NBS BIF #16 Hints and Hauls: Sweet Sixteen - Teenage Lust Tastes Like Creamed Corn and Rolling Rock

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  1. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Nice work, @kemoarps!
     
  2. Victory_Sabre1973

    Victory_Sabre1973 Poo-Bah (3,137) Sep 15, 2015 Minnesota
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    Beautiful @kemoarps
     
  3. Roy_Hobbs

    Roy_Hobbs Meyvn (1,304) Jan 21, 2017 Connecticut
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    Great box @Beersnake1. Well done!
    Address unchanged. Marital status may change soon if beer keeps showing up on my porch however!
    Like when USPS tracking shows this for over a week?
    Moving Through Network
    In Transit, Arriving Late

    October 29, 2022
    Arrived at USPS Regional Origin Facility
    SPRINGFIELD MA NETWORK DISTRIBUTION CENTER
    October 25, 2022, 6:10 pm
    Departed Post Office
    SIMSBURY, CT 06070

    @kemoarps
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  4. kemoarps

    kemoarps Poo-Bah (2,358) Apr 30, 2008 Washington
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    I do that every time. At the outset I tell myself I'm going to write down what I put in each box because I always pack and repack until I find what combos fit best, and everytime I get the box fully sealed and then go, 'oh shit, what was in that one again?'
    Oh well, it generally ends up working out in the end.

    Glad the box made it there safe and sound! And like I said... I enjoyed trying to put this grouping together, even if I wasn't sticking as closely to personal experience/etc to inform my decisions.
    That was just the first box. I'm hoping the next one gets out tomorrow, though it might not be until Friday. Just wanted to make sure at least something got there by this weekend's big share!

    And, man... yeah what a game! I figured when we scored first that at least we'd make a respectable showing of things, then y'all popped the back to back goals to open the 3P and I was quite demoralized. Then things went all topsy turvy and the Kraken did to y'all, one of the best teams in the league, what teams usually do to the Kraken! Wild times. And D'Accord got his first ever NHL win! I guess that's pretty OK!
     
  5. Roy_Hobbs

    Roy_Hobbs Meyvn (1,304) Jan 21, 2017 Connecticut
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    I'm going to make things extremely easy for my target by posting a new set of clues below
    1 my target has considerably less beer karma than I do
    2 My target has reviewed Odd Side Hazelnut
    3 My target and I have history via trade, BIF, or ninja
    4 UConn's football team was smoked by one of the big teams from my target's state earlier this year
    5 beer will cross 4 state lines on its way to my target
    6 My target and I are nearly equidistant from big water
     
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  6. jonphisher

    jonphisher Poo-Bah (1,526) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    It is really neat to see that team have the crowd and support it has had since last year. I think the team did a great job with name, color, and jerseys too. I watch their highlights from time to time but never catch them live cause of the time difference.

    Heck I saw a Kraken sweatshirt Saturday morning at soccer.
     
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  7. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Tracking shows my first strike to my target's porch is out for delivery. They still have not called me out, but I can only assume they've figured it out and are being coy because I laid it on pretty thick towards the end. But just in case, I will throw out one more hint.

    I was a little surprised the box didn't seem to pass through:
     
  8. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Speaking of thick, I got up at 0:Fuck:Early this morning to work my usual Thursday double shift. The brain fog is still with me as I eat my breakfast at work and had to edit the above post three times for reasons of general dumbassery.
     
  9. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Poo-Bah (1,997) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    This may make me sound like a petty sports fan, but as a Habs fan, seeing Wright’s early struggles makes watching Slafkovsky’s much easier to accept.
     
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  10. Dimidiata

    Dimidiata Initiate (151) Jul 14, 2017 California
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    1 & 3 apply to me, I'll pretend the others are lies, and you can send to me! Woooooo!
     
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  11. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Ooof, that name. It's easily the worst team name in all of sports. I was so excited for there to be a local team, and then they ruin it with that name. One of the owners is Jerry Bruckheimer, so it wasn't a big surprise. Yeah, let's be Krakheads, and go to a game at the Krakhouse. Good job guys.

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  12. jonphisher

    jonphisher Poo-Bah (1,526) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    His snipe against the blues the other night was quite pretty though.:slight_smile:
     
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  13. jonphisher

    jonphisher Poo-Bah (1,526) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    Ok, well when you put it that way...
     
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  14. Roy_Hobbs

    Roy_Hobbs Meyvn (1,304) Jan 21, 2017 Connecticut
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    I'm with @jonphisher.....I like the name. When I take a step back, there are lots of stupid names out there...I'm just so used to them I never give it a second thought.
     
