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

Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by Roguer, Oct 10, 2022.

  1. woemad

    woemad (1,573) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Also a great book. Hornfischer's death was a helluva loss.
     
  2. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 (1,683) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Sorry to hear about everything that has been going on. I hope things are turning in a positive direction. I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!
     
  3. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 (1,683) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Glad you liked this one! I haven't actually tried it, but I have a can waiting for me. It was recommended by another BA a while back. Cheers!
     
  4. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 (1,683) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    YES! I'm actually serious. A friend and I would like to make plans to go. I lived in southern Germany for a year, but never made it over to Munich.
     
  5. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 (1,683) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Everyone should vote soon - it sounds like the current point system will disappear this week!
     
  6. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 (1,683) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Is it north of Greenville, South Carolina?
     
  7. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama (1,329) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Yes
     
  8. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt (1,880) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Well, it uses the points as of last Sunday, so that number won't change. But, there's only 3 guesses so far.
     
  9. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt (1,880) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Housekeeping for my Karma LIF:

    Superllama: 13,988
    wrOngltine: 12,809.8
    BigaluminumH: 17090.6
     
  10. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 (1,683) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    4,500.2
     
  11. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt (1,880) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Mine is very simple and is a true lottery. I have taken 5 names from this BIF, including my own, and totaled up the beer karma points, (as of 10:30am, Pacific time today 11/20) then divided by 5 to come up with a number.

    Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to guess that Average number including the digit after the decimal. TPIR rules, be closest without going over. You have until the close of NBS next week (11/27) to get your entry in. 1 guess per entrant.

    Your only clue is that all 5 BIF members have a minimum of 1,000 beer karma points.
     
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  12. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 (1,683) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Aren't these all impossible guesses? It doesn't look like the average could be higher than 5,000. Just wanted to clarify!
     
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  13. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt (1,880) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Housekeeping for my Karma LIF:
    Beergarter1: 4500.2 (which, since I'm going with an average, and all 5 numbers are at least 1000........)
    Superllama: 13,988
    wrOngltine: 12,809.8
    BigaluminumH: 17090.6
     
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  14. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt (1,880) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Well, if all 5 numbers are 1000, the total would be 5000. 5000 divided by 5 would be 1000, right? But since we know that my karma is almost 10,000, adding the other 4000 puts us at 14,000, as a minimum number to divide by 5. The hard part is in figuring out how far over 1000 the 4 unknown components are. For example, @superspak has over 25,000 points, and if he's one of the 4, that would really bump up the number.
     
  15. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus (1,181) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    I’d like to report an international assault. And I’m not even participating! The nerve…

    The excellent Mr @jonphisher has sent me the following:

    Tonewood Focal Point Czech Pilsner
    Tonewood Dread Nought Dunkel
    Tonewood Blipstream English Mild
    Kane Drift Line Oatmeal Brown
    Maine Lunch IPA
    Sierra Nevada Celebration IPA
    Slack Tide Knockdown Black IPA.
    Human Robot Mug (love it!).

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    Many thanks Jon. I’m looking forward to the lot, particularly those two classics that have always eluded me here in the Great White North! Lunch and Celebration.

    Cheers my friend!
     
  16. snaotheus

    snaotheus (1,768) Oct 6, 2008 Washington
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    @jonphisher
    Is that an undersized dimpled mug? I just saw one of those for the first time at a brewery in Tokyo, it was adorable and I brought one home for my wife.
     
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  17. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus (1,181) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    It is indeed @snaotheus . Looks like about 1/2 to 2/3s the size of the regular ones.
     
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  18. jonphisher

    jonphisher (944) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    Yes it is! It is a 0.3 L mug, I drank from one and loved it. I always thought the 0.5 L ones were a little too big, especially for a can pour. I love drinking out of the small one and replenish with the rest of the can about half way through.

    You got one for your wife, I got one for Peter...:grin:
     
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  19. jonphisher

    jonphisher (944) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    Two business days ain't bad at all, I knew I had to send Lunch when I found it under 3 weeks (at time of purchase). Blipstream just returned, newly can conditioned for closer cask feel. I can report that the results are very very good; I know you are a fan of english styles so I had to include it. @Dimidiata I would've sent your way to but your box went out before it returned :cry: Drift Line is one of the beers Kane has continued to brew annually the longest, since the years they opened up, it is a great american (slightly hoppy, but not overly so) brown ale. I could live off those three Tonewood beers the rest of my life and be happy.

    I held on to that mug since summer, love mine so much, wanted to spread the joy.

    Some more boxes will be going out over the next few weeks, if anyone wants some...
     
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  20. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus (1,181) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    UPS has been excellent of late. 2-3 days from all over the US to my door.

    Really looking forward to all of it.
     
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  21. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar (933) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    Okay, throwing out a wild guess:
    8753

    Cheers from Dickson TN all!
     
  22. Whyteboar

    Whyteboar (933) Jun 7, 2008 Michigan
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    I found one of those at the charity shop I volunteer at. It’s fun to use for for 12 oz servings.
     
