Latest Pipeworks Releases and Updates

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Lansman, May 29, 2012.

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  1. ravot

    ravot Devotee (426) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    scored a couple a few days ago at south loop binny's. whenever the delivery happened. cracked one open yesterday. man oh man did it smell nice as soon as the cap flew off, after that. so dreamy.
  2. JRBecks

    JRBecks Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2012 Illinois

    My Gosh I cant stop drooling over Pipeworks releases! Had a bottle of Citra Ninja OMG and now talks of a Galaxy Ninja!!! And and and a Cranberry Berliner :grinning::slight_smile: Thank you, I love that you guys keep making the Berliners!! One of my Fav styles and you dont see many breweries making them, so yea just thanks for being you.
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  3. Theredflame2

    Theredflame2 Initiate (197) Jul 30, 2011 Illinois
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    Are any of these bottles going to make it to Binnys Hyde Park?
  4. PDZ

    PDZ Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2012 Illinois
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    stinks like the w, ive gotta say
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  5. aefbjo

    aefbjo Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2005 Bahamas

    Probably. Same owners as Dorothy's on Armitage, where they wanted $27 for Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout. That place has craft beer on tap now, which is crazy. It's known to me as a place that smells like piss, with older Puerto Rican prostitutes hanging out at the bar.
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  6. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2012 Illinois
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    What's hilarious is that I think everyone on the entire Great Lakes Forum knows who this is, lol.
  7. aefbjo

    aefbjo Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2005 Bahamas

    I don't understand that kind of markup. You make an extra $2 on a bottle, of which you have maybe 12 or 24, right? Is the extra $20-40 worth it to the owner when balanced against customer loyalty?
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  8. PDZ

    PDZ Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2012 Illinois
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    sadly yeah, because you have fresh streams of assholes feeding the machine year in and year out
  9. Kubrickx

    Kubrickx Zealot (505) Sep 1, 2012 Illinois

    Had my first Citra Ninja yesterday and was floored. Pipeworks, you guys are awesome.
  10. Wseitz

    Wseitz Initiate (134) Apr 25, 2010 Illinois

    I didn't get the original auto response, and haven't heard anything since I sent my email in (with picture) on October 15th. I sent it to
  11. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Obviously they don't give a shit about customer loyalty at this place. I spend copious amounts of money on beer throughout the year, yet none has been going there since Parabola was released and he charged $25. The fact that he jacks up prices even more if the demand is there in the form of a list is even more shitty.

    I have had this conversation with an employee there and he said the owner only cares about profit margin. Hopefully this comes full circle... But I don't see that happening when people buy 3 CN at a time for $45....
  12. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Illinois

    pm me with details.
  13. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (239) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    December 5, 2012 Update

    This week brings us the release of:

    Cranpire Christmas Berliner Weisse with Cranberries, 4% ABV, quite tart, and a perfect paring for a holiday dinner! Should be $11.99/750ml bottle

    End of Days, 8.2% ABV, we built the body up in this one quite a bit compared to last time, should be fairly chewy! $8.99/22oz bottle

    Jones Dog, 8.5% ABV, the body in this one is also bigger than previous editions, and we added just a hint of roast to offset some of the sweetness, we think we nailed it this time, or at least we are getting much closer to a perfectly delicious big milk stout. $8.99/22oz bottle

    We are brewing 2-3 times a week and distributing 50% more beer than we were two months ago, so we are trying to settle things down logistically.

    Tasting Schedule:
    December 7th - Andersonville Wine & Spirits 5201 N Clark St from 5-7pm
    December 13th - Life's a Cabernet 1937 W North Ave from 7-9pm
    December 15th - Gene's Sausage Shop 4750 N Lincoln Ave. from Noon - 4pm
    (Come by to say hi and taste some beer!)

