Hastur's Straight Up BIF Hints & Hauls

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  1. CowsandBeer

    CowsandBeer Disciple (389) Sep 24, 2012 Nebraska

    How did they pull it off?
     
  2. ChrisL24481

    ChrisL24481 Initiate (0) Jul 15, 2012 New Hampshire

    Packages delivered....hoping to see some beer porn soon!
     
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  3. edhizdeid

    edhizdeid Devotee (460) Aug 18, 2013 Washington
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    I don't check the thread for a day and I learn that NG is a shelf beer in WI.

    Not sure I can handle this info well.
     
  4. lurpy1

    lurpy1 Zealot (536) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota

    Like Dactrius said, theyve leveraged Spotted Cow to bankroll more creative stuff. NG somehow got a tap handle into literally every bar in Wisconsin, and they understand not everyone is going to enjoy huge hops or huge ABV. however,once a drinker has accepted Spotted Cow, maybe if that's sold out they'll try Dancing Man or Two Women. And maybe someday the guy walks into the store and thinks, WTF? This one has raspberries in it? Ah, what the hell, I do like raspberries.....
    The everyday beer from my state's best brewery, Surly, is more MY speed than NG's non-fruit stuff, but Surly's not for everyone. NG is. That's why they're the best.
     
  5. BubalooBrewMaster

    BubalooBrewMaster Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2013 Nevada

    @ChrisL24481 im sending you a bill for my porch repair.....straight shattered it to pieces.

    Pictures coming soon,...to a thread near you.
     
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  6. Dactrius

    Dactrius Poo-Bah (1,745) Apr 23, 2012 Netherlands Antilles
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    Lurpy is pretty spot on. The only thing I would add is that it's also due to extreme homerism. From what I've heard a lot of breweries don't distribute to WI because they simply can't compete with the local breweries. Given the choice between spotted cow and oberon or some other non-WI beer most casual beer drinkers will choose the spotted cow every time. Milwaukee is brew city, we have pride in our beer.

    I wish everyone drank craft beer, but I fully accept people drinking Miller. However if I go to a wedding in Wisconsin and they're serving Bud I get pissed and wonder what is wrong with them.
     
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  7. TinCup69

    TinCup69 Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2012 West Virginia

    My targets boxes will go out tomorrow and should reach him before the end of the week.
     
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  8. Kurmaraja

    Kurmaraja Poo-Bah (2,817) May 21, 2013 California
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    My target will get their box tomorrow. So far, they haven't posted; I'm hoping they'll put up pictures of the haul!
     
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  9. CDeBeck

    CDeBeck Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2014 Indiana


    Sorry, new to beer advocate wasn't able to post until a few days ago. Definitely excited about getting my porch crushed today!
     
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  10. Kurmaraja

    Kurmaraja Poo-Bah (2,817) May 21, 2013 California
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    So you figured me out! My only regret is that I wasn't able to fit a growler of Boneyard in your box ... but there should be enough hops to keep you bitter for a while.
     
  11. core42

    core42 Zealot (557) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    To my target my box will be headed south tomorrow. Sorry for the delay but it will be worth it for you
    To my sender I'll be in town this week but out of town next week
     
  12. TinCup69

    TinCup69 Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2012 West Virginia

    #$#$^&^@# I had a bottle on my targets want list reserved and it was sold. Shipping will be delayed AGAIN! Sigh.
     
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  13. sholle

    sholle Initiate (34) Jan 2, 2011 Montana

    I apologize for my lack of forum activity. I am finally back from field work and will get my boxes out soon!
     
  14. CDeBeck

    CDeBeck Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2014 Indiana

    Sounds great! Package landed today, however, I am waiting until tomorrow to open it with my brother. He helped me put together my package for CapnTrav so I won't deprive him the joys of opening our box of goodies from across the country. I'll post pictures tomorrow. Can't wait to see what you picked out!
     
  15. joetouchton

    joetouchton Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2012 Delaware

    To my target u say ur gonna be away next week when's gonna be a good time to ship
     
  16. core42

    core42 Zealot (557) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Actually I just checked with my brother & he'll be in town next week to haul the box in if I'm not home. I'll be gone 4/21-4/26
     
  17. core42

    core42 Zealot (557) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Cool idea, it really does feel like Xmas unwrapping each bottle & digging through the box
     
  18. core42

    core42 Zealot (557) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Well thankfully I'm not shipping to CA otherwise I don;t think I could afford the shipping :stuck_out_tongue:
    Instead I'll settle for this being my most audacious box being shipped & the largest coming in at a mere 48.6 lbs & I'll be dragging that bad boy into UPS when they open in the morning & it should reach my target by Thur or Fri at the latest
     
  19. TinCup69

    TinCup69 Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2012 West Virginia

    Never say die! I found a case of the beer that was sold from underneath me. My target will not be getting a case of this beer but will get a bottle from it......finally. I feel much better now.
     
  20. joetouchton

    joetouchton Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2012 Delaware

    Shipping 60 pounds of beer and goodies northwest today should be there Thursday hope ur porch is reinforced
     
  21. CDeBeck

    CDeBeck Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2014 Indiana

    Porch officially crushed! Thank you so much to Kurmaraja for the package! You killed it. Without further adieu here is the haul...

