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  1. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (410) Illinois May 6, 2012

    Snug as a bug in a rug? Happy as pig in shit? Shit on your rug?
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  2. PDZ

    PDZ Savant (260) Illinois Jun 26, 2012

    Happy as a tap and a fap?
  3. aefbjo

    aefbjo Savant (275) Bahamas Jun 8, 2005

    The building is now cloaked entirely in black (and looks awesome). Pretty unassuming still, though.

    So the word is more of a tap room with growlers and bottle sales, and less of a taproom with draft pours for on-site consumption? I'm happy either way, just seeing if the conjecture-consensus is settling on the former.

  4. duobob

    duobob Savant (295) Illinois Oct 10, 2012

    This would be great cant wait!
  5. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Savant (335) Illinois Dec 31, 2010

    That would be my assumption. Its a completely separate license for onsite consumption and I don't think they are at that point yet.
  6. Got a very cool tour today from beejay of there little slice of heaven. He pulled us some raspberry abduction (gonna be bad ass) and some unicorn revenge (holy hell best dipa I have had) he also confirmed that the current spot will be bottle sale and growler, not a tap room
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  7. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Advocate (555) Illinois Nov 26, 2011

    Via their Twitter account today.......
    "Yesterday we bottled Unicorns Revenge and today, we do the Chipotle Smoked Porter"!!!!

    Cant wait for the chiptole!!
  8. Both are out today! Hoping for Cherry Abduction next week.
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  9. THIS!
  10. ppohio

    ppohio Aficionado (185) Illinois Aug 5, 2011

    Is there a Cherry Abduction? I thought it was Raspberry Truffle Abduction... Either way I am game. Very game.
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  11. oh right... its Raspberry i was so excited by the idea of getting it soon i didnt even catch that
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  12. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Savant (325) Illinois May 28, 2009

    as mentioned before, we have a blue lady glass for every single bottle of Blue Lady Batch #31, so if you wrote an e-mail in to us and made a claim, we have a glass or glasses for you. They'll be here for pickup (as others have said txt 847-910-9493 for fastest arrangements) or we'll mail them out just as soon as things stop falling apart over here... you know... leaky roofs, broken glycol, electrical disasters, broken trucks... that sort of thing .

    FwB rewards or Blue Lady claims can be picked up any M-F from 7am - 5/6pm but you should give us a heads up to double check. Sometimes we can be here on the weekend but it's seldom.
  13. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Savant (325) Illinois May 28, 2009

    we're about 200-300 private messages on here and fb behind, and probably 1000 e-mails behind as well... but it'll be worth it and we'll eventually read and reply to them all.
  14. Indeed it is! My bad
  15. JimGlonke

    JimGlonke Savant (455) Illinois Apr 27, 2012

    Enjoying a Unicorn's Revenge right now (Batch #92). Very buttery and creamy. Well done, as usual!
  16. Buttery? I hope not
  17. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Advocate (555) Illinois Nov 26, 2011

    Better than blu cheesy I guess. :)
  18. JimGlonke

    JimGlonke Savant (455) Illinois Apr 27, 2012

    Just meant that it's very smooth. Hops are there on the back of the tongue, but are much more subtle than Ninja vs. Unicorn.
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  19. for future beer reference, treat the word "butter" as a German would "nazi."
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  20. Lansman

    Lansman Savant (410) Illinois Mar 19, 2011

    February 27, 2013 Update

    quick announcements!

    - Unicorns Revenge, Imperial IPA, Centennial, Amarillo, Pacifica & Nelson Sauvin, no bittering hops, is now available at both West Lakeview & Binny's Lincoln Park for FwB pickup! $10.99/22oz

    - As is Chipotle Smoked Porter, this is similar to the Froggy Style, but with Cherrywood Smoked Malts and a healthy dose of Peppers, isn't super spicy but has a really nice smoked chipotle flavor, $7.99/22oz
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  21. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Advocate (600) Illinois Nov 14, 2012

    damn I really wanna try that unicorns revenge. Any chance u guys are gonna distro to western burbs?
  22. stevegoz

    stevegoz Savant (320) Illinois May 5, 2008

    Unicorns Revenge didn't even last a day at the two Binny's locations I tried to get some at!
  23. Cotchept

