Alesmith Heading to Illinois!

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by ngannon77, Dec 5, 2012.

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  1. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    At least you'll have that going for you. Which is nice.....:wink:
     
  2. AleWatcher

    AleWatcher Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2009 Illinois

    Finally it will pay off beer-wise to live more than 50 miles from Chicago!
    Hooray for me.
     
  3. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Washington

    Drinking another Speedway tonight. Came to Washington about 3 months ago and I'll bet I'm close to 30-35 bottles in. So so delicious. 12 bucks and I have a bottle I can work on all night. Congrats on this fine addition to your beer universe.

    Had the pleasure of sipping on a Vietnamese Coffee Speedway today...thank you Libbey!
     
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  4. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    I think in honor of this news you should BM Todd to ask him to change your name to AleSmithWatcher.
     
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  5. AleWatcher

    AleWatcher Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2009 Illinois

    How much weight have you gained in the last 3 months?!
     
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  6. Lordkrystic

    Lordkrystic Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2012 Washington

    I think I'm down to about 7 shirts. It's gonna be a dry January(cept for the packing party for the Gang Bang) so I'm looking to shed a few of those. I can lose a quick 30-40 on the Atkins Diet.

    It sure does pack on fast.
     
  7. GraniteSkunk

    GraniteSkunk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2007 Illinois

    I liked this, even though I don't like Morris. Morris reminds me of Channahon, which reminds me of sister in laws.
     
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  8. AaSleg

    AaSleg Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2011 Illinois

    Sharing some details as it pertains to Rockford...

    An official date has not been set for the AleSmith roll out, but we should see product anytime between now and early January. Artale Wine Co (retail shop) is expected to stock the entire year-round bottle lineup, and Kryptonite Bar will stock select bottles for on-site consumption and packaged to go. Kryptonite will also have kegs tapped from time to time (exact beers TBD) which is especially unique as AleSmith kegs are very rarely seen outside the state of California.

    Keep your eyes open for details about an official Rockford release party.

    Just to confirm what others have mentioned: Yes, the Chicago metro area will not be included in AleSmith distribution. Yes, DeKalb should have access to AleSmith products.

    Super pumped for this release!

    Cheers
     
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  9. Roger85

    Roger85 Devotee (409) Aug 24, 2012 Illinois
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    This is fantastic news! Ive only had the Speedway and the X IPA, but they were both pretty amazing brews. Really pumped to be able to try the rest of the lineup! Im assuming this release party will be at Kryptonite?
     
  10. illini372

    illini372 Initiate (0) Feb 10, 2009 California

    For some of you in East Central Illinois...Crane Alley in Urbana on 12/30...At least Speedway Stout, Horny Devil, Wee Heavy and IPA on tap. More TBA.
     
  11. Lexo430

    Lexo430 Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2011 Illinois

    You mad bro?!
     
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  12. hooliganlife

    hooliganlife Meyvn (1,302) Apr 12, 2007 Missouri
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    YOOOOO

    southern IL please, so st louis MO can go on the rampage
     
  13. Furiouslydrjerk

    Furiouslydrjerk Initiate (0) Sep 1, 2011 Illinois

    Understand it will be as far north as Kankakee per Pete @ Liquor World...Doesn't know yet what he will be getting.
     
  14. beerepiphany

    beerepiphany Initiate (50) Oct 19, 2010 Illinois

    Alesmith is having a Brewery Kickoff Party at Kelleher's in Peoria on 12/28 beginning at 5:00 PM.

    Draft:

    Speedway
    IPA
    Grand Cru
    Horny Devil
    Old Numbskull
    X Pale Ale

    Bottle:

    Anvil ESB
    Nut Brown Ale
     
  15. nachos

    nachos Initiate (95) Jun 4, 2012 Michigan
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    Alesmith bottles arrived in Springfield, IL today at Friar Tuck
     
  16. Roger85

    Roger85 Devotee (409) Aug 24, 2012 Illinois
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    Also in Rockford, IL at Artale Wine. I picked up my bottle each of Speedway and IPA. Already sold out of Numbskull when I got there though- and I went right after work at 4.
     
  17. beerepiphany

    beerepiphany Initiate (50) Oct 19, 2010 Illinois

    Just added bottles of Wee Heavy to the bottle list at Kellehers too
     
  18. GraniteSkunk

    GraniteSkunk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2007 Illinois

    Does Kelleher's have decent food? I'd love to hit this event, but in order for me to talk my better half into it, there has to be at least some food involved. Or a trip to Old Navy - that might do it, chicks love Old Navy.
     
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  19. beerepiphany

    beerepiphany Initiate (50) Oct 19, 2010 Illinois

    They definitely have decent Irish fare. They have some Guinness-soaked roast beef tips that are fantastic. Try Kellehersirishpub.com for a PDF of their menu.

    With all the Alesmith drafts I'm not sure what else they'll have on but they always have a great draft/bottle selection.

    And yes, chicks LOVE Old Navy ;-)
     
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  20. GraniteSkunk

    GraniteSkunk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2007 Illinois

    We may just end up down there tonight. She was talking about going to Donnally's anyway, so I figure a few more miles won't make that much of a difference.
     
  21. beerepiphany

    beerepiphany Initiate (50) Oct 19, 2010 Illinois

    Yeah, Kelleher's>Donnelley's
     
  22. AaSleg

    AaSleg Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2011 Illinois

    Looks like IPA, Speedway, Wee Heavy, and Anvil ESB will be tapped at Kryptonite in Rockford on 1/12 - the only 4 kegs in northern IL.
     
  23. timc100

    timc100 Disciple (375) Aug 13, 2012 Illinois
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    Will DeKalb get these bottles on the shelf? And where is Ballast Point being distributed in Illinois?
     
  24. marcgo2

    marcgo2 Initiate (71) Nov 16, 2010 Illinois
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    I've bought Sculpin in DeKalb before.
     
  25. timc100

    timc100 Disciple (375) Aug 13, 2012 Illinois
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    I'm heading there today, any suggestions on stores to check out? Thanks
     
  26. marcgo2

    marcgo2 Initiate (71) Nov 16, 2010 Illinois
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    The only ones I know of are 2 Lundeens stores and the Hy-Vee.
     
  27. timc100

    timc100 Disciple (375) Aug 13, 2012 Illinois
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    And AleSmith is there too?
     
  28. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Aspirant (202) Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

    Dekalb gets Ballast Point and Scuplin REGULARLY; yes.

    Alesmith is coming to Dekalb, yes....However, it is not here YET.
     
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