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Alesmith Heading to Illinois!

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by ngannon77, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. ngannon77

    ngannon77 Initiate (20) Dec 5, 2012

    Looks like this is confirmed and heading to IL as early as next week! 22’s & 750’s. Should be a jolly Christmas indeed!
  2. Bay01

    Bay01 Savant (455) Illinois Nov 19, 2008

    Haven't heard anything about this, what's the source?
  3. [citation needed]

    really hope this is true.
    AleWatcher likes this.
  4. DanH11

    DanH11 Aficionado (205) Illinois Feb 26, 2012 Beer Trader

    He joined today just to share this news.

    EDIT: not saying it isn't true, but would like a source.
  5. Tnudish

    Tnudish Savant (315) Wisconsin Feb 16, 2012

    Im all fit speedway on shelves. Base is better than the BA.
  6. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (600) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    They announced distribution to Wisconsin, but haven't heard anything about Illinois. However, I am really hoping this is true.
  7. Askchucky

    Askchucky Savant (295) Illinois May 2, 2011 Beer Trader

    I visited the brewery back in October and talked to a few employees. They mentioned that the last details were being worked out for this.
  8. Vav

    Vav Advocate (515) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    News to me...
  9. Gonzoillini

    Gonzoillini Advocate (715) Illinois Oct 15, 2008

    AleWatcher, Atlas1977, JKIRBY and 3 others like this.
  10. GraniteSkunk

    GraniteSkunk Savant (375) Illinois Apr 17, 2007

    It's true.

    And it's not going to be in Chicago. Hah! Suck it, Chicago.

    To celebrate, I'm drinking this tonight

    GoldfishSlayer likes this.
  11. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (600) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    No problem. I'm downstate and out in Rockford from time to time and out toward the Quad Cities (about once a year). I'll add that to AleSmith to my shopping list right next to Ballast Point.

    Edit: Did you buy that in Illinois already?
  12. GraniteSkunk

    GraniteSkunk Savant (375) Illinois Apr 17, 2007

    Nope, I actually got this one in yesterday. I'm pretty sure that the distributor doesn't get up to Rockford, but they might.
  13. JKIRBY

    JKIRBY Aficionado (225) Wisconsin Apr 4, 2010

    Is this confirmed? link to citation of WI distro??
  14. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (600) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

  15. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (770) Illinois Apr 8, 2010 Beer Trader

    And to think I just had my brother mule some back from SoCal....
  16. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (450) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    how can you not know this..... didn't you see that one guy talked to another guy who was star san'ing a fermentor who said its getting worked out? That seems like fact to me.
  17. AleSmith is officially headed into Illinois! The agreement is signed and the first order will go out next week!

    MarkIntihar, AleWatcher, PDZ and 5 others like this.
  18. immobilisme

    immobilisme Savant (410) Illinois Nov 8, 2005

    Does this include Chicago or just western and central IL?
  19. Grohnke

    Grohnke Savant (405) Illinois Sep 15, 2009

    Given this here alesmithabbys previous posts, im gonna go ahead and say she knows a thing or two about alesmith. Thanks for the confirm abby (however, im in need of an answer to immobilisme)
  20. jjheinrichs

    jjheinrichs Savant (410) Wisconsin Apr 13, 2010

    What about WI, can you confirm that as well?

    pleasesayyes pleasesayyes pleasesayyes
  21. vande

    vande Advocate (565) Illinois Jan 26, 2007

    They [craft beer making people], trading for beers one can't get may go extinct for Illinoisians... ;)
  22. Vav

    Vav Advocate (515) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    Huh, no kidding. What distributor did you go with?
  23. Wisconsin is still a work in progress, currently awaiting approval!


    PS- I work for AleSmith so hopefully I know what I'm talking about! :rolleyes:
    madtowndmb1, pschul4 and jjheinrichs like this.
  24. BeerMeFitz

    BeerMeFitz Savant (355) Illinois Oct 24, 2011

    Merry Xmas to all and to all a Speedway Stout!:D
    mbockstruck30 and rmalinowski4 like this.
  25. CMB2012

    CMB2012 Savant (295) Colorado Nov 26, 2008

    This is awesome news! Would love to know the rumor about outside Chicago only is true.
  26. Bay01

    Bay01 Savant (455) Illinois Nov 19, 2008

    Unfortunately yes, mid-state only. I said booo-urns.

    YogiBeer and pschul4 like this.
  27. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (450) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    glad I got a buddy that teaches at U of I and journeys to our fair city every few weeks.
  28. jbland21

    jbland21 Aficionado (110) Illinois Jan 21, 2012

    Looks like I will be visiting family in downstate Illinois much, much more frequently. It was always nice going home and being able to bring back 6-packs of Sculpin to Chicago to blow people's minds, now imagine what they will think when I start bringing back Speedway and Old Numbskull as well.
  29. PDZ

    PDZ Savant (270) Illinois Jun 26, 2012

    Hey i was wondering if you guys got speedway stout in yet?
  30. my brother lives in champaign. looks like i need him to make a binny's run for me
  31. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Savant (445) Illinois Dec 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    Stupidest news ever. Farmers get to have all the fun.
  32. otrejo

    otrejo Savant (330) Illinois Mar 8, 2011 Beer Trader

    At least they won't get it in DeKalb.
    tinypyramids and Bay01 like this.
  33. Bay01

    Bay01 Savant (455) Illinois Nov 19, 2008

    I don't know, I heard mom and pop stores in DeKalb are getting BA Speedway by the pallet, bro.
    PDZ likes this.
  34. PDZ

    PDZ Savant (270) Illinois Jun 26, 2012

    Hey mid/downstate illinois-


  35. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Savant (295) Illinois Sep 19, 2012

    Actually, we have gotten some here in Dekalb :D :D :D :D :D

    One of my beer guys ordered a case of Speedway.....He went through BeerJ though hahaha He said screw the distributor hahaha

    Although I have yet to try the BA SS.

    Speaking of which, I'm gonna run down there on the way to work and see if he still has a bottle left.
  36. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    Working on getting some alesmith asap.
  37. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (600) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    Cool. I hope this happens sooner rather than later. I'll be in Springfield for a conference Jan. 23-25. I'm going grab as much Speedway, Old Numbskull, and other Alesmith as possible for me and my friends in CHICAGOLAND.

    Just kidding downstaters. ;) I would love to get a bottle of each, however.
  38. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (420) Illinois May 6, 2012

    Why kid? Hook us up!
    chanokokoro likes this.
  39. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

    In other news, man carpools both sets of grandparents to Springfield under the guise of a "historical field trip".
  40. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Savant (250) Illinois Mar 31, 2011

    We played a club on the west side of the state, and they had all sorts of Ballast Point and some Alesmith... they claimed they could get them from their distributor readily... I was making the Larry David face at them all night, while LOVING my west coasties. If Speedway Stout is available in Wisconsin or Chicago, I know I'll be buying it by the case! What a great beer!
    Lordkrystic likes this.