tomorrow :slight_smile:
     
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  22. Todd_the_Beer

    Todd_the_Beer Initiate (76) May 15, 2013 Ontario (Canada)

    To my target, your box is on the way. It has a long distance to travel, from my front door to yours is 4451km. Even with Expedited Post it's a 7 business day journey. You will know you've received my box when you see it came from the outer reaches of Canada.
     
  23. Ferris

    Ferris Initiate (70) Apr 23, 2013 British Columbia (Canada)

    Late to the whole hints ect. But my shipment is on the way and thanks for my target explaining what he likes, could have been disastrous otherwise, a few swaps and you should be happy.

    To whomever is sending to me, an early thanks.
     
  24. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Savant (900) Apr 21, 2014 Ontario (Canada)
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    Apologies to my target. My twin two year olds have been dealing with croup most of this week, and I have been stuck at home. Your box is packed up, and i may not be able to send off until Monday. I hope that doesn’t cause a problem.
     
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  25. MasterSki

    MasterSki Poo-Bah (6,672) Dec 25, 2006 Ontario (Canada)
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    I got a super box from out west after a bit of a misadventure. I'll post photos and details shortly. My target should also be posting shortly, as I see his box was delivered successfully at 11:52 AM today.
     
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  26. Teethoflions

    Teethoflions Initiate (32) Nov 23, 2017 Nova Scotia (Canada)
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    My target received their box yesterday! Enjoy!
     
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  27. Electros

    Electros Poo-Bah (1,544) Feb 20, 2007 Ontario (Canada)
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    Beer porn please!
     
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  28. remsad

    remsad Initiate (150) Jan 29, 2018 Quebec (Canada)
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    I just got my box from Ontario and WOW... and you got me with the excellent selection. This is the kind of beers I like to discover. and love!!

    Double Tempest 2015-2016 will be my firsts for sure. 2017 was disapointing but having the chance to try past release.. it's stellar for me!

    Other bottles are very interesting I will let you know my thoughts

    You seem's to have a lot of US stuff for sure like me! We need to get in touch for sure :slight_smile:

    Merci beaucoup @MasterSki

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  29. dabeerbuddha

    dabeerbuddha Aspirant (299) Feb 4, 2016 Ontario (Canada)
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    Box arrived Thursday but my wife put it in the study and didn't tell me about it until this morning.....

    Anyway, scanning the label I could see it had come from Quebec. Based on that fact alone, I imagine it is remsad who sent it. Interested to see what was inside, I ripped into well packaged parcel. Great selection of styles and only two I’ve had before. Extremely stoked about the Cognac Abyss! Thank you very much Charles!

    Here is the bounty...

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    To my target, the box left my hands midday Friday and will hopefully be in your hands by next weekend. This is the first time I’ve ever shipped to your province. I checked your UT so all these beers should be new to you.
     
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  30. fiery1

    fiery1 Initiate (47) Sep 16, 2015 British Columbia (Canada)

    seems my target will have to be patient... tracking shows 20th for date to arrive. Picturing a moose/elk caravan crossing the prairies, heh
     
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  31. Teethoflions

    Teethoflions Initiate (32) Nov 23, 2017 Nova Scotia (Canada)
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    Good haul!
     
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  32. Teethoflions

    Teethoflions Initiate (32) Nov 23, 2017 Nova Scotia (Canada)
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    Heck yeah, I would be stoked to get Kuhnhenn!
     
  33. dabeerbuddha

    dabeerbuddha Aspirant (299) Feb 4, 2016 Ontario (Canada)
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    To my target..
    Box is out for delivery today. If you are in the second most western province you should definitely check you mail today!
     
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  34. dabeerbuddha

    dabeerbuddha Aspirant (299) Feb 4, 2016 Ontario (Canada)
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    Package delivered to the target, if CP paperwork is correct! Hope you enjoy!
     
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  35. Todd_the_Beer

    Todd_the_Beer Initiate (76) May 15, 2013 Ontario (Canada)

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    Received my box on Friday and it's a beauty! Tried to get on here Friday to post a photo but that dang internet wouldn't co-operate. I was away for the week-end but I'm back now. All are new to me so everyone of these is going to be exciting to try. I think I owe a big thank you to Teethoflions??? Was that you that sent me this box?
     
  36. Beervana

    Beervana Zealot (594) Apr 15, 2014 British Columbia (Canada)

    Not sure who sent it, but one hell of a box just got dropped off at my place!

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    Perfect split between some absolute classics and some really unique and fun sounding beers. A huge thank you to however sent these gems my way, can't wait to crack into them! Cheers!
     
  37. Corson

    Corson Devotee (480) Jun 18, 2014 Alberta (Canada)
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    Box arrived yesterday and got home from work and my wife didn't even tell me there was a package waiting, had to stumble upon it in our entrance. I'm super stoked about every beer in this box and love that it's truely 100% Canadian. I'm extremly excited about the Barncat Ales as I've heard so much about them and have always wanted to try their BA stouts! Thx to @dabeerbuddha



    Also to my sender: sorry for being a bit slow with the shipping, our newborn definitely runs the show around the house now. The box went out yesterday and should be there within 7 business days, hope this person who could be mistaken to live in the UK will be thirsty when it arrives!
     
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  38. fiery1

    fiery1 Initiate (47) Sep 16, 2015 British Columbia (Canada)

    well guess my box might not be the last one to arrive... though this was concerning

    Label correction applied
    Richmond, BC

    Not sure what that's about... though it did pass through Calgary yesterday, so it is heading East correctly
     
  39. dabeerbuddha

    dabeerbuddha Aspirant (299) Feb 4, 2016 Ontario (Canada)
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    Funny. I had the same thing come up on my shipment. Was going to ask @Corson if there was anything unusual about the box when it arrived.
     
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  40. dabeerbuddha

    dabeerbuddha Aspirant (299) Feb 4, 2016 Ontario (Canada)
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    I waffled on the BOYD 2018 with its mixed reviews. I've had good luck with my bottles to date. Let me know if it's sub par and I'll send you a substitute. Hope you enjoy!
     
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