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Possible new flossmoor station location

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by nasty31, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. nasty31

    nasty31 Savant (250) Indiana May 5, 2010

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  2. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (430) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    Is this like an exchange for three Floyd's opening a bar in Chicago?
     
  3. ISO: Hammond Station Wooden Heck (Pre)
     
  4. WITTBEER

    WITTBEER Savant (265) Illinois Jan 12, 2008

    A very uneven exchange if it is. Flossmoor is king of brewer turnover.
     
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  5. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (430) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    ^^^ - big bully guppy fan. I get your point though, but their sour experiments over the last year I found to be pretty good. Their recent barrel aged beers haven't done much for me. I'm also not sure if a brewer leaving every 2 or 3 years is that big of a turnover? Seems kinda average, unless your the head brewer of a brewery you own.
     
  6. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    I would be ok with this. Not having to drive 35 minutes for a release would be great.
     
  7. stephenieman

    stephenieman Savant (275) Illinois Oct 14, 2011

    Speaking of: Did they change Brewers again recently?
    The blog is now run by "Bjorn" but it used to be... great, I forget his name. The previous fellow lived in my neighborhood in Chicago which makes for a wicked commute down to Flossmoor.
    It woulnt surprise me in the least if the commute got the best of him.
     
  8. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (430) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    Anyone making the drive for..................

    Saturday, February 23rd
    Fireside Chat...
    11% BA Barleywine and it is smooth and delicious!
    (This beer will make you thankful for cold winter mornings!)
    Tickets begin at 10am
    6 bottle limit person
    (means the first 110 people are guaranteed bottles)
    $15/bottle
     
  9. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    ^^Im thinking about calling off work to go...
     
  10. Going to try and make the release this time. Any idea how early people were getting there for the BA Pullman Brown release? Do I need to bring my tailgate grill and make breakfast?
     
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  11. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Savant (340) Illinois Feb 14, 2013

    Where in Chicago will said FFF bar be opening? How have I not heard of this yet? #livesunderrock
     
  12. zieglemt

    zieglemt Aficionado (170) Illinois Apr 25, 2011

    There has been speculation about this in the thread dedicated to this news, but I recently hear that a lot of those guys live in Pilsen/Bridgeport so they may be targeting those hoods.
     
  13. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (430) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    they said in a tribune article a few months ago they planned on it. Pilsen/bridgeport/Ukraine Village are all pretty metal so I assume there.
     
  14. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Savant (340) Illinois Feb 14, 2013

    Ugh I really hope not Pilsen, I don't care to be shot at or have my car stolen. Bridgeport would be alright, especially after catching a Sox game
     
  15. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    Yea, the line to get in wouldn't be long enough already.
     
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  16. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Savant (340) Illinois Feb 14, 2013

    Ukrainian Village would be perfect - my dad lives right there. I imagine if it were located there it would be somewhere on Division
     
  17. I'd imagine not very. I showed up later that night and they had plenty. No crazy turnout.
     
  18. NO. Flossmoor will have to have some big changes if they want to produce a larger brewery and production facility IMO. I mean, does anyone buy their bottles in stores?
     
  19. dsal89

    dsal89 Advocate (505) Indiana Jul 6, 2008

    Seen them at a few stores and passed on it every time. I swear i thought i saw their IPA in a bomber for 10 bucks. That is absurd or an ipa, imo.


    15 bucks for their barrel aged stuff is awesome though
     
  20. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (430) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    I think everyone that's a fan or been a fan has known that that places survives as a restaurant first and a brewery second.
     
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  21. ...which is why great brewers get stifled and leave/are pushed out.

    In terms of craft beer, Flossmoor will likely be known as, "that place Matt Van Wyk made Wooden Hell that one time."
     
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  22. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (430) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    ...and hi-fi rye which was made again by mr shimkos and put into barrells.
     
