The Locals HINTS AND HAULS THREAD

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  1. KyleDavis

    KyleDavis Initiate (136) Aug 20, 2015 Ohio
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    Apologies to @Bum4ever for the blue balls, I headed down to KY land to hang out with @mervmurry this evening. I took my Day 5 with me.

    I got some ghost peaches up front, but wasn't convinced there was no fruit in here.



    5 days, 5 saisons. Not a bit mad about that. Farmhouse Beer is life. Another new tick, another super drinkable beer. Thanks, Josh!
     
  2. KyleDavis

    KyleDavis Initiate (136) Aug 20, 2015 Ohio
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    That is the greatest hat. It's the best hat. All other hats are disgusting.
     
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  3. jschott75

    jschott75 Savant (924) May 19, 2012 Illinois
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    Started to get more and more coconut as it warmed up. It's really good, but have no idea.
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    Other Half/Wakefield Snowbirds 2.
    My first Other Half stout and can't go wrong with Wakefield.

    Nick has my vote for best box.
     
  4. PassMeAZima

    PassMeAZima Zealot (511) Jan 1, 2014 Kentucky
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    Glad you enjoyed it. This was my favorite of the variants they did, but a close second was the Cofee edition. But I know you don’t like coffee.....:confused: so I didn’t send that one.
     
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  5. PassMeAZima

    PassMeAZima Zealot (511) Jan 1, 2014 Kentucky
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    Day 5 from @treznor This one is a little spicy, but I like it. Hate to see this round coming to a close. It’s been a great one.
    Thanks for a great box Trez!
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  6. azuelke

    azuelke Initiate (98) Nov 12, 2014 Wisconsin
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    Day 5 brought a 500ml bottle, taped black cap. Mouth puckering sour, a little dry, and I was getting a lot of raspberry flavor.

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    JO's didn't even dawn on me, so I had to swap glasses for some #PGW. I didn't really pick up on the wine barrel, but this was perfect for a grilling beer in this heat wave that's going on right now. Thanks @dannyfayy
     
  7. oline73

    oline73 Poo-Bah (3,272) Sep 18, 2009 Maryland
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    Day 5 from @valrxman is. Funky Buddha stout. Sweet but not overly so. Really nice amount of vanilla.

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    I figured this one out because I asked Steve about it a while back. Super happy to get to try it. Sad that tomorrow is the last day.

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  8. _RL_

    _RL_ Disciple (352) Oct 2, 2013 Maryland
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    Sorry @Elkevjoe. I've been fixing the door to my house and I forgot to take the before picture. This is a blend of barleywines and imperial stouts aged in bourbon barrels and the 2018 version (this version) is listed as an imperial stout elsewhere. This smells and tastes like a barleywine - very little stout. I would actually like to have this beer again. My favorite of the days thus far.
     
  9. _RL_

    _RL_ Disciple (352) Oct 2, 2013 Maryland
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    You should have called. Would have driven over.
     
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  10. treznor

    treznor Zealot (559) Dec 20, 2006 North Carolina
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    @core42 it's after midnight and I'm not even home yet ... I think day 5 will have to be tomorrow. Sorry buddy.
     
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  11. JNForsyth

    JNForsyth Crusader (723) Jan 3, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Day 5 from @mervmurry



    Madtree - Rhône

    Damn this was good. Tart and fruity, this beer was gone super quick.
     
  12. rspauldi

    rspauldi Crusader (710) Apr 21, 2014 Texas
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    Just got back to the hotel after a visit to Weldworks and cracking open a Day 5 beer from @Devman171. Went pretty heavy on stouts at the brewery so going to try my luck with a can thinking it might be a non stout.

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    Looks like an IPA. Aroma is citrus fruit. Taste is interesting. Not like a regular IPA, but very citrus forward. Quite a bit of fruity bitterness. Absolutely no clue on this one.

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    Passion Fruit and vanilla. A very unique beer but it somehow works. Thanks Devin.
     
  13. rspauldi

    rspauldi Crusader (710) Apr 21, 2014 Texas
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    One can left from @Devman171 so I decided to open it tonight too.

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    Another IPA and a good way to finish my night. Nice citrus flavors with a touch of sweetness but still some residual bitterness. Nice beer.

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    Aslin Grovestand, a milkshake IPA. That explains the sweetness, but I never would have guessed a milkshake. I really enjoyed it. Thanks Devin.
     
