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Secret Santa: Hints & Hauls plus Dear Santa letters

Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by Cuzco, Nov 21, 2012.

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  1. Blargimus

    Blargimus Jan 6, 2012 Colorado

    Oh, I forgot to mention - the swag was sent separately, directly from the brewery. If you get a random box from a Colorado brewery with no beer in it, that's from me.
     
  2. nlmartin

    nlmartin Jul 26, 2005 Ohio

    Glad it all made it!... Nothing like a giant box of beer to reduce a grown man to behaving like a Little Girl. :)
     
  3. jodan

    jodan Jul 24, 2008 California

    And it's all safe. Santa is a mad man.
    I'll be back to post the haul in a bit. Need to change my pants, then go drop off my boxes!
     
  4. jodan

    jodan Jul 24, 2008 California

    Came home to 2 awesome boxes from cfh64 today, also got a fine from the LA Metro too.

    Here's the beers:

    Squatter's Outer Darkness
    Jester King Funk Metal*
    Jester King Weasel Rodeo
    Freetail Raspberry Ananke*
    Cascade Sang Noir*
    Cascade Noyaux*
    Cigar City Zhukov
    Cigar City Cognac Imperial Sweet Stout
    Pipeworks Ninja vs. Unicorn*
    FFF Dreadnaught
    Marble Imperial Stout*
    Clown Shoes Vampire Slayer
    Dark Horse BA Plead the 5th '11*
    Founders Breakfast Stout
    St. Arnold Bishop's Barrel No. 1*
    Deep Ellum Rye Pils
    Deep Ellum Farmhouse Wit
    Southern Star Buried Hatchet x2
    FFF Zombie Dust*
    Rahr & Sons Bourbon Winter Warmer

    Swag:
    St Arnold T-shirt and Hoodie

    Goodies-awesome fancy marshmallows, praline pecans, candy cane taffy

    Thanks for everything man! I love it all. A few new things, some old favs, just awesome. Will try to get pics up here shortly, there's already one empty soldier eyeing a couple more here too...
     
  5. huadog

    huadog May 13, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    I got home today after a grueling 2 days of waiting to open these boxes from nerdrocker101 - and let me say they were worth the wait!! On to the haul...

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    Beer
    • Imperial Milk Porter-Stranahan Whiskey Barrel Aged - Cigar City Brewing (had once and really enjoyed it!)
    • Moat Water - Cigar City Brewing (love love love this beer - happy to have it again)
    • Blackbeerd Imperial Stout - COAST Brewing Company (glad to try this again)
    • Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company (enjoyed this - happy to try the 2012)
    • Olde Rabbit's Foot - Foothills Brewing Company (enjoyed this - happy to try the 2012)
    • Founders Bolt Cutter - Founders Brewing Company (these keep rolling in - love founders)
    • Pistols At Dawn - Lonerider Brewing Company (new tick - sounds awesome!!! should be want - thanks!)
    • Silent Night - Mother Earth Brewing (new tick - looking forward to trying this one)
    • Blue Sunday Sour - New Holland Brewing Company (new tick - have liked the New Holland stuff I've had)
    • Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout) - Southern Tier Brewing Company (always want this!)
    • Dark Lord Imperial Stout - Three Floyds Brewing Co. (can never have too much DL)
    • Moloko - Three Floyds Brewing Co. (looking forward to having this again)
    • Brett & No Mices - Westbrook Brewing Co. (new tick - looking forward to this)
    • Sue - Yazoo Brewing Company (2011 & 2012) - (new ticks - thanks for 2 different years!)
    Swag
    • 2 Boxes of Olive and Sinclair Smoked Nib Brittle (SUPER delicious - must order more!!!)
    • Cigar City Snifter (huge want for me - how did you know?!?! so awesome!)
    • Yazoo Long Sleeve Christmas T-shirt (thanks! going to wear this to the xmas party Sunday!)
    • 12oz bag of Batdorf & Bronson Nicaragua Finca Santa Gema Coffee (trying this tomorrow - smells great!)
    • A thoughtful beer related XMAS card that made me laugh :)
    nerdrocker101 you absolutely killed it in this BIF - huge thanks I am overwhelmed with everything. It really is a perfect box. Hopefully I have the pleasure of returning the favor. I feel like something is really brewing between us haha! Merry Christmas!
     
