Possible new flossmoor station location

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by nasty31, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. nasty31

    nasty31 May 5, 2010 Indiana

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  2. burica2020

    burica2020 Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    Is this like an exchange for three Floyd's opening a bar in Chicago?
  3. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
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    ISO: Hammond Station Wooden Heck (Pre)

    WITTBEER Jan 12, 2008 Illinois
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    A very uneven exchange if it is. Flossmoor is king of brewer turnover.
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  5. burica2020

    burica2020 Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    ^^^ - big bully guppy fan. I get your point though, but their sour experiments over the last year I found to be pretty good. Their recent barrel aged beers haven't done much for me. I'm also not sure if a brewer leaving every 2 or 3 years is that big of a turnover? Seems kinda average, unless your the head brewer of a brewery you own.
  6. dsal89

    dsal89 Jul 6, 2008 Indiana

    I would be ok with this. Not having to drive 35 minutes for a release would be great.
  7. stephenieman

    stephenieman Oct 14, 2011 Illinois

    Speaking of: Did they change Brewers again recently?
    The blog is now run by "Bjorn" but it used to be... great, I forget his name. The previous fellow lived in my neighborhood in Chicago which makes for a wicked commute down to Flossmoor.
    It woulnt surprise me in the least if the commute got the best of him.
  8. burica2020

    burica2020 Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    Anyone making the drive for..................

    Saturday, February 23rd
    Fireside Chat...
    11% BA Barleywine and it is smooth and delicious!
    (This beer will make you thankful for cold winter mornings!)
    Tickets begin at 10am
    6 bottle limit person
    (means the first 110 people are guaranteed bottles)
  9. dsal89

    dsal89 Jul 6, 2008 Indiana

    ^^Im thinking about calling off work to go...
  10. boilermakerryan

    boilermakerryan Nov 8, 2011 Indiana
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    Going to try and make the release this time. Any idea how early people were getting there for the BA Pullman Brown release? Do I need to bring my tailgate grill and make breakfast?
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  11. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Where in Chicago will said FFF bar be opening? How have I not heard of this yet? #livesunderrock
  12. zieglemt

    zieglemt Apr 25, 2011 Illinois
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    There has been speculation about this in the thread dedicated to this news, but I recently hear that a lot of those guys live in Pilsen/Bridgeport so they may be targeting those hoods.
  13. burica2020

    burica2020 Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    they said in a tribune article a few months ago they planned on it. Pilsen/bridgeport/Ukraine Village are all pretty metal so I assume there.
  14. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Ugh I really hope not Pilsen, I don't care to be shot at or have my car stolen. Bridgeport would be alright, especially after catching a Sox game
  15. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Ukrainian Village would be perfect - my dad lives right there. I imagine if it were located there it would be somewhere on Division
  16. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
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    I'd imagine not very. I showed up later that night and they had plenty. No crazy turnout.
  17. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    NO. Flossmoor will have to have some big changes if they want to produce a larger brewery and production facility IMO. I mean, does anyone buy their bottles in stores?
  18. dsal89

    dsal89 Jul 6, 2008 Indiana

    Seen them at a few stores and passed on it every time. I swear i thought i saw their IPA in a bomber for 10 bucks. That is absurd or an ipa, imo.

    15 bucks for their barrel aged stuff is awesome though
  19. burica2020

    burica2020 Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    I think everyone that's a fan or been a fan has known that that places survives as a restaurant first and a brewery second.
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  20. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
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    ...which is why great brewers get stifled and leave/are pushed out.

    In terms of craft beer, Flossmoor will likely be known as, "that place Matt Van Wyk made Wooden Hell that one time."
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  21. burica2020

    burica2020 Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    ...and hi-fi rye which was made again by mr shimkos and put into barrells.
  22. yock

    yock Jun 22, 2005 Indiana

    Does anyone know where Brian Shimko is these days?
  23. burica2020

    burica2020 Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    half acre last I heard but I also think I recently heard he left and was lookin to start his own thing.
  24. FlssmrBrewAlum

    FlssmrBrewAlum Feb 25, 2009 Illinois
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    Brian is at Hofbrauhaus Rosemont.

