I see Euro Santa is getting warmed up. Any thought to the usual US Secret Santa? If not, I am happy to organize a small BIF to keep folks in the holiday spirit.
As always, I’m in for either. Always enjoy SS, but a BiF would still be cool.
I’m in for international, too But there BIF would take too long, so a mix might be possible
I’d be in for a Secret Santa or a BIF
I’d be totally up for an international swap if the shipping costs weren’t so astronomical. I might bite the bullet though. What does BIF stand for?
Beer-It-Foreward - as soon as you receive a parcel you post the next one. :)
Well, it would be a bit of a hybrid, I don’t think we’d need to put the time restrictions on it.
I’d be in for US only
I guess I’d be in for a BIF, international is also something I would be interested in.
And, what’s the threshold for attempting this?
Hoping Santa or an Elf of his will chime in and let us know either way. Then I think we can begin to move out.
As Santa seems to be fallen asleep, just an idea to keep it moving:
We have 2 Germans and 4 Americans (+1 US-only) interested in this?
What do you think of a BIF where we ship the parcel after the previous one is posted? Otherwise it would take too long with the parcels to the EU.
If it’s ok I’ll make a pairing-list this weekend so we can start shipping the parcels next week?
So we have 3 EU and 3 US participants for the intl. BIF and “trapped” for US-only (which is hard to integrate here…).
So for the BIF-pairing, here’s my US-EU-List:
So Matthew ships to me, I ship to Andrew ad so on… and Louise from Poland ships to Andrew in Florida.
I would use the “rules” we had in the last years as well, so $50 for the beer to make it worth the high shipping-costs.
–> So everyone please contact the person you’re going to send something. I hop this works fine But I’m confident!
I may cheat and send my box out early. Knowing how these things go, I don’t want to ship in the middle of January…
I think that’s no problem Don’t worry about it The faster the beer arrives the better
I think there was some confusion. I saw this thread as ‘the usual US secret Santa,’ which is what I was requesting to sign up for. Continental is where I wanted to stay as international shipping is intense this time of year, especially if you have a little one on the way. Guys, I’m really sorry to do this, but I don’t think I can take part in this. I was planning on signing up for the continental SS or BiF like I’ve done for several years.
I didn’t mention us only, but also didn’t mention international. I read the thread as something other than it was, and again I’m sorry for any confusion.
I’ll be emailing my recipient and Santa to keep everyone in the loop.
I can cover his box if needed. That’s me sending to Erzengel and Jashiu sending to me?
If Tricyclist is out, it only works if @nimbleprop can cover this box! Thank you so much for offering this.
I hope this is ok now with everybody :
And as there wer questions, here are the rules again:
The value of the whole parcel should be around 50$ (but please don’t declare this on the customs-form)
Which beers you send, please talk to the person you’re sending to - it doesn’t matter wether you only talk about styles or specific beers.
You can send as much beer as you like to fill up the weight-limit of your parcel
There’s no real Deadline - try to ship till the end of the year, but as the holidays are coming talk to your recipient about this - a real BIF won’t work intl.
Well, allow me to be the first to post my box then. Even though it got held up at customs in Germany a little, it still only took about two weeks to arrive, which is pretty good, I reckon!
Many thanks to Nimbleprop for the beers. Even though I do not recognize a single one of them, they certainly look very interesting and I’m looking forward to trying them .
One of the cans was damaged, unfortunately. Big dent, small hole. There was still about 2/3 left in the can, so I decided to drink that stuff up while there was not too much damage done. It was a little flat but still quite nice otherwise, actually .
Looks fantastic! My parcel from Nimbleprop arrived at customs yesterday so I think I can pick it up next week!