FotD Beer Swap XXXI: Brew Unto Others

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In conjunction with @LoneTreeFarms , I am proud to officially announce the 31st Gathering of the Fellowship of the Drink!

The FotD is a beer swap for members of the continental US to allow you to try some beers from outside your region. Every participant picks a few beers as their “offer.” Then we devise a draw order and go down the list until everyone has selected an offer to receive. If you’ve participated before, it’s good to see you again. If not, see below for the rules.

Here are some of the previous rounds so you can see how this works (and some of the cool names):

So how does it work?
  1. Post your interest in this thread! I will keep a list of the interested people (please also see the "Rules" below for eligibility)
  2. Make sure you are confirmed in this thread (either by being included in a list of participants or by a response to your post looking to join)
  3. Go shopping for beer! (see "What's in an offer" and "What's in the box" below)
  4. After I have confirmed your entry, but before the “Offer Due” date, PM me a photo of your offering along with a link to something like Beer Advocate/Ratebeer/Untappd for each beer so that others can get an idea of what they are choosing
  5. Wait patiently for the offer list to be posted. A few days before the drawing, I will post a complete list of all the offerings and photos
  6. When I post the offerings, I will use a randomizer to create a drawing order. I will post a time for each participant that you are “On the Clock” with five minutes between participants
  7. Be here the night of the pick (if you can - otherwise see below)!
  8. Contact the person who picked you for shipping details
  9. Ship!
  10. Wait for your care package
  11. Enjoy it responsibly, and post a pic if you like
If you think you might not be around for the pick, send either @LoneTreeFarms me a picklist order to put your choice in for you. I will not use your picklist until the end of your window, so you are welcome to enter a pick until that time.

On pick day, log in at your time slot to submit your pick on this thread. If you previously sent me a pick list, I’ll cover you. If you miss your window, say something in the thread when you arrive, and you can pick after the person currently picking. If you are a no-show, you will receive a randomly matched pick (or the last one, whichever applies.)

What’s in an offer?

Each offering should be:
  • At least 3-6 cans or bottles of commercial beer. Preferably, these will be local to the sender (or otherwise not widely distributed) but please - no more than 86 oz total in the pictured offer.
  • At least one non-beer item: glassware, stickers, koozies, etc. Get creative!
You may also offer some homemade beverages with the commercial offerings (we all love trying homebrew, let’s be honest).

What’s in the box?

The essential thing in the box is what you offered, but many participants also include other “extras.” It is not uncommon to receive beers not listed in the offering. Sometimes these are doubles, unique ones; sometimes, let’s face it, we are cleaning out our refrigerators.

The FotD isn’t a contest to see who can shove the most beer (or most expensive beer) in a box - whales are not required or expected. Most participants are looking to try beers they may have never known existed from small breweries local to you. Let’s think about those Untappd things.

Guidelines are just that, guidelines. Final shipments may, and many times do, exceed the offering posted. Extras are not required.

Some members have also been creative with “noisemakers.” I would never suggest that you ship prohibited items, but if you wanted your box to sound like something other than beer, the following have been used:
  • Hard candy
  • Coins
  • Rice
  • Beans
Be sure to pack well, and use ziplock or other methods to guard against leaks.

Rules (there must be rules)

Participants must also meet all of the following requirements:
  • Continental US resident of legal drinking age
  • An HBT member for at least six months
  • An active participant in the community (based on iTrader rating/activity, recent post count, participation in previous beer swaps, etc.)
  • ... or have been (or are vouched by) a previous FotD participant.
Current Timeline*
  • Monday, July 8th- Offers due (including photos & style descriptions)
  • Thursday, July 11th- Offers and Pick Order posted.
  • Saturday, July 13th*- Pick day! 1st pick will be around 7:00 PM EST. All others will be in a 5 min interval, according to the rules above.
Have any questions, or are you interested in participating? Post here!

