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

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  1. ovaltine

    ovaltine Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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    Pass.

    Actually, hard pass.

    Minnesota though? Now you’re talkin’. That tour would start at Schell’s, where ….. everyone in this BIFfer, which is made up of lovers of traditional styles, would collectively ….. be very happy together.

    And then we’d make our way to MSP for some real shenanigans.
     
  2. snaotheus

    snaotheus Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Thank God!
    Don't really wanna go back
    Lol
     
  3. woemad

    woemad Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    So, @Rub_This_BBQ, what was this beer I drank for NBW yesterday?
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  4. woemad

    woemad Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Yeah, I don't think anyone actually goes to North Dakota as a destination. Or as a state to drive through, if they can help it. I've spent more time doing the latter in Manitoba than in NoDak.
     
  5. woemad

    woemad Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Every time I see that lamp in one of your pictures, I briefly think it's a bottle you poured your beer from.
     
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  6. FBarber

    FBarber Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    So as I mentioned, @Whyteboar and I met up this weekend and he generously brought some awesome local beers for me:
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    And then today another box from @BBThunderbolt showed up. Terry went above and beyond this round and I cannot thank him enough!
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    That Cold IPA is chilling in the freezer right now :grin:
     
  7. Rub_This_BBQ

    Rub_This_BBQ Jul 8, 2013 Massachusetts
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    A true mystery beer..

    That is one of my homebrews, a dry Irish stout I used maple runnings from trees I tapped in my yard vs water for brewing.
     
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  8. colts9016

    colts9016 Jul 2, 2007 Idaho
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    @Coronaeus Trellis Pilsner From Amsterdam Brewing. Seriously vibing with this beer. I only wish my fridge had 12 more for the summer night on the porch watching the sunset. The beer has a subtle fruity vibe with a clean and crisp finish. The carbonation is perfect. The lightly toasted malts, hold well to hops. A touch of a peppery with some floral. The head retention was the only sad thing about this beer. 4.07
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  9. FBarber

    FBarber Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    That is awesome!
     
  10. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    Okay, that sounds amazing. Very clever too!
     
  11. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Oh. I haven't gotten around to getting back to Otherlands to grab a replacement for that leaker. And, it seems I've forgotten to pack a couple others......
     
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  12. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    A question for the authoritaahhaaazz!: Are we playing by Mafia rules where Families are out of bounds, or is collateral damage acceptable?

    Asking for a shy participant, not from my state.

    Or, maybe, myself.

    I are easily confused.
     
  13. FBarber

    FBarber Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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  14. snaotheus

    snaotheus Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    My kids are too young, but if you want to send my wife some beer, I'll help her drink it

    Or, if you want to send my kids some beer, I'll drink it
     
  15. FBarber

    FBarber Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    Hop Rizing was the one that leaked everywhere - you sent it.
     
  16. FBarber

    FBarber Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    @Roguer 's other half is totally fair game - one might argue she has better taste in beer than he does :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:
     
  17. woemad

    woemad Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Whoa! My brain and taste buds didn't quite go in that direction. I was thinking it was a brown ale with more character than the usual Newcastle-inspired ones. Seemed a little bigger than most of the dry Irish stouts I've had (I mean that as a compliment- a lot that I've had are kind of thin and insipid, Guinness clones without the nitro, basically). Really good stuff! Judging by that example, I think my homebrewing friends could learn a few things from you!
     
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  18. woemad

    woemad Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    I'm single, but I'll happily take the share of a hypothetical s.o.
     
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  19. snaotheus

    snaotheus Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    @Rub_This_BBQ was the first BA to send me beer: a homebrew cherry sour. It was excellent.
     
  20. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Yeah, I was a bit unclear there. I had an Otherlands beer to send you, but my duffel bag slipped. It didn't break, but the crown was knocked just askew enough that I couldn't ship it, so had to drink it.

    You got that coming yet....
     
  21. woemad

    woemad Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    That sounds tasty!
     
  22. Rub_This_BBQ

    Rub_This_BBQ Jul 8, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Enjoy,, @woemad, the chocolate has some deep history

    started in 1917 then opened the "candy Manson" in 1946 and says in 1956 they are credited for bring white chocolate over from Europe to US. (I take these facts with a grain of salt) but has kid going to mansion it was a little like willy wonka..


    enjoy the beers !!!!

