1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Once again, Walgreens rocks!

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by jmk, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. jmk

    jmk Aficionado (155) Illinois May 8, 2008

  2. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (410) Illinois May 6, 2012

  3. Jaycase

    Jaycase Champion (860) Illinois Jan 13, 2007

    Waiting for a prescription doesn't seem so bad all of a sudden.
  4. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Savant (480) Illinois Jul 19, 2012

    they misspelled walegreens
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  5. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Have people in Chicago never had a Deschutes beer before? They are a great brewery, but this every day line up is no stronger than Founders, Bell's, Revolution...
  6. Their distro doesn't cross the Mississippi.
  7. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    So people in Chicago don't travel?
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  8. moefriedman

    moefriedman Savant (280) Illinois Feb 15, 2012

    But it's exciting and new!! Come aboard, we're expecting you.....
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  9. Grohnke

    Grohnke Savant (395) Illinois Sep 15, 2009

    quite the generalization there marcat, for no apparent reason other than to argue

    new glarus is right across state lines, while ive had it before during ski trips, i would still be quite excited if it became distro'd in chicago. people are excited
  10. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (410) Illinois May 6, 2012

    The comments were more geared toward the fact that there will be a tasting at WALGREENS!!!!!

    I haven't been too impressed with their regular lineup, or at least it isn't anything better than we already have locally. But the fact that I can walk to a beer tasting at WALGREENS is awesome.
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  11. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Well that's exactly my point. I'm not gonna go lurk around a pharmacy in the peak of flu season to drink Black Butte... Great Beer, but I don't want it that bad.
  12. moefriedman

    moefriedman Savant (280) Illinois Feb 15, 2012

    I for one think a tasting at Walgreens is a great idea. Some people on this forum should pick up a home enema kit while they are at it.
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  13. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    I'm just jealous, I don't have a Walgreens within 130 miles and Deschutes within 500.
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  14. Bay01

    Bay01 Savant (445) Illinois Nov 19, 2008

    We do, but strictly to ruin beer events in neighboring states.
  15. jmk

    jmk Aficionado (155) Illinois May 8, 2008

    Mjmoser gets it. My original intent was to draw attention to the beautiful irony this conveys and the incredible explosion of craft beer. As a BA in an older demographic than many on here, I remember it was much more difficult 15-20 years ago to find good craft beer. Now we can get good quality craft, and some wales, at Walgreens. Also, a few years ago Walgreens banished all alcohol from their stores because they felt it was contrary to their image as a healthcare store. They have now brought it back and really stepped up their game. It's a great time to be a beer drinker!
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  16. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (360) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    Anybody want to try my beer?

    Hold onto that while I run and grab some Herpacin.
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  17. Durb777

    Durb777 Savant (425) Illinois Nov 30, 2011

    Yes it does Wisconsin has had them for a while if I'm not mistaken.
  18. thetomG

    thetomG Savant (440) Illinois Feb 17, 2010

    WALEgreens RULES.
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  19. SeekABrew shows MN and MO as the eastern-most extent of their distro, but I don't live there to say from experience. It definitely doesn't make it to the east coast, which always sort of surprised me because they're enormous. Them and Bell's are the two biggest I can't get easily.

    Then again, New Glarus is also apparently quite large and doesn't get out of WI, so it's all about density I guess.
  20. Monsone

    Monsone Savant (360) Illinois Jun 5, 2006

    No Deschutes in Wisco.
  21. mecummins

    mecummins Savant (425) Illinois Nov 16, 2012

    I wish that my local Walgreens did tastings. Or had craft beers at all. They are, lets just call them less than ideal. I am impressed that the Jewel & Mariano grocery stores are carrying a decent selection of local craft beers. They've stepped up their game in the last few months. It's nice to be able to buy groceries and the beer I like in one place.
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  22. But chicagolanders gintering knows no bounds.