Parabola in Chicago

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by averagejake872, Apr 30, 2012.

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  1. averagejake872

    averagejake872 Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2011 Illinois

    So I know that this is released in May, but does anyone know when it should be hitting stores in the Chicagoland area?

    Thanks!
     
  2. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Disciple (311) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    Last year it took well over I month, I believe. I don't think it hit stores until mid-July. BUT, if you want to try it before then, I do know that Revolution will be having a Firestone Walker tap takeover during CCBW. Supposed to have it, Sucaba, XV, etc. Hasn't been announced yet, so I'd keep checking at http://chibeerweek.com/.
     
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  3. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2011 Illinois

    I was told by one of my local beer guys that it could happen as soon as mid May here this year, but he said to basically keep checking.
     
  4. averagejake872

    averagejake872 Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2011 Illinois

    Thanks for the updates!
     
  5. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (291) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    FSW stuff is tough to pin dates when it actually hits shelves to. You'll hear about it when it happens.
     
  6. vande

    vande Champion (807) Jan 26, 2007 Illinois

    or after it happens, as sometimes that stuff disappears off the shelves as fast as one puts it on there...
     
  7. SpottedZombie

    SpottedZombie Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2012 Illinois

    Eh hem, Binny's locations everywhere... They claim to have a list, but it's really just who the manager wants to give bottles to (happens at every location I'm sure).
     
  8. Khazadum

    Khazadum Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2010 Illinois

    Good on them. Their store, their rules.
     
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  9. bradner

    bradner Aspirant (283) Dec 26, 2007 Illinois
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    There are plenty of stores in the burbs that still have FW15 and Sucaba on the shelf. My guess is the same will be true for Parabola. You may not find it at Binny's, but if you look around you should be able to get it once it is released.
     
  10. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    Is this true? Would love to get me a XV on my next trip home.
     
  11. danimalarkey

    danimalarkey Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2008 Illinois

    Vav, any chance Chicago will see Wookey Jack? The press release indicated Chicago would get some but the folks at the River North Binny's hadn't heard anything.
     
  12. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2011 Illinois

    I'd buy some more if I saw it too. But I don't see it.
     
  13. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (291) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Yep, it's coming. No exact timetable, but my spidey sense says 3 weeks off.
     
  14. bradner

    bradner Aspirant (283) Dec 26, 2007 Illinois
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    Look in the southwest burbs!
     
  15. TMoney2591

    TMoney2591 Poo-Bah (6,693) Apr 21, 2009 Illinois

    Lists are for sissies...
     
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  16. Grohnke

    Grohnke Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2009 Illinois

    for example....:wink:
     
  17. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (239) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    [​IMG]

    Castle Vav - September 24, 2011

    There was more than enough to go around.

    Relax. Have a homebrew. :slight_smile:
     
  18. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Disciple (311) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    that's a picture of heaven if I've ever seen one
     
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  19. C2H5

    C2H5 Disciple (383) Jan 7, 2012 Illinois
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    I got a hangover just looking at that picture, I can't wait!
     
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  20. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2011 Illinois

    It's going to suck, driving all over the place to try to get more than 3 or 4 bottles. But it will be worth it.
     
  21. ravot

    ravot Devotee (426) Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
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    that parabola is from last year, right?
    i also would love another XV
     
  22. rudylaw

    rudylaw Devotee (444) Apr 29, 2007 Illinois
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    Same amount of Finch's beers still available. :wink:
     
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  23. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (291) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    I wouldnt exactly expect for that to happen again...that was a happy accident.

    On a side note, that stacking aisle is no longer there as of yesterday...there's now another row of beer shelves :wink:
     
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  24. mightyquinn

    mightyquinn Initiate (47) Feb 18, 2007 Illinois
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    same stack of beers from same Binny's last year.
    i took this to show a suburb Binnys manager friend how unreal this was

    [​IMG]
     
  25. averagejake872

    averagejake872 Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2011 Illinois

    boiiiing
     
  26. TMoney2591

    TMoney2591 Poo-Bah (6,693) Apr 21, 2009 Illinois

    We don't need such reminders... (insert sad face here...(I hate smileys)) Still, much love to the Castle...
     
  27. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (457) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Sooooo besides the Binnys which are most definitely sold out, has Parabola or Wookey Jack hit the shelves in Chicago yet?
     
  28. Askchucky

    Askchucky Initiate (194) May 2, 2011 Illinois
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    As far as I know those two have not hit yet.
     
  29. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Champion (835) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    Nope, hasn't hit in the city or the suburbs yet.
     
  30. TheMonk41

    TheMonk41 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Michigan
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    You must be a lister ...
     
  31. ackeeper

    ackeeper Disciple (372) Dec 22, 2008 Illinois

    My brother and I happened to walk into Vav's store on the day last fall that the glorious stack was sitting out. We were on our way to a late-season White Sox game with about 3,000 of our closest friends at the end of a disappointing season. Picking up a few Parabolas and posting their availability on BA for the rest of you made our day. (And yes, I think the Sox lost.)
     
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  32. Khazadum

    Khazadum Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2010 Illinois

    Nope, I just don't get worked up about one store denying me beer. There are literally hundreds of stores in Chicago-land area that get beer in...
     
  33. mm2112

    mm2112 Initiate (128) Jun 16, 2010 Illinois
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    Binny's in Des Plaines has had tons of XV on the shelf and on the floor. I haven't been there in over a week, but it has been there forever
     
  34. TapeDeck

    TapeDeck Initiate (0) Mar 31, 2011 Illinois

    This thread needs re-upping. Still no sightings, right?
     
  35. foobula

    foobula Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    Somewhere on these forums I read 3rd week of May. So my quest for Parabola shifts into overdrive next week
     
  36. Askchucky

    Askchucky Initiate (194) May 2, 2011 Illinois
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    Haven't seen Parabola or even Wookey Jack.
     
  37. moju

    moju Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2011 Illinois

    Firestone Walker Tap Overthrow @ Revolution Brewing

    05.21.12
    Our friends at Firestone Walker will dominate our tap towers at the brewpub as we feature the Dos Osos, FSW Fifteenth Anniversary, Parabola 2011, Black Xantus, Wooky Jack, and Double Jack. Bombers of Sucuba will also be available! Come join us at 3PM for the tapping of the kegs!
     
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  38. dmsulli

    dmsulli Initiate (152) Jan 30, 2012 Colorado
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    Sweet. I'll be able to hit this up right at 3 since I'll be "working" from "home" thanks to the NATO protests!
     
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  39. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Disciple (311) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    Same here. NATO Summit couldn't have come at a better time!
     
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  40. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (457) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Just to be clear, this is only a fantastic tap takeover. This does not coincide, at least not officially, of the release of Wooky or Parabola in Chicago. It will hit the shelves in May though, according to several FW employees.
     
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