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Summer School BIF Hints & Hauls

Discussion in 'Beer It Forward' started by ufmj, Jul 31, 2013.

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  1. Hoptimus-Prime

    Hoptimus-Prime Dec 7, 2012 North Carolina
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    So I have it narrowed down to Cuzco,gcamparone or JoeDurp as my sender...Hints!?!?
     
  2. JoeDurp

    JoeDurp Nov 5, 2011 Texas

    How far west are you sending?
     
  3. JoeDurp

    JoeDurp Nov 5, 2011 Texas

    Not me man...sorry guys shits been intense but box is out Monday my boss said I can use the company FedEx account
     
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  4. ccar033

    ccar033 Mar 8, 2013 Texas

    I just got home to this 49lb monster of a box!!! I'm assuming it's from Threefishes from the hints and my previous guess. The opening and pics will have to wait until my fantasy draft is over, but the excitement and anticipation mayake me take a sneak peak! I'll post the pics once I open!!
     
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  5. JoeDurp

    JoeDurp Nov 5, 2011 Texas

    Sent should be there Monday by 3
     
  6. ccar033

    ccar033 Mar 8, 2013 Texas

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    New Glarus Brewing Co. - Berliner Weiss x2
    Sweetwater IPA x6 (I love all Sweetwater brews)
    Sweetwater 420 x6 (All time favorite!! Thanks!!!)
    Heady Topper (Serious Want)
    CCB Hells Lager x3 (sounds like a good summer seasonal from an awesome brewery)
    CCB Jai Alai x2 (permawant!)
    CCB Florida Cracker x4

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    Jolly Pumpkin - Madrugada Obscura Dark Dawn Stout (sounds awesome)
    Timber Creek - Saison du port
    CCB Cucumber Saison (I'm really interested to try this one)
    CCB Tocobaga Red Ale - another great brew I've liked before
    Terrapin - Maggie's Peach Farmhouse Ale (another deliciously sounding brew)

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    OddSide Ales - Wheat Ale (love the full metal jacket references)
    Shortie's Brew - Soft Paradise (another fruity one that I'm looking forward to)
    Shorite's Brew - Nicie Spice
    Atwater Brewery - Summer Time Ale
    Lakefront - Wheat Monkey Ale
    Atwater Brewery - Dirty Blonde (love the label)


    All in all, this took forever to unpack and the gifts kept coming. I was really blown away by it all. This was my first BIF and it won't certainly be my last!!! Thanks Threefishes for the generous box, and I can't even begin to thank you for the 420! I only get it when I visit Bama during the year for football games, and it will definitely put the cap on a great summer. Thanks again!
     
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  7. ufmj

    ufmj Feb 15, 2013 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Slammed in the ICU all last week...thankfully, this box from ccar033 landed on Thursday:

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    - Deep Ellum IPA x 2
    - Armadillo Ale Works Greenbelt Farmhouse Ale x 2
    - Karbach Hopadillo IPA x 2
    - Karbach Love Street Summer Seasonal x 3
    - Karbach Weisse Versa Wheat x 3

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    - Independence Stash IPA x 2
    - Jester King Wytchmaker Farmouse Rye IPA
    - Karbach El Hopadillo Negro Black IPA
    - Karbach Hop Delusion Imperial IPA
    - Ranger Creek Small Batch Series No. 5: Pecan Smoked Doppelbock
    - Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA

    (Not pictured: Stickers from Sweetwater Brewing Co. and a box of Mike & Ike's.)

    Solid box from ccar003...stoked to try a shit-ton of TX beers!


    P.S. GO GATORS!!!
     
  8. ccar033

    ccar033 Mar 8, 2013 Texas

    Glad to see it made it safe. Tried to throw in some of my go-to local stuff considering you and I both are IPA fans. I'm hoping you'll like the Deep Ellum and the Hop Delusion! P.S.S. - Roll Tide!! Sorry I just had to! Cheers!
     
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  9. IPAFan521

    IPAFan521 Jan 20, 2013 Illinois
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    2 boxes are on their way somewhere...:)

    ufmj...I will send tracking numbers over to you shortly. i forgot to write them down before I dropped the boxes off and need to wait for them to load in my account later today.
     