* Note
- Timeline is subject to change based on confirmation with @LoneTreeFarms .
One other thing - I've been using @Whale Pod Shipper boxes for shipping cans as part of this swap for about three years now and highly recommend them. Even when FedEx has decided to play football with one of my boxes, the beer inside was delivered safe and sound.

They recently became a HomeBrewTalk sponsor, and while I was already a fan of their product, I appreciate them for supporting this community. Definitely worth a look if you're interested in reusable can or bottle shippers that aren't obviously can or bottle shippers!
In for this one as well.
I will be either shipping super quick or once I return from vacation at the end of the month.
(Secret answer C is that the person who picks my lot gets it hand delivered because I happen to vacationing in their neck of the woods)
I’ll be watching right now. We start traveling the day of picking and won’t be back for a while. I don’t know if I can even put an offer together before our trip too.
If I can make it work it may be my most absent one, not available on picking day and will probably forget to send my pick list in. Plus a mystery box style offer which I know many don’t mind.
I'm gonna pass on this round folks. Just don't think I can get a box together in time and not to mention, its hot now. 😬♨️

I'll probably jump in on the next one that should be later in the year with cooler weather for all the beer sitting on loading docks and front porches. :p

But I cant wait to see all the posted offers.
One other thing - I've been using @Whale Pod Shipper boxes for shipping cans as part of this swap for about three years now and highly recommend them. Even when FedEx has decided to play football with one of my boxes, the beer inside was delivered safe and sound.

They recently became a HomeBrewTalk sponsor, and while I was already a fan of their product, I appreciate them for supporting this community. Definitely worth a look if you're interested in reusable can or bottle shippers that aren't obviously can or bottle shippers!
I can second this sentiment! Have purchased from them also

I will get some beers this weekend, almost missed out. Count me in!!!
Doesn't really matter to me when we do it. Since it's past picking time and we don't have the photos or pick order we are obviously pushing it back. But I would appreciate an update on what we are actually doing. I've got some things coming up so need at least a few days notice of the beers and when pick day is.
Alrighty! Offers are in!

Here we go:

Fellowship of the Drink - Fellowship of the Drink XXI: Brew Unto Others

Live offer list:
All offer list:

All Offers This Round:

Active Participants with Offers:



thorrak's offer:
Suarez Family Brewing - Palatine Pils:

Other Half Brewing - Comfort Hops -

Union Street Brewing - Summer IPA - No untappd! never seen that before!

Union Street Brewing - I've got Plenty of Time -

And a Union Street Brewing hat!




fourfarthing's offer:
Non-mystery box version

Marlowe Ghost Signatures
Marlowe No Return
Jacks Abbey Pre Pro Pilsner
Schilling Karluv 13
Schilling Alexandr (How the F is this a 3.72!!)
Schilling Palmovka 12
Thin Man Pills Mafia
Resistance Combover
Wild East Funhaus
Wild East Moderance




Brew_Dude41's offer:
Konkey Dong - Hoof Hearted Brewing - Triple IPA
Bodhi - Columbus Brewing Company - Double IPA
Double Who Cooks For You- Jackie O's - Hazy IPA
If You Can't Be Good, Be Bald - Hoof Hearted Brewing - Double IPA
Big Daddy - Our Lady Of Perpetual Hops - Dunkelweizen
Sp3ktral - Species X Beer Project - IPA

+ mystery Glassware and some other goodies




LoneTreeFarms's offer:
Big Grove - color tv Untappd › big-grove-b...Color TV - Big Grove Brewery

Big Grove - HDTV Untappd › big-grove-b...HDTV - Big Grove Brewery

Barntown - peach and Chong Untappd › barn-town-...Peach & Chong - Barn Town Brewing

Barntown - Cotton Candy Untappd › barn-town-...Cotton Candy Kettle Sour - Barn Town Brewing

Barntown - Rocket pop Untappd › barn-town-...Rocket Pop Summer Sour - Barn Town Brewing

Barntown - peanut butter and jelly Untappd › barn-town-...Peanut Butter & Grape Jelly Sour - Barn Town Brewing




