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How can I send you beer?If you’re a listener or brewery who would like to send me beer, please email me at email@example.com for the address and so we can coordinate the best time to schedule a shipment. Why do I need to schedule? I don’t want your beer to sit around waiting for an opening for the show. It’s important that what I and my guests taste is as close to what the brewer intends, and that means the sample should be fresh. Here’s what we look for in a good sample: Fresh is always best. Please don’t buy any beer until we’ve agreed on a good date to ship. Also, please check date codes to ensure the beer is well within the “best by” date, or within 60 days of packaging. If you’re not sure about how fresh a beer is, please pick something else. While I’d consider reviewing non-hoppy, higher ABV or wild beers that are older than 60 days on a case-by-case basis, please do not send IPAs that are older than 60 days from packaging. This is because I want to ensure I taste and review the best possible samples in order to most fairly represent a brewery’s product. In order to properly taste a beer on the show, the minimum amount needed, per beer, is 16.9oz, or 500ml (or 4.5oz per person on our panel). Please plan on sending 2 of every beer 16oz and under. For our episodes, I like to showcase 3-5 different beers. If you send me more, I can’t guarantee they’ll be on the show. If you send fewer, I’ll have to put something in to fill time that might not fit the theme of the episode. If you don’t care, nad you’re flexible, that’s great too! How to ship: USPS or FedEx Ground are our preferred shipping methods. Send me a tracking number when it has shipped. Please do not use UPS. Wine (bottle) shippers are great! You can find them on Amazon or at a local wine shop. If you’re packing your own box, use lots of bubble wrap (at least 2 layers on each bottle, less for cans) and pack it so that nothing touches the walls of the box, or each other. Also, you’ll want it packed tightly, so nothing can move around in transit. Note: If you send me beer and I or my guests end up not liking it, don’t worry- we won’t hold it against you. The mere action of sending me beer is great, and makes for good content either way. If I didn’t have beer, I wouldn’t have a show. Lastly: If you send me beer, there is no guarantee it will be featured on the show. I will absolutely try my best to feature every beer you send, but I just can’t guarantee it. I hope you understand that sometimes things happen like time constraints, change in production schedule, acts of god.
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Why do you ask for donations?We are a 100% listener-supported podcast! Want to help? Send us some cash! Send us an appreciation donation via Paypal. I prefer not to take advertisers on the show. I want to make a show that I’d like to listen to. Podcast ads can be annoying.. I’d rather spend the time asking for donations from people who love what I do. I don’t get any other funds to produce this show, and your donations go back into the show for beer reviews, hosting, equipment, upgrades, and any travel we take for the podcast. This may change in the future, but I’d like to stay independent of advertisers for as long as I can.
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