|The haul to end all hauls|
I'd had a pretty bad run of BIFs boxes last year, hell even the Gang Bang 2 box wasn't that great nor a good comparison for what we sent. Bare in mind the sender always met the requirement but where I had been making it a point to hunt down and trade so that I could hit my targets wants (often some of their stated top wants) it is a little disheartening to get a run want free boxes. I eventually came the conclusion after getting a box from Florida containing a Deschutes (out of Oregon) Chasin' Freshies (couple months after release) and a Boulevard Chocolate Ale (from the known infected batch) that maybe BIFs weren't for me so I hung up my hat.
Leave it to my buddy Brandon (biglobo8971) to pull me out of retirement by devising a BIF in which you pick your target and therefore have no excuse to not bury your target and wreck some porches. I loved the idea so much that I said fuck it let's do this and jumped right in.
The process he employed was great, once all of the participants had been decided he started a second thread (YMBBif Bucket List) where you state why someone would want to chose you as their target. After everyone had their bucket list done it was time to rank who you wanted to send to. Finally Brandon did his best to match people up with targets out of their top five.
My Bucket List
I ranked my targets as follows leaving out regular trading partners and fellow Cali tradersMy bucket list item currently is Bourbon Vanilla Darkness, Cantillon Blåbær LambikS (Steve Coon recently shared a bottle with me - Thanks Steve!) and Kaggen! Stormaktsporter (one of the last in the top 10 I've never had) - I've love to collect a Bourbon Vanilla Dark Lord but only to split with my regular tasting group as I was lucky enough to try it at the Firestone Fest.I love canned beers - especially fresh IPAs that I've never had such as Gandhi-Bot Double IPA which is currently one of my oldest wants. I love trying new beers (especially canned) a complete listing of what I've had (for the most part) can be found hereFor the SWAG side I'm a large L and love brewery Work-shirts and glassware. I'm a homebrewer so bring on the homebrew.My favorite breweries (outside of SoCal) are Surly, Cigar City , Squatters, Fitgers, Six Point, Crooked Stave.I've updated my wants as wellCheers
- MarkIntihar - I'll probably embarrass myself as Mark's a friend