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Backwoods Bastard Chicago Sightings - 2012

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by tinypyramids, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. i missed out on this last year, and i'm hoping not to repeat it. apparently binny's south loop and lincoln park are already sold out. anyone spot any anywhere else?
  2. fritts211

    fritts211 Savant (345) Tennessee Feb 19, 2011 Verified

    Just got off the phone with Binny's on Grand, Dave told me Tuesday.
  3. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (420) Illinois May 6, 2012

    LP Binnys sold out in an hour. SL Binnys lasted a day, with a 2 bottle limit.

    I hope I can find a 4 pack along the way.
  4. wyatt13

    wyatt13 Savant (485) Illinois Feb 13, 2011

    If you're willing to travel, I got a 4 pack at Evanston First Liquors last night. Gotta ask for it, they got a very small amount.
  5. Is there a list?
  6. fritts211

    fritts211 Savant (345) Tennessee Feb 19, 2011 Verified

    I wasn't told about one. Last time I had to get bourbon county from them they mentioned it right away, so I assume not.
  7. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Advocate (560) Illinois Apr 23, 2010 Verified

    Surprising, they seem to have a list for everything.
  8. hopswap1

    hopswap1 Savant (480) Illinois Apr 27, 2012 Verified

    They'll have it at fischmans tomorrow. 2 bottle limit
  9. they have this at Binny's Skokie. 2 bottle limit.
  10. Kubrickx

    Kubrickx Savant (420) Illinois Sep 1, 2012

    Just missed getting some at the Bloomingdale Binnys by 5min. :(
  11. emc334

    emc334 Disciple (50) Illinois Jul 25, 2012

    Just grabbed the last 4pk at Evanston First, they're out of Backwoods Bastard and Bitches Brew.
  12. birchholz

    birchholz Savant (300) Illinois Jul 21, 2010

    Wow. I just made some calls and it sounds like this is flying off the shelves faster than BCBS!
  13. thereal

    thereal Aficionado (200) Illinois Apr 20, 2010

    There is a Royal Fuckload less of it.
    foobula likes this.
  14. birchholz

    birchholz Savant (300) Illinois Jul 21, 2010

    So I gathered. Last year appeared to be the opposite, at least from my experience.
  15. fritts211

    fritts211 Savant (345) Tennessee Feb 19, 2011 Verified

    Update on Binny's Grand: For sure no list, one bottle limit per customer.
  16. comte70

    comte70 Aficionado (115) Illinois Sep 23, 2008

    Sold out at the Binny's in Lakeview.
  17. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (810) Illinois Mar 29, 2009

    Limit 2 at antioch fine wine and liquor
  18. Jagen

    Jagen Aficionado (135) Illinois Oct 1, 2012

    boo all gone at skokie :( you chicago-land BAs are insane
  19. WolfKeeper

    WolfKeeper Savant (265) Illinois Jun 17, 2007

    I know it's outside Chicagoland, but limit 1 4-pack at Woodman's Kenosha. Was there late last night and they had quite a few cases behind the register.
  20. jrcmlc

    jrcmlc Savant (290) Illinois Aug 8, 2011

    I have a bunch if anyone wants to do some trading. Shoot me a PM
  21. foobula

    foobula Savant (340) Illinois Dec 14, 2009

    If anyone knows where this is available in the north or northwest burbs, please shoot me a message. Every Binny's I've called is either sold out or hasn't seen it yet. Just hoping to find a bottle so I can try it.
  22. foobula

    foobula Savant (340) Illinois Dec 14, 2009

    SmallBar Division just tapped theirs, so guess that's where I'll be in an hour or so. Expecting to be disappointed -- that way maybe I'll actually be pleasantly surprised.
  23. foobula

    foobula Savant (340) Illinois Dec 14, 2009

    Mmm, this is tasty. Lots of bourbon and a nice buttery aftertaste
    zieglemt likes this.
  24. zieglemt

    zieglemt Aficionado (205) Illinois Apr 25, 2011 Verified

    Side question: where does Founders get there barrels from for this? And their other barrel aged beers?

    I've searched around and can't find any info.
  25. harrylee773

    harrylee773 Savant (355) Illinois Aug 8, 2010

    But not for long! I just missed it, was two people in line behind the dude that got the last two. Hopefully it'll pop up elsewhere soon.
  26. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Advocate (525) Indiana Jan 4, 2012 Verified

    Like butter on toast or pancakes?
    Stange thought of Bourbon and Butter. Interesting
  27. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Advocate (735) Illinois Apr 8, 2010

    ANy in far NW suburbs? Im in Algonquin. BM me if necessary. Still havent tried this one yet.
  28. chriltz

    chriltz Aficionado (205) Illinois Mar 21, 2010

    Berkot's in New Lenox had a few 4 packs on the shelf this afternoon. Might have to go pick one up tomorrow aftering seeing how fast this is selling elsewhere.
    woodjjacct likes this.
  29. They have a few 4 packs left at the Berkots in Mokena as well.
  30. Maction

    Maction Savant (455) Illinois Oct 14, 2008

    Crud. Looks like I missed it this year.

    If anyone in Chicago wants to trade for 2012 KBS, BCBS, or Devil Dancer, I'm looking for a couple bottles.
  31. DennyCrane

    DennyCrane Savant (255) Illinois Nov 19, 2011

    has anyone seen this in the city the last few days? i wonder if it was just a one time drop and there wont be another round
  32. stevegoz

    stevegoz Savant (335) Illinois May 5, 2008

    It sounds like it's as scarce as 2012 KBS was. My local Binny's is only getting one case, so they'll be selling individual bottles.
  33. tonyclifton36

    tonyclifton36 Savant (260) Illinois Feb 10, 2011 Verified

    You're best bet would be smaller liquor stores off the beaten path.
  34. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (440) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    Any south suburbanites got a tip? Please PM me, I'll give u a firm pat on the back at fobab.
  35. tonyclifton36

    tonyclifton36 Savant (260) Illinois Feb 10, 2011 Verified

    Berkot's are worth checking out for founders limited releases
  36. stevegoz

    stevegoz Savant (335) Illinois May 5, 2008

    Or your parents' basement. Years from now, you might find a four pack down there. :)
    Zaphog likes this.
  37. Vav

    Vav Advocate (515) Wisconsin Jul 27, 2008

    There's a whole bunch in my local store next to some CBS and some Cantillon.
    Zaphog, Flabbyjandro, wyatt13 and 6 others like this.
  38. apocalypsezombie

    apocalypsezombie Initiate (0) May 12, 2012

  39. apocalypsezombie

    apocalypsezombie Initiate (0) May 12, 2012

    hey now, careful with the Berkot's talk.... :)
  40. chriltz

    chriltz Aficionado (205) Illinois Mar 21, 2010

    I don't know how they do it, but they always seem to get the foudners limited stuff. For a grocery store, i love their beer selection.