Hastur's Straight Up BIF Hints & Hauls

Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by Hastur23, Mar 13, 2014.

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  1. heystevec

    heystevec Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2013 Maryland

    Im in for back-up as well.

    This was my 1st BIF and I am straight up addicted! I hope to trade/BIF with as many of y'all as possible (or as many as I can afford ... or as many as I can before my wife thinks Im crazy - welllllll, scratch that, she KNOWS Im crazy)
     
  2. edhizdeid

    edhizdeid Devotee (460) Aug 18, 2013 Washington
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    I think it was @sholle. He was my target and he lives in Montana.
     
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  3. sholle

    sholle Initiate (34) Jan 2, 2011 Montana


    I apologize for the lateness of my box. I had to have my girl package it up and send it out as I am still away on field work. I hope you enjoy the tasty cigar!
     
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  4. JasonR1975

    JasonR1975 Zealot (572) Jun 11, 2013 Michigan
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    It's cool, now that I see your hints, I should have paid more attention. But since both your avatar, and one of your hints made me physically ill I probably chose to ignore. Your girl did a hell of a job packing those boxes as well. Go Green!

    Thanks again.
     
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  5. dwmetsfan13

    dwmetsfan13 Initiate (166) Jul 22, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Retaliatory fire from @pdmoore714 . Never expected my target to send me beer! 2x SN (now I don't have to decide on whether to cellar the bottle I got from @ASuarez) + Pizza Port Ponto SIPA. When's the next round?!?!?

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  6. Kurmaraja

    Kurmaraja Poo-Bah (2,817) May 21, 2013 California
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    How hard is that Night Ryeder to come by? I love milk stouts and that one sounds excellent.
     
  7. Kurmaraja

    Kurmaraja Poo-Bah (2,817) May 21, 2013 California
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    I think Maine bottles are particularly susceptible to leaking for some reason. Maybe their bottling line. Only brewery I've had leak on 2 separate occasions.
     
  8. GoatmanBrewsMD

    GoatmanBrewsMD Aspirant (244) Dec 16, 2010 Maryland
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    I think they have only bottled this once. I could be wrong. Burley Oak doesn't bottle too much.
     
  9. dwmetsfan13

    dwmetsfan13 Initiate (166) Jul 22, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Damn. My first box had a few bottles leak, including a MO. I'll be sure to tape up any MBC beers I ship from now on.
     
  10. Houser

    Houser Defender (648) Sep 10, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    ive had maine beers leak on me too.
     
  11. heystevec

    heystevec Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2013 Maryland

    So when I offered up the OTWOA to the BIF, @edhizdeid took me up on it. We decided to have a little mutual porch destruction - he was up 1st!

    [​IMG]
     
  12. joetouchton

    joetouchton Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2012 Delaware

    Th3y may have more at the brewery
     
  13. paresis

    paresis Defender (613) Apr 10, 2011 Massachusetts
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    So I get a message from @mkhartnett stating he sent another box... Very casual message about a bottle he wanted to send originally and also a glass... Well casual it was not! The bottle nothin short of Epic... Big Bad Baptist and an amazing Surly glass that these pictures do not do justice to. This was nice to come home to after being away for a week... Thanks!!
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  14. Dactrius

    Dactrius Poo-Bah (1,745) Apr 23, 2012 Netherlands Antilles
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    Just to confirm, I am back from drinking cerveza in Mexico and can receive a box anytime :slight_smile:.
     
  15. CowsandBeer

    CowsandBeer Disciple (389) Sep 24, 2012 Nebraska

    All this talk about Maine Brewing and pics of Fat Heads Headhunter are making me hop thirsty...
     
  16. dsigmon

    dsigmon Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2007 Florida

    I have access to plenty of MBC if you don’t and would like to try some :slight_smile:
     
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  17. Hastur23

    Hastur23 Initiate (149) Mar 3, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I've got some unfortunate news, folks... :slight_frown:

    It's currently two weeks beyond the shipping window and @Tone2467 has fallen off the face of the earth. This is my first time running a BIF, so I'm not really sure how to handle something like this. He hasn't responded to any of my messages or texts.
    What's even more perplexing, after a quick look at his BA Profile, Untappd, Twitter, and Facebook, it seems that his activity has ceased ENTIRELY as of April 14th. No posts. No beer check-ins. Nothing.

    I'd like to give him the benefit of the doubt, especially given the circumstances. It's altogether possible that something major has occurred in his life that has put a halt to his beer-related activities. I don't want to smear this dude's reputation before we know the facts.

    I'm going to try to call him tomorrow and try and get a hold of him. I'll let you guys know tomorrow night what the verdict is... his target may need some consolation.
     
  18. Kurmaraja

    Kurmaraja Poo-Bah (2,817) May 21, 2013 California
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    You're a stand up BIF leader! Solid work.
     
