Hastur's Straight Up BIF Hints & Hauls

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  1. CapnTrav

    CapnTrav Initiate (186) Feb 27, 2014 California
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    thanks everyone! i was hoping to impress. yea i scored the wootstout from a buddy whos got like 4 of them on stock. enjoy the habanero sculpin, this batch that we bottled is actually a little on the milk side. let me know what you think of some of that stuff.
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  2. CapnTrav

    CapnTrav Initiate (186) Feb 27, 2014 California
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    since hess just started canning last month basically so its just extremly local distro on those, same with habanero sculpin, we are starting with just SD distro on the six packs. probably a few months they will widen that one. then the nelson pretty much never makes it out of the brewery. i had a buddy grab me 3 bottles when he went there for the exponential hoppyness release.
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  3. ratmoss

    ratmoss Initiate (168) Sep 11, 2005 Illinois
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    South Carolina porch bomb courtesy of @jaywduvall


    New to posing pics. I hope this works.

    Westbrook Udderly Stout
    Westbrook Siberian Black Magic Panther!
    Westbrook Shane's Big DIPA
    Westbrook Tripel Magee
    Highland Gaelic Ale
    Sweetwater Happy Ending
    The Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout
    Westbrook One Claw x6!
    Westbrook IPA x6!
    Foothills People's BBL Aged Porter
    Coast Cormorant Stout
    Sweetwater LowRyEder IPA
    The Duck-Rabbit Dopplebock
    Highland Black Mocha Stout
    Thomas Creek Coffee Oatmeal Stout
    Community Tap Trifecta IPA

    Quest Brewing T Shirt
    Bunch of koozies and stickers

    I've never had the pleasure of enjoying beers from this region in my trades or travels. Thanks @Hastur23 for opening these up to me.
  4. jaywduvall

    jaywduvall Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2014 South Carolina

    @ratmoss Glad everything made it unscathed. Enjoy! Pic didn't work.
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  5. ratmoss

    ratmoss Initiate (168) Sep 11, 2005 Illinois
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    How do you internet?

    Pic is here if someone could help me out.

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  6. Pecafaced

    Pecafaced Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2010 Maryland
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    Someone's boxes arrived last night in Independence, KY and as of 5a.m. these boxes are on vehicle for delivery.
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  7. Dactrius

    Dactrius Meyvn (1,030) Apr 23, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Here's the pic ratmoss tried to post:

  8. ltjska04

    ltjska04 Disciple (367) Jun 1, 2005 Kentucky
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    I just came to post this (totally worth signing up for a FedEx account)! You threw me with the two presidents from my state hint... Wikipedia only lists one. Also there are multiple Kentuckians in this BIF but I forget if they received yet or not. Either way, super excited to get home from work!
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  9. SportsandJorts

    SportsandJorts Meyvn (1,310) Nov 17, 2012 Virginia
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    A big box has landed in Pennsylvania! Supposedly all safe and ready for drink! The earlier the better with all the hops.
  10. SirPutzly

    SirPutzly Initiate (197) Sep 11, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Wait a minute I live in PA. Hmmm.
  11. Zaximus

    Zaximus Zealot (573) Mar 14, 2010 Illinois
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  12. Zaximus

    Zaximus Zealot (573) Mar 14, 2010 Illinois
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    Fate, or Hastur is the man!
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  13. ASuarez

    ASuarez Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2011 Florida

    Package had to stop at Lewisberry, PA. I'm guessing they finally had to change the tires on the truck from all beer onboard. Should be reaching it's final destination tomorrow.
  14. NickyT

    NickyT Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2013 New Jersey

    Your target isn't the only one with a box on their porch. ;)
  15. LehighAce06

    LehighAce06 Champion (825) Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    It seems that all targets have been assigned for this round; if I'm correct, can someone point me to the thread for the next round, or a different BIF that is just getting up and running? I tried reading through the BIF forum section but all I came across were in-progress BIFs like this one, and LIFs.
  16. Dactrius