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  15. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Yeah, there aren't a whole lot of sports names out there that can't be manipulated into something nasty by fans of an opposing team.
     
  16. ovaltine

    ovaltine Poo-Bah (4,553) Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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    It is I. The box has arrived and pics will follow, but right now we’re getting our septic pumped.

    It’s been a crappy day. Ba-dum-bum.

    But this box will make it better, fo shizzle.

    I wasn’t being coy, I had you eliminated a long time ago, first with your Hint #7 (born and raised in Indiana) and then REALLY with Hint #16 (I shipped you some beer). I almost added you back with your hint showing the top of a Dark Lord bottle, but I’ve been crazy busy with work and forgot about it, to be honest with you, and even though I “liked” the Rudy post, I wasn’t really paying attention.

    Which categorically proves I’m a dumbass.

    You rock, Fred. I’ll open the box here in a bit and post pics of the magnificence you sent my way.
     
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  17. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Well, I don't know about magnificence. It's certainly not on par with the hurt you manage to put on my porch with every one of your boxes, but it should give you some comfy amounts of ounces to get you past the share date, and then the middle of next month you'll be hit up a couple more times.
     
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  18. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Actually, I meant middle of this month, as in November.
     
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  19. kemoarps

    kemoarps Poo-Bah (2,358) Apr 30, 2008 Washington
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    That's super cool that you're seeing it even at random events like that. Say what you will about some of the branding (and, as demonstrated, Terry will), but I think they absolutely nailed some of it as well. We have top-5 jerseys/colours in the league, and I like the logos as well (especially the anchor).

    What early struggles? I haven't seen Shane Wright struggle for us. Of course, that's because I haven't really seen Shane Wright at all in! :rofl:
    I really hope we're not completely ruining his development. He already missed one year due to covid, we can't just sacrifice a whole another year of development.
    I think there's something super rotten in Kingston of which they are trying to keep him clear...

    *the biggest eyeroll*
    I mean people are gonna come up with shitty nicknames and self-smug jokes about any team. It's not even the worst name in their division, let alone all of sports. I'd rather be the Kraken than be named after a 90s Emilio Estevez kids movie!
    Hell, I know several people who unironically think that 'Rain City Bitch Pigeons' is actually a clever twist on the Seahawks. Kraken wasn't my first choice (not by a long shot), but it's really not that bad. There were people who legitimately thought it would be a good idea to name them the Seattle Freeze!
     
  20. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    When I first heard of The mighty Ducks has a real franchise, I legitimately thought someone was joking.
     
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  21. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (10,026) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    A kraken isn't even a thing! When the New Orleans NBA team moved to Utah, it was silly to not change the name, but, the name made sense in N.O. But Utah Jazz is doofy as hell. Ducks (they dropped the "Mighty" after Disney sold the team) is fine, as long as it's not the University of Nike Ducks. I'm not a fan of weather as team names (Heat? That's seriously bad.) and Orlando Magic is also near the bottom as well.

    But Kraken is genuinely the worst in all 4 of the major North American sports. I'm not even gonna get into soccer, because of them are just FC, or United, or Sporting, or......
     
  22. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Meyvn (1,428) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    I too have had my porch assaulted by the one and only @Victory_Sabre1973 - Pics when I can take a break from work and open the box. Anticipation is killing me!
     
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  23. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (4,392) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Other than the Flames and Raptors. Best names ever!
     
  24. Rub_This_BBQ

    Rub_This_BBQ Defender (669) Jul 8, 2013 Massachusetts
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    man, I miss Bifs I know I have MIA on NBS and BA in general. and on a 30 day dry kick but will be ready to go for the next bif round... have fun all , I do miss the chaos
     
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  25. ovaltine

    ovaltine Poo-Bah (4,553) Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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    The beauty of a box full of beer …..

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    …… courtesy of my friend @woemad. The bounty is truly magnificent …..

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    From left to right:
    Mystery Beer!!!
    Hop Hats, a collab wet hop IPA from Lumberbeard Brewing and Whistle Punk Brewing
    Flavor Nuggets Version Eight from Lumberbeard featuring Sabro, Azacca, and Idaho 7 hops
    Nectar Of The Gods, a semi hazy IPA from White Bluffs Brewing
    Fresh Hop PNW Pilsner from Whistle Punk
    BDS, a Belgian Dark Strong Ale from Lumberbeard
    Always Finish What You Stout, a BA imperial stout aged in Willett Bourbon Barrels from Lumberbeard
    Division Street, a NEDIPA from Yaya Brewing
    Johnny Utah, an APA from Georgetown Brewing
    A box of soft peanut butter brittle

    Not only all new beers to me, they’re from breweries new to me as well, with the exception of Georgetown. This assortment looks AWESOME, Fred. I’m going to start on this box tomorrow with the Belgian and one of the hops selection.

