Latest Pipeworks Releases and Updates

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

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  1. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    oh jesus, brainfart. thanks.
  2. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks May 28, 2009 Illinois

    what shop... they won't be seeing beer anymore
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  3. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks May 28, 2009 Illinois

    CN is 10.99 at Binny's across the board... and should be 10.99 at every store except for smaller speciality shops that sometimes tack on an extra 5-10% markup for their location (W Grocer, Olivias...etc) We aren't thrilled to sell beer for that price... but once we get this shop open (+ more) then we can start to take some of the edge off we think.
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  4. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks May 28, 2009 Illinois

    going to go drink some super tart Cranpire off the tank to calm my rage.... wtf'n f

    we're pretty tight with our bucktown locations... but i have a sneaky suspicion of who it was...
  5. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks May 28, 2009 Illinois

    oh, grabbing some wingstop then knocking out the rest of the Blue Lady e-mails for those still wondering
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  6. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser May 6, 2012 Illinois

    I'll send you a BM, but it further supports that this store will not be seeing any more of my business. The guy who sets the prices (owner?) actually jacks them up even more when people ask to be on a list. $30 for Bolt Cutter? What a joke...
  7. jbecke2

    jbecke2 Oct 22, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Dont worry most BAs will weed out the bad seeds.

    Tell me more about this "Galaxy Ninja" that's on the way, can't wait.
  8. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks May 28, 2009 Illinois

    enough said.. i know who it is...
  9. Hugonaut13

    Hugonaut13 Nov 29, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Yeah, checked my receipt. 10.99.
  10. ravot

    ravot 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.
  11. JRBecks

    JRBecks 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 :D:) 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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  12. Theredflame2

    Theredflame2 Jul 30, 2011 Illinois
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    Are any of these bottles going to make it to Binnys Hyde Park?
  13. PDZ

    PDZ Jun 26, 2012 Illinois

    stinks like the w, ive gotta say
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  14. aefbjo

    aefbjo 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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  15. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 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.
  16. aefbjo

    aefbjo 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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  17. PDZ

    PDZ Jun 26, 2012 Illinois

    sadly yeah, because you have fresh streams of assholes feeding the machine year in and year out
  18. Kubrickx

    Kubrickx Sep 1, 2012 Illinois

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

    Wseitz 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
  20. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser 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....
  21. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks May 28, 2009 Illinois

    pm me with details.
  22. Lansman

    Lansman Mar 19, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    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..
  23. djcorrao

    djcorrao Sep 5, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Just picked up some Cranpire at Binny's Grand... excited to crack this one open tonight!
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  24. Rizdac

    Rizdac Dec 5, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Just got the Cranpire at SL Binny's. Great beer on par with the other fruit releases.
  25. Grohnke

    Grohnke Sep 15, 2009 Illinois

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

    azaaron Mar 11, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    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!
  27. bertram

    bertram Dec 18, 2010 Illinois

    Really hoping to see Cranpire in the NW suburbs soon.
  28. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Nov 27, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Look forward to seeing how Jones Dog tastes now!
  29. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks 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 Dec 16, 2011 Illinois

    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!
  31. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks May 28, 2009 Illinois

    sent me a pm
  32. burica2020

    burica2020 Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

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

    mjohnson17 Apr 29, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    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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  34. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Any idea when/if we will see Pipeworks at the Algonquin Binny's? (or just out this way, period)
  35. mpwdoyle

    mpwdoyle Apr 29, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Is Citra Ninja still out there? Trying to obtain one as a gift for a buddy of mine in Vermont.
  36. bertram

    bertram Dec 18, 2010 Illinois

  37. mpwdoyle

    mpwdoyle Apr 29, 2011 Illinois
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  38. aefbjo

    aefbjo Jun 8, 2005 Bahamas

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

    bertram Dec 18, 2010 Illinois

    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.
  40. nucmedmario

    nucmedmario Sep 1, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    call west lakeview. i got two from there last night.
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