  10. JoeDurp

    JoeDurp Nov 5, 2011 Texas

    My targets package is at his house now
     
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  11. StoutSeth

    StoutSeth Sep 24, 2010 Virginia

    Hope this is me... *Fingers Crossed*

    Might just be wishful thinking though
     
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  12. IPAFan521

    IPAFan521 Jan 20, 2013 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Well...no beer on my porch...
     
  13. JoeDurp

    JoeDurp Nov 5, 2011 Texas

    Know the feeling
     
  14. IPAFan521

    IPAFan521 Jan 20, 2013 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    well at least you knew your own beer was not landing on your porch...:)
     
  15. JoeDurp

    JoeDurp Nov 5, 2011 Texas

    Did you accidentally ship it to your own house?
     
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  16. Cuzco

    Cuzco Mar 22, 2008 New York
    Beer Trader

    box should land in a southern direction from me on Thursday.
     
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  17. Kwaide

    Kwaide Jul 11, 2012 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Box landed. A few fallen soldiers. I will post a picture of the survivors in just a bit. Sadly I have been feeling like ass since yesterday. Wish it was hangover from the bottle share Sunday but don't think that's the issue. But looks to be that a black butte XX?, and some praire bit the dust. Found part of the label and 2 corks.
     
  18. JoeDurp

    JoeDurp Nov 5, 2011 Texas

    Wow are you fucking serious
     
  19. ufmj

    ufmj Feb 15, 2013 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Too much Mike's Hard Strawberry Lemonade, perhaps?
     
  20. Kwaide

    Kwaide Jul 11, 2012 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Yeah, they delivered the box in a bag. With bottles busting out.
     
  21. JoeDurp

    JoeDurp Nov 5, 2011 Texas

    How many are left
     
  22. Kwaide

    Kwaide Jul 11, 2012 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Here is the haul, amazing box of beers from JoeDurp. Fedex cant read when someone says this side up cause that side was down when the box landed. Its kinda strange how packing nuts interact with beer. it makes like little buggers. freaked my wife out, but I thought it was funny as hell...

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    We have:

    JK Funk Metal (love it)
    JK el Cedro (have not had it)
    JK Black Metal (only tried the OG)
    JK Censored (cant wait to try it)
    BLVD Terra Incognitta (had last years and loved it)

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    Saint Arnold- Pumpkinator (love pumpkin beers soooo now a new one to try)
    Alaskin- Smoked Porter ( not ready for smoke beers but in about a month this will kill it with some BBQ)
    Real Ale- 4 Squared
    Real Ale- black Quad
    Homebrew ESB ( perma want)

    super pumped about the brews. I am in Jester King heaven right now.

    as for the fallen few, I did find a black wax top and part of the label for a Black Butte something but the rest of the label was in different pieces. and 2 different cage and cork tops that looked to say Prairie, something with a green label from the rubble. what ever the bottles were the cocktail of smells was great.
     
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  23. JoeDurp

    JoeDurp Nov 5, 2011 Texas

    It was last years black butte plus prairie hop and prairie funky galaxy of the two prairie only 1 was amazing the other I had after I sent the box and it was weird. Was there anything differently I could have done with the packing or was FedEx just stupid?
     
  24. Kwaide

    Kwaide Jul 11, 2012 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    I think bubble wrap around every bottle helps. And packing the box tight with paper, bubble wrap, peanuts whatever to make it so there is no room for anything to move no matter what direction the box may go in. Or you can go the UFMJ route and do box in a box. Box with beers wrapped in bubbles and filled with peanuts to the top making sure there is some between bottles too. And then put that box in a larger box with peanuts around it. MJ sends the best packed boxes I have ever seen.
     
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  25. JoeDurp

    JoeDurp Nov 5, 2011 Texas

    Sorry man will learn for the next time
     
  26. Kwaide

    Kwaide Jul 11, 2012 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    It's all good brother. Depending on who sends to you you'll see what others do. I switch up my methods depending on what boxes I have in hand or my beer store has to give me. ( someone donates shippers to them and I get them). But if you ever need a hand or have question in the future let me know. I'm always down to help.
     
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  27. SnaxStL

    SnaxStL Mar 12, 2011 Missouri

    My target's box landed today. 45+ lbs. Don't strain your back.
     
