TMToBA5: Double Dare HAULS

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  1. brees6221

    brees6221 Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2009 Western Sahara

    Package #1 arrived from baconsausage today and HOLY HOPS it's an awesome one! This definitely made the jumping jacks in Palm Beach Tan worth it!

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    Hill Farmstead Double Citra growler
    Lawson's Double Sunshine IPA
    2x Alchemist Heady Topper

    Wow!! All excellent choices Tucker, we'll have to set up a trade sometime soon because these definitely won't last long in the fridge. THANK YOU!
     
  2. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

  3. brees6221

    brees6221 Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2009 Western Sahara

    Tell me about it. I had to put them back in the box so I wouldn't be tempted to throw them in the fridge and open one before the work day is over.
     
  4. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    DO IT.
     
  5. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

    So we're hanging out Saturday right? :slight_smile: Man, a cold beer after a softball tournament, what could be better?

    Just kidding - enjoy those beers - you earned them!
     
  6. pschul4

    pschul4 Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2011 Illinois

    MMMM Heady Topper. Think I'll crack one of mine open tonight
     
  7. Hophead717

    Hophead717 Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    Damn, wish I had time to do some public jumping jacks :wink:
     
  8. brees6221

    brees6221 Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2009 Western Sahara

    Package #2 arrived yesterday from libbey, just haven't made time to take a pic and post it yet. I'll try to take a pic tonight.
     
  9. Rempo

    Rempo Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2010 Indiana

    The specific breweries and beer names are unnecessary. How many of the bottles did you put in your cellar?
     
  10. brees6221

    brees6221 Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2009 Western Sahara

    You don't know the answer from the Google doc?!?
     
  11. brees6221

    brees6221 Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2009 Western Sahara

    Here's my second and final haul, from libbey. Fantastic job!

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    Fremont Cowiche Canyon Hop Lab #1
    Firestone Walker Parabola 2012
    Hair of the Dog Blue Dot
    Hair of the Dog Adam

    I'm honestly excited about all of these beers. Three of them I've had and love, and one (Hop Lab) I'm really pumped to try. Thank you Matt!

    PS - None of the beers received in TMToBA5 have been added to my cellar yet. :wink:
     
  12. libbey

    libbey Initiate (0) May 18, 2008 British Indian Ocean Territory

    The cardboard box for the parabola was in the box if you wanted it.

    Hop Lab is a tasty little number. Enjoy your beers Brees. Cheers.
     
  13. abraxel

    abraxel Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2009 Michigan

    I believe there's a box on a bear's doorstep...
     
  14. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

    Just phoned my fiance. The box has arrived! I'll post a pic when I get home tonight. Thanks Abraxel!
     
  15. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

  16. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Aspirant (259) Feb 28, 2012 Colorado
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    Damn, Abraxel, you killed him!
     
  17. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

    Major props to Abraxel for a huge box full of barrel aged goodies.

    From L to R:

    Cinco Anos (want)
    Kuhnhenn BB4D (can't get enough)
    Short's Spruce Pils (interested!)
    Kuhnhenn Tenacious Cassis 2007 (only 5 years and 15%!!!)
    Dark Horse BA Plead the 5th (want)
    Kuhnhenn Growler - DRIPA (kicked my ass last night)
    Dark Horse BA Plead the 5th (x2!)
    KBS (love this stuff - was down to only 1 bottle)
    Short's Bourbon Barrel Sustenance Black Beer (hmmmmmm...)
    Arcadia BA Shipwrecked Porter (should be want)
    Brau Brother Rye Wyne Ale

    &

    Founder's Brewing Snifter (awesome!)
     
  18. abraxel

    abraxel Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2009 Michigan

    Glad you like it! Don't drink it all in one night :wink:

    Cheers!
     
  19. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

    Abraxel - while the growler did leak a bit (about 3 inches from cap down was empty), it was drinking just fine last night. No oxidation or major carbonation issues to report. :grinning:
     
  20. abraxel

    abraxel Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2009 Michigan

    I'm really sorry about that, but I'm glad to hear most of the beer was still there and in good shape! It's a damn good beer.

    Does anyone have any surefire growler packing tips? I've shipped a growler or two before without issue, and I made sure to really crank the cap on tight, but apparently that wasn't enough :slight_frown:
     
  21. celticfutblclub

    celticfutblclub Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 Massachusetts

    What I usually do with any bottle or growler is to use electrical tape to tape up the cap so it doesn't accidentally loosen or pop off while in transit. I haven't heard of any issues from using this approach..

    that said I'm sure its still possible that something like what you ran into could still occur but its probably less likely..
     
