Normyk’s Haul (August)

Hauls from:
JYounger30
Biglobo8971
Furthurgone
Desaparecido
AjsDad06
Davesway10
Urbancaver
Retail1LO
BStaffor

Ounces total:

20 Responses to Normyk’s Haul (August)

  1. davesway10 says:

    Early plans are to have this Box on the road by Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. Enjoy your month

  2. Brandon says:

    beers will hit Fedex tomorrow, before the “big purge”

  3. Desaparecido says:

    Dropped off last night. Here is the info.
    FedEx# 929419715000964
    Happy Birthday!

  4. davesway10 says:

    Packaged and Ready to go, tomorrow 🙂
    Fed ex 135724115000612

  5. normyk says:

    Woo! The first two boxes of August have found their way to my porch!

    Box one is from Desaparecido and it’s full of wants:
    Firestone Walker XV (love love)
    Firestone Walker XIV (love love love)
    Firestone Walker §ucaba (love love love love)
    White Birch BA AKA
    White Birch BA Tripel (had and loved)
    White Birch BA Barleywine (BIG WANT)
    Williamsburg Café Royale (one of my top two coffee beers)
    Lost Abbey Red Poppy

    PIC: http://flic.kr/p/cSuKBC

    Many favorites and new treats that I’ve been eager to try (esp the BA Barleywine) – thank you Edgar ~ awesome box!

    Box two is from BigLobo8971 – and it was a heavy puppy and I was pretty sure I could guess why – Brandon knows I like my Surly cans.
    4x Surly Furious
    4x Surly Cynic
    4x Surly Hell (have yet to try – hopes are high)
    Olvalde Farm Brynhildr’s Gift (ooh, this looks yummy)
    Olvalde Farm Auroch’s Horn (this looks VERY yummy)
    2009 Goose Island Pere Jacques (I think this finishes a vertical)
    Lawson’s Fayston Maple Imperial Stout (YES YES YES! Been DYING to try this!)

    PIC: http://flic.kr/p/cSuKus

    Loads of cool stuff to try here – very excited! Thanks Brandon – this is going to be a fun box.

    Off to a killer start!

    • Desaparecido says:

      Glad you enjoyed the box. You always hook it up when it’s my month, so I had to do the box right.

  6. normyk says:

    Am I crazy? I swear I posted a big response with two hauls.

  7. Brandon says:

    glad it landed safely. Dropped it off the day before surgery, so I was blind to it for aday or two. Hope you enjoy them there beers.

  8. normyk says:

    Lots of beer landed Friday and Saturday – a good bit in person (helps to have semi-local bros in the bif). Pardon my typing – I’m half a growler into my Sunday.

    Box number three arrived Friday morning from Davesway10 – and it did not disappoint!
    Clown Shoes Blaecorn Unidragon (not sure if I’ve had it yet – but excited to receive)
    Charleville Box of Chocolate (top 10 want – woo!)
    2011 Central Waters Kosmyk Charlie Y2K Catastrophe Ale (great beer!)
    2011 Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout!
    Central Waters Brewhouse Coffee Stout
    2x Terrapin Wake ‘n’ Bake (never mind the “W-n-B” label – very beloved beer)
    New Glarus Two Women (a lager that I’m not afraid of – love NG)

    PIC: http://flic.kr/p/cUXGAA

    Awesome array of treats, old and new! Thanks loads! Sadly I have your month off, but if you ever need anything from Ohio just say the word.

    The fourth box was hand-delivered by our fearless leader, urbancaver. He want with quality and vintage over wants (which is my entire beer philosophy) and hit a home run in the process.
    Traquair 2020 (style hit – two cellared – allows me to hit one early)
    2009 Alaskan Barleywine (YUM VINTAGE!)
    2004(?!) Boon Oude Geuze Marriage Parfait (I’m a gueze neophyte, but YUM)
    Maine Beer Mean Old Tom (didn’t know about it, but NEED THIS BEER)
    Four Year Vertical of Rochefort 10 (WHAT THE FUDGE?! Quadruple Yum! PUN!)

    PIC: http://flic.kr/p/cUXGty

    I had no idea what to expect from Cam, but DAMN did he deliver some fun stuff. Not that I expect anything less – he’s a bro.

    The first 2/3 of the fifth box was also hand-deliverd, this one by AjsDad06 – the man who is responsible for my first trade and my first Abyss. And while he says he isn’t done, this would make a helluva box on its own.
    2x Alchemist Heady Topper (I’ll take every last can I can get)
    Hair of the Dog Cherry Adam from the Wood (DAMN!)
    Russian River Row 2/Hill 56 (which I never expected to try – SO COOL)
    Quaff Brothers What the Wheat? (Cinci/KY love – missed this one – very happy)
    Quaff Brothers Brown Chicken Brown Cow (have had and enjoyed much)

    PIC: http://flic.kr/p/cUXGk5

    As I said, that would be a great box on it’s own. Thank you Brad – your’re one of the people responsible for my entry into the sordid underworld of illicit beer swaps and you delivered some killer fun with the promise of more to come!

