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Postby Potential Boarder » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:54 pm

Can you ask if they have plans for a Chicago brewpub to go along with their production brewery? their Petaluma happy hour and weekly firkin tapping is pretty awesome, and I'd love to see something like that in Chicago. Also, are they planning to expand their barrel aging program?
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Postby pellegrino viking essays » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:12 pm

ask him why people love their regular IPA so much because it's fucking gross and sweet.

And yeah tell him to send me and nakedlunch some Sucks backstock
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Postby MikeS » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:15 pm

love 4 packs because 3 usually suit me well on the weekday. Otherwise I buy 2 bombers and if it's a weeknight I get a little too drunk for a weeknight.
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Postby sleigh » Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:38 pm

So I didn't want to stray too far from chicago/the new brewery so I did't ask him about bombers/4 packs. He didn't outright say the new brewery doesn't mean they won't move into LA but he did say it's more about keeping up with demanding and reducing transportation costs/emissions than expanding.

Kuboaa, 140,000 barrels initially.they're not occupying the entire space, just half of it, which is still 150k sqft. As far small batches, they're essentially building a midwest outpost, so they'll do everything here that they do in Petaluma, and Petaluma will continue to to produce everything it already does. Everything east of the rockies will come from here. He sounded excited about doing small batch, chicago-exclusive stuff like Zephyr but there aren't any plans for anything like that right now.

Potential Boarder, it sounds like nothing's concrete but he was very excited about doing certainly a tasting center if not a full on brewpub. I think he wants to, it just depends on how the location works, permits, etc. Which I imagine won't be a problem. Did not ask why he thinks anyone likes their shitty IPA.

Also did a nice little #shotsfired. In talking about how quickly this came about, he talked about how awful it is when companies take a year to scout locations, about how it's really about getting states/towns to offer kickbacks. Said "that's how you end up in Asheville, and not somewhere cool like Chicago." 8-)
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Postby pellegrino viking essays » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:06 pm

that's pretty funny.

but...asheville seemed pretty logical for NB/SN to me. It's a very leisure-friendly town in the same vein as ft. collins and chico
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Postby brent » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:27 pm

i thought lagunitas was planning on covering all 50 states by the end of 2012.
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Postby internethandle » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:58 pm

"sculpin habanero" is on over at the beer bar

dunno bout this one, will prob try it if i can
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Postby Kuboaa » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:00 pm

awesome, lagunitas is one of those breweries that I don't normally pay attention to, hopefully they start putting out some interesting new stuff here
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Postby darger » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:53 pm

three floyds really has the best label art.

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Local beer geek darling Three Floyds will help local music geek darling Reckless Records celebrate Record Store Day with Rye'd Da Lightning, a rye pale ale.
Rye'd Da Lightning will only be available at Bottom Lounge on April 21 for a show featuring Sweet Cobra, Chicago Thrash Ensemble, and Party Downers.
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Postby VHGisdead » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:07 pm

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didn't know anything about it when I picked it up, it's great
Bought this at the mall I'm gonna wear this at the mall.
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Postby pellegrino viking essays » Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:53 pm

Man, that label.


Had one of these beauties at happy hour today.

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Postby wyatt » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:00 pm

going to drink this tonight. never had one before.

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Postby honkduh » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:12 pm

How do I get one of these?

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Postby wyatt » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:21 pm

pretty hard to land one. gotta trade some other rare stuff for it.

Arctic devil plus some other stuff might work.
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Postby darger » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:27 pm

wyatt wrote:going to drink this tonight. never had one before.

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drink it cold, one of my favorites.
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Postby honkduh » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:28 pm

Have you tried it?
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Postby VHGisdead » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:30 pm

pellegrino viking essays wrote:Man, that label.


yeah, almost didn't pick it up because of that

Ohio has a couple breweries that make some good beers but have awful labels
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Postby brent » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:31 pm

weyerbacher has the good beer/awful label thing mastered
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Postby wyatt » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:35 pm

honkduh wrote:Have you tried it?


never had it. i am not a big fan of stouts with chilis added.
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Postby pissydan » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:49 am

my new neighborhood brewery just got their first beer advocate review:

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I was wearing a Far Side t-shirt when he came over. "I bet you didn't think I was the sort of person who wore t-shirts," I told him. (Our school had a dress code.) "I have three."

I could see how e-mailing the wrong person about sexy bathtime could be embarrassing.
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Postby SNC » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:16 pm

I bought one of the mini-randalls from dogfish head
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Postby grammatron » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:01 am

I'm thinking about buying one too. Let me know how good it works. I'd like it for experimenting w/ ideas for home brewing.
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Postby SNC » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:19 am

I think it'll be fun novelty. Wanna try and recreate the coconut ipa I had during last years Philly beer kickoff party
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Postby SNC » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:23 am

Decided to go to lunch at the bar. Now drinking founders breakfast on tap
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Postby honkduh » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:49 pm

Had this last night

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it was great!
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Postby VHGisdead » Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:06 pm

was at my local shop last night and saw a sixer of Ballast Point Sculpin just chilling in the bottom row of the cooler. Pretty exciting development 8-)
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Postby bingo » Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:15 pm

yeah ballast point seems to be expanding like mad - went to a bar here in cincinnati the other night and they had sculpin and a stout on tap


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Postby bingo » Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:22 am

drank the hemel and aarde bruichladdich barrel last night, liked it much better than the original
the peat plays really well with the malts, just a great stout

also the carbonation issues that plagued the original were totally nonexistent- excellent and appropriate level of carbonation in this version and none of this:
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Postby Duplo » Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:43 am

Savage wrote:got suckered into buying this because of the name/packaging

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its a pretty decent beer, although it seriously is a bit oniony, but 14 bucks for 4 tallboys is quite steep


bought a single can of these the other day, i was diggin it
didnt get the oniony thing

not sure i can fuck with it too often at that price though
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Postby Turner_Brown » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:18 pm

I'll be pouring my homebrew at the Maproom's fundraiser (Craft Day Afternoon) again this year...

May 19th at Fizz 1-5pm. This event kicks off Craft Beer Week in Chicago. Last year there was a ton of great beer/breweries. Probably the best bang for buck beer event during CBW. More details to follow...
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