Latest Pipeworks Releases and Updates

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Lansman, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (239) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    Let's try this again. Fourth iteration of this thread. Please post PW information in this forum and let's continue to "play by the rules" to avoid giving admins any opportunity to lock this down. I think we can all agree that we appreciate having information contained in one place and the opportunity to have Pipeworks respond in one thread has been a great benefit for the BA Community.

    Mods - please feel free to contact me off thread as to why this keeps getting locked down - it is increasingly frustrating to have multiple threads open on the same topic, when countless members on this forum rely on this thread for the latest Pipeworks information. (See Thread #1, #2, and #3 for confirmation)
     
  2. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (239) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    EDIT: I have been told why the last thread was locked down. Please keep it clean guys and gals. No need to turn this into an inappropriate forum. The previous thread (iteration #3) had over 100K views, and provided a great source of info for the BA Community, as well as a great way in which the community can interact directly with Pipeworks on a daily basis. Let's keep it that way and not ruin a good thing.

    /rant
     
  3. vasinger

    vasinger Initiate (0) Sep 28, 2012 Illinois
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    Is BA owned by Disney? Is swearing allowed?
     
  4. RWNay

    RWNay Disciple (346) Oct 7, 2010 Illinois
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    Thanks for keeping it going Lansman!
     
  5. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Aspirant (273) Jul 2, 2010 Illinois
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    Just to throw in my 2 cents, why not just delete the post ?
     
  6. jrman1386

    jrman1386 Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2011 Illinois
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    Is there any truth in an impending canning line? I think the most exciting thing that would hit Chicago in a long while, would be 4 packs of tallboy NvU.
     
  7. Redpac

    Redpac Initiate (136) Aug 27, 2009 Illinois
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    FwB here. I'm curious, Why didn't y'all get in early in the kickstarter FwB? Everyone seems so excited for sloppy seconds but why didn't you all become a FwB t
     
  8. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (456) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Very easy to judge in hindsight. Gambling on a new brewery you have yet had any beer from (or maybe you were lucky enough to have tried 1 or 2 samplings) vs getting in on a brewery loyalty club that is already established and awesome.
     
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  9. Socalfan21

    Socalfan21 Aspirant (229) Aug 1, 2013 Illinois
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    Just had Toasty Nut Abduction last night. Easily my favorite pipeworks beer to date. That's definitely a beer I would drink as a dessert.
     
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  10. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Zealot (539) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

    Fucking amateurs
     
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  11. offthelevel_bytheplumb

    offthelevel_bytheplumb Devotee (452) Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

    Where did you hear about that?
     
  12. a_beckman25

    a_beckman25 Disciple (340) Jan 27, 2013 Michigan
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    Well done
     
  13. Infinite1

    Infinite1 Aspirant (273) Jul 2, 2010 Illinois
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    because I didn't know about it
     
  14. jrman1386

    jrman1386 Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2011 Illinois
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    The way anyone hears about anything. From a friend who knows someone, who's third cousin 4 times removed is a brewer at Pipeworks. But really, I heard it from a friend in the industry who heard it from a distributor.
     
  15. dwduncan2

    dwduncan2 Aspirant (262) Feb 8, 2012 Illinois
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  16. rxeight

    rxeight Aspirant (289) Feb 5, 2012 Illinois

    Kinda like asking why you didn't send bill gates your money when he was working out of his dad's garage.
     
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  17. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Zealot (539) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

    Drank a cherry truffle abduction tonight. Shared with some like minded individuals. Big hit.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Redpac

    Redpac Initiate (136) Aug 27, 2009 Illinois
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    That's not an accurate analogy. Gates didn't have a public campaign offering rewards for donating money.
     
  19. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Illinois

    is it because I said Kate was working her micro-dick off? because she'll be the first to tell you that she is...
     
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  20. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Illinois

    not really top secret news... we've posted pictures of the cans a few times on here, discussed pricing of the cans with you guys, and we posted about canning lines twice 2 weeks ago :stuck_out_tongue:
     
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  21. jrman1386

    jrman1386 Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2011 Illinois
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    I missed that! But now I'm excited. Can't wait!
     
  22. offthelevel_bytheplumb

    offthelevel_bytheplumb Devotee (452) Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

    I missed all of that, but who cares! I'm very excited about this!
     
  23. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Illinois

    just had a proprietors and will say that we are sufficiently happy with the amount of coconut flavor in Toasty Nut :wink: We are continually working on our 'perceived' body though... because we like our gravity numbers but the texture isn't where we want it and we are always working on that...
     
  24. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Aspirant (202) Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

    Was about to post like a week ago that we've had the same Pipeworks beer on a couple of shelves here for at least a year and a half now. . . . BUT, I strolled into the store today to see several new offerings available, I was pleasantly surprised to say the least.

    SO now in DeKalb (don't forget to capitalize the K people, its called heritage people!) . . . We have on our shelves, Ninja Vs Unicorn, Deutsch Hopfen Ninja, Raz Blue Brother Beardo and one other I wanna say that I cant remember.