  6. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
    Beer Trader

    My pleasure, I'm glad you enjoyed it :) Happy holidays!
     
  7. mnbearsfan

    mnbearsfan Dec 25, 2009 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Just in time for Christmas eve!
     
  8. jodan

    jodan Jul 24, 2008 California

    Bad cellphone pic:
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  9. nerdrocker101

    nerdrocker101 Feb 18, 2009 Georgia
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    Glad you like the box. That Blackbeard is barrel aged actually. Merry Christmas!
     
  10. shrek806

    shrek806 Mar 1, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    Some awesome hauls posted today, whose ready secret valentines?
     
  11. Crabbicuss

    Crabbicuss Jan 3, 2011 Maryland

    To my target. UPS says due to volume Thursday is most likely. They need to know that in that third box leaving the following Monday with the afore mentioned beers, there will be another piece of swag (glassware), just couldn't fit it in the two that started their journey today and wasn't worth the risk of cramming in. Fingers crossed for safe travel and delivery, lots of fluid love in those boxes. Hope Santa shows me some chimney charity on the drop off!!!
     
  12. fortsambo

    fortsambo Feb 14, 2011 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Awesome hauls!
     
  13. Penguin3200

    Penguin3200 Dec 28, 2008 Minnesota

    Yes awesome hauls!
     
  14. usofar

    usofar Dec 23, 2010 California

    Picked up the first box from my leasing office this morning, and I just opened the haul to reveal:

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    secret santa bif haul

    Heady Topper x2 Always a want!
    Captain Lawrence Winter Ale x2
    Fantome Boo
    South Hampton Grand Cru Sounds Great!
    Duck-Rabbit Barleywine
    Allagash Odyssey Looks Awesome!
    Ommegang - Chocolate Indulgence Really enjoyed this beer in the past.
    Cigar City Winter Warmer Enjoyed last years version and haven't tried this year yet.
    Half Acre Akari Shogun

    Candy, Stickers, a card and a santa hat! Thanks so much!
     
  15. huadog

    huadog May 13, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    Oh great, thanks for telling me - I didn't think the regular was wax dipped but didn't see anything about it being BA in the time I looked over it. Thanks again!
     
  16. Kelp

    Kelp Mar 6, 2008 New Hampshire

    Two boxes dropped off before work tonight. Heading west to state where the NFL team is having an off year.
     
  17. fortsambo

    fortsambo Feb 14, 2011 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Damn!
     
  18. brooklynbrews

    brooklynbrews Jan 21, 2010 Uzbekistan

    The DR Barleywine should be a batch that didn't have terrible infection issues, if it ends up tasting terrible, let me know and I'll send something along as a replacement. cheers!
     
  19. mnbearsfan

    mnbearsfan Dec 25, 2009 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Someone has beer in Delaware. They got it at 1:04 yesterday!
     
  20. DSlim71

    DSlim71 Mar 3, 2010 New Jersey

    My boxes will start their trek southwest today. Fedex says it will take them 2 days to make the roughly 840 mile trip.
     
  21. Penguin3200

    Penguin3200 Dec 28, 2008 Minnesota

    My box is on a FedEx truck and out for delivery in the Rocky Mountain state.
     
  22. oteixeira

    oteixeira Aug 20, 2012 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Gonna be another great haul picture night! :)
     
  23. Blargimus

    Blargimus Jan 6, 2012 Colorado

    T minus 2 days until a 40-pounder lands on a porch in a town with a two-word name.
     
  24. FTowne

    FTowne Jan 27, 2012 Missouri

    Chesterfield?!
     
  25. Blargimus

    Blargimus Jan 6, 2012 Colorado

    Sorry, I should clarify - two words, separated by a space. :(
     
  26. FTowne

    FTowne Jan 27, 2012 Missouri

    BAH!
     
  27. tofuspeedstar

    tofuspeedstar Jul 12, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    o hay last part of box from Duffman!

