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  1. pmoney

    pmoney Advocate (600) Colorado Apr 15, 2011

    They do have glassware. Stop-in when they're there during the week and bring a beer to share. I'd be willing to bet you'll walk out with a glass. They're pretty generous and congenial guys.
     
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  2. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (410) Illinois May 6, 2012

    West Lakeview Liquors was also selling their snifter/tulip type glass a while back. Might want to check there.
     
  3. yepbye2

    yepbye2 Aficionado (175) Illinois Feb 23, 2011

    Nisperos de Batata really surprised me. I didn't expect it to be that good. I really enjoyed it.
     
  4. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (430) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    was yours a pinch undercarbonated? I dont think it was forced carbonated so this one might need another week or two. Either way, it was delicious. Between this and the Kona Brown thing, this was the week of toasted coconut at my house.
     
  5. yepbye2

    yepbye2 Aficionado (175) Illinois Feb 23, 2011

    Perhaps a bit now that you mention it. But yeah, very delicious.
     
  6. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (790) Illinois Mar 29, 2009

    except friday after 4 which is when I went and it was dark.
     
  7. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Advocate (555) Illinois Nov 26, 2011

    any one see nisperos in the burbs yet?
     
  8. pmoney

    pmoney Advocate (600) Colorado Apr 15, 2011

    They're not working 27/7 like they were 11-12 months ago. From what I was told they work pretty "normal" business hours. So on Friday at 4 they had probably already done the same thing you and I had - left work ;)

    I'd suggest sending them a BM a couple days in advance and confirm that they'll be around when you're planning to stop by.
     
  9. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Advocate (600) Illinois Nov 14, 2012

    I was pleasantly surprised with Abduction. I grabbed a bottle by chance and it blew me away. Definitely one of the best hoppy (non bitter) Imperial Stouts I've had. Balance all around.
     
  10. chitownfish

    chitownfish Disciple (70) Illinois May 21, 2010

    I was aliitle nervous about giving money to kickstarter, but it turned out great and i'm glad to help them out!
    I enjoy all the beers especially the IPAs.
     
  11. Florida9

    Florida9 Advocate (520) Illinois Feb 14, 2009

    Does the latest batch of Standard Issue (w/ galaxy) have a different label or is just differentiated by the batch number?
     
  12. pmoney

    pmoney Advocate (600) Colorado Apr 15, 2011

    This.
     
  13. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Savant (325) Illinois May 28, 2009

    sorry for the absence... getting a little worn down. trying to open new accounts, push out more beer, have no idea where our 2012 harvest hops are (if you know please tell us! we want to make ninja and unicorn beers), fix our plans for the bottle shop and get that moving forward, get a new brewhouse =) (due in april, 10bbl portland kettle works), and pray that our $1,500 95' astro van, the Bicentennial Falcon (has over 200,000mi) doesn't break down in the burbs on a beer run! we'll get back in the swing of things shortly once we close the books on 2012 and get a fresh start in 2013!

    thx for all the love, support, honest feedback, etc. our barrel program officially starts this year too!
     
  14. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (410) Illinois May 6, 2012

    You guys should open up some FwB spots to get a reliable conversion van ;)

    Looking forward to the upcoming year from you guys!
     
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  15. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Savant (325) Illinois May 28, 2009

    here's the release/brew schedule for the next few weeks incase you were wondering:

    1/21 Hyper Dog
    1/21 The Reliquary Belgian Double Pale
    1/22 Santa vs Unicorn (hopefully you like the beer and will buy some, cuz stores are hesitant to buy anything x-mas related past x-mas)
    1/22 Flower Child Berliner (no fruit)
    1/28 Unicorn Galaxy

    then in the tanks:
    Well Read Temptress
    Abduction for bourbon barrels
    Imperial End of Days for bourbon barrels
    Raspberry Chocolate Abduction
    Unicorns Revenge
    Ninja vs Unicorn
    Quintessential with Amarillo
    End of Days
    Jones Dog
    Brotherhood
    Last Kiss
    Smoked Porter
    North & Western... that's about as far as my calendar goes
     
  16. trbergman

    trbergman Savant (450) Illinois Nov 17, 2006

    10bbl brewhouse! Congrats!
     
