What is your Holiday haul? What beer(s) did you get for Christmas?

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  1. Wiffler27

    Wiffler27 Meyvn (1,302) Aug 16, 2009 North Carolina

    received a homemade wooden six pack carrier with an attached bottle opener!

    included was a 4pack of New Holland's Dragon's Milk Bourbon Barrel Stout!!

    my cousin isn't a beer nerd like me but i loved seeing that inside the carrier!
  2. gory4d

    gory4d Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2007 Texas

    Not yet. Had it before - spectacular beer.
  3. ubenumber2

    ubenumber2 Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2012 Arkansas

    No picture but I got

    Black Tuesday X 2
    Chocolate Rain
    Melange 3 X 2

    Murra Christmus
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  4. Miles_in_beer_city

    Miles_in_beer_city Initiate (167) Jun 18, 2014 North Carolina

    I got a membership in Sierra Nevada's Alpha Hop Society :slight_smile:
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  5. Homers_Beer_Odyssey

    Homers_Beer_Odyssey Initiate (0) Jun 17, 2014 New York

    I served a guest Double Bastard, then he gave me one.
  6. theIPAman

    theIPAman Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2013 New Hampshire

    The wife got me a bottle of Stone Enjoy After (July 4th)
  7. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,111) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Nice haul there - I shutter to think what the price was if they were purchased on the collector's market - after searching for full BBA's for decades, I finally found some when eBay started up in the late 1990s but dropped out of the bidding when they started going for over $100 at the turn of the century. But that's the beauty of a gift - price is no object. :wink:

    Got a name on the left side one? Can't make it out, and I've been trying to keep a running list of recipients.

    "Fin, Fur and Feathers Club" bottles have turned up before - and they seem to have been on the list for several years in the 1960s (I've seen a 1966 bottle and read a review of another IIRC). I've seen references to the club being in Chicago but there is also one down in affluent "horse country" in central Jersey - http://www.fffnj.com/ "since 1932" - wouldn't be odd if the Badenhausens had friends in that area, living a bit further north.

    A lot of article on BBA discuss how it is among the "rarest" beers but, man, have there been a lot of bottles turn up in recent years. I've always wondered why that is - did Ballantine recommend further aging (I've found boxes with address labels, no but paperwork that might have been included or sent separately)? Or was it just so "different" that it got stuck away in a corner only to be - luckily- rediscovered decades later? Certainly some bottles survived in the collections of the early beer geekery that existed before the "craft" era. Fritz Maytag shared a bottle from his cellar with Michael Jackson, resutling in one of the earliest mentions of the beer (by then, gone for over two decades) in the latter first US Pocket Guide to Beer. The hop growing family which runs Segal Farms were recipients, too, IIRC. But one would think those bottles don't reach the secondary "collector" market.
  8. The_Snow_Bird

    The_Snow_Bird Poo-Bah (1,760) May 7, 2015 Florida

    Variety pack of Funky Buddha (sibling picked)
    -Hop Gun
    -Nib Smuggler

    Jai Alai
    And Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
  9. Lazhal

    Lazhal Devotee (466) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan

    Brutal, just brutal. That is one sick sense of humor considering its Christmas.
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  10. harbinger

    harbinger Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2015 District of Columbia

    It was just a minor prank, I got other good things. Also, I already bought a Rare for myself.
  11. Victory_Sabre1973

    Victory_Sabre1973 Poo-Bah (2,383) Sep 15, 2015 Minnesota
    Society Trader

    I got a 4 pack of New Glarus Milk Stout. Had one last night, and it was awesome.
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  12. gory4d

    gory4d Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2007 Texas

    These I got from a bottle collector in NJ - he posted them on eBay 18 months ago but they got pulled down; it took us a while to arrange the sale after that. The price was not terrible. Anyway, the other one is blank - no name of a recipient printed. So I am not sure if it's one an employee snagged or what.
  13. RutgersBeerGuy

    RutgersBeerGuy Aspirant (266) Jan 16, 2007 New York

    One of my buddies who lives up in New Hampshire brought me down a Von Trappe variety pack. As a lover of lager, I'm pretty stoked. 3 bottles each of their Helles, Dunkel, Vienna, and Bohemian Pils.
  14. Oktoberfist

