Corridor Brewery & Provisions

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by croush, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. csmakio

    csmakio Initiate (92) Nov 26, 2016 Illinois

    stopped by after the cubs game, cans are long gone but I snagged two crowlers.
     
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  2. Jangoon24

    Jangoon24 Aspirant (231) Jul 25, 2015 Illinois
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    Any insight as to if I can stop by on lunch to pick up some Squeezit crowlers, or has the keg tapped?
     
  3. SeanBond

    SeanBond Savant (900) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois

    I was there last night around 6pm and it was still flowing. Some other nice options on tap, too.
     
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  4. Lifesacoldone

    Lifesacoldone Initiate (37) Mar 19, 2017 New York

    Thanks for the replies. Got my cans, pretty great stuff.
     
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  5. dubo09

    dubo09 Initiate (107) May 20, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Hey Everyone, we’ll be releasing Color of Life our DDH Double IPA that took silver at this years GABF tomorrow evening. That makes five hazy beers on draft!
     
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  6. SeanBond

    SeanBond Savant (900) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois

    I have never been prouder of where my wife chose to eat on her birthday.
     
  7. dubo09

    dubo09 Initiate (107) May 20, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Also, Cosmic Juice Box cans next Friday (10/20)!
     
  8. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Devotee (473) May 3, 2016 Illinois

    As yummy as it is, I'm still holding out for Cosmic Juice Box to actually be put into juice box format...
     
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  9. TigerDriver91

    TigerDriver91 Initiate (108) Jan 17, 2017 Illinois

    The original tap version I had was great. Will this be available to go in crowler as well?
     
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  10. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (1,746) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois

    Friday, 10/19 or Saturday, 10/20?
     
  11. dubo09

    dubo09 Initiate (107) May 20, 2006 Pennsylvania

    10/19
     
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  12. SeanBond

    SeanBond Savant (900) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois

    Everybody trying to be copy-editors here
     
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  13. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (1,746) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois

    No, just hoping it was Saturday so I could actually buy some for once!
     
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  14. croush

    croush Defender (628) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    So clever to leave off the period in that sentence.
     
  15. flat_lander

    flat_lander Devotee (410) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Hmmm...lunch plans may have changed for 10/19. Someone help my brain, what time are can releases again?
     
  16. croush

    croush Defender (628) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    They have varied...sometimes right at open, and sometimes mid-afternoon. I think they have mostly been at open (or maybe Noon), though.
     
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  17. SeanBond

    SeanBond Savant (900) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois

    Color of Life isn't my favorite of their beers (Squeezit, probably), but it's damn good. One of their best for sure.
     
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  18. Gambyt20

    Gambyt20 Zealot (551) Jan 14, 2016 Illinois
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    5 DDHs! I need to make a Corridor run.
     
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  19. flat_lander

    flat_lander Devotee (410) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    @dubo09 got a release time on cans for us?
     
  20. KCUnited

    KCUnited Initiate (162) Nov 11, 2014 Illinois
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    Their website is showing 10/19 11am for the release.
     
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  21. Chuckdiesel24

    Chuckdiesel24 Champion (862) Jul 6, 2016 Illinois
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    General question - how kid friendly would corridor be around 4:30 Saturday? Have friends in town, we both have 2 kids. Considering Southport for early dinner options
     
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  22. SeanBond

    SeanBond Savant (900) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois

    I don't see why it would be a problem; Corridor is usually a pretty mixed crowd anyway, and it doesn't get too rowdy.
     
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  23. croush

    croush Defender (628) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    I think you're fine. I generally try to go there more for brunch/lunch on the weekends if I go with kids, but it shouldn't be too bad at that time. I took my kids there at 6-ish on a Friday when they put a bunch of their BA beers on tap, and that was fine. So, I think 4:30 on a Saturday should be fine as well.
     
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  24. capnmike

    capnmike Initiate (162) Dec 6, 2013 Illinois
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    While not crowded, will it be crowded at that time?

