Hop Butcher (2019)

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by ShawnoftheD3ad, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. RealDeal

    RealDeal Aspirant (226) Jun 26, 2016 Florida
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    Hi y'all - heading up to Chicago next Friday. What bottle shop would be my best chance for grabbing some downtown? Cheers!
     
  2. miniditka77

    miniditka77 Initiate (193) May 21, 2015 Illinois
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    So I picked up a can of IWTB at Ovie for the train, and it is really good. Still one of my favorite HB beers.
     
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  3. bgrzywa2

    bgrzywa2 Initiate (149) Nov 8, 2011 Illinois
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    Binny's on Grand Ave may have it, delivery is usually Thursday. Centennial bar in River North usually has their cans but not to go
     
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  4. RealDeal

    RealDeal Aspirant (226) Jun 26, 2016 Florida
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    Good tips! Appreciate it. Will be staying at the Fairmont in the loop. Idea for closest spot that may have cans to go?
     
  5. bgrzywa2

    bgrzywa2 Initiate (149) Nov 8, 2011 Illinois
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    Would still say Binny's on Grand (Downtown) or I assume Warehouse Liquors and Printer's Row Wine Shop (both in south loop) get it as well so you may want to call them
     
  6. RealDeal

    RealDeal Aspirant (226) Jun 26, 2016 Florida
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    I’ll check em out. Thanks guys!! Appreciate the info. :beers::beers:
     
  7. Gambyt20

    Gambyt20 Crusader (774) Jan 14, 2016 Illinois
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    Printer's Row get HB but Warehouse Liquors does not. Binny's South Loop get HB too but they are a little further away.
     
  8. CaptainFleeker

    CaptainFleeker Defender (696) Aug 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Yeah Binny's Grand is still your closest, best bet. HB beers usually hit the floor around 2pm on Thursdays. 1 four pack of each beer (if there's more than one HB beer released) per person.
     
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  9. RealDeal

    RealDeal Aspirant (226) Jun 26, 2016 Florida
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    Gotcha. So if rolling in Friday afternoon usually sold out?
     
  10. CaptainFleeker

    CaptainFleeker Defender (696) Aug 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Depends on what is being released. If anything lasts til Friday afternoon I don't think it would be much. You an always call the store ahead of time. On a Friday afternoon you could still find some of the HB beers are the Ovie Market under the tracks at Ogilvie Train Station. They sell cans to go for the commuters but expect to pay $7-$8 a can for Hop Butcher beers. You could also post in the IP Trade Forum once HB announces what beers they are releasing next week. I'm sure some locals would probably swap you some Hop Butcher for some Florida locals. What part of Florida are you coming from?
     
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  11. RealDeal

    RealDeal Aspirant (226) Jun 26, 2016 Florida
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    Thanks again - all great info. I'll keep an eye on their social media and plan accordingly. Looks like Printers Row and Binnys will be closest to us.

    Coming in from Jacksonville for the weekend. Trying to avoid a checked bag on the way up, but might have to for an IP if they end up dropping some cans this week.
     
  12. Gambyt20

    Gambyt20 Crusader (774) Jan 14, 2016 Illinois
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    The Jewels cans this week.
     
  13. ShawnoftheD3ad

    ShawnoftheD3ad Initiate (185) Mar 20, 2016 Illinois
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    Looks like a single release this week so there should be a ton.
     
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  14. miniditka77

    miniditka77 Initiate (193) May 21, 2015 Illinois
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    Follow Printers Row on Instagram. They usually post as soon as they get their Hop Butcher shipment for the week.
     
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  15. RealDeal

    RealDeal Aspirant (226) Jun 26, 2016 Florida
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    On it. You guys are awesome.
     
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  16. aussiebeer

    aussiebeer Devotee (460) Oct 23, 2013 Illinois

    .....and it's gone in 20 minutes from all the truck chasers, so be quick
     
  17. wweaver1982

    wweaver1982 Initiate (16) Apr 2, 2015 Wisconsin
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    Will be in Chicago next week near Wrigleyville. What stores up there get HB?
     
