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Discussion in 'New England' started by Hanzo, Mar 4, 2013.

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  1. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey
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    Didn't get a confirmation email. Looks like I'll just need to be more strategic for when I go up there next.
  2. BeRanger

    BeRanger Dec 11, 2011 Michigan
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    I dont know if this has happened to anyone else but my outlook popped up with an email subject that said Congrats!

    My heart stops, I immediately click and open it only to find out it's the alumni association of some organization congratulating me for being invited to something I care nothing about. My eyes keep darting to the incoming email windows in the bottom right corner.

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  3. bird22

    bird22 Jan 2, 2011 California
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    Same here!
  4. jstilwell

    jstilwell Oct 21, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Yea it was somewhat like that for me. I got spam email saying, you have been selected for blah blah blah. What a cruel coincidence. Actually surprised how upset I am I missed out. Damn!

    Congrats to the winners!

    Signed, Loser
  5. rondufresne

    rondufresne Dec 13, 2011 Pennsylvania

    For any non-winners hankering for a beautiful wooden crate, maybe try contacting Darren Hill directly through his website or facebook:


    Based on the sweet pictures of his work, I bet he could build a kick-ass growler caddy.
  6. Tnudish

    Tnudish Feb 16, 2012 Wisconsin

    FUCK! Im already losing sleep over not getting that fucking crate!
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  7. dblab33

    dblab33 Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

    I got my email notification just before 10am this morning.

    I'm in! Summer trip to Vermont will now be an annual tradition. Very excited about that, we had so much fun the last time we were up there.

    Beer karma is a very real thing.
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  8. DeaconBluez

    DeaconBluez Jul 30, 2005 Alabama

    I would have thought one group from AL would have gotten in. Oh well.
  9. markmcconv

    markmcconv Jan 7, 2013 Illinois

    congratulations guys!

    i'm hoping to still make it up for the Festival of Farmhouse Ales. with many other trips before and after the event.
  10. eyebereej

    eyebereej Dec 2, 2010 California
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    Me three!
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  11. BeRanger

    BeRanger Dec 11, 2011 Michigan
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    One thing I learned from this thread was that Number45 must be a good golfer.

    ISO: Golf lessons from Number45, FT: Michigan Brew
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  12. Number45forever

    Number45forever Jan 6, 2012 Vermont
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    Wish I could, need to maintain the amateur status though.
  13. acurtis

    acurtis Sep 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    You can always give lessons for free.
  14. nrs207

    nrs207 Sep 8, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Could always do it on the side, at least in this one time instance. I'm probably going to need some lessons, I hate winter. Idk how you could do it in VT. My swing ends up different every year, and now with work, no more scratch handicap for me lol.
  15. jaminjohnson

    jaminjohnson Jul 3, 2012 Yukon (Canada)

    Only wish I knew if I didn't get into the process to begin with because of failing a rule or I just wasn't selected. I can't help but think I screwed up the application!
  16. xenjoiii

    xenjoiii Jul 24, 2010 New York
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    I'm in. Super excited.
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  17. celfan

    celfan Jul 4, 2004 Vermont
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    This is like the Project Runway of beer drinkers.
  18. Patrick

    Patrick Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    I think you picked the wrong site to make that reference.
  19. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    I'd imagine I'd have to watch project runway to understand what this means?
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  20. benbking

    benbking Dec 11, 2009 Rhode Island
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    I very much enjoyed reading this thread, not as much as some of the other nuked threads. But it was still worth my time.
    Rest in peace, Battletoads Joke, and enjoy your upcoming pilgrimages. Enjoy the journey.
  21. celfan

    celfan Jul 4, 2004 Vermont
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    oh come on now
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  22. SpoolinVW

    SpoolinVW Dec 22, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Another winner checking in. SUPER surprised when I opened my inbox this morning to find out I had been selected.

    Repping Central PA here. I look forward to meeting all of you at the fest!
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  23. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Its alright. Doesnt matter to me what shows you watch.
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  24. ceight

    ceight Apr 29, 2012 New York

    And this is the only thing I'm a tiny bit happy about.

    The crate is AWESOME, but I live in a NYC apartment. Not much room for stuff like that!
  25. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Says the guy famous for drinking a 750 of double black by himself.
  26. celfan

    celfan Jul 4, 2004 Vermont
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    btw, did you make the cut?
  27. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Why is that any of your business?
  28. celfan

    celfan Jul 4, 2004 Vermont
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    well now there will be plenty of time for Project Ruway
  29. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    I hope they dont air it on august 10th because Ill be picking up my beer that day.
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  30. celfan

    celfan Jul 4, 2004 Vermont
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    then congratulations are in order
  31. Gmr75

    Gmr75 Apr 30, 2002 Connecticut
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    In! Glad I checked my spam folder.
  32. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    That was one of the best decisions I've ever made.
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  33. jstilwell

    jstilwell Oct 21, 2008 Massachusetts
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    anyone want to post their winning essay?
  34. MsRif

    MsRif Oct 23, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I don't think the essay had any bearing on winning? I believe it was just required for entry and that the lottery was random. Mine wasn't anything special...I was just honest and basically said that I have enjoyed the HF beers that I've had and that I'd love to have the opportunity to try more and to share them with locals here in PA. I will definitely NOT be trading any part of the Collected Works package, either...it's a shame that anyone would enter with that as their motivation but I'm sure it was a common reason for entry.
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  35. dblab33

    dblab33 Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

    I have a feeling the essay was a determining factor at some point, whether it be pre-drawing or post-drawing. I figured they'd pull names at random and if that person was too close in proximity or had a shitty essay, they just pick a new name. I can't imagine they'd read through all of them first, throw out the "bad" ones, and then draw names.
  36. MsRif

    MsRif Oct 23, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Did anyone from VT get in? I was wondering if locals would be disqualified. They didn't state that locals couldn't enter, they only discouraged it so it seems like everyone was eligible.
  37. fspadafora

    fspadafora Jan 22, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    I have yet to convice myself to stop checking the spam folder for a miracle. Any one in Western PA get lucky?

    Now trying to figure out a nice sweet spot on the calender for my first visit this summer to hopefully still be able to bring home a nice variety.
  38. Pahn

    Pahn Dec 2, 2009 New York
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    congrats to all winners, condolences to all losers.

    my friend and i got in (we're only taking up 1 membership and splitting all bottles) so ex off a membership's worth of potential bottles from the trading block. /hat tip to everyone whose whale bait value i just increased.

    in other news, can't wait til another 9~10 hour trip to hill farmstead w/ my friend and his wife (i've been there once). VT beercation is the shit. doing it annually will be awesome.

    edit: p.s. "my friend's wife" is also my friend. i hate language.
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  39. SpoolinVW

    SpoolinVW Dec 22, 2007 Pennsylvania

    I feel like it had to have SOME bearing on the winning entries. Why else would they ask for one if it was completely random?
  40. LambicKing

    LambicKing Apr 13, 2011 Germany

    Just checked my spam filter and the only emails in there are offers to extend my manhood 2-4 inches. Such a shame because if I was picked in the HF lotto I would automatically have 6 more inches!

    Would have brought me to 7. *kicks dirt* :(
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