    Oktoberfist Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2014 Pennsylvania

    4 pack of Rude Elf's Reserve
    4 pack of SBC Toboggan
    4 pack of ST Pumpking
  15. NickyDee21

    NickyDee21 Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Rye on Rye
    Peppermint Victory at Sea
    Weyerbacher Blasphemy
    Case of Wolaver's Pumpkin Ale (mom surprised me at the holiday party with it. Said she got it discounted for $10 due to the store trying to move products out of season. Any beer tastes good for $10/case, let alone a craft brew)
    2015 Rare
    2015 Prop
    2015 BCBCS
    Regal Rye
    2015 BCBS x3
    2015 BCBBW x2
    and a gift card to the local bottle shop
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  16. Ipaupaweallpa

    Ipaupaweallpa Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2014 Alabama

    Wife got me a tool to make these
    My fourth one I think I got it down nice and smooth
  17. mschrei

    mschrei Poo-Bah (2,628) Jul 4, 2014 Illinois
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    Founders and Begyle from wife's family, my brother bought me the Orange Blossom and 3 Daughters, and he brought up the BCBS coffee '13 for a trade
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  18. vurt

    vurt Meyvn (1,282) Apr 11, 2004 Oregon

    I just received a very nice box from The Bruery, as an unexpected and wonderful add-on for all the freelance design work I did for them this year:


    They are great people and a fantastic client. If I had one or two more clients as good as them, I'd be one of the happiest designers around.

    I'm particularly thrilled to have a bottle of Ride That Goat, since I was about to try trading for one. It sounds fantastic.
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  19. Gregf51

    Gregf51 Zealot (555) Jun 12, 2014 Ohio

    Bourbon Barrel Black Maple x6
    Hoppin Frog Boris Van Wink x2
    Hoppin Frog Frosted Frog
    3 Floyd's Munsterfest
  20. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Zealot (566) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia

    Probably a smaller haul compared to others:

    Bourbon Barrel Hardywood GBS (c/o brother in law)
    Ridgeway Lump of Coal (c/o blind gift exchange)
    ExceptionALE gift cert (c/o in-laws - my wife will more than likely grab this to fill up some growlers)
  21. mrchrisray

    mrchrisray Initiate (0) May 14, 2013 Ohio

    Rhinegeist Dad - hoppy holiday ale
    New Glarus Scream
    Fremont BA Abominable - Coffee & Cinnamon
    Holy Mountain The Hart - Oak fermented saison
    Hop Freshener - Tropical & Juicy
    Perinnal- Abraxus
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  22. vabeerguy

    vabeerguy Poo-Bah (3,144) Sep 21, 2015 Virginia
    Society Trader

    Got some home brewed stout that did not survive the first night. Also got these two which are taunting me to open them.
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  23. Steev-o

    Steev-o Initiate (0) Dec 21, 2015 Nevada

    My wonderful wife bought me a growler of Jeremiah Red from BJ's. I bought myself a six pack of Stone Xocoveza
  24. dlcarst

    dlcarst Initiate (107) Aug 21, 2015 Missouri

    Dogfish Higher Math, Stone Southern Charred and Double Bastard in the Rye, New Belgium Accumulation (good cheap IPA in my opinion), and ten assorted Boulevard beers from my Aunt who lives in KC. Also 3 gift cards to the local liquor store and a beer fridge for my "cellar." I'm thankful for my family that understands my love for beer!
  25. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin

    My brother got me this sweet growler from @Sixpoint full of Central Waters "Call me old fashioned" for Xmas. I plan on using the shit out of this thing.
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  26. 64vdub

    64vdub Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2014 California


    Better late than never :slight_smile:
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  27. Ericness

    Ericness Initiate (130) Nov 21, 2012 Massachusetts

    My wife spoiled me a bit this year:

    - Cambridge Brewing Co. You Enjoy My Stout
    - Pretty Things Our Finest Regards
    - Pretty Things Barbapapa
    - Mystic Brewing Spectral Evidence
    - Avery Vanilla Bean
    - Night Shift Barrel Society membership renewal
  28. Lucular

