2021 FotD Secret Santa Beer Swap

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Quick timeline update --

Covid sucks, winter weather is the worst, and this January is absolutely nothing like the past several years. In recognition that things are a bit crazy at the moment I'm going to push back the "big reveal" by at least a week, and recommend people not stress about shipping if they can't make the 18th.

I recognize that this may create logistical difficulties for people which I did not ask about at the onset of this -- If you are not able to receive packages through roughly the end of the month (and haven't received your box!) please reach out to me and I will work something out with your Santa.

Please stay safe everyone -- You will get beer, even if I have to can it myself. ;)
 

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Quick timeline update --

Covid sucks, winter weather is the worst, and this January is absolutely nothing like the past several years. In recognition that things are a bit crazy at the moment I'm going to push back the "big reveal" by at least a week, and recommend people not stress about shipping if they can't make the 18th.

I recognize that this may create logistical difficulties for people which I did not ask about at the onset of this -- If you are not able to receive packages through roughly the end of the month (and haven't received your box!) please reach out to me and I will work something out with your Santa.

Please stay safe everyone -- You will get beer, even if I have to can it myself. ;)
Kinda ruined the reveal part on my end. Oops.

Thanks for looking out though! It’s kinda crazy right now. A neighboring school system didn’t have enough bus drivers to take kids home today.

I’ll go ahead and volunteer for some of that Thorrak HB though.
 
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Kinda ruined the reveal part on my end. Oops.

Thanks for looking out though! It’s kinda crazy right now. A neighboring school system didn’t have enough bus drivers to take kids home today.

I’ll go ahead and volunteer for some of that Thorrak HB though.
Doesn’t matter! You can reveal yourself as a Santa, you can reveal who you think your Santa is as a giftee, it’s drunken Santa - blame it on the hooch!

Thorrak homebrew is several states away at the moment, and while it used to be officially “passable” it’s starting to make its way into the “drinkable” category. Soon, it might even be good!
 

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Quick timeline update --

Covid sucks, winter weather is the worst, and this January is absolutely nothing like the past several years. In recognition that things are a bit crazy at the moment I'm going to push back the "big reveal" by at least a week, and recommend people not stress about shipping if they can't make the 18th.

I recognize that this may create logistical difficulties for people which I did not ask about at the onset of this -- If you are not able to receive packages through roughly the end of the month (and haven't received your box!) please reach out to me and I will work something out with your Santa.

Please stay safe everyone -- You will get beer, even if I have to can it myself. ;)
Aww man, why did you post this? Procrastination is my superpower. If I don’t have to ship by the 18th, I may put it off another week for no good reason.
 

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Quick timeline update --

Covid sucks, winter weather is the worst, and this January is absolutely nothing like the past several years. In recognition that things are a bit crazy at the moment I'm going to push back the "big reveal" by at least a week, and recommend people not stress about shipping if they can't make the 18th.

I recognize that this may create logistical difficulties for people which I did not ask about at the onset of this -- If you are not able to receive packages through roughly the end of the month (and haven't received your box!) please reach out to me and I will work something out with your Santa.

Please stay safe everyone -- You will get beer, even if I have to can it myself. ;)
Thanks @Thorrak for sharing this. It is crazy times for sure and sometimes it feels like it will never end. UGH! With that being said, whomever is my Secret Santa, please don't worry about shipping on time to me. Family, work, life is general is more important than a package of beer shipped to a stranger friend states away. Are we strangers here? I don't think so... I continue to check this thread multiple times a day looking for what people received because I love to see what everyone gets from their Secret Santa.

Stay safe everyone!
 
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Whomever my SS is, I'm pretty content to wait as I'm doing the dry January thing anyways. Doing my first Spartan race at the end of this month on my way to a Trifecta in 22.

 

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Finally was able to pick some lager from one of my favorite local breweries yesterday, so mine went out the door today! This was my first year doing the swap, and it was great fun shopping for beers. I even discovered a few new breweries that I now love! Thanks to Thorrak for handling the admin on this!
 

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Finally was able to pick some lager from one of my favorite local breweries yesterday, so mine went out the door today! This was my first year doing the swap, and it was great fun shopping for beers. I even discovered a few new breweries that I now love! Thanks to Thorrak for handling the admin on this!
Awesome!!
Be careful you might get hooked on this and want to do it again and again. I know I look forward to it every year! Also, if you want to do more trades this year look out for the next FotD trade. I participate in a couple every year.
 

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No rush on my end either. Not only do I have more than enough beer to drink right now, I'll be swimming in beer when I receive all of my loot from winning the HBT PPR Fantasy League... :rock:

Also, I am super-slacker extraordinaire and likely won't ship until next week sometime... apologies to my giftee.
 

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Same here. I’ve been under the weather, so I haven’t had a chance to get out to shop yet. I’m hoping I’ll be able to keep my scheduled trip to Sacramento tomorrow to start picking up some goodies…hopefully ship next week.
 

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My box arrived today, and I definitely think this counts as going above and beyond! Couldn't be more excited to try these, especially all the different options from Other Half. And thanks for including a cider! My wife is gluten free, so it's great to be able to share something with her! Guess I'll just have to drink the rest myself. 😁 Cheers, everyone!
 

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My box arrived today, and I definitely think this counts as going above and beyond! Couldn't be more excited to try these, especially all the different options from Other Half. And thanks for including a cider! My wife is gluten free, so it's great to be able to share something with her! Guess I'll just have to drink the rest myself. 😁 Cheers, everyone!
... Someone did not understand the size limit. :mad:
 

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Yeah..I'll be guilty of that too. I had the limit in mind..but then the box looked funny with 12 slots...and only 8 beers....and then I was thinking since I'm not drinking them..they're in danger of being less and less fresh which I don't want...and so my giftee might as well benefit from it...and then I remembered that a local tasting room does something cool with their beers (I think its cool, especially since we're all home brewers here, we'll see I guess if similar thoughts reveal themselves later.) and...

so..it is a domino effect really..or perhaps snowball effect may be more appropriate based on some of the weather being experienced by people in here...
 

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I received my box yesterday. Not sure from whom. There are only 3-4 of you I never traded with so this is a nice surprise. I do enjoy me some Creature Comfort. Crushing the NEIPA watching the Steelers game. Thanks Santa!

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