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07-01-2019 01:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: beer swap beer swap

Welcome to the third annual LJs Beer Swap :-)) There have been dozens of people tell me that they WISH they would have joined the last two. No one who has participated has ever said they wish they hadn’t. So here’s your chance. Quit thinking and wishing and just jump on in!!


If you like beer, you’ve come to the right place! Heck, even if you don’t like beer but like making stuff and having fun, you’ve come to the right place! Check out some of the projects from the first beer swap and from last year's beer swap.

So here’s what we’re doing (aka “the rules”):
  • You’ll send a six-pack of beer (or possibly something else, read the next section) and some sort of “accessory” to your recipient who will be assigned randomly. You are responsible for packing and shipping to your recipient. Remember bottles are breakable so please pack accordingly.
  • Before signing up, please do a little Googling on how to ship beer and what the restrictions by different shipping companies are. You’ll be responsible for shipping and I won’t give any “legal” advice on the issue so please know about it.
  • The goal is to send your recipient something they can’t run down to the corner store and buy. We don’t need Budweiser or Miller Light being shipped all over the country. So pick some beer that is brewed local to you or near you that isn’t distributed nationally IF YOU CAN. I know there are some locations where there may not be any craft breweries. In that case, just go to the store and try to find something you think is unique and not mass-marketed.
  • The “accessory” is completely up to you and your creativity. Coasters, bottle openers, mugs, totes, beer-dispensing hats, the list goes on…. Just try to squeeze a little wood in there if you can. But this is for fun so there really are no rules ;-)
  • YOU MUST PARTICIPATE IN THE THREAD TO PLAY! I’m very serious about this. I will drop you from the participation list faster than a drunk daddy with an ugly baby if you don’t check in at least once a week. That means post a comment in the thread. Even if it’s just “I’m still here and I’m working on my project.” You need to post it. I think if you embrace the banter and participate regularly you’ll have a good time and make some new friends though. If you’re sensitive or can’t take a joke though, you should probably just move on along. This is not the swap your looking for (in obi-wan’s voice).
  • If you are new to LJ swaps I will require that you send me a picture of your completed project that you are ready to ship ON TIME – see dates below before your sender ships your package. Since there is no progress picture in this swap, this will ensure that everyone that ships a package on time receives one on time as well. Swap veterans can ignore this. Swap veterans will also know exactly why I’m doing this. I will NOT e-mail you or PM you a reminder if you don’t provide this. Sorry but we’re all adults. If I don’t get this picture from you ON TIME, you will be dropped from the list and your recipient will be re-assigned to your sender. So PLEASE keep up with the deadline dates below and e-mail or PM me IN ADVANCE if there is an issue. I will work with you AS LONG AS YOU COMMUNICATE AHEAD OF TIME.
Other Stuff:
  • If you want to play and don’t drink alcohol or have health issues that affect what you can receive, then no problem! Just MAKE SURE when you send your registration e-mail you tell me what you can or cannot have. I will make sure your sender knows and understands. So if you are a diabetic who doesn’t drink, no sweat! We’ll get you some diet soda or sparkling water or something.
  • No other special requests please. Let’s not make it hard to try to shop for beer because your recipient only likes bottle-conditioned German wheat beers that have 8.2% ABV and only come in 19.476 oz plastic cans. If everyone adheres to Rule 2 in the last section, you’ll get good quality beers and get to try something new.
  • But, by all means, make use of this forum to discuss interesting beers and what you like or don’t like. I know I’ve gotten some good recommendations of beers to try through casual conversation many times and ended up finding something I loved. Also, while I enjoy good beer, I’m not really an educated connoisseur of the beverage. So please share your knowledge in the thread as well.
  • When you post your project, please use the tag beer swap 2019
  • For shipping reasons, unfortunately, we’re going to have to restrict this to participants in the continental US. Sorry to the rest of y’all :-( Please feel free to play along at home though! Make yourself a nice new beer-guzzling accessory and show it to us when the rest of us reveal our swap packages! :-)
To sign up:
Shoot me an e-mail at lumberjocks.summer16swap at gmail dot com
  • Your email should contain:
    1. LJ username
    2. Real Name
    3. Shipping Address

You’ll receive an e-mail from the same address assigning your recipient and their address and information.

Dates:
If you’re participating, send me an e-mail at the above address by Monday 7/22.
I’ll send out recipient information the following Friday 7/26.
First time swappers must send me a picture of their ready-to-ship project by midnight EDT on Saturday 8/17
Please ship your package no later than Monday 8/19.
We’ll post reveal pictures on Friday 8/23 or sooner if everyone receives theirs earlier.

I’ll keep a list of participants below. If you send a registration e-mail but I don’t put your name on this list in a day or 2, PM me or send another e-mail. Thanks for playing, let’s have some fun!

Participants:
Hokieken
GrantA
Keebler1
RichBolduc
EarlS
mikeacg
Steve
anthm27
Bill Berklich
duckmilk

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!


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GrantA

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#1 posted 07-01-2019 01:35 PM

I’ll play!

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#2 posted 07-01-2019 01:37 PM

I knew you would ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#3 posted 07-01-2019 01:44 PM

Woohoo, I’m going to watch. . . . . .again.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#4 posted 07-01-2019 02:45 PM

If we find a place in Santa Fe on our first trip down there, I will probably be a late join. If it takes more than one trip to find a house, probably not.

One of the disturbing things beer-wise is that there’s some consolidation going on. There are still new places popping up, but the ones who made really good beer and grew have been targets for the big boys. I suppose it’s ever thus, but ever since Leinenkugel’s got bought by Miller, now Miller/Molson/Coors, I’ve been hoping for my favorite beers to remain independent.

Looking forward to seeing what gets swapped!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#5 posted 07-01-2019 02:50 PM

Ok Im game again

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#6 posted 07-01-2019 02:51 PM

In!

Rich

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#7 posted 07-01-2019 03:04 PM

We are still in the process of planning several summer trips so I’ll have to check my travel schedule once it is locked down and compare to the swap dates before I sign up.

Dave, Santa Fe is one of the cheapest places to buy beer that I have ever seen and they have some good craft beers there too. Even “imports” from other states seem to be cheaper there, at least than they are in DFW anyway.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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HokieKen

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#8 posted 07-01-2019 04:00 PM

There ain’t no eclipse this year Nathan, so that excuse ain’t gonna fly again! ;-P

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#9 posted 07-01-2019 04:01 PM

Nathan youre in just leave with a friend to ship or ship early

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#10 posted 07-01-2019 04:03 PM

Sign me up and mark me down with a P since my tubafor coasters are done!!! I’m just working on the beer selection. Might be a bit early to buy it though. I’m still looking for a corn IPA, or maybe a dextrose draft for the moderator????

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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HokieKen

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#11 posted 07-01-2019 04:05 PM

Yep, Earl gets the award for earliest progress pics ever. He sent them to me back before the BBQ swap even started! And we aren’t even doing progress pics!!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#12 posted 07-01-2019 04:17 PM

Earl – shoot me an e-mail or PM with your address. I have your old one but I’m not sure where and I don’t know your new one.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#13 posted 07-01-2019 04:22 PM

Was cleaning out a box and came across the following. Seems appropriate.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#14 posted 07-01-2019 05:00 PM



Nathan youre in just leave with a friend to ship or ship early

- Keebler1

Yes Nathan, leave it with me! I’ll make sure it’s consumed er uh I mean shipped on time!

-- I refuse to edit the photo orientation for this website any longer. It’s an issue they should address and correct. Gary, Texas

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#15 posted 07-01-2019 07:18 PM

You know I will play!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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