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Old 12-11-2012, 07:56 PM   #11
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Okay guys I have to apologize and explain. I'm sorry I was a little detached and distracted for setting up this whole swap thing. I was in the middle of applying to, and interviewing with Victory for a brewing position. I'm currently a brewer at a smallish place called Appalachian Brewing Company. I cut my teeth on a 40bbl brewhouse there and just wasn't happy with the direction I wanted to go compared to the direction the company wants to head. So I decided to look for other opportunities. With that said I received an offer today from Victory. Okay so with that aside and explained......
Congratulations on the new job!

On a side note, I apologize to my three who have a bottle of my End of the World stout. It was kegged, and this was my first time using the BeerGun. Carb level is rather low. As in, almost non-existent. I hope you find the flavor acceptable, though.
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:18 AM   #12
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Well I ended up a day delayed due to my wife hiding all my shipping supplies last time she "cleaned". Anyhow all boxes are addressed and as an attempt to make up for being a little late I included an extra bottle of something local and just released. I haven't even tried it yet so if its not that great don't hate me.

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Old 12-13-2012, 12:38 AM   #13
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Yeah, I think that has a huge effect. It was only about $18 to ship to you. CA was $22/$27 - apparently bottlebomber lives in the middle of nowhere, so UPS kindly tacks on an additional $5 surcharge.
sorry about that buddy!

Hey it looks like everyone is sending six packs! Is that the case? I have all mine packed but haven't shipped yet. I can open them up if need be.

Also, I will be sending UPS likely but in the past I have found USPS to be less than half the price.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:10 PM   #14
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I got my box of goodies from Stephonovich, and I'm very excited. This is the first time I've done one of these, and it was an awesome feeling digging through the box to see what I got. Thanks, dude.

Three quick comments:
1. Excellent packing job - those were NOT getting broken.
2. Thanks for sending a full six - I initially thought we were doing that, then was convinced it was only four bottles. I feel pretty bad now
3. Founders! So cool! Can't get their stuff out here, and I can't wait to try it.

Just... awesome. I'm a happy guy right now.

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:26 PM   #15
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Found a heavy box waiting outside for me when I got home... brewskis from JuanKenobi!

In addition to the 12-12-12s, I also got an IPA by The Shed Brewery, and a nice bomber of Offshore Ale Co.'s Menemsha Creek Pale Ale. It says Martha's Vineyard on it, so it must be a local brew for him. Many thanks!

I'm enjoying the IPA right now. I've actually been in Stowe, VT where the brewery is. Didn't visit it, but I think I passed it once driving. Anyway, it's unfiltered, 6.0% ABV, and really nice. Has good florals, and the taste is strangely creamy. Could have some wheat in there.

No worries to anyone on the 4/6 pack confusion. I was also confused, but then looked at what I wanted to send out, so said screw it and made 6 packs. More like 5 packs anyway, as my stout I sent out didn't carb up. Sorry about that.

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Glad you liked the Shed. I just picked it off the shelf because I'd never seen it and was happy with it. Figured they were pretty small and didn't have a big distribution. Turns out a brewer friend of mine knows the founder!

Apologies on the six pack thing to my peeps. I sent four, but at least one of them is a bomber.

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Shipped all three via UPS today. Grand total of $67.98 to ship 18 bottles. I'm curious, what was other people's damages?
$51.01, Fed Ex ground.
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Mine came to around $70 UPS. I'm sending from BFE so it's a little rough. I like to swap though, so it's just something you have to do now and then. I wish there was a cheaper way but there ain't.

Anyway, everyone got the same from me so I may as well list it here -

2x Wee Heavy
1.105 OG 10.8%

1x ESB kingbrians recipe
1.053 OG 5.1%

1x Irish Red my recipe
1.060 OG 6.0%

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I shipped all mine on Friday. Cost was $57, with that extra $7 surcharge for bottlebomber. He must live in the middle of nowhere.
I only shipped 4 bottles each, I hope nobody's unhappy with that. I'd happily have included another bottle or two, but my pipeline is totally dry.
Really looking forward to trying other people's. It's like Christmas is coming early.

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Old 12-16-2012, 11:40 AM   #20
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I ended paying like $60. Not a big deal, but the cost of shipping was why I was curious as to whether you guys wanted to ship to two or three.

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