Halle Berry's pet Octopus: NBS BIF 8

Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by beertunes, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. JBowenGeorgia

    JBowenGeorgia Defender (614) Sep 1, 2016 Georgia
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    I'm in that ballpark as well, got a couple more boxes going out next week sometime. Just QA checked this one, it makes the cut.
     
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  2. akatz821

    akatz821 Initiate (31) Dec 13, 2017 New York
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    WHY ARE ALL PACKAGES THIS ROUND NUCLEAR!?!
     
  3. FFFjunkie

    FFFjunkie Defender (664) Aug 26, 2014 Illinois
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    Oh God........damage pics once I get them!

    I’m starting to feel like @FlintB ......lol
     
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  4. FFFjunkie

    FFFjunkie Defender (664) Aug 26, 2014 Illinois
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    I dunno.....I didn’t do anything!
     
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  5. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (2,417) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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  6. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (3,048) Mar 25, 2013 Georgia
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    I didn't count my oz, and I don't have pictures of everything I sent - not searching through the thread, either.

    But according to UPS and USPS, the total weight I shipped - between BIF and ninja - is about a brain's weight shy of 100 lb. So there's that.

    Since I have no idea how much anyone should guess in this LIF, I'm going to go with precisely 33,333 ounces. I know it's wrong - I'm hoping I overbid! - but, well, 3 is my favorite number, and 3,333 probably just covers @SammyJaxxxx :wink:
     
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  7. FlintB

    FlintB Initiate (107) May 27, 2017 Michigan
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    I think it's likely to be brewery only, and I might have a decent read on when it's going to drop. If there is any way for me to grab some, I will. It would more than make up for no BCBW this year.
     
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  8. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Poo-Bah (1,681) Mar 7, 2013 Quebec (Canada)
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    And how!

    Do you get any of their beers in Michigan? I know they send some around the US and are distributed by Shelton Bros. But I'm pretty sure I've only seen them in stores in Vermont (which might actually be closer to their brewery then Montreal is).
     
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  9. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,548) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    Yeah, definitely in VT and they are great. On tap around sometimes too (especially Waterbury area).
     
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  10. FlintB

    FlintB Initiate (107) May 27, 2017 Michigan
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    Unfortunately, no. We took a family vacation to Quebec city and Vermont this summer and I picked up some bottles while in Quebec. Hadn't heard of them before that, but they are definitely on my list now.
     
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  11. Victory_Sabre1973

    Victory_Sabre1973 Meyvn (1,441) Sep 15, 2015 Minnesota
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    Same boat here: no idea how many oz I've sent. I will be sending out 1 box next week to a member who wants to get some harder to get states. There will be some others going out as well.
     
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  12. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Poo-Bah (1,681) Mar 7, 2013 Quebec (Canada)
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    Nice! Quebec City's a cool place to visit and as far as family vacations are concerned, I doubt you were ever wanting for tasty beer. Dunham definitely makes some quality beers. For some weird reason, that one I sent to @superspak was actually labeled for sale in the US and I'm pretty sure it even had the US bottle deposits marked on the label. So it is obviously available somewhere but it might just be a demand thing and if people don't try it they don't really have a reason to request it from their stores. I don't understand how any of that works, though.
     
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  13. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Poo-Bah (3,197) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Good morning everybody!
    This is a partial cross-post with today's WBAYDN - another from @Bum4ever:



    Undated can. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 50 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
    Appearance – 4.25.
    Body – Dark brown/black, opaque. When held to the light, the only penetration occurs at the base of the ring.
    Head – Large (Maximum 6.5 cm, aggressive center pour), tan, high density, good retention, diminishing to a seven to thirteen mm ring and a complete, rocky layer.
    Lacing – Fair. A single fragment of a wide ring of tiny to small bubbles appears.
    First pour – Dark brown, clear.
    Aroma – 4 – Coffee! Then some roasted malt.
    Flavor – 4.25 – The flavor begins with a COFFEE/chocolate/almond, slightly sweet, taste. The chocolate fades but the almond remains, as does the weakening coffee. No alcohol, no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
    Palate – 4 – Medium, almost creamy, soft carbonation.
    Impression and interpretation – 4.25 - An interesting combination of flavors, worth trying a second time.

    Thanks Josh! This is the best Mikkeller brew I've had to date.

    Rating 4.17, rDev -4.4%.
     
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  14. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (2,417) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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  15. Victory_Sabre1973

    Victory_Sabre1973 Meyvn (1,441) Sep 15, 2015 Minnesota
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    So, does that mean I should wait a couple of weeks before I return fire upon you?
     
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  16. Dragginballs76

    Dragginballs76 Poo-Bah (1,970) Nov 13, 2015 South Carolina
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    You know there is more than one Mike with my last name in South Carolina!!!
     
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  17. Dragginballs76

    Dragginballs76 Poo-Bah (1,970) Nov 13, 2015 South Carolina
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    Yeah i was not sweating the cans the bottles scare the hell out of me though. Maybe cans USPA and bottles in a 12 shipper Fedex.
     
