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

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  1. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    Je t’accuse!!!

    Looks solid and dry, unlike me with this unseasonal snowstorm we are having. I am very eager to open this up and count the Grolsch! Many thanks!!

    But, my wife is in a neck brace!!! Ninja boxes are supposed to be smaller than this behemoth!!!! Rules!!!!! Rules!!!!!! Rules!!!!!!!
     
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  2. ovaltine

    ovaltine Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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    This doesn’t apply to this group, because I’m not sending this beer to @jonphisher, and it isn’t new to me (thank the beer godz).

    But this is my “beer nerds who really, REALLY enjoy good beer” group, and a good story, so I’m sharing this. I drove to Pittsburgh today for a 4-day work trip that’ll take me to Pittsburgh, then Cleveland and Columbus OH.

    Yes, it’s good to be traveling freely again, because it’s easier to sell stuff face-to-face - and it supports my beer nerd habit, especially for new beer acquisitions. But I had this beer (sent by an East coast friend that doesn’t play on BA), so I decided to bring a couple of cans, which led to the following exchange with my better half this morning:

    Joy: Why do you need the cooler?

    ovaltine: I’m taking a couple of beers to enjoy this evening.

    Joy: Why? You’ll go out to eat, you can have beer when you eat.

    ovaltine: I’m going to eat at the hotel, so I’ll have the beers, then eat. Save the company some money (not said - and have a WORLD CLASS beer).

    Joy: (pause) You spend WAAAAAY too much time thinking about beer.

    ovaltine: (shocked look) I have no idea what you’re talking about.

    Joy: (disgusted look, walks away muttering profanities)

    She knew what she signed up for. So I have two thoughts about this scenario, as seen in this pic:

    1. John Kimmich is correct (of course), drink this from the can. It retains SO MUCH of that magnificent dank hoppiness. Plus, I had no other choice, other than drinking it from a plastic cup. And that is uncivilized.

    2. The inventor of the Igloo Playmate cooler should win the Nobel prize. IJS.

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    These are going down WAAAAY too easy. If I’m not careful, Imma end up like this (saw them opening up for Alice Cooper a couple of weeks ago in a 2,500 seat theater, and they ROCKED) …..

     
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  3. Rub_This_BBQ

    Rub_This_BBQ Jul 8, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Mystery beer time from @snaotheus

    well it is hazy and 1st sip says it is tasty one


    More to follow
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  4. Rub_This_BBQ

    Rub_This_BBQ Jul 8, 2013 Massachusetts
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    still blinded

    big mango and pineapple nose (but with out that overreipe too sweet in some hazy)

    smooth mouthfeel not much malt to get inthe way of of hops .. low bitterness

    4.45 blinded (I like a touch of hop bitterness to put a hazy over the top )

    to quote @ovaltine and someone how is lucky too Regular drinks heady / focal and it is the OG NEIPA I judge all by
     
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  5. Rub_This_BBQ

    Rub_This_BBQ Jul 8, 2013 Massachusetts
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    the frame up from Mirage beer co

    4.48/5 rDev 0%
    look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
    by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

    16oz can 3/4/22 for snaothus in bif 15

    Pours hazy but bright deep yellow only - is lacing minimal.

    Nose is big citrus , pineapple mango and the taste follows with little malt getting in the way

    Smooth creamy mouthfeel and I all can say is this too good of beer that I had to add to ba site .. cheers
     
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  6. beergoot

    beergoot Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    Fox Farm Brewery -- Föhn
    Franconian-style kellerbier
    ABV: 5.6%; pouring temperature: 56 °F; canning data: 03/16/22
    Source: BIF #15 bier Hauptmann @Roguer

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    4.35/5 rDev +2.4%
    look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

    Clear, bright amber body; excellent looking carbonation; huge, billowy head, white and dense. Nice cereal grain scent right off; toasted malt; warm bread crust. Warm, toasty flavor; honey; mild to moderate hop bitterness. Medium body; smooth and velvety; gentle warmth throughout the tasting experience; slightly sticky on the palate.