  22. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

    No need to apologize! I'm not crying over free beer. :wink:

    The growler would have probably been fine if not for the extreme heat. It was said to be 105 degrees here yesterday with the heat index. Not ideal conditions for this little hobby of ours.

    Please don't feel like you didn't package up properly. I think you did everything you could have!
     
  23. Hophead717

    Hophead717 Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    I also received a package from Abraxel, for finishing in third. First, I was to say that it was awesome (and entirely unnecessary) of him to step up and send a third place box.

    I am the proud owner of a 2011 BA Plead the 5th and a bottle of Founders Imperial Stout of a vintage that I cannot identify (damn invisible bottle dating!). Founders Imperial is hands down my favorite non-BA stout! Unfortunately, I only discovered that this year and only grabbed two four packs. One is in the cellar, but you can be this bad boy will be cracked soon! Abraxel, do you happen to know the year on the Founders?

    Also included in the box was a great chalice that I've added to my quickly expanding glassware collection (I just added a couple of Founders glasses and I have some from Stone on the way!).

    Thanks again for the great box, Abram!
     
  24. abraxel

    abraxel Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2009 Michigan

    The Founders IS is just the most recent release (about six months old now). This is the first year I was able to set even a little aside -- it's easily my favorite non-BA stout, too, and I might even choose it over KBS... so no matter how much I buy, I have trouble not drinking it all.

    I'm glad the PBR chalice has found a good home. I sent it because you deserve a blue ribbon :wink:
     
  25. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

    I may or may not be readying myself to host TMTOBA 6. :sunglasses:
     
  26. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Aspirant (259) Feb 28, 2012 Colorado
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  27. brees6221

    brees6221 Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2009 Western Sahara

    Let me know what you need, we can tag team this bitch. If nothing else it's an excuse to get together and drink some beer. Which reminds me, what are you and the future Mrs. doing this weekend? We both have recent hauls and you know sharing is caring!
     
  28. pschul4

    pschul4 Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2011 Illinois

    Omg DRIPA... My mouth is watering... Abraxel you litterally killed him. He is now dead and in beer heaven :wink:
     
  29. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

    That sounds like a great idea. Unfortunately, I have some news for you. You'd have to change your avatar to this:

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    This is Beth - She ran Cash Cab Chicago. Ben meet Beth. Beth, Ben. :wink:
     
  30. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

    I'm free, the Mrs. is working this weekend. Hit me up.
     
  31. brees6221

    brees6221 Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2009 Western Sahara

    I'm in, let's do this.
     
  32. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

    I'll be in touch with you this week to work out details.
     
  33. quirkzoo

    quirkzoo Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2011 Colorado

    I love the cash cab synergy avatars, this is going to be epic.
     
  34. libbey

    libbey Initiate (0) May 18, 2008 British Indian Ocean Territory

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  35. abraxel

    abraxel Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2009 Michigan

    Quick update: There are two boxes yet to be shipped, but no one's AWOL. Everything will get there eventually...

    Can't wait for Cash Cab :grinning:
     
  36. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

    I'm meeting up with IrishColonial on Saturday to pick up my spoils. Will post a pic that evening.

    I'm also meeting with Brees6221 tonight to work out the details of TMTOBA 6 - Cash Cab. It's gonna be money, baby.


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  37. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

    As promised, IrishColonial delivers beyond expectations (not that I really had any!):

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    Where you at FishPondManager? :wink:
     
  38. Beerontwowheels

    Beerontwowheels Initiate (0) Nov 22, 2009 Maryland

    I have to say, I basically giggled when Eric handed me the Jackie O's Cellar Cuvee 5 and the Freemont B-Bomb. He was so casual about it. My face couldn't handle it and Eric knew instantly that he sank my battleship. Forever grateful...

    All new beers, and all beers I'm definitely looking forward to 'reviewing'. Top notch!
     
  39. libbey

    libbey Initiate (0) May 18, 2008 British Indian Ocean Territory

    Fremont is fantastic. Nice work Irish.
     
  40. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Aspirant (259) Feb 28, 2012 Colorado
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    Box going out tomorrow. Had to secure some local limited releases.
     
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