    Thanks PW, keep the good 'ish comin'! And I will deff. stop by the bottle shop once it opens.
     
  25. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Illinois

    which stores are you referring to? are you saying the same batch of beer sat on a shelf for a year???
     
  26. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Illinois

    o nevermind, you mean Lundeens...
     
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  27. Norseman

    Norseman Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2013 Illinois

    I've put in calls to Marty and Doc but only got voicemail....
    [​IMG]
     
  28. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Disciple (333) Jan 13, 2012 Colorado
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    Pretty sure it was my comment about Kate working her micro-dick off that got the thread shut down. After I posted it the thread was shut down a little after and my post is no longer there. Sorry to all of you Pipeworks fanatics out there.
     
  29. Norseman

    Norseman Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2013 Illinois

    Latest Pipeworks Assumption: all employees have normal sized and gender specific genitalia
     
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  30. shadetree67

    shadetree67 Disciple (380) Sep 11, 2013 Minnesota
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    From what I can tell they don't have a taproom. Which bars in the loop area would be my best bet to try a lot of their beer?
     
  31. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Zealot (539) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

    No tap room. Limited draft availability, have never seen PW on draft in the loop. best bet is Binny's south loop, binny's grand or printer's row wine shop for bottles.
     
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  32. capnmike

    capnmike Aspirant (225) Dec 6, 2013 Illinois
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    Agreed, I'm not personally aware of a good Loop spot for multiple samples. Shade, if you're working downtown and looking for a long-lunch-type setting to get multiple sample-sized drafts, well, I hope someone comes up with a great answer for you.

    If you're with one or more friends to share bombers AND have the time, these are not too terribly far by public transportation/cab.

    http://www.beermenus.com/places/1255-local-option
    http://www.beermenus.com/places/2120-map-room
     
  33. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Zealot (539) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

    @shadetree67 you should also consider
    maria's http://www.beermenus.com/places/1974-maria-s-packaged-goods-community-bar-
    and
    fountainhead http://www.beermenus.com/places/1904-fountainhead

    from what i can tell, maria's has bottles. doesn't look like fountainhead has anything now, but they occasionally have PW on draft. it's a crap shoot. I love pipeworks, but if i were you, i'd be pounding the shit out of daisy cutter primarily because you can get this on draft at any decent bar. if you are up for the hunt, the PW offerings are worth seeking out though.
     
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  34. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (239) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    January 31, 2014 Update

    This week we have three old friends returning.

    Blood of the Unicorn
    One of our original hop beasts of burden makes its whimsically triumphant return. Blood of the Unicorn is Ninja vs Unicorn's hot read headed sister. Loaded with fruity and piney American hops this rouge equine always delivers. $9.99, 22oz, 8.5% ABV

    Beejay's Weirdo Brown Ale
    In October we had a single open spot on the schedule and told BeeJay he could brew whatever his little bearded heart desired. The result of his labors (and what some professionals call insanity) is BeeJay's Weirdo Brown Ale. We asked him what he wanted to hop it with and he just kept yelling "ALL OF THE NESLON!" We obliged him and the result is a delicious hoppy imperial brown ale with lovely aromas of tangerine, passion fruit and grapefruit. This time around we double batched it so there's plenty to go around! Drink early, drink often. $10.99, 22oz, 9.5% ABV

    Game of Jones
    I would say, "Winter is coming" but I think we're all aware that it's here and has been for a while. What better way to spend the cold winter's eves than with a bottle of a roasty, chocolatey imperial milk stout? We brew Game of Jones with chocolate, vanilla bean and lactose sugar. Great now or after winter's thaw. (April 17th for those who know what I mean...) $10.99, 22oz, 10% ABV

    On the Brewing Horizon:
    Marilime Law - Brewed in collaboration with Tired Hands in Ardmore, PA with lime juice, lime zest and featuring Simcoe hops
    Pipeworks Simcoe - Imperial IPA featuring Simcoe Hops
    The Mighty Thor - Imperial Wheat Porter brewed in honor of Jeff Kuhnie's dog Thor who passed recently
    Ninja Vs Unicorn - Double IPA
     
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  35. mtskier

    mtskier Initiate (81) Feb 23, 2013 Illinois
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    Mostly want to get this thread into my threads, but I would like to reiterate my same request again, as I have several times in here, what do I have to do to get my paws on a PW snifter?


    Also excited for more Simcoe, probably my favorite hop.
     
  36. ravot

    ravot Devotee (426) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    Beejay's weirdo brown ale. oh boy.
     
  37. Born_A_Jee

    Born_A_Jee Initiate (185) Aug 1, 2013 Illinois
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    Hard to tell if you mean that in a good or bad way lol
     
  38. ravot

    ravot Devotee (426) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    it does look rather snarky. definitely good.
     
  39. rxeight

    rxeight Aspirant (289) Feb 5, 2012 Illinois

    I enjoyed it quite a bit.
     
  40. capnmike

    capnmike Aspirant (225) Dec 6, 2013 Illinois
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