Jcasey1992's offer:
Wiley Roots - Cherry Vanilla Slush - Fruited Sour

Peculier Ales - DDH Mass X Velocity - NEIPA

Weldwerks - Rex Machina - NEIPA

TightKnit Brewing - Don Cadillac - Margarita Gose

TightKnit Brewing - Favorite MC Gold - West Coast IPA

2024 Colorado Pint Day Glass




kurds_2408's offer:
Bust-A-Nut Brown Ale - Big Beaver Brewing (Loveland, CO)

Snow Drop - Grimm Brothers (Loveland, CO)

Moondoor Dinkel - Wibby Brewing (Longmont, CO)

Cosmic Gazer - Elevation Beer Company (Poncha Springs, CO)

Green Chili Ale - Soulcraft Brewing (Salida, CO)

Boater Beer - Eddyline Brewery (Buena Vista, CO)




jerbrew's offer:
Pure Project Cellar Syndicate Glassware
Russian River - Blind Pig
A full-bodied, very hoppy brew with citrus, pine, fruity notes, and a nice dry, bitter finish!
This West Coast-style IPA is true to its style as it is very hop-forward with just enough malt character and alcohol to balance it out.
8 bit brewing - Ancient Shadows
Hazy IPA DDH w/ Citra, El Dorado & Mosaic
Everywhere - All Green Lights
"all green lights" is a hazy india pale ale brewed with premium pilsner malt & rolled oats, and double dry-hopped with motueka, new zealand cascade, and citra.
Pure Project - Radiant Reverie
Traditionnelle two-year blend (M.T. II) with pluot and mango. This special brew was created using the two-year-old portion of our spontaneously fermented M.T. III, Lief, which we adore so much that we brewed extra two years ago just for this beer. Infused with 800 pounds of organic pluots and 800 pounds of organic mangoes from our partners at Mission Trail Ranches, Radiant Reverie is beautifully bright and complex.
Embolden - Swinging Citra
Hazy IPA
Burgeon Brewing - Eternal Growth
Eternal Growth is a beer we first brewed with our Oakland brewery ghouls, err pals, Ghost Town Brewing in 2022! This week, we’re resurrecting this dangerously juicy IPA collab, hopped with deadly doses of Riwaka, Nelson, & Galaxy, for a drinking experience that’ll leave you DYING for your next sip. There’s a 6.6% haze in the air & it’s frighteningly lush & fruity with a pillow-soft mouthfeel.
Harland Brewing Company - Friends of Wrens
Brewed in collaboration with our friends at Wren House Brewing Co., this West Coast IPA features Nelson, Riwaka and Manilita hops.
8 bit brewing company - Sekret Machines
West Coast DIPA DDH w/ Citra, Simcoe & Mosaic
everywhere - the afterglow
"the afterglow" is a hazy india pale ale brewed with oats and premium pilsner malt, and hopped with motueka, citra, and riwaka.
Pure Project - Euphorik with blueberries
After six years, we are stoked to bring back a unique take on our classic feral ale, Euphorik. This version has been infused with 840 pounds of organic blueberries, adding even more dimension to this funky brew. Euphorik with blueberries was gracefully aged for 12 months in red wine oak barrels, allowing notes from each element to meld naturally. The nose is greeted with aromas of blueberry preserve, funk, and subtle baking spices. On the palate, discover the harmonious blend of blueberry compote, raspberry, and a touch of red wine. This brew boasts a spritzy, medium light body that dances with a bit of acidity, making each sip a refreshing delight. Elevate your senses with this blueberry-infused beauty and savor the essence of our patiently crafted version of the American wild ale.




orionol73's offer:
Crowlers from my new local brewery, Elder Piper, and a logo pint mug. These guys just opened and are putting out great beer. Head brewer married a local gal and they moved home, his pedigree is in Founders and multiple Asheville NC breweries.

Thimble Weed - American IPA 6.5%

Fairy Slipper - Vanilla Milk Stout 7%

Prairie Willow - Pilsner 5.4%


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