NBS BIF #5: WGNaBP Hints & Hauls

Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by beertunes, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,124) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    Nice drive-by beering!
     
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  2. Dragginballs76

    Dragginballs76 Poo-Bah (1,942) Nov 13, 2015 South Carolina
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    Nice shot @thebeers
     
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  3. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,033) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    BAM!!! The BIF that would not end!!! Nice shot @thebeers
     
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  4. Josholson666

    Josholson666 Zealot (530) Mar 21, 2015 Minnesota
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    Well deserved Greg! Nice bomb @thebeers!
     
  5. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (2,368) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    Another attack from @thebeers
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    I am drooling over the idea of a Tired Hands-Hill Farmstead collaboration. Thanks man!
     
  6. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,430) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Sorry 'bout that Corey! I don't even know what Cuban Crab is!
    Glad the shirt fits though! Cheers!
     
  7. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (2,368) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    Evil incarnate apparently
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  8. larryi86

    larryi86 Poo-Bah (2,954) Apr 4, 2010 Delaware
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    A box just finally made it back to me. Attempt two on shipping this out will come this week, but using UPS this time.
    How does this happen to a wine shopper?!?!?:angry::angry::angry::angry::angry:
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    (All beer was recovered and will be repacked this weekend)
     
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  9. Wasatch

    Wasatch Poo-Bah (5,396) Jun 8, 2005 Colorado
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    WOW!
     
  10. smanson56

    smanson56 Meyvn (1,089) Feb 15, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Holy Shit and all the beer survived that's a miracle!
     
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  11. larryi86

    larryi86 Poo-Bah (2,954) Apr 4, 2010 Delaware
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    Yeah it is, and I'm very thankful for that because some of the bottles would have been a pain to replace. So happy I'm able to resend this box!
     
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  12. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,033) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    DAMN!!! Looks like you were shipping this guy...
     
  13. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,430) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    Been away from the thread for a while myself, not for the same reasons though, and getting caught up....I'm sorry to hear of your loss.
     
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  14. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,430) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    I hope everything is ok and works out well for you!
     
  15. JBowenGeorgia

    JBowenGeorgia Devotee (435) Sep 1, 2016 Georgia
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    Question for some of you experts on here. I'm headed to my first real beer sampling tomorrow, Creature Comforts 3rd Anniversary party. The ticket has 36 oz of samples in 3oz pours, I'll be drinking my wife's share as well so technically I could try 24 different beers tomorrow, Hello New Beer Sunday! Is it typically better to start with the lighter offerings working toward the heavier ones, heavy to light, or just whatever I feel like having? I paid for the early access to guarantee samples of some rarer releases they had so I'll probably start with those first. Either way it should be a heck of a day. Here's the list if it helps.
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  16. Wasatch

    Wasatch Poo-Bah (5,396) Jun 8, 2005 Colorado
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    With that many, maybe try the better one's out first. Have Fun!

    Cheers!
     
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  17. Blackop555

    Blackop555 Meyvn (1,368) Dec 12, 2016 Michigan
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    Cant wait until tomorrow to open up some stouts from @beerloserLI . Haven't forgot you life has been busy but you will get a thank you box.
     
  18. Bum4ever

    Bum4ever Devotee (475) Jan 18, 2017 California
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    So two things here, if you want to hold out the longest on getting messed up then go light to dark.

    This helps keep everything down.

    But with that many pours you are going to get messed up no matter what you do. So I like to drink the good stuff first so I can remember if I liked them or not. Then drink stuff you normally wouldn't once you start thinking everything tastes good.
     
  19. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,033) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    Well, you took such good care of me, I feel I need to come up with some sage advice for you...


    Damn, I'm not that wise.:slight_frown: But I have been to quite a few of these types of events. I like the early entry, especially if it allows you to try out some special beers that will have hella lines later. In general, I go from subtle flavors to stronger flavors. (not lite to dark necessarily). For example, Kolsch, marzen, helles, etc. would go before Saison, hoppy. And barrel aged stuff would be last. Howeverrrrr, if you get to take small breaks, HYDRATE, eat some grub to cleanse your palate a bit, and did i say hydrate? Then you could bounce around a bit.

    Have fun! And hydrate.

    I like rinsing my glass once, then a second time, where I drink the rinse.
     
  20. JBowenGeorgia

    JBowenGeorgia Devotee (435) Sep 1, 2016 Georgia
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    That sounds pretty good, hadn't thought about water....
     
