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Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by BigGene, May 8, 2013.
box should be landing close to YALE today!!!!
Well, it's Joe or I, so it must be the 3rd BA from CT!
Well, not much I can say. This being my first BIF I was exited just to get in and enjoy the experience. That being said, this BIF had other plans for me. Mike aka lurpy1 must of had the Beer Karma fairy visit him in the night and send him on the holiest of quests because he dropped some Word of Minnesota on my front porch. Now after all these superlatives lets get to the beer.
First off the Cans:
4x Furious Cans
4x Hell Lager
4x Bitter Brewer
1x Overrated (Love this beer!, wish the original label got approved though. Hint: My Little Pony label)
1x Buffalo Sweat from Tallgrass Brewing Co
1x Buffalo Sweat w/ Vanilla Bean (Yeah a vanilla bean imperial stout in a tall boy, MERICA!)
1x Day Tripper Pale Ale from Indeed Brewing Co
1x Midnight Ryder American Black Ale from Indeed Brewing Co
1x Two Women from New Glarus
1x Plead the 5th by Dark Horse (Can't wait to try this, love me some stout.)
1x Barrel Aged Cereal Killer from Arcadia Ales (BBA Anything is right in my wheelhouse, thank you for this!)
1x Citra Pale Ale by Odd Side Ales
1x Illumination by Central Waters Brewing Co
1x Schell's Emerald Rye
1x Barleywine Style Ale by Central Waters Brewing Co
2x PERUVIAN MORNING! by Central Waters (Ohh sweet baby jesus, this is gonna be a morning beer for July 4th)
1x The Auroch's Horn by Olvade Farm and Brewing (The cage on this is doing incredible work, that cork is about to blow!)
1x Silhouette Imperial Stout by Lift Bridge
1x Seviin by Surly (Thank you so much for sending this, I've really enjoyed the Surly Aniv releases and saved me from having to trade for this
1x Serendipity by New Glarus (Can't wait to try this, it will be my first New Glarus)
Unfortunately one item did not make it, the jarred item of what smelled like sweet delicious spicy pepper was obliterated in the bottom of the box which made for some interesting clean up to get the bottles photo ready. As for the beer can not thank you enough Mike, totally blew me away with your generosity and thank you as well for the nice note. Full apologies to whomever follows this up because Mike just did the beer equivalent of dropping the mic and walking off stage.
Oh and a bonus BIF Tradition?
...this is my dog relative to a can of Spam. (She like the Spam is a ham.)
The dog is a girl, you pervert. Reported...
The salsa died? Damn. Well, given the objective, better that than the beer. Or the Spam, although Spam is indestructible.
Enjoy, Ben. Those Olvalde beers always scare me to ship, and looks like you'll be drinking the Auroch's Horn tonight!
Someone has beer. I am going apologize here for the lack of quantity, if you have seen my LIF going I have been sort of hagard the last few weeks. Hopefully I made up for it in quality.
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Actual delivery :
Fri 6/28/2013 1:10 pm
Oh man, so the flipping 5 minute storm that came through was at the same flipping time as when the UPS driver was passing by my house, so he didn't flipping leave it!
So now I have to go to the warehouse tonight to pick it up, will have pictures up at some point
wow. brees6221 has outdone himself. dropped this bomb on the poor unsuspecting secretary at my office...
*intercom rings* "Matthew, come get this box. bring the dolly."
fortunately the FedEx guy's route coincides with my lunch break, so i had the time to unwrap this EXTREMELY WELL-PACKED box. it was like trying to break in to ft knox. or the cellar at Torst. but i digress....
From left to right:
Full Nelson Virgina Pale Ale- hops are good.
DC Brau The Corruption IPA x 2- never had anything DC Brau so I'm stoked for this one.
Lancaster Kolsch- what better style for the heat in Florida? (insert "Florida Weisse" argument)
DC Brau The Public Pale Ale x 2- see above.
Moo Thunder Farmhouse Stout- I'm very curious...