  23. yock

    yock Aficionado (205) Indiana Jun 22, 2005

    Does anyone know where Brian Shimko is these days?
     
  24. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (430) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    half acre last I heard but I also think I recently heard he left and was lookin to start his own thing.
     
  25. Brian is at Hofbrauhaus Rosemont.

    But still working on a modified plan for his brewery/school endeavor.
     
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  26. flurker

    flurker Aficionado (125) Illinois Nov 10, 2007

    Yeah, Nick went to GI Clybourn. Bjorn had been his assistant since I can't remember when.
     
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  27. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (430) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    Holy shit do they go through brewers, nick Barron went to clybourn? Christ, what do they pay there, minimum wage?
     
  28. Etan

    Etan Champion (755) Wisconsin Jul 11, 2011

    Are you joking? Pilsen isn't Englewood...
     
  29. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Savant (340) Illinois Feb 14, 2013

    It's also rife with Kings and all their bullshit... just cause its not South Side doesn't mean its a great neighborhood. There are better neighborhoods than Pilsen where the bar could be built.
     
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  30. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    Installed a revolving door to the brew house to ease the burden.
     
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  31. He's at HofbraĆ¼haus in Rosemont.

    EDIT: Alum said it. Reading thread before replying is still for suckers.
     
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  32. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Savant (355) Illinois Dec 31, 2010

    Dear God, I would hate to have to "survive" on their food.
     
  33. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (430) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    I've heard this before and feel like I must say something......granted its not rev brewing, but as A-typical pub food goes its not bad. Its a brewpub in the burbs, its not Ruxbin or Ada Street. Its certainly better then Dennys or Chili's, right?
     
  34. I wonder if assistant brewers at Flossmoor Station start there thinking, "man, I can't wait to leave this place as head brewer in 18 months."
     
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  35. pmoney

    pmoney Advocate (615) Colorado Apr 15, 2011

    I completely agree. I hear people complaining about their food all the time, but I've never had a bad experience. In fact, at the Pullman Reserve release, I really enjoyed my meal! And the service has been top-notch the last couple times I was there.
     
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  36. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Savant (355) Illinois Dec 31, 2010

    Yes, its better than Dennys or Chili's. But there are definitely much better places to eat in the area. I lived in Homewood for 6 years before moving to the city. I've probably eaten there 12-15 times in the last 10 years. Each time I said I wouldn't do it again. But I've gone back because my daughter is still in Homewood, so its an easy dinner when I pick her up. But it is by no means good food, even for the suburbs. When I lived there, I took people that were visiting and not one said they ever wanted to go back. Yet every one craves Aurelio's after they have it. And these are people from rural towns. Hell, Lassen's dive ass bar has 200x better food than Flossmoor. Maybe I, or anyone with me, just orders the wrong thing every time. Who knows.

    I've never actually been to a release there, so I can't vouch for that. I understand its not the city, its not going to be Rev or FFF or whoever, but the way brewpubs are these days, the food needs to complement the beer. And that's fine, it's just not what they are going for. As mentioned, its just a normal old fashioned family restaurant with a better beer selection.
     
  37. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Initiate (0) Illinois Feb 19, 2009

    Now I have to get Aurelio's after work tomorrow. Thanks jag ;)
     
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  38. burica2020

    burica2020 Savant (430) Illinois Nov 17, 2009

    Extra sauce!
     
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  39. birchholz

    birchholz Savant (280) Illinois Jul 21, 2010

    My experience with the food has been mixed. The first time I went I had a burger that was dry and overcooked, and the server seemed annoyed that I was there. Since then I've had a few good things and others that were not as good. The nachos and salsa was pretty poor, but the beer cheese soup is excellent. The service is has been much better. I don't usually go for a meal. I go for the beer and can usually find something to munch on. I've described the place to friends as a mediocre family restaurant with a decent brewery attached.
     
  40. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Michigan Mar 17, 2010

    Save some for me Saturday/10