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Latest Pipeworks Releases and Updates

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by Lansman, May 29, 2012.

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  1. jokemon

    jokemon Savant (340) Illinois Apr 3, 2007

    this list reaffirms my belief that the schaumburg whole foods beer dude is cool
  2. Cotchept

    Cotchept Aficionado (150) Colorado Jan 14, 2013

    Is there a reason Citra Ninja was gone waaaaay quicker than N vs. U or any of the others? Less production? More demand? NvU was pretty damn good is CN that much better?

    I want answers!

    Also some dude that my gf knows, that's an admin/mod/whatever on this site offered his FwB thing to us but i'm too lazy to take advantage of it since I live in the burbs. If you read this, we need to meet and get a beer sometime.
  3. Cotchept

    Cotchept Aficionado (150) Colorado Jan 14, 2013

    wish our beer buyer(Northbrook) was as cool as the Schaumberg one is. ours is great but he doesn't get much outside of the NorthShore's comfort zone, mainly these people buy New Belgium, the occasional Double Jack or Plead the 5th. Definitely no Pipeworks. Did manage to snag a KBS from him today though so I guess I can't complain. :)
  4. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Savant (435) Illinois Jul 19, 2012

    demand. people love their citra hops. great hop but i'm a bit sick of its overuse personally. bring on simcoe ninja!
  5. Lansman

    Lansman Savant (400) Illinois Mar 19, 2011

    April 4, 2013 Update

    Hi Friends,

    just real quick notes today,

    Glaucus Belgian IPA is now available at both Binny's Lincoln Park & West Lakeview Liquors. This time we made it with Amarillo hops! That is how we wrote the recipe in 2009 and up until now we didn't have any for Glaucus! So the beer finally tastes like the original and it's very bright and juicy!

    Next week releases:

    Coffee Break Abduction
    Glaucus (hits more distribution, only did a few stores this week)
    Reliquary Belgian Double Pale
    Ninja vs Unicorn

    In Tanks:

    Cascade Ninja with all hops from Hop Head Farms in Michigan http://www.hopheadfarms.com/
    Simcoe Ninja
    Raspberry Truffle Abduction
    Hyper Dog
    18th Street #7 Black IPA
    Murderous English-style Barleywine
    Majestic English-style Summer Ale
    A Foolish Wit
    Close Encounter
    maybe start work on some new Saisons too =p

    -PW
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  6. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (400) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    I personally like N v U much, much better. I also think the Citra hops being used these days by everyone are less citrus-y then they were a year ago. Maybe the farm(s) clones are losing profile or something with the massive amount they're cloning for the demand.
  7. jmk

    jmk Aficionado (145) Illinois May 8, 2008

    Wow...It had to come to this. Now, X beer isn't hoppy enough becomes X hop isn't hoppy enough. Enough! All this chasing the dragon in this community has led to such disappointment. I'm just happy I'm not an "expert" or "super taster," but just a guy who realizes my palate changes often and many of the same beers taste somewhat different to me over time. That's why, IMO, revisiting beers is so important and not just one and done for the tick. To all, there is such a plethora of great beer out there, sit, relax, ENJOY one.
  8. Grohnke

    Grohnke Savant (380) Illinois Sep 15, 2009

    its a crop man, its a completely valid statement
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  9. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (765) Illinois Mar 29, 2009

    the northbrook WF is fucking lame, I can't buy beer there and im 23 years old because of some retard store policy.
  10. Lansman

    Lansman Savant (400) Illinois Mar 19, 2011

    Careful everyone. We have been good thus far keeping this thread alive for nearly a year. I would hate to see this go the way of nearly every FFF or post-beer-festival-that-didn't-go-well-for-a-few-people-thread.
  11. thereal

    thereal Aficionado (180) Illinois Apr 20, 2010

    I am very curious, what's the policy? You are of legal age to purchase the boozes.
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  12. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (400) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    I was responding to someone who asked which one was better, and I expressed my opinion.

    Also I didn't say anything about hoppiness, I said the citrus-y flavor is different and not pronounced, the hop/flavor bitterness is still there. Citrus flavor has nothing to do with hoppiness.

    Beers change & pallets change, but the last few zombie dusts and other citra hopped beers haven't had the intense citrus profile that was present when the crop was in short supply a year or two ago. Considering all citra hops come from the same strain (and possibly even one farm) its a logical possibility that the flavor profile is changing on them due to massive cloning. I've grown hops for 5 years and every year the flavor gets a little better or different; if the strain is young then the flavor might not quite be there.

    I have no idea what your "chasing the dragon has led to disappointment thing" is about (south park reference?) as I merely expressed an opinion that I liked A better then B. The gentleman asked "NvU was pretty damn good is CN that much better?"

