Algonquin Binny's thread

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by mychalg9, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    I'm hoping there are enough of us on here that shop this store to keep this thread active. It might be nice to have an organized area to discuss what is available at the store. I live half a mile from there so I stop in frequently. I'll be stopping there after work tonight so can update any new beers they have or if anyone is looking for something and dont feel like calling them I can check it out. Currently am looking for Founders IS....anyone seen it there yet? If you're posting about available beers you've seen there feel free to include the cost if you remember it. I'm not opposed to including nearby stores as well in here (Woodmans, Trader Joe's, CL Cardinal Liquors, etc...). Hopefully we can get some action in here and keep this alive...
     
  2. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
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    I am down for updates
     
  3. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Hmm... Really?
     
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  4. Rihup

    Rihup Oct 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Pretty sure they have it at woodmans as of yesterday. I would call and double check.
     
  5. Coirm

    Coirm Dec 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Binny's in Schaumburg got it yesterday. Had one last nite. Excellent.
     
  6. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Cool thanks. I'll check out Binny's first since it's closer, otherwise I might just take a quick drive down there to check it out.
     
  7. savagepanda

    savagepanda Dec 18, 2009 Illinois

    I also saw Founder's IS at Woodman's yesterday.
     
  8. 71gto

    71gto Jun 3, 2009 Illinois
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    I will be interested in following this thread. i pass by there about twice a week.
     
  9. angrywolf

    angrywolf Feb 22, 2010 Illinois

    I buy my groceries at Woodman's in Carpentersville all the time and always check out their beer section. I live closer to the Binny's in St. Charles, but visit the Algonquin one frequently as well, I will post here if I see any interesting beers.
     
  10. Roger85

    Roger85 Aug 24, 2012 Illinois
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    I take classes in Elgin and stop in once a week. I'd definitely be interested in a thread like this. Ill be hoping for some Founders IS to be there on Tuesday night when I'm in town.
     
  11. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Stopped by today, they had plenty of Founders IS for $11.99 a 4-pack. In the case in front they had DFH Hellhound ($12.99 I think), about 4 or 5 of the 50/50 Eclipse variations ($29.99), and I think Stiegl DIPA ($19.99?). They also had the new (to our area) Deschutes and Kona beers, in 6-packs and broken up as singles in the mix-a-six section. I didnt hang out for too long so didn't notice much else.
     
  12. beergurujr

    beergurujr Oct 27, 2003 Illinois

    Thanks for noticing the new stuff in the store, guys. Twitter updates at @beeratalgonquin
     
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  13. AleWatcher

    AleWatcher Jan 25, 2009 Illinois

    At Algonquin Binnys (not AleWatcher)
     
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  14. beergurujr

    beergurujr Oct 27, 2003 Illinois

    Well it's Monday.... One case of FFF GBH.
     
  15. Roger85

    Roger85 Aug 24, 2012 Illinois
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    Any word on if Black Note 4 packs may be hitting Algonquin? Or will those just stay in the downtown Binnys locations?
     
  16. beergurujr

    beergurujr Oct 27, 2003 Illinois

    No word from my distro. My guess is not out here.

    Wanted 50 cases of Hopslam; I'm only getting what I got last year. 30 cases. Probably next week, late in the week.
     
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  17. trbergman

    trbergman Nov 17, 2006 Illinois

    Ha! You still order Gumballhead?
     
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  18. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Following on twitter, now, thanks for posting that!
     
  19. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Will the hopslam be in the glass case and will there be a limit on bottles/6-packs?
     
  20. beergurujr

    beergurujr Oct 27, 2003 Illinois

    Nope. I will tweet the minute it's in the door. It will be rationed, one 6 pack per customer. The beer will likely be kept in the back room for the first couple days, before the rest (if any) gets stacked on the floor. Still with the one 6 pack limit.
     
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  21. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Awesome.....appreciate the updates!
     
  22. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Is green flash palate wrecker gonna be around?

    Edit: D'OH I just saw the twitter
     
  23. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Feb 19, 2009 Illinois

    Actually, it's pronounced "mill-e-wah-que" which is Algonquin for "the good land."
     
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  24. beergurujr

    beergurujr Oct 27, 2003 Illinois

    My wife is from "Mill-e-wah-que".
     
  25. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Do these guys know how to party or what?!

    Grabbed an Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Imp Stout yesterday, can't wait to try it. $7.99

    They still have a ton of the 50/50 Eclipse's too. Also per their twitter they have ruthless rye and bigfoot in 4-packs. I don't think I noticed any CW BBS left so I might have to try to find more of that somewhere else.
     
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  26. foobula

    foobula Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    Seems like CW BBS was a blink-and-you-missed-it thing. A guy at my Binny's checked the computer and said it appeared to be gone everywhere but POSSIBLY River Grove. Not sure if they send the stuff in waves or if that's the end of it for the season.
     
  27. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Yeah I fortunately grabbed two 4-packs originally, but it looked like they had quite a bit so I figured it would last a few weeks. I guess I was wrong.
     
  28. Mandark

    Mandark Apr 8, 2008 Illinois
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    Were you there around 11-ish Tuesday morning getting the Arcadia from the case with the help of their cigar guy? I may have passed you while I was browsing.

    Huntley Armanetti had a lot of CW BBS left as of last Friday---it was on the end cap of the craft beer display near the front door. Good luck!
     
  29. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Cool thanks for the tip, I'll be out that way next week so will swing by.

    I was at Binny's around 3:30 so it wasn't me that you saw.
     
  30. 71gto

    71gto Jun 3, 2009 Illinois
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    Anyone looking for CW BBS, I am headed to Wisconsin this weekend and there is usually a ton at the local grocery store during this time of year. Let me know if anyone needs it, I can trade or you can just pay me back.
     
  31. beergurujr

    beergurujr Oct 27, 2003 Illinois

    For any CW release, try Amherst Foods in Amherst.
     
  32. Mandark

    Mandark Apr 8, 2008 Illinois
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    Any chance you guys will be getting O'So's BB Night Train and Wee on the Lam?
     
  33. beergurujr

    beergurujr Oct 27, 2003 Illinois

    Will inquire directly with Marc and Katina at the brewery.
     
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  34. DruD

    DruD Dec 7, 2010 Illinois

    Since Deschutes is now distributed locally, anyone see any Obsidian Stout yet?
     
  35. trbergman

    trbergman Nov 17, 2006 Illinois

    Obsidian Stout isn't coming to Illinois until later this year - same for Inversion IPA.
     
  36. thedarkestlord

    thedarkestlord Jan 13, 2013 Illinois

    Just go to woodmans, they have a pallet of it and you can grab as much as you want, cheaper too.
     
  37. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    They have a pallet now, or they will have a pallet soon?
     
  38. thedarkestlord

    thedarkestlord Jan 13, 2013 Illinois

    Its there now, I got a case plus 12 black notes, but Im sure the bn is gone by now.
     
  39. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
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    just saw some @ the binnys in bolingbrook. 1 bottle limit. Prolly why theyre still sitting up there.
     
  40. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Cool thanks! Will stop by after work today. Probably better if the BN is gone, I need to stop spending so much money on beer.
     
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