    Cotchept Aficionado (160) Colorado Jan 14, 2013

    Went a little Pipeworks crazy at Fischmans yesterday. Picked up some Unicorns Revenge which i'm about to open. An End of Days and a N vs. U for an eastcoast friend in exchange for some Heady and Nugget Nectar.
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  24. Jaycase

    Jaycase Champion (860) Illinois Jan 13, 2007

    So I bought 2 bottles of NvU, a favorite of mine. Both batch 91 and from the same store. First bottle is the same delicious unicorn nectar I've come to know. Second bottle tastes like battery acid. Well, this is not something I've imbibed certainly but what I think it might taste like. Anyway, the second bottle was undrinkable. Wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience. Just a bad bottle I guess but disappointing nonetheless.
  25. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Illinois Apr 18, 2011

    I have noticed some bottle variation in some of the PW brews as well. Nothing to the extreme of battery acid, but certainly bottles that were lacking certain flavors or didn't really taste like the previous brew I had.
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  26. Jaycase

    Jaycase Champion (860) Illinois Jan 13, 2007

    Thanks for your feedback. Maybe I was a bit harsh in comparing it to battery acid, apologies for that, but it was very off-putting in flavor. Undrinkable to me anyway. Was just curious as to others' experience with bottle variation. Thanks again.
  27. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (410) Illinois May 6, 2012

    Interesting. I haven't experienced it, and I hope any bottles I have sent out as extras don't have that same off putting flavor. Trying to spread the PW love around the country....
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  28. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Savant (335) Illinois Dec 31, 2010

    Don't think I've personally come across this issue.
  29. I sure haven't! which brews have you found this with? i've tried all their offerings aside from the smoked porters(just not something i like) and havent run into any problems
  30. Jaycase

    Jaycase Champion (860) Illinois Jan 13, 2007

    I'm with you regarding spreading PW love and this wouldn't prevent me in any way from grabbing NvU when I see it again, nor any of the other great offerings. It was probably a .01% type of variance thing.
  31. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Illinois Apr 18, 2011

    This bottle of Unicorn's Revenge I picked up today is mighty tasty. I suggest anyone seek it out who likes a big DIPA.

  32. I'm a FwB, I've bought every new beer but not every batch. I've had some brews recently that taste like an art project solvent. Pastrami on Rye and that Puerto Rican beer both had that solvent smell and taste. The last batch of End of Days did too, but less so. I talked to Scotty at the Beer Temple opening and tried a Pastrami beer with him, and it tasted fine. Maybe it's the spices in those beers? Anyway, Revenge was great and Chipotle porter is amazing, grabbed another bottle of it today to share. I didn't refridgerate the bad tasting beers, but now all Pipeworks go in the beer fridge, just in case.
  33. Sorry for the noob question, but what is an fwb?
  34. The only time I've ever used fwb was for friends with benefits, I'm assuming that's not the case here, lol.
  35. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Illinois Apr 18, 2011

    That's correct. It was for the people that invested $100 or more into the brewery during their Kickstarter. Special access to some beers. Initial runs of beers held specifically for us so we don't have to worry about them selling. More perks as well.
  36. Gotcha. That makes sense now.
  37. Unless you stopped by the Lincoln Park Binnys today looking for Unicorns Revenge. Sold out! Even for FwB!

    I had to console myself with a few glasses if Olive Branch across the street (it's not often I speak highly of a Goose Island Clybourn beer but that one was really, really good).
  38. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Illinois Apr 18, 2011

    Sigh....this is why I cant wait until PW has their store up and running. I was lucky to get some at WLV today (my FWB pick up). It seems like this problem happens at both locations.
  39. yepbye2

    yepbye2 Aficionado (175) Illinois Feb 23, 2011

    Is it really sold out at LP Binnys? I planned on getting my bottle tomorrow.
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