    Dactrius Meyvn (1,030) Apr 23, 2012 Wisconsin
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    This one is already ongoing. Look for ones with NBO (new BIF opportunity) in the title. They don't show up too often and can fill up fast so you typically need to be quick and looking on a regular basis. I probably would've signed up for one sooner but they were always full before I got to them.
  17. Dactrius

    Dactrius Meyvn (1,030) Apr 23, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Another hint since the box should be about 48 hours from delivery: A very famous actor who I can safely assume was voted sexiest man alive at some point (but I'm too scared of typing "sexiest man alive" into a search engine at work to check) had his first major role in a movie that was filmed primarily in your town.
  18. lurpy1

    lurpy1 Zealot (565) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota
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    Detonation in Minneapolis! My porch buckled but did not give way under the weight of @dgthrasher's box. My lower back on the other hand....

    It's a veritable beatdown of New England's finest, including Doug's own homebrew. My daughter came home from school and found me elbow deep in beer and said it was unfair that due to beer I get Christmas several times a year. She also said it was doubly unfair given me being Jewish and all that.

    So, who's in the mood for some mid-afternoon porno?

    First up, the cans.


    L to R:

    DC Brau Penn Quarter Porter - I love porters, even though my 13 year old son strongly prefers stouts. Do not judge.
    NEBCO Gandhi-bot - WANT! - first beer out of the box no less. Odds on favorite to be the first drunk too. FIFO indeed.
    NEBCO 668 Neighbor of the Beast - WANT! - one of my favorite beer names
    NEBCO Sea Hag x2 - unofficial want - not on my wants list because I got pissed off putting stuff on there one by one

    The shorties:


    NEBCO Bourbon Barrel Stout - beer boner
    Jack's Abby Smoke & Dagger - YESSSSSSSS....First true haul of Jack's Abby
    Otter Creek Citra Mantra - I love citra hops the way a fat kid loves bacon
    Ithaca Hopbloem - Sounds great to me!
    Ithaca Laissez-Faire - Mmmmmmm
    Ithaca Fleur de Belgique - Interested to try this one next to Hopbloem
    Ithaca Obscurite - Hey, a stout! Zach will enjoy it. Shut up, I am too a good parent. Do not judge x2.
    Weyerbacher Heresy - Only beer on the list I've had. Would take this beer any time, any place.

    The big 'uns

    Pretty Things Jack D'Or - Can't have too many summer beers, although living in Minnesota we may never get to summer
    Coronado Blue Ridge Coffee Stout - I like coffee in everything. I would probably even like a coffee-flavored enema. Do not judge x3.
    NEBCO Premeditated Murder - Want! Big grin when this came out of the box. Dislocated my grinning muscles
    NEBCO Imperial Stout Trooper - Want! No, wait, mega-want! I mean giga-want (pronounced "jiga-want")!
    Jack's Abby Evil Brew - A schwartzbier. Not familiar with the style, looking forward to trying
    Jack's Abby Barrel-Aged Framinghammer - Big time want! I have sampled Framinghammer before, but now I have my very own! I will hug it and pet it and name it George. Then I will drink it
    Jack's Abby Smoked Marzen - All these german beers! Gut! Ja! Ich nicht remember any other deutsche wordens!

    Homebrew, growlers, and swag, oh my!

    These understated, anonymous beauties are:

    Doug's homebrew Kolsch - I love a well-made Kolsch
    Doug's homebrew fucking rum fucking barrel fucking barleywine - Ermagehrd! This one was unlabeled so I had to ask Doug what it was. He says it's a 15% ABV so I should make sure to drink it at home. Aw. That sounds responsible. No fun. My plan was to drink it and then drive around town. Way more interesting.
    Doug's barrel-aged black barleywine - This sounds just as good as the other one! And he didn't say anything about not driving afterward!
    Beer'd World At Large - Never heard of it, but sounds great.
    NEBCO Fat-ten-ner5 - A smoked old ale. Didn't know such a thing existed. Honestly, I'm a bit frightened to try this, but I'm a gamer. But if I can drive around town after drinking Doug's black barleywine, I can do anything, right?
    Beer'd Teku Glass! Woo-hoo! Good bye, dixie cups!