  14. Bum4ever

    Bum4ever Defender (604) Jan 18, 2017 California
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    Got behind on posting my days. First up is day 4 from @bstoos :
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    Definitely a Belgium style beer, this one has a lot of bread flavor to it. Not sure on the exact beer, but know I have seen the cap before.

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    Always wanted to try this one, but the bread flavor was just to much for my tastes. Glad I got the chance to learn its not for me.
     
  15. Bum4ever

    Bum4ever Defender (604) Jan 18, 2017 California
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    Next up is day 5 from @bstoos:
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    Tons of toffee/caramel and a good bit of bourbon barrel. Very nice BBA barley-wine, but no guess as to which one.

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    Pretty sure this is a new brewery tick for me, and I really enjoyed this bad boy right here. Thanks @bstoos!
     
  16. JasonR1975

    JasonR1975 Zealot (567) Jun 11, 2013 Michigan
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    Day 5 brings another Spring House stout - pastry AF as @JNForsyth so aptly put it. Definitely cinnamon in the nose and in the first taste, also tartness. Looking up cinnamon spring house brings me to Cinnabon premature burial.

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  17. NJB145

    NJB145 Devotee (439) May 18, 2013 Michigan
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    Day 5 from @corm44 brings me a waxed bottle. It makes me think that this may be a Plan Bee bottle as Dustyn is staying local (which I love) and the wax is similar to that of Plan Bee (although this is missing the bee on top):


    Upon tasting, I’m convinced that this is Plan Bee, but have no idea as which one. I got some barrel taste out of it:


    Plan Bee Autumn! Thanks Dustyn!
     
  18. dannyfayy

    dannyfayy Disciple (363) Feb 11, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Day 5 from @jschott75
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    New Glarus cap, mild acidity, very refreshing. It's not grape or peach. So I'm gonna guess Pomme something, as it's been on my wants list for a while.
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    I haven't had many apple or pear sours, but this was really good. Perfect for the hot 90 degree day. Thanks Jim !!
     
  19. robgage

    robgage Zealot (523) Dec 19, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    I'm sending Dish soap in Steve's next box!
     
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  20. robgage

    robgage Zealot (523) Dec 19, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    On the 5th day of Stoutmas @campa86 gave to me....

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    No clues on the cap...this ba stout is INCREDIBLE. So much vanilla and barrel. I know it's not FO,...but it's easily just as good. Awesome beer!

    the reveal:

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    So, I have never heard of Mumford brewing, but after this beer and the one I drank from my extras the other day...they definitely have my attention. Kick ass! Thanks @campa86
     
  21. PA-Michigander

    PA-Michigander Meyvn (1,448) Nov 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    It worked out perfectly. I had to pick someone up from JFK so I swung by OH for some growler fills for extras. Apparently they don't accept the type of growler I brought, but had these bottles left. Glad you enjoyed it!
     
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  22. PA-Michigander

    PA-Michigander Meyvn (1,448) Nov 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Day 5 brought what appeared to be an Avery offering, based on the gold foil and 12oz bottle.


    Poured incredibly dark. Tasted fantastic, almost like some coffee but I think it is from the barrel. This beer is incredible and my only thought was Tweak, but I know the good Doc wouldn't send a Tweak.

    Reveal:


    I've never heard of this beer, Black Eye, from 2014 but wow, it is great. It has held up to the test of time. The 18.82% probably helped there. I'm sad the Summer Sixer is ending, but can't wait to see what @Kramerbarthomer has left for me. Cheers Mike!
     
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  23. smanson56

    smanson56 Champion (801) Feb 15, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Well here we are at Day 6, I'm sorry to see this end.
    Day 6 brought a plane gold cap so no help there. Just a hint of gushing when the bottle was opened. Pour a golden orange color lots of oak in the nose I don't get any fruit either in the nose or from the taste. Nice oaky taste tart and fairly dry.
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    The more I drink the better it gets but still no idea what this is some sort of BA Saison is about all I get. Well on to the reveal.
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    And it is Pinot de la Casa from Casa Agria another great beer from my sender @Dave_Treat
    I'll be back with the final kill shot in a bit
     
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  24. Syracuse12

    Syracuse12 Disciple (374) Aug 21, 2012 New Jersey
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    my third of my surprise tmaummer threer from @andreizm and the greatest one yet.

