Latest Pipeworks Releases and Updates

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

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  1. Florida9

    Florida9 Poo-Bah (2,132) Feb 14, 2009 Illinois
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    Does the latest batch of Standard Issue (w/ galaxy) have a different label or is just differentiated by the batch number?
  2. pmoney

    pmoney Crusader (712) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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  3. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Illinois

    sorry for the absence... getting a little worn down. trying to open new accounts, push out more beer, have no idea where our 2012 harvest hops are (if you know please tell us! we want to make ninja and unicorn beers), fix our plans for the bottle shop and get that moving forward, get a new brewhouse =) (due in april, 10bbl portland kettle works), and pray that our $1,500 95' astro van, the Bicentennial Falcon (has over 200,000mi) doesn't break down in the burbs on a beer run! we'll get back in the swing of things shortly once we close the books on 2012 and get a fresh start in 2013!

    thx for all the love, support, honest feedback, etc. our barrel program officially starts this year too!
  4. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    You guys should open up some FwB spots to get a reliable conversion van :wink:

    Looking forward to the upcoming year from you guys!
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  5. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Illinois

    here's the release/brew schedule for the next few weeks incase you were wondering:

    1/21 Hyper Dog
    1/21 The Reliquary Belgian Double Pale
    1/22 Santa vs Unicorn (hopefully you like the beer and will buy some, cuz stores are hesitant to buy anything x-mas related past x-mas)
    1/22 Flower Child Berliner (no fruit)
    1/28 Unicorn Galaxy

    then in the tanks:
    Well Read Temptress
    Abduction for bourbon barrels
    Imperial End of Days for bourbon barrels
    Raspberry Chocolate Abduction
    Unicorns Revenge
    Ninja vs Unicorn
    Quintessential with Amarillo
    End of Days
    Jones Dog
    Last Kiss
    Smoked Porter
    North & Western... that's about as far as my calendar goes
  6. trbergman

    trbergman Defender (670) Nov 17, 2006 England

    10bbl brewhouse! Congrats!
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  7. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Aspirant (210) Nov 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Amazing. Really looking forward to the new stuff. PLEASE tell me Citra Ninja will's my favorite IPA!
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  8. JRBecks

    JRBecks Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2012 Illinois

    Wow Cannot wait for the Barrel aged Abduction, Raspberry chocolate abduction, and the imperial end of days!! I am assuming those are a late 2013 release MmmmmmMmmmm :slight_smile:
  9. FlssmrBrewAlum

    FlssmrBrewAlum Aspirant (204) Feb 25, 2009 Illinois
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    We had Flower Child last Saturday.. damn good.

    I'd remark it's very much more like the base berliner from the homebrew days.
  10. pmoney

    pmoney Crusader (712) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    I'll be cracking a bottle of Flower Child tomorrow. Very much looking forward to it!
  11. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Illinois

    lol where did that come from?
  12. pmoney

    pmoney Crusader (712) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    From you :slight_smile: We stopped in last Saturday with the homebrew. We're brewing that chocolate stout again tomorrow and are going to open the bottle you shared with us.
  13. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Illinois

    oh yea =p
  14. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Illinois

    find us citra, we will brew it
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  15. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (239) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    Careful...barrel aged variants may be limited and were initially to be made available only to FwB folks.

    <Looks to Gerrit to confirm quantity being prepared>
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  16. PlethoraOfPalette

    PlethoraOfPalette Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2013

    I'll be stopping in to visit you guys at Pipeworks a week from Monday from the Twin Cities. I'll probably pick up a few glasses and maybe share a Darkness with you. :slight_smile:
  17. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Meyvn (1,248) Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    I am almost positive later last year PW said there would be FwB only releases upcoming, and I would think the BA beers would be FwB only. FWIW
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  18. JRBecks

    JRBecks Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2012 Illinois

    Makes sense :slight_frown:
  19. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Disciple (324) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    Santa vs. Unicorn was fantastic. Glad its returning, I'll for sure being buying that shit up!
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  20. pmoney

    pmoney Crusader (712) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    Flower Child is great! Definitely enjoying this one.
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  21. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Illinois

    took some of the first steps (in a while) towards getting the bottle shop open today. ordering the brewhouse was all part of the general expansion. today we rearranged a few things and made room for tanks 7 & 8 and a few other items that are on the list of bottle shop to-do's. >=) pretty happy about that.
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  22. aefbjo

    aefbjo Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2005 Bahamas

    I walked by there last night with my girlfriend (cutting over from Damen to California on Wabansia) and I pointed to the dusty, unmarked, black cinder block building with the blinds drawn and said, "This is where, I venture to say, the best beer in Chicago is made." She sort of didn't believe me, until we spotted a few stray empty bottles in your front windows.
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  23. ditka311

