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Parabola in Chicago

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by averagejake872, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. So I know that this is released in May, but does anyone know when it should be hitting stores in the Chicagoland area?

    Thanks!
     
  2. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Savant (355) Illinois Dec 31, 2010

    Last year it took well over I month, I believe. I don't think it hit stores until mid-July. BUT, if you want to try it before then, I do know that Revolution will be having a Firestone Walker tap takeover during CCBW. Supposed to have it, Sucaba, XV, etc. Hasn't been announced yet, so I'd keep checking at http://chibeerweek.com/.
     
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  3. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Aficionado (240) Illinois Mar 31, 2011

    I was told by one of my local beer guys that it could happen as soon as mid May here this year, but he said to basically keep checking.
     
  4. Thanks for the updates!
     
  5. Vav

    Vav Savant (495) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    FSW stuff is tough to pin dates when it actually hits shelves to. You'll hear about it when it happens.
     
  6. vande

    vande Advocate (530) Illinois Jan 26, 2007

    or after it happens, as sometimes that stuff disappears off the shelves as fast as one puts it on there...
     
  7. Eh hem, Binny's locations everywhere... They claim to have a list, but it's really just who the manager wants to give bottles to (happens at every location I'm sure).
     
  8. Khazadum

    Khazadum Savant (395) Illinois Apr 29, 2010

    Good on them. Their store, their rules.
     
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  9. bradner

    bradner Savant (360) Illinois Dec 26, 2007

    There are plenty of stores in the burbs that still have FW15 and Sucaba on the shelf. My guess is the same will be true for Parabola. You may not find it at Binny's, but if you look around you should be able to get it once it is released.
     
  10. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Michigan Mar 17, 2010

    Is this true? Would love to get me a XV on my next trip home.
     
  11. Vav, any chance Chicago will see Wookey Jack? The press release indicated Chicago would get some but the folks at the River North Binny's hadn't heard anything.
     
  12. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Aficionado (240) Illinois Mar 31, 2011

    I'd buy some more if I saw it too. But I don't see it.
     
  13. Vav

    Vav Savant (495) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    Yep, it's coming. No exact timetable, but my spidey sense says 3 weeks off.
     
  14. bradner

    bradner Savant (360) Illinois Dec 26, 2007

    Look in the southwest burbs!
     
  15. TMoney2591

    TMoney2591 Poobah (1,005) Illinois Apr 21, 2009

    Lists are for sissies...
     
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  16. Grohnke

    Grohnke Savant (395) Illinois Sep 15, 2009

    for example....;)
     
  17. Lansman

    Lansman Savant (420) Illinois Mar 19, 2011

    [​IMG]

    Castle Vav - September 24, 2011

    There was more than enough to go around.

    Relax. Have a homebrew. :)
     
  18. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Savant (355) Illinois Dec 31, 2010

    that's a picture of heaven if I've ever seen one
     
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  19. C2H5

    C2H5 Savant (445) Illinois Jan 7, 2012

    I got a hangover just looking at that picture, I can't wait!
     
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  20. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Aficionado (240) Illinois Mar 31, 2011

    It's going to suck, driving all over the place to try to get more than 3 or 4 bottles. But it will be worth it.
     
  21. ravot

    ravot Savant (480) Illinois Mar 20, 2012

    that parabola is from last year, right?
    i also would love another XV
     
  22. rudylaw

    rudylaw Savant (340) Illinois Apr 29, 2007

    Same amount of Finch's beers still available. ;)
     
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  23. Vav

    Vav Savant (495) Illinois Jul 27, 2008

    I wouldnt exactly expect for that to happen again...that was a happy accident.

    On a side note, that stacking aisle is no longer there as of yesterday...there's now another row of beer shelves ;)
     
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  24. same stack of beers from same Binny's last year.
    i took this to show a suburb Binnys manager friend how unreal this was

    [​IMG]
     
  25. boiiiing
     
  26. TMoney2591

    TMoney2591 Poobah (1,005) Illinois Apr 21, 2009

    We don't need such reminders... (insert sad face here...(I hate smileys)) Still, much love to the Castle...
     
  27. Sooooo besides the Binnys which are most definitely sold out, has Parabola or Wookey Jack hit the shelves in Chicago yet?
     
  28. Askchucky

    Askchucky Savant (250) Illinois May 2, 2011

    As far as I know those two have not hit yet.
     
  29. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (590) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    Nope, hasn't hit in the city or the suburbs yet.
     
  30. You must be a lister ...
     
  31. ackeeper

    ackeeper Savant (345) Illinois Dec 22, 2008

    My brother and I happened to walk into Vav's store on the day last fall that the glorious stack was sitting out. We were on our way to a late-season White Sox game with about 3,000 of our closest friends at the end of a disappointing season. Picking up a few Parabolas and posting their availability on BA for the rest of you made our day. (And yes, I think the Sox lost.)
     
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  32. Khazadum

    Khazadum Savant (395) Illinois Apr 29, 2010

    Nope, I just don't get worked up about one store denying me beer. There are literally hundreds of stores in Chicago-land area that get beer in...
     
  33. mm2112

    mm2112 Aficionado (130) Illinois Jun 16, 2010

    Binny's in Des Plaines has had tons of XV on the shelf and on the floor. I haven't been there in over a week, but it has been there forever
     
  34. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Aficionado (240) Illinois Mar 31, 2011

    This thread needs re-upping. Still no sightings, right?
     
  35. foobula

    foobula Savant (340) Illinois Dec 14, 2009

    Somewhere on these forums I read 3rd week of May. So my quest for Parabola shifts into overdrive next week
     
  36. Askchucky

    Askchucky Savant (250) Illinois May 2, 2011

    Haven't seen Parabola or even Wookey Jack.
     
  37. moju

    moju Aficionado (150) Illinois Jan 18, 2011

    Firestone Walker Tap Overthrow @ Revolution Brewing

    05.21.12
    Our friends at Firestone Walker will dominate our tap towers at the brewpub as we feature the Dos Osos, FSW Fifteenth Anniversary, Parabola 2011, Black Xantus, Wooky Jack, and Double Jack. Bombers of Sucuba will also be available! Come join us at 3PM for the tapping of the kegs!
     
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  38. dmsulli

    dmsulli Savant (280) Illinois Jan 30, 2012

    Sweet. I'll be able to hit this up right at 3 since I'll be "working" from "home" thanks to the NATO protests!
     
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  39. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Savant (355) Illinois Dec 31, 2010

    Same here. NATO Summit couldn't have come at a better time!
     
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  40. Just to be clear, this is only a fantastic tap takeover. This does not coincide, at least not officially, of the release of Wooky or Parabola in Chicago. It will hit the shelves in May though, according to several FW employees.