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Zombie Dust question

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by tpoutasse, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Got to try my first bottle of this the other day and agree with all the reviews- it is fantastic. I know 3 Floyds has pretty limited distribution but does anyone know if this particular beer is hard to get in those areas? I have a couple friends in Chicago and am hoping they can get some and ship it.
  2. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (870) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    I know some people close by and from what they've told me, it's actually quite easy to get in Illinois / Indiana, especially close to the brewery.
  3. Grfilwett

    Grfilwett Savant (310) Illinois May 2, 2012 Beer Trader

    It's not very easy. Most places don't carry it in their stores/shops. The best way is to go to the brewery, but they are known to sell out the same day they post it's in. And this is during the week, weekends you have to get lucky that they bottled it before you got there. They had some in earlier this week, but are currently out again.

    Good Luck
  4. Drucifer

    Drucifer Advocate (590) Illinois Apr 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    The brewery is the best place to get it and cheapest ($35/case). You can find it at Binny's and other local liquor stores as well, but they run out fast. If you can go to FFF, check out their website to see if it's available. If not, call the closest Binny's and ask if they have any. You can also check the Places for Chicago, IL in BA and call any liquor store that comes up that is also relatively close to where they are staying (Google maps FTW). Puerto Rico Food Mart has it quite often and is oneof the best liquor joints out there (in terms of price and hospitality).
  5. JulianC

    JulianC Savant (460) Illinois Mar 9, 2012 Beer Trader

    Easy for the determined BA in Chicago/NW Indiana.
  6. cubbyswans

    cubbyswans Savant (425) Missouri Jun 10, 2008 Beer Trader

    a friend of mine lives 40 minutes from the brewery, in Illinois. 3 times he's grove straight to the brewery whenever they posted on facebook or twitter that zombie dust was for sale in the brewer. All 3 times it was sold out by the time he got there. If any of the Binny's in his area get any, they get a case, and it's sold without ever hitting the floor.
  7. MetalMountainMastiff

    MetalMountainMastiff Savant (440) California Oct 1, 2012 Beer Trader

  8. NateMac13

    NateMac13 Savant (450) Illinois Apr 10, 2011

    I've only been to FFF twice but each time I was able to get a case of Zombie Dust. Maybe I just lucked out?
  9. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Champion (875) Michigan May 30, 2005 Subscriber

    It is recently starting to show up in Indiana at bottle shops away from the brewery, and also some in Ohio, but in both states it seems to be in limited amounts. However, since the distribution is expanding to a wider area it would seem like the brewery has increased production of this beer. Hopefully this means that supply may be trying to catch up with demand. For now, one can only wish that this is happening. ;)
  10. I have a friend that lives 3 blocks from a Binny's in Chicago and easily picked up a couple sixers for us.
  11. Beach_Bum

    Beach_Bum Aspirant (45) Illinois Oct 24, 2012

    Zombie Dust is the best beer out there, easily my favorite.
  12. mdfb79

    mdfb79 Champion (755) New York Jan 11, 2010 Beer Trader

    Was in Chicago last weekend and saw it at multiple stores, as well as on tap at Hopleaf...one store I went into probably had 20 cases or so sitting on the floor. Maybe I just got lucky and a small sample size, but seemed to be pretty easy to find.
  13. My fellow Virginian buddy has been to Chicago twice in the last 6 months and was able to pick up a 6 pack at Binny's each time. Maybe he was lucky too.
  14. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    My girl gets it from the brewery on the reg...their production is far better than it once was...and they don't run out very often at all anymore...though when they first started bottling it it would be gone very quickly.
  15. StoutIrish

    StoutIrish Savant (385) Indiana Jan 16, 2012

    I've had friends stop at the brewery in the last 2 months and didn't have a problem picking it up. As far as I know i can still get it in NE IN.
  16. Snowrs

    Snowrs Savant (425) Indiana Oct 10, 2009 Beer Trader

    Just remember some of you east coasters, its a 4.5-5 hr drive to the brewery for some of us down south so easy depends on where in the State you live. I have been hassled when I have said it is hard to get.
  17. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Savant (400) Colorado Jan 13, 2012

    Binnys South Loop had some yesterday. Not sure how much they got but couldn't hurt to call. $11.99/sixer
  18. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    Well...I live in Maine...so it's quite a haul for me until I move out there (hopefully in the Fall)...but my girl lives about 15 minutes away from the brewery...so I guess that's pretty easy.
  19. Snowrs

    Snowrs Savant (425) Indiana Oct 10, 2009 Beer Trader

    I am from Maine originally, that's why its easy for those from New England especially to figure all states are as tiny as those up there. I know from experience.
  20. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    Actually...Maine is pretty big...not California big...but not exactly Delaware either.
  21. Does anybody who's a regular at the brewery know of a set release calendar for Zombie Dust?
  22. Kubrickx

    Kubrickx Savant (420) Illinois Sep 1, 2012 Subscriber

    Archer Liquors is a 2 6er limit, but at $10.99 you can't go wrong.
  23. Snowrs

    Snowrs Savant (425) Indiana Oct 10, 2009 Beer Trader

    Yes but the upper half is just inhabited by Moose and there really is nothing above Calais or Bingham.
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  24. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Savant (360) Maine Jul 24, 2011

    True enough lol...trees are people too!
  25. I go to FFF about 2 times a month and I have never NOT been able to buy a case of dust.
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  26. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,065) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    Its easy to get it from the brewpub. No worries. If you can make it, you'll be able to get at least a case. As always call ahead and be sure not to put the guy on speakerphone of course.
  27. Kubrickx

    Kubrickx Savant (420) Illinois Sep 1, 2012 Subscriber

    Was there a few weeks back on a Sunday and they were out of ZD. Still picked up Dreadnaught and Robert the Bruce but was slightly disappointed. Lesson learned: Call ahead. :)
  28. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Advocate (625) Ohio Jul 4, 2008

    Does FFF distribute to NE Ohio??
  29. dman5400

    dman5400 Savant (325) Illinois Jan 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    Brew pub was out this week.