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  23. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama (1,329) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Wayfinder Fortuna


    3.92/5 rDev -2.2%
    look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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    Another new brewery courtesy of @Beersnake1 in bif16

    Wayfinder provides some clever insights on their can

    “ save the earth, it’s the only planet we have with beer “

    “ instructions 1) open 2) drink”
    “Mysteriously delicious beer”

    A Düsseldorf specialty, an Altbier is a German-style Brown Ale. The word alt” literally translates to "old" in German, and traditionally Altbiers are conditioned for a longer than normal periods of time. Other sources note that "alt" is derived from the Latin word "altus," which means "high" and refers to the rising yeast. Take your pick, but the extended conditioning mellows out this ale's fruitiness and produces an exceptionally smooth, clean, and delicate brew. Its color ranges from amber to dark brown, carbonation is moderate, and while known to express the slightly spicy, herbal character of Noble hops, the key word here is balance. A stronger version brewed less frequently, "Sticke Alt" is a maltier and hoppier take on the Altbier.

    Poured into a stange , the pour produces a clear copper brown liquid with a fluffy two finger off white foam cap

    Aroma is malty, earthy , hint of spice

    Taste us earthy, malty , slight bitter snap on the finish

    Sudsy, light mouthfeel

    Good beer
     
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  24. foundersasap

    foundersasap (711) Feb 2, 2015 Michigan
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    Enjoying this one, very nice tartness, sour cherries, grapes, red wine, little funky, thanks @Roy_Hobbs happy Thanksgiving to all
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  25. woemad

    woemad (1,573) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Nice. I love a good Alt.
     
  26. ovaltine

    ovaltine (1,459) Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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    No, my guess is the maximum it could be. @superspak alone has beer karma of 25,463. The guesses from @WunderLlama and @BigIronH are impossible.
     
  27. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus (1,181) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    I decided to jump right into the box received today from @jonphisher.

    First up, Kane Drift Line Oatmeal Brown Ale. I haven’t had a good brown ale in a while, so was eager to crack it open.

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    Pours a dark, slightly red-ish brown with a moderate head that dissipates slowly to leave a light uneven film on the top of the beer.

    The nose starts with a nice chocolate quality. Toasted grains and a little herbal note follow.

    Brown bread, cocoa, with a firm bitter finish.

    Body is moderate with a light creamy character. Enjoyable.

    This is a great beer. It’s hard to find a good brown ale in my neck of the woods. I can think of only one or two old stalwarts. So, it’s nice to be able to enjoy this one from further afield.

    Thanks Jon. I quite liked this one. Cheers!
     
  28. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard (1,578) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    I spent nine months in Bavaria as a guest of the Murican government. Since then I've been back five times, twice with Mrs. Lizard and thrice on beer vacations. Hopefully, I'll get back next year again.
     
  29. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard (1,578) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    I've never made O-fest, but it sounds 'way too crowded and loud for my tastes. There are many smaller local festivals where you can hang with the drunken locals rather than the drunken tourists and probably make it back to your hotel alive.
     
  30. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard (1,578) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Haven't hit any of Hornfischer's stuff yet (but he's on my list) but I can highly recommend Ian W. Toll's trilogy on the Pacific War and C. Van Woodward's "The Battle for Leyte Gulf".
     
  31. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard (1,578) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Hokay, I'm in. 1567.4
     
  32. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard (1,578) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Nice hit Jon - that'll keep the mounties checking packages!
     
  33. woemad

    woemad (1,573) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Ian Toll's work is also excellent. Have you read his Six Frigates?
     
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  34. Ozzylizard

    Ozzylizard (1,578) Oct 5, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Not yet - so many books, so little time!
     
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  35. woemad

    woemad (1,573) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    I hear you. I have the habit of reading several different books at a time. Just picked up one from the library about the US military intervention in Siberia in 1919, when the men of the regiment known as "Detroit's Own" were dumped at Archangel with basically no clear idea why they were there and what they were meant to do.
     
  36. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 (1,683) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    Yep, that makes sense. I hadn't considered the monstrous karma of @superspak !!
     
  37. BigIronH

    BigIronH (1,156) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    Yeah….that was bad reading on my part. I was thinking of it as the average of the 5 scores.
     
  38. beergoot

    beergoot (1,894) Oct 11, 2010 Colorado
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    ...I've been to Munich before, even Oktoberfest, but, true story, I never had a beer at Oktoberfest...something about the big crowds and all...that would change now...but I did have plenty of beer on the train ride down to Munich...
     
  39. WunderLlama

    WunderLlama (1,329) Dec 27, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Preparing to get farctated , gobble till you wobble

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    pre game watching the lions and the bills

    bdcs 2022 courtesy of @russpowell
     
  40. BigIronH

    BigIronH (1,156) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    [​IMG] Polishing off my last glass of Verdance Grisette from Terry @BBThunderbolt. Enjoy the day everyone! Cheers.