Zombie Dust. How far?

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by whodeyvols, Dec 16, 2012.

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  1. whodeyvols

    whodeyvols Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2012 Ohio

    Does anyone know how far Zombie Dust is distributed from the FFF brewery? I live in Cincinnati and have seen every other FFF 6 pack in south Indiana but I have never seen ZD. Does it even have a chance of getting this far?
     
  2. Nicolay3535

    Nicolay3535 Initiate (195) May 1, 2012 Florida
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    From what i know its a brewpub only beer so it does not get distributed.
     
  3. Lare453

    Lare453 Meyvn (1,312) Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    It's def not brew pub only.
     
  4. JuniperJesus

    JuniperJesus Aspirant (270) Feb 26, 2011 Illinois

    Zombie Dust trucks usually get hijacked by paramilitary units near a town called Woodbury, right before you get to the Ohio border.
     
  5. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    I believe it was brewpub only at first, but now they distribute to a few places. I recall hearing of a place in Chicago that was getting some. I've never seen it in a store in NWI, so I have no idea what their distribution footprint looks like for that particular, but it seems like it's like just brewpub and a few select satellite locations. Maybe that will change in the future? We can only hope.
     
  6. ABisonEgo

    ABisonEgo Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    Ive only seen zd in indiana and chicago. Milwaukee does get like every other three floyds offering except zd. There is, however, one exception: on rare occasion, sometimes a dozen or so barrels make their way into the state of wi.
     
  7. JimDH

    JimDH Initiate (60) Feb 7, 2011 Kentucky

    You won't find bottles of ZD anywhere between you and Munster. Even at the Chicago stores one needs luck to arrive at the right time.

    However kegs of ZD are shipped to Cincinnati. Pay attention on social media to what your local beer bars are pouring. Dutch's tapped a keg of Zombie Dust week before last.

    (This should have been posted in the Great Lakes regional forum, by the way. People who know specific information are more likely to see it there.)
     
  8. Dannywhitewash

    Dannywhitewash Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2010 Ohio

    Molly Malones in Covington had a keg last week. Lasted 5 hours...
     
  9. Unsung

    Unsung Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2011 Illinois

    Do you want a bottle?
     
  10. whodeyvols

    whodeyvols Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2012 Ohio

    Thanks guys. I was lucky enough to find it on tap three times over the last three months in the Cincy area. Shortly before that i thought i may never get the chance to try it. While it is awesome to see it around here more frequently it has really ramped up my appetite for this incredible beer. May have to end up making a trip one day. Any idea how long ZD stays fresh?
     
  11. antlerwrestler19

    antlerwrestler19 Disciple (363) Nov 24, 2010 Nebraska
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    I got a 6pk sent to me two weeks ago tomorrow. I had one of my last two bottles last night and I can easily tell the difference from when it was fresh - no exaggeration. It is still an excellent beer, but I will be consuming my other bottle today. Makes me wonder, what do people do with two whole cases of this beer? Hopefully they are hastily trading it to people who can't get it. I wouldn't want that much of it sitting in my fridge getting less awesome over a given amount of time.
     
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  12. jrman1386

    jrman1386 Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2011 Illinois
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    Sals beverage world in Elmhurst gets a consistent supply of ZD, and rarely sell out instantly. They are one of those few satellite stores that receive it.
     
  13. bozodogbreath

    bozodogbreath Disciple (385) Oct 19, 2006 Indiana
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    There is going to be a bunch of ZD on the shelves in NWI real soon. Could be as early as this week.
     
  14. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Poo-Bah (1,656) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    What's your source for this info? For so long it has been only available at the brewery or Chicago-area stores in bottles and the brewery could barely keep up enough production to satisfy that limited retail distribution, so I'd be surprised to see it having greater distribution now. But I hope you're right.
     
  15. bozodogbreath

    bozodogbreath Disciple (385) Oct 19, 2006 Indiana
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    I don't know how much it will take to satisfy demand in Norhtwest IN, but my source has been pretty reliable. It may not reach farther, but the areas it does reach should see more.
     
  16. stayclean

    stayclean Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    Hell, I once signed up for this one liquor store 40 or so minutes away from me's mailing list, and a few weeks ago the "New Arrivals" email sent out included ZD, ha.
     
  17. jrnyc

    jrnyc Champion (877) Mar 21, 2010 New York
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    Awesome beer, but this one definitely falls off quickly, fresh is best, the difference in taste is noticeable.
     
