Zombie Dust Question. . .

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by dcgunman, Feb 18, 2013.

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  1. dcgunman

    dcgunman Defender (669) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    How available is Zombie Dust in the Chicago area? Particularly near O'Hara airport?
    I would like to fly into O'hara Int airport for the day and pick up 12 or 24 Zombie Dust, pack suitcase and check bag in for flight back to LA. Is there a store near the airport via the "L" line that I can get to with Zombie Dust available? Or is this usually gone when it hits the shelves? And how much for a 6 pack or 12 pack? Thank you guys.
  2. JulianC

    JulianC Aspirant (204) Mar 9, 2012 Illinois
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    Getting Zombie is never a guarantee at any store, including the brewery. Sounds like you should setup a trade instead.
  3. Flyway

    Flyway Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2012 Wisconsin

    Seriously?...this thread is a daily recurrence.
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  4. zach60614

    zach60614 Aspirant (204) May 1, 2012 Illinois
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    I'd give you about a 0.1% chance of accomplishing this.
    The only places I ever see Zombie Dust are far, far away from O'HARE.
  5. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (291) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    I would check one of the 951 threads on this exact topic for pointers.
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  6. nickMB

    nickMB Disciple (310) Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    Yes....now onto more pressing questions like, I'm visiting downtown Chicago where do I go to drink and where do I buy good beer? Is bourbon county still around? Looking for places close to the hotel im staying at which really isnt close to anything remotely cool or good. Discus.....
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  7. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (291) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

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  8. gpawned

    gpawned Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2012 Illinois
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    ^^^ Poking the bear.
  9. dcgunman

    dcgunman Defender (669) Jul 1, 2009 California
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    Thanks for the response here. I am able to fly for free so I just thought I could fly in to Chicago and pick up ZD anytime and fly back home with some ZD or other goodies. I did not know it was that hard to get like Alpine or Kern River or Pliny! I have never done trades through postal. Only through the airports when other BAer's coming into LAX we can exchange as they arrive and when I'm at work here. Easier than the hassles of shipping. IMO.
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  10. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (3,793) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    If you have to, can you just arrange an IP trade for someone who's got a case of ZD in his closet and meet at the airport? All you'd have to do is go back into the security lines after that.
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  11. MostlyNorwegian

    MostlyNorwegian Zealot (508) Feb 5, 2013 Illinois

    Good luck with that. There's numerous places along the Blue Line train that can square you away and Revolution Brewing is about 750 feet away from one of them, but there's been like a 3 cases a week per retailer type deal going on with Zombie Dust and Three Floyds hasn't really been reliably available in Chicago since like late summer or so. Either they are brewing at capacity or something else has been happening, but whatever it is, it has put a severe crimp on their availability, and a lot of places have put a limit on Zombie Dust to a one per type thing.
    Do yourself and your friends a favor and load up on some bombers from Pipeworks. You'll be glad you did.
  12. jeevo

    jeevo Aspirant (293) Nov 1, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    First time poster on this particular region's forum who has a similar question to the one the OP asked. My cousin lives in Louisville, Kentucky, and will be coming back to visit Pittsburgh here in a few months. How available are Gumballhead and Zombie Dust down in KY? I saw on the website that they do sell their beers in this part of the state and am inquiring about these beer's availability.
  13. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Aspirant (238) Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I went this weekend. It sold out all over downtown. Apparently distribution to the city is ceasing for a while. I was able to find it at Capone's. Its about 6 miles from the airport.
  14. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Indiana
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    Better call ahead!!
  15. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Initiate (0) May 8, 2006 Michigan

    You are not going to find Zombie Dust much outside of Chicago or the pub. Kegs may be seen but do not count on bottles. Gumball Head is much more likely where Three Floyds is distributed.
  16. pcstuck

    pcstuck Aspirant (220) Jan 5, 2013 Illinois
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    Ya if you are going to try and find it at a store you better call around first. ZD much harder to find outside the brewpub but not impossible
  17. jeevo

    jeevo Aspirant (293) Nov 1, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Thanks for the input guys. Jesus, it looks like the only way to even try to get this stuff is to fly out to Chicago.
  18. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (3,793) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    The FFF brewpub itself is as close to a guarantee as you can get. Monitor their online taplist and call ahead when you do go.
  19. Jparkanzky

    Jparkanzky Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2011 Ohio

    Just set up a locals-for-locals trade, pay the $20 in shipping, and save yourself the headache.

    You fly for free (flight perks?) just fly all over the place and hit all of the awesome local (local to other people!) tap-houses that have awesome beers on. You'll get Zombie Dust eventually!
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  20. Tanger112

    Tanger112 Aspirant (285) Jul 5, 2012 Illinois
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    Chi-Midway would get you closer to where you need to be... Archer Liquors is close by.
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  21. C2H5

    C2H5 Disciple (383) Jan 7, 2012 Illinois
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    i will bring you a couple case of Zombie Dust if you can bring me a few beers from CA...looking for citra dipa, black tuesday, chocolate rain, beatification, t25, cable car, pliney the younger growler(s)
  22. chicagobeergirl

    chicagobeergirl Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2009 Illinois

    There is none right now. They ran out of Citra Hop. It should be available again in about two weeks. not sure if there is anyplace close to O'hare,
  23. Vav

    Vav Aspirant (291) Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

  24. ja1022

    ja1022 Initiate (163) Sep 27, 2009 Indiana

    Fly into Midway and a cab or rental to the pub 45 minutes away is your best bet.
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  25. midwest-hops

    midwest-hops Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2012

    sals in elmhurst usually has ZD and foremost in villa park usually has it buts its 17.99$ or some crazy shit. im pretty positive there is a way to take public trans to get to the brew pub.
  26. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (239) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    Zombie Dust was bottled this morning (2/19) and is available at the Brewpub.
  27. DHS1029

    DHS1029 Aspirant (252) Feb 14, 2013 Illinois
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    Yeah, Capones is where I picked up my Z-Dust. I call them once a week to see what he has available. It's about a 10 mile drive from my house so it's still a worthwhile trip
  28. chicagobeergirl

    chicagobeergirl Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2009 Illinois

    Yep! Hi
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  29. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Meyvn (1,248) Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    And, it's sold out in 2 days again!
  30. Coirm

    Coirm Initiate (184) Dec 12, 2012 Illinois
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    No longer available. Per twitter.
  31. JulianC

    JulianC Aspirant (204) Mar 9, 2012 Illinois
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    Yes, this is the highest probability of success. Midway, rental car, 2 cases. Fly out within 2 days of brewery announcement that fresh bottles are available.

    This would be nuts if you did it, even flying for free, but I wouldn't blame you. I routinely drive 2+ hours round trip for 2 cases every once in awhile. You'd be spending a whole day in pursuit, but hey you could stop into the pub too on your pickup, and have a couple while you're there, or even more if you hired a cab. They often have other goodies available for sale.

    EDIT: WITHIN ONE DAY of announcement!
  32. mbockstruck30

    mbockstruck30 Disciple (324) Dec 31, 2010 Illinois
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    everyone must be stocking up before the storm.
  33. JulianC

    JulianC Aspirant (204) Mar 9, 2012 Illinois
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    Glad I went down on Tuesday night...
  34. sbxx

    sbxx Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2011 Illinois

    Lol @ "O'Hara."

    0% chance. I live here and outside of a few bars, it's nonexistent.
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  35. maximthegreat

    maximthegreat Initiate (190) Feb 13, 2013 Illinois
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    There are a couple liquor stores that you could take the blue line from O'Hare to get to. But there really is no guarantee that Zombie will be available when you get here. It comes in and it goes fast.
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