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  1. frankjjcc

    frankjjcc Zealot (80) Illinois Aug 26, 2011

    Was there a change with batch # 62 of end of days? It tastes different to me. I got this medicine-ish cherry taste to it. Just wondering.
     
  2. Theeabyss

    Theeabyss Aficionado (190) Illinois Apr 19, 2012

    Trying to find more Citra Ninja in the city or South Burbs. Trying to send some xmas beer gifts out to my friends/trading partners. I know WLV liquors has some but I prefer to not give them my business if at all possible.
     
  3. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Illinois Apr 18, 2011

    Why?
     
  4. BreakingBrew

    BreakingBrew Zealot (95) Illinois Sep 6, 2012

    Picked up Galaxy Unicorn and Santa vs. Unicorn at Orland Park Binny's today. No Citra Ninja though.
     
  5. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    Lollercoaster
     
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  6. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Illinois Apr 18, 2011

    Fuck me sideways, this new batch of End of Days is ridiculously tasty.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Bay01

    Bay01 Savant (445) Illinois Nov 19, 2008

    Which batch # is it?
     
  8. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Illinois Apr 18, 2011

    Batch #62, red wax.
     
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  9. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Savant (325) Illinois Dec 31, 2010

    End of Days (besides the original batch) is one of my favorites. Need to get myself the new batch. I know the increased the mouthfeel (which is the way I like my stouts). Not sure if they did anything to affect the taste this time around.

    I don't feel like going back through this entire thread, but did Pipeworks say they planned to do an imperial version of this eventually? I sure hope so.
     
  10. 0zzzie19

    0zzzie19 Aficionado (140) Illinois Dec 20, 2008

    Is batch 12 the original batch? I have one but haven't cracked it yet. What did you not like about that batch?
     
  11. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Savant (325) Illinois Dec 31, 2010

    Yes, batch 12 was the first (bottled) batch. Had a good pepper spice (which is the only things the newer ones lack a bit of IMO, but I like chili beers), but the cinnamon was overbearing. With the newer batches, they balanced the flavors much better, upped the ABV and thickened the mouthfeel. Its the reviews of batch 12 that ruin its overall rating on BA. Any of the wax top versions are far superior.
     
  12. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Illinois Apr 18, 2011

    The first batch actually had a bottled on date instead of the batch # if I remember correctly. Batch # 12 was the first "remake" I guess you can say with the new recipe.
     
  13. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Savant (325) Illinois Dec 31, 2010

    You're right. My bad, batch 2 was the original batch.
     
  14. aefbjo

    aefbjo Savant (275) Bahamas Jun 8, 2005

    I overheard one of the owners of Ipsento (coffee shop on Western/McLean) say that Pipeworks was brewing a beer with their coffee today. Hyper Dog or something else?
     
  15. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (410) Illinois May 6, 2012

    A test batch is being worked on today. Stopped by to pick up my Berliner Weiss glass and Scott gave me a tour and chatted beer for a bit. Those guys are great.
     
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  16. Did they contact you to let you know that it's ok to pick up the glass? I was curious when we could come and pick it up.
     
  17. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (410) Illinois May 6, 2012

    No, just stopped by. Scott was the only one there, but super cool.
     
  18. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Savant (325) Illinois May 28, 2009

    Batch 012 was the first corrected version, Batch 002 was the mistake beer that clocked in around 6%abv
     
  19. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Savant (325) Illinois May 28, 2009

    Abduction - Coffee Break Edition, vanilla + Ipsento coffee
     
  20. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Savant (325) Illinois May 28, 2009

    we're here m-f 8-6ish, prefer people stopping in after 10am though. call/txt/e-mail first, 847-Nine One Zero-9493 (does spelling it out prevent it from being sniped up or something? idk)
     
  21. Speaking of glassware -- are the Blue Lady and/or branded globe glasses dishwasher safe? Don't want those logos coming off in the wash!

    Thanks!
     
  22. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Savant (325) Illinois May 28, 2009

    the logo is 'etched' so it should be all good to go
     
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  23. sacullen

    sacullen Aficionado (245) Illinois Oct 14, 2008

    I've been putting my "globe" glass in the dishwasher since February. Not a single sign of damage. It gets used at least once per week.
     
  24. Good deal. Not that hand-washing would have been a big deal, but I really am that lazy.
     
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  25. JRBecks

    JRBecks Savant (410) Illinois Apr 3, 2012

    Any word on when Galaxy Unicorn and Santa vs Unicorn will be delivered to the NW/W burbs?
     
  26. Good to know. Thanks, hope to see you guys at some point in the next few weeks then.
     
  27. Grohnke

    Grohnke Savant (390) Illinois Sep 15, 2009

    careful, my Fwb snifter red logo has faded to a dismal pink :-\ (my fault for dishwashing, no criticism to the product)
     
  28. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Savant (325) Illinois Dec 31, 2010

    I learned the hard way years ago...I always hand wash my beer glasses (besides pints).

    And for the record, the keychains are the shit! No more having to bend my shotty-made Bell's one back into shape.
     
  29. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Advocate (555) Illinois Nov 26, 2011

    Which key-chains are you referring too? Thanks in advance
     
  30. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Savant (325) Illinois Dec 31, 2010

    [​IMG]

    Part of the FwB swag.
     
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  31. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Savant (290) Illinois Nov 27, 2012

    Just cracked my Galaxy Unicorn. Very tasty, nice job Pipeworks!
     
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  32. 0zzzie19

    0zzzie19 Aficionado (140) Illinois Dec 20, 2008

    Anyone cracked Santa vs? Just picked mine up from the wonderful guys at Puerto Rico.
     
  33. djcorrao

    djcorrao Zealot (90) Illinois Sep 5, 2009

    Binny's Grand has Galaxy and Santa vs Unicorn on the shelf
     
  34. ravot

    ravot Savant (460) Illinois Mar 20, 2012

    thanks, i'll be stopping by after work. a good neighbor.
     
  35. yepbye2

    yepbye2 Aficionado (175) Illinois Feb 23, 2011

    I am heading there myself.
     
  36. jbland21

    jbland21 Aficionado (110) Illinois Jan 21, 2012

    Binny's lakeview is stocked. I picked up Galaxy Unicorn and Santa vs. Unicorn as well as Rye on Rye and Abraxas, which was a welcomed surprise.
     
  37. Almost perfect DIPA. Drinking it now as well and just reviewed it.
     
  38. C2H5

    C2H5 Savant (435) Illinois Jan 7, 2012

    Binnys dg has galaxy and Santa
     
  39. Cranpire too?
     
  40. JimGlonke

    JimGlonke Savant (430) Illinois Apr 27, 2012

    Another thumbs-up to Galaxy Unicorn. Thanks, guys.
     
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