  18. Sam_E

    Sam_E Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2012 Ohio

    I live in NW Ohio and there have been ZD keg sightings in downtown Toledo
     
  19. whodeyvols

    whodeyvols Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2012 Ohio

    As far as I know Ohio does not get ANY 6 packs from Three Floyds. Im sure we would all love to see this change some day. For now at lest we do get some kegs.
     
  20. Sam_E

    Sam_E Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2012 Ohio

    Yea I've never seen any 6 packs. Only heard once of that ZD keg and I've bought a couple bombers of Gumballhead.
     
  21. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Disciple (332) Jan 13, 2012 Colorado
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    ZD 6ers at the brewpub and some Chicago/Suburban stores get em bottom line . As far as freshness goes, drink it within a week cuz it's flat and sux after that. :winking:
     
  22. Jplachy

    Jplachy Aspirant (261) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Am I too late to write something sarcastic and unhelpful!?!
     
  23. revbdub5446

    revbdub5446 Initiate (0) Dec 18, 2009 Illinois

    Is there any shop owners in cincy with some sick rockabilly tattoos? If so...yes!!
     
  24. JakeT469

    JakeT469 Disciple (332) Jan 13, 2012 Colorado
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    Why r u asking? Just do it.
     
  25. Jplachy

    Jplachy Aspirant (261) Feb 12, 2012 Illinois
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    Uhhhh....uhhhhh.....ALL THE ZOMBIE DUST BURNED DOWN!
     
  26. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,515) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    I don't believe you....
     
  27. bozodogbreath

    bozodogbreath Disciple (385) Oct 19, 2006 Indiana
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    600 cases.
     
  28. StoutIrish

    StoutIrish Initiate (167) Jan 16, 2012 Indiana
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    Some buddies of mine in the liquor biz told me ZD is going to start to be distributed in IN this coming year.
     
  29. Bad_Trader

    Bad_Trader Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2012 Namibia

    @Bobbylikesbeer confirms it....

    ZOMBIE DUST 6-PACKS to be distributed to Ohio by the end of this month.
     
  30. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,515) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    I saw that. So you're tell me that Ohio doesn't get any other six packs but you're going to get Zombie Dust? Right....

    I've heard the Zombie Dust rumor too many times.
     
  31. whodeyvols

    whodeyvols Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2012 Ohio

    I find this hard to believe. Especially since we don't get any other 6 packs. But with the recent increas in kegs around here (Cincy) maybe something is around the corner.
     
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  32. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (3,494) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Is it a freshness issue?
     
  33. Westuh

    Westuh Initiate (0) Oct 9, 2012 Wisconsin

    2 ZD kegs made it to Milwaukee this past week (whole foods/Yield Bar). Have not heard of cases making it to the distributor of SE WI
     
  34. jampics2

    jampics2 Meyvn (1,457) Dec 19, 2008 Ohio
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    Straight from the distributor's mouth (as in the guy). Wouldn't have believed it either but it is 100% legit!
     
  35. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,515) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    I can confirm that Indy is getting a round of bottles this weekend. Don't know why it took official word to travel so long to Indy but it IS coming.
     
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  36. myersk27

    myersk27 Aspirant (284) Oct 21, 2011 Indiana
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    damn, and i'm out of town....hold me some?
     
  37. denimdemon

    denimdemon Disciple (365) Mar 8, 2009 Indiana
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    One of Muncie's L-stores tweeted that they got 2 cases today, limit of 3 bottles/customer. So the apocalypse actually DID happen I guess? So while I guess Zombie Dust is making it out of Munster and Chicago, it sounds like it will still be extremely limited...
     
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  38. JLebowski

    JLebowski Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2008 Ohio

    I stopped by Weilands in Columbus today and I am fairly certain that I saw some ZD behind the counter. Pretty much 100% certain, they had the six packs split into singles and each one had a sticker on top, so I am assuming they were selling them with a one bottle limit. That's just a guess though, I didn't ask because I had already spent enough money for the day and there was a long-ass line.
     
  39. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (845) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Whoa we have a modern-day Nostradamus here folks! Next you're gonna tell us that the Cubs are gonna finish either 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th. :p
     
  40. gosk

    gosk Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2010 Ohio

    it's in cleveland. i scored a six pack. it was just under $13 w tax--how does that compare to the brewery?
     
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