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    This is one of my favorite beers of all time and so happy to revisit it (only time I had it before was at a large share in 2016), it lives up to my memory.

    Thanks Andrei for the surprise threer, incredible generous and fun. Watch yo porch if you dont sign up for 12 DoX, paying it forward might come to a porch near you.
     
  25. bstoos

    bstoos Initiate (76) Dec 7, 2017 New York
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    Day 6 brings another beer/brewery I've never had before. Capped and a cork? That's something I've never seen before.

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    It's obviously a Cantillon beer because it says it on the cork (I'm a detective in my spare time), but I would have no clue as to what it could be. Real sour/funky with no hints of fruit. Very interesting and I'm not quite sure how I feel about it.

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    Cantillon - Gueuze 100% Lambic Bio. Not just a new brewery, but a style I've never tried before. As it's warmed up, I've liked it a lot more. Super excited to have this and it's real refreshing after doing a bunch of yard work this morning.

    Thank you, @PassMeAZima. These six days have been real awesome, though my liver may be glad they're coming to an end.
     
  26. oline73

    oline73 Poo-Bah (3,272) Sep 18, 2009 Maryland
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    Day 6 from @valrxman

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    This is amazing, definitely Casey peaches, but it can’t be...

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    It is! I’m super psyched to get a bottle of this to myself! Thanks for the great round Steve! Group shot to follow.
     
  27. core42

    core42 Zealot (544) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    Day 6
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    No clue where this is from, it's a plain silver cap with wax. Tastes like a tart saison but definitely #teamstonefruit
     
  28. NJB145

    NJB145 Devotee (439) May 18, 2013 Michigan
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    Onto Day 6 from @corm44, which brings a new style (for this round) to the mix: a stout!


    Got some citrus on the nose and the taste has a creamy vanilla to it.

    Grimm Sumi Zest! Thanks Dustyn for a great round of local brews!
     
  29. valrxman

    valrxman Aspirant (285) Jun 30, 2010 Florida
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    You chose peaches!!!
     
  30. valrxman

    valrxman Aspirant (285) Jun 30, 2010 Florida
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    Those saison caps a pretty tough.
     
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  31. valrxman

    valrxman Aspirant (285) Jun 30, 2010 Florida
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    Day 6 is here. HBD Merica. All the fruits in this one. Yummy.



    Thanks again. Saved the best for last. @NJB145 killed it.
     
  32. core42

    core42 Zealot (544) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    BOOM!
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    Thanks @oline73 for a great 6 days!
     
  33. bstoos

    bstoos Initiate (76) Dec 7, 2017 New York
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    And here's the kill shot.

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    Thanks again, @PassMeAZima, these beers were all excellent and I would never have had the opportunity to try them without this BIF.

    Thanks, too, to @mervmurry for running this and letting me be a part. I really enjoyed virtually hanging out with all of you.
     
  34. valrxman

    valrxman Aspirant (285) Jun 30, 2010 Florida
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    All six days as a presentation. Enjoy. I’ll know more did.
     
  35. smanson56

    smanson56 Champion (801) Feb 15, 2014 New Hampshire
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    And is the final kill shot thanks to my sender @Dave_Treat. I enjoyed each and every one of them Dave. Cheers and Thanks again.[​IMG]
     
  36. andreizm

    andreizm Initiate (142) Sep 17, 2008 Washington
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    Not in the Summer Sixer, but wanted to cheers the end of it. Some great beers flying around, well done, all. #vbs

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  37. NJB145

    NJB145 Devotee (439) May 18, 2013 Michigan
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    I’m glad you enjoyed everything despite not having too much variation in breweries or styles...
     
  38. CBrodbeck

    CBrodbeck Defender (625) Nov 1, 2014 Florida
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    Okay catch up time...

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    Day 4 from @smanson56... definitely funky, with some Barrel action going on.

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    Really tasty! Thanks so much dude!
     
  39. PassMeAZima

    PassMeAZima Zealot (511) Jan 1, 2014 Kentucky
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    Day 6 from @treznor brings an awesome sour from an Asheville brewery I’ve only had a few things from. This one is drinking really nice.
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  40. Kramerbarthomer

    Kramerbarthomer Champion (842) Mar 22, 2012 Colorado
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    Day 6 from @JasonR1975 Another Speciation...

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    Funky. Tastes like a Flanders. Don’t think it’s got any fruit. Very tasty

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    Thanks for an awesome 6 days Jason!!