    Start with the Cans:

    Field 41 - Bale Breaker
    Top Cutter - Bale Breaker
    Cavatica (Rye Barrel Aged) - Fort George Brewery
    Vortex IPA - Fort George Brewery
    Java The Hop - Fort George Brewery
    Pounder - Hopworks Urban Brewery
    Harvey - Fremont Brewery

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    Bottles:

    Adam (Batch 92)- Hair of the Dog Going to age this for awhile
    Old Birdbrain (2012 barley wine) - Black Raven
    Pour Les Oiseaux - Black Raven
    Valley of the Heart's Delight - Almanac Beer Co.
    Workhorse - Laurelwood

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    The Big Boys:

    Steam Train - Snoqualmie
    Wildcat - Snoqualmie
    RUUD Awakening IPA - Old Schoolhouse
    Midnight Rider- Freemont Brewing
    Imperial Oatmeal Stout - Reuben's Brews
    Wisdom Seeker - Black Raven
    Mogli - Caldera Brewing
    Secession - Hopwork Urban Brewering
    Mother of all Storms (2013) - Pelican Pub & Brewery
    Bourbon Abominable (2013) Freemont Brewing
    Pliny the Elder - Russian River

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    The Schwag:

    Sweet glass from Black Raven & a patch from De Garde Brewing
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    Thanks again. I'm going to have some fun trying all these out!!! It was a lot like Christmas looking all these up and finding out more about them. Wasn't familiar with most of them prior to reading about them. (Haven't had any of them previously... especially excited to try the Pliny!!!) Can't thank you enough for all the limited release bottles you sent! Glad I decided to try out my first trade. Thanks also to Hastur for setting this up! You guys are awesome.
     
  22. edhizdeid

    edhizdeid Devotee (460) Aug 18, 2013 Washington
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    Can't see the pictures!!! Must get porn now!
    (You may want to try tinypic or imgur.) :slight_smile:
     
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  23. CDeBeck

    CDeBeck Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2014 Indiana


    I know. I know. Thought i had figured it out... haha
     
  24. CDeBeck

    CDeBeck Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2014 Indiana

    Let's try this again...

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  25. sonsofauerbach

    sonsofauerbach Initiate (192) Sep 30, 2013 Vermont
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    I'm glad @Kramerbarthomer hooked you up. Thanks again for setting up this BIF. Batch 60 is easily one of the best sours I've had and the Crabtree Berliner Wiesse is very under rated.
     
  26. Kramerbarthomer

    Kramerbarthomer Champion (849) Mar 22, 2012 Colorado
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    If anyone wants to try some Crabtree, just let me know... they are very small and very underrated... I don't love Saisons and Sours, but they make some of the best I've had...
     
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  27. Kurmaraja

    Kurmaraja Poo-Bah (2,817) May 21, 2013 California
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    I tried to stay in Washington and Oregon, but those 2 CA beers seemed essential. Black Raven, Fremont, and Reubens are my 3 favorite Seattle breweries; they all deserve a bigger national reputation. And the Bale Breaker folks actually own a hop farm out in Yakima. Cheers!
     
  28. Kramerbarthomer

    Kramerbarthomer Champion (849) Mar 22, 2012 Colorado
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    I'm kind of hoping @Kurmaraja ends up as my sender in this next barleywine BIf we're both in.... what a sweet haul!
     
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  29. Kurmaraja

    Kurmaraja Poo-Bah (2,817) May 21, 2013 California
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    That Old Birdbrain barleywine will almost certainly make a reappearance!
     
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  30. pdmoore714

    pdmoore714 Devotee (497) Dec 26, 2013 California
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    It looks like the beers that have traveled the greatest distance this BIF have landed on my porch finally. Too bad I won't be home for another 9 hours! I may not have time to post pr0n pix tonight but with a 3 day weekend coming up I'll definitely have time to stage some glamor shots.
     
  31. Hastur23

    Hastur23 Initiate (149) Mar 3, 2013 Pennsylvania

    @CowsandBeer - expect a box tomorrow with swag, plus a growler of something fruity, dank, and delicious. This is my first growler ever shipped, so hopefully it fared well!
     
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  32. CowsandBeer

    CowsandBeer Disciple (389) Sep 24, 2012 Nebraska

    ermahgerd!
     
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  33. CowsandBeer

    CowsandBeer Disciple (389) Sep 24, 2012 Nebraska

    Continued generosity from @Hastur23! Growler of Tired Hands Such Passion (Passion Fruit IPA hopped with Simcoe) and a matching Tired Hands wine glass. This dude is ridiculously awesome. Someone send him a bottle of Izzy already!

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  34. CowsandBeer

    CowsandBeer Disciple (389) Sep 24, 2012 Nebraska

    How many people are still waiting on a box?
    This is my first BIF, how do you guys leave trade feedback for BIFs? Same as usual?
     
  35. Houser

    Houser Defender (648) Sep 10, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    damn, @Hastur23, how is that? ive been debating whether or not it is worth the trip.
     
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  36. joetouchton

    joetouchton Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2012 Delaware

    60 pounds out for delivery
     
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  37. joetouchton

    joetouchton Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2012 Delaware

    3 boxes sitting on a porch right now
     
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  38. Dactrius

    Dactrius Poo-Bah (1,745) Apr 23, 2012 Netherlands Antilles
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    I'm still waiting, I don't really want to receive a box next week so unless it gets here tomorrow I'm hoping to receive it the week of the 28th.
     
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  39. JasonR1975

    JasonR1975 Zealot (572) Jun 11, 2013 Michigan
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    Waiting very patiently as it seems all of the boxes remaining to be sent will be epic:slight_smile:
     
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  40. core42

    core42 Zealot (557) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Touch(ton)down! 3 boxes arrived today, can't wait to get home & open them up!

    My box got delayed but is scheduled to be delivered to a southwest home tomorrow
     
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