    ditka311 Initiate (57) Aug 22, 2009 Illinois
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    Is all beer from Pipeworks still in 22oz btls? Any plans to put into 12oz 6 (or even 4) packs anytime soon if the answer to the former question is yes?
  24. danimalarkey

    danimalarkey Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2008 Illinois

    I think they said that FwB-only releases (barrel-aged whatever, etc.) would be in 12oz. bottles.
  25. duobob

    duobob Aspirant (246) Oct 10, 2012 Illinois
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    Hi everyone how do you get the Friends with Benefits newsletter ? I was in the city last weekend and picked up a few of the latest Pipeworks bombers and I'm hooked!
  26. pmoney

    pmoney Crusader (712) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    Just keep an eye on this thread. Lansman posts every email here.
  27. ehammond1

    ehammond1 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008

    Troll accounts? That's not allowed here, you know. :flushed:
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  28. pmoney

    pmoney Crusader (712) Apr 15, 2011 Illinois
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    Speaking of which..... (don't let me down man)
  29. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Illinois

    fwb e-mail send... lansman, your move.
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  30. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Illinois

    worked all weekend and was here til past midnight last night, working, but plenty of whisky and beer was also consumed. so, i'm a bit hazy today and not wanting to do any work whatsoever. so it was a bit of a chore to formulate sentences for the e-mail. hope it makes sense.
  31. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Illinois

    ah shit... see I forgot to include future brews... brain fog. give me a sec...

    Chocolate Raspberry Abduction
    Nisperos de Batata
    and Nisperos de Batata as a porter
    Chipotle Smoked Porter (based on Froggy style, not the previous smoked porters)
    Smoked Imperial Stout
    Abduction with Scotch Ale yeast going to bourbon barrels
    some new saisons... ideas?
    Peach Berliner (waiting on peaches)
    Quintessential with Amarillo
    Unicorn Galaxy (with amarillo and centennial dry hops in addition... yey we finally got hops! first time we had those available)
    Ninja vs Unicorn is finally back on the schedule (cuz of the new hops!)
    Unicorns Revenge will be our 1 year anniversary beer
    and eventually...
    an old ale (partly soured)
    and a wheat wine

    k that's all I remember off the top of my head...
  32. DROOO

    DROOO Initiate (0) May 5, 2009 Illinois

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  33. ppohio

    ppohio Initiate (172) Aug 5, 2011 Minnesota
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    Picked up a bottle of the green wax batch of Coffee Abduction - Chris at the Beer Temple said it was bursting with coffee compared to the first one. I thought the first batch was delicious and bought several bottles, so I'm looking forward to trying this new batch quite a bit.
  34. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Illinois

    maybe Chris was comparing it to regular Abduction (as the first batch)? The 2nd/3rd batches of CBA might be more coffee forward? idk

    we've done 3 batches of each CBA and regular Abduction
  35. ppohio

    ppohio Initiate (172) Aug 5, 2011 Minnesota
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    Ok cool - I have bottles of batch 66 in the cellar and bought 72 today, so I'll be interested to note any differences between them.

    Very happy that you guys are making plenty of Abduction (and the variants), it is really one of my favorite stouts in a long time (as is Spiteful's GFY).
  36. Pipeworks

    Pipeworks Initiate (0) May 28, 2009 Illinois

    'good of
    'good for you'

    actually never mind go fuck yourself
  37. quinnsi

    quinnsi Aspirant (239) Nov 22, 2008 Illinois

    I found more Vanilla in batch 1 of CBA, and more Coffee in Batch 2 (or whichever one had the wax). Could just be me.
  38. bertram

    bertram Aspirant (231) Dec 18, 2010 Illinois
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    Any update on the Blue Lady glasses?
  39. PDZ

    PDZ Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2012 Illinois
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    Had batch 66 of CBA couple nights back. It was late and I just got off work, so I disregarded the STOP advice before opening, and laughed it off as beer snob fodder. Well, two hours later I woke up covered in my own urine in some kind of spacecraft, surrounded by green beings that resembled Barry Manilow. TRUST ME. STOP BEFORE YOU DRINK.

    It was still quite delicious, though I think I prefer some of the more recent batches of hyperdog. And I used to live above ipsento, so I know wtf im talking about. Real down to try the other batch. And Ill wait this time. I MUST.
  40. thetomG

    thetomG Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2010 Illinois

    Just quoting you here to let you know how much enjoyment I get out of this .gif
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