    I haven’t been in Corridor in a long time where I’ve thought “I’d sure like to have one or more kids here to try to navigate this crowd and maybe grab this bartender‘s attention” :slight_smile:
     
  25. Chuckdiesel24

    Chuckdiesel24 Champion (862) Jul 6, 2016 Illinois
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    LOL, It sounds like you're picturing 4 adults standing behind people at the bar, waiting to get our beer while kids maze through the fermenters and other patrons, maybe grabbing a french fry when someone isn't looking. That's not the case; we'd either be able to get a table and eat there, or, if that's not a possibility, go to D'agostino's for some pizza instead.

    I'm assuming it won't be crowded like an hour before first pitch at Wrigley, but mostly trying to confirm that. Sounds like it's worth a shot, but you never know kind of thing.
     
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  26. SeanBond

    SeanBond Savant (900) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois

    Lol "first pitch at Wrigley"
     
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  27. SeanBond

    SeanBond Savant (900) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois

    (as an aside--I'll be at Corridor around 6, most likely; I won't be staying, probably won't even have a drink, but if you see a guy in a black FFF cap w/gray hooded jacket, say hey)
     
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  28. croush

    croush Defender (628) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    If there is a wait, we usually head across the street to the Amazon bookstore and the kids love looking at stuff there. It kills 20-30 minutes pretty easily.
     
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  29. SeanBond

    SeanBond Savant (900) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois

    Guys, there are like 8 spots in the beer league left, what are you doing here?
     
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  30. odcardinal

    odcardinal Initiate (162) Apr 12, 2015 Illinois
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    Damn. Couldn’t make it today after work. If they last through the night @dubo09 wanna put one aside for a BA’er?
     
  31. Acschoen

    Acschoen Initiate (54) Jan 22, 2015 Illinois

    Are people seriously excited to spend $30 to get a growler fill and and the ability to access a buy 9 get one free card? Or am I bad at reading sarcasm on the internet?
     
  32. SeanBond

    SeanBond Savant (900) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois

    In fairness, if you don't go to Corridor that often, no, it's not that useful. But a growler alone justifies about half the cost, and that's before whatever free beers you amass, the 20% off merchandise, free birthday beer, etc. And if you're a Dryhop person (I'm not, since it's not convenient) it's an even easier sell.

    For me it's just fun because I'm local, love the place, and love the staff. A free 64 oz. growler of their silver medal NE DIPA ain't nothing to scoff at, though! :wink:
     
  33. dubo09

    dubo09 Initiate (107) May 20, 2006 Pennsylvania

    11am on Friday.
     
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  34. flat_lander

    flat_lander Devotee (410) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Cans gone about 12:30pm. Color of Life is delicious. That is all.
     
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  35. croush

    croush Defender (628) Mar 20, 2015 Illinois
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    Well executed release today for CJB cans. The crowlers and growlers we’re flying out the door as well. CJB is tasting great and good to run into both @eppie82 and @flat_lander while I was there.

    The best/worst/funniest part was overhearing two people having a discussion at the bar that touched on topics such as:

    • Having to get 6 family members to More tomorrow to pick up BA Karma
    • Having their Mom come wait in line with them in line at Rev today, but having her wait in the car if the weather is bad
    • Talking about another city/state beer scene and how they don’t like Chicago people, but not sure why
    I will now never doubt any level or beer shitlord-ness.
     
  36. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Devotee (473) May 3, 2016 Illinois

    :astonished:
    Maybe I'll check out the Chicago wine scene...do we have a good wine scene here?
     
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  37. 4lokogod

    4lokogod Initiate (46) Dec 8, 2015 Illinois
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    My mom usually makes me stand in line for her second allotment, I never get to wait in the car.
     
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  38. DWarholia

    DWarholia Initiate (39) Feb 5, 2018 Illinois

    Color of Life is excellent but I actually preferred Triform. A little more bite.