US - Great Lakes FIB War Room

Help Support Talkbeer:

Joined
Apr 11, 2013
Messages
36,395
Blackberry Fox in the Woods maybe isn't as good as that last batch of Fox but it's drinkable as fuck for an 8% foedre beer.

Oh and Coffee Dinosmores... Fuck.
 
  • Like
Reactions: CSO
Joined
Jan 11, 2014
Messages
984
Location
Chicago, IL
Anyone try Alphabetical by Hopewell/Hop Butcher? I think it's my favorite local beer of quarantine so far. A hoppy lager that is good but composed. That's a good trick these days as balance is something no one cares about anymore.
yeah it’s fucking awesome. Hoppy, fruity, but crisp. I love IPL’s.
 
Joined
Aug 27, 2013
Messages
1,297
Location
La Grange Park, IL
Anyone try Alphabetical by Hopewell/Hop Butcher? I think it's my favorite local beer of quarantine so far. A hoppy lager that is good but composed. That's a good trick these days as balance is something no one cares about anymore.
Had been wanting to try it, but didn't see it on Beer Cellar's site today. However, I did spend like $200 on Afterthought and Fader Pils.
 

beeraficionado

Premium Supporter
Contributor
Joined
May 15, 2014
Messages
441
Location
Chicago, IL
Anyone try Alphabetical by Hopewell/Hop Butcher? I think it's my favorite local beer of quarantine so far. A hoppy lager that is good but composed. That's a good trick these days as balance is something no one cares about anymore.
I really dug this beer, as well as their Zwickel and Off Black. It was unusual to have that grungy hop flavor so pronounced in a lager, but it worked. They're doing a really nice job, along with a handful of others, of pushing lager interest in Chicago by keeping it new and different. That's what it will take to bridge the gap over to new fans but I'm all for it.
 
Joined
Apr 11, 2013
Messages
36,395

middlebrow

yr mouth is 4 eating tinfish & not talking IPA's
Contributor
Joined
Apr 3, 2014
Messages
2,011
Just want to point out how cruel it is to publish a best restaurant list right now.
well we aint alinea but we do have take out pizza kits and other random weird hippy shit available (purple asparagus, organic compost and a vinyl copy of the new vv lightbody record).

is modern times on binnys instacart yet? otherwise im just gettin another curbside case at Rev. lookin forward to my 3'rd year beer ill be enjoying friday night
 
Joined
Dec 21, 2013
Messages
9,090
Location
LFK
I saw that Modern Times is doing a splash distribution here which I think is a first if you don't count the Indiana stuff they did around Dark Lord Day last year.
What's the ETA on Rev's splash distribution to Kansas City?

And by splash I mean permanent.

And by distribution I mean to-my-new-place shipping.

~~~~

With the clock running down, it's hitting me that I'm about to be very very far from the best beer city in the USA.
 
Joined
Aug 14, 2014
Messages
1,195
Location
Paw Paw, MI
What's the ETA on Rev's splash distribution to Kansas City?

And by splash I mean permanent.

And by distribution I mean to-my-new-place shipping.

~~~~

With the clock running down, it's hitting me that I'm about to be very very far from the best beer city in the USA.
Moving to Michigan was a shock. We do get Rev now though. I miss Half Acre, Off Color, and Dovetail dearly. And New Glarus access just an hour away.
 

beeraficionado

Premium Supporter
Contributor
Joined
May 15, 2014
Messages
441
Location
Chicago, IL
otherwise im just gettin another curbside case at Rev.
What's the ETA on Rev's splash distribution to Kansas City?
We do get Rev now though.
I'm trying to follow the vav rules and not plug my own self interests but you all are making this difficult.

If I can get a reprieve while sheltering in place since this message board is dead, I did do a deep dive with Mike Schallau on saisons that I think this particular crew might enjoy if ur bored. It's really long, but I've been told entertaining with a lot of good info (from him).

(Link to media)
 

dan

Joined
Oct 4, 2013
Messages
4,159
Location
Chicago
I'm trying to follow the vav rules and not plug my own self interests but you all are making this difficult.

If I can get a reprieve while sheltering in place since this message board is dead, I did do a deep dive with Mike Schallau on saisons that I think this particular crew might enjoy if ur bored. It's really long, but I've been told entertaining with a lot of good info (from him).

(Link to media)
vav rules are suspended! Chaos reigns now.
 

vav

because the trump thread deserves a pulitzer
Contributor
Joined
May 11, 2014
Messages
3,174
Location
Chicago
I'm trying to follow the vav rules and not plug my own self interests but you all are making this difficult.

If I can get a reprieve while sheltering in place since this message board is dead, I did do a deep dive with Mike Schallau on saisons that I think this particular crew might enjoy if ur bored. It's really long, but I've been told entertaining with a lot of good info (from him).

(Link to media)
vav rules are suspended! Chaos reigns now.
This is correct, much like the GhostOfGaspar rules, all vav rules are suspended due to pandemic. And based on how much I hate this joke, the vav FIB room “rule” for using TB to promote your own interests is officially repealed. So mote it be and hail Satan.

On a related note, I’ll be bringing in Garden Path this month so keep an eye out and then buy it, and a big load of Afterthought just hit the market as well.
 
2

Latest posts

Top