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European Local Swap 1/2019 pairings and hauls


Well it’s a local brewery so it’s easier to get the seasonal beers in Cologne beer stores. Have also been to the brewery itself several times, open once a month.


Received my package from Wendigo today! Looks awesome!

https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/hellstork-miami-weisse-cuvee-maracuja/410723/ (Slovakian #7)
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/hellstork-beat-to-juice-13°/499918/ (Slovakian #2)
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/hellstork-ancikrist-15°/218377/ (Slovakian #17)
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/unorthodox-el-mariachi-margarita-gose/610191/ (Top50) (Slovakian #10)
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/stupavar-behind-the-hills-smoked-porter-17/378567/ (Top50) (Slovakian #5)

Thank you!


Nice to see, all the bottles arrived safely… cheers :slight_smile:


I’m eating some now, nice stuff! Different from what we have here, so very appreciated.


Hehe hi I missed this run, thanks @Maakun for making me aware of this
Sign me up for the next one! #followthisthreat
I’ll try to keep an eye on this forum from now on


My box from Cuso has arrived safely. Lots of interesting beers in there, including a Style Top50 and a Country Top50, many thanks! Also many coasters and beermalade!



Today I got a nice box with 12 beers from ShivanDragon.

De School De Direkteur
Dîjk Bier Stevige Stout
Eggens IPA
Muifelbrouwerij Black Bastard
De Boei Zomerzon
Noarder Dragten Porter
Kees Pineapple / Coriander Smoothy
Jopen Meesterstuk 2017
De Smokkelaar La IPA Bonita
Lowlander Winter I.P.A.
Hoop Winter Warming Chocolate Porter
Schuurbier Donker Blond|

Thank you Edwin for the nice selection :netherlands:


Enjoy :slight_smile:


Little statistics. 22 boxes were sent out, 4 delays were communicated with receivers, 7 boxes, were delivered.
Please don’t forget to write tracking feedback.


Today a wonderful parcel with 12 Estonian and Japanese beers arrive at my work.
Thank you Raul / jinroh

Lehe Singularity https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/lehe-singularity/506249/
Lehe Kodanluse Diskreetne Võlu https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/lehe-kodanluse-diskreetne-volu/690762/
Sori ShakeOut A: Vanilla https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/sori-shakeout-a-vanilla/680312/
Sori ShakeOut B: Peach & Vanilla https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/sori-shakeout-b-peach-and-vanilla/680310/
Vaat / Oslo Primal Screams https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/vaat-oslo-primal-screams/661034/
Pühaste Black Swan https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/puehaste-black-swan/665811/
Tanker Røst https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/tanker-rost/661898/
Tanker Hallucination https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/tanker-hallucination/377718/ (Top 50 IPL)
Tanker Abstraction https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/tanker-abstraction/506229/
Shiga Kogen W-IBA Masaji the Great https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/shiga-kogen-w-iba-masaji-the-great/202515/
Uchu Aldedaran Triple IPA https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/uchu-aldedaran-triple-ipa/687496/
Yo-Ho Boku Beer Kimi Beer Rye Pale Ale (Ryusei Radio) https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/yo-ho-boku-beer-kimi-beer-rye-pale-ale-ryusei-radio/671894/

Again Big Thank you also for the cheese.


received an amazing box from @Gurthnar, Thanks…

From :point_left: To :point_right:
Hellstork Beat to Juice 13°
Berhet Britke New England IPA 14°
Lánius Porter 14°
Cera Mel Vidiecka medovina z kvetového medu
Hellstork New Model Army 2017
Hellstork Ancikrist 15°
Unorthodox EL MARIACHI Margarita Gose
Unorthodox Wendigo West Coast India Pale Ale 14°
Donovalsky pivovar Summer Ale 10%
Hellstork Miami Weisse Cuvee Maracuja
Komín Čmudil 14,5°
Hellstork Miami Wiesse Cuvee Framboise
Donovalsky pivovar Winter IPA 15%
Lánius Irish Dry Stout 10°
Lánius Summit IPA 15
Komin IPL Simcoe 13°


Received an amazing box from @dunklermessias. 15 different breweries, 8 first-time breweries, 12 different styles and 2 homebrews. Looking forward to smash them all.

From left to right:

Prost Jan!!!


I have been in a old sweat, as the parcel service dropped the parcel outside in front of my home in the rain (what an idiot!). Unfortunatly I was on a business trip and my girl at a fair and as we arrived, the only thing we found was a notice of dropping the parcel.

Fortunatly, my neigbors took the parcel out of the rain and so I found a very generous box full of 19 (!) beers, 1 Magazin and a glass of Paté made with Oude Kriek! One of the beers is a privatbrew for the birth of Jefs daughter.

Dear Jef, thank you very much for this wonderful box of Belgium beer! I will enjoy everyone of them!

Hope to seeing you @BXL Beerfest and have some sour with you!


Good to see everything arrived safe. Enjoy the beers!


Today when I got home I found a large parcel from Finland in the hallway! Inside a very generous, diverse and well thought out selection of Finnish beers:

From left to right:

Also included were much appreciated notes, rye crisps and salmiakki. I love the Dutch ‘salmiak’ and liquorice, so I’m really curious about these ones.

Many thanks @japppp for this awesome selection! :beers: :metal:


Amazing selection! :beers:


Nice hauls guys. Don’t forget to write tracking info.


Exellent box came todoay from @Erzengel to my doorstep.

beers from left a 1st picture:
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/biere-lorraine-blonde/2339/ New country!!!
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/emrich-jager-pils/690392/ 2 ratings
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/bruch-saarbrueckator-doppelbock/694084/ 2 ratings
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/bachs-dunkel/483625/ 2 ratings
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/bachs-spencer-bulldozer-ipa/698826/ 3 ratings
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/dellmann-s-roeoek/677819/ 4 ratings
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/grosswald-urweizen-dunkel/56742/ 14 ratings
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/grosswald-urweizen/56505/ 18 ratings
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/karlsberg-naturtrubes-kellerbier/633567/ 5 ratings
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/bruch-nauwieser-drittel/351197/ 11 ratings
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/bruch-frischhopfen-hell/694081/ 2 ratings
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/bachs-hell/483632/ 8 ratings
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/freigeist-mango-unchained/434964/ wishlist!!!
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/emma-freigeist-braukollektiv-mexican-standoff-stout/589093/ wishlist!!!
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/grosswald-jubilaumsbier/698717/ 4 ratings
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/bachs-dunkler-bock/686158/ 3 ratings
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/bachs-pils/483635/ 7 ratings
and some chees, nice to beer.
Thanks again Gabriel


Mango unchained is soo cool!


Just picked up this really nice package filled with great German beers from @SinH4, thank you so much for your generosity and trying to match my wants :smiley: Looking forward to the weekend to start testing and rating these!

From left to right:
Brauerei Flügge Béno (not on Ratgeber yet, so I guess a brand new release)
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/fraugruber-hounds-of-hell/573230/ (top)
https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/fraugruber-creeping-shadows/685539/ (bottom)

Once again, thank you Stefan!