Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Trading profiles

I wish the character count was higher on BA since I would like to add notes about each trade. Well I will simply do it here instead.

Highly recommended traders:

exiled - The trade king of TX. The number of trades with Jason is completely off the rails at this point. He's the kind of trade partner you wish for when getting in the trade game.

fogdog x5 insanely generous and chill FL BA

garbercury x4 awesome PA trader, super generous and all around great friend

t8000shx x4 awesome and generous NY trader

erikkoppin x4 awesome MI trader, grabbed KBS for me without even asking

billab914 x3 awesome VA trader, ongoing trade partner, sent me some EPIC stuff

BrewCrew2010 x3 great NY trader, very generous

wasatch x2 awesome UT trader, both trades have been massive 20+ beers

randalld x2 awesome MI trader, met him at DLD where he hooked me up big time

mikesgroove x2 NC&BA legend

arenbeer x2 cool CT trader, met him through Newbie Trader Club

scottyshades x2 cool FL trader, very enthusiastic

suspect, x2 another great NY trader, super easy to deal with

MikeyMikee x2 great NY trader, SOUR POWER hook up

Traders I would love to trade with again:

wren, made up for minor UPS mishap with major goodies

kmurray8621, my first trade, took a chance on a newb and got me HOOKED!

darklordlager, one evening drinking with him and sends me an EPIC package

HeadyHops81, cool VA trader with lots of killer Terrapin stuff

pimpmyporter, cool OH trader

beatingwings, cool OR trader, sent lots of killer Deschutes stuff

Arbitrator, great CA trader, great sense of humor, super chill

honuswagner, great FL trader, fairly new when I traded with him but very generous

Nesued, awesome SC trader, super patient and generous, very understanding

millah, great MN trader, new to trading but totally gets it, very generous

IronKrausen, great CA trader, sent me the most EPIC vertical ever!

chswimmer, chill CA trader

kkipple, super cool SC BA, thanks for the growler

Macky20, newer NC trader, generous with the whales

Jwiss22, solid PA trader, loads of extras

SpeedwayJim, super nice guy great NY trader

Jtortorice, awesome TX trader Live Oak hook up

khumbard, great IN BA, Thanks for the TBK hook up

drabmuh, great MD trader, swapping ticks for ticks

a77cj7, great SD trader, Thanks for the sweet ticks!

kirkpjr, great AL trader, super easy to deal with, thanks for the ticks!

bucky10, In person, new in the game but super generous!

ILikeBrew, great OK trader, buried me with killer beers

Woodychandler, The CAN king, thanks for the rare ticks

GehenHerzog, great NC trader, super easy to deal with

translucent, super cool MN BA, all around great guy for trading and drinking with

sliverX, yet another awesome NY trader, fast and easy trade

buffs9, great CO trader, super easy to deal with

yesferro, great AR trader, thanks for the state ticks

sweetwillyrolbar, ND, forever greatful for the final piece in the tick puzzle

SalukiAlum, CO, super easy trade, great communication, thanks for the HUGE want

Great traders and drinking buddies:

beerFMAndy, Swapped and shared more beers with him then I can count

sweemzander, constant swapping, awesome BA that I wish lived closer

wisconsinality, constant drinking and swapping with this guy

beerbuffalolodge, local guy that lives for beer

grynder33, the old timer, he's forgotten more about beer then I will ever know

bnieman, super chill dude that drinks nothing but great beer

smurfbeer, super fun to drink and swap beers with

KHM, loves her sours and IPA's like no other

Friday, January 8, 2010

Central Waters

So I'm super stoked to be going to the Central Waters Release/bday party.I just booked my room at the hotel nearby so I can really get after all that awesome brew. I will be getting first crack at all the phenominal seasonal releases that seem to just trickle into Milwaukee. I might have to rent a uhaul for all the cases I plan on buying. Should be a fantastic time. I have my fingers crossed for some special aged stouts to be tapped throughout the evening! Hope to see you there.

Monday, January 4, 2010

BA get together!

It's time for a BA get together. Come one come all! Friday Feb. 26 at 7:00 pm at Sugar Maple in Bay View. I figure I keep talking about it. It's time to put it out there. Come out and drink and get to know the beer buddies you post and rate beers with online. Check out Sugar Maple in beerfly on BA or at this link sugarmaple

I can't wait to see all of you there.


Sugar Maple
Friday Feb. 26
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends ????

Back to normal?

Well I'm back at work today for the first time in eleven days. To make things worse the heat is out in my office so I'm posting this in my jacket and winter skull cap. It just cracked the 50 degree mark on my T-stat! WHOO HOO! I'm shipping a couple trades today so that's got me excited for sure. This means lots of yummy beer coming back my way from buddies around the country. I'm especially looking forward to Short's PB&J beer. Who wouldn't want a beer that tastes like the quintessential lunchbox fare from days as a school boy.

The little lady and I also booked our tickets to Minneapolis for our trip in Feb. Surly here I come! I plan on grabbing as much beer as I can. Along with tours of Surly and Summit. We hope to hit all the cool beer spots in town.


Friday, January 1, 2010

Soap box time

I've noticed quite a trend in the Southeast Wisconsin area. Not enough beer advocacy! I'm a member of Beer Advocate and Beer Buffalo Lodge and heavily active on both sites. Why is it that the "brew city"is so devoid of people who want to talk about beer. The WI representation on BA is atrocious and over at BBL it's mainly myself and the three founding members who do all the talking. Come on people we don't bite. Come out of you BMC coma and start talking and drinking good beer. When I went to the Great Lakes Brewfest this summer I emailed everyone on the list of names that BA had listed as going. Why did not one Milwaukee BA show up and drink one beer with me. One BA from from the Mequon area and four from Illinois met up with me. Seriously? Not one person from "brew city" could take five minutes to meet another like minded beer geek and say hi?

I guess living under the Miller spell for so long has broken every ones will to seek something different. Please prove me wrong "brew city"

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Beers I love

I thought I would make a list of my favorite beers.

1. Tyranena-Chocolate Imperial Porter (ultimate chocolate indulgence)
2.Deschutes-The Abyss (RIS to end all RIS)
3.Russian River-Pliny The Elder (tongue melting DIPA)
4.Central Waters-Coffee Stout ( ultimate coffee indulgence)
5.New Glarus-Raspberry Tart (raspberry raspberry raspberry)

I'm proud to say 3 of the 5 are from Wisconsin!

A few pics of me and my life.

My evil cat


Badger Game (duh)

Brewfest "08"