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My friend is going to Chicago - What should he get?

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by GameFreac, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. GameFreac

    GameFreac Savant (410) Georgia Apr 8, 2011

    My non-BA friend is going to Chicago in early March. What should he bring back for me? I'm aware of Seekabrew. What is absolutely essential if he got me like 1 bottle of something amazing that I can't get in Georgia?
  2. Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. Pipeworks Galaxy Unicorn or Pipeworks Ninja vs. Unicorn if you like DIPAs. Also have him hit Piasano's and bring you a large thin-crust sausage.
  3. birchholz

    birchholz Savant (270) Illinois Jul 21, 2010

    Thin crust???? Them's fightin' words.
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  4. birchholz

    birchholz Savant (270) Illinois Jul 21, 2010

    To the OP- what are your favorite styles?
    Where will your friend be staying? Is he willing to seek out something special, or are you looking for something he can find on the shelf in most stores?
  5. drevim

    drevim Aficionado (180) Indiana Oct 12, 2012

    Revolution tap room on Kedzie. Look at their list and go nuts.
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  6. Deep dish is for tourists.
  7. Cotchept

    Cotchept Aficionado (150) Colorado Jan 14, 2013

    truth.
  8. drevim

    drevim Aficionado (180) Indiana Oct 12, 2012


    Let me elaborate. I meant for your friend to look at what is available in bottles/cans for you. They only sell to go at the taproom, except Growler fills at the brew pub. Depending on what you are looking for.
  9. ravot

    ravot Savant (435) Illinois Mar 20, 2012

    unique and must get stuff from chicago, not naming favorite styles?
    Pipeworks, Revolution, Half Acre.
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  10. modern

    modern Aficionado (210) Ohio May 31, 2012

    I think Warehouse Liquors may still have Double Daisy Cutter, according to Half Acre's twitter 2 days ago.
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  11. mecummins

    mecummins Savant (425) Illinois Nov 16, 2012

    Second on Revolution. My favorite is their Eugene Porter (plus it comes in cans for easy travel) but their Anti-Hero IPA is good too. Also check out Half Acre's Daisy Cutter or anything from Pipeworks (their Jones Dog is a solid milk stout .)
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  12. ravot

    ravot Savant (435) Illinois Mar 20, 2012

    Half Acre's seasonal Double Daisy Cutter is still available at some stores. Get it while it's hot. I mean hoppy.
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  13. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Savant (325) Illinois Dec 31, 2010

    OP, do a search for your title and you'll save everyone time.

    /

    EDIT: Sorry for being a dick
  14. I have deep dish whenever relatives or friends from out of town come in.
  15. mecummins

    mecummins Savant (425) Illinois Nov 16, 2012

    Do you let them put ketchup on their hot dogs too? ;)

    I'll never understand why everybody thinks we eat only deep dish pizza. I couldn't tell you the last time I had any.
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  16. GameFreac

    GameFreac Savant (410) Georgia Apr 8, 2011

    Honestly, almost anything except Tripels. I love Double IPAs and Imperial stouts though.

    I have no idea. Probably just something he can find on a shelf real fast because he's going for work.
  17. GameFreac

    GameFreac Savant (410) Georgia Apr 8, 2011

    Would he be able to find Speedway Stout? I want to try that but I hear it's boozy and I hate boozy beers.
  18. Vav

    Vav Savant (475) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    Malort.
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  19. EdTheEdge

    EdTheEdge Advocate (530) California Mar 26, 2011

    A Chicago dog dragged through the garden!
  20. BeerMeFitz

    BeerMeFitz Savant (320) Illinois Oct 24, 2011

    Tell him to bring mace and his insurance card....
  21. nucmedmario

    nucmedmario Savant (320) Illinois Sep 1, 2010

    tell your friend to go to pequod's and treat himself for a $5 lunch special, 7" pan pizza and a pop. then head to binny's in lincoln park and tell him to bother adam and ask him for recommendations from revolution, half acre and pipeworks.
  22. GameFreac

    GameFreac Savant (410) Georgia Apr 8, 2011

    Think I can get Bourbon County Stout or will it be gone?
  23. If he can drive a little towards Three Floyds, must stop!
  24. GameFreac

    GameFreac Savant (410) Georgia Apr 8, 2011

    I didn't think about that...it's not too far.
  25. Duffman929

    Duffman929 Savant (360) Illinois Nov 27, 2010

    Seriously, man...with comments like this.....when I get back, we need to hang out. I was going to go with Krupnik or Spirytus. Powodzenia!

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