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  17. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Savant (290) Illinois Nov 27, 2012

    Amazing. Really looking forward to the new stuff. PLEASE tell me Citra Ninja will return...it's my favorite IPA!
     
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  18. JRBecks

    JRBecks Savant (415) Illinois Apr 3, 2012

    Wow Cannot wait for the Barrel aged Abduction, Raspberry chocolate abduction, and the imperial end of days!! I am assuming those are a late 2013 release MmmmmmMmmmm :)
     
  19. We had Flower Child last Saturday.. damn good.

    I'd remark it's very much more like the base berliner from the homebrew days.
     
  20. pmoney

    pmoney Advocate (600) Colorado Apr 15, 2011

    I'll be cracking a bottle of Flower Child tomorrow. Very much looking forward to it!
     
  21. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Savant (325) Illinois May 28, 2009

    lol where did that come from?
     
  22. pmoney

    pmoney Advocate (600) Colorado Apr 15, 2011

    From you :) We stopped in last Saturday with the homebrew. We're brewing that chocolate stout again tomorrow and are going to open the bottle you shared with us.
     
  23. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Savant (325) Illinois May 28, 2009

    oh yea =p
     
  24. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Savant (325) Illinois May 28, 2009

    find us citra, we will brew it
     
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  25. Lansman

    Lansman Savant (410) Illinois Mar 19, 2011

    Careful...barrel aged variants may be limited and were initially to be made available only to FwB folks.

    <Looks to Gerrit to confirm quantity being prepared>
     
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  26. I'll be stopping in to visit you guys at Pipeworks a week from Monday from the Twin Cities. I'll probably pick up a few glasses and maybe share a Darkness with you. :)
     
  27. I am almost positive later last year PW said there would be FwB only releases upcoming, and I would think the BA beers would be FwB only. FWIW
     
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  28. JRBecks

    JRBecks Savant (415) Illinois Apr 3, 2012

    Makes sense :(
     
  29. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Savant (335) Illinois Dec 31, 2010

    Santa vs. Unicorn was fantastic. Glad its returning, I'll for sure being buying that shit up!
     
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  30. pmoney

    pmoney Advocate (600) Colorado Apr 15, 2011

    Flower Child is great! Definitely enjoying this one.
     
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  31. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Savant (325) Illinois May 28, 2009

    took some of the first steps (in a while) towards getting the bottle shop open today. ordering the brewhouse was all part of the general expansion. today we rearranged a few things and made room for tanks 7 & 8 and a few other items that are on the list of bottle shop to-do's. >=) pretty happy about that.
     
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  32. aefbjo

    aefbjo Savant (275) Bahamas Jun 8, 2005

    I walked by there last night with my girlfriend (cutting over from Damen to California on Wabansia) and I pointed to the dusty, unmarked, black cinder block building with the blinds drawn and said, "This is where, I venture to say, the best beer in Chicago is made." She sort of didn't believe me, until we spotted a few stray empty bottles in your front windows.
     
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  33. ditka311

    ditka311 Aficionado (190) Illinois Aug 22, 2009

    Is all beer from Pipeworks still in 22oz btls? Any plans to put into 12oz 6 (or even 4) packs anytime soon if the answer to the former question is yes?
     
  34. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    I'm pretty sure they could bottle solely in jerobaums and I'll buy.
     
  35. I think they said that FwB-only releases (barrel-aged whatever, etc.) would be in 12oz. bottles.
     
  36. duobob

    duobob Savant (295) Illinois Oct 10, 2012

    Hi everyone how do you get the Friends with Benefits newsletter ? I was in the city last weekend and picked up a few of the latest Pipeworks bombers and I'm hooked!
     
  37. pmoney

    pmoney Advocate (600) Colorado Apr 15, 2011

    Just keep an eye on this thread. Lansman posts every email here.
     
  38. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008

    Troll accounts? That's not allowed here, you know. :oops:
     
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  39. pmoney

    pmoney Advocate (600) Colorado Apr 15, 2011

    Speaking of which..... (don't let me down man)
     
  40. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Savant (325) Illinois May 28, 2009

    fwb e-mail send... lansman, your move.
     
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