    Thank you for all the support! It's really amazing! Much more info to come... one thing at a time..
  14. djcorrao

    djcorrao Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2009 Illinois
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    Just picked up some Cranpire at Binny's Grand... excited to crack this one open tonight!
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  15. Rizdac

    Rizdac Initiate (81) Dec 5, 2010 Illinois
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    Just got the Cranpire at SL Binny's. Great beer on par with the other fruit releases.
  16. Grohnke

    Grohnke Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2009 Illinois

    Cranpire was drinking well at Zwanze day, looking forward to a bottle
  17. azaaron

    azaaron Initiate (40) Mar 11, 2010 Minnesota
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    Any chance someone can hook me up with a Cranpire and a Citra Ninja? I just moved away from Chicago and am in need of a fix. Im in Arizona now and can send stuff that way! BM me if possible!
  18. bertram

    bertram Aspirant (231) Dec 18, 2010 Illinois
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    Really hoping to see Cranpire in the NW suburbs soon.
  19. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Aspirant (210) Nov 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Look forward to seeing how Jones Dog tastes now!
  20. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Illinois

    It's not radically different. Fruitiness is down a bit with better yeast control, added just a hint of roast (actually quite noticeable comparably and probably the biggest difference in the beer), FG is way higher than before so has a lot more chewiness and body for the cocao to stand on. Essentially the same flavors/beer just better constructed.

    DBCOACHEMUP Initiate (161) Dec 16, 2011 Illinois
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    I sent a Blue Lady message and got the autoresponse on Oct. 15th. I live in the burbs, but work blocks away from Binny's on Grand (have been exposing Pipeworks to the burbs for months), and bought two bottles of Blue Lady. One was for me and another for a friend. Only wanted one glass though. Let me know. Thanks again for amazing beer!
  22. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Illinois

    sent me a pm
  23. nickMB

    nickMB Disciple (310) Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    Did we ever get confirmation if the A-typical chicago hoarder asked for 13 blue lady glasses?
  24. mjohnson17

    mjohnson17 Devotee (443) Apr 29, 2012 Illinois
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    Ha, I remember THAT guy. I really hope he doesn't. He's probably too busy trying to amass a case of BCBCS and Cherry Rye.
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  25. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (849) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Any idea when/if we will see Pipeworks at the Algonquin Binny's? (or just out this way, period)
  26. mpwdoyle

    mpwdoyle Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2011 Illinois
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    Is Citra Ninja still out there? Trying to obtain one as a gift for a buddy of mine in Vermont.
  27. bertram

    bertram Aspirant (231) Dec 18, 2010 Illinois
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  28. mpwdoyle

    mpwdoyle Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2011 Illinois
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  29. aefbjo

    aefbjo Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2005 Bahamas

    I got a Citra Ninja at Before You Go last night. There was at least one left.
  30. bertram

    bertram Aspirant (231) Dec 18, 2010 Illinois
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    I snagged one last night at Fischman's. bBut then I also got there and got an Abraxus before that was gone too.

    The CN at Fischman's was in the cooler, FYI.
  31. nucmedmario

    nucmedmario Aspirant (282) Sep 1, 2010 Illinois
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    call west lakeview. i got two from there last night.
  32. frankjjcc

    frankjjcc Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2011 Illinois

    Was there a change with batch # 62 of end of days? It tastes different to me. I got this medicine-ish cherry taste to it. Just wondering.
  33. Theeabyss

    Theeabyss Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2012 Illinois

    Trying to find more Citra Ninja in the city or South Burbs. Trying to send some xmas beer gifts out to my friends/trading partners. I know WLV liquors has some but I prefer to not give them my business if at all possible.
  34. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2011 Illinois

  35. BreakingBrew

    BreakingBrew Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012 Washington

    Picked up Galaxy Unicorn and Santa vs. Unicorn at Orland Park Binny's today. No Citra Ninja though.
  36. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2011 Illinois

    Fuck me sideways, this new batch of End of Days is ridiculously tasty.

  37. Bay01

    Bay01 Aspirant (278) Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    Which batch # is it?
  38. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2011 Illinois

    Batch #62, red wax.
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  39. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Disciple (325) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    End of Days (besides the original batch) is one of my favorites. Need to get myself the new batch. I know the increased the mouthfeel (which is the way I like my stouts). Not sure if they did anything to affect the taste this time around.

    I don't feel like going back through this entire thread, but did Pipeworks say they planned to do an imperial version of this eventually? I sure hope so.
  40. 0zzzie19

    0zzzie19 Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2008 Illinois

    Is batch 12 the original batch? I have one but haven't cracked it yet. What did you not like about that batch?
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