CANBIF Spring 2016 - Hints & Hauls

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  1. cfrancis

    cfrancis Aspirant (202) Jun 15, 2009 Canada (ON)

    Shiit how did that GLB get in there? Dammit I was making a couple of boxes and I have a slew of Octopus. I guess I threw one in your pile as I was dishing them out. I apologize for that one. That's on me.
     
  2. SebD

    SebD Meyvn (1,477) Nov 24, 2010 Canada (ON)

    Box is finally out today. Sorry for the delay.
     
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  3. Tmappin

    Tmappin Aspirant (215) Sep 25, 2008 Canada (NS)
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    Box is finally out. It should reach the other coast in a week or so.

    Also received this gem last week, but just got the chance to post it!

     
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  4. dabeerbuddha

    dabeerbuddha Aspirant (285) Feb 4, 2016 Canada (ON)
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    I need the blue prints for making a 23 bottle shippers out of a 12. Lol. Love the hot sauce.
     
  5. thehyperduck

    thehyperduck Poo-Bah (5,312) Feb 26, 2006 Canada (ON)
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    Box is out and should arrive mid-late next week.
     
  6. guppster

    guppster Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2016 Canada (ON)

    woo hoo, box safely arrived today while I was out. Took pictures and will post soon, Thanks iguenard, I had a feeling I was getting a box from you.
     
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  7. GRM

    GRM Initiate (20) May 10, 2008 Canada (QC)

    According to Post Canada, someone in BC should receive a box from Québec.
     
  8. DaveBar

    DaveBar Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2013 Canada (ON)

    Wish I could have gotten you that champagne for Mother's day. It's fantastic with that touch of ice wine they put in.
     
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  9. guppster

    guppster Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2016 Canada (ON)

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  10. PINOT8

    PINOT8 Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2013 Canada (ON)

    Alright, shipper is packed and going out tomorrow!

    My box is going to the coast, westward from one wine region to another.
    Box is much more Ontario centric then originally planned, but I don't think that to be a bad thing.
    Hopefully my target will agree! :grinning:
     
  11. fiery1

    fiery1 Initiate (33) Sep 16, 2015 Canada (BC)

    I was just informed my box has landed and anonymous as to the sender... unfortunately I won't be there to open it until next week. Pics to come then.
     
  12. kcherney

    kcherney Initiate (0) Apr 7, 2014 Canada (BC)

    How many outstanding boxes are there? Thread has really quieted down.
     
  13. Kump

    Kump Initiate (0) May 23, 2013 Canada (BC)

    Mine hasn't arrived yet, but I think it's going out today.
     
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  14. PINOT8

    PINOT8 Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2013 Canada (ON)

    I think I have an idea who mine is coming from, but it has not yet arrived.
     
  15. Phyl21ca

    Phyl21ca Poo-Bah (12,041) Jun 26, 2003 Canada (QC)
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    13 boxes still outstanding.
     
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  16. DaveBar

    DaveBar Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2013 Canada (ON)

    Can't tell who sent me this box nor how to post photos! Will try tomorrow to post.
     
  17. pushkinwow

    pushkinwow Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2006 Canada (ON)

    Package out for delivery and notice sent...if you don't know who you are I will apologize for forgetting to include a root beer (which I bought but forgot to include)...:slight_smile:
     
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  18. thehyperduck

    thehyperduck Poo-Bah (5,312) Feb 26, 2006 Canada (ON)
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    Came home from work to find a big, blown-out crater where my porch used to be. Sorry for the terrible lighting:

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    In no particular order:
    -Cascade Brewing - The Vine 2012 (Sour ale aged in oak barrels w/grapes)
    -Swans Brewery - Sucker Punch (Dry-hopped Citra sour)
    -Four Winds - Nectarous (Dry-hopped Sour)
    -Four Winds - Juxtapose Wild IPA
    -Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks - Hikari Imperial Dry-Hopped Sourweisse
    -Moon Under Water Brewery - Oud King Crow 2015 (Sour dark ale aged in French oak)
    -Prairie Artisan Ales - Bomb! (!!!)
    -Prairie Artisan Ales/Evil Twin - Bible Belt (!!!^2)
    -Central City - Thor's Hammer Barley Wine (BBA variant)
    -Driftwood Brewery - De Auras Wheat Sour 2015
    -Paddock Wood - Barrel Full of Monkeys (Cherry variant)
    -Machine Ales - Cloudkicker IPA
    -Bomber Brewing - Russian Imperial Stout
    -Melvin Brewing - Melvin IPA
    -Melvin Brewing - 2x4
    -Isastegi Sagardo - Cider from the Basque Country - very very cool, never seen anything like this and I love me some cider!

    Huge thanks to the sender, Kara (not sure what your username is, though I have an idea) in BC, whose generosity has utterly astounded me! Nailed a bunch of my biggest wants, with great variety and it's all 100% new to me. The hard part is going to be deciding which one to try first :wink: .