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  28. StoutSeth

    StoutSeth Sep 24, 2010 Virginia

    I don't think this is me... I think my boxes will be arriving tomorrow, or maybe Thursdy. Not sure what the shipping time is from Il to Va. Yeah, I'm fishing for some kind of confirmation :)
     
  29. SnaxStL

    SnaxStL Mar 12, 2011 Missouri

    I'll bite.

    It's not you.

    Shipping time is so relative. FedEx missed their delivery date from MO-NY by 2 business days. Had hoped my package would have landed Friday of last week.
     
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  30. IPAFan521

    IPAFan521 Jan 20, 2013 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    My boxes (40lbs. of LOVE) will be landing tomorrow.
     
  31. Cuzco

    Cuzco Mar 22, 2008 New York
    Beer Trader

    I just finished up packaging a second box for my target and I am getting pretty damn thirsty as well!
     
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  32. IPAFan521

    IPAFan521 Jan 20, 2013 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Hint 1: My target has not posted in this Hints & hauls thread yet
    Hint 2: I will be shipping East
    Hint 3: My target has less posts, likes, wants, hads, and gots than me but has been on this site longer.
    Hint 4: I have been in (previously or currently) a BIF with my target.
    Hint 5: I was the post before or the post after one of your posts at least once.
    Hint 6: (need to keep pace with ufmj) My target has completed less trades than me but has been in more BIFs than I have been in.
    Hint 7: I am shipping to a state that I have never been to and never shipped to before.
    Hint 8: My target does not have a beer themed avatar
    Hint 9: my target does not have numbers in his screen name
    Hint 10: A musician sharing your first name founded and was also the lead singer of this severely inappropriately named band.
    Hint 11: Including this post, my target has posted on here 25 LESS times than I have.

    Hint 12: My state is larger than yours; however, it is not more that 2 times the size of yours.

    Hint 13: I am NOT shipping to ufmj

    Hint 14: I am NOT shipping to Kwaide​
     
  33. Kwaide

    Kwaide Jul 11, 2012 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    I'm gonna guess IPA Fans target is Seth. I am also going to guess that a Blackhawks fan will be getting a box on Thursday.
     
  34. Cuzco

    Cuzco Mar 22, 2008 New York
    Beer Trader

    I just rented a house in my target's state for next summer! They should have their boxes by Thursday!
     
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  35. StoutSeth

    StoutSeth Sep 24, 2010 Virginia

    I would concur. Or at least I hope I'm his target, otherwise I'm really really bad at guessing in BIFs. :)
     
  36. Kwaide

    Kwaide Jul 11, 2012 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Well Cuzco if your getting a house in VA hit me up and I will host a bottle share in your honor.
     
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  37. Cuzco

    Cuzco Mar 22, 2008 New York
    Beer Trader

    Well I will be landing in VA in order to drive a couple hours to my destination.... People used to drive from VA down the coast line to get to the area I am staying in! If you take this route I would suggest watching out for horses....
     
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  38. Hoptimus-Prime

    Hoptimus-Prime Dec 7, 2012 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Sounds like the OBX! :)
     
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  39. Cuzco

    Cuzco Mar 22, 2008 New York
    Beer Trader

    Just got a killer box from SnaxStl!!!

    23 bottles of amazing brews are now sitting in a formation awaiting a photo!

    The Little Ones:
    SN Hoptimum
    SN Summer
    Founders Devil Dancer
    O'Fallon Kite Tale x 2
    O'Fallon Wheach (cannot wait to try)
    Crown Valley Imperial Pumpkin Smash (sounds awesome)
    Schlafly Pumpkin Ale x2 Love it!
    Schlafly Raspberry Wefe
    Schlafly Summer Lager
    FFF Zombie Dust
    North Peak Diabolical
    Urban Chestnut Hopfen

    Large bottles:
    Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
    Deschutes Black Butte XXV
    Avery 25th anniversary
    Boulevard/SN Terra Incognita
    Perennial Plan B
    Perennial Black Walnut Dunkle
    Perennial Barry Rye
    Cathedral Repent Rye
     
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  40. Kwaide

    Kwaide Jul 11, 2012 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    I don't live far from OBX so I could bring some bottles down since I still go there for vacation anyways. Must hit up chips and trio's. and drink lots of beer at fish heads. In fact I am going to fish heads again in a couple weeks for a huge party since its only about an hour and a half away.
     
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