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Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by joshdaut, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. eifster82

    eifster82 Crusader (734) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois
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    I really like the place and have really enjoyed all the beers so far (think I've had every PA/IPA/DIPA and all 3 Hennas)...

    BUT....

    Really need more (pun intended) beers availble at the tap room. Im not as concerned about canning or to-go at this point.
     
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  2. beerbelly_mike

    beerbelly_mike Initiate (184) May 19, 2016 Illinois
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    In all honesty the cans and bottles right now are for traders and flippers. Get your taproom to have an abundance of beer and do growlers or crowlers. Bring regular customers to your brewery. Don't worry about the people who are going to buy a 5oz our to check on untappd and then trade your cans for a "better" option.
     
  3. prior2two

    prior2two Disciple (381) Oct 18, 2013 Illinois
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    I'd do away with any sort of to-go at the moment. Howlers and growlers eat up kegs real quick.
     
  4. Chris_H_2

    Chris_H_2 Disciple (370) Jan 3, 2013 Illinois
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    Well gee, that would kind of suck for those of us that actually drink the cans that we buy and that have limited time (read: kids) where we can't be at the tap room all the time getting crowlers and growlers filled (or that can't drink 32oz by ourselves in one sitting).
     
  5. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Disciple (305) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    And for those people there are Binny's. :grin:
     
  6. Chris_H_2

    Chris_H_2 Disciple (370) Jan 3, 2013 Illinois
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    to buy cans that more puts into distribution but refuses to sell from its taproom? color me confused.
     
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  7. beerbelly_mike

    beerbelly_mike Initiate (184) May 19, 2016 Illinois
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    I think that was a way of saying there is other beer to drink. But don't quote me on that lol
     
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  8. Chuckdiesel24

    Chuckdiesel24 Defender (640) Jul 6, 2016 Illinois
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    Yeh, this is true - I have kids so I feel you - but they need to have their own beers on at their taproom before any type of to-go or distribution.

    And it looks like they just put some MoRE beers on...
     
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  9. beerbelly_mike

    beerbelly_mike Initiate (184) May 19, 2016 Illinois
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    Two new beers on tap and crowler fills are back. Well, there you go lol
     
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  10. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Disciple (305) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Yep, I was saying there are alternatives at Binny's.

    In defense of cans, the only More beer I've had was a can given to me by a friend. In opposition to cans, I probably would have visited More by now if I hadn't been so unimpressed by the can he gave me....
     
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  11. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Aspirant (239) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Was hoping my crowler or DDH Chemical Connection would be like DDH Loose Candies where I loved the updated version much more than I liked the original. This one has left me a bit disappointed unfortunately. The spice of the rye and that DDH "harshness" that's typical (which I normally quite like) combines for a bite that I find to be a bit much. Maybe it'll mellow eventually?
     
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  12. lefty17

    lefty17 Initiate (154) Mar 26, 2015 Illinois
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    I think you’re wrong. Stupid amount of flavor in this beer. I declare, massive cherries and tropical fruit.
     
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  13. BeerPrince22

    BeerPrince22 Initiate (167) Feb 21, 2016 Illinois
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    Looks like a new porter is being released today... Falling Colors.

    The variant sounds really good.
     
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  14. Hang_Over

    Hang_Over Initiate (112) May 12, 2017 Illinois

    The Hazelnut Falling Colors is delicious.
     
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  15. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Aspirant (239) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Are these overly thin as check-ins indicate or are people expecting a stout when it's a porter?
     
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  16. Chuckdiesel24

    Chuckdiesel24 Defender (640) Jul 6, 2016 Illinois
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    I went last night, it's for sure a little on the thin side (yes, even for a porter) but not in a way that I'd bash it. It was actually kind of nice to have something that went down pretty easy but was a dark beer.

    Agree with @Hang_Over - the variant was really good.
     
  17. TigerDriver91

    TigerDriver91 Initiate (151) Jan 17, 2017 Illinois

    thought DDH Chemical Connection tasted very synthetic/syrupy, almost cough dropish. Wasn't a fan. Been sort of disappointed with the beers I've had from here so far, but have only had the IPAs/pales. I thought DDH Loose Candies was good, aroma was huge on it. Thought Popcorn was good and very dry but very one dimensional. Both were nothing mind blowing that I would go out of my way for especially living in the city.
     
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  18. kidzord

    kidzord Zealot (501) May 7, 2013 Illinois
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    Had this after reading the reviews, and it was much better than people indicated. The hazelnut integrates perfectly with the coffee. I thought it was fantastic, and I'm typically not big on hazelnut.
     