    Lucular Poo-Bah (3,302) Jun 20, 2014 Maryland
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    No beer received for Christmas (visiting in-laws in upstate NY), but I was given this beer pairing book: http://www.amazon.com/Beer-Pairing-Essential-Guide-Pros/dp/076034843X

    I also made a couple of beer runs to Wegmans for some Great Lakes, Founders, and local beer that isn't available in MD so I'm heading home today with roughly two cases of beer.
  29. Wolfhead

    Wolfhead Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2009 Illinois

    Wednesday, First trip, 12 pack Celebration, 4 pack of Allagash White, sixer of Brickstone DIPA and a sixer of Revolution Fistmas
    Thursday, Second trip, 12 pack Celebration, sixer of Resin, case of Bud Light, Magic Hat 12 pack sampler and a bottle of E.H. Taylor
    Saturday, third trip, Case of Celebration, four pack of Plead the 5th, bottle of Baileys
    Strangely enough I haven't drank very much and we've been going out a lot but... the kids are back in town and I'm beginning to think that introducing them to good beer is more expensive than college
  30. SpaceEurope

    SpaceEurope Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2012 New Jersey

    My mother-in-law's manfriend bought me a 3L of Double Bastard... from the store that I work at.
  31. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,891) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    You must need to work on one of those kids a bit more if you included some Bud Light in your haul. :wink: That's a nice trunkful of beer that you have there!
  32. RockAZ

    RockAZ Disciple (341) Jan 6, 2009 Arizona

    My sister gave me the craft beer equivalent of coal, bless her heart but she doesn't know anything about beer. Trying to cover my disgust I wandered over to her fine built in wine cooler and ---- found a 2011 Bourbon County Stout I had given her years ago! It was delicious.
  33. Motleydrunk56

    Motleydrunk56 Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2014 California

    Founders heaven
  34. GMan310

    GMan310 Aspirant (222) Aug 10, 2014 California

  35. donspublic

    donspublic Poo-Bah (1,983) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
    Society Trader

    Bought my own Christmas beer early on trip toTulsa
    4 pack of Barrel Aged Legion from Community
    4 pack of Barrel Aged Inspiration from Community
    4 pack of Oaked Mosaic IPA from Community
    1 bomber of Big Bad Baptist
    1 Prairie Okie with Coffee
    1 Aun Mas Chili Jesus
    4 pack of wooden rooster (m y opinion best of the Explorer series)
    4 pack of Roughtail Hoptometrist
    And someone gave me a SA Sampler, actually stoked about that one, haven't bought it yet but wanted to try them all
  36. beerturtle

    beerturtle Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2005 Pennsylvania

    A buddy of mine from VA showed up with a Hardywood GBS, BAGBS, Apple Brandy Barrel GBS, and a Christmas Morning. I was like 'are you sure dude?'. :grimacing: :slight_smile:
  37. Taphouse_Traveler

    Taphouse_Traveler Poo-Bah (3,284) Jan 30, 2012 Florida

    Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.
    One foiled bottle each of Bourbon Barrel 4th Dementia, Triple Rice IPA (TRIPA), Dark Heathen Triple Bock, and Bourbon Barrel Barleywine.
  38. bluehende

    bluehende Poo-Bah (2,164) Dec 10, 2010 Delaware

    A great selection from Trillium and Night shift.
  39. Cameron_como

    Cameron_como Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2015 Missouri

    - Deschutes The Stoic
    - Destihl Here Gose Nothing
    - Double Chocolate Stout
    - one new carboy!
  40. LukeIV

    LukeIV Initiate (0) Nov 1, 2013 Georgia

    2015 Founders Backwoods Bastard x2
    2015 Founders Breakfast Stout
    2015 Dark Horse Plead the 5th Imperial Stout
    2015 SN Narwhal Imperial Stout
    Bells 30th Anniversary Imperial Stout
    2015 Blackrocks Brewery Gnomas (English-style barleywine) x6
    2015 Saugatuck Barrel Aged Neapolitan Milk Stout
    2015 Greenbush x SmallBar Mr. Hyde

    Cellaring the Breakfast Stout, a Backwoods Bastard, Plead the 5th, Narwhal, 30th Anniversary, and 3/6 of the Gnomas for next year's holiday!

    Haven't touched the rest, but hoping to start tonight with the Neapolitan.
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