Beerswap - Page 2 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brew Market > Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping > Beerswap

Thread Tools
Old 10-31-2005, 10:18 AM   #11
Denny's Evil Concoctions
Grande Megalomaniac
Denny's Evil Concoctions's Avatar
Oct 2005
West Kelowna BC, Canada
Posts: 7,733
iTrader: (0)
Liked 67 Times on 53 Posts

Anyone know anything about cross border shipping of homebrew? I'd be into swapping if it's not to much of a headache. I have a Strong ale that should be ready for critique in a few weeks. In fact I'm drinking it now, but it could use some more time.

I have a spearmint honey Cran ale around 3.5-4%a/v that will be available soon.

What size/type bottles do people usually send?
I may not be an expert, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express........ 6 months ago.

Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2006, 12:19 PM   #12
Glibbidy's Avatar
Oct 2005
Sunny Southern Vermont
Posts: 2,369
iTrader: (0)
Liked 15 Times on 14 Posts

I'm up for trades & swaps with those in the farther reaches of the universe when the cooler weather prevails. Until then if anyone in New England would like to trade I'm game as UPS or FEDEX ground usually only one day away from almost anywhere in NE.

Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2006, 12:45 PM   #13
cweston's Avatar
Feb 2006
Manhattan, KS
Posts: 2,014
iTrader: (0)
Liked 18 Times on 11 Posts

I'll be game for some swapping in a couple months. It was 108 freaking degrees here Wednesday.

Primary: none
Bottle conditioning: Robust Porter
Drinking: Saison Dupont clone, tripel
Coming soon: Columbus APA, Rich Red ale

Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2006, 03:21 PM   #14
Jaybird's Avatar
Jul 2006
Posts: 7,723
iTrader: (2)
Liked 1014 Times on 713 Posts

I have a 2 year old rasberry Mead just getting ready to pop if anyone wants to trade with that I am game. Beer, Mead, Wine I am not picky. I would like to try that Carmel Cream Ale everyone is raveing about???? any takers

Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2006, 03:31 PM   #15
10th-Level Beer Nerd
the_bird's Avatar
May 2006
Adams, MA
Posts: 20,916
iTrader: (0)
Liked 534 Times on 429 Posts

I wouldn't mind doing some swaps, but the one I'm most interested in getting opinions on is still probably a month away from bottling (the mocha stout). The others are either just kit beers (boring), and my maple-raspberry for some reason doesn't really taste like BEER. If the Mocha's decent, I'd like to get some input on it since it was my first foray into my OWN recipe (with lots of help from folks here).
Come join Yankee Ingenuity!

"I'm kind of toasted. But I looked at my watch and it's only 6:30 so I can't stop drinking yet." - Yooper's Bob
"Brown eye finally recovered after the abuse it endured in Ptown last weekend, but it took almost a full week." - Paulie
"no, he just doesn't speak 'stupid'. i, however, am fluent...." - motobrewer
"... I'll go both ways." - Melana

Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2006, 05:54 PM   #16
MrSaLTy's Avatar
Feb 2006
Chicago, IL
Posts: 469
iTrader: (0)
Liked 11 Times on 9 Posts

This is interesting.... how will you decide who trades with who? Maybe draw names to see who you send to. Also, maybe pick a date, say in a month or two that eveyone will have theirs beers ready to send and then have everyone send them at the same approx time. Then we can have a thread where everyone can describe the beer they recieved. Just some thoughts.
On Tap: Air
Keg Conditioning: Air
Bottle stock:
Next Up: dunno yet
My Homebrew Stirplate
My eHERMS and home brewery build

Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2006, 03:04 PM   #17
Cap'n Jewbeard
Cap'n Jewbeard's Avatar
Apr 2006
Posts: 924
iTrader: (0)
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

I have a Weizenbock ready to go (at 2.5 weeks in bottle, it's nice- good flavor, good color, a little crisp, just enough bitter to keep it lively).

I'll be away this weekend but can ship on Monday. Jaybird- I'll send you a couple of bottles of beer for a bottle of your mead?

I also expect to have some pumpkin good to go in October (just brewed it the other day).

Is this better carried out in private messages? I don't know the protocol.
Lion's Den Brewing

Primary/Lagering: April-zen Festbier
Drinking: Starburn Spiced Amber
Drinking: Regulus Rye/Wheat with a bite
Drinking: George Takei's O My-bock

Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2006, 06:53 AM   #18
Aug 2006
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Posts: 110
iTrader: (0)

Ive done a few 'swaps' on other boards before, this is kind of how it went.....

Everyone pays to ship the beer to one persons house (the organizer). Beer selection can be done in one of a few ways:

1) Pure lotto (each persons beer gets a number, the organizer draws on our behalf and awards us our prize).
2) Categorized selection (each beer is put into a category ie rare, general, etc, and you are only awarded a prize from the class you enter)

I personally like the idea of splitting the six-pack (?) so that each person gets more variety. I can only assume others would like it another way tho

Everyone who wants to participate chips in:
1) The home brew (say a 6 pack of 22oz bottles)
2) Ship to the organizers house
3) $10 to the organizer (via paypal etc) to cover reshipping of the bottles to lucky winner

So, I need 2-3 weeks, and Im game for a Beer swap. So I suggest the date of September the 30th that all entries need to be @ the organizers house. Wholl volunteer to be the organizer?


Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2006, 02:36 PM   #19
Jul 2005
Poo-Poo Land
Posts: 6,748
iTrader: (0)
Liked 42 Times on 29 Posts

Originally Posted by jaybird
I have a 2 year old rasberry Mead just getting ready to pop if anyone wants to trade with that I am game. Beer, Mead, Wine I am not picky. I would like to try that Carmel Cream Ale everyone is raveing about???? any takers
You should be getting my 4-pack this week. Please feel free to be critical.
Past Winners: Caramel Cream Ale #1, Hoegaarden Clone, Boom-Boom Vanilla Ale, Lazy Monk Abbey Style, Amarillo Cream Ale. (AG),

Buy a shirt now!!! Please! Did I help you? Buya shirt!
Cool Shirts.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beerswap II - beerluvngrl BeerLuvnGrl Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 11 10-22-2006 10:58 PM
Beerswap with Cheesefood voodoochild7 Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 2 12-06-2005 05:55 AM
Beerswap with Voodoo Cheesefood Sampling and Critiquing and Beer Swapping 4 12-04-2005 12:59 AM

Forum Jump