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European Local Swap 1/2019 pairings and hauls


The package from @rauchbierlover arrived yesterday.
The first package he sent was lost by DHL. We didnt get any updates after it was checked into the parcelshop. He managed to gather some new beers and sent the 2nd package pretty fast after we concluded the package was lost forever.

I got a real treat with very interesting beers and requested styles with a letter explaining the selection. I asked rauchbierlover if he was able to add some FrauGruber, and he found and added 5 of them. Awesome! There are a few breweries here I hadnt heard from, which is always nice. I also got some German chocolate and some coasters and stickers. My kids claimed the chocolates but there is alcohol and coffee in them so naturally I have to eat them myself :).
All packed in a sturdy box, not one single can was dented.

Thank you very much Paulo, this package made me a happy man. Hope you have a nice vacation!

My haul, from left to right, up to down:

  2. Blech.Brut - Lockvogel (India Style Lager)
  3. Schoppe Bräu - Schoppe Cuvée Brut Ale (Belgian Ale)
  4. Störtebeker Braumanufaktur - Nordik Porter (Eisbock)
  5. FrauGruber - Black Sun (Stout)
  6. Camba Bavaria - IPA (IPA)
  7. Schneider Weisse - Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock (Eisbock)
  8. Berliner Berg - Pale Ale (APA)
  9. Motel - Shady Pines (IPA)
  10. FrauGruber / Blech.Brut - Tropical Chocolate Loop (Imperial Stout)
  11. Stone Berlin - Berliner Weisse (Berliner Weisse)
  12. FrauGruber - Flying Monkey (Witbier)
  13. FrauGruber - Modern Times (Zwickel/Keller)
  14. FrauGruber - Green is Lord (APA)


Picked up a parcel at my German proxy from @Maakun yesterday, many thanks! Great selection and breweries, looking forward to rating these!


Should be these:

Eiber Winterbaron, not on Ratebeer yet?
Vandestreek Playground Non-Alcoholic IPA - Is it this one? https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/vandestreek-playground-alcohol-vrij-ipa/502845/

In case you’re wondering about all these low ABV beers: I asked for an average ABV of below 7-8%, but since Maakun already prepared some high ABV beers, he had to go very low. I’ll be happy to try these session beers!


Yeah, that’s the one! The Eiber one is not on Ratebeer yet, I’ll add it tonight :smile:
Nice to see everything arrived safely!


Ops! Next time I will included the normal ones with milk chocolate. Enjoy the beers :beers:


Glad to see everything arrived safely. Im curious about what you think about the selection, specially Jakobsland cans, is their first canned batch, so i dont know…
This could be also my last shipment to UK if there is no a last minute agreement. Im also thinking about my visit to Leeds in April…indeed if you like Soma beers they are going to this years Hop City festival.

My pleasure. Enjoy, Mat. Cheers


Yesterday evening I received a box full of liquid Germany.
Some more traditional German style and some really small batch local brews.
Thank you @Beerhunter111!
I will crack some open already tonight.



Time for little statistics, 21 boxes were delivered, 1 is waiting at pick up center, 1 box with several attempts of delivery, but not contacting receivewr, hopefully this will be solved. 3 are in the air. And I don’t have information about 1 box, @Benzai or @Nische, do you have some info?


I thought I had sent you the tracking code ages ago! Old message inbox perhaps?


Messaged you on Feb 7th @Cuso but you never got that ?


Igot it, but without ZIP code, I am not able to track the box.


Apologies! I didnt know that!


No problem. :beers:


Just unpacked another great box from @rosenbergh !

Jan has sent me boxes before and they’ve always been absolutely marvellous, this one is no exception. Very tasty looking candy in there as well and a nice note, even with a little Dutch written on it :wink:

Ps. My 3yo son insisted that his little picture of a car (on the square cardboard card in the middle) had to be in the photo, as well as my cup of coffee (on the right) cause he made it for me this morning.



I will pick it up from parcel shop today. As usual there are issues when Postnord generates another tracking# than the source when the box arrive in Sweden.


I missed one! Thanks Jan for the tip, it was nudged in between two pieces of cardboard.


Got a great box from Benzai, catering to my wishes with a wide array of styles and lowish average ABV. Really looking forward to trying them all, thanks a lot!



Nevel Noest has been renamed to Tumult because of legal reasons. Somehow the original name is removed from RB (should still be available as alias imo).