  21. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,124) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    @ovaltine , I'm out collecting some beers for the box I'm sending, and, at the moment, I'm having the Addo Kriek you enjoyed so much. Was going to send you a couple more bottles, but, alas, none are to be had. Would you want more of the Peach Millie instead?
     
  22. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,033) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    Did you survive?
     
  23. JBowenGeorgia

    JBowenGeorgia Devotee (435) Sep 1, 2016 Georgia
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    Oh yeah but man did I enjoy some great beers! Believe it or not that was my first experience with any of their BA stouts and sours, they seem to always have the release party while I'm at work and the bottles are gone that night. I believe I'll be taking a sick day on the next release....
     
  24. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,644) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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  25. jhavs

    jhavs Poo-Bah (1,644) Apr 16, 2015 New Hampshire
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  26. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,033) Jan 31, 2005 California
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  27. larryi86

    larryi86 Poo-Bah (2,954) Apr 4, 2010 Delaware
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  28. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,033) Jan 31, 2005 California
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  29. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (2,382) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Well, @larryi86 took good care of me. In fact, another box hit my porch this weekend.

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    Considering how much I emphasized my love for coffee, I think he nailed it.
     
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  30. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (2,382) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Dang. I wasn't keeping up with this thread. I was wondering why there was some chunked up styrofoam in my box, haha. This explains it! Glad you were able to recover it and thank you for going through the trouble of resending it!

    I don't see how FedEx could've done that to your box. That's just crazy. I have been able to recover more boxes from FedEx then UPS, although I suppose the real goal is to not have to even try to recover one. :slight_smile: Cheers!
     
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  31. Bum4ever

    Bum4ever Devotee (475) Jan 18, 2017 California
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    As a coffee lover myself that is one sweet looking box. Great job @larryi86
     
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  32. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (2,382) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    The Mikkeller's little brother (Beer Geek Breakfast) is one of the craft beers I credit for launching me into craft. Super excited to sip on the Weasel version!

    Coffee brews in general are to blame for this hobby. What are some of your favorite coffee brews? Alcoholic and not, haha.
     
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  33. Bum4ever

    Bum4ever Devotee (475) Jan 18, 2017 California
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    I am unfortunately a Starbucks addict. 2 venti's a day. Really anything with espresso is right up my alley. Although not much coffee flavor, I love the blended drinks from coffee bean and tea leaf. If one was in northern cali I would have no money for beer. I absolutely love oatmeal stouts with coffee. They are my favorite beers.
     
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  34. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (2,033) Jan 31, 2005 California
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    Holy Fermentations Batman!!! @larryi86 When does it ennnnnnnndddd?
     
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  35. larryi86

    larryi86 Poo-Bah (2,954) Apr 4, 2010 Delaware
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    Haha, that was meant to hit the week before the target date. When it got back to me I had to make sure that @Harrison8 got his coffee fix!
     
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  36. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (2,382) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    No worries, dude. I buy a lot of locally roasted coffee, and will stop in for an espresso when I buy a bag, but that happens about once every month or two. Now that I only drink coffee at home on the weekends, 12oz of coffee beans lasts me a while. Espresso is my favorite as well, I just don't get it often. I've toyed with the idea of buying an espresso machine, but I need a quality grinder first - which I will get around the time I move out.

    I have been surprised by Starbuck's coffee bean quality! While I prefer a few local roasters, it's pretty awesome how consistent and above average Starbuck's is. If I'm elsewhere in the world and want a bag to brew out camping or what not, I always know Starbuck's medium roast bag will treat me just fine. Although I have the local coffee shops scoped out pretty well in my usual camping territories :wink:
     
  37. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,124) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    I am no Amcrastinator, I'm certainanly a PROcrastinator. Just got back from Fedex, where a 43 pound box is headed to @ovaltine, to fulfill my obligation to this BIF. I waited for him to move, then I wanted to add some local releases, then I had to wait for a paycheck, then there were a couple more beers I waited on....... Anyhoo, I think he'll be happy with what he gets. A nice variety of formats and styles. I'm sure he'll appreciate the heavy beers during a Texas summer!:slight_smile:
     
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  38. ovaltine

    ovaltine Poo-Bah (2,038) Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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  39. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (5,124) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    If I counted right, you'll be getting 17 containers of beer. There were a couple more I couldn't squeeze in.
     
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  40. ovaltine

    ovaltine Poo-Bah (2,038) Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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