    Awkward family photo:

    Awesome, awesome stuff. Jack's Abby, NEBCO, and Ithaca were all breweries I haven't had much of and wanted to try more. I was quietly hoping to get a New England sender for exactly this reason. Thanks so much, Doug. I'll start working on my reciprocity box once my back has healed.
  19. SportsandJorts

    SportsandJorts Meyvn (1,310) Nov 17, 2012 Virginia
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    No he is not!
    Here's a list from left to right:
    1x 22 oz Nugget Nectar
    1x Maine Beer Company Another One
    1x Growler Carton Brewing GORP
    2x River Horse Oatmeal Milk Stout
    6x Jai Alai
    4x Carton Boat Session
    4x Bolero Snout Brewing LongHop IPA
    1x Kane Brewing Morning Bell
    1x DuClaw Retribution

    Plus a boat can glass and a Carton Brewing Beer is here New Jersey Shirt

    Thanks to Nicky T. Can't wait to get drinking!
  20. Jdotswizz

    Jdotswizz Disciple (311) Feb 18, 2011 Texas
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    I really want my box or boxes to arrive. I see all these pics of everyone's hauls and it's making me so impatient to receive it. I'm like a little kid waiting for Christmas and Santa to come.
  21. SirPutzly

    SirPutzly Initiate (197) Sep 11, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Big ole box of Michigan beers dropped on my porch today. Big shout out to @SportsandJorts . Please pardon the photo quality.


    Lost Abbey - Deliverance
    Oddside Ales - Java Chip Mint Stout
    Oddside Ales - Cocolade Koffie Stout
    Oddside Ales - Bourbon Barrel Aged Mayan Mocha x2
    Founders - KBS
    Shorts Brewing - Impress Catherine
    Shorts Brewing - Hopstache x2
    Shorts Brewing - Freedom of 78
    Shorts Brewing - Huma Lupa Licious
    Shorts Brewing - Superfluid
    Brewery Vivant - Bigredcoq (hehe)
    Brewery Vivant - Triumphe
    New Belgian - Ranger
    Hideout - Smugglers Hazelnut
  22. Pecafaced

    Pecafaced Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2010 Maryland
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    The hint was a bit misleading. Jefferson Davis is also from Kentucky. Rival president to Honest Abe.
  23. joetouchton

    joetouchton Initiate (173) Apr 23, 2012 Delaware
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    ISO that teku since I have a beer'd
  24. ltjska04

    ltjska04 Disciple (367) Jun 1, 2005 Kentucky
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    My poor wife had to drag two massive boxes into the house today! Here's what they contained...
    Evolution Bourbon Barrel Dark Ale
    Evolution Chardonnay Barrel Belgian Style Ale
    Maine Beer Co. Lunch (unlisted want!)
    Firestone Parabola (unlisted want!)
    DuClaw Retribution 2013

    DC Brau Penn Quarter Porter x2
    DC Brau The Corruptor x2
    Keegan Ales Joe Mama's Milk Stout (style want)
    Full Tilt Bergers Chocolate Stout
    Evolution Rise Up Stout (style want)
    Port Older Viscosity (had once and loved it)
    DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus (unlisted want!)
    DuClaw Hell on Wood (style want)
    Blue Mountain Dark Hollow (style want)
    Fin City Jackspot Amber
    Evolution Lot No 3
    Evolution Lot No 6 x2
    Evolution Lucky 7 Porter
    Evolution Exile Red
    DC Brau The Public x2
    Evolution T-Shirt
    Evolution Snifter
    Bergers Chocolate Creme Cookies (these didn't last long... my wife says it was worth hauling in the boxes for these)
    Assorted coasters and stickers
    Heavy Seas Eye Patch