DC Brau On The Wings Of Armageddon IIPA- Unlisted want, I'm bursting with fruit flavor...
Maui Brewing CoCoNut PorTer- I've had once before and really enjoyed!
The Brewer's Art Resurrection- I dont know much about, but a Dubbel in a can? word...
Heavy Seas Loose CANnon- I've had many times, but never from a can...
Boulevard Smokestack Series Love Child # 3- Super-Want. In the words of Bart Scott, "CAN't wait!"
Kahlua Iced Espresso- It's in the picture. dontreportmebro.
Old Bay Seasoning- No lie. I have a friend from MD that puts this shit in his coffee. A welcomed addition to the spice rack...
The Peanut Shop Handcooked Virginia Peanuts (lightly salted)- I grubbed on these the last hour of work today.
Dominion Morning Glory- Im going to drink it in the evening.
Lower De Boom Barleywine- 11.5% and it comes in that cute little can...
DC Brau Penn Quarter Porter x 2- always down with a good porter.
Boulevard Smokestack Series Tank 7 Farmhouse- Had at a tasting flooded with Hill Farmstead, Stillwater, and Jolly Pumpkin; not only did it hold it's own, it stood out. awesome to get to drink this one again.
Devil's Backbone Striped Bass Pale Ale x 2- looks sessionable, 4th of July beer for me!
Pabst National Bohemian Beer- HA! freaking awesome. i love that cyclops.
DC Brau- The Citizen BPA- i've only had a handfull of BPAs, anxious to try a new one...
Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA- Love the beer. Love the brewery. LOVE LOVE LOVE Ralph Steadman.
The Brewer's Art Ozzy x 2- dum dum. dum dum, dum dum, dum dum... AYE AYE AYE!!!!
Santa Fe After Noon Imperial Java Stout- Im on vacation next week, i'll bet i drink this before noon...
DC Brau Can Glass- is that what it's called? I've been wanting one of these, and what better BIF to get it?
21st Amendment Coozy- I remember Pop Pop's Old Milwaukee coozy. this one is way cooler.
Baltimore Orioles Coozy- Ha ha, bro. Go Rays!
Caramel Cream candy, 1 box of- My old lady will love these.
Some crazy tin- for some reason the photo wont upload, but its got this picture of all these multi-national children linked by hands around a picture of Earth with an angel watching over them. Two songs were stuck in my head all day- It's a Small World Afterall, and REM's Shiny Happy People. So, yeah... Thanks for that.
Dude, you crushed me. Thank you so much for the awesome box, it's obvious that a lot of time and thought and care went into putting it together. As aforementioned, Im going on vacation next week. I'll be visiting the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains in north Georgia, and I'm bringing your whole box with me to enjoy. Porch-sitting in the middle of nowhere, drinking CANS of beer i've never had, and just soaking it all in. Happy 4th of July Brees. Thanks.
Box retrieved. Will post pictures tonight!
Box one of two has been dropped and will be en route shortly. I finally realized what canned good to send, but the shipper was full, so it'll be packaged up tomorrow and out next week. Cheers, target!
so Thrasher DID YOU GET A BOX TODAY???
Glad to be able to put together this monster of a box, I had a great time shopping for this BIF. I tried to stay as local as possible and throw in a few wants as well as some personal favorites. A few notes:
DC Brau On The Wings Of Armageddon IIPA - Hands down my favorite local beer. The cost keeps it from being my go-to beer but damn this stuff is good!
Heavy Seas Loose CANnon - I saw Heavy Seas gets to FL, but wasn't sure about the cans.
Kahlua Iced Espresso - $1 at the liquor store register..."Why not? It's in a can!"
Pabst National Bohemian Beer - Originated in Baltimore, has a cult following here. I don't like the stuff but couldn't send a box of cans without including it. I recommend shotgunning it well into a night of drinking.
Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA - See notes on Loose CANnon above.
DC Brau Can Glass - I love can glasses, this one's one of my favorites. I wasn't shipping this box out until I got this glass.