    But still working on a modified plan for his brewery/school endeavor.
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  25. flurker

    flurker Nov 10, 2007 Illinois

    Yeah, Nick went to GI Clybourn. Bjorn had been his assistant since I can't remember when.
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  26. burica2020

    burica2020 Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    Holy shit do they go through brewers, nick Barron went to clybourn? Christ, what do they pay there, minimum wage?
  27. Etan

    Etan Jul 11, 2011 Wisconsin

    Are you joking? Pilsen isn't Englewood...
  28. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    It's also rife with Kings and all their bullshit... just cause its not South Side doesn't mean its a great neighborhood. There are better neighborhoods than Pilsen where the bar could be built.
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  29. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
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    He's at Hofbraühaus in Rosemont.

    EDIT: Alum said it. Reading thread before replying is still for suckers.
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  30. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    Dear God, I would hate to have to "survive" on their food.
  31. burica2020

    burica2020 Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    I've heard this before and feel like I must say something......granted its not rev brewing, but as A-typical pub food goes its not bad. Its a brewpub in the burbs, its not Ruxbin or Ada Street. Its certainly better then Dennys or Chili's, right?
  32. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
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    I wonder if assistant brewers at Flossmoor Station start there thinking, "man, I can't wait to leave this place as head brewer in 18 months."
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  33. pmoney

    pmoney Apr 15, 2011 Colorado
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    I completely agree. I hear people complaining about their food all the time, but I've never had a bad experience. In fact, at the Pullman Reserve release, I really enjoyed my meal! And the service has been top-notch the last couple times I was there.
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  34. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    Yes, its better than Dennys or Chili's. But there are definitely much better places to eat in the area. I lived in Homewood for 6 years before moving to the city. I've probably eaten there 12-15 times in the last 10 years. Each time I said I wouldn't do it again. But I've gone back because my daughter is still in Homewood, so its an easy dinner when I pick her up. But it is by no means good food, even for the suburbs. When I lived there, I took people that were visiting and not one said they ever wanted to go back. Yet every one craves Aurelio's after they have it. And these are people from rural towns. Hell, Lassen's dive ass bar has 200x better food than Flossmoor. Maybe I, or anyone with me, just orders the wrong thing every time. Who knows.

    I've never actually been to a release there, so I can't vouch for that. I understand its not the city, its not going to be Rev or FFF or whoever, but the way brewpubs are these days, the food needs to complement the beer. And that's fine, it's just not what they are going for. As mentioned, its just a normal old fashioned family restaurant with a better beer selection.
  35. burica2020

    burica2020 Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    Extra sauce!
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  36. birchholz

    birchholz Jul 21, 2010 Illinois

    My experience with the food has been mixed. The first time I went I had a burger that was dry and overcooked, and the server seemed annoyed that I was there. Since then I've had a few good things and others that were not as good. The nachos and salsa was pretty poor, but the beer cheese soup is excellent. The service is has been much better. I don't usually go for a meal. I go for the beer and can usually find something to munch on. I've described the place to friends as a mediocre family restaurant with a decent brewery attached.
  37. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    Save some for me Saturday/10
  38. Theeabyss

    Theeabyss Apr 19, 2012 Illinois

    If the owner of Flossmoor actually treated his employees worth a dam and wasn't a absentee owner I think they could brew a lot better beer but I have been told by numerous sources he could care less and is kinda of a huge dick.
  39. flurker

    flurker Nov 10, 2007 Illinois

    I've lived in the neighborhood for 7 years and eat there very infrequently. I don't think the food is all bad, but the menu is tired and there are only a couple of things I'll order. I've been to a couple of beer dinners and their chef can do some great stuff, but obviously isn't allowed to shake it up. Kind of like the continued existence of Zephyr and the fruit beer on the tap list. I was told that those were favorites of some the owners' friends, so they are there for good.
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  40. makdeco

    makdeco Jan 31, 2007 Illinois
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    I agree the menu is tired and old I remember eating there in the late 90's nothing has changed...
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