Visiting Chicago this week. Chances on finding Zombie Dust? Also good bars in Area

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Shmuffalo, Feb 10, 2013.

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  1. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Aspirant (238) Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I'll be staying downtown on Wabash near the Trump. I won't have a car, so I was wondering the chances of being able to get ahold of some zombie dust in the nearby area. I know next to nil about Three Floyds distribution and Chicago beer stores.

    Also, if you guys have any recommendations for good bars in the area, I'd really really appreciate it. I'll be in town with my dad Friday-Monday, seeing the Blackhawks on Sunday.
     
  2. Docrock

    Docrock Defender (686) Jan 21, 2012 Illinois
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  3. danimalarkey

    danimalarkey Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2008 Illinois

    Except that the OP was pretty clear about not having a car. It would be more like 9 hours (by foot) or 2.5 hours (by bike); I guess the OP could also hire a car service. I have been able to reliably get ZD from the River North Binnys most weeks (often at the Gold Goast Whole Foods, too). I don't think Binnys/Whole Foods, in the city, really get anything other than ZD these days (bombers notwithstanding). You just have to get there on delivery days, or maybe the day after.
     
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  4. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Aspirant (238) Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Thanks guys. I called Warehouse Liquors to see if I could purchase over the phone then pick up friday, but they said no. So here's to hoping they have some left this Friday.
     
  5. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Aspirant (208) Nov 27, 2012 Illinois
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    Warehouse is a good bet if you're downtown. They also are one of the best beer shops in the city that (for some reason) no one seems to talk about. Probably because it's downtown.
     
  6. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Aspirant (238) Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Yeah I was there last year. Its a pretty awesome shop, but the woman I spoke to on the phone was kind of rude. She hung up on me twice lol. I'm not so sure it was intentional, but whatever. I'd love to land a 6 pack.
     
  7. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Since you don't have a car, and are going to be around Warehouse, waltz over to Printers Row a few blocks away. And typically I walk across the bridge to the South Loop Binny's where you can check out there nice selection and get a beer after the walk.
    After that there is a Red Line stop not far, that you can take up to Piece, Revolution, Map Room. No vehicle needed.
     
  8. jtg5678

    jtg5678 Aspirant (208) Nov 27, 2012 Illinois
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    If you end up not finding it there, let me know and I can see if my normal shop has it. They are expecting a shipment this week.
     
  9. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Aspirant (238) Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Great, thanks for all the info, guys!
     
  10. jakeox

    jakeox Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2012 Illinois

    For what it's worth, Warehouse has never not had ZD when I've looked. They're much better in person than over the phone. (Probably true of most shops.)
     
  11. Docrock

    Docrock Defender (686) Jan 21, 2012 Illinois
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    I understood about the car but just trying to make things relative. He's going to using Taxis most likely for most of the weekend. I sure wouldn't walk to the UC from where he is staying..
     
  12. DarkMagneto

    DarkMagneto Initiate (176) Apr 17, 2007 Illinois
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    Hey, if you're on Wabash near the Trump, you should walk to Bockwinkel's Market and see if they have any ZD. They usually have a few different 6'ers of FFF products (Alpha King, Gumball Head, etc) and they also carry the 22oz bombers from FFF.

    http://www.bockwinkels.com/

    Also check out the Walgreen's on State and Randolph.....you'd be surprised what they carry! I've seen BCBS, Madame Rose, Night Stalker and Big John all sitting on the shelf there.
     
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  13. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Aspirant (238) Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Sweet, that sounds awesome! Thanks for the heads up, Mr. Magneto. I'm really looking forward to the trip! And I agree, Jakebox. I figured it was a longshot they'd let me pay over the phone. House of 1000 Beers, just outside of Pittsburgh, let me pay over the phone to snag a bottle of Black Note, but I know thats not the norm.

    Anyways, glad to see there are so many spots that have the possibility to have it in stock.
     
  14. DarkMagneto

    DarkMagneto Initiate (176) Apr 17, 2007 Illinois
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    no problem. I work just around the corner from Bockwinkels. I was in there on Friday and they probably had 12 bottles of FFF Behemoth on the shelf, along with Arctic Panzer Wolf and Dreadnaught.
     
  15. jebsinger

    jebsinger Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 Minnesota

    Behemoth is a damn fine beer grab it if you can....
     
  16. BeerMeFitz

    BeerMeFitz Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2011 Illinois

    I went to 3floyds yesterday and grabbed a case of Zombie Dust. Hit me up if don't find any. Cheers!
     
  17. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Champion (835) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    Except for last Friday, the South Loop Binny's has gotten Zombie Dust on every Friday for at least a month.
     
  18. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Aspirant (238) Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Looks like distribution may be ceasing for a while. I've called all the places mentioned, and it's all gone. Bah!
     
  19. doogie71628

    doogie71628 Initiate (171) May 9, 2012 Illinois
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    Noble grape usually has 6 packs.
     
  20. PDZ

    PDZ Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2012 Illinois
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    ahh rats, I was hoping this thread was sarcastic
     
  21. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Aspirant (238) Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I got some at Capones. Thanks for all the help everyone.
     
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