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  18. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Poo-Bah (1,681) Mar 7, 2013 Quebec (Canada)
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    Crazy, I would have thought that Mike Dragginballs was a pretty rare name let alone for there to be multiple in a single state.
     
  19. bl00

    bl00 Aspirant (287) May 13, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    You can't just go around bombing people willy nilly and call a truce!

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    That's writing checks your liver can't cash.
     
  20. FlintB

    FlintB Initiate (107) May 27, 2017 Michigan
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    I was pleased with a lot of the Quebec beer that I got to try. The saison game, especially, seems to be very strong- which is great for me. We stopped for lunch at Brasserie Harricana in Montreal, and I was very impressed with their barrel program.

    We barely get any Ontario beers in Michigan, which is crazy. A couple of Bellwoods bottles showed up earlier this year, but that's feeling like a one-off drop. I'd love to see a lot more.

    It means that you should forward anything you were thinking of sending me to @SammyJaxxxx . Everyone should.
     
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  21. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,548) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    I always feel the opposite. Out of the 1000 boxes or so that I have been involved with (to and from combined) the occasional fallen soldier seems to always be a can that got crunched a bit too much or the occasional piercing.
    but.... I did just hear that a box I sent that was received yesterday had a smashed bottle. Didn't make it out of the bags so other contents made it safely. Luckily for the recipient I am picking up some nice things this weekend to add to the replacement bottle.
     
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  22. FlintB

    FlintB Initiate (107) May 27, 2017 Michigan
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    You misunderstand, I'm the victim here!

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  23. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,548) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    Its Mike Smaugnutz. Dragginballs is just codename for online persona
     
  24. Blackop555

    Blackop555 Meyvn (1,230) Dec 12, 2016 Michigan
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    Always wondered if it meant dragon Balls, his balls are so big they are dragging or does he like dragging them across people's faces. Or something completely unrelated
     
  25. bl00

    bl00 Aspirant (287) May 13, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Why not all three?!?
     
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  26. Victory_Sabre1973

    Victory_Sabre1973 Meyvn (1,441) Sep 15, 2015 Minnesota
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    I will - for now.

    But, don't think you're out of the woods, and expect return fire in the next month.
     
  27. FFFjunkie

    FFFjunkie Defender (664) Aug 26, 2014 Illinois
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    You did what you did and now the piper is calling....


    Suck it up Buttercup!

    P.S. I love your new nickname!
     
  28. FlintB

    FlintB Initiate (107) May 27, 2017 Michigan
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    See, that's the thing... I didn't do anything. I sent @Dragginballs76 a six shipper for winning a LIF (and two of the bottles were for Mrs. Balls!) and was rewarded with:

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    Not pictured: the THREE boxes my actual sender dropped on me or the stellar LIF box @CanConPhilly sent me. This is the work of legit crazy people.
     
  29. Mipper

    Mipper Aspirant (232) Dec 14, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    ....LBI

    Looks like your out of beer to me...

    Or that may just be my old man vision.

    LBO.......
     
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  30. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,207) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Fixed that for you
     
  31. Dragginballs76

    Dragginballs76 Poo-Bah (1,970) Nov 13, 2015 South Carolina
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    It was a nickname, come to DLD and I will tell the story.
     
  32. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,207) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    That's fucking ridiculous. I am glad that I didn't pile on to that assault.
     
  33. Dragginballs76

    Dragginballs76 Poo-Bah (1,970) Nov 13, 2015 South Carolina
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    You might break 20,000 by yourself!!
     
  34. Dragginballs76

    Dragginballs76 Poo-Bah (1,970) Nov 13, 2015 South Carolina
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    Buttercup.....I like that nickname I think I might include it on his next box!!!
     
  35. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,451) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    Perhaps a wee bit much protestation?
     
  36. Dragginballs76

    Dragginballs76 Poo-Bah (1,970) Nov 13, 2015 South Carolina
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    What worries me is the shape the boxes came to me in. They were packed really well but one had a huge hole in the side, one the side was torn open the other was crushed on the corner. I am just not sure anything could survive no matter how well they are packaged if they are handled like that. I also wonder if it is a local issue, we also have lots of problems with mail not being delivered.
     
  37. bl00

    bl00 Aspirant (287) May 13, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Ok, field trip time. I wonder how much it is to rent a bus...
     
  38. FFFjunkie

    FFFjunkie Defender (664) Aug 26, 2014 Illinois
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    Could you pick up @Mipper on your way?
     
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  39. FFFjunkie

    FFFjunkie Defender (664) Aug 26, 2014 Illinois
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    So once again the Mrs calls me up to explain why “the biggest box of beer I’ve ever seen” is chilling on our stoop.

    @2beerdogs i assume this is your fault! And I thought we were friends.......

    Once again, damage pics as soon as I can . Provided the Mrs doesn’t strangle me first.....lol
     
  40. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,451) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    This box just got delivered. About 43 hours from when I dropped it at the P.O., it had gone almost all the way across the country for under $14. If you're shipping freshies, I don't see how ya can do better.