     
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  23. Rub_This_BBQ

    Rub_This_BBQ Jul 8, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Thank you, it is 4.8% to BJCP style it is borderline dry since over 4.5 and I guess it would b
    15C. Irish Extra Stout which is 5% to 6.5% .. so it does have something to it, it was really hard to plan since i did not really know the amount of the sugar in the maple runnings I used
     
  24. Rub_This_BBQ

    Rub_This_BBQ Jul 8, 2013 Massachusetts
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    That cheery beer is bottle aging wonderful, maybe for the next bif I might have to pull a couple of my beers I'm cellering ..


    @woemad .... the next mystery beer good luck my advice do not try to fit into a style or commercial beer it is a homebrew and it was not brewed to style (something I'm working on this is v4)
     
  25. snaotheus

    snaotheus Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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  26. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Awright - here's the latest box from @woemad:

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    Top row, l to r:

    Block 15 Pacific Resin
    pFriem Bright Pale
    Baerlic Beer Night Howler

    Front row, l to r:

    Yaya Brewing Fluffy Puffy Sunshine
    Grape Lotion Juice Jr
    Lumberbeard Brewing Lumber Crew
    Whistle Punk Irish Red Ale

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    Another MYSTERY BEER

    and an assortment of beer mats and stickers for my growing collection! Thanks Fred! Everything got here undamaged - 8 new beers and at least five new brewers.
     
  27. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    Right, I meant to post this earlier- not only did Frank carve out some time just to say hi *and* buy me beers on my home turf (seriously, isn’t that against the rules? Now I am lost!). But then he hands me a box of beer to take home. Personal ninja strike!
    Behold the stout goodness this man gifted me with:
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    Benthic from Half Acre. He told me a story about a rare splurge of his concerning a different Half Acre beer in St Louis (IIRC) and I almost choked when I read the label. He assured me it is a different beer.
    BA Dino S’mores from Off Color. Pastry goodness from Chicago.
    Obadiah Poundage- a 19th Century style Porter. He has sent me my favorite porter of all times, I think I might have cried for joy when I saw this one.
    He remembered something I posted over a year ago stating I had wanted to try the #4 from 2020. (Oatmeal Stouts are trending towards being my favorite stout style). I had managed to get one earlier but shared it with several friends while also drinking other big stouts. This one I will savor solo.
    And Parabola. Because it’s Parabola. ‘Nuff said.
    Frank, you are an amazingly generous and thoughtful man. I can’t thank you enough.
    Cheers all!
     
  28. FBarber

    FBarber Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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  29. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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  30. FBarber

    FBarber Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    Yes, but its still available to-go at the brewery.
     
  31. snaotheus

    snaotheus Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    Random useless data alert!

    I've always been curious whether there was a tendency among craft beer lovers to rate higher ABV beers higher, but it's not something I know how to mathematically argue one way or another.

    Here's a chart I made using all the beer scores we BIFfers have entered, showing scores versus abv. Almost 51,000 beers.
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    By visual inspection, it looks to me like the lower bounds of scores we give to beer typically rises with abv up to around 17% abv. Possibly the upper bound also rises, though less steeply. After that data might be too sparse to say anything concrete.
     
  32. snaotheus

    snaotheus Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    And here's a more statistical view:

    (1) I put all the beer scores into "buckets" of 0.1% abv with (so, the 5.1% "bucket" contains all beers with abv from 5.1% to 5.1999999...%)
    (2) I ignored any bucket with less than 35 entries in it
    (3) I calculated the average scores for each remaining bucket (that's the heavy blue line in the middle)
    (4) I calculated the standard deviation (sigma) within each bucket, and added 2 sigma and subtracted 2 sigma from the average, creating the upper and lower blue lines
    (5) The straight lines are just the trend lines

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  33. woemad

    woemad Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Glad everything arrived safe and sound - and before you leave!
     
  34. ovaltine

    ovaltine Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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    I’ve been busy …..

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    For the life of me, I can’t remember if I’m sending a box each to four people, two boxes each to two people, four boxes to one person, or some combination thereof.

    Ah, f*ck it, let’s just get the boxes rollin’.
     
  35. snaotheus

    snaotheus Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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  36. ovaltine

    ovaltine Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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  37. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    Data and beer geek extraordinaire! It is telling that all three trend line skew upwards, deviations and all. Much fun!
     
  38. snaotheus

    snaotheus Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    I thought it was interesting that the deviation narrowed for higher abv!
     
  39. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    Yes, yes you have! Lucky targets- @ovaltine has great taste in beer!
     
  40. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    I think I would have expected that- your prior scatter chart shows much less variance in the higher ABV regions. Almost a triangle!
     
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