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Cuzco's n00b BIF Hints and Hauls thread!!

Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by Cuzco, Apr 13, 2013.

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  1. Cuzco

    Cuzco Mar 22, 2008 New York
    Beer Trader

    All targets are out now (for real this time) and everyone should have one! If you didn't get one PLEASE let me know ASAP.

    The Reminders to keep in mind:

    100oz minimum of Local Treats. Let your area shine through! Make people jealous of what you can walk into your local shop and grab any day of the week. This is NOT about whalez and/or limited brew. If you WANT to include something like that, you can but you should NOT feel you have to or expect anything like that in the box you are getting. The Maximum is 250oz. (I know I upped it a bit from the other thread but 2 6 packs and 3 bombers would be over 200.)

    In addition to the beer at least 1 brewery related item is required. Stickers and Coasters do NOT count unless they are ones you had to actually purchase like a bumper sticker or plastic coasters.

    All boxes MUST LAND by May 8th!!! If you run into any issues along the way PLEASE let me know ASAP. This is one of the largest BIFS I have run and communication with me will be important to make sure it runs smoothly. Remember, you do NOT contact your target. The box and where it is coming from is supposed to be a SURPRISE!!!

    MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL: HAVE FUN!!!!
     
  2. drbenzo

    drbenzo Jul 13, 2005 California

    Awesome!
    I live in SOCA, so clearly any IPA's, DIPA's, Stouts, or belgian styles, soours I can not get here would be great! Cheers!
     
  3. bahnfire

    bahnfire Jan 17, 2011 Vermont
    Beer Trader

    Not sure if I'm going to be able to find 100-250oz of good local beer in Vermont. I feel bad for my target :p
     
  4. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Nov 20, 2011 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Can we ship anytime between now and May 8th or should we wait until the first week of May?
     
  5. roon

    roon Mar 1, 2013 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Thats a lot of Heady Topper.
     
  6. Cuzco

    Cuzco Mar 22, 2008 New York
    Beer Trader

    anytime between now and May 5th is fine with me! Remembers boxes must LAND by the 8th so give a few days for shipping!
     
  7. FremontBar

    FremontBar Feb 1, 2013 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    Thanks for setting this up Cuzco, seems like a lot work. Target acquired, good thing they like Firestone Walker, they will also be getting Odell bombed. I don't have many wants listed in my profile because I pretty much want anything I can't get in AZ. I like all beer styles but the bigger the better.
     
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  8. emottram

    emottram Feb 8, 2013 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    I will be shipping west and should be able to hit some out of distro wants in addition to the 100+oz of Massachusetts locals
     
  9. roon

    roon Mar 1, 2013 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    100oz of locals is going to be easy. I should have warned you Cuzco...I have an issue with authority and tend to ignore rules...
     
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  10. ColdOne

    ColdOne Jan 19, 2013 New York
    Beer Trader

    Now I can say it and mean it: "It's not for me, honey. It's for a friend." My local wonder is heading west, people, but not so far as the ocean.
     
  11. Pecafaced

    Pecafaced Dec 16, 2010 Maryland
    Beer Trader

    Target acquired. My box or boxes will be shipping north to my in-law's home state. I might be able to hit a few of my target's wants from my area.
     
  12. founder26

    founder26 Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    Awesome! My likes/wants are in my profile, but ill just say it here, I love ipa's, pale ales, stouts, barrel aged stuff, also glassware. Dislike sours and belgian/spicy stuff.
     
  13. Poorpatz

    Poorpatz Apr 27, 2010 Massachusetts

    My box/boxes will be heading west to one of the few remaining states that I have yet to visit. I should be able to hit a few of my targets wants as well as my local quota.
     
  14. KevinMc79

    KevinMc79 Oct 29, 2008 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    My box will be traveling east to someone with very few wants. Chicago has so many goodies to send these days.
     
  15. FremontBar

    FremontBar Feb 1, 2013 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    My box is heading Southeast two someone with many wants, so many I should be able to fill my box with them with a little room to spare for some real locals.
     
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  16. lurpy1

    lurpy1 Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Due to 100% travel, I am proud to have dual beer citizenship in MN and MI, and WI, despite being third world, is a great beer state and only a small drive away. Thus, my box will be heavy on, among others, Surly, NG, CW, maybe several MI goodies, and is heading south of me and to a state that has access to none of the above.
     
  17. SBALDWIN

    SBALDWIN Feb 27, 2005 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    My box is heading due east of me. Going to contain some PA goodness
     
  18. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Nov 20, 2011 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Cool. My box will be on its way to the left coast Monday. :)
     
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  19. ewright

    ewright Oct 25, 2007 North Carolina

    Sarcasm at it's finest! If I was part of this BIF and someone dropped 250 oz of Heady on my porch, I think I'd faint.
     