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  19. Kramerbarthomer

    Kramerbarthomer Champion (849) Mar 22, 2012 Colorado
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    This is odd... he's posted a bunch of times in this thread, including the above... certainly sounds like he intended to ship... hopefully he will come through
     
  20. lurpy1

    lurpy1 Zealot (536) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota

    Disappointing, but also worrying. According to his profile he's done many BIFs, so he doesn't seem like the type of guy to just not make good. Hope nothing bad happened.
     
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  21. billhelm

    billhelm Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2011 Minnesota

    Let us know. I've got some consolation beers ready.
     
  22. heystevec

    heystevec Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2013 Maryland

    I'm hoping for the best, but this doesn't jive well for all the above stated reasons.

    I want in on the consolation boxes as well
     
  23. lurpy1

    lurpy1 Zealot (536) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota

    Am I correct tone2467 also didnt post his haul? can his sender confirm that the box wasn't just shipped, but also received? maybe got a "thanks for the box!" note.
     
  24. core42

    core42 Zealot (557) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Tone was my sender in the last BIF that I was in & I received my package in 2 parts but it was basically on time so hopefully he turns up soon.

    If not let me know so I can throw a couple of bottles in as well
     
  25. TinCup69

    TinCup69 Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2012 West Virginia

    Pretty sure my target figured me out awhile ago but last hint..your boxes were dropped off this morning and should be crumbling your porch in a few short days. Swag box will be going out tomorrow due to a brain fart.
     
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  26. JasonR1975

    JasonR1975 Zealot (572) Jun 11, 2013 Michigan
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    ^^^^ This ^^^^
     
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  27. Dactrius

    Dactrius Poo-Bah (1,745) Apr 23, 2012 Netherlands Antilles
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    I think you're my sender but the comments about crumbling my porch keep throwing me slightly off since you're shipping to my work. I'm going to have to carry the boxes down 4 stories so it'll be my back and my car's shocks that may crumble :slight_smile:.
     
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  28. edhizdeid

    edhizdeid Devotee (460) Aug 18, 2013 Washington
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    Same here.
     
  29. TinCup69

    TinCup69 Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2012 West Virginia

    Your work might be closed for a few days because of the devastation.
     
  30. kgncfl

    kgncfl Aspirant (208) Dec 24, 2013 Washington
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    Hi all

    Tone was my sender. No need for a consolation box. I'm thinking something major happened that makes beer trading seem menial.

    I've made at least one trading partner and my target enjoyed his beer. That is the big win.

    Hastur, no need to go any further. It's all good.
     
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  31. Dactrius

    Dactrius Poo-Bah (1,745) Apr 23, 2012 Netherlands Antilles
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    If what I've seen in previous BIFs and the BA community in general holds true, good luck with that request unless you can somehow manage to prevent Hastur and anyone else who knows your address from giving it out :wink:. Heck, I've seen people be bribed with beer to give out someone's address in cases like this.
     
  32. kgncfl

    kgncfl Aspirant (208) Dec 24, 2013 Washington
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    Hastur I am forbidding you to pass my address out.

    Really guys it is fine. If you want to do something let's trade. Good beer is meant to be shared.

    Peace.
     
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  33. kgncfl

    kgncfl Aspirant (208) Dec 24, 2013 Washington
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    Besides I like my porch...
     
  34. dwmetsfan13

    dwmetsfan13 Initiate (166) Jul 22, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Ok Ok. Anything from the Mass. area I can interest you in? Jack's Abby/MBC/Night Shift/Trillium?
     
  35. kgncfl

    kgncfl Aspirant (208) Dec 24, 2013 Washington
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    Love to trade (Jack Abby=delicious). Kick me a PM with things you are looking for from Ohio (I've got some alpha king). I've got a full fridge. Go Bruins!
     
  36. lurpy1

    lurpy1 Zealot (536) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota

    it's the rule of a great BIF. After you get fucked you get gang banged.
     
  37. dsigmon

    dsigmon Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2007 Florida

    agreed! we can just all send the beer to hastur and some cash in the boxes and he can rebox and send to kgncfl :slight_smile:
     
  38. kgncfl

    kgncfl Aspirant (208) Dec 24, 2013 Washington
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    Now that's a loophole I didn't think through.
     
  39. mkhartnett

    mkhartnett Aspirant (260) Oct 27, 2010 Minnesota
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    I'd feel bad if a fellow BAer didn't get something. I'm willing to throw in some MN brews.
     
  40. Hastur23

    Hastur23 Initiate (149) Mar 3, 2013 Pennsylvania

    No luck. @Tone2467 didn't answer any of my calls and I've exhausted every other method of communication with this dude. I'm calling it.

    Now, @kgncfl, we all appreciate your humbleness, truly. But you should realize that none of us are going to rest easy until your porch is a smoldering crater due to a non-stop beer assault. If you don't want me to pass out your address, that's fine, I'll honor that. It would, however, make all our lives easier because we're getting beer to you one way or another. :slight_smile:
     
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