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  28. Duffman929

    Duffman929 Nov 27, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Glad everything got there. If that candy doesn't help you out with the misses, then you are doing it wrong!
     
  29. tofuspeedstar

    tofuspeedstar Jul 12, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    hahah..it's a surefire winner. ;)
     
  30. Duffman929

    Duffman929 Nov 27, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I hope Santa's note got there too!
     
  31. tofuspeedstar

    tofuspeedstar Jul 12, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    It did :) Many thanks, many thanks.
     
  32. Penguin3200

    Penguin3200 Dec 28, 2008 Minnesota

    The eagle has landed in Greeley, CO
    Delivered
    Signature not required
     
  33. Montrose79

    Montrose79 Mar 27, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    On the road:
    Three boxes- 50 lbs
    Box one- 25.5lbs beer
    Box two-18.5lbs beer
    Box three- 6lbs swag
    Two business days

    Cheers!
     
  34. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
    Beer Trader

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    Big thanks to Shrek! The haul

    Ithaca Flower Power X 2
    Brooklyn Black Choc Stout X 2
    GI BCBS X 2 perma want*
    Troegs Mad Elf X 2
    Great Lakes Xmas Ale X 4 want*
    Southern Tier Mokah
    Full Sail Wreck the Halls '11
    Middle Ages Druid Fluid
    Cortland Industrial IPA
    Middle Ages Double IPA
    Middle Ages Dragonslayer
    New Belgium Tart Lychee
    Ballast Point Victory at Sea
    Bells Java Stout
    Great Lakes Nosferatu
    Stone Vanilla Bean Smoked Porter
    Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot
    Unibroue La Fin Du Monde
    Bells Expedition Stout
    Bells Kalamazoo Stout

    Xmas ornament pickle (love this)
    The Kind Coffee Company coffee (love coffee)
    Peppermint Bark mmmm...
    Assorted Reeses and Hersheys Kisses
    Syracuse FD shirt and patch (we're both FF's so this was better than a brewery shirt; love it)

    Thanks again! Lots of tasty beers to work my way through.
     
  35. tofuspeedstar

    tofuspeedstar Jul 12, 2012 Texas
    Beer Trader

    :| now looking through this thread I feel bad I hit 1 want on slaphappy/stupac's list.

    -_-" dat texas distribution.
     
  36. slaphappysnark

    slaphappysnark Mar 9, 2011 California

    You sent us a thoughtful, tasty box of beers from a tough distro area, and we (especially Stu) don't have easy wants. Also, you sent a sweet pig glass. No feeling bad!
     
  37. FTowne

    FTowne Jan 27, 2012 Missouri

    DAT Pig Glass!
     
  38. oteixeira

    oteixeira Aug 20, 2012 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    S-O-T-B (Swag of the BIF) Winna!
     
  39. Duffman929

    Duffman929 Nov 27, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    These hauls are all great, but I want to be cfh64's friend! Well done, sir!
     
  40. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Feb 28, 2012 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Just opened a great box from Penguin3200. Im glad im on vacay already and was home to receive the box. He crushed me with over 30 pounds of great beer and gifts. It's a great mixture full of some of my favorites and some fantastic new beers to try. Sounds like it might snow tonight and into the morning so the beanie's gettin tossed right into action. Thanks for a great box.

    Bottles

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    FBS (w)
    Expedition x3 (w)
    Bootleggers Imperial Black Phoenix, sounds right up my alley
    Lift Bridge Commander, this will fit in perfectly at a BBBW tasting this weekend
    Bruery Fruet (w) this is a perfect Christmas gift because I could never bring myself to buy a bottle, thank you!
    Steel Toe Wee Heavy
    BCBS 12 (w)
    Abrasive x5 (w) canned a week ago! Looks like one got dented and leaked a little bit, so I popped the top on that bitch and drank it while I opened. This was my first Abrasive and I must say it is fantastic!
    Furious (w)
    Tonka Reservation IPA, this is the kind of Tonka toy I can get behind!
    NG Enigma (w)

    The Town Haul

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    Beanie
    Tulip
    Growler tote....with a growler full of Pint Club Ale!

    Penguin3200, thank you so much for the awesome haul. Merry Christmas to all!
     
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