    My own box is still in transit and will hopefully arrive before the end of the week.
     
  19. Gingercrubrew

    Gingercrubrew Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2016 Canada (BC)

    It was me gingercrubrew from Surrey BC! Hope you enjoy that box it was a pleasure to send it to you! Hopefully you enjoy it and sorry for not sending a info sheet i wanted that beer to get to you sooner rater than later.
     
  20. westcoastbeergeek

    westcoastbeergeek Initiate (0) Sep 16, 2015 Canada (BC)

    If that's me I should be grabbing it this afternoon
     
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  21. pushkinwow

    pushkinwow Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2006 Canada (ON)

    No comment:wink:
     
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  22. dabeerbuddha

    dabeerbuddha Aspirant (285) Feb 4, 2016 Canada (ON)
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    I would be interested in a regular on the west coast as well.
    I have a little Belgium and access to Bellwoods and GLB plus.
    Let me know if you are game.
    Cheers.
     
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  23. VanJamer

    VanJamer Initiate (35) Aug 25, 2014 Canada (BC)

    I think I got messages from about 8 people, but I know several of my BC beer friends would be interested in getting an Ontario trading partner.
     
  24. dabeerbuddha

    dabeerbuddha Aspirant (285) Feb 4, 2016 Canada (ON)
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    Great. Looking for a regular partner. I know the high rankers are probably taken. I'm new and looking to make an impression. I don't want to win. Just trade with a fellow junkie.
    Cheers!
     
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  25. westcoastbeergeek

    westcoastbeergeek Initiate (0) Sep 16, 2015 Canada (BC)

    Sweet box from @pushkinwow I can only assume based on our interaction here :slight_smile:

    Just opened it a few minutes ago, love the inclusion of the boston round growlers (will be drinking those tonight and tomorrow). Exactly what I was hoping from from the BIF, a good selection of stuff that can't really get here, all new to me bottles and a good mix of styles. Interesting enough, I passed on the Mill Street BW a few years back and never saw it return to BC so that's amazing that it was in the box! Also, nice work in the 2008 Aardmonnik, that's a cool looking bottle I look forward to discovering.

    Click on the pic to expand if you want to read the beer labels.

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  26. GRM

    GRM Initiate (20) May 10, 2008 Canada (QC)

    Allô,
    your box was shipped from Aylmer (Québec).
    I was your secret partner.
    I did a it of research on untappd and I believed that all the beers sent your way will be new to you.
    I am 20889.
    Have a nice day,
    Sylvain Cloutier
     
  27. pushkinwow

    pushkinwow Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2006 Canada (ON)

    Correct - enjoy!
     
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  28. Shawn_Winters

    Shawn_Winters Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2014 Canada (NS)

    Well got Canada Post straightened out I think so hopefully my targets box will arrive by Friday!
     
  29. hoppypocket

    hoppypocket Initiate (39) Feb 22, 2011 Canada (QC)

    Sorry I haven't been able to post before but, box was finally sent yesterday (was sick all week last week so wasn't able to ship). Should be hitting target tomorrow i everything goes as planned.
     
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  30. matgor

    matgor Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2014 Canada (ON)

    The dirty look the person at the post office gave me when they saw which box was mine was priceless.....lift with your legs!!


    I will post the contents of the box tonight. There are some real treats in there.

    Thanks so much to my sender!!
     
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  31. Electros

    Electros Poo-Bah (2,542) Feb 20, 2007 Canada (ON)
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    A box arrived for me today from Montreal . I will be posting details soon!
     
  32. matgor

    matgor Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2014 Canada (ON)

    I still don't know who sent my box but they sure outdid themselves. What a great selection of styles, countries and breweries. Most are all new to me which is great. Perfect timing for the upcoming long weekend.

    Here's a list as I am not tech savvy enough to post the pic I took.

    Thanks again!!

    '16 parabola
    Bridge side cut north east ipa
    Strange Fellows Fellowship
    Old Yale Screaming Banshee
    Strange Fellows Boris
    Fremont BB Abominable
    Moody Ales BB RIS
    Hair of the Dog/De Molen Adam
    Double Mountain Tahoma Kriek
    Four Winds/TDD Exil D'Eden
    Four Winds/Commons Common Winds
    Four Winds Nectarous
    Melvin Melvin IPA
    Melvin Hubert mpa
    Melvin 2x4 dipa
    Bale Breaker Top Cutter IPA
    Bale Breaker Field 41 APA
    Bomber RIS
     
  33. kcherney

    kcherney Initiate (0) Apr 7, 2014 Canada (BC)

    That was @fiery1

    Incredible box Brian!
     
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  34. Electros

    Electros Poo-Bah (2,542) Feb 20, 2007 Canada (ON)
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    Opened my box, thanks very much David! A great line up! I am going to be diving into these this weekend!