    A warm, delightful, toasty, smooth beer from Fox Farm.

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    ...lager smooth, warm and toasty flavor...crushable...I'm liking this one a lot...
     
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  7. FBarber

    FBarber Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    Nows thats dedication to the mystery beer @snaotheus
     
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  8. snaotheus

    snaotheus Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    I may be working off an outdated copy of the rules. Where do I get an updated one? www.iso.org ?
    That's fantastic! Enjoy!

    It's a hard life.
     
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  9. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    At the FedEx I used to use, I once used a wine box.Told them it was glass and ceramic art ( what I always tell them), and nope, can't ship alcohol. But it's not alcohol. Nope.

    Went home, unpacked the box, opened it along the seam, turned it inside out, taped the seam from the inside, repacked it, covered the outside in more clear packaging tape than is imaginable, and took the sucker back.

    Great box sir! We just can't ship alcohol.

    SMH!
     
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  10. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    Well, the box contained zero Grolsch. You get a guy’s hopes up, and then… nada.

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    To compound the disappointment, @snaotheus seemed to think it fitting to substitute the Grolsch with a large oddly shaped black blob. I know things are different on the West Coast, but…

    All jokes aside, I’ve been hit with stellar box from Ryan filled with 100% new to me beers, and several new to me breweries. The bottles:

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    Pfriem Nectarine Golden Ale
    Pfriem Bosbessen Barrel Aged Ale
    E9 Blue Gold
    Ale Apothecary Tumalo Kriek
    De Garde The Qi

    And the cans and the much needed Toque. (It’s been snowing here since 3PM):

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    Ruebens Crikey IPA
    Georgetown Bodhizafa IPA
    Fremont Lush IPA
    Fremont Neon Fortress Italian Pils
    Rueben’s Crush the Groove IPA
    Fremont Head Full of Dynamite IPA
    Holy Mountain Black Beer
    Rueben’s Wolfsburg Helles.


    Thanks Ryan! I can’t wait to dig in!
     
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  11. snaotheus

    snaotheus Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Thank you! It's not a ninja strike if it's a thank you box, right? This is all a thank you for the LIF beer you sent me in the last BIF, in which you ostensibly did not participate.
     
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  12. FBarber

    FBarber Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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  13. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    DOOOOOOODDDD!!!!!!!
     
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  14. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Basically the default brew of the NW forum.
     
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  15. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    This is one of those beers I think I’ve seen on this site for years but know nothing about. I’m looking forward to it.
     
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  16. colts9016

    colts9016 Jul 2, 2007 Idaho
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    Nice box!
     
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  17. Roguer

    Roguer Mar 25, 2013 Connecticut
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    Excellent label @snaotheus !
     
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  18. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    That's the spirit! Two fisted drinking! (Look Ma! I can review two beers at once!)
    Good grief, I get confused detecting differences between Pils and Helles; expecting me to differentiate between two Helles is just me drinking more beer. But you got the chops Frank!
     
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  19. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    He does send some serious amounts of beer around! And it's all good stuff too! :stuck_out_tongue:
    Nicely done @snaotheus - you are a class act!
     
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  20. snaotheus

    snaotheus Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    I dunno, man, sounds like I disappointed him...trying to decide if I should apologize with a case of Grolsch, or a case of Grolsch bottles filled with PNW beer...
     
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  21. FBarber

    FBarber Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    A case of Vitamin R should do the trick
     
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  22. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    I would have laughed pretty hard had it been a case of Grolsch.

    Is it bad that I had to look that up?
     
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  23. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    Fair warning. International incident expected today:

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  24. FBarber

    FBarber Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    I only know it because @snaotheus referred to it as such.
     
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  25. snaotheus

    snaotheus Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    I'm a fine role model.
     
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  26. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    I had promised a Montreal themed LIF by the end of the weekend, and I dropped the ball. I’m picking it up again now.

