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

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  1. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Yes, batch 12 was the first (bottled) batch. Had a good pepper spice (which is the only things the newer ones lack a bit of IMO, but I like chili beers), but the cinnamon was overbearing. With the newer batches, they balanced the flavors much better, upped the ABV and thickened the mouthfeel. Its the reviews of batch 12 that ruin its overall rating on BA. Any of the wax top versions are far superior.
     
  2. Treebs

    Treebs Apr 18, 2011 Illinois

    The first batch actually had a bottled on date instead of the batch # if I remember correctly. Batch # 12 was the first "remake" I guess you can say with the new recipe.
     
  3. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    You're right. My bad, batch 2 was the original batch.
     
  4. aefbjo

    aefbjo Jun 8, 2005 Bahamas

    I overheard one of the owners of Ipsento (coffee shop on Western/McLean) say that Pipeworks was brewing a beer with their coffee today. Hyper Dog or something else?
     
  5. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser May 6, 2012 Illinois

    A test batch is being worked on today. Stopped by to pick up my Berliner Weiss glass and Scott gave me a tour and chatted beer for a bit. Those guys are great.
     
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  6. thewimperoo

    thewimperoo Oct 1, 2006 Illinois

    Did they contact you to let you know that it's ok to pick up the glass? I was curious when we could come and pick it up.
     
  7. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser May 6, 2012 Illinois

    No, just stopped by. Scott was the only one there, but super cool.
     
  8. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks May 28, 2009 Illinois

    Batch 012 was the first corrected version, Batch 002 was the mistake beer that clocked in around 6%abv
     
  9. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks May 28, 2009 Illinois

    Abduction - Coffee Break Edition, vanilla + Ipsento coffee
     
  10. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks May 28, 2009 Illinois

    we're here m-f 8-6ish, prefer people stopping in after 10am though. call/txt/e-mail first, 847-Nine One Zero-9493 (does spelling it out prevent it from being sniped up or something? idk)
     
  11. danimalarkey

    danimalarkey Mar 3, 2008 Illinois

    Speaking of glassware -- are the Blue Lady and/or branded globe glasses dishwasher safe? Don't want those logos coming off in the wash!

    Thanks!
     
  12. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks May 28, 2009 Illinois

    the logo is 'etched' so it should be all good to go
     
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  13. sacullen

    sacullen Oct 14, 2008 Illinois

    I've been putting my "globe" glass in the dishwasher since February. Not a single sign of damage. It gets used at least once per week.
     
  14. danimalarkey

    danimalarkey Mar 3, 2008 Illinois

    Good deal. Not that hand-washing would have been a big deal, but I really am that lazy.
     
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  15. JRBecks

    JRBecks Apr 3, 2012 Illinois

    Any word on when Galaxy Unicorn and Santa vs Unicorn will be delivered to the NW/W burbs?
     
  16. thewimperoo

    thewimperoo Oct 1, 2006 Illinois

    Good to know. Thanks, hope to see you guys at some point in the next few weeks then.
     
  17. Grohnke

    Grohnke Sep 15, 2009 Illinois

    careful, my Fwb snifter red logo has faded to a dismal pink :-\ (my fault for dishwashing, no criticism to the product)
     
  18. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I learned the hard way years ago...I always hand wash my beer glasses (besides pints).

    And for the record, the keychains are the shit! No more having to bend my shotty-made Bell's one back into shape.
     
  19. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Which key-chains are you referring too? Thanks in advance
     
  20. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    [​IMG]

    Part of the FwB swag.
     
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  21. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Nov 27, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Just cracked my Galaxy Unicorn. Very tasty, nice job Pipeworks!
     
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  22. 0zzzie19

    0zzzie19 Dec 20, 2008 Illinois

    Anyone cracked Santa vs? Just picked mine up from the wonderful guys at Puerto Rico.
     
  23. djcorrao

    djcorrao Sep 5, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Binny's Grand has Galaxy and Santa vs Unicorn on the shelf
     
  24. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    thanks, i'll be stopping by after work. a good neighbor.
     
  25. yepbye2

    yepbye2 Feb 23, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I am heading there myself.
     
  26. jbland21

    jbland21 Jan 21, 2012 Illinois

    Binny's lakeview is stocked. I picked up Galaxy Unicorn and Santa vs. Unicorn as well as Rye on Rye and Abraxas, which was a welcomed surprise.
     
  27. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Almost perfect DIPA. Drinking it now as well and just reviewed it.
     
  28. C2H5

    C2H5 Jan 7, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Binnys dg has galaxy and Santa
     
  29. thewimperoo

    thewimperoo Oct 1, 2006 Illinois

    Cranpire too?
     
  30. JimGlonke

    JimGlonke Apr 27, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Another thumbs-up to Galaxy Unicorn. Thanks, guys.
     
  31. C2H5

    C2H5 Jan 7, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Don't know about cranpire....big john was there though
     
  32. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    binnys on grand only had santa. picked up a couple. hoping to find galaxy.
     
  33. Lansman

    Lansman Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
    Beer Trader

    December 18, 2012 Update

    A second batch of Unicorn Galaxy has dropped this week as well as a third batch of Abduction. Both are available now at West Lakeview Liquors and Binny's Lincoln Park.

    We've just got word from our hop supplier that domestic hops will be shipping in mid-January. With that being the case we'll be able to roll out fresh versions of Ninja vs Unicorn, Citra Ninja & Something Hoppy, as well as Unicorn's Revenge!

    Cheers and Happy Holidays!

    -PW
     
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  34. makdeco

    makdeco Jan 31, 2007 Illinois
    Beer Trader


    if you go and get yours want to get mine? ;)
     
  35. bootlegger1929

    bootlegger1929 Jul 17, 2010 Illinois

    Galaxy Unicorn is really badass. Just sayin.
     
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  36. Unsung

    Unsung Mar 6, 2011 Illinois

    I just found galaxy and citra ninja at Binny's on rt 83.
     
  37. PDZ

    PDZ Jun 26, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    just had the 62 batch of EOD. a great improvement on the one I remember from last year!

    packs quite a zing, and left my throat with a tingle and a jing jing jinglin' too
     
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  38. Bay01

    Bay01 Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    Buffalo Grove?
     
  39. Unsung

    Unsung Mar 6, 2011 Illinois

  40. stevegoz

    stevegoz May 5, 2008 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Ah, I assumed Willowbrook. No CN there, and they're waiting on Galaxy.

    ETA: Called there at noon today and got the above info.
     
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