  18. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,055) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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    Depends on where you are, exactly, but there's a Binny's on Clark, Bottles and Cans on Lincoln, Bitter Pops on Lincoln, Beermiscuous on Lincoln...

    (Lincoln is a good street for beer shops)
     
  19. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,298) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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  20. SeanBond

    SeanBond Meyvn (1,055) Jul 30, 2013 Illinois
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  21. miniditka77

    miniditka77 Initiate (193) May 21, 2015 Illinois
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    Pretty much. It depends on the drop though, sometimes it lasts for hours depending on the day and the size of the drop.
     
  22. miniditka77

    miniditka77 Initiate (193) May 21, 2015 Illinois
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    Post deleted, I got The Jewels mixed up with Your Wish Is Granted (which I think released the same week before).
     
  23. HawksBeerFan

    HawksBeerFan Aspirant (254) Dec 24, 2011 Illinois
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    It's definitely been hanging around a lot longer more recently.
     
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  24. PatrickG

    PatrickG Initiate (190) Sep 13, 2014 Illinois

    Does anybody ever get emails from their mailing list? I signed up for it a while ago and I think I only ever received one email from them.
     
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  25. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Zealot (593) Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
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    i signed up multiple times and yet to receive anything
     
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  26. Frankinstiener

    Frankinstiener Aspirant (204) Jul 28, 2009 Illinois

    You have to get right behind the truck to pick up the wifi signal. Log into that (pw is lactose), and all the emails will come through. Bandwidth is limited though..
     
  27. NNN

    NNN Initiate (106) Feb 9, 2017 Illinois
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    one of my cans had a seal break on the way home. no impact on anything, just in my backpack. soaked my fucking bag and when i called printers row wine shop the guy told me i could buy another four pack and that it's not on him (i disagree, and what an asshole). so... fuck that place and watch your cans.
     
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  28. Bburns87

    Bburns87 Initiate (129) Jun 11, 2013 Illinois
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    lmao what a cocksucker. I would just take it back to his store and demand 1 can for it.
     
  29. NNN

    NNN Initiate (106) Feb 9, 2017 Illinois
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    i work in the wrigley building and noticed it right when i got back. i don't have the energy to go back for $4 really. but yea what an asshole, i'm considering reversing the charge on 1/4 of the payment.
     
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  30. flat_lander

    flat_lander Zealot (577) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Send HB a message. See what they say.
     
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  31. oN3xM

    oN3xM Initiate (138) Mar 22, 2013 Illinois

    This is what you do
     
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  32. NNN

    NNN Initiate (106) Feb 9, 2017 Illinois
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    Lol I did
     
  33. NNN

    NNN Initiate (106) Feb 9, 2017 Illinois
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  34. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Defender (689) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    So for anyone with defective cans remember to contact the brewery before yelling at your local liquor store employee.
     
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  35. Jplachy

    Jplachy Disciple (361) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    This whole story is so bizarre.
     
  36. NNN

    NNN Initiate (106) Feb 9, 2017 Illinois
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    I didn’t yell at anybody I just said I’d likely not be going back but whatever maaaaaan
     
  37. RachelStarr

    RachelStarr Initiate (27) Nov 20, 2017 Illinois

    Heard Printer’s is selling Elmer T Lee for $200
     
  38. DWarholia

    DWarholia Initiate (41) Feb 5, 2018 Illinois

    Or hold the store accountable because they will be able to go after the brewer themselves.

    This is NOT good customer service.
     
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  39. Gambyt20

    Gambyt20 Crusader (774) Jan 14, 2016 Illinois
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    Not surprised coming from printers row! From many other less than pleasant experiences from printers row some years back, me, my entire office, and beer buddies have all boycotted printers row. We would rather not get a beer than to spend money there!
     
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  40. Jplachy

    Jplachy Disciple (361) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Yeah, I thought we all decided years ago that Printers Row Wine Shop sucks.