    A trade partner is visiting Toronto for a couple weeks, arriving later this week. He is carting somewhere between 2 and 3 dozen cans of Montreal made beers with him from some of the best, new-ish breweries in the city. Would any of you like a box with some Montreal beers ( as well as some other stuff to fill it out)? Then please answer these questions. I will ask him the same questions. The participant with the most answers in common with my mule gets the prize!

    A couple things about him: he is in his late 30s, has lived his whole life in the city, and is perfectly bilingual. He likes all styles of beers, but prefers sours/wilds and flavoured stouts. There are some hints in this list. What are his answers to these questions I’ve asked him:

    1. Who is your all-time favourite Montreal Expos player?

    2. Other than basic poutine, what is your favourite ‘classic variant’ that is commonly available (poutine hot dog, poutine smoked meat, galvaude, or poutine Michigan)?

    3. What is your favourite Montreal brewery?

    In case it is needed, here is a tie breaker.

    Tie Breaker: Only once have I caught a foul ball at an Expos game. It was against a division rival in 1993. What team was that?

    Note, this box will be IPA and Lager heavy.
     
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  27. snaotheus

    snaotheus Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    1. Tim Raines!
    2. Totally random guess: Poutine smoked meat!
    3. Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

    Tiebreaker: Based on the first post I found Googling, the Expos didn't have any rivalries. So I'm gonna say the Mets!
     
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  28. Roy_Hobbs

    Roy_Hobbs Jan 21, 2017 Connecticut
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    1. Vladimir Guerrero
    2. Poutine smoked meat
    3. Isle de Garde

    Tie Breaker: Phillies
     
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  29. FBarber

    FBarber Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    1. Denis Boucher
    2. Duck confit poutine
    3. Brasserie Dieu du Ciel

    Tie Breaker: Phillies. :expressionless:
     
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  30. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    Fingers still a little crossed hoping that all is ship shape, but this is what I like to see…

    Box delivered to front porch!
     
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  31. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Pedro Martinez

    Smoked meat

    Unibroue

    The Mets
     
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  32. superspak

    superspak May 5, 2010 North Carolina
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  33. snaotheus

    snaotheus Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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  34. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    My first foray into @snaotheus box of Grolsch.

    Reuben’s Wolfsburg Helles Lager. As an owner of a couple of Volkswagens - one manufactured in Wolfsburg - this beer spoke to me. As disconcerting as this was, I am unfamiliar with the speech patterns of Washington state beer, and took this banter with a grain of salt.

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    Pours a bright straw gold with a moderate foamy head that dissipates slowly. Negligible lacing as the beer is imbibed.

    Lovely grassy and slightly floral aromas jump out up front. Cereal notes slip in behind.

    The grassy notes also dominate on the tongue. Some lingering floral notes and lightly toasted grain follow. I really like the grassy quality of this beer.

    Medium bodied. Maybe a little more than that. Quite substantial for what I expect. Moderate carbonation.

    This was a great Helles with a little more body than I expect and great grassy notes. It isn’t Grolsch, but what are you going to do?
     
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  35. colts9016

    colts9016 Jul 2, 2007 Idaho
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    A box has landed will not be home for a few hours
     
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  36. FBarber

    FBarber Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    Just got home and there was a very soggy, wet box sitting by the door. I’ve got to run some errands, so I’ll open it and report back later. Hopefully it’s not too bad inside.
     
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  37. snaotheus

    snaotheus Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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  38. jonphisher

    jonphisher Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    This is a tasty one @colts9016, rich malt and really nice and high grassy bitterness…thank you for ninja’ing the phisher household.

    Reach for a buoy…

    Buoy Beer Co - IPA

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  39. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    1: Vladimir Guerrero
    2: Poutine Michigan (Duh!) :grin:
    3: Dieu du Ciel

    I'll go with the St Luis Cardinals if I make it this far.

    Cheers!
     
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  40. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    As long as the swag made it intact, I can replace all the beers.
     
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