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Snowcrash box for me is in Nivala, Finland but I wont be there until Friday so I will post haul pics not until Friday

Janne

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So in the end it arrived. Good news!

My box from Estonia should be ready for pickup tomorrow :slight_smile:
However I cannot do it until saturday, as I am away.

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Huge thanks to @simontomlinson for nice english package, including requested ales, classics and new craft! The letter included was also google translated to finnish (although google is not very good at finnish either :slight_smile: ). Looking forward for tasting, reviewing and the snacks (like my favorite: vinegar crips, which finns do not know how to do properly).

Beers (left to right, top to bottom):
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/salt-batik-tropical-pale-ale/824823/
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/gipsy-hill-desert-haze/829653/
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/wiper-and-true-pale-ale-kaleidoscope/419773/
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/guinness-foreign-extra-stout/12910/
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/wychwood-king-goblin-bottle/122623/
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/greene-king-abbot-ale-filtered/1763/
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/brewdog-barnard-castle-eye-test/836672/
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/timothy-taylor-s-landlord-bottle/4439/
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/black-sheep-ale-bottle/235/
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/the-kernel-export-india-porter/139683/
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/marston-s-old-empire-bottle/24312/
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/mcewan-s-champion/9574/
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/the-kernel-pale-ale-galaxy-summit/835581/

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I’m pleased you’re pleased.
Enjoy!

Yeah, but now Cuso’s box to me is being returned to him because of damages. I’m just having the worst luck with this swap, probably the last one for me. I really can do without all of this headache.

Too much complications this time. at least 2 boxes are on way back to senders, long delivery dates…

We need some good news, so let’s share this one.

This morning I received the box from @anstei

First of all thumbs up for recycling the box I sent him last February. Mother Earth and Little Greta are proud of you!

Secondly, thumbs up for fitting there 12 bottles (!!!) when I was able to put a max of 6. They came all in one piece so… great job!

Here you are the pictures

La Nébuleuse Stirling- Steam Beer - TOP50
La Nébuleuse Malt Capone - Imperial Porter
Trois Dames la Fraîcheur- Witbier/Blanche
Trois Dames Tropicale IPA- IPA
Officina della Birra Valona- Specialty Grain
Bier Factory Rapperswil Blackbier- Dry Stout
WhiteFrontier Pillows - Witbier/Blanche
WhiteFrontier Amor Fati - IPA
BFM Highway to Helles - Denim Edition- APA (which is apparently not out-of-production so maybe an admin wants to fix it)

Plus 3 beers from (I suppose) S&A Brewing which are not listed yet:
Another Galaxy - DDH Ipa
Cryo Me a River - DDH Ipa
Back to Piney - DDH Pale Ale

Everything according to my taste, brewed according to Reinheitsgebot and with a decent best before (all beers with BB from March 2021 on if I checked correctly).

Amazing box. Will leave a trade feedback soon :wink:

And a little bird told me that my box to taboada arrived safe and sound, even if the tracking link says it’s still in Lille (France). So it’s not only bad news.

Thanks @Cuso for organizing again!

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Glad it arrived safely - And faster than expected!

I was also suprised that BFM Denim is still being made, and I couldn’t resist sending it as it is one of the better Swiss beers. You identified all S&A beers correctly, but ever since bov and I (basically) stopped rating here, the Swiss database is not receiving that many updates anymore.

An array has arrived from Roman/@Koelschtrinker . I asked for some more crafty beers and that’s what I got. Sudden Death is a brewery I’ve thought looked interesting so it’s cool that there’s one from them. And the Sour Alt looks intriguing.

https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/phinyo-hefeweizen-classic/713461/

https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/phinyo-hefeweizen-blanc-weisse/713462/

https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/phinyo-hefeweizen-american-wheat/713463/

https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/phinyo-keller-pils/713464/

https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/sudden-death-lockdown-lullaby/837284/ (DIPA)

https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/zwiebels-sosator/841078/ (Doppelbock)

https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/vulkan-ipa/221963/

https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/kuehn-kunz-rosen-aufbruch-2018/665268/ (DIPA)

https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/kemker-aoltbeer-sour-alt/638564/

And a fruit jam/spread.