Some crazy tin- Had to find some type of "can" to put the caramels in so they fit the theme. This was the only one at the dollar store next to the liquor store, haha.
Enjoy your vacation, I'd love to hear which ones are your favorites, surprises, etc. when it's all said and done.
Holy shit.. this box from Mizzouguy is epic.. I'm going on vacation tomorrow until the 10th of July and this box just took it to a whole new level
So I have been expecting the box all week, and checked the UPS app on my phone every 5 minutes today seeing that it was on the truck for delivery for those not in Northern VA we had a 5 minute storm today, nothing too bad, just lots of rain and such, but literally for 5 minutes. So as with my luck that was when the driver drove by my house, so I see on my phone that they "tried" to deliver and will try again on the 1st. no can do UPS. So I immediately call and find out that they will hold it for 45 minutes at the UPS warehouse a few towns over so I make plans to hit it up right when they open. Well the driver hadn't made it back at that point, making me wait 30 minutes for the damn thing.
oh but the wait was so worth it!
on to the beer porn
Left to right:
2 TallGrass Brewing - Velvet Rooster (I LOVE Tripels!)
2 TallGrass Brewing - 8-bit (I've heard great things, I'm excited)
2 TallGrass Brewing - Oasis Ale (look awesome!)
2 TallGrass Brewing - Ethos IPA (wasn't a want, but I'm so excited to try this!)
2 TallGrass Brewing - Buffalo Sweat (WANT!!)
Left to right:
1 Mother's Brewing Company - Doozy Imperial IPA (Want!)
1 EvilTwin Brewing - Imperial Biscotti Break (Want!)
1 4Hands Brewing Company - BonaFide (buddy of mine says this was one of his favorite RIS's )
1 4Hands Brewing Company - Contact High (can't go wrong with a good wheat beer!)
1 Stone Brewing Company - 2011 Russian Imperial Stout (Holy awesome!!)
1 Three Floyds Brewing Company - Mother Fucking Dark Lord (WANT WANT WANT)
1 Stone Brewing Company - Double Bastard Ale (incredible brew, had it on tap not too long ago and it blew my mind)
1 Lagunitas Brewing Company - Hop Stoopid (Want!)
Group photo!! with me grinning like an idiot in the mirror lol
Joel, you sir are the man. You are officially the coolest dude I know from Kansas City, which is saying something because I'm a huge Tech fan. You outdid yourself with 5 wants and a fricking Dark Lord! you know what, I'm so excited I'm gonna post another picture of it
Cheers my good sir, and know that you just made my vacation
I am away right now, enjoying lots of great beer at the Homebrewers conference. I will post some pictures when I get back.
This isn't directly related to this BIF, but I have to give a major shoutout to one of the participants...ufmj! I heard a knock on my door this morning wondering which neighbor was here to bother us. Instead, I see a porch bomb fully detonated. I mean seriously. This guy sends me 112 oz of GREAT beer. None of which I've had, none of which I can get, and SEVEN WANTS!! Even the other two bottles are Double IPAs, one of my favorite styles. To top it off, my wife was so excited to see the Maggie's Peach Farmhouse Ale. What a killer box. So generous. This guy is top notch! I knew that before, now even more so. He deserves to have such generosity known by the public. He will certainly be receiving a Thank You when he least expects it!
Glad it made it. Sorry the truck driver didn't want to get a little wet. Enjoy over your vacation.
I made it back from the conference to find a box of Florida goodness, including a cigar city city porch pounding. I was hoping to get someone from Florida..
Hand rolled Tampa Cigars! Awesome! Can't wait to try one tonight with some awesome brews!
Thanks for the box BigGene, you rock!
Glad you like it.
Just to let everyone one know what each is
-Peoples Pale ale
-John Boat Ale
Jai Alia x2
Cubano Espresso x3
Pre-Prohibition Patio Pils
Terrapin Maggies Peach Farmhouse ale
I watched the guy roll your cigars while drinking a few Cinnamon Apple IPA's in the tasting room last week
I figured they would be better than some crappy canned food.
