NBS BIF #15 Hints and Hauls: Was it Over When the Canadians Bombed BIF #14? HELL NO!

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  1. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,025) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Did I miss your LIF? I saw you tagged us, but I didn't see a post with the actual game.
     
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  2. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (3,241) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    @superspak Ian hit me with that many a BIF ago. That one is stellar.
     
  3. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,413) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Not sure, but I think he's just counting how often we post something on this thread. Or maybe there is no actual LIF and he's amusing himself by watching us jump around for free beer.
     
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  4. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,566) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    You guys are both participating beautifully, but no one has won yet.

    Getting closer.
     
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  5. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,413) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Question: with temperatures predicted by the NWS to reach over 100° here by the end of the week (and to reach 110-ish in my hometown 150 miles to the SW of me), how many of y'all have experience in shipping or receiving beer in such temperatures, and can you say that the beer was adversely affected?
     
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  6. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Meyvn (1,424) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    Fair question! I'd like to think not much at all unless it's allowed to sit in a hot storage facility or in the sun on a porch, but beyond my very limited (and unintentional!) hot weather beer storage experiments, I got nothing!
     
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  7. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Meyvn (1,424) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    USPS fail! Well, at least screwed up pretty severely and could have easily done so much better.
    So I sent a box out towards the state of Washington and it's (theoretically) getting there "late" but getting there. Started in Ada, MI and sat there (or somewhere?) for *4* days before ending up in Pittsburgh PA. What gives Post Office?

    July 25, 2022
    In Transit, Arriving Late
    Your package will arrive later than expected, but is still on its way. It is currently in transit to the next facility.
    July 24, 2022, 8:19 am
    Departed USPS Regional Facility
    PITTSBURGH PA NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER
    July 23, 2022, 8:11 am
    Arrived at USPS Regional Origin Facility
    PITTSBURGH PA NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER
    July 19, 2022, 12:50 pm
    USPS in possession of item
    ADA, MI 49301
     
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  8. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,566) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    You must have paid extra for the extended US tour.
     
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  9. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (6,454) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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  10. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Meyvn (1,424) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    Hmmm, that would explain the surcharge I saw on the receipt. DOH!
     
  11. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (4,378) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    For me, it depends on the carrier. FedEx and USPS deliver earlier in the day here, so the beer tends to be cooler upon arrival. UPS delivers closer to 9pm and beer can be quite hot at that point. It's regularly over 100 here during the summer.
     
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  12. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Meyvn (1,424) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    Hey! There's hope!

    July 26, 2022 at 10:32 am
    SEATTLE WA NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER
     
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  13. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,715) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Such a good pig
    A really fine fellow this Weiss schwein
    So nice, so friendly, so thoughtful
    Video below of Craig being greeted by his local USPS carrier

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    @Whyteboar
     
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  14. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,715) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Ninja strike from @Whyteboar , that sneaky Schwein!!

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    included in the strike was a new to me brewery from Kalamazoo . A side note, I refereed a national championship futsal match with the former professional goalkeeper of Kalamazoo Kangaroo , small world , but I digress

    from Wax Wings Brewing

    into the labyrinth : route 30
    Pulled into Nazareth
    The Pursuit
    Torres Winds

    from brewery vivant

    Davno Czech Pilsener

    and, one colorful and quite plush Llama that looks just like me ( if you squint real hard and from a mile away you cannot tell us apart)

    Danke Schoen you mighty fine schwein @Whyteboar , can’t wait to get after these!
     
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  15. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Meyvn (1,424) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    Enjoy man, I have had that llama since Easter and been waiting for some good stuff to send. After all, you struck me, completely without cause, earlier this year.
    Cheers!
     
  16. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,413) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Nice work, @Whyteboar!
    I think this could be the first time in the hallowed history of this BIF that a participant has included a pasture animal in their box.
     
  17. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Meyvn (1,424) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    So, back in May (IIRC) I was able to meet up with Frank right in Grand Rapids. Him being who he is, he insisted on me taking some beer off his hands.
    One of which was one I’ve wanted to try since I learned of its existence. Obadiah Poundage, a 19th century, London style porter. Collaboration between Goose Island and Wimbledon Brewery.
    Poured plenty black, I could see some ruby highlights around the edges but could not see through at all.
    The head was enthusiastic but short lived, which was okay with me as I wanted to drink it, not just stare at it.
    The aroma was roasted malts, coffee centric and an organic something I couldn’t define.
    The taste, smooth, deep and malty. Definitely some coffee notes but not flavors.
    The feel, well, smooth. Very nice drinking porter.
    I fear if my local had this on tap it would be my go to beer there.
    Really enjoyed this Frank! Thank you again.
     
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  18. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (6,454) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    I love that beer - such a gem. I think @Coronaeus recently had it as well.

    The earthy note you had is probably from the brett in it.
     
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  19. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Poo-Bah (1,993) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    I haven’t had it yet. Too much beer and only one liver!! Soon. Soon.
     
  20. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (3,241) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    That would be awesome. We are grateful idiots when it comes to stuff like this.
     
  21. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Poo-Bah (5,104) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Thanks for the ping, but beer and I are currently going through a temporary separation which I hope will resolve in the near future, to our mutual benefit.
     
