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Western Surburbs - IL

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by DBCOACHEMUP, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Haven't been on here that long, and I wanted to say "hello" to all the fellow BA members in my area. I would love to get to know others in area. Get-togethers, bar events, trading, home brews, tips for places in the area, etc.

    Look forward to hearing from any/all of you!

    Post...and Cheers
     
  2. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Advocate (640) Illinois Nov 26, 2011

    Welcome to the west!!!! Elgin/St Charles area here, always looking for good tastings and people local to swap with.
     
  3. One person, really...
     
  4. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Advocate (640) Illinois Nov 26, 2011

    What am I? Dirt:) Just kidding
     
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  5. pschul4

    pschul4 Advocate (635) Illinois Jan 7, 2011

    My family lives in North Aurora but I'm in Chicago most of the time for school and work. If you guys have a big tasting or something sometime let me know and I'll try and make it home with some goodies
     
  6. Brookfield here, beer guy at Mainstreet in Countryside. Welcome!
     
  7. Mainstreet in Countryside is great from what I understand! My girlfriend has done liquor promotions there before.
     
  8. Hah! Didn't mean it like that, just couldn't believe the one response.
     
  9. Thanks! We do our best. I try to keep BA friends aware of stuff we're getting in and interesting stuff we're not out of yet (Firestone Walker XV stuck around for about 5 months, as well as the fact that we still have about 4 bottles of Lolita that no one's taken).
     
  10. makdeco

    makdeco Savant (325) Illinois Jan 31, 2007


    good to know I work in the Hinsdale and Willowbrook area always looking for that smaller store to give my money too
     
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  11. Aurora here. I am in the stc area quite often visiting the in laws.
     
  12. (In response to your Avatar) What did you think of the Walking Dead episode last night?
     
  13. ChadQuest

    ChadQuest Initiate (0) Illinois Mar 4, 2009

    Plano for sleeping, Dekalb for Working.

    So, west of the western burbs, but i ride my bike into as far east as Wheaton rather commonly, so things are game.
     
  14. rmalinowski4

    rmalinowski4 Savant (350) Illinois Oct 22, 2010

    I get out to the western burbs some, welcome.
     
  15. stevegoz

    stevegoz Savant (325) Illinois May 5, 2008

    Downers Grove here. Main Street is definitely on my list of good stores within a reasonable drive.
     
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  16. There are a LOT of active western 'burbs BA's. I lived in Willowbrook when I first moved to the area and got to meet a lot of awesome people whom I still drink with on a regular basis.

    If you haven't gone, DEFINITELY go to Bavarian Lodge in Lisle - I'd definitely put this in the top tier of beer bars in the Chicago area. Brixie's in Brookfield is also solid for great taps at good prices.
     
  17. Out in Minooka, would also be down if there's ever a tasting in the west burbs in the future.
     
  18. vic21234

    vic21234 Savant (265) Illinois Jan 25, 2009

    Schaumburg here. And as listed above, check out Bavarian Lodge...awesome place for some good beers.
     
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  19. SpdKilz

    SpdKilz Advocate (730) Illinois Jan 8, 2009

    Wheaton here. Woot woot.
     
  20. thewizzard

    thewizzard Zealot (75) Illinois Nov 5, 2008

    Checking in from Countryside.
     
  21. SchuStar

    SchuStar Savant (305) Illinois Mar 21, 2011

    Downers Grove right here. Tap House Grill in Westmont has a good selection also.
     
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  22. C2H5

    C2H5 Savant (445) Illinois Jan 7, 2012

    Lots of Downers Grove representation, no wonder everything sells out around here so fast!
     
  23. Orchids

    Orchids Aficionado (220) Illinois Feb 7, 2010

    Naperville here. Take a drive out to Villa Park and check out Lunar.
     
  24. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Illinois Apr 18, 2011

    Dual citizenship in Mount Prospect and LaGrange Park. Work in Oak Brook. Welcome to the area!
     
  25. drewba

    drewba Savant (375) Illinois Nov 14, 2009

    Nappyville.

    a/s/l?
     
  26. SpdKilz

    SpdKilz Advocate (730) Illinois Jan 8, 2009

    I believe it is called Naperthrill, come on now.
     
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  27. drewba

    drewba Savant (375) Illinois Nov 14, 2009

    Protip: look at my location. Also, Wheaton? I went to high school in that god fearing town. W Town OG, represent!
     
  28. SpdKilz

    SpdKilz Advocate (730) Illinois Jan 8, 2009

    Hahaha, didn't see that before.

    And yeah...Wheaton...a church on every block. I think we even have churches inside of churches. Woot!
     
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  29. timmi

    timmi Aficionado (115) Illinois Oct 13, 2007

    I went to high school in Wheaton as well. In Carol Stream now.
     
  30. mm2112

    mm2112 Aficionado (130) Illinois Jun 16, 2010

    Oswego here
     
  31. makdeco

    makdeco Savant (325) Illinois Jan 31, 2007


    Are we neighbors?
     
  32. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Advocate (640) Illinois Nov 26, 2011

    Wow this threading is exploding now...:D
     
  33. Much appreciated! We're finally getting into beer tastings now as well, our next one will be an IPA tasting on the 3rd or 4th Saturday in April. I'll post more in my feed when April rolls around.
     
  34. One of the best/most reasonably priced options in the area, IMHO. And those burgers...
     
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  35. birchholz

    birchholz Savant (280) Illinois Jul 21, 2010

    I'm in Oak Lawn, which is more south than west, but I get up that way fairly regularly.
     
  36. A place I rarely see mentioned around here is Cigars and Stripes in Berywn (on Ogden just East of Oak Park Ave). They have the most unspeakably good smoked wings, rib tips, and chili (they smoke everything themselves in a behemoth of a cooker out back), and I think around 10 consistently rotating taps of really solid and varied beers. The owner is a real character, he decked the place out in horror memorabilia, distasteful kitsch and beer signs, and they have a projection screen behind the bar on which they show horror flicks, weekly Walking Dead episodes, and other equally cool shit. Definitely worth a visit.
     
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  37. willseph

    willseph Initiate (0) Illinois Jan 31, 2011

    I don't even know if Huntley is considered a suburb, but I'll be moving there from the city in a few months. H-town represent.
     
  38. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Advocate (640) Illinois Nov 26, 2011

    It is a burb :). But so far west it might not feel like it.
     
  39. Redrover

    Redrover Champion (775) Illinois Jan 18, 2003

    Elmhurst here. We are so overdue for an outing!

    Lunar maybe?
     
  40. Grohnke

    Grohnke Savant (395) Illinois Sep 15, 2009

    work in oak brook, hollar