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Chicago's South Suburbs beer geeks - are you out there?

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by jcsilves, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. jcsilves

    jcsilves Aficionado (110) Illinois Jan 26, 2013

    Looking for fellow beer enthusiasts in the South/Southwest Suburbs of Chicago. Have tried to convert the few remaining friends who haven't moved to the city with no luck. I would like to create a network of Southsiders who enjoy and appreciate beer as I do. Perhaps create a thread where we can initiate trades and exchange ideas...
  2. Frankfort reporting in..... :eek:
  3. jcsilves

    jcsilves Aficionado (110) Illinois Jan 26, 2013

    I just went to the new Mariano's grocery store in Frankfort, stocked with Lagunitas Sucks, you should check it out
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  4. Didn't think it was open yet. Thanks for the heads up.
    How's the rest of their beer?
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  5. Grohnke

    Grohnke Savant (380) Illinois Sep 15, 2009

    Oak forest checking in. Welcome aboard, cheers etc
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  6. jcsilves

    jcsilves Aficionado (110) Illinois Jan 26, 2013

    Not bad - founders, great lakes (nothing seasonal), revolution, and most of the other usuals. A highly underrated place to buy some good beer though are Berkot's grocery stores. I've gotten FFF, BCBCS, and Bell's seasonals there.
  7. RTrain12

    RTrain12 Savant (395) Illinois Feb 6, 2010

    Berkot's was a secret!
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  8. jcsilves

    jcsilves Aficionado (110) Illinois Jan 26, 2013

  9. jcsilves

    jcsilves Aficionado (110) Illinois Jan 26, 2013

    I would like to create a group of south-suburbanites to share this information with...initiate beer trades, and possibly meet up to share our enthusiasm for craft beer
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  10. Yes, Berkot's has developed quite the awesome beer section....
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  11. jcsilves

    jcsilves Aficionado (110) Illinois Jan 26, 2013

    Agreed, looks like tribes is tapping some HOPSLAM! today, it will probably stick around til at least tomorrow due to this snowfall we are experiencing. Also, it looks like Rt. 30 Liquors in New Lenox has Great Lakes Alchemy Hr. - anyone ever had this? have heard mixed reviews on it...
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  12. I was there this morning. Check out my post on "post a pic of your latest haul". One of the best beer selections for a grocery store I've seen. Only Berkot's is better.
  13. oh, I forgot . . . Shorewood / Frankfort here :)
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  14. jcsilves

    jcsilves Aficionado (110) Illinois Jan 26, 2013

    I'm stationed in Orland Park, creepin - saw your post on "latest haul", Berkot's has had Dreadnaught in stock pretty consistently lately
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  15. jcsilves

    jcsilves Aficionado (110) Illinois Jan 26, 2013

    Has anyone taken a look at the Naperville Alefest list of breweries? Seems like a pretty legit festival, tickets go on sale tomorrow...
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  16. RTrain12

    RTrain12 Savant (395) Illinois Feb 6, 2010

    Good stuff! Got it in Willowbrook Binny's the other day.
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  17. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    Did you get a Cherry Rye from the asshat at Foremost?
  18. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Savant (435) Illinois Nov 14, 2012

    I work in Oak Lawn...
  19. Lognar

    Lognar Initiate (0) Illinois Apr 10, 2012

    New Lenox here.

    Apparently, Route 30 Liquors in New Lenox is under new ownership and is intent on ramping up what they carry craft wise. They seem really open to suggestions/advice from customers too.
  20. SWChi

    SWChi Savant (310) Illinois Oct 25, 2012

    Alsip here...my go to place is George`s in Merrionette Park...some prices may be high...but others are the same as Binnys in Orland Park...a great new bar is Rock Island Public House in Blue Island...will be there on Saturday for a few...
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  21. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

    Little South of Joliet here. You be quiet about Berkot's!

    Always in to meet some new geeks and share some good beer.
  22. pmoney

    pmoney Advocate (595) Illinois Apr 15, 2011

    Tinley Park here!
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  23. My go to places are Shorewood Wine and Liquor and Cheap Cheap Liqours in Plainfield. I also go to Binnys in Orland. With this Mancino's opening up, I'll be going there for pick your own 6 packs a little more. They had an amazing selection to pick from. I've just started using Beer Menus to check the "Rt. 30 corridor" as I like to call it. I agree that it's great to meet new geeks. Hoping to share with you all sometime. Cheers.
  24. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Savant (270) Illinois Jan 13, 2012

    This thread needs to get nuked!! All the secrets have been revealed! I work in Shorewoood and our company is all over the south suburbs. Fuck advocacy! Now all of MY good shops are gonna be taken over by "less worthy enthusiasts"
  25. Grohnke

    Grohnke Savant (380) Illinois Sep 15, 2009

    Haha, yea, he's my main squeeze. Bad experience?
  26. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    Yea, I was 3rd on his list for Cherry Rye and when I came in to collect he informed me he only got 8 bottles.

    "Great, I'm third on the list."
    "Well I have another list for best customers. Only 8 bottles"

    I left the $60 in other beer on the counter when I walked out.

    If you're doing the 'best customer' thing, fine. Do It from the start. Don't change the game after you've already M
    made people jump through your hoops.
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  27. coffygrinder

    coffygrinder Savant (255) Illinois Nov 18, 2010

    Im from Lockport
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  28. Grohnke

    Grohnke Savant (380) Illinois Sep 15, 2009

    Oh that sucks dude. I've always known that he had done the list and the "other list" thing, but wasn't aware he didn't communicate that to others. that is a bummer
  29. coffygrinder

    coffygrinder Savant (255) Illinois Nov 18, 2010

    All of us could have a good tasting event, maybe we should all get together
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  30. rmalinowski4

    rmalinowski4 Savant (330) Illinois Oct 22, 2010

    New Lenox checking in. Always looking for local tastings to share some good beer.
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  31. coffygrinder

    coffygrinder Savant (255) Illinois Nov 18, 2010

    I vote we plan for something after DLD. It will be at least nice outside by then if we choose to do it outside
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  32. jcsilves

    jcsilves Aficionado (110) Illinois Jan 26, 2013

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    Sounds good to me
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  33. Sign me up....!
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  34. rmalinowski4

    rmalinowski4 Savant (330) Illinois Oct 22, 2010

    I'm interested.
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  35. chriltz

    chriltz Aficionado (175) Illinois Mar 21, 2010

    Another one from New Lenox here.
  36. birchholz

    birchholz Savant (270) Illinois Jul 21, 2010

  37. tbaiza

    tbaiza Aficionado (100) Illinois Jun 2, 2009

    Tinley Park here. Always looking to meet up with some fellow BAs.
  38. timmx

    timmx Aficionado (115) Illinois Apr 14, 2009

    I'm from Oak Lawn. I wanted to second SWChi's recommendation for the Rock Island Public House.
    Also, anyone on the south side should check out One Trick Pony in Lansing if you haven't yet.
    I liked Horse Thief Hollow during their soft opening but the server did not know the beer well yet. Still hoping to get back there to check out the bar and get a 2nd take on it.
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  39. Gcarns

    Gcarns Aficionado (115) California Jul 21, 2010

    I will be relocating to Mokena May 1st
  40. You need to become VERY familiar with the greatness that is Tribes....

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