  22. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Meyvn (1,424) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    Hopefully all is well with you!
     
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  23. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,566) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Best wishes, dude. Hope all is well!
     
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  24. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,413) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Hope you're doing well, Ozzy, and just giving the taste buds a reset and the liver a chance to rest.
     
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  25. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (4,378) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    This was generously sent by @Whyteboar in one of his crazy boxes! I think this is the only one that I had tried before. Great beer!

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  26. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,715) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    The Pursuit by Wax Wings


    4.28/5 rDev -3.8%
    look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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    New brewery for me courtesy of @Whyteboar in ninja strike within Bif15

    Brewers Notes: Drinks like silk, saturated in ripe citrus, mango and slight passionfruit. The yeast we chose for this particular beer also gives off very subtle notes of vanilla, which rounds everything out.


    Chilled can poured into a teku

    Off white creamy one finger foam cap reduces to a thin layer over a hazy orange juice pulp

    Aroma is citrus orange, mango

    Taste is orange citrus , mango , hint of vanilla

    Mouthfeel is creamy , smooth gentle hop nibble on the finish

    Good beer, thanks Craig
     
  27. snaotheus

    snaotheus Poo-Bah (6,566) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    I'm going camping tomorrow through Sunday. There's a pretty good chance someone will win my LIF while I'm gone. I may not be able to declare the winner right away.

    But don't worry, I'll announce when I can. Or I won't. Perhaps my winner will be notified by receiving a large flat-rate box full of PNW beer.
     
  28. colts9016

    colts9016 Poo-Bah (2,976) Jul 2, 2007 Idaho
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    @Whyteboar
    The box you sent lifted my spirits. I do have a bit of bad news. I pulled that beautiful glass out and like a slow-motion movie I saw it slide out of the plastic and hit the floor. You would have seen a grown man sob uncontrollably. I began to question all my life choices. I sat on the floor and mourned my loss with bourbon. It helped to soothe the soul. Then I got onto eBay and ordered another. They are way too cool not to have. On to the goodness. I was sent two beers I have been searching for Black Hearted and Black Note. I never thought I would see Black Note. A huge thank you for those. The other two are New Holland Banana Fosters Porter and Founders Nemesis. I will do notes on them soon and post them here. I appreciate every one! It is wonderful to know kind people exist in the world we live in.
    Cheers Jammin.
    The Image is not loading. I will put my foot in this computer's ass and make work later!
     
  29. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Poo-Bah (1,993) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    Wait a minute. How are we participating? This appears to be a sneaky little LIF.

    I’m hoping to get your replacement bottle out soon by the way. Kids start camp next week and it will free up loads of time for me to shop, pack and ship. Apologies on the long delay….
     
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  30. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,413) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Ok, the porch is starting to whimper.

    In addition to the bombing it received via @BBThunderbolt on Monday, I just got ninja'd by this BIF's fellow traveller, @Dimidiata!
    (Technically, I was ninja'd yesterday. I just didn't notice the box by my mailbox, inside my building, until this a.m. when leaving for work).
    I had no time to snap pictures, but I can report I'm now the happy owner of two fresh Plineys and several canned beers that are not found in these parts, and that said beers are resting comfortably in the fridge while I go off to work a 12hr day on what will be the hottest day of the year this far (predicted to reach 101°), so it's possible I'll be enjoying them this evening.
    Thank you, Christina!
     
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  31. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Meyvn (1,424) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    I thought I read somewhere you collected beer glassware so when I saw that one it struck me that you should have it. Soooo sorry it broke! I wanted to to lift your spirits, not diminish them. Good thing you had bourbon!
    The Black Hearted is a little long in the tooth, but the last one I drank was still good so here's hoping. The Black Note was one of my last, but you sent such an amazing array of stout goodness I had to get you something off your wants list.
    Cheers, and I seriously hope things get better for you soon!
     
  32. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Meyvn (1,424) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    Glad you liked it! Wax Wings is a brewery that until recently was only available at the brewery in Kalamazoo - a tiny shop in a tiny strip mall. I was so happy to see their stuff on the shelves at Horrocks. Apparently their IPAs are near legendary with the locals; I missed the original collective swoon so trying to get them coast to coast now.
    Cheers!
     
  33. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Meyvn (1,424) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    ...and according to USPS tracking, two more boxes should be landing today. That will wipe out my current Wax Wings supply, but I have not one, but two side jobs this weekend so soon I will be able to buy more!
     
  34. colts9016

    colts9016 Poo-Bah (2,976) Jul 2, 2007 Idaho
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    I am a major collector of beer glasses I have quite the collection. It did lift my spirits.
     
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  35. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,715) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Pun intended?
     
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  36. Roy_Hobbs

    Roy_Hobbs Meyvn (1,301) Jan 21, 2017 Connecticut
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    I think you should send a large flat-rate box of random stuff you find while camping
     
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  37. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Meyvn (1,424) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    That would be awesome! Let's see: 7 pine cones, 12 interesting rocks, a pull tab from the 1970's, and a dead squirrel.
     
  38. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Poo-Bah (1,993) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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  39. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Poo-Bah (1,993) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    An example of what shares the tube with the bottle from Untappd:

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  40. colts9016

    colts9016 Poo-Bah (2,976) Jul 2, 2007 Idaho
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    It was!
     
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