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  19. kgncfl

    kgncfl Aspirant (257) Dec 24, 2013 Washington
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    The time you save by waiting in line can be reallocated to picking up Crowlers and Growlers.

    The point about drinking all in one setting is legit.

    But let's be honest, by engaging in this hobby we are sometimes prioritizing beer before our families. The trick we have is to balance it properly so that we can enjoy this hobby and put our families first most of the time.
     
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  20. Chuckdiesel24

    Chuckdiesel24 Defender (640) Jul 6, 2016 Illinois
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    It's like they listened to you guys! They just added a Belgian IPA and have Sassy and the chai variant (which I thought was very good) back on tap. Currently 9 beers on tap, though a few are no crowlers which I assume means are getting low.
     
  21. ISpendTooMuchOnBeer

    ISpendTooMuchOnBeer Initiate (67) Oct 29, 2015 Illinois
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    Any word on the next stout release? Just got a sudden hankering to wake up, get in a line and start cracking whales by 7 am.
     
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  22. Webbbeer

    Webbbeer Initiate (124) Jun 17, 2016 Illinois
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    I've heard next month.
     
  23. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Zealot (538) Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
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    Any word on ipa can release?
     
  24. eifster82

    eifster82 Crusader (734) Apr 19, 2015 Illinois
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  25. GrumpyGas

    GrumpyGas Champion (874) Apr 7, 2009 Illinois

    Short stop in today and really liked Falling Colors, but didn't have time for the variants.
     
  26. stevegoz

    stevegoz Aspirant (252) May 5, 2008 Illinois
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    StB is a master with adjuncts. You need to make time, brah!
     
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  27. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Aspirant (239) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    I saw Elmo (El Dorado and Motueka) came out yesterday. I could be wrong but it sure feels like securing the more desirable hops is a real struggle for now.
     
  28. beerbelly_mike

    beerbelly_mike Initiate (184) May 19, 2016 Illinois
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    I think people just realized you don't need Citra/Galaxy/Mosaic to make a great NEIPA. It sure does help, but Motueka, El Dorado, and Idaho 7 have been amazing. For me at least. Maybe I am in the minority that it doesn't all have to be the major 3.
     
  29. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Meyvn (1,197) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Cans?
     
  30. prior2two

    prior2two Disciple (381) Oct 18, 2013 Illinois
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    A couple of months ago, I sent Chris at Transient a message on Facebook or Instagram wondering if flightless would be coming anytime soon. He responded that he would love to, as its one of his favorite hoppy beers he makes, but he can't get Nelson hops no matter how hard he tries.

    He brewed a batch last week, which is awesome, but the struggle is definitely real for brewers going forward. I think Goose (along with in AB) was very forward thinking to invest in their own hop source, as IPAs are only going to take up more and more market share.
     
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  31. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Aspirant (239) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    1 crowler pp

    I hear the argument about there being other hops out there. It is just preference but I prefer those other hops in combo with one of the more popular ones.

    In any case, smaller places like Corridor and FR are figuring it out so hopefully More does too
     
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  32. HawksBeerFan

    HawksBeerFan Aspirant (234) Dec 24, 2011 Texas
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    Well another part of the problem is that NE IPAs are all the rage right now and take an insane amount of hops to brew compared to normal IPAs/DIPAs.
     
  33. csmakio

    csmakio Initiate (152) Nov 26, 2016 Illinois
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  34. Nachos4two

    Nachos4two Zealot (538) Nov 26, 2011 Illinois
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    Nice post, message me.
     
  35. Nbrock24

    Nbrock24 Aspirant (239) Mar 11, 2016 Illinois
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    The previous release for Strong Hands (that didn't happen) was listed as having Mosaic and Idaho 7. This post makes it sound like there was a recipe tweak
     
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  36. stevegoz

    stevegoz Aspirant (252) May 5, 2008 Illinois
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    They're targeting 1pm for today's can release
     
  37. Hop-Trollop

    Hop-Trollop Initiate (119) Apr 27, 2012 Illinois

    I'll probably stop by tomorrow or Sat. sometime. If they have some left, great, if not I'll try whatever they have on tap and hopefully grab a couple crowlers.
     
  38. dwduncan2

    dwduncan2 Aspirant (265) Feb 8, 2012 Illinois
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    Noticed that More is on the brewery list for FOBAB this year. Any idea what they will be pouring? Do we know of anything they've put in barrels?
     
  39. NNN

    NNN Initiate (151) Feb 9, 2017 Illinois
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    I hope it lasts until the weekend. Def making a trip.
     
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  40. Jplachy

    Jplachy Aspirant (272) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Its possible they used spirals or staves. So maybe, nothing?
     
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