Backwoods Bastard Chicago Sightings - 2012

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by tinypyramids, Nov 2, 2012.

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  1. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Aspirant (202) Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

    Just grabbed a 4 pack....

    Came in my local bottle shop literally 30 minutes before I arrived(about 2 hours ago now)...

    Hes holding a case for me, he got 2.
    I want to try it first before I pull the trigger on a case..

    O and they still got plenty of 4 packs from last years release...
    Might grab a couple to compare to this years, see how its aged.

    Only one other store around me(hour west of downtown Chicago) has it...The rest are getting theirs on Wednesday. Should be around for a while, as Harvest ale and breakfast stout are still sitting on lots of shelves.
  2. danp14

    danp14 Initiate (0) Dec 12, 2011 Michigan

    If you can't find any and still want it let me know. Also, you might be able to score at least one 4 pack next week from the source for the Bolt Cutter bottle release.
  3. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    If anyone wants to get raped, store by me got it in today and selling for $23.99 a 4-pack...

    What a fucking joke
  4. thejesterrace666

    thejesterrace666 Initiate (131) Aug 2, 2011 Illinois

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  5. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2012 Illinois


    west lakeview has singles for 4 bucks each. limit 1. you need to ask for it though.

    edit: evolution lakeview says tomorrow, and they'll probably be 6 or 7 for a single. i passed.
  6. bozodogbreath

    bozodogbreath Disciple (385) Oct 19, 2006 Indiana
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    $3.50 singles at Portage Liquors.
  7. dsal89

    dsal89 Disciple (331) Jul 6, 2008 Indiana
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    Not Chicago but Delocks liquors in Munster Indiana got 2 cases and it was 14.99 (total with taxes) for a 4pk. Ended up with two
  8. Flabbyjandro

    Flabbyjandro Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Local bottle shop got a case, my guy held two at $4 each...nice end to a long day
  9. stevegoz

    stevegoz Aspirant (245) May 5, 2008 Illinois
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    Ugh! First place I went to gouged me. $7.99 per bottle; I bought two not knowing how much I'd be able to get elsewhere. And I thought it was bad that they charged $7.99 per bottle for this year's GIBCS!

    Then I got a four pack each from two other places -- at one of them I saw two Founders cases sitting in the back room and asked if one of them contained BB. Paid $13.99 for one and $14.99 for the other.

    I should be able to get another four pack at another place in the morning, which will mean I end up with twice as much BB as KBS this year.
  10. marcgo2

    marcgo2 Initiate (71) Nov 16, 2010 Illinois
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    For anybody out west like me, Vat and Vine in Yorkville got 1 case, minus the two I bought. $16 for a 4pack. They also had GL Christmas and Alpha Klaus.
  11. BeerBob26

    BeerBob26 Aspirant (213) Mar 22, 2012 Illinois
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    7.99 from the knucklehead at Prestige on cass?
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  12. stevegoz

    stevegoz Aspirant (245) May 5, 2008 Illinois
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    Yeah. It's funny -- this time last year they didn't know the meaning of the word "gouge." My entire bunker full of PVW came from there from the days when they used to just have it on the shelves....

  13. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    Binny's Buffalo Grove (my closest shop) says they haven't seen any Backwoods yet. This was a conversation I had with the new beer manager Wed night. And the next chance they'll get it is next Wednesday. Surely there are other folks here who have hit this store up, does that jibe with what others are hearing? As far as I can tell, this is the only Binny's remaining that hasn't seen it yet.

    If I thought this was good info, I'd just sit on it and bide my time. But I've been burned plenty of times (including for this beer) by "call back on X-day". That sort of estimate being wrong seems the rule rather than the exception.

    BTW, scored 1 bottle last night! I swear I haven't had to work this hard for bottles, ever. Dark Lord required less effort. :grimacing:
  14. Bay01

    Bay01 Aspirant (278) Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    FWIW, stopped there Monday and was told they hadn't received any yet.
  15. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    Ok thanks. I'm about ready to call it a day with this one. Can't keep up this level of intensity in the hunt, need to have something left in the tank for Black Friday
  16. BeerMePlze

    BeerMePlze Initiate (155) Nov 21, 2009 Illinois

    Bottles and Cans in Northcenter (Lincoln just north of Irving Park) still has some, 2 bottle max and $3.99/bottle... plus they've got Brown Shugga, GL Xmas, GI Xmas, various Three Floyds bombers, and a few other odds and ends.
  17. Kyleisdesign

    Kyleisdesign Initiate (48) Jan 27, 2011 Illinois
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    Stopped in D & D Liquors as I was walking by it on Division and Damen. I have not purchased beer from them in a long time due to their extremely high prices. I was curious to see if they had some of the harder to get stuff, including Backwoods. I asked one of the workers and they pulled out a 4 pack from behind the counter. I was 99% sure I wouldn't be purchasing it due to the price but asked anyway. Ya they wanted $29.99....needless to say I walked out without making a purchase.
  18. wyatt13

    wyatt13 Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2011 Illinois

    :confused: I've seen some lounging around a local Whole Foods for the last week and a half. $13.99.
  19. thetomG

    thetomG Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2010 Illinois

    Not surprising at all. Gotta be one of the worst stores in all of Chicago. Total embarrassment - It's only a couple blocks from my apt and I'd spend SO much money there if only they had reasonable prices. FUCK that place.
  20. BeerMePlze

    BeerMePlze Initiate (155) Nov 21, 2009 Illinois

    I've never shopped here before but constantly heard horror stories. I always am a bit weary if what I hear and read on this site is just people adding on to mob mentality, but I remember hearing that they were charging $100 for CBS last year... I figured that couldn't be true, but if they are asking $30 for Backwoods I guess anything's possible...
  21. Kyleisdesign

    Kyleisdesign Initiate (48) Jan 27, 2011 Illinois
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    I was the one who reported the $99 CBS it was true. I also live a few blocks away and wish their prices weren't so abysmal as I would love to have a place close to me with a good selection.
  22. nucmedmario

    nucmedmario Initiate (173) Sep 1, 2010 Illinois
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    D&D is a joke, they were charging $35 for BCS when it came out and were selling it for $50 two weeks ago. also, my buddy got his car booted in their lot for running to get a taco within five minutes. i've never been and the stories that i hear from this place will keep it that way. now back on topic, $3.99 singles of backwoods at WLV liquors.
  23. DarkMagneto

    DarkMagneto Initiate (176) Apr 17, 2007 Illinois
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    It's on tap at Durty Nellies right now. 10oz for $7

    They also have FFF Blackheart IPA on tap right now.
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  24. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    Thanks for the heads-up! Enjoying it now. Liquid butterscotch, I tell you.
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  25. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    Props to Ken from Binny's Buffalo Grove for calling it -- Backwoods came in today and is probably gone by the time you read this (limit 2 per person).

    Also picked up some Narwhal, Anchor Christmas, and Jewbelation Sweet 16. I'm a happy camper.
  26. adamgnoth

    adamgnoth Initiate (199) Apr 2, 2012 Colorado
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    I picked up 2 Backwoods Bastard's and a Citra Ninja by Pipeworks earlier tonight. Decided to drink a Hop Rod Rye though! Such tough decisions we have.
  27. bgrzywa2

    bgrzywa2 Initiate (86) Nov 8, 2011 Illinois
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    Welp I know it'll be gone before I get out of work anyway so here you go guys. Vav strikes again (from twitter):

    Adam Vavrick
    Just for the hell of it, i'm releasing from the cellar Founders Backwoods Bastard 2011. Only one case available, 4pks are $19.99
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