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I’m doing my best :slight_smile:

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Added…

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My parcel from @rauchbierlover arrived today. Many thanks Paolo for a great box with the following beers:

  1. Blech.Brut Kollektive Monologe
  2. Blech.Brut Systemrelevant
  3. True Brew Do A Kickflip [New Brewery to me]
  4. True Brew Beyond the Pines
  5. True Brew Joyride Juicy Pale Ale
  6. BrewDog (Berlin) Obstkomplott [New Brewery to me]
  7. Rollberg Rot [New Brewery to me]
  8. Rollberg Hell
  9. Schneeeule Marlene [New Brewery to me]
  10. Schneeeule Kennedy
  11. Bräugier Curve Crusher Hazy Pale Ale [New brewery to me]
  12. Bräugier Wrath of π
  13. Bräugier Frucht Und Eisen

So, varied styles and new breweries as requested. Plus, as you can see in the photo, a gorgeous glass from Bräugier. A really nice addition for my breweriana collection.

Thank you again Paolo!!!
Cheers,
Alex.

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Enjoy it! :beers:

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Today I received a great box with Finnish beers from Jappp. I only tried 2 finnish beers before, so it’s a great surprise. Thank you very much for the quick delivery (only 3 days!), nice packaging and great selection of beers. Also some liquorice, chocolate and candies. I’ll enjoy them.

  1. Thunder Chief
  2. Beer Hunters Mufloni CCCCC
  3. Finlandia Strong Sahti
  4. Prykmestar Savu Kataja
  5. Sinebrychoff Koff Porter
  6. Pyynikin Mammoth Dipa (Not yet on Ratebeer)
  7. Stadin American Session IPA
  8. Plevnan Siperia Imperial Stout
  9. Plevnan Sulzer
  10. Iso Kallan Groteski
  11. Kanavan Bonthoo Bonthoo Paljas Saari
  12. Nokian Keisari Stout
  13. Nokian Keisari APA
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I picked up a box from Estonia today, so perfectly packed that it would survive WW3.
To my delight it was filled to the brim with Estonian beers. I had requested lighter beers, beers from new interesting breweries and - if possible - koduõlu. I scored jackpot :smiley:

Many thanks to @martjoobolut

Beers included, with reservation that I might have mistaken one koduõlu:
Nöösker Rahutu Loom
Veski Ranna Lõvi
Anderson’s A’le Not
Pühaste Suvi
Tanker / Van Moll Animal Instinct
Käbliku Alehop
Käbliku Pilsner Urukell
Humalakoda Kuuse Willem
Toht Taavi
Waht Imperial Stout
Humalakoda 13
Humalakoda 13 Wine BA
Pihtla Koduõlu Sour
Pihtla Õlu

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No mistakes in koduõlu department :slight_smile:
Nice to see that it didn’t explode :smiley:

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About a week ago the package of @Hermod arrived in Germany. As I was on vacation I git the package today from my neighbour. This is the (mostly hoppy) package I got from Finland including the black gold of Scandinavia - liquorice. Thanks!

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Hi! I got box from snowcrash and opened it on Friday, already enjoyd couple of one after sauna Saturday!

https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/spezial-rauchbier-marzen/13159/219974/
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/weiherer-fat-heads-imperial-ipa/482623/219974/
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/hasseroder-premium-pils/10759/219974/ Last “German county tick”, been waiting this one for ~5years… Thanks!
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/bitburger-sierra-nevada-triple-hopd-lager/808105/219974/
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/weiherer-ipa-2015-/359394/219974/
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/schlussel-alt/7842/219974/
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/muhlen-kolsch/7778/219974/
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/fraugruber-stratasphere/837476/
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/camba-fat-head-s-hop-fusion/820101/
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/puttner-zoigl/96118/
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/huppendorfer-pils/35812/
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/huppendorfer-vollbier/29781/
There was also bottle of kvass which I didnt recognize yet… didnt even remember that this one was last style tick for me! Thanks!

Janne

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My pleasure, I hope you will enjoy the beers. The Kvass is this one, by the way:

https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/chlebnij-kvas/372102/





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