NBS BIF #007 - The Spy Who Beered Me

Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by beertunes, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. FFFjunkie

    FFFjunkie Devotee (497) Aug 26, 2014 Illinois
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    How quick one forgets......
     
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  2. FFFjunkie

    FFFjunkie Devotee (497) Aug 26, 2014 Illinois
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  3. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (2,763) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Close to having snakes?!
     
  4. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (2,763) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    A flask? That's genius!
     
  5. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (2,370) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    Dinner is worth the hype. Good man that @jhavs is
     
  6. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,131) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    Whelp, I just got hit by @jhavs as well: Focal Banger, Maine Dinner, Hill Farmstead Solace & Solitude #4 & Mary, Oxbow Double Daisy Farmer, Quest Double IPA, and a Strawberry Chocolate Stout that I can't read the brewery name, because they printed it in yellow on a silver background.


    Got a couple chilling now, will report back soon. Thanks Jon!
     
  7. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,644) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    Enjoy! Chocolate Strawberry Whale Cake is from Burlington Beer Co.
    Cheers!
     
  8. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,441) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Sweet box @colts9016 !!
     
  9. Dragginballs76

    Dragginballs76 Poo-Bah (1,943) Nov 13, 2015 South Carolina
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    Had that a year or so ago thought it was pretty tasty. Another nice box!!
     
  10. FFFjunkie

    FFFjunkie Devotee (497) Aug 26, 2014 Illinois
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    Jesus @jhavs ! Crushing it my man!...
     
  11. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,441) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Dude if you are ever down this way let me meet up with you and buy you a beer, or three, you are a maniac and I really like maniacs.
     
  12. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,644) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    I’m sure I’ll be down to my brother in laws in Putnam County soon, we can meet up at Suarez.
     
  13. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,441) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    I'm there, will be a pleasure, let me know when. :grin:
     
  14. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Disciple (376) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    Does anyone else legitimately think Dave looks like his avatar in their head? He does in mine. I'd be shocked if we met and he didn't! Be careful, Jon! You might not know what to do if he doesn't live up to expectations!
     
  15. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,644) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    I always picture him like Captain Caveman!
     
  16. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,330) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I'm enjoying another one of those Hammerheart smoked beers @Vidblain sent me-
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    This time it's the weizenbock (well, they call it a hefeweizen, but it's a strong one :wink:). And this one is also out-god-damn-standing! Just seamless with all of the flavors, smooth, rich and delicious! These guys really do seem to have something special going on- thanks again, Chris!
     
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  17. Vidblain

    Vidblain Savant (933) Feb 17, 2017 Minnesota
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    Careful! They released another bottle last week, and I may just be motivating me to send you one! :slight_smile:
     
  18. Vidblain

    Vidblain Savant (933) Feb 17, 2017 Minnesota
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    And by "I", I meant "you", of course. Where's that goddamn edit button already?
     
  19. LloydDobler

    LloydDobler Champion (819) Jul 25, 2014 Indiana
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    Pretty sure I remember the pic from the “show yourselves” thread and he looked thin than I expected and fit. Not really Garcia-esque.
     
  20. Buck89

    Buck89 Poo-Bah (2,239) Feb 7, 2015 Tennessee
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    Jerry was thin at one point...[​IMG]
     
  21. LloydDobler

    LloydDobler Champion (819) Jul 25, 2014 Indiana
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    My wife headed up to a conference in Madison for a few days, so I’m enjoying a little early week drinking courtesy of @thebeers

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    This one is setting me up nicely for a barrel aged coffee stout later.
     
  22. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Disciple (376) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    Thanks Dave. Look for the review in NBS!
     
  23. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (2,763) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    At one point we all were. Then beer happened.
     
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  24. FlintB

    FlintB Initiate (149) May 27, 2017 Michigan
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    I was hoping to break into my mystery bottle yesterday, but life happened so I get to have it tonight while I am definitely not packing up boxes.

    Green bottle, silver cap, wearing the remains of a really good smelling imperial stout all over it. Seriously, who here wouldn't sniff the bottle and wonder what got broken?

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    I get a bit of funk when cracking the bottle. Oooohh...

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    Funk confirmed. Appears to be a golden sour, I think I am getting some apricot or peach in the nose.

    Light, almost creamy, mouthfeel. Lightly carbed. Pretty sure this has seen some wood. Funk is lively, getting lots of notes but I'm less sure that there is fruit in this. Thinking more that it's an artfully done lambic that suggests all kinds of fruit and carries none. Light/ medium acidity. Bit of lemon coming out now as it warms, and just the gentlest spicy bitterness in the finish. Slightly yeast forward.

    Reveal:

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    Tired Hands Ourison, an oak fermented saison. Now that I know, saison seems so obvious. My first sniffs told me stone fruited golden sour and I couldn't get all the way away from that. Definitely foiled by my first impression here.

    Really fun beer. Thank you @larryi86 !
     
  25. FlintB

    FlintB Initiate (149) May 27, 2017 Michigan
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  26. y2kawakami

    y2kawakami Aspirant (207) Sep 11, 2015 Hawaii
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    We have eels, the swimming snake; they terrify me and it is one of the two reasons I don't dive...the other reason is sharks

    Oh man is this the understatement of the year
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  27. FFFjunkie

    FFFjunkie Devotee (497) Aug 26, 2014 Illinois
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    I hate to ask anyone for a favor but does anyone in here have an extra ‘11 bcbs laying around that they could spare? Looking to complete a small vert to share within the next couple of weeks.

    I figured I’d ask here before I try the trade boards. Feel free to pm me as it would be much appreciated!
     
  28. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,441) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Put on a bit of weight and gained a few more wrinkles since this. Cheers!
     
  29. akatz821

    akatz821 Initiate (128) Dec 13, 2017 New York
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    Had the Mani this weekend, and I've never been more impressed with a smoked beer. Enjoy all these Hammerheart goodies!
     
  30. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,330) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    You know it- cheers!
     
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  31. foundersasap

    foundersasap Disciple (307) Feb 2, 2015 Michigan
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    Is that Jerry?
     
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  32. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,644) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    Lookin’ good!
     
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  33. strohme2

    strohme2 Crusader (775) Nov 3, 2007 Michigan
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    Another beer from @2beerdogs
    Power was restored after 41 hours without. A generator will be my next big purchase. I need a beer.

    This tastes like lemon meringue pie with bits of grapefruit thrown in. Good beer. [​IMG]
     
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  34. strohme2

    strohme2 Crusader (775) Nov 3, 2007 Michigan
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    @ONUMello anything unexpected show up today?
     
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  35. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,131) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    Just sittin' here havin' Dinner, thanks to @jhavs :

     
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  36. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,193) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    He's thinner but looks similar.
     
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  37. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Disciple (376) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    @Ozzylizard Has anything shown up yesterday or today?
     
  38. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,644) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    Enjoy!
     
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  39. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,131) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    I did. The Focal too. The Quest is up next.
     
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  40. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,644) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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    Quest definitely more “New England” than the other two. I enjoy!
     
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