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07-17-2018 01:10 PM

Topic tags/keywords: beer swap beer swap

Welcome to the second annual LJs Beer Swap :-)) Last year’s inaugural event was so much fun and so successful we decided to do it again. The summer Mallet Swap is winding down with reveals coming later this week so we’ll kick off the beer swap next week.

If you want to see what went down last year, Here are some of the awesome projects and here is last year's swap thread.

So here’s what we’re doing (aka “the rules”):
  • You’ll send a six-pack of beer 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 ;-)
  • There will be no progress monitoring on this swap. If you sign up, you better ship! If your recipient never receives a package, I WILL have your address and I WILL send our LJ enforcers after you…
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 2018
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 Friday 8/10.
I’ll send out recipient information the following Monday 8/13.
Please ship your package no later than Friday 8/24.
We’ll post reveal pictures on Friday 8/31 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 S R
RichBolduc S R
PoppaBax S R
Dave Polaschek S R
mikeacg S R
GrantA S
treg S R
Duckmilk S
Huckleberry S

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


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Lazyman

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#1 posted 07-17-2018 01:25 PM

MMMM, Beeer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhn2uj_yqSk

-- 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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#2 posted 07-17-2018 01:31 PM

Hmmmm really tempted to for the wife…. I’d have to make sure that we receive the package though by 29th as we leave for Ireland on the 30th and don’t get back till the 7th… =\

Rich

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#3 posted 07-17-2018 01:38 PM



Hmmmm really tempted to for the wife…. I d have to make sure that we receive the package though by 29th as we leave for Ireland on the 30th and don t get back till the 7th… =\n Rich

- RichBolduc

Fixed it for ya. Ship date is now 8/24 ;-)

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

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RichBolduc

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#4 posted 07-17-2018 01:41 PM

I guess you have to count me in now…. lol

Rich

Hmmmm really tempted to for the wife…. I d have to make sure that we receive the package though by 29th as we leave for Ireland on the 30th and don t get back till the 7th… =

Rich

- RichBolduc

Fixed it for ya. Ship date is now 8/24 ;-)

- HokieKen


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#5 posted 07-17-2018 01:49 PM

Gonna have to figure out where I’ll be in late August and if I’ll be able to play.

-- 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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#6 posted 07-17-2018 02:36 PM

I’m new, but I am totally down! Is it an issue if I ship cans instead of bottles? Local breweries here all do cans.

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#7 posted 07-17-2018 02:47 PM



I m new, but I am totally down! Is it an issue if I ship cans instead of bottles? Local breweries here all do cans.

- PoppaBax

Not a problem at all Poppa! As long as there’s beer inside, cans are just fine. Hell, ship a couple of growlers if ya want ;-)

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

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#8 posted 07-17-2018 04:26 PM

You have my info and I’m down. Let’s see if I can do something new…... let me know if i have to send you an “official” email.

-- Gary, Texas

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HokieKen

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#9 posted 07-17-2018 04:33 PM



You have my info and I m down. Let s see if I can do something new…... let me know if i have to send you an “official” email.

- doubleG469

Nope. You’re all good!

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

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#10 posted 07-17-2018 04:58 PM


I m new, but I am totally down! Is it an issue if I ship cans instead of bottles? Local breweries here all do cans.

- PoppaBax

Not a problem at all Poppa! As long as there s beer inside, cans are just fine. Hell, ship a couple of growlers if ya want ;-)

- HokieKen

There will definitely be beer in them there cans! I have a pretty good idea about an accessory to include as well. :)

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#11 posted 07-17-2018 05:09 PM

Great. You’re welcome to join PoppaBax!

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

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#12 posted 07-18-2018 12:10 AM

Pretty sure I’m in. Once again, I have ambitious plans. And I picked up another piece of my crabapple tree so if it ends up being an apple accessory, it’ll be from my own yard.

Oh, summer16swap? Isn’t it 2018? Or is the sixteen the size of the keg I’m supposed to ship?

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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HokieKen

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#13 posted 07-18-2018 01:50 AM

Yeah, I created that address for the first swap I ran. If I had a little foresight, I guess I woulda made it a little more generic. But I ain’t makin’ a new one every time. So all of the swaps that I run will always be summer of ‘16 swaps ;-)

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

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#14 posted 07-18-2018 12:16 PM

As much as I like beer and as much fun I had in the last one, I have to sit this one out. :-( I’ll be watching though.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#15 posted 07-18-2018 12:19 PM

That’s too bad Jeff :-( We’ll miss ya’ buddy!

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

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