Sofie paradisi sightings chicago

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by jefeld, May 6, 2013.

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  1. jefeld

    jefeld Initiate (168) Mar 31, 2010 Illinois
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    Please post them here
     
  2. maximthegreat

    maximthegreat Initiate (190) Feb 13, 2013 Illinois
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    Goose Island Clybourn on tap. Don't think it's bottled.
     
  3. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Confirmed? Just checked online and it wasn't updated.

    Edit: definitely draft only, assuming no growlers..
     
  4. JRBecks

    JRBecks Initiate (0) Apr 3, 2012 Illinois

    Are you sure? I was just there on Saturday night and I did not see any sign of Sofie Paradisi
     
  5. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (456) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Yes it's on tap today. Saw an announcement for it yesterday.
     
  6. jbck109

    jbck109 Aspirant (267) May 30, 2010 Michigan
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    Any kegs making distro?
     
  7. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (456) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Well it looks like its being checked into today in Georgia, South Dakota and DC. So I would say yes.
     
  8. jbck109

    jbck109 Aspirant (267) May 30, 2010 Michigan
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    Thanks for the info, Any knowledge that MI will get any?, hoping maybe Hopcat will see this.
     
  9. dman127

    dman127 Initiate (120) Jul 11, 2011 Illinois
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    Are they filling growlers of this at Clybourn? If so, what is the price?
     
  10. thetomG

    thetomG Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2010 Illinois

    NOT on tap yet at Clybourn... they said maybe Thursday...
     
  11. dman127

    dman127 Initiate (120) Jul 11, 2011 Illinois
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    Thank you, I appreciate the update.
     
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  12. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (288) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    Keep an eye on the event's page on BA, amongst other places.
     
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  13. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (456) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    There are several places tapping Paradisi during CCBW
     
  14. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Michigan IS getting some, no idea when it's coming. I have a sixth barrel or two on their way. Ding tweeted to Goose "Meh, I like Sofie and was expecting something significantly different. I didn't find it. G'Fruit/Vinous notes basically mute" Take it for what it is.
     
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  15. Bay01

    Bay01 Aspirant (278) Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    Bear in mind that review is from a guy who hates beer.
     
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  16. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    If it is anything like they had on tap at the mini golf event last year it will be delish. Great warm weather beer!
     
  17. danimalarkey

    danimalarkey Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2008 Illinois

    Is it possible he didn't, in fact, get Paradisi and the bar/whatever wrote up the wrong name? If the brewpub didn't get any kegs as of yesterday, would a bar in Atlanta have had it?
     
  18. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    It was in NY and DC last week.....l
     
  19. mishuggah

    mishuggah Initiate (192) Jul 14, 2009 Illinois
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    Any Chicago sightings yet?
     
  20. GimmeGumballHead

    GimmeGumballHead Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2010 Illinois

    I'm assuming this guy won't be readily avail in chicago until after their anniversary party this weekend, and in line with more CCBW things?
     
  21. mjohnson17

    mjohnson17 Devotee (439) Apr 29, 2012 Illinois
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    From a reputable source, Sofie Paradisi is....

    -Keg only
    -no growlers. (OMG DONG!!!!)
    -limited quantities but will show up around Chicago. My guess we will first see this @ the GI 25th party (hopefully). If not definitely at the GI Block Party and other CCBW events. Expect it at things like GI Tap takeover events.
    -has already made it out in small quantities to other cities for events (i.e. DC beer week, etc) but will mostly be a Chicagoland location
    -its fucking delicious (I've had it, it's REALLY GOOD) Disclaimer I also lover grapefruit.
     
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  22. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    ^^^
    Agree with everything, but it is a little misleading for Goose to claim it will be available starting his past Monday and then not send it anywhere.....
     
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  23. mishuggah

    mishuggah Initiate (192) Jul 14, 2009 Illinois
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    This
     
  24. mjohnson17

    mjohnson17 Devotee (439) Apr 29, 2012 Illinois
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    Agreed. Their original press release said something like "draft only as of 2/21/13" which led me to believe it would be released at the end of February, so I've been jonesing for this beer for months, so I feel ya.

    http://beeradvocate.com/community/threads/goose-island-sofie-paradisi.68373/


    But the wait is worth it!
     
  25. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Our distro received our kegs on Tuesday, so they are out and about. Looking forward to putting this on tap next to Sofie proper.
     
  26. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Doesn't help those of us who live a mile from the brew pub ;)
     
  27. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Not my fault you don't live in the most beautiful place in the U.S. I forgive you. :cool:
     
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  28. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (456) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    On tap at the Upland Sour/Wild/Funk fest. You definitely have to like grapefruit. Really great summer beer, wish it was a regular.
     
  29. DarkMagneto

    DarkMagneto Initiate (176) Apr 17, 2007 Illinois
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    I got a text message from a buddy in Long Beach on Friday night. He was at a bar that had a GI tap takeover and it was pouring at the event....how does California get this beer before Chicago?!?!?!?
     
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  30. mjohnson17

    mjohnson17 Devotee (439) Apr 29, 2012 Illinois
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    It's in Chicago. Was at the GI 25th anniversary party last night. My second time having it and it's still as good as I remembered. I would agree with Dontcounttoday, if you like tart grapefruit like I do then this is your summer beer.
     
  31. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    I despise grapefruits, but thought it worked great with Sophie...
     
  32. myersk27

    myersk27 Aspirant (284) Oct 21, 2011 Indiana
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    agree...that was one of my favorites of the day...grapefruit was really prominent. also, nice to meet you sir!
     
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  33. AndyP612

    AndyP612 Initiate (0) Mar 10, 2013 Illinois

    Still no legit sightings on Sophi Paradisi in Chicago? I popped my head into the GI brewpub in Clybourn earlier yesterday and didn't see it.
     
  34. jb123

    jb123 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2012 Michigan
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    Any word what bars? One eyed bettys? They usually get crazy goose island stuff
     
  35. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (456) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    According to GI, not going to see this in Chicago until CCBW.
     
  36. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    I really have no idea how allocations worked out, sorry.
     
  37. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (288) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    I could spend hours just smelling this beer.
     
  38. CLCardinal84

    CLCardinal84 Aspirant (257) Jan 29, 2012 Illinois
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    Very tasty. One of the highlights of Saturday night at Clybourn.
     
  39. FlssmrBrewAlum

    FlssmrBrewAlum Aspirant (204) Feb 25, 2009 Illinois
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    Tastes different than it has in the past.. that might just be me being old and crotchety.
     
  40. jb123

    jb123 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2012 Michigan
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    Well if your saying its 100% in michigan that's all I need. Ill find it.
     
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