Any updates on Ballast Point coming to Chicagoland?

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by JAYW, May 2, 2013.

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  1. JAYW

    JAYW Initiate (0) May 19, 2004 Arizona

    10 characters
     
  2. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (288) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Soon.
     
  3. pointyskull

    pointyskull Disciple (309) Mar 17, 2010 Illinois
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    I believe 5/8 is the day Binny's is to begin carrying it. Looking forward to some Sculpin....
     
  4. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Meyvn (1,248) Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    Will there be Sculpin cans?
     
  5. smartassboiler

    smartassboiler Champion (827) Apr 9, 2012 Illinois
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    Freakin' sweet. I gotta ask my beer guy, who works at a smaller store, if they plan on getting any.
     
  6. marcgo2

    marcgo2 Initiate (71) Nov 16, 2010 Illinois
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  7. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (288) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Not to start i dont think, but later.
     
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  8. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Meyvn (1,248) Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    :(
     
  9. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    I hope Binny's as Victory at Sea on tap too!
     
  10. JAYW

    JAYW Initiate (0) May 19, 2004 Arizona

    Any updates
     
  11. pointyskull

    pointyskull Disciple (309) Mar 17, 2010 Illinois
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    Just had an email that my local bottle shop of choice - Kenwood Liquors in Homer Glen - is having a Ballast tasting on Friday afternoon.
     
  12. JAYW

    JAYW Initiate (0) May 19, 2004 Arizona

    Just picked up some Sculpin @Binny's in A.H. $14.95 a sixer
     
  13. marcgo2

    marcgo2 Initiate (71) Nov 16, 2010 Illinois
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    Downers Grove Binny's just tweeted this

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  14. dman127

    dman127 Initiate (120) Jul 11, 2011 Illinois
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    Yes, Sculpin in 6 packs! Please be fresh, please be fresh, please.....
     
  15. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Disciple (332) Jan 13, 2012 Colorado
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    Are there bottle dates on these bad boys?
     
  16. dman127

    dman127 Initiate (120) Jul 11, 2011 Illinois
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    What is the best buy date on the Sculpin?
     
  17. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Aspirant (202) Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

    Psshhh About time :D Just playin, but for real.

    We done had Ballast Point in Dekalb for years now. Only thing I wish they would distribute out here is Victory @ Sea. It does not come anywhere close. Maybe that will change with a greater amount of Ballast Point distribution in the area now...?
     
  18. DMBTattoo

    DMBTattoo Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2012 Illinois
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    Binnys Orland Park tweeted they have/had victory at Sea today...I am stopping in tomorrow hopefully to get some
     
  19. bradner

    bradner Aspirant (283) Dec 26, 2007 Illinois
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    Don't have the bottle in front of me, but I believe that it is best by 9/14.
     
  20. bradner

    bradner Aspirant (283) Dec 26, 2007 Illinois
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    They must have used the time machine because it actually says 9/21.
     
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  21. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Aspirant (208) Nov 27, 2012 Illinois
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    $15 for a six, really?
     
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  22. dman127

    dman127 Initiate (120) Jul 11, 2011 Illinois
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    If fresh, well worth it.
     
  23. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    7.99 for a bomber of Victory at Sea is an awesome deal. On tap, amazing beer. Really enjoyed BA Sea monster too.

    And I was pleasantly surprised to see 6 packs along with bombers of Sculpin. Tap was delish of course.
     
  24. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
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    This.
     
  25. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Cheaper than Hopslam, which I wasn't a fan of this year....
     
  26. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Aspirant (208) Nov 27, 2012 Illinois
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    I know that it's a fantastic beer, this just seems steep compared to other IPAs of a similar quality (Sucks, Zombie Dust, etc.)

    Yes, it is true that it is cheaper than Hopslam, but Hopslam is also a DIPA 10% ABV, seasonal release. Year-round IPAs, no matter how good, just don't hit this pricing echelon.

    I'm bummed. I wanted to make it a staple in my fridge this summer. But come on, when Zombie Dust is considered a cheaper alternative, there's an issue (IMHO).
     
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  27. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Aspirant (208) Nov 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Then again, this is all pretty hypoctical of me, considering I jump at $11 bombers of Pipeworks IPAs (though I know their pricing and format is more out of necessity than anything).
     
  28. bradner

    bradner Aspirant (283) Dec 26, 2007 Illinois
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    I'm interested to hear more about the bottling date. I've never had it before tonight, but it was really tasty and I would definitely buy it again.
     
  29. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (288) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

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  30. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    I agree, very pricey, but it is delicious. I guess it is a good problem for us to have with all the good IPA alternatives. And yes, I bought a 6 pack of ZD over Sculpin tonight because it was the last one there. I am sure a six pack will make it into my fridge in the next few days....
     
  31. Bay01

    Bay01 Aspirant (278) Nov 19, 2008 Illinois


    I know, right? $5/bomber is a sweet deal!
     
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  32. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Aspirant (208) Nov 27, 2012 Illinois
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    I say all this, but let's be honest, it will be all up in my fridge this summer. Just was not expecting that pricepoint.
     
  33. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Aspirant (208) Nov 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Point made, but it's still a bit flawed considering that most pricing structures follow that as volume increases, price per unit decreases.
     
  34. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,048) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Would you sneeze at $26 for a six pack of Rev Galaxy-Hero? Because at current price per ounce that's what it would cost. 21 cents per ounce for Sculpin is not a beer bargain by any means but when compared to bomber prices these days, it it could be perceived as a fair price (assuming it is a good beer. I've not had it yet so I cannot comment).
     
  35. trbergman

    trbergman Defender (664) Nov 17, 2006 England

    Stone Ruination.
     
  36. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Aspirant (208) Nov 27, 2012 Illinois
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    I do not think that price per oz comparisons can be made across the board, regardless of format. Price per oz should decrease as the total volume increases. This holds true for just about any commodity I can think of.

    And the "bomber anomaly" has been brought up so many times here. We all know it's a bit crazy, and we all know that some breweries have to use this format out of necessity. There are so many weird factors going into bomber pricing that I think it's hard to compare to 6-packs.
     
  37. Mandark

    Mandark Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2008 Illinois
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    Would I pay $15 for Two Hearted, or Sucks, or ZD (APA, I know), or so many of the other fantastic IPAs we can get around here? Probably not. Having had it a third time today, I probably won't pay that much for Sculpin again. Good stuff, but not that good.
     
  38. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Meyvn (1,248) Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    That has to be wrong. Pretty sure it's closer to $11

    Edit: never mind $15 at BevMo in SD.
     
  39. Mandark

    Mandark Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2008 Illinois
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    I got mine at Niles Binny's, $14.95.
     
  40. DooshBagalow

    DooshBagalow Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012 Illinois
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    I had been waiting for it to be released here for so long, then when I saw the price on the couple Binny's tweets, I decided I'll pick it up at my convenience over the weekend.
     
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