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  20. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

    Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky Feb 13, 2013 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    My target is getting a beer from a brewery so small, it's only one dude.
     
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  21. PattyMelt

    PattyMelt Feb 3, 2013 Michigan

    My box(es) will be heading way south, where the stars at night are big and bright. So many wants are obtainable, and I happen to already have 3 of their wants in my fridge right now. :)
     
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  22. ThreeFishes

    ThreeFishes Jan 8, 2013 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Hint #1: My target is located North of me! :p
     
  23. ijaap

    ijaap Jan 5, 2013 Washington
    Beer Trader

    I will be more than happy with anything I can't get in WA!

    Target will be getting some delicious treats from the PNW.
     
  24. 1424IpA

    1424IpA Nov 2, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    My target is west of me and freezes his ass off ever winter. My happy ass is enjoy 82* weather today and my wants list is current and up to date. I love ipa's and anything barrel aged. Cheers!
     
  25. Marti403

    Marti403 Jul 23, 2011 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    If I were to drop my target's box of in person, I'd be traveling more than 400 miles to do so.
     
  26. zekeman17

    zekeman17 Feb 14, 2010 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    My target and I are pretty different in tastes, though there is at least one overlapping style.
    This will be a bit of a challenge and a learning experience tracking down some stuff for them.
    Whatever ends up in it, my box will be heading West of me.
     
  27. ThreeFishes

    ThreeFishes Jan 8, 2013 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Ok, so I've perused my targets Wants and taken a stroll through my cellar. It looks like I have about 204 oz. of locals and 84 oz. of Wants. Its ok to go just a bit over the limit, yes? I mean just a bit.
     
  28. 1424IpA

    1424IpA Nov 2, 2012 California
    Beer Trader

    I meant my target is east of me, sorry too much sunshine on the iPad.
     
  29. mborden

    mborden Jan 28, 2009 New York

    Haha, I was wondering if you had an Alaska-bound package or something!
     
  30. mborden

    mborden Jan 28, 2009 New York

    My target's wants are pretty thin and no styles in their profile, but seekabrew helps. Although living in CNY I'm always amused by the NYC distribution that pops up that is far from locally distributed (to me). My package is heading east!
     
  31. roon

    roon Mar 1, 2013 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    My target is in the NE and has been around BA for quite some time.
     
  32. Coldsnack

    Coldsnack Oct 29, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    I'm changing my strategy after seeing my target's wants and hads. It's going to be a little challenging but I look forward to it.
     
  33. nesarebad

    nesarebad Feb 4, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    My target is west of me, but not too far west. I would say it is west enough for me to get them some things they have never seen (hopefully). :)
     
  34. sofisdad

    sofisdad Mar 15, 2012 California

    My package will be heading NE, to a land my favorite basketball team originated from. Too easy?
     
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  35. ThreeFishes

    ThreeFishes Jan 8, 2013 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Hint #2: My target will receive a box that has traveled over 1000 miles.
     
  36. bugdoc

    bugdoc Apr 4, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    My shipment'll be going to a part of the country where I used to live. Hitting wants should be eminently doable, though a lot of my target's wants are dated quite some time ago, so hopefully my target is still looking for them!
     
  37. zekeman17

    zekeman17 Feb 14, 2010 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Any chance we could get a complete list of participants posted?
    With numbers nearing 80, I'm sure it'll be next to impossible to
    narrow it down to who my sender is, but I'm still going to try.
     
  38. flaran

    flaran Mar 22, 2011 California

    Hint #1: My target is far east of me, in a state I've only visited once.

    Excited about this BIF. Kind of a wildcard with this many people!
     
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  39. Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky

    Ol_Johnny_Skippelwicky Feb 13, 2013 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    My target has more likes than posts.
     
  40. drbenzo

    drbenzo Jul 13, 2005 California

    If my sender is wondering I have been a member of BA since 2005, but I don't do many reviews here nor have I ever kept up with wants and gots till this trade. I mostly use Cellarhq and Untappd. Also, I have always traded in person or with my best friend in Pittsburgh. So, my BA profile may not have as much info as you like.
    Hint: I LOVE IPA and DIPA, but they have to be fresh. Also, I often have a connection with PA distributed beers. I am looking for a connection on Hill Farmstead beers ;) Otherwise I like barrel beers and Belgians (and Belgian style beers). A really good sour goes along way. I had Sour on the Rye tonight and it was delicious!
    Cheers!
     
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