    But I will certainly take your advice to sit, relax, and enjoy one; I just hope you do the same. And please don't take this negative or continue a negative streak on here as mentioned above, keep it alive and keep it positive.
  13. kodt

    kodt Savant (475) Illinois Mar 6, 2013

    He's just mad he couldn't find Citra Ninja.
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  14. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (765) Illinois Mar 29, 2009

    i tried to get the cashier to explain but she jsut said "we can't accept this". It is a WI license but who the fuck cares.
  15. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (765) Illinois Mar 29, 2009

    Speaking from brewing with citra I have noticed batch variances with it.
  16. Vav

    Vav Savant (475) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    Is your licence one that says "Under 21 until..." or is it expired?
  17. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (765) Illinois Mar 29, 2009

    No. Expires in 2016. It is vertical as opposed to horizontal.
  18. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (400) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    me too, thats why I said it, only it came with some heat from others. Oh well
  19. thereal

    thereal Aficionado (180) Illinois Apr 20, 2010

    I rarely am happy to be an old man, but that's kind of a hassle. I stopped getting carded when I was 19 though, due to my advanced handsomeness.
  20. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (765) Illinois Mar 29, 2009

    In most stores it isn't a hassle but that one WF was being a bitch. I like the stores where they run my id through the machine and I can tell them see, told you so. Also found this has only been a problem in Illinois, haven't had any problems in other states.
  21. Do you live in IL permanently now? If so you can avoid this by getting a IL id. I know this is a pain but seems like a easy solution if it's that big of deal.
  22. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (765) Illinois Mar 29, 2009

    Not currently a resident of IL. I just make a list of places that wont accept it and shitbag those places.
  23. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Advocate (610) Indiana Jul 6, 2005

    theoretically, a clone should be genetically identical to the parent. Growing conditions and plant care could have an effect.

    i haven't noticed much variation in PW Citra Ninja other than the first batch I thought was a little more bitter than the subsequent ones.
  24. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (400) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    true, but hops take three growing seasons to yield a decent hop. Again I'm a novice hop farmer and beer drinker. I may have been kicked by crazy joe divola lately, but am I the only one that thinks a lot of citra hopped beers used to be more citrusy tasting? The alpha acids & bitterness is identical but the flavor isn't. I've brewed a couple beers with em, and they were way different both times. I could also be crazy which is part of the fun in beer advocate; am I talking to someone knowledgeable or a madman with a boring desk job.
  25. Vav

    Vav Savant (475) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    As i expected, you're on a Minor's license, e.g. it was issued to you before you were 21. That's why it's vertical, and that's why your sale was refused. I'd refuse the sale too. State law.
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  26. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (765) Illinois Mar 29, 2009

    Lol its not a state law when I can buy beer at just about any liquor store or bar incl LP binnys. And if it is a state law it should be changed because it is absurd. At any rate I'm not paying the extra money for a new licence just to buy beer at a few bumbfuck stores in IL.
  27. Grohnke

    Grohnke Savant (380) Illinois Sep 15, 2009


    I think you just indirectly called castle Vav a bumf*ck store! :eek:
  28. Here is a link to the ILCC liquor license database search. You can enter in every city in NE IL and start checking them off. ;)

    http://www.state.il.us/lcc/tdq.asp
  29. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (765) Illinois Mar 29, 2009

    I can buy beer at castle VaV, I have a feeling he is playing devils advocate here...
  30. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (765) Illinois Mar 29, 2009

    Lol like i said if there is a such a law it is totally unecessary and isn't cool.
  31. Popcorn time??? Perhaps a CN or NvU to wash it down...:rolleyes:
  32. All laws are not followed by all (mindblown!). Not everyone check's id's, bars advertise all you can drink packages which apparently is illegal, and i just found out from the ILCC website that at "tastings" you are only allowed 3 x 2 oz samples per person per day (haha, watch out Binny's)!
  33. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (765) Illinois Mar 29, 2009

    I feel bad for hijacking a PW thread... Technically I cant even buy Pipeworks lol, gonna have to trade for it.:rolleyes:
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  34. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (400) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    Let's right the ship......whose pumped for the Amarillo in the new glaucus? One of my favorite hops!
  35. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (765) Illinois Mar 29, 2009

    Who's pumped for Amarillo Ninja? GEt it done boys..
  36. Has the mention of more RTA really gone without a response? What is happening to the thread here??
  37. Lansman

    Lansman Savant (400) Illinois Mar 19, 2011

    Not that RTA isn't fantastic (it certainly is), but noticeably absent from the latest update is Orange Truffle Abduction...
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  38. ravot

    ravot Savant (435) Illinois Mar 20, 2012

  39. SaulTBauls

    SaulTBauls Aficionado (210) Iowa Mar 22, 2013

    Could we expect more cases than last release? Just seemed like I was able to find tons of Coffee Break but RTA was gone instantly. Keep it up guys! You're doing amazing things!
  40. ravot

    ravot Savant (435) Illinois Mar 20, 2012

    yeah, i had to fight for my bottle as well.
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