    Awesome stuff all around, including some beers I've wanted for a long time and a ton of others I can't wait to try! Thank you Pecafaced for the bountiful loot!
  25. henshawb

    henshawb Initiate (124) May 4, 2013 Wisconsin
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    Girlfriend just texted me that 3 boxes arrived today from @TriageStat and he informed me that a fourth box, (the biggest of the 4) experienced some "problems" with the Fedex guys and will be shipping out soon. Looks like the beer porn I will be posting will be a two parter!
  26. Macurr4

    Macurr4 Initiate (129) Jan 1, 2014 Kentucky
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    Glad everything made it safely! Being a first time BIFer, I feel like I was unprepared for a couple things, like how many ounces most people sent out, that blew me away! It's amazing. I sent double the minimum and it seems small compared to most peoples haha. And also, instead of sending the two sixers, I feel like I should have only sent 1 or 2 of more things. With that being said, if you like anything in particular @sonsofauerbach then let me know and I can send more your way! Or if you have anything in my distributing area that you are looking for then let me know that too! Cheers to everyone involved in this, this beer trading culture is amazing!
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  27. dgthrasher

    dgthrasher Initiate (183) Dec 27, 2008 Connecticut
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    I am glad you liked your box, I have seen you destroy some porches, and wanted to hit things you wanted. The barrel aged stout, is imperial stout trooper in a barrel, and one of my favorite barrel aged beers
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  28. epic1856

    epic1856 Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2006 California
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    Agree, but good things come to those that wait.....impatiently
  29. henshawb

    henshawb Initiate (124) May 4, 2013 Wisconsin
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    I will post pics tomorrow. I was close to doing it tonight, but then my IPads battery died, so I got pissed off and gave up.
  30. Pecafaced

    Pecafaced Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2010 Maryland
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    Awesome! I'm glad everything made it! You sir were a hard target to acquire for based off of your distribution area. So I stuck with the local theme. Plus a lot of your listed wants are my wants too or things I don't have easy access to ;).

    I hope you enjoy everything. I'm glad the Bergers cookies were a hit. They really do pair well with the Berger stout from Full Tilt.

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  31. daryk77

    daryk77 Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2005 District of Columbia
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    There was a slight tremor in WI as a box arrived at the FedEx facility there this morning... Porches beware in the area.
  32. Dactrius

    Dactrius Meyvn (1,030) Apr 23, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Box still on track to land tomorrow. Hint #8: The actor mentioned in my previous clue is Brad Pitt, and he was indeed voted sexiest man alive, twice apparently.
  33. ChrisL24481

    ChrisL24481 Zealot (547) Jul 15, 2012 New Hampshire
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    The weight of my boxes must have slowed down the truck. Delivery now set for Saturday, not tomorrow.
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  34. dwmetsfan13

    dwmetsfan13 Initiate (149) Jul 22, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Attempt #2, Box#1 has been re-shipped. Box(es) 2(+) will be shipped next week once I get a chance to restock.
  35. daryk77

    daryk77 Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2005 District of Columbia
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    The eagle has landed
  36. Dactrius

    Dactrius Meyvn (1,030) Apr 23, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I already knew I wasn't your target, but I can confirm that no eagle has landed by me so someone else in Wisconsin has a nice present to open.

    One of the benefits of shipping to work, I see the box immediately. One of the negatives, I still can't open it until later and it taunts me ruthlessly.
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  37. Vinithing

    Vinithing Disciple (363) Feb 21, 2014 Wisconsin
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    FedEx notified me via text message that a package was delivered at my house. However it was from some guy named Brad not Bob Ross..... So I guess I will continue to wait patiently for my turn, such a tease!
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  38. Hastur23

    Hastur23 Initiate (110) Mar 3, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    I just signed for not one but TWO boxes of beers. Have to wait til I get home to open them up. Pics later tonight. :D
  39. daryk77

    daryk77 Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2005 District of Columbia
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    ahhh yes my doppelganger, that way I don't get mobbed in public.
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  40. ASuarez

    ASuarez Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2011 Florida

    3 boxes have landed in JFK's home town. Im sure he would have enjoyed them too.
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