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My friend is going to Chicago - What should he get?

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by GameFreac, Feb 7, 2013.

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  1. GameFreac

    GameFreac Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
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    My non-BA friend is going to Chicago in early March. What should he bring back for me? I'm aware of Seekabrew. What is absolutely essential if he got me like 1 bottle of something amazing that I can't get in Georgia?
     
  2. forrestbetts

    forrestbetts Nov 29, 2007 Illinois

    Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. Pipeworks Galaxy Unicorn or Pipeworks Ninja vs. Unicorn if you like DIPAs. Also have him hit Piasano's and bring you a large thin-crust sausage.
     
  3. birchholz

    birchholz Jul 21, 2010 Illinois

    Thin crust???? Them's fightin' words.
     
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  4. birchholz

    birchholz Jul 21, 2010 Illinois

    To the OP- what are your favorite styles?
    Where will your friend be staying? Is he willing to seek out something special, or are you looking for something he can find on the shelf in most stores?
     
  5. drevim

    drevim Oct 12, 2012 Indiana

    Revolution tap room on Kedzie. Look at their list and go nuts.
     
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  6. DooshBagalow

    DooshBagalow Dec 1, 2012 Illinois
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    Deep dish is for tourists.
     
  7. Cotchept

    Cotchept Jan 14, 2013 Colorado
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    truth.
     
  8. drevim

    drevim Oct 12, 2012 Indiana


    Let me elaborate. I meant for your friend to look at what is available in bottles/cans for you. They only sell to go at the taproom, except Growler fills at the brew pub. Depending on what you are looking for.
     
  9. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    unique and must get stuff from chicago, not naming favorite styles?
    Pipeworks, Revolution, Half Acre.
     
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  10. modern

    modern May 31, 2012 Ohio

    I think Warehouse Liquors may still have Double Daisy Cutter, according to Half Acre's twitter 2 days ago.
     
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  11. mecummins

    mecummins Nov 16, 2012 Illinois

    Second on Revolution. My favorite is their Eugene Porter (plus it comes in cans for easy travel) but their Anti-Hero IPA is good too. Also check out Half Acre's Daisy Cutter or anything from Pipeworks (their Jones Dog is a solid milk stout .)
     
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  12. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    Half Acre's seasonal Double Daisy Cutter is still available at some stores. Get it while it's hot. I mean hoppy.
     
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  13. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    OP, do a search for your title and you'll save everyone time.

    /

    EDIT: Sorry for being a dick
     
  14. forrestbetts

    forrestbetts Nov 29, 2007 Illinois

    I have deep dish whenever relatives or friends from out of town come in.
     
  15. mecummins

    mecummins Nov 16, 2012 Illinois

    Do you let them put ketchup on their hot dogs too? ;)

    I'll never understand why everybody thinks we eat only deep dish pizza. I couldn't tell you the last time I had any.
     
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  16. GameFreac

    GameFreac Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
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    Honestly, almost anything except Tripels. I love Double IPAs and Imperial stouts though.

    I have no idea. Probably just something he can find on a shelf real fast because he's going for work.
     
  17. GameFreac

    GameFreac Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
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    Would he be able to find Speedway Stout? I want to try that but I hear it's boozy and I hate boozy beers.
     
  18. Vav

    Vav Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Malort.
     
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  19. EdTheEdge

    EdTheEdge Mar 26, 2011 California

    A Chicago dog dragged through the garden!
     
  20. BeerMeFitz

    BeerMeFitz Oct 24, 2011 Illinois

    Tell him to bring mace and his insurance card....
     
  21. nucmedmario

    nucmedmario Sep 1, 2010 Illinois
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    tell your friend to go to pequod's and treat himself for a $5 lunch special, 7" pan pizza and a pop. then head to binny's in lincoln park and tell him to bother adam and ask him for recommendations from revolution, half acre and pipeworks.
     
  22. GameFreac

    GameFreac Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
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    Think I can get Bourbon County Stout or will it be gone?
     
  23. Localdrinklax

    Localdrinklax Jul 23, 2010 Wisconsin
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    If he can drive a little towards Three Floyds, must stop!
     
  24. GameFreac

    GameFreac Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
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    I didn't think about that...it's not too far.
     
  25. Duffman929

    Duffman929 Nov 27, 2010 Illinois
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    Seriously, man...with comments like this.....when I get back, we need to hang out. I was going to go with Krupnik or Spirytus. Powodzenia!
     
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