    La Trefle Noir: Vin D'Orge
    Du Lac Saint-Jean: Frappabord
    Auval: Gurilla SSS Triple Stout
    Broadway: Don Juan, Rhum + Cognac
    Le Castor: Saison Rakau
    Le Castor: Yakima IPA
    Le Castor: Vin D'Orge Americain, 2016
    Le Castor: We Heavey Bourbon
    Pit Caribou: Vin D'Orge
    Le Bilboquet: La Charleston SIPA
    Le Bilboquet: La Corriveau Imperiale
    Dunham: Coco Chipotle Porter

    I have only tried one of these beers many moons ago (can't wait to taste again), and have not even heard of the rest!

    Merci beaucoup pour une grande variété de fantastique bière au Québec ! À votre santé!

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/68712023@N06/26497473453/in/dateposted-public/
     
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  35. fiery1

    fiery1 Initiate (33) Sep 16, 2015 Canada (BC)

    I just got back into town and made a special trip to grab the box from my office, here it is...

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    Brasserie Gainsbourg - Côte Ouest Tangelo Série Road Trip
    Brasserie Dunham - Assemblage Numéro 4
    Brasserie Dunham - Extra Special Bitter De Seigle (Rye ESB)
    Brasserie Dunham - Petite Mort
    Brasserie Dunham - Porter Coco Chipotle
    Microbrasserie Charlevoix - Dominus Vobiscum Saison
    The Bruery - White Chocolate
    Brasserie Dieu du Ciel - Saison Du Parc
    Hornbeer - Black Magic Woman
    Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! - Le Petit Détour
    Le Trou du Diable - Boisson D'Avril
    Brouwerij The Musketeers (De Musketiers) - Troubadour Imperial Stout

    Now to pack for our long weekend annual camping trip. I look forward to kicking back and sampling many beers!

    Merci beaucoup Sylvain... ils sont tout nouveaux pour moi =) Vous avez bien fait! Je connais DDC, Dunham, TDD... et aussi Bruery... mais pas les autres! Encore, merci!
     
  36. Phyl21ca

    Phyl21ca Poo-Bah (12,041) Jun 26, 2003 Canada (QC)
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    Here is the list of the seven participants who have not yet received a package. Let me know if you have received a package or if you name should be added to the list:

    Erik-P
    Kump
    Jonnybeers (your package is waiting for you at the post office)
    Gingercrubrew
    Coronaeus (I think the shipping issue has been resolved so you should receive soon)
    PINOT8
    Whatup14
     
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  37. Whatup14

    Whatup14 Initiate (0) Apr 16, 2013 Canada (QC)

    I will be away for the weekend starting tomorrow, so if my box arrives on Friday and is dropped at my door, could my sender let me know, so I'll send someone to pick it up.

    Thanks!
     
  38. JonnyBeers

    JonnyBeers Disciple (345) Oct 24, 2012 Canada (BC)

    Reeeeeeeeeeediculous
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    Stupid Canada Post not buzzing me for this condo smasher (new term)

    !!!

    I think this is the best variety I've ever gotten in a box. Stoked on all of it! Blubus Maximus is possibly the best name for a beer ever, + I love blueberries so really interested in that, and ummm, everything else :grimacing::grimacing::grimacing: Didn't get a chance to try DblJutsu so that will be cracked tonight!

    Thanks so much Phillipe!
     
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  39. Gingercrubrew

    Gingercrubrew Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2016 Canada (BC)

    From Thehyperduck

    What an amazing box of great beer! My townhouse stoop was blown up today by this box of awesomeness!!! I have never had any of these beers so I am so excited! I was hoping to get a little growler of something fresh as well. So many great styles and breweries. To be honest I only knew of 2 of the breweries Rodenbach and GLB. This CANBIF has totally cemented my desire to participate again the next round. Would love to trade again for other Ontario beer as well and maybe some Dark Horse from Michigan and maybe any other breweries that are there as well.

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    From Left to Right

    Forked River Brewing Co. Dead Parrot
    Forked River Brewing Co. The Oracle
    Forked River Brewing Co. Hansel and Brett'el
    Forked River Brewing Co. Wicked Wench
    Black Swan Brewing Wild Child (Raspberries) 32 growler
    Innocente Brewing Co. Conscience American IPA
    Innocente Brewing Co. Until Proven Guilty (Whiskey)
    Innocente Brewing Co. Waterloo 1815
    Block 3 Brewing Stratus Fear
    Block 3 Brewing The Legend
    Nickel Brook Brewing Co. Head Stock IPA
    Nickel Brook Brewing Co. Immodest DIPA
    Great Lakes Brewery Octopus Wants To Fight IPA
    Rodenbach Vintage 2013
    Brouwerij De Leite Cuvée Soeur'ise

    I don't even know where to start but I think its the growler as it is super fresh!!!
     
  40. dabeerbuddha

    dabeerbuddha Aspirant (285) Feb 4, 2016 Canada (ON)
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    Nice box! B3 Status Fear is a personal favourite. Enjoy!
     
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