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Another eventful shopping spree
« on: March 27, 2015, 01:20:28 AM »
Here in Chicago's south loop for the week. Stopped in at a Binny's Beverage shop. Found some treats I can't get at home! Party on! At least tomorrow after everything cools down tonight

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Re: Another eventful shopping spree
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2015, 01:25:45 AM »
I'm loving FW in cans!
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Re: Another eventful shopping spree
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2015, 01:27:44 AM »
That is awesome. Can't wait to get to SoCal so I can enjoy some Firestone cans on the beach.

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Re: Another eventful shopping spree
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2015, 01:37:50 AM »
Samiclaus! my girlfriend's birthday is December 6 and we try to get a six every year and this past year we didn't find it!
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Re: Another eventful shopping spree
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2015, 02:08:41 AM »
The store had 1 four pack of Samichlaus, and I was happy to relieve them of it.  Never had, looking forward to all of them
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Re: Another eventful shopping spree
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2015, 02:59:11 AM »
The store had 1 four pack of Samichlaus, and I was happy to relieve them of it.  Never had, looking forward to all of them
that's right its a four pack. interesting stuff. the story of it is cool. hope you like!
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Re: Another eventful shopping spree
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2015, 03:03:00 AM »
They had several other FW beers I wanted to try out but had to keep the bill reasonable. tomorrow is payday, so maybe another stop... to be continued
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Re: Another eventful shopping spree
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2015, 03:13:10 AM »
They had several other FW beers I wanted to try out but had to keep the bill reasonable. tomorrow is payday, so maybe another stop... to be continued

If you haven't had the DBA then be sure to grab that and compare it to your Special Bitter.  I think it's outstanding.  The Easy Jack will give you a good feel for some of the new German hops (Mandarina & Huell Melon) that are generating a lot of buzz in this forum.  And welcome to Chicago!

Edit:  You probably shouldn't leave town without something from Half Acre and Revolution.  Just sayin'.
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Re: Another eventful shopping spree
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2015, 03:23:09 AM »
I can occasionally  get revolution at home but will look for half acre. I passed on the dba, just because I did not know the name. I will go back for it and the half acre
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Re: Another eventful shopping spree
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2015, 03:24:40 AM »
Easy jack and Wookey Jack were also there, but I had both of those in LA last summer. Enjoyed both of them but went for untried brews. Thanks for the other ideas, will look for them
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Re: Another eventful shopping spree
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2015, 11:45:01 AM »
Nice haul, Frank. I'd love to see the Firestone make its way here. And the Surly.
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Re: Another eventful shopping spree
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2015, 11:54:50 AM »
Nice selection!!

FYI for all interested in Samichlaus, Sami has 3 varians Classic, Helles, and Schwarzbier (new). The Classic should be available year round. The Helles and Schwarz will be seasonal and rotate with each other every six months.
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Re: Another eventful shopping spree
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2015, 05:37:01 PM »
DBA is an outstanding beer.  I had a few pints with the owner of the Hopleaf in Andersonville (great bar to check out if you can get up to the North Side) and he was recommending it as one of his favorites at the time.

I haven't had a Samichlaus in years.  But I did see it on the shelves in the Wrigleyville Binny's recently.  Thought about it.
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Re: Another eventful shopping spree
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2015, 05:39:17 PM »
Is FW releasing all of their beers in cans? I saw Pivo and Easy Jack yesterday. Would love to get my hands on some Pale 31 in cans.
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Re: Another eventful shopping spree
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2015, 07:30:01 PM »
They had easy jack and 31 in bottles at the store, not sure if that is the only way they package or not. The Wookey was in 4 pack bottles and they had some bombers of union jack
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