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Zombie Dust Question. . .

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by dcgunman, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. dcgunman

    dcgunman Member

    Location:
    California
    How available is Zombie Dust in the Chicago area? Particularly near O'Hara airport?
    I would like to fly into O'hara Int airport for the day and pick up 12 or 24 Zombie Dust, pack suitcase and check bag in for flight back to LA. Is there a store near the airport via the "L" line that I can get to with Zombie Dust available? Or is this usually gone when it hits the shelves? And how much for a 6 pack or 12 pack? Thank you guys.
  2. JulianC

    JulianC Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Getting Zombie is never a guarantee at any store, including the brewery. Sounds like you should setup a trade instead.
  3. Flyway

    Flyway Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Seriously?...this thread is a daily recurrence.
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  4. zach60614

    zach60614 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    I'd give you about a 0.1% chance of accomplishing this.
    The only places I ever see Zombie Dust are far, far away from O'HARE.
  5. Vav

    Vav Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    I would check one of the 951 threads on this exact topic for pointers.
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  6. burica2020

    burica2020 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Yes....now onto more pressing questions like, I'm visiting downtown Chicago where do I go to drink and where do I buy good beer? Is bourbon county still around? Looking for places close to the hotel im staying at which really isnt close to anything remotely cool or good. Discus.....
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  7. Vav

    Vav Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    [​IMG]
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  8. gpawned

    gpawned Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    ^^^ Poking the bear.
  9. dcgunman

    dcgunman Member

    Location:
    California
    Thanks for the response here. I am able to fly for free so I just thought I could fly in to Chicago and pick up ZD anytime and fly back home with some ZD or other goodies. I did not know it was that hard to get like Alpine or Kern River or Pliny! I have never done trades through postal. Only through the airports when other BAer's coming into LAX we can exchange as they arrive and when I'm at work here. Easier than the hassles of shipping. IMO.
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  10. Stevedore

    Stevedore Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    If you have to, can you just arrange an IP trade for someone who's got a case of ZD in his closet and meet at the airport? All you'd have to do is go back into the security lines after that.
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  11. MostlyNorwegian

    MostlyNorwegian Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Good luck with that. There's numerous places along the Blue Line train that can square you away and Revolution Brewing is about 750 feet away from one of them, but there's been like a 3 cases a week per retailer type deal going on with Zombie Dust and Three Floyds hasn't really been reliably available in Chicago since like late summer or so. Either they are brewing at capacity or something else has been happening, but whatever it is, it has put a severe crimp on their availability, and a lot of places have put a limit on Zombie Dust to a one per type thing.
    Do yourself and your friends a favor and load up on some bombers from Pipeworks. You'll be glad you did.
  12. jeevo

    jeevo Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    First time poster on this particular region's forum who has a similar question to the one the OP asked. My cousin lives in Louisville, Kentucky, and will be coming back to visit Pittsburgh here in a few months. How available are Gumballhead and Zombie Dust down in KY? I saw on the website that they do sell their beers in this part of the state and am inquiring about these beer's availability.
  13. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I went this weekend. It sold out all over downtown. Apparently distribution to the city is ceasing for a while. I was able to find it at Capone's. Its about 6 miles from the airport.
  14. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    Better call ahead!!
    GL
  15. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    You are not going to find Zombie Dust much outside of Chicago or the pub. Kegs may be seen but do not count on bottles. Gumball Head is much more likely where Three Floyds is distributed.
  16. pcstuck

    pcstuck Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Ya if you are going to try and find it at a store you better call around first. ZD much harder to find outside the brewpub but not impossible
  17. jeevo

    jeevo Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Thanks for the input guys. Jesus, it looks like the only way to even try to get this stuff is to fly out to Chicago.
  18. Stevedore

    Stevedore Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    The FFF brewpub itself is as close to a guarantee as you can get. Monitor their online taplist and call ahead when you do go.
  19. Jparkanzky

    Jparkanzky Member

    Location:
    Ohio
    Just set up a locals-for-locals trade, pay the $20 in shipping, and save yourself the headache.


    EDIT:
    You fly for free (flight perks?) just fly all over the place and hit all of the awesome local (local to other people!) tap-houses that have awesome beers on. You'll get Zombie Dust eventually!
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  20. Tanger112

    Tanger112 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Chi-Midway would get you closer to where you need to be... Archer Liquors is close by.
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  21. C2H5

    C2H5 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    i will bring you a couple case of Zombie Dust if you can bring me a few beers from CA...looking for citra dipa, black tuesday, chocolate rain, beatification, t25, cable car, pliney the younger growler(s)
  22. chicagobeergirl

    chicagobeergirl Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    There is none right now. They ran out of Citra Hop. It should be available again in about two weeks. not sure if there is anyplace close to O'hare,
  23. Vav

    Vav Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Sally?
  24. ja1022

    ja1022 Member

    Location:
    Indiana
    Fly into Midway and a cab or rental to the pub 45 minutes away is your best bet.
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  25. midwest-hops

    midwest-hops Member

    sals in elmhurst usually has ZD and foremost in villa park usually has it buts its 17.99$ or some crazy shit. im pretty positive there is a way to take public trans to get to the brew pub.
  26. Lansman

    Lansman Member

    Location:
    Washington
    Zombie Dust was bottled this morning (2/19) and is available at the Brewpub.
  27. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Yeah, Capones is where I picked up my Z-Dust. I call them once a week to see what he has available. It's about a 10 mile drive from my house so it's still a worthwhile trip
  28. chicagobeergirl

    chicagobeergirl Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Yep! Hi
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  29. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Member

    Location:
    Yukon (Canada)
    And, it's sold out in 2 days again!
  30. Coirm

    Coirm Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    No longer available. Per twitter.
  31. JulianC

    JulianC Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Yes, this is the highest probability of success. Midway, rental car, 2 cases. Fly out within 2 days of brewery announcement that fresh bottles are available.

    This would be nuts if you did it, even flying for free, but I wouldn't blame you. I routinely drive 2+ hours round trip for 2 cases every once in awhile. You'd be spending a whole day in pursuit, but hey you could stop into the pub too on your pickup, and have a couple while you're there, or even more if you hired a cab. They often have other goodies available for sale.

    EDIT: WITHIN ONE DAY of announcement!
  32. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    everyone must be stocking up before the storm.
  33. JulianC

    JulianC Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Glad I went down on Tuesday night...
  34. sbxx

    sbxx Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    Lol @ "O'Hara."

    0% chance. I live here and outside of a few bars, it's nonexistent.
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  35. maximthegreat

    maximthegreat Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    There are a couple liquor stores that you could take the blue line from O'Hare to get to. But there really is no guarantee that Zombie will be available when you get here. It comes in and it goes fast.

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