OK am I correct in that the only box that has not landed yet is from CodyHaskell? He send me a message that his box shipped Friday but with this LIF I am doing I have to clean out my BM often and I think I deleted his tracking number.
If you have not received a box for this lif yet please tell me. I want to make sure this is buttoned up.
Thank you guys, It was a great time for my first BIF Hosting job. Hope I wasnt a tool.
My box has not landed yet. Scheduled delivery for tomorrow.
Guys, I swear I will post my haul soon. Its been a busy week! Thanks again Dino!
Yeah right, and Grizzly Adams had a beard.
Wait, wut? Wrong BIF?
<- Getting excited in Philly
Someone has a box on their front porch.... Or... Maybe 2 boxes?
Is it time to go home yet?
So, I came home today and it was starting to pour. Was a bit concerned because I had guessed, correctly, that I would have some goodies waiting for me from VegasHopHead. I came up to my porch to find two lovely boxes waiting for me. Box #1 contained what you all came here to see, so I will start with that:
POPCORN! Two bags of Las Vegas' finest kernels from Popped - already had the Get Toasted and it was awesome
No, seriously we came to see the cans, and here they are:
1 x Maui/Dogfish Head Liquid Breadfruit
1 x Maui Lemongrass Saison (sounds great for Summer)
4 x Maui CoCoNut Porter (should be a wanted, had once and loved it)
4 x Maui Aloha B'ak'tun (interesting concept)
6 x Sante Fe Imperial Java Stout (love coffee forward beers, have wanted to try for a long time)
Now the cans were enough, but I did say there were two boxes
1 x Grand Canyon Coffee Bean Stout (poppin that Flavor Bomb cherry)
1 x New Belgium La Folie (permawant!)
1 x Tenaya Creek Old Jackalope Barleywine
1 x Tenaya Creek Hauling Oats Oatmeal Stout
1 x Joseph James Baby J's German Chocolate Cake Milk Stout (say what?!)
1 x Dieu De Ciel Peche Mortel (another permawant)
Awesome box(es) Anthony, I am intrigued by the Tenaya Creek - never heard of them but looks good. For a Hop Head, you sure killed me with dark and roasty on this one. Again, thanks, and I can't wait to dig in to the beer!
Did this box get shipped. We still have one person that as of yesterday had not received a box. I need to know!!
Sent you a BM on Friday. It lands 7/5. Box two of two will land early next week.
Sorry, deleted the BM as my inbox is FULL do to the LIF I am running.
WOOT WOOT all boxes shipped within the window!!!!
thank you all for helping me with my first BIF. I will be doing another later this summer.
Glad the boxes arrived safely. I ended up having to go with a lot more regionals due to the fact that we only have one local brewery that has cans, and the cans they do brew aren't very good. So hope that isn't a big deal. The Baby J's is a great dessert beer, I'd drink that ASAP!
Yes, I looked at stuff you liked and it seemed like you were more into dark stuff so I tried to hit some for you! Cheers, and hope you enjoy!!!!
Got home from work to find a large box on the porch just in time for the weekend! All but 1 of them are new to me, and I can't wait to dig in.
From Left to Right
Jester King Funk Metal
St. Arnold Endeavor
Southern Star Le Mort Vivant
Real Al Hans' Pils x2
Southern Star Pine Belt Pale x2
Southern Star Buried Hatchet Stout x2
Real Ale Four Squaredx2
Deep Ellum Rye Pils x2
Hops and Grain Pale Dog x2
Karbach Rodeo Clown x2
St Arnold Icon Green (Amarillo Hefe) x2
Thank you, its going to be a good weekend!
Well well well, this guy right here went and sent a unannounced thank you box! Pete sent me 3 lovely beers from New Glarus! 20th Anniversary, Berliner Weiss and Dancing Man Wheat.