    You are a beer nerd extraordinaire. Thanks SO MUCH for this wonderful box of beers.
     
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  26. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Meyvn (1,428) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    And we miss having you here! But do what you gotta do and come back strong.
     
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  27. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,716) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Krackers!
     
  28. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Meyvn (1,428) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    Nice hit @woemad !
    @ovaltine - please let me know what you think of that Hop Rats; it has been my favorite so far and I can't even describe it!
     
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  29. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar Meyvn (1,428) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    Squeezing in a photo, will have to list the contents in a bit, but check out this assortment of goodness sent to me by @Victory_Sabre1973 -
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    All new stuff for me, I am geeked! Thank you James!
     
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  30. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (4,392) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    It will be great to have you back for the next round!
     
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  31. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (4,392) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Killer box, @Victory_Sabre1973! That shirt is hilarious!
     
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  32. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (4,392) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Nice, @woemad! Fresh hop pilsner? Interesting!
     
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  33. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (4,415) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    I had to look up what Zappa hops are supposed to be like for that one. I'd never had them before.
     
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  34. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,716) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Medic!

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    I’ve been hit! I am going to need some Stryker medical replacement parts after hauling this box off of my porch. Here’s what the kindly generous @russpowell sent me !

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    Homemade Ozark Mountain Jams Blackberry Jambo- looks good to me
    A growler of Onyx Stout from the Ozark Beer Co -new brewery for me
    An Ozark beer co stout glass = awesome!
    A Social Project Beer t - shirt = sweetness!

    All new breweries for me as follows

    American Solera - Solera fest
    American Solera - Terpy Strata
    Bentonville brewing - Space Goose
    Bentonville Brewing Deliverance
    Social Project Brewing - Mysterious Ways
    Heirloom Rustic Ales - Glittertooth
    Got ahold Brewing Oktoberfest
    Lost Forty Brewing Trash panda
    Ozark Beer Co - BDCS 2022 - excited about this one
    An aluminum covered mystery beer

    Your timing is perfect, I needed a beer after work today.

    Chilling and then digging into this box tonight, THANK YOU!
     
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  35. Victory_Sabre1973

    Victory_Sabre1973 Poo-Bah (3,137) Sep 15, 2015 Minnesota
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    Hope you enjoy it.
     
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  36. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama Poo-Bah (3,716) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Trash Panda by Lost Forty Brewing

    4.14/5 rDev -2.1%
    look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
    Can received from @russpowell in Bif16

    Second beer from this brewery for me

    Brewers Notes: Lots of haze from heavy hopping as well as a heavy hand of protein-rich adjuncts i.e. oats and malted wheat. Rich, smooth mouthfeel due to the water chemistry. Loads of hop flavor and aroma. Big Tropical Fruit and Stone Fruit flavors and aromas.

    Chilled 12 oz can poured into a Nordic IPA glass, hazy mango colored liquid, thin white big bubbled pencil thick foam cap , quickly settles to a solid white layer

    Aroma is juicy, topical fruits, pineapple , mango

    Taste is tropical fruits, pineapple, hint of pine on the finish

    Low sudsing, juicy , small hop bite, some alcohol at 7.2

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    Good beer , thanks @russpowell
     
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    Last edited: Nov 3, 2022
  37. foundersasap

    foundersasap Devotee (400) Feb 2, 2015 Michigan
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    all I can say is WTF! Maybe a first where target = target!
     
  38. BigIronH

    BigIronH Poo-Bah (1,934) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    [​IMG] The second of two killer boxes sent to me by @BBThunderbolt! A huge hit of new to me beers and mostly new to me breweries along with two mystery beers. I will get the list of contents in short order. Thank you so much man! Can’t wait to break into these!
     
  39. Victory_Sabre1973

    Victory_Sabre1973 Poo-Bah (3,137) Sep 15, 2015 Minnesota
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    So happy @Beersnake1 sent this my way. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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    4.19/5 rDev +1.2%
    look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
    Semi murky golden pour with a 3 finger fluffy looking white head. There's decent retention, and there's some lacing on the glass.
    The aroma is dominated by the hops. I get some pine in it. I also get a faint sweet aroma.
    Starts off tropical flavor, but then the pine kicks in more on the back. The pine flavor, from the hops does linger in my palate.
    The body is quite full, and somewhat juicy. There's a slight bitterness that lingers in my throat.
    This is delicious and I'm am honored that I got to try it.
     
  40. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (4,392) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    It's rush hour with the deliveries! Nice work, @BBThunderbolt and @russpowell !!