    Whoo! 4 & 1/2 boxes in and I’m overwhelmed.

    If you didn’t notice the email, I’m out of town Thursday and Friday so if anybody else is thinking of shipping this next week, please hold off. I’d prefer to not have beer sitting on/stolen from my porch over multiple days.

    Cheers!

  9. Retail1LO says:

    Box going out Monday. 🙂 Should be a nice assortment of goodies for ya. Yeah, I know. Another fashionably late month for me. :-p

    • normyk says:

      Box has landed! Full of lovely beers, both old favorites and new treats.
      Great Lakes Blackout Stout (annual fave)
      Weyerbacher Insanity (annual fave)
      Backwoods Bastard (maybe top 10 faves?)
      Hoppin Frog BA Naked Evil (much love)
      Westbrook IPA (new to me)
      Sierra Dogfish Life and Limb (tasty)
      Central Waters Peruvian Morning (yum!)
      New Glarus Thumbprint Barley Wine (major want!)
      Cascade Sang Noir (enormous want!)

      A nice mix of awesome beers, familiar and new. Thank you Hayden ~ very excellent box of goodies!

      That’s six – in the home stretch, now.

      • normyk says:

        I’m a bad person – I forgot the picture!
        Birthday BIF 2012 Box 3

        • Retail1LO says:

          I hope you enjoy it. The birthday BIF has been fun for me. So far, I haven’t shopped for one bottle I’ve sent out this year. Every single bottle has come straight from my cellar…which…has taken an enormous beating. LOL It’s a ton of fun, however. I’m enjoying myself immensely, and it’s awesome to be able to provide so many people so many individual enjoyable moments. It’s makes me kinda sad to think that I only have 3 boxes left to ship…and it’ll be over. Can’t believe how quickly the year has gone by. Hopefully I get to participate in this again in the future. This and the Blind BIF are my two favorite BIF’s.

  10. normyk says:

    Another box has landed – I’ll get around to posting it tomorrow probably.

  11. normyk says:

    I was home Friday on vacation and noticed the UPS guy lurking about in the street so I opened my door and hoped. After he delivered packages to a half dozen of my neighbors (it was package day I guess) he finally fetched a nice big box from the back of the truck and started up my driveway. He tossed and flipped the box to get a happier grip on it. I tried not to scream. Luckily JYounger30 packed the box well and nothing suffered.

    Red Brick Wee Heavy
    Red Brick Smoked Vanilla Gorilla (exciting want!)
    Lost Abbey Red Poppy (love)
    Terrapin 10th Anniversary (should be want)
    Lost Abbey Serpent’s Stout (love)
    New Belgium/Alpine Super IPA
    Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero (want!)
    Clown Shoes Vampire Slayer (want!)
    Sweetwater Happy Ending
    Lost Abbey Deliverance (woo!)
    Duck Rabbit Hoppy Bunny (?)
    Duck Rabbit Duck-Rabbator
    Terrapin Moo-Hoo (yay!)
    Terrapin Wake-n-Bake (very yay!)

    Pic: http://flic.kr/p/d5jGAW

    Woo! BIG box full of fun! Thank you Jay – lovely selection of treats!

    And just when I thought it was safe to go find a donut Saturday morning I returned to find a box on my porch, this time from Furthurgone!

    Mission Brewery Dark Seas
    Kona Brewing Pipeline Porter (woo!)
    RR Pliny the Elder (fresh! yeah!)
    RR Blind Pig (also fresh! yeah!)
    Cascade Strawberry (exciting)
    Firestone Walker Wookey Jack (want!)
    RR Beatification (very wanted!)
    Bruery/Elysian/Stone La Citrueille Celeste

    Pic: http://flic.kr/p/d5jGpC

    A lovely box full of West Coast fun – thank you so much Robert!

  12. normyk says:

    Ah, I’ve been slack. It’s been a long week with some 20 hour work days so I’ve not been making posting box number 9 a priority even though BStaffor’s box of goodies arrived days ago. I am ze slack.

    Ze Haul:
    2011 Deschutes The Abyss (always happy to gaze long into the Abyss)
    Russian River Sierra Nevada Brux (happy to have one to cellar)
    Yazoo Sue (NEVER tried – so happy!)
    Red Brick Smoked Vanilla Gorilla (second bottle – 2x chance of non-intected)
    Struise Cuvée Delphine (nice)
    Terrapin Gamma Ray (BW!)

    Piccy: http://flic.kr/p/ddwmXa

    Woo! More fun beers! This has been a nice month of beery goodness capped by more good beer – thanks Brian!

    And thanks everybody else! I’ve been trying to fight my way through these a bit quicker than last year and am enjoying it greatly.

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